current status: Off season (on 40-man roster)
#34 SP | 6'4", 230 lbs. | Cincinnati
Birth Date:May 3, 1986 (27 years old) Place of Birth:La Grange, TX Hometown:La Grange, TX
Drafted:Drafted by Cincinnati in 2004 (1st round).
Drafted:Drafted by Cincinnati in 2004 (1st round).
|Assets:||Has a bulldog mentality on the mound. His mid-90's heat is nasty, especially when combined with his tremendous curveball. Is at his best when pitching low in the strike zone. Can be dominant at times.|
|Flaws:||His control is still spotty at times, and he also can surrender a few too many taters. Can be a bit maddening for managers and pitching coaches, since he isn't always as good as his stuff suggests he is.|
|Career Potential:||Talented, work-horse starter.|
Movements & Injuries
|2/19/2014||Re-signed by the Cincinnati Reds to a six-year contract.|
|10/01/2013||Not on the Cincinnati Reds Wild Card playoff game roster.|
|2/16/2013||Re-signed by the Cincinnati Reds to a one-year contract.|
|1/17/2012||Re-signed by the Cincinnati Reds to a one-year contract.|
|6/26/2011||Missed 27 games (shoulder injury).|
|5/27/2011||Shoulder injury, 15-day DL.|
|5/05/2011||Missed 30 games (right shoulder injury).|
|3/25/2011||Right shoulder injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to March 24th, 2011).|
|8/15/2010||Missed 73 games (right shoulder inflammation).|
|5/24/2010||Right shoulder inflammation, early September.|
|6/26/2009||Recalled from Louisville (AAA).|
|5/24/2009||Optioned to Louisville (AAA).|
|5/21/2009||Recalled from Louisville (AAA).|
|4/05/2009||Optioned to Louisville (AAA).|
|3/01/2009||Re-signed by the Cincinnati Reds to a one-year contract.|
|8/10/2008||Optioned to Louisville (AAA).|
|7/13/2008||Recalled from Louisville (AAA).|
|6/18/2008||Optioned to Louisville (AAA).|
|6/05/2008||Recalled from Louisville (AAA).|
|3/26/2008||Optioned to Louisville (AAA).|
|2/29/2008||Signed by the Cincinnati Reds to a one-year contract.|
|9/20/2007||Recalled from Sarasota (A).|
|7/08/2007||Optioned to Louisville (AAA).|
|6/08/2007||Contract purchased from Louisville (AAA).|
|3/16/2007||Assigned to minor league camp by the Cincinnati Reds.|
|3/19/2006||Assigned to minor league camp.|
|12/21/2005||Re-signed by the Cincinnati Reds to a minor league contract and invited to spring training.|
|7/19/2004||Signed by the Cincinnati Reds.|
|6/07/2004||Drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 1st round (7th overall) in 2004.|
Bailey clean in three innings of work Wed. | 03/05/2014 11:59 PM
NewsHomer Bailey pitched three scoreless innings in Wednesday's loss to the Dodgers.
ImpactThe Reds gave up 10 runs on the night, but none came by way of Bailey. The 27-year-old walked just one while not allowing a hit. The right-hander also struck out two in the outing. Baseball's newest $100 million man will try to prove his worth in the Reds' rotation this year, possibly beginning with an Opening Day start. He will likely have to outduel Johnny Cueto this spring for the honors.
Homer Bailey surrenders homer in first start | 02/28/2014 8:48 PM
NewsHomer Bailey surrendered a two-run homer to Ryan Raburn in a losing effort against the Indians on Friday.
ImpactThe newly-minted $100 million man allowed just the one hit in his two innings of work, while also walking one. Seemingly perennially undervalued in the fantasy community, the 27-year-old hurler quietly fanned 199 hitters in 2013 looks poised to join the game's elite this coming season.
