Brad Brach
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 6" 215LBS | Age: 38
Draft: 2008 | Rd: 42, #1275, San Diego Padres | Monmouth
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 5 4 5.47 58 0 0 54.1 60 1.62
2020 1 0 5.84 14 0 0 12.1 14 1.78
2021 1 2 6.30 35 0 1 30 33 1.60
11 Seasons 38 29 3.55 531 0 34 552.2 589 1.34
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 58 5-4 5.47 54.1 60 1.62
2020 14 1-0 5.84 12.1 14 1.78
2021 35 1-2 6.30 30 33 1.60
11 Seasons 531 38-29 3.55 552.2 589 1.34
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 29 1307 197 8 4.1 2.5 87.5 111.8 13.0 33.0 .201 .312 .277 .272 .323 27.4 27.5 11.7 2.72 3.03
2016 30 1295 194 9 4.6 2.9 87.2 109.1 13.6 34.0 .204 .323 .254 .260 .330 33.0 29.6 8.0 2.05 2.80
2017 31 1175 179 13 7.3 4.7 86.6 109.8 12.1 34.6 .225 .389 .270 .298 .361 33.5 25.5 9.5 3.18 3.79
2018 32 1160 200 8 4.0 2.8 87.3 109.6 9.8 30.5 .250 .364 .328 .304 .344 29.0 20.8 9.7 3.59 3.90
2019 33 997 150 6 4.0 2.5 88.7 110.7 15.0 30.7 .252 .370 .332 .316 .368 36.7 24.8 12.8 5.47 4.41
2020 34 250 29 1 3.4 1.7 83.9 107.4 18.0 20.7 .180 .279 .353 .334 .292 24.1 23.7 25.4 5.84 4.80
2021 35 579 87 8 9.2 5.8 88.9 113.6 14.3 29.9 .232 .424 .343 .333 .389 35.6 23.7 12.9 6.30 4.76
Player 6763 1036 53 5.1 3.2 87.5 113.6 12.9 32.0 .224 .353 .297 .294 .346 31.8 25.5 11.0
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 36.4 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Brach relies on 5 pitches.
Four Seamer
(47.5%) ,
Changeup
(35.9%) ,
Slider
(13.0%) ,
Sinker
(3.5%) ,
Cutter
(0.2%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 46.2 21.3 23.9 8.6 34.5 36.5 28.4 1.5 35.0 28.4 24.4 3.6 4.1 2.5
2016 43.3 25.8 23.7 7.2 47.4 31.4 21.1 3.6 33.5 29.9 22.7 5.2 4.6 2.9
2017 42.5 22.3 26.3 8.9 31.3 42.5 26.3 7.3 29.6 25.1 24.6 5.6 7.3 4.7
2018 47.5 21.0 26.0 5.5 32.5 40.5 26.5 0.5 35.5 23.0 30.5 5.0 4.0 2.8
2019 39.3 24.7 26.7 9.3 33.3 37.3 29.3 3.3 28.7 29.3 28.7 5.3 4.0 2.5
2020 34.5 27.6 17.2 20.7 34.5 41.4 24.1 6.9 24.1 41.4 17.2 6.9 3.4 1.7
2021 43.7 31.0 17.2 8.0 35.6 35.6 28.7 4.6 27.6 28.7 26.4 3.4 9.2 5.8
Player 43.7 23.7 24.3 8.2 35.9 37.5 26.4 3.4 32.0 27.6 25.9 4.8 5.1 3.2
MLB 44.6 23.6 24.8 7.0 37.1 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2021 Slider CIN R 75 83.6 37.9 0.2 0 6.4 0.8 14
2021 Sinker CIN R 20 93.8 17.4 -4.4 -20 13.9 -1.2 -8
2021 Cutter CIN R 1 91.6 20.1 3.3 14 0.3 -1.5 -85
2021 4-Seam Fastball CIN R 275 93.6 16.8 -1.5 -10 9.0 1.4 19
2021 Changeup CIN R 208 86.1 36.5 6.1 20 15.6 1.4 10
2020 Cutter NYM R 79 87.1 25.6 2.2 8 2.7 0.2 8
2020 Slider NYM R 19 81.1 41.0 -0.2 -1 7.5 1.2 18
2020 Changeup NYM R 60 83.3 39.4 6.5 20 14.3 0.6 5
2020 4-Seam Fastball NYM R 44 90.3 19.3 -2.0 -12 6.1 -1.1 -15
