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Brad Ziegler

36-Year-Old Pitcher – Boston Red Sox

2016 Stats

W-L

3-6

ERA

2.56

WHIP

1.42

K

48

SV

21

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Not considered a prototypical closer, Ziegler was still able to excel in the role last year. After replacing an ineffective Addison Reed, Ziegler converted 30 of 32 save opportunities and posted a 1.8...

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2016 ADP:  204.36

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 220   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.

August 17, 2016  –  Brad Ziegler News

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With Craig Kimbrel unavailable Wednesday, Ziegler would serve as the closer if the Red Sox find themselves in a save situation, Scott Lauber of ESPN.com 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
2015 35 MAJ ARI 66 0 0 68.0 48 14 3 36 17 0 3 30 2 4 1.85 0.96
2016 36 MAJ ARI 36 0 0 38.3 41 12 1 27 15 2 3 18 2 0 2.82 1.46
2016 36 MAJ BOS 19 0 0 18.0 17 4 1 21 7 1 3 3 4 4 2.00 1.33
2016  (Multiple Teams) 36 MAJ ARI/BOS 55 0 0 56.3 58 16 2 48 22 3 6 21 6 4 2.56 1.42
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3-Year Averages     70 0 0 69.3 56 19 3 44 21 4 2 14 4 14 2.47 1.11
Career  (View All)     590 0 0 585.0 517 161 23 393 203 33 27 84 2.48 1.23

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Brad Ziegler 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. 25 @TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.00 1.33
Aug. 24 @TB 0.7 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.12 1.35
Aug. 23 @TB 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.20 1.29
Aug. 20 @Det 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.35 1.30
Aug. 18 @Det 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 2.45 1.36
Aug. 16 @Bal 1.3 2 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 W 0 1 0 2.63 1.24
Aug. 13 Ari 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.92 1.14
Aug. 11 NYY 1.0 4 3 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 3.18 1.24
Aug. 10 NYY 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.87 0.87
Aug. 4 @Sea 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.96 0.86
Jul. 31 @LAA 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.08 0.84
Jul. 28 @LAA 0.3 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 1.23 0.82
Jul. 27 Det 1.0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 1.29 0.43
Jul. 24 Min 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.00 0.17
Jul. 23 Min 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.20
Jul. 20 SF 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.25
Jul. 19 SF 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.33
Jul. 15 @NYY 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 0.00
Jul. 10 TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Jul. 5 Tex 1.0 3 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.82 1.46
Jul. 3 LAA 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.65 1.42
Jul. 2 LAA 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.72 1.43
Jun. 29 @TB 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.80 1.44
Jun. 28 @TB 1.0 3 2 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 2.88 1.46
Jun. 24 @Tex 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.43 1.35
Jun. 23 CWS 1.7 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 W 0 1 0 2.51 1.36
Jun. 20 CWS 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.64 1.37
Jun. 19 Sea 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.73 1.38
Last 14 Games (Team)
7 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
6.7 6 0 0 0 4 10 1 0 0 1-0 0 2 3 0.00 1.50
Last 30 Games (Team)
13 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
12.0 16 6 4 1 7 15 1 0 0 1-3 2 4 3 3.00 1.92
Last 60 Games (Team)
28 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
27.7 28 9 7 2 11 31 1 1 0 2-4 7 6 4 2.28 1.41

Brad Ziegler Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016112131527401.293
201513018926703.217
2014110151317602.183

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201612734631421.258
201513318822200.179
2014171391143623.279

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201627.0158231124.671.56
201539.70114171111.361.03
201433.742132834.281.31

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201628.32113241000.641.31
201528.3021619622.540.85
201433.3110221622.701.20
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 35 MAJ ARI 66 0 68.0 4.76 2.25 2.12 0.40 6.29 82.3% 84.0 MPH 1.85 3.51 .224
2016 36 MAJ ARI 36 0 38.3 6.34 3.52 1.80 0.23 4.59 80% 83.9 MPH 2.82 3.46 .330
2016 36 MAJ BOS 19 0 18.0 10.50 3.50 3.00 0.50 4.86 87% 83.9 MPH 2.00 2.92 .350
2016  (Multiple Teams) 36 MAJ ARI/BOS 55 0 56.3 7.67 3.51 2.18 0.32 4.67 82.1% 83.9 MPH 2.56 3.17 .336
Today's Projections     0 0 .4 3.40 2.54 1.34 0.41 73.5% 3.03 0.69 .250
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.7 3.79 3.00 1.26 0.50 76% 2.96 4.08 .251
Rest Of Season     0 0 12.6 4.01 3.34 1.20 0.58 76.8% 3.02 4.27 .251
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3-Year Averages     70 0 69.3 5.71 2.73 2.10 0.39 78.4% 2.47 3.40 .259
Career     590 0 585.0 6.05 3.12 1.94 0.35 80.2% 2.48 3.44 .282

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2016 Stat Review for Brad Ziegler    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2015 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.18 K/BB
WEAK
7.67 K/9
WEAK
3.51 BB/9
WEAK
83.9 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.3 HR/9
ELITE
4.67 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.56 ERA
GOOD
1.42 WHIP
POOR
3.17 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

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

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.336 BABIP
HIGH
82.1% Strand Rate
HIGH

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

Ziegler entered Saturday night's game in the eighth inning with the bases loaded and none out and struck out the side in Boston's 6-3 win over the Arizona.

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Ziegler worked around a walk and recorded a strikeout in a scoreless bottom of the 11th inning Thursday to secure a 3-2 win over the Mariners.

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Ziegler pitched a scoreless ninth inning while allowing one hit to earn his second save with the Red Sox Sunday at the Angels.

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Ziegler (2-5) gave up two unearned runs in the ninth inning Thursday against the Angels, suffering a blown save and a loss.

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Ziegler entered Wednesday's game in a non-save situation and allowed a ninth-inning homer in Boston's 4-3 loss to Detroit.

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Red Sox manager John Farrell confirmed that he plans to use Ziegler to close out games in the absence of Koji Uehara and Craig Kimbrel unless matchups dictate the need to use him in an earlier situation, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports.

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Ziegler could be in line for save opportunities in the short term after Koji Uehara left Tuesday's game with a pectoral injury.

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Ziegler needed just seven pitches to record a perfect seventh inning in Friday night's win over the Yankees.

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Ziegler mowed the side in order to preserve Boston's 4-0 win over Tampa Bay on Sunday. He struck out two and induced a groundball out with seven of his eight pitches finding the strike zone.

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Ziegler will serve as Boston's closer only when Koji Uehara is unavailable while Craig Kimbrel (knee) remains on the disabled list, Meredith Perri of Mass Live reports. "Koji's our closer," manager John Farrell said after Saturday's win over the Tampa Bay Rays. "On days when he's not going to be available, we've got Brad to turn to."

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2015

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 enough to convince the Diamondbacks that he could do it again over a full season, as they acquired Addison Reed for the role in 2014. Ziegler went back to eighth-inning duty and continued to find plenty of success. His groundball rate fell some, but his strikeout rate was a career-best 19.2% to offset the dip. Three outings of just a third of an inning, during which he allowed eight total runs, ballooned his ERA to a career-worst 3.49, but he had a 2.46 ERA in his other 65 appearances (totaling 66 IP). He will again be a setup man in the Arizona bullpen with a chance at saves if Reed falters. He doesn’t strike out enough batters to hold without those saves, though.

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.