Silvino Bracho
Silvino Bracho
27-Year-Old PitcherRP
Arizona Diamondbacks
60-Day IL
Injury Elbow
Est. Return 6/1/2020
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Bracho's 3.19 ERA was a fair reflection of his performance, as his solidly above-average 26.4% strikeout rate offset a slightly high 9.3% walk rate. He managed to trim his home runs allowed dramatically, as his HR/9 fell from 2.18 in 2017 to 0.58 last year. That reduction was despite an 8.4-point drop in his groundball rate. His HR/FB rate, seen as luck-driven at least to a certain extent, sat at just 6.1%, less than half the league average, so some regression is probably in store in that regard. If the home-run rate does indeed tick back up this season, Bracho is going to be more of a forgettable middle reliever than a potential high-leverage arm. At the very least, he seems to deserve more time at the big-league level this season. Read Past Outlooks
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Placed on injured list
PArizona Diamondbacks
Elbow
March 11, 2019
Bracho (elbow) was sent to the 60-day injured list on Monday.
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The move makes room on the 40-man roster for the newly-signed Adam Jones. It has no effect on Bracho's return timeline, as he'll spend the year recovering from Tommy John surgery.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-17%
BAA vs RHP
2019
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2018
 
 
-14%
BAA vs RHP
2017
 
 
-21%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .250 85 21 9 19 4 1 0
Since 2017vs Right .207 131 38 10 24 5 0 7
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Left .244 53 14 8 11 3 1 0
2018vs Right .209 76 20 4 14 4 0 2
2017vs Left .258 32 7 1 8 1 0 0
2017vs Right .204 55 18 6 10 1 0 5
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-26%
ERA at Home
2019
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2018
 
 
-49%
ERA at Home
2017
 
 
-12%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 3.64 1.15 29.2 1 0 0 9.7 3.0 0.9
Since 2017Away 4.91 1.27 22.0 1 0 0 11.0 3.7 1.6
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Home 2.20 1.04 16.1 1 0 0 8.3 3.3 0.0
2018Away 4.30 1.36 14.2 1 0 0 11.7 3.7 1.2
2017Home 5.40 1.28 13.1 0 0 0 11.5 2.7 2.0
2017Away 6.14 1.09 7.1 0 0 0 9.8 3.7 2.5
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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His 3.99 xFIP suggests Bracho is ready for a more regular role in the Arizona bullpen, but the right-hander still has a ways to go in terms of figuring out big-league hitters. The 25-year-old improved dramatically from his 2016 sample, adding more than four strikeouts to his K/9 (10.9) while shaving his walk rate to just 3.1 BB/9. However, home runs were a huge problem both in the majors (2.18 HR/9) and at Triple-A (2.04 HR/9). He threw his changeup far more often in 2017 (27.2 percent, up from 9.8 percent), and while that helped him improve against lefties, Bracho still gave up a lot of hard contact to righties. His track record portends regression with his walk rate in 2018, and if that happens, it was would probably offset improvement with the home-run rate to a great extent. Bracho will have to earn a roster spot in spring training.
Bracho was one of many Arizona relievers to struggle last year. The young righty posted a 7.30 ERA (7.04 FIP) across 24.2 innings, and the results were only moderately better in 33.2 innings at Triple-A. Those stats were a far cry from 2015, when he posted sub-2.00 ERAs at both the Triple-A and MLB levels. So what happened to Bracho last year? The most noticeable change was a drop in his strikeout rate. After easily posting double-digit K/9s at the highest levels of the minor leagues and in 13 appearances with the Diamondbacks in 2015, Bracho saw his mark drop to just 6.2 in the majors last season. His average fastball velocity was basically the same in 2015 and 2016 (92.9 versus 92.7 mph), but his fastball usage declined and his swinging-strike rate plummeted. He will have to earn a spot in the Opening Day bullpen.
The 5-foot-11 righty has specialized in missing bats as a professional, boasting incredible strikeout rates in the minors, and fanning 17 in 12.1 innings last season for Arizona. On the surface, his numbers give him the look of a future closer, but he averaged 92.9 mph on his fastball last year, and relies more on deception and locating his fastball up in the zone to get his strikeouts, so the repertoire is not that of a typical high-strikeout closer. He should slot nicely in the middle of Arizona's bullpen this year, and could move up the pecking order for saves, but Daniel Hudson is probably a better speculation play behind Brad Ziegler entering the season.
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Tommy John on tap
PArizona Diamondbacks
Elbow
March 6, 2019
The Diamondbacks announced Wednesday that Bracho will require Tommy John surgery to repair the torn UCL in his pitching elbow, Nick Piecoro of The Arizona Republic reports.
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MRI reveals UCL injury
PArizona Diamondbacks
Elbow
March 5, 2019
An MRI revealed Bracho is dealing with a partially torn UCL, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.
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Scheduled for MRI
PArizona Diamondbacks
Elbow
March 5, 2019
Bracho (elbow) was scheduled for an MRI on Monday, Nick Piecoro of the Arizona Republic reports.
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Dealing with elbow pain
PArizona Diamondbacks
Undisclosed
March 3, 2019
Bracho was removed from Sunday's game against Seattle because of elbow pain, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
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Departs with trainer
PArizona Diamondbacks
Undisclosed
March 3, 2019
Bracho exited Sunday's game against the Mariners with the team trainer after suffering an undisclosed injury, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.
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