Braden Shipley
Braden Shipley
27-Year-Old PitcherRP
Arizona Diamondbacks
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Braden Shipley in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Agreed to terms with the Diamondbacks in June of 2013.
Sent outright to Triple-A
PArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
November 20, 2018
Shipley was outrighted to Triple-A Reno on Tuesday.
The 26-year-old, formerly a top pitching prospect, has fallen off the map due to poor command and control (4.1 career BB/9) and an inability to keep the ball in the yard (1.7 career HR/9). Shipley's pitch repertoire is decent, but the Diamondbacks ultimately decided he wasn't worth keeping on the 40-man roster over other prospects in the organization. He figures to act as an organizational depth piece in 2019.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .259 242 35 17 57 14 3 12
Since 2016vs Right .333 207 29 28 58 15 1 7
2018vs Left .111 9 3 0 1 0 0 0
2018vs Right .333 12 0 2 3 0 0 0
2017vs Left .250 58 7 3 13 4 1 1
2017vs Right .353 64 11 12 18 5 0 4
2016vs Left .270 175 25 14 43 10 2 11
2016vs Right .325 131 18 14 37 10 1 3
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2016
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Since 2016Home 5.02 1.60 42.0 1 1 0 4.6 4.2 1.0
Since 2016Away 5.84 1.60 56.0 3 5 0 6.6 3.9 2.2
2018Home 0.00 0.00 3.0 0 0 0 3.0 0.0 0.0
2018Away 18.00 3.00 2.0 0 0 0 9.0 9.0 0.0
2017Home 3.86 1.50 9.1 0 0 0 9.6 3.9 0.0
2017Away 6.89 2.04 15.2 0 1 0 4.6 6.3 2.9
2016Home 5.87 1.79 30.2 1 1 0 3.2 4.7 1.5
2016Away 4.81 1.35 39.1 3 4 0 7.3 2.7 2.1
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How does Braden Shipley compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
In 95 innings as a major leaguer, Shipley has allowed 19 home runs. That's not so good, Al. When you combine that with a 4.1 walk rate, it's no wonder his career ERA is 5.40. He has had a below-average strikeout rate at both Triple-A and the major leagues, which has further compounded his problems getting batters out. There are innings in which his stuff looks good, particularly his over-the-top breaking ball. Yet, the inconsistent command continues to plague him. The job for Arizona is to find Shipley a role that best fits his limited skill set, or change him into something else by adjusting his repertoire or his arm angle. Something has to give, because the current version of Shipley is not going to last long at the major-league level. The pieces -- the pitches and the athleticism -- are all there, but they have not yet been fit together properly.
Shipley, who entered 2016 as Arizona's top prospect, made his MLB debut in July and stayed in the rotation through the end of the season. Like many young pitchers, Shipley had his ups and downs during his first stint in the majors. He didn't post huge strikeout totals his last couple years in the minors, and that trend continued at the big league level, as the young righty recorded just a 5.53 K/9 across his 70 MLB innings. He is relatively new to the mound, having converted from shortstop to pitcher in college, so Shipley is still developing his stuff and learning how to set up big league hitters, so the strikeout totals could improve. He still has the ceiling of a No. 3 starter, but will have to compete with Shelby Miller and Patrick Corbin for the final two spots in the rotation during spring training. Don't expect elite results, but Shipley makes for a nice end-game dart, given his pedigree and stuff.
Considered the top pitching prospect in Arizona’s farm system, Shipley spent all of 2015 at Double-A Mobile and posted decent numbers in his age-23 season. Shipley did a good job of keeping the ball in the park, giving up just seven home runs all year. His lack of huge strikeout totals might be a bit misleading, as Shipley is relatively new to the mound, having converted from shortstop to pitcher in college. He has the stuff and athleticism to project as a No. 2 or No. 3 in time, and those strikeout totals should begin to tick up in 2016. Shipley will presumably begin the year at Triple-A Reno where he could struggle to prevent runs in one of the most hitter-friendly environments in the minors. The key thing to watch will be his strikeout and walk totals, and if he holds his own a big league debut could come in the second half.
The converted shortstop displayed an impressive combo of stuff, size and athleticism in his first season in pro ball, allowing him to climb two full levels, finishing the year at Double-A Mobile. Many saw the potential for Shipley to be a future frontline starter when he was taken with the 15th overall pick in the 2013 draft, but it would have been hard to envision him moving this fast. Shipley posted a 3.86 ERA and a 127:42 K:BB ratio in 126 innings over his three stops, and a case could be made that he has surpassed Archie Bradley as the team’s most appealing prospect moving forward. It’s no surprise that his diabolical fastball/changeup combo embarrassed hitters at the lower levels. If he can develop his curveball into a third plus offering, his numbers at Double-A and Triple-A will have dynasty league owners salivating throughout the 2015 season.
Shipley pitched very sparingly in professional baseball in 2013 after being drafted 15th overall by the D-Backs in June, and he struggled in a very small sample size. A converted shortstop, he's only been pitching a short time. Because of that, Shipley may require extra development time in the Arizona system, and he figures to spend most of the 2014 season in the lower levels of the minors. If he is given a look in full-season ball, Shipley will likely end up in the Midwest League at Low-A South Bend.
More Fantasy News
Sent back to Triple-A
PArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
June 27, 2018
Shipley was optioned to Triple-A Reno prior to the Diamondbacks' 5-3 win over the Marlins on Tuesday.
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Called up to majors
PArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
June 24, 2018
Shipley was called up to the majors Sunday.
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Optioned to minors
PArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
June 13, 2018
Shipley was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Wednesday.
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Joins big club
PArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
June 11, 2018
Shipley was recalled from Triple-A Reno on Monday.
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Working out of bullpen at Triple-A
PArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
June 10, 2018
Shipley has made all five of his appearances with Triple-A Reno out of the bullpen since being activated from the 10-day disabled list and optioned to the minors May 18.
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