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Ryan Braun

34-Year-Old Outfielder – Milwaukee Brewers

2018 Stats

AVG

.223

HR

5

RBI

20

R

14

SB

4

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Injuries have taken their toll on Braun the last few seasons, and as a result of them in 2017, he played just 104 games. They also surely contributed to him finishing the season with an .823 OPS -- ab...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 207   DOB: 11/17/1983   BORN: Mission Hills, CA   COLLEGE: Miami (FL)   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Ryan Braun Contract Information:

Signed a five-year, $105 million contract extension with the Brewers in April of 2011. Contract contains a mutual option and $4 million buyout in 2021.

May 25, 2018  –  Ryan Braun News

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Ryan Braun Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 21 A WES 37 161 152 21 54 26 16 2 8 35 2 4 9 34 0 0 0 .355 .396 .645 1.041
2006 22 A A 59 249 226 34 62 21 12 2 7 37 14 4 23 54 0 0 0 .274 .346 .438 .784
2006 22 AA HUN 59 257 231 42 70 35 19 1 15 40 12 0 21 46 1 1 3 .303 .367 .589 .956
2007 23 AAA NAS 34 134 117 28 40 22 12 0 10 22 4 3 15 11 0 1 1 .342 .418 .701 1.119
2007 23 MAJ MIL 113 492 451 91 146 66 26 6 34 97 15 5 29 112 0 5 7 .324 .370 .634 1.004
2008 24 MAJ MIL 151 663 611 92 174 83 39 7 37 106 14 4 42 129 0 4 6 .285 .335 .553 .888
2009 25 MAJ MIL 158 708 635 113 203 77 39 6 32 114 20 6 57 121 0 3 13 .320 .386 .551 .937
2010 26 MAJ MIL 157 684 619 101 188 71 45 1 25 103 14 3 56 105 0 3 6 .304 .365 .501 .866
2011 27 MAJ MIL 150 629 563 109 187 77 38 6 33 111 33 6 58 93 0 3 5 .332 .397 .597 .994
2012 28 MAJ MIL 154 677 598 108 191 80 36 3 41 112 30 7 63 128 0 5 11 .319 .391 .595 .986
2013 29 MAJ MIL 61 253 225 30 67 25 14 2 9 38 4 5 27 56 0 1 0 .298 .372 .498 .870
2014 30 MAJ MIL 135 580 530 68 141 55 30 6 19 81 11 5 41 113 0 3 6 .266 .324 .453 .777
2015 31 MAJ MIL 140 567 506 87 144 55 27 3 25 84 24 4 54 115 0 3 4 .285 .356 .498 .854
2016 32 MAJ MIL 135 564 511 80 156 56 23 3 30 91 16 5 46 98 0 3 4 .305 .365 .538 .903
2017 33 A WIS 3 11 8 2 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 .250 .364 .625 .989
2017 33 MAJ MIL 104 425 380 58 102 47 28 2 17 52 12 4 38 76 0 4 3 .268 .336 .487 .823
2018 34 MAJ MIL 38 142 130 14 29 14 9 0 5 20 4 2 9 32 0 3 0 .223 .268 .408 .676
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3-Year Averages     126 517 465 75 134 52 26 2 24 75 17 4 46 96 0 3 3 .288 .354 .508 .861
Career  (View All)     1496 6,384 5,759 951 1,728 706 354 45 307 1,009 197 56 520 1,178 0 40 65 .300 .362 .537 .899

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Ryan Braun Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 24 NYM 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .223 .268 .408 .676
May. 23 Ari Did not play.
May. 22 Ari Did not play.
May. 21 Ari Did not play.
May. 20 @Min Did not play.
May. 19 @Min Did not play.
May. 18 @Min Did not play.
May. 16 @Ari Did not play.
May. 15 @Ari Did not play.
May. 14 @Ari Did not play.
May. 13 @Col 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .268 .413 .681
May. 12 @Col 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .278 .430 .708
May. 11 @Col 2 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .237 .279 .441 .720
May. 10 @Col 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .233 .272 .431 .703
May. 9 Cle Did not play.
May. 8 Cle 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .283 .450 .733
May. 6 Pit 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .284 .449 .733
May. 5 Pit 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .252 .295 .466 .761
May. 4 Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .291 .455 .746
May. 2 @Cin 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .294 .460 .754
May. 1 @Cin 4 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .302 .474 .776
Apr. 30 @Cin 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .258 .304 .473 .777
Apr. 29 @ChC 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .289 .478 .767
Apr. 28 @ChC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .290 .488 .778
Apr. 27 @ChC 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .303 .512 .815
Apr. 26 @ChC 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .310 .525 .835
Apr. 25 @KC 5 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .301 .513 .814
Apr. 24 @KC 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 .239 .282 .493 .775
Apr. 22 Mia 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .221 .247 .485 .732
Apr. 21 Mia 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .234 .261 .516 .777
Last 7 Games 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Last 14 Games 19 1 2 1 0 0 1 2 5 0 0 0 2 0 .105 .174 .158 .332
Last 30 Games 69 7 15 7 0 0 7 6 16 2 1 0 2 0 .217 .273 .319 .592

