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Brad Peacock | Relief Pitcher | #41

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/2/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 208
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Palm Beach (FL) JC
Drafted: 2006 / Rd. 41 (0) / WAS
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Brad Peacock pitched a perfect ninth inning Sunday, earning the save in a 4-1 win over the Padres.
Ken Giles had pitched the previous two days, which explains his absence to an extent, but Giles has also struggled and has been pitching in non-save situations of late. It's telling, then, that with Giles struggling and unavailable, Astros manager A.J. Hinch would turn to Peacock to close out the win. Peacock has eight strikeouts in six scoreless innings of work to date, and he should be owned in all formats given the uncertainty of the back end of the Astros bullpen, at least until some clarity is given. Apr 8 - 6:34 PM

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Brad Peacock fired three shutout innings and was credited with his first win of 2018 Wednesday against Baltimore.

He allowed two hits and didn’t walk anyone. Peacock also recorded five punch-outs including three in the ninth inning. The right-hander was successful as a starter for the Astros last year but will work out of the pen until a spot opens up for him in the starting rotation. Until that happens, he can be ignored for fantasy purposes.
Apr 4 - 5:53 PM

Brad Peacock fanned three batters over two perfect innings Sunday in a Grapefruit League start against the Cardinals.

Peacock also looked sharp in his Grapefruit League debut last Tuesday versus the Mets. The 30-year-old right-hander is currently lined up to work in long relief this season for the Astros, but he could get another shot in the rotation at some point and will make for a great waiver-wire pickup if or when that happens. Peacock posted a strong 3.00 ERA, 1.189 WHIP, and 161/57 K/BB ratio over 132 regular-season innings (21 starts, 13 relief appearances) last year for the World Series champs.
Mar 4 - 2:32 PM

Brad Peacock struck out three over two scoreless innings Tuesday as the Astros beat the Mets 8-2.

Peacock is certainly deserving of a rotation spot after his exceptional 2017, but he probably won't have one, not unless the Astros lose a starter this spring. Even if someone does get hurt, the Astros could still pick Collin McHugh over Peacock to fill the vacancy. Peacock will probably get another shot later on, so he's a nice guy to have stashed in mixed leagues.
Feb 27 - 5:50 PM

According to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com, Brad Peacock is expected to pitch out of the Astros' bullpen to begin the 2018 season.

With the addition of Gerrit Cole on Saturday, the Astros' rotation appears to be set with the right-hander joining Justin Verlander, Dallas Keuchel, Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers. Peacock could wind up being used in a swing role, the way that Joe Musgrove was utilized in 2017.
Source: MLB.com
Jan 14 - 4:44 PM

Astros and RHP Brad Peacock avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year contract.

The financial terms aren't yet known. Peacock was eligible for arbitration this winter for the first time.
Jan 12 - 4:43 PM

Brad Peacock fired 3 2/3 innings of no-hit, shutout baseball to earn a save in a 5-3 defeat of the Dodgers in World Series Game 3 on Friday.

What a time to earn the first save of his major league career. He was called upon to put down a potential Dodger rally in the sixth inning, entering the game with runners on second and third with one out. He ended up allowing both inherited runners to score -- the first on a fielder's choice grounder hit by Yasiel Puig and the second on a wild pitch. After that he was lights out, making it through the rest of the game without allowing a single ht. The Astros' bullpen has been shaky this post-season so manager A.J. Hinch opted to ride Peacock all the way and the gamble paid off. After throwing 53 pitches today it is unlikely Peacock will pitch again unless the series makes it back to Los Angeles on Tuesday.
Sat, Oct 28, 2017 01:15:00 AM

The Astros are expected to start either Brad Peacock or Lance McCullers in Game 4 of the ALCS.

Both Peacock and McCullers will be available in relief for Game 1, and who winds up starting Game 4 will be backs on who is -- or isn't -- used out of the bullpen. Peacock allowed three runs on six hits in just 2 2/3 innings in Game 3 of the ALDS, while McCullers gave up two runs across three frames in relief of Peacock.
Fri, Oct 13, 2017 04:33:00 PM

Brad Peacock struggled in a no-decision against the Red Sox in Game 3 of the ALDS on Sunday, allowing three runs on six hits in just 2 2/3 innings.

