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Scott Linebrink

37-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 220   DOB: 8/4/1976   BORN: Austin, TX   COLLEGE: Southwest Texas State   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Was released by the Cardinals in June 2012.

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Scott Linebrink 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 28 MAJ SDG 73 0 0 73.7 55 15 4 70 23 8 1 1 1.83 1.06
2006 29 MAJ SDG 73 0 0 75.7 70 30 9 68 22 7 4 2 3.57 1.22
2007 30 MAJ MIL 27 0 0 25.1 27 10 3 25 11 2 3 0 3.55 1.51
2007 30 MAJ SDG 44 0 0 45.0 41 19 9 25 14 3 3 1 3.80 1.22
2007  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ MIL/SDG 71 0 0 70.1 68 29 12 50 25 5 6 1 3.72 1.33
2008 31 MAJ CHA 50 0 0 46.3 41 19 8 40 9 2 2 1 3.69 1.08
2009 32 MAJ CHA 57 0 0 56.0 70 29 9 55 23 3 7 2 4.66 1.66
2010 33 MAJ CWS 52 0 0 57.3 59 28 11 52 17 3 2 0 1 4 4.40 1.33
2011 34 MAJ ATL 64 0 0 54.3 58 22 6 42 21 4 4 1 1 7 3.64 1.45
3-Year Averages MAJ   64 0 0 54.3 58 22 6 42 21 4 4 1 1 7 3.64 1.45
Career  (View All) MAJ   607 6 0 656.4 630 256 82 567 229 42 31 8 3.51 1.31

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Scott Linebrink Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20118717823302.307

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2011144241233624.262

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201132.0310271033.661.38

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201121.3121141033.381.50
Scott Linebrink 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 28 MAJ SDG 73 0 73.7 8.55 2.81 3.04 0.49 85.1% 1.83 2.97 .270
2006 29 MAJ SDG 73 0 75.7 8.09 2.62 3.09 1.07 0.71 74.7% 3.57 3.85 .296
2007 30 MAJ MIL 27 0 25.1 8.96 3.94 2.27 1.08 1.04 80% 3.55 4.12 .344
2007 30 MAJ SDG 44 0 45.0 5.00 2.80 1.79 1.80 1.04 78.3% 3.80 5.65 .239
2007  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ MIL/SDG 71 0 70.1 6.42 3.21 2.00 1.54 1.04 79% 3.72 5.10 .275
2008 31 MAJ CHA 50 0 46.3 7.77 1.75 4.44 1.55 0.83 73.8% 92.0 MPH 3.69 4.32 .267
2009 32 MAJ CHA 57 0 56.0 8.84 3.70 2.39 1.45 0.91 76.2% 93.6 MPH 4.66 4.60 .372
2010 33 MAJ CWS 52 0 57.3 8.16 2.67 3.06 1.73 0.70 73.8% 94.3 MPH 4.40 4.93 .304
2011 34 MAJ ATL 64 0 54.3 6.96 3.48 2.00 0.99 1.06 78.1% 93.1 MPH 3.64 4.47 .319
3-Year Averages MAJ   64 0 54.3 6.96 3.48 2.00 0.99 78.1% 3.64 4.25 .319
Career MAJ   607 6 656.4 7.77 3.14 2.48 1.12 77.6% 3.51 4.18 .299

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Worst Matchups for Scott Linebrink (by OPS against, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Adam Dunn CHI-A 6 3 1 2 3 1 0 .500 1.000 1.667
Adam Jones BAL 8 4 1 2 0 1 0 .500 1.125 1.625
Alex Gonzalez DET 7 4 1 2 0 3 0 .571 1.000 1.571
Torii Hunter DET 6 3 1 1 1 3 0 .500 1.000 1.571
Albert Pujols ANA 11 5 1 4 2 0 0 .455 .909 1.448
Matt Holliday STL 10 4 2 4 0 0 0 .400 1.000 1.400
Xavier Nady SD 6 3 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .833 1.333
Kurt Suzuki MIN 6 4 0 2 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.333
A.J. Pierzynski BOS 8 4 0 3 0 0 0 .500 .750 1.306
Grady Sizemore BOS 7 3 1 1 0 2 0 .429 .857 1.286

