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Brian Bruney

32-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 235   DOB: 2/17/1982   BORN: Astoria, OR   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 12th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Brian Bruney Contract Information:

Bruney agreed to a minor league contract with the White Sox in November of 2011.

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The White Sox transferred Bruney to the 60-day disabled list Thursday, according to the team's official Twitter page.

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Brian Bruney 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 22 AAA TUC 31 0 0 38.0 19 6 1 42 20 2 0 5 1.42 1.03
2005 23 AAA TUC 4 0 0 4.7 3 1 0 3 5 1 0 0 1.93 1.71
2005 23 MAJ ARI 47 0 0 46.0 56 38 6 51 35 1 3 12 7.43 1.98
2006 24 AAA TUC 4 0 0 2.7 10 10 2 4 4 0 1 0 33.75 5.25
2006 24 AAA COL 11 0 0 14.3 10 5 2 22 8 1 1 3 3.14 1.26
2006 24 MAJ NYY 19 0 0 20.7 14 2 1 25 15 1 1 0 0.87 1.40
2007 25 AAA SCR 4 0 0 6.0 5 4 1 5 2 2 0 1 6.00 1.17
2007 25 MAJ NYY 58 0 0 50.0 44 26 5 39 37 3 2 0 4.68 1.62
2008 26 A GCL 3 2 0 4.0 3 1 0 6 2 0 1 0 2.25 1.25
2008 26 AA TRE 2 1 0 2.3 2 1 0 2 2 0 1 0 3.86 1.71
2008 26 AAA SCR 7 1 0 7.3 7 3 0 7 7 0 0 0 3.68 1.91
2008 26 MAJ NYY 32 1 0 34.3 18 7 2 33 16 3 0 1 1.83 0.99
2009 27 AA TRE 1 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2009 27 AAA SCR 1 1 0 1.0 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 9.00 2.00
2009 27 MAJ NYY 44 0 0 39.0 36 17 6 36 23 5 0 0 3.92 1.51
2010 28 AAA Nas 8 0 0 3.1 4 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.61
2010 28 AAA Buf 8 0 0 8.0 9 4 0 7 7 0 1 0 0 0 4.50 2.00
2010 28 MAJ WAS 19 0 0 17.7 21 15 1 16 20 1 2 0 0 3 7.64 2.32
2011 29 AAA Cha 19 0 0 20.2 12 3 0 30 9 1 0 7 0 0 1.31 1.04
2011 29 MAJ CWS 23 0 0 19.7 26 15 4 16 12 1 0 0 0 3 6.86 1.93
2012 30 AAA Cha 25 4 0 37.0 22 7 1 37 13 2 3 11 0 0 1.70 0.95
2012 30 MAJ CWS 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
3-Year Averages MAJ   12 0 0 10.3 13 7 2 9 7 1 0 0 0 1 6.10 1.94
Career  (View All) MAJ   273 1 0 259.7 235 135 27 252 187 19 12 13 4.68 1.63

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Brian Bruney Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20123120000.000
2011405314301.389

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20122100000.000
20115311912203.293

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20121.01002200.002.00
201115.300010747.631.83

