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Birth Date2-22-1992
Height6' 1"
Weight190 lbs
Age27 years, 7 months, 28 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2015
-1.02016
-0.42017
-0.02018
-0.12019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2016 ARI MLB 13 11 70.0 4 5 0 80 28 43 14 102 10.3 3.6 1.8 5.5 45% .300 1.54 5.79 5.27 118 6.59 145.9 -1.0
2017 ARI MLB 10 3 25.0 0 1 0 31 15 18 5 96 11.2 5.4 1.8 6.5 44% .317 1.84 6.25 5.76 116 6.70 142.6 -0.4
2018 ARI MLB 3 0 5.0 0 0 0 4 2 3 0 89 7.2 3.6 0.0 5.4 47% .267 1.20 3.72 7.20 103 5.26 117.5 0.0
CareerMLB2614100.046011545641910010.44.11.75.845%.3031.605.805.491176.55143.6-1.4

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2013 SBN A MID 4 4 20.7 0 1 0 14 8 16 2 105 6.1 3.5 0.9 7.0 0% .218 1.06 4.35 2.61 113 4.04 87.8
2013 YAK A- NOR 8 8 19.0 0 2 0 30 6 24 1 98 14.2 2.8 0.5 11.4 0% .475 1.89 2.58 7.58 83 7.40 160.7
2014 SBN A MID 8 8 45.7 4 2 0 46 11 41 1 97 9.1 2.2 0.2 8.1 0% .336 1.25 2.82 3.74 83 4.00 84.6
2014 VIS A+ CAL 10 10 60.3 2 4 0 57 21 68 7 110 8.5 3.1 1.0 10.1 0% .336 1.29 4.37 4.03 92 3.80 80.5
2014 MOB AA SOU 4 4 20.0 1 2 0 14 10 18 3 100 6.3 4.5 1.4 8.1 0% .216 1.20 4.83 3.60 113 3.87 82.0
2015 MOB AA SOU 28 27 156.7 9 11 0 147 56 118 7 102 8.4 3.2 0.4 6.8 0% .294 1.30 3.54 3.50 96 3.97 87.1
2016 ARI MLB NL 13 11 70.0 4 5 0 80 28 43 14 102 10.3 3.6 1.8 5.5 45% .300 1.54 5.79 5.27 118 6.59 145.9
2016 RNO AAA PCL 19 19 119.3 8 5 0 131 22 77 7 104 9.9 1.7 0.5 5.8 47% .316 1.28 3.74 3.70 92 3.83 84.6
2017 ARI MLB NL 10 3 25.0 0 1 0 31 15 18 5 96 11.2 5.4 1.8 6.5 44% .317 1.84 6.25 5.76 116 6.70 142.6
2017 RNO AAA PCL 19 19 105.0 7 6 0 129 42 69 18 108 11.1 3.6 1.5 5.9 43% .326 1.63 5.92 5.66 117 6.21 132.0
2017 DIA Rk AZL 1 1 4.0 0 0 0 5 0 5 1 102 11.3 0.0 2.3 11.3 33% .364 1.25 4.97 9.00 92 2.51 53.4
2018 ARI MLB NL 3 0 5.0 0 0 0 4 2 3 0 89 7.2 3.6 0.0 5.4 47% .267 1.20 3.72 7.20 103 5.26 117.5
2018 RNO AAA PCL 30 6 74.3 6 4 1 93 36 58 13 107 11.3 4.4 1.6 7.0 38% .340 1.74 6.07 5.81 121 6.70 141.7
2019 RNO AAA PCL 30 15 95.3 4 5 0 111 37 88 19 110 10.5 3.5 1.8 8.3 47% .333 1.55 5.83 5.95 107 5.32 109.4

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2016 1177 0.4019 0.4350 0.8066 0.6533 0.2884 0.8835 0.6897 0.1934
2017 490 0.4347 0.4163 0.8039 0.6667 0.2238 0.8944 0.5968 0.1961
2018 82 0.4024 0.4146 0.7941 0.7273 0.2041 0.7917 0.8000 0.2059
Career17490.41110.42880.80530.66050.26630.88220.66880.1947

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-13 2014-08-23 Minors 10 0 Right Fingers Blister Index Finger -
2014-04-03 2014-04-17 Minors 14 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 ARI $
2017 ARI $
2016 ARI $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 128 dSosnick Cobbe & Karon2019

