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Bronson Arroyo

37-Year-Old Pitcher – Arizona Diamondbacks

2014 Stats

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1-2

ERA

9.50

WHIP

2.00

K

8

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The 2013 season brought more of the same for Arroyo virtually identical ERA, strikeout, walk and even strand rates - and yet he once again performed better than his component stats might suggest, de...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 197   DOB: 2/24/1977   BORN: Key West, FL   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Bronson Arroyo Contract Information:

Agreed to a two-year, $23.5 million contract with the Diamondbacks in February of 2014. The deal includes a club option for 2016.

April 15, 2014  –  Bronson Arroyo News

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Bronson Arroyo 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 BOS 35 32 0 205.3 213 103 22 100 54 14 10 0 4.51 1.30
2006 29 MAJ CIN 35 35 1 240.7 222 88 31 184 64 14 11 0 3.29 1.19
2007 30 MAJ CIN 34 34 0 210.7 232 99 28 156 63 9 15 0 4.23 1.40
2008 31 MAJ CIN 40 34 0 200.0 219 106 29 163 68 15 11 0 4.77 1.44
2009 32 MAJ CIN 36 33 2 220.3 214 94 31 127 65 15 13 0 3.84 1.27
2010 33 MAJ CIN 33 33 0 215.7 188 93 29 121 59 17 10 0 0 0 3.88 1.15
2011 34 MAJ CIN 32 32 1 199.0 227 112 46 108 45 9 12 0 0 0 5.07 1.37
2012 35 MAJ CIN 32 32 1 202.0 209 84 26 129 35 12 10 0 0 0 3.74 1.21
2013 36 MAJ CIN 32 32 1 202.0 199 85 32 124 34 14 12 0 0 0 3.79 1.15
2014 37 MAJ ARI 4 4 0 18.0 29 19 5 8 7 1 2 0 0 0 9.50 2.00
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Bronson Arroyo
3-Year Averages MAJ   32 32 1 201.0 211 93 34 120 38 11 11 0 0 0 4.16 1.24
Career  (View All) MAJ   404 359 6 2,296.7 2350 1080 319 1487 630 139 129 1 4.23 1.30

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Bronson Arroyo Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 21 @ChC 5.3 8 5 5 1 3 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 9.50 2.00
Apr. 15 NYM 3.3 10 9 9 1 1 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 9.95 1.97
Apr. 9 @SF 5.0 6 3 3 2 1 2 1 1 0 W 0 0 0 4.82 1.50
Apr. 3 SF 4.3 5 2 2 1 2 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.15 1.62
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 4.6 IP/G
13.7 24 17 17 4 5 5 1 1 0 1-2 0 0 0 11.20 2.12
Last 30 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 4.5 IP/G
18.0 29 19 19 5 7 8 1 1 0 1-2 0 0 0 9.50 2.00
Last 60 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 4.5 IP/G
18.0 29 19 19 5 7 8 1 1 0 1-2 0 0 0 9.50 2.00

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Bronson Arroyo Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013422512011722123.295
2012437512311723017.287
2011408442611923327.317

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20134017314821829.219
20123987812921909.245
2011447641910824019.258

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
2013122.79508816193.451.13
201286.04305217103.981.37
2011108.341006127274.981.32

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201379.35703618134.311.20
2012116.08707718163.571.09
201190.75204718195.161.42
Bronson Arroyo 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 BOS 35 32 205.3 4.38 2.37 1.85 0.96 66.9% 4.51 4.43 .285
2006 29 MAJ CIN 35 35 240.7 6.88 2.39 2.88 1.16 0.85 77.6% 3.29 4.17 .279
2007 30 MAJ CIN 34 34 210.7 6.66 2.69 2.48 1.20 0.76 73.4% 4.23 4.37 .318
2008 31 MAJ CIN 40 34 200.0 7.34 3.06 2.40 1.31 1.10 70.2% 88.3 MPH 4.77 4.51 .321
2009 32 MAJ CIN 36 33 220.3 5.19 2.66 1.95 1.27 1.25 74.6% 88.5 MPH 3.84 4.79 .270
2010 33 MAJ CIN 33 33 215.7 5.05 2.46 2.05 1.21 1.14 70.6% 88.0 MPH 3.88 4.73 .246
2011 34 MAJ CIN 32 32 199.0 4.88 2.04 2.40 2.08 0.96 70.8% 87.0 MPH 5.07 5.89 .285
2012 35 MAJ CIN 32 32 202.0 5.75 1.56 3.69 1.16 1.14 73.4% 87.2 MPH 3.74 4.19 .293
2013 36 MAJ CIN 32 32 202.0 5.52 1.51 3.65 1.43 1.38 73.6% 87.2 MPH 3.79 4.64 .273
2014 37 MAJ ARI 4 4 18.0 4.00 3.50 1.14 2.50 1.57 54.8% 85.8 MPH 9.50 7.26 .359
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Bronson Arroyo
3-Year Averages MAJ   32 32 201.0 5.37 1.70 3.16 1.52 72.6% 4.16 4.77 .284
Career MAJ   404 359 2,296.7 5.83 2.47 2.36 1.25 71.4% 4.23 4.56 .289

