Fantasy Stats

Year fpts
Fantasy Points
Fantasy Points per Game
Innings Pitched
Base on Balls (Walk)
Earned Run Average
Walks and Hits Allowed Per Inning
2024 0.00 0.00
2023 2333.9 65.3 9 1 4 70 23 2.48 0.98
2022 622.1 29.3 1 1 1 30 11 3.38 1.30
3y Avg. 1082.6 41.0 3 1 2 44 16 3.51 1.20
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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Throws bullpen session

    Ginkel (elbow) threw a bullpen session Tuesday, Alex Weiner of reports. Ginkel came into camp with some right elbow soreness, but the fact he was able to play catch over the weekend and now return to the bump is certainly an encouraging development. It's not clear when he might be cleared for game action, but Ginkel is trending in a positive direction.
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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Plays catch Sunday

    Manager Torey Lovullo said Ginkel (elbow) played catch Sunday with no issues, Alex Weiner of reports. An elbow injury apparently cropped up in early February, but the right-hander's relatively quick return to throwing is an encouraging development. It'll probably be a little while before Ginkel is cleared for game action, but at this point Lovullo expects his setup man to be ready by Opening Day.
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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Battling elbow soreness

    Ginkel is dealing with soreness in his right elbow, Theo Mackie of The Arizona Republic reports. Manager Torey Lovullo said the issue first appeared about a week ago, but nothing alarming showed up when Ginkel went in for imaging. While the D-backs don't expect Ginkel's elbow to become an problem, they will still postpone his ramp-up process as a precaution. The 29-year-old reliever logged a 2.48 ERA and 0.98 WHIP in 65.1 innings last season and figures to serve as Paul Sewald's primary setup man in 2024.
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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Reaches deal with Arizona

    Ginkel signed a one-year contract with the Diamondbacks on Thursday to avoid arbitration. Ginkel has posted consecutive solid seasons, though 2023 marked an apparent breakout. He earned 12 saves and holds and posted a 70:23 K:BB across 65.1 innings. Paul Sewald should be locked into the closer role in Arizona, but Ginkel could be his primary setup man.
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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Bypassed for eighth inning

    Ginkel was not used in the eighth inning of Wednesday's 3-0 win over the White Sox. Ginkel has been the go-to reliever for the eighth inning of close games, but manager Torey Lovullo went with Ryan Thompson to shepherd the lead to closer Paul Sewald. The decision to not use Ginkel could be related to the reliever's most recent outing Monday, when he told the manager he was ready to pitch after throwing 28 pitches the previous day, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports. What ensued was a blown eighth-inning lead and a loss in the middle of a playoff chase. "I'll take accountability for it," Ginkel said. "I was wanting to pitch; there's no question about it. I wasn't feeling great, for sure. After [Sunday], I threw quite a few pitches, and then again [Monday]." Ginkel has been stellar over the second half -- that's why Lovullo entrusts him with the eighth inning -- and will likely continue to pitch in that role, but Thompson may have entered the picture as a trusted high-leverage arm.
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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Doesn't have it in loss

    Ginkel (9-1) was tagged with a blown save and the loss against the Yankees on Monday, allowing two runs on three hits and two walks. He struck out one. Ginkel, who had thrown 28 pitches the day before, entered to begin the eighth inning with Arizona clinging to a 4-3 lead. That's normal terrain for Ginkel, who worked the same inning Sunday and has emerged as a reliable setup arm during the second half. Unfortunately for the Diamondbacks and their playoff hunt, he didn't have it Monday. The Yankees loaded the bases on two singles and a walk with one out, before Ginkel walked in the tying run and then allowed the winning run on a sacrifice fly. An additional run was charged to him when Everson Pereira greeted Miguel Castro with a single. Ginkel had not allowed a run in eight consecutive outings and sported a 1.82 ERA since the All-Star break entering Monday.
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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Earns ninth win

    Ginkel (9-0) struck out two over a scoreless eighth inning to earn the win over the Mets on Monday. Ginkel has done his part to shore up a shaky back end of the bullpen. The right-handed setup reliever has a 2.10 ERA and 0.86 WHIP with four saves, seven holds and six wins over 24 games (25,2 innings) since the All-Star break.
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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Snags fourth save

    Ginkel struck out both batters he faced to earn the save in Friday's 10-8 win over the Reds. A save situation wasn't expected to arise in Friday's game, but Justin Martinez allowed a grand slam while Arizona was ahead by six. With the game getting closer, Ginkel stepped in and stopped the bleeding to pick up his first save in a month. In that span, he recorded four wins and four holds while surrendering five runs (three earned) over 13.2 innings in a setup role ahead of Paul Sewald, who was presumably unavailable after pitching three of the last four days. Ginkel is up to four saves with a 2.19 ERA, 0.94 WHIP and 53:17 K:BB over 53.1 innings this season, and he should continue to see high-leverage work.
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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Not available Thursday

    Ginkel was unavailable to pitch Thursday when Justin Martinez picked up the save in a 3-1 win over the Padres. Ginkel and closer Paul Sewald each were unavailable after pitching four times in the last five days. Ginkel has been scored upon in only one of seven appearances in August, collecting two holds and a win with a 1.17 ERA, 0.65 WHIP and 9:3 K:BB through 7.2 innings.
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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Collects third save

    Ginkel allowed a hit in a scoreless inning to earn the save in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Cardinals. Ginkel erased his lone mistake with a double play to earn his third save of the season. All of those saves have come within his last four outings as he establishes himself in the closer conversation. The 29-year-old has limited high-leverage experience with 19 holds and four saves over the previous four seasons, and he picked up just one hold in 2023 prior to his recent run of late-inning work. Ginkel has pitched well enough to earn the more prevalent role, posting a 2.31 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 34:11 K:BB through a career-high 39 innings this season.
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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: May be emerging as closer

