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Homer Bailey
ERA W-L K
6.43 6-9 67
Team: CincinnatiHt / Wt: 6-4 / 223 NFBC ADP: 528.27
Position: SPBorn: 5/3/1986 Birthplace: La Grange, Texas
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Reds (2004)


Latest News
Sep. 28 10:06 PM PT11:06 PM MT12:06 AM CT1:06 AM ET1:06 ET5:06 GMT13:06 10:06 PM MST12:06 AM EST12:36 AM VEN9:06 UAE12:06 AM CT-Homer Bailey improved to 6-9, allowing four hits and three walks over 7.0 scoreless innings, as the Cincinnati Reds defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 6-0 on Wednesday. Bailey struck out four, ending the game with a 6.43 ERA and 1.69 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Bailey didn't give the Brewers much to work with, moving his fastball around the zone with a biting slider mixed in for good measure. He worked seven full innings for the first time since Aug. 7, 2014. He made 17 starts this season after elbow and shoulder injuries limited to eight total over the previous two campaigns.
Sep. 21 7:58 PM PT8:58 PM MT9:58 PM CT10:58 PM ET22:58 ET2:58 GMT10:58 7:58 PM MST9:58 PM EST10:28 PM VEN6:58 UAE (+1)9:58 PM CT-Homer Bailey fell to 5-9, allowing four runs on seven hits and two walks in 4.0 innings, as the Cincinnati Reds lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 8-5 on Thursday. Bailey struck out three, ending the game with a 6.96 ERA and 1.75 WHIP on the season.
Sep. 15 8:24 PM PT9:24 PM MT10:24 PM CT11:24 PM ET23:24 ET3:24 GMT11:24 8:24 PM MST10:24 PM EST10:54 PM VEN7:24 UAE (+1)10:24 PM CT-Homer Bailey improved to 5-8, allowing one run on five hits and two walks in 5.2 innings, as the Cincinnati Reds defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-2 on Friday. Bailey struck out seven, ending the game with a 6.86 ERA and 1.73 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Bailey, who returned this season after missing most of the past two seasons with injuries, helped the Reds (64-84) improve to 11-6 versus the Pirates this season.
Sep. 9 8:07 PM PT9:07 PM MT10:07 PM CT11:07 PM ET23:07 ET3:07 GMT11:07 8:07 PM MST10:07 PM EST10:37 PM VEN7:07 UAE (+1)10:07 PM CT-Homer Bailey fell to 4-8, allowing five runs on six hits and three walks in 6.0 innings, as the Cincinnati Reds lost to the New York Mets 6-1 on Saturday. Bailey struck out five, ending the game with a 7.26 ERA and 1.76 WHIP on the season.
Sep. 4 2:07 PM PT3:07 PM MT4:07 PM CT5:07 PM ET17:07 ET21:07 GMT5:07 2:07 PM MST4:07 PM EST4:37 PM VEN1:07 UAE (+1)4:07 PM CT-Homer Bailey allowed three runs on six hits in 6.0 innings as the Cincinnati Reds defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 5-4 on Monday. Bailey struck out four, ending the game with a 7.24 ERA and 1.79 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Bailey didn't allow a run through six innings before failing to get an out in the seventh. He next takes the ball Saturday against the Mets, whom he faced in his previous start on Aug. 30, allowing two runs and four hits in six innings of a 2-0 loss.
Aug. 30 6:50 PM PT7:50 PM MT8:50 PM CT9:50 PM ET21:50 ET1:50 GMT9:50 6:50 PM MST8:50 PM EST9:20 PM VEN5:50 UAE (+1)8:50 PM CT-Homer Bailey fell to 4-7, allowing two runs on four hits and one walk in 6.0 innings, as the Cincinnati Reds lost to the New York Mets 2-0 on Wednesday. Bailey struck out one, ending the game with a 7.51 ERA and 1.86 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Bailey notched just his fifth quality start in 13 outings this season.
