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Portrait of Brandon Beachy

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 27)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
62.0 3.19 1.15 61 4 4 0 1.0
Birth Date9-3-1986
Height6' 3"
Weight215 lbs
Age28 years, 1 months, 18 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
0.42010
1.92011
1.02012
0.22013
1.02014
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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
2010 ATL 23 3 3 15.0 15.0 0.0 0 2 0 0 0 0 67 16 9 5 0 20 7 4 0 15 3.00 2.51 2.52 4.5 0.4
2011 ATL 24 25 25 141.7 141.7 0.0 7 3 0 0 14 1 591 125 62 58 16 200 46 37 5 169 3.68 3.16 3.60 17.8 1.9
2012 ATL 25 13 13 81.0 81.0 0.0 5 5 0 0 8 0 319 49 24 18 6 74 29 28 1 68 2.00 3.53 4.13 10.1 1.0
2013 ATL 26 5 5 30.0 30.0 0.0 2 1 0 0 4 0 120 27 17 15 5 50 4 4 0 23 4.50 4.05 4.57 1.4 0.2
Career4646267.7267.70.014110026110972171129627344867362753.233.333.7933.83.6

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
2008 DNV Rk 6 0 12.0 3.78 120 .216 .267 .343 .404 .269 .333 97 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2009 ROM A 12 0 17.7 2.94 122 .288 .254 .315 .368 .257 .385 88 3.3 0.3 3.3 0.3
2009 MYR A+ 22 8 58.0 4.52 94 .247 .253 .330 .366 .257 .326 95 6.6 0.7 6.6 0.7
2009 MIS AA 1 0 1.0 4.16 84 .192 .245 .335 .334 .248 .250 84 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0 -0.0
2010 ATL MLB 3 3 15.0 2.52 138 .251 .253 .318 .405 .269 .356 92 4.5 0.5 4.5 0.4
2010 MIS AA 27 6 73.7 2.33 144 .214 .261 .336 .383 .263 .298 93 21.4 2.2 21.3 2.2
2010 GWN AAA 8 7 45.7 3.11 134 .217 .262 .324 .398 .250 .295 100 10.6 1.0 10.8 1.0
2011 ATL MLB 25 25 141.7 3.60 111 .245 .251 .314 .394 .260 .307 97 21.3 2.3 17.8 1.9
2011 GWN AAA 1 1 5.0 3.80 117 .229 .278 .346 .432 .268 .300 95 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2012 ATL MLB 13 13 81.0 4.13 106 .201 .250 .310 .396 .253 .200 102 8.3 0.9 10.1 1.0
2013 ATL MLB 5 5 30.0 4.57 87 .251 .246 .306 .374 .247 .250 100 0.5 0.1 1.4 0.2
2013 ROM A 1 1 5.0 3.50 121 .154 .234 .310 .338 .257 .214 98 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2013 MIS AA 1 1 5.0 5.78 66 .283 .268 .333 .419 .271 .333 101 -0.5 -0.1 -0.4 -0.0
2013 GWN AAA 7 7 30.0 5.39 92 .232 .264 .341 .397 .261 .241 110 1.4 0.1 1.4 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
2008 DNV Rk 2 0 0 6 0 12.0 12 2 16 1 44% .333 9.0 1.5 0.8 12.0 1.17 2.25 2.1 0.2
2009 MYR A+ 4 3 1 22 8 58.0 59 15 47 2 50% .326 9.2 2.3 0.3 7.3 1.28 3.41 6.6 0.7
2009 ROM A 0 0 0 12 0 17.7 20 4 17 0 31% .385 10.2 2.0 0.0 8.6 1.36 5.59 3.3 0.3
2009 MIS AA 0 0 0 1 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 75% .250 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.00 0.00 -0.0 -0.0
2010 GWN AAA 2 0 1 8 7 45.7 40 6 48 2 45% .295 7.9 1.2 0.4 9.5 1.01 2.17 10.8 1.0
2010 ATL MLB 0 2 0 3 3 15.0 16 7 15 0 33% .356 9.6 4.2 0.0 9.0 1.53 3.00 4.5 0.4
2010 MIS AA 3 1 1 27 6 73.7 53 22 100 3 43% .298 6.5 2.7 0.4 12.2 1.02 1.47 21.3 2.2
2011 GWN AAA 1 0 0 1 1 5.0 4 2 8 1 36% .300 7.2 3.6 1.8 14.4 1.20 1.80 0.7 0.1
2011 ATL MLB 7 3 0 25 25 141.7 125 46 169 16 36% .307 7.9 2.9 1.0 10.7 1.21 3.68 17.8 1.9
2012 ATL MLB 5 5 0 13 13 81.0 49 29 68 6 43% .200 5.4 3.2 0.7 7.6 0.96 2.00 10.1 1.0
2013 GWN AAA 1 4 0 7 7 30.0 23 18 26 3 40% .241 6.9 5.4 0.9 7.8 1.37 3.00 1.4 0.2
2013 ROM A 1 0 0 1 1 5.0 3 1 3 0 50% .214 5.4 1.8 0.0 5.4 0.80 0.00 0.9 0.1
2013 ATL MLB 2 1 0 5 5 30.0 27 4 23 5 44% .250 8.1 1.2 1.5 6.9 1.03 4.50 1.4 0.2
2013 MIS AA 1 0 0 1 1 5.0 6 1 4 1 50% .333 10.8 1.8 1.8 7.2 1.40 5.40 -0.4 -0.0

