Anthony Swarzak
34-Year-Old PitcherRP
Philadelphia Phillies
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Swarzak took over a partial share of the closer job in Seattle after Hunter Strickland went down, but wild inconsistency led to him being traded to Atlanta, where he served initially as a setup man. The 34-year-old recorded a 4.56 ERA last year, but his 5.71 FIP was the second-worst mark of his career. Swarzak recorded an 11.8% swinging-strike rate despite middling fastball velocity, but there was no shortage of damage done when hitters did connect (2.03 HR/9). It's telling that his HR/9 rate, which ranked fourth worst among qualified relievers, was actually Swarzak's second-best rate in the past four seasons. The right-hander eventually shifted to more of a middle-innings role, earning only one hold in his final 14 appearances. Given the lack of swing and miss coupled with the home-run problems, Swarzak seems unlikely to land a multi-year deal in free agency. Read Past Outlooks
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