The right-hander fanned four on the afternoon and walked one. He was staked to an early 3-0 lead, but allowed the Red Sox to scratch out a run in the second and two more in the third before he was yanked in favor of Francisco Liriano. It's unclear if he'll get an opportunity to start again if the Astros advance past the Red Sox to the ALCS, or if he'll be shifted to the bullpen.
Sun, Oct 8, 2017 06:20:00 PM

Astros beat writer Jake Kaplan reports that Brad Peacock will start Game 3 of the American League Division Series against the Red Sox on Sunday.

Charlie Morton will start Game 4 on Monday if the series advances that far. Peacock began the year in the Astros' bullpen and was promoted to the rotation at the end of May. He finished the regular season with a 13-2 record and a 3.00 ERA in 21 starts and 13 relief appearances. He notched 161 strikeouts in 132 innings.
Fri, Oct 6, 2017 07:22:00 PM

Brad Peacock limited the Red Sox to two runs over five innings to earn his 13th win of the season Thursday.

Peacock allowed four hits and a walk while striking out two in the effort. The win was his third in a row and improved him to 13-2 with a 3.00 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 161/57 K/BB ratio over 132 innings of work this year. The 29-year-old was one of the season's biggest revelations thanks in large part to those strong numbers, going from a fringy organizational arm to a bona fide rotation member. His next start should come for the Astros in the ALDS next week, something surely nobody expected to say when the season began.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 01:29:00 AM

Brad Peacock allowed two runs over six innings in defeating the White Sox on Wednesday and improving to 12-2 this season.

Peacock allowed just one hit in his six frames, but it was a two-run homer off the bat of Yoan Moncada. Still, it didn't stop him from getting the win tonight. It was only a couple of weeks ago that there was talk of shifting him to the bullpen, but now he seems poised to start games for the Astros into October.
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 12:48:00 AM

Brad Peacock earned his 11th victory of the season on Thursday, limiting the Angels to one run on three hits over six strong innings.

The right-hander fanned three on the night while issuing three free passes. The only blemish on his evening was a solo home run off the bat of Luis Valbuena in the fourth inning. Now 11-2 on the season, Peacock owns an impressive 2.98 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 153/54 K/BB ratio across 121 innings. He'll take on the White Sox his next time out.
Fri, Sep 15, 2017 01:46:00 AM

Brad Peacock allowed two earned runs, five hits and no walks with nine strikeouts across 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision in Game 2 of a doubleheader on Saturday in Oakland.

Peacock threw 60 of his 84 pitches for strikes. He did not walk a batter for the first time since May 15, a span of 20 starts. Peacock continues to have poor luck, as he is now winless over his past six outings despite the fact he has been pitching pretty well.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 12:43:00 AM

Brad Peacock pitched 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball against the Mets in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader.

Peacock has allowed just one run in three of his last five starts and one earned run in one of the others, but one still wonders if the Astros might move him to the pen at some point this month; now that they have Justin Verlander, they could have just one postseason rotation spot for Peacock, Charlie Morton and Collin McHugh if Lance McCullers Jr. makes it back. Peacock has pitched the best of the trio, but he's also the one most likely to be a real weapon out of the pen if the team wants to go that route.
Sat, Sep 2, 2017 11:50:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Max Stassi
1B1Yuli Gurriel
2Tyler White
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Alex Bregman
LF1Marwin Gonzalez
2Tony Kemp
CF1George Springer
RF1Josh Reddick
2Jake Marisnick
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Verlander
2Dallas Keuchel
3Gerrit Cole
4Lance McCullers
5Charlie Morton
6Brady Rodgers
7Dean Deetz
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Ken Giles
3Chris Devenski
4Joe Smith
5Brad Peacock
6Will Harris
7Tony Sipp
8Collin McHugh
9James Hoyt
10Jandel Gustave
11Reymin Guduan