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
2010 269 0.4721 0.4684 0.7937 0.6535 0.3028 0.8313 0.7209 0.2063
2011 2368 0.4903 0.4734 0.7395 0.6193 0.3331 0.8470 0.5473 0.2587
2012 1329 0.5064 0.4574 0.8155 0.6419 0.2668 0.8843 0.6457 0.1845
2013 448 0.5313 0.4821 0.8148 0.6387 0.3048 0.8684 0.6875 0.1852
Career44140.49820.46920.77330.63020.30840.85940.60170.2257

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-03-23 - 60-DL - - Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Revision Tommy John Surgery 2014-03-21 -
2014-03-11 2014-03-23 Camp 12 0 Right Elbow Surgery Revision Tommy John Surgery 2014-03-21 -
2013-08-21 2013-10-01 15-DL 41 37 Right Elbow Surgery Bone Spur and Inflamed Tissue 2013-09-26 -
2013-03-25 2013-07-29 15-DL 126 105 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-06-21 -
2012-06-17 2012-10-06 15-DL 111 97 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-06-21 -
2012-06-09 2012-06-16 DTD 7 6 Right Elbow Soreness - -
2011-05-14 2011-06-22 15-DL 39 35 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2007-01-01 2007-01-01 Coll 0 0 Shoulder Inflammation -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 ATL $
2014 ATL $1,450,000
2013 ATL $510,000
2012 ATL $495,000
2011 ATL $416,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,421,500
2011Current$1,450,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$2,871,500
4 yrTotal$2,871,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 14 dRob Martin, ICON Sports1 year/$1.45M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.45M (2014). Re-signed by Atlanta 12/16/13 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonus: $25,000 for 30 starts.
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2013). Re-signed by Atlanta 2/27/13.
  • 1 year/$0.495M (2012). Re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4165M (2011). Re-signed by Atlanta 2/21/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Atlanta 9/20/10.
  • Signed 2008 as an amateur free agent (Indiana Wesleyan).

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
90o 10.4 6.9 0 26 26 178.4 123 45 171 14 .255 0.94 2.24 2.44 46.2 4.7
80o 10.1 7.4 0 26 26 170.6 126 46 164 15 .269 1.01 2.58 2.8 38.4 3.9
70o 9.9 7.7 0 26 26 165.0 128 47 158 15 .279 1.06 2.83 3.07 32.6 3.3
60o 9.7 8 0 26 26 160.3 130 47 154 15 .288 1.11 3.04 3.31 27.6 2.8
50o 9.5 8.3 0 26 26 156.0 132 48 150 15 .296 1.15 3.24 3.53 23.1 2.4
40o 9.4 8.6 0 26 26 151.7 133 48 146 15 .304 1.19 3.45 3.75 18.8 1.9
30o 9.2 8.9 0 26 26 147.2 134 49 141 15 .313 1.24 3.67 3.99 14.1 1.4
20o 8.9 9.3 0 26 26 142.1 135 49 136 16 .323 1.30 3.93 4.27 8.8 0.9
10o 8.6 9.9 0 26 26 135.0 137 50 130 16 .337 1.38 4.30 4.68 1.3 0.1
Weighted Mean9.68.302626155.71304714915.2941.143.223.523.72.4

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
24% 62% 15% 10% 88%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20152811902929176149491711940.2951.123.193.477.62.58.71.02.8
2016299802525147127421411640.3001.153.363.657.82.68.71.02.0
20173010702424144119401391540.2911.113.053.317.52.58.70.92.6
2018318602222127107341231340.2971.113.183.467.62.48.70.92.1
2019328602020117101321111240.3001.143.313.607.82.58.60.91.7
202033750181810591281001140.2991.133.293.577.82.48.60.91.6
2021346501616958326901040.3011.153.333.627.92.58.61.01.3
202235540141483732279940.3021.143.323.617.92.48.51.01.2
202336540121273652069840.3031.163.373.678.02.58.51.01.0

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
13.612.310.14.94.31.845.2

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 80)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 88 Edinson Volquez 2011 5.96
2 88 Jeff Niemann 2010 4.44
3 88 Jake Arrieta 2013 4.90
4 87 Wade Davis 2013 5.92
5 86 J.P. Howell 2010 0.00 DNP
6 85 Ramon Ramirez 2009 3.36
7 84 Kris Medlen 2013 3.52
8 84 Tom Gorzelanny 2010 4.62
9 84 Dillon Gee 2013 3.80
10 84 Zach Miner 2009 4.78
11 84 Ryan Rowland-Smith 2010 7.74
12 84 Dustin McGowan 2009 0.00 DNP
13 83 Marc Rzepczynski 2013 3.82
14 83 Sergio Mitre 2008 0.00 DNP
15 83 Taylor Buchholz 2009 0.00 DNP
16 83 Armando Galarraga 2009 5.76
17 83 Alfredo Aceves 2010 3.75
18 83 Joe Blanton 2008 5.01
19 82 Scott Baker 2009 4.46
20 82 Ian Kennedy 2012 4.36
21 82 Clayton Richard 2011 4.70
22 82 C.J. Wilson 2008 6.80
23 82 Josh Collmenter 2013 3.33
24 82 Homer Bailey 2013 3.66
25 82 Noah Lowry 2008 0.00 DNP
26 82 Randy Wells 2010 4.49
27 82 Josh Outman 2012 8.19
28 81 Ricky Romero 2012 6.07
29 81 Andrew Bailey 2011 3.89
30 81 Brandon McCarthy 2011 3.85
31 81 John Maine 2008 4.50
32 81 Denny Bautista 2010 3.74
33 80 Matt Garza 2011 4.09
34 80 Jordan Zimmermann 2013 3.42
35 80 J.A. Happ 2010 3.81
36 80 Dana Eveland 2011 3.03
37 80 Juan Gutierrez 2011 8.35
38 80 Dave Bush 2007 5.31
39 80 Kameron Loe 2009 0.00 DNP
40 80 Brad Halsey 2008 0.00 DNP
41 80 Gio Gonzalez 2013 3.63
42 79 Micah Owings 2010 5.40
43 79 Manny Parra 2010 5.53
44 79 Phil Coke 2010 3.90
45 79 Jonathan Papelbon 2008 3.12
46 79 Jeff Francis 2008 5.26
47 79 Gavin Floyd 2010 4.42
48 79 Jim Johnson 2010 3.76
49 79 Dallas Braden 2011 3.50
50 78 Brad Bergesen 2013 0.00 DNP
51 78 Kevin Correia 2008 6.55
52 78 Clay Buchholz 2012 4.94
53 78 Blaine Boyer 2009 5.93
54 78 Kason Gabbard 2009 0.00 DNP
55 78 Rafael Soriano 2007 3.25
56 78 Gustavo Chacin 2008 0.00 DNP
57 78 Francisco Liriano 2011 5.43
58 78 Bobby Jenks 2008 2.63
59 78 Daniel Cabrera 2008 5.45
60 78 James McDonald 2012 4.47
61 78 Jesse Litsch 2012 0.00 DNP
62 78 Troy Patton 2013 4.18
63 77 Ryan Madson 2008 3.16
64 77 Nick Blackburn 2009 4.51
65 77 Sean Marshall 2010 3.01
66 77 A.J. Murray 2009 0.00 DNP
67 77 Mitch Talbot 2011 6.64
68 77 Scott Elbert 2013 0.00 DNP
69 77 Jose Capellan 2008 4.50
70 77 Franklin Morales 2013 4.62
71 77 Rafael Perez 2009 7.50
72 77 Bobby Parnell 2012 3.15
73 77 Jeremy Sowers 2010 0.00 DNP
74 77 Jensen Lewis 2011 0.00 DNP
75 77 Jose Rijo 1992 2.86
76 76 Jeff Samardzija 2012 4.07
77 76 Josh Rupe 2010 5.59
78 76 Robinson Tejeda 2009 3.67
79 76 Jon Lester 2011 3.62
80 76 Anthony Swarzak 2013 3.19
81 76 David Price 2013 3.76
82 76 Ryan Webb 2013 3.36
83 76 Joe Saunders 2008 3.73
84 76 Wil Ledezma 2008 4.47
85 76 Zack Greinke 2011 4.30
86 76 Junichi Tazawa 2013 3.29
87 76 Adam Wainwright 2009 2.90
88 76 Fernando Nieve 2010 6.00
89 75 Kevin Appier 1995 4.02
90 75 Esmerling Vasquez 2011 4.75
91 75 Andrew Miller 2012 3.57
92 75 Roger Clemens 1990 2.29
93 75 Burke Badenhop 2010 4.52
94 75 Bert Blyleven 1978 3.47
95 75 Jason Davis 2007 6.57
96 75 Jeff Karstens 2010 5.28
97 75 Angel Guzman 2009 2.95
98 75 Johnny Antonelli 1957 4.16
99 75 Brian Bannister 2008 6.26
100 75 Matt Albers 2010 5.00

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .219 .289 .329 .227
11 vs R (Multi) .210 .259 .370 .227
18 Split (Multi) .009 .030 -.041 .000
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .286 .308 .429 .274
31 vs R (2013) .203 .227 .453 .227
38 Split (2013) .083 .080 -.025 .047
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 We may look back one day and wonder what could have been. A case of elbow soreness led to a case of Tommy John surgery in June. The operation ended Beachy’s season and his Cy Young candidacy with a thud. While all the projections that labeled Beachy a back-end starter in the making appear silly now, it’s worth noting that Justin Verlander threw more innings last season than Beachy has in his big-league career. There’s no question Beachy has pitched like a frontline starter over the past two seasons. You’d just like to see him cement himself by making a full slate of starts.
2012 Beachy lacked an out pitch entering the season, but he seemed to manage just fine. By being able to locate his fastball, slider, and changeup for strikes, Beachy kept batters off balance and shrugged off hints of predictability, thereby managing to fan 169 batters in 141 2/3 innings pitched during his freshman campaign. PECOTA expects Beachy to concede to his prospect day expectations rather than repeat his star-like performance, but who can be sure? After all, nobody saw the Kokomo Kid getting this far.
2011 One of the best stories in the Braves system in 2010, Beachy went undrafted in 2008 after a college career mostly spent as a hitter at tiny Indiana Wesleyan. Braves scouts remembered being impressed by his limited mound work and gave him a chance. After pitching well enough to get to Double-A, he was called out of instructs as an emergency addition to the rotation and held his own thanks to his ability to throw three pitches for strikes and testicles the size of bowling balls. With a fastball that gets up to 93 mph and a solid breaking ball and changeup, Beachy has big-league stuff suited for either a back-of-rotation or bullpen role. He's not going to be a star, but he's already exceeded every expectation by a nearly immeasurable margin.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-02-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Doug, Regarding Brandon Beachy, what should I be watching for during Spring Training as an indication to the type of year he will have? Thanks, this will be helpful.
(Nicta Clacta from Glendale)
Spring Training is too early to tell how Beachy's season will go, and I expect that he will continue to make refinements during the season. He has some worrisome arm action, from high degree of shoulder abduction to the infamous "Inverted W" - I don't expect these elements to be addressed given their ties to personal signature, and he will likely struggle if tries to calm them. Watch to see if he is exaggerating spine-tilt to get on top of the ball and whether he still carries the big upper-body twist and scapular load prior to firing his bullets.

