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Brandon Backe
Birthdate: 4/5/1978 (36 y, 4 m, 27 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-0/195     Position: P
Drafted: 1998 June Amateur Draft - Round: 18, Pick: 29, Overall: 552, Team: Tampa Bay Devil Rays
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RotoWire News: The Astros designated Backe for assignment after Friday's game, the Houston Chronicle reports. (6/26/2009)



SeasonTeamWLSVGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPWAR
2002Devil Rays0009013.04.154.852.08.27970.7 %32.6 %13.6 %6.927.126.46-0.2
2003Devil Rays11028044.27.255.041.21.27666.6 %34.6 %12.0 %5.444.984.870.0
2004Astros53033967.07.253.631.34.32378.7 %40.0 %13.2 %4.304.634.300.4
2004Astros1003318.27.232.890.96.18880.3 %46.0 %10.5 %2.894.124.17 
2005Astros10802625149.15.854.041.15.28371.7 %41.1 %10.6 %4.764.804.810.8
2005Astros0004318.08.503.000.50.25575.3 %40.4 %6.3 %3.003.023.52 
2006Astros (AAA)1204420.15.755.750.44.34471.0 %  5.314.89  
2006Astros3208843.03.983.770.84.26978.8 %36.1 %6.3 %3.774.945.790.3
2007Astros (AA)100115.07.203.601.80.28671.4 %  5.405.41  
2007Astros (AAA)3205525.09.003.961.44.34980.3 %  4.324.90  
2007Astros3105528.23.453.451.26.24278.5 %42.3 %8.9 %3.775.655.800.0
2008Astros91403131166.26.864.161.94.32472.7 %37.9 %16.1 %6.055.874.83-0.9
2009Astros (AA)3004426.05.882.420.00.24384.0 %  1.382.77  
2009Astros (AAA)0102210.03.602.700.00.34268.8 %  4.503.57  
2009Astros0005113.06.924.153.46.36460.0 %34.7 %22.7 %10.387.945.17-0.3
Total- - -3129014579525.16.174.081.49.29973.0 %38.7 %12.8 %5.235.334.940.0
Postseason- - -1007636.27.852.950.74.22177.6 %43.3 %8.6 %2.953.583.85 


SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSO
2002Devil Rays006.92900000013.0611510103702006
2003Devil Rays115.442800005044.2192402827625123036
2004Astros534.303390003067.02937533321027411054
2004Astros102.8933000 018.273116626120015
2005Astros1084.76262511000149.165315182791967145297
2005Astros003.0043000 018.072136616011017
2006Astros (AAA)125.3144000  20.193231212113021013
2006Astros323.77880000043.0189431818418032019
2007Astros (AA)105.4011000  5.0215331200004
2007Astros (AAA)324.3255000  25.0106271212411100025
2007Astros313.77550000028.2123271312411020011
2008Astros9146.05313100000166.275620211411236772420127
2009Astros (AA)301.3844000  26.098184407000017
2009Astros (AAA)014.5022000  10.04513550300004
2009Astros0010.38510000013.06521151556102010
Total- - -31295.231457911080525.1233257431330587238918152360
Postseason- - -102.9576000 036.2145241212312131032

