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Portrait of Aaron Brooks

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2017 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 27)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
26.7 4.10 1.33 20 2 2 0 0.2
Birth Date4-27-1990
Height6' 4"
Weight225 lbs
Age26 years, 9 months, 26 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2013
0.02014
-0.12015
2016
0.22017
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2014 KCA MLB 2 1 2.7 0 1 0 12 3 2 1 .270 103 40.5 10.1 3.4 6.8 47% .688 .567 5.62 12.16 43.88 109 4.28 105.5 0.0
2015 KCA 0 2 0 4.3 0 0 0 6 0 3 0 .254 98 12.5 0.0 0.0 6.2 27% .400 .312 1.38 1.72 6.23 105 5.02 112.9 0.0
2015 OAK 0 11 9 51.0 3 4 0 67 14 35 9 .269 98 11.8 2.5 1.6 6.2 46% .341 .319 1.59 5.08 6.71 108 5.19 115.0 -0.1
2015 TOT MLB 13 9 55.3 3 4 0 73 14 38 9 .268 98 11.9 2.3 1.5 6.2 45% .346 .318 1.57 4.82 6.67 107 5.17 114.8 -0.1
CareerMLB151058.035085174010.2689813.22.61.66.245%.373.3401.765.168.381085.13114.4-0.1

Statistics for All Levels

'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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2011 IDA Rk 15 13 79.7 6 2 0 89 8 73 7 .277 108 10.1 0.9 0.8 8.2 62% .343 .237 1.22 4.01 3.84 83 3.09 93.0
2012 KNC A 27 27 153.7 9 12 0 191 26 120 18 .260 101 11.2 1.5 1.1 7.0 49% .345 .290 1.41 3.90 4.98 83 2.63 92.5
2013 WIL A+ 10 10 56.3 2 3 0 60 11 43 4 .257 99 9.6 1.8 0.6 6.9 51% .320 .241 1.26 3.33 4.47 87 3.07 93.9
2013 NWA AA 16 16 103.7 7 7 0 113 11 67 13 .258 101 9.8 1.0 1.1 5.8 51% .301 .265 1.20 3.80 4.17 93 2.90 88.0
2014 KCA MLB 2 1 2.7 0 1 0 12 3 2 1 .270 103 40.5 10.1 3.4 6.8 47% .688 .567 5.62 12.16 43.88 109 4.28 105.5
2014 OMA AAA 25 23 139.0 12 3 1 151 25 97 14 .275 95 9.8 1.6 0.9 6.3 48% .311 .253 1.27 4.17 3.88 94 3.25 91.0
2015 KCA MLB 2 0 4.3 0 0 0 6 0 3 0 .254 98 12.5 0.0 0.0 6.2 27% .400 .312 1.38 1.72 6.23 105 5.02 112.9
2015 OAK MLB 11 9 51.0 3 4 0 67 14 35 9 .269 98 11.8 2.5 1.6 6.2 46% .341 .319 1.59 5.08 6.71 108 5.19 115.0
2015 NAS AAA 2 2 12.0 1 0 0 9 0 11 1 .279 102 6.8 0.0 0.8 8.2 42% .250 .208 0.75 2.85 2.25 77 2.70 88.4
2015 OMA AAA 18 17 106.7 6 5 0 118 21 92 9 .270 100 10.0 1.8 0.8 7.8 48% .337 .271 1.30 3.59 3.71 79 2.63 87.7
2016 IOW AAA 5 4 16.3 1 1 0 23 4 12 5 .267 91 12.7 2.2 2.8 6.6 47% .333 .349 1.65 6.97 7.71 106 5.50 111.0

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
2014 87 0.4713 0.4713 0.7805 0.7073 0.2609 0.8621 0.5833 0.2195
2015 884 0.5034 0.4830 0.8080 0.6719 0.2916 0.8595 0.6875 0.1920
Career9710.50050.4820.80550.67510.28880.85970.67820.1945

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

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 CHN $510,000
2015 KCA $
2014 KCA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$510,000
1 yrTotal$510,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 70 dParagon Sports1 year/$0.51M (2016)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2016). Acquired by Chicago Cubs in trade from Oakland 2/25/16. Signed by Chicago Cubs 3/4/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/25/15. Acquired by Oakland in trade from Kansas City 7/28/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by Kansas City 4/5/14.
  • Drafted by Kansas City 2011 (9-276) (Cal State-San Bernadino). $90,000 signing bonus.

