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Brad Brach

32-Year-Old Pitcher – Baltimore Orioles

2018 Stats

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0-2

ERA

3.49

WHIP

1.76

K

31

SV

10

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Brach emerged to take on the ninth-inning vacancy in Baltimore while Zach Britton was on the shelf with a forearm injury. Throughout his previous three seasons with the Orioles, Brach was a steady lat...

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2018 ADP:  207.07

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 6"   WT: 215   DOB: 4/12/1986   BORN: Freehold, NJ   COLLEGE: Monmouth   DRAFTED: 42nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Brad Brach Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $5.165 million deal with the Orioles in January of 2018, avoiding arbitration.

June 7, 2018  –  Brad Brach News

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Brach blew his second save of the year Thursday, recording just one out while allowing three runs on three hits and two walks in a 5-4 extra-innings loss to Toronto.

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Brad Brach 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
2010 24 A+ LAK 62 0 0 65.2 50 18 6 74 11 5 2 41 0 0 2.47 0.94
2011 25 AA SAN 25 0 0 44.0 32 11 3 64 5 2 2 23 0 0 2.25 0.84
2011 25 AAA TUC 25 0 0 27.2 28 12 1 30 7 1 3 11 0 0 3.90 1.29
2011 25 MAJ SD 9 0 0 7.0 9 4 0 11 7 0 2 0 0 0 5.14 2.29
2012 26 AAA TUC 10 0 0 9.2 11 3 0 5 1 2 1 3 0 0 2.79 1.30
2012 26 MAJ SD 67 0 0 66.7 50 28 11 75 33 2 4 0 1 15 3.78 1.25
2013 27 AAA TUC 33 0 0 44.1 43 14 5 44 14 4 3 3 0 0 2.84 1.29
2013 27 MAJ SD 33 0 0 31.0 36 11 3 31 19 1 0 0 0 2 3.19 1.77
2014 28 AAA NOR 17 0 0 23.1 26 9 1 43 6 3 1 1 0 0 3.47 1.39
2014 28 MAJ BAL 46 0 0 62.3 48 22 6 54 25 7 1 0 0 8 3.18 1.17
2015 29 MAJ BAL 62 0 0 79.3 57 24 7 89 38 5 3 1 1 14 2.72 1.20
2016 30 MAJ BAL 71 0 0 79.0 57 18 7 92 25 10 4 2 5 24 2.05 1.04
2017 31 MAJ BAL 67 0 0 68.0 51 24 7 70 26 4 5 18 6 9 3.18 1.13
2018 32 MAJ BAL 29 0 0 28.3 33 11 1 31 17 0 2 10 2 1 3.49 1.76
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3-Year Averages     66 0 0 75.4 55 22 7 83 29 6 4 7 4 15 2.62 1.11
Career  (View All)     384 0 0 421.7 341 142 42 453 190 29 21 31 3.03 1.26

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Brad Brach 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. 20 @Was 0.7 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.49 1.76
Jun. 17 Mia 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.58 1.70
Jun. 16 Mia 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.71 1.69
Jun. 13 Bos 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.86 1.71
Jun. 11 Bos 1.7 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.96 1.72
Jun. 7 @Tor 0.3 3 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 4.24 1.76
Jun. 6 @NYM 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.13 1.57
Jun. 5 @NYM 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.27 1.59
May. 29 Was 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.43 1.62
May. 25 @TB 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.60 1.70
May. 21 @CWS 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.79 1.68
May. 18 @Bos 1.3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 4.00 1.61
May. 16 Phi 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.32 1.62
May. 11 TB 1.3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 4.60 1.72
May. 9 KC 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 5.02 1.81
May. 6 @Oak 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.40 1.88
May. 4 @Oak 1.3 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.84 1.95
May. 1 @LAA 0.0 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 6.55 2.00
Apr. 29 Det 1.3 3 2 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 5.73 1.64
Apr. 26 TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.66 1.55
Apr. 22 Cle 1.0 4 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.19 1.73
Apr. 17 @Det 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.35 1.43
Last 14 Games (Team)
7 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
6.3 10 3 3 0 5 6 0 1 0 0-0 1 1 0 4.26 2.37
Last 30 Games (Team)
12 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
11.7 14 3 3 0 9 10 0 1 0 0-0 5 1 0 2.31 1.97
Last 60 Games (Team)
22 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
21.7 29 10 9 1 12 22 0 1 0 0-2 7 1 1 3.74 1.89

