Marc Rzepczynski

Marc Rzepczynski #45

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  • B/T: L/L
  • 6' 2"/220
  • Age: 30


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Pitches: Strikes, Balls


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Marc Rzepczynski Stats

2-4 5.66 35.0 41 1.54

Marc Rzepczynski MLB Career Stats

11-24 3.96 345.1 327 1.37

Marc Rzepczynski Bio

  • Full Name: Marc Walter Rzepczynski
  • Pronunciation: zep-CHIN-skee
  • Nickname: Scrabble,Zep
  • Born: 8/29/1985 in Oak Lawn, IL
  • Draft: 2007, Toronto Blue Jays, 5th rd. (175th overall)
  • College: UC Riverside
  • Debut: July 7, 2009
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2015 Stats 2 4 5.66 72 0 0 35.0 41 1.54
MLB Career Stats 11 24 3.96 349 23 1 345.1 327 1.37
  • Status: Active

Marc Rzepczynski Sinker 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 Padres NL 275 Sinker 92.42 91.42 2071.00 5.71 90.11
MLB Avg - - - Sinker 91.26 90.86 2085.00 6.10 90.11


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August 29, 2015 at 8:09 PM ET

Mets reportedly claim Rzepczynski off waivers

Still searching for middle-inning relief help as the Aug. 31 waiver deadline nears, the Mets have claimed left-handed pitcher Marc Rzepczynski off waivers from the Padres, according to a FOX Sports report. San Diego can still pull Rzepczynski back if the two teams are unable to agree to a trade.

July 31, 2015 at 6:27 PM ET

Padres, Tribe make minor trade

The Indians made one last-minute move prior to Friday's non-waiver Trade Deadline, sending left-handed reliever Marc Rzepczynski to the Padres in exchange for outfielder Abraham Almonte.


Marc Rzepczynski Awards

World Series Championship

Year Team League
2011 St. Louis NL

AFL All-Prospect Team

Year Team League
2010 Peo Javelinas AFL

AFL Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
11/01/2010 Peo Javelinas AFL

Marc Rzepczynski Leaderboards


Season G Rank
2012 70 24th in NL
2014 73 5th in AL


Season HLD Rank
2012 18 19th in NL
2014 14 22nd in AL

Marc Rzepczynski Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
August 1, 2015 San Diego Padres activated LHP Marc Rzepczynski.
July 31, 2015 San Diego Padres traded CF Abraham Almonte to Cleveland Indians for LHP Marc Rzepczynski.
July 31, 2013 Cleveland Indians activated LHP Marc Rzepczynski.
July 30, 2013 St. Louis Cardinals traded LHP Marc Rzepczynski to Cleveland Indians for 2B Juan Herrera.
July 30, 2013 St. Louis Cardinals optioned Marc Rzepczynski to Memphis Redbirds.
July 25, 2013 St. Louis Cardinals recalled Marc Rzepczynski from Memphis Redbirds.
April 29, 2013 St. Louis Cardinals optioned Marc Rzepczynski to Memphis Redbirds.
July 27, 2011 St. Louis Cardinals traded CF Colby Rasmus, LHP Trever Miller, LHP Brian Tallet and RHP P.J. Walters to Toronto Blue Jays for RHP Edwin Jackson, Octavio Dotel, Marc Rzepczynski and Corey Patterson.
August 13, 2010 Toronto Blue Jays recalled Marc Rzepczynski from Las Vegas 51s.
July 22, 2010 Toronto Blue Jays optioned Marc Rzepczynski to Las Vegas 51s.
July 3, 2010 Toronto Blue Jays recalled Marc Rzepczynski from Las Vegas 51s.
May 19, 2010 Toronto Blue Jays optioned Marc Rzepczynski to Las Vegas 51s.
May 18, 2010 Marc Rzepczynski assigned to Las Vegas 51s.
April 5, 2010 Marc Rzepczynski roster status changed by Toronto Blue Jays.
July 7, 2009 Toronto Blue Jays selected the contract of LHP Marc Rzepczynski from Las Vegas 51s.
June 20, 2009 Marc Rzepczynski assigned to Las Vegas 51s from New Hampshire Fisher Cats.

Marc Walter Rzepczynski Bio Info

Full name MARC WALTER RZEPCZYNSKI... Attended Servite High School in Anaheim, CA (same HS that produced Ryan Garko, Ben Francisco & Mike Witt), and played college baseball at the University of California-Riverside ... Was a college teammate of Cardinals pitchers Adam Reifer and Joe Kelly at UC-Riverside...Nickname is "Zep"...Name is pronounced Zep-CHIN-ski. 2015 TribeFest participant.


