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Dallas Braden PAthletics

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
5 491.3 26 36 0 305 4.16 7.1
Birth Date8-13-1983
Height6' 1"
Weight185 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
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
2007 OAK 23 20 14 72.3 64.0 8.3 1 8 0 0 2 0 332 91 59 54 9 143 26 25 2 55 6.72 4.57 4.03 14.4 1.4
2008 OAK 24 19 10 71.7 56.7 15.0 5 4 0 0 4 0 301 77 36 33 8 115 25 23 2 41 4.14 4.60 4.79 5.0 0.5
2009 OAK 25 22 22 136.7 136.7 0.0 8 9 0 0 15 1 589 144 63 59 9 213 42 40 2 81 3.89 3.78 3.82 25.7 2.5
2010 OAK 26 30 30 192.7 192.7 0.0 11 14 0 0 17 0 781 180 83 75 17 270 43 43 5 113 3.50 3.77 4.06 22.6 2.5
2011 OAK 27 3 3 18.0 18.0 0.0 1 1 0 0 1 0 73 18 7 6 2 31 5 5 0 15 3.00 3.67 4.38 2.1 0.2
Career9479491.3468.023.3263600391207651024822745772141136113054.164.014.1069.87.1

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2004 KNC A 5 5 23.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .345 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 VAN A- 8 0 19.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .341 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 STO A+ 7 7 43.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.329 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 MID AA 16 16 97.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.908 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 STO A+ 3 3 13.0 5.75 52 .186 .255 .315 .404 .268 .000 69 1.4 0.1 1.4 0.1
2006 MID AA 1 1 3.1 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .500 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 ATH Rk 6 6 21.2 1.56 169 .160 .251 .343 .353 .257 .343 103 10.6 1.1 10.6 1.1
2007 OAK MLB 20 14 72.3 4.03 110 .303 .269 .331 .422 .262 .342 92 14.4 1.4 14.4 1.4
2007 MID AA 2 2 12.0 5.06 97 .163 .269 .360 .432 .276 .125 107 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2007 SAC AAA 11 11 64.0 3.95 111 .212 .284 .352 .441 .265 .287 91 12.4 1.2 12.4 1.2
2008 OAK MLB 19 10 71.7 4.79 97 .275 .272 .336 .425 .264 .307 99 5.0 0.5 5.0 0.5
2008 SAC AAA 11 9 53.3 3.88 124 .209 .289 .364 .457 .266 .314 102 13.2 1.3 13.2 1.3
2009 OAK MLB 22 22 136.7 3.82 120 .253 .268 .336 .437 .265 .297 99 26.2 2.6 25.7 2.5
2010 OAK MLB 30 30 192.7 4.06 107 .241 .258 .322 .406 .255 .270 98 22.1 2.3 22.6 2.5
2010 STO A+ 1 1 4.0 5.64 89 .398 .266 .335 .405 .260 .333 109 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2011 OAK MLB 3 3 18.0 4.38 105 .250 .253 .313 .397 .254 .314 104 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2

