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Brad Ziegler

38-Year-Old Pitcher – Miami Marlins

2018 Stats

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1-5

ERA

4.40

WHIP

1.36

K

34

SV

10

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

As an extreme groundball pitcher, Ziegler relies on soft contact and the resultant infield outs. Despite recording a below-average hard contact rate, Ziegler sported a high .346 BABIP, yielding a care...

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2018 ADP:  321.27

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 231   DOB: 10/10/1979   BORN: Pratt, KS   COLLEGE: Missouri State   DRAFTED: By OAK In 2004   Show ContractHide Contract

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Brad Ziegler Contract Information:

Agreed to a two-year, $16 million contract with the Marlins in December of 2016.

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Ziegler walked one and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning Wednesday to record his 10th save of the season in a 3-0 win over the Rays.

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Brad Ziegler 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
2007 27 AA MID 15 0 0 23.7 19 3 0 18 4 4 0 1 1.14 0.97
2007 27 AAA SAC 35 0 0 54.7 46 18 0 44 14 8 3 1 2.96 1.10
2008 28 AAA SAC 19 0 0 24.3 15 1 0 20 4 2 0 8 0.37 0.78
2008 28 MAJ OAK 47 0 0 59.7 47 7 2 30 22 3 0 11 1.06 1.16
2009 29 MAJ OAK 69 0 0 73.3 82 25 2 54 28 2 4 7 3.07 1.50
2010 30 MAJ OAK 64 0 0 60.7 54 22 4 41 28 3 7 0 4 18 3.26 1.35
2011 31 MAJ ARI 23 0 0 20.7 15 4 0 15 6 0 0 0 0 4 1.74 1.02
2011 31 MAJ OAK 43 0 0 37.7 38 10 0 29 13 3 2 1 1 6 2.39 1.35
2011  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ ARI/OAK 66 0 0 58.3 53 14 0 44 19 3 2 1 1 10 2.16 1.23
2012 32 MAJ ARI 77 0 0 68.7 54 19 2 42 21 6 1 0 2 17 2.49 1.09
2013 33 MAJ ARI 78 0 0 73.0 61 18 3 44 22 8 1 13 2 11 2.22 1.14
2014 34 MAJ ARI 68 0 0 67.0 60 26 5 54 24 5 3 1 8 29 3.49 1.25
2015 35 MAJ ARI 66 0 0 68.0 48 14 3 36 17 0 3 30 2 4 1.85 0.96
2016 36 MAJ ARI 36 0 0 38.3 41 12 1 27 15 2 3 18 2 0 2.82 1.46
2016 36 MAJ BOS 33 0 0 29.7 26 5 1 31 11 2 4 4 4 8 1.52 1.25
2016  (Multiple Teams) 36 MAJ ARI/BOS 69 0 0 68.0 67 17 2 58 26 4 7 22 6 8 2.25 1.37
2017 37 A+ JUP 1 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2017 37 R GUL 1 1 0 1.0 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.00
2017 37 MAJ MIA 53 0 0 47.0 57 25 1 26 16 1 4 10 5 7 4.79 1.55
2018 38 MAJ MIA 47 0 0 47.0 49 23 7 34 15 1 5 10 1 9 4.40 1.36
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3-Year Averages     62 0 0 61.0 57 18 2 40 19 1 4 20 4 6 2.66 1.25
Career  (View All)     704 0 0 690.7 632 210 31 463 238 36 37 105 2.74 1.26

