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Portrait of Brandon Puffer

Brandon Puffer PAstros

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
4 115 3 4 0 71 5.09 0.3
Birth Date10-5-1975
Height6' 3"
Weight190 lbs
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WARP Summary

Standard

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
2002 HOU 26 55 0 69.0 0.0 69.0 3 3 0 1 0 0 310 67 37 34 3 93 38 30 5 48 4.43 3.92 4.33 6.8 0.8
2003 HOU 27 13 0 21.0 0.0 21.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 99 24 13 12 2 36 16 13 1 10 5.14 5.69 6.85 -3.8 -0.3
2004 SDN 28 14 0 18.0 0.0 18.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 89 24 13 11 3 38 11 10 1 12 5.50 5.79 5.86 -0.6 -0.1
2005 SFN 29 3 0 7.0 0.0 7.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 9 8 8 2 19 2 2 0 1 10.29 7.28 7.50 -1.4 -0.1
Career850115.00.0115.034020052912471651018667557715.094.745.211.00.3

Advanced

'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 G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1996 BOI A- 16 0 30.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 CDR A 10 0 17.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .178 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 BOI A- 6 0 15.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .222 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 CWV A 29 0 50.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 CHT AA 7 0 8.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 CLN A 59 0 63.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 ASH A 14 0 14.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 KIS A+ 18 0 21.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 ROU AA 56 0 82.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 Pon Wnt 19 0 16.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 HOU MLB 55 0 69.0 4.33 107 .254 .254 .319 .399 .252 .296 103 7.4 0.7 6.8 0.8
2002 NWO AAA 11 0 15.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .189 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 HOU MLB 13 0 21.0 6.85 56 .302 .269 .341 .436 .270 .314 103 -3.2 -0.3 -3.8 -0.3
2003 NWO AAA 44 0 52.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .304 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SDN MLB 14 0 18.0 5.86 75 .317 .266 .337 .433 .259 .339 100 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2004 PAW AAA 24 0 30.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .303 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 POR AAA 22 0 32.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .290 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 SFN MLB 3 0 7.0 7.50 33 .333 .272 .331 .433 .264 .269 98 -1.4 -0.1 -1.4 -0.1
2005 FRE AAA 54 0 73.3 5.02 99 .282 .278 .358 .441 .277 .323 82 10.1 0.9 10.1 0.7
2006 ROU AAA 37 0 52.1 5.40 78 .240 .261 .330 .387 .257 .263 92 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2006 SAC AAA 13 0 17.2 6.56 55 .326 .286 .351 .465 .283 .327 95 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2007 FRI AA 51 0 64.7 4.35 107 .248 .261 .339 .397 .260 .282 102 9.8 1.0 9.8 1.0
2007 LAG Wnt 3 0 3.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .417 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 LAG Wnt 2 0 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 FRI AA 39 0 67.0 4.66 87 .281 .270 .347 .411 .278 .319 86 3.1 0.3 3.1 0.3
2008 OKL AAA 7 0 9.0 4.57 113 .256 .277 .349 .445 .261 .333 99 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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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
1996 BOI A- 2 0 1 16 0 30.3 27 11 22 3 0% .000 8.0 3.3 0.9 6.5 1.25 4.46 0.0 0.0
1997 CDR A 0 0 0 10 0 17.3 8 10 11 0 0% .178 4.2 5.2 0.0 5.7 1.04 2.60 0.0 0.0
1997 BOI A- 0 0 1 6 0 15.3 10 2 15 0 0% .222 5.9 1.2 0.0 8.8 0.78 2.35 0.0 0.0
1998 CWV A 2 7 1 29 0 50.7 68 23 36 4 0% .000 12.1 4.1 0.7 6.4 1.79 6.92 0.0 0.0
1998 CHT AA 0 0 0 7 0 8.7 2 3 6 2 0% .000 2.1 3.1 2.1 6.2 0.57 3.10 0.0 0.0
1999 CLN A 1 2 34 59 0 63.3 53 24 60 2 0% .000 7.5 3.4 0.3 8.5 1.22 1.99 0.0 0.0
2000 ASH A 0 0 5 14 0 14.3 19 11 15 3 0% .000 12.0 6.9 1.9 9.4 2.10 8.18 0.0 0.0
2000 KIS A+ 2 3 9 18 0 21.3 18 11 26 0 0% .000 7.6 4.6 0.0 11.0 1.36 1.27 0.0 0.0
2001 ROU AA 6 1 8 56 0 82.7 52 35 91 4 0% .000 5.7 3.8 0.4 9.9 1.05 2.07 0.0 0.0
2001 Pon Wnt 0 1 6 19 0 16.3 10 9 13 1 0% .000 5.5 5.0 0.6 7.2 1.17 2.21 0.0 0.0
2002 HOU MLB 3 3 0 55 0 69.0 67 38 48 3 68% .296 8.7 5.0 0.4 6.3 1.52 4.43 6.8 0.8
2002 NWO AAA 2 1 0 11 0 15.0 8 4 13 1 0% .189 4.8 2.4 0.6 7.8 0.80 1.80 0.0 0.0
2003 HOU MLB 0 0 0 13 0 21.0 24 16 10 2 58% .314 10.3 6.9 0.9 4.3 1.90 5.14 -3.8 -0.3
2003 NWO AAA 7 3 5 44 0 52.7 50 16 41 1 0% .304 8.5 2.7 0.2 7.0 1.25 2.90 0.0 0.0
2004 POR AAA 1 1 2 22 0 32.3 32 10 19 1 0% .290 8.9 2.8 0.3 5.3 1.30 3.34 0.0 0.0
2004 PAW AAA 3 2 10 24 0 30.3 31 11 21 1 0% .303 9.2 3.3 0.3 6.2 1.39 3.27 0.0 0.0
2004 SDN MLB 0 1 0 14 0 18.0 24 11 12 3 45% .339 12.0 5.5 1.5 6.0 1.94 5.50 -0.6 -0.1
2005 SFN MLB 0 0 0 3 0 7.0 9 2 1 2 36% .269 11.6 2.6 2.6 1.3 1.57 10.29 -1.4 -0.1
2005 FRE AAA 6 5 0 54 0 73.3 85 23 48 9 46% .323 10.4 2.8 1.1 5.9 1.47 5.53 10.1 0.7
2006 ROU AAA 5 1 4 37 0 52.1 46 16 37 6 52% .263 7.9 2.8 1.0 6.4 1.19 4.49 0.6 0.1
2006 SAC AAA 0 0 0 13 0 17.2 21 4 14 4 41% .327 11.0 2.1 2.1 7.3 1.45 5.23 -1.7 -0.2
2007 LAG Wnt 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 1 1 2 0 0% .250 4.5 4.5 0.0 9.0 1.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2007 FRI AA 3 3 1 51 0 64.7 61 21 48 6 48% .282 8.5 2.9 0.8 6.7 1.27 3.20 9.8 1.0
2008 OKL AAA 0 0 0 7 0 9.0 9 2 7 0 44% .333 9.0 2.0 0.0 7.0 1.22 8.00 1.3 0.1
2008 FRI AA 8 0 1 39 0 67.0 76 16 47 6 45% .319 10.2 2.1 0.8 6.3 1.37 3.90 3.1 0.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 152 d

