Taylor Clarke

Taylor Clarke

29-Year-Old PitcherRP
Kansas City Royals
Out
Injury Oblique
Est. Return 2/1/2023
2023 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Taylor Clarke in 2023. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed a one-year, $975,000 contract with the Royals in December of 2021.
Done for season
PKansas City Royals
Oblique
October 4, 2022
Clarke was placed on the 15-day injured list Tuesday due to a left oblique strain.
ANALYSIS
With the regular season coming to an end soon and the Royals well outside of the playoff picture, Clarke will end the season on the injured list. He will finish the year with a 4.04 ERA and 1.18 WHIP over 49 innings to go along with a 3-1 record and three saves. Collin Snider was called up from Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday in a corresponding move.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
18
Last 10 Games
17
Last 5 Games
11
How many pitches does Taylor Clarke generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Taylor Clarke generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-8%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-6%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-6%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-33%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .244 226 41 18 50 12 1 6
Since 2020vs Right .264 342 84 22 84 19 1 12
2022vs Left .250 82 17 4 19 4 1 3
2022vs Right .267 121 31 4 31 6 1 3
2021vs Left .301 78 12 5 22 6 0 1
2021vs Right .283 116 27 9 30 8 0 3
2020vs Left .161 66 12 9 9 2 0 2
2020vs Right .240 105 26 9 23 5 0 6
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-29%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-48%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-17%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-16%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 5.15 1.33 71.2 3 2 1 8.7 2.8 1.1
Since 2020Away 3.66 1.33 64.0 4 2 2 8.2 3.0 1.3
2022Home 5.40 1.29 23.1 1 0 1 7.7 1.9 1.2
2022Away 2.81 1.09 25.2 2 1 2 9.8 1.1 1.1
2021Home 5.40 1.50 23.1 0 2 0 8.5 2.3 0.4
2021Away 4.50 1.55 20.0 1 1 0 7.7 3.6 1.4
2020Home 4.68 1.20 25.0 2 0 0 9.7 4.0 1.8
2020Away 3.93 1.42 18.1 1 0 0 6.4 4.9 1.5
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Stat Review
How does Taylor Clarke 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
6.00
 
K/9
8.8
 
BB/9
1.5
 
HR/9
1.1
 
Fastball
95.7 mph
 
ERA
4.04
 
WHIP
1.18
 
BABIP
.328
 
GB/FB
0.95
 
Left On Base
66.5%
 
Exit Velocity
83.3 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.5%
 
Spin Rate
2096 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
23.3%
 
Swinging Strike
12.9%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2021
2020
Clarke broke through to the major leagues in 2019 and worked primarily as a starter. He posted a 5.31 ERA, buried by allowing 2.4 HR/9 across 84.2 innings. In 2020, his role changed thanks to the addition of Madison Bumgarner as he began the season in middle and long relief. He posted a passable 3.54 ERA, as a reliever, though his skills were far from spectacular, as he mustered only a 17:10 K:BB across 20.1 innings. Things only worsened once he was pushed back into the starting rotation after Bumgarner and Merrill Kelly landed on the injured list, as he logged a 5.09 ERA and 23:11 K:BB. Whether a starter or reliever, Clarke has been prone to the long ball, logging a 2.2 HR/9 across 128 total innings in the big leagues. Heading into 2021, Clarke projects to start the season as a long reliever and potential swing man.
Clarke worked in a swing role for Arizona last year with mixed results. He lacks one plus pitch, but has a full bag of pitches he slings toward the plate to keep hitters off-balance and guessing. The troubles arise when he falls behind in the count as 22 of his 23 home runs came when the batter was even or ahead in the count. The league hit .194 against him when Clarke held the high ground, .206 when the hitter held the high ground, but a whopping .356 when the count was even. That speaks to an issue with pitch execution. He has the stuff and profile to be a solid fourth starter if it all comes together, but he does not have the stuff to get away with mistakes and was harshly reminded of that in 2019. He could be a Ryan Yarbrough with a delivery adjustment.
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Notches save
PKansas City Royals
October 3, 2022
Clarke recorded two strikeouts in a perfect inning to earn a save over Cleveland on Monday.
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Taken off injured list
PKansas City Royals
September 29, 2022
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Beginning rehab Monday
PKansas City Royals
Oblique
September 23, 2022
Clarke (oblique) will begin a rehab assignment in the minors Monday, Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star reports.
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On track to return
PKansas City Royals
Oblique
September 20, 2022
Clarke (oblique) threw a live session Tuesday and felt good afterward, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
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Sidelined with oblique strain
PKansas City Royals
Oblique
August 9, 2022
The Royals placed Clarke on the 15-day injured list Tuesday with a left oblique strain.
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