Tony Sipp

Tony Sipp #29

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  • B/T: L/L
  • 6' 0"/190
  • Age: 32


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Tony Sipp 2015 Postseason Stats

0-0 0.00 2.2 1 0.37

Tony Sipp Postseason Career Stats

0-0 0.00 2.2 1 0.37

Tony Sipp Stats

3-4 1.99 54.1 62 1.03

Tony Sipp MLB Career Stats

21-16 3.50 363.0 392 1.20

Tony Sipp Bio

  • Full Name: Tony Marcel Sipp
  • Born: 7/12/1983 in Pascagoula, MS
  • Draft: 2004, Cleveland Indians, 45th rd. (1333rd overall)
  • College: Clemson
  • Debut: April 22, 2009
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2015 Postseason Stats 0 0 0.00 3 0 0 2.2 1 0.37
Postseason Career Stats 0 0 0.00 3 0 0 2.2 1 0.37
2015 Stats 3 4 1.99 60 0 0 54.1 62 1.03
MLB Career Stats 21 16 3.50 420 0 6 363.0 392 1.20

Tony Sipp Four-seam FB Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 Astros AL 389 Four-seam FB 91.40 91.04 2165.00 6.15 92.79
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 92.88 92.52 2212.00 6.16 89.92


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Tony Sipp Stats

Tony Sipp Advanced Stats

Tony Sipp Statcast Events


Tony Sipp Awards

AFL Rising Stars

Year Team League
2006 Peo Javelinas AFL

SAL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Lake County SAL

Tony Sipp Leaderboards


Season G Rank
2010 70 10th in AL
2011 69 7th in AL


Season HLD Rank
2010 15 18th in AL
2011 24 6th in AL
2012 12 25th in AL

Tony Sipp Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
May 2, 2014 Houston Astros signed free agent LHP Tony Sipp.
May 1, 2014 El Paso Chihuahuas released LHP Tony Sipp.
April 1, 2014 LHP Tony Sipp assigned to El Paso Chihuahuas.
February 7, 2014 San Diego Padres signed free agent LHP Tony Sipp to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 27, 2013 LHP Tony Sipp elected free agency.
November 20, 2013 Arizona Diamondbacks designated LHP Tony Sipp for assignment.
September 1, 2013 Arizona Diamondbacks recalled LHP Tony Sipp from Reno Aces.
August 4, 2013 Arizona Diamondbacks optioned Tony Sipp to Reno Aces.
August 4, 2013 Arizona Diamondbacks designated LHP Tony Sipp for assignment.
December 11, 2012 Cleveland Indians traded 1B Lars Anderson, SS Didi Gregorius, SS Didi Gregorius and LHP Tony Sipp to Arizona Diamondbacks for RHP Matt Albers, RHP Trevor Bauer and RHP Bryan Shaw.
June 23, 2009 Cleveland Indians recalled Tony Sipp from Columbus Clippers.
June 9, 2009 Cleveland Indians optioned Tony Sipp to Columbus Clippers.
June 1, 2009 Cleveland Indians recalled Tony Sipp from Columbus Clippers.
June 1, 2009 Tony Sipp roster status changed by Cleveland Indians.
May 17, 2009 Cleveland Indians optioned Tony Sipp to Columbus Clippers.
April 22, 2009 Cleveland Indians recalled Tony Sipp from Columbus Clippers.

Tony Marcel Sipp Bio Info

Tony Marcel Sipp...Has a daughter, Aaleiyah...Attended Clemson University and Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College...hit .280 with 1 home run and 23 RBI as a junior at Clemson, while going 2-2 with a 4.69 ERA in 22 appearances (3 starts) on the mound...Played with Cotuit in the Cape Cod League in 2004...Is a 2001 graduate of Moss Point (Miss.) High School... lettered in baseball, football and tennis...Drafted by Cubs in 2001 (28th round) and White Sox in 2002 (33rd) but did not sign.