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2014 Stat Review for Bronson Arroyo    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.14 K/BB
TERRIBLE
4.00 K/9
TERRIBLE
3.50 BB/9
POOR
85.8 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
2.5 HR/9
TERRIBLE
1.57 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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9.50 ERA
TERRIBLE
2.00 WHIP
TERRIBLE
7.26 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.359 BABIP
HIGH
54.8% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Worst Matchups for Bronson Arroyo (by OPS against, min 20 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Brian McCann NY-A 22 10 5 8 7 1 0 .455 1.136 1.736
Jason Giambi CLE 21 8 4 8 0 5 0 .381 1.048 1.482
Aaron Hill AZ 21 8 3 6 3 0 0 .381 .905 1.405
Carlos Beltran NY-A 38 16 2 7 3 5 0 .421 .737 1.200
Matt Kemp LA 26 11 2 3 2 4 0 .423 .654 1.137
J.J. Hardy BAL 30 9 5 7 0 2 0 .300 .800 1.100
Colby Rasmus TOR 27 8 2 6 5 4 0 .296 .667 1.073
Marlon Byrd PHI 27 10 2 6 1 5 0 .370 .667 1.060
Dan Uggla ATL 24 7 2 3 3 6 0 .292 .667 1.037
Kelly Johnson NY-A 22 7 1 2 3 5 0 .318 .636 1.036

Best Matchups for Bronson Arroyo (by OPS against, min 20 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Marco Scutaro SF 25 5 0 2 1 1 0 .200 .280 .511
Andrew McCutchen PIT 29 3 2 3 3 3 0 .103 .310 .498
Pablo Sandoval SF 23 4 0 0 0 0 0 .174 .304 .478
David DeJesus TB 25 5 0 3 2 1 0 .200 .200 .459
Adrian Gonzalez LA 32 5 1 1 2 3 0 .156 .250 .456
Rafael Furcal MIA 33 7 0 0 1 2 0 .212 .212 .447
Yadier Molina STL 52 10 0 3 0 2 0 .192 .231 .434
Carlos Gomez MIL 20 3 0 0 2 6 0 .150 .200 .427
Darwin Barney CHI-N 20 3 0 1 0 1 0 .150 .150 .293
Humberto Quintero SEA 20 2 0 1 0 8 0 .100 .150 .250

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Bronson Arroyo: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Arroyo walked one and struck out two while picking up a win Wednesday against the Giants

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Arroyo (back) will make his team and season debut Thursday against the Giants.

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Arroyo (back) expects to be ready when the D-Backs' regular season schedule resumes next week, the Arizona Republic reports.

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D-Backs manager Kirk Gibson is unsure if Arroyo (back) will be ready to start the season, the Arizona Republic reports.

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Arroyo (back) continues to make progress and is hoping to avoid the disabled list to start the season, the Arizona Republic reports.

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Arroyo threw a 50-pitch bullpen session Sunday and reported feeling great, Jack Magruder of Fox Sports Arizona reports.

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Arroyo (back) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Sunday, FSN's Jack Magruder reports.

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Arroyo (back) appears increasingly likely to begin the season on the disabled list, the Arizona Republic reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

The pendulum swung back in Arroyo's favor in 2012, as he lowered his ERA by over a run, cut his home run rate from 2.1 HR/9 to 1.2, and shaved his already-low walk rate by half a walk per nine innings. Despite the improvement, the payoff was modest -- 12 wins and 129 strikeouts in 202 innings. This was as good as it gets and it is likely to be worse in 2013.

2012

When we suggested that the Reds would eventually regret Arroyo's three-year, $35 million contract extension, we didn't expect the regret to set in so immediately and with such ferocity. Arroyo gave up a whopping 46 homers en route to posting a 5.07 ERA over 199 innings. What's frightening was that the season could have been worse - Arroyo's BABIP normalized from the .245 he allowed in 2010, but only up to .285, though when those hard-hit balls are always going over the fence, it's hard to raise the BABIP too high. Arroyo's fastball, never that fast to begin with, lost another mph last season, and he also dealt with a bout of mono in the spring. He may improve over his 2011 numbers, but only to the point of being a league average starter.

