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Brad Penny

35-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 230   DOB: 5/24/1978   BORN: Blackwell, OK   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 5th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Brad Penny Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Royals in January of 2014.

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Brad Penny 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
2005 27 AAA LAS 1 1 0 6.0 5 2 1 9 2 1 0 0 3.00 1.17
2005 27 MAJ LOS 29 29 0 175.3 185 76 17 122 41 7 9 0 3.90 1.29
2006 28 MAJ LOS 34 33 0 189.0 206 91 19 148 54 16 9 0 4.33 1.38
2007 29 MAJ LOS 33 33 0 208.0 199 70 9 135 73 16 4 0 3.03 1.31
2008 30 AAA LAS 1 1 0 4.0 6 2 0 4 1 0 0 0 4.50 1.75
2008 30 MAJ LOS 19 17 0 94.7 112 66 13 51 42 6 9 0 6.27 1.63
2009 31 MAJ BOS 24 24 0 131.7 160 82 17 89 42 7 8 0 5.61 1.53
2009 31 MAJ SFO 6 6 0 41.7 31 12 5 20 9 4 1 0 2.59 0.96
2009  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ BOS/SFO 30 30 0 173.3 191 94 22 109 51 11 9 0 4.88 1.40
2010 32 MAJ STL 9 9 0 55.7 63 20 4 35 9 3 4 0 0 0 3.23 1.29
2011 33 MAJ DET 31 31 0 181.7 222 107 24 74 62 11 11 0 0 0 5.30 1.56
2012 34 A+ San 2 1 0 2.0 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.50
2012 34 R Sco 2 1 0 1.0 2 2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 18.00 3.00
2012 34 AAA Fre 2 0 0 9.1 10 5 0 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 4.82 1.43
2012 34 MAJ SF 22 0 0 28.0 42 19 4 10 9 0 1 0 0 2 6.11 1.82
3-Year Averages MAJ   26 15 0 104.8 132 63 14 42 35 5 6 0 0 1 5.41 1.59
Career  (View All) MAJ   342 315 2 1,899.0 1996 898 191 1260 606 119 100 0 4.26 1.37

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Brad Penny Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2012575520403.392
201139839409220310.264

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2012765422401.310
2011405352213025314.345

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201218.30006635.401.64
2011102.7640292794.381.46

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20129.70104317.452.17
201179.05704535156.491.70
Brad Penny 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
2005 27 AAA LAS 1 1 6.0 13.50 3.00 4.50 1.50 83.3% 3.00 3.37 .336
2005 27 MAJ LOS 29 29 175.3 6.26 2.10 2.98 0.87 71.8% 3.90 3.79 .311
2006 28 MAJ LOS 34 33 189.0 7.05 2.57 2.74 0.90 1.18 70.1% 4.33 3.83 .327
2007 29 MAJ LOS 33 33 208.0 5.84 3.16 1.85 0.39 1.33 76.8% 3.03 3.55 .296
2008 30 AAA LAS 1 1 4.0 9.00 2.25 4.00 0.00 71.4% 4.50 1.95 .452
2008 30 MAJ LOS 19 17 94.7 4.85 3.99 1.21 1.24 1.63 62.4% 92.4 MPH 6.27 5.28 .314
2009 31 MAJ BOS 24 24 131.7 6.08 2.87 2.12 1.16 1.12 64.9% 94.0 MPH 5.61 4.52 .336
2009 31 MAJ SFO 6 6 41.7 4.32 1.94 2.22 1.08 1.12 80% 94.0 MPH 2.59 4.47 .211
2009  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ BOS/SFO 30 30 173.3 5.66 2.65 2.14 1.14 1.12 67.3% 94.0 MPH 4.88 4.50 .308
2010 32 MAJ STL 9 9 55.7 5.66 1.46 3.89 0.65 1.98 76.5% 94.1 MPH 3.23 3.52 .326
2011 33 MAJ DET 31 31 181.7 3.67 3.07 1.19 1.19 1.61 68.1% 92.6 MPH 5.30 5.19 .311
2012 34 A+ San 2 1 2.0 4.50 4.50 1.00 0.00 100% 0.00 3.70 .301
2012 34 R Sco 2 1 1.0 9.00 9.00 1.00 0.00 33.3% 18.00 7.20 .524
2012 34 AAA Fre 2 0 9.1 2.97 2.97 1.00 0.00 61.5% 4.82 3.53 .306
2012 34 MAJ SF 22 0 28.0 3.21 2.89 1.11 1.29 1.97 68.1% 92.3 MPH 6.11 5.41 .355
3-Year Averages MAJ   26 15 104.8 3.61 3.00 1.20 1.20 68% 5.41 5.14 .318
Career MAJ   342 315 1,899.0 5.97 2.87 2.08 0.91 70.7% 4.26 4.17 .306

