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Portrait of Andrew Brackman

Andrew Brackman PWhite Sox

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Birth Date12-4-1985
Height6' 10"
Weight230 lbs
Age28 years, 11 months, 22 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
-0.02011
2012
2013
0.02014
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
2011 NYA 25 3 0 2.3 0.0 2.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 1 0 0 0 1 3 3 0 0 0.00 6.92 6.18 -0.3 -0.0
Career302.30.02.3000000131000133000.006.926.18-0.3-0.0

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
2008 wai Wnt 8 8 34.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .292 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 CSC A 29 19 106.7 5.53 64 .307 .256 .320 .369 .264 .325 94 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2010 TAM A+ 12 12 60.0 4.54 75 .273 .251 .320 .365 .257 .333 80 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2010 TRN AA 15 14 80.7 4.11 103 .251 .266 .340 .404 .262 .302 94 9.5 1.0 9.5 1.0
2011 NYA MLB 3 0 2.3 6.18 65 .322 .248 .327 .387 .275 .100 102 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 -0.0
2011 SWB AAA 33 13 96.0 6.96 33 .290 .261 .331 .408 .256 .265 87 -22.3 -2.1 -22.3 -2.1
2012 BAK A+ 29 3 45.7 7.18 55 .297 .268 .340 .423 .279 .307 95 -3.4 -0.3 -3.4 -0.3
2012 LOU AAA 5 5 17.3 8.49 17 .302 .250 .326 .375 .251 .288 99 -4.6 -0.5 -3.5 -0.3
2013 WNS A+ 1 0 2.0 11.85 -27 .319 .240 .307 .361 .245 .200 111 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -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
2008 wai Wnt 3 4 0 8 8 34.0 31 25 36 3 0% .292 8.2 6.6 0.8 9.5 1.65 5.56 0.0 0.0
2009 CSC A 2 12 0 29 19 106.7 106 76 103 8 56% .325 8.9 6.4 0.7 8.7 1.71 5.90 -1.7 -0.2
2010 TAM A+ 5 4 0 12 12 60.0 67 9 56 5 58% .333 10.1 1.4 0.8 8.4 1.27 5.10 0.2 0.0
2010 TRN AA 5 7 0 15 14 80.7 77 30 70 3 53% .302 8.6 3.3 0.3 7.8 1.33 3.01 9.5 1.0
2011 SWB AAA 3 6 1 33 13 96.0 82 75 75 10 49% .265 7.7 7.0 0.9 7.0 1.64 6.00 -22.3 -2.1
2011 NYA MLB 0 0 0 3 0 2.3 1 3 0 0 50% .100 3.9 11.6 0.0 0.0 1.71 0.00 -0.3 -0.0
2012 BAK A+ 1 3 1 29 3 45.7 47 26 32 5 49% .307 9.3 5.1 1.0 6.3 1.60 5.52 -3.4 -0.3
2012 LOU AAA 1 3 0 5 5 17.3 18 16 13 3 49% .288 9.3 8.3 1.6 6.8 1.96 9.87 -3.5 -0.3
2013 WNS A+ 0 0 0 1 0 2.0 2 1 2 1 17% .200 9.0 4.5 4.5 9.0 1.50 9.00 -1.0 -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
2011 55 0.5818 0.4545 0.8000 0.6875 0.1304 0.8636 0.3333 0.2000
Career550.58180.45450.80.68750.13040.86360.33330.2

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-06-06 - Minors - - - Not Disclosed - -
2013-04-05 2013-06-05 Minors 61 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2012-08-16 2012-08-25 Minors 9 9 - Not Disclosed - -
2012-05-01 2012-06-03 Minors 33 30 - Not Disclosed - -
2011-02-24 2011-03-08 Camp 12 0 Groin Soreness -
2010-04-15 2010-05-01 Minors 16 0 Not Disclosed -
2008-06-10 2008-06-10 On-Alr 0 0 Abdomen Surgery Appendix 2008-06-10
2008-03-12 2008-09-29 60-DL 201 162 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2007-08-24
2007-08-24 2007-09-15 Minors 22 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2007-08-24
2006-01-01 2006-01-01 Coll 0 0 Hip Stress Fracture -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 CIN $500,000
2011 NYA $400,000
2010 NYA $1,237,500
2010 NYA $1,237,500
2009 NYA $837,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$4,212,500
4 yrTotal$4,212,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 27 dScott Boras1 year/$0.5M (2012)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5M (2012). Signed by Cincinnati as a free agent 12/13/11 (split contract, $0.48M in minors). Performance bonuses. DFA by Cincinnati 7/31/12. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/2/12.
  • 4 years/$4.55M (2007-10). Signed Major League contract with NY Yankees 8/15/07. Bonuses may increase value to $13M. If an option is not exercised, club must release Brackman. Exercise of 2011 option triggers $1M bonus. Optioned to A 3/9/09. Optioned to A 3/13/10. NY Yankees exercised 2011 option 10/27/10 (2011 salary of $1M in majors, $0.4M in minors). Released by NY Yankees 11/1/11.
  • Drafted by NY Yankees 2007 (1-30) (N.C. State).

