Brad Brach
RP BAL
1 month ago

Brach allowed two runs on two hits, including a Mookie Betts home run, in Tuesday's loss to the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Brach was pinned with the loss, as the Betts home run proved to be the game winner. Brach had a 0.91 ERA and a .155 average against prior to the All-Star Game. Since then, he has a 4.50 ERA and a .271 average against. It would have been nearly impossible to hold up his first half numbers for the entire season, but Brach has been merely human since then. He still sees lots of appearances in high leverage situations, which is why Brach leads all relievers with 19 wins since 2014 when he joined the Orioles.

Brad Brach
RP BAL
2 months ago

Brach allowed a run on two hits with two walks while retiring two batters in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Brach has been dominant for most of the season while earning his first All-Star nod last month. He has allowed four runs - three earned - in his last five outings and raised his ERA from 0.86 to 1.27 in the process. When looking at his body of work this season, it is easy to chalk this up to a couple of marginally bad outings. He is still one of the best middle relief pitchers in the game today.

Brad Brach
RP BAL
3 months ago

Brach struck out all three hitters he faced Tuesday, then tossed a scoreless 1.2 innings with three more strikeouts Wednesday after being announced as a first time All-Star.

EDGE Analysis

Brach absolutely earned his way on the team, as he leads all MLB relievers in WAR, a category that does not count the value of a save. Brach has thrown 47.1 innings, which is more than any closer and also helps aid his WAR number. That said, Brach's WHIIP is just 0.80 and he has a 10.65 K/9 with 56 strikeouts on the season.

Brad Brach
RP BAL
4 months ago

Brach (5-1) gave a game-winning solo homer to Edwin Encarnacion in the tenth inning of Friday's 4-3 loss to the Blue Jays.

EDGE Analysis

It was a rare hiccup for the 30-year-old, who entered the night with a sparkling 0.84 ERA. Brach had not surrendered an earned run since May 14, and the gopher ball was the first he'd yielded since April 29. Despite the setback, the right-hander is one of baseball's most effective late-inning arms, recording 38 whiffs over 33.1 innings and sporting a stellar 0.94 WHIP.

Brad Brach
RP BAL
4 months ago

Brach notched his second save Wednesday, striking out three while giving up one hit, one walk and no runs over 1.2 innings against the Royals.

EDGE Analysis

This was one of those unusual tying-run-on-deck saves, as Brach entered with the O's leading 4-0 and two men on base. As he has all year, he took care of business, once again rewarding those fantasy owners who are rolling him out -- with a 0.84 ERA, 0.90 WHIP, five wins, two saves and eight holds, he's offered about as well-rounded a bullpen stat line as you can ask for.

Brad Brach
RP BAL
4 months ago

Brach threw one scoreless inning and struck out two batters in Wednesday's victory over Seattle.

EDGE Analysis

With a 0.86 WHIP and 1.29 ERA, Brach has continued to be a top reliever for the Orioles. Thus far, Brach has pitched 21 innings over 17 games, giving up a mere three runs in that time. His ability to strike out batters at a rate of 10.29 K/9 while limiting walks to 2.57 BB/9 positions Brach as one of the league's best bullpen options.

Brad Brach
RP BAL
5 months ago

Brach (leg) will be available to pitch Wednesday against the Twins, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Orioles' seventh inning man took a comebacker off the back of the leg in Tuesday's win over Minnesota, but he was able to stay in the game. Kubatko reports that Brach is merely dealing with a bruise on the back of his leg and he will be available out of the bullpen if called upon Wednesday.

Brad Brach
RP BAL
6 months ago

Brach tossed a scoreless inning to pick up his second win of the season Monday against the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

It was a 1-2-3 inning for Brach with no strikeouts. The Orioles seem to love to pitch Brach in high leverage situations, as he earned 12 wins out of the bullpen over the last two years. Now he has two wins in five appearances and has not allowed a hit in 5.1 innings this season.

Brad Brach
RP BAL
6 months ago

Brach allowed one run on four hits in Thursday's Grapefruit League game.

EDGE Analysis

It had been one week since Brach last pitched. On the spring, Brach has allowed three runs on 10 hits with four walks and five strikeouts in seven innings. These numbers do not mirror his breakout 2015 season, but he has not been downright bad either. Brach may be competing with Mychal Givens for a seventh inning role.

Brad Brach
RP BAL
8 months ago

Brach agreed to a one-year, $1.25 million contract with the Orioles on Thursday to avoid arbitration, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brach has established himself as one of the Orioles' most dependable relevers over the past two season with ERA's of 3.18 and 2.72 in 2014 and 2015 respectively. He'll continue to serve in a middle relief role with the Orioles given Darren O'Day is established as the setup man and Zach Britton serving as the closer.