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Braden Shipley | Starting Pitcher | #34

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/22/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Nevada
Drafted: 2013 / Rd. 1 (15) / ARZ
Contract: view contract details

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Diamondbacks optioned RHP Braden Shipley to Triple-A Reno.
Shipley's rotation audition lasted just one turn, as he allowed three runs and walked six in four-plus innings Thursday in a loss to the Nationals. With the D'Backs appearing to want to keep Archie Bradley in the bullpen, they might turn to Zack Godley next. May 5 - 5:29 PM

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Braden Shipley surrendered three runs and walked six in four-plus innings Thursday in a loss to the Nationals.

Shipley's velocity has been up, but that doesn't matter much when he's throwing just 49 of 92 pitches for strikes. The Diamondbacks intended to give him a chance to stick in the rotation, but today's very shaky showing -- on top of his 1.68 WHIP in Triple-A -- could cause them to change directions.
May 4 - 5:04 PM

Diamondbacks recalled RHP Braden Shipley from Triple-A Reno.

Shipley will start for the Diamondbacks on Thursday afternoon against the Nationals and could be up for good if things go well. The former top prospect has regained some zip on his fastball but was sporting an underwhelming 4.18 ERA, 1.68 WHIP, and 20/8 K/BB ratio through 28 innings (five starts) this season with Reno. He's not a recommended fantasy streaming option.
May 4 - 10:19 AM

Diamondbacks optioned RHP Braden Shipley to Triple-A Reno.

One of the team's top pitching prospects, Shipley made 11 starts for the D'Backs last season but didn't really have much of a chance to land a rotation spot to start 2017. He holds a 4.26 ERA over 6 1/3 innings this spring.
Mar 20 - 5:09 PM

Braden Shipley gave up three earned runs in 1 2/3 innings Sunday in his spring debut against the Rockies.

Charlie Blackmon led off the bottom of the first inning with a solo shot and then Shipley was charged with two more runs in the bottom of the second. The 25-year-old right-hander is not assured of a 25-man roster spot leading into the 2017 season after posting a 5.27 ERA and 1.54 WHIP over his first 70 major league innings with Arizona in 2016.
Feb 26 - 5:01 PM

Braden Shipley yielded three runs in five innings Friday in a no-decision against the Padres.

Shipley's stuff simply isn't what it was a couple of years ago, and he largely failed to impress in his first major league audition this year, going 4-5 with a 5.27 ERA and a 43/28 K/BB ratio over 70 innings. He should be viewed strictly as a fallback for Arizona's 2017 rotation.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 01:04:00 AM

Making his return to the rotation, Braden Shipley allowed three runs -- two earned -- over four innings Monday against the Padres.

Shipley made his previous two appearances in long relief after Rubby De La Rosa's brief starts. He's been thoroughly unimpressive of late, giving up 14 earned runs and 28 hits in 17 1/3 innings this month. His stuff just isn't what it was a couple of years ago, and his upside seems fairly limited at this point.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 01:24:00 AM

Braden Shipley was charged with four runs in 5 2/3 innings but that was good enough to snare a win in the Diamondbacks' 9-4 victory over the Rockies on Saturday.

He gave up eight hits but only one walk against three punchouts. He yielded home runs to Gerardo Parra and Daniel Descalso but they weren't enough to overcome the big lead Diamondbacks' hitters gifted him with. Shipley has struggled to miss bats this year, fanning just 26 batters while issuing 19 free passes in 47 1/3 innings. He will take his 3-3 record and 4.94 ERA into a home start versus the Giants on Friday.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 11:53:00 PM

Braden Shipley pitched seven innings of one-run ball Friday against the Reds.

Shipley had the nice night despite walking four and striking out just one. He's made seven big-league starts now. In the four good ones, he's allowed a total of three runs. In the other three, he's given up 20 runs in 15 2/3 innings. He's still too risky to be considered in fantasy leagues.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 01:44:00 AM

Braden Shipley was crushed in Sunday's loss to the Padres, surrendering seven runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings.

The rookie right-hander punched out five on the afternoon while walking only one. The Padres victimized him with a pair of long balls in the contest, Travis Jankowski belting a two-run shot in the third inning and Alex Dickerson adding a solo shot in the sixth. It's the second straight brutal outing for Shipley who now owns a troublesome 5.45 ERA and 1.47 WHIP on the season. He'll take on the Reds his next time out at home on Friday.
Sun, Aug 21, 2016 07:25:00 PM

Braden Shipley struggled in Tuesday's loss to the Mets, surrendering seven runs (six earned) on 10 hits over five-plus innings.

Shipley blanked the Mets over seven frames last time out, but the story was a far different one on Tuesday. He failed to strike out a batter on the evening, with the Metropolitans striking for four runs in the fifth inning and three runs in the sixth. Through five starts, the 24-year-old right-hander holds a 4.30 ERA and 1.47 WHIP. The overall numbers might not look great, but 13 of the 15 runs he has allowed have scored in just two starts. He has pitched well outside of those outings. He will try to rebound from Tuesday's mess in a scheduled road date with the Padres this weekend.
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 01:09:00 AM

Braden Shipley allowed just three hits over seven innings in the Diamondbacks' 9-0 shutout of the Mets on Thursday.

Shutting down the Mets isn't a particularly notable feat right now, but Shipley still deserves some credit. He needed just 78 pitches to get through seven with seven strikeouts and one walk. If the Diamondbacks weren't trying to watch his innings, he would have had a pretty good shot at a complete-game shutout today. Shipley is scheduled to face the Mets at home and the Padres in San Diego next week, making him a very intriguing streaming option.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 03:39:00 PM

Braden Shipley allowed two runs over six-plus innings Friday in a no-decision against the Brewers.

Shipley walked six and threw just 53 of his 102 pitches for strikes, but he was able to keep the Diamondbacks in the game. In fact, he allowed just one run over six innings before he was sent back out in the seventh. He gave up a homer to Keon Broxton and was pulled immediately.
Sat, Aug 6, 2016 01:50:00 AM

Braden Shipley shut out the Dodgers for six innings to lead the Diamondbacks to a 4-2 victory on Saturday.

He fanned four batters, walked one and allowed five hits. He was making his second career start and this one went much better than the first. He improved his ERA from 10.13 to 4.76 tonight. Shipley is filling in for injured starter Zack Greinke. He didn't strike out many batters in the minor leagues and is probably not going to be a reliable fantasy starter this year even if he does remain in the Diamondbacks' rotation. The former 1st round pick is more enticing in dynasty leagues as he does have the potential to become a mid-range starter eventually.
Sun, Jul 31, 2016 01:50:00 AM

Braden Shipley's major league debut didn't go well, as he allowed six runs over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the Brewers.

Shipley served up a homer to the second batter he faced -- Scooter Gennett -- and wound up allowing three longballs on the night. He also walked four batters and gave up eight hits overall. It was a forgettable major league debut, but Shipley should get another shot this weekend against the Dodgers.
Tue, Jul 26, 2016 12:11:00 AM

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