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Brad Bergesen P

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
10 102 424 19 25 0 4.61 -3.9
Birth Date9-25-1985
Height6' 2"
Weight210 lbs
Age32 years, 9 months, 21 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
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 oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2009 BAL MLB 19 19 123.3 7 5 0 126 32 65 11 .260 107 9.2 2.3 0.8 4.7 51% .283 .245 1.28 4.14 3.43 108 5.07 108.8 0.7
2010 BAL MLB 30 28 170.0 8 12 0 193 51 81 26 .259 113 10.2 2.7 1.4 4.3 50% .287 .277 1.44 5.10 4.98 124 6.57 148.4 -2.6
2011 BAL MLB 34 12 101.0 2 7 0 119 32 61 16 .269 104 10.6 2.9 1.4 5.4 41% .304 .296 1.50 4.95 5.70 122 6.35 147.5 -1.7
2012 ARI MLB 19 0 29.7 2 1 0 29 7 18 2 .262 102 8.8 2.1 0.6 5.5 45% .290 .255 1.21 3.60 3.64 108 5.22 119.6 -0.1
CareerMLB10259424.01925046712222555.2621089.92.61.24.848%.290.2711.394.684.611186.02135.4-3.9

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2004 BLU Rk 5 0 7.3 0 0 0 9 4 9 1 .000 11.1 4.9 1.2 11.1 0% .381 .000 1.78 4.67 6.16 0 0.00 0.0
2005 ABE A- 15 15 71.0 1 3 0 89 14 54 5 .265 82 11.3 1.8 0.6 6.8 50% .354 .290 1.45 3.44 4.82 0 0.00 0.0
2006 DEL A 18 14 86.1 5 4 0 97 10 49 6 .267 86 10.1 1.0 0.6 5.1 46% .322 .249 1.24 3.73 4.29 98 4.19 100.6
2007 DEL A 15 15 94.3 7 3 0 75 17 73 3 .269 91 7.2 1.6 0.3 7.0 59% .260 .214 0.98 3.12 2.20 77 2.91 90.6
2007 FRD A+ 10 10 56.3 3 6 0 78 9 35 4 .252 100 12.5 1.4 0.6 5.6 55% .356 .274 1.55 3.78 5.75 105 5.94 108.8
2008 FRD A+ 4 3 17.3 1 1 0 15 6 15 2 .257 105 7.8 3.1 1.0 7.8 65% .265 .244 1.21 4.43 2.08 85 2.88 57.9
2008 BOW AA 24 23 148.0 15 6 0 143 27 72 11 .257 103 8.7 1.6 0.7 4.4 54% .265 .226 1.15 3.82 3.22 98 2.57 54.5
2009 BAL MLB 19 19 123.3 7 5 0 126 32 65 11 .260 107 9.2 2.3 0.8 4.7 51% .283 .245 1.28 4.14 3.43 108 5.07 108.8
2009 NOR AAA 2 2 11.0 1 1 0 6 3 9 0 .244 114 4.9 2.5 0.0 7.4 55% .194 .189 0.82 2.87 2.45 90 3.17 71.4
2010 BAL MLB 30 28 170.0 8 12 0 193 51 81 26 .259 113 10.2 2.7 1.4 4.3 50% .287 .277 1.44 5.10 4.98 124 6.57 148.4
2010 NOR AAA 3 3 14.7 1 0 0 17 3 10 2 .236 98 10.4 1.8 1.2 6.1 63% .300 .259 1.36 4.31 4.29 88 2.50 53.6
2011 BAL MLB 34 12 101.0 2 7 0 119 32 61 16 .269 104 10.6 2.9 1.4 5.4 41% .304 .296 1.50 4.95 5.70 122 6.35 147.5
2011 NOR AAA 3 3 22.0 2 1 0 14 8 18 1 .257 97 5.7 3.3 0.4 7.4 48% .213 .188 1.00 3.28 1.64 90 1.97 44.3
2012 ARI MLB 19 0 29.7 2 1 0 29 7 18 2 .262 102 8.8 2.1 0.6 5.5 45% .290 .255 1.21 3.60 3.64 108 5.22 119.6
2012 NOR AAA 22 10 80.3 4 3 1 90 23 41 10 .249 96 10.1 2.6 1.1 4.6 44% .297 .275 1.41 4.69 4.03 120 6.19 140.6
2012 RNO AAA 1 1 3.7 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 .253 88 2.5 2.5 0.0 7.4 33% .111 .110 0.55 2.84 0.00 96 3.98 76.1
2017 LAG Wnt 2 1 9.7 0 0 0 15 1 3 1 .000 14.0 0.9 0.9 2.8 0% .359 .000 1.66 4.89 7.45 0 0.00 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2009 1847 0.5127 0.4607 0.8461 0.6030 0.3111 0.9002 0.7357 0.1539
2010 2596 0.5023 0.4434 0.8653 0.6051 0.2802 0.9227 0.7403 0.1347
2011 1637 0.5290 0.4685 0.8514 0.6490 0.2659 0.8861 0.7561 0.1486
2012 412 0.5073 0.4879 0.8408 0.6699 0.3005 0.8571 0.8033 0.1592
Career64920.51230.45750.85480.61970.28670.90290.7470.1452

