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Brad Ziegler
Birthdate: 10/10/1979 (37 y, 5 m, 20 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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SeasonSept/OctIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2008Sept/Oct12.03.005217414425009.362.423.617.446
2009Sept/Oct14.12.5159132044081014.255.356.294.298
2010Sept/Oct10.13.48468104406118.205.333.237.268
2011Sept/Oct8.11.08295101101008.179.207.214.191
2012Sept/Oct14.02.574911004422006.234.265.362.274
2013Sept/Oct10.10.87386001111008.162.184.243.190
2014Sept/Oct1.16.7551001110001.200.200.800.427
2015Sept/Oct10.00.00377100000005.189.189.216.177
2016Sept/Oct10.20.844491021041010.225.295.250.241
TotalSept/Oct91.11.973597710121206273169.233.293.324.275

SeasonSept/OctK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2008Sept/Oct6.753.751.801.5017.3 %9.6 %7.7 %.3621.83.41793.8 %5.053.98
2009Sept/Oct8.795.021.750.0023.7 %13.6 %10.2 %.2551.47.35181.0 %2.823.28
2010Sept/Oct6.975.231.330.0017.4 %13.0 %4.3 %.2051.35.25873.3 %3.564.51
2011Sept/Oct8.641.088.000.0027.6 %3.5 %24.1 %.1790.72.25083.3 %1.472.07
2012Sept/Oct3.861.293.001.2912.2 %4.1 %8.2 %.2340.93.23188.2 %4.523.09
2013Sept/Oct6.970.878.000.8721.1 %2.6 %18.4 %.1620.68.179100.0 %3.052.45
2014Sept/Oct6.750.001.006.7520.0 %0.0 %20.0 %.2000.75.000100.0 %11.382.56
2015Sept/Oct4.500.005.000.0013.5 %0.0 %13.5 %.1890.70.219100.0 %2.133.02
2016Sept/Oct8.443.382.500.0022.7 %9.1 %13.6 %.2251.22.30084.6 %2.403.33
TotalSept/Oct6.802.662.560.5919.2 %7.5 %11.7 %.2331.14.27787.0 %3.363.24

SeasonSept/OctGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2008Sept/Oct2.0021.1 %52.6 %26.3 %10.0 %20.0 %5.0 %0.0 %42.1 %36.8 %21.1 %10.5 %52.6 %36.8 %18771116
2009Sept/Oct4.6024.3 %62.2 %13.5 %40.0 %0.0 %8.7 %0.0 %56.8 %21.6 %21.6 %21.6 %64.9 %13.5 %24292150
2010Sept/Oct2.2513.3 %60.0 %26.7 %12.5 %0.0 %5.6 %0.0 %29.0 %35.5 %35.5 %9.7 %58.1 %32.3 %1657194
2011Sept/Oct3.755.0 %75.0 %20.0 %25.0 %0.0 %6.7 %0.0 %40.0 %40.0 %20.0 %55.0 %35.0 %10.0 %1013764
2012Sept/Oct8.259.8 %80.5 %9.8 %0.0 %50.0 %3.0 %0.0 %36.6 %53.7 %9.8 %12.2 %51.2 %36.6 %15857101
2013Sept/Oct3.6017.9 %64.3 %17.9 %0.0 %20.0 %0.0 %0.0 %51.7 %24.1 %24.1 %10.3 %55.2 %34.5 %1183286
2014Sept/Oct2.0025.0 %50.0 %25.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %75.0 %0.0 %25.0 %0.0 %75.0 %25.0 %15411
2015Sept/Oct3.839.4 %71.9 %18.8 %16.7 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %43.8 %37.5 %18.8 %28.1 %43.8 %28.1 %1334390
2016Sept/Oct2.8323.3 %56.7 %20.0 %0.0 %0.0 %17.6 %0.0 %50.0 %40.0 %10.0 %16.7 %50.0 %33.3 %1616695
TotalSept/Oct3.4516.2 %65.0 %18.8 %12.2 %12.2 %5.3 %0.0 %44.3 %35.9 %19.9 %18.3 %52.7 %29.0 %1280473807