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Brian Bannister

33-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 217   DOB: 1/1/1981   BORN: Scottsdale, AZ   COLLEGE: USC   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Brian Bannister Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $1.7375 million deal in Feb. 2009, avoiding arbitration.

April 15, 2011  –  Brian Bannister News

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Bannister, who had returned to the U.S. following last month's earthquake, has not reported to the Yomiuri Giants and been placed on the restricted list, reports Jason Coskrey of the Japan Times.

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Brian Bannister 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 23 A ST. 20 20 0 110.3 111 53 6 106 27 5 7 0 4.32 1.25
2004 23 AA BIN 8 8 0 44.3 45 20 2 28 17 3 3 0 4.06 1.40
2005 24 AA BIN 18 18 0 109.0 91 31 11 94 27 9 4 0 2.56 1.08
2005 24 AAA NOR 8 8 0 45.3 48 16 0 48 13 4 1 0 3.18 1.35
2006 25 A A 18 18 0 96.2 109 63 9 109 53 5 8 0 5.87 1.68
2006 25 AAA NOR 6 6 0 30.3 34 13 4 24 5 3 3 0 3.86 1.29
2006 25 MAJ NYM 8 6 0 38.0 34 18 4 19 22 2 1 0 4.26 1.47
2007 26 AAA OMA 4 4 0 20.7 16 6 4 14 4 1 1 0 2.61 0.97
2007 26 MAJ KAN 27 27 0 165.0 156 71 15 77 44 12 9 0 3.87 1.21
2008 27 MAJ KAN 32 32 0 182.7 215 117 29 113 58 9 16 0 5.76 1.49
2009 28 AAA OMA 3 3 0 13.0 12 5 1 8 1 0 1 0 3.46 1.00
2009 28 MAJ KAN 26 26 0 154.0 161 81 15 98 50 7 12 0 4.73 1.37
2010 29 AAA OMA 3 3 0 7.1 10 3 1 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 3.68 1.41
2010 29 MAJ KC 24 23 0 127.7 158 90 23 77 50 7 12 0 0 0 6.34 1.63
Career  (View All)     117 114 0 667.3 724 377 86 384 224 37 50 0 5.08 1.42

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Brian Bannister 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 23 A ST. 20 20 110.3 8.65 2.20 3.93 0.49 64.4% 4.32 2.72 .339
2004 23 AA BIN 8 8 44.3 5.68 3.45 1.65 0.41 70% 4.06 3.81 .307
2005 24 AA BIN 18 18 109.0 7.76 2.23 3.48 0.91 81.3% 2.56 3.70 .273
2005 24 AAA NOR 8 8 45.3 9.53 2.58 3.69 0.00 73.8% 3.18 2.01 .375
2006 25 A A 18 18 96.2 10.20 4.96 2.06 0.84 64.7% 5.87 4.15 .381
2006 25 AAA NOR 6 6 30.3 7.12 1.48 4.80 1.19 74.3% 3.86 3.83 .328
2006 25 MAJ NYM 8 6 38.0 4.50 5.21 0.86 0.95 0.65 73.1% 4.26 5.36 .254
2007 26 AAA OMA 4 4 20.7 6.10 1.74 3.50 1.74 87.5% 2.61 4.94 .213
2007 26 MAJ KAN 27 27 165.0 4.20 2.40 1.75 0.82 1.02 69.7% 3.87 4.28 .266
2008 27 MAJ KAN 32 32 182.7 5.57 2.86 1.95 1.43 0.90 63.9% 89.0 MPH 5.76 5.01 .316
2009 28 AAA OMA 3 3 13.0 5.54 0.69 8.00 0.69 66.7% 3.46 3.20 .277
2009 28 MAJ KAN 26 26 154.0 5.73 2.92 1.96 0.88 1.37 66.3% 89.6 MPH 4.73 4.20 .303
2010 29 AAA OMA 3 3 7.1 3.80 0.00 0.00 1.27 77.8% 3.68 4.19 .346
2010 29 MAJ KC 24 23 127.7 5.43 3.52 1.54 1.62 1.27 63.8% 90.0 MPH 6.34 5.58 .323
Career     117 114 667.3 5.18 3.02 1.71 1.16 66.2% 5.08 4.77 .299

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

Bannister has agreed to a one-year contract with the Yomiuri Giants of the Nippon League in Japan, reports Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports.

