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Brandon Maurer

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Kansas City Royals

2017 Stats

W-L

1-5

ERA

5.94

WHIP

1.36

K

46

SV

20

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Despite a significant increase in his ERA (4.52), Maurer maintained many of his peripherals while pushing his strikeout rate to a career-best 9.3 K/9 (24.0 strikeout rate). Once Fernando Rodney was tr...

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2017 ADP:  231.64

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 230   DOB: 7/3/1990   BORN: Newport Beach, CA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 23rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Brandon Maurer Contract Information:

Agreed to a a one-year, $1.9 million contract with the Padres in January 2017, avoiding arbitration.

August 10, 2017  –  Brandon Maurer News

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Maurer (0-1) ended up on the hook for Wednesday's loss after being charged with two runs on a hit and a walk; he didn't record an out.

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Brandon Maurer Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2010 19 R PEO 2 4 0 11.0 8 2 0 14 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.64 0.91
2010 19 A CLI 2 0 0 4.1 5 1 1 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 2.08 1.22
2011 20 A+ HIG 9 7 0 42.1 47 30 8 37 11 2 4 0 0 0 6.38 1.38
2011 20 A CLI 9 6 0 37.0 28 14 2 44 14 1 3 0 0 0 3.41 1.14
2012 21 AA JAC 24 24 0 137.2 133 49 4 117 48 9 2 0 0 0 3.20 1.32
2013 22 AAA TAC 10 10 0 46.2 48 27 2 47 26 3 4 0 0 0 5.21 1.60
2013 22 MAJ SEA 22 14 0 90.0 114 63 16 70 27 5 8 0 0 0 6.30 1.57
2014 23 AAA TAC 12 1 0 19.1 18 6 2 24 8 1 0 3 0 0 2.79 1.36
2014 23 MAJ SEA 38 7 0 69.7 74 36 6 55 19 1 4 0 1 5 4.65 1.33
2015 24 MAJ SD 53 0 0 51.0 39 17 3 39 15 7 4 0 1 12 3.00 1.06
2016 25 MAJ SD 71 0 0 69.7 65 35 7 72 23 0 5 13 6 13 4.52 1.26
2017 26 MAJ SD 42 0 0 39.3 39 25 4 38 8 1 4 20 3 2 5.72 1.19
2017 26 MAJ KC 9 0 0 7.7 11 6 0 8 6 0 1 0 0 2 7.04 2.22
2017  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ SD/KC 51 0 0 47.0 50 31 4 46 14 1 5 20 3 4 5.94 1.36
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3-Year Averages     54 2 0 63.4 59 29 5 55 19 2 4 4 2 10 4.11 1.23
Career  (View All)     235 21 0 327.3 342 182 36 282 98 14 26 33 5.00 1.34

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Brandon Maurer Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Aug. 14 @Oak 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 7.04 2.22
Aug. 9 @StL 0.0 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 8.10 2.40
Aug. 8 StL 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.40 2.10
Aug. 6 Sea 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.35 1.94
Aug. 4 Sea 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 7.71 1.93
Aug. 2 @Bal 1.0 3 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 7.36 2.18
Jul. 30 @Bos 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 1.50
Jul. 29 @Bos 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 1.80
Jul. 26 @Det 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 3.00
Jul. 21 @SF 1.0 2 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 5.72 1.19
Jul. 20 @SF 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 5.17 1.15
Jul. 15 SF 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 5.30 1.13
Jul. 14 SF 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.45 1.16
Jul. 8 @Phi 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 5.60 1.16
Jul. 7 @Phi 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 5.77 1.17
Jul. 4 @Cle 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 5.94 1.20
Jul. 2 LAD 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 6.12 1.24
Jun. 28 Atl 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 6.32 1.24
Jun. 25 Det 1.0 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 6.53 1.29
Jun. 23 Det 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 6.14 1.23
Jun. 21 @ChC 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 6.35 1.27
Jun. 17 @Mil 1.3 2 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.51 1.30
Jun. 14 Cin 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 6.15 1.29
Jun. 13 Cin 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 6.39 1.34
Jun. 9 KC 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 6.48 1.36
Jun. 8 @Ari 0.0 4 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.75 1.38
Last 14 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
5.0 8 6 6 0 5 4 0 0 0 0-1 0 0 0 10.80 2.60
Last 30 Games (Team)
11 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
9.7 15 9 9 1 7 9 0 0 0 0-1 1 1 2 8.38 2.28
Last 60 Games (Team)
26 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
23.0 27 17 17 2 9 19 1 0 0 1-2 11 1 2 6.65 1.57