Details
  • sent outright to Triple-A 6/05 contract purchased 6/05 signed as a free agent from BOS 12/04 (minor-league contract) designated for assignment 9/04 recalled 9/04 acquired in trade from SD 7/04 recalled 6/04 contract purchased 5/04 signed as a free agent from HOU after 03
  • released 11/03 optioned to Triple-A 7/03 recalled 7/03 optioned to Triple-A 5/03 recalled 4/03 optioned to Triple-A 3/03 re-signed 2/03 optioned to Triple-A 6/02 recalled 6/02 optioned to Triple-A 6/02 signed 2/02 40-m 11/01

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
Weighted Mean?????0.0????.0000.000.00?0.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2003 Itís hard not to pull for an Indy league refugee who rode buses for eight years and completely revamped his delivery to reach The Show. Right-handed batters struggled with Pufferís sidearm motion (.234/.289/.309), but he steered clear of lefties, walking 27 of the 100 that he faced. While teams have grown to accept and even embrace lopsided platoon splits from southpaws, most havenít followed suit with northpaws. Puffer will be on the bubble this spring; improved command of his changeup would help his chances immensely.
2002 The Astros are always on the prowl for low-cost pickups on the domestic front as well as in Venezuela. Puffer was rescued from the independent leagues after washing out of four different organizations. He throws sidearm, using a good sinker/slider combo, but unlike most sidearmers, he doesnít have serious trouble with left-handed hitters. At Round Rock, he was the setup man for Travis Wade, another indy-league vet. Puffer has been added to the 40-man roster, and while the organization is being cautious, the shortage of experienced and useful right-handed relief might create an opportunity for Puffer in the second half.
2000 Puffer is a closer suspect thanks to 34 saves with Clinton. Hereís a free hint to fantasy players, Strat geeks and player-development people: thereís no such thing as a pitching prospect. Even if there were, there would certainly be no such thing as a relief-pitching prospect. Thereís nothing about Puffer that makes me think heíll survive Double-A.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 12-15, 2002Christina Kahrl2011-11-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 23-30Christina Kahrl2005-06-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 14-22Christina Kahrl2005-06-24
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Wests, etc.Christina Kahrl2005-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 30-September 15Christina Kahrl2004-09-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 1-5Christina Kahrl2004-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 28-30Christina Kahrl2004-07-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 8-13, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 10-13, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 31-April 5, 2004Christina Kahrl2004-04-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: October 13-November 19Christina Kahrl2003-11-25
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 3-8, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-07-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 27-June 5, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-06-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 24-30, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 25-April 6, 2003Christina Kahrl2003-04-09
Internet Baseball Awards: Rookies of the YearGreg Spira2002-10-18
The Daily Prospectus: A Look at the Pitching NumbersMichael Wolverton2002-09-09
Transaction Analysis: August 22-25, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-08-29
Transaction Analysis: June 13-17, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 6-8, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-06-10
Transaction Analysis: April 18-20, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-22
Transaction Analysis: April 14-15, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-04-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 19-25, 2002Christina Kahrl2002-03-27


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