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Brad Ziegler
Birthdate: 10/10/1979 (37 y, 5 m, 13 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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SeasonMen on BaseIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2008Men on Base35.2- - -1111651761113113.162.262.283.234
2009Men on Base38.2- - -150386027252164020.284.362.385.324
2010Men on Base29.0- - -119256123213178110.248.364.424.327
2011Men on Base37.2- - -143274021140123127.208.282.244.234
2012Men on Base39.0- - -13427501917092120.218.280.267.241
2013Men on Base35.1- - -145334017150146120.254.336.294.271
2014Men on Base29.0- - -125316125221146116.282.377.408.329
2015Men on Base26.1- - -9918501512183111.200.278.295.245
2016Men on Base39.0- - -152292119150177135.216.313.252.241
TotalMen on Base309.2- - -11782444341731478118428172.232.319.314.272

SeasonMen on BaseK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2008Men on Base3.282.781.180.2511.7 %9.9 %1.8 %- - -0.76.17779.0 %3.784.00
2009Men on Base4.663.721.250.4713.3 %10.7 %2.7 %- - -1.40.32152.7 %3.984.05
2010Men on Base3.105.280.590.938.4 %14.3 %-5.9 %- - -1.45.25051.6 %5.605.05
2011Men on Base6.452.872.250.0018.9 %8.4 %10.5 %- - -1.04.26247.5 %2.633.23
2012Men on Base4.622.082.220.0014.9 %6.7 %8.2 %- - -0.92.26048.7 %2.843.06
2013Men on Base5.093.571.430.0013.8 %9.7 %4.1 %- - -1.33.30064.6 %3.193.58
2014Men on Base4.974.341.140.3112.8 %11.2 %1.6 %- - -1.55.32347.1 %4.034.18
2015Men on Base3.762.731.380.3411.1 %8.1 %3.0 %- - -0.99.21846.9 %3.824.00
2016Men on Base8.083.922.060.0023.0 %11.2 %11.8 %- - -1.18.29359.6 %2.743.38
TotalMen on Base5.003.431.460.2314.6 %10.0 %4.6 %- - -1.17.27154.9 %3.543.78

SeasonMen on BaseGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2008Men on Base3.1916.3 %63.8 %20.0 %6.3 %6.3 %2.0 %0.0 %45.4 %30.2 %24.4 %15.1 %61.6 %23.3 %376140236
2009Men on Base3.0919.6 %60.7 %19.6 %4.5 %9.1 %7.4 %0.0 %37.7 %39.5 %22.8 %15.8 %64.0 %20.2 %562223339
2010Men on Base2.7420.2 %58.4 %21.3 %10.5 %15.8 %5.8 %0.0 %39.6 %35.2 %25.3 %16.5 %57.1 %26.4 %402175227
2011Men on Base3.8313.9 %68.3 %17.8 %11.1 %0.0 %7.2 %50.0 %40.8 %28.2 %31.1 %41.8 %39.8 %18.5 %512199313
2012Men on Base13.1715.8 %78.2 %5.9 %0.0 %0.0 %2.5 %33.3 %37.5 %43.3 %19.2 %15.4 %61.5 %23.1 %457147310
2013Men on Base7.6018.1 %72.4 %9.5 %20.0 %0.0 %6.6 %20.0 %46.4 %35.5 %18.2 %22.7 %54.6 %22.7 %462164298
2014Men on Base4.0722.0 %62.6 %15.4 %0.0 %7.1 %8.8 %0.0 %46.2 %33.3 %20.4 %23.7 %46.2 %30.1 %412174238
2015Men on Base4.5013.2 %71.1 %15.8 %8.3 %8.3 %3.7 %0.0 %52.6 %20.5 %26.9 %25.6 %60.3 %14.1 %348128220
2016Men on Base4.1319.8 %64.6 %15.6 %6.7 %0.0 %8.1 %66.7 %46.5 %34.3 %19.2 %19.2 %55.6 %25.3 %541199342
TotalMen on Base4.3017.7 %66.7 %15.5 %7.6 %6.1 %5.8 %18.5 %43.3 %33.8 %22.9 %21.8 %55.6 %22.7 %407215492523