Was once again a valuable member of the Indians bullpen in his first full season with Cleveland, appearing in a career-high 73 games, which were tied for 5th among A.L. relievers ... Also finished 14th among A.L. relievers in pct. of inherited runners who scored, allowing just 19.3% of his runners to score (11/57) ... In his two seasons with Cleveland only 14 of 77 (18.2%) of his inherited runners have scored...Career vs. LHH: 96-465 (.206/.278/.277/.556, 5HR, 517PA). Did not allow a run over his first 8 appearances (6.2 IP) and worked a season-high 2.1 innings on April 2 at Oakland (night game), tied for the 2nd-longest relief outing of his career and longest since 8/ 13/ 2011...Had 13 holds...Left-handed batters hit just .180 (18-100), fanning 31 of them with just a .441 O P S allowed (2 2B, 0HR, 7BB)...Has not yielded a home run to a left-handed hitter during his tenure with Cleveland (139 at bats)...Batters hit just .220 (20-91) off him with runners on base and .200 (10-50) w/ RISP ... First batters faced average against was .194 (13-67). After recording a 5.59 E RA in 13 June games (9.2IP , 13H, 6R/ ER), Marc went on to p ost an E RA of 0.54 (32 G , 16.2IP, 12H, 1ER) from July 1 thru the end of the season...From July 26th-on his ERA was 0.00 (11.0IP , 8H, 1R/ 0ER) as he ended the season with a career-best 19-game scoreless streak from August 13-Sep t 27 (6.2IP , 5H, 0R, 10SO )...Also equaled the 2014 team-high for consecutive scoreless outings ... Worked 0.1 IP or less in 14 consecutive appearances from August 17-Sept 19 (3.2IP) ... Recorded last 4 outs of a 7-3 win at Minnesota on Sept 20 for his first Major League save...Worked on five consecutive days/games from August 26-30 for the first time in his career, becoming the first Indians reliever since 1948 (Ed Klieman) to do so ... Scoreless outings in 60 of 73 ap p earances...Worked 0.1IP or less in 37 of 73 games.


Trading deadline acquisition fortified the left-side of the bullpen and provided Terry Francona with a reliable late-inning situational left-hander...Was acquired from the St. Louis Cardinals on July 30 in exchange for INF Juan Herrera and joined the club the following day…Posted scoreless outings in 24 of his 27 appearances with Cleveland and did not allow an earned run in 26 of those 27 outings...His WHIP with Cleveland was 0.836...Left-handed hitters hit just .128 (5-39, 1BB, 3HB) off him and batters hit .159 (11-69) off him overall during his tenure in Cleveland (3 2B, 0HR), recording 6 holds for the Indians...Stranded 17 of 20 inherited runners (only 15% scored) with the Tribe...Batters hit .179 (5-28) off him with runners on and .143 (2-14) with RISP and over his last 13 outings from Sept. 7th-on his ERA was 0.00 (7.2IP, 3H, 1R/0ER, 10K)... Batters hit .143 (3-21) off him when Marc was ahead in the count and just .111 (3-27) when "Zep" fell behind in the count...Opened the year in the Cardinals bullpen, recording a 7.88 ERA in 9 April appearances (8.0IP, 13H, 7R/ER, 3BB, 8K, .361AVG) before being optioned to AAA Memphis on April 28...Spent May, June and most of July in Memphis, recording an ERA of 3.07 (44.0IP, 44H, 15ER, 31K, .185AVG) in 32 games for the Redbirds...Was recalled to St. Louis on July 28-29 just prior to being traded to Cleveland (2G, 2.1IP, 3H, 2R/ER)...With the Cardinals 6 of his 7 inherited runners scored as batters hit .385 (10-26) off him with runners on and .368 (7-19) with RISP.