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 VAN A- 2 0 2 8 0 19.3 15 3 30 1 0% .341 7.0 1.4 0.5 14.0 0.93 2.33 0.0 0.0
2004 KNC A 2 1 0 5 5 23.0 22 6 33 2 0% .345 8.6 2.3 0.8 12.9 1.22 4.70 0.0 0.0
2005 MID AA 9 5 0 16 16 97.0 104 32 71 5 0% -.908 9.6 3.0 0.5 6.6 1.40 3.90 0.0 0.0
2005 STO A+ 6 0 0 7 7 43.7 31 11 64 4 0% -.329 6.4 2.3 0.8 13.2 0.96 2.68 0.0 0.0
2006 MID AA 0 0 0 1 1 3.1 9 0 2 1 0% .500 26.1 0.0 2.9 5.8 2.90 17.42 0.0 0.0
2006 STO A+ 2 0 0 3 3 13.0 12 5 17 3 33% .000 8.3 3.5 2.1 11.8 1.31 6.23 1.4 0.1
2006 ATH Rk 2 0 0 6 6 21.2 12 3 36 0 49% .343 5.1 1.3 0.0 15.3 0.71 0.85 10.6 1.1
2007 OAK MLB 1 8 0 20 14 72.3 91 26 55 9 39% .342 11.3 3.2 1.1 6.8 1.62 6.72 14.4 1.4
2007 MID AA 1 0 0 2 2 12.0 5 3 13 2 38% .125 3.8 2.2 1.5 9.8 0.67 2.25 0.8 0.1
2007 SAC AAA 2 3 0 11 11 64.0 51 18 74 4 44% .287 7.2 2.5 0.6 10.4 1.08 2.95 12.4 1.2
2008 SAC AAA 3 1 0 11 9 53.3 49 11 54 7 46% .314 8.3 1.9 1.2 9.1 1.13 2.36 13.2 1.3
2008 OAK MLB 5 4 0 19 10 71.7 77 25 41 8 40% .307 9.7 3.1 1.0 5.1 1.42 4.14 5.0 0.5
2009 OAK MLB 8 9 0 22 22 136.7 144 42 81 9 39% .297 9.5 2.8 0.6 5.3 1.36 3.89 25.7 2.5
2010 STO A+ 0 0 0 1 1 4.0 7 1 4 2 29% .333 15.8 2.2 4.5 9.0 2.00 6.75 0.4 0.0
2010 OAK MLB 11 14 0 30 30 192.7 180 43 113 17 42% .270 8.4 2.0 0.8 5.3 1.16 3.50 22.6 2.5
2011 OAK MLB 1 1 0 3 3 18.0 18 5 15 2 38% .314 9.0 2.5 1.0 7.5 1.28 3.00 2.1 0.2

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
2008 1112 0.5198 0.4532 0.8333 0.6090 0.2846 0.8750 0.7368 0.1667
2009 2132 0.5544 0.4719 0.8419 0.6252 0.2811 0.8620 0.7865 0.1571
2010 2850 0.5189 0.4691 0.8369 0.6166 0.3100 0.8882 0.7271 0.1631
2011 251 0.5378 0.4741 0.8151 0.6222 0.3017 0.8571 0.7143 0.1849
Career63450.53170.46750.83710.61840.29550.87590.74830.1626

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-03-24 2012-10-12 60-DL 202 162 Left Shoulder Surgery Partial Rotator Cuff Tear 2012-08-21 -
2012-02-28 2012-03-24 Camp 25 0 Left Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Anterior Capsule 2011-05-16 -
2011-04-17 2011-09-29 60-DL 165 147 Left Shoulder Surgery Anterior Capsule 2011-05-16
2010-08-03 2010-08-07 DTD 4 3 Face Surgery Wisdom Teeth Removed 2010-08-03
2010-06-23 2010-07-20 15-DL 27 20 Left Elbow Stiffness -
2010-06-10 2010-06-17 DTD 7 6 Left Forearm Inflammation -
2010-05-25 2010-05-25 DTD 0 0 Left Ankle Sprain -
2010-05-20 2010-05-25 DTD 5 4 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2010-03-26 2010-03-26 Camp 0 0 Left Lower Leg Infection -
2009-08-01 2009-10-05 60-DL 65 60 Left Foot Infection Caused Nerve Damage -
2009-06-10 2009-06-10 DTD 0 0 General Medical Gastrointestinal GI -
2009-05-31 2009-05-31 DTD 0 0 Left Thumb Laceration Thumb -
2009-05-10 2009-05-10 DTD 0 0 Left Hand Contusion -
2009-04-25 2009-04-25 DTD 0 0 Groin Strain Mild -
2009-03-20 2009-03-22 Camp 2 0 Face Surgery Root Canal 2009-03-20
2009-02-28 2009-02-28 Camp 0 0 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2008-09-12 2008-09-29 DTD 17 15 Groin Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 OAK $3,350,000
2011 OAK $3,350,000
2010 OAK $420,000
2009 OAK $410,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$7,530,000
4 yrTotal$7,530,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 39 dDan Lozano1 year/$3.35M (2012)

