Archie Bradley
Archie Bradley
27-Year-Old PitcherRP
Arizona Diamondbacks
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Many see Bradley's 3.64 ERA and claim it was a disappointing season compared to the previous campaign where his ERA was 1.73. The truth is, he was fundamentally the same pitcher both seasons with nearly the same underlying skills. The difference was in 2017, Bradley allowed just four homers while surrendering nine this past season. This helped the right-hander sport a luck-driven 88.2 LOB% in 2017, compared to a more neutral 76.3% this past year. Bradley blew four saves in September, but manager Torey Lovullo said in December that he's leaning toward using him as his closer in 2019. Bradley tied for the league lead in holds with 34 and has clearly earned a good deal of trust. If he keeps the ball in the yard, he stands a good chance of holding onto the job, though there is some trade risk here now that the Diamondbacks have begun selling off pieces. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Diamondbacks in January of 2019, avoiding arbitration.
Notches 18th save
PArizona Diamondbacks
September 27, 2019
Bradley allowed a hit and struck out one in a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save in Friday's 6-3 win over the Padres.
ANALYSIS
Bradley gave up a leadoff single to Manuel Margot but retired the next three batters in order to earn his 18th save of the season. In 66 appearances this year, Bradley has posted a 3.52 ERA and 1.44 WHIP with 87 strikeouts in 71.2 innings.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
19
Last 10 Games
15
Last 5 Games
14
How many pitches does Archie Bradley generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Archie Bradley generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-6%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-13%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-39%
BAA vs LHP
2017
 
 
-13%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .220 393 114 44 76 20 2 3
Since 2017vs Right .233 510 127 33 108 16 3 15
2019vs Left .267 134 44 17 31 9 2 2
2019vs Right .231 183 43 19 36 6 0 3
2018vs Left .165 124 35 14 18 4 0 1
2018vs Right .272 172 40 6 44 8 1 8
2017vs Left .223 135 35 13 27 7 0 0
2017vs Right .193 155 44 8 28 2 2 4
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-8%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-14%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-24%
ERA at Home
2017
 
 
-12%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 2.83 1.13 114.1 5 4 12 9.7 2.8 0.8
Since 2017Away 3.09 1.29 102.0 6 9 10 10.4 3.6 0.7
2019Home 3.76 1.46 38.1 2 1 10 10.8 4.5 0.9
2019Away 3.24 1.41 33.1 2 4 8 11.1 4.6 0.3
2018Home 3.16 1.03 37.0 2 3 1 9.2 2.4 1.0
2018Away 4.15 1.27 34.2 2 2 2 9.6 2.6 1.3
2017Home 1.62 0.90 39.0 1 0 1 9.0 1.6 0.5
2017Away 1.85 1.21 34.0 2 3 0 10.6 3.7 0.5
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Stat Review
How does Archie Bradley compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.42
 
