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Brad Ziegler

34-Year-Old Pitcher – Arizona Diamondbacks

2014 Stats

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2.16

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1.20

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6

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2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Ziegler, the side-arming groundball specialist in the Arizona bullpen, became the closer in Phoenix through injury and the poor performances of his peers. Closing is probably not the ideal role for a ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 212   DOB: 10/10/1979   BORN: Pratt, KS   COLLEGE: Missouri State   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Brad Ziegler Contract Information:

Agreed to a two-year, $9.5 million contract with the Diamondbacks in December of 2013 that includes a club option for a third year.

March 22, 2014  –  Brad Ziegler News

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Ziegler gave up a hit and a walk during a scoreless inning in the season opener against the Dodgers on Saturday.

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Brad Ziegler 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
2007 27 AA MID 15 0 0 23.7 19 3 0 18 4 4 0 1 1.14 0.97
2007 27 AAA SAC 35 0 0 54.7 46 18 0 44 14 8 3 1 2.96 1.10
2008 28 AAA SAC 19 0 0 24.3 15 1 0 20 4 2 0 8 0.37 0.78
2008 28 MAJ OAK 47 0 0 59.7 47 7 2 30 22 3 0 11 1.06 1.16
2009 29 MAJ OAK 69 0 0 73.3 82 25 2 54 28 2 4 7 3.07 1.50
2010 30 MAJ OAK 64 0 0 60.7 54 22 4 41 28 3 7 0 4 18 3.26 1.35
2011 31 MAJ ARI 23 0 0 20.7 15 4 0 15 6 0 0 0 0 4 1.74 1.02
2011 31 MAJ OAK 43 0 0 37.7 38 10 0 29 13 3 2 1 1 6 2.39 1.35
2011  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ ARI/OAK 66 0 0 58.3 53 14 0 44 19 3 2 1 1 10 2.16 1.23
2012 32 MAJ ARI 77 0 0 68.7 54 19 2 42 21 6 1 0 2 17 2.49 1.09
2013 33 MAJ ARI 78 0 0 73.0 61 18 3 44 22 8 1 13 2 11 2.22 1.14
2014 34 MAJ ARI 9 0 0 8.3 6 2 0 6 4 0 0 0 1 0 2.16 1.20
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Brad Ziegler
3-Year Averages MAJ   73 0 0 66.7 56 17 1 43 20 5 1 4 1 12 2.30 1.14
Career  (View All) MAJ   410 0 0 402.0 357 107 13 261 144 25 15 32 2.40 1.25

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Brad Ziegler Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days 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
Apr. 16 NYM 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.16 1.20
Apr. 13 LAD 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.45 1.36
Apr. 12 LAD 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.84 1.58
Apr. 10 @SF 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.18 1.76
Apr. 8 @SF 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.91 2.18
Apr. 4 @Col 1.0 3 2 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.75 3.00
Apr. 3 SF 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 2.40
Mar. 31 SF 0.3 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0.00 3.00
Mar. 22 LAD 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
Mar. 22 LAD 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
Last 14 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
7.0 4 2 2 0 2 5 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 2.57 0.86
Last 30 Days
10 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
9.3 7 2 2 0 5 6 1 0 0 0-0 0 1 0 1.93 1.29
Last 60 Days
10 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
9.3 7 2 2 0 5 6 1 0 0 0-0 0 1 0 1.93 1.29

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Brad Ziegler Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013137201429800.246
20128591219311.268
2011778925310.373

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201316024832303.213
201217833935301.211
2011162361028500.188

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201340.0616201032.031.05
201232.7200251001.651.01
201127.031019802.331.33

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201333.0207241202.451.24
201236.0410171123.251.17
201131.3011251102.011.15
Brad Ziegler 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
2007 27 AA MID 15 0 23.7 6.85 1.52 4.50 0.00 87% 1.14 2.19 .280
2007 27 AAA SAC 35 0 54.7 7.24 2.30 3.14 0.00 70% 2.96 2.47 .295
2008 28 AAA SAC 19 0 24.3 7.40 1.48 5.00 0.00 94.7% 0.37 2.05 .236
2008 28 MAJ OAK 47 0 59.7 4.53 3.32 1.36 0.30 3.09 92.5% 85.3 MPH 1.06 3.77 .246
2009 29 MAJ OAK 69 0 73.3 6.63 3.44 1.93 0.25 3.23 78.7% 85.2 MPH 3.07 3.27 .344
2010 30 MAJ OAK 64 0 60.7 6.08 4.15 1.46 0.59 2.15 76.9% 84.3 MPH 3.26 4.24 .278
2011 31 MAJ ARI 23 0 20.7 6.53 2.61 2.50 0.00 2.57 81% 85.4 MPH 1.74 2.62 .257
2011 31 MAJ OAK 43 0 37.7 6.93 3.11 2.23 0.00 11.86 80.4% 85.4 MPH 2.39 2.78 .330
2011  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ ARI/OAK 66 0 58.3 6.79 2.93 2.32 0.00 5.67 80.6% 85.4 MPH 2.16 2.70 .305
2012 32 MAJ ARI 77 0 68.7 5.50 2.75 2.00 0.26 10.79 76.7% 86.1 MPH 2.49 3.32 .255
2013 33 MAJ ARI 78 0 73.0 5.42 2.71 2.00 0.37 5.64 81.3% 86.1 MPH 2.22 3.56 .264
2014 34 MAJ ARI 9 0 8.3 6.48 4.32 1.50 0.00 2.67 80% 84.7 MPH 2.16 3.56 .255
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Brad Ziegler
3-Year Averages MAJ   73 0 66.7 5.81 2.70 2.15 0.14 78.7% 2.30 3.01 .275
Career MAJ   410 0 402.0 5.84 3.22 1.81 0.29 80.7% 2.40 3.43 .283