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Brad Penny (by OPS against, min 16 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
David Wright NY-N 20 12 4 10 5 4 1 .600 1.200 1.854
Alex Rios TEX 24 14 0 3 2 2 0 .583 .792 1.407
Justin Morneau COL 16 7 1 4 1 1 0 .438 .875 1.319
Carlos Quentin SD 17 7 1 2 4 1 0 .412 .706 1.251
Albert Pujols ANA 25 10 1 7 2 2 0 .400 .720 1.168
Jason Kubel MIN 20 8 1 5 1 4 1 .400 .700 1.129
Mark Reynolds MIL 17 7 1 7 1 5 1 .412 .647 1.092
Brandon Phillips CIN 22 9 0 1 1 3 0 .409 .636 1.071
Aramis Ramirez MIL 17 8 0 1 1 1 1 .471 .529 1.029
Adrian Gonzalez LA 20 7 1 2 3 2 0 .350 .550 .985

Best Matchups for Brad Penny (by OPS against, min 16 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jose Bautista TOR 16 3 1 4 1 4 0 .188 .438 .673
Carlos Beltran NY-A 21 6 0 1 0 3 0 .286 .381 .667
Jimmy Rollins PHI 38 9 0 3 4 8 0 .237 .342 .652
Justin Upton ATL 17 4 0 1 0 5 0 .235 .294 .529
Jake Peavy BOS 16 2 1 4 0 4 0 .125 .375 .500
Endy Chavez SEA 18 3 0 1 2 6 1 .167 .222 .460
Aaron Hill AZ 20 4 0 1 0 3 0 .200 .200 .400
Chris Young NY-N 20 3 0 1 0 3 0 .150 .250 .400
Clint Barmes PIT 21 4 0 1 0 4 1 .190 .190 .381
A.J. Pierzynski BOS 16 2 0 2 0 0 0 .125 .125 .236

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

Penny signed a minor league contract with the Royals on Wednesday that includes an invitation to spring training.

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Penny (shoulder) will be called up Sept. 1, ESPN's Jim Bowden reports.

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Penny (shoulder) is scheduled to throw one inning for High-A San Jose on Thursday, team broadcaster Joe Ritzo reports.

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Penny was placed on the 15-day DL on Tuesday with a right shoulder impingement, the Giants' official Twitter page reports.

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Penny took the loss Sunday after giving up the game-winning run off two hits and a walk in one-third of an inning against the Phillies.

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Penny made his first MLB appearance of 2012 on Saturday, holding the Reds scoreless over 2.1 innings of relief.

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Penny's contract was purchased from Triple-A Fresno on Friday, CSN Bay Area reports.

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Penny (shoulder) has been scratched from his Monday start with Triple-A Fresno, Comcast SportsNet Bay Area reports.

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Penny will report to Triple-A Fresno to begin his preparations for a long relief role in the San Francisco bullpen, Comcast Sportsnet Bay Area reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Brad Penny.

2013

Penny appeared in 22 games out of the bullpen for the Giants after spending April in Japan. With the move to relief, he was unable to improve his strikeout rate (3.2 K/9 in 28 innings). His 6.11 ERA and 5.31 FIP indicates that it is very unlikely that Penny will be able to find any organization willing to give him a major league contract. His average fastball velocity (92.4 mph) and control (2.9 BB/9) are still above average, but he will probably toil away in the minors for most of 2013 as a reliever.

