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Ryan Braun

32-Year-Old Outfielder – Milwaukee Brewers

2015 Stats

AVG

.285

HR

25

RBI

84

R

87

SB

24

2016 RotoWire Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Braun looked hurt (and played like someone who was hurt) to begin the 2015 season, and it looked like a repeat of his down 2014 season was underway. At the end of April, however, Braun turned it aroun...

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Back     EST. RETURN:  4/1/2016
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 204   DOB: 11/17/1983
BORN: Mission Hills, CA   COLLEGE: Miami (FL)  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Ryan Braun Contract Information:

Braun, already under contract through 2015, signed a contract extension in April of 2011 that's good through 2020. He will be paid $105 million during those additional five years of service.

February 2, 2016  –  Ryan Braun News

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Braun said Sunday that he is behind schedule in his recovery from offseason back surgery, MLB.com reports. "I won't be 100 percent at the start of spring training, no," Braun said. "I think it will kind of be a gradual process to work my way back to 100 percent. But I feel pretty good. I don't foresee any reason that it wouldn't be [ready for Opening Day], but until I get out there and start doing things at full speed, it's hard to say."

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Ryan Braun 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
2005 21 A WES 37 161 152 21 54 26 16 2 8 35 2 4 9 34 0 0 0 .355 .396 .645 1.041
2006 22 A A 59 249 226 34 62 21 12 2 7 37 14 4 23 54 0 0 0 .274 .346 .438 .784
2006 22 AA HUN 59 257 231 42 70 35 19 1 15 40 12 0 21 46 1 1 3 .303 .367 .589 .956
2007 23 AAA NAS 34 134 117 28 40 22 12 0 10 22 4 3 15 11 0 1 1 .342 .418 .701 1.119
2007 23 MAJ MIL 113 492 451 91 146 66 26 6 34 97 15 5 29 112 0 5 7 .324 .370 .634 1.004
2008 24 MAJ MIL 151 663 611 92 174 83 39 7 37 106 14 4 42 129 0 4 6 .285 .335 .553 .888
2009 25 MAJ MIL 158 708 635 113 203 77 39 6 32 114 20 6 57 121 0 3 13 .320 .386 .551 .937
2010 26 MAJ MIL 157 684 619 101 188 71 45 1 25 103 14 3 56 105 0 3 6 .304 .365 .501 .866
2011 27 MAJ MIL 150 629 563 109 187 77 38 6 33 111 33 6 58 93 0 3 5 .332 .397 .597 .994
2012 28 MAJ MIL 154 677 598 108 191 80 36 3 41 112 30 7 63 128 0 5 11 .319 .391 .595 .986
2013 29 MAJ MIL 61 253 225 30 67 25 14 2 9 38 4 5 27 56 0 1 0 .298 .372 .498 .870
2014 30 MAJ MIL 135 580 530 68 141 55 30 6 19 81 11 5 41 113 0 3 6 .266 .324 .453 .777
2015 31 MAJ MIL 140 567 506 87 144 55 27 3 25 84 24 4 54 115 0 3 4 .285 .356 .498 .854
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3-Year Averages     112 465 420 61 117 43 23 3 17 67 13 4 40 94 0 2 3 .279 .344 .469 .813
Career  (View All)     1219 5,253 4,738 799 1,441 589 294 40 255 846 165 45 427 972 0 30 58 .304 .367 .545 .911

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Ryan Braun 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
Oct. 4 ChC Did not play.
Oct. 3 ChC Did not play.
Oct. 2 ChC Did not play.
Oct. 1 @SD Did not play.
Sep. 30 @SD Did not play.
Sep. 29 @SD Did not play.
Sep. 27 @StL Did not play.
Sep. 26 @StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .356 .498 .854
Sep. 25 @StL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .287 .359 .502 .861
Sep. 24 @StL Did not play.
Sep. 23 @ChC Did not play.
Sep. 22 @ChC Did not play.
Sep. 21 @ChC Did not play.
Sep. 20 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 19 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 18 Cin 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .287 .359 .503 .862
Sep. 17 StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .358 .505 .863
Sep. 16 StL Did not play.
Sep. 15 StL 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .361 .509 .870
Sep. 13 @Pit 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .290 .358 .509 .867
Sep. 12 @Pit 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .358 .511 .869
Sep. 11 @Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .357 .509 .866
Sep. 10 @Pit 5 0 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .289 .357 .510 .867
Sep. 9 @Mia 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .356 .509 .865
Sep. 8 @Mia 5 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .357 .512 .869
Sep. 7 @Mia 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .285 .354 .511 .865
Sep. 6 @Cin 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .354 .510 .864
Sep. 5 @Cin Did not play.
Sep. 5 @Cin 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 .282 .353 .503 .856
Sep. 4 @Cin Did not play.
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 49 8 16 4 0 1 5 7 7 4 1 0 0 0 .327 .411 .469 .880