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2014 Stat Review for Brad Ziegler    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.50 K/BB
TERRIBLE
6.48 K/9
POOR
4.32 BB/9
TERRIBLE
84.7 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
2.67 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.16 ERA
GREAT
1.20 WHIP
AVERAGE
3.56 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

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.255 BABIP
LOW
80.0% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Brad Ziegler (by OPS against, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Ichiro Suzuki NY-A 7 4 0 1 5 0 0 .571 .714 1.464
Cody Ross AZ 5 3 0 3 0 2 0 .600 .800 1.400
Pablo Sandoval SF 6 3 0 1 1 1 0 .500 .667 1.292
Adrian Gonzalez LA 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .750 1.250
Danny Valencia KC 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .750 1.250
J.J. Hardy BAL 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 .600 .600 1.200
Ian Kinsler DET 9 4 0 3 1 1 0 .444 .667 1.167
Mark Teixeira NY-A 7 2 1 2 0 0 0 .286 .857 1.143
Erick Aybar ANA 7 2 0 2 0 1 0 .286 .857 1.143
Brandon Belt SF 6 3 0 2 2 0 0 .500 .500 1.125

Best Matchups for Brad Ziegler (by OPS against, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Ryan Raburn CLE 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Juan Uribe LA 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Wilson Valdez MIA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Neil Walker PIT 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jhonny Peralta STL 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Peter Bourjos STL 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jose Bautista TOR 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Denard Span WAS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
DJ LeMahieu COL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Dee Gordon LA 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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Brad Ziegler: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ziegler has struggled in spring training, but has been focusing on throwing his changeup and slider more to this point, the Arizona Republic reports.

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Ziegler may be a candidate for the closer's role, MLB.com reports.

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Ziegler agreed to a two-year, $9.5 million contract with the Diamondbacks on Friday that includes a club option for a third year, Ken Rosenthal of FOXSports.com reports.

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Ziegler was able to work out of a ninth inning jam in Monday's 2-1 win over the Dodgers.

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Ziegler picked up the win in the Diamondbacks' victory over the Giants on Saturday.

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Ziegler blew a save in Monday's game against the Orioles but went home with his sixth win of the season thanks to an Adam Eaton walk-off home run.

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Ziegler struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning before picking up the win thanks to a walk-off home run from Paul Goldschmidt.

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Ziegler allowed two hits, but protected a one-run Arizona lead in the ninth inning to record his sixth save of the season Friday night.

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Ziegler pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his fifth save of the season Thursday against the Cubs.

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D-Backs manager Kirk Gibson has tabbed Ziegler as his closer for the time being, the Arizona Republic reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Ziegler continues to have success on the strength of his sinker, which generated an outstanding 75.5 percent groundball rate last season. As part of a deep Arizona bullpen, most of his contributions will come in middle relief when the D-Backs are looking to get a double play ball, and it's unlikely that he'll pick up more than the occasional vultured save with a trio of arms ahead of him in the pecking order to handle the ninth inning. As a result, the value he provides will be significantly greater in simulation leagues and other formats that make better use of relief arms of his ilk.

2012

It should come as little surprise that the A's were willing to flip Ziegler to the D-Backs during his first season with arbitration eligibility in 2011. Ziegler's ability to induce grounders will likely enable him to remain a viable middle relief option even while pitching half of his games at Chase Field. Still, his flashes of fantasy value in the past came from short-term opportunities to serve as the closer in Oakland, and with David Hernandez entrenched as the No. 2 option for saves should anything happen to J.J. Putz, there's not much to get excited about here for most owners.

2011

Ziegler's continued poor results against lefties (15.1 IP, 19 hits, 5:17 K:BB) make him a poor fit for an expanded role even when injuries open the door, as was the case in the A's bullpen in 2010. He remains effective against righties, but doesn't strike out enough batters to be an effective endgame option given his limitations.

2010

Ziegler battled the flu early in the season, and found himself playing a less and less prominent role in the A's bullpen as the season progressed with the emergence of Andrew Bailey and the effectiveness of Michael Wuertz. Zielger's struggles against lefties (.336 average against, 18 walks and just 14 Ks in 27.1 innings) will prevent him from excelling as a late-inning reliever, particularly given the depth in the A's bullpen.

2009

Ziegler, who set a major-league record for the most scoreless innings to begin a career, ended up with 11 saves and a 1.06 ERA in 47 appearances. Of some concern was his poor 22:30 BB:K rate, and his ability to pitch multiple innings likely places him second behind Joey Devine in a now Huston Street-less A's bullpen. Ziegler could still see the occasional save chance, but the smart money figures to back Devine in spring. Ziegler's lack of Ks takes away some value traditionally held by quality set-up men in deeper leagues.