Best Matchups for Scott Linebrink (by OPS against, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Shane Victorino BOS 6 1 0 1 0 0 0 .167 .167 .333
Rafael Furcal MIA 14 1 0 0 3 4 0 .071 .071 .307
Willie Bloomquist SEA 7 1 0 0 0 3 0 .143 .143 .286
Adrian Beltre TEX 11 1 0 0 0 4 0 .091 .182 .273
Denard Span WAS 6 0 0 0 2 1 0 .000 .000 .250
J.J. Hardy BAL 6 0 0 0 2 3 0 .000 .000 .250
Alberto Callaspo OAK 9 1 0 0 0 2 0 .111 .111 .222
Michael Cuddyer COL 10 1 0 1 0 4 0 .100 .100 .200
Lyle Overbay MIL 11 0 0 0 1 2 1 .000 .000 .083
Scott Hairston WAS 8 0 0 1 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000

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Scott Linebrink: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Linebrink is dealing with biceps tendinitis in addition to shoulder inflammation, MLB.com reports.

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Linebrink (shoulder) is scheduled to throw off a mound Tuesday and may be on the verge of starting a rehab assignment, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Linebrink (shoulder) played catch from 120 feet Wednesday, FSN's B.J. Rains reports.

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Linebrink (shoulder) did some light tossing Tuesday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Linebrink (shoulder) hopes to resume throwing in the next few days, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Linebrink (shoulder) will resume throwing this weekend, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Linebrink (shoulder) plans to throw another bullpen session Sunday, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2011

Linebrink posted his second straight season with a 4.00-plus ERA and a WHIP on the wrong side of 1.300, but his walk rate of 2.7 BB/9IP was a welcome improvement over an ugly 4.7 BB/9IP in 2009. He was traded to Atlanta in the offseason and will likely be used as a key setup man. He allowed just a .647 OPS against righties despite unspectacular overall numbers, which suggests he can improve if he solves - or isn't used as much - against lefties.

2010

Linebrink started the 2009 season as one of the teamís primary eighth-inning men, but he didnít end the season that way. His 1.661 WHIP was well beyond anything we have seen from him in a half-decade. This was due to a lack of command and subsequent bloated walk rate (3.7 BB/9IP). He did not lose much velocity on his pitches, but the movement and trickery faded. Hence, he tended to pitch off the plate more. Manager Ozzie Guillen officially removed Linebrink from a setup role in August, and he would need one heck of a spring training to regain that role.

2009

Linebrink had a 1.32 ERA and 29:6 K:BB ratio on July 1. His shoulder began acting up, and he allowed runs in seven of his last 13 appearances, wrapped around a five-week stint on the DL. He pounds the strike zone when healthy, and would be next in line behind Octavio Dotel to pick up saves should the Sox trade Bobby Jenks.

2008

Linebrink did not have one of his best seasons in 2007, but was still able to sign a four-year, $19 million contract with the White Sox during the offseason. His numbers may increase a bit with the move from San Diego and the NL to the AL.

2007

Linebrink posted a 3.57 ERA in 2006, his highest since he became a full-time major leaguer, but won seven games, struck out 68 in 75.2 IP and held down San Diego's eighth-inning set-up job. Closer Trevor Hoffman is under contract for 2007 with a club option for 2008, so Linebrink is not expected to close any games in the near future. The Padres have considered trading Linebrink, but seem to think he is too valuable to give up. If he struggles in 2007, he could lose his eighth-inning role to rising star Cla Meredith, but Linebrink has the inside track to the top set-up job.

2006

Linebrink had another good year as the Padres primary set-up man, a role he'll reprise in 2006. Over the past two years he's averaged close to a strikeout per inning and has given up a miniscule .48 home runs per nine innings. He isn't a closing candidate, but may vulture the occasional save when Trevor Hoffman can't take the hill.

2005

The former second round pick by the Giants who wound up traded to Houston for Doug Henry in 2000 has found success with the Padres. Claimed off of waivers in 2003, the 28-year-old was an integral part of the team's bullpen success pitching in the seventh inning in front of Akinora Otsuka and Trevor Hoffman. Linebrink's strikeout per inning combined with 28 holds, a 2.14 ERA, with a .209 opponents batting average was formidable. Showing sound control, there's little indication the feat won't be repeated in 2005.

2004

The right-hander pitched well after being claimed off waivers from the Astros in May 2003, posting a 2.82 ERA in 43 appearances. The club is revamping their bullpen for 2004 but they intend on retaining Linebrink, who will be the third righty and pitch in a middle, one-plus inning role.

2003

Linebrink once was a decent prospect as a starter, but he now seems to be relegated to a mop-up role, having been eclipsed by a number of the Astros' promising pitchers. Linebrink has a significant reverse platoon split, as have hit him to the tune of .324/.430/.510 over his career.