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Brad Ziegler
Birthdate: 10/10/1979 (37 y, 5 m, 12 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-4/195     Position: P
Drafted: 2003 June Amateur Draft - Round: 20, Pick: 18, Overall: 595, Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Contract: $16M / 2 Years (2017 - 2018)
RotoWire News: Ziegler has yet to make a Grapefruit League appearance this spring as the Marlins attempt to keep NL East hitters from getting a good look at his submarine delivery, The Miami Herald reports. "It's only deceptive to someone that doesn't see it all the time," Ziegler said Thursday. "I'm coming to a new division, and I'm going to be facing new teams more than I ever have in the past, and I'm trying to keep that deception there as long as possible." (3/10/2017)
Profiles:  2010  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: The 37-year old Ziegler has never averaged 88 mph on any of pitches over the course of a season and yet he’s maintained a career earned run average of 2.44 in nearly 600 innings at the big league level. That’s impressive, as is his ability to consistently induce worm-burning ground balls (career 66%) and suppress home runs (just 0.26 HR/9 last year), which are both skills that, combined with his 52 saves over the past two seasons, make Ziegler an intriguing lower tier relief pitcher that might get a shot to close some games for the Marlins in 2017. More impressive yet is that Ziegler continues to reinvent himself, striking out a higher percentage of batters last season (20%) than at any point in his career thanks to another career high improvement: inducing batters to swing and miss inside the strike zone 12% of the time. There’s still a long way to go (and very little clock left) before Ziegler ever reinvents himself as a true strikeout artist, but those extra punchouts don’t hurt, and neither do the larger dimensions of his new home ballpark in Miami (second only to AT&T at suppressing the home run in 2016). Don’t make Ziegler a centerpiece of your bullpen this season, but don’t overlook him simply due to age or “stuff”, either. (Trey Baughn)

The Quick Opinion: Brad Ziegler is a ground ball machine, and now that he’ll have a prominent role in one of the most home run suppressing ballparks in baseball, he’s a good bet to succeed yet again, despite pedestrian “stuff”. Draft Ziegler with confidence as a cheap late round reliever with relevance and keep your fingers crossed that he finds himself in the mix for a few saves, too.

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DateTeamOppGSFA-ZFT-ZFC-ZFS-ZFO-ZSI-ZSL-ZCU-ZKC-ZEP-ZCH-ZSC-ZKN-Z
Total- - -- - -0     -5.2 3.4  -8.0  
DateTeamOppGSFA-ZFT-ZFC-ZFS-ZFO-ZSI-ZSL-ZCU-ZKC-ZEP-ZCH-ZSC-ZKN-Z
2013-09-29ARIWSN0     -6.1 5.0  -8.0  
2013-09-28ARIWSN0     -5.1 3.8  -7.6  
2013-09-04ARITOR0     -4.0 5.6  -7.6  
2013-05-27ARITEX0     -4.8       
2013-08-07ARITBR0     -5.5    -8.3  
