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43 Steven Brault SP

Pittsburgh Pirates

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June 16, 2021 08:28 PM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Side session on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brault (lat) will throw a 30-pitch side session Thursday, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.

Brault began his progression of throwing side sessions recently, and he'll bring his pitch count to 30 pitches Thursday. The southpaw will eventually progress to throwing live batting practice followed by a simulated game, but it's not yet clear when that will occur. Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said that Brault won't be ready to rejoin the team prior to the All-Star break, but a late-July debut remains possible for the lefty, according to Gorman.

June 9, 2021 05:32 PM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Throwing side sessions
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brault (lat) has progressed to throwing side sessions, Mike Persak of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Brault recently increased his throwing distance to 120 feet, and he's now thrown off a mound twice in the past few days. The southpaw will still need to ramp up his workload, and he doesn't yet have a timetable for a potential rehab assignment. However, he hasn't suffered any setbacks since he was shut down in late March, and he's still trending in the right direction.

June 8, 2021 01:12 AM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Ups throwing distance to 120 feet
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk said Thursday that Brault (lat) has increased his throwing distance off flat ground to 120 feet, MLB.com reports.

The left-hander hasn't hit any snags since being shut down in late March with a left lat strain, but he's not far enough along in his throwing program for the Pirates to map out a minor-league rehab assignment, much less a return to the big-league rotation. Even if Brault remains setback-free while he ramps up, he could be hard-pressed to make it back from the 60-day injured list before the All-Star break.

May 26, 2021 04:48 PM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Increases throwing distance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brault (lat) has progressed to throwing from 105 feet, Jake Crouse of MLB.com reports.

Brault has been throwing for just over a week, and he's now ramping up his intensity. The southpaw hopes to throw from 120 feet by the end of the week, and it's possible that he could resume mound work after that. Brault has been sidelined since March 19 due to a left lat strain that forced him to start the year on the 60-day injured list.

May 19, 2021 05:12 PM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Resumes playing catch
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brault (lat) has been playing catch on flat ground recently, Mike Persak of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Brault has been throwing from 60-70 feet, although he hasn't yet resumed mound work. The southpaw has been sidelined since March 19 due to a left lat strain, and it's not yet clear when he'll be able to throw off a mound.

May 5, 2021 05:12 PM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Will throw soon
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brault (lat) continues to make strides with his rehab and could throw by the end of this week, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.

He is rehabbing at Low-A Bradenton and should throw by sometime next week at the latest, if he avoids setbacks. A multi-start rehab stint may be required before he returns to the big-league rotation.

April 28, 2021 04:24 PM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Not yet throwing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brault (lat) has been doing "light strengthening exercises" but isn't yet throwing, Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Brault has been shut down since March 19 due to a left lat strain and is on the 60-day injured list as a result. The southpaw won't be able to make his season debut until at least June, although a better idea of his return timetable could come into focus once he starts throwing again.

April 7, 2021 05:28 PM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Cleared for range-of-motion work
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brault (lat) has been cleared to begin range-of-motion exercises at the Pirates' spring facility in Bradenton, Fla., Jake Crouse of MLB.com reports.

Brault remains at least a couple weeks away from starting up a throwing program, but he's seemingly progressing as expected to this point since being shut down March 19 with a left lat strain. The Pirates aren't counting on Brault making his season debut until June after placing him on the 60-day injured list prior to Opening Day.

April 1, 2021 02:56 PM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Shifts to 60-day injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brault (lat) was placed on the 60-day injured list Thursday, Kevin Gorman of TribLive.com reports.

Brault is currently shut down from throwing due to a lat strain that he sustained in late March, and he won't be ready to return to game action for approximately 10-to-12 weeks. The left-hander should have a prominent spot in the starting rotation once he's healthy, but Trevor Cahill should serve as Pittsburgh's fifth starter while Brault is sidelined.

March 24, 2021 11:28 AM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Shut down with lat strain
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pirates director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk revealed Wednesday that Brault will be shut down from throwing for a month due to a lat strain, Alex Stumpf of DKPittsburghSports.com reports.

Brault left Friday's spring game against the Orioles with what was described as arm tightness, but Tomczyk provided more clarity on the lefty's injury after getting a chance to evaluate him. The southpaw won't throw for at least a month, and he likely won't be ready to pitch in games for approximately 10-to-12 weeks. Brault is expected to serve as a prominent member of Pittsburgh's rotation once he's healthy, but his absence could pave the way for one of Wil Crowe, Trevor Cahill, Chase De Jong or Cody Ponce to fill a starting role to begin the regular season.

March 21, 2021 11:48 PM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Waiting for update
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Pirates are not expected to have further information regarding Brault (side) for several days, DK Pittsburgh Sports reports.

Manager Derek Shelton said the club is still in the "assessment phase" with Brault and the tightness on his left side. The southpaw, who is expected to serve as part of the team's rotation, suffered a left shoulder injury during spring training last March.

March 20, 2021 04:56 PM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Exits with injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brault exited Friday's spring game against the Orioles with arm tightness, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

Brault started Friday's contest and allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits and no walks while striking out one over two innings. However, he was experiencing tightness in the latissimus muscle of his left arm and was removed from the game as a result. He's currently considered day-to-day, and it's not yet clear whether the injury will impact his availability for Opening Day.

March 10, 2021 09:36 AM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Uneven outing Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brault started and pitched two scoreless innings against Atlanta on Tuesday, allowing no hits and three walks while striking out three batters.

The walks are worrisome, as the lefty has compiled a career 4.65 BB/9 mark. Brault, who will serve as a starter in 2021, registered a career-best 3.38 ERA in 42.2 innings last season. He threw his fastball less than ever (50.7 percent), limiting hard contact to 31.9 percent -- a major improvement over his 38.6 percent figure in 2019. However, his xFIP of 4.85 was only slightly better than his career 5.04 mark, and a .243 BABIP was well below his .302 average over five years. The 28-year-old showed signs of improvement in 2020, but unless he can improve upon his control, his results will likely prove inconsistent from start to start.

January 15, 2021 03:32 PM
Pirates' Steven Brault: No arbiter needed
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brault agreed to a one-year, $2.05 million contract with the Pirates on Friday, avoiding arbitration.

The 28-year-old southpaw logged a career-best 3.38 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 21.3 percent strikeout rate last season. He had never posted an ERA south of 4.61 prior to 2020, and he still walked far too many batters (12.4 percent), so regression seems to be in order.

September 23, 2020 10:00 AM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Ends on high note
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brault hurled seven shutout innings against the Cubs on Tuesday, allowing two hits and three walks while striking out six in a 3-2 win.

He left with a two-run lead, only to see reliever Sam Howard promptly give up a game-tying homer to Anthony Rizzo. Brault closes out his 2020 campaign pitching his best baseball, limiting opponents to one earned run in 16 innings over his final two starts. According to AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh announcer John Wehner, Brault did not allow an extra-base hit off his fastball all season long (42.2 innings).

September 18, 2020 09:48 PM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Notches complete-game victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brault (1-3) earned the win against St. Louis on Thursday, hurling nine innings and allowing one run on two hits and two walks while striking out eight.

The impressive performance was easily the best of the season for Brault, who went the distance for the first time in his career and racked up a season-high eight strikeouts. The only hits he allowed came in the third inning, when St. Louis pushed across a run on a walk and a pair of singles. Brault needed an efficient 110 pitches to make it through nine frames and held the first four batters in the Cardinals' order to a 1-for-15 mark with six strikeouts. He'll try to carry over the momentum from Thursday's outing into a home matchup against the Cubs on Tuesday.

September 12, 2020 10:40 AM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Uninspiring in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brault (0-3) allowed three runs on five hits and three walks Friday, as the Pirates fell to the Royals 4-3. He struck out six.

Brault once again struggled with command, bringing his season totals to just 24 strikeouts versus 17 walks. Friday's outing raised his season ERA to 4.73. His next start will likely come next week against Cincinnati, who he held to three runs over 4.2 innings on Sept. 4.

September 5, 2020 12:36 AM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Charged with loss in Game 1
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brault (0-2) allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits and two walks while striking out six over 4.2 innings as he was charged with the loss in Game 1 of Friday's doubleheader against the Reds.

Brault hasn't picked up many decisions over seven starts this season, but he struggled to contain the Reds on Friday and was charged with his second loss of the year. He now carries a 4.37 ERA over 22.2 innings this season. His next start should come on the road next Friday against the Royals.

September 4, 2020 08:28 PM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Gets Game 1 nod
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brault will start against the Reds on Friday afternoon in Game 1 of a doubleheader.

He has enjoyed surprising success against Cincinnati, going 4-0 with a 1.99 ERA and 1.20 WHIP in 31.2 innings. Brault has started in six of his seven appearances in 2020 and has pitch five innings just one time, so his pitch efficiency will likely determine his success Friday.

August 31, 2020 03:56 PM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Allows unearned run in short outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brault allowed an unearned run on three hits and a walk across three innings in Sunday's 5-1 win over the Brewers. He struck out five and did not factor in the decision.

With his Aug. 19 start against Cleveland being the lone exception, Brault's outings have lasted three innings or less. Despite another short start in Sunday's win, the left-hander was decent against Milwaukee. The lone run he allowed was unearned, and he set a season high in strikeouts with five. Brault will likely start one of the games during the doubleheader against the Reds on Friday.

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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2021PIT000.000000000.00000000
2020PIT133.381110100042.7291716252238
2019PIT465.1625190000113.3117696515753100
2018PIT634.61455000091.78451471085782
2017PIT104.67114001134.7412118321423
2016PIT034.8687000033.3452618521729
Total12154.680451011315.33161841643524163272
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2021PIT000---00000---0.0000---
2020PIT046381.2000003.1951.19517811.81
2019PIT21191081.1000017.2651.50050514.06
2018PIT496861.1000009.2441.53841314.63
2017PIT139430.9000000.2871.58716214.80
2016PIT141321.3000001.3121.86016617.28
Total83413071.102180120.2591.519142414.36
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2013ASX-Aberdeen Ironbirds 43.0121201203812352.091.093
2014AFA-Frederick Keys 16.13312009270.560.559
2014AFX-Delmarva Shorebirds130.022211980115281073.051.038
2015AFA-Bradenton Marauders 65.2131304104521623.041.273
2015AA-Altoona Curve 90.0151509308019722.001.011
2016ASX-West Virginia Black 4.01100005010.000.250
2016AAA-Indianapolis Indians 71.1161502708135663.921.421
2017AAA-Indianapolis Indians120.121200105010944851.951.074
2018AAA-Indianapolis Indians 5.15000107463.531.961
2019AAA-Indianapolis Indians 4.01100002534.502.000
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/195
Birthdate:
04/29/1992
Age:
29
Hometown:
La Mesa, CA
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Pittsburgh Pirates
College:

MLB Experience:
3