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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

Advanced

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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).

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
Weighted Mean?????0.0????.0000.000.00?0.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
22.622.826.820.316.818.3109.4

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 85)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 94 Jon Garland 2010 3.87
2 94 Frank Sullivan 1960 5.45
3 93 Jason Hammel 2013 5.23
4 91 Ben McDonald 1998 0.00 DNP
5 91 Steve Rogers 1980 3.23
6 90 Brad Penny 2008 6.46
7 90 Paul Maholm 2012 3.81
8 90 Burt Hooton 1980 3.92
9 90 Joe Horlen 1968 3.02
10 89 Gavin Floyd 2013 5.55
11 89 Mel Parnell 1952 3.91
12 89 Dock Ellis 1975 4.44 DNP
13 88 Scott Feldman 2013 4.26
14 88 Curt Schilling 1997 3.40
15 88 Larry Jackson 1961 4.22
16 88 Jeff Francis 2011 5.02
17 88 Roy Oswalt 2008 3.84
18 88 Orel Hershiser 1989 2.63
19 87 Whitey Ford 1959 3.62
20 87 Bob Rush 1956 3.46
21 87 Jason Vargas 2013 4.08
22 87 Barry Zito 2008 5.75
23 87 Dean Chance 1971 4.32
24 87 Jack McDowell 1996 5.58
25 87 Andy Messersmith 1976 3.60
26 86 Bill Hands 1970 4.11
27 86 Joe Kennedy 2009 0.00 DNP
28 86 Mark Buehrle 2009 4.05
29 86 Shaun Marcum 2012 4.14
30 86 Pat Jarvis 1971 4.60
31 86 Jim Palmer 1976 2.89
32 86 Catfish Hunter 1976 3.80
33 86 Warren Spahn 1951 3.22
34 86 Jack Morris 1985 3.57
35 85 Bret Saberhagen 1994 2.94
36 85 John Lackey 2009 4.29
37 85 Butch Henry 1999 5.40
38 85 Bob Ojeda 1988 3.50
39 85 Jim O'Toole 1967 3.48
40 85 Billy O'Dell 1963 3.64
41 85 Dave Goltz 1979 4.42
42 85 Jim Hearn 1951 4.46
43 85 Gary Peters 1967 2.80
44 85 Mike Garcia 1954 2.96
45 84 Adam Wainwright 2012 4.35
46 84 Sergio Mitre 2011 5.40
47 84 Roberto Hernandez 2011 5.96
48 84 Jason Marquis 2009 4.33
49 84 Doug Drabek 1993 4.09
50 84 Kevin Appier 1998 7.80
51 84 Kyle Lohse 2009 5.28
52 84 Frank Lary 1960 4.04
53 83 Jose Rijo 1995 4.30
54 83 Phil Niekro 1969 2.94
55 83 Joe Saunders 2011 3.99
56 83 Jason Jennings 2009 4.72
57 83 Mike Boddicker 1988 3.85
58 82 Dick Donovan 1958 3.34
59 82 Mike Moore 1990 5.10
60 82 Wilbur Wood 1972 2.84
61 82 Jim Beattie 1985 7.81
62 82 Johnny Antonelli 1960 4.17
63 82 Chris Bosio 1993 4.11
64 82 Jeff Niemann 2013 0.00 DNP
65 82 Ned Garver 1956 5.09
66 82 A.J. Burnett 2007 4.02
67 82 Juan Guzman 1997 6.30
68 82 Kelly Downs 1991 4.76
69 81 Gaylord Perry 1969 3.18
70 81 Erik Bedard 2009 3.14
71 81 Dustin McGowan 2012 0.00 DNP
72 81 Roger Nelson 1974 3.80
73 81 Andy Pettitte 2002 3.88
74 81 Kevin Correia 2011 5.26
75 81 Cliff Lee 2009 3.42
76 81 Randy Wells 2013 0.00 DNP
77 81 Don Sutton 1975 3.08 DNP
78 81 Tom Glavine 1996 3.44
79 81 Bud Black 1987 4.56
80 81 Josh Beckett 2010 6.27
81 81 Brian Duensing 2013 4.28
82 81 Brian Bannister 2011 0.00 DNP
83 81 Jered Weaver 2013 3.38
84 81 John Burkett 1995 4.54
85 81 Mel Stottlemyre 1972 3.43
86 81 Sidney Ponson 2007 7.41
87 80 Jake Westbrook 2008 3.38
88 80 Kirk McCaskill 1991 4.71
89 80 Pat Hentgen 1999 5.20
90 80 Don Wilson 1975 0.00 DNP
91 80 Joe Blanton 2011 5.01
92 80 Dave Stieb 1988 3.26
93 80 Reggie Cleveland 1978 4.26
94 80 Bartolo Colon 2003 3.98
95 80 Kevin Brown 1995 3.81
96 80 Shawn Hill 2011 0.00 DNP
97 80 Curt Simmons 1959 4.50
98 80 Dana Kiecker 1991 7.59
99 80 Ramiro Mendoza 2002 4.32
100 80 Tom Gordon 1998 2.72

