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Portrait of Brandon Claussen

Brandon Claussen PReds

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
4 316 16 27 0 228 5.04 3.8
Birth Date5-1-1979
Height6' 2"
Weight200 lbs
BatsR
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
2003 NYA 24 1 1 6.3 6.3 0.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 28 8 2 1 1 11 1 1 0 5 1.42 4.04 2.77 2.4 0.2
2004 CIN 25 14 14 66.0 66.0 0.0 2 8 0 0 4 0 313 80 50 45 9 128 35 33 2 45 6.14 5.05 4.73 9.1 0.8
2005 CIN 26 29 29 166.7 166.7 0.0 10 11 0 0 14 1 731 178 89 78 24 294 57 52 7 121 4.21 4.56 4.49 25.4 2.6
2006 CIN 27 14 14 77.0 77.0 0.0 3 8 0 0 4 0 351 93 56 53 14 157 28 27 6 57 6.19 5.32 5.80 2.1 0.3
Career5858316.0316.00.0162700231142335919717748590121113152285.044.844.8239.03.8

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1999 GRB A 1 1 6.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 STA A- 12 12 72.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 GRB A 17 17 97.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 TAM A+ 9 9 52.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 TAM A+ 8 8 56.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 NRW AA 21 21 131.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 COH AAA 15 15 93.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .285 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 NYA MLB 1 1 6.3 2.77 141 .266 .249 .322 .375 .251 .333 95 2.1 0.2 2.4 0.2
2003 TAM A+ 4 4 22.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .281 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 COH AAA 11 11 68.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .230 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 LOU AAA 3 3 15.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .350 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CIN MLB 14 14 66.0 4.73 99 .299 .261 .322 .418 .257 .320 100 9.6 0.9 9.1 0.8
2004 LOU AAA 18 18 100.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .325 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 CIN MLB 29 29 166.7 4.49 108 .263 .259 .321 .414 .256 .295 106 26.8 2.7 25.4 2.6
2006 CIN MLB 14 14 77.0 5.80 82 .293 .257 .316 .405 .251 .321 100 2.4 0.2 2.1 0.3
2006 LOU AAA 5 5 22.2 7.93 15 .313 .262 .340 .412 .264 .333 99 -4.0 -0.4 -4.0 -0.4
2007 COH AAA 4 4 19.3 5.68 29 .352 .267 .335 .403 .266 .373 63 -2.5 -0.2 -2.5 -0.2
2007 NAT Rk 3 3 15.0 4.53 95 .266 .277 .379 .406 .282 .343 85 3.5 0.3 3.5 0.3

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
1999 STA A- 6 4 0 12 12 72.0 70 12 89 4 0% .000 8.8 1.5 0.5 11.1 1.14 3.38 0.0 0.0
1999 GRB A 0 1 0 1 1 6.0 8 2 5 1 0% .000 12.0 3.0 1.5 7.5 1.67 10.50 0.0 0.0
2000 TAM A+ 2 5 0 9 9 52.3 49 17 44 1 0% .000 8.4 2.9 0.2 7.6 1.26 3.10 0.0 0.0
2000 GRB A 8 5 0 17 17 97.7 91 44 98 9 0% .000 8.4 4.1 0.8 9.0 1.38 4.05 0.0 0.0
2001 TAM A+ 5 2 0 8 8 56.0 47 13 69 2 0% .000 7.6 2.1 0.3 11.1 1.07 2.73 0.0 0.0
2001 NRW AA 9 2 0 21 21 131.0 101 55 151 6 0% .000 6.9 3.8 0.4 10.4 1.19 2.13 0.0 0.0
2002 COH AAA 2 8 0 15 15 93.3 85 46 73 4 0% .285 8.2 4.4 0.4 7.0 1.40 3.28 0.0 0.0
2003 NYA MLB 1 0 0 1 1 6.3 8 1 5 1 41% .333 11.4 1.4 1.4 7.1 1.42 1.42 2.4 0.2
2003 TAM A+ 2 0 0 4 4 22.0 16 3 26 0 0% .281 6.5 1.2 0.0 10.6 0.86 1.64 0.0 0.0
2003 COH AAA 2 1 0 11 11 68.7 53 18 39 4 0% .230 6.9 2.4 0.5 5.1 1.03 2.75 0.0 0.0
2003 LOU AAA 0 1 0 3 3 15.7 17 6 16 3 0% .350 9.7 3.4 1.7 9.2 1.46 7.45 0.0 0.0
2004 LOU AAA 8 6 0 18 18 100.3 98 47 111 10 0% .325 8.8 4.2 0.9 10.0 1.45 4.67 0.0 0.0
2004 CIN MLB 2 8 0 14 14 66.0 80 35 45 9 40% .320 10.9 4.8 1.2 6.1 1.74 6.14 9.1 0.8
2005 CIN MLB 10 11 0 29 29 166.7 178 57 121 24 37% .295 9.6 3.1 1.3 6.5 1.41 4.21 25.4 2.6
2006 LOU AAA 0 2 0 5 5 22.2 31 8 18 5 25% .333 12.6 3.2 2.0 7.3 1.76 8.51 -4.0 -0.4
2006 CIN MLB 3 8 0 14 14 77.0 93 28 57 14 40% .321 10.9 3.3 1.6 6.7 1.57 6.19 2.1 0.3
2007 COH AAA 1 1 0 4 4 19.3 29 7 13 2 47% .373 13.5 3.3 0.9 6.1 1.87 6.99 -2.5 -0.2
2007 NAT Rk 0 0 0 3 3 15.0 14 1 18 2 30% .343 8.4 0.6 1.2 10.8 1.00 3.00 3.5 0.3

