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Bill Bray

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 226   DOB: 6/5/1983   BORN: Virginia Beach, VA   COLLEGE: William & Mary   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Agreed to a minor league contract with the Nationals in December 2012.

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Bill Bray 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 A BRE 6 0 0 7.3 9 4 0 6 1 0 2 1 4.91 1.36
2005 22 A POT 8 0 0 12.2 8 3 1 18 3 1 0 3 2.13 0.90
2005 22 AA HAR 3 0 0 5.7 10 4 1 6 1 1 0 1 6.35 1.94
2005 22 AAA NEW 23 0 0 21.3 23 12 3 25 9 1 4 2 5.06 1.50
2006 23 AAA NEW 21 0 0 31.7 26 14 5 45 9 4 1 5 3.98 1.11
2006 23 MAJ WAS 19 0 0 23.0 24 10 2 16 9 1 1 0 3.91 1.43
2006 23 MAJ CIN 29 0 0 27.3 33 13 3 23 9 2 1 2 4.23 1.54
2006  (Multiple Teams) 23 MAJ WAS/CIN 48 0 0 50.3 57 23 5 39 18 3 2 2 4.11 1.49
2007 24 A SAR 2 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
2007 24 AAA LOU 18 0 0 19.0 19 9 1 29 6 1 2 0 4.26 1.32
2007 24 MAJ CIN 19 0 0 14.3 16 10 1 14 5 3 3 1 6.28 1.47
2008 25 AAA LOU 9 0 0 9.0 6 3 1 15 5 0 0 1 3.00 1.22
2008 25 MAJ CIN 63 0 0 47.0 50 15 4 54 24 2 2 0 2.87 1.57
2009 26 AAA LOU 2 0 0 3.3 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0.00 0.60
2010 27 A LYN 6 0 0 4.2 1 0 0 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.71
2010 27 AAA LOU 6 0 0 5.2 2 0 0 7 1 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 0.58
2010 27 MAJ CIN 35 0 0 28.3 21 13 4 30 10 0 2 0 0 2 4.13 1.09
2011 28 MAJ CIN 79 0 0 48.3 35 16 3 44 17 5 3 0 3 20 2.98 1.08
2012 29 A DAY 2 0 0 2.2 0 0 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.45
2012 29 AAA LOU 2 0 0 12.0 17 12 1 10 12 1 0 0 0 0 9.00 2.42
2012 29 MAJ CIN 14 0 0 8.7 6 5 2 7 14 0 0 0 2 1 5.19 2.31
2013 30 AA HAR 4 0 0 4.1 2 0 0 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.73
3-Year Averages     46 0 0 28.5 20 10 2 25 15 2 1 0 2 10 3.16 1.23
Career  (View All)     258 0 0 197.0 185 82 19 188 88 13 12 3 3.75 1.39

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Bill Bray Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201222490000.000

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201221356202.375

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20127.000061000.001.43

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20121.700014227.006.00
Bill Bray 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 A BRE 6 0 7.3 7.37 1.23 6.00 0.00 60% 4.91 1.97 .380
2005 22 A POT 8 0 12.2 13.28 2.21 6.00 0.74 80% 2.13 2.05 .299
2005 22 AA HAR 3 0 5.7 9.53 1.59 6.00 1.59 70% 6.35 3.91 .474
2005 22 AAA NEW 23 0 21.3 10.55 3.80 2.78 1.27 69% 5.06 4.23 .363
2006 23 AAA NEW 21 0 31.7 12.79 2.56 5.00 1.42 70% 3.98 3.45 .322
2006 23 MAJ WAS 19 0 23.0 6.26 3.52 1.78 0.78 1.20 74.2% 3.91 4.15 .310
2006 23 MAJ CIN 29 0 27.3 7.57 2.96 2.56 0.99 1.20 74.4% 4.23 3.96 .357
2006  (Multiple Teams) 23 MAJ WAS/CIN 48 0 50.3 6.97 3.22 2.17 0.89 1.20 74.3% 4.11 4.05 .336
2007 24 A SAR 2 0 2.0 9.00 4.50 2.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.70 .000
2007 24 AAA LOU 18 0 19.0 13.74 2.84 4.83 0.47 66.7% 4.26 1.78 .423
2007 24 MAJ CIN 19 0 14.3 8.79 3.14 2.80 0.63 0.93 55% 6.28 3.23 .362
2008 25 AAA LOU 9 0 9.0 15.00 5.00 3.00 1.00 80% 3.00 2.98 .325
2008 25 MAJ CIN 63 0 47.0 10.34 4.60 2.25 0.77 0.91 84.3% 91.8 MPH 2.87 3.59 .369
2009 26 AAA LOU 2 0 3.3 10.80 2.70 4.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.70 .156
2010 27 A LYN 6 0 4.2 19.29 4.29 4.50 0.00 100% 0.00 0.34 .260
2010 27 AAA LOU 6 0 5.2 12.12 1.73 7.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.08 .207
2010 27 MAJ CIN 35 0 28.3 9.53 3.18 3.00 1.27 0.67 66.7% 90.5 MPH 4.13 3.98 .254
2011 28 MAJ CIN 79 0 48.3 8.19 3.17 2.59 0.56 0.68 73.5% 90.8 MPH 2.98 3.37 .257
2012 29 A DAY 2 0 2.2 16.36 4.09 4.00 0.00 100% 0.00 0.93 .000
2012 29 AAA LOU 2 0 12.0 7.50 9.00 0.83 0.75 60.7% 9.00 5.62 .402
2012 29 MAJ CIN 14 0 8.7 7.27 14.54 0.50 2.08 0.67 83.3% 88.9 MPH 5.19 9.43 .187
2013 30 AA HAR 4 0 4.1 13.17 2.20 6.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.00 .264
3-Year Averages     46 0 28.5 7.89 4.74 1.67 0.63 75.8% 3.16 3.94 .245
Career     258 0 197.0 8.59 4.02 2.14 0.87 75.2% 3.75 3.93 .311

