Will Vest

Will Vest

29-Year-Old PitcherRP
Detroit Tigers
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Vest battled mechanical issues last spring and didn't break camp with the Tigers, but was recalled in late-April to fill a multi-inning relief role. The 28-year-old righty seemingly fixed what he was struggling with because he posted a 2.98 ERA (3.11 xERA), 1.10 WHIP and 56:13 K:BB ratio over 48.1 innings. A leg strain sidelined the Texas native for a month-and-a-half during the summer, but he returned in mid-August and closed out the season strong. He posted a 1.32 ERA, 0.51 WHIP and 20:1 K:BB over the final month (13.2 innings) and finished the campaign with two saves and 11 holds. Vest's flexibility to work as an opener, multi-inning reliever or setup man should afford him a spot in the Tigers' 2024 bullpen, especially after recording above-average strikeout and walk rates last year. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#366
ADP
$Signed a one-year contract with the Tigers in March of 2023.
Struggles in first loss
PDetroit Tigers
April 24, 2024
Vest (1-1) allowed three runs on three hits across an inning of work to take the loss Wednesday against the Rays. He struck out one.
ANALYSIS
Vest has been mostly good so far this season, though his ERA climbed from 1.64 to 3.75 with this clunker. The righty turned in a 2.98 ERA across 48 games last year, so this poor performance will likely just be a blip on the radar. Vest should remain locked into a high-leverage setup role for the Tigers, but his fantasy value is somewhat limited because he's not seeing save opportunities at the moment.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
15
Last 10 Games
15
Last 5 Games
13
How many pitches does Will Vest 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
 
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
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Will Vest generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-3%
BAA vs LHP
2024
 
 
-4%
BAA vs LHP
2023
 
 
-1%
BAA vs RHP
2022
 
 
-4%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2022vs Left .243 246 58 25 52 8 1 4
Since 2022vs Right .251 351 84 17 81 13 1 6
2024vs Left .263 44 5 4 10 1 0 0
2024vs Right .273 82 18 3 21 4 1 1
2023vs Left .218 85 24 6 17 4 1 2
2023vs Right .215 114 32 7 23 5 0 1
2022vs Left .255 117 29 15 25 3 0 2
2022vs Right .266 155 34 7 37 4 0 4
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-2%
ERA on Road
2024
 
 
-22%
ERA on Road
2023
 
 
-35%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-31%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2022Home 3.58 1.36 73.0 3 0 1 7.9 2.7 0.4
Since 2022Away 3.52 1.10 69.0 3 5 2 10.2 2.6 0.9
2024Home 3.94 1.56 16.0 1 0 0 5.1 3.4 0.0
2024Away 3.07 0.89 14.2 0 1 0 8.6 0.6 0.6
2023Home 3.68 1.05 22.0 1 0 0 9.4 2.0 0.4
2023Away 2.39 1.14 26.1 1 1 2 11.3 2.7 0.7
2022Home 3.34 1.46 35.0 1 0 1 8.2 2.8 0.5
2022Away 4.82 1.18 28.0 2 3 0 10.0 3.5 1.3
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Stat Review
How does Will Vest 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
3.29
 
K/9
6.8
 
BB/9
2.1
 
HR/9
0.3
 
Fastball
95.3 mph
 
ERA
3.52
 
WHIP
1.24
 
BABIP
.321
 
GB/FB
2.09
 
Left On Base
71.0%
 
Exit Velocity
83.4 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
1.1%
 
Spin Rate
2117 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
21.3%
 
Swinging Strike
12.0%
 
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2023 Fantasy Outlook
Vest got off to a brilliant start last season, holding a 1.57 ERA and 28:7 K:BB across 23 innings covering his first 20 appearances. He then posted a 5.40 ERA the rest of the way, even earning a trip back to the minors at one point. More consistency will be needed for the 27-year-old to be trusted in high-leverage situations, but a 49.7 percent ground ball rate and a strikeout per inning will play.
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Pitching well so far
PDetroit Tigers
April 7, 2024
Vest has logged 4.1 scoreless innings across four appearances to start the season. He's struck out four.
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Rounding into form
PDetroit Tigers
March 10, 2024
Vest logged a scoreless inning of relief with two strikeouts in Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Pirates, lowering his spring ERA to 4.91.
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Opening for bullpen game
PDetroit Tigers
September 30, 2023
Vest will serve as the Tigers' opening pitcher Saturday against the Guardians, Evan Woodbery of MLive.com reports.
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Struggles in first loss
PDetroit Tigers
September 23, 2023
Vest (2-1) allowed three runs (two earned) on two hits while retiring just a single batter to take the loss Friday against the Athletics.
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Secures five-out save
PDetroit Tigers
September 20, 2023
Vest allowed a hit and struck out two over 1.2 innings to earn the save in Wednesday's 4-2 win over the Dodgers.
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