Reds officially announce extension for Bailey | 02/21/2014 9:25 AM
NewsReds avoided arbitration with RHP Homer Bailey by agreeing to a six-year, $105 million contract extension.
ImpactBailey was set to hit free agency after this season, but the Reds have now locked up the 27-year-old right-hander over the long haul. It's a big price to pay, but the club obviously feels that Bailey is just getting started after putting up his best year in 2013, when he held a 3.49 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 199/54 K/BB ratio in 209 innings. "We're very excited about it and pleased," general manager Walt Jocketty said. "Homer is home-grown, was drafted, signed and developed in our organization. It's important as an organization to reward our players that have earned this type of respect with these types of contracts and to keep them as part of the organization for a long time and hopefully end their careers here -- he'll still be pretty young when this contract's up, though."
Reds, Bailey agree to six-year, $105M deal | 02/19/2014 1:22 PM
NewsMark Sheldon of MLB.com reports that the Reds and Homer Bailey have agreed to a six-year, $105 million contract extension.
ImpactThe two sides were rumored to be close to a deal over the past couple of days and have now reached agreement. According to Sheldon, the contract includes a mutual option for a seventh year which carries a $25 million salary or a $5 million buyout. Bailey was due to hit free agency next offseason, but he'll now be under team control through at least 2019.
Extension between Reds, Bailey 'all but done' | 02/19/2014 1:01 PM
NewsFOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that a contract extension between the Reds and right-hander Homer Bailey is "all but done."
Ken Rosenthal on Twitter
ImpactMany assumed that Bailey would wait and test the free agent market next offseason, but the Reds have managed to convince him to stick around for the long-term. According to CBS Sports' Jon Heyman, it's expected to be a six-year deal in the range of $100-110 million.
Bailey confirms he's close to long-term deal | 02/17/2014 10:17 AM
NewsHomer Bailey acknowledged Monday that he is close to signing a contract extension with the Reds.
John Fay on Twitter
Impact"We're going in the right direction," Bailey told reporters in Reds camp. "The majority of it is worked out." The expectation is that the extension will be in the six-year, $100 million range, covering Bailey's final year of arbitration and his first five years of free agency. The 27-year-old right-hander had a 3.49 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 199/54 K/BB ratio in 209 innings last season.
Reds nearing six-year extension with Bailey | 02/16/2014 8:01 PM
NewsPaul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that the Reds are nearing a six-year extension with Homer Bailey in the range of $100 million.
Paul Hoynes on Twitter
ImpactReds general manager Walt Jocketty said earlier in the day that enough progress had been made with Bailey, that they expected a deal would get done. The 27-year-old has developed into one of the top starters in the National League, posting a 3.49 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 199/54 K/BB ratio over 209 innings in 2013.
Reds making progress on Bailey extension | 02/16/2014 12:14 PM
NewsReds general manager Walt Jocketty told Jim Bowden of SiriusXM Sunday that enough progress has been made in Homer Bailey extension talks that he hopes a deal will get done.
Jim Bowden on Twitter
ImpactRecent reports had suggested the two sides were still far apart, but apparently the gap has been closed. Bailey said Friday that a one-year deal hasn't really been discussed as the sides are focused on hammering out a long-term pact. The right-hander requested $11.6 million last month and was offered $8.7 million from the Reds in his final year of arbitration eligibility.
Reds, Bailey mainly talking extension | 02/14/2014 1:36 PM
NewsHomer Bailey said Friday that contract talks with the Reds have mainly revolved on a potential multi-year deal.
Impact"Honestly, we haven't really talked one-year that much, it's been primarily multi-year," Bailey said. The right-hander is set for an arbitration hearing on February 20, but the two sides are hoping to avoid it whether it's through a one-year deal or multi-year pact. All indications have been that the sides are far apart in extension talks, so major ground will have to be made up to keep Bailey from hitting the free agent market next winter.