Ryan Braun: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 11 23 23 2
2017 95 95 4
2016 127 127 2 3
2015 130 130 4
2014 134 1 134 1
2013 59 59
2012 151 151 2
2011 147 147 1
2010 153 153 1
2009 158 158

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Ryan Braun Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018363272.250.500.849
20179118382.264.516.872
2016122248277.344.5981.010

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201894113132.213.372.605
201728940144410.270.478.808
20163895622649.293.519.869

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018577391.228.474.724
2017204327264.275.471.811
201624342154710.317.564.943

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20187372113.219.356.637
20171762610268.261.506.837
20162683815446.295.515.867
Ryan Braun vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Pitcher Team AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
Noah Syndergaard NY-N 6 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333

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Ryan Braun Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 21 A WES 161 152 5.6% 21.1% 0.26 78% .418 .290
2006 22 A A 249 226 9.2% 21.7% 0.43 76% .333 .164
2006 22 AA HUN 257 231 8.2% 17.9% 0.46 80% .322 .286
2007 23 AAA NAS 134 117 11.2% 8.2% 1.36 91% .309 .359
2007 23 MAJ MIL 492 451 5.9% 22.8% 0.26 75% .361 .310
2008 24 MAJ MIL 663 611 6.3% 19.5% 0.33 79% .305 .268
2009 25 MAJ MIL 708 635 8.1% 17.1% 0.47 81% .353 .231
2010 26 MAJ MIL 684 619 8.2% 15.4% 0.53 83% .331 .197
2011 27 MAJ MIL 629 563 9.2% 14.8% 0.62 83% .350 .265
2012 28 MAJ MIL 677 598 9.3% 18.9% 0.49 79% .346 .276
2013 29 MAJ MIL 253 225 10.7% 22.1% 0.48 75% .360 .200
2014 30 MAJ MIL 580 530 7.1% 19.5% 0.36 79% .304 .187
2015 31 MAJ MIL 567 506 9.5% 20.3% 0.47 77% .322 .213
2016 32 MAJ MIL 564 511 8.2% 17.4% 0.47 81% .326 .233
2017 33 A WIS 11 8 18.2% 9.1% 2.00 88% .143 .375
2017 33 MAJ MIL 425 380 8.9% 17.9% 0.50 80% .292 .219
2018 34 MAJ MIL 142 130 6.3% 22.5% 0.28 75% .250 .185
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3-Year Averages     517 465 8.9% 18.6% 0.48 79% .316 .220
Career     6,384 5,759 8.1% 18.5% 0.44 80% .329 .237

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Ryan Braun 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(?)
1B 2018 46 -1 - -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
LF 2016 1101.7 6 7 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 798.3 -5 26 0 -4 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018 136 2 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
RF 2015 1121 -1 19 2 -2 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 1 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Ryan Braun    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.28 BB/K
POOR
6.3% BB Rate
WEAK
22.5% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.676 OPS
TERRIBLE
.268 OBP
TERRIBLE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.223 AVG
TERRIBLE
.250 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.408 SLG
WEAK
.185 ISO
GOOD

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Ryan Braun: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Braun is slotted to play left field and will bat third in Thursday's series opener against the Mets.

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Braun (back) was activated from the disabled list after Wednesday's game, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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The Brewers are not yet sure if Braun (back) will be activated from the disabled list Thursday when first eligible, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

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Braun was placed on the 10-day disabled list Thursday with middle-back tightness.

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Braun (back) said he's "far more likely than not" to land on the disabled list, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

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Braun (back) is out of the lineup for the third straight game Wednesday against Arizona.

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Braun (back) participated in pregame batting practice Tuesday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

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Braun (back) is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.

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Braun has been scratched from Monday's lineup against Arizona with mid-back tightness.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

What we saw in 2016 was as close to the old Ryan Braun as we've seen since his 2013 PED suspension, and more relevantly, since the injuries that limited him to just 61 games in 2014. Braun finished with a .305 average and 30 home runs, the first time he reached either of those marks since 2012. While he lacks the explosive pull power that made him great in his young age, he has developed into one of the best opposite field hitters in baseball. According to FanGraphs, Braun owned a .446 batting average and .732 slugging percentage to right field, both ranking in the top 10 in the major leagues.

2016

Braun looked hurt (and played like someone who was hurt) to begin the 2015 season, and it looked like a repeat of his down 2014 season was underway. At the end of April, however, Braun turned it around and looked much like the Braun of old for the rest of the season, as he hit a robust .293/.367/.529 with 24 homers and 27 doubles from April 28 on, covering 116 starts. Braun notched another 20-20 season, giving him four such seasons since his call up in 2007. He is tied with Carlos Gonzalez for second in the majors in 20-20 seasons in that span, and only Hanley Ramirez (five) has more. Braun's MVP days are likely behind him, but he was back to an All-Star level in 2015, and most importantly, he started to show he could pull the ball with authority, making him one of the most dangerous hitters in the league once again. Braun underwent a back procedure in the offseason, but said he expects to be 100 percent for camp.