SeasonTeamK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERA-FIP-FIP
2002Devil Rays4.154.850.862.089.8 %11.5 %-1.6 %.2881.69.27970.7 %1561637.12
2002Average6.533.381.931.0516.8 %8.7 %8.1 %.2571.38.28971.7 %  4.52
2003Devil Rays7.255.041.441.2118.8 %13.0 %5.7 %.2421.46.27666.6 %1211124.98
2003Average6.403.301.941.0816.4 %8.5 %7.9 %.2601.38.29171.2 %  4.57
2004Astros7.253.632.001.3418.4 %9.2 %9.2 %.2831.52.32378.7 %981044.63
2004Astros7.232.892.500.9620.6 %8.2 %12.3 %.1690.91.18880.3 %66924.12
2004Average6.603.361.961.1316.9 %8.6 %8.3 %.2611.40.29371.4 %  4.62
2005Astros5.854.041.451.1514.9 %10.3 %4.6 %.2591.46.28371.7 %1131134.80
2005Astros8.503.002.830.5023.6 %8.3 %15.3 %.2001.06.25575.3 %71713.02
2005Average6.383.172.021.0416.5 %8.2 %8.3 %.2601.37.29271.6 %  4.47
2006Astros (AAA)5.755.751.000.4414.0 %14.0 %0.0 %.2951.77.34471.0 %  4.89
2006Astros3.983.771.060.8410.1 %9.5 %0.5 %.2561.42.26978.8 %841104.94
2006Average6.593.302.001.1216.8 %8.4 %8.4 %.2651.41.29870.9 %  4.58
2007Astros (AA)7.203.602.001.8019.1 %9.5 %9.5 %.2631.40.28671.4 %  5.41
2007Astros (AAA)9.003.962.271.4423.6 %10.4 %13.2 %.2841.52.34980.3 %  4.90
2007Astros3.453.451.001.268.9 %8.9 %0.0 %.2451.33.24278.5 %861285.65
2007Average6.673.332.001.0317.1 %8.5 %8.6 %.2631.41.29970.7 %  4.43
2008Astros6.864.161.651.9416.8 %10.2 %6.6 %.2991.67.32472.7 %1441395.87
2008Average6.833.392.011.0117.5 %8.7 %8.8 %.2591.39.29671.4 %  4.39
2009Astros (AA)5.882.422.430.0017.4 %7.1 %10.2 %.1980.96.24384.0 %  2.77
2009Astros (AAA)3.602.701.330.008.9 %6.7 %2.2 %.3101.60.34268.8 %  3.57
2009Astros6.924.151.673.4615.4 %9.2 %6.1 %.3562.08.36460.0 %2511917.94
2009Average6.993.462.021.0518.0 %8.9 %9.1 %.2581.39.29571.9 %  4.42
Total- - -6.174.081.511.4915.4 %10.2 %5.2 %.2761.55.29973.0 %1221245.33
Postseason- - -7.852.952.670.7422.1 %8.3 %13.8 %.1850.98.22177.6 %69823.58

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%SIERAxFIP-xFIP
2002Devil Rays0.6819.6 %32.6 %47.8 %13.6 %13.6 %6.7 %0.0 %5.561476.46
2003Devil Rays0.8826.0 %34.6 %39.4 %18.0 %12.0 %6.8 %0.0 %4.521094.87
2004Astros1.0822.9 %40.0 %37.1 %13.2 %13.2 %4.9 %0.0 %4.32984.30
2004Astros1.2116.0 %46.0 %38.0 %10.5 %10.5 %4.3 %0.0 %3.65954.17
2005Astros1.0720.6 %41.1 %38.3 %10.6 %10.6 %6.2 %35.7 %4.891134.81
2005Astros1.1925.5 %40.4 %34.0 %0.0 %6.3 %0.0 %0.0 %3.18833.52
2006Astros0.8320.1 %36.1 %43.8 %11.1 %6.3 %3.8 %20.0 %5.801285.79
2007Astros0.9111.3 %42.3 %46.4 %8.9 %8.9 %0.0 %50.0 %5.771295.80
2008Astros0.9220.9 %37.9 %41.2 %9.9 %16.1 %4.9 %14.3 %4.761124.83
2009Astros0.7720.4 %34.7 %44.9 %9.1 %22.7 %11.8 %0.0 %4.651225.17
Total- - -0.9520.8 %38.7 %40.6 %11.2 %12.8 %5.2 %22.2 %4.861134.94
Postseason- - -1.2020.6 %43.3 %36.1 %5.7 %8.6 %2.4 %0.0 %3.42893.85

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2002Devil Rays152293100386121207
2003Devil Rays445033932022291428719
2004Astros82764710460474196831102
2004Astros23198210011107166273
2005Astros1931809719121459687814382316
2005Astros1916120010192168260
2006Astros526329725125263405668
2007Astros414511402123184273457
2008Astros20522311322107191102317662789
2009Astros1722102200495137232
Total- - -6496813497634368311323952518490
Postseason- - -423520211012199334533