2013-08-06ARITBR0     -5.8 3.7  -8.8  
2013-04-03ARISTL0     -4.6 2.0  -8.2  
2013-04-01ARISTL0     -5.2 1.7     
2013-08-31ARISFG0     -5.3 3.3  -8.4  
2013-08-30ARISFG0     -4.3 4.1  -8.6  
2013-06-09ARISFG0     -5.5    -7.8  
2013-06-07ARISFG0     -3.8       
2013-04-29ARISFG0     -5.6 2.7  -7.0  
2013-08-27ARISDP0     -5.0 5.0  -6.5  
2013-07-28ARISDP0     -5.3 2.7  -7.2  
2013-05-26ARISDP0     -4.3 4.7  -8.1  
2013-05-25ARISDP0     -4.8 2.7  -7.9  
2013-04-10ARIPIT0     -5.4    -7.6  
2013-04-08ARIPIT0     -6.5 3.5  -6.9  
DateTeamOppGSFA-ZFT-ZFC-ZFS-ZFO-ZSI-ZSL-ZCU-ZKC-ZEP-ZCH-ZSC-ZKN-Z
2013-05-12ARIPHI0     -6.5       
2013-05-11ARIPHI0     -5.5 3.2     
2013-08-09ARINYM0     -5.4 3.1  -7.9  
2013-07-13ARIMIL0     -4.3 4.7     
2013-07-11ARIMIL0     -4.9 3.3  -8.2  
2013-06-18ARIMIA0     -3.3       
2013-09-19ARILAD0     -5.3 4.7  -10.1  
2013-09-18ARILAD0     -4.5 2.6  -8.1  
2013-09-16ARILAD0     -4.9 3.1     
2013-07-10ARILAD0     -4.6 3.4  -7.5  
2013-07-09ARILAD0     -5.0    -8.6  
2013-04-14ARILAD0     -5.7       
2013-04-12ARILAD0     -5.1 1.0     
2013-04-27ARICOL0     -5.3    -9.0  
2013-04-26ARICOL0     -4.7 5.2     
2013-06-22ARICIN0     -3.6 3.1  -7.6  
2013-07-25ARICHC0     -4.8 4.1  -7.5  
2013-07-24ARICHC0     -3.9 3.5  -8.3  
2013-08-14ARIBAL0     -4.8       
DateTeamOppGSFA-ZFT-ZFC-ZFS-ZFO-ZSI-ZSL-ZCU-ZKC-ZEP-ZCH-ZSC-ZKN-Z
2013-08-13ARIBAL0     -5.3       
2013-08-12ARIBAL0     -5.2 4.7  -7.5  
2013-05-15ARIATL0     -4.4 4.1  -7.0  
2013-06-27ARI@WSN0     -4.3 2.5  -8.1  
2013-06-25ARI@WSN0     -4.0    -7.7  
2013-06-05ARI@STL0     -4.9       
2013-06-04ARI@STL0     -5.3 3.3  -8.0  
2013-09-07ARI@SFG0     -6.2 5.6  -8.3  
2013-09-05ARI@SFG0     -5.5 4.2  -9.7  
2013-07-21ARI@SFG0     -6.1 3.6  -9.3  
2013-04-24ARI@SFG0     -6.2 5.1     
2013-04-23ARI@SFG0     -6.9    -7.9  
2013-04-22ARI@SFG0     -5.7       
2013-09-24ARI@SDP0     -5.8 3.0  -9.4  
2013-06-16ARI@SDP0     -6.0 4.3  -8.8  
2013-06-14ARI@SDP0     -4.8 3.4     
2013-05-03ARI@SDP0     -6.7 -2.4  -11.5  
2013-08-18ARI@PIT0     -5.2 4.8     
2013-08-24ARI@PHI0     -5.3 6.4  -8.3  
DateTeamOppGSFA-ZFT-ZFC-ZFS-ZFO-ZSI-ZSL-ZCU-ZKC-ZEP-ZCH-ZSC-ZKN-Z
2013-04-17ARI@NYY0     -5.6       
2013-04-16ARI@NYY0     -5.0 5.6     
2013-07-04ARI@NYM0     -4.7 0.3  -9.4  
2013-07-02ARI@NYM0     -5.4    -8.9  
2013-07-01ARI@NYM0     -6.0 2.6  -8.1  
2013-04-07ARI@MIL0     -5.4 3.3     
2013-04-05ARI@MIL0     -6.2 3.2     
2013-05-19ARI@MIA0     -5.3 2.9     
2013-09-11ARI@LAD0     -5.0    -5.8  
2013-06-12ARI@LAD0     -4.8       
2013-06-11ARI@LAD0     -6.8       
2013-05-08ARI@LAD0     -3.6 5.0     
2013-05-06ARI@LAD0     -5.3 2.5  -6.9  
2013-09-22ARI@COL0     -3.6    -5.0  
2013-05-21ARI@COL0     -3.4 4.3  -6.3  
2013-04-19ARI@COL0     -4.5 3.7  -6.5  
2013-08-21ARI@CIN0     -3.8 3.8  -6.6  
2013-06-02ARI@CHC0     -4.6 3.1  -7.8  
2013-05-31ARI@CHC0     -5.4 1.9  -7.8  
2013-08-02ARI@BOS0     -5.8 4.9  -7.1  
2013-06-29ARI@ATL0     -9.9 -10.9  -13.3