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20114.31006504.152.31
Brian Bruney 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 22 AAA TUC 31 0 38.0 9.95 4.74 2.10 0.24 86.8% 1.42 3.07 .216
2005 23 AAA TUC 4 0 4.7 5.79 9.64 0.60 0.00 87.5% 1.93 5.77 .228
2005 23 MAJ ARI 47 0 46.0 9.98 6.85 1.46 1.17 62.4% 7.43 5.04 .388
2006 24 AAA TUC 4 0 2.7 13.50 13.50 1.00 6.75 33.3% 33.75 14.45 .694
2006 24 AAA COL 11 0 14.3 13.81 5.02 2.75 1.26 81.3% 3.14 3.62 .303
2006 24 MAJ NYY 19 0 20.7 10.89 6.53 1.67 0.44 0.79 96.4% 0.87 3.66 .281
2007 25 AAA SCR 4 0 6.0 7.50 3.00 2.50 1.50 50% 6.00 5.20 .251
2007 25 MAJ NYY 58 0 50.0 7.02 6.66 1.05 0.90 0.47 72.4% 4.68 5.23 .277
2008 26 A GCL 3 2 4.0 13.50 4.50 3.00 0.00 80% 2.25 1.70 .362
2008 26 AA TRE 2 1 2.3 7.71 7.71 1.00 0.00 75% 3.86 4.06 .304
2008 26 AAA SCR 7 1 7.3 8.59 8.59 1.00 0.00 78.6% 3.68 4.56 .338
2008 26 MAJ NYY 32 1 34.3 8.65 4.19 2.06 0.52 0.73 84.4% 94.0 MPH 1.83 3.48 .200
2009 27 AA TRE 1 1 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 3.20 .000
2009 27 AAA SCR 1 1 1.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50% 9.00 1.20 .524
2009 27 MAJ NYY 44 0 39.0 8.31 5.31 1.57 1.38 0.60 79.2% 94.6 MPH 3.92 5.18 .289
2010 28 AAA Nas 8 0 3.1 5.81 2.90 2.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.88 .372
2010 28 AAA Buf 8 0 8.0 7.88 7.88 1.00 0.00 75% 4.50 4.08 .366
2010 28 MAJ WAS 19 0 17.7 8.15 10.19 0.80 0.51 1.24 65% 92.8 MPH 7.64 5.52 .372
2011 29 AAA Cha 19 0 20.2 13.37 4.01 3.33 0.00 85.7% 1.31 1.71 .308
2011 29 MAJ CWS 23 0 19.7 7.32 5.49 1.33 1.83 0.96 67.6% 94.2 MPH 6.86 6.05 .358
2012 30 AAA Cha 25 4 37.0 9.00 3.16 2.85 0.24 82.4% 1.70 2.69 .238
2012 30 MAJ CWS 1 0 1.0 18.00 18.00 1.00 0.00 100% 94.5 MPH 0.00 5.20 .000
3-Year Averages MAJ   12 0 10.3 7.84 6.10 1.29 1.74 72.2% 6.10 6.01 .353
Career MAJ   273 1 259.7 8.73 6.48 1.35 0.94 72.7% 4.68 4.84 .302

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

Worst Matchups for Brian Bruney (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Evan Longoria TB 3 2 2 3 1 1 0 .667 2.667 3.417
Kelly Johnson NY-A 3 2 1 3 0 0 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Russell Martin PIT 4 2 1 3 0 0 0 .500 1.500 2.000
Adam Jones BAL 4 2 1 1 1 1 0 .500 1.250 1.850
Cameron Maybin SD 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 .667 1.000 1.667
Jimmy Rollins PHI 4 2 0 1 0 1 1 .500 1.000 1.500
Howie Kendrick ANA 5 2 1 1 0 1 0 .400 1.000 1.400
Mark Ellis STL 4 2 0 1 0 2 0 .500 .750 1.350
Franklin Gutierrez SEA 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.333
Carl Crawford LA 7 3 0 1 0 3 0 .429 .857 1.286

Best Matchups for Brian Bruney (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Ian Kinsler DET 4 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .000 .200
Jacoby Ellsbury NY-A 7 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .000 .125
Dexter Fowler HOU 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Ben Zobrist TB 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Josh Wilson TEX 4 0 0 1 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jhonny Peralta STL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Matt Treanor CLE 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .000 .000
Austin Jackson DET 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Ramon Santiago CIN 3 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .000 .000
John Buck SEA 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Bruney underwent season-ending surgery on his left hip Monday, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Bruney (hip) threw a scoreless inning at Triple-A Charlotte on Tuesday, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Bruney (hip) still has no plans to head out on a rehab assignment, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Bruney was placed on the disabled list on Friday with left hip inflammation, reports Mike Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune.

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Bruney was called up to the big leagues Friday, the Chicago Tribune's Phil Rogers reports.

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The White Sox reassigned Bruney to minor league camp Saturday, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Bruney officially signed a minor league contract with the White Sox this week.

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Bruney agreed to a minor league contract with the White Sox on Tuesday, ESPN.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2012

Bruney spent last season with the White Sox and pitched well until a supposed injury caused him to struggle and led to his release. Bruney allowed just four runs in his first 19 appearances before giving up 11 over his final four, so he could have a shot at a bullpen spot if he reports to spring training healthy.

