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43 Steven Brault SP

Pittsburgh Pirates

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
7%3%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
77.23-204.067037
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018PIT634.61455000091.28451471085782
2019PIT324.062212000077.2733635853770

Player Updates

August 18, 2019 01:24 AM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Suffers tough loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brault (3-2) allowed one run on two hits with one walk and eight strikeouts across seven innings but took the loss against the Cubs on Saturday.

The left-hander was absolutely brilliant, but the Pirates couldn't push across a run, as they stranded the bases loaded three times. Brault reached a new season high in strikeouts, and the only run he allowed was a solo shot to Kris Bryant, but that was enough to spoil his outing. Still, Brault has improved significantly since the beginning of the season, as he now owns a 4.06 ERA, 1.42 WHIP and 70 strikeouts in 77.2 innings this season. He will start next against the Nationals at home on Thursday.

August 11, 2019 06:56 PM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Takes no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brault allowed four runs on five hits with three walks and three strikeouts across 4.2 innings during a no-decision against the Cardinals on Sunday.

The left-hander finished an out shy of qualifying for the win, but it wouldn't have mattered anyway, as the Pirates bullpen blew the lead the team built with Brault on the mound. This wasn't a great outing for the 27-year-old , though, with Brault walking as many batters as he struck out for the first time since June 4, and the homer he yielded was the first one in his last seven outings. Brault is 3-1 with a 4.33 ERA, 1.51 WHIP and 62 strikeouts in 70.2 innings this season. He will pitch again Saturday at home against the Cubs.

August 7, 2019 04:00 PM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Pitches well in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brault allowed two runs on three hits with one walk and six strikeouts across 5.1 innings during a no-decision against the Brewers on Tuesday.

He needed the Pirates' offense to erase a two-run deficit after he left to avoid the loss, but Brault was overall pretty sharp in his first outing back from his shoulder injury. That's very encouraging because before landing on the IL, Brault was showing signs of significant improvement. In his last 10 starts, Brault is 3-0 with a 2.54 ERA, which has dropped his overall ERA to 4.09. In 19 appearances, including 10 starts, Brault is 3-1 with a 1.50 WHIP and 59 strikeouts in 66 innings this season. He will start again Sunday at the Cardinals.

August 6, 2019 06:12 PM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Activated ahead of Tuesday's start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brault (shoulder) was activated from the 10-day injured list prior to his start Tuesday against the Brewers.

He gave up two runs on three hits and five walks while striking out two in four innings during his lone rehab start for Triple-A Indianapolis. Brault has a 3.35 ERA and 39:21 K:BB in 43 innings as a big-league starter this year. The Brewers rank 20th in the majors since June 1 with a 93 wRC+ against left-handed pitchers, so this is a fine matchup if Brault can keep the walks in check to some extent. If Brault stays in the rotation, he could get a second start this week Sunday against the Cardinals.

August 3, 2019 05:36 PM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Set to return Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brault (shoulder) will return from the injured list to start Tuesday against the Brewers, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

A shoulder strain has kept Brault out for nearly a month, but he's ready to go following just one rehab outing. He recorded a decent 4.15 ERA through nine starts and six relief appearances prior to the injury, though neither his 19.4 percent strikeout rate nor his 11.7 percent walk rate was particularly good.

July 29, 2019 12:48 AM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Rehab start on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brault (shoulder) could return to the rotation after throwing a minor-league rehab outing in the coming week, general manager Neal Huntington told 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh.

Huntington said Brault felt good after throwing four simulated innings Saturday. "The next step is a rehab outing and then we'll determine the next step," Huntington stated. The lefty, who has missed three weeks, compiled a 2.20 ERA and 1.42 WHIP in his last eight appearances (41 innings) before getting hurt. Even if the rehab start on Wednesday or Thursday goes well, he won't return to the rotation until the following week at the earliest.

July 27, 2019 06:32 PM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Fires successful sim game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brault (shoulder) threw a four-inning simulated game Saturday, Nubyjas Wilborn of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Brault fired 68 pitches and reported no issues afterwards. Assuming he checks out OK in the coming days, the right-hander should be cleared to begin a rehab assignment soon.

