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Apr 21, 2024 1 1 4.15 3 10.5
Apr 19, 2024 1 1 4.70 2 6
Apr 17, 2024 0 1 4.91 2 10
Apr 16, 2024 0 1 5.68 1 4
Apr 13, 2024 0 1 6.75 1 2

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Pitching for his 5th team over the last four seasons, Joel Payamps unexpectedly broke out in 2023. Milwaukee acquired the 29-year-old from Oakland last December and gave him a spot in their Opening Day bullpen. Payamps secured his first career save early in the season and had an impressive 25:4 K:BB ratio over his first 22 innings. By mid-May, he jumped into a setup role that he'd settle into over the remainder of the season. Payamps showcased an improved walk rate (5.9%) and strikeout rate (26.8%) that spiked nearly 10 percent from prior outputs. After recording a career-high 28 holds (T-5th in the league), the right-hander figures to open 2024 in a high-leverage role for the Brewers. However, he's somewhat risky for leagues that count holds, as his ratios could plummet if his slider doesn't hold up.

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2024 41.54.2 8.7 1 1 3 7 1 4.15 0.69
2023 196.52.8 70.7 7 5 3 77 17 2.55 1.05
2022 80.52 55.7 3 6 41 16 3.23 1.37
3y Avg. 1202.4 59.0 4 5 1 52 16 3.05 1.19
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  • Brewers' Joel Payamps: Notches third save

    Payamps struck out one in a perfect ninth inning to earn the save in Sunday's 2-0 win at St. Louis. Payamps rebounded from blowing a save in the series opener by retiring the side in order Sunday on just nine pitches. The right-hander allowed only an inherited runner to score in that outing Friday and has been scored upon in just one of his 10 appearances this season -- though he surrendered four runs in that one outing. Payamps appears to be the current favorite of manager Pat Murphy for the ninth inning, but there's already been significant shifts in usage throughout the first few weeks of the campaign with four different relievers collecting saves. Abner Uribe and Trevor Megill also remain in the mix for now.
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  • Brewers' Joel Payamps: Blows save, earns win

    Payamps (1-1) recorded one out and walked one batter Friday. He earned a win over the Cardinals after blowing a save chance. Payamps entered the ninth inning with two runners on in a 1-0 game. After plunking Ivan Herrera to load the bases, he walked Brendan Donovan to let the tying run score. The Brewers would go on to win in the 10th inning, giving Payamps his first win of 2024. He's sporting a 4.70 ERA with a 6:1 K:BB through 7.2 innings.
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  • Brewers' Joel Payamps: Picks up first save

    Payamps earned the save in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Mets, retiring all three batters he faced with one strikeout in the ninth inning. The 28-year-old notched a hold with a scoreless eighth inning Opening Day while Abner Uribe secured a save, but Uribe wasn't used Sunday after throwing the previous two days. Uribe already has two saves this season and appears to be manager Pat Murphy's first option for the ninth inning, but Payamps remains firmly in the mix for now, though it is too early to declare this closing situation settled.
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  • Brewers' Joel Payamps: Avoids arbitration

    Payamps agreed to a one-year deal with the Brewers on Thursday, avoiding arbitration, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports. Payamps, a 29-year-old righty, emerged as the Brewers' top setup man for stretches of last season. He logged a 2.55 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 77 strikeouts in 70.2 innings while also chipping in seven wins and three saves.
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  • Brewers' Joel Payamps: Takes second loss

    Payamps (4-2) took the loss in Sunday's 8-6 loss against Atlanta. He allowed two runs on two hits while striking out two over an inning. Payamps saw his 19-inning scoreless streak end on Matt Olson's two-run homer in the eighth inning Sunday, tagging the right-hander with his second loss of the year. Payamps had pitched to a pristine 0.58 WHIP during his 18-game streak, striking out 22 in that span. He still sports an impressive 2.01 ERA with a 0.89 WHIP and 57:8 K:BB across 49.1 innings this season while serving as Milwaukee's primary set-up option ahead of Devin Williams.
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  • Brewers' Joel Payamps: Picks up fourth win

    Payamps tossed a scoreless eighth inning and picked up his fourth win of the season in Saturday's 4-3 victory over Atlanta. Payamps entered Saturday's contest with the two teams knotted on the scoreboard, and he wound up with the win after the Brewers plated a run in the bottom of the eighth and prevented Atlanta from doing any further scoring. Payamps has been on a major roll of late, tossing 15 straight scoreless appearances and posting a 0.50 WHIP and 21:2 K:BB in 16.0 innings over that span. He is locked into the setup spot in front of closer Devin Williams.
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  • Brewers' Joel Payamps: Secures second save

    Payamps had one strikeout and didn't allow a baserunner during a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save Saturday against the Pirates. The 29-year-old picked up his second save of the season Saturday, as manager Craig Counsell opted to stay away from closer Devin Williams after his busy finish to June. Payamps has earned his way into the setup job for the Brewers and has 15 holds with a 2.11 ERA, 1.04 WHIP and 42:8 K:BB over 38.1 innings, and he hasn't given up an earned run in his past eight outings.
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  • Brewers' Joel Payamps: Jumps into setup role

    Payamps tossed a scoreless eighth inning and picked up a hold in Tuesday's 7-5 victory over the Diamondbacks. Payamps worked the eighth inning just once all season prior to June 13, but with Peter Strzelecki going through a rough patch and Matt Bush (shoulder) on the injured list, manager Craig Counsell used Payamps in the setup spot that night and twice since. Payamps has allowed five runners to reach base over the three frames he has worked in front of closer Devin Williams, but he also kept the opponent off the scoreboard all three times. As such, expect Payamps to get the ball next time the Brewers need to protect a tight lead in the eighth.
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  • Brewers' Joel Payamps: Picks up second win

