Brad Brach
RP BAL
6 days ago

Brach extended his scoreless-innings streak to six while allowing a hit and striking out one in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Brach has put together a strong spring, limiting opposing batters to a .182 BAA while posting a 7:1 K:BB through six appearances. The veteran reliever is coming off a career-best season in which he notched 24 holds and posted a 2.05 ERA to accompany a 1.04 WHIP. Brach's 10.5 K/9 in 2016 demonstrates his ability to provide value across many formats.

Brad Brach
RP BAL
1 month ago

Brach won't see much action in early Grapefruit League games as the team plans to bring him along at a slower pace during this year's extended spring training, Eduardo Encina of The Baltimore Sun reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brach threw an inning in a simulated game on the back field of Ed Smith Stadium on Sunday, but manager Buck Showalter said the righty may not pitch in an exhibition game until mid-March. Brach is coming off back-to-back 79-inning seasons and is one of the most instrumental pieces of the Orioles' bullpen. His 24 holds in 2016 were ninth-best in the AL.

Brad Brach
RP BAL
1 month ago

Brach won his arbitration case against the Orioles and will be awarded $3.05 million, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

The reliever enjoyed his best big league season in 2016, with a 2.05 ERA, 10.48 K/9, 2.85 BB/9, two saves, 24 holds and 10 wins. He and Darren O'Day would be the likeliest choices to earn save chances should Zach Britton miss time. In deep fantasy leagues, Brach could help clubs as a ratio-boosting reliever.

Brad Brach
RP BAL
5 months ago

Brach underwent a minor knee surgery on October 11 to remove a small tear in his left meniscus, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Brach said that the procedure was very minor and that he is already feeling "close to 100 percent already", so this should be of no concern to anyone. The reliever will likely be back on track for his normal offseason routines in the near future and completely healthy for spring training.

Brad Brach
RP BAL
7 months 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
8 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
9 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
10 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
10 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
10 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.