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Brandon Maurer

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Kansas City Royals

2018 Stats

W-L

0-3

ERA

12.34

WHIP

2.66

K

7

SV

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Maurer had a tale of two very odd seasons last year in San Diego and Kansas City. He saved 20 games with the Padres, but did a very poor job stranding runners and had a 5.72 ERA in 42 games as most of...

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2018 ADP:  479.97

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 230   DOB: 7/3/1990   BORN: Newport Beach, CA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 23rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Loses arbitration case and will make $2.95 million in 2018.

June 23, 2018  –  Brandon Maurer News

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Maurer blew a save chance Saturday, allowing one run on two hits and a walk in an inning against the Astros.

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Brandon Maurer 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 19 R PEO 2 4 0 11.0 8 2 0 14 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.64 0.91
2010 19 A CLI 2 0 0 4.1 5 1 1 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 2.08 1.22
2011 20 A+ HIG 9 7 0 42.1 47 30 8 37 11 2 4 0 0 0 6.38 1.38
2011 20 A CLI 9 6 0 37.0 28 14 2 44 14 1 3 0 0 0 3.41 1.14
2012 21 AA JAC 24 24 0 137.2 133 49 4 117 48 9 2 0 0 0 3.20 1.32
2013 22 AAA TAC 10 10 0 46.2 48 27 2 47 26 3 4 0 0 0 5.21 1.60
2013 22 MAJ SEA 22 14 0 90.0 114 63 16 70 27 5 8 0 0 0 6.30 1.57
2014 23 AAA TAC 12 1 0 19.1 18 6 2 24 8 1 0 3 0 0 2.79 1.36
2014 23 MAJ SEA 38 7 0 69.7 74 36 6 55 19 1 4 0 1 5 4.65 1.33
2015 24 MAJ SD 53 0 0 51.0 39 17 3 39 15 7 4 0 1 12 3.00 1.06
2016 25 MAJ SD 71 0 0 69.7 65 35 7 72 23 0 5 13 6 13 4.52 1.26
2017 26 MAJ KC 26 0 0 20.0 34 18 4 21 11 2 2 2 1 4 8.10 2.25
2017 26 MAJ SD 42 0 0 39.3 39 25 4 38 8 1 4 20 3 2 5.72 1.19
2017  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ KC/SD 68 0 0 59.3 73 43 8 59 19 3 6 22 4 6 6.52 1.55
2018 27 AAA OMA 19 0 0 23.0 23 14 1 24 13 1 3 5 0 0 5.48 1.57
2018 27 MAJ KC 14 0 0 11.7 21 16 4 7 10 0 3 0 3 0 12.34 2.66
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3-Year Averages     64 0 0 60.0 59 31 6 56 19 3 5 11 3 10 4.65 1.30
Career  (View All)     266 21 0 351.3 386 210 44 302 113 16 30 35 5.38 1.42

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Brandon Maurer 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. 9 @Min 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 12.34 2.66
Jul. 7 Bos 0.7 5 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 12.66 2.63
Jul. 6 Bos 0.7 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 9.00 2.30
Jul. 3 Cle 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 9.64 2.36
Jun. 29 @Sea 1.0 1 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 10.80 2.40
Jun. 23 @Hou 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 11.05 2.32
Jun. 19 Tex 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 11.37 2.21
Jun. 17 Hou 0.0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 13.50 2.44
Jun. 16 Hou 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 10.13 2.06
Apr. 12 LAA 1.3 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 12.46 2.54
Apr. 9 Sea 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 15.00 2.67
Apr. 8 @Cle 0.3 1 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 22.50 3.50
Mar. 31 CWS 1.0 3 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 16.20 3.00
Mar. 29 CWS 0.7 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 1.50
Last 14 Games (Team)
4 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
3.3 8 6 6 0 3 0 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 16.20 3.30
Last 30 Games (Team)
10 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
8.7 16 11 11 2 7 4 0 1 0 0-1 0 2 0 11.42 2.65
Last 60 Games (Team)
14 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
11.7 21 16 16 4 10 7 0 1 0 0-3 0 3 0 12.34 2.66
Brandon Maurer Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days 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 ERA WHIP
Jun. 11 Albuquerque 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0.00 1.00
Jun. 7 El Paso 0.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 W 0 0.00 0.00
Jun. 5 El Paso 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0.00 0.00
Jun. 3 Okla City 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.50
Jun. 1 Okla City 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.00
May. 27 Round Rock 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 1.00
May. 23 New Orleans 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 - 1 0.00 3.00
May. 19 Iowa 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0.00 0.00
May. 17 Iowa 1.0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 L 0 0.00 2.00
Last 14 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Days
9 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
9.0 5 1 0 0 5 9 0 0 0 1-1 4 0.00 1.11

