Richard Bleier

Richard Bleier

35-Year-Old PitcherRP
Miami Marlins
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Richard Bleier in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a two-year, $5.75 million contract extension with the Marlins in March of 2022. Contract includes $3.75 million team option ($250,000 buyout) for 2024.
Collects first win
PMiami Marlins
July 11, 2022
Bleier (1-1) picked up the win in Sunday's extra-inning victory over the Mets, tossing a perfect ninth inning without a walk or a strikeout.
ANALYSIS
The southpaw fired 11 of 14 pitches for strikes to preserve a scoreless tie, and Bleier got rewarded when the Marlins scored the game's only runs in the top of the 10th. The 35-year-old has been pitching better over the last month or so, posting a 3.48 ERA and 1.35 WHIP over his last 10.1 innings despite a lackluster 6:2 K:BB, but he's unlikely to move into a consistent high-leverage role any time soon.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
14
Last 10 Games
12
Last 5 Games
12
How many pitches does Richard Bleier generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Richard Bleier generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-27%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-24%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-19%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-53%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .220 227 48 6 48 13 0 2
Since 2020vs Right .302 287 39 14 80 24 0 5
2022vs Left .256 94 15 4 23 9 0 1
2022vs Right .336 128 17 6 40 15 0 2
2021vs Left .211 94 23 1 19 2 0 1
2021vs Right .262 131 21 5 32 6 0 3
2020vs Left .158 39 10 1 6 2 0 0
2020vs Right .333 28 1 3 8 3 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-17%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-11%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-26%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-8%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 2.83 1.23 60.1 4 2 0 7.6 2.2 0.6
Since 2020Away 3.39 1.16 63.2 2 3 1 4.9 0.7 0.4
2022Home 3.33 1.64 24.1 1 1 0 6.7 3.0 0.4
2022Away 3.76 1.25 26.1 1 1 1 4.8 0.7 0.7
2021Home 2.51 0.84 28.2 3 0 0 8.8 1.3 0.9
2021Away 3.38 1.13 29.1 0 2 0 4.9 0.6 0.3
2020Home 2.45 1.36 7.1 0 1 0 6.1 3.7 0.0
2020Away 2.25 1.00 8.0 1 0 0 5.6 1.1 0.0
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Stat Review
How does Richard Bleier compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
3.20
 
K/9
5.7
 
BB/9
1.8
 
HR/9
0.5
 
Fastball
89.9 mph
 
ERA
3.55
 
WHIP
1.44
 
BABIP
.351
 
GB/FB
3.03
 
Left On Base
74.1%
 
Exit Velocity
83.1 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
3.8%
 
Spin Rate
1983 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
25.0%
 
Swinging Strike
9.5%
 
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Since making his major-league debut as a 29-year old in 2016, Bleier has posted an ERA below 2.00 in three seasons and an ERA below 3.00 in all but one campaign. He relies on an extreme groundball approach and in turn limiting home runs. That's proven effective, as he's allowed only 0.6 HR/9 while inducing groundballs at a 66% clip across 249 career innings. In 2021, Bleier picked up a career-high 20 holds, with 51 of his 68 appearances coming in the seventh inning or later and 40 coming with the game either tied or the team leading by three runs or fewer. However, that's likely to be the peak of his production, as his 19.6 K% in 2021 was a career-high rate and doesn't fit a typical closer role. Nevertheless, he's proven to be a trusted member of the Marlins bullpen and could be in a position to rack up holds once again.
A lefty member of the Orioles' back-end committee in 2019, Bleier was flipped to the Marlins for a PTBNL a week into the 2020 season. He missed time with a triceps strain, but his performance on the field impressed the Marlins enough for the team to tender him a contract for 2021.
For the third straight season, Bleier posted a sub-2.00 ERA, despite most ERA estimators portending about twice that. Granted, two of the three years were partial campaigns. Before season-ending surgery in June on his left shoulder, Bleier tossed 32 frames with a 1.93 ERA, essentially half of a 3.81 SIERA and 4.02 xFIP. Usually, it's a high strikeout rate driving this, but Bleier matched his career mark of just 11%, instead entrusting his ability to locate, a 59% groundball rate and a 21% hard-hit rate, third lowest among pitchers tossing at least 30 innings. The southpaw relies on an 89-mph sinker and cutter, mixing in a fastball, curve and slider. Even though Bleier is supposed to be fully recovered from surgery, his low strikeout rate precludes him from fantasy relevance, even in the off chance he continues to defy the ERA estimators.
Bleier came over to the Orioles from the Yankees during spring training in a rare intra-divisional trade between the two clubs. He flirted with danger a fair bit in 2017, but his 88 percent strand rate allowed him to escape with strong ratios. His FIP checked in at 4.42 and his BABIP was well below league-average at .268. Outpitching his peripherals to that extent in a second consecutive year would be an astounding feat. History suggests extreme regression is likely. Look for Bleier to be a heavily-used middle reliever that doesn't provide the strikeout (3.7 K/9 in 2017) or ratio upside to be useful in the vast majority of formats.
At age 29, Bleier made his major league debut and served primarily as a lower-leverage, left-handed specialist. Though he ended up shuttling back and forth between the majors and minors, the Bleier was more effective with the Yankees and worked to a 1.96 ERA over 23 appearances. His stuff isn't overpowering -- his average fastball velocity in the majors was just a tick over 89 mph -- so the 29-year-old has always relied more on inducing groundballs than racking up strikeouts. That held true in his rookie season with just 13 strikeouts in 23 innings, but he's been able to make it work without swing-and-miss stuff for the most part. Bleier was also especially effective against lefties, as he limited them to just a .150/.209/.200 slash line. It's unlikely he'll turn into much of a contributor in fantasy formats, but he should get a shot to make the Opening Day roster.
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Takes loss as opener
PMiami Marlins
June 3, 2022
Bleier (0-1) allowed one run in an inning of work as the opener in Friday's loss against the Giants. He allowed one hit and one walk while recording one strikeout.
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Serving as opener Friday
PMiami Marlins
June 3, 2022
Bleier will serve as the opener for Friday's game against the Giants, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
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Activated from IL
PMiami Marlins
May 26, 2022
Bleier (illness) was activated from the COVID-19 injured list Thursday, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
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Kicks off rehab assignment
PMiami Marlins
Illness
May 22, 2022
Bleier (illness) struck out two and allowed two hits and no walks across 1.1 scoreless innings Sunday in his rehab start with Triple-A Jacksonville.
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Completes quarantine
PMiami Marlins
Illness
May 18, 2022
Bleier (illness) rejoined the Marlins on Tuesday, but he has yet to be activated from the COVID-19-related injured list, Jordan McPherson of the Miami Herald reports.
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