RotoWire Partners

Ben Sheets

35-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

2014 Stats

W-L

ERA

WHIP

K

SV

2014 RotoWire Projections

W-L

ERA

WHIP

K

SV

2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

There was no outlook written for Ben Sheets in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 222   DOB: 7/18/1978   BORN: Baton Rouge, LA   COLLEGE: Northeast Louisiana   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

$

Ben Sheets Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Braves in July of 2012.

October 2, 2012  –  Ben Sheets News

▼ More

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

+ Add To Watchlist

Sheets will attempt to throw two innings in his start Wednesday at Pittsburgh, according to Mark Bowman of MLB.com. Randall Delgado and Julio Teheran are also expected to throw at least two innings. Sheets plans to retire after the game.

To instantly reveal our fantasy analysis of every player – including Ben Sheets – simply subscribe now.

Ben Sheets Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons      Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats       Show 5x5 Stats OnlyShow All Statistics       Click stat headings to sort columns.
Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2005 26 MAJ MIL 22 22 0 156.7 142 58 19 141 25 10 9 0 3.33 1.07
2006 27 AA HUN 1 1 0 2.7 4 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 3.38 1.50
2006 27 AAA NAS 3 3 0 15.0 9 4 1 15 5 2 1 0 2.40 0.93
2006 27 MAJ MIL 17 17 0 106.0 105 45 9 116 11 6 7 0 3.82 1.09
2007 28 MAJ MIL 24 24 0 141.3 138 60 17 106 37 12 5 0 3.82 1.24
2008 29 MAJ MIL 31 31 3 198.3 181 68 17 158 47 13 9 0 3.09 1.15
2010 31 MAJ OAK 20 20 0 119.3 123 60 18 84 43 4 9 0 0 0 4.53 1.39
2012 33 AA Mis 2 2 0 10.2 12 6 0 10 1 0 1 0 0 0 5.06 1.27
2012 33 MAJ ATL 9 9 0 49.3 52 19 6 35 13 4 4 0 0 0 3.47 1.32
3-Year Averages MAJ   9 9 0 49.3 52 19 6 35 13 4 4 0 0 0 3.47 1.32
Career  (View All) MAJ   250 250 4 1,596.7 1577 670 184 1325 369 94 96 0 3.78 1.22

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Pitcher vs. Batter Stats

No No No

Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Ben Sheets

<a href='/baseball/showArticle.htm?id=16935'>Braves' Team Preview: Locked and Loaded</a>

Braves' Team Preview: Locked and Loaded

With the addition of Justin and B.J. Upton, Jason Heyward and the Braves' lineup could be poised for a huge year.

More Ben Sheets Articles   View Last 30

Transaction Analysis: Yankees Get a Boost  

FAAB Factor - NL: Closing Opportunities  

Pitching Value Meter: Falling Angel?  

Pitching Value Meter: Beckett in Blue  

Ben Sheets Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201212518531912.265

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20128217821404.292

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201224.722020543.651.14

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201224.722015823.281.50
Ben Sheets Advanced Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons      Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats      Click stat headings to sort columns.
Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2005 26 MAJ MIL 22 22 156.7 8.10 1.44 5.64 1.09 73.6% 3.33 3.47 .290
2006 27 AA HUN 1 1 2.7 16.88 0.00 0.00 0.00 75% 3.38 -.55 .613
2006 27 AAA NAS 3 3 15.0 9.00 3.00 3.00 0.60 76.9% 2.40 3.07 .227
2006 27 MAJ MIL 17 17 106.0 9.85 0.93 10.55 0.76 0.84 66.4% 3.82 2.44 .344
2007 28 MAJ MIL 24 24 141.3 6.75 2.36 2.86 1.08 0.71 72.8% 3.82 4.08 .293
2008 29 MAJ MIL 31 31 198.3 7.17 2.13 3.36 0.77 0.95 75.8% 92.6 MPH 3.09 3.46 .290
2010 31 MAJ OAK 20 20 119.3 6.34 3.24 1.95 1.36 1.35 71.6% 91.2 MPH 4.53 4.83 .294
2012 33 AA Mis 2 2 10.2 8.82 0.88 10.00 0.00 53.8% 5.06 1.83 .390
2012 33 MAJ ATL 9 9 49.3 6.39 2.37 2.69 1.09 1.22 78% 90.1 MPH 3.47 4.21 .306
3-Year Averages MAJ   9 9 49.3 6.39 2.37 2.69 1.09 78% 3.47 4.15 .306
Career MAJ   250 250 1,596.7 7.47 2.08 3.59 1.04 72.4% 3.78 3.75 .305

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▼ Pitcher vs. Batter Stats

No No

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

Worst Matchups for Ben Sheets (by OPS against, min 15 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Xavier Nady SD 20 10 3 10 0 2 0 .500 1.100 1.576
Albert Pujols ANA 59 20 4 11 4 11 1 .339 .593 .968
Adrian Beltre TEX 18 6 1 1 2 3 1 .333 .556 .956
Kelly Johnson NY-A 19 8 0 0 0 4 0 .421 .526 .947
Bobby Abreu NY-N 26 7 2 7 2 5 0 .269 .615 .937
Jason Lane SD 16 5 0 2 0 3 0 .313 .563 .875
Adam LaRoche WAS 32 8 1 4 3 12 1 .250 .500 .814
Alex Gonzalez DET 16 4 1 2 0 6 0 .250 .500 .794
Aramis Ramirez MIL 52 13 2 9 3 7 2 .250 .481 .769
Jimmy Rollins PHI 29 9 0 2 2 3 0 .310 .414 .769

