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Brandon League

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Los Angeles Dodgers

2014 Stats

W-L

2-3

ERA

2.57

WHIP

1.46

K

38

SV

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

In signing League to a three-year, $22.5 million deal last winter, the Dodgers were clearly expecting more than 54.1 innings of 5.30 ERA ball. League managed to hold onto the closer job until June, bu...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 215   DOB: 3/16/1983   BORN: Sacramento, CA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Brandon League Contract Information:

League signed a $22.5 million, three-year contract extension with the Dodgers in October of 2012. The deal includes a $7.5 million vesting option in 2016, which is contingent on League finishing 55 games in 2015.

July 31, 2014  –  Brandon League News

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League has a 1.53 ERA in 17.2 innings since the end of May, lowering his overall ERA to 1.97 in 45.2 innings.

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Brandon League 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 21 AA NEW 41 10 0 104.0 92 39 3 90 41 6 4 2 3.38 1.28
2005 22 AAA SYR 19 10 0 63.0 78 40 7 35 18 4 4 0 5.71 1.52
2005 22 MAJ TOR 20 0 0 35.7 42 26 8 17 20 1 0 0 6.56 1.74
2006 23 AAA SYR 31 1 0 54.7 57 13 0 43 15 3 2 8 2.14 1.32
2006 23 MAJ TOR 33 0 0 42.7 34 12 3 29 9 1 2 1 2.53 1.01
2007 24 R GCL 1 1 0 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2007 24 A DUN 4 0 0 6.0 5 3 1 6 2 0 0 0 4.50 1.17
2007 24 AA NEW 6 0 0 7.7 5 3 0 7 7 1 1 0 3.52 1.57
2007 24 AAA SYR 11 0 0 12.0 12 4 0 10 6 0 0 0 3.00 1.50
2007 24 MAJ TOR 14 0 0 11.7 19 8 1 7 7 0 0 0 6.17 2.23
2008 25 AAA SYR 20 0 0 34.3 36 15 2 32 10 2 3 2 3.93 1.34
2008 25 MAJ TOR 31 0 0 33.0 28 8 2 23 15 1 2 1 2.18 1.30
2009 26 MAJ TOR 67 0 0 74.7 72 38 8 76 21 3 6 0 4.58 1.25
2010 27 MAJ SEA 70 0 0 79.0 67 30 7 56 27 9 7 6 6 13 3.42 1.19
2011 28 MAJ SEA 65 0 0 61.3 56 19 3 45 10 1 5 37 5 0 2.79 1.08
2012 29 MAJ LAD 28 0 0 27.3 17 7 0 27 14 2 1 6 0 2 2.30 1.13
2012 29 MAJ SEA 46 0 0 44.7 48 18 1 27 19 0 5 9 6 6 3.63 1.50
2012  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ LAD/SEA 74 0 0 72.0 65 25 1 54 33 2 6 15 6 8 3.13 1.36
2013 30 MAJ LAD 58 0 0 54.3 69 32 8 28 15 6 4 14 5 2 5.30 1.55
2014 31 MAJ LAD 63 0 0 63.0 65 18 0 38 27 2 3 0 1 11 2.57 1.46
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3-Year Averages     65 0 0 62.6 63 25 4 42 19 3 5 22 5 3 3.60 1.31
Career  (View All)     498 0 0 532.0 520 216 41 375 185 27 35 74 3.65 1.33

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Brandon League Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Sep. 27 Col 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.57 1.46
Sep. 26 Col 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.59 1.47
Sep. 22 SF 1.7 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.63 1.48
Sep. 20 @ChC 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.70 1.45
Sep. 19 @ChC 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.72 1.46
Sep. 16 @Col 1.0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.76 1.48
Sep. 15 @Col 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.81 1.46
Sep. 9 SD 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.86 1.48
Sep. 7 Ari 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.89 1.50
Sep. 3 Was 1.0 3 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.95 1.53
Sep. 1 Was 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.67 1.48
Aug. 29 @SD 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.55 1.45
Aug. 26 @Ari 0.3 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 2.60 1.48
Aug. 22 NYM 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.44 1.43
Aug. 19 SD 0.7 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.47 1.43
Aug. 15 Mil 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.32 1.41
Aug. 14 @Atl 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.36 1.41
Aug. 12 @Atl 0.3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.40 1.40
Aug. 8 @Mil 0.7 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 2.42 1.39
Aug. 6 @LAA 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.45 1.36
Aug. 3 ChC 0.7 1 3 3 0 3 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.49 1.38
Aug. 2 ChC 0.7 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.94 1.32
Jul. 29 Atl 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.97 1.29
Last 14 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
6.3 6 1 0 0 2 4 2 0 0 0-0 0 0 3 0.00 1.26
Last 30 Days
13 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
11.3 13 5 4 0 5 10 2 1 0 0-0 0 0 3 3.18 1.59
Last 60 Days
23 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
18.3 24 12 8 0 11 12 2 1 0 1-1 0 1 5 3.93 1.91