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Bill Bray: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Bray hasn't pitched since May 14 due to a shoulder problem, the Washington Post reports.

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Bray has been assigned to Double-A Harrisburg, Amanda Comak of The Washington Times reports.

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Bray, who's still trying to fix his mechanics, could begin the season in extended spring training rather than at Triple-A, the Washington Post reports.

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Bray has been sent down to minor league camp, the Washington Post reports.

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Bray agreed to a minor league deal with the Nationals on Monday, the Washington Post reports.

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Bray chose to become a free agent Wednesday, MLB.com reports.

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Bray (back) will be shut down for the remainder of the season, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Bray was put on the 15-day DL on Tuesday due to a lumbar muscle strain, the Reds' official site reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2012

Bray has found his niche as a lefty specialist, but there's potential that he could do even more with a heightened role. Depending on what the Reds do with Aroldis Chapman, he may get that chance. Right-handers hit .226/.290/.330 against Bray in 2011 over 94 batters faced. The only drawback is that Bray doesn't induce many groundouts - with a 0.68 GB/FB over the last two seasons, while toiling in a homer-haven. He isn't a likely closer, but he could ultimately take on more of a role in the eighth inning and vulture a few more wins.

2011

Bray took longer to recover from his Tommy John surgery than the average pitcher, but once he got there he showed his pre-injury form after a few rough patches. With Arthur Rhodes signing with the Rangers, Bray is now the Reds' top lefty specialist.

2010

Bray underwent Tommy John surgery in May and missed the rest of the season. And that's really the story of his career - every time he starts to make some inroads with his organization, be it the Reds or the Nats, he comes down with an arm injury. Traditional recovery time for pitchers is 10-12 months, meaning that Bray will probably pitch in 2010, but there's usually a lag between pitching and pitching effectively.

2009

The departure of Jeremy Affeldt makes Bray the Reds' top lefty reliever, a role that he was close to earning on his own merit anyhow. In fact, the team needs to make sure not to shoehorn him into a mere lefty specialist role - lefties and righties struggled alike against him. Francisco Cordero is firmly ensconced as the closer, so there's little chance of Bray taking over that role, but he's a valuable commodity in sim leagues and those just looking for quality innings.

2008

A finger injury suffered in spring training, followed by shoulder tendinitis contracted during a rehab assignment, derailed a good portion of Bray's season. The Reds spent two-thirds of the season trying to replace what they expected to get out of Bray and Gary Majewski, both acquired in the infamous Austin Kearns and Felipe Lopez trade. Now that they've signed Francisco Cordero, there's less urgency for Bray to contribute immediately. Don't look for him to pitch in the late innings, and if he gets off to a slow start in 2008, Bray will even be a candidate to get demoted.

2007

Bray was the best part of the package coming over from the Nationals in the infamous Austin Kearns and Felipe Lopez trade, and yes, that's damning with faint praise. He was useful as a set-up man and a fill-in as a closer, picking up his first two career major league saves. He won't get too many save opportunities in 2007, with the Reds signing Mike Stanton and re-upping David Weathers, but he's being groomed for that possibility in the future. Fortunately, he hasn't been pigeon-holed as a lefty specialist yet, something he'll need to avoid if he ever hopes to close.

2006

Bray followed in Chad Cordero's shoes as a first round pick for the organization, but the similarities end there. He has yet to put together a great minor league campaign, but his 49/13 K/BB ratio in 39 2/3 innings over three levels bodes well for the future. He'll probably start 2006 back in the minors, but a good performance in the spring could land him in the Nationals bullpen.

2005

Bray struggled in his first pro season, at both High-A and in the AFL. A rapid ascent to the majors doesn't figure to be in the cards him (as it was for previous first round pick Chad Cordero).

2004

Bray, the William and Mary closer, projects as quality reliever throwing his fastball up to the mid 90s complimented by a sharp, nasty, slider. A jerky motion and questionable mechanics suggest he canít be converted to a starter and itís been suggested heíll need to tighten his 6-foot-2, 200-pound frame.