Biographical

Portrait of Brandon Beachy

Brandon Beachy PBraves

Braves Player Cards | Braves Team Audit | Braves Depth Chart

Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
4 267.7 14 11 0 275 3.23 3.6
Birth Date9-3-1986
Height6' 3"
Weight215 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
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.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
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

Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
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
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. Non-tendered by Atlanta 12/2/14.
  • 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).

BP Annual Player Comments

The rest of this card is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber? Click here for a free card so you can see what's missing.

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or use the buttons to the right to subscribe and get instant access to the best baseball content on the web.

Cancel anytime.


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!

BP Articles

Brandon Beachy is referenced in the following articles.

BP Premium requires BP Premium access to view, BP Fantasy requires BP Premium or BP Fantasy access to view

  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The First Zaidi-Friedman Eyebrow-RaiserR.J. Anderson2014-12-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Heyward MovementJeff Moore2014-11-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Heyward MovementWilson Karaman2014-11-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Heyward MovementSam Miller2014-11-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Heyward MovementBen Carsley2014-11-18
Transaction Analysis: The Matter of the HartR.J. Anderson2014-10-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: My Personal Scorecard: Part 2 - National LeagueMike Gianella2014-10-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Wren's EndR.J. Anderson2014-09-23
Baseball Therapy: What High School Has to Do with Tommy JohnRussell A. Carleton2014-06-17
Overthinking It: Have Tommy John Surgery, Sign Long-Term Contract?Ben Lindbergh2014-05-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDeep Impact: Week FourBen Carsley2014-04-30
This article requires BP Premium accessBaseball Therapy: Do Innings Limits Work?Russell A. Carleton2014-04-29
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Historic TuesdayDaniel Rathman2014-04-23
The Lineup Card: 10 Headlines for 2014Baseball Prospectus2014-04-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Santana Settles, Atlanta SettlesMike Gianella2014-03-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Santana Settles, Atlanta SettlesR.J. Anderson2014-03-13
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: A New ChallengerDaniel Rathman2014-03-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Top 101 Fantasy Prospects of 2014: Part Two: 51-101Bret Sayre2014-03-04
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Starting PitchersBen Murphy2014-02-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Starting PitchersIan Lefkowitz2014-02-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Starting PitchersJared Weiss2014-02-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessDynasty League Positional Rankings: Top 175 Starting PitchersBret Sayre2014-02-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Three-Year Projections: Starting PitchersPaul Sporer2014-02-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Tier Rankings: Starting PitchersPaul Sporer2014-02-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Team Preview: Atlanta BravesPaul Sporer2014-02-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessMock Auction Analysis: AL- and NL-Only Mike Gianella2014-02-20
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: How the Braves Can Keep a Good Thing GoingBen Lindbergh2014-01-16
Fantasy Freestyle: Top 2014 Pitching RisersPaul Sporer2013-12-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Atlanta Inks Floyd, and Two Teams Sign RelieversR.J. Anderson2013-12-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Atlanta Inks Floyd, and Two Teams Sign Relievers 2013-12-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Atlanta Inks Floyd, and Two Teams Sign RelieversBen Lindbergh2013-12-17
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 27, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-27
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 22, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-22
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 15, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-15
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 13, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-13
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFive to Watch: Injured NL Starting PitchersCraig Goldstein2013-09-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessSporer Report: Five Tips for the Contender EndgamePaul Sporer2013-09-04
This article requires BP Premium accessSkewed Left: Overlooked Atlanta?Zachary Levine2013-08-29
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 28, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: DeJesus, and the Prodigal Son, in TampaR.J. Anderson2013-08-26
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 24, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-24
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 23, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-23
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 21, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-21
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 19, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-19
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: My Book Report on a Video of the Longest Home Runs HitSam Miller2013-08-19
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 15, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessSporer Report: September SchedulingPaul Sporer2013-08-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Checking Back in on the Graduated Perch DwellersBret Sayre2013-08-13
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 10, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-10
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 4, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-04
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat Scouts Are Saying: August 1, 2013Baseball Prospectus2013-08-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Speculating on the Trade DeadlineBret Sayre2013-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 30, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Fearing Jose FernandezDaniel Rathman2013-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 28, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 18Paul Sporer2013-07-26
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 25, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Drawing a Line in the SandBret Sayre2013-07-23
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 20, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Seeing the List in ActionBret Sayre2013-07-16
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 11, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-11
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 9, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: All Killer, No FillerBret Sayre2013-07-09
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 8, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-08
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 7, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-07
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 4, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-04
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Remembering the Medlen EffectBret Sayre2013-07-02
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 1, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-01
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 29, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 14Paul Sporer2013-06-28
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 26, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Checking Back in on the Debut DebateBret Sayre2013-06-25
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 24, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-24
Fantasy Mailbag: Stick Through the Slumps?BP Fantasy Staff2013-06-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Moving Beyond the Super TwoBret Sayre2013-06-18
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 16, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 15, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-15
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Not a Giant WorryJohn Perrotto2013-06-13
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Wilpocalypse Now?Bret Sayre2013-06-11
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Not on the Shin-Soo Choo TrainDaniel Rathman2013-06-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Fast Starts and Slow StartsMike Gianella2013-06-10
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 9, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-09
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 5, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: The Mystery of Super Two StatusBret Sayre2013-06-04
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Alex WoodBret Sayre2013-05-30
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Call-Up: Alex WoodJason Cole2013-05-30