Homer Bailey and Reds still very far apart | 02/08/2014 1:57 PM
NewsJerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that the Reds and Homer Bailey are still very far apart on a potential long-term contract extension.
Jerry Crasnick on Twitter
ImpactCrasnick describes an "enormous gap" between what Bailey is asking for and what the Reds are currently offering. There is mutual interest on both sides in getting a deal done, but it looks like this one will still take some work to appease both parties.
Reds, Bailey working on contract extension | 01/18/2014 9:07 AM
NewsMark Sheldon of MLB.com reports that the Reds are working on a long-term contract extension with Homer Bailey.
ImpactReds general manager Walt Jocketty announced the news on Friday when discussing the arbitration figures that the two sides exchanged. He admitted that even though they couldn't get a deal done before Friday's deadline, he remains optimistic on an extension getting completed before heading to an arbitration hearing.
Homer Bailey requests $11.6 M in arbitration | 01/17/2014 7:15 PM
NewsHomer Bailey requested $11.6 million and was offered $8.7 million from the Reds when arbitration figures were exchanged on Friday.
Jon Heyman on Twitter
ImpactThe 27-year-old hurler is coming off a dominating 2013 campaign in which he posted a 3.49 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 199/54 K/BB ratio over 209 innings. One of the finest young starting pitchers in the National League, Bailey is set to nearly double the $5.35 million that he earned in 2013.
Bailey expresses desire to remain with Reds | 01/10/2014 11:48 PM
NewsKen Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports that Homer Bailey denies the rumors that he wants out of Cincinnati.
ImpactAccording to Rosenthal, the 27-year-old right-hander has actually expressed a desire to remain with the Reds long-term. Bailey is expected to earn just north of $9 million in his final year of arbitration and is set to hit free agency after the 2014 season. Coming off a dominating 2013 campaign in which he posted a 3.49 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 199/54 K/BB ratio in 209 innings, the Reds would be wise to lock him up as soon as possible.
Jocketty: Bailey extension would be difficult | 01/06/2014 7:53 PM
NewsReds general manager Walt Jocketty told MLB.com's Mark Sheldon Monday that signing Homer Bailey to a long-term extension will be "difficult."
Impact"He would be probably the one guy that's going to be the most difficult because of how well he's done and where he's at in this service class," Jocketty said. "Young pitchers are getting quite a bit." Bailey is due to make about $9 million in his final year of arbitration before hitting free agency next winter. The Reds had extension talks with him before the holidays, but it's unclear if they'll talk again prior to the season. It's possible they'll wind up trading him if they determine an extension won't happen.
Reds might wind up trading Homer Bailey | 01/05/2014 9:19 AM
NewsJohn Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer writes that the Reds trading Homer Bailey is something he "could see happening."
ImpactBailey is due to make about $9 million in his final year of arbitration, and the Reds might decide it's best to get something for him now if they believe he won't sign an extension. Fay thinks the club could deal Bailey for someone like Brett Gardner and then use the savings to re-sign Bronson Arroyo. Gardner is also slated for free agency after next season, though, so it remains to be seen if that's something Cincy would consider. For what it's worth, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal said last month that the Reds "likely will not" trade Bailey.
Reds 'likely will not' trade Homer Bailey | 12/11/2013 12:33 PM
NewsFOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal says the Reds "likely will not" trade right-handed starter Homer Bailey.
Ken Rosenthal on Twitter
ImpactCincinnati is hoping to compete in 2014 and would have to get a return of high-profile MLB-ready talent. Bailey, 27, had a 3.49 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 199/54 K/BB ratio in 209 innings this past season with the Reds. He is arbitration-eligible for the final time this winter.
Reds not making Homer Bailey untouchable | 12/10/2013 8:35 PM
NewsESPN's Buster Olney reports that teams asking the Reds about Homer Bailey's availability have not been "shot down completely."
