Brusdar Graterol
Brusdar Graterol
22-Year-Old PitcherRP
Los Angeles Dodgers
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Twins in September of 2019. Traded to the Dodgers in February of 2020.
Allows run in short start
PLos Angeles Dodgers
September 16, 2020
Graterol allowed one run on one hit and one walk across 1.1 innings during a 7-5 win over the Padres on Wednesday. He struck out one.
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As expected, it was a short outing for the right-hander. He allowed a leadoff walk in the bottom of the first before getting a double play and strikeout to end the frame. The 22-year-old was pulled after allowing a one-out double in the second and was later charged with a run on Jason Castro's RBI double. Graterol should continue to work out of the Dodgers' bullpen, though he remains an option to open contests should Los Angeles utilize that strategy.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
13
Last 10 Games
14
Last 5 Games
13
How many pitches does Brusdar Graterol generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
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81-90
 
91-100
 
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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
 
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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 2018
 
 
-30%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-52%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-33%
BAA vs LHP
2018
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .308 44 4 3 12 1 0 2
Since 2018vs Right .216 81 18 2 16 2 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
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-62%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-48%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-80%
ERA on Road
2018
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 5.52 1.23 14.2 1 1 0 6.1 1.8 1.2
Since 2018Away 2.08 0.87 17.1 1 2 0 6.2 1.0 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
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
4.33
 
K/9
5.0
 
BB/9
1.2
 
HR/9
0.4
 
Fastball
99.3 mph
 
ERA
3.09
 
WHIP
0.90
 
BABIP
.244
 
GB/FB
3.67
 
Left On Base
61.2%
 
Exit Velocity
83.0 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
2.6%
 
Spin Rate
2060 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
24.6%
 
Swinging Strike
6.5%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2018
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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Making spot start Wednesday
PLos Angeles Dodgers
September 16, 2020
The Dodgers announced Graterol as their starting pitcher for Wednesday's game against the Padres, Jeff Sanders of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports.
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Clean inning in return
PLos Angeles Dodgers
September 13, 2020
Graterol (knee) allowed one hit and struck out three over a scoreless inning in Sunday's win over the Astros.
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Starting Sunday night
PLos Angeles Dodgers
September 13, 2020
Graterol (knee) will start Sunday night's game against the Astros, Jorge Castillo of the Los Angeles Times reports.
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Tweaks knee, tests negative
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Knee
September 10, 2020
Graterol felt something in his knee on a pitch in Wednesday's game in Arizona, but tests came back negative, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.
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Tagged with relief loss
PLos Angeles Dodgers
August 4, 2020
Graterol (1-2) was tagged with the loss in Monday's 5-4 defeat against the Padres. He gave up two runs on two hits while striking out one in two-thirds of an inning.
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