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Brandon Kintzler

33-Year-Old Pitcher – Washington Nationals

2018 Stats

W-L

1-2

ERA

4.45

WHIP

1.48

K

21

SV

2

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Strikeouts are not part of the package with Kintzler (6.1 career K/9, 4.9 in 2017), but he was effective in the closer role for Minnesota, converting 28 of 32 save chances last season before being tra...

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2018 ADP:  466.38

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STATUS:  10-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Forearm     EST. RETURN:  6/23/2018
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 191   DOB: 8/1/1984
BORN: Las Vegas, NV   COLLEGE: Dixie State   DRAFTED: 40th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Brandon Kintzler Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $10 million contract with the Nationals in December of 2017.

June 21, 2018  –  Brandon Kintzler News

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Kintzler (forearm) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Friday, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

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Brandon Kintzler 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
2009 24 AA HUN 9 6 0 35.7 41 18 5 32 9 1 2 0 4.54 1.40
2010 25 AA HUN 22 0 0 22.1 11 1 0 23 1 1 0 10 0 0 0.40 0.54
2010 25 AAA NAS 22 0 0 26.2 19 7 1 21 6 3 0 6 0 0 2.36 0.95
2010 25 MAJ MIL 7 0 0 7.3 10 6 2 9 4 0 1 0 0 0 7.36 1.91
2011 26 AAA NAS 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2011 26 MAJ MIL 9 0 0 14.7 14 6 3 15 3 1 1 0 0 0 3.68 1.16
2012 27 A+ BRE 8 0 0 6.0 7 2 0 9 3 0 1 0 0 0 3.00 1.67
2012 27 AA HUN 8 0 0 35.2 35 13 1 20 12 0 2 9 0 0 3.28 1.34
2012 27 AAA NAS 8 0 0 11.2 8 2 0 11 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.54 0.89
2012 27 MAJ MIL 14 0 0 16.7 18 7 1 14 7 3 0 0 0 2 3.78 1.50
2013 28 MAJ MIL 71 0 0 77.0 66 23 2 58 16 3 3 0 4 27 2.69 1.06
2014 29 MAJ MIL 64 0 0 58.3 62 21 8 31 16 3 3 0 3 8 3.24 1.34
2015 30 R PHO 3 1 0 3.1 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.65
2015 30 AAA COL 17 0 0 19.0 23 11 0 14 4 1 1 0 0 0 5.21 1.42
2015 30 MAJ MIL 7 0 0 7.0 12 5 1 7 5 0 1 0 0 0 6.43 2.43
2016 31 AAA ROC 10 0 0 15.1 15 6 0 11 3 4 1 0 0 0 3.52 1.19
2016 31 MAJ MIN 54 0 0 54.3 59 19 5 35 8 0 2 17 3 1 3.15 1.23
2017 32 MAJ MIN 45 0 0 45.3 41 14 3 27 11 2 2 28 4 0 2.78 1.15
2017 32 MAJ WAS 27 0 0 26.0 25 10 2 12 5 2 1 1 2 10 3.46 1.15
2017  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ MIN/WAS 72 0 0 71.3 66 24 5 39 16 4 3 29 6 10 3.03 1.15
2018 33 MAJ WAS 31 0 0 28.3 30 14 1 21 12 1 2 2 2 13 4.45 1.48
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3-Year Averages     44 0 0 44.2 45 16 3 27 9 1 2 15 3 3 3.26 1.22
Career  (View All)     329 0 0 335.0 337 125 28 229 87 15 16 48 3.36 1.27