K/9
10.9
 
BB/9
4.5
 
HR/9
0.6
 
Fastball
95.5 mph
 
ERA
3.52
 
WHIP
1.44
 
BABIP
.350
 
GB/FB
1.76
 
Left On Base
76.0%
 
Exit Velocity
88.7 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.8%
 
Spin Rate
2116 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
38.5%
 
Swinging Strike
10.2%
 
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Bradley lobbied to join the bullpen out of camp, having missed out on a rotation spot during spring training, and the Diamondbacks obliged. It turned out to be a great thing for both the player and team, as Bradley established himself as a high-end reliever with a stellar 2017 campaign and was a key component of the team's wild-card run. His fastball played up much more while working in shorter spurts -- he added four miles-per-hour working in relief -- and he located better, and that allowed him to raise his K-BB to an even 20 percent (from 11.9 percent in 2016). He also added to his groundball rate, boosting it 47.8 percent, and in turn cut his home-run rate in half, bucking a league-wide trend. Bradley's 2.61 FIP ranked sixth among all pitchers with at least 70 innings. Fernando Rodney signed with Minnesota in the offseason and Bradley is a top candidate to step into the ninth-inning role. Buy.
Arizona certainly gave Bradley opportunities to impress in 2016, but the former top prospect fizzled. He finished fourth on the Diamondbacks with 141.2 innings pitched and logged 26 starts, but he recorded just 11 quality starts to go along with a bloated 5.02 ERA and 1.56 WHIP. Zack Greinke and Robbie Ray figure to be locks for the Arizona rotation in 2017, but there's a lot of uncertainty behind those two, which means Bradley could be in line to start again. His pure stuff has always tantalized, and last year he showcased that potential with 143 strikeouts over those 141.2 innings (9.1 K/9). But Bradley will need to improve upon his 4.3 BB/9 if he wants his overall numbers to look better. As it stands, Bradley is a guy who can strike out a lot of hitters but who also allows way too many baserunners. Bradley is worth monitoring, but he hasn't proven himself to be a reliable fantasy option.
Excuse the pun, but Bradley had a snake-bitten 2015 season. The 23-year-old started the season in the MLB rotation, and was excellent out of the gate, going 2-0 in his first three starts while allowing just three earned runs over 18.2 innings. Then, in his fourth start on April 28, Bradley took a line drive off his face and fractured his right sinus. He returned to the rotation on May 16, but he wasn’t the same pitcher. In four starts in May and June, Bradley posted a 10.91 ERA, as his control disappeared, before having his season shut down due to a shoulder injury. Bradley’s prospect star has faded, but he makes for a nice post-hype sleeper, especially in deeper leagues. He was in line to earn a rotation spot out of camp, but then Arizona signed Zack Greinke and traded for Shelby Miller, meaning Bradley will likely begin the 2016 campaign back at Triple-A, where working on his command will be paramount.
Last season was supposed to be Bradley’s coming out party. As a 21-year-old, he was considered by many to be the top pitching prospect in baseball heading into spring training. However, upon his eventual assignment to Triple-A Reno to begin 2014, everyone was treated to a reminder of how volatile even the most surefire pitching prospects can be. He racked up a 5.18 ERA through five starts before getting shelved for two months with an injury to his throwing elbow. Bradley spent the rest of the season with Double-A Mobile, posting a 4.12 ERA and a shoddy 46:36 K:BB ratio in 54.2 innings. His plus-plus fastball/curveball combo and 6-foot-4, 225-pound workhorse frame will keep him on the short list of the top power righties in the minor leagues, but Bradley will need to improve his control drastically to reach his ceiling as a frontline starter. Of course, entering camp fully healthy will be a key part of that equation. Look for him to debut in the D-Backs’ rotation sometime this summer.
Bradley is the top prospect in Arizona's farm system. In 152 innings, he posted a 1.84 ERA between High-A and Double-A, with 21 of his 26 starts coming at the latter. Control is the biggest hurdle he needs to overcome, as he carried a 4.3 BB/9 with Mobile last season. Bradley throws a live, high-90s fastball, a hard-breaking knuckle curveball, and a changeup. It's expected that he'll eventually become the D-Backs' No. 1 starter, and an arrival to the big leagues could take place during the second half of 2014.
Making his full season debut, Bradley carried an impressive 10.0 K/9 over 140 innings (28 starts) at Low-A South Bend. There were occasional bouts with poor control (5.6 BB/9), but he showed signs of improvement down the stretch. In addition to a high-90s fastball, Bradley features a curveball and changeup and has proven capable of getting a significant number of his outs on the ground (1.82 GO/AO) and subsequently, keeps the ball in the park (0.45 HR/9). Drafted out of high school in 2011, the next test for Bradley should include opening the season at High-A Visalia as he'll likely need two more seasons of development in the minors before entering the conversation for a rotation spot in Arizona in late 2014 or early 2015.
Bradley passed up the opportunity to play quarterback at the University of Oklahoma to sign with the D-Backs as the seventh overall pick in the 2011 MLB Draft. He was limited to rookie- and instructional-league innings after signing and will begin his full-season professional career in 2012 at Low-A South Bend. Already with a fastball that sits in the 95-98 mph range, Bradley also features a good mid-80s curveball and could move quickly for a high school product, putting him on track with a major league ETA of 2014.
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Picks up 17th save
PArizona Diamondbacks
September 25, 2019
Bradley allowed one hit and one walk but recorded the final two outs to record the save Wednesday against the Cardinals.
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Pockets save Saturday
PArizona Diamondbacks
September 22, 2019
Bradley allowed one hit and struck out two over 1.1 scoreless innings to earn the save in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Padres.
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Earns 15th save
PArizona Diamondbacks
Back
September 18, 2019
Bradley (back) picked up a perfect four-out save against the Marlins on Wednesday.
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Feeling better
PArizona Diamondbacks
Back
September 18, 2019
Bradley said he expected to be available for Tuesday's game after missing the last two days with back spasms, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.
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Experiences back spasms
PArizona Diamondbacks
Back
September 17, 2019
Bradley was not available to pitch Monday due to back spasms, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
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