July 24, 2019 06:40 PM
Pirates' Steven Brault: To throw sim game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brault (shoulder) will throw a simulated game over the weekend, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

He has thrown some bullpen sessions recently, including one on Wednesday, and is ready to move onto the next step in his rehab. It is unclear if he will need a rehab assignment before being activated.

July 22, 2019 06:16 PM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Throws bullpen session
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brault (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Sunday, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

Brault has been out with a strained left shoulder since early July. He's scheduled to throw another bullpen session Wednesday and a simulated game over the weekend, at which point his return timeline may become clearer.

July 17, 2019 01:12 PM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Nearing mound work
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brault (shoulder) will likely throw off a mound over the weekend, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Brault landed on the injured list prior to the All-Star break with a left shoulder strain. He resumed throwing Sunday and could be cleared to throw off a slope in the near future, at which point a timetable for his return could come into focus. In the meantime, Dario Agrazal will continue to fill in for Brault in the rotation.

July 13, 2019 06:48 PM
Pirates' Steven Brault: To resume throwing Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brault (shoulder) will resume throwing Sunday, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Brault will be eligible to return from the injured list as soon as Tuesday but will need more time than that. Dario Agrazal is filling in for him in the rotation for now.

July 12, 2019 12:08 PM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Will be sidelined beyond minimum
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Clint Hurdle suggested that Brault (shoulder) won't be ready to return from the 10-day injured list when first eligible July 16, Alan Saunders of the Associated Press reports.

Brault was diagnosed with a left shoulder strain following his final start before the All-Star break July 5 and apparently isn't quite ready to resume a throwing program. The Pirates should provide an update on Brault's condition later this weekend, but he'll at least miss one turn through the rotation. Dario Agrazal is scheduled to replace Brault when a fifth starter is first needed Tuesday in St. Louis.

July 6, 2019 12:28 PM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Lands on injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brault was placed on the 10-day injured list with a left shoulder strain Saturday.

Brault left his start Friday against the Brewers with what was originally called left shoulder discomfort. His diagnosis has now been upgraded to a strain. The severity of the strain remains unclear, but this move was to be expected regardless of how badly Brault is hurt, as the Pirates won't need him to pitch again for 10 days.

July 6, 2019 12:08 PM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Leaves with shoulder discomfort
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brault left his start Friday against the Brewers with left shoulder discomfort, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

The severity of the issue is not yet clear. Brault will get at least a brief rest due to the All-Star break, and the Pirates could place him on the injured list regardless of how bad the injury is and have him come back to start July 16 when a fifth starter is next needed. Brault had allowed just one run on three hits in four innings of work prior to exiting Friday's game, walking two while striking out four.

July 1, 2019 10:40 PM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Walks three in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brault struck out five and allowed one run on five hits and three walks over 4.2 innings in a no-decision against the Brewers on Sunday.

Brault needed 97 pitches (61 strikes) to get through 4.2 frames, but it was the eighth straight appearance in which the 27-year-old allowed three or fewer runs. Brault will carry a 4.29 ERA into Friday's home rematch with Milwaukee.

June 25, 2019 12:12 AM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Falls short of quality start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brault allowed three runs on six hits and three walks across five innings Sunday against the Padres. He struck out four and didn't factor into the decision.

Brault dealt with traffic throughout this one, allowing at least one runner to reach base in all five innings in which he appeared while yielding at least one run in the first and fourth frames. Despite his lackluster outing Sunday, Brault still owns a 2.53 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 18:9 K:BB through four starts (21.1 innings) this month. Assuming he sticks in the rotation for another turn, his next outing will come on the road against the Brewers.

June 19, 2019 04:00 PM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Will start Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brault will start Sunday against the Padres, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Brault will get another start with Jordan Lyles (hamstring) not quite ready to return from the injured list. The southpaw has impressed over his past five appearances, compiling a 1.65 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 20:11 K:BB in 27.1 innings. He could make a case to stay in the rotation beyond Sunday's outing with a strong showing.

