Ryan Vogelsong (SP)
Fri, Mar 20th 12:31am EDT
By Nathaniel Schwartz
Ryan Vogelsong was given four and two thirds innings in his fourth spring training start, and only allowed two hits, two walks, and struck out four. He took a hard shot off his shin in the first inning, but managed to shake it off and continue playing.
Fantasy Impact: Vogelsong had looked extremely shaky in his first three starts, coming into this game with a 9.39 earned run average. He had a below average season last year, finishing with a 4.00 earned run average and an 8-13 record, so he should not be high on anybody's draft sheet.
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"Vogey" will return to the Giants on a one-year, $4 million deal. (Source: ESPN)
Fantasy Impact: Ryan Vogelsong had multiple suitors this offseason, as his name was tied to the Twins, Rockies and Astros before he decided to return to the City by the Bay. Vogelsong had a miserable 2013 campaign, but bounced back slightly to the tune of a 4.00 and a 1.29 WHIP in 2014. His 7.36 K/9 was good for 19th in the NL among starters. He'll be 38 before the 2015 campaign is over & is likely not worth a roster slot on draft day. In 16 home starts last season, he had a 3.06 ERA & a 1.07 WHIP while giving up only two home runs. If he keeps this up, Vogelsong at home is a viable 2015 streaming option, especially in deeper or NL-only leagues.
The Colorado Rockies have had discussions with free agent starting pitcher Ryan Vogelsong. (Source: Jon Morosi on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: The Rockies are in need of rotation help and according to Jon Morosi, they want a right handed starter. Vogelsong went 8-13 with a 4.00 ERA in 184.2 innings last season for the San Francisco Giants. He is nothing more than an innings eater and making a move to Coors Field will more than likely not bode well for him. Do not draft Vogelsong in any drafts, he is a plug-and-play based on match-ups in daily leagues at this stage in his career.
Ryan Vogelsong and the Twins are in talks to bring the 37-year-old hurler to Minnesota. (Source: CSN Bay Area)
Fantasy Impact: Since his return from his stint in Japan, Vogelsong has been up-and-down for the Giants. He lit the world on fire with a 2.71 ERA in 2011 and 3.37 in 2012, but since then he has had an ERA over 4.00. "Vogey" plays in the NL West, which slightly inflated his numbers. In a resurgent AL Central and in his age 38 season, Vogelsong offers little value.