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Birth Date2-22-1992
Height6' 2"
Weight185 lbs
Age23 years, 3 months, 1 days
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WARP Summary

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YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2013 SBN A 4 4 20.7 4.92 94 .243 .249 .315 .362 .252 .218 101 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2013 YAK A- 8 8 19.0 3.65 112 .345 .249 .331 .347 .272 .475 98 4.2 0.5 4.2 0.5
2014 SBN A 8 8 45.7 3.92 112 .253 .260 .325 .375 .266 .336 97 5.8 0.6 5.8 0.6
2014 VIS A+ 10 10 60.3 5.72 90 .258 .279 .345 .439 .280 .331 106 6.0 0.6 6.0 0.6
2014 MOB AA 4 4 20.0 5.40 71 .256 .241 .310 .363 .257 .216 95 -0.5 -0.1 0.7 0.1
2015 MOB AA 8 8 39.3 5.24 71 .274 .257 .328 .368 .263 .337 93 0.9 0.1 2.0 0.2

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2013 SBN A 0 1 0 4 4 20.7 14 8 16 2 46% .218 6.1 3.5 0.9 7.0 1.06 2.61 1.4 0.1
2013 YAK A- 0 2 0 8 8 19.0 30 6 24 1 44% .475 14.2 2.8 0.5 11.4 1.89 7.58 4.2 0.5
2014 VIS A+ 2 4 0 10 10 60.3 57 21 68 7 47% .331 8.5 3.1 1.0 10.1 1.29 4.03 6.0 0.6
2014 MOB AA 1 2 0 4 4 20.0 14 10 18 3 56% .216 6.3 4.5 1.4 8.1 1.20 3.60 0.7 0.1
2014 SBN A 4 2 0 8 8 45.7 46 11 41 1 47% .336 9.1 2.2 0.2 8.1 1.25 3.74 5.8 0.6
2015 MOB AA 2 2 0 8 8 39.3 40 22 31 3 41% .337 9.2 5.0 0.7 7.1 1.58 4.35 2.0 0.2

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Injury History  —  No longer being updated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
2014-08-13 2014-08-23 Minors 10 0 Right Fingers Blister Index Finger -
2014-04-03 2014-04-17 Minors 14 0 - Not Disclosed - -