Buster Olney on Twitter
ImpactGeneral manager Walt Jocketty told MLB.com's Mark Sheldon that the club is "not trading" Bailey and instead is "trying to sign him." Olney is obviously hearing that a trade isn't totally off the table, though. It's interesting timing given that the Reds also had unexpected talks with Bronson Arroyo Tuesday. Perhaps they'll consider trading Bailey if they find a deal they like and then turn around and re-sign Arroyo. Bailey is due to hit free agency after the 2014 season.
Reds not shopping RHP Homer Bailey | 12/10/2013 3:43 PM
NewsReds general manager Walt Jocketty said Tuesday that Homer Bailey is not being shopped.
ImpactTo the contrary, Jocketty said that they are trying to sign Bailey, who is currently on track to hit free agency after the 2014 season. The 27-year-old took another healthy step forward this past season, posting a 3.49 ERA and 199/54 K/BB ratio over 209 innings.
Yankees have inquired on Homer Bailey | 12/09/2013 11:36 PM
NewsDaniel Barbarisi of the Wall Street Journal reports that the Yankees have asked the Reds about Homer Bailey.
Daniel Barbarisi on Twitter
ImpactThe Reds have been listed as a possible suitor for Brett Gardner, so Barbarisi reasons that the two could be swapped for each other. You'd have to imagine that the Yankees would have to give up more than Gardner if they really wanted Bailey, though, and the Reds have given no indication that they'd part with the right-hander.
Bailey gives up four runs in loss to Pirates | 09/27/2013 10:14 PM
NewsHomer Bailey was chased for four runs over five-plus innings Friday in a loss to the Pirates.
ImpactBailey was pulled after he gave up a two-run homer to Pedro Alvarez in the top of the sixth inning. This was his third straight start with four walks, which is odd considering that he didn't walk four batters in any of his previous 22 starts. He'll finish the regular season with a 3.49 ERA and 199/54 K/BB ratio over 209 innings. While the early part of his major league career was a struggle, he's rounding into form as a strong frontline fantasy starter.
Bailey gives up four runs in loss to Pirates | 09/21/2013 10:14 PM
NewsHomer Bailey allowed four runs -- two earned -- over 5 2/3 innings in a loss to the Reds on Saturday.
ImpactBailey was good through five innings, allowing only two unearned runs on a Russell Martin homer, but he allowed two more runs to score in the sixth. He allowed just three hits but walked four in the outing, striking out just three. He's got a shot at redemption when the Pirates and Reds matchup next weekend.
Bailey gives up three runs in win over MIL | 09/14/2013 4:38 PM
NewsHomer Bailey yielded three runs over seven innings in Saturday's win over the Brewers.
ImpactBailey wasn't at his best, as he allowed five hits and four walks and struck out just three batters, but the Brewers only got to him in the fourth inning. He has now allowed three runs or fewer in six straight starts and has gone at least seven innings in five of them. He'll bring a 3.40 ERA into an important start against the Pirates next week in Pittsburgh.
Homer Bailey fans nine Dodgers in no-decision | 09/08/2013 11:14 PM
NewsHomer Bailey racked up nine strikeouts in a no-decision against the Dodgers on Sunday, surrendering two runs on six hits over his seven frames.
ImpactThe only damage against him on the night came from Hanley Ramirez, who doubled home Adrian Gonzalez in the fourth inning and evened the score at 2-2 with a solo blast in the seventh. The 27-year-old hurler has really blossomed this season, compiling a 3.39 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 190/42 K/BB ratio over 191 1/3 innings of work. He'll take on the Brewers his next time out in Milwaukee on Saturday.
Bailey goes seven scoreless versus Cardinals | 09/03/2013 10:02 PM
NewsHomer Bailey fired seven scoreless innings Tuesday in the Reds' 1-0 victory over the Cardinals.