Brandon Maurer Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20178924818601.228
2016155411829423.213
201510227515301.158

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201711322632633.302
2016145315361104.263
2015104121024502.261

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201724.3121227702.220.95
201638.702936944.661.14
201522.321019622.821.16

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201722.703819749.931.81
201631.0034361434.351.42
201528.753020913.140.98
Brandon Maurer vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Brandon Maurer Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2010 19 R PEO 2 4 11.0 11.45 1.64 7.00 0.00 80% 1.64 1.75 .320
2010 19 A CLI 2 0 4.1 13.17 0.00 0.00 2.20 100% 2.08 3.44 .418
2011 20 A+ HIG 9 7 42.1 7.91 2.35 3.36 1.71 56% 6.38 4.91 .323
2011 20 A CLI 9 6 37.0 10.70 3.41 3.14 0.49 70% 3.41 2.82 .301
2012 21 AA JAC 24 24 137.2 7.67 3.15 2.44 0.26 74.6% 3.20 3.05 .323
2013 22 AAA TAC 10 10 46.2 9.16 5.06 1.81 0.39 65.3% 5.21 3.74 .356
2013 22 MAJ SEA 22 14 90.0 7.00 2.70 2.59 1.60 1.26 62.4% 92.8 MPH 6.30 5.06 .348
2014 23 AAA TAC 12 1 19.1 11.31 3.77 3.00 0.94 83.3% 2.79 3.30 .349
2014 23 MAJ SEA 38 7 69.7 7.11 2.45 2.89 0.78 1.05 65.5% 94.4 MPH 4.65 3.56 .325
2015 24 MAJ SD 53 0 51.0 6.88 2.65 2.60 0.53 1.70 72.5% 95.1 MPH 3.00 3.38 .256
2016 25 MAJ SD 71 0 69.7 9.30 2.97 3.13 0.90 1.04 65.4% 95.3 MPH 4.52 3.52 .318
2017 26 MAJ SD 42 0 39.3 8.69 1.83 4.75 0.92 1.43 51.2% 96.6 MPH 5.72 3.28 .324
2017 26 MAJ KC 9 0 7.7 9.39 7.04 1.33 0.00 0.45 64.7% 96.6 MPH 7.04 3.46 .447
2017  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ SD/KC 51 0 47.0 8.81 2.68 3.29 0.77 1.20 55% 96.6 MPH 5.94 3.27 .347
Today's Projections     0 0 .4 10.47 2.47 4.24 0.98 72.9% 3.51 -0.08 .315
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.6 9.04 2.60 3.47 0.85 68.6% 3.86 3.29 .299
Rest Of Season     0 0 19.4 9.31 2.60 3.58 0.77 70.1% 3.66 3.11 .305
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3-Year Averages     54 2 63.4 7.80 2.70 2.89 0.71 67.1% 4.11 3.39 .304
Career     235 21 327.3 7.75 2.69 2.88 0.99 63.9% 5.00 3.83 .323

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Brandon Maurer Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 51 -3 5 -3 0 22 -1 0 0
2016 P 69.7 -1 8 -1 0 39 1 0 0
2017 P 7.7 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0
2017 P 39.3 0 3 0 0 21 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 0 0 0 0 -2 0 -2
2016 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Brandon Maurer    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.29 K/BB
GOOD
8.81 K/9
WEAK
2.68 BB/9
GOOD
96.6 MPH Fastball
GREAT
0.8 HR/9
GOOD
1.20 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.94 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.36 WHIP
WEAK
3.27 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.347 BABIP
HIGH
55.0% Strand Rate
LOW

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Brandon Maurer: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Maurer will be used to spell Royals closer Kelvin Herrera, but will function mainly from a setup role with his new team, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Maurer was traded from the Padres to the Royals on Monday along with Trevor Cahill and Brandon Maurer for Matt Strahm, Travis Wood and Esteury Ruiz, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports.

