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Jun 18, 2024 7.0 3 5 3.74 9.5
Jun 12, 2024 4.0 3 4 3.86 -2.5
Jun 6, 2024 4.0 3 3 3.69 -5
May 31, 2024 6.0 3 2 3.22 19.5
May 24, 2024 7.1 3 2 3.55 24

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Bailey Falter was flipped from Philadelphia at the trade deadline in 2023, though his role, workload and skill all remained nearly identical before and after the trade. He threw a total of 80.2 uninspiring innings in the majors, as he saw his velocity dip to the lowest mark of his career (90.9), with a corresponding dip in swinging strike rate (7.9 percent) and strikeout rate (17.3 percent). Even on a team with a relatively uninspiring group of starters, it's unlikely that Falter will be able to earn anything more than spot starts and a bullpen role. Though he's not a closer of the future, Falter has had more success in relief in his career, holding opponents to a .303 wOBA with 52 strikeouts across 56.2 innings. He could turn into a relatively successful multi-inning reliever, though the fantasy value of that in most league formats is minimal.

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2024 15911.4 79.3 3 5 52 21 3.74 1.12
2023 884.9 80.7 2 9 60 20 5.36 1.41
2022 1859.3 84.0 6 4 74 17 3.86 1.21
3y Avg. 1085.4 66.0 3 5 56 14 4.77 1.29
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  • Pirates' Bailey Falter: Sharp in hard-luck loss

    Falter (3-5) took the loss Tuesday against Cincinnati, allowing two runs on seven hits and two walks over seven innings. He struck out three. Santiago Espinal's two-run homer in the fifth inning accounted for the only runs against Falter on Tuesday, though it proved to be enough to stick the left-hander with the loss in a 2-1 pitcher's duel. Still, it was a nice bounce-back effort from Falter, who lasted just four innings in each of his previous two starts, allowing eight runs in that span. His ERA now sits at 3.74 on the year with a 1.12 WHIP and 52:21 K:BB across 79.1 innings. Falter's currently in line for a rematch with the Reds early next week in his next outing.
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  • Pirates' Bailey Falter: Goes just four frames Wednesday

    Falter (3-4) took the loss against St. Louis on Wednesday, allowing three runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out five batters over four innings. Falter wasn't hit particularly hard -- seven of the eight knocks against him were singles -- but the constant stream of baserunners was too much for him to overcome. This was the second straight outing during which the left-hander lasted just four innings after he went at least six frames in each of his four previous starts. Falter's ERA was at a solid 3.22 through the end of May, but with two straight poor starts to begin June, it now sits at 3.86 overall.
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  • Pirates' Bailey Falter: Hit hard by Dodgers

    Falter (3-3) took the loss Thursday against the Dodgers, allowing five runs on eight hits and two walks across four innings. He struck out six. Falter's start began and ended poorly, as he yielded four runs in the first inning --including a three-run home run by Freddie Freeman -- before getting pulled after allowing a solo homer to Teoscar Hernandez to lead off the fifth. The outing marked Falter's first time allowing more than three runs since April 29 and snapped a streak of four straight quality starts. Through 68.1 innings, Falter owns a 3.69 ERA and a 1.04 WHIP. He's lined up to face the Cardinals in St. Louis on Wednesday.
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  • Pirates' Bailey Falter: Sharp again vs. Atlanta

    Falter (3-2) earned the win Friday over Atlanta, allowing three runs on six hits and a walk over 7.1 innings. He struck out four. Ronald Acuna broke up Falter's shutout bid with a three-run homer in the eighth. The southpaw has pitched into the eighth inning in back-to-back outings while delivering three straight quality starts, lowering his ERA to 3.55 with a 0.98 WHIP and 33:14 K:BB across 10 starts (58.1 innings) this season. Falter's currently lined up for a road matchup with the Blue Jays in his next outing.
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  • Pirates' Bailey Falter: Strong start wasted Saturday

    Falter came away with a no-decision in Saturday's 1-0 loss to the Cubs, allowing three hits and two walks over 7.2 scoreless innings. He struck out two. While he wasn't dominant, managing only six swinging strikes among his 83 pitches, Falter produced a steady stream of weak contact and didn't give up an extra-base hit or let a baserunner get into scoring position until the eighth inning. Falter has delivered back-to-back quality starts, giving him four on the season, and the southpaw will take a 3.53 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 29:13 K:BB through 51 innings into his next outing, which is scheduled to come at home next weekend against Atlanta.
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  • Pirates' Bailey Falter: Making start Sunday