    Ginkel earned a save against Atlanta on Wednesday, allowing one run on one hit and one walk over one inning. Ginkel's second save in as many days didn't come easily, as he faced the top of Atlanta's order and gave up a run on a double, a walk and a wild pitch. However, he was allowed to close out the victory despite seeing the tying run to come to the plate, which speaks to manager Torey Lovullo's trust in him. Ginkel has earned that trust with a 2.39 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 34:11 K:BB over 37.2 innings on the campaign. It may be premature to anoint him the Diamondbacks' full-time closer, but with Scott McGough having given up six runs over 1.1 frames since the All-Star break and having not recorded a save since July 1, Ginkel is likely the best Arizona bullpen option for fantasy managers chasing saves.
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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Notches first save of season

    Ginkel struck out the side in a perfect ninth inning Tuesday to record his first save of the season in a 16-13 win over Atlanta. The right-hander faced the heart of the order for the NL East leaders and didn't flinch, getting Austin Riley, Matt Olson and Sean Murphy to all chase two-strike sliders. Scott McGough gave up six runs in 1.1 innings over his first two appearances after the All-Star break, so Arizona's closer role could once again be up for grabs, and Ginkel -- who has a 0.00 ERA, 0.32 WHIP and 12:2 K:BB through 12.1 innings since the beginning of June -- appears to be the next man up.
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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Notches third win

    Ginkel (3-0) earned the win Sunday against the Tigers, striking out two over two hitless innings. Ginkel's now turned in five consecutive scoreless innings after allowing just one walk in two frames against the Tigers on Sunday. The 29-year-old right-hander's been solid for the Diamondbacks this season, sporting a 2.76 ERA with a 1.12 WHIP and 26:9 K:BB through 29.1 innings. Ginkel should continue to see high-leverage work in Arizona and could be in the mix for an occasional save opportunity.
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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Closes out Bucs

    Ginkel allowed one walk and struck out one over a scoreless two innings in Sunday's 8-3 win over Pittsburgh. Ginkel closed out the game, pitching the eighth and ninth innings. It was the third consecutive multi-inning appearance for Ginkel, who enters games any time between the fifth and ninth innings. The right-hander, who was rocked by the Dodgers on April 1, has a 1.93 ERA over 18.2 innings since.
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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Making adjustments

    Ginkel believes he might have tipped his pitches in Saturday's loss to the Dodgers and plans to make adjustments, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports. Images posted by Eno Sarris of The Athletic appear to show indicate patterns of Ginkel's wrist and arms when throwing either a slider or fastball. "It definitely makes it easier for them if they know what's coming," Ginkel said on Monday. "It's a totally different outing if that doesn't happen. I'll make some adjustments today." The reliever allowed three runs on two hits, including a home run to Trayce Thompson, in a 10-1 loss.
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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Enters game early

    Ginkel allowed three runs on two hits and one walk while striking out one over one inning in Saturday's 10-1 loss to the Dodgers. Ginkel, who is part of the committee expected to get save opportunities, pitched the fifth inning. It was his second appearance of the season, and both have been when the Diamondbacks were behind. It's been a rough start for Arizona pitching. The starters have averaged four innings, and the staff has a 6.84 ERA. The pitching, along with an offense ranked 28th in OPS with one walk in three games, makes it hard for manager Torey Lovullo to establish set bullpen roles.
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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Takes loss in sloppy eighth

    Ginkel (1-1) picked up the loss in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Dodgers, allowing three runs (one earned) on two walks without retiring a batter. The Diamondbacks held a 5-1 lead entering the eighth inning, but it all melted away as Caleb Smith, Ginkel and Joe Mantiply couldn't hold it. Smith departed after ceding a two-run home run before Ginkel, who was victimized by Josh Rojas' fielding error and his inability to locate (14 pitches, five strikes). Mantiply entered a bases-loaded, none-out situation and couldn't prevent the winning runs from scoring. The back end of Arizona's bullpen has been shaky, so manager Torey Lovullo has been using relievers other than Mark Melancon and Ian Kennedy with mixed results.
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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Pitching for Triple-A club

    Ginkel (elbow) has made two relief appearances for Triple-A Reno this season, covering two scoreless innings and striking out three while giving up one hit and no walks. Ginkel finished the 2021 campaign on the Diamondbacks' 60-day injured list with right elbow inflammation, but after he was activated and outrighted off the 40-man roster in November, he reported to spring training at full health. The right-hander fell short in his bid for a spot in Arizona's Opening Day bullpen and will look to impress at Triple-A before earning another look with the big club.
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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Lands on 60-day IL

    Ginkel was recalled from Triple-A Reno and placed on the 60-day injured list Wednesday with right elbow inflammation. Ginkel landed on the injured list at Reno in late July, and he's being move to the major-league 60-day IL to free up a spot on the 40-man roster. There's been no indication where the 27-year-old is at in his recovery, but given the length of his absence, he won't be returning down the stretch for Arizona.
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  • Diamondbacks' Kevin Ginkel: Pitches Thursday

    Ginkel (illness) allowed one hit over a scoreless inning in Thursday's 7-4 loss to Colorado. Ginkel was unavailable for a game earlier this week with manager Torey Lovullo saying the reliever was "under the weather." Arizona's unsettled bullpen could use some stability, and Ginkel has not yet been scored upon in four appearances, spanning 3.1 innings.
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