Brusdar Graterol
Brusdar Graterol
22-Year-Old PitcherRP
Los Angeles Dodgers
10-Day IL
Injury Forearm
Est. Return 6/9/2021
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Graterol's year began with him initially being sent from Minnesota to Boston as part of the three-way trade to get Mookie Betts to Los Angeles and ended with Graterol in L.A. earning a World Series ring. Boston nixed the deal with concerns about Graterol's medicals, including shoulder issues which caused him to miss time in the 2019 minor-league season. It is easy to understand why his shoulder could be an issue moving forward as Graterol's delivery is quite stiff, yet he pushes triple-digits to home plate with regularity. That high-velocity fastball, classified as a sinker, does not have much life to it but is very tough to square up. The slider is a weapon for him because hitters cannot afford to sit slider on a guy throwing 100-plus. While the strikeouts have yet to manifest, showing he's still a work-in-progress, Graterol has the potential to close down the road. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#524
ADP
$Signed a one-year contract with the Twins in September of 2019. Traded to the Dodgers in February of 2020.
Clean MRI, but no timetable
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Forearm
May 4, 2021
Graterol's (forearm) MRI came back clean Tuesday but he is without a timetable to resume throwing, Eric Stephen of SBNation.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The MRI results, or lack thereof, are encouraging, but it still doesn't sound like Graterol will be back on a mound particularly soon. Blake Treinen and Victor Gonzalez will work as the Dodgers' top setup men in the short term.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
12
Last 10 Games
12
Last 5 Games
12
How many pitches does Brusdar Graterol generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
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81-90
 
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121+
 
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41-50
 
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101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Brusdar Graterol generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-28%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-20%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-52%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-33%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .317 47 4 4 13 2 0 2
Since 2019vs Right .228 87 19 3 18 2 0 0
2021vs Left .500 3 0 1 1 1 0 0
2021vs Right .400 6 1 1 2 0 0 0
2020vs Left .360 26 2 1 9 1 0 1
2020vs Right .173 59 10 2 9 1 0 0
2019vs Left .214 18 2 2 3 0 0 1
2019vs Right .318 22 8 0 7 1 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-61%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-50%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-48%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-80%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 6.46 1.30 15.1 1 1 0 5.9 2.3 1.2
Since 2019Away 2.50 1.00 18.0 1 2 0 6.5 1.5 0.0
2021Home 27.00 3.00 .666666 0 0 0 0.0 13.5 0.0
2021Away 13.50 4.50 .666666 0 0 0 13.5 13.5 0.0
2020Home 4.35 1.06 10.1 1 1 0 4.4 1.7 0.9
2020Away 2.25 0.83 12.0 0 1 0 5.3 0.8 0.0
2019Home 8.31 1.62 4.1 0 0 0 10.4 2.1 2.1
2019Away 1.69 0.94 5.1 1 1 0 8.4 1.7 0.0
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Stat Review
How does Brusdar Graterol 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.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 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
0.50
 
K/9
6.8
 
BB/9
13.5
 
HR/9
0.0
 
Fastball
99.1 mph
 
ERA
20.25
 
WHIP
3.75
 
BABIP
.521
 
GB/FB
3.00
 
Left On Base
40.0%
 
Exit Velocity
85.4 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
8.3%
 
Spin Rate
2155 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
33.3%
 
Swinging Strike
5.6%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Graterol might have had the best pure arm in the Twins' system, but that did not mean he was their best pitching prospect. Durability was once again a big issue for the bulky right-hander -- he missed time with back spasms for the second year in a row and also missed six weeks with a shoulder injury. When he returned, it was as a reliever, first at Double-A, then at Triple-A, and he finished the year in the big-league bullpen. His XXL physique (listed at 6-foot-1, 265 pounds) is likely the cause for his recurring back issues, and he has averaged under 71 innings per year since 2016 Tommy John surgery. He also lacks a reliable third pitch. The Twins traded him to the Red Sox in February as part of a three-team trade with the Dodgers. While Boston could always decided to continue developing Graterol as a starter in 2020, the bullpen does seem like the most logical long-term fit, where his 99-mph sinker and plus slider could be deadly.
The clear top pitching prospect in a system that has produced Jose Berrios and little else on the pitching side over the last decade, Graterol boasts one of the best fastballs in the minors. That pitch allows his above-average slider and fringe-average changeup to play up. His command is currently lacking, but the quality of his heater allowed him to be effectively wild in the lower levels. Graterol missed time last year with back spasms, but still tallied 102 innings after logging just 40 innings in 2017 -- Tommy John surgery erased his 2016 season. He does not have a great body (6-foot-1, roughly 200 pounds) for his age (20), so good conditioning and dietary habits will be important as he climbs the ladder, especially with back issues already on the ledger. If his secondaries and command gradually improve and he shows he can hold up over a full season, he could be a frontline starter. The floor with Graterol is a high-leverage reliever.
Graterol can reach 100 mph with his fastball and had an impressive showing at rookie ball in 2017 with 45 strikeouts in 40 innings. He missed the 2016 season after Tommy John surgery, but his body grew and he gained 60 pounds with the time off. It was mostly muscle as he gained velocity and now looks to be a high upside prospect. He'll need to show he can stay healthy, pitch more innings and maintain his good control. A strong showing at Low-A could put him on the fast track to the majors.
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Undergoing MRI
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Forearm
May 4, 2021
Graterol (forearm) underwent an MRI on Tuesday, the results of which have yet to be released, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Placed on injured list
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Forearm
April 29, 2021
Graterol was placed on the 10-day injured list with right forearm tightness Thursday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
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Yields one run in season debut
PLos Angeles Dodgers
April 19, 2021
Graterol was charged with a blown save against San Diego on Sunday, allowing one run on two hits and a walk while striking out one over two-thirds of an inning.
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Returns from IL
PLos Angeles Dodgers
April 18, 2021
The Dodgers activated Graterol (conditioning) from the 10-day injured list Sunday.
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Likely back Sunday
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Not Injury Related
April 17, 2021
Graterol (conditioning) is expected to be activated off the injured list Sunday, Juan Toribio of MLB.com reports.
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