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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 28)
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Birth Date9-25-1985
Height6' 2"
Weight210 lbs
Age29 years, 0 months, 5 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
-0.12010
0.22011
0.22012
2013
0.12014
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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
2009 BAL 23 19 19 123.3 123.3 0.0 7 5 0 0 13 2 519 126 52 47 11 189 32 28 5 65 3.43 4.15 5.08 13.3 1.8
2010 BAL 24 30 28 170.0 166.7 3.3 8 12 0 0 12 2 746 193 104 94 26 332 51 47 7 81 4.98 5.11 6.09 0.1 -0.1
2011 BAL 25 34 12 101.0 62.3 38.7 2 7 0 0 3 0 451 119 73 64 16 208 32 29 3 61 5.70 4.95 5.43 1.5 0.2
2012 ARI 26 19 0 29.7 0.0 29.7 2 1 0 1 0 0 121 29 14 12 2 44 7 7 1 18 3.64 3.61 4.50 1.5 0.2
Career10259424.0352.371.7192501284183746724321755773122111162254.614.695.5316.52.0

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 BLU Rk 5 0 7.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .381 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ABE A- 15 15 71.0 5.27 66 .298 .261 .343 .385 .270 .343 82 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2006 DEL A 18 14 86.1 5.24 68 .249 .256 .331 .372 .267 .322 86 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2007 DEL A 15 15 94.3 4.54 95 .214 .267 .344 .402 .269 .260 91 7.0 0.7 7.0 0.7
2007 FRD A+ 10 10 56.3 5.10 94 .274 .264 .331 .385 .252 .356 100 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
2008 FRD A+ 4 3 17.3 5.98 79 .244 .253 .323 .382 .257 .265 105 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2008 BOW AA 24 23 148.0 5.36 89 .226 .264 .339 .406 .257 .265 103 3.2 0.3 3.2 0.3
2009 BAL MLB 19 19 123.3 5.08 102 .245 .262 .331 .423 .260 .283 107 12.0 1.2 13.3 1.8
2009 NOR AAA 2 2 11.0 4.56 111 .189 .252 .326 .389 .244 .194 114 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2010 BAL MLB 30 28 170.0 6.09 79 .277 .260 .327 .416 .259 .287 113 -1.0 -0.1 0.1 -0.1
2010 NOR AAA 3 3 14.7 4.94 93 .259 .241 .305 .377 .236 .300 98 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2011 BAL MLB 34 12 101.0 5.43 83 .296 .262 .330 .423 .269 .304 104 1.5 0.2 1.5 0.2
2011 NOR AAA 3 3 22.0 4.09 113 .188 .261 .333 .409 .257 .213 97 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
2012 ARI MLB 19 0 29.7 4.50 98 .255 .261 .320 .409 .262 .290 102 1.2 0.1 1.5 0.2
2012 NOR AAA 22 10 80.3 6.13 63 .275 .253 .325 .385 .249 .297 96 -5.9 -0.6 -5.9 -0.6
2012 RNO AAA 1 1 3.7 3.08 129 .110 .264 .314 .373 .253 .111 88 1.0 0.1 0.7 0.1

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 BLU Rk 0 0 0 5 0 7.3 9 4 9 1 0% .381 11.1 4.9 1.2 11.1 1.78 6.16 0.0 0.0
2005 ABE A- 1 3 0 15 15 71.0 89 14 54 5 51% .343 11.3 1.8 0.6 6.8 1.45 4.82 1.2 0.1
2006 DEL A 5 4 0 18 14 86.1 97 10 49 6 46% .322 10.1 1.0 0.6 5.1 1.24 4.29 1.1 0.1
2007 FRD A+ 3 6 0 10 10 56.3 78 9 35 4 55% .356 12.5 1.4 0.6 5.6 1.55 5.75 2.0 0.2
2007 DEL A 7 3 0 15 15 94.3 75 17 73 3 59% .260 7.2 1.6 0.3 7.0 0.98 2.20 7.0 0.7
2008 FRD A+ 1 1 0 4 3 17.3 15 6 15 2 65% .265 7.8 3.1 1.0 7.8 1.21 2.08 1.0 0.1
2008 BOW AA 15 6 0 24 23 148.0 143 27 72 11 54% .265 8.7 1.6 0.7 4.4 1.15 3.22 3.2 0.3
2009 NOR AAA 1 1 0 2 2 11.0 6 3 9 0 55% .194 4.9 2.5 0.0 7.4 0.82 2.45 1.4 0.1
2009 BAL MLB 7 5 0 19 19 123.3 126 32 65 11 51% .283 9.2 2.3 0.8 4.7 1.28 3.43 13.3 1.8
2010 BAL MLB 8 12 0 30 28 170.0 193 51 81 26 50% .287 10.2 2.7 1.4 4.3 1.44 4.98 0.1 -0.1
2010 NOR AAA 1 0 0 3 3 14.7 17 3 10 2 63% .300 10.4 1.8 1.2 6.1 1.36 4.29 0.6 0.1
2011 NOR AAA 2 1 0 3 3 22.0 14 8 18 1 48% .213 5.7 3.3 0.4 7.4 1.00 1.64 2.0 0.2
2011 BAL MLB 2 7 0 34 12 101.0 119 32 61 16 41% .304 10.6 2.9 1.4 5.4 1.50 5.70 1.5 0.2
2012 NOR AAA 4 3 1 22 10 80.3 90 23 41 10 44% .297 10.1 2.6 1.1 4.6 1.41 4.03 -5.9 -0.6
2012 ARI MLB 2 1 0 19 0 29.7 29 7 18 2 45% .290 8.8 2.1 0.6 5.5 1.21 3.64 1.5 0.2
2012 RNO AAA 0 0 0 1 1 3.7 1 1 3 0 33% .111 2.5 2.5 0.0 7.4 0.55 0.00 0.7 0.1

