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Brayan Pena

32-Year-Old Catcher – Cincinnati Reds

2014 Stats

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.320

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0

RBI

1

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1

SB

1

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The 31-year-old backstop filled a larger than expected role for the Tigers in 2013, as the teamís No. 1 catcher Alex Avila dealt with a lengthy slump and a pair of minor injuries. Pena offered solid p...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 9"   WT: 228   DOB: 1/7/1982   BORN: Havana, Cuba   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Brayan Pena Contract Information:

Agreed to a two-year contract with the Reds in November of 2013.

April 12, 2014  –  Brayan Pena News

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Pena is catching and batting seventh for the Reds on Saturday, according to C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Brayan Pena Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 22 AA GRE 79 305 284 30 88 17 11 4 2 30 3 4 15 32 3 2 1 .310 .344 .398 .742
2005 23 AAA RIC 81 319 281 27 91 24 22 2 0 24 3 4 29 20 6 3 0 .324 .383 .416 .799
2005 23 MAJ ATL 18 40 39 2 7 2 2 0 0 4 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 .179 .200 .231 .431
2006 24 AAA RIC 87 352 325 32 98 20 18 1 1 33 6 6 21 28 1 4 1 .302 .342 .372 .714
2006 24 MAJ ATL 23 43 41 9 11 3 2 0 1 5 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 .268 .302 .390 .693
2007 25 AAA RIC 94 370 345 42 104 28 20 2 6 48 5 7 19 38 3 1 2 .301 .341 .423 .764
2007 25 MAJ ATL 16 33 33 2 7 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 .212 .212 .303 .515
2008 26 AAA OMA 60 266 234 33 71 24 17 1 6 31 7 3 26 17 3 1 2 .303 .376 .462 .838
2008 26 MAJ ATL 14 15 14 3 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .286 .333 .357 .690
2009 27 AAA OMA 22 98 88 11 27 11 6 1 4 18 2 1 4 9 2 1 3 .307 .354 .534 .888
2009 27 MAJ KAN 64 183 165 17 45 16 10 0 6 18 0 0 12 18 4 2 0 .273 .318 .442 .761
2010 28 MAJ KAN 60 174 158 11 40 11 10 0 1 19 2 0 12 27 1 2 1 .253 .306 .335 .642
2011 29 MAJ KC 72 240 222 17 55 14 11 0 3 24 0 0 12 24 0 4 2 .248 .288 .338 .626
2012 30 MAJ KC 68 226 212 16 50 13 10 1 2 25 0 1 9 24 1 4 0 .236 .262 .321 .583
2013 31 MAJ DET 71 243 229 19 68 15 11 0 4 22 0 2 6 26 2 4 2 .297 .315 .397 .712
2014 32 MAJ CIN 9 29 25 1 8 3 3 0 0 1 1 1 4 6 0 0 0 .320 .414 .440 .854
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Brayan Pena
3-Year Averages MAJ   70 236 221 17 57 13 10 0 3 23 0 1 9 24 1 4 1 .258 .285 .344 .629
Career  (View All) MAJ   415 1226 1138 97 295 79 60 1 18 121 3 5 59 142 8 16 5 .259 .295 .361 .656

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Brayan Pena Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 16 Pit 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .320 .414 .440 .854
Apr. 15 Pit Did not play.
Apr. 14 Pit Did not play.
Apr. 13 TB Did not play.
Apr. 12 TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .400 .381 .781
Apr. 11 TB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .455 .444 .899
Apr. 9 @StL Did not play.
Apr. 8 @StL 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .353 .476 .471 .947
Apr. 7 @StL 4 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .313 .450 .438 .888
Apr. 6 @NYM 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .167 .375 .167 .542
Apr. 5 @NYM Did not play.
Apr. 4 @NYM 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .417 .125 .542
Apr. 3 StL Did not play.
Apr. 2 StL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
Mar. 31 StL 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
Last 7 Days 8 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .375 .625
Last 14 Days 22 1 8 3 0 0 1 3 5 1 1 0 0 0 .364 .440 .500 .940
Last 30 Days 25 1 8 3 0 0 1 4 6 1 1 0 0 0 .320 .414 .440 .854