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BP Articles

Andrew Brackman is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
Baseball ProGUESTus: A Closer Look at College Pitch Counts and InjuriesDustin Palmateer2013-09-03
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of April 30Kevin Goldstein2012-05-01
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 16Kevin Goldstein2011-06-17
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 13Kevin Goldstein2011-06-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: The Trials of JobaJay Jaffe2011-06-10
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 7Kevin Goldstein2011-06-08
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 2Kevin Goldstein2011-06-03
BP Unfiltered: The Paper Trail 4/23John Perrotto2011-04-23
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: An Ideal Road TripKevin Goldstein2011-04-07
This article requires BP Premium accessOverthinking It: Bartolo ColonoscopyBen Lindbergh2011-03-24
Transaction Analysis: Junior Circuit JumbleChristina Kahrl2011-03-18
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: Seeking Starters in Yankees CampJohn Perrotto2011-02-25
The Week in Quotes: February 14-20Alex Carnevale2011-02-21
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: New York Yankees Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2011-02-18
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Five Potential All-Star BatteriesKevin Goldstein2011-02-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Weekly Roundup, January 28-February 3Christina Kahrl2011-02-04
The BP Broadside: In Which Mr. Brown Does Not Make a ComebackSteven Goldman2011-02-03
This article requires BP Premium accessOn the Beat: A Bird of a New FeatherJohn Perrotto2010-12-31
Transaction Analysis: AL East and Rangers Transaction LedgerChristina Kahrl2010-12-01
This article requires BP Premium accessGM for a Day: New York YankeesJay Jaffe2010-11-24
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Top 11 Review: AL EastKevin Goldstein2010-09-30
BP Podcast: Episode 19: People From Sweden Sound That WayKevin Goldstein2010-09-29
This article requires BP Premium accessContractual Matters: Kind of a Big DealJeff Euston2010-09-20
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Org Watch: YankeesKevin Goldstein2010-09-15
Future Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of September 14Kevin Goldstein2010-09-15
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 11Kevin Goldstein2010-08-12
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of July 26Kevin Goldstein2010-07-27
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This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Making a Match for Cliff LeeKevin Goldstein2010-07-07
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This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 2Kevin Goldstein2010-06-03
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The Week in Quotes: December 22-28Alex Carnevale2008-12-29
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Hawaiian Winter League PreviewKevin Goldstein2008-09-27


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-11-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who plays Andrew Brackman in 2008 YANKEES SYSTEM?
(bradleyankrom from nyny)
Manny Banuelos. Pretty sure 2008 was the one Brackman sat out while rehabbing from Tommy John. But I can also see an argument for Betances--starter with lousy control becomes bullpen guy. (Ben Lindbergh)
2011-12-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)The Reds just picked up Andrew Brackman in a classic change of scenery situation. Supposedly the heat is still there when he's pitching out of the pen and he's made some mechanical tweaks. Any chance he can be an effective high-leverage guy?
(RMR from Chicago)
Nope. (Jason Parks)
2011-06-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)Kevin, what's wrong with Andrew Brackman? He's completely lost any semblance of control and command and his velocity keeps dropping: some had him as low as 87 on the fastball in his last game. I can't imagine the Yankees trotting him out there over and over if he's hurt, is this just a major mechanical issue?
(zs190 from Maryland)
I don't THINK he's hurt, but I don't know for sure. When he breaks down mechanically, he REALLY breaks down. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-06-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who am I dealing by July 31? Montero, Romine, Sanchez, Banuelos, Betances, Brackman, Cervelli, Pena, Nunez, other?
(Cashman from Bronx)
Nobody's going to give anything that will help a championship run for any of the last three. I can maybe see Gary Sanchez or Andrew Brackman traded, maybe even Austin Romine, but Banuelos, Betances and Montero are probably untouchable. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-06-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Steve, you've been pretty dismissive of Andrew Brackman (I can only assume you wrote the rather scathing comment in the book) but he has been outstanding lately with an incredible K/BB. Not a believer still?
(Adam from NY)
I did write the scathing comment, and regardless of what happens I still think it's right--the first round is not the place for outright speculation, and even if Brackman eventually becomes something useful I disagree with the philosophy that made the pick possible in the first place. He has been good lately 46-6 strikeout walk ratio in his last 47 innings, and that he has found his command given his lack of experience is a heck of a thing. But he's also a 24-year-old pitching in High-A ball. Let's talk again when/as/if he moves up. (Steven Goldman)
2008-11-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Andrew Brackman? is his stuff all the way back from TJS?
(David from NY)
I'm still not a believer. He'll make the top 11, but there will be other pitchers ahead of him. It's hard to ignore the ceiling, but at the same time, he's 23, has never pitched in a pro game other than Hawaii, has a TJ, and has no record of sustained success ANYWHERE, EVER as an amateur. That's way too many red flags for me. People who have seen him in Hawaii are saying the same stuff they said when he was an NC State. Love the body and the velo, but after that, not much else to love. Not a big fan. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-08-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)Kevin, who do you think has a higher ceiling: Gerrit Cole or Andrew Brackman? Higher probability of reaching that ceiling? How do they compare to Joba, stuff-wise?
(Sam from MyKingdomForALeftyville)
Cole; Cole; Don't compare them to Joba. I've never been a Brackman believer. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-03-26 12:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Bryan, What players do you think will be around in the draft when the Yankees are selecting? Any chance of a stud falling to them because of salary concerns (I know this is even more slight with the Tigers choosing before them)?
(jschmeagol from Weifang, China)
The real question above, I think, is whether Gerrit Cole has Boras take his demands high enough to drop in the Tigers or Yankees region. KG talked at the Chicago book signing about how teams are more likely to go above slot this year, so that indicates Cole is a little less likely to drop. I think the Yankees taking 6-8 Scott Green would be a nice compliment to Andrew Brackman and a slap in the Red Sox face, who nearly signed Green last August. (Bryan Smith)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Andrew Brackman threw 131 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2011 and 2012, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2012, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (91mph) and Curve (77mph). He also rarely threw a Change (85mph).