Brad Brach Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2018599915201.306
2017129301025601.212
2016145271338704.288

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20187622818600.265
2017146401626506.205
2016166651219403.126

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201814.700317514.301.36
201740.03312391632.251.05
201640.3712491642.011.17

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201813.7027141202.632.20
201728.0126311044.501.25
201638.733043932.090.91
Brad Brach vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Brad Brach 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
2010 24 A+ LAK 62 0 65.2 10.21 1.52 6.73 0.83 78.2% 2.47 2.63 .286
2011 25 AA SAN 25 0 44.0 13.09 1.02 12.80 0.61 76.5% 2.25 1.65 .326
2011 25 AAA TUC 25 0 27.2 9.93 2.32 4.29 0.33 67.6% 3.90 2.24 .366
2011 25 MAJ SD 9 0 7.0 14.14 9.00 1.57 0.00 1.25 75% 93.0 MPH 5.14 3.49 .507
2012 26 AAA TUC 10 0 9.2 4.89 0.98 5.00 0.00 75% 2.79 2.44 .344
2012 26 MAJ SD 67 0 66.7 10.13 4.46 2.27 1.49 0.84 76.4% 91.9 MPH 3.78 4.67 .257
2013 27 AAA TUC 33 0 44.1 8.98 2.86 3.14 1.02 82.7% 2.84 3.77 .321
2013 27 MAJ SD 33 0 31.0 9.00 5.52 1.63 0.87 1.06 84.6% 92.0 MPH 3.19 4.30 .369
2014 28 AAA NOR 17 0 23.1 16.75 2.34 7.17 0.39 74.2% 3.47 0.82 .530
2014 28 MAJ BAL 46 0 62.3 7.80 3.61 2.16 0.87 0.91 76.1% 93.4 MPH 3.18 3.97 .256
2015 29 MAJ BAL 62 0 79.3 10.10 4.31 2.34 0.79 1.39 80.7% 94.0 MPH 2.72 3.54 .271
2016 30 MAJ BAL 71 0 79.0 10.48 2.85 3.68 0.80 1.30 85.3% 94.5 MPH 2.05 2.97 .277
2017 31 MAJ BAL 67 0 68.0 9.26 3.44 2.69 0.93 1.34 75.7% 95.0 MPH 3.18 3.63 .265
2018 32 MAJ BAL 29 0 28.3 9.85 5.40 1.82 0.32 1.46 79.6% 93.2 MPH 3.49 3.27 .396
Today's Projections     0 0 .5 9.35 3.65 2.56 0.81 77.6% 2.97 0.31 .271
Next 7 Days     0 0 3.6 9.27 3.44 2.69 0.81 76% 3.07 3.45 .270
Rest Of Season     0 0 42.6 9.63 3.53 2.73 0.85 76.4% 3.09 3.47 .273
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3-Year Averages     66 0 75.4 9.90 3.46 2.86 0.84 80.5% 2.62 3.36 .270
Career     384 0 421.7 9.67 4.06 2.38 0.90 79.6% 3.03 3.74 .289

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Brad Brach 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 -1 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Brad Brach    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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1.82 K/BB
TERRIBLE
9.85 K/9
GOOD
5.40 BB/9
TERRIBLE
93.2 MPH Fastball
AVERAGE
0.3 HR/9
ELITE
1.46 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.49 ERA
WEAK
1.76 WHIP
TERRIBLE
3.27 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

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

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.396 BABIP
HIGH
79.6% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

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

Brach secured his 10th save of the season Wednesday against the Mets, allowing one hit in a scoreless ninth inning.

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Brach worked around a walk in a scoreless inning of work to earn his ninth save of the season Tuesday against the Mets.

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Brach gave up two hits in a scoreless ninth inning Friday to record his eighth save of the season in a 2-0 win over the Rays.

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Brach allowed a hit and a walk over 1.1 scoreless innings to record his sixth save of the season in a 7-4 win over the Red Sox.

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Brach gave up a hit and struck out one in 1.1 scoreless innings Friday to record his fifth save of the season in a 9-4 win over the Rays.

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Brach (0-1) took the loss Tuesday, allowing a run, three hits and a walk while failing to record an out against the Angels.

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Brach worked around a hit in a scoreless ninth for his third save Wednesday against Toronto.