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Brayan Pena: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 7
2013 64 1
2012 52 3 7
2011 69
2010 47 4
2009 30 20

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Brayan Pena Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20131065060.264.330.608
20126851120.265.368.645
2011685150.250.309.600

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013123144160.325.455.801
2012144111130.222.299.554
2011154122190.247.351.636

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013117101100.291.359.668
201210391130.272.379.679
201111070100.200.245.479

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201311293120.304.438.760
201210971120.202.266.492
2011112103140.295.429.770
Brayan Pena Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 22 AA GRE 305 284 4.9% 10.5% 0.47 89% .344 .088
2005 23 AAA RIC 319 281 9.1% 6.3% 1.45 93% .349 .092
2005 23 MAJ ATL 40 39 2.5% 17.5% 0.14 82% .219 .052
2006 24 AAA RIC 352 325 6% 8% 0.75 91% .328 .070
2006 24 MAJ ATL 43 41 4.7% 11.6% 0.40 88% .286 .122
2007 25 AAA RIC 370 345 5.1% 10.3% 0.50 89% .326 .122
2007 25 MAJ ATL 33 33 0% 9.1% 0.00 91% .207 .091
2008 26 AAA OMA 266 234 9.8% 6.4% 1.53 93% .308 .159
2008 26 MAJ ATL 15 14 6.7% 13.3% 0.50 86% .333 .071
2009 27 AAA OMA 98 88 4.1% 9.2% 0.44 90% .307 .227
2009 27 MAJ KAN 183 165 6.6% 9.8% 0.67 89% .277 .169
2010 28 MAJ KAN 174 158 6.9% 15.5% 0.44 83% .300 .082
2011 29 MAJ KC 240 222 5% 10% 0.50 89% .267 .090
2012 30 MAJ KC 226 212 4% 10.6% 0.38 89% .258 .085
2013 31 MAJ DET 243 229 2.5% 10.7% 0.23 89% .322 .100
2014 32 MAJ CIN 29 25 13.8% 20.7% 0.67 76% .421 .120
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3-Year Averages MAJ   236 221 3.8% 10.2% 0.38 89% .278 .086
Career MAJ   1226 1138 4.8% 11.6% 0.42 88% .283 .102

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2014 Stat Review for Brayan Pena    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.320 AVG
ELITE
76% Contact Rate
WEAK
.421 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.440 SLG
GOOD
.120 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.67 BB/K
GREAT
13.8% BB Rate
ELITE
20.7% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.854 OPS
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.414 OBP
ELITE

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

Best Matchups for Brayan Pena (by OPS, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Zach McAllister CLE 3 3 1 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Alexi Ogando TEX 3 2 1 3 0 0 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Phil Humber OAK 4 2 1 2 0 1 0 .500 1.250 1.750
Marc Rzepczynski CLE 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 .750 1.000 1.750
Scott Baker TEX 6 3 1 1 0 0 0 .500 1.167 1.667
David Robertson NY-A 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 .333 1.333 1.667
Ubaldo Jimenez BAL 9 5 0 1 0 0 0 .556 1.000 1.556
Jose Valverde NY-N 7 4 0 1 3 0 1 .571 .714 1.414
Trevor Cahill AZ 4 2 0 0 1 1 0 .500 .750 1.350
Edwin Jackson CHI-N 9 4 1 2 0 1 0 .444 .889 1.333

Worst Matchups for Brayan Pena (by OPS, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Tim Stauffer SD 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Koji Uehara BOS 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Alfredo Simon CIN 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Oliver Perez AZ 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Joel Pineiro CHI-N 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Anibal Sanchez DET 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Felix Hernandez SEA 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Justin Germano TEX 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Drew Hutchison TOR 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jim Johnson OAK 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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Brayan Pena: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Pena swung the bat well for the Reds Monday, going 3-for-4 with a pair of doubles and a run scored.