2020 Sinker NYM R 48 90.4 20.2 -5.0 -20 10.3 -5.1 -33
2019 Cutter NYM R 79 91.0 25.5 0.2 1 2.6 0.3 16
2019 Sinker NYM R 62 92.5 23.2 -0.2 -1 14.4 -0.7 -5
2019 Slider NYM R 193 85.4 37.6 0.1 0 6.2 1.6 35
2019 Changeup NYM R 187 86.6 37.3 6.3 20 14.6 0.5 3
2019 4-Seam Fastball NYM R 475 94.1 17.6 -1.8 -11 7.5 -0.4 -5
2018 Sinker ATL R 66 92.4 25.3 2.1 9 13.7 -1.3 -9
2018 Slider ATL R 205 84.6 40.1 0.7 2 7.5 2.7 56
2018 4-Seam Fastball ATL R 607 94.0 16.7 -0.8 -5 7.2 -0.6 -8
2018 Changeup ATL R 281 85.9 38.1 6.0 19 13.8 0.2 1
2017 Changeup BAL R 259 87.0 36.4 6.1 20 16.2 2.4 17
2017 Split-Finger BAL R 1 87.4 41.6 9.1 28 24.2 10.9 82
2017 Sinker BAL R 42 93.5 27.1 5.3 24 14.5 -1.2 -8
2017 Cutter BAL R 26 93.2 17.6 3.8 18 2.0 -0.4 -16
2017 4-Seam Fastball BAL R 673 95.0 14.9 -1.1 -8 8.5 -0.1 -1
2017 Slider BAL R 165 86.0 37.8 2.8 8 7.5 4.0 114
2016 Sinker BAL R 38 94.4 21.7 0.8 4 14.3 0.1 1
2016 Split-Finger BAL R 281 86.8 36.7 4.1 13 14.1 2.2 19
2016 Slider BAL R 234 86.8 35.5 0.9 3 7.0 2.5 55
2016 4-Seam Fastball BAL R 733 95.2 15.8 -0.6 -4 6.4 -1.5 -20
2015 Split-Finger BAL R 346 86.8 36.0 2.6 8 14.9 3.5 31
2015 Sinker BAL R 96 93.8 23.1 1.4 7 14.2 -0.1 -1
2015 Slider BAL R 157 85.9 36.0 0.2 1 7.1 2.1 43
2015 4-Seam Fastball BAL R 691 94.7 15.8 -0.3 -2 6.7 -1.1 -14
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 4-Seam Fastball -1.2 -3 275 47.5 67 .250 .518 .392 24.2 29.9 18.3 .206 .458 .341 40.5
2021 Changeup -1.4 -3 208 35.9 52 .229 .271 .310 38.8 21.2 20.4 .222 .270 .254 24.3
2021 Slider -3.6 -3 75 13.0 11 .364 .909 .609 18.2 0.0 0.0 .419 .980 .580 54.5
2021 Sinker -5.4 -1 20 3.5 7 .333 .333 .429 37.5 28.6 33.3 .197 .223 .467 50.0
2021 Cutter -1.1 0 1 0.2 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2020 Cutter -3.2 -3 79 31.6 16 .333 .583 .469 21.9 12.5 10.5 .334 .556 .461 20.0
2020 Changeup -1.7 -1 60 24.0 13 .182 .182 .246 36.7 38.5 20.0 .181 .207 .255 16.7
2020 Sinker 3.5 2 48 19.2 15 .000 .000 .280 22.7 20.0 15.0 .079 .105 .328 33.3
2020 4-Seam Fastball 1.6 1 44 17.6 13 .111 .444 .369 45.5 23.1 25.0 .047 .110 .259 16.7
2020 Slider -1.2 0 19 7.6 2 .500 1.000 .625 50.0 50.0 20.0 .296 .557 .352 100.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball -0.4 -2 475 47.6 108 .261 .380 .333 25.3 31.5 21.1 .236 .364 .316 52.5
2019 Slider 0.2 0 193 19.4 41 .226 .323 .308 32.0 14.6 10.5 .246 .350 .322 25.0
2019 Changeup -1.2 -2 187 18.8 53 .292 .396 .337 28.4 18.9 15.2 .268 .331 .302 21.1
2019 Cutter 3.9 3 79 7.9 24 .217 .348 .263 30.2 37.5 34.6 .191 .269 .220 35.7
2019 Sinker -3.1 -2 62 6.2 14 .636 1.000 .654 17.4 7.1 20.0 .454 .863 .538 36.4
2018 4-Seam Fastball 0.2 1 607 52.3 145 .285 .408 .354 24.8 24.8 19.6 .255 .370 .313 34.0