2012

While Penny didnít blow anyoneís socks off in 2011, he did manage to provide the Tigers with a reliable end-of-the-rotation option to turn to every fifth day. Penny finished the season 11-11 with a 5.30 ERA, 1.563 WHIP in 31 starts. Most impressive for Penny was ability to stay injury free for the Tigers, hurling 181.2 innings, which marked the first time he reached the 180-innings plateau since 2007. Despite the surprising display of durability, Penny didnít provide much punch, finishing with a miserable 74:63 K:BB ratio. The 33-year-old signed a one-year deal with the Softbank Hawks to pitch in Japan for the 2012 season.

2011

A strained lat suffered in May lingered ... and lingered ... and lingered. Penny was unable to return after the injury and was limited to just nine starts for the Cardinals last season. On the plus side, his 1.5 BB/9IP was the best mark of his career. He'll compete with Armando Galarraga for the No. 5 spot in the Detroit rotation after signing with the Tigers. Moving to the AL won't help his fantasy value, but his outlook is more dependent on his health.

2010

Penny was hit hard in Boston last year, but turned it around in a big way after signing with San Francisco in August. A switch to the National League was no doubt a big help, but Penny was also quite fortunate once he joined the Giants, as his strikeout rate (4.32 K/9IP) was abysmal (he had a .211 BABIP in San Francisco). His fastball velocity is among the best in baseball (averaged 94.0 mph last year), but without a plus second pitch, he's unable to miss many bats. Penny rejected the Giants' contract offer during the offseason before taking a one-year deal to pitch with Dave Duncan and the Cards in St. Louis.

2009

After winning 16 games in back-to-back seasons, Penny was awful in 2008, going 6-9 with a 6.27 ERA and ugly 51:42 K:BB in a season limited to 94.2 innings by shoulder problems. Penny didn't exactly finish on a high note either, going 3-7 with a 7.59 ERA after April and then disappearing from the club after being left off the postseason roster. He's likely looking at a one-year deal in order to rebuild his market value and at that price, there will be plenty of suitors. Draft him late and hope a short contract gets him on the treadmill.

2008

Penny had a solid 2007, going 16-4 with a 3.03 ERA in his third full season with the Dodgers. Despite the back-to-back 16-win seasons, there is some concern, as both Penny's strikeout and walk rates took a turn for the worse. In addition, though his first half/second half splits weren't as severe as the year before, Penny still faded after the break in 2007 (10-1, 2.39 vs. 6-3, 3.84). His K:BB after the break regressed to an ugly 53:39 and his conditioning has been called into question, but Penny should be good for another solid season in 2008.

2007

After starting the All-Star game for the N.L. and sitting at 10-2, 2.91 at the break, Penny was 6-7, 6.25 thereafter as hitters teed off of him to the tune of a .317 average. There was no obvious injury noted, but some observers pointed to his conditioning and concentration as potential reasons. Penny has the stuff to be a solid No. 2 starter and his second-half slide could leave him undervalued in 2007 fantasy drafts, so consider him a sleeper.

2006

Penny's season was slowed by his return from an upper-arm nerve injury, and occasionally he still had problems getting the forearm loose before starts. With a full offseason of rest, he could be as good as new again in 2006. He went late and cheap in our mock drafts and auctions this offseason, but he has the potential to significantly outproduce his cost to you.

2005

Penny was shut down at the end of last season with irritation to a nerve in his upper right arm. The Dodgers hope that offseason rest will be enough to get his arm healthy.

2004

He set a career high in wins, but despite being mostly healthy, the season was a slight step back for Penny, and he even lost his spot in the postseason rotation to Carl Pavano at one point. With Josh Beckett's emergence as an ace, Penny'll once again be counted on as the No. 2 starter, but he's still got some growing to do before he'll be a solid top of the rotation guy.

2003

Penny battled a sore arm off and on most of the year, not a big shock given the massive increase in his workload the season before. He managed to avoid surgery, though, which is nice. Given Jeff Torborg's usage patterns with his young starters, Penny might not be so lucky in 2003, but he could just as easily rebound to something closer to his 2001 numbers. If you can get him cheapish he's probably worth a gamble.