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Brach walked two batters and logged one strikeout during one inning as he earned his second save of the season in Baltimore's 8-7 victory over the Yankees on Sunday.

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Brach picked up the save in Baltimore's 5-2 win over the Yankees on Thursday, striking out two and walking one in a scoreless ninth inning.

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Brach allowed two runs on two hits and two walks while only recording two outs Thursday against the Twins for his first blown save of the season. He struck out two batters.

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Brach will split save opportunities with Darren O'Day and Mychal Givens, Eduardo A. Encina of The Baltimore Sun reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Brach's ascent towards bullpen stardom took another major leap forward in 2016. Coming off a stellar 2015 season in which he posted a 2.72 ERA, the veteran reliever went on to significantly lower his ERA, WHIP and walk rate, while increasing his already impressive strikeout rate in 2016. He finished the season with a 2.05 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 8.0 percent walk rate and 29.6 percent strikeout rate. With the team's primary setup man, Darren O'Day, missing a number of games due to injury, Brach was able to record a career-high 24 holds. His superb season earned him his first All-Star Game appearance, which is fairly rare for a reliever who does not operate in the closer role. For the 2017 season, he will again be utilized in high-leverage situations and may be a Zach Britton injury away from seeing save chances.

2016

Brach is a big reason the Orioles have been regarded as having one of the best bullpens in MLB over the last couple of seasons. With Zach Britton and Darren O'Day gathering all the headlines as the closer and setup man, Brach has been an additional luxury, tallying 12 wins over the last two seasons. That shows the Orioles like the ball to be in his hands in tight games. Brach dialed his fastball velocity up to 94 mph and increased his K/9 from 7.8 in 2014 to 10.1 in 2015. He also had an 82.2 percent strand rate, which is part of the reason why his ERA has been a half a run less than his FIP each of the last two seasons. The Orioles re-signed Darren O'Day in the offseason, meaning Brach's path to fantasy-relevant counting stats remains blocked, but he's one injury away from being next in line. Brach is probably flying under most radars, so it would be a good idea to check in on Baltimore's bullpen situation during spring training.

2015

Brach was the victim of a deep Baltimore bullpen, which led him to make 17 appearances at Triple-A Norfolk in addition to the 46 games he appeared in for the Orioles last season. Walks have been his biggest flaw as a big leaguer, but Brach made strides in that department and posted a career-best 3.6 BB/9 (9.8% BB%) in 2014. In addition to getting better results with his slider, Brach's fastball velocity jumped from 92.0 mph to 93.4, while the improvement with those offerings led to a 12.3% swinging-strike rate. Typical of a right-handed reliever, Brach's splits are better against right-handed hitters, but he's rarely used in games close and late. The Orioles seem to value his versatility, as Brach was used for multiple innings in 26 of his 46 appearances for Baltimore last season. Look for him to spend another season in middle relief in 2015.

2014

Brach's second MLB season was spent shuttling between San Diego and Triple-A Tucson, resulting in an equal number of outings (33) at the two locales. Although he shored up his control concerns -- he allowed 1.49 HR/9 in 2012, versus 0.87 last year -- he was still designated for assignment in the offseason in order to protect younger bodies on the 40-man roster. If he lands a spot in Baltimore's bullpen, following his trade to the Orioles in late November, expect Brach's initial appearances to be in low-leverage situations.

2013

Brach battled issues with his control in 2012 and while those issues did not get the better of him, they did put a damper on what could have been a more successful rookie season in the majors. On the bright side, he managed to strike out nearly 27 percent of the batters he faced, flexing a fastball/slider combination that made him very successful while he was in the minors. Still, he had trouble keeping the ball in the yard, which complicated things further. Brach never battled issues with either his control or the long ball in the minors, so there's good reason to believe he can turn things around in 2013 and become a productive member of their bullpen, perhaps just not yet in the high-leverage situations that some had hoped for when he first came up.

2012

With the departure of Heath Bell, the door has opened for relievers in the San Diego bullpen and with a strong spring, Brach could make himself a part of the team's late-inning plans. With an 11.04 K/9IP and an outstanding 7.25 K/BB over three years and 223 innings in the minors, Brach is certainly in line for a bigger test than just the September callup he received last year. He regularly hits 93 mph on the gun with his fastball and uses a nasty 84 mph slider to keep hitters fishing outside the strike zone. He should prove to be a valuable setup man in 2012 and could even be a dark horse for some save work this season should anything happen to Huston Street.