Forgot Log-in or  Password? |  Help  Not a member, Register Now!
      
Fantasy Football Today
Fantasy Football Today Blog
Gameday Inactives
2014 Draft Prep Guide
Downloadable Draft Kit
Mock Drafts
Get Your Draft Board
Player News
Stats
Players
Depth Charts
Roster Trends
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Scores
Fantasy Games
Playoff Challenge
Commissioner
Prize Leagues
Free
Office Pool Manager
Game Pick'em
Player Challenge
Fantasy Baseball Today
Fantasy Baseball Today Blog
2015 Draft Prep Guide
Mock Drafts
Player News
Stats
Players
Depth Charts
Roster Trends
Columns
Injury Report
Rankings
Projections
Schedules
Probable Pitchers
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injuries
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Message Boards
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Mock Drafts
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
Downloadable Draft Kit
Player News
Stats
Players
Columns
Injury Report
Projections
Rankings
Schedules
Mock Drafts
Scores
Standings
Fantasy Games
Commissioner
Free
Prize Leagues
No Fantasy Teams Found
 
player photo
 
58 Jonathan Papelbon RP
Height/Weight: 6-4/227 | Birthdate: 11/23/1980 | Birthplace: Baton Rouge, LA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Philadelphia | College: Mississippi State | MLB Experience: 11 | Salary: $13,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 81/62 | Average Draft Position: 170.88
PHI

Latest Updates

 

Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon reiterates desire to be traded


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(12:44 pm ET) Phillies disgruntled closer Jonathan Papelbon has claimed that he would be both surprised and disappointed if he wasn't traded by the July 31 deadline, per the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Papelbon has been outspoken in his criticism of the front office for not rebuilding in the offseason and maintaining the core of a club that is on pace to lose 109 games.

"I don't make those decisions," he said. "The front office knows where my heart is and where my mind is. And that's to be with a contending ballclub. The ball is in their court."

Papelbon added, however, that he only wants to be dealt to a team that would maintain his role as a closer.


NL All-Star reserves, pitchers and Final Vote candidates revealed


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(7/6/2015) The National League All Star reserves and pitchers were announced on Monday evening, and there was no room for the reigning National League MVP.

Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw was not selected for the All Star team, although he's one of five candidates to take the final spot on the roster in the Final Vote. 

Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant made the team as an injury replacement for the Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton. Bryant is one of two rookies on the team, along with Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson

The Pirates sent two starting pitchers to the All Star team for the first time since 1960. MLB wins leader Gerrit Cole and fellow Pittsburgh starter A.J. Burnett will both be making their first appearance. 

National League reserves are:

Catchers: Yasmani Grandal, Dodgers; Yadier Molina, Cardinals
First basemen: Adrian Gonzalez, Dodgers; Anthony Rizzo, Cubs
Second basemen: DJ LeMahieu, Rockies; Joe Panik, Giants
Third basemen: Nolan Arenado, Rockies; Kris Bryant, Cubs
Shortstop: Brandon Crawford, Giants
Outfielders: Andrew McCutchen, Pirates; Joc Pederson, Dodgers; A.J. Pollock, Diamondbacks; Justin Upton, Padres

National League pitchers are:

Madison Bumgarner, Giants; A.J. Burnett, Pirates; Aroldis Chapman, Reds; RHP: Gerrit Cole, Pirates; Jacob deGrom, Mets; Zack Greinke, Dodgers; Mark Melancon, Pirates; Shelby Miller, Braves; Jonathan Papelbon, Phillies; Francisco Rodriguez, Brewers; Trevor Rosenthal, Cardinals; Max Scherzer, Nationals; Michael Wacha, Cardinals

The five candidates for the Final Vote are:

Johnny Cueto, Reds; Jeurys Familia, Mets; Carlos Martinez, Cardinals; Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers; Troy Tulowitzki, Rockies


Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon records 14th save of year


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/28/2015) Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon needed just 15 pitches to close out the ninth inning and record his 14th save of the season on Sunday against the Nationals.

Papelbon allowed one hit and struck out a batter in the ninth.

Papelbon (1-1) has a 1.82 ERA with 33 strikeouts and seven walks in 29 2/3 innings this season.


Phillies' Jonathan Papelbon gives up run in non-save situation


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/21/2015) Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon gave up one run in Sunday's win over St. Louis. 

Papelbon started the ninth with an eight-run lead, making it a non-save situation. He allowed a run on a solo home run, the first he's allowed since April 26. 

Papelbon struck out a batter as well. 


Phillies' Papelbon interested in deal to contender, Cubs, Blue Jays


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/19/2015) Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon is interested in being traded to any contender and is also willing to waive his 17-team no-trade clause for a deal to the Cubs or Blue Jays, team sources told CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

One source said Papelbon is believed to prefer a trade to the Cubs. Papelbon is said to have talked about a deal to the Blue Jays in recent days, but it appears Toronto is more focused on acquiring a starting pitcher and aren't excited about Papelbon's $13-million vesting option for 2016.


