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2019 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 32)
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Birth Date9-3-1986
Height6' 2"
Weight220 lbs
Age32 years, 11 months, 19 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
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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
2010 ATL MLB 3 3 15.0 0 2 0 16 7 15 0 92 9.6 4.2 0.0 9.0 0% .356 1.53 2.50 3.00 99 3.41 77.1 0.3
2011 ATL MLB 25 25 141.7 7 3 0 125 46 169 16 96 7.9 2.9 1.0 10.7 0% .307 1.21 3.15 3.68 89 3.00 69.8 3.5
2012 ATL MLB 13 13 81.0 5 5 0 49 29 68 6 102 5.4 3.2 0.7 7.6 0% .200 0.96 3.52 2.00 102 4.02 92.2 1.1
2013 ATL MLB 5 5 30.0 2 1 0 27 4 23 5 100 8.1 1.2 1.5 6.9 0% .250 1.03 4.05 4.50 93 3.03 72.6 0.7
2015 LAN MLB 2 2 8.0 0 1 0 10 6 5 1 86 11.3 6.8 1.1 5.6 0% .333 2.00 5.78 7.88 116 6.90 161.2 -0.2
CareerMLB4848275.7141202279228028987.43.00.99.139%.2701.163.403.36943.4479.85.4

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-
2008 DNV Rk APL 6 0 12.0 2 0 0 12 2 16 1 97 9.0 1.5 0.8 12.0 0% .355 1.17 2.95 2.25 65 2.48 50.7
2009 ROM A SAL 12 0 17.7 0 0 0 20 4 17 0 88 10.2 2.0 0.0 8.6 0% .385 1.36 2.54 5.59 89 5.43 114.3
2009 MYR A+ CRL 22 8 58.0 4 3 1 59 15 47 2 95 9.2 2.3 0.3 7.3 0% .324 1.28 3.36 3.41 90 4.54 95.6
2009 MIS AA SOU 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 84 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% .250 1.00 3.09 0.00 103 4.92 103.5
2010 ATL MLB NL 3 3 15.0 0 2 0 16 7 15 0 92 9.6 4.2 0.0 9.0 0% .356 1.53 2.50 3.00 99 3.41 77.1
2010 MIS AA SOU 27 6 73.7 3 1 1 53 22 100 3 92 6.5 2.7 0.4 12.2 0% .298 1.02 2.17 1.47 0 0.00 0.0
2010 GWN AAA INT 8 7 45.7 2 0 1 40 6 48 2 101 7.9 1.2 0.4 9.5 0% .295 1.01 2.28 2.17 0 0.00 0.0
2011 ATL MLB NL 25 25 141.7 7 3 0 125 46 169 16 96 7.9 2.9 1.0 10.7 0% .307 1.21 3.15 3.68 89 3.00 69.8
2011 GWN AAA INT 1 1 5.0 1 0 0 4 2 8 1 94 7.2 3.6 1.8 14.4 0% .300 1.20 3.83 1.80 77 2.82 57.6
2012 ATL MLB NL 13 13 81.0 5 5 0 49 29 68 6 102 5.4 3.2 0.7 7.6 0% .200 0.96 3.52 2.00 102 4.02 92.2
2013 ATL MLB NL 5 5 30.0 2 1 0 27 4 23 5 100 8.1 1.2 1.5 6.9 0% .250 1.03 4.05 4.50 93 3.03 72.6
2013 ROM A SAL 1 1 5.0 1 0 0 3 1 3 0 92 5.4 1.8 0.0 5.4 0% .214 0.80 2.87 0.00 101 3.68 80.0
2013 MIS AA SOU 1 1 5.0 1 0 0 6 1 4 1 103 10.8 1.8 1.8 7.2 0% .333 1.40 4.50 5.40 90 4.18 90.9
2013 GWN AAA INT 7 7 30.0 1 4 0 23 18 26 3 108 6.9 5.4 0.9 7.8 0% .241 1.37 4.56 3.00 109 3.21 69.8
2015 LAN MLB NL 2 2 8.0 0 1 0 10 6 5 1 86 11.3 6.8 1.1 5.6 0% .333 2.00 5.78 7.88 116 6.90 161.2
2015 RCU A+ CAL 1 1 1.7 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 104 0.0 5.4 0.0 5.4 0% .000 0.60 4.38 0.00 109 3.31 72.6
2015 OKL AAA PCL 10 9 47.0 1 1 0 40 21 36 4 88 7.7 4.0 0.8 6.9 0% .269 1.30 4.64 3.64 106 3.58 78.5
2016 DOD Rk AZL 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 103 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 33% .333 1.00 2.11 0.00 91 4.78 105.6
2019 RIC AA EAS 11 10 49.7 3 6 0 51 19 47 4 93 9.2 3.4 0.7 8.5 40% .326 1.41 3.73 5.80 104 5.72 117.1
2019 SAC AAA PCL 1 1 5.3 0 1 0 7 1 4 3 114 11.8 1.7 5.1 6.8 29% .222 1.50 10.18 10.13 135 6.93 141.8