Overthinking It: Bill James, Base Umpires, and the Sabermetric Significance of Checked SwingsBen Lindbergh2013-05-30
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 30, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-30
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Don Mattingly's Post-RealismBret Sayre2013-05-28
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 26, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Jurickson Profar's Valedictorian SpeechBret Sayre2013-05-21
This article requires BP Premium accessBaseball Therapy: Would the Astros' Piggyback Starters Model Work in the Majors?Russell A. Carleton2013-05-20
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Surgery Comes for the Ace RelieverR.J. Anderson2013-05-20
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 16, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-16
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 15th, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: The Bad Teams With a PlanBret Sayre2013-05-15
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 13, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-13
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 10th, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-10
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Hanson DevilR.J. Anderson2013-05-08
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: National League, Week SixJosh Shepardson2013-05-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Pitchers Versus Position PlayersBret Sayre2013-05-06
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Mailbag: Playing the Waiting GameBP Fantasy Staff2013-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 30, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-30
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Seeing What You Want to SeeBret Sayre2013-04-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: First EditionBret Sayre2013-04-22
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Braving the EastDaniel Rathman2013-04-15
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Use Your Disabled ListJosh Shepardson2013-03-27
This article requires BP Premium accessBaseball Therapy: Could the All-Bullpen Approach Actually Work?Russell A. Carleton2013-03-25
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: Fun with 2013 PECOTA ComparablesSam Miller2013-02-13
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Potential Impact Rookies (NL EAST)Jason Martinez2013-01-22
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: The Mike Minor MysteryBen Lindbergh2012-12-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessResident Fantasy Genius: Assessing Recent Pitching MovesDerek Carty2012-12-17
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: 2012 Year-End Injury Summary: NL EastCorey Dawkins2012-11-14
This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: 2012 Year-End Injury Summary: NL EastStephani Bee2012-11-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Putting Matt Moore Under the MicroscopePaul Sporer2012-08-28
What You Need to Know: Friday, August 17Daniel Rathman2012-08-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Dempster the Brave?Ben Lindbergh2012-07-24
The Lineup Card: 8 Things About Baseball We No Longer BelieveBaseball Prospectus2012-07-18
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat the Contenders Need: NL EastBradley Ankrom2012-07-03
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat the Contenders Need: NL EastKevin Goldstein2012-07-03
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat the Contenders Need: NL EastJeff Euston2012-07-03
BP Announcements: Two New Stats AddedR.J. Anderson2012-07-01
What You Need to Know: Thursday, June 21Daniel Rathman2012-06-21
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Who Wants to be the Next Skipper?John Perrotto2012-06-21
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessValue Picks: Starting Pitchers for 6/21/12Paul Sporer2012-06-21
Painting the Black: The Incredible Underdog Story Nobody Is WatchingR.J. Anderson2012-06-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessResident Fantasy Genius: Buying Alex CobbDerek Carty2012-06-04
What You Need to Know: Wednesday, May 23Daniel Rathman2012-05-23
What You Need to Know: Tuesday, May 22Daniel Rathman2012-05-22
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessWeekly Planner: Week EightPaul Sporer2012-05-18
What You Need to Know: Thursday, May 17Daniel Rathman2012-05-17
BP Unfiltered: Baseball on the InternetSam Miller2012-05-14
Pebble Hunting: The One They MissedSam Miller2012-05-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessWeekly Planner: Week FivePaul Sporer2012-04-27
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: Doing LinesSam Miller2012-04-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessPreseason Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 3/22/12Mike Petriello2012-03-22
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessResident Fantasy Genius: Fantasy Tier Rankings: NL Starting PitchersDerek Carty2012-03-13
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: NL Rotation RumbleJay Jaffe2012-03-12
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Braves Still Building the Wight WayR.J. Anderson2012-03-06
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessEveryone's Perfect: The Myth of SleepersEriq Gardner2012-02-28
This article requires BP Premium accessPreseason Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 2/23/12Mike Petriello2012-02-23
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: NL East 2012 Preseason PreviewDerek Carty2012-02-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: NL East 2012 Preseason PreviewMichael Jong2012-02-22
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessPreseason Value Picks: Starting Pitchers for 2/16/12Mike Petriello2012-02-16
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Atlanta Braves Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2012-02-07
Overthinking It: The Player Popularity TestBen Lindbergh2012-01-24
This article requires BP Premium accessFantasy Beat: How Profitable Are Dollar Players?Jason Collette2011-12-21
This article requires BP Premium accessFantasy Beat: Increasing WorkloadJason Collette2011-12-06
Internet Baseball Awards: National LeagueGreg Spira2011-11-21
Transaction Analysis: The Derek LowedownKevin Goldstein2011-11-01
Transaction Analysis: The Derek LowedownBen Lindbergh2011-11-01
Regular-Season Awards: Handing out the HardwareBaseball Prospectus2011-09-30
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: Atlanta BravesESPN Insider2011-09-29
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: Atlanta BravesKevin Goldstein2011-09-29
This article requires BP Premium accessKiss'Em Goodbye: Atlanta BravesBen Lindbergh2011-09-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: A Night in the Life of Team EntropyJay Jaffe2011-09-28
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Incredibly Strange Races That Stopped Stagnating and Became Mixed-Up ZombiesJay Jaffe2011-09-21
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: NL Post-Season Rotation RambleJay Jaffe2011-09-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessResident Fantasy Genius: The Infield Fly RulesDerek Carty2011-09-08
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: The Importance of PopupsJason Collette2011-09-07
Divide and Conquer, NL East: Playoff Matchups Shaping UpMichael Jong2011-08-22
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Kimbrel and Venters: Ticking Time Bombs?Jason Collette2011-07-19
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #15Craig Brown2011-07-15
Painting the Black: Mid-season Heroes and Goats, Part 2R.J. Anderson2011-07-14
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Innings Caps: Hidden Championship KillersMike Petriello2011-07-14
This article requires BP Premium accessDivide and Conquer, NL East: Pitching DominanceMichael Jong2011-07-11
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Six-Man ManiaR.J. Anderson2011-07-05
What You Missed: 6/27-7/1Stephani Bee2011-07-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: NL: Rising to the Top in Cream CityTommy Bennett2011-06-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessResident Fantasy Genius: Players to Think AboutDerek Carty2011-06-27
Transaction Analysis Blog: Beachy and Peavy ReturnR.J. Anderson2011-06-23
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 16Kevin Goldstein2011-06-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit List: St. Louis SupremeTommy Bennett2011-05-24
Transaction Analysis: Heroes Take a FallBen Lindbergh2011-05-18
Collateral Damage: Not As Seen on TVMarc Normandin2011-05-16
Collateral Damage: Not As Seen on TVCorey Dawkins2011-05-16
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Hurlers on the VergeMarc Normandin2011-05-16
BP Unfiltered: For Amusement Only 4/14John Perrotto2011-04-14
BP Unfiltered: For Amusement Only 4/9John Perrotto2011-04-09
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Value Picks in the RotationBill Baer2011-04-08
Pre-Season Predictions: Staff Picks for 2011Baseball Prospectus2011-03-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Injury Projection: Atlanta BravesMarc Normandin2011-03-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Injury Projection: Atlanta BravesCorey Dawkins2011-03-14
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Year-End AwardsJohn Perrotto2010-10-01
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Eyeing The Glass SlipperJohn Perrotto2010-09-29


