Aaron Brooks
Aaron Brooks
29-Year-Old PitcherSP
 Free Agent  Foreign
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Aaron Brooks in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Signed with the Kia Tigers of the KBO in Nov. of 2019.
Heads to Korea
PFree Agent  F
November 12, 2019
Brooks will leave the Orioles to sign with the Kia Tigers of the KBO, Dan Connolly of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Brooks threw a career-high 110 innings last season, split between Oakland and Baltimore. He wasn't particularly good, finishing with a 5.65 ERA and a 17.0 percent strikeout rate. He could return to American baseball in the future but is unlikely to be a significant asset unless his skillset changes in Korea.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
65
Last 10 Games
79
Last 5 Games
68
How many pitches does Aaron Brooks generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Aaron Brooks generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-5%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-9%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-100%
BAA vs LHP
2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .274 251 40 20 62 9 4 11
Since 2017vs Right .261 241 43 16 57 17 0 10
2019vs Left .283 244 39 20 62 9 4 11
2019vs Right .258 238 43 14 56 17 0 10
2018vs Left .000 7 1 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 1.000 3 0 2 1 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-7%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-8%
ERA at Home
2018
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2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 5.30 1.21 56.0 3 4 0 7.6 2.3 1.9
Since 2017Away 5.72 1.54 56.2 3 4 0 5.7 3.5 1.4
2019Home 5.40 1.22 55.0 3 4 0 7.7 2.3 2.0
2019Away 5.89 1.55 55.0 3 4 0 5.7 3.3 1.5
2018Home 0.00 1.00 1.0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2018Away 0.00 1.20 1.2 0 0 0 5.4 10.8 0.0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Aaron Brooks compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 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.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.41
 
K/9
6.7
 
BB/9
2.8
 
HR/9
1.7
 
Fastball
92.0 mph
 
ERA
5.65
 
WHIP
1.38
 
BABIP
.298
 
GB/FB
1.29
 
Left On Base
65.3%
 
Exit Velocity
89.7 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
7.4%
 
Spin Rate
2025 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
41.5%
 
Swinging Strike
8.4%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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The Cubs acquired Brooks from Oakland for Chris Coghlan in February, but he was never healthy in 2016 after landing on the disabled list with a hip contusion in early April. Despite efforts to get back in the mix at Iowa, Brooks was limited just five appearances -- four starts -- in the Pacific Coast League before he was moved to the 60-day DL in August. In his last healthy campaign (2015), Brooks was effective as a starter at Triple-A, relying on good control to survive in the hitter-friendly PCL, but his limited exposure to big league hitters yielded poor results (6.67 ERA, 1.46 HR/9). Brooks remained on the Cubs' 40-man roster at the start of the offseason, suggesting that the front office sees him as a useful organizational piece, perhaps capable of contributing in long relief or as an option to make spot starts while working mostly as a starter at Iowa if he's able to return to health in 2017.
The A's acquired Brooks in the Ben Zobrist deal as a secondary piece behind Sean Manaea. Brooks spent August and September in the majors making 11 appearances for the A's, nine of which were starts. The results were not pretty, as he sported a 6.71 ERA while only striking out 35 batters in 51 innings. Brooks is not considered a high-level prospect and has a 4.18 ERA across his five minor league seasons. He has solid control as he limits walks effectively (career 1.4 BB/9 in the minors), but will likely never be a huge strikeout pitcher. The Cubs saw something they liked in Brooks, as they received him in the Chris Coghlan trade, but this almost guarantees that he will be transitioned to a reliever long term. Given the depth in the Cubs' bullpen, it is unlikely that he makes much noise in 2016.
Brooks was solid as a starter in 2014 for Triple-A Omaha, posting a 3.88 ERA and 1.27 WHIP over 139 innings in the minors. The same cannot be said for his first career big league start, however, as he was unable to make it out of the first inning after allowing seven runs on five hits and three walks, while also hitting two opposing batters. The 6-foot-3 right-hander will likely start the season at Triple-A once again, though he should be on manager Ned Yost's short list of names to be called should the need for a spot starter arise. The 24-year-old used a 92 mph fastball, along with a slider and changeup, to some success in the minors, as he only walked 4.3% of the batters he faced. If he can put that rocky first start behind him, there should eventually be a role for him in the majors, though it's unclear if that will translate to much fantasy value.
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Captures win as reliever
PBaltimore Orioles  F
September 20, 2019
Brooks (6-8) allowed one run on one hit with one walk and four strikeouts across seven innings during a relief appearance to earn a victory over the Mariners on Friday.
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Working as primary pitcher
PBaltimore Orioles  F
September 19, 2019
Brooks will serve as the primary pitcher for Friday's game against the Mariners, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
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Could move to bullpen
PBaltimore Orioles  F
September 18, 2019
Brooks could pitch out of the bullpen going forward, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
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Snags fifth win
PBaltimore Orioles  F
September 13, 2019
Brooks (5-8) picked up the win after surrendering two runs on seven hits and three walks over 5.1 innings Friday night against the Tigers.
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Falls to 4-8
PBaltimore Orioles  F
September 7, 2019
Brooks (4-8) was charged with seven runs (six earned) on six hits over 2.2 innings in a loss to the Rangers on Saturday. He struck out three batters and walked one.
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