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58 Jonathan Papelbon RP
Height/Weight: 6-4/215 | Birthdate: 11/23/1980 | Birthplace: Baton Rouge, LA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Philadelphia | College: Mississippi State | MLB Experience: 10 | Salary: $13,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 84/72 | Average Draft Position: 171.33
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Jonathan Papelbon stays hot in shutting down Atlanta


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4:22 pm ET) Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon remained on a roll Thursday by converting his fourth consecutive save, this time against Atlanta.

Papelbon toyed with the heart of the lineup, enducing Freddie Freeman to fly out before fanning Justin Upton and Chris Johnson.

Aside from one poor outing on April 2, Papelbon has given up just one hit in six scoreless innings.


Jonathan Papelbon slams door shut on Marlins


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2014) Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon slammed the door shut on the Marlins Sunday afternoon, collecting his third save of the season.

Papelbon needed 14 pitches to retire the side in order, securing a 4-3 victory and a series sweep. He owns a 5.06 ERA with a 5:3 K:BB ratio over 5 1/3 innings pitched.

Jonathan Papelbon handles Marlins for second save


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/11/2014)  Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon tossed his second scoreless outing in a row to pick up his second straight save in a win over the Marlins Friday.

Papelbon retired the Marlins in order, needing just nine runs to finish the inning. He struck out one batter and picked up a pair of flyballs to finish the game.

Papelbon has come back strong from his meltdown against the Rangers last week, but still has an 8.10 ERA in 3 1/3 innings. He has two saves in three opportunities among his four appearances this season.


Phillies haven't lost confidence yet in Jonathan Papelbon


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2014) Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon picked up his first save Saturday against the Cubs, but by no means was he lighting up the radar gun. Papelbon never threw a ball harder than 91 mph and saw nine of his 13 fastballs register at 90 or below on the ballpark radar gun, per the Philadelphia Daily News.

Papelbon also had a blown save in his first appearance, so the veteran reliever had a rocky opening week. Though, general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. hasn't lost confidence yet in Papelbon.

"Right now I am," Amaro said of being confident in Papelbon. "Until he proves that he can't [be effective] . . . If he keeps getting three outs, I'm happy."

In three appearances this season, Papelbon's fastball is averaging 91.04 mph, per PITCHf/x data. Two seasons ago, he peaked at 95.24 mph and was never lower than 93.94 mph.

"I'm still concerned," Amaro said. "I mean, I'd like to have him throw harder, to have better stuff. But we'll throw him out there and hope he's effective using his different pitches. [All players] have ebbs and flows sometimes. We'll see."


Jonathan Papelbon notches first save Saturday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2014) Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon picked up his first save of the season Saturday, striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning as the Philles beat the Cubs, 2-0.

After pitching a scoreless innings on Opening Day, Papelbon was rocked in his last appearance, giving up three earned runs, four hits and two walks Wednesday while recording just one out. He was much better Saturday, throwing 13 of his 18 pitches for strikes during a 1-2-3 ninth inning. Papelbon owns an 11.57 ERA through three appearances.


Jonathan Papelbon implodes in first save opportunity


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/3/2014) Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon fell apart in his first save chance of the season Wednesday, as the Rangers scored three runs in the bottom of the ninth to win, 4-3.

Papelbon recorded just one out before the Rangers won the game on a walk-off walk issued by Papelbon to Shin-Soo Choo. He was tagged for three runs on four hits and a pair of walks, the latter of which came with the bases load to lose the game. 

Papelbon has allowed three runs in 1 1/3 innings this season, with four hits and two walks to two strikeouts in two appearances.


Jonathan Papelbon had hip injury in 2013


by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer
(3/3/2014) Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon told the 94WIP Morning Show in Philadelphia on Monday that he dealt with a hip issue in 2013. 

"I had a little hip issue that I didn't really talk about last year a whole lot," Papelbon said. "I'm not one to come out and make excuses as why [velocity] is down or why we're not doing good, or anything like that. I posted up everyday still and I went out there and I tried to do the best that I can."

