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Brandon League

32-Year-Old Pitcher – Los Angeles Dodgers

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League outperformed his peripherals and gave the Dodgers a marginally-better-than-replacement-level campaign in 2014 (0.1 fWAR). If he were being paid the league minimum, nobody would think twice abou...

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2015 ADP:  549.55

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STATUS:  60-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Shoulder     EST. RETURN:  7/1/2015
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 200   DOB: 3/16/1983
BORN: Sacramento, CA   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: 2nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Brandon League Contract Information:

League signed a $22.5 million, three-year contract extension with the Dodgers in October of 2012. The deal includes a $7.5 million vesting option in 2016, which is contingent on League finishing 55 games in 2015.

May 3, 2015  –  Brandon League News

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League (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Sunday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

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Brandon League 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
2004 21 AA NEW 41 10 0 104.0 92 39 3 90 41 6 4 2 3.38 1.28
2005 22 AAA SYR 19 10 0 63.0 78 40 7 35 18 4 4 0 5.71 1.52
2005 22 MAJ TOR 20 0 0 35.7 42 26 8 17 20 1 0 0 6.56 1.74
2006 23 AAA SYR 31 1 0 54.7 57 13 0 43 15 3 2 8 2.14 1.32
2006 23 MAJ TOR 33 0 0 42.7 34 12 3 29 9 1 2 1 2.53 1.01
2007 24 R GCL 1 1 0 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2007 24 A DUN 4 0 0 6.0 5 3 1 6 2 0 0 0 4.50 1.17
2007 24 AA NEW 6 0 0 7.7 5 3 0 7 7 1 1 0 3.52 1.57
2007 24 AAA SYR 11 0 0 12.0 12 4 0 10 6 0 0 0 3.00 1.50
2007 24 MAJ TOR 14 0 0 11.7 19 8 1 7 7 0 0 0 6.17 2.23
2008 25 AAA SYR 20 0 0 34.3 36 15 2 32 10 2 3 2 3.93 1.34
2008 25 MAJ TOR 31 0 0 33.0 28 8 2 23 15 1 2 1 2.18 1.30
2009 26 MAJ TOR 67 0 0 74.7 72 38 8 76 21 3 6 0 4.58 1.25
2010 27 MAJ SEA 70 0 0 79.0 67 30 7 56 27 9 7 6 6 13 3.42 1.19
2011 28 MAJ SEA 65 0 0 61.3 56 19 3 45 10 1 5 37 5 0 2.79 1.08
2012 29 MAJ SEA 46 0 0 44.7 48 18 1 27 19 0 5 9 6 6 3.63 1.50
2012 29 MAJ LAD 28 0 0 27.3 17 7 0 27 14 2 1 6 0 2 2.30 1.13
2012  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ SEA/LAD 74 0 0 72.0 65 25 1 54 33 2 6 15 6 8 3.13 1.36
2013 30 MAJ LAD 58 0 0 54.3 69 32 8 28 15 6 4 14 5 2 5.30 1.55
2014 31 MAJ LAD 63 0 0 63.0 65 18 0 38 27 2 3 0 1 11 2.57 1.46
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3-Year Averages     65 0 0 63.1 66 25 3 40 25 3 4 9 4 7 3.57 1.44
Career  (View All)     498 0 0 532.0 520 216 41 375 185 27 35 74 3.65 1.33

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Brandon League Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Last 14 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
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0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
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0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00

Brandon League Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201496101125300.313
201310214729705.312

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014177281640800.260
201314714840503.301

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201434.3110221402.621.34
201327.322914736.591.50

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201428.7120161302.511.60
201327.042514854.001.59
Brandon League 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
2004 21 AA NEW 41 10 104.0 7.79 3.55 2.20 0.26 72.3% 3.38 3.26 .305
2005 22 AAA SYR 19 10 63.0 5.00 2.57 1.94 1.00 62.9% 5.71 4.58 .332
2005 22 MAJ TOR 20 0 35.7 4.29 5.05 0.85 2.02 66.7% 6.56 6.90 .289
2006 23 AAA SYR 31 1 54.7 7.08 2.47 2.87 0.00 81.9% 2.14 2.56 .339
2006 23 MAJ TOR 33 0 42.7 6.12 1.90 3.22 0.63 4.42 77.5% 2.53 3.41 .253
2007 24 R GCL 1 1 1.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.20 .355
2007 24 A DUN 4 0 6.0 9.00 3.00 3.00 1.50 66.7% 4.50 4.37 .268
2007 24 AA NEW 6 0 7.7 8.22 8.22 1.00 0.00 75% 3.52 4.11 .255
2007 24 AAA SYR 11 0 12.0 7.50 4.50 1.67 0.00 77.8% 3.00 4.03 .335
2007 24 MAJ TOR 14 0 11.7 5.40 5.40 1.00 0.77 4.20 72% 6.17 4.97 .410
2008 25 AAA SYR 20 0 34.3 8.39 2.62 3.20 0.52 70.5% 3.93 3.14 .344
2008 25 MAJ TOR 31 0 33.0 6.27 4.09 1.53 0.55 3.47 85.4% 96.9 MPH 2.18 4.00 .271
2009 26 MAJ TOR 67 0 74.7 9.16 2.53 3.62 0.96 2.37 64.7% 95.4 MPH 4.58 3.43 .322
2010 27 MAJ SEA 70 0 79.0 6.38 3.08 2.07 0.80 3.34 73.6% 95.5 MPH 3.42 4.04 .265
2011 28 MAJ SEA 65 0 61.3 6.60 1.47 4.50 0.44 2.52 74.6% 96.5 MPH 2.79 2.96 .293
2012 29 MAJ SEA 46 0 44.7 5.44 3.83 1.42 0.20 1.79 74.2% 95.2 MPH 3.63 3.56 .322
2012 29 MAJ LAD 28 0 27.3 8.89 4.61 1.93 0.00 3.17 77.4% 95.2 MPH 2.30 2.87 .253
2012  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ SEA/LAD 74 0 72.0 6.75 4.13 1.64 0.13 2.12 75.3% 95.2 MPH 3.13 3.30 .300
2013 30 MAJ LAD 58 0 54.3 4.64 2.48 1.87 1.33 3.00 68.4% 94.5 MPH 5.30 5.08 .328
2014 31 MAJ LAD 63 0 63.0 5.43 3.86 1.41 0.00 4.59 80.4% 93.8 MPH 2.57 3.47 .318
Next 7 Days     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Rest Of Season     0 0 31.7 5.23 3.56 1.47 0.59 77% 3.48 4.08 .308
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3-Year Averages     65 0 63.1 5.70 3.57 1.60 0.43 75% 3.57 3.74 .313
Career     498 0 532.0 6.34 3.13 2.03 0.69 73.6% 3.65 3.87 .299

