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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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SeasonThrough 3 - 0IPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2008Through 3 - 01.2- - -1510000010300.200.733.200.488
2009Through 3 - 00.2- - -121000009400.333.833.333.554
2010Through 3 - 00.2- - -1710000014900.333.882.333.550
2011Through 3 - 00.1- - -81000006301.500.875.500.595
2012Through 3 - 00.2- - -101000007201.333.800.333.542
2013Through 3 - 00.2- - -1631033011602.600.875.800.650
2014Through 3 - 00.2- - -1721022013600.500.882.750.636
2015Through 3 - 02.0- - -141000008301.167.643.167.392
2016Through 3 - 01.0- - -1500000012602.000.800.000.460
TotalThrough 3 - 08.1- - -1241120550904207.324.815.382.536
2008Through 1 - 211.2- - -4561100040014.146.222.220.206
2009Through 1 - 222.2- - -79123044160031.164.228.247.218
2010Through 1 - 212.2- - -4581022010019.182.200.205.183
2011Through 1 - 213.0- - -4760122050022.143.234.195.203
2012Through 1 - 217.1- - -65121054040024.197.246.213.211
2013Through 1 - 217.0- - -6161033040127.107.180.127.151
2014Through 1 - 220.0- - -6991044120037.134.159.197.160
2015Through 1 - 219.0- - -6983055230021.121.159.258.183
2016Through 1 - 221.2- - -7460144050137.088.162.118.137
TotalThrough 1 - 2155.0- - -55473113292843402232.141.197.198.182

SeasonThrough 3 - 0K/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2008Through 3 - 00.0054.000.000.000.0 %66.7 %-66.7 %- - -6.60.200100.0 %21.1321.92
2009Through 3 - 00.00121.500.000.000.0 %75.0 %-75.0 %- - -15.00.333100.0 %43.6043.60
2010Through 3 - 00.00189.000.000.000.0 %82.4 %-82.3 %- - -22.50.333100.0 %66.0866.08
2011Through 3 - 027.00162.000.170.0012.5 %75.0 %-62.5 %- - -21.001.000100.0 %51.0351.03
2012Through 3 - 013.5094.500.140.0010.0 %70.0 %-60.0 %- - -12.00.500100.0 %31.5931.59
2013Through 3 - 027.00148.500.180.0012.5 %68.8 %-56.3 %- - -21.001.00078.6 %46.5546.55
2014Through 3 - 00.00175.500.000.000.0 %76.5 %-76.5 %- - -22.50.50086.7 %61.6363.49
2015Through 3 - 04.5036.000.130.007.1 %57.1 %-50.0 %- - -4.50.200100.0 %14.1314.13
2016Through 3 - 018.00108.000.170.0013.3 %80.0 %-66.7 %- - -12.00.000100.0 %35.1535.15
TotalThrough 3 - 07.5697.200.080.005.7 %72.6 %-66.9 %- - -12.12.40795.1 %33.8134.12
2008Through 1 - 210.803.093.500.0031.1 %8.9 %22.2 %- - -0.86.222100.0 %1.762.66
2009Through 1 - 212.312.385.170.4039.2 %7.6 %31.6 %- - -0.79.26884.3 %1.731.79
2010Through 1 - 213.500.7119.000.0042.2 %2.2 %40.0 %- - -0.71.32077.8 %0.321.09
2011Through 1 - 215.233.464.400.0046.8 %10.6 %36.2 %- - -0.85.30081.8 %0.791.18
2012Through 1 - 212.462.086.000.0036.9 %6.2 %30.8 %- - -0.92.32468.8 %1.021.36
2013Through 1 - 214.292.126.750.0044.3 %6.6 %37.7 %- - -0.59.20772.7 %0.751.32
2014Through 1 - 216.650.9018.500.4553.6 %2.9 %50.7 %- - -0.55.27672.9 %0.380.41
2015Through 1 - 29.951.427.000.9530.4 %4.4 %26.1 %- - -0.58.14073.2 %2.772.33
2016Through 1 - 215.372.087.400.0050.0 %6.8 %43.2 %- - -0.51.19466.7 %0.561.02
TotalThrough 1 - 213.471.976.820.2341.9 %6.1 %35.7 %- - -0.69.24577.4 %1.141.43

SeasonThrough 3 - 0GB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2008Through 3 - 03.0020.0 %60.0 %20.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %80.0 %0.0 %20.0 %0.0 %80.0 %20.0 %725517
2009Through 3 - 03.000.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %33.3 %33.3 %33.3 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %564511
2010Through 3 - 03.000.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %33.3 %0.0 %66.7 %33.3 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %72657
2011Through 3 - 01.000.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %37307
2012Through 3 - 01.0050.0 %50.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %50.0 %50.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %503614
2013Through 3 - 02.0033.3 %66.7 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %66.7 %33.3 %0.0 %33.3 %66.7 %775918
2014Through 3 - 02.0025.0 %50.0 %25.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %75.0 %25.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %786216
2015Through 3 - 04.0020.0 %80.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %40.0 %40.0 %20.0 %20.0 %80.0 %0.0 %754728
2016Through 3 - 01.000.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %685711
TotalThrough 3 - 010.0018.5 %74.1 %7.4 %0.0 %0.0 %5.0 %0.0 %48.2 %29.6 %22.2 %3.7 %85.2 %11.1 %585456129
2008Through 1 - 22.137.4 %63.0 %29.6 %12.5 %0.0 %17.6 %0.0 %55.6 %18.5 %25.9 %29.6 %48.2 %22.2 %25087163
2009Through 1 - 22.3611.9 %61.9 %26.2 %9.1 %9.1 %7.7 %0.0 %50.0 %35.7 %14.3 %16.7 %66.7 %16.7 %409148261
2010Through 1 - 21.1332.0 %36.0 %32.0 %25.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %28.0 %32.0 %40.0 %20.0 %60.0 %20.0 %22469155
2011Through 1 - 22.7525.0 %55.0 %20.0 %25.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %30.0 %40.0 %30.0 %55.0 %45.0 %0.0 %25389164
2012Through 1 - 26.5018.9 %70.3 %10.8 %0.0 %0.0 %3.8 %0.0 %37.8 %48.7 %13.5 %29.7 %46.0 %24.3 %338109229
2013Through 1 - 22.2920.7 %55.2 %24.1 %14.3 %0.0 %12.5 %0.0 %55.2 %31.0 %13.8 %20.7 %55.2 %24.1 %29497197
2014Through 1 - 21.643.3 %60.0 %36.7 %18.2 %9.1 %5.6 %0.0 %60.0 %26.7 %13.3 %23.3 %53.3 %23.3 %348110238
2015Through 1 - 22.428.9 %64.4 %26.7 %0.0 %16.7 %6.9 %0.0 %46.7 %31.1 %22.2 %22.2 %55.6 %22.2 %355114241
2016Through 1 - 23.0022.6 %58.1 %19.4 %16.7 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %41.9 %35.5 %22.6 %25.8 %58.1 %16.1 %384128256
TotalThrough 1 - 22.3915.7 %59.4 %24.8 %12.7 %5.6 %6.5 %0.0 %45.8 %33.6 %20.6 %25.5 %54.9 %19.6 %28559511904