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Dallas Braden

30-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Shoulder     EST. RETURN:  6/15/2013
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 185   DOB: 8/13/1983
BORN: Phoenix, AZ   COLLEGE: Texas Tech  DRAFTED: 24th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Dallas Braden Contract Information:

Signed a one-year deal with the A's in December of 2011.

January 14, 2014  –  Dallas Braden News

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Braden (shoulder) is retiring from Major League Baseball, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Dallas Braden 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 20 A Van 7 0 0 16.3 15 5 1 26 3 2 0 2 2.76 1.10
2004 20 A Kan 5 5 0 23.0 22 12 2 33 6 2 1 0 4.70 1.22
2005 21 A Sto 7 7 0 43.2 31 13 4 64 11 6 0 0 2.68 0.97
2005 21 AA MID 16 16 0 97.0 104 42 5 71 32 9 5 0 3.90 1.40
2006 22 A A 3 3 0 13.0 12 9 3 17 5 2 0 0 6.23 1.31
2006 22 AA MID 1 1 0 3.3 9 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 16.20 2.70
2007 23 AA MID 2 2 0 12.0 5 3 2 13 3 1 0 0 2.25 0.67
2007 23 AAA SAC 11 11 0 64.0 51 21 4 74 18 2 3 0 2.95 1.08
2007 23 MAJ OAK 20 14 0 72.3 91 54 9 55 26 1 8 0 6.72 1.62
2008 24 AAA SAC 11 9 0 53.3 49 14 7 54 11 3 1 0 2.36 1.13
2008 24 MAJ OAK 19 10 0 71.7 77 33 8 41 25 5 4 0 4.14 1.42
2009 25 MAJ OAK 22 22 0 136.7 144 59 9 81 42 8 9 0 3.89 1.36
2010 26 A+ Sto 1 1 0 4.0 7 3 2 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 6.75 2.00
2010 26 MAJ OAK 30 30 2 192.7 180 75 17 113 43 11 14 0 0 0 3.50 1.16
2011 27 MAJ OAK 3 3 0 18.0 18 6 2 15 5 1 1 0 0 0 3.00 1.28
3-Year Averages MAJ   3 3 0 18.0 18 6 2 15 5 1 1 0 0 0 3.00 1.28
Career  (View All) MAJ   94 79 2 491.3 510 227 45 305 141 26 36 0 4.16 1.32

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Dallas Braden Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201112204201.333

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20116113514311.250

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20115.01005200.001.00

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201113.001010324.151.38
Dallas Braden 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 20 A Van 7 0 16.3 14.33 1.65 8.67 0.55 76.5% 2.76 1.36 .411
2004 20 A Kan 5 5 23.0 12.91 2.35 5.50 0.78 61.5% 4.70 2.24 .386
2005 21 A Sto 7 7 43.2 13.33 2.29 5.82 0.83 76.3% 2.68 2.20 .318
2005 21 AA MID 16 16 97.0 6.59 2.97 2.22 0.46 71.8% 3.90 3.43 .328
2006 22 A A 3 3 13.0 11.77 3.46 3.40 2.08 57.1% 6.23 5.20 .314
2006 22 AA MID 1 1 3.3 5.40 0.00 0.00 2.70 37.5% 16.20 5.90 .519
2007 23 AA MID 2 2 12.0 9.75 2.25 4.33 1.50 83.3% 2.25 3.95 .126
2007 23 AAA SAC 11 11 64.0 10.41 2.53 4.11 0.56 73.8% 2.95 2.64 .306
2007 23 MAJ OAK 20 14 72.3 6.84 3.24 2.12 1.12 0.81 58.3% 6.72 4.41 .355
2008 24 AAA SAC 11 9 53.3 9.11 1.86 4.91 1.18 86.8% 2.36 3.50 .303
2008 24 MAJ OAK 19 10 71.7 5.15 3.14 1.64 1.00 0.82 73.4% 87.7 MPH 4.14 4.59 .300
2009 25 MAJ OAK 22 22 136.7 5.33 2.77 1.93 0.59 0.76 71.8% 87.9 MPH 3.89 3.82 .307
2010 26 A+ Sto 1 1 4.0 9.00 2.25 4.00 4.50 83.3% 6.75 8.45 .407
2010 26 MAJ OAK 30 30 192.7 5.28 2.01 2.63 0.79 1.08 71.8% 86.7 MPH 3.50 3.92 .275
2011 27 MAJ OAK 3 3 18.0 7.50 2.50 3.00 1.00 1.05 81% 87.2 MPH 3.00 3.81 .309
3-Year Averages MAJ   3 3 18.0 7.50 2.50 3.00 1.00 81% 3.00 3.81 .309
Career MAJ   94 79 491.3 5.59 2.58 2.16 0.82 70% 4.16 4.04 .301

