Aaron Brooks
Aaron Brooks
29-Year-Old PitcherSP
Baltimore Orioles
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Aaron Brooks in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Waived by the Athletics in July of 2019. Claimed off waivers by the Orioles in July of 2019.
Earns third win
PBaltimore Orioles
August 21, 2019
Brooks (3-7) allowed one earned run on seven hits and a walk while striking out four across five innings to earn the win Wednesday against the Royals.
Brooks held the Royals in check, with his only earned run coming on a solo home run by Whit Merrifield to lead off the third inning. That was the only extra-base hit Brooks surrendered and he also allowed only two runners to reach scoring position across his five innings of work. He was in desperate need of a strong outing, as he's allowed 29 earned runs across 32.1 frames since making his debut with the Orioles on July 13. Brooks will look to build on this effort in his next start, currently scheduled for Tuesday at Washington.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .294 186 31 13 50 7 4 10
Since 2017vs Right .272 191 35 12 47 14 0 10
2019vs Left .307 179 30 13 50 7 4 10
2019vs Right .267 188 35 10 46 14 0 10
2018vs Left .000 7 1 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 1.000 3 0 2 1 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
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Since 2017Home 5.05 1.27 46.1 2 3 0 7.8 2.3 2.1
Since 2017Away 7.15 1.62 39.0 1 4 0 6.0 3.0 2.1
2019Home 5.16 1.28 45.1 2 3 0 7.9 2.4 2.2
2019Away 7.47 1.63 37.1 1 4 0 6.0 2.7 2.2
2018Home 0.00 1.00 1.0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2018Away 0.00 1.20 1.2 0 0 0 5.4 10.8 0.0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Aaron Brooks compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 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 this season's data (min 70 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.
    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.
92.0 mph
Left On Base
Exit Velocity
89.6 mph
Spin Rate
2026 rpm
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
Swinging Strike
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
The Cubs acquired Brooks from Oakland for Chris Coghlan in February, but he was never healthy in 2016 after landing on the disabled list with a hip contusion in early April. Despite efforts to get back in the mix at Iowa, Brooks was limited just five appearances -- four starts -- in the Pacific Coast League before he was moved to the 60-day DL in August. In his last healthy campaign (2015), Brooks was effective as a starter at Triple-A, relying on good control to survive in the hitter-friendly PCL, but his limited exposure to big league hitters yielded poor results (6.67 ERA, 1.46 HR/9). Brooks remained on the Cubs' 40-man roster at the start of the offseason, suggesting that the front office sees him as a useful organizational piece, perhaps capable of contributing in long relief or as an option to make spot starts while working mostly as a starter at Iowa if he's able to return to health in 2017.
The A's acquired Brooks in the Ben Zobrist deal as a secondary piece behind Sean Manaea. Brooks spent August and September in the majors making 11 appearances for the A's, nine of which were starts. The results were not pretty, as he sported a 6.71 ERA while only striking out 35 batters in 51 innings. Brooks is not considered a high-level prospect and has a 4.18 ERA across his five minor league seasons. He has solid control as he limits walks effectively (career 1.4 BB/9 in the minors), but will likely never be a huge strikeout pitcher. The Cubs saw something they liked in Brooks, as they received him in the Chris Coghlan trade, but this almost guarantees that he will be transitioned to a reliever long term. Given the depth in the Cubs' bullpen, it is unlikely that he makes much noise in 2016.
Brooks was solid as a starter in 2014 for Triple-A Omaha, posting a 3.88 ERA and 1.27 WHIP over 139 innings in the minors. The same cannot be said for his first career big league start, however, as he was unable to make it out of the first inning after allowing seven runs on five hits and three walks, while also hitting two opposing batters. The 6-foot-3 right-hander will likely start the season at Triple-A once again, though he should be on manager Ned Yost's short list of names to be called should the need for a spot starter arise. The 24-year-old used a 92 mph fastball, along with a slider and changeup, to some success in the minors, as he only walked 4.3% of the batters he faced. If he can put that rocky first start behind him, there should eventually be a role for him in the majors, though it's unclear if that will translate to much fantasy value.
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Bounced by Boston
PBaltimore Orioles
August 16, 2019
Brooks (2-7) took the loss Friday, giving up five runs on eight hits and a walk over 5.1 innings while striking out two as the Orioles were routed 9-1 by the Red Sox.
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Shelled by Astros
PBaltimore Orioles
August 10, 2019
Brooks (2-6) took the loss Saturday against the Astros after surrendering nine runs on nine hits across three innings. He struck out four and walked none.
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Hit with fifth loss
PBaltimore Orioles
August 3, 2019
Brooks (2-5) took the loss Friday as the Orioles fell 5-2 to the Blue Jays, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks over five innings. He struck out four.
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Rocky start versus Angels
PBaltimore Orioles
July 27, 2019
Brooks allowed five runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out six over five innings in a no-decision against the Angels on Saturday.
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Battered by Diamondbacks
PBaltimore Orioles
July 22, 2019
Brooks (2-4) took the loss against the Diamondbacks on Monday, giving up six runs (five earned) on nine hits over 3.2 innings, striking out one and walking one in a 6-3 defeat for the Orioles.
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