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This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 13, 2015Jeff Moore2015-05-14
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, April 22, 2015Jeff Moore2015-04-23
This article requires BP Premium accessLeague Preview Series: Southern LeagueTucker Blair2015-04-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: A Different Dynasty Top 101 ListBen Carsley2015-03-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 175 Starting PitchersBret Sayre2015-02-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Top 101 Dynasty League Prospects for 2015: Part 2: 1-50 (plus one)Bret Sayre2015-02-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2016Ben Carsley2015-02-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2016Craig Goldstein2015-02-24
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2015Craig Goldstein2015-02-23
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher Prospects for 2015Ben Carsley2015-02-23
2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational RankingsMark Anderson2015-02-17
2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational RankingsBP Prospect Staff2015-02-17
2015 Prospects: 2015 Organizational RankingsJeff Moore2015-02-17
The Top 101 Prospects of 2015: Sliced and DicedRob McQuown2015-02-16
The Top 101 Prospects of 2015: Sliced and DicedMauricio Rubio2015-02-16
2015 Prospects: Top 101 Prospects of 2015Nick J. Faleris2015-02-09
2015 Prospects: Top 101 Prospects of 2015BP Prospect Staff2015-02-09
2015 Prospects: Top 101 Prospects of 2015Chris Mellen2015-02-09
BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 5-7Bret Sayre2015-02-05
BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 3-4Bret Sayre2015-01-29
This article requires BP Premium accessBefore They Were Pros: NL WestDavid Rawnsley2015-01-09
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This article requires BP Premium accessProspect Mechanics: NL WestRyan Parker2015-01-07
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This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Arizona Diamondbacks Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2014-12-12
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Arizona Diamondbacks Top 10 ProspectsNick J. Faleris2014-12-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Team Preview: Arizona DiamondbacksMatt Collins2014-12-01
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: September 15, 2014BP Prospect Staff2014-09-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, August 12Jeff Moore2014-08-13
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Our Top 50 Dynasty League ProspectsCraig Goldstein2014-08-13
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This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, August 6Jeff Moore2014-08-07
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTop 50 Dynasty League Prospects: Midseason UpdateBret Sayre2014-07-14
This article requires BP Premium access2014 Futures Game Preview: Scouting the U.S. TeamRon Shah2014-07-11
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, July 8Jeff Moore2014-07-09
This article requires BP Premium accessThe BP Top 50: The Best Midseason ProspectsJason Parks2014-07-07
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Eyewitness Accounts: June 26, 2014BP Prospect Staff2014-06-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: Futures Team Meet and Greet: USACraig Goldstein2014-06-25
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: June 23, 2014BP Prospect Staff2014-06-23
The 2013 Redraft: How Much Has Changed?Ron Shah2014-06-10
The 2013 Redraft: How Much Has Changed?Baseball Prospectus2014-06-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Profiling Alex ReyesCraig Goldstein2014-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 21Jeff Moore2014-05-22
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: The U25 Top 150, Part OneCraig Goldstein2014-05-13
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This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, May 5Jeff Moore2014-05-06
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 24Jeff Moore2014-04-25
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 17Jeff Moore2014-04-18
This article requires BP Premium accessMonday Morning Ten Pack: Prospects We're Most Excited to See This YearBP Prospect Staff2014-04-07
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BP Top 101 Prospects: Opening Day AssignmentsRon Shah2014-04-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: NL West Under-25 RankingsBen Carsley2014-04-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty Dynamics: NL West Under-25 RankingsCraig Goldstein2014-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: NL West 2014 Preseason PreviewDaniel Rathman2014-03-27
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This article requires BP Premium accessTop Tools: Best Slider/Changeup/CommandBP Prospect Staff2014-03-05
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Top 101 Fantasy Prospects of 2014: Part Two: 51-101Bret Sayre2014-03-04
25-and-Under Talent Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams from Top to BottomBP Prospect Staff2014-03-03
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Starting PitchersIan Lefkowitz2014-02-28
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Starting PitchersBen Murphy2014-02-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 175 Starting PitchersBret Sayre2014-02-27
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2014 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2014-02-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher ProspectsBen Carsley2014-02-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher ProspectsCraig Goldstein2014-02-26
BP Experts Prospect Mock Draft: Rounds 5-7Baseball Prospectus2014-01-31
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Top 101 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2014-01-27
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-02-04 19:00:00 (link to chat)How would you rank Aaron Blair, Marco Gonzalez, and Braden Shipley? And will Eddie Butler ultimately be a starter? Thank you!
(Dennis from LA)
Shipley, gap, Butler, Blair, Gonzales. Way too early to write off Butler-- let's see how the breaking ball comes along. A RHP with a big time FB and a swing and miss quality CH is usually a good bet. (Jordan Gorosh)
2015-02-18 19:00:00 (link to chat)Welcome Brendan. Thoughts on Braden Shipley after (potentially) catching him with Hillsboro? Seems to be a big helium guy this year. What's changed since 2013?
(brenly from arizona)
Shipley was drafted on the strength of his fastball/change up combination. There were a lot of questions about his curve because he didn't throw it much at Nevada, but it wound up being a better and more advanced pitch than most people were expecting. He's risen up prospect rankings accordingly. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2015-01-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)With Braden Shipley's late intro to pitching and subsequent quick development, do you think his ceiling could be that of a #2 if he keeps developing? I realize mid rotation arm is more realistic, but could a #2 be within reach or does he just lack the stuff to get there.
(treynay3 from Indy)
Shipley could reach no. 2 status without question. There were even early iterations of the rankings where I had him slotted as the top prospect in the system. His mechanics aren't yet second-nature for him, and he needs to iron that out before his arsenal makes the jump and becomes more dependable. But he has the characteristics I look for in trying to identify arms that will improve mechanically, and there's a lot of juice in the arm. Don't count on #2 production, but it's there for the taking. (NL West Top 10s With Nick Faleris)
2014-11-04 18:00:00 (link to chat)The Eyewitness Reports on Braden Shipley are encouraging, but I was wondering if you could fill us in a little more on him. Thanks.
(Dave from Des Moines)
I haven't seen Shipley since college, and while I've talked to people about him this year, I think the best information you're going to get are the Eyewitness Reports we have here on the site (http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_pit.php?reportid=156 and http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_pit.php?reportid=163). Those are two really well-written reports that represent a strong picture of what Shipley brings to the table and can be going forward. (Mark Anderson)
2014-11-04 18:00:00 (link to chat)I know you aren't a fantasy guy, but I just traded Margot for Braden Shipley. Do you see Shipley as more of a safer bet to realize his potential?
(Ryan from MTL)
Margot isn't as risky as most guys his age and with his experience level, but Shipley is probably a more stable prospect with a greater likelihood of success. (Mark Anderson)
2014-07-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Mark, where do you see the ETA for Diamondback hurlers Braden Shipley and Aaron Blair? Also, are the mid rotation to back end guys or a chance for more?
(Brett from New Jersey)
Shipley is showing the stuff and enough polish to move very quickly through the system and could reach the big leagues late next year, though 2016 is more likely. Blair is squarely in the 2016 time frame for me. Shipley has a much higher ceiling and be a #2 if he can put it all together; Blair has the type of ceiling you noted. (Mark Anderson)
2014-06-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Higher upside - Henry Owens or Braden Shipley? See either one making an ace level leap anytime soon?
(John from LA)
Braden Shipley, whom I could be seeing next week, has the higher upside by far. (Ron Shah)
2014-04-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Any word on Braden Shipley? Heard he has biceps tendonitis. Is that serious? TJ? I see him as a solid #2 to Archie. What do you think?
(tsweber from Reno)
Big fan of Shipley. Dig the stuff and the delivery - he stays back a little bit more than I would like, but the balance+posture are excellent. Tendinitis can be a bit of a wild card, as we don't know the root of the inflammation, and biceps tendinitis can have implications for elbow and shoulder. The D'Backs will be wise to stay cautious in order to avoid the risk of cascade injury (detecting a theme in this chat), and with careful management the minor setback will just be a speed bump in his development. I am not too concerned, so I think that we can back off the TJ ledge.

