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52 Branden Kline RP

Baltimore Orioles

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
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Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
41.01-405.933419
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2019BAL145.93340000141.0442827911934

Player Updates

February 5, 2020 01:40 PM
Orioles' Branden Kline: Outrighted to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kline cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk on Wednesday, Dan Connolly of The Athletic reports.

Kline debuted as a 27-year-old last season, posting an unimpressive 5.93 ERA in 41 innings of work. Neither his 18.6 percent strikeout rate nor his 10.4 percent walk rate were particularly good.

January 30, 2020 02:20 PM
Orioles' Branden Kline: Dropped from 40-man
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kline was designated for assignment by the Orioles on Thursday.

Kline broke into the majors in 2019 but struggled across 34 appearances, finishing with a 5.93 ERA, 1.54 WHIP and 34:19 K:BB across 41 innings. Pat Valaika was claimed off waivers in a corresponding roster move.

September 1, 2019 08:40 PM
Orioles' Branden Kline: Called up from Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Orioles recalled Kline from Triple-A Norfolk ahead of Sunday's 6-4 loss to the Royals.

Kline has previously logged 25 appearances out of the Baltimore bullpen this season, posting a 7.44 ERA and 1.56 WHIP in 32.2 innings. He's unlikely to consistently receive high-leverage work in September.

August 12, 2019 04:44 PM
Orioles' Branden Kline: Sent to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Orioles optioned Kline to Triple-A Norfolk ahead of the second game of Monday's doubleheader with the Yankees, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.

Kline worked the seventh inning of the Orioles' 8-5 loss in the first game of the twin bill, giving up a run on one hit and a walk while striking out two. The right-hander, who owns a 7.44 ERA over his 25 appearances at the big-league level this season, was sent out to Triple-A to clear room on the roster for pitcher Ty Blach, who was recalled to start the nightcap.

August 3, 2019 05:44 PM
Orioles' Branden Kline: Back in big leagues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kline was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Saturday.

Kline has shuffled between Norfolk and Baltimore throughout the season. He hasn't been good at either level, posting a 6.18 ERA in the majors and an even-worse 7.80 mark with Norfolk. Jose Rondon was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.

July 23, 2019 10:24 AM
Orioles' Branden Kline: Sent back to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Orioles optioned Kline to Triple-A Norfolk following Monday's 6-3 loss to the Diamondbacks, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.

After a short start by Aaron Brooks, Kline helped save the bullpen by covering 2.1 scoreless frames in relief. The Orioles' decision to send Kline back to the minors after the stellar outing is likely just a means of exchanging him for a fresh arm. Expect Baltimore to recall another reliever from Triple-A prior to Tuesday's contest.

July 21, 2019 11:00 AM
Orioles' Branden Kline: Recalled from Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kline was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Sunday.

Kline has a 6.75 ERA in 25.1 innings in the majors this season. He should pitch in low-leverage situations. Keon Broxton was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.

July 1, 2019 11:12 PM
Orioles' Branden Kline: Sent back to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kline (1-4) allowed three runs on two hits and a walk and failed to record an out Monday against the Rays. He was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk after the game.

Kline entered the contest with a one-run lead, but he gave up a three-run blast in the sixth inning and the Rays would end up securing a 6-3 victory. The 27-year-old right-hander owns a 6.75 ERA with 24 strikeouts over 25.1 innings this season in the big leagues, and his latest performance understandably resulted in a demotion.

June 22, 2019 10:00 AM
Orioles' Branden Kline: Rejoins Orioles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kline was recalled from Double-A Bowie on Friday.

Kline was optioned to the minors in early June but makes his return to the majors two weeks later. The 27-year-old had a decent start to the season with a 3.95 ERA and 1.02 WHIP through 13.2 innings, but he allowed runs in five consecutive outings prior to his demotion.

June 8, 2019 04:36 PM
Orioles' Branden Kline: Shuttled to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kline (1-3) allowed one run on two hits over two-thirds of an inning and took the loss Friday night against the Astros. He was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk after the game, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.

Kline has allowed at least one run in each of his last five outings, so the Orioles have elected to demote him until he can figure things out. A corresponding move has not yet been announced.

May 28, 2019 10:20 AM
Orioles' Branden Kline: Candidate for save chances
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kline could see some save opportunities in the near future with Mychal Givens temporarily demoted to a low-leverage role, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.

Givens' recent struggles have led to a change in the Orioles' ninth-inning plans. Kline has been working a fairly high-leverage role already, so he could get the chance to close some games until Givens sorts himself out. Kline's 4.30 ERA doesn't seem like classic closer material, but the bar to be an Orioles' closer is quite low these days, and his 25.0 percent strikeout rate and 6.7 percent walk rate are at least both better than average.

April 28, 2019 06:16 PM
Orioles' Branden Kline: Recalled to Baltimore
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kline was recalled from Triple-A Norfolk on Sunday.

Kline has pitched primarily at Triple-A Norfolk this season but did make a brief one-game appearance with the Orioles earlier in the campaign. At Norfolk, he posted a 6.75 ERA with eight strikeouts across eight innings of work. He'll serve as bullpen depth for big-league club.