Best Matchups for Ben Sheets (by OPS against, min 15 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Torii Hunter DET 15 4 0 0 2 3 0 .267 .400 .753
Skip Schumaker CIN 16 5 0 2 0 0 0 .313 .438 .750
Hunter Pence SF 19 5 0 0 3 6 0 .263 .316 .679
Alfonso Soriano NY-A 15 4 0 1 1 6 0 .267 .333 .627
Yadier Molina STL 27 7 0 1 2 2 0 .259 .259 .570
Adam Dunn CHI-A 33 6 1 2 2 14 4 .182 .303 .553
Rafael Furcal MIA 17 3 0 0 2 4 0 .176 .176 .440
Chase Utley PHI 19 3 0 0 0 4 1 .158 .211 .368
Shane Victorino BOS 16 2 0 2 0 3 0 .125 .188 .313
Jeff Francoeur SD 19 2 0 0 0 6 1 .105 .105 .211

Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Advanced Stats

Ben Sheets: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Sheets will retire after his next start on Wednesday, reports MLB.com's Mark Bowman.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
The Braves activated Sheets (shoulder) from the disabled list Saturday, the team's official Twitter page reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Sheets (shoulder) threw two innings in a simulated game Monday. If his shoulder feels well he could be activated from the DL to pitch out of the bullpen, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Sheets (shoulder) will throw a simulated game, MLB.com's Mark Bowman reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Sheets (shoulder) has yet to throw off a mound, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
The Braves placed Sheets on the 15-day disabled list Saturday with right shoulder inflammation, according to the team's official Twitter page.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Sheets allowed four runs on nine hits and three walks with two strikeouts against the Giants on Friday.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Sheets allowed six runs on four hits and two walks over six innings Saturday against the Dodgers to fall to 4-3 on the year.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Sheets earned another victory Monday against the Phillies as he pitched 7.1 innings and allowed one run, seven hits and one walk.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.

RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Ben Sheets.

2010

Sheets missed the entire 2009 season while recovering from a torn flexor tendon in his wrist. He signed with Oakland and could quickly become the A's No. 1 starter, but it may be perilous to expect him to immediately return to his pre-surgery form. Monitor his results carefully in spring training -- particularly his command -- before taking the plunge. Also remember that his strikeout rate dipped from elite levels earlier in his career to 6.75 K/9IP and 7.17 in 2008 and 2009, respectively. If he's signed as a No. 3 or No. 4 starter, which will likely be the case, Sheets is a good later-round gamble given that he'll be a full year removed from surgery at the start of spring training.

2009

Sheets had his finest season since 2004 by going 13-9 with a 3.09 ERA in 198.1 innings pitched. Just when it looked like he was going to make it through a season injury free he tore a muscle near his elbow in September and missed the final weeks of the season. It wasn't quite the way he wanted to enter free agency though and now he may not get a decent contract offer. If that's the case then he could accept Milwaukee's offer of arbitration and play one more season for the Brewers with a decent raise.

2008

Sheets had his third consecutive injury plagued season for the Brewers in 2007, leading many to give him the "injury prone" tag. That might be true, but none of the injuries that he's experienced in the last three seasons were arm related. When he is on the mound he's still one of the top pitchers in the league, the Brewers just need to keep him on the mound. The lone disconcerting stat for Sheets last season was his drop-off in strikeout rate, although it did pick up in the second half. Sheets will anchor the Milwaukee rotation in 2008.

2007

Sheets suffered through another injury plagued season and is now dogged by those who question his durability. The good part is the injuries are never pitching-arm related and he's still one of the top pitchers in the league when healthy. He finished with a 3.82 ERA and 116 strikeouts in 106 innings while walking only 11 batters. He should be healthy entering 2007 and may slip under the radar during some fantasy drafts.

2006

Sheets' season ended early when he tore a back muscle in August. Before that, he was one of the more dominant pitchers in the league, striking out 141 in 156 2/3 IP while walking just 25. He's in his prime and should continue to be a top pitcher. He's expected to be ready for the start of the season, but check his health this spring.

2005

Sheets had one of the best seasons by a pitcher in Brewers franchise history. He continued his mastery of the strikezone and added to his strikeout rate to post an insane 264/32 K/BB ratio in 237 innings. Sheets had a WHIP of just .983 in 2004 but still only managed to win 12 games due to lack of run support. The lack of run support is likely to continue in 2005 so that will hamper is fantasy value slightly. The lack of wins and publicity may drop him under the radar of some of the other owners in your league.

2004

Sheets has been a very good pitcher but lacks the consistency to reach the next level. He relies too much on just his curve and fastball, and needs to develop one more pitch before he can be considered and elite pitcher. His control is excellent, walking only 43 batters in 220+ IP last year. If he can find a third pitch and stay away from the gopher ball then he has a chance to post a sub 4.00 ERA next season.

2003

Sheets was the Brewers top starter in 2002 and should be in 2003 as well. He finished strong to end the season with a 4.15 ERA in 216 2/3 innings pitched. He was stung by the Brewers lack of run support (just 4.28 runs per game) and was better than his 11-16 record indicates. Sheets has thrown quite a few innings the last three seasons, but so far seems no worse for the wear.