    Payamps tossed 1.2 scoreless innings of relief and picked up the win in Tuesday's victory over the Cardinals. He allowed two hits and posted a 4:1 K:BB in the outing. The Brewers were forced to extend their bullpen after starter Wade Miley (lat) left the game in the second inning, and Payamps was summoned in the fifth frame for the first time all season. He kept the opponent off the scoreboard, and when the Brewers took the lead in the top of the sixth, Payamps was put in position to pick up his second win of the season. He has been about as effective as can be of late, posting a 1.50 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 16:1 K:BB in 12 innings over his last 10 appearances.
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  • Brewers' Joel Payamps: Breaks camp with Brewers

    Payamps, per Adam McCalvy of MLB.com, secured a spot on the Brewers' Opening Day roster. Payamps was not sharp during the spring, allowing five earned runs over 5.1 innings, but he is out of options and the Brewers want to take a longer look at him after acquiring him from the A's over the offseason. He figures to open in a low-leverage role.
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  • Brewers' Joel Payamps: Dealt to Brewers

    The Brewers acquired Payamps from Oakland on Monday in a three-team deal with Atlanta, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports. Monday's trade also involved Sean Murphy to Atlanta and William Contreras to Milwaukee, among other components. Payamps was an effective reliever in 2022, posting a 3.23 ERA and 41:16 K:BB in 55.2 innings between Kansas City and Oakland. He figures to handle low-leverage work in the Brewers' bullpen in 2023.
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  • Athletics' Joel Payamps: Charged with fifth loss Tuesday

    Payamps (3-5) took the loss against the Rangers on Tuesday, allowing a game-winning solo home run over one-third of an inning. Payamps' blink-and-you-missed-it ninth-inning appearance began with a Marcus Semien pop fly but quickly ended when he served up a 395-foot solo shot to Mark Mathias to snap a 7-7 tie and send the Rangers home winners. Payamps' stumble notwithstanding, the right-hander has been mostly reliable since joining the Athletics off waivers Aug. 20, posting a 2.31 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and two holds across 10 appearances.
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  • Athletics' Joel Payamps: Suffers calf bruise

    Payamps was diagnosed with a left calf contusion after leaving Thursday's game against the Yankees, Matt Kawahara of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Payamps exited Thursday's contest after being struck by a comebacker and being helped off the field, and it's unclear if he'll be available for the rest of the series versus New York this weekend. It was the 27-year-old's second appearance for Oakland after being claimed off waivers from the Kansas City last week.
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  • Athletics' Joel Payamps: Hurt by comebacker

    Payamps was hit by a comebacker in his leg and had to be helped off the field Thursday against the Yankees, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports. Payamps completed an inning of work in the midst of a 13-4 deficit prior to being forced to exit. It's unclear whether the injury will force Payamps to the injured list.
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  • Athletics' Joel Payamps: Joins major-league roster

    Payamps was activated by the Athletics on Monday. Payamps was claimed off waivers by Oakland on Saturday, and he'll join the major-league roster after Austin Pruitt was designated for assignment Monday. Payamps made 29 relief appearances for the Royals earlier in the season and posted a 3.16 ERA and 1.45 WHIP in 42.2 innings.
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  • Royals' Joel Payamps: DFA'd by Kansas City

    Payamps was designated for assignment by the Royals on Thursday. Payamps was reinstated from the bereavement list Wednesday but has now lost his spot on the 40-man roster. The 28-year-old has a 3.16 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 33:16 K:BB across 42.2 innings this year.
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  • Royals' Joel Payamps: Reinstated from bereavement list

    Payamps was reinstated from the bereavement list Wednesday. Payamps had been away from the team since Saturday while tending to a personal matter, but he'll be available out of the bullpen for Wednesday's series finale in Minnesota. He's made five appearances since the All-Star break, posting a 3.00 ERA and 1.22 WHIP in nine innings.
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  • Royals' Joel Payamps: Away on bereavement leave

    Payamps was placed on the bereavement list Saturday. Players may spend between three and seven days on the bereavement list, meaning Payamps should return between Tuesday and next Saturday. Carlos Hernandez will take his place in the bullpen.
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  • Royals' Joel Payamps: Handed loss in return

    Payamps (2-2) allowed two runs on two hits and struck out two over 1.1 innings, taking the loss Saturday versus the Tigers. Payamps pitched the eighth inning and stayed in the contest, giving him a chance at a two-inning save. That backfired when he allowed back-to-back solo shots to Victor Reyes and Riley Greene, the latter being a walkoff homer. It was a rude welcome back for Payamps after he spent nearly three weeks on the COVID-19 injured list. The 28-year-old has a 2.96 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 21:11 K:BB through 27.1 innings this year, pitching mainly in a low-leverage role. The homers he allowed Saturday were the first two he's given up all year after yielding six long balls in 50.1 innings last season.
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  • Royals' Joel Payamps: Reinstated from injured list

    Payamps (illness) was reinstated from the COVID-19 injured list Saturday. Payamps landed on the COVID-19 IL on June 13, but he spent the last week on a rehab assignment at Triple-A Omaha. He posted a 6.23 ERA and 1.38 WHIP in 4.1 innings over three minor-league appearances and will rejoin the Royals' bullpen after right-hander Daniel Mengden was outrighted to Omaha on Saturday.
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