On the jukebox: Warren G, "Regulators" (Doug Thorburn)
2014-04-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat. In your opinion, which hitter and pitcher, outside of the top 50, have the highest ceilings?
(cracker73 from Florida )
Alex Reyes, Jose Martinez, Braden Shipley, and Hunter Harvey on the pitching side; Nick Williams, Raimel Tapia, and David Dahl on the positional side of the ball. (Jason Parks)
2014-01-17 10:00:00 (link to chat)Name game time! Outside of the top 50 prospects, give me 2 pitchers and 2 hitters you think are going to be well within the top 50 by this time next year!
(vegetto712 from Florida)
David Dahl and Josh Bell with the stick; Alex Reyes and Braden Shipley with the arm (Jason Parks)
2014-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of a ceiling do you see for Braden Shipley? Could he be a role 6/#2 starter?
(Mark from Arizona)
That may be his ultimate ceiling, but he's probably more of a High-5, #3 starter, which is still really good. (Mark Anderson)
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Top 5 dynasty prospects from this past draft?
(John from My basement)
Off the top of my head: Bryant, Frazier, Gray, Stewart, Appel. The fifth one was tough for me. I also really like JP Crawford, Braden Shipley, Hunter Harvey and Reese McGuire. The first four I'm a little more confident on. (Craig Goldstein)
2013-12-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)More promising potential: Braden Shipley or Hunter Harvey?
(Alex from Denver)
I'd take Harvey's ceiling, but also high on Shipley. (Jason Parks)
2013-10-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which prospect will breakout next year?
(Cards from St. Louis)
Braden Shipley; Hunter Harvey; Edwin Diaz; Chi Chi Gonzalez

Just to name a few (Jason Parks)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2015, Braden Shipley threw 11 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2014, including pitches thrown in . In 2014, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (95mph), also mixing in a Curve (81mph) and Change (86mph).