2018 Changeup -2.2 -6 281 24.2 79 .310 .451 .379 35.7 22.8 20.0 .245 .317 .286 25.9
2018 Slider 0.8 2 205 17.7 47 .163 .279 .280 32.6 12.8 13.6 .235 .397 .292 15.8
2018 Sinker 0.4 0 66 5.7 16 .429 .500 .447 20.0 0.0 0.0 .278 .439 .356 42.9
2017 4-Seam Fastball 1.5 10 673 57.3 163 .160 .326 .268 23.1 26.4 17.8 .220 .451 .321 43.7
2017 Changeup 1.0 2 259 22.0 64 .228 .263 .259 37.0 23.4 16.3 .227 .279 .270 23.3
2017 Slider -1.1 -2 165 14.0 24 .273 .455 .352 24.6 29.2 15.2 .204 .287 .230 12.5
2017 Sinker -7.1 -3 42 3.6 13 .538 .615 .581 22.7 15.4 28.6 .345 .399 .324 18.2
2017 Cutter -1.2 0 26 2.2 7 .333 .500 .407 11.1 28.6 25.0 .237 .458 .353 25.0
2017 Split-Finger -1.8 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2021 Changeup 200 86.1 79 16.4 2:00 3:00 -60
2021 4-Seam Fastball 275 93.6 92 16.7 1:15 1:15 0
2021 Sinker 20 93.8 93 19.5 1:30 1:30 0
2021 Slider 75 83.6 34 7.0 10:00 9:00 60
2020 Changeup 50 83.3 73 15.1 2:00 3:15 -75
2020 Cutter 78 87.1 50 9.9 12:15 11:30 45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 41 90.3 85 14.8 1:15 12:45 30
2020 Sinker 47 90.4 85 16.5 1:30 1:15 15
2020 Slider 19 81.1 39 8.1 9:45 8:45 60
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2011 34 140 3 2 -3 -1 1
2012 273 1,141 11 11 -6 -6 9
2013 141 616 2 2 -2 -5 -2
2014 263 1,083 12 8 -6 -5 9
2015 321 1,298 3 16 -6 -6 7
2016 315 1,314 7 18 -3 -6 16
2017 274 1,175 8 12 -7 -5 8
2018 295 1,196 -1 11 -9 -5 -5
2019 240 996 7 2 -7 -4 -3
2020 59 250 5 -1 -2 -3 -1
2021 137 579 0 -3 -4 -3 -10
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 1,307 41.3 70.0 76.2 32.1 57.3 42.2 58.3 47.7 30.3 5.4 74.6
2016 1,295 44.2 70.8 76.3 34.3 54.4 41.9 60.1 50.4 31.5 6.7 75.9
2017 1,175 49.0 71.2 78.0 27.5 60.6 42.0 58.5 48.9 26.3 7.1 84.5
2018 1,160 44.7 68.1 79.0 31.8 54.9 43.6 57.3 48.0 28.9 4.6 77.4
2019 997 46.7 69.1 79.8 29.6 57.3 39.4 65.4 48.0 27.1 6.6 74.2
2020 250 36.4 71.4 75.4 30.8 57.1 37.2 59.3 45.6 32.5 6.4 87.5
2021 579 48.0 68.3 75.3 22.3 53.7 46.3 61.3 44.4 30.0 7.1 75.6
Player 6,763 45.0 69.8 77.5 30.5 56.5 42.1 59.9 48.2 29.2 6.2 77.8
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 60.9 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 83 93 90 81 66 74 75 66 91 86 4 90 76 75 66 13
2016 91 91 90 81 92 76 75 82 63 92 47 94 92 81 74 11
2017 68 76 60 43 73 54 24 65 48 72 30 65 49 79 79 11
2018 54 35 67 87 33 83 91 76 93 42 26 76 88 64 52 11
2019 47 40 72 92 13 94 95 47 48 61 7 63 55 62 38 16
2020 14 37 9
2021 51 38 26
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 24.7 7 6.8 0 7 5 2 28.6
2017 21.5 7 8.0 -1 6 6 3 42.9
2018 22.8 6 6.1 0 2 4 3 50.0
2019 23.2 4 3.9 0 5 5 1 25.0
2020 23.7 2 1.8 0 1 1 1 50.0
2021 24.1 5 5.0 0 3 4 1 20.0