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-12-18 15:00:00 (link to chat)With offense at a premium, I went to spend as much money on hitters as possible in the auction this year. (8-team, NL-only, standard 5x5 keeper league, $260 auction budget.) With that in mind, I'm going to try to spend an average of $5 per pitcher. #1 - do you agree with that concept? #2 - Should I then try to target buy low guys coming off injuries, like Cliff Lee, Matt Cain, Kris Medlen, Brandon Beachy, etc.?
(Kingpin from Grinnell, IA)
I think it's fine to target hitters, but I hesitate to endorse the idea of strict limits on pitching totals. I tend to play a little looser in auctions and see what comes to me in terms of value, because it helps to be able to pivot if things don't play out the way you foresaw. That said I think targeting injured players is a fine strategy but I'd be especially careful with guys coming off their second TJ (Craig Goldstein)
2014-11-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is the health status of Brandon Beachy and how does the Shelby Miller trade effect his 2015 season? Also how does it look for of Patrick Corbin and Tony Cingrani healthwise for 2015? Thanks for the chat, and all the knowledge, you pass along!
(Dragonbreath from Gurnee, IL.)
I haven't seen much recent new on the health statuses of Beachy and Medlen, but I wouldn't consider the acquisition of Miller as any sort of reflection on those. I'd imagine the Braves were more concerned with maximizing their return on Heyward a year away from his free agency. There is room for both Beachy and Medlen in the rotation if they are healthy. One thing to keep an eye out: I saw reports this morning that the Braves are courting Jon Lester, or at least having him in for a visit. It's hard to say if this will have any bearing on his decision, but I believe Lester lives in Georgia during the offseason.

I'd expect Cingrani to be ready to roll on Opening Day—whether it's as a starter remains to be seen—and Corbin to return around June. (Daniel Rathman)
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)


BP Roundtables

No BP Roundtables have mentioned this guy.

 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


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).