John Axford

John Axford

RP - OAK
Height: 6' 5"Weight: 220 lbsAge: 34College: CanisiusBats: RThrows: RCountry: CAN

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John Axford strikes two out in preseason debut

In his one inning of work, Axford did not give up any hits or walks and struck out two batters.

Fantasy Impact

While Ryan Madson is the presumed closer for the Athletics, Axford is expected to push for save opportunities. Those who are in leagues with holds may want to draft him in the late rounds as he may see plenty of late innings work.

Beau Gallerneault8 weeks ago
John Axford expected to sign two-year deal with Athletics

Axford will reportedly sign a two-year $10 million deal with the Athletics that also includes bonuses that can be earned for finishing games.

Fantasy Impact

Axford saved 25 games for the Rockies last season with a 4.20 ERA. Axford could be in the mix to potentially close for the A's this season along with Sean Doolittle and the newly acquired Ryan Madson.

Brad Richter1 year ago
John Axford now 23-for-29 in save opportunities

John Axford failed to get the save in the 11th inning, but the Rockies still managed to defeat the Dodgers on Tuesday, in 16 innings.

Fantasy Impact

Axford was called on to preserve the lead as the Rockies had gone up 4-3. After a strikeout, Axford gave up a walk and two singles allowing the tying run. That ends a streak of 10 consecutive scoreless outings for Axford, who is now 23-for-29 in save opportunities with a 3.93 ERA and a 56/26 K/BB ratio in 50 1/3 innings.

Steven Sullivan2 years ago
John Axford shuts the door for 23rd save

John Axford entered the game with a 3-to-2 lead against the Seattle Mariners and was able to hold on for the save. He allowed one hit but also struck out in the effort.

Fantasy Impact

Axford has had an up-and-down season and has been removed from the closer role once this season. Due to ineffectiveness from others they have tried, he has moved back to closer, and has been getting the job done. Expect Axford to be a low-end closer option to finish out the regular season.

Kyle Smith2 years ago
John Axford takes down his 19th save

John Axford collected his 19th save against the San Fransisco Giants on Friday night in Coors Field.

Fantasy Impact

John Axford appears to be re-gaining his confidence in his role as closer for the Rockies. Axford threw a clean ninth inning collecting three tough outs while allowing only one hit. Axford lost his role as closer earlier in the season.

Steven Sullivan2 years ago