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Bannister was outrighted off the Royals' roster Wednesday and will become a free agent, Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Bannister is unlikely to remain with the Royals this offseason, according to the Kansas City Star.

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Bannister (shoulder) was activated from the DL prior to Tuesday's game and allowed seven runs on eight hits in 2.2 innings, taking the loss.

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Bannister (shoulder) is expected to pitch Tuesday against the Twins, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Bannister (shoulder) will make one more start for Triple-A Omaha before being activated by Kansas City, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Bannister pitched two scoreless innings at Triple-A Omaha on Monday, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Bannister was placed on the 15-day DL with rotation cuff tendinitis.

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The Royals will skip Bannister the next time or two through the rotation, Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2011

A career-worst season has Bannister looking for a job this offseason. He's 30 years old and is coming off a season that saw him post an ERA+ of 66, a WHIP of 1.629 and a HR/9 mark of 1.6, all career worsts. His 5.4 K/9 was his lowest mark since his rookie year. His BABIP (.317) last season was higher than his career average (.292), but that's doesn't explain the entirety of his struggles.

2010

Bannister had a disappointing 2009 as he ended the season with a 7-12 record, 4.73 ERA in 154 innings. He was placed on the disabled list in early September due to arm fatigue that may have played a role in his dismal summer. Although Bannister does not have overpowering stuff and pitches to contact (9.4 H/9IP), he does eat innings as he went at least six innings in 18 of 26 starts. All indications point to Bannister being ready for spring training as he battles for a spot in the back of the Kansas City rotation.

2009

Bannister followed up his Rookie of the Year caliber 2007 season with an extremely disappointing 2008 season. He went a span of 13 starts without picking up a victory, and most of those were his fault (.391 OBP against, 16 home runs). The biggest causes for his struggles were his inability to keep the ball in the park (28 home runs allowed) and an increased walk rate (2.93 per nine innings). Both of those are out of line with his historical stats, as is his .316 BABIP, so there's some hope for a rebound. However, one has to wonder how much this past season rattled him. Either way, he is assured a spot in the Royals rotation to start the season.

2008

Traded for reliever Ambiorix Burgos in December 2006, Bannister became the second-most reliable starter on the Royals and finished third in the AL Rookie of the Year award. He possesses a nice curveball and good control, and will work on a second out-pitch this winter. He'll need that second pitch to improve his modest strikeout rate (4.20 per nine), but enters 2008 as Kansas City's No. 2 or 3 starter.

2007

After a sterling preseason, Bannister broke camp as the Mets' fifth starter and showed an ability to work in-and-out of trouble. However, in just his fifth start of the year, he suffered a Grade 1 hamstring strain that ended up sidelining him for four months. Upon returning to the majors, he saw minimal action and was deemed expendable, resulting in his trade to KC for Ambiorix Burgos. Bannister will take his low-90s fastball, 12-to-6 curveball and cutter to the Royals, where he should compete for a rotation spot.

2006

Bannister, who was drafted in the seventh round in 2003 out of USC, continued his rapid progression up the Mets minor league ladder, finishing 2005 at Triple-A Norfolk. He spots his 90-mph fastball to both sides of the plate, while mixing in a devastating 12-to-6 curveball and an improving cutter. The negatives on Bannister include the lack of late movement on a fastball that has average velocity, a below-average changeup, and inconsistency with his curveball. Despite these flaws, with a solid start to the year, he could be in line for a call-up in 2006 and projects as fourth or fifth starter.

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