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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
10 64 59 1 4 0 3.97 -0.6
Birth Date6-20-1985
Height6' 3"
Weight205 lbs
Age35 years, 2 months, 29 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 PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2014 COL MLB 28 0 26.0 0 1 0 20 5 21 3 129 6.9 1.7 1.0 7.3 0% .230 0.96 3.68 2.77 101 4.59 112.7 0.0
2015 COL MLB 36 0 33.0 1 3 0 32 16 20 2 109 8.7 4.4 0.5 5.5 0% .278 1.45 4.28 4.91 115 6.22 145.4 -0.6
CareerMLB64059.014052214151187.93.20.86.360%.2301.244.013.971095.50130.9-0.6

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-
2006 YAK A- NWN 13 1 23.0 0 2 0 23 12 30 2 87 9.0 4.7 0.8 11.7 0% .344 1.52 3.73 3.52 90 4.99 104.7
2007 VIS A+ CLF 14 14 80.0 6 3 0 66 23 74 2 98 7.4 2.6 0.2 8.3 0% .286 1.11 3.18 2.81 79 2.66 54.6
2007 MOB AA SOU 12 12 66.3 4 4 0 64 36 54 2 94 8.7 4.9 0.3 7.3 0% .312 1.51 4.13 3.67 101 4.92 100.9
2008 MOB AA SOU 26 26 144.3 6 15 0 152 67 112 8 105 9.5 4.2 0.5 7.0 0% .332 1.52 3.96 4.18 97 5.23 107.0
2008 PDD Wnt AFL 7 7 25.7 2 3 0 29 14 19 0 10.2 4.9 0.0 6.7 0% .345 1.67 4.90 5.60 0 0.00 0.0
2009 ERI AA EAS 6 6 36.7 5 0 0 32 8 13 1 106 7.8 2.0 0.2 3.2 0% .258 1.09 3.51 2.21 107 4.32 90.9
2009 TOL AAA INT 20 18 112.7 3 13 0 120 55 48 9 115 9.6 4.4 0.7 3.8 0% .287 1.55 4.98 4.71 125 5.49 115.5
2010 ERI AA EAS 28 18 128.0 12 9 2 120 39 85 8 103 8.4 2.7 0.6 6.0 0% .282 1.24 3.87 4.15 0 0.00 0.0
2010 gcr Wnt AFL 7 7 18.7 1 3 0 37 11 13 2 17.8 5.3 1.0 6.3 0% .461 2.57 6.29 12.03 0 0.00 0.0
2011 ERI AA EAS 17 17 93.7 3 9 0 111 27 65 10 93 10.7 2.6 1.0 6.2 0% .330 1.47 4.40 5.67 105 6.26 127.7
2012 TOL AAA INT 29 19 112.0 4 4 0 125 58 81 11 99 10.0 4.7 0.9 6.5 0% .329 1.63 4.67 4.90 115 6.16 128.2
2013 IND AAA INT 37 8 91.0 6 5 0 95 24 69 11 101 9.4 2.4 1.1 6.8 0% .308 1.31 4.11 4.75 102 5.00 108.6
2014 COL MLB NL 28 0 26.0 0 1 0 20 5 21 3 129 6.9 1.7 1.0 7.3 0% .230 0.96 3.68 2.77 101 4.59 112.7
2014 CSP AAA PCL 37 0 47.3 1 1 7 50 17 46 4 9.5 3.2 0.8 8.7 0% .336 1.42 4.24 4.18 87 4.52 95.6
2015 COL MLB NL 36 0 33.0 1 3 0 32 16 20 2 109 8.7 4.4 0.5 5.5 0% .278 1.45 4.28 4.91 115 6.22 145.4
2015 ABQ AAA PCL 16 0 15.0 0 0 0 20 5 17 1 12.0 3.0 0.6 10.2 0% .422 1.67 3.19 6.00 84 4.50 98.6

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2014 383 0.4543 0.4674 0.6983 0.6322 0.3301 0.8455 0.4638 0.3017
2015 571 0.4361 0.4378 0.7240 0.6506 0.2733 0.8333 0.5227 0.2760
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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
2011-04-05 2011-06-10 Minors 66 0 Right Shoulder Impingement - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 COL $509,500
2014 COL $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$509,500
1 yrTotal$509,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 85 d2016

Details
  • 2016. Released by LA Dodgers 2/26/16.
  • 1 year/$0.5095M (2015). Re-signed by Colorado 3/6/15. Claimed by LA Dodgers off waivers from Colorado 10/14/15. Sent outright to Triple-A by LA Dodgers 12/4/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Colorado as a free agent 11/15/13 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Colorado 7/6/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 11/12/12 (minor-league contract).
  • Acquired by Detroit in trade from Arizona 4/2/09.
  • Drafted by Arizona 2006 (1s-34) (Georgia). $0.9M 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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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2016 At 29 in 2014, Brown was a rookie going on washed up, and the turn came quickly: The Rockies dropped him from high leverage to the back of the bullpen by June last year, as it had become clear he wasn't the same pitcher at 30. The separation between his fastball and changeup closed, and the latter lost its tumble, limiting the effectiveness of his best secondary pitch. He missed fewer bats, killed fewer worms, started handing out free passes like BOGO coupons and was on waivers by October. The Dodgers claimed him, but there's no particular reason to think he won't be waived a couple more times before this book hits your hands.
2015 Looking for a fashionable coat? Visit Brooks Brothers. Looking for Colorado's hottest reliever? That's Brooks Brown, at least by earned run average. On a snowy April night some weeks from now, both will be welcome in the Rockies' frigid bullpen. The 2006 supplemental-round pick lost his prospect status in 2010, his BP Annual comment in 2011 and his starter hopes in 2013. So Brown shifted to relief, where he climbed back up by going down. His sinking fastball and slider played well in Denver, generating groundballs on 60 percent of his batted balls. A nifty changeup combated lefties, too. A full two runs of ERA better than his relief counterparts in Colorado, Brown should get higher leverage next year.
2010 Brooks Brown was traded to Detroit so the D'backs could keep Rule 5 pick James Skelton, but hasn't shown enough velocity to handle the upper minors.
2009 Brooks Brown entered the year as one of the better pitching prospects in the system, but he hit a wall at Double-A, and many scouts now see him as a reliever.
2008 Brown was a closer at the University of Georgia, but Arizona had designs on making him a starter when they drafted him in the supplemental round in 2006. It looks like a smart decision thus far as he reached Double-A in his full-season debut last year. He's a classic sinker/slider pitcher who is still working on a changeup, but, even without one, he was still effective enough against left-handers to avoid getting into too much trouble. He projects as somewhere between a third and fifth starter.
2007 Brooks Brown is a sinker/slider pitcher who was moved to the bullpen after an extended college workload (he went to the College World Series with Georgia). He`ll need a changeup if he`s going to make a successful move back to the rotation.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-01-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)You had Brooks Brown, Juan Gutierrez, and Billy Buckner ranked 4th,5th, 6th for the D backs as 3 Star prospects. How far away are any of these guys from cracking the top 100? Are there any "3 star" prospects in the top 100?
(shoewizard from Scottsdale AZ)
The list for consideration was about 130-140 long -- and none of those three were on it. There are a handful of 3 star guys at the end. Basically, I wanted five-star to represent Top 50 candidates, and four-star to represent Top 100 candidates, but it didn't really turn out that way because the talent is down. (Kevin Goldstein)


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