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2012 After making his first three starts of the 2011 season, Braden was headed back to the 209 after shoulder surgery. When healthy, Braden made his bones on deception and location, getting ahead in counts with a mid-80s fastball (that could touch the upper-80s when he reached back for it!), then forcing awkward rollover swings on his well above-average changeup. His change plays well off the fastball with both velocity separation and late movement to the arm-side. Braden pitches with the confidence of a flamethrower, despite an arsenal with the intensity of a Disney movie. As a pitcher with a small margin of error to begin with, any residual effect from the shoulder surgery could spell curtains for his major league run.
2011 Braden enjoyed one of the more unlikely perfect games in baseball history, as strike throwers who require a considerable amount of defensive assistance aren't supposed to retire 27 in a row. Then again, guys who throw in the mid-to-upper 80s and depend heavily on a changeup aren't supposed to post ERAs consistently better than league average, either. As evidenced by his notoriously possessive approach to the mound, Braden is the ultimate battler, a control specialist with the confidence and swagger of someone who throws 10 mph harder. Ultimately, his repertoire makes him an unlikely candidate for long-term success, but his self-confidence can be quite convincing.
2010 Your classic crafty left-hander, Braden's fastball sits at just 86-88 mph, but he gets by with a lot of movement and deception, as well as a very good changeup. Given that profile and some fly-ball tendencies, he's in exactly the right park to succeed. There's no reason to expect him to get better, but but he has such a thin margin for error that he could not only get worse, he could get much, much worse. Braden's season was cut short by a rash on his foot that turned into an infection and ultimately caused some nerve damage. He should be 100 percent for spring training, however, and will be expected to eat up some innings. Nice tidbit: he's a latter-day Mulholland, because after seven pickoffs in 2008, he didn't allow a single steal in 2009.
2009 An obscure 24th-round pick in 2004, Braden's minor league career ratio of more than ten strikeouts per nine would make you think he's a power pitcher, but that's not the case; his big league rate of exactly six per nine is much more representative of his stuff. His fastball sits at a pedestrian 89-91 mph, but he's always doing something with ithe'll cut it in, sink it, add and subtract from it, and use it to try to set up his average slider and effective changeup. He'll never overpower people, but he's already exceeded all expectations. The A's are hoping he can fit into the back end of the rotation this year, with no need to believe that he'll ever be more than that.
2008 Braden is a left-hander with a vicious changeup. Those two things are enough to torture minor league hitters, but the majors require a little more in the way of stuff. While Braden's major league ERA was downright awful last year, striking out 55 batters in your first 72 1/3 big-league innings is no easy feat, and he should be able to find some success over time as he gains big-league experience. With the A's rotation in flux, he'll get that chance.
2007 With the retirement of Jim Mecir in 2005, it seemed that we had seen the last of the screwball pitchers, but Dallas Braden is just such a rare creature. Sadly, he`s coming off shoulder surgery, and the pitch is really his only plus offering, so the breed remains on the endangered species list.
2006 How can you not root for a screwball pitcher? Braden, a 24th-round pick in 2004 who shot from rookie ball to Double-A in the span of ten months, is the sort of pitcher whom everyone could be talking about a year from now. His numbers are more impressive in the context of playing in some offense-friendly environments, and he`s borrowed some of Bobby Jenks`s `wrong side of the tracks` backstory. The scroogie isn`t a novelty pitch, either: Braden doesn`t throw much harder than 86 or 87, so it`s a key part of his arsenal, complementing his slow changeup. His K rate registered a big decline after his promotion to Midland, and he admitted to having a tired arm. With an arm action that isn`t pristine, that`s something to watch.

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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).