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2016 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 31)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date8-1-1984
Height6' 0"
Weight190 lbs
Age31 years, 9 months, 28 days
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-0.82014
-0.02015
0.22016
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DRA-Based WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2010 MIL MLB 7 0 7.3 10 4 9 2 .262 94 12.3 4.9 2.5 11.0 75% .444 .338 1.91 5.83 7.36 110 4.70 0.0
2011 MIL MLB 9 0 14.7 14 3 15 3 .254 100 8.6 1.8 1.8 9.2 60% .275 .266 1.16 4.22 3.68 103 4.12 0.1
2012 MIL MLB 14 0 16.7 18 7 14 1 .268 104 9.7 3.8 0.5 7.6 51% .340 .251 1.50 3.50 3.78 103 5.25 -0.1
2013 MIL MLB 71 0 77.0 66 16 58 2 .258 106 7.7 1.9 0.2 6.8 60% .281 .199 1.06 2.51 2.69 75 4.22 0.3
2014 MIL MLB 64 0 58.3 62 16 31 8 .261 103 9.6 2.5 1.2 4.8 59% .293 .266 1.34 4.65 3.24 102 5.66 -0.8
2015 MIL MLB 7 0 7.0 12 5 7 1 .251 94 15.4 6.4 1.3 9.0 67% .478 .355 2.43 5.16 6.43 109 4.81 -0.0
2016 MIN MLB 9 0 10.0 11 1 8 1 .272 106 9.9 0.9 0.9 7.2 68% .333 .241 1.20 3.09 1.80 98 4.11 0.1
CareerMLB1810191.01935214218.2601039.12.50.86.760%.305.2441.283.633.30924.78-0.4

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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2004 EUG A- 3 0 3.0 3 0 4 0 .000 9.0 0.0 0.0 12.0 0% .375 .000 1.00 0.91 0.00
2005 FTW A 19 0 23.3 20 7 19 2 .258 63 7.7 2.7 0.8 7.3 42% .269 .265 1.16 4.10 3.09
2005 EUG A- 3 0 3.3 3 0 1 0 .262 100 8.2 0.0 0.0 2.7 82% .273 .165 0.91 2.88 0.00
2009 HUN AA 9 6 35.7 41 9 32 5 .269 94 10.3 2.3 1.3 8.1 50% .331 .278 1.40 3.97 4.54
2010 MIL MLB 7 0 7.3 10 4 9 2 .262 94 12.3 4.9 2.5 11.0 75% .444 .338 1.91 5.83 7.36
2010 HUN AA 20 0 22.3 11 1 23 0 .264 99 4.4 0.4 0.0 9.3 60% .200 .124 0.54 1.59 0.40
2010 NAS AAA 22 0 26.7 19 6 21 1 .262 100 6.4 2.0 0.3 7.1 65% .237 .186 0.94 3.28 2.36
2010 gcr Wnt 11 0 14.3 16 2 15 1 .000 10.1 1.3 0.6 9.4 0% .375 .000 1.26 3.59 3.15
2011 MIL MLB 9 0 14.7 14 3 15 3 .254 100 8.6 1.8 1.8 9.2 60% .275 .266 1.16 4.22 3.68
2011 NAS AAA 1 0 1.0 0 0 2 0 .289 92 0.0 0.0 0.0 18.0 100% .000 -.013 0.00 -0.22 0.00
2012 MIL MLB 14 0 16.7 18 7 14 1 .268 104 9.7 3.8 0.5 7.6 51% .340 .251 1.50 3.50 3.78
2012 BRV A+ 6 0 6.0 7 3 9 0 .261 99 10.5 4.5 0.0 13.5 53% .467 .261 1.67 1.89 3.00
2012 HUN AA 31 0 35.7 35 12 20 1 .260 106 8.8 3.0 0.3 5.0 63% .306 .237 1.32 3.56 3.28
2012 NAS AAA 8 0 11.7 8 2 11 0 .264 94 6.2 1.5 0.0 8.5 70% .267 .154 0.86 2.29 1.54
2013 MIL MLB 71 0 77.0 66 16 58 2 .258 106 7.7 1.9 0.2 6.8 60% .281 .199 1.06 2.51 2.69
2014 MIL MLB 64 0 58.3 62 16 31 8 .261 103 9.6 2.5 1.2 4.8 59% .293 .266 1.34 4.65 3.24
2015 MIL MLB 7 0 7.0 12 5 7 1 .251 94 15.4 6.4 1.3 9.0 67% .478 .355 2.43 5.16 6.43
2015 CSP AAA 17 0 19.0 23 4 14 0 .273 119 10.9 1.9 0.0 6.6 71% .365 .236 1.42 2.76 5.21
2015 BRR Rk 3 1 3.3 2 0 3 0 .248 96 5.4 0.0 0.0 8.1 78% .222 .116 0.60 2.02 0.00
2016 MIN MLB 9 0 10.0 11 1 8 1 .272 106 9.9 0.9 0.9 7.2 68% .333 .241 1.20 3.09 1.80
2016 ROC AAA 10 0 15.3 15 3 11 0 .255 8.8 1.8 0.0 6.5 57% .326 .236 1.17 2.44 3.52

