Jonathan Papelbon 58 | Pitcher

Philadelphia Phillies

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Thu. Apr 17, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Papelbon locked down his fourth save Thursday, striking out two Braves in a perfect ninth. Impact: Besides a stumble in a tie game early on this year, Papelbon's off to a terrific start, as he's yet to allow a baserunner in a save situation.(RotoWire, )
Apr 13, 2014
News: Papelbon collected his third save of the season Sunday, tossing a perfect ninth inning against the Marlins. Impact: Since his April 2 implosion, Papelbon has strung together four straight scoreless appearances. He's not the dominant force of his Boston days, but there's little reason Papelbon can't be successful working at the back end of the Phillies' pen.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Apr 11, 2014
News: Papelbon pitched a clean ninth inning, striking out one to record his second save as the Phillies downed Miami, 6-3, on Friday night. Impact: The much-needed scoreless inning dropped his ERA to a still shocking 8.10 as one of baseball's more reliable closers has struggled early. He needed just nine pitches (seven for strikes) to finish off the Marlins.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Apr 7, 2014
News: Papelbon's fastball has averaged 91.04 mph in his three appearances this season according to PITCHf/x data, the Philadelphia Daily News reports. Impact: Papelbon averaged 92 mph with his fastball last season and has seen a steady decline in velocity since 2011. Papelbon believes his velocity will tick up as he gets stronger with work throughout the season, but data from last year shows his velocity fell as the season went on. This is a situation to monitor as decreased velocity can lead to ineffectiveness which would put his closing role at risk.(RotoWire, )
Apr 6, 2014
News: Papelbon picked up his first save of the season Saturday with a 1-2-3 ninth against the Cubs. Impact: Papelbon struggled last Wednesday in a blown save against the Rangers, so it was good to see him bounce back quickly. Manager Ryne Sandberg told that Papelbon, who topped out at 91 mph with his fastball, did a better job of mixing his pitches Saturday.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Apr 3, 2014
News: Papelbon choked in Wednesday's 4-3 loss at Texas. Impact: Papelbon allowed three runs and four hits while recording one out. He thought he had induced a double-play grounder to clinch a victory for the Philadelphia Phillies but instead watched Leonys Martin's single drive in the tying run. "The whole inning was kind of just one of those innings," Papelbon said. "You get a cue ball down the third base line. Then you get a double play ball, which you think is the game-ending double play. It's not."(STATS, 10:46am)
Jonathan Papelbon
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 4"  Wt: 215  Age: 33
Bats: R  Throws: R
Born: 11/23/1980, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
College: Mississippi State
Debut: 2005
Salary: $13,000,000
Injury Status
No Current Injury