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Brandon Backe

36-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   DOB: 4/5/1978   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Brandon Backe Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $1.55 million contract with Houston in January of 2009, avoiding arbitration.

September 11, 2010  –  Brandon Backe News

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Backe (shoulder) said he plans to throw in front of scouts in the offseason, Aylson Footer of MLB.com reports.

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Brandon Backe 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
2004 26 AAA NEW 18 8 0 57.3 52 19 6 63 24 5 5 0 2.98 1.33
2005 27 AA COR 2 2 0 8.0 4 2 1 11 1 0 1 0 2.25 0.63
2005 27 MAJ HOU 28 25 1 149.3 151 79 19 97 67 10 8 0 4.76 1.46
2006 28 AAA ROU 4 4 0 20.3 23 12 1 13 13 1 2 0 5.31 1.77
2006 28 MAJ HOU 9 8 0 43.0 43 18 4 19 18 3 2 0 3.77 1.42
2007 29 AA COR 1 1 0 5.0 5 3 1 4 2 1 0 0 5.40 1.40
2007 29 AAA ROU 5 5 0 25.0 27 12 4 25 11 3 2 0 4.32 1.52
2007 29 MAJ HOU 7 5 0 28.7 27 12 4 11 11 3 1 0 3.77 1.33
2008 30 MAJ HOU 32 31 0 166.7 202 112 36 127 77 9 14 0 6.05 1.67
2009 31 AA COR 4 4 0 26.0 18 4 0 17 7 3 0 0 1.38 0.96
2009 31 AAA ROU 2 2 0 10.0 13 5 0 4 3 0 1 0 4.50 1.60
2009 31 MAJ HOU 5 1 0 13.0 21 15 5 10 6 0 0 0 10.38 2.08
Career  (View All) MAJ   153 79 1 525.3 574 305 87 360 238 31 29 0 5.23 1.55

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Brandon Backe Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Brandon Backe 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
2004 26 AAA NEW 18 8 57.3 9.89 3.77 2.63 0.94 81.4% 2.98 3.67 .318
2005 27 AA COR 2 2 8.0 12.38 1.13 11.00 1.13 75% 2.25 2.45 .206
2005 27 MAJ HOU 28 25 149.3 5.85 4.04 1.45 1.15 69.8% 4.76 4.95 .289
2006 28 AAA ROU 4 4 20.3 5.75 5.75 1.00 0.44 68.6% 5.31 4.77 .332
2006 28 MAJ HOU 9 8 43.0 3.98 3.77 1.06 0.84 0.80 75.4% 3.77 4.82 .276
2007 29 AA COR 1 1 5.0 7.20 3.60 2.00 1.80 66.7% 5.40 5.40 .284
2007 29 AAA ROU 5 5 25.0 9.00 3.96 2.27 1.44 76.5% 4.32 4.60 .336
2007 29 MAJ HOU 7 5 28.7 3.45 3.45 1.00 1.26 0.70 76.5% 3.77 5.44 .248
2008 30 MAJ HOU 32 31 166.7 6.86 4.16 1.65 1.94 0.95 68.7% 89.5 MPH 6.05 5.92 .326
2009 31 AA COR 4 4 26.0 5.88 2.42 2.43 0.00 84% 1.38 2.70 .242
2009 31 AAA ROU 2 2 10.0 3.60 2.70 1.33 0.00 68.8% 4.50 3.30 .349
2009 31 MAJ HOU 5 1 13.0 6.92 4.15 1.67 3.46 0.56 54.5% 88.9 MPH 10.38 8.09 .375
Career MAJ   153 79 525.3 6.17 4.08 1.51 1.49 69.9% 5.23 5.39 .303

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Worst Matchups for Brandon Backe (by OPS against, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Geovany Soto TEX 7 4 1 1 2 2 0 .571 1.000 1.667
Albert Pujols ANA 11 3 3 4 5 1 0 .273 1.091 1.591
Jimmy Rollins PHI 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .833 1.500
Ryan Braun MIL 12 5 2 6 1 1 0 .417 1.000 1.400
Mike Fontenot TB 8 4 1 1 0 1 0 .500 .875 1.375
Adrian Gonzalez LA 10 3 1 3 2 1 0 .300 .800 1.217
Corey Hart SEA 17 7 1 4 1 1 0 .412 .765 1.209
J.J. Hardy BAL 8 3 0 0 3 0 0 .375 .625 1.170
Adam LaRoche WAS 14 4 2 4 0 3 0 .286 .714 1.000
Ryan Howard PHI 7 2 1 3 0 2 0 .286 .714 1.000

