Forgot Log-in or  Password? |  Help  Not a member, Register Now!
Play Fantasy The Most Award Winning Fantasy game with real time scoring, top expert analysis, custom settings, and more. Play Now
      
Fantasy Football Today
2014 Draft Prep Guide
Gameday Inactives
Downloadable Draft Kit
Mock Drafts
Get Your Draft Board
Player News
Stats
Players
Depth Charts
Roster Trends
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Red Zone Stats
Teams
Schedules
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Playoff Challenge
Commissioner
Prize Leagues
Free
Office Pool Manager
Game Pick'em
Player Challenge
Fantasy Baseball Today
2014 Draft Prep Guide
Downloadable Draft Kit
Mock Drafts
Player News
Stats
Players
Depth Charts
Roster Trends
Columns
Injury Report
Rankings
Projections
Teams
Schedules
Probable Pitchers
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injuries
Projections
Rankings
Teams
Schedules
Message Boards
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Teams
Schedules
Mock Drafts
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
Downloadable Draft Kit
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Teams
Schedules
Mock Drafts
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
No Fantasy Teams Found
 
player photo
 
44 Kyle Farnsworth RP
Height/Weight: 6-4/230 | Birthdate: 4/14/1976 | Birthplace: Wichita, KS | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Houston | College: Abraham Baldwin Agricultural Col | MLB Experience: 16 | Salary: /images/players/unknown_hat.gif | Owned/Started%: 1/0 | Average Draft Position: 391.80

Latest Updates

 

Kyle Farnsworth dispatched by Astros


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2014) The Astros have designated for assignment veteran right-hander Kyle Farnsworth, who has been a disappointment.

The 38-year-old Farnsworth, who signed with Houston six weeks ago after being let go by the Mets, has surrendered six earned runs on nine hits in his last 5 1/3 innings pitched. He is 0-3 with a 4.40 ERA and only 18 strikeouts in 28 2/3 innings on the year, a far cry for a guy who was once of the top strikeout relievers in the game.


Kyle Farnsworth signs with Astros


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(5/17/2014) Veteran reliever Kyle Farnsworth was not on the market long after his release from the Mets. He has signed with the Astros.

The right-hander will join a bullpen with the highest earned run average in baseball. He served for a short time this season as a closer. Farnsworth is winless in three decisions with a 3.18 ERA and 10 strikeouts in 17 innings pitched.

He will be in uniform for the Saturday afternoon game against the visiting White Sox.


Reports: Kyle Farnsworth to sign quickly


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2014) New free agent pitcher Kyle Farnsworth is not expected to be on the market for long, after he was released by the Mets.

Farnsworth is set to sign a major-league contract soon, as first reported by MLB Network Radio Friday. CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman reports it is expected to be an American League team that wins Farnsworth's services. 


Mets outright Kyle Farnsworth to Triple-A


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(5/15/2014) The Mets have outrighted reliever Kyle Farnsworth to Triple-A.

Farnsworth is expected to refuse the assignment, which would make him a free-agent. He's not happy about the move, and has stated that he wants to sign with a club that plays the Mets frequently. Through 19 games, Farnsworth has posted a 3.18 ERA. 


Kyle Farnsworth release related to advance consent agreement


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2014) The Mets saved themselves about $750,000 by releasing Kyle Farnsworth Wednesday, due to a clause in his contact reported by ESPN.com.

Farnsworth was released as part of his advanced consent agreement, signed with the team prior to the season. It allowed the team to cut or demote him with 45 days, with Wednesday serving as the deadline.

Farnsworth will try to find work after posting a 3.18 ERA in 17 innings with the Mets. 


Mets part ways with Kyle Farnsworth


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2014) The Mets released reliever Kyle Farnsworth Tuesday, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Farnsworth's release comes just days after he was removed from the closer's role, one only two days after his last save. He had a 3.18 ERA and 10 strikeouts in 17 innings of work, while walking six batters. 


Mets going 'game by game' with save chances


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2014) Mets manager Terry Collins is making another change at closer. He told reporters Tuesday the closer situation will be handled "game by game" in part due to Kyle Farnsworth's heavy workload.

Collins said Farnsworth, Jose Valverde, Jeurys Familia and Daisuke Matsuzaka could be under consideration for save opportunities.

Bobby Parnell began the season as the team's closer before suffering a season-ending elbow injury, which required Tommy John surgery. Valverde replaced him as closer before he was removed in favor of Farnsworth.


Kyle Farnsworth locks down third save Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2014) Mets pitcher Kyle Farnsworth secured his third save Monday, giving up one hit and one walk in a scoreless ninth inning to finish off his team's 9-7 win over the Yankees.