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Brad Ziegler Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jul. 14 Phi 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.40 1.36
Jul. 13 Phi 1.0 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.50 1.37
Jul. 11 Mil 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.40 1.33
Jul. 9 Mil 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 4.50 1.34
Jul. 8 @Was 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.60 1.30
Jul. 6 @Was 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.71 1.33
Jul. 4 TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 4.83 1.34
Jul. 3 TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.95 1.35
Jul. 2 TB 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 5.08 1.38
Jun. 29 NYM 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.12 1.40
Jun. 27 Ari 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.26 1.41
Jun. 25 Ari 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 5.40 1.45
Jun. 24 @Col 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 5.50 1.47
Jun. 23 @Col 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.66 1.51
Jun. 19 @SF 2.0 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.56 1.53
Jun. 16 @Bal 1.3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 5.91 1.53
Jun. 14 SF 1.3 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.16 1.57
Jun. 12 SF 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 6.44 1.57
Jun. 11 SF 0.7 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.67 1.59
Jun. 8 SD 1.7 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 6.83 1.59
Jun. 7 @StL 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 7.27 1.65
Jun. 5 @StL 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 7.56 1.64
Jun. 1 @Ari 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 7.88 1.71
May. 30 @SD 0.3 2 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 7.83 1.74
May. 26 Was 0.7 4 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 7.54 1.59
May. 23 @NYM 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 6.55 1.41
May. 22 @NYM 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.86 1.43
May. 20 @Atl 0.7 3 4 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 7.20 1.50
May. 18 @Atl 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 5.59 1.34
May. 16 LAD 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 5.89 1.36
May. 15 LAD 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 6.23 1.38
May. 11 Atl 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 6.06 1.41
Last 14 Games (Team)
9 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
8.3 7 1 1 1 3 7 1 0 0 1-0 1 0 3 1.08 1.20
Last 30 Games (Team)
17 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
17.7 11 2 2 2 7 14 1 0 0 1-0 1 0 6 1.02 1.02
Last 60 Games (Team)
32 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
31.7 29 13 12 5 13 22 1 0 0 1-2 6 1 9 3.41 1.33

Brad Ziegler Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20188911626304.313
20171019922400.259
2016123151628401.275

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201810723923413.242
201711017735601.347
2016166431039521.252

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201826.014517934.151.42
201725.0025131304.681.60
201630.7268251324.401.60

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201821.001517644.711.29
201722.012513314.911.50
201637.32114331300.481.18
Brad Ziegler vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Brad Ziegler 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
2007 27 AA MID 15 0 23.7 6.85 1.52 4.50 0.00 87% 1.14 2.19 .280
2007 27 AAA SAC 35 0 54.7 7.24 2.30 3.14 0.00 70% 2.96 2.47 .295
2008 28 AAA SAC 19 0 24.3 7.40 1.48 5.00 0.00 94.7% 0.37 2.05 .236
2008 28 MAJ OAK 47 0 59.7 4.53 3.32 1.36 0.30 3.09 92.5% 85.3 MPH 1.06 3.77 .246
2009 29 MAJ OAK 69 0 73.3 6.63 3.44 1.93 0.25 3.23 78.7% 85.2 MPH 3.07 3.27 .344
2010 30 MAJ OAK 64 0 60.7 6.08 4.15 1.46 0.59 2.15 76.9% 84.3 MPH 3.26 4.24 .278
2011 31 MAJ ARI 23 0 20.7 6.53 2.61 2.50 0.00 2.57 81% 85.4 MPH 1.74 2.62 .257
2011 31 MAJ OAK 43 0 37.7 6.93 3.11 2.23 0.00 11.86 80.4% 85.4 MPH 2.39 2.78 .330
2011  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ ARI/OAK 66 0 58.3 6.79 2.93 2.32 0.00 5.67 80.6% 85.4 MPH 2.16 2.70 .305
2012 32 MAJ ARI 77 0 68.7 5.50 2.75 2.00 0.26 10.79 76.7% 86.1 MPH 2.49 3.32 .255
2013 33 MAJ ARI 78 0 73.0 5.42 2.71 2.00 0.37 5.64 81.3% 86.1 MPH 2.22 3.56 .264
2014 34 MAJ ARI 68 0 67.0 7.25 3.22 2.25 0.67 4.13 73.4% 84.6 MPH 3.49 3.77 .290
2015 35 MAJ ARI 66 0 68.0 4.76 2.25 2.12 0.40 6.29 82.3% 84.0 MPH 1.85 3.51 .224
2016 36 MAJ ARI 36 0 38.3 6.34 3.52 1.80 0.23 4.59 80% 83.9 MPH 2.82 3.46 .330
2016 36 MAJ BOS 33 0 29.7 9.40 3.34 2.82 0.30 4.08 88.9% 83.9 MPH 1.52 2.76 .322
2016  (Multiple Teams) 36 MAJ ARI/BOS 69 0 68.0 7.68 3.44 2.23 0.26 4.37 83.5% 83.9 MPH 2.25 3.06 .327
2017 37 A+ JUP 1 1 1.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 1.20 .000
2017 37 R GUL 1 1 1.0 18.00 9.00 2.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.20 .709
2017 37 MAJ MIA 53 0 47.0 4.98 3.06 1.63 0.19 5.10 66.7% 83.1 MPH 4.79 3.77 .345
2018 38 MAJ MIA 47 0 47.0 6.51 2.87 2.27 1.34 5.72 71.9% 84.2 MPH 4.40 4.77 .299
Today's Projections     0 0 .4 6.41 3.06 2.09 0.44 74.5% 3.27 0.23 .298
Next 7 Days     0 0 1.4 6.17 2.62 2.36 0.39 75.2% 3.05 3.26 .297
Rest Of Season     0 0 25.7 5.97 2.88 2.07 0.42 74.3% 3.24 3.44 .294
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3-Year Averages     62 0 61.0 5.90 2.80 2.11 0.30 78.4% 2.66 3.25 .294
Career     704 0 690.7 6.03 3.10 1.95 0.40 78.7% 2.74 3.51 .288