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Brandon League Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201496101125300.313
201310214729705.312
2012141211935601.292

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014177281640800.260
201314714840503.301
2012160331430210.208

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201434.3110221402.621.34
201327.322914736.591.50
201238.3236311803.291.36

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201428.7120161302.511.60
201327.042514854.001.59
201233.7039231512.941.37
Brandon League 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 21 AA NEW 41 10 104.0 7.79 3.55 2.20 0.26 72.3% 3.38 3.26 .305
2005 22 AAA SYR 19 10 63.0 5.00 2.57 1.94 1.00 62.9% 5.71 4.58 .332
2005 22 MAJ TOR 20 0 35.7 4.29 5.05 0.85 2.02 66.7% 6.56 6.90 .289
2006 23 AAA SYR 31 1 54.7 7.08 2.47 2.87 0.00 81.9% 2.14 2.56 .339
2006 23 MAJ TOR 33 0 42.7 6.12 1.90 3.22 0.63 4.42 77.5% 2.53 3.41 .253
2007 24 R GCL 1 1 1.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.20 .355
2007 24 A DUN 4 0 6.0 9.00 3.00 3.00 1.50 66.7% 4.50 4.37 .268
2007 24 AA NEW 6 0 7.7 8.22 8.22 1.00 0.00 75% 3.52 4.11 .255
2007 24 AAA SYR 11 0 12.0 7.50 4.50 1.67 0.00 77.8% 3.00 4.03 .335
2007 24 MAJ TOR 14 0 11.7 5.40 5.40 1.00 0.77 4.20 72% 6.17 4.97 .410
2008 25 AAA SYR 20 0 34.3 8.39 2.62 3.20 0.52 70.5% 3.93 3.14 .344
2008 25 MAJ TOR 31 0 33.0 6.27 4.09 1.53 0.55 3.47 85.4% 96.9 MPH 2.18 4.00 .271
2009 26 MAJ TOR 67 0 74.7 9.16 2.53 3.62 0.96 2.37 64.7% 95.4 MPH 4.58 3.43 .322
2010 27 MAJ SEA 70 0 79.0 6.38 3.08 2.07 0.80 3.34 73.6% 95.5 MPH 3.42 4.04 .265
2011 28 MAJ SEA 65 0 61.3 6.60 1.47 4.50 0.44 2.52 74.6% 96.5 MPH 2.79 2.96 .293
2012 29 MAJ LAD 28 0 27.3 8.89 4.61 1.93 0.00 3.17 77.4% 95.2 MPH 2.30 2.87 .253
2012 29 MAJ SEA 46 0 44.7 5.44 3.83 1.42 0.20 1.79 74.2% 95.2 MPH 3.63 3.56 .322
2012  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ LAD/SEA 74 0 72.0 6.75 4.13 1.64 0.13 2.12 75.3% 95.2 MPH 3.13 3.30 .300
2013 30 MAJ LAD 58 0 54.3 4.64 2.48 1.87 1.33 3.00 68.4% 94.5 MPH 5.30 5.08 .328
2014 31 MAJ LAD 63 0 63.0 5.43 3.86 1.41 0.00 4.59 80.4% 93.8 MPH 2.57 3.47 .318
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3-Year Averages     65 0 62.6 6.04 2.73 2.21 0.58 73.1% 3.60 3.60 .305
Career     498 0 532.0 6.34 3.13 2.03 0.69 73.6% 3.65 3.87 .299

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2014 Stat Review for Brandon League    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.41 K/BB
TERRIBLE
5.43 K/9
TERRIBLE
3.86 BB/9
POOR
93.8 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
4.59 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.57 ERA
GOOD
1.46 WHIP
TERRIBLE
3.47 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

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.318 BABIP
HIGH
80.4% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

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

League tossed a scoreless inning in the Dodgers' win over the Cardinals on Sunday, lowering his ERA to 2.06 in 39.1 innings.

