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Braden Shipley | Starting Pitcher

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (23) / 2/22/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 186
Bats / Throws: Right / Right

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Diamondbacks prospect RHP Braden Shipley got back on track Wednesday with six scoreless innings for Double-A Mobile.
Shipley allowed three hits and a walk with five strikeouts in the outing, throwing 54 of 90 pitches for strikes. The 23-year-old right-hander got off to a good start but then struggled mightily over six starts in May, going 0-4 with a 7.89 ERA, 2.06 WHIP and 20/20 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 29 2/3 innings. Shipley’s start on Wednesday was his first of the season in which he allowed fewer than two walks and four hits. Overall, Shipley owns a 4.64 ERA, 1.60 WHIP and 41/30 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 54 1/3 innings (11 starts). Jun 4 - 3:26 PM

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Diamondbacks prospect RHP Braden Shipley allowed one earned run on four hits and three walks and struck out six on Wednesday for Double-A Mobile.

Shipley, one of the better right-handed pitching prospects in baseball, has been excellent to begin the season, with a 1.08 ERA and 15/7 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 16 2/3 innings. The 23-year-old right-hander received his first taste of the Southern League late last season, and he’s combined for a 2.45 ERA with 33 strikeouts in 36 2/3 career innings at the level. Selected by Arizona with the No. 15 pick in the 2013 draft, Shipley could potentially make his big league debut later in the year, though a 2016 arrival is more realistic.
Apr 23 - 4:31 PM

Diamondbacks right-handed pitching prospect Braden Shipley allowed one run while scattering three hits and one walk for Double-A Mobile on Saturday.

Shipley only struck out two batters, but his pitch counts have been limited, and he only needed 65 pitches to get through five innings. He threw 147 innings in 2013 (including college), and is up to 121 in 2014, so the Diamondbacks are likely limiting his innings while they eye a mid-2015 major league debut. Across three levels, he has a 3.79 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, and 9.0 K/9 for the year.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 11:43:00 AM

Diamondbacks prospect RHP Braden Shipley allowed one earned run on three hits and a walk on Tuesday for Double-A Mobile, striking out five batters over four innings.

The right-hander also recorded his first professional hit in the game, a booming, no-doubt home run to left field in his second at-bat. Shipley, the No. 15 overall pick in the 2013 draft, has impressed this year in his first full professional season, posting a 3.88 ERA and 119-37 strikeout-to-walk ratio over 116 innings (20 starts) between the Low-, High- and Double-A levels. The 22-year-old likely will begin 2015 back in Double-A but could receive a call-up with Arizona sometime during the second half of the season.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014 12:32:00 PM

Diamondbacks right-handed pitching prospect Braden Shipley struck out nine batters over seven innings, scattering five hits and one walk for High-A Visalia on Wednesday.

Shipley has been solid over his last four starts, holding opposing batters to a .242/.314/.358 line for the season while putting up a 9.9 K/9. Shipley's best pitch is a mid-90s fastball, and he has an above-average change-up, both of which should allow him to start 2015 with Double-A Mobile.
Thu, Jul 31, 2014 09:26:00 AM

Diamondbacks right-handed pitching prospect Braden Shipley struck out five batters over seven one-run innings, scattering six hits, two hits, and one hit batsman for High-A Visalia on Friday.

Shipley has averaged 10 K/9 for the season, but opposing batters have hit .264/.333/.404 off him for the season. He sports a 4.39 ERA and a 1.350 WHIP, both of which were influenced by a few clunkers. Shipley needs to improve his command and breaking ball, but he has the potential to be a frontline starter and could see time in Arizona as soon as late 2015.
Sat, Jul 26, 2014 11:49:00 AM

Diamondbacks prospect RHP Braden Shipley fired seven scoreless innings with 10 strikeouts on Sunday for High-A Visalia.

He scattered five hits and walks two batters in the outing, which was easily his best of the 2014 season. In four starts since his promotion from Low- to High-A earlier this month, Shipley owns a 2.81 ERA and 34-10 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 25 2/3 innings, which comes after he posted a 3.74 ERA and 41-11 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 45 2/3 frames in the Midwest League. The right-hander still needs to refine his command and improve his breaking ball, but the pure stuff gives him a chance to move up the organizational ladder in a hurry. Shipley should debut in the major leagues at some point next season.
Mon, Jun 23, 2014 01:29:00 PM

Diamondbacks prospect RHP Braden Shipley has been promoted to High-A Visalia.

The No. 15 overall pick in the 2013 draft, Shipley, 22, posted a 3.74 ERA with 41 strikeouts and 11 walks in 45.2 innings (eight starts) at Low-A South Bend to begin the season. The right-hander has bounced back after a few shaky outings earlier this month, as he owns a 3.00 ERA with 19 strikeouts in 18 innings over his last three starts. He'll now join fellow 2013 first-rounder Aaron Blair in Visalia's starting rotation.
Wed, May 28, 2014 02:37:00 PM

Diamondbacks prospect RHP Braden Shipley was impressive Thursday in his second start of the season, allowing one earned run on two hits in 6 1/3 innings for Low-A South Bend.

Shipley struck out six batters in the outing and didn't issue a walk. The 22-year-old right-hander suffered from biceps tendinitis earlier in the spring and didn't make his season debut until last week. Since returning, Shipley has posted a 0.79 ERA and 10/1 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 11 1/3 innings (two starts) for South Bend.
Fri, Apr 25, 2014 04:42:00 PM

Diamondbacks prospect RHP Braden Shipley made his season debut Thursday, tossing five scoreless innings for Low-A South Bend.

The 22-year-old allowed five hits and one walk in the outing while striking out four batters. Shipley's start to the season was delayed by a minor case of biceps tendinitis, but he looked great in his Thursday debut. After signing with Arizona was the No. 15 overall pick last June, Shipley posted a 4.99 ERA and 40/14 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 39 2/3 innings between Short-Season Hillsboro and South Bend. The right-hander's is raw compared to most college pitchers, but he possesses the stuff to be a No. 2 starter in the major leagues and could move quickly this season.
Fri, Apr 18, 2014 03:13:00 PM

Diamondbacks agreed to terms with first-round pick RHP Braden Shipley.

Shipley, the No. 15 overall pick in this month's first-year player draft, received a signing bonus from the Snakes worth $2.25 million. The athletic right-hander out of the University of Nevada already boasts a high-90s fastball and a power curve. He can rise quickly.
Tue, Jun 18, 2013 05:54:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Diamondbacks are nearing a deal with first-round pick right-hander Braden Shipley.

Shipley was selected No. 15 overall in this month's First-Year Player Draft. Standing at 6-foot-3 and 190 pounds, the University of Nevada product throws in the mid-90s with his fastball while his curveball and changeup have the chance to be quality offerings.
Tue, Jun 18, 2013 03:46:00 PM

Diamondbacks selected Nevada RHP Braden Shipley with the 15th overall pick.

The Diamondbacks, already pretty well loaded with young arms, get some very good value here; Shipley throws in the mid-90s, gets swings and misses with his curve and also throws a changeup. He probably won't move as quickly with the Diamondbacks as he might have in another organization, but he'll be another potential No. 2 or 3 starter for the club.
Thu, Jun 6, 2013 08:41:00 PM

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