ImpactBailey gave up a pair of singles to Matt Carpenter but was otherwise untouched by the dangerous St. Louis offense. He struck out eight and issued only one walk, and then Manny Parra and Aroldis Chapman combined to keep the shutout alive. Bailey has been on a roll lately. He will try to keep it going next time out against the Dodgers.
Homer Bailey strikes out five in no-decision | 08/23/2013 10:34 PM
NewsHomer Bailey turned in a solid performance in Friday's no-decision against the Brewers, allowing three runs on six hits and a pair of walks in his six frames.
ImpactBailey racked up five strikeouts on the evening. The big blow against him came in the sixth inning, where Khris Davis connected for a two-run homer to give the Brewers the lead. The 27-year-old righty will carry a 3.71 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 166/39 K/BB ratio with him into St. Louis where he'll do battle against the Cardinals on Wednesday.
Bailey whiffs 8 over 8 frames of 1-run ball | 08/18/2013 6:46 PM
NewsHomer Bailey fired a gem on Sunday, holding the Brewers to only one run on three hits over eight innings.
ImpactHe struck out eight and walked just one in the victory. Bailey committed just one error on the afternoon, a meaningless Khris Davis homer in the fifth inning when the Reds already led 9-0. Bailey had been roughed up to the tune of a 6.94 ERA in two August starts, so we were pleased to see him get back on track in Milwaukee. The right-hander, fifth in the National League with 161 strikeouts, improves to 8-10 with a 3.68 ERA.
Bailey serves up three jacks against Cubs | 08/14/2013 1:34 AM
NewsHomer Bailey allowed four runs over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Cubs on Tuesday.
ImpactBailey was prone to the long ball on Tuesday, as all four of the runs he allowed came on three Cubs home runs. The right-hander served up six hits and three walks in total on the night. He'll carry a 3.81 ERA into his start Sunday against the Brewers at Miller Park.
Homer Bailey strikes out seven in 4-1 win | 07/31/2013 7:10 PM
NewsHomer Bailey allowed just an unearned run over 8 1/3 innings and struck out seven in a victory over the Padres on Wednesday.
ImpactBailey took a shutout into the ninth, but after a Joey Votto error allowed the leadoff man to reach, he gave up an RBI double with one out, ending his day. Aroldis Chapman came on and retired both batters he faced for the save in a 4-1 game. Including his no-hitter, Bailey has now had four starts this season of eight innings or longer and no earned runs allowed. That's tied with Clayton Kershaw and Jordan Zimmermann for the most in the majors.
Bailey strikes out career-high 13 batters | 07/21/2013 4:38 PM
NewsHomer Bailey struck out a career-high 12 batters over 6 1/3 innings in a loss to the Pirates on Sunday.
ImpactHe allowed three runs on seven hits and a walk. Bailey (5-9, 3.84 ERA) sailed along through six innings but ran out of gas as his pitch count rolled over 100 in the seventh. The right-hander has allowed 11 runs on 27 hits over his last three starts since his no-hitter on July 2, but we aren't concerned with him.
Bailey gives up 10 hits in loss to Braves | 07/13/2013 7:00 PM
NewsHomer Bailey allowed four runs on 10 hits in six innings in a loss to the Braves on Saturday.
ImpactBailey has now lost both his starts since pitching the no-hitter on on July 2. On Saturday, the right-hander allowed 10 hits and a walk while striking out seven. The loss dropped him to 5-8 on the year, and he owns a 3.82 ERA.
Homer Bailey follows up no-hitter with loss | 07/09/2013 12:03 AM
NewsHomer Bailey followed up his no-hitter by allowing four runs and 10 hits in 5 2/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Brewers.
ImpactBailey gave up a single to the second hitter he faced tonight and a two-run homer two batters later. It was the first time since July 28, 20011 that he'd given up 10 hits, and he fell to 5-7 with a 3.70 ERA for the season.
Bailey to make next start Monday vs. Brewers | 07/04/2013 3:50 PM
NewsHomer Bailey will make his next start Monday in the Reds' series-opener against the Brewers.