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
2002Devil Rays-0.06-0.200.14-3.30-0.340.120.110.150.015-0.41-0.0701
2003Devil Rays0.58-2.102.682.320.210.730.841.041.14200.370.4284
2004Astros0.09-4.304.392.760.230.810.800.860.9725-0.140.2524
2004Astros0.59-0.961.554.500.441.061.120.881.7530.510.0500
2005Astros-0.90-11.4110.50-6.90-0.680.920.810.841.0725-1.160.1700
2005Astros0.29-0.981.271.390.150.970.940.700.8740.39-0.0900
2006Astros0.16-3.623.782.730.291.131.040.870.8780.050.1000
2007Astros0.12-1.841.951.490.160.890.810.860.915-0.200.3300
2008Astros-2.60-14.7012.10-30.79-3.060.920.870.871.2431-2.930.0900
2009Astros-0.29-0.620.33-8.23-0.820.320.330.360.322-0.990.1001
Total- - --2.91-38.7735.87-39.91-4.010.860.820.831.03121-5.422.061010
Postseason- - -0.88-1.942.825.890.591.021.030.781.2570.91-0.0400

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2002Devil Rays72.9% (90.8)8.7% (83.2) 12.6% (73.6)5.8% (83.3)   
2003Devil Rays62.6% (91.0)16.5% (81.5) 16.2% (74.4)4.7% (80.4)  8.9%
2004Astros56.9% (91.2)22.2% (82.3) 17.0% (74.7)3.9% (82.0)  3.9%
2005Astros56.6% (90.2)19.2% (81.7)0.1% (74.5)14.3% (74.3)9.8% (82.0)  4.9%
2006Astros58.1% (89.4)18.3% (80.9) 16.0% (74.2)7.6% (79.6)  0.7%
2007Astros64.1% (89.1)15.5% (82.0) 10.3% (74.0)10.1% (80.8)   
2008Astros48.3% (89.5)21.5% (81.8)9.2% (87.0)12.8% (73.5)8.2% (80.5)  2.4%
2009Astros58.4% (88.9)22.6% (81.8)4.4% (87.6)9.3% (74.8)5.3% (82.6)  2.6%
Total- - -55.4% (90.0)19.7% (81.8)3.2% (87.0)14.1% (74.1)7.7% (81.1)  3.5%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2007Astros62.9 %     17.1 %10.0 %  10.0 %   
2008Astros46.8 %     22.0 %18.8 %  12.2 %   
2009Astros45.5 %8.7 %    24.2 %8.7 %  11.3 %   
Total- - -48.8 %0.6 %    21.5 %16.9 %  11.9 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2007Astros89.3     82.274.0  80.8  
2008Astros89.7     84.276.1  81.6  
2009Astros89.089.2    81.975.8  84.8  
Total- - -89.689.2    83.875.9  81.8  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2002Devil Rays-1.8-0.1 -1.40.4  -1.18-0.29 -5.573.47  
2003Devil Rays-1.82.6 1.4-1.3  -0.452.40 1.32-4.29  
2004Astros-9.71.2 4.01.4  -1.610.52 2.233.40  
2005Astros-21.13.8-0.18.12.7  -1.690.90-7.132.561.24  
2006Astros-3.53.3 -0.3-0.2  -0.922.77 -0.28-0.41  
2007Astros0.00.0 -1.11.2  0.000.05 -2.372.53  
2008Astros-23.23.3-2.7-3.6-5.7  -1.760.56-1.09-1.03-2.55  
2009Astros-4.91.7-1.1-1.6-1.9  -3.693.39-10.99-7.60-15.51  
Total- - --66.015.9-4.05.5-3.4  -1.460.99-1.520.48-0.54  