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2010 269 0.5019 0.4498 0.7521 0.6370 0.2612 0.7674 0.7143 0.2479
2011 2368 0.4776 0.4658 0.7072 0.5977 0.3452 0.8003 0.5597 0.2928
2012 1326 0.5060 0.4510 0.7910 0.6244 0.2733 0.8592 0.6313 0.2090
2013 448 0.5379 0.4732 0.7830 0.6266 0.2947 0.8212 0.6885 0.2170
2015 144 0.3819 0.3958 0.8596 0.5636 0.2921 1.0000 0.6923 0.1404
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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
2014-03-23 - 60-DL - - Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Revision Tommy John Surgery 2014-03-21 -
2014-03-11 2014-03-23 Camp 12 0 Right Elbow Surgery Revision Tommy John Surgery 2014-03-21 -
2013-08-21 2013-10-01 15-DL 41 37 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Spur and Inflamed Tissue 2013-09-26 -
2013-03-25 2013-07-29 15-DL 126 105 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-06-21 -
2012-06-17 2012-10-06 15-DL 111 97 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-06-21 -
2012-06-09 2012-06-16 DTD 7 6 Right Elbow Soreness - -
2011-05-14 2011-06-22 15-DL 39 35 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2007-01-01 2007-01-01 Coll 0 0 Shoulder Inflammation -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 LAN $1,500,000
2015 LAN $2,750,000
2014 ATL $1,450,000
2013 ATL $510,000
2012 ATL $495,000
2011 ATL $416,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$7,121,500
6 yrTotal$7,121,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 131 dRob Martin, ICON Sports1 year (2019)

Details
  • 1 year (2019). Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 2/2/19 (minor-league contract).
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2016). Re-signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 1/16. Roster bonus of $0.25M for making Opening Day roster. Performance bonuses: $0.75M based on games, $2.75M for starts. Games: $0.1M each for 30, 40, 45. $0.15M each for 50, 55, 60. Games started: $0.25M each for unspecified GS thresholds. $0.5M each for 15, 20 GS. $0.75M each for 25, 30 GS. Sent outright to Triple-A by LA Dodgers 1/27/16.
  • 1 year/$2.75M (2015), plus 2016 club option. Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 2/21/15. 15:$2.75M, 16:$3M club option. $0.25M buyout added to option with 10 innings pitched in 2015. Option increases $0.5M each for 1, 5, 10, 15, 18, 21 starts in 2015. DFA by LA Dodgers 7/30/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/3/15.
  • 1 year/$1.45M (2014). Re-signed by Atlanta 12/16/13 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonus: $25,000 for 30 starts. Non-tendered by Atlanta 12/2/14.
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2013). Re-signed by Atlanta 2/27/13.
  • 1 year/$0.495M (2012). Re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4165M (2011). Re-signed by Atlanta 2/21/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Atlanta 9/20/10.
  • Signed by Atlanta 2008 as an amateur free agent (Indiana Wesleyan).

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 2.7 4.2 0 12 12 51.7 47 25 30 8 .245 1.38 4.97 5.41 -2.0 -0.2
80o 2.1 3.9 0 10 10 44.5 44 23 26 7 .262 1.51 5.47 5.97 -4.4 -0.5
70o 1.8 3.6 0 9 9 39.6 42 22 23 7 .274 1.60 5.84 6.38 -5.6 -0.6
60o 1.5 3.4 0 8 8 35.5 39 21 21 7 .284 1.69 6.17 6.74 -6.4 -0.7
50o 1.3 3.2 0 7 7 31.8 37 19 19 6 .294 1.77 6.48 7.09 -6.9 -0.7
40o 1.1 2.9 0 6 6 28.2 34 18 17 6 .304 1.86 6.80 7.45 -7.2 -0.8
30o 0.9 2.7 0 5 5 24.5 31 16 14 5 .314 1.95 7.15 7.84 -7.3 -0.8
20o 0.6 2.3 0 5 5 20.3 28 14 12 5 .327 2.07 7.58 8.31 -7.0 -0.8
10o 0.4 1.8 0 3 3 14.8 22 11 9 4 .345 2.24 8.20 8.99 -6.2 -0.7
Weighted Mean1.33.107730.83519186.2911.756.427.03-6.5-0.7