C. Trent Rosecrans on Twitter
ImpactBailey was originally scheduled to pitch Sunday against the Mariners, but the Reds were rained out with the Giants on Thursday and decided to simply push all of their starters back a day. Bailey threw a no-hitter -- the second of his career -- Tuesday vs. San Francisco.
Homer Bailey throws no-hitter against Giants | 07/02/2013 9:55 PM
NewsHomer Bailey threw the first no-hitter of the year as the Reds beat the Giants on Tuesday.
ImpactBailey carried a perfect game into the seventh inning and finished with just one walk and nine strikeouts. Bailey threw a no-hitter against the Pirates on September 28 of last season, but Tuesday's was arguably more impressive, as he used fewer pitches and faced a more dangerous lineup this time around. Despite the fact that he can be flat dominant at times, the win moved him to just 5-6 with a 3.57 ERA and 1.06 WHIP on the year. He'll go for two against the Mariners on Sunday.
Bailey allows four runs in Reds' loss to A's | 06/26/2013 6:02 PM
NewsHomer Bailey allowed four earned runs over six innings Wednesday in the Reds' loss to the A's.
ImpactBailey held the A's scoreless over the first three frames before coughing up all four runs in the bottom of the fourth. He still has a cool 3.88 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 102/25 K/BB ratio in 102 innings this season and should be able to bounce back next week vs. the Giants.
Bailey goes six innings in no-decision | 06/20/2013 4:11 PM
NewsHomer Bailey yielded two runs in six innings Thursday against the Pirates.
ImpactBailey was very effective for the most part, but Pedro Alvarez touched him up for an RBI single in the third inning and a solo homer in the sixth. He fanned eight and walked none in the no-decision. He'll carry a 3.75 ERA into an interleague matchup against the Athletics next week in Oakland.
Homer Bailey allows six runs in loss to MIL | 06/15/2013 7:01 PM
NewsHomer Bailey allowed six earned runs over seven innings Saturday as the Reds fell to the Brewers.
ImpactIt was another one of those random blowups from the 27-year-old right-hander, who has been dominant for the most part this season but completely ineffective in a couple of peculiar outings. He yielded eight hits and watched his ERA balloon from 3.47 to 3.80. Bailey will take on the Pirates at Great American Ball Park next time out.
Homer Bailey strikes out eight in victory | 06/10/2013 11:55 PM
NewsHomer Bailey allowed just an unearned run over eight innings and struck out eight Monday in defeating the Cubs.
ImpactManager Dusty Baker could have taken Bailey out after seven rather than let him throw 120 pitches in a 6-1 game tonight, but what do we know? It's just the third time this year that Bailey has topped 100 pitches, so he hasn't been badly handled. He's now 4-4 with a 3.47 ERA.
Bailey goes seven, allows three against Rox | 06/04/2013 10:52 PM
NewsHomer Bailey allowed three runs in seven innings in taking a no-decision against the Rockies on Tuesday.
ImpactBailey staked the Rockies to an early lead, giving up three runs in the second inning before locking it down for the rest of his outing. He bounced back after a rough start his previous time out, when he allowed seven runs in 3 2/3 innings. He'll go for his fourth win Monday against the Cubs.
Homer Bailey gives up seven runs in fourth | 05/30/2013 10:54 PM
NewsHomer Bailey was tagged for seven runs in 3 2/3 innings by the Indians in a loss Thursday.
ImpactBailey retired the first seven batters he faced and got out of a modest jam in the third before a disastrous fourth turned into a seven-run inning. He hit Asdrubal Cabrera to start the frame, bounced back to strike out two of the next three hitters he faced, only to give up five straight hits afterwards. Bailey owners shouldn't worry overly much about this one.
Bailey goes seven scoreless but Reds lose | 05/19/2013 4:39 PM
NewsHomer Bailey tossed seven scoreless innings Sunday against the Phillies but the Reds lost late.