Papelbon, who had a 2.92 ERA and 1.14 WHIP last season, saw his average fastball velocity dip to a career-low 92 mph (his career mark is 94.4 mph). So far this spring, though, reports are that Papelbon's fastball velocity has returned


Phillies could pay some salary if Jonathan Papelbon is dealt


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(12/22/2013) According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Phillies are willing to pay a portion of the remainder of closer Jonathan Papelbon's contract should they find a team who would accept him in a trade. Papelbon has two years and $26 million left on his four-year deal, as well as a $13 million vesting option for 2016.

The Phillies have been shopping Papelbon, who posted the lowest K/9 ratio (8.3) and swinging strike rate (10.6 percent, per Fangraphs.com) of his career in 2013, this offseason.


Orioles, Phillies discuss Jonathan Papelbon


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/20/2013) The Phillies have taked to the Orioles about a potential Jonathan Papelbon trade but would have to eat a significant portion of Papelbon's salary in order to complete a deal, MASNsports.com reports.

The Orioles are still looking for a closing option after a deal with Grant Balfour fell through Friday, while the Phillies have reportedly been willing to package Papelbon with outfielder Domonic Brown in a deal.


Phillies willing to package Domonic Brown and Jonathan Papelbon


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/10/2013) The Phillies are willing to include Domonic Brown in deals that include Jonathan Papelbon, according to Gammons Daily.

Papelbon is under contract over the next two seasons, and is owed $26 million. He also has an option for 2016. That option vests based on Papelbon's performance. Brown has yet to go through arbitration, and is under team control until after the 2017 season. He's coming off a season in which he hit .272/.324/.494 in 496 at-bats.


Phillies looking to trade Jonathan Papelbon


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/9/2013) The Phillies are interested in trading closer Jonathan Papelbon, FOX Sports reports and CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman confirms. Heyman reports that it's believed the team would like to use the money saved on Papelbon to add a piece to the rotation.

Papelbon is due $13 million over each of the next two seasons and also has a vesting option of $13 million for 2016. He saved 29 games in 2013 while going 5-1 with a 2.92 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 57:11 K:BB ratio over 61 2/3 innings in his second season with the Phillies.


Jonathan Papelbon closes out Miami


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/24/2013) Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon earned his 29th save of the season Tuesday night at Miami. He worked his way around a base hit as he tossed a scoreless frame in the ninth to preserve a 2-1 victory.

Papelbon is 29 of 36 in save chances, with a 2.52 ERA and a 1.07 WHIP this season.


Jonathan Papelbon escapes with 28th save


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/17/2013) Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon recorded his 28th save of the season Tuesday night against the Marlins. The right-hander allowed a run-scoring single to Giancarlo Santon to cut the deficit. He allowed one run on three hits while striking out two over one inning of work.

Papelbon is 28 of 35 in save opportunities, with a 2.61 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 54:10 K:BB ratio.


Jonathan Papelbon closes out Nats


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/14/2013) Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon notched his 27th save of the season Saturday night against the Nationals. The right-hander worked a base hit and a walk as he needed only 13 pitches in a scoreless frame to secure a 5-4 victory.

Papelbon is 27 of 34 in save chances, with a 2.50 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 52:10 K:BB ratio.

Jonathan Papelbon strikes out two in 26th save


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/11/2013) Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon earned his 26th save Wednesday by striking out two batters in a 1-2-3 ninth inning to preserve a 4-2 win over the Padres.

Papelbon bounced back from a blown save in his last outing, in which he picked up a win after giving up two earned runs. He owns a 2.54 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 52:9 K:BB ratio.


Jonathan Papelbon blows save, gets win


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/7/2013) Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon suffered his seventh blown save Saturday but was awarded the win after the Phillies scored in the bottom of the ninth in a 6-5 win over the Braves. Papelbon gave up two earned runs on two hits, with Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons hitting a game-tying, two-run homer to tie the game.

Papelbon had thrown 10 scoreless appearances dating back to Aug. 6 before Saturday's blown save. He owns a 5-1 record, 2.59 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 50:9 K:BB ratio whle converting 25 of 32 save opportunities.