Ryan Braun: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 130 130 4
2014 134 1 134 1
2013 59 59
2012 151 151 2
2011 147 147 1
2010 153 153 1
2009 158 158

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Ryan Braun Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20151202061411.317.550.957
2014140217222.279.514.823
201376103102.368.6321.053

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201538667197013.275.482.821
20143904712599.262.431.760
2013149206282.262.430.777

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20152524983313.254.409.765
2014259308435.286.452.802
2013127195242.323.528.926

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201525438175111.315.587.943
20142713811386.247.454.752
201398114142.265.459.796
Ryan Braun Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 21 A WES 161 152 5.6% 21.1% 0.26 78% .418 .290
2006 22 A A 249 226 9.2% 21.7% 0.43 76% .333 .164
2006 22 AA HUN 257 231 8.2% 17.9% 0.46 80% .324 .286
2007 23 AAA NAS 134 117 11.2% 8.2% 1.36 91% .313 .359
2007 23 MAJ MIL 492 451 5.9% 22.8% 0.26 75% .367 .310
2008 24 MAJ MIL 663 611 6.3% 19.5% 0.33 79% .308 .268
2009 25 MAJ MIL 708 635 8.1% 17.1% 0.47 81% .355 .231
2010 26 MAJ MIL 684 619 8.2% 15.4% 0.53 83% .333 .197
2011 27 MAJ MIL 629 563 9.2% 14.8% 0.62 83% .352 .265
2012 28 MAJ MIL 677 598 9.3% 18.9% 0.49 79% .350 .276
2013 29 MAJ MIL 253 225 10.7% 22.1% 0.48 75% .363 .200
2014 30 MAJ MIL 580 530 7.1% 19.5% 0.36 79% .307 .187
2015 31 MAJ MIL 567 506 9.5% 20.3% 0.47 77% .325 .213
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3-Year Averages     465 420 8.6% 20.2% 0.43 78% .324 .190
Career     5,253 4,738 8.1% 18.5% 0.44 79% .338 .241

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2015 Stat Review for Ryan Braun    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.285 AVG
GOOD
77% Contact Rate
POOR
.325 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
Power

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.498 SLG
GREAT
.213 ISO
GREAT
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.47 BB/K
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9.5% BB Rate
GOOD
20.3% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.854 OPS
GREAT
.356 OBP
GOOD

2016 Projected Stats Breakdown for Ryan Braun

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Ryan Braun: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Braun is progressing well from offseason back surgery, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. "I feel pretty good, knock on wood," Braun said Wednesday. "The only surprise is the rehab is a little longer than I was anticipating, just a couple months of rehab. Other than that, everything was as expected."

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Braun will need 3-4 weeks to recover from offseason back surgery, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports.

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Braun underwent surgery on his back, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Braun (back) will undergo an MRI on Wednesday and will likely have surgery Thursday, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Braun (back) was shut down by the Brewers on Sunday due to a lack of progress in his rehab, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

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Braun (back) is back in the lineup Saturday against the Cardinals.

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Braun (back) is not in the lineup Friday against the Cardinals.

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Braun (back) is not in the lineup Thursday.

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2015

Braun appeared in 135 games last season after playing in just 61 the year before, but he was limited by injuries for the second year in a row, and finished with an OPS far below the career .938 mark he owned entering 2014. Braun underwent surgery to repair a nagging thumb injury during the offseason and reported feeling much better, but the Brewers may not be able to determine whether the procedure was successful until spring training. Even in a down year, Braun put up above-average power numbers and stole 11 bases, however, every component of his slash line has fallen in each of the last three years, and he no longer carries the first-round grade he previously owned. The lineup around Braun remains strong, so the counting stats should be there if he stays healthy, even if his days of providing elite production are over.