Player 23.2 31 31.7 -1 24 25 11 35.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 7 7 6 10 7 7 7 7 7 5 7 11 6 7 7 6 5 6 7 7 7 3 9 6 6 6 6 12 5 7 5
2017 7 8 4 8 10 7 9 8 8 6 7 9 9 8 8 10 6 6 9 8 9 7 11 9 8 6 8 9 12 8 6
2018 6 7 5 6 8 5 7 6 7 4 7 8 5 6 5 7 5 6 6 8 6 6 8 7 4 4 6 6 6 6 6
2019 4 6 2 4 4 4 6 3 2 1 2 6 8 5 4 4 3 3 3 5 3 4 8 4 3 3 2 4 5 4 3
2020 2 2 3 2 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 3 1 1 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2
2021 5 6 5 5 5 5 5 6 2 4 5 4 5 5 5 5 4 6 5 5 6 6 6 5 4 5 4 5 6 5 5
Player 31 36 25 35 36 30 36 31 28 21 30 41 34 32 31 34 24 29 32 35 33 28 44 32 26 26 28 38 36 32 27
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.6 95.1 0.5 94.9 -0.2 93.8 -1.1 93.5 -0.3 88.8 -4.7 93.6 4.8
Offspeed Velocity 86.8 86.8 0.0 87.0 0.2 85.9 -1.1 86.6 0.7 83.3 -3.3 86.1 2.8
Breaking Velocity 85.9 86.8 0.9 86.0 -0.8 84.6 -1.4 85.4 0.8 81.1 -4.3 83.6 2.5
Exit Velocity 87.5 87.2 -0.3 86.6 -0.6 87.3 0.7 88.7 1.4 83.9 -4.8 88.9 5.0
Launch Angle 13.0 13.6 0.6 12.1 -1.5 9.8 -2.3 15.0 5.2 18.0 3.0 14.3 -3.7
Barrel % 4.1 4.6 0.5 7.3 2.7 4.0 -3.3 4.0 0.0 3.4 -0.6 9.2 5.8
Hard Hit % 27.4 33.0 5.6 33.5 0.5 29.0 -4.5 36.7 7.7 24.1 -12.6 35.6 11.5
LA Sweet-Spot % 33.0 34.0 1.0 34.6 0.6 30.5 -4.1 30.7 0.2 20.7 -10.0 29.9 9.2
xBA .201 .204 0.003 .225 0.021 .250 0.025 .252 0.002 .180 -0.072 .232 0.052
BA .203 .201 -0.002 .208 0.007 .279 0.071 .278 -0.001 .186 -0.092 .254 0.068
xwOBA .272 .260 -0.012 .298 0.038 .304 0.006 .316 0.012 .334 0.018 .333 -0.001
wOBA .277 .254 -0.023 .270 0.016 .328 0.058 .332 0.004 .353 0.021 .343 -0.010
xSLG .312 .323 0.011 .389 0.066 .364 -0.025 .370 0.006 .279 -0.091 .424 0.145
SLG .331 .314 -0.017 .339 0.025 .403 0.064 .405 0.002 .349 -0.056 .449 0.100
K% 27.5 29.6 2.1 25.5 -4.1 20.8 -4.7 24.8 4.0 23.7 -1.1 23.7 0.0
BB% 11.7 8.0 -3.7 9.5 1.5 9.7 0.2 12.8 3.1 25.4 12.6 12.9 -12.5
Swing % 47.7 50.4 2.7 48.9 -1.5 48.0 -0.9 48.0 0.0 45.6 -2.4 44.4 -1.2
Whiff% 30.3 31.5 1.2 26.3 -5.2 28.9 2.6 27.1 -1.8 32.5 5.4 30.0 -2.5
In Zone % 41.3 44.2 2.9 49.0 4.8 44.7 -4.3 46.7 2.0 36.4 -10.3 48.0 11.6
Out of Zone % 58.7 55.8 -2.9 51.0 -4.8 55.3 4.3 53.3 -2.0 63.6 10.3 52.0 -11.6
Out of Zone Swing % 32.1 34.3 2.2 27.5 -6.8 31.8 4.3 29.6 -2.2 30.8 1.2 22.3 -8.5
First Pitch Swing % 30.2 31.2 1.0 30.2 -1.0 28.8 -1.4 29.6 0.8 37.3 7.7 25.5 -11.8
First Pitch Strike % 58.3 60.1 1.8 58.5 -1.6 57.3 -1.2 65.4 8.1 59.3 -6.1 61.3 2.0
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 306 .257 164 18 11.0 142 43 30.3
2017 Shifts 274 .270 146 9 6.2 128 40 31.3
2018 Shifts 287 .328 164 15 9.1 123 38 30.9
2019 Shifts 240 .332 155 6 3.9 85 28 32.9
2020 Shifts 59 .353 40 6 15.0 19 8 42.1
2021 Shifts 137 .343 85 8 9.4 52 33 63.5
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo