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Portrait of Ryan Braun

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
2 50 2 1 0 30 6.66 0.1
Birth Date7-29-1980
Height6' 1"
Weight220 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
2006 KCA 25 9 0 10.7 0.0 10.7 0 1 0 2 0 0 46 13 8 8 2 24 3 3 0 6 6.75 5.35 5.84 1.0 0.1
2007 KCA 26 26 0 39.3 0.0 39.3 2 0 0 0 0 0 183 46 32 29 4 72 22 21 0 24 6.64 5.09 6.07 -0.3 -0.0
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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
2004 WIL A+ 51 0 57.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .289 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 HDS A+ 2 0 4.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.375 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 WIC AA 6 0 4.7 7.19 78 .396 .279 .373 .435 .270 .619 121 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2006 KCA MLB 9 0 10.7 5.84 96 .280 .279 .342 .446 .264 .314 113 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2006 WIC AA 26 0 40.2 2.45 154 .216 .263 .337 .425 .264 .329 98 16.8 1.8 16.8 1.8
2006 OMA AAA 17 0 25.1 3.48 124 .253 .270 .340 .413 .269 .311 96 5.5 0.5 5.5 0.5
2007 KCA MLB 26 0 39.3 6.07 79 .297 .274 .339 .434 .267 .316 103 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2007 OMA AAA 23 0 33.0 3.53 136 .147 .278 .349 .440 .265 .232 107 8.4 0.8 8.4 0.8
2009 KAN A 2 0 2.0 3.64 124 .106 .273 .345 .391 .267 .000 112 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2009 BRI Rk 7 0 10.0 2.79 141 .133 .264 .338 .400 .263 .217 100 2.7 0.3 2.7 0.3
2010 CHR AAA 52 0 57.3 4.97 89 .244 .265 .335 .408 .254 .273 100 1.8 0.2 1.8 0.2

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
2004 WIL A+ 2 3 24 51 0 57.0 48 25 58 2 0% .289 7.6 3.9 0.3 9.2 1.28 2.21 0.0 0.0
2005 WIC AA 0 1 0 6 0 4.7 15 7 1 0 67% .619 28.7 13.4 0.0 1.9 4.68 17.23 -0.1 -0.0
2005 HDS A+ 1 0 0 2 0 4.0 3 2 6 0 0% -.375 6.8 4.5 0.0 13.5 1.25 4.50 0.0 0.0
2006 OMA AAA 0 2 3 17 0 25.1 23 13 22 0 53% .311 8.2 4.7 0.0 7.9 1.43 2.15 5.5 0.5
2006 WIC AA 1 6 10 26 0 40.2 30 16 58 2 44% .329 6.7 3.6 0.4 13.0 1.14 2.24 16.8 1.8
2006 KCA MLB 0 1 0 9 0 10.7 13 3 6 2 41% .314 11.0 2.5 1.7 5.1 1.50 6.75 1.0 0.1
2007 KCA MLB 2 0 0 26 0 39.3 46 22 24 4 51% .316 10.5 5.0 0.9 5.5 1.73 6.64 -0.3 -0.0
2007 OMA AAA 2 2 9 23 0 33.0 19 12 36 1 53% .232 5.2 3.3 0.3 9.8 0.94 1.09 8.4 0.8
2009 KAN A 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 0 1 3 0 100% .000 0.0 4.5 0.0 13.5 0.50 0.00 0.4 0.0
2009 BRI Rk 1 0 0 7 0 10.0 5 1 12 0 65% .217 4.5 0.9 0.0 10.8 0.60 0.90 2.7 0.3
2010 CHR AAA 1 3 18 52 0 57.3 45 34 61 4 46% .273 7.1 5.3 0.6 9.6 1.38 2.20 1.8 0.2

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
2009-08-21 2009-09-09 Minors 19 0 Not Disclosed -
2008-07-11 2008-10-06 60-DL 87 69 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2008-04-22 -
2008-04-01 2008-07-11 Minors 101 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2008-04-22
2006-06-23 2006-07-05 Minors 12 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2007 KCA $380,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$380,000
1 yrTotal$380,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 143 d2011

Details
  • signed as a free agent for 2009 (minor-league contract)
  • re-signed 2/20/08, 1 year (08) released 11/14/08 sent to minor-league camp 3/17/08
  • re-signed 2/07, 1 year/$0.38M (07)
  • contract purchased 9/06.
  • Drafted 2003 (6-162) (UNLV). $1,000 signing bonus.

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
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Diagnostics

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

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2009 Ryan Braun blew his elbow out in the spring and underwent Tommy John surgery in April, putting his availability for the start of '09 in jeopardy. The Royals added insult to injury by releasing him in November, although he could come back on a minor league deal.
2008 For the last time, this is not the Brewers' third baseman (for one thing, this Braun can probably play a better third base). Stop us if you've heard this before: he's a strong-armed reliever with a good slider and nothing left to prove in the minors, but got hammered in four separate stints in the majors because of struggles with command. Going forward, he's a cheap back-of-the-bullpen option with some upside.
2007 Not to be confused with the Brewers` prospect, Braun suffered a career-threatening shoulder injury in 2005 and missed most of the season. His full recovery was one of the bright spots for the Royals` farm system last year. He has the classic reliever repertoire of mid-90s fastball and hard-breaking slider. Braun was dominant in the high minors, was even more effective against left-handed hitters than right-handers, and wasn`t overwhelmed in a September cup of coffee. At 26, his window is now--expect him to climb through it.

BP Articles

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  Title Author Date
Prospectus Hit List: Flyover Flops EditionJay Jaffe2007-08-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Pinch-Hitter's EditionMarc Normandin2007-07-06
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessProtrade Market Movers: Week of June 14, 2007Jeff Ma2007-06-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Padres Riding HighJay Jaffe2007-06-08
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: Busting Out from BelowJay Jaffe2007-05-25
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Monday Morning Ten Pack, 3/5/07Kevin Goldstein2007-03-05
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Organizational RankingsKevin Goldstein2007-02-14
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Kansas City Royals Top Ten ProspectsKevin Goldstein2007-01-22


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Ryan Braun threw 312 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2011, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2011, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (92mph) and Slider (83mph), also mixing in a Curve (78mph) and Sinker (92mph).