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2007Astros-0.6     -1.0-0.6  1.5  
2008Astros-19.4     -8.8-2.1  -9.5  
2009Astros-3.4-1.2    0.3-1.6  -1.9  
Total- - --23.5-1.2    -9.5-4.2  -10.0  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2007Astros-0.22     -1.34-1.26  3.30  
2008Astros-1.59     -1.53-0.43  -2.99  
2009Astros-3.26-6.03    0.56-7.88  -7.31  
Total- - --1.47-6.03    -1.34-0.77  -2.57  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2002Devil Rays19.2 %76.7 %47.8 %55.0 %92.4 %84.9 %49.8 %47.5 %7.3 %
2002Average18.1 %70.1 %46.5 %47.5 %85.5 %78.8 %54.6 %58.3 %9.8 %
2003Devil Rays24.8 %64.6 %42.8 %44.3 %87.0 %73.4 %45.2 %51.6 %11.3 %
2003Average22.2 %68.8 %46.2 %51.9 %87.8 %79.4 %51.4 %58.6 %9.5 %
2004Astros22.0 %69.3 %46.0 %49.1 %85.7 %77.1 %50.7 %58.0 %10.4 %
2004Average16.6 %69.6 %45.8 %53.7 %85.2 %80.1 %55.1 %58.4 %9.0 %
2005Astros21.7 %67.8 %45.4 %48.7 %86.9 %78.1 %51.4 %62.3 %9.9 %
2005Average20.3 %68.0 %46.0 %51.8 %88.3 %80.8 %53.8 %59.1 %8.7 %
2006Astros24.1 %61.4 %42.9 %57.1 %94.0 %83.8 %50.5 %59.8 %6.9 %
2006Average23.5 %66.6 %46.1 %57.4 %88.5 %81.0 %52.6 %58.8 %8.5 %
2007Astros21.9 %65.3 %43.3 %66.0 %93.8 %86.7 %49.3 %59.4 %5.5 %
2007Average25.0 %66.6 %45.9 %60.8 %88.2 %80.8 %50.3 %58.7 %8.6 %
2008Astros31.5 %61.7 %45.9 %59.4 %88.3 %77.9 %47.6 %60.7 %9.9 %
2008Average25.4 %65.4 %45.9 %61.7 %87.9 %80.8 %51.1 %58.6 %8.6 %
2009Astros23.9 %67.3 %44.0 %78.6 %86.8 %84.4 %46.3 %56.9 %6.5 %
2009Average25.1 %66.0 %45.3 %61.7 %87.8 %80.5 %49.3 %58.2 %8.6 %
Total- - -25.6 %65.3 %45.1 %55.2 %88.3 %78.7 %49.2 %59.5 %9.5 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2007Astros26.4 %59.4 %42.4 %73.3 %94.4 %87.6 %48.3 %22.3
2007Average28.9 %62.3 %45.4 %66.4 %87.6 %80.8 %49.6 %21.5
2008Astros31.3 %62.1 %45.7 %59.6 %89.4 %78.6 %46.9 %24.0
2008Average28.0 %62.5 %45.3 %65.9 %88.0 %81.2 %50.3 %21.6
2009Astros20.9 %64.3 %42.3 %79.2 %87.5 %85.4 %49.3 %22.7
2009Average27.9 %61.4 %44.8 %65.5 %88.0 %81.0 %50.4 %21.4
Total- - -30.0 %61.9 %45.0 %62.1 %90.0 %80.2 %47.2 %23.7

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2002Devil RaysP9013.0000000000 2   .000 
2003Devil RaysP28044.2330001100 0   1.000 
2004AstrosP33967.04100001100 2   1.000 
2005AstrosP2625149.18190001100 4   1.000 
2006AstrosP8843.0590001100 0   1.000 
2007AstrosP5528.2260001100 0   1.000 
2008AstrosP3131166.215171012200 4   .970 
2009AstrosP5113.0020000000 1   1.000 
Total- - -P14579525.137661017700 13   .990 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2003Devil RaysP44.21  001              
2004AstrosP67.01  0-11              
2005AstrosP149.11  0-2-2              
2006AstrosP43.01  013              
2007AstrosP28.20  011              
2008AstrosP166.22  0-21              
2009AstrosP13.00  000              
Total- - -P525.16  0-35              

SeasonTeamRA9-WARBIP-WinsLOB-WinsFDP-WinsRARWARDollarsSalary
2002Devil Rays-0.20.00.00.0-1.9-0.2($0.5) 
2003Devil Rays-0.30.1-0.4-0.2-0.50.0($0.1) 
2004Astros0.8-0.50.90.44.50.4$1.4 
2005Astros0.90.3-0.20.18.10.8$2.7$0.4
2006Astros1.00.30.40.73.40.3$1.2$0.4
2007Astros0.50.40.10.6-0.30.0($0.1)$0.5
2008Astros-1.0-1.11.0-0.1-10.1-0.9($4.3)$0.8
2009Astros-0.5-0.30.1-0.1-3.8-0.3($1.5) 
Total- - -1.4-0.72.01.3-0.70.0($1.2)$2.1

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  • 1998 June Amateur Draft - Round: 18, Pick: 29, Overall: 552
    • Team: Tampa Bay Devil Rays
    • School: Galveston College
  • 1996 June Amateur Draft - Round: 36, Pick: 8, Overall: 1063
    • Team: Milwaukee Brewers
    • School: Ball HS (Galveston, TX)