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Ryan Braun

30-Year-Old Outfielder – Milwaukee Brewers

2014 Stats

AVG

.292

HR

5

RBI

13

R

15

SB

2

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 t...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 200   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.

April 20, 2014  –  Ryan Braun News

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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 16 69 65 15 19 9 3 1 5 13 2 0 3 13 0 1 0 .292 .319 .600 .919
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Ryan Braun
3-Year Averages MAJ   121 519 462 82 148 59 29 3 27 87 22 6 49 92 0 3 5 .320 .389 .571 .961
Career  (View All) MAJ   960 4175 3767 659 1175 488 240 32 216 694 132 36 335 757 0 25 48 .312 .373 .565 .938

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Ryan Braun Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 19 @Pit 5 4 3 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .319 .600 .919
Apr. 18 @Pit 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .297 .500 .797
Apr. 17 @Pit 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .288 .500 .788
Apr. 16 StL Did not play.
Apr. 15 StL 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .291 .500 .791
Apr. 14 StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .294 .521 .815
Apr. 13 Pit 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .295 .319 .568 .887
Apr. 12 Pit 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .326 .575 .901
Apr. 11 Pit 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .308 .583 .891
Apr. 10 @Phi 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .281 .314 .625 .939
Apr. 9 @Phi 4 1 1 0 1 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .290 .621 .911
Apr. 8 @Phi 5 3 3 0 0 3 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .269 .600 .869
Apr. 7 @Phi Did not play.
Apr. 6 @Bos 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .150 .190 .150 .340
Apr. 5 @Bos Did not play.
Apr. 4 @Bos 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .063 .118 .063 .181
Apr. 2 Atl 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .167 .091 .258
Apr. 1 Atl 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .250 .143 .393
Mar. 31 Atl 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Last 7 Days 25 7 7 3 0 2 3 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .308 .640 .948
Last 14 Days 49 14 18 3 1 5 13 2 11 1 0 0 1 0 .367 .385 .776 1.161
Last 30 Days 65 15 19 3 1 5 13 3 13 2 0 0 1 0 .292 .319 .600 .919

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Ryan Braun: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 15 15 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
201376103102.368.6321.053
20121463517415.363.7741.208
2011120288228.350.6171.049

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013149206282.262.430.777
201245273247225.305.538.915
201144381258925.327.591.979

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013127195242.323.528.926
201229667246113.314.6281.023
201126857166415.351.6461.068

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201398114142.265.459.796
201230241175117.325.563.951
201129552174718.315.553.926
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 69 65 4.3% 18.8% 0.23 80% .298 .308
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Ryan Braun
3-Year Averages MAJ   519 462 9.4% 17.7% 0.53 80% .353 .251
Career MAJ   4175 3767 8% 18.1% 0.44 80% .343 .253

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

Contact

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.292 AVG
GREAT
80% Contact Rate
AVERAGE
.298 BABIP
AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.600 SLG
ELITE
.308 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.23 BB/K
TERRIBLE
4.3% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
18.8% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.919 OPS
ELITE
.319 OBP
WEAK

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

Best Matchups for Ryan Braun (by OPS, min 10 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jorge De La Rosa COL 11 8 2 9 3 0 0 .727 1.545 2.331
Tom Gorzelanny MIL 24 11 3 9 7 3 2 .458 .917 1.497
Tommy Hanson CHI-A 18 6 4 8 0 1 0 .333 1.056 1.424
Micah Owings MIA 12 6 1 3 2 2 0 .500 .833 1.405
Jeff Samardzija CHI-N 16 7 2 5 3 0 0 .438 .875 1.401
Nathan Eovaldi MIA 10 4 1 4 2 2 0 .400 .900 1.400
James McDonald CHI-N 16 7 2 10 1 2 0 .438 .875 1.346
Felipe Paulino CHI-A 12 5 1 3 1 1 0 .417 .833 1.333
Kyle Kendrick PHI 19 9 2 7 1 2 1 .474 .842 1.318
Cliff Lee PHI 26 12 3 3 0 5 0 .462 .846 1.308

Worst Matchups for Ryan Braun (by OPS, min 10 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Joe Kelly STL 12 3 0 0 0 5 0 .250 .250 .500
Mat Latos CIN 17 2 0 1 3 5 1 .118 .176 .426
Mitchell Boggs CHI-A 12 2 0 1 0 3 0 .167 .250 .417
Joel Pineiro CHI-N 20 3 0 0 1 3 1 .150 .200 .390
Sam LeCure CIN 11 1 0 0 1 1 0 .091 .091 .377
R.A. Dickey TOR 10 1 0 0 0 1 0 .100 .100 .282
Jared Burton MIN 10 1 0 0 1 6 0 .100 .100 .282
Kevin Slowey MIA 16 2 0 2 0 5 0 .125 .125 .243
Oliver Perez AZ 10 1 0 2 0 2 0 .100 .100 .200
Nick Masset COL 12 0 0 0 2 7 0 .000 .000 .143

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

Braun went deep twice as part of a 3-for-5, three-RBI performance Saturday against the Pirates. It was his second multi-homer game of the season.

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Braun is in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Pirates.

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Braun is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Cardinals.

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Braun hit three home runs and drove in seven in Tuesday's 10-4 win over the Phillies.

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Braun is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Phillies.

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Braun (thumb) is back in the starting lineup Sunday for the Brewers, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

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Braun (thumb) is "optimistic" he'll be able to play Sunday, MLB.com reports.

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Braun is not in the starting lineup Saturday against the Red Sox.

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Braun is dealing with a sore thumb again, MLB.com's Adam McCalvy reports. He's limited to DH duty for Friday's game at Boston.

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In his first game since serving his 65-game suspension, Braun went 1-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored.

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Braun (illness) is back in the lineup Friday, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.