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Maurer pitched a scoreless ninth inning to collect his 20th save of the season during Thursday's win over San Francisco. He did allow two hits and walk.

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Maurer picked up the win in a non-save situation during Saturday's walkoff victory over the Giants.

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Maurer allowed one hit in a scoreless inning to earn the save Saturday against the Phillies.

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Maurer struck out the side in his only inning of work to earn his 18th save of the season Friday against the Phillies.

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Maurer struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Tuesday to pick up his 17th save of the season in a 1-0 win over Cleveland.

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Maurer earned his 16th save of the year Sunday in a 5-3 win over the visiting Dodgers.

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Maurer pitched a scoreless ninth inning without allowing a baserunner and striking out two batters to earn his 15th save during Wednesday's win over Atlanta.

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Maurer struck out a batter and threw a scoreless ninth to record his 14th save Friday against the Tigers.

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Maurer recorded the final two outs of Wednesday's game against the Cubs for his 13th save of the season.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Before shoulder issues began to surface for Maurer toward the middle of the season, he was starting to reach must-own status in holds leagues, pitching to a 1.86 ERA and earning seven holds and five wins over the first three months of the campaign. However, a massive workload -- he had made a whopping 42 appearances by the All-Star break -- finally caught up to Maurer, and he was shut down with shoulder inflammation in mid-August, never to return. Maurer was converted to the bullpen full-time in his final season with the Mariners before the trade to San Diego in December of 2014, and that is likely where he will stay moving forward. There's a strong possibility that he will return to a high-leverage role in 2016, that is if the shoulder is healthy after a full offseason of rest. Perhaps he could eventually push for the closer role in a Padres bullpen that is without a clear replacement for Craig Kimbrel.

2015

After posting a 7.52 ERA in seven starts, Maurer was sent to Triple-A Tacoma in May to transition to a reliever. When he returned in June, he found success in the bullpen that eluded him in the rotation. In 31 relief appearances, Maurer posted a 2.17 ERA with 38 strikeouts and three unintentional walks in 37.1 innings. His FIP dropped from 5.39 as a starter to 1.85 as a reliever. Pitching in relief allowed Maurer to increase his low-90s fastball to the mid-90s, which in turn made his changeup more effective. Maurer used his changeup to neutralize lefties to the tune of a .167 BAA with one extra-base hit in 60 at-bats. In 58 at-bats against lefties as a starter, Maurer allowed a .310 BAA and five extra-base hits, including three homers. Whether he sticks in the bullpen this season is uncertain after he was traded to San Diego in December.

2014

An outstanding spring training won Maurer a job in the rotation last year, but it didn't take long to prove he was overmatched at the big-league level and not ready for the majors. With a 6.93 ERA by late May, the Mariners finally took pity on him and sent him to Triple-A. He wasn't much better in eight relief appearances (6.64 ERA) upon returning, but in his last three September starts, he allowed two runs or less in each and had 17 strikeouts to four walks in 17.1 innings. Much of Maurer's trouble stemmed from his lack of an effective out-pitch against left-handers, against whom he had a 1.94 K/BB and .908 OPS allowed. He has decent strikeout ability and control, but he was forced to tinker with his release point to improve his command (11.4 H/9 for the season). Maurer could compete in spring for a spot on the staff, but he's probably ticketed for Triple-A for more refinement.

2013

Maurer stole the spotlight from the "Big Three" at Double-A Jackson last year en route to Southern League pitcher of the year honors. While high-profile prospects Danny Hultzen, James Paxton and Taijuan Walker grabbed the headlines, Maurer used four pitches, including a mid-90s fastball, to prove he is a legit prospect after some early-career arm troubles. The 6-foot-6 Maurer has good command and, perhaps most important, stayed healthy all year, throwing 137.2 innings. Whether Maurer is destined for mid-rotation status or a bullpen role largely depends on his ability to avoid the elbow and shoulder problems that plagued him in 2010 and 2011.