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League has allowed just one run since April 15, a period covering 20.1 innings.

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League surrendered the winning run in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Giants and now has a 6.75 ERA already this year.

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League appears to have made the team, as he's pitched on back-to-back days after dealing with a sore shoulder earlier this spring, the team's official site reports.

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League will remain stateside during the team's trip to Australia, Ken Gurnick of Dodgers.com reports.

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League (shoulder) gave up a run on one hit and a walk in his return to game action Friday.

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League (shoulder) pitched to hitters Wednesday and did not feel any discomfort, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

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League (shoulder) threw off a mound Wednesday.

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League has a mild lat strain but hopes to resume throwing from a mound Wednesday, MLB.com reports. "We don't think it's anything serious," Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said of League's lat strain. "But we want to be extra cautious, especially with the schedule we've got, we don't want anybody pushing it and winding up with something worse."

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2014

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2013

League's career has seen its share of ups and downs, but none more that in the past year. After losing his closer job to Tom Wilhelmsen in Seattle last year, League was traded to the Dodgers where he posted a 2.30 ERA in 28 appearances, and a 0.40 mark in his last 21 games. League still hits the mid-90s with his fastball, though his K:BB rates (54:22 in 72 innings in 2012) continue to be uninspiring. That didn't stop the cash-rich Dodgers from giving League a three-year, $22.5 million contract over the offseason, a number that should ensure he at least opens 2013 as the team's closer. Whether he finishes the year in the same role remains to be seen.

2012

League took the closer reins last season from an injured David Aardsma and went on to finish third in the American League with 37 saves. His low strikeout rate (6.60 K/9IP) doesn't impress, but his 1.47 BB/9IP walk rate ranked fourth in baseball among closers. What's more, in 42 save situations, he walked just three batters in 157 plate appearances. League returns this season as the Mariners closer without the "interim" tag, which will make him more expensive than he was in last year's drafts.

2011

League had a bumpy season last year after coming to the Mariners in a trade for Brandon Morrow. League's 70 appearances far and away led the team, but he was good for an implosion every handful of outings. League saw his K/9IP rate drop to 6.4 from 2009's career high of 9.2. He also allowed nine of 26 inherited runners to score. With David Aardsma undergoing offseason hip surgery, League will have an opportunity to step in as the closer if Aardsma is unable to pitch when the regular season begins.

2010

League had another solid season out of the Toronto bullpen with a 1.246 WHIP and a 9.2 K/9IP while limiting righties to a .682 OPS. He was traded to Seattle in December, where he'll work in a set-up role in front of closer David Aardsma. The hard-throwing League figures to be in the seventh- and eighth-inning mix with Shawn Kelley and Mark Lowe.

2009

League limited right-handed batters to a .200/.297/.231 line in 65 at-bats for Toronto last year and has consistently carved them up for his entire career (.219/.320/.298 in 265 at-bats). He'll be back in a relief role again this season but doesn't figure to throw enough high-leverage innings late in the game to make him fantasy relevant in most leagues.

2008

A shoulder injury suffered in the offseason last year resulted in a big drop in velocity for League, and effectively kept him out of the majors for the entire season save for 14 appearances out of the Toronto bullpen. It remains to be seen how effective he can be if he doesn't recovery his lost velocity, but he wasn't a big strikeout guy even at full strength so there's not much value here even if he's healthy.

2007

League re-emerged in 2006 following a poor 2005 season, thanks largely to improved control. In 42.2 innings with the Blue Jays, he posted a nice 29:9 K:BB and continues to do an excellent job keeping the ball in the park. He's not going to post gaudy strikeout numbers, but he should move up a notch in the Toronto bullpen following the departure of Justin Speier and could emerge as the primary setup man to closer B.J. Ryan.

2006

League made the roster to start the season, but struggled and couldn't get regular work, spending the rest of the year shuttling between the majors and Triple-A. His numbers for Syracuse weren't good so there's considerable question about him now. He's no longer in line for a setup role, which is a major disappointment given the promise he showed in 2004.

2005

League settled into a relief role at Double-A New Hampshire and with a blazing fastball and good slider, his future is in the bullpen. He'll need to cut down on the walks, but yielded just three home runs all year, so there's reason to be optimistic if he can handle the jump to Triple-A Syracuse.