Details
  • 2019
  • 1 year (2018). Re-signed by Arizona 3/18. Sent outright to Triple-A by Arizona 11/20/18.
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Arizona 3/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Contract selected by Arizona 7/25/16.
  • Drafted by Arizona 2013 (1-15) (Nevada). $2.25M signing bonus ($2.4345M slot).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 0 7.3 0.1 22 14 96.3 84 33 72 12 .257 1.21 3.98 4.38 -12.3 -1.3
80o 0 7.2 0.1 21 13 89.9 84 33 67 12 .270 1.29 4.36 4.8 -15.4 -1.7
70o 0 7.1 0.1 20 13 85.4 83 33 64 12 .279 1.36 4.63 5.1 -17.3 -1.9
60o 0 7.1 0.1 19 12 81.7 83 32 61 12 .287 1.41 4.87 5.37 -18.9 -2.1
50o 0 7 0 18 12 78.2 82 32 58 12 .294 1.46 5.10 5.62 -20.1 -2.2
40o 0 6.9 0 17 11 74.8 82 32 56 12 .302 1.52 5.33 5.87 -21.2 -2.3
30o 0 6.8 0 16 11 71.3 81 32 53 12 .310 1.58 5.58 6.15 -22.3 -2.4
20o 0 6.6 0 16 10 67.2 80 31 50 12 .319 1.65 5.88 6.48 -23.3 -2.5
10o 0 6.4 0 14 9 61.7 78 30 46 11 .333 1.75 6.30 6.94 -24.4 -2.6
Weighted Mean06.90181277.881325812.2931.455.075.59-19.8-2.1

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DateQuestionAnswer
2016-09-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Rookies Jake Thompson, Cody Reed, Mike Clevinger and Braden Shipley have run into some hiccups in their 1st seasons. Do you like any of them to be mid-rotation guys still or have their implosions changed your valuation of them into back-end/RP types?
(Cole Whittier from Pasadena, CA)
Well, I never thought Clevenger was a mid-rotation guy, but those other guys certainly showed flashes. I think it's way too soon to give up on any of them -- particularly Reed -- but there are reasons to be concerned, particularly with Shipley. Backend starter is the likely outcome for all of them. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-09-27 21:00:00 (link to chat)What's the prognosis on Braden Shipley's career now that his K rate has cratered and he's gotten hammered again and again? Is there any hope? Same question for Cody Reed and Jake Thompson.
(Cole Whittier from Pasadena, CA)
I think there's some cause for concern about them all, but I wouldn't give up on any. We've seen almost unprecedented early-career swings in performance from some top prospects over the last few years. In order from most to least concerned: Thompson, Shipley, Reed. (Matthew Trueblood)
2015-09-30 19:00:00 (link to chat)Do you expect any of these guys to bounceback in 2016?: Arismendy Alcantara D.J. Peterson Alen Hanson Alex Jackson David Dahl Tyler Kolek Braden Shipley Reynaldo Lopez Sorry for the huge question, thanks!!!
(Max from Connecticut)
I would put my faith in Reynaldo Lopez and David Dahl. Arismendy Alcantara's approach hasn't matured from where it was last year so I'm not expecting him to bounce back. Alex Jackson looked lost at the MWL, he still has talent but that might take some time for him to figure it out. I've heard awful things on Tyler Kolek, high exertion with a terrible body and nary a dependable secondary pitch.