Jonathan Papelbon converts 25th save


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/6/2013) Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon converted his 25th save of the season Friday night against the Braves. The right-hander worked his way around a base hit as he tossed a scoreless frame to secure a 2-1 win.

Papelbon is 25 of 31 in save opportunities with a 2.30 ERA and a 1.02 WHIP.

Jonathan Papelbon Ks two for 24th save


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(9/2/2013) Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon gave up two hits in the ninth inning Monday night at home against the Nationals. Entering in a 3-2 ballgame, Papelbon managed to keep the score that way for his 24th save.

Papelbon struck out the final two batters he faced the earn the save with two runners on. He needed 17 pitches and his ERA is now at 2.39 after the scoreless appearance.

The closer has earned saves in three straight games and has given up just two over his last 10 contests. He's been solid down the stretch for Philadelphia despite having some mid-season struggles.

Jonathan Papelbon earns 23rd save


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(8/30/2013) Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon picked up his 23rd save in his team's 6-5 win over the Cubs Friday, needing only eight pitches to complete a 1-2-3 ninth inning.

Papelbon has pitched scoreless innings in each of his last seven appearances while allowing four hits, walking none and striking out five. He owns a 2.44 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 47:9 K:BB ratio in 51 2/3 innings.


Jonathan Papelbon closes out Mets


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2013) Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon worked the ninth for his 22nd save Monday in New York. Facing the Mets, Papelbon went 1-2-3 with a strikeout.

Papelbon needed just 11 pitches to retire the Mets in order. He lowered his ERA to 2.49.

The Philadelphia closer has not allowed a run over his last six appearances and has two saves and two wins over that stretch. He's gone 22 for 28 in save situations this season.

Jonathan Papelbon works save


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/19/2013) Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon earned his 21st save Monday against Colorado.

Papelbon gave up a hit in the ninth but struck out a batter over 12 pitches. His ERA is now at 2.64.

The veteran Papelbon has gone three straight scoreless appearances since allowing his last run. He's 3-1 with a 1.05 WHIP and 45 Ks over 47 2/3 innings.


Jonathan Papelbon picks up relief win


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(8/18/2013) Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon improved to 3-1 as he picked up a relief win during Sunday's 3-2 win against the Dodgers. Papelbon tossed a scoreless top of the ninth inning and picked up the win as Philadelphia plated the winning run in the bottom of the inning.

Papelbon allowed one hit and struck out two. Papelbon, however, still doesn't have a save in his last 10 appearances.


Jonathan Papelbon coughs up late lead


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/1/2013) Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon faltered in the ninth as he suffered a blown save and the loss Thursday against the Giants.

Papelbon entered the game in the ninth after eight scoreless innings from Cole Hamels. He gave up run-scoring singles to Joaquin Arias and pinch-hitter Roger Kieschnick to blow a 1-0 lead. The right-hander allowed two runs on four hits and one walk in one inning of work.

Papelbon has converted 20 of 26 save opportunities this season. He owns a 2.59 ERA and a 1.03 WHIP through 41 2/3 innings pitched.

Jonathan Papelbon vents frustration about losing trend


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/29/2013) Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon expressed his frustration following Sunday's 12-4 loss to the Tigers, which extended Philadelphia's losing streak to eight games. 

"I definitely didn't come here for this," he said, per MLB.com.

Although Papelbon's name has been mentioned in trade rumors, it seems unlikely the Phillies would trade him. Papelbon wants to remain with Philadelphia, but not if the team continues to lose.

"I would like to stay here," Papelbon said when asked if he wants to be traded. "But if I'm going to have to put up with this year after year, then no, I don't want to be here. Why would you? Why would anybody?"


Jonathan Papelbon still without save in second half


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(7/28/2013) Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon tossed a scoreless eighth inning during Sunday's 12-4 loss at Detroit. It wasn't an easy inning for Papelbon, who allowed two hits and one walk.

Papelbon, who struck out one Sunday, has yet to record a save in the second half, with his last save coming July 11. The Phillies have won just once in nine games since the All-Star break -- a 13-8 victory against the Mets July 19.