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
2009 1847 0.5203 0.4727 0.8660 0.6316 0.3002 0.9193 0.7444 0.1340
2010 2599 0.5248 0.4534 0.8812 0.6144 0.2753 0.9427 0.7294 0.1163
2011 1637 0.5205 0.4722 0.8693 0.6502 0.2790 0.9007 0.7900 0.1294
2012 412 0.5728 0.4976 0.8585 0.6695 0.2670 0.8861 0.7660 0.1366
Career64950.52550.46640.87240.63180.28280.92190.75130.1259

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-03-26 2011-03-31 Camp 5 0 Right Forearm Contusion Batted Ball -
2011-02-18 2011-02-19 Camp 1 0 General Medical Illness -
2010-02-12 2010-02-28 Camp 16 0 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2009-12-15 2009-12-15 Off 0 0 Right Shoulder Strain Shooting Commercial -
2009-07-31 2009-10-05 60-DL 66 61 Left Lower Leg Contusion Shin -
2009-02-26 2009-03-01 Camp 3 0 Right Elbow Soreness -
2006-08-05 2006-09-05 Minors 31 0 - General Medical Illness Mononucleosis - -
2004-08-01 2004-09-05 Minors 35 0 Right Shoulder Soreness - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 BAL $800,000
2011 BAL $434,000
2010 BAL $405,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,639,000
3 yrTotal$1,639,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 45 d2013

Details
  • 2013. Signed with Chunichi Dragons of Japanese Central League 11/30/12.
  • 1 year/$0.8M (2012). Lost in arbitration with Baltimore 2/9/12 ($1.2M-$0.8M). DFA by Baltimore 5/12/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by Baltimore 5/17/12. Contract purchased by Baltimore 7/17/12. Claimed by Arizona off waivers 7/20/12 after being DFA by Baltimore 7/18/12. Released by Arizona 11/28/12.
  • 1 year/$0.434M (2011). Re-signed by Baltimore 2/11.
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2010). Re-signed 3/9/10. Optioned to Triple-A 4/20/10. Recalled 5/1/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Contract purchased 11/18/08. Re-signed 2/11/09. Optioned to Triple-A 3/21/09. Recalled 4/21/09.
  • Drafted 2004 (4-109) (Foothill HS, Pleasanton, Calif.). $0.31M signing bonus.

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BP Articles

Brad Bergesen is referenced in the following articles.

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Painting the Black: Occam's RubberR.J. Anderson2012-04-17
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Transaction Analysis Blog: Weekend Roundup EditionR.J. Anderson2011-07-18
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Prospectus Hit List: AL: The Cream RisesTommy Bennett2011-05-30
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Weekly Planner #5Craig Brown2011-04-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Beat: Value Picks in the RotationBill Baer2011-04-15
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Collateral Damage: Minor ThreatsMarc Normandin2011-04-06
Collateral Damage: Minor ThreatsCorey Dawkins2011-04-06
BP Unfiltered: For Amusement Only 4/6John Perrotto2011-04-06
Painting the Black: Dissecting Britton's DebutR.J. Anderson2011-04-04
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Fantasy Focus: AL Starting Pitcher RankingsMarc Normandin2011-02-25
The Column to Be Named Later: Birds of a FeatherMarc Normandin2011-02-04
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This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Baltimore Orioles Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2010-11-17
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This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Disasterpiece TheaterJay Jaffe2010-09-29
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2009-12-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Last season Brad Bergesen succeeded in his first major league season despite a low strikeout rate. One of your writers (I think it was Sheehan) cited the low strikeout rate as a reason to believe that Bergesen will decline this season. Do you agree with this writer's analysis?
(TGisriel from Baltimore)
I do, but that doesn't mean I think Bergesen can't be an asset at the back end of a rotation, especially one that might wind up as jam-packed with talent as the Orioles' figures to be over the next several seasons. I'd like his lot to Walt Terrell's coming up with the Mets in the mid-'80s: no, he's not Doc Gooden or Ron Darling or Sid Fernandez, but yes, he can pitch in this league. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-06-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do we have any statistical analysis of whether pitchers' performance is improved by certain catchers calling the game? I know the Times recently ran a story where Burnett was questioning Posada's game-calling, and the Orioles media has gone hog-wild with crediting Wieters for Brad Bergesen's recent improvements. Is this actually proven?
(John from DC)
It's one of those things where I feel like we don't have enough information to gauge it one way or the other. There are too many variables involved, and the stats we can use to figure it out just don't do it for me. I think if a pitcher is comfortable with a particular catcher, and therefore is a bit more relaxed or focused on the mound, then let the dude have his catcher. Assuming he doesn't hit like Brad Ausmus of course.

I would love to see someone come out with a mind blowing study that tells us one way or the other, but I'm not the guy to do it. (Marc Normandin)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Brad Bergesen threw 6,361 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2012, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2012, he relied primarily on his Sinker (92mph) and Slider (86mph). He also rarely threw a Change (85mph).