June 20, 2019 12:28 AM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Role in flux
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brault is a candidate to start Sunday's game against the Tigers, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

Brault's season-long numbers (4.40 ERA, 1.55 WHIP in 47 innings) aren't anything special, but he's been stingy over the past month, allowing only eight runs (seven earned) in 30.2 innings spanning six outings (four starts). However, with Trevor Williams (side) set to return from the injured list Wednesday and Jordan Lyles (hamstring) in line for a potential reinstatement by the end of the week, Brault's role is currently in flux. If Lyles -- who threw a four-inning simulated game Tuesday -- is given the green light return from the IL to start Sunday, Brault would likely move to the bullpen at least for the current week. In such a scenario, the lefty could still re-enter the rotation next week, but only if the Pirates decide to demote Mitch Keller to Triple-A Indianapolis.

June 15, 2019 05:44 PM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Turns in best start of 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brault (3-1) tossed six scoreless innings while allowing eight hits and no walks with six strikeouts to earn a victory against the Marlins on Friday.

This is exactly what the Pirates needed to snap their seven-game losing streak. While Brault did allow eight hits, which was his most allowed in a game since May 12, none were for extra bases, and the Marlins went 1-for-5 with runners in scoring position. Brault got off to a horrific start this season, but he owns a 3-0 record with a 2.05 ERA in his last six starts. Overall, Brault has a 4.40 ERA, 1.55 WHIP and 40 strikeouts in 47 innings. He will start again Friday at home against the Padres.

June 10, 2019 11:52 AM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Throws well in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brault surrendered two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out five over 6.1 innings Sunday in a no-decision against the Brewers.

Brault tossed five scoreless innings to begin the day, but he gave up a solo homer in the sixth and another run crossed the plate in the seventh. He didn't factor into the decision, though he certainly pitched well enough to earn the victory, but the Brewers scored three in the eighth to break a 2-2 tie. The 27-year-old owns a 5.05 ERA and 1.59 WHIP with a 34:24 K:BB across 41 innings this season.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 19.200 2.750523
vs RHB 58.000 4.5003247
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
7/1CHC00000000
7/2CHC00000000
7/5MIL0004.03124
8/6MIL0005.13216
8/11@STL0004.25433
8/17CHC0107.02118
8/19WAS00000000
Two Week Schedule
AUGUST
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
18
CHC
L1-7
19
WAS
L0-13
20
WAS
W4-1
21
WAS
7:05 pm
22
WAS
7:05 pm
23
CIN
7:05 pm
24
CIN
7:05 pm
25
CIN
1:35 pm
26
@PHI
7:05 pm
27
@PHI
7:05 pm
28
@PHI
6:05 pm
29
@COL
8:40 pm
30
@COL
8:40 pm
31
@COL
8:10 pm
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2016PIT03 4.86870000 33.1452618521729
2017PIT10 4.671140011 34.2412118321423
2018PIT63 4.614550000 91.28451471085782
2019PIT32 4.0618120000 77.2733635853770
Total 108 4.4782280011 237.12431341182617125204
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2016PIT8812000000 .250 .250 .250
2017PIT121323020000 .231 .308 .231
2018PIT462003001500 .190 .200 .150
2019PIT222759011400 .357 .370 .333
Total 8868817032900 .271 .294 .250
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2016PITP8752210 .800
2017PITP11413310011.000
2018PITP45523716021.000
2019PITP181219415031.000
Total  822860164316 .983
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2016PIT14132 1.3441001 .313166 17.3 .5000
2017PIT13943 0.9520000 .287162 14.8 .4340
2018PIT49686 1.2245009 .244413 14.6 .3840
2019PIT27676 1.1761005 .250338 13.3 .3970
Total 8252237 1.171670015 .2631079 14.6 .4140
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2013ASX-Aberdeen Ironbirds12 2.091212000 43.0351410121238
2014AFA-Frederick Keys20 0.5533100 16.17110029
2014AFX-Delmarva Shorebirds98 3.052221100130.0107474441028115
2015AFA-Bradenton Marauders41 3.021313000 65.2622822322145
2015AA-Altoona Curve93 2.001515000 90.0722220131980
2016ASX-West Virginia Black00 0.0011000 4.01000005
2016AAA-Indianapolis Indians27 3.911615000 71.1663531633581
2017AAA-Indianapolis Indians105 1.942120000120.18526265544109
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/195
Birthdate:
4/29/1992
Age:
27
Hometown:
La Mesa, CA
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Pittsburgh Pirates
College:

MLB Experience:
4