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Brad Brach

30-Year-Old Pitcher – Baltimore Orioles

2016 Stats

W-L

10-4

ERA

2.05

WHIP

1.04

K

92

SV

2

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Brach is a big reason the Orioles have been regarded as having one of the best bullpens in MLB over the last couple of seasons. With Zach Britton and Darren O'Day gathering all the headlines as the cl...

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2016 ADP:  663.46

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Knee     EST. RETURN:  2/1/2017
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 6"   WT: 215   DOB: 4/12/1986
BORN: Freehold, NJ   COLLEGE: Monmouth  DRAFTED: 42nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Brad Brach Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $1.25 million contract with the Orioles in January of 2016, avoiding arbitration.

October 20, 2016  –  Brad Brach News

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Brach underwent minor knee surgery on Oct. 11 to remove a small tear in his left meniscus, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

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Brad Brach 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 24 A+ LAK 62 0 0 65.2 50 18 6 74 11 5 2 41 0 0 2.47 0.94
2011 25 AA SAN 25 0 0 44.0 32 11 3 64 5 2 2 23 0 0 2.25 0.84
2011 25 AAA TUC 25 0 0 27.2 28 12 1 30 7 1 3 11 0 0 3.90 1.29
2011 25 MAJ SD 9 0 0 7.0 9 4 0 11 7 0 2 0 0 0 5.14 2.29
2012 26 AAA TUC 10 0 0 9.2 11 3 0 5 1 2 1 3 0 0 2.79 1.30
2012 26 MAJ SD 67 0 0 66.7 50 28 11 75 33 2 4 0 1 15 3.78 1.25
2013 27 AAA TUC 33 0 0 44.1 43 14 5 44 14 4 3 3 0 0 2.84 1.29
2013 27 MAJ SD 33 0 0 31.0 36 11 3 31 19 1 0 0 0 2 3.19 1.77
2014 28 AAA NOR 17 0 0 23.1 26 9 1 43 6 3 1 1 0 0 3.47 1.39
2014 28 MAJ BAL 46 0 0 62.3 48 22 6 54 25 7 1 0 0 8 3.18 1.17
2015 29 MAJ BAL 62 0 0 79.3 57 24 7 89 38 5 3 1 1 14 2.72 1.20
2016 30 MAJ BAL 71 0 0 79.0 57 18 7 92 25 10 4 2 5 24 2.05 1.04
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3-Year Averages     59 0 0 73.6 54 21 6 78 29 7 2 1 2 15 2.57 1.13
Career  (View All)     288 0 0 325.3 257 107 34 352 147 25 14 3 2.96 1.24

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Brad Brach 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
Oct. 1 @NYY 0.3 2 4 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.05 1.04
Sep. 29 @Tor 2.0 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.60 0.99
Sep. 25 Ari 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.64 0.99
Sep. 23 Ari 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.67 0.99
Sep. 21 Bos 0.7 2 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 1.69 0.99
Sep. 18 TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.70 0.97
Sep. 16 TB 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.73 0.97
Sep. 15 TB 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.75 0.97
Sep. 13 @Bos 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.76 0.98
Sep. 11 @Det 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.78 0.98
Sep. 9 @Det 1.0 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 1.81 0.99
Sep. 7 @TB 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.70 0.98
Sep. 3 NYY 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.73 0.96
Aug. 31 Tor 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.76 0.96
Aug. 30 Tor 1.3 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.64 0.94
Aug. 27 @NYY 1.3 2 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.68 0.95
Aug. 22 Was 0.7 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 1 1.57 0.94
Aug. 20 Hou 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.59 0.93
Aug. 16 Bos 1.0 2 2 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 1.61 0.93
Aug. 14 @SF 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.34 0.91
Aug. 12 @SF 0.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 1.37 0.93
Aug. 10 @Oak 1.7 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.21 0.89
Aug. 5 @CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.25 0.92
Aug. 2 Tex 0.7 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.27 0.92
Jul. 31 @Tor 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.13 0.86
Last 14 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
6.0 7 7 4 1 4 10 0 0 0 1-1 0 1 1 6.00 1.83
Last 30 Games (Team)
14 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
13.3 15 9 6 3 5 16 0 0 0 2-2 0 1 4 4.05 1.50
Last 60 Games (Team)
25 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
24.0 25 14 11 4 10 30 0 2 0 4-3 0 1 6 4.13 1.46

Brad Brach Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016145271338704.288
2015169371927801.184
2014110191323604.250

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016166651219403.126
2015155521930706.224
2014144351225502.192

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201640.3712491642.011.17
201541.3510431932.181.14
201429.7400231543.941.31

