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Brian Lawrence

37-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   DOB: 5/14/1976   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Brian Lawrence Contract Information:

Agreed to a minor league contract with the Angels in April of 2011.

June 15, 2011  –  Brian Lawrence News

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Lawrence announced his retirement in early June, the Deseret News reports.

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Brian Lawrence 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 29 MAJ SDG 33 33 0 195.7 211 105 18 109 57 7 15 0 4.83 1.37
2007 31 AAA NEW 17 16 0 104.7 120 55 9 67 14 8 5 0 4.73 1.28
2007 31 AAA COL 3 3 0 19.7 32 19 3 10 5 0 2 0 8.69 1.88
2007 31 MAJ NYM 6 6 0 29.0 43 22 4 18 13 1 2 0 6.83 1.93
2008 32 AAA RIC 16 15 0 86.0 113 53 4 54 19 6 6 0 5.55 1.53
2009 33 AAA NEW 5 13 0 83.0 99 47 9 49 19 7 4 0 5.10 1.42
2009 33 AAA POR 9 13 0 83.0 99 47 9 49 19 7 4 0 5.10 1.42
2010 34 AAA New 26 25 1 142.2 167 70 19 115 39 11 8 0 0 0 4.42 1.45
2011 35 AAA Sal 7 7 0 32.1 48 29 5 21 8 2 5 0 0 0 8.07 1.74
Career  (View All) MAJ   170 152 3 963.0 1023 448 101 597 268 50 63 0 4.19 1.34

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Brian Lawrence Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Brian Lawrence 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 29 MAJ SDG 33 33 195.7 5.01 2.62 1.91 0.83 65.2% 4.83 4.18 .304
2007 31 AAA NEW 17 16 104.7 5.76 1.20 4.79 0.77 63.2% 4.73 3.47 .327
2007 31 AAA COL 3 3 19.7 4.58 2.29 2.00 1.37 52.9% 8.69 4.93 .389
2007 31 MAJ NYM 6 6 29.0 5.59 4.03 1.38 1.24 0.83 65.4% 6.83 5.14 .379
2008 32 AAA RIC 16 15 86.0 5.65 1.99 2.84 0.42 61.7% 5.55 3.39 .366
2009 33 AAA NEW 5 13 83.0 5.31 2.06 2.58 0.98 65.1% 5.10 4.33 .327
2009 33 AAA POR 9 13 83.0 5.31 2.06 2.58 0.98 65.1% 5.10 4.33 .327
2010 34 AAA New 26 25 142.2 7.28 2.47 2.95 1.20 72.7% 4.42 4.35 .341
2011 35 AAA Sal 7 7 32.1 5.89 2.24 2.63 1.40 52.9% 8.07 4.85 .382
Career MAJ   170 152 963.0 5.58 2.50 2.23 0.94 70.8% 4.19 4.19 .303

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Worst Matchups for Brian Lawrence (by OPS against, min 10 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
David Wright NY-N 10 5 1 6 0 0 0 .500 1.000 1.500
Jimmy Rollins PHI 18 8 1 3 1 2 0 .444 .611 1.085
Adam Dunn CHI-A 18 5 2 4 4 2 1 .278 .667 1.076
Jayson Werth WAS 16 6 0 2 1 3 0 .375 .625 1.037
Albert Pujols ANA 11 3 0 2 4 2 0 .273 .455 .955
Carlos Beltran NY-A 13 3 1 1 2 3 1 .231 .538 .913
Lyle Overbay MIL 10 3 0 1 4 3 1 .300 .300 .800
Juan Uribe LA 20 6 0 1 0 3 0 .300 .400 .733
Adrian Beltre TEX 30 7 1 1 1 2 1 .233 .467 .725
Miguel Cabrera DET 14 4 0 1 2 2 0 .286 .286 .661