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Brad Ziegler Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2017 47 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 46 -1 - 1 0 -1 0 -1 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Brad Ziegler    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.27 K/BB
WEAK
6.51 K/9
POOR
2.87 BB/9
GOOD
84.2 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
1.3 HR/9
WEAK
5.72 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.40 ERA
POOR
1.36 WHIP
WEAK
4.77 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.299 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
71.9% Strand Rate
LOW

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Brad Ziegler: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ziegler will no longer operate as the Marlins' closer, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

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Marlins manager Don Mattingly was noncommittal when asked if Ziegler would retain closing duties after blowing a save in Wednesday's 3-2 loss to the Padres, Clark Spencer of the Miami Herald reports. "You want to get something dependable at the end of the game," Mattingly said, after Ziegler retired just one of five hitters he faced while giving up two runs (one earned) in the loss.

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Ziegler (0-5) recorded just one out before allowing two runs (one earned) on two hits and two walks to blow his first save and take the loss Wednesday against San Diego.

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Ziegler gave up a hit in a scoreless ninth inning Wednesday's to pick up his ninth save of the season in a 2-1 win over the Mets.

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Ziegler retired two of the six batters he faced in Sunday's 10-9 loss to the Braves, surrendering four runs on three hits and a walk.

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Ziegler allowed one hit in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save against the Braves on Friday.

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Ziegler allowed a hit but finished a scoreless ninth for his seventh save Wednesday against the Dodgers.

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Ziegler allowed a run on one hit in an inning of work, recording one strikeout en route to his sixth save of the season Tuesday against the Dodgers.

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Ziegler gave up one hit in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save Friday against the Braves.

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Ziegler tossed 0.2 scoreless innings and struck out one as he picked up the save in Sunday's 8-5 victory over the Reds.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Ziegler started the 2016 season in Arizona as the primary closer, posting a 2.82 ERA in 38.1 innings while registering 18 saves in 20 opportunities. Arizona traded Ziegler midseason to the Red Sox, with whom he played an integral role as the setup man. In 29.2 innings with Boston, Ziegler posted an impressive 1.52 ERA across 33 games, adding four saves in the process. The 37-year-old has proven his value and versatility in the bullpen, owning a 2.25 ERA across 68 innings last season. His strikeout rate has never been particularly good for a back-end reliever, but Ziegler's extreme groundball rate (66.3 percent for his career) has made up for what he lacks in terms of swing-and-miss stuff. After signing with the Marlins in free agency, Ziegler is likely ticketed for setup duty in front of A.J. Ramos.

2016

Not considered a prototypical closer, Ziegler was still able to excel in the role last year. After replacing an ineffective Addison Reed, Ziegler converted 30 of 32 save opportunities and posted a 1.85 ERA. Ziegler had just 36 strikeouts in 68 innings (4.8 per nine), and he’s never been a huge strikeout guy—his career rate is 5.9 per nine. Still, the sidewinder found ways to get guys out, limiting opposing hitters to just a .198 batting average. His career 3.41 FIP suggests some regression is coming in the ERA department, and Arizona might prefer to use Ziegler in a setup role if it can, based on his inability to miss bats. But as the team’s best internal option to close at the moment, Ziegler should return to the role in 2016. He’s definitely not an elite fantasy closer, but if he should offer good ratios and plenty of saves if he can hold the job all season.

2015

Ziegler showed himself to be capable of handling the closer role in 2013, saving 13-of-15 opportunities using his obscenely high groundball rate to induce tons and tons of weak contact. It wasn’t enough to convince the Diamondbacks that he could do it again over a full season, as they acquired Addison Reed for the role in 2014. Ziegler went back to eighth-inning duty and continued to find plenty of success. His groundball rate fell some, but his strikeout rate was a career-best 19.2% to offset the dip. Three outings of just a third of an inning, during which he allowed eight total runs, ballooned his ERA to a career-worst 3.49, but he had a 2.46 ERA in his other 65 appearances (totaling 66 IP). He will again be a setup man in the Arizona bullpen with a chance at saves if Reed falters. He doesn’t strike out enough batters to hold without those saves, though.

2014

Ziegler, the side-arming groundball specialist in the Arizona bullpen, became the closer in Phoenix through injury and the poor performances of his peers. Closing is probably not the ideal role for a pitcher who has induced over 68 percent of his outs on the ground in each of the last three seasons, but he was solid in the role, blowing just two saves. With the D-Backs' addition of Addison Reed, Ziegler will rejoin the bridge to the ninth inning along with the likes of J.J. Putz and David Hernandez.

2013

Ziegler continues to have success on the strength of his sinker, which generated an outstanding 75.5 percent groundball rate last season. As part of a deep Arizona bullpen, most of his contributions will come in middle relief when the D-Backs are looking to get a double play ball, and it's unlikely that he'll pick up more than the occasional vultured save with a trio of arms ahead of him in the pecking order to handle the ninth inning. As a result, the value he provides will be significantly greater in simulation leagues and other formats that make better use of relief arms of his ilk.

2012

It should come as little surprise that the A's were willing to flip Ziegler to the D-Backs during his first season with arbitration eligibility in 2011. Ziegler's ability to induce grounders will likely enable him to remain a viable middle relief option even while pitching half of his games at Chase Field. Still, his flashes of fantasy value in the past came from short-term opportunities to serve as the closer in Oakland, and with David Hernandez entrenched as the No. 2 option for saves should anything happen to J.J. Putz, there's not much to get excited about here for most owners.

2011

Ziegler's continued poor results against lefties (15.1 IP, 19 hits, 5:17 K:BB) make him a poor fit for an expanded role even when injuries open the door, as was the case in the A's bullpen in 2010. He remains effective against righties, but doesn't strike out enough batters to be an effective endgame option given his limitations.

2010

Ziegler battled the flu early in the season, and found himself playing a less and less prominent role in the A's bullpen as the season progressed with the emergence of Andrew Bailey and the effectiveness of Michael Wuertz. Zielger's struggles against lefties (.336 average against, 18 walks and just 14 Ks in 27.1 innings) will prevent him from excelling as a late-inning reliever, particularly given the depth in the A's bullpen.

2009

Ziegler, who set a major-league record for the most scoreless innings to begin a career, ended up with 11 saves and a 1.06 ERA in 47 appearances. Of some concern was his poor 22:30 BB:K rate, and his ability to pitch multiple innings likely places him second behind Joey Devine in a now Huston Street-less A's bullpen. Ziegler could still see the occasional save chance, but the smart money figures to back Devine in spring. Ziegler's lack of Ks takes away some value traditionally held by quality set-up men in deeper leagues.