Aug. 23 9:00 PM PT10:00 PM MT11:00 PM CT12:00 AM ET0:00 ET4:00 GMT12:00 9:00 PM MST11:00 PM EST11:30 PM VEN8:00 UAE11:00 PM CT-Homer Bailey allowed one hit and one walk without giving up a run in 3.0 innings as the Cincinnati Reds lost to the Chicago Cubs 13-9 on Tuesday. Bailey struck out two, ending the game with a 7.99 ERA and 1.97 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Bailey left after only three innings because he felt irritation in the back of his pitching shoulder and will skip his next scheduled start on Sunday. Bailey, who missed the first half of the season while recovering from elbow surgery, expects to start Wednesday against the Mets.
Aug. 16 8:56 PM PT9:56 PM MT10:56 PM CT11:56 PM ET23:56 ET3:56 GMT11:56 8:56 PM MST10:56 PM EST11:26 PM VEN7:56 UAE (+1)10:56 PM CT-Bailey allowed six runs on seven hits and five walks in 5.2 innings as the Cincinnati Reds lost to the Chicago Cubs 7-6 on Wednesday. Bailey struck out 10, ending the game with an 8.44 ERA and 2.04 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Aside from the Anthony Rizzo grand slam in the first, this was a solid outing for Bailey.
Aug. 12 9:43 PM PT10:43 PM MT11:43 PM CT12:43 AM ET0:43 ET4:43 GMT12:43 9:43 PM MST11:43 PM EST12:13 AM VEN8:43 UAE11:43 PM CT-Homer Bailey improved to 4-6, allowing two runs on five hits and five walks in 5.0 innings, as the Cincinnati Reds defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 11-10 on Friday. Bailey struck out five, ending the game with an 8.31 ERA and 2.03 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Bailey bounced back from allowing 10 runs, 10 hits and four walks over 3 1/3 innings in a loss to St. Louis on Sunday.
Aug. 6 2:23 PM PT3:23 PM MT4:23 PM CT5:23 PM ET17:23 ET21:23 GMT5:23 2:23 PM MST4:23 PM EST4:53 PM VEN1:23 UAE (+1)4:23 PM CT-Homer Bailey fell to 3-6, allowing 10 runs on 10 hits and four walks in 3.1 innings, as the Cincinnati Reds lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 13-4 on Sunday. Bailey struck out three, ending the game with an 8.86 ERA and 2.04 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Bailey set a career high in runs allowed. He returned in June after making only eight starts the past two seasons due to elbow and forearm surgeries and is still trying to find his stride. Bailey has given up 28 runs in 25 1/3 innings during his last five starts while going 1-4.
Aug. 1 8:45 PM PT9:45 PM MT10:45 PM CT11:45 PM ET23:45 ET3:45 GMT11:45 8:45 PM MST10:45 PM EST11:15 PM VEN7:45 UAE (+1)10:45 PM CT-Homer Bailey improved to 3-5, allowing one run on four hits and two walks in 6.0 innings, as the Cincinnati Reds defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 9-1 on Tuesday. Bailey struck out three, ending the game with a 7.32 ERA and 1.86 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: It's the fourth time in Bailey's last six starts that he's allowed two runs or less while working at least six innings. The oft-injured hurler was hammered in those two other outings, so it's still difficult to gauge what to expect from him.
July 26 2:42 PM PT3:42 PM MT4:42 PM CT5:42 PM ET17:42 ET21:42 GMT5:42 2:42 PM MST4:42 PM EST5:12 PM VEN1:42 UAE (+1)4:42 PM CT-Homer Bailey fell to 2-5, allowing seven runs - five earned - on 10 hits and one walk in 6.0 innings, as the Cincinnati Reds lost to the New York Yankees 9-5 on Wednesday. Bailey did not strike out a batter, ending the game with an 8.37 ERA and 2.01 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Bailey lost his third straight start and allowed at least six runs for the fourth time in seven outings this season. He next takes the ball Tuesday at Pittsburgh, where he hasn't won since 2012.