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Pena will be the Reds' starting catcher in their Opening Day matchup with the Cardinals, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports.

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If Devin Mesoraco (oblique) needs to begin the year on the DL, then Pena would be the Reds' Opening Day starter behind the plate.

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Pena agreed to a two-year contract with the Reds on Friday, ESPN.com reports.

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Pena has been informed by the Tigers that he will not return to the team next season, James Schmehl of MLive.com reports.

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Pena (toe) is in the Tigers' lineup Saturday at the Mets, manning the backstop and batting seventh in the order.

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Pena (toe) remains out of the Tigers lineup Friday at the Mets.

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Pena (toe) made a pinch-hit appearance and caught the final inning of Thursday's loss to the Twins.

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Pena's sore toe is feeling better, but he will not start Thursday, according to MLB.com's Jason Beck.

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Pena (toe) is out of the Tigers' lineup Wednesday against the Twins, MLive.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

An early-season injury to Salvador Perez opened up the door to extra playing time for Pena in 2012, but the 30-year-old didn't do enough to avoid being pushed to a seldom used reserve role in the second half of the season. Pena finished the season hitting .236/.262/.321 in 212 at-bats. The Tigers signed Pena this offseason to backup Alex Avila, which should only result in 30-40 starts maximum.

2012

Pena saw an uptick in his playing time in 2011 due to Jason Kendall's season long absence, but was unable to capitalize on his opportunities. He hit for a lowly .248 batting average and was only able to get on base at a .288 clip. Pena will need to show real growth with his pitch recognition and start to hit for more power (.359 career slugging percentage), if he's going to help fantasy owners. As is, he's a decent fill-in for owners in deep leagues who use two catchers, but that is the extent of his value.

2011

Pena took over regular catching duties late in the year after a Jason Kendall shoulder injury and responded with a solid .320 batting average and .362 OBP in 28 games. Kendall isn't slated to return until sometime after May, and Pena will be given the first crack at the starting spot with Lucas May also in the mix. As a temporary filler in deep two-catcher leagues, Pena could be a useful early-season plug-in.

2010

Pena looks to enter 2010 as the No. 2 catcher for the Royals. He appeared in 64 games in 2009, hitting .273/.318/.442 with six homers and 18 RBI. Pena threw out 35 percent of attempted basestealers and if provided more playing time, Pena could develop into a solid major league backstop. With the Royals' decision to sign Jason Kendall to a two-year deal in December, Pena will likely have to compete for a backup job during spring training.

2009

The Royals claimed Pena off waivers from the Braves in May and immediately sent him to Triple-A Omaha. He was known as a good-hitting catcher in the Braves' system, and did not disappoint at Omaha, hitting .303/.376/.462 with 17 doubles in 234 at-bats. However, he is blocked by two other good-hitting catchers (Miguel Olivo and John Buck), so he will probably start the season at Omaha.

2008

Pena has shown to be a good hitting catcher in the minors, but his path is blocked to the majors with Brian McCann entrenched behind the plate. As a result, late last season Pena was used in the outfield and at third base at Triple-A. He could win the backup catcher job with Atlanta this spring, but he may also learn a new position in Triple-A. His fantasy value is best served at catcher, and he'll likely need to move to another organization to get a real shot at playing time in the majors.

2007

Pena has a decent bat for a catcher, but he's in the wrong organization with Brian McCann entrenched in the majors and Jarrod Saltalamacchia waiting in the wings. He'll need a change of organizations for viable fantasy value.

2006

Pena has a good bat for a catcher but his path to playing time in the majors is likely blocked in Atlanta with Brian McCann established as the starter and top prospect Jarrod Saltalamacchia waiting in the wings. Pena hit .324/.383/.416 at Triple-A and got his first taste of the majors. He's likely mired in Triple-A for another season and a change of position or organizations may be in the works eventually.