2017 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 1.9 1.3 0 5 5 41.5 36 9 32 4 .264 1.10 3.13 3.4 5.0 0.5
80o 1.9 1.4 0 5 5 36.2 34 9 28 4 .277 1.18 3.46 3.75 4.0 0.4
70o 1.8 1.4 0 5 5 32.5 32 8 25 4 .287 1.23 3.70 4.02 3.3 0.4
60o 1.8 1.5 0 5 5 29.4 30 8 23 3 .295 1.28 3.91 4.24 2.7 0.3
50o 1.8 1.5 0 5 5 26.5 28 7 20 3 .302 1.33 4.10 4.45 2.1 0.2
40o 1.7 1.6 0 5 5 23.7 26 7 18 3 .310 1.38 4.30 4.67 1.5 0.2
30o 1.7 1.6 0 5 5 20.8 24 6 16 3 .318 1.43 4.52 4.9 0.8 0.1
20o 1.7 1.7 0 5 5 17.5 21 5 13 2 .328 1.50 4.77 5.18 0.0 0.0
10o 1.6 1.8 0 5 5 13.0 16 4 10 2 .341 1.59 5.13 5.57 -1.1 -0.1
Weighted Mean1.81.505525.9277203.3011.324.084.432.10.2

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2017 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 DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
201828101003030192165782062344.3081.273.954.557.73.79.71.11.8
201929101003232204175762202444.3121.233.774.357.73.39.71.12.3
202030101003131196184732092644.3271.314.024.648.43.49.61.21.7
2021316702020116106491261844.3151.344.385.058.23.89.81.40.6
20223291103030187167671892844.3031.254.264.918.03.29.11.31.2
2023338902525149127551301744.2861.224.254.907.73.37.91.01.0

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 88)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 93 Luis Perez 2012 3.43
2 93 Jeremy Hefner 2013 5.17
3 93 Matt Maloney 2011 10.12
4 93 Sam LeCure 2011 3.82
5 92 Corey Kluber 2013 4.09
6 92 Joe Martinez 2010 5.03
7 92 Collin McHugh 2014 3.08
8 91 Eric Surkamp 2015 10.80
9 91 Jeff Manship 2012 7.89
10 91 Stephen Fife 2014 6.00
11 91 Logan Darnell 2016 0.00 DNP
12 90 Pat Misch 2009 4.48
13 90 Mike Bolsinger 2015 4.03
14 90 Rob Scahill 2014 4.80
15 90 Nate Karns 2015 3.80
16 90 Chaz Roe 2014 13.50
17 90 Tony Watson 2012 3.54
18 90 Duane Below 2013 10.12
19 90 David Pauley 2010 4.37
20 89 Alex Wilson 2014 2.54
21 89 Henry Sosa 2013 0.00 DNP
22 89 Phil Irwin 2014 6.75
23 89 Mike Kickham 2016 0.00 DNP
24 89 Blake Treinen 2015 4.26
25 89 Zach Jackson 2010 0.00 DNP
26 89 Arnold Leon 2016 7.71
27 88 Jared Hughes 2013 4.78
28 88 Omar Poveda 2015 0.00 DNP
29 88 Chris Rusin 2014 7.11
30 88 Taylor Hill 2016 0.00 DNP
31 88 Yorman Bazardo 2012 0.00 DNP
32 88 Hector Ambriz 2011 0.00 DNP
33 88 Graham Godfrey 2012 7.71
34 88 Taylor Jordan 2016 0.00 DNP
35 88 Rob Rasmussen 2016 0.00 DNP
36 88 Brandon Dickson 2012 9.95
37 88 Brad Meyers 2013 0.00 DNP
38 88 P.J. Walters 2012 5.98
39 88 Tom Koehler 2013 4.53
40 88 Yohan Flande 2013 0.00 DNP
41 87 Cesar Valdez 2012 0.00 DNP
42 87 Jose Alvarez 2016 5.04
43 87 Scott Barnes 2015 0.00 DNP
44 87 Frank Herrmann 2011 5.59
45 87 Jack Egbert 2010 0.00 DNP
46 87 Travis Blackley 2010 0.00 DNP
47 87 Joel Carreno 2014 0.00 DNP
48 87 Cesar Ramos 2011 4.53
49 87 Mike Ekstrom 2011 0.00
50 87 Alfredo Figaro 2012 0.00 DNP
51 87 Evan MacLane 2010 9.00
52 86 Matt Shoemaker 2014 3.24
53 86 Mark Rogers 2013 0.00 DNP
54 86 Randy Boone 2012 0.00 DNP
55 86 Eric Berger 2013 0.00 DNP
56 86 David Purcey 2009 6.56
57 86 Dan Meyer 2009 3.70
58 86 Lance Broadway 2011 0.00 DNP
59 86 Brad Mills 2012 0.00
60 86 Erik Goeddel 2016 4.29
61 86 Miguel Pinango 2010 0.00 DNP
62 86 Robert Ray 2011 0.00 DNP
63 86 George Kontos 2012 3.09
64 86 Adam Wilk 2015 4.50
65 86 Chris Seddon 2011 0.00 DNP
66 86 Marco Estrada 2011 4.37
67 86 Deunte Heath 2013 11.74
68 86 Enrique Gonzalez 2010 3.81
69 86 Adam Ottavino 2013 3.10
70 85 Chad Qualls 2006 3.86
71 85 Brad Lincoln 2012 3.78
72 85 Mike Ballard 2011 0.00 DNP
73 85 Billy Buckner 2011 0.00 DNP
74 85 Andrew Baldwin 2010 0.00 DNP
75 85 Doug Mathis 2010 6.04
76 85 Ryan Sadowski 2010 0.00 DNP
77 85 Eric Hurley 2013 0.00 DNP
78 85 Kevin Hart 2010 0.00 DNP
79 85 Francisco Cruceta 2009 0.00 DNP
80 85 Andrew Ferguson 2016 0.00 DNP
81 85 Mario Santiago 2012 0.00 DNP
82 85 Philip Humber 2010 4.15
83 85 Justin Germano 2010 3.82
84 85 Red Patterson 2014 1.93
85 85 J.D. Martin 2010 5.62
86 85 Charles Shirek 2013 0.00 DNP
87 85 Zach Stewart 2014 0.00 DNP
88 85 John Gast 2016 0.00 DNP
89 85 Andrew Werner 2014 0.00 DNP
90 85 Jeremy Horst 2013 6.58
91 85 Heath Phillips 2009 0.00 DNP
92 85 Josh Banks 2010 13.50
93 85 Davis Romero 2010 0.00 DNP
94 84 Joe Savery 2013 4.95
95 84 Adam Russell 2010 4.60
96 84 Rudy Owens 2015 0.00 DNP
97 84 Brandon Workman 2016 0.00 DNP
98 84 Adam Bostick 2010 0.00 DNP
99 84 Jorge Reyes 2015 0.00 DNP
100 84 Andre Rienzo 2016 0.00 DNP