2011

Arroyo was the Reds' steadiest starter last year, which earned him a three-year, $35 million contract extension this winter. While the market for useable starting pitchers was pretty robust this offseason, there's a good chance that the Reds will regret this contract as much as they did Aaron Harang's. For the second year in a row, Arroyo averaged just over 5.0 strikeouts per nine innings, and he gave up 29 homers. On the flip side, he walked just 2.46 batters per nine and held opposing hitters to a .246 BABIP against. The former stat seems repeatable, the latter does not. Expect some regression in 2011 and more beyond that.

2010

Arroyo's season-ending 3.84 ERA and 15 wins make it look as if he were a valuable fantasy commodity all year, but that's not the case. He got pounded regularly early on, posting a 5.38 ERA at the All-Star break. A steady diet of Pirates and Astros in September helped him close with a 2.24 post-All-Star ERA. Arroyo's strikeout rate dropped to a dangerously low 5.19 K/9IP in 2009, which might have been a function of his continuing case of carpal tunnel syndrome in his right wrist. He opted not to have surgery on that malady over the offseason.

2009

Because this is baseball and not Olympic figure skating, we can't throw out Arroyo's worst result when evaluating his season. That said, take out a one-inning, 10-run shellacking at the hands of the Blue Jays and his 4.77 ERA become 4.34. Statistically, there were some positives from Arroyo's season - he pitched much better over the second half, and his strikeout rate went up. But be wary of investing too much in his improvement - Arroyo increasingly is relying upon fooling opposing hitters instead of beating them with his stuff. That dependency on tricking opposing hitters is reflected by his higher walk and homer rates - when opponents aren't fooled, bad things happen.

2008

As lucky as Arroyo was in 2006, he was equally unfortunate in 2007. His strikeout and walk rates remained fairly close to his 2006 rates, but his BABIP jumped nearly 40 points and his strand rate dropped from .776 to .734. The latter stat reflects how poorly the Reds bullpen supported him and the other starters, and explains why ex-manager Jerry Narron left him in to throw 129 pitches in a May 16 start against the Padres. After that start, Arroyo had a 2.64 ERA, but then got torched in five of his next six starts, blasting his ERA all the way up to 5.24. The Reds then gave him a couple of extra days of rest and adjusted his nutritional intake, which seemed to work. We'll see how hard new manager Dusty Baker works Arroyo, but we expect some improvement this year.

2007

Arroyo best reflects the concept that the National League is significantly easier to pitch in than the American League, and he said as much on many occasions. Not only was Arroyo effective for the Reds, but he was durable, leading the majors in innings pitched. Look for some retrenchment this year. Not only was the workload 40 innings higher than he's ever pitched, but his batting average allowed on balls in play was only .262, indicating he caught a few breaks. This inference gains even more relevance when you consider that the Reds' defensive range behind him was fairly suspect.

2006

Arroyo's won 24 games in the past two years and may finally have a secure spot in the starting rotation after being used in long relief at times in 2004 and 2005. The Red Sox have seven potential starters, but an expected deal of David Wells and rumors that the team is shopping Matt Clement portend a full-time starting role for Arroyo. Arroyo himself has been the subject of rumors as well.

2005

Arroyo proved to be a very versatile pitcher in 2004, capable of quality relief work as well as a back-of-the-rotation guy. The back end of the Red Sox rotation is in flux with Tim Wakefield, Wade Miller and Arroyo vying for the final spots, but Arroyo will likely find a way to start 20 or more games again.

2004

Arroyo pitched solidly as a starter for Triple-A Pawtucket before getting a late season promotion to Boston. He pitched well in several relief appearances for the Red Sox and was on their roster for the ALCS. He will be given an opportunity to win a spot at the back end of the rotation. He had little success starting for Pittsburgh, but he's still relatively young and could have learned a thing or two about pitching since then. With the Boston offense, Arroyo would have value if he wins the fifth starter job.

2003

Decision time for the Pirates, who are out of options on Arroyo and need to commit to him or risk losing him on waivers. Hes been very good at Triple-A but poor in three rotation stints in Pittsburgh. Hed be a better use of innings than Brian Meadows or Salomon Torres and is a decent late-round gamble who could pick up ten wins with league-average peripherals.