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Portrait of Braden Looper

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
13 670 1176 72 65 103 4.15 7.2
Birth Date10-28-1974
Height6' 4"
Weight210 lbs
Age45 years, 1 months, 11 days
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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
1998 SLN MLB 4 0 3.3 0 1 0 5 1 4 1 98 13.5 2.7 2.7 10.8 0% .400 1.80 5.46 5.40 87 3.10 64.2 0.1
1999 FLO MLB 72 0 83.0 3 3 0 96 31 50 7 96 10.4 3.4 0.8 5.4 0% .317 1.53 4.12 3.80 91 4.89 95.0 0.7
2000 FLO MLB 73 0 67.3 5 1 2 71 36 29 3 107 9.5 4.8 0.4 3.9 0% .286 1.59 4.59 4.41 110 7.42 142.7 -1.2
2001 FLO MLB 71 0 71.0 3 3 3 63 30 52 8 98 8.0 3.8 1.0 6.6 0% .271 1.31 4.35 3.55 99 5.01 103.8 0.3
2002 FLO MLB 78 0 86.0 2 5 13 73 28 55 8 98 7.6 2.9 0.8 5.8 0% .253 1.17 3.81 3.14 99 4.71 101.1 0.5
2003 FLO MLB 74 0 80.7 6 4 28 82 29 56 4 96 9.1 3.2 0.4 6.2 0% .304 1.38 3.34 3.68 89 4.04 84.7 1.2
2004 NYN MLB 71 0 83.3 2 5 29 86 16 60 5 92 9.3 1.7 0.5 6.5 0% .309 1.22 2.97 2.70 79 3.19 65.7 2.2
2005 NYN MLB 60 0 59.3 4 7 28 65 22 27 7 94 9.9 3.3 1.1 4.1 0% .276 1.47 4.97 3.94 110 5.55 119.5 0.0
2006 SLN MLB 69 0 73.3 9 3 0 76 20 41 3 92 9.3 2.5 0.4 5.0 0% .302 1.31 3.42 3.56 97 4.55 92.6 0.9
2007 SLN MLB 31 30 175.0 12 12 0 183 51 87 22 101 9.4 2.6 1.1 4.5 0% .277 1.34 4.75 4.94 111 5.34 110.5 0.8
2008 SLN MLB 33 33 199.0 12 14 0 216 45 108 25 97 9.8 2.0 1.1 4.9 0% .292 1.31 4.49 4.16 100 4.66 99.4 2.0
2009 MIL MLB 34 34 194.7 14 7 0 226 64 100 39 98 10.4 3.0 1.8 4.6 0% .284 1.49 5.69 5.22 113 5.69 122.1 -0.3
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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 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-
1997 POT A+ CRL 12 12 64.3 3 6 0 71 25 58 6 9.9 3.5 0.8 8.1 0% .333 1.49 3.98 4.48 0 0.00 0.0
1997 ARK AA TXS 19 0 21.3 1 4 5 24 7 20 2 10.1 3.0 0.8 8.5 0% .344 1.46 4.08 5.92 0 0.00 0.0
1998 SLN MLB NL 4 0 3.3 0 1 0 5 1 4 1 98 13.5 2.7 2.7 10.8 0% .400 1.80 5.46 5.40 87 3.10 64.2
1998 MEM AAA PCL 40 0 40.7 2 3 20 43 13 43 3 9.5 2.9 0.7 9.5 0% -.667 1.38 3.43 3.10 0 0.00 0.0
1999 FLO MLB NL 72 0 83.0 3 3 0 96 31 50 7 96 10.4 3.4 0.8 5.4 0% .317 1.53 4.12 3.80 91 4.89 95.0
2000 FLO MLB NL 73 0 67.3 5 1 2 71 36 29 3 107 9.5 4.8 0.4 3.9 0% .286 1.59 4.59 4.41 110 7.42 142.7
2001 FLO MLB NL 71 0 71.0 3 3 3 63 30 52 8 98 8.0 3.8 1.0 6.6 0% .271 1.31 4.35 3.55 99 5.01 103.8
2002 FLO MLB NL 78 0 86.0 2 5 13 73 28 55 8 98 7.6 2.9 0.8 5.8 0% .253 1.17 3.81 3.14 99 4.71 101.1
2003 FLO MLB NL 74 0 80.7 6 4 28 82 29 56 4 96 9.1 3.2 0.4 6.2 0% .304 1.38 3.34 3.68 89 4.04 84.7
2004 NYN MLB NL 71 0 83.3 2 5 29 86 16 60 5 92 9.3 1.7 0.5 6.5 0% .309 1.22 2.97 2.70 79 3.19 65.7
2005 NYN MLB NL 60 0 59.3 4 7 28 65 22 27 7 94 9.9 3.3 1.1 4.1 0% .276 1.47 4.97 3.94 110 5.55 119.5
2006 SLN MLB NL 69 0 73.3 9 3 0 76 20 41 3 92 9.3 2.5 0.4 5.0 0% .302 1.31 3.42 3.56 97 4.55 92.6
2007 SLN MLB NL 31 30 175.0 12 12 0 183 51 87 22 101 9.4 2.6 1.1 4.5 0% .277 1.34 4.75 4.94 111 5.34 110.5
2008 SLN MLB NL 33 33 199.0 12 14 0 216 45 108 25 97 9.8 2.0 1.1 4.9 0% .292 1.31 4.49 4.16 100 4.66 99.4
2009 MIL MLB NL 34 34 194.7 14 7 0 226 64 100 39 98 10.4 3.0 1.8 4.6 0% .284 1.49 5.69 5.22 113 5.69 122.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 3137 0.4900 0.4472 0.8425 0.6363 0.2656 0.9070 0.6941 0.1575
2009 3237 0.4754 0.4374 0.8468 0.5861 0.3027 0.9135 0.7296 0.1532
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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
2009-10-06 2009-10-06 Off 0 0 Right Knee Surgery Meniscus 2009-10-06
2009-02-28 2009-03-26 Camp 26 0 Left Abdomen Soreness Oblique -
2007-10-13 2007-10-13 Off 0 0 Left Shoulder Surgery AC Joint Arthritis 2007-10-13
2007-06-16 2007-07-02 15-DL 16 14 Right Shoulder Fatigue -
2006-08-09 2006-08-12 DTD 3 3 Back Soreness -
2005-10-03 2005-10-03 Off 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery AC Joint Arthritis 2005-10-03
1997-09-01 1997-09-06 Minors 5 0 Right Shoulder Strain Date Is Estimated - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2009 MIL $4,750,000
2008 SLN $5,500,000
2007 SLN $4,500,000
2006 SLN $3,500,000
2005 NYN $3,500,000
2004 NYN $1,000,000
2003 FLO $1,400,000
2002 FLO $800,000
2001 FLO $400,000
2000 FLO $255,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
10 yrPrevious$25,605,000
10 yrTotal$25,605,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
11 y 12 dHendricks Sports1 year (2011)

