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Brandon Claussen

35-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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Signed a minor-league deal with Washington in January 2007.

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While the Nationals aren't expecting Claussen (shoulder) to be ready to pitch before midseason, Claussen himself is aiming for a May return, the Washington Post reports.

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Brandon Claussen 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 25 AAA LOU 18 17 0 95.0 91 47 8 103 45 9 6 0 4.45 1.43
2005 26 MAJ CIN 29 29 0 166.7 178 78 24 121 57 10 11 0 4.21 1.41
2006 27 AAA LOU 5 5 0 22.7 31 21 5 18 8 0 2 0 8.34 1.72
2006 27 MAJ CIN 14 14 0 77.0 93 53 14 57 28 3 8 0 6.19 1.57
2007 28 R GCL 3 3 0 15.0 14 5 2 18 1 0 0 0 3.00 1.00
2007 28 AAA COL 4 4 0 19.3 29 15 2 13 7 1 1 0 6.98 1.86
2008 29 AAA COL 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 999.99 0.00
Career  (View All)     58 58 0 316.0 359 177 48 228 121 16 27 0 5.04 1.52

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Brandon Claussen Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Brandon Claussen 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 25 AAA LOU 18 17 95.0 9.76 4.26 2.29 0.76 69.5% 4.45 3.71 .335
2005 26 MAJ CIN 29 29 166.7 6.53 3.08 2.12 1.30 74.4% 4.21 4.68 .306
2006 27 AAA LOU 5 5 22.7 7.15 3.18 2.25 1.99 52.9% 8.34 5.54 .362
2006 27 MAJ CIN 14 14 77.0 6.66 3.27 2.04 1.64 0.80 63.6% 6.19 5.21 .330
2007 28 R GCL 3 3 15.0 10.80 0.60 18.00 1.20 76.9% 3.00 2.93 .331
2007 28 AAA COL 4 4 19.3 6.05 3.26 1.86 0.93 61.8% 6.98 4.44 .394
2008 29 AAA COL 0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 999.99 0.00 .000
Career     58 58 316.0 6.49 3.45 1.88 1.37 70.1% 5.04 4.92 .319

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

Claussen agreed to a minor-league deal with Washington on Friday, the Associated Press reports.

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The Reds designated Claussen (shoulder) for assignment Tuesday, the Associated Press reports.

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The Reds don't expect Claussen (shoulder) to be ready for the start of the season, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Claussen underwent arthroscopic surgery on his left shoulder Monday, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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The Reds moved Claussen (shoulder) to the 60-day DL on Wednesday.

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Claussen's season-ending shoulder surgery has been scheduled for next Monday, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Claussen returned from his rehab stint and now expects to have season-ending surgery on his shoulder, the Associated Press reports.

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Kyle Lohse and not Claussen (shoulder) will get the start for the Reds on Saturday against the Braves, the Associated Press reports.

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Claussen was roughed up in his rehab start, the Reds’ official site reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Brandon Claussen.

2007

Given how well he pitched over the second half of 2005, Claussen has to rank among the greater disappointments of 2006. His decline was so severe that he actually lost his starting rotation slot to Joe Mays before going on the DL. Once he underwent arthroscopic surgery on his pitching shoulder, a small tear in his rotator cuff was discovered, perhaps explaining why he pitched so poorly. He's not expected to be ready for the start of the season. However, he could move into Washington's rotation when healthy after signing with the Nationals this offseason.

2006

Claussen came close to losing his slot in the starting rotation after going 1-3 with a 6.58 ERA in July, but pulled it together over the ensuing months, becoming the Reds' second-best starter behind Aaron Harang. He still needs to improve his strikeout rate and cut down on his homers allowed, but only allowed five of his 24 homers after July. Put him down on your lists as a possible endgame possibility.

2005

Claussen serves as yet another reminder that most pitching prospects struggle when they get to the major league level. It's far too early to write him off, but he'll need to learn how to control the strike zone better to survive at this level. With the additions of Ramon Ortiz and Eric Milton, he's not assured a spot in the starting rotation.

2004

The prize from the Aaron Boone deal, Claussen was shut down by the Reds in August after a fairly rough outing at Triple-A Louisville. The Reds decided that once Claussen, who made an extraordinarily speedy recovery from Tommy John surgery in June 2002, had passed the 100 inning mark for the 2003 season it was time to be cautious. He might begin 2004 in Triple-A, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him in the Reds' starting rotation by June.

2003

Formerly the Yankees' top pitching prospect, Claussen underwent Tommy John surgery last June and won't be back until sometime next summer, which is too bad because Claussen had 220 strikeouts in 187 High-A and Double-A innings in 2001 before pitching passably at Triple-A early last year. He won't contribute at the major league level until sometime in 2004 at the earliest.