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2017 Due to publishing agreements, the 2017 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2017 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2016 Aaron Brooks, part of the return when Ben Zobrist was sent to Kansas City, lacks overpowering stuff and gets throttled when he misses his spots; he has allowed five runs or more in half of his 10 major-league starts.
2015 Aaron Brooks doesn't wow you with electric stuff, but he commands his low-90s fastball, slider and changeup, gets groundballs, and would rather watch 18 straight hours of Full House than issue a free pass.
2014 Right-handed batters managed only a .248/.272/.373 line against starter Aaron Brooks in his stops at High-A and Double-A.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessPitching Backward: Starting Pitching Depth, RankedJeff Long2016-03-08
Transaction Analysis: Fowler Comes In WAY Under BudgetBryan Grosnick2016-02-26
Transaction Analysis: Fowler Comes In WAY Under BudgetRian Watt2016-02-26
Rumor Roundup: On the Dodgers' No. 2 StarterDaniel Rathman2015-12-22
Expert FAAB Review: Week 25Mike Gianella2015-09-22
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 24Wilson Karaman2015-09-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: 18th Edition, 2015J.J. Jansons2015-08-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 20Wilson Karaman2015-08-14
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 13, 2015Steven Jacobson2015-08-13
Raw Projection: Ep. 13: Probably for the BestTucker Blair2015-08-03
Raw Projection: Ep. 13: Probably for the BestMauricio Rubio2015-08-03
Raw Projection: Ep. 13: Probably for the BestCJ Wittmann2015-08-03
BP Unfiltered: The 2015 Trade Deadline Transaction Analysis ThreadBaseball Prospectus2015-07-31
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 53: Kids Are Raised To Be, Well...Craig Goldstein2015-07-30
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 53: Kids Are Raised To Be, Well...Bret Sayre2015-07-30
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 53: Kids Are Raised To Be, Well...Mauricio Rubio2015-07-30
TINO (There Is No Offseason): Ep. 53: Kids Are Raised To Be, Well...Ben Carsley2015-07-30
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: July 29, 2015Chris Mosch2015-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Zo Zo Zo Your BoatTucker Blair2015-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Zo Zo Zo Your BoatR.J. Anderson2015-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Zo Zo Zo Your BoatChristopher Crawford2015-07-28
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Philly Games FrancoR.J. Anderson2015-05-18


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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


Aaron Brooks has thrown 1,006 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2014 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph) and Change (85mph), also mixing in a Slider (86mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (80mph).