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

League (shoulder) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Sunday.

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League (shoulder) is in the early stages of a throwing program, playing catch from 60 feet, the Orange County Register reports.

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League (shoulder) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Sunday, retroactive to March 27, MLB.com reports.

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Manager Don Mattingly indicated Friday that League (shoulder) will miss at least a couple of months, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

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League (shoulder) is expected to begin the season on the disabled list, Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles reports.

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League (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session on Tuesday, SB Nation's Eric Stephen reports.

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League (shoulder) reported that his shoulder feels fine and will test it playing catch on Thursday, Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports. He expects to be ready for Opening Day.

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League (shoulder) has been diagnosed with right shoulder inflammation, Eric Stephen of SB Nation reports.

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2015

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2014

In signing League to a three-year, $22.5 million deal last winter, the Dodgers were clearly expecting more than 54.1 innings of 5.30 ERA ball. League managed to hold onto the closer job until June, but manager Don Mattingly turned to Kenley Jansen, who never relinquished the job thereafter. League enters 2014 as an afterthought in relation to the late innings, but his ill-advised contract will likely net him a spot in the Opening Day bullpen. There's little reason to expect a rebound campaign, however, as League's 4.6 K/9 and 1.3 HR/9 were the worst marks of his career by a very wide margin.

2013

League's career has seen its share of ups and downs, but none more that in the past year. After losing his closer job to Tom Wilhelmsen in Seattle last year, League was traded to the Dodgers where he posted a 2.30 ERA in 28 appearances, and a 0.40 mark in his last 21 games. League still hits the mid-90s with his fastball, though his K:BB rates (54:22 in 72 innings in 2012) continue to be uninspiring. That didn't stop the cash-rich Dodgers from giving League a three-year, $22.5 million contract over the offseason, a number that should ensure he at least opens 2013 as the team's closer. Whether he finishes the year in the same role remains to be seen.

2012

League took the closer reins last season from an injured David Aardsma and went on to finish third in the American League with 37 saves. His low strikeout rate (6.60 K/9IP) doesn't impress, but his 1.47 BB/9IP walk rate ranked fourth in baseball among closers. What's more, in 42 save situations, he walked just three batters in 157 plate appearances. League returns this season as the Mariners closer without the "interim" tag, which will make him more expensive than he was in last year's drafts.

2011

League had a bumpy season last year after coming to the Mariners in a trade for Brandon Morrow. League's 70 appearances far and away led the team, but he was good for an implosion every handful of outings. League saw his K/9IP rate drop to 6.4 from 2009's career high of 9.2. He also allowed nine of 26 inherited runners to score. With David Aardsma undergoing offseason hip surgery, League will have an opportunity to step in as the closer if Aardsma is unable to pitch when the regular season begins.

2010

League had another solid season out of the Toronto bullpen with a 1.246 WHIP and a 9.2 K/9IP while limiting righties to a .682 OPS. He was traded to Seattle in December, where he'll work in a set-up role in front of closer David Aardsma. The hard-throwing League figures to be in the seventh- and eighth-inning mix with Shawn Kelley and Mark Lowe.

2009

League limited right-handed batters to a .200/.297/.231 line in 65 at-bats for Toronto last year and has consistently carved them up for his entire career (.219/.320/.298 in 265 at-bats). He'll be back in a relief role again this season but doesn't figure to throw enough high-leverage innings late in the game to make him fantasy relevant in most leagues.

2008

A shoulder injury suffered in the offseason last year resulted in a big drop in velocity for League, and effectively kept him out of the majors for the entire season save for 14 appearances out of the Toronto bullpen. It remains to be seen how effective he can be if he doesn't recovery his lost velocity, but he wasn't a big strikeout guy even at full strength so there's not much value here even if he's healthy.

2007

League re-emerged in 2006 following a poor 2005 season, thanks largely to improved control. In 42.2 innings with the Blue Jays, he posted a nice 29:9 K:BB and continues to do an excellent job keeping the ball in the park. He's not going to post gaudy strikeout numbers, but he should move up a notch in the Toronto bullpen following the departure of Justin Speier and could emerge as the primary setup man to closer B.J. Ryan.

2006

League made the roster to start the season, but struggled and couldn't get regular work, spending the rest of the year shuttling between the majors and Triple-A. His numbers for Syracuse weren't good so there's considerable question about him now. He's no longer in line for a setup role, which is a major disappointment given the promise he showed in 2004.

2005

League settled into a relief role at Double-A New Hampshire and with a blazing fastball and good slider, his future is in the bullpen. He'll need to cut down on the walks, but yielded just three home runs all year, so there's reason to be optimistic if he can handle the jump to Triple-A Syracuse.