Aaron Brooks
Aaron Brooks
28-Year-Old PitcherSP
Oakland Athletics
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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Falls to 2-2
POakland Athletics
April 20, 2019
Brooks (2-2) allowed five runs on six hits and two walks while striking out five over five innings in a loss to the Blue Jays on Friday.
Brooks has alternated good and bad starts early on; he shut out the Red Sox over six innings in his first start, followed up with a stinker at Houston, and then beat Baltimore before this step backward. He wasn't fooling anyone Friday, inducing just six swinging strikes on 91 pitches. Brooks gets the Rangers next week, fortunately at home in Oakland.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .227 47 7 3 10 1 0 2
Since 2017vs Right .234 53 10 6 11 4 0 2
2019vs Left .270 40 6 3 10 1 0 2
2019vs Right .217 50 10 4 10 4 0 2
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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Since 2017Home 3.75 1.00 12.0 1 1 0 8.3 2.3 0.8
Since 2017Away 5.68 1.42 12.2 1 1 0 4.3 4.3 2.1
2019Home 4.09 1.00 11.0 1 1 0 9.0 2.5 0.8
2019Away 6.55 1.45 11.0 1 1 0 4.1 3.3 2.5
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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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.
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Aaron Brooks
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Subject to Change
3 days ago
Todd Zola's pitcher rankings have a lot of volatility this week thanks to rain, injuries and suspensions, while top-rated Carlos Carrasco looks to build off a strong outing.
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4 days ago
Adam Zdroik tees up Friday's slate, recommending several Dodgers out in Milwaukee.
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
9 days ago
Erik Siegrist checks out the waiver options in the American League and thinks it's worth chasing after a possible breakout season from Daniel Vogelbach.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: Double the Fun
10 days ago
Todd Zola's weekly pitcher rankings feature a number of solid two-start options, including Washington's Stephen Strasburg, who faces two the league's weakest lineups.
Weekly Pitcher Rankings: AL Cy Young Contenders Lead Pack
17 days ago
Todd Zola has last year's AL Cy Young nominees atop this week's pitcher rankings, including Tampa Bay's Blake Snell, who's velocity was up in his second start.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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Picks up second win
POakland Athletics
April 11, 2019
Brooks (2-1) allowed three runs on three hits, struck out three and walked three across six innings in a victory against the Orioles on Thursday.
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Rocked by Astros
POakland Athletics
April 6, 2019
Brooks (1-1) took the loss Saturday, surrendering five runs on nine hits and a walk over five innings while striking out two in a 6-0 defeat at the hands of the Astros.
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Picks up win
POakland Athletics
April 2, 2019
Brooks (1-0) allowed no runs on two hits and struck out six over six innings in a win over the Red Sox on Monday. He walked one.
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Earns rotation spot
POakland Athletics
March 26, 2019
Brooks will open the season as the Athletics' fifth starter, Julian McWilliams of The Athletic reports.
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Making final case for rotation
POakland Athletics
March 26, 2019
Brooks and Chris Bassitt are viewed as the main candidates for the final available spot in Oakland's rotation, Julian McWilliams of The Athletic reports.
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