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Brad Brach
Birthdate: 4/12/1986 (30 y, 11 m, 15 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-6/210     Position: P
Drafted: 2008 June Amateur Draft - Round: 42, Pick: 23, Overall: 1275, Team: San Diego Padres
Contract: $3M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Brach extended his scoreless-innings streak to six while allowing a hit and striking out one in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Rays. (3/23/2017)
Profiles:  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Brad Brach began last year as the third or fourth option in the Orioles bullpen -- but quickly forced himself into fantasy discussion with a performance that was even better than his breakout 2015. Over the first half of 2016, Brach threw a 0.91 ERA in 49.1 IP, striking out 31% of his batters faced and walking 8% for a still-impressive 2.50 FIP. Brach earned his first-ever All-Star nod and, when Darren O'Day was sidelined with injury and ineffectiveness, snagged 24 holds (and 10 wins, to boot) as the fill-in setup man. Brach did flag a bit in the second half (3.94/3.62 ERA/FIP), and his walk rate is perhaps a bit higher than you'd like from a top-flight reliever. He'll also have to contend against O'Day, Mychal Givens and other worthy competitors for setup opportunities behind Zach Britton in a crowded Orioles pen. Nevertheless, Brach should pick up a respectable number of holds, and could have a crack at the closer's role were it to come open. Brach's someone to consider for your fantasy team once the top middle relievers are off the board -- especially if he locks down the #2 spot in spring training. (Brice Russ)

The Quick Opinion: Brach followed his strong 2015 with an even better 2016, performing ably as the Orioles setup man in Darren O'Day's absence. Brach will likely have to compete for opportunities in a strong O's bullpen, but should perform enough to merit fantasy consideration as a mid-tier middle reliever.

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SeasonHome vs LIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2011Home vs L1.0- - -40000001102.000.250.000.000
2012Home vs L13.1- - -5592055182114.196.327.304.278
2013Home vs L9.1- - -409005415008.257.350.353.316
2014Home vs L13.0- - -5712306627009.240.333.429.337
2015Home vs L25.0- - -921250330103019.146.244.215.198
2016Home vs L15.2- - -762030742100012.303.395.439.366
TotalHome vs L77.1- - -3246213026226416164.220.323.336.290

SeasonHome vs LK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2011Home vs L18.009.002.000.0050.0 %25.0 %25.0 %.0001.00.000100.0 %2.033.28
2012Home vs L9.455.401.750.6825.5 %14.6 %10.9 %.1961.28.25878.3 %3.994.34
2013Home vs L7.714.821.600.9620.0 %12.5 %7.5 %.2571.50.30871.4 %4.334.40
2014Home vs L6.234.851.291.3815.8 %12.3 %3.5 %.2401.46.25680.3 %5.365.45
2015Home vs L6.843.601.900.0020.7 %10.9 %9.8 %.1460.88.19186.4 %2.813.99
2016Home vs L6.895.741.201.1515.8 %13.2 %2.6 %.3031.91.34684.6 %5.195.76
TotalHome vs L7.454.771.560.7019.8 %12.7 %7.1 %.2201.33.26481.6 %4.104.70

SeasonHome vs LGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2011Home vs L0.000.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %18810
2012Home vs L0.8329.0 %32.3 %38.7 %16.7 %8.3 %0.0 %0.0 %34.4 %31.3 %34.4 %28.1 %40.6 %31.3 %23392141
2013Home vs L0.9026.9 %34.6 %38.5 %10.0 %10.0 %0.0 %100.0 %22.2 %37.0 %40.7 %14.8 %66.7 %18.5 %1697198
2014Home vs L0.4118.4 %23.7 %57.9 %4.5 %9.1 %11.1 %33.3 %36.6 %29.3 %34.2 %22.0 %53.7 %24.4 %23596139
2015Home vs L1.5018.0 %49.2 %32.8 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %39.7 %28.6 %31.8 %15.9 %69.8 %14.3 %359140219
2016Home vs L1.0520.4 %40.7 %38.9 %4.8 %9.5 %13.6 %0.0 %50.0 %25.9 %24.1 %16.7 %44.4 %38.9 %305123182
TotalHome vs L0.9321.3 %37.9 %40.8 %5.8 %7.0 %5.0 %28.6 %39.0 %29.4 %31.7 %18.8 %56.0 %25.2 %1319530789