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Brad Brach | Relief Pitcher | #35

Team: Baltimore Orioles
Age / DOB:  (31) / 4/12/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'6" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Monmouth
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 42 (0) / SD
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Brad Brach pitched a scoreless ninth inning Thursday against the Rays to earn his 18th save of the season.
Brach issued a two-out walk and encountered some trouble when a J.J. Hardy error put runners on first and third with the winning run at the plate, but the right-hander got Kevin Kiermaier to fly out to end it. It was a good rebound for Brach, who took the loss after allowing a run over two innings of work his last time out. With Zach Britton sidelined for a few days following a PRP injection in his knee, Brach could see more save chances down the stretch. The 31-year-old owns a 2.57 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 67/24 K/BB ratio over 66 2/3 innings this year. Sep 21 - 11:32 PM

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Brad Brach tallied his 17th save of the season on Sunday afternoon against the Red Sox.

Brach got the final five outs of the game, retiring all five batters he faced. He's suddenly an appealing fantasy commodity again with Zach Britton battling a knee injury, though Britton has not been placed on the disabled list yet. Brach, 31, holds a 2.82 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, and 57/18 K/BB ratio in 54 1/3 total innings this season.
Aug 27 - 5:15 PM

Brad Brach worked a scoreless eighth inning Monday in the Orioles' win over the Rays.

Brach allowed a two-out single to Evan Longoria and then walked Logan Morrison, but he struck out Jesus Sucre to erase that threat. The 31-year-old right-hander has been a little less dominant lately, but he still holds a strong 2.70 ERA, 0.95 WHIP, and 46/13 K/BB ratio 43 1/3 total innings this season. There's talk of the Orioles trading Brach (and Zach Britton) ahead of the July 31 deadline.
Jul 24 - 10:32 PM

Brad Brach was used in a non-save situation on Saturday and allowed two runs -- one earned -- on three hits.

He was brought in to pitch the ninth inning with his team trailing by two runs. He surrendered three singles and a sacrifice fly. One of the runs was unearned thanks to an error by third baseman Manny Machado. Brach has served as the team's closer for most of the season while Zach Britton recovered from an injury. Brach has 16 saves, a 2.76 ERA and 45 strikeouts in 43 1/3 innings.
Jul 23 - 12:37 AM

Brad Brach earned his 16th save of the season Monday in the Orioles' defeat of the Rangers.

Zach Britton was not used at all in this one after pitching a scoreless eighth inning Sunday afternoon against the Cubs, though he is expected to reclaim the closer role in Baltimore sometime soon. Brach worked around a one-out single and a two-out walk to seal Monday night's 3-1 victory over Texas. He boasts a 2.68 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, and 43/12 K/BB ratio in 40 1/3 innings this year.
Jul 17 - 10:08 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Orioles are willing to trade Brad Brach and Darren O'Day in addition to Zach Britton.

Rosenthal also lists impending free agents Seth Smith and Welington Castillo as pieces the O's could shop. However, he says they're not considering moving Manny Machado, Adam Jones or Mychal Givens in a deal. Britton and Brach are under team control through 2018, while O'Day is under contract through 2019.
Jul 16 - 1:57 PM

Brad Brach threw a scoreless ninth inning Thursday against the Blue Jays, earning his 15th save of the season.

Brach gave up a single but nothing more, closing out a two-run lead. Brach has been terrific in closer Zach Britton's absence, saving 15 games with a 2.55 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 34/10 K/BB ratio in 35 1/3 innings of work. Britton is close to returning but after such a prolonged absence, Brach will likely continue to save games for at least the next few weeks.
Jun 29 - 9:59 PM

Brad Brach surrendered a solo homer to Troy Tulowitzki in the ninth inning on Tuesday but managed to escape with his 14th save of the season.

The two-out homer was the only hit that Brach allowed while punching out two on the night. The right-hander has now successfully converted 14 of his first 17 save chances on the season. With Zach Britton nearing a return to the O's bullpen, Brach's usefulness from a fantasy perspective may be coming to an end in the coming weeks.
Jun 27 - 10:14 PM

Brad Brach locked down his 12th save of the season Sunday in the Orioles' defeat of the Cardinals.

Brach struck out one in a clean nine-pitch ninth inning to ice Baltimore's 8-5 victory. He's sporting a 2.67 ERA, 0.82 WHIP, and 30/9 K/BB ratio in 30 1/3 innings this season for the O's.
Jun 18 - 5:05 PM

Brad Brach retired all three hitters that he faced on Friday, protecting a one-run lead against the Red Sox to earn his 11th save of the season.

Brach has been outstanding all season and has filled in admirably in the absence of Zach Britton. He now sports a 3.24 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 26/9 K/BB ratio across 25 innings on the season.
Jun 2 - 10:47 PM

Brad Brach tossed a 1-2-3 ninth inning against the Yankees on Monday for his 10th save of the season.

The Orioles snapped their seven-game losing streak with the victory. Brach struck out a pair and needed just 11 pitches to complete the frame. The 31-year-old blew back-to-back save chances earlier this month, but he has rebounded with four straight scoreless appearances.
May 29 - 4:21 PM

Brad Brach posted a perfect ninth inning with a strikeout for his ninth save of the season in Saturday's game against Toronto.

Brach recorded his first save since blowing back-to-back save chances May 10-16. He remains in the closer's role with Zach Britton on the shelf and it appears manager Buck Showalter continues to trust him for now.
May 21 - 1:44 AM

Brad Brach allowed three runs in the ninth inning to take a blown save and a loss to the Nationals on Wednesday.

He came on to protect a two-run lead and gave up a home run to the first batter he faced. He then gave up a double, a walk and a single to load the bases with one out. Matt Wieters stroked a single to right that plated the tying and winning runs. Brach is back in the closer's role after Zach Britton hit the disabled list again for what is expected to be a lengthy absence. Brach should continue to get most of the save chances but this implosion has to shorten his leash somewhat.
May 10 - 10:56 PM

Brad Brach nailed down his eighth save of the season Monday in the Orioles' 6-4 defeat of the Nationals.

Brach allowed a walk and two hits in the top of the ninth -- including an RBI double to Nationals catcher Matt Wieters -- but he was able to ice the victory for Baltimore. The right-hander continues to carry major fantasy upside with Zach Britton still working through left forearm problems.
May 8 - 10:34 PM

Brad Brach earned his seventh save of the season Sunday in the Orioles' 4-0 defeat of the White Sox.

Brach was called on in the top of the ninth after Alec Asher allowed consecutive one-out singles and the right-hander quickly sealed the shutout victory by inducing a double play groundout from Leury Garcia. Zach Britton is back on the disabled list with more forearm issues, so closer duties in Baltimore will continue to belong to Brach.
May 7 - 4:57 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Welington Castillo
2Caleb Joseph
1B1Chris Davis
2B1Jonathan Schoop
SS1Tim Beckham
2J.J. Hardy
3B1Manny Machado
2Ryan Flaherty
LF1Trey Mancini
2Craig Gentry
3Joey Rickard
CF1Adam Jones
2Austin Hays
RF1Seth Smith
2Anthony Santander
DH1Mark Trumbo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Kevin Gausman
2Jeremy Hellickson
3Dylan Bundy
4Wade Miley
5Ubaldo Jimenez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Zach Britton
2Brad Brach
3Darren O'Day
4Mychal Givens
5Chris Tillman
6Richard Bleier
7Miguel Castro
8Donnie Hart
9Gabriel Ynoa
10Tanner Scott
11Jimmy Yacabonis
12Mike Wright