Braden Shipley hurts me. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-09-30 19:00:00 (link to chat)Can you elaborate on Braden Shipley and his violent tendencies?
(Jack from Texas)
I fell in love with the profile, athletic and armed with a plus potential change and a curveball that showed development as 2014 wore on. This year I've gotten reports on his stuff and the term used to describe it was "middling". He had a strong August but caution is to be exercised here. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)So Braden Shipley has been disappointing this season, but I feel like the hate has gone wayyy too far. Guy's still new to pitching and has a 3.43 ERA in Double-A, and is giving up almost no HR's.
(Chase from LA)
Yeah, this is a good point. Shipley hasn't great by any means, but I know some who are ready to write the guy off, and that's not fair. I'd say he's fallen behind Aaron Blair, but that's okay, he's still a potential mid-rotation starter. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on a few question mark pitching prospects, Jameson Taillon,Braden Shipley, and Mark Appel? What do you see out of them over the next couple seasons?
(Tony from ND)
Really have to see Taillon healthy before we make a judgment. I think Appel could be an OK mid-tier starter, but the ideas of him being an ace or even a #2 should be removed out of our heads. Shipley is the guy of the three who excites me the most. You have to be careful with comps, but I like the Jacob deGrom parallels here, with the converted shortstop who throws 95 MPH. He needs more refinement, but I could see him surprising in his debut. (Mike Gianella)
2015-02-04 19:00:00 (link to chat)How would you rank Aaron Blair, Marco Gonzalez, and Braden Shipley? And will Eddie Butler ultimately be a starter? Thank you!
(Dennis from LA)
Shipley, gap, Butler, Blair, Gonzales. Way too early to write off Butler-- let's see how the breaking ball comes along. A RHP with a big time FB and a swing and miss quality CH is usually a good bet. (Jordan Gorosh)
2015-02-18 19:00:00 (link to chat)Welcome Brendan. Thoughts on Braden Shipley after (potentially) catching him with Hillsboro? Seems to be a big helium guy this year. What's changed since 2013?
(brenly from arizona)
Shipley was drafted on the strength of his fastball/change up combination. There were a lot of questions about his curve because he didn't throw it much at Nevada, but it wound up being a better and more advanced pitch than most people were expecting. He's risen up prospect rankings accordingly. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2015-01-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)With Braden Shipley's late intro to pitching and subsequent quick development, do you think his ceiling could be that of a #2 if he keeps developing? I realize mid rotation arm is more realistic, but could a #2 be within reach or does he just lack the stuff to get there.
(treynay3 from Indy)
Shipley could reach no. 2 status without question. There were even early iterations of the rankings where I had him slotted as the top prospect in the system. His mechanics aren't yet second-nature for him, and he needs to iron that out before his arsenal makes the jump and becomes more dependable. But he has the characteristics I look for in trying to identify arms that will improve mechanically, and there's a lot of juice in the arm. Don't count on #2 production, but it's there for the taking. (NL West Top 10s With Nick Faleris)
2014-11-04 18:00:00 (link to chat)The Eyewitness Reports on Braden Shipley are encouraging, but I was wondering if you could fill us in a little more on him. Thanks.
(Dave from Des Moines)
I haven't seen Shipley since college, and while I've talked to people about him this year, I think the best information you're going to get are the Eyewitness Reports we have here on the site (http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_pit.php?reportid=156 and http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_pit.php?reportid=163). Those are two really well-written reports that represent a strong picture of what Shipley brings to the table and can be going forward. (Mark Anderson)
2014-11-04 18:00:00 (link to chat)I know you aren't a fantasy guy, but I just traded Margot for Braden Shipley. Do you see Shipley as more of a safer bet to realize his potential?
(Ryan from MTL)
Margot isn't as risky as most guys his age and with his experience level, but Shipley is probably a more stable prospect with a greater likelihood of success. (Mark Anderson)
2014-07-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Mark, where do you see the ETA for Diamondback hurlers Braden Shipley and Aaron Blair? Also, are the mid rotation to back end guys or a chance for more?
(Brett from New Jersey)
Shipley is showing the stuff and enough polish to move very quickly through the system and could reach the big leagues late next year, though 2016 is more likely. Blair is squarely in the 2016 time frame for me. Shipley has a much higher ceiling and be a #2 if he can put it all together; Blair has the type of ceiling you noted. (Mark Anderson)
2014-06-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Higher upside - Henry Owens or Braden Shipley? See either one making an ace level leap anytime soon?
(John from LA)
Braden Shipley, whom I could be seeing next week, has the higher upside by far. (Ron Shah)
2014-04-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Any word on Braden Shipley? Heard he has biceps tendonitis. Is that serious? TJ? I see him as a solid #2 to Archie. What do you think?
(tsweber from Reno)
Big fan of Shipley. Dig the stuff and the delivery - he stays back a little bit more than I would like, but the balance+posture are excellent. Tendinitis can be a bit of a wild card, as we don't know the root of the inflammation, and biceps tendinitis can have implications for elbow and shoulder. The D'Backs will be wise to stay cautious in order to avoid the risk of cascade injury (detecting a theme in this chat), and with careful management the minor setback will just be a speed bump in his development. I am not too concerned, so I think that we can back off the TJ ledge.

On the jukebox: Warren G, "Regulators" (Doug Thorburn)
2014-04-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat. In your opinion, which hitter and pitcher, outside of the top 50, have the highest ceilings?
(cracker73 from Florida )
Alex Reyes, Jose Martinez, Braden Shipley, and Hunter Harvey on the pitching side; Nick Williams, Raimel Tapia, and David Dahl on the positional side of the ball. (Jason Parks)
2014-01-17 10:00:00 (link to chat)Name game time! Outside of the top 50 prospects, give me 2 pitchers and 2 hitters you think are going to be well within the top 50 by this time next year!
(vegetto712 from Florida)
David Dahl and Josh Bell with the stick; Alex Reyes and Braden Shipley with the arm (Jason Parks)
2014-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of a ceiling do you see for Braden Shipley? Could he be a role 6/#2 starter?
(Mark from Arizona)
That may be his ultimate ceiling, but he's probably more of a High-5, #3 starter, which is still really good. (Mark Anderson)
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Top 5 dynasty prospects from this past draft?
(John from My basement)
Off the top of my head: Bryant, Frazier, Gray, Stewart, Appel. The fifth one was tough for me. I also really like JP Crawford, Braden Shipley, Hunter Harvey and Reese McGuire. The first four I'm a little more confident on. (Craig Goldstein)
2013-12-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)More promising potential: Braden Shipley or Hunter Harvey?
(Alex from Denver)
I'd take Harvey's ceiling, but also high on Shipley. (Jason Parks)
2013-10-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which prospect will breakout next year?
(Cards from St. Louis)
Braden Shipley; Hunter Harvey; Edwin Diaz; Chi Chi Gonzalez

Just to name a few (Jason Parks)


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