Brandon Pfaadt

Brandon Pfaadt

25-Year-Old PitcherSP
Arizona Diamondbacks
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Many will point to Pfaadt's postseason and ignore the regular season. While those five starts can't be ignored, Pfaadt foreshadowed his playoff success with a strong second half. After his first six outings, Pfaadt recorded an ugly 9.82 ERA and 1.87 WHIP, with only 21 strikeouts in 25.2 frames. His issue was a 3.2 HR/9 mark. Pfaadt was recalled after the All-Star break and posted a 4.22 ERA and 1.24 WHIP with 73 punchouts in 70.1 innings, with a still high but improved 1.7 HR/9. Pfaadt is a fly ball pitcher, so he'll continue to be homer-prone, but his BABIP should be below average, especially with strong defenders chasing down fly balls in the desert. However, Pfaadt threw fewer four-seamers and more sinkers in the postseason, with a 1.23 HR/9. If he carries this over to his sophomore season, Pfaadt could keep more balls in the yard. The concern in redraft leagues is someone may chase last season's postseason exploits. Expecting a full season of what Pfaadt did over the second half is the sage approach. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#211
ADP
$Signed a one-year contract with the Diamondbacks in May of 2023.
Tagged for six runs
PArizona Diamondbacks
April 12, 2024
Pfaadt did not factor into the decision Friday, allowing six runs on seven hits and two walks over six innings while striking out four in a loss to St. Louis.
ANALYSIS
The Cardinals jumped on Pfaadt quickly, highlighted by Nolan Arenado's three-run shot in the first inning. After they scored another run in the second, Lars Nootbaar went deep in the third. Pfaadt has been crushed for 11 runs over his last two starts, spiking his season ERA to 6.48 with a 17:3 K:BB through 16.2 frames. He's currently lined up to face the Cubs at home next week.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
91
Last 10 Games
91
Last 5 Games
91
How many pitches does Brandon Pfaadt generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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31-40
 
41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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121+
 
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11-20
 
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31-40
 
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121+
What part of the game does Brandon Pfaadt generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-4%
BAA vs LHP
2024
 
 
-9%
BAA vs RHP
2023
 
 
-6%
BAA vs LHP
2022
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2022vs Left .278 227 52 17 57 13 2 12
Since 2022vs Right .289 268 59 12 72 16 2 13
2024vs Left .310 32 9 1 9 2 1 1
2024vs Right .282 42 8 2 11 2 0 2
2023vs Left .273 195 43 16 48 11 1 11
2023vs Right .290 226 51 10 61 14 2 11
2022vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-16%
ERA on Road
2024
 
 
-28%
ERA at Home
2023
 
 
-22%
ERA on Road
2022
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2022Home 6.32 1.56 57.0 3 5 0 8.8 2.8 1.4
Since 2022Away 5.34 1.24 55.2 1 4 0 8.9 1.8 2.6
2024Home 5.73 1.27 11.0 1 0 0 8.2 1.6 1.6
2024Away 7.94 1.59 5.2 0 0 0 11.1 1.6 1.6
2023Home 6.46 1.63 46.0 2 5 0 9.0 3.1 1.4
2023Away 5.04 1.20 50.0 1 4 0 8.6 1.8 2.7
2022Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Brandon Pfaadt 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
5.67
 
K/9
9.2
 
BB/9
1.6
 
HR/9
1.6
 
Fastball
92.7 mph
 
ERA
6.48
 
WHIP
1.38
 
BABIP
.362
 
GB/FB
1.17
 
Left On Base
58.5%
 
Swinging Strike
12.4%
 
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Fits into rotation Wednesday?
PArizona Diamondbacks
April 30, 2023
Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic speculates Pfaadt could start Wednesday against the Rangers since the Diamondbacks have yet to list their probable starting pitcher.
ANALYSIS
The 24-year-old last pitched for Triple-A Reno on April 26, which would give him a couple extra days of rest between starts if called up by Arizona. Pfaadt is the club's top pitching prospect and has a 3.91 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 30:6 K:BB over 25.1 innings to begin the season at Reno.
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2023 Fantasy Outlook
Perhaps a sleeper in shallower redraft leagues, Pfaadt is now an in-demand pitching prospect in dynasty and draft and hold formats after he built up to 167 innings and had a very strong showing in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League. Among PCL pitchers with at least 50 innings, Pfaadt ranked third in ERA (2.63) and first in WHIP (0.99) and K-BB% (24.8%). Nobody was all that close to him in WHIP or K-BB%, so it's safe to say that Pfaadt was the best pitcher in the league. The 6-foot-4 righty has a well-rounded pitch mix, featuring a mid-90s fastball with good ride, a plus slider with sharp bite and a solid changeup. Most scouts have him pegged as a No. 3 or No. 4 starter in real life, but the stats suggest there might be a little more here. He won't have any workload restrictions in 2023 and could crack the big-league rotation out of spring training.
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Offers mixed bag Saturday
PArizona Diamondbacks
April 6, 2024
Pfaadt gave up five runs on eight hits and a walk over 5.2 innings in a no-decision against Atlanta on Saturday. He struck out seven.
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Picks up win
PArizona Diamondbacks
March 31, 2024
Pfaadt (1-0) yielded a run on five hits over five frames Sunday, striking out six and earning a win over the Rockies.
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Preps for regular season
PArizona Diamondbacks
March 26, 2024
Pfaadt allowed one run on three hits and struck out four over five innings in Tuesday's exhibition game against the Guardians.
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Knocked around Sunday
PArizona Diamondbacks
March 10, 2024
Pfaadt allowed four runs on four hits while striking out one over 2.2 innings in Sunday's start against the Dodgers.
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Logs two innings Monday
PArizona Diamondbacks
March 5, 2024
Pfaadt allowed one run on two hits while striking out one over two innings in Monday's spring start against the White Sox.
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