31-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent
2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Ogando pitched well, when healthy, in 2013 but not as well as in years past. His walks ticked up, and his strikeouts dipped, and continued questions regarding his durability have Texas considering his...
Alexi Ogando Contract Information:
Agreed to a one-year, $2.625 million deal with the Rangers in January 2014, avoiding arbitration.
The Rangers will not tender Ogando (elbow) a contract, making him a free agent.
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Alexi Ogando Split Stats (View Full Split Stats)
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2014 Stat Review for Alexi Ogando As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)
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Alexi Ogando: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Ogando injured a groin in his lone start last year, legging out a bunt in an interleague game that sidelined him several weeks. He continued his string of dominance out of the bullpen, but Texas has already announced that Ogando will return to the rotation for 2013. A repeat of his 2011 success as a starter (13 wins, 126 strikeouts, 1.14 WHIP in 29 starts) would play well in most formats.
Ogando's transition into the rotation was largely a success, resulting in 13 wins and a 1.136 WHIP over 169 innings. He faded, as one might expect, as the season wore on though his K/9IP rate remained virtually unchanged despite a post-break ERA that was a full run-and-a-half higher. Some poor luck (41 hits allowed in 29 August innings resulting in a 7.14 ERA) was largely behind the struggles, but he was a key member of the Texas bullpen during the postseason. Assuming the Rangers' complement of starters are healthy at the end of spring training, he'll likely return to the bullpen full time in 2012.
Ogando finally made his stateside professional debut after being detained in his native Dominican Republic for several years due to his involvement in a marriage visa scandal. He ripped through the minors, striking out 42 batters and allowing just 14 hits in 30.2 innings split between Double-A Frisco and Triple-A Oklahoma City before reaching Texas in early June. His dominance continued, allowing just 31 hits and 16 walks in 41.2 innings while striking out 39. Used primarily in short relief all season, Texas intends to stretch him out in spring training to see if he can settle in at the backend of the rotation following the departure of Cliff Lee. If Neftali Feliz moves to the rotation, Ogando could move to a prime setup role for Frank Francisco.
Ogando was added to Texas' 40-man roster in November. Formerly an outfielder, Ogando was converted to a pitcher this year in the Dominican Summer League and dominated: 30.2 innings, 23 hits, 3 walks and 44 K in a relief role while featuring a triple-digits fastball. He was unable to obtain a work visa in both the 2005 and 2006 seasons (he was under the A's control through the 2005 season), and there's no indication that will change for 2007. He's worth keeping an eye on, though, if he's able to come stateside.