Finished second among Astros relievers in ERA as the club's primary left-hander out of the bullpen...led the club with 11 holds...posted the second-lowest opponents' average by a reliever in Astros history (.157), behind only LHP Billy Wagner's mark of .135 set in 1999...also posted the fourth-lowest WHIP (0.89)by a reliever in club history, and the lowest since Wagner's 2003 season (0.87)...ranked fifth among AL relievers in opponents' average (.157) and eighth in WHIP (0.89)...ranked third among all Major League pitchers in opponents' average vs. lefties (min. 90 batters faced)...ranked as the second-lowest mark in Astros history for a single season (min. 90 batters faced), behind LHP Tim Byrdak in 2008 (.135)...did not allow a run in his 15 appearances in day games (15.1IP)...retired 20 consecutive batters to begin his Astros career, which is the longest start-of-career streak in franchise history per Elias...of the 20 batters he retired, 11 were via the strikeout...ended up retiring 28 of the first 31 batters he faced this season... also set a club record by not allowing a baserunner in his first five relief appearances as an Astro...prior to Sipp, the last MLB pitcher to not allow a baserunner in his first five appearances to start a season was RHP Fernando Rodney in 2012...posted the highest strikeout rate (31.8%) by an Astros reliever since RHP Brad Lidge in 2005 (35.4%)...was scoreless in 47 of his 56 appearances...had four long scoreless appearance streaks: 12 games (June 7-July 2), nine games (May 2-30), eight games (July 7-28) and seven games (Aug. 12-23)...began the season at Triple A El Paso in the Padres organization...asked for and was granted his release on May 1 before signing a one-year contract with Houston on May 2...on May 11 at BAL, struck out a career-high five batters over 2.0 perfect innings...was scoreless in each of his first nine games as an Astro, which ranked as the seventh-longest streak in Astros history...was the longest since RHP LaTroy Hawkins set the club record with a 17-game scoreless streak in 2008...on June 9 at ARI, pitched 1.2 scoreless innings of relief, striking out three batters...after recording three outs, moved to right field for one hitter (Paul Goldschmidt) before returning to the mound to strike out Miguel Montero...prior to Sipp, the last reliever to enter a game in the outfield for Houston was LHP Wesley Wright on July 27, 2012, vs. PIT...Sipp and Wright are the only pitchers in club history to have both pitched and played in the field in the same game...on June 15 vs. TB, pitched and played the outfield in the same game for the second time in 2014...retired one batter in the 8th inning and moved to left field for the final out of the inning...returned to the mound in the 9th inning to record two outs...picked up his first save of the year on June 29 vs. DET, marking his third career save...made 11 appearances at Triple A El Paso, going 1-1 with a 4.30 ERA (7ER/14.2IP)...struck out 21 batters and walked just two.


In his first season in the National League, went 3-2 for Arizona with a 4.78 ERA (20ER/37.2IP) in 56 appearances...struck out 42 in 37.2 innings, posting a 10.04 strikeouts-per-nine ratio, his best mark since 2009 (10.80)...31 of his 56 appearances were less than 1.0 inning...reached the 50 appearance mark for the fourth consecutive season...went 3-1 with a 3.90 ERA (12ER/27.2IP) in 42 games in the first half of play...was only used in 14 games in the second half, pitching 10.0 innings (8ER)...outrighted off the D-Backs roster on Nov. 27 and elected free agency.

2012 Went 1-2 with 1 save and a 4.42 ERA (27 ER in 55.0 IP) in 63 relief appearances with the Indians...notched at least 10 holds for his fourth straight season...Limited left-handed hitters to a .209 average (23-for-11)...ERA was 6.66 on June 23 but posted a 2.64 ERA (9 ER in 30.2 IP) in his final 34 games. 2011 Was outstanding in a set-up role this season, finishing tied for 7th among American League relievers in appearances (69), tied for 6th w/a team-high 24 holds, tied for 3rd in relief wins (6) and 12th in relief batting average against (.201)...His .204 (19-93) average with men on base was 13th among AL relievers...Did not work earlier than the 7th inning all season...56 of his 69 appearances were scoreless...Did not allow a run over his first 8 outings (8.2IP) thru April 17...21 of his first 22 outings were scoreless and carried a 1.19 ERA thru his first 22 games of May 28 (22.2IP, 11H, 3ER)...Posted combined ERA of 4.95 (20.0IP, 17H, 11ER) in June/July...ERA the other 4 months was 2.13 (42.1IP, 28H, 10ER)...Had a 13 game (13.1IP) scoreless streak from April 21-May 28...ERA from July 10th thru the end of the season was 3.33 (27.0IP, 24H, 10ER)...ERA from August 1 thru the end of the season was 2.84 (19.0IP, 16H, 6ER)...ERA from Sept 7 thru end of season was 9.00 that pushed his season ERA from 2.51 to 3.03 (5.0IP, 8H, 5ER) and took his Sept ERA to 7.11 in 8 games (6.1IP, 8H, 6R/5ER)...Had an ERA of 0.71 in 13 August games (12.2IP, 8H, 1R/ER)...First batters hit .254 (16-63) off him with 5HR allowed...Allowed 10HR in 62.1IP, tied for 4th most among AL relievers...Left-handed and RH hitters had virtually identical OPS marks off him (.655/.654)...Batters hit .204 (19-93) off him with runners on and .242 (15-62) with RISP. 2010 Spent the entire season at the Major League level...Season-ending ERA total of 4.14 was not re􀃀 ective of his overall effectiveness this season save for a 3 appearance stretch from May 28-June 3 where he allowed 11 runs (11ER) in 1.0IP...ERA in other 67 outings was 2.61 (62.0IP, 40H, 18ER). ...Did not allow an earned run over 15 straight appearances from April 21-May 23 (15.1IP, 5H, 1R/0ER, 7BB, 14K)...52 of his 70 appearances were scoreless...ERA from June 19 thru the end of the season was 2.40 (41.1IP, 25H, 11ER, .181AVG) that lowered his ERA from 7.48 to 4.14...ERA vs. the NY Yankees was 30.38 (2.2IP, 9ER, 4G)...ERA from August 11 thru the end of the season was 1.74 (1-0, 20.2IP, 12H, 4ER, 23K)...Did not allow a run over 9 appearances from June 19-July 7 (8.1IP). ...Notched first Major League save on July 23 vs. Tampa Bay (2.0IP)...Career-high 4K on Sept. 2 at Seattle...Had four 2.0IP outings in 2010...ERA from August 31st thru the end of the season was 1.46 (12.1IP, 7H, 2ER)...Was tied for 10th in the American League with 70 appearances, tied for 5th in % of inherited runners that scored (20%, 9/45), T18th in holds (15), T20th in relief innings (63.0IP), 16th in relief batting average allowed (.218) and 20th in average against with RISP (.167, 12-for-72)...Batters hit .248 (26-105) off him with runners on, .218 overall (48-220), .212 (21-99) by LHH (7HR). 2009 Tony spent three stints with the Indians and was one of the most effective relievers for the club over the last two and a half months of the season...Was with the club from April 22-May 17, June 1-9 and June 23 thru the remainder of the season after beginning the season at AAA Columbus. u Overall at Columbus he was 1-0 with a save and a 3.71ERA in 12 games for the Clippers (17.0IP, 17H, 7ER, 6BB, 22K, .254AVG)...At Triple A, left-handed batters are 2 for 19 (.105) off him as he has averaged 11.6 strikeouts per 9.0IP for the Clippers... u Made his Major League debut on April 22 vs. Kansas City (1.0IP, 1K)..Over his first 9 appearances he was 0-0 w/a 4.26 ERA in 9 games (6.1IP, 4H, 3R/ER, 8BB, 9K) before his option of May 17...Made one appearance with Indians over his second stint at Minnesota on June 2 (career-high 2.1IP, 0H, 0R) before being sent out again on June 9...Was with the club from June 23rd-on and went 2-0 w/a 2.88 ERA in 36 games (31.1IP, 23H, 10ER, 15BB, 38K, .205 AVG). From August 1st thru the end of the season his ERA was 1.14 in 25 games (23.2IP, 15H, 3ER, 9 BB, 29K, .185 AVG)...Did not allow a run over 11 games from August 16-Sept. 11 (11.1IP, 7H, 0R, 2BB, 17K)...ERA from 8/16-on was 1.02 (17.2IP, 13H, 2ER)...Notched his first Major League win on July 9 at Chicago-AL (0.2IP, BB, K)...35 of his 46 outings were scoreless... 