Farnsworth had picked up three losses since his last save, though only one came on a blown save opportunity. Monday's win was only the team's third of May. Farnsworth owns a 3.18 ERA and 10:6 K:BB ratio in 17 innings.


Kyle Farnsworth takes third loss vs. Phillies


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2014) Mets closer Kyle Farnsworth was not pitching in save situation Saturday, but he still struggled in a key spot, in a 5-4 loss to the Phillies.

Farnsworth entered the game with the score tied, and struggled after recording the first two outs of the frame. He walked one batter and allowed the next to reach on a single, before allowing a game-winning single to Ryan Howard.

Farnsworth has blown just one save on the season, but has taken a loss in three of his last five appearances. He still has a 3.38 ERA in 16 innings on the season.   


Mets manager still backing Kyle Farnsworth as closer


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2014) Mets manager Terry Collins backed Kyle Farnsworth as the team's closer Sunday following a blown save and loss Saturday against the Rockies by the veteran reliever. Farnsworth has a 10.80 ERA and two losses in his last four outings.

"Right now Kyle's the closer," Collins said, per MLB.com. "We're playing in Colorado at Coors Field. For years and years, the one thing that made these guys such a good team, they're up here. I've lost a lot of games here in the last 10 years. My first year as a manager in the big leagues, I was in Houston when this stadium opened (in 1995). I called down to the bullpen many times and nobody answered the phone. And that tells you exactly how it looks like to pitch here."


Kyle Farnsworth blows save in loss Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/4/2014) Mets closer Kyle Farnsworth couldn't seal the deal Saturday, giving up a walkoff two-run home run in his team's 11-10 loss to the Rockies to get hit with a blown save and a loss.

Farnsworth (0-2) surrendered a leadoff single to Troy Tulowitzki before getting Nolan Arenado, who had already smacked a grand slam in the game, to fly out. Up came Charlie Culberson, who delivered his first homer of the season to hand his team a walkoff win. Farnsworth has given up runs in three of his last four outings, leaving him with a 3.55 ERA and 8:2 K:BB ratio in 12 2/3 innings.


Kyle Farnsworth loses in non-save situation


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2014) Mets closer Kyle Farnsworth struggled in his second outing in a row Saturday, taking the loss as the Mets fell to the Marlins, 7-6 in 10 innings.

Farnsworth pitched in a non-save situation and made just one mistake, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia made him pay for it. He surrendered a solo home run to Saltalamacchia, providing the winning margin in the game, his first loss of the season.

Farnsworth has now allowed a run in consecutive outings, seeing his ERA rise to 2.38 in 11 1/3 innings of work.


Kyle Farnsworth gets some help for second save


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/24/2014) Mets close Kyle Farnsworth faltered a bit, but never folded as he picked up his second save in a 3-2 win over the Cardinals Wednesday.

Farnsworth allowed three straight hits after recording the first out of the inning, and his defense bailed him out for the second out, as the tying run was thrown out at the plate. Farnsworth picked up the final out to close out the win.

Farnsworth is now 2 for 2 since being named the closer, and has a 1.74 ERA in 10 1/3 innings of work overall. 


Kyle Farnsworth 'fine' after recording first save Monday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/22/2014) The Mets said closer Kyle Farnsworth is "fine" after he was briefly hunched over in the tunnel to the clubhouse and shaking his forearm after converting a save Monday against the Braves, per ESPN.

Farnsworth acknowledged he was flexing his forearm after his first save since replacing Jose Valverde as the team's closer, but suggested it was merely a sign of being "old."

Farnsworth might be unavailable Tuesday due to being used and warming up too frequently as of late, according to the team.


Kyle Farnsworth secures first save Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2014) Mets pitcher Kyle Farnsworth locked down his first save of the season Monday, allowing one hit in a scoreless ninth inning in his team's 2-0 win over the Cardinals.

Farnsworth let the leadoff hitter reach base but promptly erased the threat by inducing a ground-ball double play. He should continue to man the ninth inning for the foreseeable future. Farnsworth owns a 0.96 ERA and 6:2 K:BB ratio in 9 1/3 innings.


Kyle Farnsworth not a great long-term bet


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(4/21/2014) Mets manager Terry Collins named Kyle Farnsworth the closer over the weekend, bumping Jose Valverde from the role before he had a chance to blow a second save. But general manager Sandy Alderson didn't sound 100 percent sold on the move, suggesting they could go back to Valverde or even someone like Carlos Torres. 

