Brad Brach RP BAL 3 weeks ago

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

Competitive 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 1 month ago

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

Competitive 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 4 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.

Competitive 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.

Brad Brach RP BAL 7 months ago

Brach(5-3)surrendered two hits and an earned run over an inning in Monday's 4-3 loss to the Blue Jays.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Brach came on in the ninth to preserve a 3-3 tie and surrendered a fielder's choice ground out to Justin Smoak that plated Dalton Pompey. The 29-year-old reliever had successfully converted all 13 hold situations he'd encountered during the 2015 campaign prior to Monday's contest, and had also posted scoreless appearances in eight out of his previous nine trips to the mound. Monday's hiccup notwithstanding, Brach has turned in generally solid relief work for the Orioles, particularly post-All-Star break. He has posted a sparkling 1.63 ERA in the second half of the season.

Brad Brach RP BAL 8 months ago

Brach tossed a scoreless seventh inning in Baltimore's 2-0 win over the Red Sox Monday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Brach rebounded from allowing two runs - one earned - in his last outing last Friday. Brach got off to a shaky start this season, but he has allowed just five earned runs since June 23, with a 1.30 ERA in that time frame.

Brad Brach RP BAL 1 year ago

Brach picked up a save in Saturday's win over Tampa Bay, allowing no runs in 1.1 innings pitched.

You certainly shouldn't expect Brach to pick up more saves anytime soon, he just came into special circumstances. Miguel Gonzalez had allowed two runners on with a four-run lead in the eighth inning, which forced Buck Showalter to bring in Brach as a fresh arm then keep him in for the ninth.

Brad Brach RP BAL 1 year ago

Brach gave up two runs on five hits over two innings while striking out three in relief against the Jays on Friday.

He entered with the bases loaded in the top of fourth inning, and all three runners came around to score. Fortunately for those attempting to squeeze holds from Brach, those runs counted against starter Bud Norris. Still, that he was used in the fourth and fifth inning of a blowout suggests that he's currently a couple of chairs away from the closer role should anything happen to Zach Britton.

Brad Brach RP BAL 1 year ago

Brach should take on a more significant role in the bullpen in 2015, according to Britt Ghiroli of MLB.com.

Brach split his season between the Orioles and Triple-A in 2014, but he broke through with a 7-1 record, a 3.18 ERA and 1.17 WHIP while throwing his fastball over 93 MPH. His numbers should translate well if he gets a full season with the big league team. Brach's role is as a crucial middle reliever who can enter tight games in the sixth or seventh inning. That is why he racked up his seven wins. However, the team likely places him as the fourth or fifth option for closing duties, and that is enough to ruin his fantasy value.

Brad Brach RP BAL 2 years ago

Brach threw one inning and allowed an unearned run while taking the loss Saturday against the Rays.

An error put a runner on in the top of the ninth and the Rays worked the winning run around without a hit. Brach was believed to be unavailable Friday after he allowed four runs while retiring two batters in a meltdown Thursday.

Brad Brach RP BAL 2 years ago

Brach struck out a pair and allowed three baserunners while finishing Saturday's win over St. Louis.

It was a non-save situation for Brach, and he created something of a mess before getting out of the frame unscathed. Most of his value to the Orioles at the present time comes from his ability to work multiple innings when needed.