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Tanner Houck

Tanner Houck


Age: 26College: MissouriBats: RThrows: R

2023 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) P #147
Best / Worst #98 / #178
ADP #351

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Tanner Houck says he has talked about an extension with the Red Sox

Tanner Houck said he had conversations with the Red Sox about a contract extension last year and remains open to keeping the door open this year.

Fantasy Impact

"If the opportunity on both sides is right, I’d be willing to," Houck said. He figures to open the 2023 season in a long-relief role with the potential to see some starts if any Red Sox starters were to miss time.

Ari Koslow5 weeks ago
Tanner Houck (back) throwing off mound

Tanner Houck (back) has been throwing off the mound and is on track to be ready for Opening Day.

Fantasy Impact

Houck underwent season-ending back surgery in September. He finished the year with a 3.86 xERA, 22.7 K%, 8.9 BB%, and 4.9 percent barrel rate in 2022. The 26-year-old spent most of last season pitching out of the bullpen and even appeared in save situations, but there is speculation that he could open 2023 in the rotation after the Red Sox lost Nathan Eovaldi and Michael Wacha to free agency.

Andersen Pickard9 weeks ago
Tanner Houck attracting significant trade interest

Red Sox right-hander Tanner Houck is attracting significant trade interest.

Fantasy Impact

Since debuting in the 2020 season, Houck has proven to be a valuable member of the Red Sox staff. The right-hander owns a 3.02 ERA and a strong 27.6% K% across 20 starts and 33 relief appearances spanning 146 innings in his brief big-league tenure. The 26-year-old isn't eligible for free agency until after the 2027 season, thus sporting a tremendous amount of trade value. The swiss army knife pitcher is likely bullpen bound again in 2023 but could find a rotation spot barring injuries and is worth keeping an eye on as a result.

Brenton Kemp10 weeks ago
Tanner Houck could move to Red Sox rotation next year

Red Sox reliever Tanner Houck might move to the starting rotation next year, according to MassLive reporter Chris Cotillo on Twitter.

Fantasy Impact

The plan is to build up Houck's arm so that he can pitch longer than he is accustomed to. There are likely to be rotation spots available and Houck could be a sneaky good deep league pitcher, but the jury is still out. Thus, he is best as a wait-and-see approach during drafts next spring.

Kendall Capps20 weeks ago
Tanner Houck to have back surgery

Tanner Houck will have season-ending back surgery next week to correct an issue with a disc. He is expected to be ready for Spring Training.

Fantasy Impact

Houck has been dealing with back issues throughout this season, and the Red Sox will look to correct the issue now. The Red Sox plan to figure out Houck's role going forward this offseason, as he started in the rotation but eventually found success as the Red Sox closer. He ends the season with a 3.15 ERA and 8.40 K/9 across 60 innings in 2022.

Vince DiSilvio30 weeks ago
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