July 22 9:25 PM PT10:25 PM MT11:25 PM CT12:25 AM ET0:25 ET4:25 GMT12:25 9:25 PM MST11:25 PM EST11:55 PM VEN8:25 UAE11:25 PM CT-Homer Bailey fell to 2-4, allowing two runs on eight hits and two walks in 6.0 innings, as the Cincinnati Reds lost to the Miami Marlins 3-1 on Friday. Bailey struck out three, ending the game with an 8.56 ERA and 2.05 WHIP on the season.
July 16 2:50 PM PT3:50 PM MT4:50 PM CT5:50 PM ET17:50 ET21:50 GMT5:50 2:50 PM MST4:50 PM EST5:20 PM VEN1:50 UAE (+1)4:50 PM CT-Homer Bailey fell to 2-3, allowing eight runs on eight hits and two walks in 4.0 innings, as the Cincinnati Reds lost to the Washington Nationals 14-4 on Sunday. Bailey struck out five, ending the game with a 10.13 ERA and 2.16 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Bailey's ERA in two starts against Washington is 25.40. It's 4.60 against the other three teams he's faced.
July 10 9:24 AM PT10:24 AM MT11:24 AM CT12:24 PM ET12:24 ET16:24 GMT0:24 9:24 AM MST11:24 AM EST11:54 AM VEN20:24 UAE11:24 AM CT-Homer Bailey improved to 2-2, allowing one run on seven hits and four walks in 6.2 innings, as the Cincinnati Reds defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 2-1 on Sunday. Bailey struck out five, ending the game with an 8.31 ERA and 2.08 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Bailey made just his fourth start since returning from February surgery to remove small bone spurs from his right elbow. After surrendering 14 runs in his first two starts this year, Bailey allowed one run in six innings at Colorado on Tuesday. He next takes the ball Sunday against the Nationals.
July 5 8:20 AM PT9:20 AM MT10:20 AM CT11:20 AM ET11:20 ET15:20 GMT23:20 8:20 AM MST10:20 AM EST10:50 AM VEN19:20 UAE10:20 AM CT-Homer Bailey improved to 1-2, allowing one run on eight hits in 6.0 innings, as the Cincinnati Reds defeated the Colorado Rockies 8-1 on Tuesday. Bailey struck out three, ending the game with a 12.66 ERA and 2.34 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Bailey was very efficient Tuesday, throwing 65 of 99 pitches for strikes to earn his first win since Aug. 12. Three surgeries have limited Bailey to just 11 starts dating from Sept. 5, 2014. Two of those outings came late last month at Washington and against Milwaukee after Bailey was reinstated from the 60-day disabled list. The games left Bailey with a 27.00 ERA as he worked a combined 4 2/3 innings and was strafed for 12 hits, three of them homers, and 14 runs.
June 29 8:07 PM PT9:07 PM MT10:07 PM CT11:07 PM ET23:07 ET3:07 GMT11:07 8:07 PM MST10:07 PM EST10:37 PM VEN7:07 UAE (+1)10:07 PM CT-Homer Bailey fell to 0-2, allowing six runs on six hits and two walks in 3.0 innings, as the Cincinnati Reds lost to the Milwaukee Brewers 11-3 on Thursday. Bailey struck out two, ending the game with a 27.00 ERA and 3.64 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Bailey made his second start since coming off the disabled list on Saturday. And, unfortunately for the Reds, the results were much the same. On Saturday, Bailey allowed eight earned runs in 1 2/3 innings of an 18-3 loss at Washington.
June 24 5:02 PM PT6:02 PM MT7:02 PM CT8:02 PM ET20:02 ET0:02 GMT8:02 5:02 PM MST7:02 PM EST7:32 PM VEN4:02 UAE (+1)7:02 PM CT-Homer Bailey fell to 0-1, allowing eight runs on six hits and three walks in 1.2 innings, as the Cincinnati Reds lost to the Washington Nationals 18-3 on Saturday. Bailey struck out two, ending the game with a 43.20 ERA and 5.40 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: It was Bailey's first appearance since Aug. 28, and it certainly didn't go well. Cincinnati activated the 31-year-old Bailey from the disabled list before the game. The right-hander had arthroscopic surgery to remove bone spurs in his right shoulder on Feb. 28.