Details
  • 2011
  • 1 year/$4.75M (2009), plus 2010 option. Signed as a free agent 2/13/09. 09:$4.75M, 10:$6M option. Option increase to $6.5M with 30 games started 2009. No buyout if player declines. If club declines, $0.75M buyout ($1M buyout with 30 games started or 180 innings pitched 09). $0.75M performance bonus. Milwaukee declined 2010 club option 11/13/09.
  • 3 year/$13.5M (06-08), 06:$3.5M, 07:$4.5M, 08:$5.5M, $1M annually in performance bonuses. Signed as a free agent 12/05.
  • 2 years/$6.75M (04-05), plus $5M 06 club option $0.25M buyout. Signed as a free agent from Florida 1/04. $2M signing bonus, 04:$1M, 05:$3.5M, 06:$5M club option $0.25M buyout. Club declined 2006 option 10/05.
  • 3 years/$2.6M (2001-03). 01:$0.4M, 02:$0.8M, 03:$1.4M. Non-tendered 12/03.
  • Drafted 1996. $1.675M signing bonus.

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
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-06-05 15:30:00 (link to chat)Just got a tweet that Albert Pujols and Prince Fielder would like to have a word with you regarding your comments about the Cubs. Why is it more likely that they and their buddies will crater than that the Cubs will continuing being what they've been?
(Bill from New Mexico)
In my opinion, the Cardinals need every single start from Chris Carpenter from here on out to have a fighting chance at the playoffs. And as far as the Brewers go, I mentioned earlier that acquiring a top-tier pitcher might actually put them ahead of the Cubs. But I get a bit wary when I see that four of their five rotation spots are filled by the underachieving Dave Bush, back-end extraordinaire Braden Looper, the disappointing Manny Parra, and the hang-it-up-already Jeff Suppan. (Eric Seidman)
2009-02-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Christina, what is your initial reaction to Braden Looper going to Milwaukee?
(John from Fiji)
Jeff Suppan 2.0 should be able to give them a moderate number of winnable ballgames. It won't be enough to put them in better shape for the NL Wild Card. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-02-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Should the Nats sign a free agent or two hoping to get some fans to buy tickets? Or just stick with what they have and realize that people aren't gonna come to watch the kids play?
(Charlie from DC)
Where would you play an FA? Your best players are outfielders, and you have contracts where you'd stick Cabrera or Hudson, and those guys won't get people excited. A starter? Maybe, especially given how weak a slot that is. Again, though, are fans going to buy tickets to see Braden Looper?

By the way, if getting a team and a new park isn't enough to get people interested, perhaps it's time to acknowledge that D.C. wasn't exactly clamoring for baseball. Maybe they should play 18 games in Puerto Rico this year.

Or maybe the failures in Montreal were about the management, not the city. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-06-17 15:00:00 (link to chat)As regards "figuring out the WHY," what's your take on why/how St. Louis is overperforming so much?
(Bill from New Mexico)
The Cards have done a great job with a rotation that's largely retreads, converted relievers, and booger-eating spazzes, guys like Braden Looper and Todd Wellemeyer into solid contributors. Credit Dave Duncan, who was able to get enough out of Jeff Weaver to bring home an unlikely World Championship while every other team that's had him since Detroit has been bitterly disappointed. The bottom line is that the Cards aren't beating themselves - they're second in the NL in fewest walks allowed even while running second-to-last in strikeouts.

The other thing that's noteworthy is the way Tony LaRussa has pieced together his outfield. I'm not the biggest TLR fan in the world, and I'm still a little skeptical that guys like Ryan Ludwick and Skip Schumaker can keep it up for a full year, but this is hardly the 70-something win team I foresaw. (Jay Jaffe)
2008-04-29 14:00:00 (link to chat)Braden Looper, last year Night games: 5-11, 6.75, 1.59 whip; day games: 7-1, 1.82, 0.96. Is there any rhyme/reason to this?
(dw from nyc)
Hitters are picking up the ball better at night? Small sample? (Marc Normandin)


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