Brusdar Graterol

Brusdar Graterol

24-Year-Old PitcherRP
Los Angeles Dodgers
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Graterol threw 523 pitches last season and nearly 32% of them - 166 to be exact - had a pitch velocity in triple digts. While his 100-mph sinker ranked in the 100th percentile for velocity, the pitch did not exactly blow opposing hitters away. It produced just a 13.9% whiff percentage and .289 BA compared to 30.9% clip and .167 BA on his slider. Graterol's modest 18.0% strikeout rate is not what you'd expect from a pitcher with this kind of heat, but he made up for his lack of strikeouts with a 58.3% groundball rate and 0.5 HR/9. The 23-year-old did spend time on the IL last season with a forearm injury that limited him to just 33.1 innings, most of which came in middle relief. He's likely ticketed for the same role in 2022 unless the Dodgers fail to sign or trade for any relievers this offseason. In that scenario, Graterol would ascend the high-leverage ladder and potentially see some save chances. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Twins in September of 2019. Traded to the Dodgers in February of 2020.
Throws scoreless inning in return
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Elbow
September 23, 2022
Graterol struck out one batter in a perfect inning against Arizona on Thursday.
ANALYSIS
Graterol missed over three weeks due to an elbow issue before he was activated Thursday. The right-hander was immediately given high-leverage work when he was called upon in the eighth inning with the score tied 1-1. Graterol threw 12 strikes among his 16 pitches and retired the side in order. He could be a key factor down the stretch and in the playoffs with Craig Kimbrel possibly losing his hold on the closer role and Blake Treinen's status uncertain due to a shoulder injury.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
15
Last 10 Games
12
Last 5 Games
13
How many pitches does Brusdar Graterol generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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31-40
 
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121+
 
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121+
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-33%
BAA vs RHP
2022
 
 
-39%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-15%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-52%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .289 161 28 14 41 13 1 4
Since 2020vs Right .193 257 52 12 45 8 0 2
2022vs Left .265 75 16 5 18 5 1 1
2022vs Right .162 108 25 5 16 3 0 2
2021vs Left .286 60 10 8 14 7 0 2
2021vs Right .244 90 17 5 20 4 0 0
2020vs Left .360 26 2 1 9 1 0 1
2020vs Right .173 59 10 2 9 1 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-68%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-56%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-84%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-48%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 5.59 1.37 46.2 2 2 2 8.3 2.3 0.8
Since 2020Away 1.78 0.86 55.2 4 3 1 6.0 2.3 0.3
2022Home 4.09 1.14 22.0 0 1 2 10.6 1.6 0.4
2022Away 1.82 0.77 24.2 2 2 1 5.5 2.2 0.7
2021Home 8.79 1.95 14.1 1 0 0 7.5 3.8 1.3
2021Away 1.42 1.00 19.0 2 0 0 7.1 3.3 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
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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
4.10
 
K/9
7.9
 
BB/9
1.9
 
HR/9
0.6
 
Fastball
99.8 mph
 
ERA
2.89
 
WHIP
0.94
 
BABIP
.255
 
GB/FB
3.32
 
Left On Base
67.8%
 
Exit Velocity
80.9 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
2.8%
 
Spin Rate
2204 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
16.7%
 
Swinging Strike
11.0%
 
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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.
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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Will be activated Thursday
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Elbow
September 21, 2022
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Graterol (elbow) will be activated off the 15-day injured list Thursday, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.
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Return inching closer
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Elbow
September 19, 2022
Graterol (elbow) felt strong while facing live hitters Monday, and the team expects him back in the near future, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.
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Nearly ready to face hitters
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Elbow
September 17, 2022
Graterol (elbow) will face hitters Monday and could be activated next week, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
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Another bullpen on tap
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Elbow
September 12, 2022
Graterol (elbow) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Wednesday, Kirsten Watson of SportsNet LA reports.
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Will throw bullpen session Sunday
PLos Angeles Dodgers
Elbow
September 9, 2022
Graterol (elbow) will throw a bullpen session Sunday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
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