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

Worst Matchups for Dallas Braden (by OPS against, min 7 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Adrian Beltre TEX 16 7 1 4 1 2 0 .438 .813 1.283
Marco Scutaro SF 16 9 0 2 1 1 0 .563 .688 1.276
Adam Lind TOR 14 6 1 4 0 1 0 .429 .786 1.214
Mike Napoli BOS 20 9 1 2 0 5 0 .450 .700 1.150
Miguel Cabrera DET 13 5 0 2 4 1 0 .385 .615 1.145
Josh Hamilton ANA 14 6 1 2 0 2 0 .429 .714 1.143
Grady Sizemore BOS 7 3 0 2 0 1 0 .429 .714 1.143
Gerald Laird ATL 18 8 0 3 1 1 0 .444 .556 1.029
Derek Jeter NY-A 9 4 0 3 2 1 0 .444 .444 1.028
Aaron Hill AZ 15 5 0 3 4 1 0 .333 .533 1.007

Best Matchups for Dallas Braden (by OPS against, min 7 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Austin Jackson DET 9 1 0 0 1 4 0 .111 .222 .422
Elvis Andrus TEX 14 2 0 1 0 5 0 .143 .214 .357
Curtis Granderson NY-N 9 1 0 0 0 3 0 .111 .222 .333
Carlos Gomez MIL 9 1 0 1 1 3 0 .111 .111 .311
Dioner Navarro TOR 9 1 0 0 1 0 0 .111 .111 .311
Victor Martinez DET 10 1 0 0 0 1 0 .100 .200 .300
Matt Wieters BAL 7 1 0 0 0 3 0 .143 .143 .286
Brendan Harris LA 10 1 0 0 0 4 0 .100 .100 .200
Adam Jones BAL 13 1 0 0 0 3 0 .077 .077 .154
Gordon Beckham CHI-A 9 0 0 0 0 4 0 .000 .000 .000

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Dallas Braden: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Braden (shoulder) intends to pitch in 2014, Yahoo!'s Tim Brown reports.

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Braden (shoulder) became a free agent Tuesday after clearing outright waivers and declining a minor league assignment, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

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Braden's shoulder surgery repaired a partial rotator cuff tear, not a full tear, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Braden has had a setback with his surgically repaired left shoulder, and will thus undergo exploratory surgery, Joe Stiglich of the Bay Area News Group reports.

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Braden's groin is still bothering him, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Braden (shoulder) suffered a left groin strain during warmups Friday, Joe Stiglich of the Bay Area News Group reports.

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Braden (shoulder) threw another bullpen session Tuesday and will face live hitters in his next outing, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Braden (shoulder) threw another 40-pitch bullpen session Saturday and felt good afterward, CSN Bay Area reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Dallas Braden.

2013

After only appearing in three games in 2011, Braden missed the entire 2012 season and there is some concern that he may never regain his health to the point of being able to retire big league hitters again. As a pitcher who never had great pure stuff, any decline in skills just makes the margin of error even smaller for Braden. The A's did not pick up his option and he is currently looking for a new mound to claim as his own. At least no one can ever take his perfect game away!

2012

Braden was limited to just three starts thanks to shoulder woes that required surgery in early May. Repeating his solid 2010 (3.50 ERA, 1.157 WHIP) seemed unlikely given his shaky peripherals, and seems even less likely now with the shoulder surgery thrown in for good measure. He gets the benefit of pitching in a pitchers' park for half of his starts, making some decent WHIP and ERA numbers likely if he's healthy, but there's little upside here otherwise with another poor supporting cast in place.

2011

Braden's improved control led to a tidier WHIP than his previous norm, and his return from a midseason DL stint due to elbow soreness went well (98.2 innings, 84 hits, 55:27 K:BB upon his return). He's managed to hover around a 3.65 ERA over his past 52 starts, and the list of pitchers that have accomplished that in the AL is a pretty short one. His peripherals don't indicate his run of success should continue, but he's got a good home park and an improving offense in support of him in 2011 that should result in a few more wins if he manages to make 30 or more starts.

2010

Braden entered the season as the A's Opening Day starter, but managed just 22 starts as he battled a litany of injuries including an ankle rash that ended his season in late July. His trend of not missing many bats (81 K in 136.2 innings) when healthy continued, which makes the prospect of him repeating a sub-4.00 ERA unlikely. He'll enter the spring as a lock to make the A's rotation, particularly with Josh Outman sidelined until the All-Star break, but he's really nothing more than an innings eater for a team that figures to struggle to score runs again.

2009

Braden made 10 starts for the A's in 2008, which helps to explain their season-long struggle to fill out a rotation. He doesn't miss nearly enough bats (just 41 strikeouts in 71.2 innings) to have anything more than occasional success.

2008

Braden shuttled back and forth between Triple-A and the majors, but had ultimately pitched his way out of the A's rotation by the end of the year. He's got a healthier Dan Meyer and an emerging Andrew Bailey to compete with now, so don't expect much in 2008 unless he comes back with a strong showing this spring.

2007

Braden got a late start to the year due to a shoulder injury following an impressive 2005 season. His most meaningful action was in the Arizona League, where he made six impressive starts (21 innings, 12 hits, three walks and 36 Ks) but that was against much weaker competition than he had faced the year before. He'll turn 24 in August, and needs a solid year at Double-A Midland (where he threw 97 innings at in 2005) before we can see what kind of career he might have.

2006

After an outstanding seven-start run at High-A Stockton, Braden rose quickly through the ranks, only to regress a bit at Double-A Midland (104 H, 32 BB and 71 K in 97 IP). He'll need to pass the dreaded Double-A Litmus Test that all pitchers must face before a major league career comes into view.