    Falter will start Sunday's game against the Cubs, Noah Hiles of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Paul Skenes will come up to make his major-league debut Saturday, which has thrown the rotation statuses of Falter and Quinn Priester into question. While Falter will take the ball Sunday, manager Derek Shelton wasn't ready to commit to how his rotation will look after that. Falter has a 4.34 ERA and 26:9 K:BB over 37.1 innings covering seven starts this season.
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  • Pirates' Bailey Falter: Allows two homers in no-decision

    Falter did not factor into the decision, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks over 5.1 innings Sunday against the Rockies. He struck out three. Falter allowed three consecutive extra-base hits, including back-to-back homers, in the second inning, resulting in three runs crossing the plate. However, he was able to keep the Pirates in the game, working his way through 5.1 frames without allowing any additional damage. Falter has tossed at least five innings in six of seven starts this season while allowing three or fewer runs in five of those games for an ERA of 4.34 with a quality 1.02 WHIP. Despite his general effectiveness, Falter's spot in the rotation appears shaky as Pirates top-prospect Paul Skenes also pitched Sunday in Triple-A with a call to the majors likely not far off for the highly-touted righty. When Skenes does receive the call, it will likely be either Falter or Quinn Priester who is likely to lose a rotation spot with the currently injured Marco Gonzales also muddying up the waters further if he eventually returns from a forearm issue that's kept him sidelined since April 14.
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  • Pirates' Bailey Falter: Tagged with five runs

    Falter (2-2) allowed five runs on six hits over five innings Monday, striking out five and taking a loss against Oakland. Falter gave up one run through three innings before the Athletics plated two runs in each of the fourth and fifth frames. The 27-year-old southpaw had allowed just four runs over his previous four starts (23 innings) before Monday's rough outing. On a better note, he forced 11 swinging strikes Monday, giving him 25 over his last two starts. Falter will carry a 4.22 ERA into his next outing, which is projected to be at home against the Rockies this weekend.
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  • Pirates' Bailey Falter: Outdueled in Wednesday's loss

    Falter (1-1) took the loss Wednesday, giving up two runs on four hits and a walk over five innings as the Pirates fell 9-1 to the Mets. He struck out four. The 26-year-old southpaw served up a two-run homer to Starling Marte in the third inning, but he otherwise shut New York down over 73 pitches (47 strikes). Unfortunately for Pittsburgh, Luis Severino was a little bit better for the home squad. Falter has been tagged for only three runs over his last three starts and 16 innings, lowering his ERA to 4.05, but his 10:5 K:BB through 20 frames on the year highlights his limited fantasy ceiling. He lines up to make his next start at home early next week against the Brewers.
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  • Pirates' Bailey Falter: Earns first win

    Falter (1-0) picked up the win in Friday's 5-2 victory over the Phillies, allowing one earned run on four hits while striking out three batters across five innings. Falter rarely faltered against his former club, as his lone blemish came on an RBI single off the bat of Bryson Stott during the fifth inning. However, the 26-year-old southpaw still owns a 4.20 ERA on the year and has struck out just six batters through 15 frames, putting a relatively low ceiling on his fantasy value. He's lined up to make his next start on the road Wednesday against the Mets.
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  • Pirates' Bailey Falter: Allows six runs over four innings

    Falter did not factor into the decision Sunday, allowing six runs on five hits and three walks over four innings against the Marlins. He struck out two. Falter allowed five runs in the first inning, capped by a grand slam by Jazz Chisholm, but settled down thereafter in allowing just one more run through four innings and giving the Pirates an opportunity for the comeback win. Falter earned the starting role out of spring training, but with the likes of Luis Ortiz and Roansy Contreras nipping at his heels on the big-league roster, along with Quinn Priester and Paul Skenes at Triple-A, Falter will need far better outings than what he produced Sunday to remain in the rotation. His next start won't get any easier, as he's tentatively slated for a home matchup against the Orioles next weekend.
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  • Pirates' Bailey Falter: May lose out on rotation spot

    Falter is in competition for the final spot in the Pirates' rotation to begin the season, Alex Stumpf of MLB.com reports. Falter is among several candidates vying for the role. He's allowed 12 baserunners across six innings of work in Grapefruit League action, though his 6:1 K:BB suggests perhaps he's gotten unlucky. The Pirates would likely prefer that Luis Ortiz or Jared Jones force their way into the rotation, and both have had impressive spring performances to this point. That could push Falter into a long relief role, as he has no minor-league options remaining.
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  • Pirates' Bailey Falter: Moves to injured list

    Falter was placed on the 15-day injured list with neck soreness and overall fatigue Sunday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. The left-hander was tagged for eight earned runs over two innings Saturday in Cincinnati, and his season will end a week early due to the injuries. Falter struggled as a rotation piece for both the Phillies and Pirates this year, and he closes the campaign with a 5.36 ERA, 1.41 WHIP and 60:20 K:BB across 80.2 innings.
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  • Pirates' Bailey Falter: Getting another start