On the jukebox: Red Hot Chili Peppers, "Higher Ground" (Doug Thorburn)
2014-01-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Paul, Any value in keeping Brandon Beachy over Corey Kluber in a dynasty league? Thank you.
(nictaclacta from Glendale)
They're close, but I'd lean the healthier guy in Kluber. If costs are equal (and I believe they are in dynasty lgs) then lean health. (Paul Sporer)
2013-12-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)With the news of an all clear on Brandon Beachy, what should we expect from him this year?
(Willly from Under the Christmas tree)
I'd still be cautious in setting expectations. Maybe 120 innings out of the back of the rotation. If you get more, gravy. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-11-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)How should we expect Brandon Beachy to perform next year?
(Gregg Jeffries from Former Prospect List)
I'd have modest expectations, like 100 innings at the back of a rotation. He could work more and do better than that, but he just got his elbow cleaned up in September ... be cautious. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-11-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)Doug, I need your input on long-term value. 10 team dynasty with 7 pitcher slots. Have Strasburg, Sale, Fernandez, Harvey and Chapman. Need to select two from Brandon Beachy, Andrew Cashner, Corey Kluber, Brett Anderson, Henderson Alvarez. Help appreciated. Thank you.
(nictaclacta from Glendale)
Your top end is ridiculous, even if you have to wait on Harvey. I would hold on to Cashner from the second group, no doubt, while your last guy is a tougher call. Since your 7th slot could change between now and this time next year, you are probably looking for 2014 value (or trade value) with a shot at upside - for that reason I would choose between Beachy and Anderson. Anderson still has the name and the hope, but the faith is all but sapped, so that is a dice-roll for 2014 with prayers for a break-through season that ups his trade value. Beachy is a command guy, and since command is the last thing to return from TJS, I would say that he has the best chance to vault his value next season, though his down velocity in a small sample of 2013 adds some concern.

On the jukebox: White Zombie, "Thunderkiss '65" (Doug Thorburn)
2013-06-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do I still have a spot in the rotation after Brandon Beachy returns?
(Julio Teheran from Atlanta)
Absolutely. You've been too good. Medlen to bullpen would be my guess, if not Beachy himself. (Paul Sporer)
2013-05-22 18:00:00 (link to chat)Which Tommy John Return-ee do you think will have the most success THIS season: Daniel Hudson, Brandon Beachy, or Corey Luebke?
(PhilumciousPhil from The Sun)
None? I don't like taking TJ returnees that 1st season back because control is always the last thing to come back. If you made me take one of them, I'll take Beachy but I'd rather roster them in keeper leagues for next year. (Jason Collette)
2013-04-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Buying or selling Atlanta's streak as being something bigger than just a nice early-season stretch?
(Dan Rozenson from Washington, DC)
Thanks for the question, Dan.

