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Brad Ziegler

35-Year-Old Pitcher – Arizona Diamondbacks

2014 Stats

W-L

5-3

ERA

3.49

WHIP

1.25

K

54

SV

1

2015 RotoWire Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Ziegler showed himself to be capable of handling the closer role in 2013, saving 13-of-15 opportunities using his obscenely high groundball rate to induce tons and tons of weak contact. It wasn’t enou...

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Knee     EST. RETURN:  3/1/2015
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.

February 24, 2015  –  Brad Ziegler News

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Ziegler (knee) threw off a mound Tuesday for the first time since undergoing microfracture surgery in September, mlb.com's Steve Gilbert reports.

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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 68 0 0 67.0 60 26 5 54 24 5 3 1 8 29 3.49 1.25
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3-Year Averages     74 0 0 69.6 58 21 3 46 22 6 1 4 4 19 2.72 1.15
Career  (View All)     469 0 0 460.7 411 131 18 309 164 30 18 33 2.56 1.25

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Batter Vs. Pitcher

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Brad Ziegler 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
Sep. 4 @SD 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.49 1.25
Sep. 2 @SD 0.3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.55 1.27
Aug. 29 Col 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.43 1.26
Aug. 27 LAD 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.34 1.24
Aug. 20 @Was 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.45 1.26
Aug. 18 @Was 1.0 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 3.50 1.26
Aug. 14 @Mia 1.0 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 3.26 1.25
Aug. 13 @Cle 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.17 1.22
Aug. 9 Col 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.20 1.22
Aug. 8 Col 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.10 1.21
Aug. 3 Pit 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 3.16 1.23
Aug. 2 Pit 0.3 3 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.05 1.20
Jul. 31 Pit 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.75 1.15
Jul. 30 @Cin 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.80 1.15
Jul. 28 @Cin 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.68 1.12
Jul. 26 @Phi 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.79 1.14
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
4 Games:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
4.3 5 2 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 1-1 0 0 0 4.15 1.15
Last 60 Days
16 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
16.3 19 12 10 2 7 10 1 0 0 1-2 0 3 3 5.51 1.59

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Brad Ziegler Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014110151317602.183
2013137201429800.246
20128591219311.268

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014171391143623.279
201316024832303.213
201217833935301.211

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201433.742132834.281.31
201340.0616201032.031.05
201232.7200251001.651.01

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201433.3110221622.701.20
201333.0207241202.451.24
201236.0410171123.251.17
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 68 0 67.0 7.25 3.22 2.25 0.67 4.13 73.4% 84.6 MPH 3.49 3.77 .290
2015 RotoWire Projections     Subscribe now to see our 2015 projections for Brad Ziegler
3-Year Averages     74 0 69.6 5.95 2.85 2.09 0.39 76.6% 2.72 3.39 .268
Career     469 0 460.7 6.04 3.20 1.88 0.35 79.7% 2.56 3.47 .284

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

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.25 K/BB
WEAK
7.25 K/9
WEAK
3.22 BB/9
WEAK
84.6 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.7 HR/9
AVERAGE
4.13 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.49 ERA
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1.25 WHIP
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3.77 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

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

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.290 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
73.4% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

2015 Projected Stats Breakdown for Brad Ziegler

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

Ziegler (knee) is expected to be ready for Opening Day, MLB.com reports.

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Ziegler (knee) will not be ready to throw off a mound when spring training begins, MLB.com reports.

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Ziegler (knee) is progressing well in his recovery from microfracture surgery, but he's unsure if he will be ready for the start of spring training, the Arizona Republic reports.

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Ziegler underwent microfracture knee surgery Tuesday, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

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Ziegler will undergo season-ending knee surgery Tuesday, Nick Piecoro of AZCentral.com reports.

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Ziegler will travel to Los Angeles at some point this weekend to receive a second opinion on his left knee, Nick Piecoro of AZ Central Sports reports.

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Ziegler allowed four runs on three hits in just 0.1 innings in the Diamondbacks' 8-3 loss to the Pirates on Saturday.

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Ziegler allowed one run on two hits and one walk in one inning of work in a 5-4 win over the Phillies on Wednesday.

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2015

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2014

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 pitcher who has induced over 68 percent of his outs on the ground in each of the last three seasons, but he was solid in the role, blowing just two saves. With the D-Backs' addition of Addison Reed, Ziegler will rejoin the bridge to the ninth inning along with the likes of J.J. Putz and David Hernandez.

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.