    Falter is starting Tuesday's game against the Cubs in Chicago. Falter tossed six innings of one-run ball on 67 pitches the last time he drew a traditional start Sept. 12 versus the Nationals. The 26-year-old left-hander carries an overall 3.62 ERA and 30:9 K:BB through 37.1 innings of work with the Pirates, who acquired him from the Phillies at the Aug. 1 trade deadline in exchange for Rodolfo Castro.
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  • Pirates' Bailey Falter: Starting for Pirates on Tuesday

    Falter will start for the Pirates on Tuesday against the Nationals, Bobby Blanco of MASNSports.com reports. Pittsburgh has used Falter as a bulk reliever three times and a traditional starter four times in his seven appearances since coming over from the Phillies via trade. The southpaw will be deployed in the latter role Tuesday, as manager Derek Shelton has opted against using an opener. Falter's last traditional start came on Aug. 27, when he was torched for six runs over 4.2 innings in a loss to the Cubs.
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  • Pirates' Bailey Falter: Works 3.2 innings behind opener

    Falter allowed one run on one hit and one walk while striking out two batters over 3.2 innings in bulk relief in a no-decision against the Cardinals on Saturday. Falter came into the contest having started in 11 of his 13 appearances on the season, but Pittsburgh elected to use him behind an opener Saturday. The southpaw fared well in that role, giving up a solo homer to Lars Nootbaar in the fifth frame but otherwise keeping St. Louis off the scoreboard. The long ball was the only hit Falter allowed in 3.2 frames, but he was still pulled after a modest 43 pitches despite going at least 4.2 innings in each of his previous three outings. It's unclear if Falter will continue to work as a primary pitcher or move back to a traditional starting role moving forward.
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  • Pirates' Bailey Falter: Falls to Cubs

    Falter (1-8) took the loss Sunday, allowing six runs on seven hits and a walk over 4.2 innings against the Cubs. He struck out three. Falter held the Cubs to one run through his first three innings before Jeimer Candelario broke a 1-1 tie with a two-run homer in the fourth. That was followed by a Chicago three-run, two-out rally in the fifth. It was a tough day for the 26-year-old Falter, who allowed just two runs over his previous two outings (11.1 innings). The southpaw's ERA is now up to 5.04 with a 1.45 WHIP and 49:15 K:BB across 64.1 innings this season. Falter's currently scheduled for a road matchup with the Cardinals in his next start.
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  • Pirates' Bailey Falter: Struggles through four frames

    Falter did not factor into the decision Thursday, allowing four runs on eight hits and two walks over four innings against Atlanta. He struck out three. It was an ugly start for Falter as the recently acquired lefty allowed runs in each of the first three innings to put the Pirates in an early 4-0 hole. He finally managed to pitch a scoreless inning in the fourth, but he would not return in the fifth after reaching 86 pitches. Falter did manage to avoid taking his eighth loss thanks to Pittsburgh's late comeback, but he has yet to collect his first win of the season. He's now allowed at least four earned runs in three of his last five outings.
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  • Pirates' Bailey Falter: Remains in rotation

    Falter is scheduled to start Thursday's game against Atlanta at PNC Park. After being acquired from the Phillies on Tuesday, Falter immediately reported to the Pirates and stepped in as the club's new No. 5 starter, filling the spot in the rotation that opened up when Rich Hill was dealt to the Padres earlier in the week. In his first big-league appearance since May 15 this past Saturday, Falter acquitted himself well in his Pirates debut, taking a no-decision while limiting the Brewers to one earned run on six hits and one walk. Despite the solid results against Milwaukee, Falter doesn't profile as a trustworthy streaming option while taking on a much stronger Atlanta offense that leads the majors in home runs by a wide margin (213 to 181) and ranks second in batting average (.270) this season.
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  • Pirates' Bailey Falter: Tosses four frames in team debut

    Falter allowed one run on six hits and one walk while striking out two batters over four-plus innings in a no-decision Saturday in the Pirates' 3-2 extra-inning loss to the Brewers. Falter was recalled from the minors ahead of Saturday's contest to make his first appearance in a Pittsburgh uniform after being acquired in a trade with the Phillies at the deadline. The southpaw made a decent impression, giving up six hits -- only one for extra bases -- and holding the Brewers to one run over four frames. Falter was ahead 2-0 heading into the fifth and could have had a shot at a win, but he was pulled in that inning after giving up a single to each of the first two batters he faced. It appears the 26-year-old will get a shot to remain in the Pirates' rotation with the team likely out of contention and looking to the future.
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