2014

Braun was routinely selected among the top five picks in 2013 fantasy drafts, but he let down both his owners and fans by accepting a 65-game suspension for performance-enhancing drugs and finishing the season with just 61 games played. He'll get a fresh start in 2014, at least from a fantasy perspective, but questions linger regarding how much of his top-end production from seasons past was artificially enhanced. Despite the uncertainty, the fact remains that Braun owns a .938 career OPS. He'll move to right field this year but almost certainly remain the third hitter in a quality lineup. Braun could slide a bit in drafts due to questions about his numbers, as well as his general unpopularity among certain owners, but few players in his range on cheat sheets possess his upside, making him a tantalizing late first-round option.

2013

Question marks surrounded Braun's fantasy value as he faced a 50-game suspension prior to last season, but he won his appeal and did his best to silence his doubters, putting up another monster season that mimicked his MVP campaign from the year before. Braun provides a rare combination of power and speed, and he has topped both 100 runs and 100 RBI each of the last four seasons. With no doubt regarding his status entering the 2013 campaign, and an impressive track record to boot, Braun will be worthy of a top-five selection in nearly all formats.

2012

Braun won the National League MVP award with a .332/.397/.557 batting line in 2011. A .352 BABIP certainly had something to do with those offensive stats, but he's also been able to increase his walk rate each year in the majors. Braun also stole 33 bases in 36 attempts, which was a career high. The loss of Prince Fielder from the middle of the lineup may have an impact on Braun's offense and some regression should be expected, but he still needs to be considered one of the top fantasy outfielders in 2012. Braun won his appeal in February following a positive test for PED use during the 2011 playoffs, and should once again be considered a top-five pick in most mixed formats.

2011

Braun shook off a slow start to the 2010 season to finish strong, hitting .304/.365/.501 with 25 HR and 14 stolen bases. While those numbers look good, it is the third season in a row where Braun's slugging percentage has decreased. The encouraging part is that he hit .364/.440/.583 over the last two months of the season with nine home runs and 39 RBI. Some people may fall asleep on Braun because of his season totals, but expect a bounce back season from the left fielder.

2010

Braun led the National League with 203 hits in 2009 and continues to be one of the better hitting outfielders in the league. He increased his walk rate and decreased his strikeouts while also stealing a career-high 20 bases. Braun was one of only six players in the NL to top 100 runs and RBI. He did all of this prior to his 26th birthday, and there's not really any reason to expect anything less from him again in 2010.

2009

Braun was on his way to a stellar sophomore season, hitting .300/.341/.592 through the end of August, when a rib injury contributed to a .208/.304/.356 September. His conversion to left field was a success both from a defensive perspective and in that it didn't appear to affect his offense. He still needs to be more selective at the plate, though he improved in that area dramatically during the second half of the season. His third base eligibility is lost this season which may reduce his value just a little, but his bat combined with stolen bases are still going to make him one of the top options in the outfield.

2008

Braun led the NL with a .634 SLG on his way to winning the Rookie of the Year award. There is no doubt that he's one of the better hitters in the league, but he still has room for improvement at the plate. His great year was buoyed by a .367 BABIP which likely isn't sustainable so he'll need to learn to be more selective at the plate. A move to left field also appears to be imminent, which means he could lose his third base eligibility after the 2008 season.

2007

Braun is one of the top hitting prospects in the minors, but has drawn negative marks for his defense. The Brewers are going to give him every chance to handle the hot corner and then will move him to the outfield as a last resort. GM Doug Melvin has said that Braun will be given the third base job if Corey Koskie can't return from post-concussion syndrome or gets hurt, so he's not far away from getting his big league shot. Expect him to be with the Brewers at some point in 2007 and the starter at third base in 2008.

2006

Braun played as well as any 2005 first-round pick last summer, hitting .349 with 10 HR in a combined 189 AB between rookie-level Helena and Low-A West Virginia. He should move fast through the farm system and could be part of the Brewers by 2007.