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Brad Brach
Popularity: ↓ 13%
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 6" 215LBS | Age: 34

Draft: 2008 | Rd: 42, #1275, San Diego Padres | Monmouth
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2020 1 0 5.84 14 0 0 12.1 14 1.78
10 Seasons 37 27 3.39 496 0 33 522.2 556 1.32
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2020 14 1-0 5.84 12.1 14 1.78
10 Seasons 496 37-27 3.39 522.2 556 1.32

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit % K % BB % ERA xERA
2015 1307 197 8 4.1 87.5 13 33.0 .204 .316 .277 .277 .330 27.4 27.5 11.7 2.72 2.99
2016 1295 194 9 4.6 87.2 13.6 34.0 .205 .329 .254 .266 .340 33.0 29.6 8.0 2.05 2.79
2017 1175 179 13 7.3 86.9 12.6 34.6 .232 .402 .270 .308 .376 33.9 25.5 9.5 3.18 3.87
2018 1160 200 8 4.0 87.3 9.8 30.5 .253 .375 .329 .311 .353 29.0 20.8 9.7 3.59 3.92
2019 997 150 6 4.0 88.7 15 30.7 .253 .374 .332 .318 .372 36.7 24.8 12.8 5.47 4.29
2020 250 29 1 3.4 83.9 18 20.7 .181 .280 .348 .327 .283 24.1 23.7 25.4 5.84 4.94
ALL 6184 949 45 4.7 87.4 12.8 32.2 .226 .354 .292 .295 .351 31.5 25.7 10.9
MLB 43640 6.4 88.3 11.9 32.8 .250 .414 .317 .321 .376 34.9 21.8 8.3