8th among AL rookies with 46 appearances...Was 13th among AL relievers in average vs. RISP (.152) and 5th in inherited runners scoring % of 19%...Batters hit .164 (11-67) off him with runners on base... Left-handed batters had a .685 OPS off him (.208avg/.296OB/.389SLG) and RHH .677 (.179avg/.333OB/.343SLG)...Fanned 10.8 batters per 9.0IP...Overall MLB hitters batted .194 (27-139) off him. 2008 Season did not start until June 20 as he rehabbed in extended spring training from reconstructive left elbow surgery the previous July...Made 3 appearances in the Gulf Coast League starting on June 20 and was elevated to A Kinston on June 30, where he made 5 appearances and allowed just 4 hits and 1ER (10K, 1.13ERA, .148AVG)...Promoted to AA Akron on July 17 and spent the remainder of the regular season and playoffs with the Aeros...Made 16 relief appearances in the regular season and limited AA batters to a .235 (19-81) average against...Over his last 11 appearances he was 0-0-1 w/a 0.56ERA (16.0IP, 8H, 2R/1ER, 3BB, 26K)...Went 0-0 w/a save and a 2.08ERA in 4 playoff outings for Akron (4.1IP, 5H, 1ER, 5K)...Limited LHH to a .182 (4-22, 0HR) average against (.217OB/.227SLG) as batters were 6 for 27 (.222) with runners on base and 3 for 18 w/RISP (.167). 2007 Suffered a strained ligament in his left throwing elbow in spring training and did not pitch the entire season after first rehabbing and then undergoing reconstructive surgery on his left elbow on 7/10 in Birmingham, AL by Dr. James Andrews...Added to the 40-man roster on 11/19. 2006 Pitched well again in just his 2nd full professional season despite two stints on the disabled list that limited him to 29 games and 60.1 innings...Made 4 starts in April to open the season, going 2-0 w/a 2.14 ERA (21.0IP, 15H, 5ER, 31K) before being sidelined with a strained right oblique muscle from April 25-May 21...Fanned 10 in 5.0 innings on April 24 at Binghamton...Upon his activation he spent the remainder of the season in relief...Made just one appearance on May 22 before going on the DL again with a left elbow strain from May 23-June 24...Made just 1 appearance (1.0IP) from April 25-June 24...Spent the remainder of the season on the active roster from June 25-Sept. 3...From August 1 thru the end of the season he went 1-1 w/2 saves and a 2.60 ERA in 13 outings (17.1IP, 10H, 5ER, 21K)...Went 1-0 w/2 saves and a 2.16 ERA in 6 Eastern League playoff games (8.1IP, 5H, 2ER, 3BB, 16K) and averaged 14.4 SO per 9.0IP in the post-season...During the regular season Double A hitters hit .201 (44-219, 2HR) off him as he averaged 11.9 SO per 9.0IP...RHH hit .191 (30-157, 1HR) and LHH hit .226 (14-62, 1HR)...Batters hit .204 (11-54) with RISP...Pitched for Peoria in the Arizona Fall League after the season (10G, 0-0, 1SV, 10.1IP, 4H, 5ER, 9BB, 16K) as 7 of his 10 outings were scoreless. 2005 Opened his first full professional season at A Lake County of the South Atlantic League and did not allow a run over his first 4 outings covering 17.0IP...Allowed first run in 4th start/5th game as he concluded his scoreless IP streak to start the season at 22.0IP...Won his first 2 starts and last 2 decisions w/the Captains and received 7 no decisions and a loss from April 25-June 1 (41.2IP, 11ER) despite posting an ERA of 2.38...Tossed 7.0IP w/out allowing a hit in start of May 16 at Hickory (7.0IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 7K)... Limited SAL hitters to a .196 (47-240) average against w/5HR as lefties hit .189 (7-37) and RH hitters hit .197 (40- 203)...Batters hit .170 (9-53) off him with RISP and .091 (2-22) with RISP-2outs and .160 (15-94) with runners on...Promoted to Kinston on June 20 and spent remainder of season with the K-Tribe...At the time of his promotion to Kinston his ERA and SO ranked 6th in the SAL... Made 5 starts with Kinston, June 22-July 15, posting an ERA of 4.05 (20.0IP, 19H, 9ER, 26K) before making his last 17 appearances in relief, posting a record of 1-1 w/2 saves and a 1.65 ERA (27.1IP, 15H, 5ER, 11BB, 33K) and limiting batters to a .169 (15-89) average against...While at Kinston lefties hit .140 (8-57) off him and .205 (34-166) overall...Did not allow a run while recording 2 saves in 4 Carolina League playoff appearances (4.1IP, 2H, 0R, 1BB, 4K)... Combined on the year his ERA was 2.40 (116.1IP, 81H, 31ER, 130K, .200 avg)...His 2.40 combined ERA ranked 4th among organizational pitchers and his 130K ranked 2nd despite making his last 17 appearances in relief. 2004 Struck out 8 or more batters in 6 of his 10 starts, including a season-high 10K on 8/28 at Jamestown in 5.0IP...Struck out 9 in just 4.0IP on 8/22 vs. Jamestown...His 74K ranked 6th in the NYPL and averaged 15.6SO per 9.0IP...Limited NYPL hitters to a .212 (33-156) average against w/5HR allowed.