2010

Bruney battled injuries for the second consecutive year, requiring two early stints on the disabled list because of an elbow injury. When he returned, he endured nearly two months of struggles (9.00 ERA in June/July), before righting the ship over the final two months. Control remains a problem (5.3 BB/9IP), and pitching in the new, homer-friendly Yankee Stadium resulted in a home-run spike (1.4 HR/9IP, the highest mark of his career). Despite those disappointing metrics, the Nationals were willing to deal for him in December. Bruney will likely serve as the primary setup man for Matt Capps, but could also get save chances as well.

2009

Bruney battled back from a Lisfranc injury and managed to avoid surgery and return to the Yankees' bullpen in August after suffering what appeared to be a season-ending ailment in late April. Command is still something of an issue (4.19 BB/9IP), but Bruney has been able to make strides in that area. In addition to pitching well when healthy, he finished the season with a very strong September -- 12:2 K:BB and three hits allowed over 10 scoreless innings -- and will likely begin the 2009 season as a late-inning option for manager Joe Girardi.

2008

Bruney struggled with command issues last season, even when he was getting opposing hitters out and limiting the damage before the All-Star break (2-1, 2.57 ERA and 27:25 K:BB). The Yankees tendered him a contract for 2008 and want to bring him back as part of the open competition for their many available bullpen spots during spring training. The lack of command over the past two seasons is enough to bump him off the long-term closer radar, but he's got major league stuff if he's ever able to figure out the control part.

2007

With the Yankees taking a more economical approach heading into 2007, Bruney will be counted on to build off of his strong 2006 numbers and possibly to fill a late-inning set-up role for New York. The 25-year-old righty was untouchable in September, with a sparkling 0.64 ERA in 14 bullpen appearances. Bruney uses a slider and a change-up in addition to a fastball the peaks in the low-mid 90's. The upside is still there for him to fill a closer role some day, but he's destined to be a set-up man as long as he's a Yankee.

2006

Entering the 2005 season, Bruney was Arizona's closer-of-the-future. Then the future was now in late May when Brandon Lyon got hurt. The future came too soon: after a series of meltdowns at the end of July, Bruney was not only taken out of the closer's role, he was demoted briefly before returning to major league mop-up duty for the rest of the year. He's still got stuff --check that strikeout rate -- but he'll need to improve his command before he earns a key bullpen role again. Put him on closer-in-waiting lists, but toward the bottom for now.

2005

Bruney had a chance to claim the closer role at Arizona last year, but poor control at the wrong times cost him his shot. Still, he has a chance to become a quality major league reliever: check his strikeout and home run rates. He'll start the year as a set-up man for the D-Backs, and won't be part of the closer battle between Greg Aquino and Jose Valverde. However, he can pitch as well as either of them, and he'll be someone's ninth-inning pitcher someday.

2004

Bruney is one of the very best closer prospects in all of baseball, and he had an awesome 2003 season -- right up until the very last inning he pitched. Bruney posted a combined 2.55 ERA in 2003 (split between Double-A and Triple-A, with a Team USA stint in the fall) with 26 saves, a 1.23 WHIP, and 68 strikeouts in 70 innings. Bruney allowed only two home runs last year, but the second one will be tough to forget: a shot by Mexico's Luis Garcia that eliminated Team USA from the 2004 Olympics. Still, if Bruney can get over that, he'll have a great shot to make an impact with Arizona in 2004. Basically, he's third on the D-Backs' depth chart at closer behind Matt Mantei and Jose Valverde, and sometime soon, he'll be in the bigs.

2003

Bruney had an ERA of . . . nothing, that's right, nada, zilch, 0.00 in 16 games in the Arizona Fall League this offseason, with seven saves and 17 K's in 18.2 innings. Before that, in the minors, Bruney posted a 1.68 ERA in 37 games at Single-A South Bend, with 10 saves and 54 K's in 48 innings; then, in a brief Double-A stint, Bruney went 2.22 with 14 K's in 12 innings. Overall this year (counting the AFL), Bruney gave up just two home runs in 69 innings. We know closer prospects don't have a great track record, but still, here's one to watch.