2015

Braun appeared in 135 games last season after playing in just 61 the year before, but he was limited by injuries for the second year in a row, and finished with an OPS far below the career .938 mark he owned entering 2014. Braun underwent surgery to repair a nagging thumb injury during the offseason and reported feeling much better, but the Brewers may not be able to determine whether the procedure was successful until spring training. Even in a down year, Braun put up above-average power numbers and stole 11 bases, however, every component of his slash line has fallen in each of the last three years, and he no longer carries the first-round grade he previously owned. The lineup around Braun remains strong, so the counting stats should be there if he stays healthy, even if his days of providing elite production are over.

2014

Braun was routinely selected among the top five picks in 2013 fantasy drafts, but he let down both his owners and fans by accepting a 65-game suspension for performance-enhancing drugs and finishing the season with just 61 games played. He'll get a fresh start in 2014, at least from a fantasy perspective, but questions linger regarding how much of his top-end production from seasons past was artificially enhanced. Despite the uncertainty, the fact remains that Braun owns a .938 career OPS. He'll move to right field this year but almost certainly remain the third hitter in a quality lineup. Braun could slide a bit in drafts due to questions about his numbers, as well as his general unpopularity among certain owners, but few players in his range on cheat sheets possess his upside, making him a tantalizing late first-round option.

2013

Question marks surrounded Braun's fantasy value as he faced a 50-game suspension prior to last season, but he won his appeal and did his best to silence his doubters, putting up another monster season that mimicked his MVP campaign from the year before. Braun provides a rare combination of power and speed, and he has topped both 100 runs and 100 RBI each of the last four seasons. With no doubt regarding his status entering the 2013 campaign, and an impressive track record to boot, Braun will be worthy of a top-five selection in nearly all formats.

2012

Braun won the National League MVP award with a .332/.397/.557 batting line in 2011. A .352 BABIP certainly had something to do with those offensive stats, but he's also been able to increase his walk rate each year in the majors. Braun also stole 33 bases in 36 attempts, which was a career high. The loss of Prince Fielder from the middle of the lineup may have an impact on Braun's offense and some regression should be expected, but he still needs to be considered one of the top fantasy outfielders in 2012. Braun won his appeal in February following a positive test for PED use during the 2011 playoffs, and should once again be considered a top-five pick in most mixed formats.

2011

Braun shook off a slow start to the 2010 season to finish strong, hitting .304/.365/.501 with 25 HR and 14 stolen bases. While those numbers look good, it is the third season in a row where Braun's slugging percentage has decreased. The encouraging part is that he hit .364/.440/.583 over the last two months of the season with nine home runs and 39 RBI. Some people may fall asleep on Braun because of his season totals, but expect a bounce back season from the left fielder.

2010

Braun led the National League with 203 hits in 2009 and continues to be one of the better hitting outfielders in the league. He increased his walk rate and decreased his strikeouts while also stealing a career-high 20 bases. Braun was one of only six players in the NL to top 100 runs and RBI. He did all of this prior to his 26th birthday, and there's not really any reason to expect anything less from him again in 2010.

2009

Braun was on his way to a stellar sophomore season, hitting .300/.341/.592 through the end of August, when a rib injury contributed to a .208/.304/.356 September. His conversion to left field was a success both from a defensive perspective and in that it didn't appear to affect his offense. He still needs to be more selective at the plate, though he improved in that area dramatically during the second half of the season. His third base eligibility is lost this season which may reduce his value just a little, but his bat combined with stolen bases are still going to make him one of the top options in the outfield.

2008

Braun led the NL with a .634 SLG on his way to winning the Rookie of the Year award. There is no doubt that he's one of the better hitters in the league, but he still has room for improvement at the plate. His great year was buoyed by a .367 BABIP which likely isn't sustainable so he'll need to learn to be more selective at the plate. A move to left field also appears to be imminent, which means he could lose his third base eligibility after the 2008 season.

2007

Braun is one of the top hitting prospects in the minors, but has drawn negative marks for his defense. The Brewers are going to give him every chance to handle the hot corner and then will move him to the outfield as a last resort. GM Doug Melvin has said that Braun will be given the third base job if Corey Koskie can't return from post-concussion syndrome or gets hurt, so he's not far away from getting his big league shot. Expect him to be with the Brewers at some point in 2007 and the starter at third base in 2008.

2006

Braun played as well as any 2005 first-round pick last summer, hitting .349 with 10 HR in a combined 189 AB between rookie-level Helena and Low-A West Virginia. He should move fast through the farm system and could be part of the Brewers by 2007.