Brandon Maurer Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2018301510111.400
20171193010291002.271
2016155411829423.213

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2018346511203.407
201714829944736.319
2016145315361104.263

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20188.302045311.882.40
201731.72213321023.411.14
201638.702936944.661.14

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20183.301035113.503.30
201727.7149279610.082.02
201631.0034361434.351.42
Brandon Maurer vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Brandon Maurer 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 19 R PEO 2 4 11.0 11.45 1.64 7.00 0.00 80% 1.64 1.75 .320
2010 19 A CLI 2 0 4.1 13.17 0.00 0.00 2.20 100% 2.08 3.44 .418
2011 20 A+ HIG 9 7 42.1 7.91 2.35 3.36 1.71 56% 6.38 4.91 .323
2011 20 A CLI 9 6 37.0 10.70 3.41 3.14 0.49 70% 3.41 2.82 .301
2012 21 AA JAC 24 24 137.2 7.67 3.15 2.44 0.26 74.6% 3.20 3.05 .323
2013 22 AAA TAC 10 10 46.2 9.16 5.06 1.81 0.39 65.3% 5.21 3.74 .356
2013 22 MAJ SEA 22 14 90.0 7.00 2.70 2.59 1.60 1.26 62.4% 92.8 MPH 6.30 5.06 .348
2014 23 AAA TAC 12 1 19.1 11.31 3.77 3.00 0.94 83.3% 2.79 3.30 .349
2014 23 MAJ SEA 38 7 69.7 7.11 2.45 2.89 0.78 1.05 65.5% 94.4 MPH 4.65 3.56 .325
2015 24 MAJ SD 53 0 51.0 6.88 2.65 2.60 0.53 1.70 72.5% 95.1 MPH 3.00 3.38 .256
2016 25 MAJ SD 71 0 69.7 9.30 2.97 3.13 0.90 1.04 65.4% 95.3 MPH 4.52 3.52 .318
2017 26 MAJ KC 26 0 20.0 9.45 4.95 1.91 1.80 0.85 65.9% 96.6 MPH 8.10 5.35 .459
2017 26 MAJ SD 42 0 39.3 8.69 1.83 4.75 0.92 1.43 51.2% 96.6 MPH 5.72 3.28 .324
2017  (Multiple Teams) 26 MAJ KC/SD 68 0 59.3 8.95 2.88 3.11 1.21 1.18 58.3% 96.6 MPH 6.52 3.96 .375
2018 27 AAA OMA 19 0 23.0 9.39 5.09 1.85 0.39 62.9% 5.48 3.50 .350
2018 27 MAJ KC 14 0 11.7 5.40 7.71 0.70 3.09 2.50 55.6% 95.3 MPH 12.34 9.03 .396
Next 7 Days     0 0 1.5 9.22 3.22 2.86 1.14 68.9% 4.83 3.87 .348
Rest Of Season     0 0 25.8 8.97 3.04 2.95 1.10 68% 4.85 3.81 .346
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3-Year Averages     64 0 60.0 8.40 2.85 2.95 0.90 65.3% 4.65 3.58 .319
Career     266 21 351.3 7.74 2.89 2.67 1.13 63.5% 5.38 4.11 .332

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Brandon Maurer 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 59.3 -1 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 11.7 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Brandon Maurer    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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0.70 K/BB
TERRIBLE
5.40 K/9
TERRIBLE
7.71 BB/9
TERRIBLE
95.3 MPH Fastball
GOOD
3.1 HR/9
TERRIBLE
2.50 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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12.34 ERA
TERRIBLE
2.66 WHIP
TERRIBLE
9.03 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.396 BABIP
HIGH
55.6% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Maurer was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Friday.

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Maurer was outrighted off the Royals' 40-man roster Thursday.

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Maurer was sent down to Triple-A Omaha on Friday.

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Maurer will make $2.95 million in 2018 after losing his arbitration case, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

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Maurer (2-2) failed to get an out while being tagged with the loss Thursday after allowing a run on two hits and a walk in the bottom of the 10th inning vs. the Indians.

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Maurer worked around a walk to log a scoreless inning Saturday for his second save with the Royals.

