|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||48.20||5.00||2.00||0.00||3.33||1.09||58.00||15.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs N.Y. Yankees|| 1.1||1||0|| 6.75||0||0||0|
|vs LHB|| 2.0||0||0|| 0.00||0||0||2|
|vs RHB|| 3.2||0||0|| 2.45||0||0||1|
|04/20/2014||C.J. Wilson, SP LAA|
Josh Hamilton, LF LAA
Scott Feldman, SP HOU
Jake McGee, RP TB
|David Price, SP TB|
Justin Masterson, SP CLE
Wade Davis, SP KC
|04/18/2014||Drew Smyly, SP DET||Jake McGee, RP TB|
|04/16/2014||Ryan Hanigan, C TB|
Ronald Belisario, RP CHW
|A.J. Pierzynski, C BOS|
Jake McGee, RP TB
|Last 10 Games|
|Jake McGee picks up the win vs. Yankees |
|by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com|
(4/19/14) Rays reliever Jake McGee was not at his best, but still managed to come away with the win Friday night against the Yankees.
McGee surrendered one run on two hits and no walks over 1 1/3 innings pitched. The offense rallied for eight runs over the final two innings to secure an 11-5 victory. McGee owns a 1.59 ERA and 0.71 WHIP over 5 2/3 innings pitched.
|Jake McGee adds curveball back to repertoire |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(2/17/14) Rays reliever Jake McGee said he's going back to throwing a curveball in order to keep hitters from waiting on his high-90s fastball, according to MLB.com.
"I used to use it in the minor leagues when I was a starter," McGee said. "It's more a 12-6 curveball. It'll have a bigger speed difference than my cutter-slider used to.
"I have a lot of confidence in it. I threw it for five years in the minor leagues, and when I got called up in 2010, I started using the cutter-slider. I'll be able to throw the curve for strikes."
|Rays might open season with closer-by-committee approach |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(1/12/14) With Fernando Rodney still on the free-agent market, the Rays are on track to open spring training and potentially the beginning of the season without an anointed closer. Though, the Rays have plenty of options, including Heath Bell, Joel Peralta, Juan Carlos Oviedo, Jake McGee and Alex Torres.
While the Rays might start the season with a closer-by-committee approach, pitching coach Jim Hickey believes one pitcher should eventually emerge with the closer's role.
"The last couple of seasons, we had the ninth-inning guy, and that's what everyone would prefer. I know I would prefer that," Hickey said, per the Tampa Bay Times. "That will probably end up being the case this year, although it may not be clear for at least a few weeks into the season. Whether it's Heath Bell, Peralta, Jake McGee … Alex Torres might end up being the guy. The thing I'm very comfortable with is that we have four or five guys we trust late in the game when the game is on the line. It's a pretty good situation overall."
Though, it seems to be Hickey believes Bell might be the best candidate for the job.
"The biggest question for me about a ninth-inning guy is can he handle it mentally? Can he handle it intestinally?" Hickey said. "And the fact (Bell) has been there, done that for a number of years answers that, as it did with Fernando. You know he's capable of doing that; he's not going to be afraid of the moment."
|Jake McGee picks up first save |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(7/11/13) Rays reliever Jake McGee picked up his first major-league save Thursday against the Twins.
McGee was thrown into the fire, protecting a one-run lead. He rose to the occasion, striking out two hitters. McGee did not allow a hit or a walk in the appearance. He has a 4.46 ERA.
|Jake McGee on fire after ugly start |
|by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(6/20/13) On May 10, Rays reliever Jake McGee had a 10.38 ERA. In 17 appearances since, McGee has allowed one run over 15 1/3 innings with a 0.59 ERA, 0.59 WHIP and 19 strikeouts.
With Fernando Rodney not wholly clear of his 2013 funk (he has a 5.14 ERA in June but has managed to avoid blowing any saves this month), McGee makes for an intriguing darkhorse saves candidate. Joel Peralta seems like the obvious choice to take over in case anything happens, but McGee has been as dominant as any pitcher in baseball recently, and has the makeup to close.
A former top-15 prospect, McGee makes for a decent roster addition in 14-team Roto leagues and deeper. Even if he never closes a game this season, he can help keep ERA and WHIP low while striking out a handful of batters per week.
|Before the late January signing of Grant Balfour, Jake McGee was an interesting darkhorse candidate for saves in the Rays bullpen. While his 2013 ERA (4.02) looks rather ugly, it was pretty much the only part of his line that wasn't good. McGee had a 1.18 WHIP, 10.8 K/9, and five wins. After a terrible start to the season (including a 6.64 ERA at the end of May), McGee turned things around nicely over his next 47 games, with a 2.76 ERA and 48 strikeouts in 42 1/3 innings. Still, McGee appears headed to middle relief duty in 2014, stuck behind Balfour and Heath Bell in the line for saves. He's worth a dollar bid for an AL-only owner looking for low ratios and high strikeouts.
(Updated 1/2/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|4/22/14||MIN||7:10 pm||Kyle Gibson|
|4/23/14||MIN||7:10 pm||Mike Pelfrey|
|4/24/14||MIN||1:10 pm||Ricky Nolasco|
|4/25/14||@ CHW||8:10 pm||Erik Johnson|
|4/26/14||@ CHW||7:10 pm||John Danks|
|4/27/14||@ CHW||2:10 pm||Chris Sale|
|4/28/14||@ CHW||8:10 pm||Felipe Paulino|
= probable start