2012 Appeared in 70 games (T24th, NL)for a second consecutive season. His 141 appearances over the last two seasons rank T6th among MLB left-handed pitchers. Ranked 6th among National League relievers with a 1.54 double plays/9 IP and was T13th with 8 double plays induced. Posted an Inherited Runners Scored percentage of 20.8, 11th in the National League. His 53 Inherited Runners were 5th most in the N.L. Ended season with eight consecutive scoreless appearances. His 19 Holds ranked T18th in the National League. Allowed runs in only 3-of-33 appearances after 7/1 (13 H/19.2 IP). Had 10th lowest ERA (1.83) and opp.BA (.186) in National League from 7/1 to end of season. 2012 POSTSEASON: Was his 2nd-straight postseason with St. Louis and was the lone lefty in the Cards pen...pitched 0.1 inning in the Wild Card game at Atlanta (faced 2,one hit)...pitched just once in the five-game Division Series vs. Washington, appearing in Game 1 for 0.1 IP(hit,K)...pitched three games during the League Championship Series...induced crucial flyout in 5th inning of Game 1 at San Francisco with 2 on and 2 outs ... also pitched in Game 2 (scoreless 0.2) and allowed a run in 0.1 innings of Game 6. 2011 Joined Cardinals on July 27 in seven-player trade with Toronto Blue Jays..."Zep" was leading the Blue Jays with10 Holds and was T2nd on the club with 43 appearances at time of the trade...Struck out a career high 61 batters in 2011 and appeared in a career-high 71 games, T8th among Major League left-handers...Held lefties to a .163 BA (17-104) & just four extra-base hits (1 HR)...Ranked 10th among ML left-handers vs. LH batters in opp. BA (.163), with 3rd most strikeouts (37)...Worked 2.0+ IP in 10 appearances & was scored upon in only two of those...Logged 2.0 IP (4 K's) on 7/28 vs. Astros in his STL debut & became first Cardinals reliever since Todd Wellemeyer (5/19/07) to fan four batters in STL debut...Gave up 1st career HR out of the pen on 5/19 vs. TB; had gone 19.2 IP without allowing HR in relief...Threw a career single-game high of 3.0 scoreless IP in relief on 8/13 vs COL...Was scored upon in only one of his first 13 appearances after being acquired by the Cardinals, and 6 of 28 total...2011 POSTSEASON: Set Cardinals franchise record for most appearances in a postseason with 12 (tied with Jason Motte and Octavio Dotel)...had 9 K's in his 8.1 IP during postseason and allowed just one run in his last 11 games...tied the postseason all-time record with 6 Holds (Javier Lopez, SF, 2010), since the stat became annually recorded (2002)...did not allow a run in four World Series appearances (2.2 IP, 4 K)...had the only 1-2-3 inning (8th) in World Series Game 6 win...made his first postseason appearance in Division Series Game 1 vs. PHI...retired two batters in the 7th inn. of DS Game 2, including a pitcher's caught stealing...struck out Ryan Howard with runner on base to end the 8th in Game 4 win...appeared in 5 of 6 NLCS games vs. MIL...was credited with the win in series-clinching Game 6 after pitching 2.1 innings...struck out two in World Series Game 1 relief outing in the 7th, stranding two and went 0.2 IP in Game 2. 2010 Appeared in 14 games with the Blue Jays making 12 starts... BIG FINISH: Over his last three starts of the season went 3-0 with a 1.96 ERA (18.1IP, 4ER, 15H, 8BB, 23K, HR)... WIN # 1: Did not pick up his first win of the season until his third start (5th appearance) at LAA which also was the first road win of his career... OUT OF THE PEN: Made the first two relief appearances of his Major League career July 10 vs. BOS and July 17 at BAL picking up a hold in each game and not allowing an earned run... IN THE MINORS: Posted a 5-5 record with Las Vegas (AAA) over 12 starts with a 6.04 ERA (67.0IP/45ER)... Over his final nine starts in Vegas posted a 5-3 record with a 3.61 ERA allowing only 50 hits and 23 earned runs over 57.1 innings... K DAYS: Fanned a career high nine on Sept. 27 vs. NYY... Had four games of seven or more strikeouts this season... Tossed seven innings on two ocasions (Aug. 13 at LAA and Oct. 3 at MIN), representing career highs... EARLY SETBACK: Had his season delayed after suffering a broken finger after being struck by a batted ball in a spring training start at Legends Field vs. NYY, Mar. 30. 2009 Made 11 starts in his rookie season... QUICK ASCENT: Reached the major leagues in only his 3rd professional season...Began the season at New Hampshire of the Eastern League (AA), posting a 7-5 record with a 2.93 ERA in 14 starts... Was promoted to Las Vegas of the Pacific Coast League (AAA) for his start on June 24... Made two starts for the 51s going 2-0 with a 0.79 ERA... Up until this point had not posted an ERA above 3.00 at any level... BIG LEAGUE DEBUT: Made his Major League debut July 7 at TB, receiving a no-decision despite allowing only one run on two hits in six innings... Set a franchise record with seven strikeouts in his major league debut... The previous record of six had been done three times, most recently by Brett Cecil... Is one of five pitchers to make their big league debut in 2009 with the club, surpassing the club record of four from their inaugural 1977 season... QUALITY GUY: Tossed quality starts in his first three outings, matching Ricky Romero & Brett Cecil... Picked up his 1st Major League win on July 18 vs. BOS, defeating the Red Sox 6-2, again allowing just one run in six innings... Finished the season with four consecutive quality starts, giving him seven in his 11 starts... SWING AND A MISS: Struck out seven or more batters in five starts, posting a career high nine in his final start, Sept. 1 at TEX... His .225 opponents average was the lowest among Blue Jays starters... In fact he was 2nd on the club to Jason Frasor (.209) in opponents average (min 50 innings)... CLASS OF THE DRAFT: Is one of three players from the 2007 draft to reach the big leagues in 2009... No other club had three from 2007, 2008 or 2009... COMFORTABLE AT ROGERS: Made five starts at home, posting a 2-2 record with a 3.14 ERA... Held opponents to a .176 average in Toronto. 2008 Pitched the entire season with Lansing of the Midwest League, solely as a starter... Allowed one run or less in 14 of his 22 starts... Lost his first professional game on May 18, however did not lose two consecutive until his final two starts of the season. 2007 Made his professional debut July 16 in relief for Auburn of the short-season New York-Penn League, picking up the win with three scoreless innings... Spent the entire season with Auburn pitching in relief for his first three appearances, before moving into the rotation... In total made seven starts in 11 games in his first season, without losing a game.