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Maurer will get an opportunity to earn saves in the closer's role with Mike Minor and Scott Alexander following Kelvin Herrera's removal from the ninth-inning perch, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Maurer pitched a scoreless ninth inning to collect his 21st save of the season -- his first as a Royal -- during Sunday's win over Minnesota.

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Maurer is combating his recent struggles by making an adjustment to the positioning of his feet on the rubber, Rustin Dodd of The Kansas City Star reports.

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Maurer (0-1) ended up on the hook for Wednesday's loss after being charged with two runs on a hit and a walk; he didn't record an out.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Despite a significant increase in his ERA (4.52), Maurer maintained many of his peripherals while pushing his strikeout rate to a career-best 9.3 K/9 (24.0 strikeout rate). Once Fernando Rodney was traded to Miami, the Padres had a vacancy in the ninth inning, and Maurer stepped in to take over as the team's closer during the second half. From July 1 on, Maurer went 13-for-15 in save chances, while posting a 3.09 ERA and 25:5 K:BB in 32 innings and holding opposing hitters to a .232/.260/.312 line. Throughout his career, Maurer has carried a low LOB% (65.8 percent), and his 2016 rate was right in line with that norm (66.1). Ultimately, he will need to become more effective in those situations in order to become a steady mid-tier closer, but he will likely begin 2017 handling the ninth inning in San Diego if Carter Capps has any setbacks in his recovery from Tommy John surgery.

2016

Before shoulder issues began to surface for Maurer toward the middle of the season, he was starting to reach must-own status in holds leagues, pitching to a 1.86 ERA and earning seven holds and five wins over the first three months of the campaign. However, a massive workload -- he had made a whopping 42 appearances by the All-Star break -- finally caught up to Maurer, and he was shut down with shoulder inflammation in mid-August, never to return. Maurer was converted to the bullpen full-time in his final season with the Mariners before the trade to San Diego in December of 2014, and that is likely where he will stay moving forward. There's a strong possibility that he will return to a high-leverage role in 2016, that is if the shoulder is healthy after a full offseason of rest. Perhaps he could eventually push for the closer role in a Padres bullpen that is without a clear replacement for Craig Kimbrel.

2015

After posting a 7.52 ERA in seven starts, Maurer was sent to Triple-A Tacoma in May to transition to a reliever. When he returned in June, he found success in the bullpen that eluded him in the rotation. In 31 relief appearances, Maurer posted a 2.17 ERA with 38 strikeouts and three unintentional walks in 37.1 innings. His FIP dropped from 5.39 as a starter to 1.85 as a reliever. Pitching in relief allowed Maurer to increase his low-90s fastball to the mid-90s, which in turn made his changeup more effective. Maurer used his changeup to neutralize lefties to the tune of a .167 BAA with one extra-base hit in 60 at-bats. In 58 at-bats against lefties as a starter, Maurer allowed a .310 BAA and five extra-base hits, including three homers. Whether he sticks in the bullpen this season is uncertain after he was traded to San Diego in December.

2014

An outstanding spring training won Maurer a job in the rotation last year, but it didn't take long to prove he was overmatched at the big-league level and not ready for the majors. With a 6.93 ERA by late May, the Mariners finally took pity on him and sent him to Triple-A. He wasn't much better in eight relief appearances (6.64 ERA) upon returning, but in his last three September starts, he allowed two runs or less in each and had 17 strikeouts to four walks in 17.1 innings. Much of Maurer's trouble stemmed from his lack of an effective out-pitch against left-handers, against whom he had a 1.94 K/BB and .908 OPS allowed. He has decent strikeout ability and control, but he was forced to tinker with his release point to improve his command (11.4 H/9 for the season). Maurer could compete in spring for a spot on the staff, but he's probably ticketed for Triple-A for more refinement.

2013

Maurer stole the spotlight from the "Big Three" at Double-A Jackson last year en route to Southern League pitcher of the year honors. While high-profile prospects Danny Hultzen, James Paxton and Taijuan Walker grabbed the headlines, Maurer used four pitches, including a mid-90s fastball, to prove he is a legit prospect after some early-career arm troubles. The 6-foot-6 Maurer has good command and, perhaps most important, stayed healthy all year, throwing 137.2 innings. Whether Maurer is destined for mid-rotation status or a bullpen role largely depends on his ability to avoid the elbow and shoulder problems that plagued him in 2010 and 2011.