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-12-18 15:00:00 (link to chat)With offense at a premium, I went to spend as much money on hitters as possible in the auction this year. (8-team, NL-only, standard 5x5 keeper league, $260 auction budget.) With that in mind, I'm going to try to spend an average of $5 per pitcher. #1 - do you agree with that concept? #2 - Should I then try to target buy low guys coming off injuries, like Cliff Lee, Matt Cain, Kris Medlen, Brandon Beachy, etc.?
(Kingpin from Grinnell, IA)
I think it's fine to target hitters, but I hesitate to endorse the idea of strict limits on pitching totals. I tend to play a little looser in auctions and see what comes to me in terms of value, because it helps to be able to pivot if things don't play out the way you foresaw. That said I think targeting injured players is a fine strategy but I'd be especially careful with guys coming off their second TJ (Craig Goldstein)
2014-11-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is the health status of Brandon Beachy and how does the Shelby Miller trade effect his 2015 season? Also how does it look for of Patrick Corbin and Tony Cingrani healthwise for 2015? Thanks for the chat, and all the knowledge, you pass along!
(Dragonbreath from Gurnee, IL.)
I haven't seen much recent new on the health statuses of Beachy and Medlen, but I wouldn't consider the acquisition of Miller as any sort of reflection on those. I'd imagine the Braves were more concerned with maximizing their return on Heyward a year away from his free agency. There is room for both Beachy and Medlen in the rotation if they are healthy. One thing to keep an eye out: I saw reports this morning that the Braves are courting Jon Lester, or at least having him in for a visit. It's hard to say if this will have any bearing on his decision, but I believe Lester lives in Georgia during the offseason.

I'd expect Cingrani to be ready to roll on Opening Day-whether it's as a starter remains to be seen-and Corbin to return around June. (Daniel Rathman)
2014-02-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Doug, Regarding Brandon Beachy, what should I be watching for during Spring Training as an indication to the type of year he will have? Thanks, this will be helpful.
(Nicta Clacta from Glendale)
Spring Training is too early to tell how Beachy's season will go, and I expect that he will continue to make refinements during the season. He has some worrisome arm action, from high degree of shoulder abduction to the infamous "Inverted W" - I don't expect these elements to be addressed given their ties to personal signature, and he will likely struggle if tries to calm them. Watch to see if he is exaggerating spine-tilt to get on top of the ball and whether he still carries the big upper-body twist and scapular load prior to firing his bullets.

On the jukebox: Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Higher Ground" (Doug Thorburn)
2014-01-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Paul, Any value in keeping Brandon Beachy over Corey Kluber in a dynasty league? Thank you.
(nictaclacta from Glendale)
They're close, but I'd lean the healthier guy in Kluber. If costs are equal (and I believe they are in dynasty lgs) then lean health. (Paul Sporer)
2013-12-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)With the news of an all clear on Brandon Beachy, what should we expect from him this year?
(Willly from Under the Christmas tree)
I'd still be cautious in setting expectations. Maybe 120 innings out of the back of the rotation. If you get more, gravy. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-11-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)How should we expect Brandon Beachy to perform next year?
(Gregg Jeffries from Former Prospect List)
I'd have modest expectations, like 100 innings at the back of a rotation. He could work more and do better than that, but he just got his elbow cleaned up in September ... be cautious. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-11-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)Doug, I need your input on long-term value. 10 team dynasty with 7 pitcher slots. Have Strasburg, Sale, Fernandez, Harvey and Chapman. Need to select two from Brandon Beachy, Andrew Cashner, Corey Kluber, Brett Anderson, Henderson Alvarez. Help appreciated. Thank you.
(nictaclacta from Glendale)
Your top end is ridiculous, even if you have to wait on Harvey. I would hold on to Cashner from the second group, no doubt, while your last guy is a tougher call. Since your 7th slot could change between now and this time next year, you are probably looking for 2014 value (or trade value) with a shot at upside - for that reason I would choose between Beachy and Anderson. Anderson still has the name and the hope, but the faith is all but sapped, so that is a dice-roll for 2014 with prayers for a break-through season that ups his trade value. Beachy is a command guy, and since command is the last thing to return from TJS, I would say that he has the best chance to vault his value next season, though his down velocity in a small sample of 2013 adds some concern.