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Brach relies on 5 pitches.
Cutter
(31.6%) ,
Changeup
(24%) ,
Sinker
(19.2%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(17.6%) ,
Slider
(7.6%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Whiff% PutAway%
2020 Cutter 79 60 19 31.6 87.1 16 12 4 3 0 0 1 2 10 .333 .339 .583 .560 .459 .452 78.5 3 2379 21.9 10.5
2020 Changeup 60 35 25 24.0 83.3 13 11 2 2 0 0 0 5 6 .182 .182 .182 .212 .240 .249 83.9 -1 1869 36.7 20.0
2020 Sinker 48 28 20 19.2 90.4 15 9 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 .000 .074 .000 .096 .276 .322 85.0 32 2201 22.7 15.0
2020 4-Seam Fastball 44 32 12 17.6 90.3 13 9 1 0 0 0 1 3 6 .111 .045 .444 .104 .362 .251 88.1 50 2183 45.5 25.0
2020 Slider 19 17 2 7.6 81.1 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 1 .500 .315 1.000 .602 .609 .346 105.4 17 2514 50.0 20.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball 475 354 121 47.6 94.1 108 92 24 17 4 2 1 34 59 .261 .240 .380 .374 .324 .321 92.2 14 2210 25.4 21.1
2019 Slider 193 136 57 19.4 85.4 41 31 7 6 0 0 1 6 28 .226 .249 .323 .354 .300 .325 87.6 25 2509 32.4 10.5
2019 Changeup 188 105 83 18.9 86.6 53 48 14 10 3 1 0 10 38 .292 .264 .396 .322 .327 .295 83.6 4 1871 28.4 15.2
2019 Cutter 79 57 22 7.9 91.0 24 23 5 4 0 0 1 9 14 .217 .193 .348 .276 .256 .222 88.6 28 2390 30.2 34.6
2019 Sinker 62 24 38 6.2 92.5 14 11 7 5 1 0 1 1 11 .636 .453 1.000 .855 .635 .534 90.5 13 2117 17.4 20.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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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
2020 Cutter NYM R 79 87.1 25.6 2.2 8 2.7 0.1 5
2020 4-Seamer NYM R 44 90.3 19.3 -2 -12 6.1 -1.1 -15
2020 Changeup NYM R 60 83.3 39.4 6.4 19 14.3 0.7 5
2020 Sinker NYM R 48 90.4 20.2 -5 -20 10.3 -5 -33
2020 Slider NYM R 19 81.1 41 0 0 7.5 0 0
2019 Cutter NYM R 79 91 25.5 0.3 1 2.6 0.3 16
2019 Slider NYM R 193 85.4 37.6 0.1 0 6.2 1.2 24
2019 Changeup NYM R 188 86.6 37.3 6.1 19 14.6 0.5 4
2019 Sinker NYM R 62 92.5 23.2 -0.3 -1 14.4 -0.7 -5
2019 4-Seamer 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 4-Seamer ATL R 607 94 16.7 -0.8 -5 7.2 -0.6 -8
2018 Changeup ATL R 281 85.9 38.1 6 19 13.8 0.2 2
2018 Slider ATL R 205 84.6 40.1 0.6 1 7.5 2.1 40
2017 Sinker BAL R 42 93.5 27.1 5.3 24 14.5 -1.2 -8
2017 Changeup BAL R 259 87 36.4 6.1 20 16.2 2.4 18
2017 Splitter BAL R 1 87.4 41.6 9.1 28 24.2 10.8 81
2017 Slider BAL R 165 86 37.8 2.6 7 7.5 3.6 90
2017 Cutter BAL R 26 93.1 17.6 3.8 18 2 -0.4 -15
2017 4-Seamer BAL R 673 95 14.9 -1.1 -8 8.5 -0.1 -1
2016 Splitter BAL R 281 86.8 33.9 3.4 11 16.3 2.9 22
2016 4-Seamer BAL R 733 95.1 13 0.3 2 9 -0.4 -4
2016 Slider BAL R 234 86.8 32.9 0.3 1 3.4 1.1 48
2016 Sinker BAL R 38 94.4 18.7 -0.1 -1 16.1 1.3 9
2015 Sinker BAL R 96 93.8 18.7 -1 -5 16.2 1.3 9
2015 4-Seamer BAL R 691 94.7 13.4 0.6 4 9.3 0.2 2
2015 Splitter BAL R 346 86.8 33.1 1.6 5 17.1 4.1 31
2015 Slider BAL R 157 85.9 33.6 -1 -3 3.5 0.7 23
! 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 %
2020 Slider 1.1 0 19 7.6 2 .500 1.000 .625 50.0 50.0 20.0 .315 .602 .346 100.0
2020 4-Seamer -1.4 -1 44 17.6 13 .111 .444 .369 45.5 23.1 25.0 .045 .104 .254 16.7
2020 Changeup 1.9 1 60 24.0 13 .182 .182 .246 36.7 38.5 20.0 .182 .212 .251 16.7
2020 Sinker -2.9 -1 48 19.2 15 .000 .000 .280 22.7 20.0 15.0 .074 .096 .326 33.3
2020 Cutter 2.0 2 79 31.6 16 .333 .583 .469 21.9 12.5 10.5 .339 .560 .453 20.0
2019 Sinker 3.3 2 62 6.2 14 .636 1.000 .654 17.4 7.1 20.0 .453 .855 .536 36.4
2019 Cutter -4.2 -3 79 7.9 24 .217 .348 .263 30.2 37.5 34.6 .193 .276 .221 35.7
2019 Slider 0.1 0 193 19.4 41 .226 .323 .308 32.4 14.6 10.5 .249 .354 .326 25.0
2019 Changeup 1.4 3 188 18.9 53 .292 .396 .337 28.4 18.9 15.2 .264 .322 .296 21.1
2019 4-Seamer 0.6 3 475 47.6 108 .261 .380 .328 25.4 31.5 21.1 .240 .374 .323 52.5
2018 Sinker -0.2 0 66 5.7 16 .429 .500 .447 20.0 0.0 0.0 .293 .472 .376 42.9
2018 Slider -0.8 -2 205 17.7 47 .163 .279 .280 33.0 12.8 13.6 .236 .400 .296 15.8
2018 Changeup 2.4 7 281 24.2 79 .310 .451 .379 36.1 22.8 20.0 .248 .329 .291 25.9
2018 4-Seamer -0.1 0 607 52.3 145 .285 .408 .354 25.0 24.8 19.6 .258 .382 .320 34.0
2017 Cutter 1.6 0 26 2.2 7 .333 .500 .407 11.1 28.6 25.0 .235 .447 .346 25.0
2017 Sinker 7.2 3 42 3.6 13 .538 .615 .581 22.7 15.4 28.6 .381 .442 .360 18.2
2017 Slider 1.3 2 165 14.0 24 .273 .455 .352 25.0 29.2 15.2 .220 .325 .258 12.5
2017 Changeup -0.8 -2 259 22.0 64 .228 .263 .259 37.0 23.4 16.3 .228 .283 .276 23.3
2017 4-Seamer -1.3 -9 673 57.3 163 .160 .326 .268 23.3 26.4 17.8 .223 .458 .326 43.7
2017 Splitter 1.9 0 1 0.1
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Observed Spin-Based Gap Observed Spin-Based
2020 Slider 19 81.1 39 8.1 8:45 9:45 60
2020 4-Seam Fastball 43 90.3 85 14.9 12:45 1:15 30
2020 Cutter 79 87.1 51 9.9 11:30 12:15 45
2020 Sinker 48 90.4 85 16.5 1:15 1:30 15
2020 Changeup 57 83.2 73 15.3 3:15 2:00 -75
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2016 314 1304 -7 -17 4 6 -14
2017 271 1162 -8 -11 8 5 -6
2018 294 1190 2 -10 10 5 7
2019 239 993 -7 -1 8 4 4
2020 58 249 -5 1 2 2 1
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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 1307 41.4 69.3 77.1 31.7 57.6 42.2 58.3 47.3 30.6 5.4 73.2
2016 1295 44.2 70.5 76.7 34.2 54.7 42.2 60.1 50.2 31.7 6.8 73.9
2017 1175 49.2 70.6 78.8 27.2 60.9 42.1 58.5 48.6 26.4 7.2 84.5
2018 1160 44.8 67.6 79.5 31.4 55.7 43.6 57.1 47.6 29.2 4.6 77.4
2019 997 46.8 68.7 80.1 29.4 57.7 39.2 64.9 47.8 27.3 6.5 73.8
2020 250 36.8 70.7 75.4 31.0 57.1 37.2 59.3 45.6 32.5 6.4 87.5
ALL 6184 44.8 69.4 78.2 31.0 57.0 41.8 59.6 48.2 29.3 6.1 77.2
MLB 48.4 66.1 82.8 28.2 59.4 42.6 60.6 46.6 24.5 7.2 75.1

Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 46.2 21.3 23.9 8.6 34.5 36.5 28.9 1.5 35.0 28.4 24.4 3.6 4.1
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
2017 42.5 22.3 26.3 8.9 31.3 43.0 25.7 6.1 29.1 25.1 24.6 5.6 7.3
2018 47.5 21.0 26.0 5.5 32.5 40.5 27.0 0.5 35.5 23.0 30.5 5.0 4.0
2019 39.3 24.7 26.7 9.3 33.3 37.3 29.3 2.7 28.7 29.3 28.7 5.3 4.0
2020 34.5 24.1 20.7 20.7 34.5 41.4 24.1 6.9 24.1 41.4 17.2 6.9 3.4
ALL 43.7 23.0 25.1 8.2 35.9 37.8 26.2 3.0 32.3 27.5 25.8 5.0 4.7
MLB 45.3 22.0 25.7 7.1 36.6 38.0 25.5 3.2 33.6 24.3 24.6 5.6 6.4

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 84 93 90 82 67 74 74 66 91 86 4 91 84 76 65
2016 93 91 90 79 94 76 76 82 63 92 46 94 93 82 74
2017 66 73 57 42 71 54 24 57 44 72 30 64 66 80 77
2018 55 36 65 83 35 82 91 77 93 42 26 76 55 67 48
2019 48 44 76 92 16 95 95 47 49 61 7 63 48 57 41
2020 8 49
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 23.2 4 2.4 1.6 4 3 1 25.0
2020 23.7 2 1.8 0.2 0 1 1 50.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 4 5 4 4 4 1 1 4 2 1 3 3 1 2 1 3 1 3 2 2 1 1 1 2 3 3 2 2 4 2 4
2020 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 1 2 2 1 2
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.6 95.1 0.5 94.9 -0.2 93.8 -1.1 93.5 -0.3 88.8 -4.7
Offspeed Velocity 86.8 86.8 0 87 0.2 85.9 -1.1 86.6 0.7 83.3 -3.3
Breaking Velocity 85.9 86.9 1 86 -0.9 84.6 -1.4 85.4 0.8 81.1 -4.3
Exit Velocity 87.5 87.2 -0.3 86.9 -0.3 87.3 0.4 88.7 1.4 83.9 -4.8
Launch Angle 13 13.6 0.6 12.6 -1 9.8 -2.8 15 5.2 18 3
Barrel % 4.1 4.6 0.5 7.3 2.7 4 -3.3 4 0 3.4 -0.6
Hard Hit % 27.4 33 5.6 33.9 0.9 29 -4.9 36.7 7.7 24.1 -12.6
Sweet Spot % 33 34 1 34.6 0.6 30.5 -4.1 30.7 0.2 20.7 -10
xBA .204 .205 0.001 .232 0.027 .253 0.021 .253 0 .181 -0.072
BA .203 .201 -0.002 .208 0.007 .279 0.071 .278 -0.001 .186 -0.092
xwOBA .277 .266 -0.011 .308 0.042 .311 0.003 .318 0.007 .327 0.009
wOBA .277 .254 -0.023 .27 0.016 .329 0.059 .332 0.003 .348 0.016
xSLG .316 .329 0.013 .402 0.073 .375 -0.027 .374 -0.001 .28 -0.094
SLG .331 .314 -0.017 .339 0.025 .403 0.064 .405 0.002 .349 -0.056
K% 27.5 29.6 2.1 25.5 -4.1 20.8 -4.7 24.8 4 23.7 -1.1
BB% 11.7 8 -3.7 9.5 1.5 9.7 0.2 12.8 3.1 25.4 12.6
Swing % 47.3 50.2 2.9 48.6 -1.6 47.6 -1 47.8 0.2 45.6 -2.2
Whiff% 30.6 31.7 1.1 26.4 -5.3 29.2 2.8 27.3 -1.9 32.5 5.2
In Zone Swing % 41.4 44.2 2.8 49.2 5 44.8 -4.4 46.8 2 36.8 -10
Out of Zone Swing % 58.6 55.8 -2.8 50.8 -5 55.2 4.4 53.2 -2 63.2 10
First Pitch Swing % 29 30.2 1.2 30.2 0 28 -2.2 28.5 0.5 37.3 8.8
First Pitch Strike % 58.3 60.1 1.8 58.5 -1.6 57.1 -1.4 64.9 7.8 59.3 -5.6
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 308 .256 164 18 11.0 144 41 28.5
2017 271 .273 145 9 6.2 126 34 27.0
2018 287 .329 164 14 8.5 123 37 30.1
2019 240 .332 155 6 3.9 85 27 31.8
2020 59 .348 40 6 15.0 19 6 31.6

Pitch Distribution