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Brandon Kintzler 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
Jun. 9 SF 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.45 1.48
Jun. 8 SF 0.3 3 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.50 1.46
Jun. 3 @Atl 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.58 1.37
Jun. 2 @Atl 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.71 1.39
May. 29 @Bal 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.86 1.44
May. 27 @Mia 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 4.01 1.46
May. 25 @Mia 0.7 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.18 1.48
May. 22 SD 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.30 1.43
May. 19 LAD 0.7 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.50 1.45
May. 13 @Ari 0.7 4 3 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 4.64 1.41
May. 11 @Ari 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.48 1.26
May. 10 @Ari 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.66 1.32
May. 8 @SD 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.86 1.23
May. 6 Phi 0.7 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.08 1.25
May. 4 Phi 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.71 1.18
May. 3 Pit 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.94 1.19
Apr. 30 Pit 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 4.20 1.20
Apr. 29 Ari 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.50 1.29
Apr. 28 Ari 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.85 1.31
Apr. 24 @SF 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.25 1.42
Apr. 22 @LAD 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.73 1.36
Apr. 20 @LAD 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 6.30 1.40
Apr. 17 @NYM 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 7.00 1.56
Apr. 16 @NYM 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 7.88 1.50
Apr. 15 Col 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 9.00 1.71
Apr. 13 Col 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 10.50 2.00
Last 14 Games (Team)
2 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.3 IP/G
0.7 4 3 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0-0 0 0 1 40.50 6.00
Last 30 Games (Team)
9 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
7.0 9 3 3 0 3 1 3 0 0 0-0 1 0 4 3.86 1.71
Last 60 Games (Team)
26 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
23.3 23 7 7 0 7 16 3 0 0 1-0 2 1 12 2.70 1.29

Brandon Kintzler Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20185611714601.292
2017139161025312.195
20169613423403.250

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20186610516310.276
201714923641503.297
201612822436512.295

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201814.002113617.071.71
201736.0311116834.501.36
201630.001922644.201.37

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201814.31018601.881.26
201735.3121823821.530.93
201624.301813211.851.07
Brandon Kintzler vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Brandon Kintzler 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
2009 24 AA HUN 9 6 35.7 8.07 2.27 3.56 1.26 71.1% 4.54 4.07 .344
2010 25 AA HUN 22 0 22.1 9.37 0.41 23.00 0.00 91.7% 0.40 1.39 .219
2010 25 AAA NAS 22 0 26.2 7.21 2.06 3.50 0.34 75% 2.36 2.89 .254
2010 25 MAJ MIL 7 0 7.3 11.05 4.91 2.25 2.45 3.25 66.7% 92.6 MPH 7.36 5.93 .407
2011 26 AAA NAS 1 0 1.0 18.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 -0.80 .000
2011 26 MAJ MIL 9 0 14.7 9.20 1.84 5.00 1.84 2.89 78.6% 93.1 MPH 3.68 4.43 .294
2012 27 A+ BRE 8 0 6.0 13.50 4.50 3.00 0.00 80% 3.00 1.70 .469
2012 27 AA HUN 8 0 35.2 5.11 3.07 1.67 0.26 73.9% 3.28 3.63 .300
2012 27 AAA NAS 8 0 11.2 8.84 1.61 5.50 0.00 80% 1.54 1.77 .280
2012 27 MAJ MIL 14 0 16.7 7.56 3.78 2.00 0.54 2.36 75% 92.7 MPH 3.78 3.56 .340
2013 28 MAJ MIL 71 0 77.0 6.78 1.87 3.63 0.23 3.17 73.8% 92.2 MPH 2.69 2.69 .287
2014 29 MAJ MIL 64 0 58.3 4.78 2.47 1.94 1.23 2.63 81.4% 92.1 MPH 3.24 4.74 .288
2015 30 R PHO 3 1 3.1 8.71 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.26 .258
2015 30 AAA COL 17 0 19.0 6.63 1.89 3.50 0.00 59.3% 5.21 2.36 .368
2015 30 MAJ MIL 7 0 7.0 9.00 6.43 1.40 1.29 16.00 75% 90.8 MPH 6.43 5.20 .463
2016 31 AAA ROC 10 0 15.1 6.56 1.79 3.67 0.00 66.7% 3.52 2.54 .322
2016 31 MAJ MIN 54 0 54.3 5.80 1.33 4.38 0.83 3.55 77.4% 92.7 MPH 3.15 3.66 .314
2017 32 MAJ MIN 45 0 45.3 5.36 2.18 2.45 0.60 2.92 77.6% 93.4 MPH 2.78 3.73 .274
2017 32 MAJ WAS 27 0 26.0 4.15 1.73 2.40 0.69 1.92 71.4% 93.4 MPH 3.46 3.97 .273
2017  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ MIN/WAS 72 0 71.3 4.92 2.02 2.44 0.63 2.43 75.3% 93.4 MPH 3.03 3.71 .273
2018 33 MAJ WAS 31 0 28.3 6.67 3.81 1.75 0.32 1.78 68.3% 92.5 MPH 4.45 3.76 .330
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.3 5.29 2.02 2.62 0.53 74.7% 3.19 3.46 .297
Rest Of Season     0 0 36.2 5.11 2.02 2.54 0.53 74.6% 3.21 3.50 .296
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3-Year Averages     44 0 44.2 5.49 1.83 3.00 0.61 74.5% 3.26 3.47 .301
Career     329 0 335.0 6.15 2.34 2.63 0.75 75.5% 3.36 3.72 .302

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Brandon Kintzler 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 2018 28.3 1 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Brandon Kintzler    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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1.75 K/BB
TERRIBLE
6.67 K/9
POOR
3.81 BB/9
WEAK
92.5 MPH Fastball
WEAK
0.3 HR/9
ELITE
1.78 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.45 ERA
POOR
1.48 WHIP
TERRIBLE
3.76 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

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.330 BABIP
HIGH
68.3% Strand Rate
LOW

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Brandon Kintzler: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kintzler (forearm) threw a bullpen session prior to Wednesday's game, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

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Kintzler (forearm) has been throwing on flat ground, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.

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Kintzler (forearm) will attempt to resume throwing Monday or Tuesday, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

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Kintzler was placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with a right forearm flexor strain, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

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Kintzler left Saturday's game against the Giants with right forearm tightness, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

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Kintzler worked around a hit in a scoreless inning of work to earn his second save of the season Sunday against the Marlins.

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Kintzler got the save against the Pirates on Monday, firing a scoreless ninth inning without allowing a baserunner to close out the Nationals' 3-2 victory.

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Kintzler (0-2) gave up a run on two hits and a walk in one inning of work to take the loss in Sunday's extra-inning defeat at the hands of the Mets.

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Kintzler coughed up five runs (three earned) on four hits and a walk in one inning of relief during Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Kintzler was an unheralded minor league signing last season as the Twins signed him for depth and he began the season at Triple-A. After Glen Perkins was lost for the year due to injury and Kevin Jepsen proved ineffective, Kintzler surprisingly got a shot at the closer role in June and kept the job the rest of the season. While Kintzler had just a 5.8 K/9, he kept batters off base with good control (1.33 BB/9) and generated groundballs (61.9 percent of batted balls), leading to conversions on 17 of 20 save chances. Despite his success, he's just as unlikely a candidate to keep the job given his lack of dominant velocity (92.7 mph average fastball) and mediocre strikeout rates (career 6.5 K/9). However, his success as a closer last season should give him the first chance at the role in 2016.

2015

Kintzler had a quality season pitching in middle relief, but he was not as effective as he was the year before, as he had some trouble with the long ball and saw his strikeout rate fall. He has been a regular out of the Brewers’ bullpen the last couple seasons and will likely be one again in 2015, but he had a 4.74 FIP last season, so he will need to sharpen things up to hold down his spot.

2014

Kintzler was a steady middle reliever for the Brewers in 2013, posting a 2.69 ERA and a miniscule 1.07 WHIP. He is not a big strikeout pitcher, but he does a good job keeping runners off the bases, and also keeping the ball in the park. Kintzler fared well pitching in late innings in the 2013 season, and as one of the more experienced relievers in the bullpen, he has a good chance to remain in that role in 2014.

2013

Kintzler has been plagued by arm injuries the last couple seasons, but he was back at full strength by the end of last season and held his own in a September stint with the big club. Kintzler isn't a big strikeout pitcher despite throwing a mid-90s fastball, but he has given himself a chance to earn a spot in the Brewers' bullpen by pitching well in the minors the last couple seasons. Look for him to work in middle relief if he pitches well this spring.

2012

Kintzler's season was cut short due to a stress fracture in his right arm after just 14.2 innings. He'll get a chance to earn a bullpen spot during spring training, but needs to eliminate his extreme vulnerability to the long ball (five allowed in 22 career big league innings) in order to secure his role as a middle reliever in Milwaukee.

2011

Kintzler moved all the way from Double-A Huntsville to the majors in 2010, using a combination of control and groundballs. He'll get a chance to earn a bullpen role during spring training, but there's not a future closer skill set in play here.