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 119 0.4202 0.4706 0.6071 0.6600 0.3333 0.8182 0.3043 0.3929
2011 228 0.4430 0.4693 0.8131 0.6139 0.3543 0.9194 0.6667 0.1869
2012 294 0.5102 0.4762 0.7643 0.6867 0.2569 0.8058 0.6486 0.2357
2013 1095 0.4667 0.4676 0.7969 0.6419 0.3151 0.8689 0.6685 0.2031
2014 849 0.4264 0.4452 0.8439 0.6271 0.3101 0.9207 0.7285 0.1561
2015 148 0.3243 0.4324 0.7813 0.6250 0.3400 0.9333 0.6471 0.2188
2016 133 0.4586 0.4436 0.7797 0.6721 0.2500 0.8780 0.5556 0.2203
Career28660.44770.45920.79930.64120.30980.88340.66260.2007

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
2014-09-30 2014-09-30 Off 0 0 Left Knee Surgery Chronic Patellar Tendon Pain X 2 Years 2014-09-30
2014-04-09 2014-04-24 15-DL 15 14 Right Shoulder Strain - -
2012-03-26 2012-05-16 15-DL 51 36 Right Elbow Inflammation Valgus Extension Overload - -
2012-02-28 2012-03-26 Camp 27 0 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Stress Fracture 2011-07-26 -
2011-05-05 2011-10-17 15-DL 165 132 Right Elbow Surgery Stress Fracture 2011-07-26
2010-07-11 2010-08-06 Minors 26 0 Not Disclosed -
2006-09-05 2006-09-05 FA 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery 2006-09-05 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 MIN $
2015 MIL $1,075,000
2014 MIL $507,000
2013 MIL $491,000
2012 MIL $481,000
2011 MIL $414,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$2,968,000
5 yrTotal$2,968,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 26 dKevin Kohler1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 12/15/15 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Minnesota 5/7/16.
  • 1 year/$1.075M (2015). Re-signed by Milwaukee 12/2/14 (avoided arbitration). DFA by Milwaukee 4/21/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 4/23/15. Contract selected by Milwaukee 5/8/15. DFA, sent outright to Triple-A by Milwaukee 9/8/15.
  • 1 year/$0.507M (2014). Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/14.
  • 1 year/$0.491M (2013). Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/13.
  • 1 year/$0.481M (2012). Re-signed by Milwaukee 2/21/12. DFA by Milwaukee 6/28/12. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/30/12. Contract purchased by Milwaukee 9/3/12.
  • 1 year/$0.414M (2011). Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/1/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Contract purchased by Milwaukee 9/8/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 7/24/09 (minor-league contract).
  • Released by San Diego 4/1/06.
  • Drafted by San Diego 2004 (40-1,182) (Dixie State JC, Utah).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .261 .342 .339 .243
11 vs R (Multi) .296 .331 .458 .269
18 Split (Multi) -.034 .011 -.119 -.026
19 LgAvg (Multi) .009 .023 .019 .016
30 vs L (2015) .385 .556 .462 .375
31 vs R (2015) .389 .389 .611 .335
38 Split (2015) -.004 .167 -.150 .040
39 LgAvg (2015) .009 .024 .022 .017

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BP Articles

Brandon Kintzler is referenced in the following articles.

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The NRI Watch: American LeagueR.J. Anderson2016-02-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Categorical Breakdowns: Holds: The General LandscapeGeorge Bissell2015-12-22
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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Scherzer's First GemChris Mosch2014-06-13
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Ray, the Rays, and the A'sDaniel Rathman2014-05-23
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Cincinnati Stays AliveDaniel Rathman2014-05-20
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Gray MattersDaniel Rathman2014-04-29
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Meltdown in MinnesotaDaniel Rathman2014-04-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Relief PitchersIan Lefkowitz2014-03-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Relief PitchersJared Weiss2014-03-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Relief PitchersBen Murphy2014-03-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessMock Auction Analysis: AL- and NL-Only Mike Gianella2014-02-20
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Team Preview: Milwaukee BrewersBen Carsley2014-01-29
Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 9/20Ben Lindbergh2013-09-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: McDonald's GrimaceMark Anderson2013-09-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: McDonald's GrimaceR.J. Anderson2013-09-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessBullpen Report: Examining TrendsMike Gianella2013-09-05
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 30, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-30
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessBullpen Report: Oh, BrothersMike Gianella2013-08-29
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessBullpen Report: Deadline FalloutMike Gianella2013-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: A Week of Watching Yoenis CespedesSam Miller2013-06-14
Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 6/1Ben Lindbergh2013-06-01
Overthinking It: This Week in Catcher Framing, 5/25Ben Lindbergh2013-05-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: The Men in the MiddleMike Gianella2013-04-22
BP Unfiltered: The Eight-Man Bullpen Comes Back to Bite the BrewersBen Lindbergh2013-04-08
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This article requires BP Premium accessCollateral Damage: Let the Games BeginCorey Dawkins2012-03-30
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DateQuestionAnswer
2013-04-10 20:00:00 (link to chat)So, who do you have finishing the season with the most saves for the Cubs, Cards and Brewers? thanks
(Kevin from Boston)
For the Cubs, I would have to guess Kyuji Fujikawa. Carlos Marmol might get the job again, but he would probably be put in there to showcase him for a trade. Trevor Rosenthal isn't the closer now in St. Louis, but Mitchell Boggs has already struggled so if I'm going to guess, I'm going to guess the guy with the skills and the stuff. Milwaukee is a mystery to me. I thought John Axford would lose the job but had no idea it would happen so quickly. I would guess Jim Henderson, but he has some of the same control/command issues that Ax does/did. My sleeper in this pen is Brandon Kintzler, but I don't see Kintzler as having a path to the job at the moment. (Mike Gianella)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Brandon Kintzler has thrown 3,144 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2010 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (94mph), also mixing in a Slider (86mph) and Change (88mph).