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Brad Ausmus

45-Year-Old Catcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 190   DOB: 4/14/1969   BORN: New Haven, CT   COLLEGE: Dartmouth   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a one-year deal with the Dodgers in January of 2010.

October 3, 2010  –  Brad Ausmus News

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Ausmus announced his retirement Sunday, the Dodgers' official website reports.

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Brad Ausmus Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 36 MAJ HOU 134 451 387 35 100 22 19 0 3 47 5 3 51 48 7 1 5 .258 .351 .331 .682
2006 37 MAJ HOU 139 502 439 37 101 19 16 1 2 39 3 1 45 71 9 3 6 .230 .308 .285 .593
2007 38 MAJ HOU 117 397 349 38 82 22 16 3 3 25 6 1 37 74 4 1 6 .235 .318 .324 .642
2008 39 MAJ HOU 81 250 216 15 47 11 8 0 3 24 0 2 25 41 6 1 2 .218 .303 .296 .600
2009 40 MAJ LAD 36 107 95 9 28 5 4 0 1 9 1 0 5 21 5 0 2 .295 .343 .368 .712
2010 41 A+ INL 4 14 12 1 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 .500 .571 .500 1.071
2010 41 AAA ALB 4 8 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .125 .125 .125 .250
2010 41 MAJ LAD 21 71 63 4 14 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 7 15 0 0 1 .222 .310 .254 .564
Career  (View All)     1971 7,101 6,279 718 1,579 384 270 34 80 607 102 53 634 1,034 82 37 69 .251 .329 .344 .672

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Brad Ausmus: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2010 21
2009 30

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Brad Ausmus Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 36 MAJ HOU 451 387 11.3% 10.6% 1.06 88% .289 .073
2006 37 MAJ HOU 502 439 9% 14.1% 0.63 84% .270 .055
2007 38 MAJ HOU 397 349 9.3% 18.6% 0.50 79% .290 .089
2008 39 MAJ HOU 250 216 10% 16.4% 0.61 81% .256 .078
2009 40 MAJ LAD 107 95 4.7% 19.6% 0.24 78% .370 .073
2010 41 A+ INL 14 12 14.3% 7.1% 2.00 92% .545 .000
2010 41 AAA ALB 8 8 0% 25% 0.00 75% .167 .000
2010 41 MAJ LAD 71 63 9.9% 21.1% 0.47 76% .292 .032
Career     7,101 6,279 8.9% 14.6% 0.61 84% .290 .093

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

Ausmus and A.J. Ellis will split the catching duties for the Dodgers with Russell Martin out for the year, the LA Times reports.

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Confirming what was already widely assumed, Ausmus announced Saturday that 2010 would be his final major league season, ESPNLosAngeles.com reports.

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The Dodgers activated Ausmus (back) from the 60-day DL Tuesday, the team's official Twitter feed reports.

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Ausmus (back) could start a minor league rehab assignment sometime after the All-Star break, the Dodgers' official site reports.

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Ausmus (back) is progressing aheaad of schedule after April back surgery, the Dodgers' official site reports.

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Ausmus (back) will be out at least three months and will undergo surgery to repair a herniated disk on Thursday, ESPN.com reports.

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Ausmus admitted to being a little worried about his back injury, the Dodgers' official site reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Brad Ausmus.

2010

Ausmus hit a surprising .295/.343/.368 in 95 at-bats as Russell Martin�s backup last year. He and the Dodgers are reportedly discussing a return, but once again, no matter where he lands, the at-bats will be limited for the 40-year-old.

2009

Ausmus ceded a lot of at-bats to Humberto Quintero and J.R. Towles last season, one of which will be his successor behind the dish in Houston. Never really known for his bat, Ausmus hit just .218 in 2008. He'll compete for a backup job with the Dodgers this spring.

2008

We all know the story with Ausmus by now: reliable receiver and great with the pitching staff, but leaves plenty to be desired at the plate. It stands to reason that this will be his last year in the majors, and his main value will come in handling the pitchers and mentoring Houston's young catchers. Ausmus should only be on your radar if you're in an NL-only league that requires multiple starting catchers.

2007

Ausmus regressed at the plate last season, hitting .230 and slugging an underwhelming .285. He's still a quality receiver behind the dish, and pitchers always enjoy working with him. In terms of fantasy, you should only be considering him if you're in a very deep NL-only league.

2006

As his defensive value declines, his offense gets better. Last year was arguably his best season with the bat, though still just a marginal fantasy performance. You don't want him in '06 in any but the deepest leagues.

2005

Ausmus was the primary backstop for the Astros, playing in 129 games in 2004. Raul Chavez is the future catcher for the Astros, so Ausmus could see a dip in playing time if Chavez emerges into the player the Astros envision him becoming. From a fantasy standpoint, Ausmus is deadly to his owners, producing a low batting average combined with a lot of at-bats.

2004

Ausmus' defensive abilities, especially when it comes to handling a pitching staff, have been touted by Astros managers and teammates alike. While we think that can sometimes be overrated, it's worth noting that Ausmus' catcher ERA (the ERA of Astros pitchers when Ausmus was in the game) was fourth among qualifying major league catchers at 3.66. Meanwhile, teammates Gregg Zaun and Raul Chavez had catcher ERA's of 4.79 and 4.40 respectively. Still, was that difference reflective of Ausmus' abilities, or that Zaun and Chavez usually caught for the Astros' fifth starter, and more importantly, is that worth having his impotent bat in the lineup nearly every day?

2003

Ausmus used to have some value vis-à-vis other catchers because he ran a little. He's run less frequently the last two years, tallying six stolen bases over the last two seasons combined after recording double-digit stolen base seasons in the four previous years. Even in Minute Maid Park, Ausmus hits for very little power.