Best Matchups for Brian Lawrence (by OPS against, min 10 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Albert Pujols ANA 11 3 0 2 4 2 0 .273 .455 .955
Carlos Beltran NY-A 13 3 1 1 2 3 1 .231 .538 .913
Lyle Overbay MIL 10 3 0 1 4 3 1 .300 .300 .800
Juan Uribe LA 20 6 0 1 0 3 0 .300 .400 .733
Adrian Beltre TEX 30 7 1 1 1 2 1 .233 .467 .725
Miguel Cabrera DET 14 4 0 1 2 2 0 .286 .286 .661
Bobby Abreu NY-N 17 4 0 1 1 3 0 .235 .294 .572
A.J. Pierzynski BOS 14 3 0 1 1 2 0 .214 .286 .552
Matt Holliday STL 18 2 0 2 1 2 0 .111 .278 .436
Alex Gonzalez DET 10 1 0 2 1 4 0 .100 .200 .367

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Brian Lawrence: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Lawrence agreed to a minor league contract with the Angels on Wednesday, Baseball America's Matt Eddy reports.

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Lawrence agreed to a minor league contract with the Giants on Monday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Lawrence has signed a minor league contract with the Marlins and been assigned to Triple-A New Orleans.

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Lawrence signed a minor league contract with Atlanta.

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Lawrence was released by the Royals.

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Lawrence was assigned to minor league camp Friday, the Kansas City Star reports.

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The Royals signed Lawrence to a minor league contract Friday, the Kansas City Star reports.

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The Mets declined their $4 million option on Lawrence, instead choosing to pay him a $200,000 buyout, the Associated Press reports.

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Lawrence was designated for assignment Tuesday, the Associated Press reports.

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Lawrence allowed four runs on six hits in 3.1 innings in Monday night's loss to the Nationals.

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Lawrence, who was called up from Triple-A New Orleans on Saturday, will start in place of Orlando Hernandez Monday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Brian Lawrence.

2008

Lawrence, who had shoulder surgery last spring for a torn labrum, signed a minor-league deal with the Mets in May after being released by Colorado. He pitched fairly well at Triple-A but his lack of velocity and command caught up to him as he was pounded in the majors. The Mets designated him for assignment in September, then declined their $4 million team option, instead choosing to pay him a $200,000 buyout, making him a free agent.

2007

Lawrence never threw a pitch for the Nationals after his trade from the Padres for Vinny Castilla, after being diagnosed with a torn rotator cuff and labrum in his pitching shoulder. Wherever he lands, he's going to be a significant risk just to make it to Opening Day, let alone pitching well for your fantasy team.

2006

Everything was ugly about Lawrence's 2005 season. His ERA was an eye-popping 4.83. His strikeouts were down and his walks were up. While we think he's enough of a strikeout pitcher to rebound (especially in the cavernous RFK Stadium) there really aren't many signs to indicate a turnaround. He'll start the season with a job in the Nationals rotation. If you see signs he's turned things around, pick him up but don't risk too much.

2005

Lawrence, once touted by the Padres organization as a poor man's Greg Maddux, managed a winning record in 2004 but did little else in recovering from a poor 2003 season. His ERA was decent at 4.12 but he continued to elevate his interior numbers. Lawrence allowed opponents to hit him at a .287 clip and slugged .460 off of him. Of all the Padres' pitchers, the 28-year-old should have benefited the most from the spacious confines of the home park. With that in mind it's difficult to project anything positive based on the past season. A return to 2002 form should have him on the brink of a Cy Young given the park benefits, but he's been far too hittable the past two seasons and tempering expectations for fantasy purposes would be prudent.

2004

Last season was supposed to be Lawrence's coming out party, and while his WHIP and opponents batting average against improved, his strikeout totals faltered significantly, and he allowed 11 more home runs in roughly the same amount of innings. The end result was a disappointing 10-15 record, with an ERA that jumped a half-run to 4.19. The team should give him better support in the new season, and both the bullpen and the on-field defense will be improved. Expect the party invitations to be engraved and re-sent for the upcoming season.

2003

Lawrence followed up a somewhat surprising 2001 with an impressively comparable 2002 season. Overall, his peripheral numbers were somewhat inferior, but some of that can be attributed to fatigue, as Lawrence logged a career-high 210 IP in 2002 and compiled an 0-4 record and a 6.55 ERA down the stretch. Hes a good bet to take another step toward stardom or blow out his arm in 2003.