ImpactAroldis Chapman blew the Reds' one-run lead in the bottom of the ninth. Bailey did his part, yielding only five hits and a walk while fanning three batters. He now has a stellar 3.09 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 55/15 K/BB ratio in 58 1/3 innings this season and should keep cruising next time out against the light-hitting Cubs.
Bailey goes the distance as Reds best Marlins | 05/14/2013 11:47 PM
NewsHomer Bailey pitched a complete game with 10 strikeouts in the Reds' 6-2 win over the Marlins on Tuesday.
ImpactBailey limited the Marlins to just six hits and no walks, throwing 88 of his 125 pitches for strikes. The Marlins lineup will make a Cy Young contender out of anyone, but Bailey is capable of pitching this well for sustained stretches as evidenced by his 3.68 ERA and 13 wins in 2012. He's now struck out 52 batters in 51 1/3 innings and should be a safe play in standard formats going forward. He'll get the Phillies his next time out.
Bailey allows four runs, but Reds down Braves | 05/07/2013 11:20 PM
NewsHomer Bailey allowed four runs over five innings but took a no-decision as the Reds beat the Braves on Tuesday.
ImpactBailey wasn't sharp, as he issued four free passes on the night to go along with five hits. His offense took him off the hook for what would have been his third-straight loss, though, as they rallied to win it in the ninth. A start Monday against the Marlins should cure what ails the 27-year-old.
Bailey goes seven innings in tough-luck loss | 04/26/2013 9:27 PM
NewsHomer Bailey yielded one run in seven innings Friday in a tough-luck loss to the Nationals.
ImpactBailey gave up just five hits and didn't walk a batter, but an RBI single by Jayson Werth was enough to put him on the losing side. He struck out six in the loss. After a strong second half last season, Bailey owns a 2.81 ERA and 32/9 K/BB ratio in 32 innings across his first five starts this year. He has quickly become a must-start every time out in fantasy leagues.
Homer Bailey whiffs eight | 04/22/2013 1:09 PM
NewsHomer Bailey struck out eight while permitting just two runs over six frames in Sunday's 10-6 win over the Marlins.
ImpactBailey didn't stay in long enough to get the win, but it was a second straight nice showing. The right-hander had a rough outing against the Cardinals earlier this month but has been terrific otherwise. He'll carry a 3.24 ERA and 1.16 WHIP into Washington next weekend.
Homer Bailey gives up seven runs in loss | 04/10/2013 4:38 PM
NewsHomer Bailey was tagged for seven runs in five-plus innings by the Cardinals on Wednesday.
ImpactBailey, who was hit by a comebacker earlier in the game, left with the trainer in the sixth, but he didn't seem hurt and the Reds never announced an injury. His two starts this year have resulted in a 15-0 Reds win over the Nationals and a 10-0 loss today.
Homer Bailey spins six shutout innings in win | 04/05/2013 10:30 PM
NewsHomer Bailey spun six shutout frames in Friday's win over the Nationals.
ImpactPicking up where he left off last year, Bailey gave up just two hits and three walks while striking out six. He threw 56 out of 98 pitches for strikes. The 26-year-old was brilliant over the final three months last season and may be poised to take a step forward in 2013.
Homer Bailey rocked again | 03/25/2013 6:33 PM
NewsHomer Bailey was knocked around again Monday, allowing nine runs -- eight earned -- over 3 1/3 innings against the Mariners.
ImpactBailey was able to strike out five, but he was hit hard from the get-go in this one. It's been a common theme this spring, as he now holds an 8.64 ERA during Cactus League action. On the bright side, he's struck out 18 over 16 2/3 frames.
Homer Bailey knocked around Tuesday | 03/19/2013 6:32 PM
NewsHomer Bailey labored through 4 1/3 innings against the White Sox Tuesday, allowing five runs -- four earned -- on nine hits and a walk.