On the jukebox: White Zombie, "Thunderkiss '65" (Doug Thorburn)
2013-06-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do I still have a spot in the rotation after Brandon Beachy returns?
(Julio Teheran from Atlanta)
Absolutely. You've been too good. Medlen to bullpen would be my guess, if not Beachy himself. (Paul Sporer)
2013-05-22 18:00:00 (link to chat)Which Tommy John Return-ee do you think will have the most success THIS season: Daniel Hudson, Brandon Beachy, or Corey Luebke?
(PhilumciousPhil from The Sun)
None? I don't like taking TJ returnees that 1st season back because control is always the last thing to come back. If you made me take one of them, I'll take Beachy but I'd rather roster them in keeper leagues for next year. (Jason Collette)
2013-04-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Buying or selling Atlanta's streak as being something bigger than just a nice early-season stretch?
(Dan Rozenson from Washington, DC)
Thanks for the question, Dan.

The Braves aren't going to play .850 ball all year, but there's no question in my mind that they're one of the best teams in baseball. As I wrote in the WYNTK a few days ago, their 12-2 start is even more impressive when you consider the players-Freddie Freeman, Brandon Beachy, Brian McCann, et al-who are on the shelf. There's a lot more where this is coming from. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-12-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which of the top arms in last year's draft do you feel will experience the most success at the big league level? Max Fried, Kevin Gausman, or Kyle Zimmer? Thanks for the chat!
(Bill from San Diego)
Bill, nobody can know! There is no value added in my opinion. I am sorry to give such a lousy answer to this question, but there is absolutely no information that is publicly available that could ever answer this question in a satisfactory way, and even the very smartest people can't predict much. Brandon Beachy wasn't drafted. (Sam Miller)
2012-06-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Gavin Cecchini can be an All-Star one day?
(Matt from Queens)
Brandon Beachy is going to be an All-Star. I think everybody with two legs and a head that a hat can fit on can be an All-Star one day. (Sam Miller)
2012-03-08 15:00:00 (link to chat)Along the lines of underrated talent, what do you think Brandon Beachy will do this year? Scouting guys seem to predict a regression, but numbers guys seem to think he's legit.
(Hot Sauce Boss from Texas)
Every year I've got a couple of players who end up on virtually every fantasy team I draft, and Brandon Beachy -- for better or worse -- is likely to be one of them this year. The lack of a consistent third pitch worries me a bit, but the stuff he does have is vicious, and having Michael Bourn in center is a boon to his fly ball-heavy style. Put me down for a 3.50-3.70 ERA and 200 strikeouts. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-02-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Braves starting rotation on opening day looks like....
(Trey from Texas)
Good question. Tim Hudson just said he's going to miss the first month, so my best guess is that Jair Jurrjens, Tommy Hanson, Brandon Beachy and Mike Minor are all in there, with Randall Delgado, Julio Teheran, and perhaps Kris Medlen competing for the five spot. Wouldn't surprise me at all if the kids were to start the season in the minors because of the way that April off days limit fifth starters anyway. (Jay Jaffe)
2012-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Brandon Beachy ... for real?
(dianagram from VORGville)
I was asked about him last chat too, so I'll copy and paste a lot out of there. To an extent, yes. I really like him. I loved him coming into the year. You can look back and find tweets where I argued with basically everyone that the Braves made a good decision by making him the 5th starter over Minor. That said, he's not a 10 K/9 kind of guy. Think 7-8 K/9. Deep repertoire will quality offerings. (Derek Carty)
2012-01-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's your opinion of Brandon Beachy? Was his K rate the real deal? Can he stick in the rotation when the young guns arrive on scene in Atlanta?
(Gary from Indiana)
Love him. Loved him coming into the year. You can look back and find tweets where I argued with basically everyone that the Braves made a good decision by making him the 5th starter over Minor. That said, no, he's not a 10 K/9 kind of guy. Think 7-8 K/9. Most of their young guys have better stuff and higher upside, but yes, Beachy should be able to stick around or at least get traded somewhere he can continue starting. (Derek Carty)
2011-12-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)A certain other evaluator at a certain other site that you may or may not be affiliated with is still hating a bit on Brandon Beachy, saying that he's due for major regression his 2nd season through the league because he lacks frontline stuff and relies more on deception. I see an elite swinging strike % and great command/control. Is there any reason to think he can't do what he did last year or even better in 2012?
(Wes from NYC)
I do expect some regression, but I wouldn't put major in front of it. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-04-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Brandon Beachy? How much do you believe in the stuff?
(Adam from Charlotte)
You know, I'm not really sure. He has good stuff, but its not GREAT stuff. I think he's legit, but more of a back-end type in the long-run. (Jason Parks)


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