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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2006-06-17 2006-10-02 60-DL 107 95 Left Shoulder Surgery Rotator Cuff 2006-08-14
2002-06-18 2002-09-05 Minors 79 0 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2006 CIN $370,000
2005 CIN $320,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$690,000
2 yrTotal$690,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 81 d

Details
  • signed as a free agent from CIN 1/07 (minor-league contract)
  • non-tendered 12/06 designated for assignment 12/06 re-signed 2/06, 1 year/$0.37M (06)
  • 1 year/$0.32M (05) optioned to Triple-A 3/04 re-signed 2/04 acquired in trade from NYY 7/03 optioned to Triple-A 7/03 recalled 6/03 40-m 11/01 TX (JC) 98 34-_ (draft-and-follow)

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This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Jerome Wasn't Built in a DayR.J. Anderson2011-08-24
The Lineup Card: 17 Favorite Midseason TradesBaseball Prospectus2011-07-27
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Preview: Friday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-06-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessPositional Health Reports: Starting Pitchers, Part TwoWill Carroll2007-02-23
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Invitations to the DanceJoe Sheehan2007-02-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Central CatchupChristina Kahrl2007-02-06
Transaction Analysis: NL East CatchupChristina Kahrl2007-01-31
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayer Profile: Robinson CanoMarc Normandin2006-10-06
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Conversation PieceWill Carroll2006-08-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 7-9Christina Kahrl2006-08-10
Prospectus Hit List: Week of August 6thJay Jaffe2006-08-09
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Reader E-mailWill Carroll2006-08-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 31-August 3Christina Kahrl2006-08-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 29-30Christina Kahrl2006-07-31
Transaction Analysis: July 25-26, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-07-27
Prospectus Hit List: Week of July 3Marc Normandin2006-07-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 16-19, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-06-20
Prospectus Hit List: Week of June 18thJay Jaffe2006-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 6-7Christina Kahrl2006-06-09
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Your First Place RedsJoe Sheehan2006-05-03
Prospectus Hit List: Week of April 23Jay Jaffe2006-04-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Cincinnati RedsWill Carroll2006-03-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Cincinnati RedsDave Haller2006-03-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Building a Fantasy Farm SystemJeff Erickson2006-02-24
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: The Best of the NewestJim Baker2006-01-13
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: October 27-November 3Christina Kahrl2005-11-04
This article requires BP Premium accessPell Mel: Evaluating the Departed Yankee Pitching CoachJay Jaffe2005-10-21
Prospectus Hit List: Week of October 2Jay Jaffe2005-10-04
Prospectus Hit List: Week of September 18Jay Jaffe2005-09-20
Prospectus Hit List: Week of August 28Jay Jaffe2005-08-30
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Claussen Pickle, Revisited: An Analysis of Traded Braves Prospects, 1990-2004Jay Jaffe2005-08-08
Prospectus Hit List: Week of July 24, 2005Jay Jaffe2005-07-26
Prospectus Hit List: Week of July 10, 2005Jay Jaffe2005-07-12
This article requires BP Premium accessCrooked Numbers: Seeing RedJames Click2005-06-23
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Shuffling Deck ChairsJoe Sheehan2005-06-22
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: NL Teams in TransitionJeff Erickson2005-05-31
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: The Warriors ReturnethWill Carroll2005-04-14
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: NL Central PreviewJoe Sheehan2005-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Building a Team, v3.0Joe Sheehan2005-03-23
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Lefty Roundup: The Sinister StartersJim Baker2005-03-18
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This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Hump Day HurtsWill Carroll2004-04-21
Prospectus Today: StandingsologyJoe Sheehan2004-03-16
Prospectus Feature: The Yankees' Seven-Man RotationNate Silver2003-02-11


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2008-06-17 15:00:00 (link to chat)Who is the best internal option to replace Wang in the Yankee rotation (at least until hughes or kennedy is ready)? are Alfredo Aceves or Dan McCutchen in the running if you are Cashman?
(Dan from World Financial Center, NY)
In the short term, Dan Giese is probably going to get the ball. He's a journeyman with good control but little upside; his best-case scenario is probably akin to that of the job Darrell Rasner is doing, keeping them in ballgames and waiting for the cavalry to kick some ass but putting some strain on the bullpen as well.

If Giese wears out his welcome and/or Ian Kennedy is throwing the ball well, he's probably the second option after he finishes rehabbing over the next couple of weeks.

I don't know a lot about McCutchen yet. he put up decent numbers last year between High A and Double-A, but he doesn't miss many bats; he's got 5.9 K/9 at Triple-A as we speak, and his EqSO rate last year was about 4.5. He's going to be in that same class as Rasner as well, a guy who if he hits his spots and maintans control could be moderately useful, but he's nowhere near as experienced as Rasner, so I'd expect the going to be rockier. But yeah, I think he might get a shot, even if it's simply as a Brandon Claussen-like audition for a deadline deal.

Aceves I know nothing about beyond his current numbers. Yeah, he's lit up A and Double-A, but he's also 25, so that's not surprising given that he's facing competition that's a few years younger. (Jay Jaffe)


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