ImpactBailey didn't look so bad when compared to his counterpart, John Danks, but it wasn't a pretty outing for him, either. He did record five strikeouts, though, and now has 13 in 13 1/3 frames this spring despite a 5.40 ERA.
Homer Bailey not so good Thursday | 03/14/2013 7:19 PM
NewsHomer Bailey surrendered three runs over four frames Thursday against the Mariners.
ImpactHe gave up six hits, didn't walk anyone and struck out one, getting taken deep by Michael Morse. Bailey has a 4.00 ERA over nine innings this spring, sporting a nice 8/1 K/BB ratio. He had a mini-breakout for the Reds last season and should be a solid fantasy option again in 2013.
Homer Bailey touched for first runs of spring | 03/09/2013 6:59 PM
NewsHomer Bailey allowed three runs -- one earned -- in his two innings of the Reds 6-5 win over the Brewers Saturday.
ImpactBailey finally had the year everyone's been waiting for in 2012. The 26-year-old won 13 games while recording a 3.68 ERA in 33 starts. He'll look to build on that this season, where he'll be firmly entrenched in the Reds rotation. There isn't much more upside left for the right-hander, but a replication of his 2012 numbers would be a welcome addition to many a fantasy team.
Homer Bailey throws scoreless frame in debut | 02/26/2013 6:57 PM
NewsHomer Bailey threw a scoreless innings Tuesday in the Reds' Cactus League loss to the Padres.
ImpactBailey started the game but only lasted one frame. The Reds are easing the right-hander into action because spring training will run a bit longer than normal. He should hold value this year in deep mixed leagues.
Reds avoid arbitration with Homer Bailey | 02/16/2013 12:33 PM
NewsReds and RHP Homer Bailey avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract.
John Fay on Twitter
ImpactContract details haven't been reported, but Bailey won't be getting a multi-year extension this offseason. He posted a 3.68 ERA and 168/52 K/BB ratio in 208 innings in 2012 and is under team control through 2014. Reds GM Walt Jocketty says he plans to revisit a long-term deal with Bailey "at some point."
Reds haven't talked extension with Bailey | 01/27/2013 6:09 PM
NewsThe Reds have yet to open contract extension talks with Homer Bailey.
ImpactBailey is arbitration-eligible for the second time this winter and GM Walt Jocketty said publicly that he would like to sign both him and Mat Latos to long-term contracts. However, it sounds like the Reds may just look to avoid arbitration on a one-year deal like they did last season. Bailey posted a 3.68 ERA and 168/52 K/BB ratio in 208 innings in 2012 and is under team control through 2014.
Bailey files for $5.8 million in arbitration | 01/18/2013 7:17 PM
NewsHomer Bailey requested $5.8 million and was offered $4.75 million by the Reds when arbitration figures were exchanged Friday.
Jon Heyman on Twitter
ImpactBailey, who is arbitration-eligible for the second time, earned $2.4 million last season while posting a 3.68 ERA and 168/52 K/BB ratio over 208 innings. This would be an ideal time for the two sides to continue talks about a contract extension.
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Career Regular Season Statistics
2013 Game Highs
|Most Innings Pitched (Starting)||9.0||2 times-last:vs. SF||last:Jul 2||9.0|
|Most Strikeouts (Starting)||12||vs. Pit||Jul 21||10|
Career Highs (SEASON)
|Innings Pitched||209||2013 (Cin)|
|Games Started||33||2012 (Cin)|
|Completed Games||2||2 times-last: 2013 (Cin)|
|Shutouts||1||3 times-last: 2013 (Cin)|
|Hits Allowed||206||2012 (Cin)|
|Runs Allowed||97||2012 (Cin)|
|Earned Runs Allowed||85||2012 (Cin)|
|Home Runs Allowed||26||2012 (Cin)|
|Earned Run Average||3.49||2013 (Cin)|