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Brad Brach

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Baltimore Orioles

2015 Stats

W-L

5-3

ERA

2.72

WHIP

1.20

K

89

SV

1

2016 RotoWire 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:  672.25

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 6"   WT: 210   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.

January 14, 2016  –  Brad Brach News

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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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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
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3-Year Averages     47 0 0 57.6 47 19 5 58 27 4 1 0 0 8 2.97 1.29

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Brad Brach 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
Oct. 4 NYY 0.7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.72 1.20
Oct. 3 NYY 0.7 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.75 1.19
Oct. 1 Tor 0.7 2 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.77 1.18
Sep. 28 Tor 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.44 1.15
Sep. 24 @Was 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.36 1.14
Sep. 22 @Was 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.39 1.13
Sep. 20 @TB 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.45 1.15
Sep. 17 @TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.49 1.15
Sep. 15 Bos 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.52 1.15
Sep. 14 Bos 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.60 1.15
Sep. 11 KC 2.0 2 2 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.63 1.17
Sep. 6 @Tor 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.58 1.16
Sep. 2 TB 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.60 1.17
Aug. 31 TB 1.3 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.69 1.18
Aug. 29 @Tex 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.60 1.17
Aug. 26 @KC 1.0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.64 1.17
Aug. 24 @KC 0.3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.54 1.18
Aug. 22 Min 0.7 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.40 1.15
Aug. 21 Min 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.43 1.10
Aug. 18 NYM 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 2.47 1.11
Aug. 14 Oak 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.51 1.12
Aug. 11 @Sea 1.7 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.60 1.10
Aug. 9 @LAA 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.68 1.10
Aug. 7 @LAA 0.7 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.79 1.12
Aug. 5 @Oak 1.3 2 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.65 1.12
Last 14 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
4.0 6 4 4 0 4 4 0 0 0 0-1 0 0 2 9.00 2.50
Last 30 Days
12 Games:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
13.7 10 6 5 1 8 16 0 0 0 0-1 0 0 5 3.29 1.32
Last 60 Days
25 Games:  Avg. 1.2 IP/G
29.7 20 10 9 3 21 35 0 1 0 1-1 0 0 7 2.73 1.38

Brad Brach Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015169371927801.184
2014110191323604.250
201368131013101.228

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015155521930706.224
2014144351225502.192
20137418923502.365

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201541.3510431932.181.14
201429.7400231543.941.31
201318.300017822.951.47

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201538.0021461943.321.26
201432.7310311022.481.04
201312.7100141113.552.21
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 RotoWire Projections     Subscribe now to see our 2016 projections for Brad Brach
3-Year Averages     47 0 57.6 9.07 4.22 2.15 0.78 79.7% 2.97 3.72 .287

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2015 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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2.34 K/BB
WEAK
10.10 K/9
GOOD
4.31 BB/9
POOR
94.0 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.8 HR/9
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1.39 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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2.72 ERA
GOOD
1.20 WHIP
AVERAGE
3.54 FIP
AVERAGE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.271 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
80.7% Strand Rate
ABOVE AVERAGE

2016 Projected Stats Breakdown for Brad Brach

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

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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Brach earned a win Monday after pitching a scoreless 11th inning, allowing one hit with one strikeout.

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Brach picked up a save in Saturday's win over Tampa Bay, throwing 1.1 scoreless innings.

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Brach gave up two runs on five hits over two innings while striking out three in relief against the Jays on Friday.

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Brach should take on a more significant role in the bullpen in 2015, according to Britt Ghiroli of MLB.com.

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Brach threw one inning and allowed an unearned run while taking the loss Saturday against the Rays.

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Brach struck out a pair and allowed three baserunners while finishing Saturday's win over St. Louis.

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Brach was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday, Rich Dubroff of CSN Baltimore reports.

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Brach was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk on Monday.

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Brach threw four shutout innings in relief Wednesday against the Pirates.

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Brach has been recalled by the Orioles on Friday, the team's official Twitter feed reports.

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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.