29-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Zach Braddock in 2016. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Zach Braddock Contract Information:
Released by the Padres in March of 2014.
Braddock was released from the Padres' minor league camp Friday, Corey Brock of MLB.com reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Zach Braddock.
Braddock was called up during the 2010 season and became a big part of the Milwaukee bullpen. He posted a 2.90 ERA with a 11.0 K/9IP rate in 33.2 innings. Braddock was hampered by shoulder injuries during his minor league career, but it seems like he's remained healthy since becoming a reliever. One thing to watch is his 5.1 BB/9IP rate that could cause some problems. He'll start the season in middle relief, but also has the ability to be a closer in the future.
Braddock regained his prospect shine in 2009 by striking out 66 batters in just 40.2 IP between High-A Brevard County and Double-A Huntsville. He followed that up with a successful Arizona Fall League. The Brewers have moved him from the starting rotation to reliever due to a number of past arm injuries. The big lefty pitched injury free in 2009 and should start 2010 in Double-A Huntsville, but don't be surprised to find him in the Brewers bullpen at some point during the season.
Braddock was very impressive at Low-A West Virginia until a sore shoulder cut his season short after just 47 IP. He posted a 1.15 ERA and a .915 WHIP before the injury and may start next season in West Virginia again. If he can stay healthy, he'll be a good sleeper to watch during the season.