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201638.733043932.090.91
201538.0021461943.321.26
201432.7310311022.481.04
Brad Brach 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 24 A+ LAK 62 0 65.2 10.21 1.52 6.73 0.83 78.2% 2.47 2.63 .286
2011 25 AA SAN 25 0 44.0 13.09 1.02 12.80 0.61 76.5% 2.25 1.65 .326
2011 25 AAA TUC 25 0 27.2 9.93 2.32 4.29 0.33 67.6% 3.90 2.24 .366
2011 25 MAJ SD 9 0 7.0 14.14 9.00 1.57 0.00 1.25 75% 93.0 MPH 5.14 3.49 .507
2012 26 AAA TUC 10 0 9.2 4.89 0.98 5.00 0.00 75% 2.79 2.44 .344
2012 26 MAJ SD 67 0 66.7 10.13 4.46 2.27 1.49 0.84 76.4% 91.9 MPH 3.78 4.67 .257
2013 27 AAA TUC 33 0 44.1 8.98 2.86 3.14 1.02 82.7% 2.84 3.77 .321
2013 27 MAJ SD 33 0 31.0 9.00 5.52 1.63 0.87 1.06 84.6% 92.0 MPH 3.19 4.30 .369
2014 28 AAA NOR 17 0 23.1 16.75 2.34 7.17 0.39 74.2% 3.47 0.82 .530
2014 28 MAJ BAL 46 0 62.3 7.80 3.61 2.16 0.87 0.91 76.1% 93.4 MPH 3.18 3.97 .256
2015 29 MAJ BAL 62 0 79.3 10.10 4.31 2.34 0.79 1.39 80.7% 94.0 MPH 2.72 3.54 .271
2016 30 MAJ BAL 71 0 79.0 10.48 2.85 3.68 0.80 1.30 85.3% 94.5 MPH 2.05 2.97 .277
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3-Year Averages     59 0 73.6 9.54 3.55 2.69 0.73 80.5% 2.57 3.32 .271
Career     288 0 325.3 9.74 4.07 2.39 0.94 80.3% 2.96 3.80 .283

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2016 Stat Review for Brad Brach    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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3.68 K/BB
GOOD
10.48 K/9
GREAT
2.85 BB/9
GOOD
94.5 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.8 HR/9
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1.30 GB/FB Ratio
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ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.05 ERA
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1.04 WHIP
GOOD
2.97 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

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

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.277 BABIP
AVERAGE
85.3% Strand Rate
HIGH

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

Brach allowed two runs on two hits, including a Mookie Betts home run, in Tuesday's loss to the Red Sox.

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Brach allowed a run on two hits with two walks while retiring two batters in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.

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Brach struck out all three hitters he faced Tuesday, then tossed a scoreless 1.2 innings with three more strikeouts Wednesday after being announced as a first time All-Star.

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Brach (5-1) gave up a game-winning solo homer to Edwin Encarnacion in the tenth inning of Friday's 4-3 loss to the Blue Jays, the only hit he surrendered in his one inning on the mound. He also recorded a strikeout.

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Brach notched his second save Wednesday, striking out three while giving up one hit, one walk and no runs over 1.2 innings against the Royals.

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Brach threw one scoreless inning and struck out two batters in Wednesday's victory over Seattle.

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Brach (leg) will be available to pitch Wednesday against the Twins, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

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Brach tossed a scoreless inning to pick up his second win of the season Monday against the Red Sox.

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Brach allowed one run on four hits in Thursday's Grapefruit League game.

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Brach agreed to a one-year, $1.25 million contract with the Orioles on Thursday to avoid arbitration, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

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Brach (5-3) surrendered two hits and an earned run over an inning in Monday's 4-3 loss to the Blue Jays.

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Brach tossed a scoreless seventh inning in Baltimore's 2-0 win over the Red Sox Monday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2015

Brach was the victim of a deep Baltimore bullpen, which led him to make 17 appearances at Triple-A Norfolk in addition to the 46 games he appeared in for the Orioles last season. Walks have been his biggest flaw as a big leaguer, but Brach made strides in that department and posted a career-best 3.6 BB/9 (9.8% BB%) in 2014. In addition to getting better results with his slider, Brach's fastball velocity jumped from 92.0 mph to 93.4, while the improvement with those offerings led to a 12.3% swinging-strike rate. Typical of a right-handed reliever, Brach's splits are better against right-handed hitters, but he's rarely used in games close and late. The Orioles seem to value his versatility, as Brach was used for multiple innings in 26 of his 46 appearances for Baltimore last season. Look for him to spend another season in middle relief in 2015.

2014

Brach's second MLB season was spent shuttling between San Diego and Triple-A Tucson, resulting in an equal number of outings (33) at the two locales. Although he shored up his control concerns -- he allowed 1.49 HR/9 in 2012, versus 0.87 last year -- he was still designated for assignment in the offseason in order to protect younger bodies on the 40-man roster. If he lands a spot in Baltimore's bullpen, following his trade to the Orioles in late November, expect Brach's initial appearances to be in low-leverage situations.

2013

Brach battled issues with his control in 2012 and while those issues did not get the better of him, they did put a damper on what could have been a more successful rookie season in the majors. On the bright side, he managed to strike out nearly 27 percent of the batters he faced, flexing a fastball/slider combination that made him very successful while he was in the minors. Still, he had trouble keeping the ball in the yard, which complicated things further. Brach never battled issues with either his control or the long ball in the minors, so there's good reason to believe he can turn things around in 2013 and become a productive member of their bullpen, perhaps just not yet in the high-leverage situations that some had hoped for when he first came up.

2012

With the departure of Heath Bell, the door has opened for relievers in the San Diego bullpen and with a strong spring, Brach could make himself a part of the team's late-inning plans. With an 11.04 K/9IP and an outstanding 7.25 K/BB over three years and 223 innings in the minors, Brach is certainly in line for a bigger test than just the September callup he received last year. He regularly hits 93 mph on the gun with his fastball and uses a nasty 84 mph slider to keep hitters fishing outside the strike zone. He should prove to be a valuable setup man in 2012 and could even be a dark horse for some save work this season should anything happen to Huston Street.