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
2011-03-26 2011-03-31 Camp 5 0 Right Forearm Contusion Batted Ball -
2011-02-18 2011-02-19 Camp 1 0 General Medical Illness -
2010-02-12 2010-02-28 Camp 16 0 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2009-12-15 2009-12-15 Off 0 0 Right Shoulder Strain Shooting Commercial -
2009-07-31 2009-10-05 60-DL 66 61 Left Lower Leg Contusion Shin -
2009-02-26 2009-03-01 Camp 3 0 Right Elbow Soreness -
2006-08-05 2006-09-05 Minors 31 0 - General Medical Illness Mononucleosis - -
2004-08-01 2004-09-05 Minors 35 0 Right Shoulder Soreness - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 BAL $800,000
2011 BAL $434,000
2010 BAL $405,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,639,000
3 yrTotal$1,639,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 45 d2013

Details
  • 2013. Signed with Chunichi Dragons of Japanese Central League 11/30/12.
  • 1 year/$0.8M (2012). Lost in arbitration with Baltimore 2/9/12 ($1.2M-$0.8M). DFA by Baltimore 5/12/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by Baltimore 5/17/12. Contract purchased by Baltimore 7/17/12. Claimed by Arizona off waivers 7/20/12 after being DFA by Baltimore 7/18/12. Released by Arizona 11/28/12.
  • 1 year/$0.434M (2011). Re-signed by Baltimore 2/11.
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2010). Re-signed 3/9/10. Optioned to Triple-A 4/20/10. Recalled 5/1/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Contract purchased 11/18/08. Re-signed 2/11/09. Optioned to Triple-A 3/21/09. Recalled 4/21/09.
  • Drafted 2004 (4-109) (Foothill HS, Pleasanton, Calif.). $0.31M signing bonus.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2009-12-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Last season Brad Bergesen succeeded in his first major league season despite a low strikeout rate. One of your writers (I think it was Sheehan) cited the low strikeout rate as a reason to believe that Bergesen will decline this season. Do you agree with this writer's analysis?
(TGisriel from Baltimore)
I do, but that doesn't mean I think Bergesen can't be an asset at the back end of a rotation, especially one that might wind up as jam-packed with talent as the Orioles' figures to be over the next several seasons. I'd like his lot to Walt Terrell's coming up with the Mets in the mid-'80s: no, he's not Doc Gooden or Ron Darling or Sid Fernandez, but yes, he can pitch in this league. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-06-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do we have any statistical analysis of whether pitchers' performance is improved by certain catchers calling the game? I know the Times recently ran a story where Burnett was questioning Posada's game-calling, and the Orioles media has gone hog-wild with crediting Wieters for Brad Bergesen's recent improvements. Is this actually proven?
(John from DC)
It's one of those things where I feel like we don't have enough information to gauge it one way or the other. There are too many variables involved, and the stats we can use to figure it out just don't do it for me. I think if a pitcher is comfortable with a particular catcher, and therefore is a bit more relaxed or focused on the mound, then let the dude have his catcher. Assuming he doesn't hit like Brad Ausmus of course.

I would love to see someone come out with a mind blowing study that tells us one way or the other, but I'm not the guy to do it. (Marc Normandin)


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