Phillies P Jonathan Papelbon posts save against Orioles


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/18/2015) Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon earned his 13th save of the season in Thursday afternoon's 2-1 win over the Orioles. 

Papelbon entered the game in the ninth inning and retired the first three batters he face, which included recording one strikeout. Papelbon now has a 1.01 ERA in 26.1 innings pitched this season. 


Hurdles remain in Blue Jays pursuing Phillies' Jonathan Papelbon


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2015) With the rumors heating up as the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline approaches, the Blue Jays would have interest in Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

However, Toronto's interest will boil down to the Phillies paying Papelbon's contract way down and Philadelphia seeking little in the way of prospects in return, per Heyman. As of Thursday morning, the two sides haven't spoken in a while.

Papelbon is making $13 million in 2015 and has a $13 million vesting option for 2016, per Baseball-Reference.com.


Report: Phillies ready to trade closer Jonathan Papelbon


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/10/2015) The Phillies are ready to trade veteran closer Jonathan Papelbon if they find the ideal suitor, per Fox Sports Insider Ken Rosenthal.

The team has engaged in talks with the Blue Jays and Cubs, but a source told Rosenthal that the discussions are at an "impasse."

The 34-year-old Papelbon is guaranteed more than $8 million for the rest of this season and owns a $13 million player option for 2016 that will vest if he finishes just four more games. The Phillies are willing to pay a larger percentage of that money to land superior prospects, but the Jays and Cubs are both balking at the possibility of giving up significant money or talent.

Papelbon remains one of the most consistently productive closers in the game. He is 12 for 12 in save opportunities this season with a 1.13 ERA and 29 strikeouts in 24 innings.


Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon records 12th save of the year


by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer
(6/7/2015) It wasn't his smoothest performance of the year, but Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon got the job done in his team's 6-4 win over the Giants on Sunday.

Papelbon recorded his 12th save of the year, even if he allowed two hits and took 24 pitches to do so.

Papelbon has an impressive 1.13 ERA with 29 strikeouts in 24 innings this season.


Phillies' Jonathan Papelbon pitches perfect ninth for win


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon pitched a perfect ninth inning to preserve a tie game, then became a winner when the Phillies earned a walk-off victory. 

Papelbon moved to 1-0 on the season, striking out two of the three batters he faced. 


Phillies' Jonathan Papelbon hasn't had save chance since May 20


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/1/2015) Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon struck out two batters in a scoreless inning of a relief during a 4-1 loss Sunday against the Rockies. He allowed one hit.

Papelbon has made two appearances in non-save situations since recording his last save on May 20. 

The veteran right-hander is having a pretty good season for the last-place Phillies, who have won just 19 games. Papelbon is a perfect 11 for 11 in save chances. He hasn't taken a loss this season, while posting a 1.35 ERA and 0.90 WHIP in 19 relief outings.


The Phillies may be stuck with Jonathan Papelbon's contract


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(5/22/2015) The Phillies have been stuck with closer Jonathan Papelbon's contract, and may continue to be stuck moving forward, reports CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

Papelbon is making $13 million in 2015 and has a $13-million vesting option for 2016 that Milwaukee or another acquiring team may need to fully guarantee in order to get the pitcher to waive his no-trade clause.

"The dollars are just way too big," a rival GM said.


Phillies P Jonathan Papelbon closes out win against Rockies


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/21/2015) Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon earned his 11th save of the season in Wednesday night's 4-2 victory over the Rockies. 

Papelbon has now recorded five saves in his last five appearances. He holds a 1.50 ERA for the season. Papelbon struck out five batters in the final inning of the game. 


Phillies P Jonathan Papelbon earns 10th save of season Monday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/19/2015) Phillies pitcher Jonathan Papelbon entered the ninth inning of Monday's game against the Rockies with a two-run lead and he was able to record the final three outs to earn his 10th save of the season.

Papelbon allowed one run on two hits during the inning, but he struck out the side to earn the save. He is now a perfect 10 for 10 in save opportunities this season with a 3.24 ERA.


Jonathan Papelbon slams door for ninth save in Phillies win


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/17/2015) Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon nailed down his ninth save of the season in Saturday's win over the Diamondbacks. Papelbon pitched a perfect ninth inning, striking out two to seal the victory for Jerome Williams.

Papelbon has now gone five straight appearances without allowing a run, as he lowered his ERA to 1.13. He has yet to blow a save chance this season.


Phillies' Jonathan Papelbon gets 8th save of season


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(5/14/2015) Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon earned his eighth save of the season in Thursday afternoon's 4-2 win over the Pirates. 

Papelbon came in for Ken Giles in the ninth inning. Giles allowed an RBI double to Starling Marte which caused the pitching move to occur.

Papelbon then got Pedro Alvarez to ground out, which drove in a run from third. That earned run was credited to Giles. 

Papelbon then hit Jung Ho Kang with a pitch before getting Andrew McCutchen to hit a fly ball for an out to close the game. 

Papelbon now has an ERA of 1.20 for the season. 


Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon picks up seventh save of the year


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/13/2015) Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon worked a nearly perfect ninth inning in Philadelphia's 3-2 win over the Pirates on Wednesday, earning his seventh save of the season and becoming the franchise's all-time saves leader.