Feb. 9 6:53 AM PT7:53 AM MT8:53 AM CT9:53 AM ET9:53 ET14:53 GMT22:53 7:53 AM MST9:53 AM EST10:23 AM VEN18:53 UAE8:53 AM CT-Bailey has been reinstated from the 60-day disabled list and will make his season debut Saturday at Washington.
Analysis: Bailey is finally ready to go after recovering from February's surgery to remove bone spurs in his troublesome right elbow. Cincinnati's expected ace was limited to six starts last season as he worked his way back from Tommy John surgery. He threw 91 pitches while allowing two runs over 5 2/3 innings in Monday's rehab start for Triple-A Louisville.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2007 Cin 4 2 0 - 0 9 9 0 45.1 43 32 29 3 28 1 28 1.57 5.76
2008 Cin 0 6 0 - 0 8 8 0 36.1 59 36 32 8 17 1 18 2.09 7.93
2009 Cin 8 5 0 - 0 20 20 0 113.1 115 61 57 12 52 1 86 1.47 4.53
2010 Cin 4 3 0 - 0 19 19 1 109.0 109 55 54 11 40 6 100 1.37 4.46
2011 Cin 9 7 0 - 0 22 22 0 132.0 136 68 65 18 33 2 106 1.28 4.43
2012 Cin 13 10 0 - 0 33 33 2 208.0 206 97 85 26 52 3 168 1.24 3.68
2013 Cin 11 12 0 - 0 32 32 2 209.0 181 85 81 20 54 2 199 1.12 3.49
2014 Cin 9 5 0 - 0 23 23 1 145.2 134 60 60 16 45 1 124 1.23 3.71
2015 Cin 0 1 0 - 0 2 2 0 11.1 16 7 7 3 4 2 3 1.76 5.56
2016 Cin 2 3 0 - 0 6 6 0 23.0 35 19 17 2 7 0 27 1.83 6.65
2017 Cin 6 9 0 - 0 18 18 0 91.0 112 67 65 11 42 2 67 1.69 6.43
Career 66 63 0 - 0 192 192 6 1124.0 1146 587 552 130 374 21 926 1.35 4.42

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2007 Cin 9 11 3 3 1 0 0 2 0 5 0 0 .273 .273 .364
2008 Cin 8 10 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 .100 .100 .200
2009 Cin 22 38 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 17 0 0 .079 .079 .079
2010 Cin 19 33 1 7 0 0 0 2 2 15 0 0 .212 .257 .212
2011 Cin 23 39 7 11 2 0 0 2 1 11 0 0 .282 .300 .333
2012 Cin 34 70 1 8 1 0 0 5 1 29 0 0 .114 .127 .129
2013 Cin 32 58 3 9 1 0 0 1 3 18 0 0 .155 .210 .172
2014 Cin 23 41 3 6 0 0 0 3 2 18 0 0 .146 .186 .146
2015 Cin 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2016 Cin 6 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .100 .182 .100
2017 Cin 18 28 4 7 2 0 0 0 0 11 0 0 .250 .250 .321
Career 196 342 22 56 8 0 0 17 10 131 0 0 .164 .190 .187

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2010 Cin Total 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.00
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.00
2012 Cin Total 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 7.0 1 1 1 0 1 0 10 1.29
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 7.0 1 1 1 0 1 0 10 1.29
Career 0 0 0 - 0 2 1 0 9.0 3 1 1 0 1 0 12 1.00

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2012 Cin Total 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LDS 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 894 98 88 93.4 56.76
Curveball 69 82 71 78 4.38
Slider 307 92 82 87.6 19.49
Split-Finger 305 91 81 86 19.37

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