Details
  • 2014. Retired 1/14.
  • 1 year/$3.35M (2012). Re-signed by Oakland 12/14/11 (avoided arbitration). Performance bonuses: $75,000 each for 15, 20, 25, 30 starts. $0.1M for 32 starts. Sent outright to Triple-A by Oakland 10/12. Refused assignment 10/30/12.
  • 1 year/$3.35M (2011). Re-signed by Oakland 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.42M (2010). Re-signed by Oakland 3/8/10.
  • 1 year/$0.41M (2009). Re-signed by Oakland 2/26/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Re-signed by Oakland 3/08. Optioned to Triple-A 3/29/08. Recalled 4/22/08. Optioned 5/8/08. Recalled 5/19/08. Optioned 6/8/08. Recalled 7/8/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Contract purchased by Oakland 4/07. Optioned to Triple-A 4/07. Recalled 5/12/07. Optioned to Triple-A 5/17/07. Recalled 6/25/07. Optioned 7/6/07. Recalled 7/16/07. Optioned 8/13/07. Recalled 9/1/07.
  • Drafted by Oakland 2004 (24-727) (Texas Tech).

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-10-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any non-superstar/star-level players who could be non-tendered that teams should kick the tires on?
(jlarsen from chicago)
With the caveat that I did less than two seconds of research, some interesting names to me are Kyle Blanks, George Kottaras, Nyjer Morgan, Mark Reynolds, Brendan Ryan, Gaby Sanchez, Geovany Soto, Ian Stewart, Drew Stubbs, Dallas Braden, Philip Humber, Tommy Hunter, Jair Jurrjens, Mike Pelfrey, and Jerome Williams. (Geoff Young)
2012-01-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Dallas Braden just got a tattoo of Rollie Fingers riding a dolphin under a rainbow. Your thoughts, please.
(Immanuel #Want from Prussia)
That's pretty cool. My friend has a tattoo of a stingray with a plate of fajitas on its back. (Jason Parks)
2012-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat as I'm ready to get amped up for the 2012 season. Rotation Q's for a deeper league: Do Tyson Ross and Kris Medlen have chances of carving out rolls with those rotations currently influx?
(Bringon2012 from Kansas)
Absolutely not to Medlen. Hes good, but hell need to prove hes recovered from TJ, and the Braves just have soooooo many options merely vying for the fifth spot (Minor, Teheran, Delgado, Vizcaino, etc.), most of which are now younger and more talented than Medlen. Medlen's probably 10th on their SP depth chart. Not a bad problem to have for a team, but for a Medlen owner it is. Ross has a slightly higher a chance, but the As also brought in quite the haul of starter candidates this winter between Jarrod Parker, Brad Peacock, and Tom Milone, plus mainstays (while healthy) of Brett Anderson, Dallas Braden, Brandon McCarthy, and (to a lesser extent) Guillermo Moscoso. Then you have the usual Ross-esque fill-ins like Graham Godfrey and Josh Outman, so itll be tough. (Derek Carty)
2011-04-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do the A's have the best rotation in baseball once you factor in the twittering capabilities of Brett Anderson, Brandon McCarthy, and Dallas Braden?
(Tom from Madison)
I would like to see the Phillies try to contend with the A's on Twitter. Roy Halladay's angry stares don't translate well into 140 character bursts, especially not up against Brandon McCarthy's sense of humor. (Marc Normandin)
2010-05-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jay - what has been most surprising to you this season? Both in terms of sustainability and non? Thanks for chatting!
(rawagman from Toronto)
Hmmm... just off the top of my head, I'm surprised that the Cardinals haven't clinched yet, that the Blue Jays and Nationals are off to strong if unsustainable starts, that it took so little time for the Dodgers' winter scrimping to be exposed, that the Mariners and Diamondbacks are as godawful as they are, and of course, that Dallas Braden threw a perfect game. (Jay Jaffe)
2009-12-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat....what kind of upside progress is possible and who has the highest peak among Dallas Braden, Brett Anderson, and Jeff Niemann? All young guys, Braden's yet to put together a full major league season...do any of them have #1/#2 potential?
(RZFanClub from DC)
Anderson's well ahead of the other two, and will pull down his share of Cy Young votes in his career. Neimann is a midrotation guy, and Braden is a back-end starter/swingman. (Joe Sheehan)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Dallas Braden threw 7,471 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2011, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2011, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (88mph), Change (73mph) and Sinker (87mph), also mixing in a Slider (77mph). He also rarely threw a Curve (69mph), Screwball (65mph) and Cutter (82mph).