Papelbon put the leadoff man on first with a walk, but worked out of it. After allowing the man on first to advance to third on a throwing error, Papelbon got Jordy Mercer to fly out to right fielder Jeff Francoeur, who then doubled off Steve Lombardozzi trying to score.

"Oh, man, I don't even know what just happened," Papelbon said after surpassing Jose Mesa with his 113th save with the Phillies, per the Philadelphia Inquirer. "I guess if there's one way to do it, that's the way to do it, go out an exciting way."

Papelbon lowered his ERA to 1.26 in 14 1/3 innings of work.


Jonathan Papelbon pitches scoreless ninth in Phillies loss


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/12/2015) Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon pitched a scoreless ninth inning in Tuesday's loss to Pittsburgh. 

Papelbon appeared in a non-save situation, his first action since Friday. He allowed one hit and struck out one, reducing his ERA to 1.35. 


Phillies pitcher Jonathan Papelbon picks up sixth save Friday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2015) Phillies pitcher Jonathan Papelbon held the Mets scoreless in the ninth inning to earn his sixth save of the season during Friday's 3-1 win.

Papelbon entered with a two-run lead and only allowed one hit before recording the final three outs. He also struck out two batters during the outing. With the save, Papelbon tied Jose Mesa for the Phillies' record with 112 saves.

"It means a lot, actually," he said, per MLB.com. "A lot of people might not think that, but it means a lot. It's really humbling to be at the top with Jose Mesa. I didn't necessarily come here and do this and break this milestone. I came here to hopefully win some championships."

Papelbon is a perfect 6 for 6 in save opportunities this season and his ERA now stands at 1.46.


Phillies in no rush to trade Cole Hamels, Jonathan Papelbon


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2015) The Phillies remain in no rush to deal ace Cole Hamels and closer Jonathan Papelbon as teams suffer rotation injuries around the league, MLB.com reports.

"What people don't understand is nobody is holding a gun to our head to trade a player," general manager Ruben Amaro Jr. said Wednesday. "Typically, if a team wants a player they typically will try to go get that player. If you really wanted to make a trade with the Phillies or any other club you would be the aggressor."

Amaro has been in discussions with multiple teams about his players.

"We have continued dialogue with a lot of clubs on several fronts," he said.

Amaro is waiting until some team comes to him with the right deal for one of his two star pitchers.

"I have no mandate to trade players," he said. "These are not financial deals. These are baseball deals. That's the beauty of the flexibility our ownership group is giving us. This is really about doing baseball deals. We don't have to move money."


Phillies' Jonathan Papelbon earns fifth save


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2015) Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon picked up his fifth save of the season in Monday night's 4-1 victory over the Cardinals. 

Papelbon gave up one hit but struck out two batters in the save opportunity. His ERA for the season is now 1.08. Only once in seven appearances has Papelbon given up a run this season. 


Report: Phillies hoping to deal Jonathan Papelbon to Red Sox


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/27/2015) The Phillies are trying to convince the Red Sox to trade for closer Jonathan Papelbon, according to the Boston Globe.

Such a deal could make sense for Boston considering that current closer Koji Uehara has lost a bit of velocity and owns an uncharacterstic 4.15 ERA with two runs and five hits allowed in his last 2 1/3 innings.

Papelbon, on the other hand, has been lights-out. He is 4-fof-4 in save opportunities and had not yielded a run until Sunday. He is also quite familiar with pitching at Fenway, having served as the Red Sox closer from 2006 through 2011. Papelbon is one of only a handful of major league closers that have maintained that role for more than a few years.


Phillies' Jonathan Papelbon records fourth save Sunday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/26/2015) Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon earned his fourth save of the season Sunday, surrendering a solo home run but protecting the lead in his team's 5-4 win over the Braves.

Papelbon was unavailable Friday due to an illness but was able to fill his regular role during Sunday's day game. He allowed two hits and issued one walk but was able to escape with just one earned run allowed on Alberto Callaspo's home run.

"He hung in there," Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg said to MLB.com. "Little scary there at the end, going up against the pads, but he got the job done."

Papelbon owns a 1.23 ERA and 7:1 K:BB ratio in 7 1/3 innings after surrendering his first run of the season Sunday.


Phillies' Jonathan Papelbon dealing with an illness


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/25/2015) Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon was unavailable Friday night against the Braves due to an illness, reports MLB.com.

Papelbon, who said earlier this week he would be disappointed if the Phillies continue to lose and don't trade him to a contender, has struck out six and allowed only one baserunner over 6 1/3 scoreless frames to start the season. He has converted all three of his save chances and holds a 1.15 FIP.


Jonathan Papelbon pitches ninth in non-save situation for Phillies


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) Jonathan Papelbon finished the Phillies 7-3 win over Miami on Tuesday. 

Entering with a four-run lead, Papelbon retired the side in order in a non-save situation. He struck out two. 

So far this year, Papelbon has allowed one baserunner and no runs in six and a third innings.