Best Matchups for Brandon Backe (by OPS against, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Xavier Nady SD 12 2 1 3 0 1 0 .167 .417 .583
Jose Reyes TOR 15 4 0 0 1 3 0 .267 .267 .579
Prince Fielder TEX 15 2 1 2 2 2 0 .133 .333 .569
Yadier Molina STL 14 3 0 0 1 1 0 .214 .214 .481
Adam Dunn CHI-A 14 2 0 2 4 6 0 .143 .143 .476
David Wright NY-N 9 1 0 1 3 3 0 .111 .111 .444
Paul Maholm LA 6 1 0 0 0 1 0 .167 .167 .333
Nate McLouth WAS 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .286
Jose Bautista TOR 7 1 0 0 0 2 0 .143 .143 .286
Ryan Doumit ATL 7 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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Brandon Backe: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Backe (shoulder) pleaded no contest to misdemeanor disorderly conduct charges, stemming from a 2008 post-wedding reception ruckus with police at an upscale bar, the Galveston County Daily News reports.

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Shortly after his release, Backe informed the Astros that he could not move his arm above the shoulder, the Houston Chronicle reports. Backe was checked out by the team doctor, who first diagnosed the tear.

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Backe has been diagnosed with a partial thickness tear of his right rotator cuff, the Astros' official site reports.

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Backe cleared waivers on Monday, and has rejected an assignment to Triple-A Round Rock. He will be a free agent, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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The Astros designated Backe for assignment after Friday's game, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Backe is Astros manager Cecil Cooper's "Plan B" for starting Saturday's game, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Backe's next start will likely not come until next Saturday, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Brandon Backe.

2009

Backe struggled in his first full year back from Tommy John surgery, going 9-14 with a 6.05 ERA in 31 starts. He once again posted a nice strikeout rate, fanning 127 in 166.2 innings, but he surrendered 36 home runs and his WHIP was a staggering 1.67. Backe has a live arm and has shown flashes in the past, but hes one to avoid in mixed leagues, and hes really just a marginal pitcher in NL-only leagues. You can probably find options with more upside during the endgame of your draft.

2008

Backe made a successful comeback from Tommy John surgery in 2007, as he returned in September to go 3-1 with a 3.77 ERA in five starts. Predictably, his strikeout numbers were down from his career rate of 6.02 strikeout per nine innings; he struck out just 11 in 28.2 innings. However, the mere fact that he was able to get back on the mound 12 months after his surgery and still pitch well gives us hope for the future.

2007

Backe will miss the 2007 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery. The Astros are hopeful he can return to the mound in 2008.

2006

Maddening. Backe can look like waiver bait in one start, and like a Hall of Famer in the next. He's had some of the most memorable outings of the past two postseasons, but his regular-season numbers in that time are unimpressive. Take that larger sample seriously, and be wary of a significant investment.

2005

Backe found his way into the Astros' rotation when both Andy Pettitte and Wade Miller were lost with season ending shoulder injuries. Backe did an admirable job down the stretch as the third starter, and his future in the Astros rotation is pretty secure following the team's decision to non-tender Wade Miller. 2005 won't be the year that Backe has his breakout, but he's a player worth tracking for the future.

2004

Backe's 5.44 ERA last year was a little misleading; in this year's Bill James Handbook, he's credited with a component ERA of 4.64, which makes more sense, because of his 28 appearances last year, most were pretty effective. Could conceivably get a shot at a fifth starter role, but more likely to pitch long relief.

2003

Backe went 4-6, 4.68 in 20 games (14 starts, 92 innings) at Double-A Orlando last year, in addition to brief stint as a long man in the Tampa Bay pen. A converted outfielder who's looked promising at times, he'll likely spend the bulk of 2003 at Triple-A. Probably a year away, at least, from having roto impact.