April 20, 2019 11:28 PM
Orioles' Branden Kline: Returns to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kline was optioned to Triple-A Norfolk following Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Twins, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.

Kline made his major-league debut in the nightcap and allowed two runs on two hits over two innings. The 27-year-old figures to rejoin Baltimore at some point this year, but for now heads back to Norfolk.

April 20, 2019 02:28 PM
Orioles' Branden Kline: Called up as 26th man
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kline was called up to be the Orioles' 26th man for Saturday's doubleheader against the Twins, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.

The 27-year-old has yet to make his big-league debut. He's allowing six earned runs in 6.1 frames for Triple-A Norfolk this season but recorded an excellent 1.64 ERA for High-A Frederick and Double-A Bowie last season. The Orioles are considering keeping him on the roster after Saturday's games and optioning another reliever, though that decision hasn't yet been made.

October 30, 2018 04:36 PM
Orioles' Branden Kline: Added to 40-man roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kline had his contract purchased from Double-A Bowie on Tuesday.

Kline was added to the team's 40-man roster in order to protect him from the upcoming Rule 5 draft. The 27-year-old, who had missed a couple seasons due to leg and elbow injuries, impressed with High-A Frederick and Double-A Bowie in 2018, notching a combined 17 saves while posting a 1.64 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 9.7 K/9 across 65.2 innings of relief. Kline figures to make his major-league debut sometime in 2019 if he continues to impress.

March 5, 2018 05:12 PM
Orioles' Branden Kline: Elbow back to full health
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kline (elbow) is throwing without restriction, Greg Swatek of The Frederick News-Post reports.

The 26-year-old hasn't appeared in a game since 2015 with Double-A Bowie due to leg and elbow injuries. It seems that he's back to 100 percent, however. Kline has been throwing without pain since mid-December and appears to be primed to pick back up where he left off with the BaySox with the chance to move up to Triple-A if early returns are promising.

April 5, 2017 10:36 PM
Orioles' Branden Kline: Recovery moving slower than expected
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kline remains several weeks away from beginning a throwing program following an arthroscopic procedure on his pitching elbow, MLB.com's Mike Rosenbaum reports.

The original thought was that the once highly-touted prospect, who was the Orioles' second-round pick in 2012, would be throwing within a month of the procedure he had in March. That plan has obviously changed and a timetable for Kline's recommencing of baseball activities appears cloudy at this point. The 25-year-old had Tommy John surgery last year and hasn't pitched since 2015.

March 21, 2017 09:28 PM
Orioles' Branden Kline: Undergoes follow-up elbow surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kline (elbow) underwent follow-up arthroscopic surgery on his throwing elbow last week, Steve Melewski of MASNsports.com reports.

The surgery is a follow-up to the Tommy John procedure that Kline underwent in October 2015. The report goes on to state that the 25-year-old will resume his throwing program in three to four weeks. With his recent procedure, it appears that Kline will not be ready for the beginning of the regular season.

January 10, 2017 01:35 PM
Orioles' Branden Kline: Hopes to begin season with affiliate
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kline (elbow) held a throwing session Tuesday and said he's had a "normal" offseason, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports.

Tommy John surgery knocked Kline out of action for the entire 2016 season, but he's now focusing on building back strength in his arm. The right-hander's goal is to begin the season with a full-season affiliate, rather than hanging back in extended spring training, with the goal of returning to the Double-A level, where he left off in 2015. In that campaign, Kline made eight starts at Double-A, posting a 3.66 ERA and 1.37 WHIP across 39.1 innings.

May 16, 2016 08:36 PM
Orioles' Branden Kline: Ready to throw from 120 feet while returning from elbow surgery
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kline (elbow) will throw from 120 feet next week, MASN Sports reports.

Kline was shut down after eight starts last season, then made one appearance in the fall instructional league before having surgery to repair a ligament in his elbow. At this rate, he might be able to get back into game action late this summer. Kline was a highly regarded prospect when he was drafted in 2012, but his status had diminished even before last season.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Boston 1.001 27.00012
vs LHB 15.200 6.8901014
vs RHB 24.200 5.470720
Last 7 Games
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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2019BAL14 5.933400001 41.0442827911934
2020BAL00 ---0000000.00000000
Total 14 5.933400001 41.0442827911934
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019BAL34000000000 --- --- ---
Total 34000000000 --- --- ---
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2019BALP340422001.000
Total  340422001.000
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2019BAL04044 1.0500003 .275183 14.0 .5061
2020BAL000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
Total 04044 1.0500003 .275183 14.0 .5061
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2012ASX-Aberdeen Ironbirds00 4.5044000 12.0127610412
2013AFX-Delmarva Shorebirds12 5.8677000 35.1412523421432
2014AFA-Frederick Keys86 3.842323000126.21436054933295
2014AA-Bowie Baysox02 5.9433000 16.218111110119
2015AA-Bowie Baysox33 3.6688000 39.1352016431927
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/210
Birthdate:
9/29/1991
Age:
28
Hometown:
Frederick, MD
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Baltimore Orioles
College:
Virginia
MLB Experience:
1