The Braves aren't going to play .850 ball all year, but there's no question in my mind that they're one of the best teams in baseball. As I wrote in the WYNTK a few days ago, their 12-2 start is even more impressive when you consider the players—Freddie Freeman, Brandon Beachy, Brian McCann, et al—who are on the shelf. There's a lot more where this is coming from. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-12-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which of the top arms in last year's draft do you feel will experience the most success at the big league level? Max Fried, Kevin Gausman, or Kyle Zimmer? Thanks for the chat!
(Bill from San Diego)
Bill, nobody can know! There is no value added in my opinion. I am sorry to give such a lousy answer to this question, but there is absolutely no information that is publicly available that could ever answer this question in a satisfactory way, and even the very smartest people can't predict much. Brandon Beachy wasn't drafted. (Sam Miller)
2012-06-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Gavin Cecchini can be an All-Star one day?
(Matt from Queens)
Brandon Beachy is going to be an All-Star. I think everybody with two legs and a head that a hat can fit on can be an All-Star one day. (Sam Miller)
2012-03-08 15:00:00 (link to chat)Along the lines of underrated talent, what do you think Brandon Beachy will do this year? Scouting guys seem to predict a regression, but numbers guys seem to think he's legit.
(Hot Sauce Boss from Texas)
Every year I've got a couple of players who end up on virtually every fantasy team I draft, and Brandon Beachy -- for better or worse -- is likely to be one of them this year. The lack of a consistent third pitch worries me a bit, but the stuff he does have is vicious, and having Michael Bourn in center is a boon to his fly ball-heavy style. Put me down for a 3.50-3.70 ERA and 200 strikeouts. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-02-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Braves starting rotation on opening day looks like....
(Trey from Texas)
Good question. Tim Hudson just said he's going to miss the first month, so my best guess is that Jair Jurrjens, Tommy Hanson, Brandon Beachy and Mike Minor are all in there, with Randall Delgado, Julio Teheran, and perhaps Kris Medlen competing for the five spot. Wouldn't surprise me at all if the kids were to start the season in the minors because of the way that April off days limit fifth starters anyway. (Jay Jaffe)
2012-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Brandon Beachy ... for real?
(dianagram from VORGville)
I was asked about him last chat too, so I'll copy and paste a lot out of there. To an extent, yes. I really like him. I loved him coming into the year. You can look back and find tweets where I argued with basically everyone that the Braves made a good decision by making him the 5th starter over Minor. That said, he's not a 10 K/9 kind of guy. Think 7-8 K/9. Deep repertoire will quality offerings. (Derek Carty)
2012-01-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's your opinion of Brandon Beachy? Was his K rate the real deal? Can he stick in the rotation when the young guns arrive on scene in Atlanta?
(Gary from Indiana)
Love him. Loved him coming into the year. You can look back and find tweets where I argued with basically everyone that the Braves made a good decision by making him the 5th starter over Minor. That said, no, he's not a 10 K/9 kind of guy. Think 7-8 K/9. Most of their young guys have better stuff and higher upside, but yes, Beachy should be able to stick around or at least get traded somewhere he can continue starting. (Derek Carty)
2011-12-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)A certain other evaluator at a certain other site that you may or may not be affiliated with is still hating a bit on Brandon Beachy, saying that he's due for major regression his 2nd season through the league because he lacks frontline stuff and relies more on deception. I see an elite swinging strike % and great command/control. Is there any reason to think he can't do what he did last year or even better in 2012?
(Wes from NYC)
I do expect some regression, but I wouldn't put major in front of it. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-04-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Brandon Beachy? How much do you believe in the stuff?
(Adam from Charlotte)
You know, I'm not really sure. He has good stuff, but its not GREAT stuff. I think he's legit, but more of a back-end type in the long-run. (Jason Parks)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Brandon Beachy threw 4,343 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (91mph) and Change (82mph), also mixing in a Curve (73mph) and Slider (82mph). He also rarely threw a Sinker (91mph).