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Jake Diekman

Jake Diekman

RP - OAK

Age: 34College: Cloud County Community CollegeBats: LThrows: L

2021 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) P #136
Best / Worst #65 / #231
ADP #305

Ownership

 
Yahoo
39%
 
ESPN
18%

Eligibility

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Earlier this offseason Oakland general manager David Frost named Diekman as the top internal candidate to close. Simply put, he's next in line to serve as an "out-of-nowhere" closer for the A's, following Blake Treinen and Liam Hendriks as of late. Diekman's 98th percentile whiff rate makes him an attractive late-round option for those chasing saves.

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Jake Diekman top internal candidate to take over as A's closer

A's GM David Frost says LHP Jake Diekman is currently the top internal candidate to take over as Oakland's closer in 2021.

Fantasy Impact

The organization is fully expected to let closer Liam Hendriks leave as a free agent, which leaves the opening for Diekman to take over. The 33-year-old had a breakout season with the A's in 2020, posting a 0.42 ERA with 31 strikeouts in 21 1/3 innings. However, he also walked 12 batters during that time. Diekman was close to un-hittable, but control was an issue. There's a chance that Oakland brings in competition, but for now fantasy players can operate under the assumption that Diekman is the guy.

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Rankings
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Draft#339#174#46011
Rest of Season ----
Dynasty #397#294#5543
ECR vs ADP
Projections
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Projections (2021 Season)
GGSWLSVBSHDIPHERHRBBKERAWHIP
66033612160.44523533783.381.29
Stats
Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamGGSWLSVIPHRERHRBBBB%KK%ERAWHIP
2018TEX4701123931181622313.374827.913.691.38
2018ARI24001014.11815122811.271825.357.531.81
2018 Totals71012253.149332843112.766627.164.731.50
2019KC48006041.233232232312.236333.514.751.34
2019OAK28011020.116111001617.022122.344.431.57
2019 Totals7601706249343233913.838429.794.651.42
2020OAK21020021.182111214.293136.900.420.94
History
Game Log
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Game Log
GameOPPScoreDECIPHRERHRBBKERAWHIP
Sun, Sep 27vs. SEA-HLD1.00000020.000.00
Fri, Sep 25vs. SEA-W1.00100110.001.00
Wed, Sep 23@ LAD-BS1.01111029.001.00
Sat, Sep 19vs. SF-HLD1.00000020.000.00
Game Schedule
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Game Schedule
GameOpp. Team
DateOppTimePitcherVBRMatchup
Thu, Apr 1stvs HOU10:07pm
Fri, Apr 2ndvs HOU9:40pm
Sat, Apr 3rdvs HOU4:07pm
Sun, Apr 4thvs HOU4:07pm
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