Which is not so surprising, really. Farnsworth, like Valverde before him, is a de facto closer, claiming the role not because he earned it, but because the Mets had to make a change. He's had successful stints as a closer in the past, including a half-season with the Braves in 2005 and nearly a full season with the Rays in 2011. But he has an unsteady track record and a history of arm troubles. With reduced stuff at age 38, he's just holding down the role until the Mets find something better.

Maybe that something better is Valverde himself, as Alderson suggested. I doubt it, but if he's leaving open the possibility, so should we. Maybe it's Gonzalez Germen after he has a little more time to establish himself in middle relief. Maybe it's Vic Black once he gets back to throwing strikes at Triple-A Las Vegas. Maybe it's Joel Hanrahan. Who knows?

But I'm willing to bet it won't be Farnsworth. Too many potential pitfalls. If you need a short-term fix for saves, he's fine, but don't expect much in the long run.


Mets keeping closer options open


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2014) The Mets inserted Kyle Farnsworth into the closing role this weekend, but general manager Sandy Alderson is keeping his options open regarding the role moving forward, including potentially using Carlos Torres or the recently removed Jose Valverde in the ninth inning at some point, the Star-Ledger reports.

"In my view we’ve got a lot of guys that are sort of on a par," Sandy Alderson regarding his comfort level with Farnsworth as closer. "Valverde pitches a little differently than he does over the first four, five outings, there’s no reason he can’t be as effective as he was yesterday. Torres has been very good for us. The nice thing about Carlos is that he can go more than one inning typically. So we’ll see how it goes with Farnsworth. I like the variety of options we may have going forward. The key is for guys to get better and we’ll also see how things develop at Vegas."

The Mets will likely stick with Farnsworth as long as he remains productive. He has given up just one earned run in 8 1/3 innings while striking out six and walking two.


Kyle Farnsworth named Mets closer


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2014) The Mets have named Kyle Farnsworth as the team's new closer, according to Newsday.

Jose Valverde has struggled in the role, leading manager Terry Collins to make a change. Farnsworth has performed well thus far, posting a 1.23 ERA in 7 1/3 innings.


Jose Valverde struggles Saturday, could be out as closer


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/19/2014) Mets pitcher Jose Valverde surrendered a three-run home run in a nonsave situation in his team's 7-5 loss to the Braves Saturday, and it appears manager Terry Collins is ready to make a change in the closer role, ESPNNewYork.com reports.

All three of the runs charged to Valverde were unearned due to an error the pitcher made on a bunt, and with three straight ugly outings to his credit, the closer sounds like he'll be removed from a ninth-inning role. Kyle Farnsworth and Gonzalez Germen seem like the most likely candidates to inherit closing duties.


Mets make a few roster moves Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2014) The Mets made a few roster moves Wednesday. They recalled infielder Wilmer Flores and pitcher Kyle Farnsworth from Triple-A Las Vegas, while taking pitcher Ryan Reid off the 40-man roster.

Mets' late-inning plans with closer sidelined


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/2/2014) The Mets are hopeful closer Bobby Parnell (elbow) will be better in a week or two, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. In the meantime, setup man Jose Valverde will take over as closer, with Kyle Farnsworth, Jeurys Familia and Scott Rice sharing eighth-inning responsibilities.

Mets could recall two players Wednesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2014) The Mets announced Tuesday infielder Wilmer Flores and reliever Kyle Farnsworth will be in New York Wednesday. Both players could be recalled from the minors with second baseman Daniel Murphy on a paternity leave and closer Bobby Parnell sidelined due to an elbow injury.

Kyle Farnsworth farmed out to Las Vegas


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2014) The Mets have dispatched veteran reliever Kyle Farnsworth to Triple-A Las Vegas after a poor spring in which opposing batters compiled a .324 average against him and he compiled a 6.00 ERA.

Farnsworth, who will turn 38 years old on April 14, has played for eight different organizations since leaving the Cubs in 2005.


Mets officially re-sign Kyle Farnsworth


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2014) The Mets have officially announced the signing of pitcher Kyle Farnsworth, according to ESPN.

Farnsworth opted out of his deal with the club Sunday, but wanted to remain in the organization. He appeared on the team's lineup card Tuesday, but no announcement was made. Farnsworth posted a 4.70 ERA in 38 1/3 innings last year.


Kyle Farnsworth appears on Mets lineup card Tuesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2014) Reliever Kyle Farnsworth is listed on the Mets lineup card Tuesday, according to ESPN.

Farnsworth's agent recently denied a report that the pitcher was going to re-sign with the club. His presence on the lineup card seems to indicate that the two sides were able to reach a deal. Farnsworth had been with the team during camp, but was released in a cost-cutting move Sunday.