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43 Steven Brault SP

Pittsburgh Pirates

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
5%1%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
60.23-104.155332
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018PIT634.61455000091.28451471085782
2019PIT314.15189000060.2632928643253

Player Updates

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.

June 5, 2019 01:52 PM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Showing improvement
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brault allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits with three strikeouts and three walks across four innings during a no-decision against the Braves on Tuesday.

The left-hander failed to make it through five innings, so he wasn't going to factor into the decision anyway, but the Pirates' bullpen imploded during the late innings once again in this defeat. Brault still has unattractive numbers this season, but he's pitched better lately, posting a 2.45 ERA over his last four outings. Overall, he is 2-1 with a 5.45 ERA, 1.64 WHIP and 29 strikeouts in 34.2 innings over 10 appearances, including four starts. Brault is expected to remain in the rotation and pitch again at the Brewers on Sunday.

May 31, 2019 08:08 PM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Expected to remain in rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Clint Hurdle suggested Brault will remain in the starting rotation, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

Brault has looked sharp in his past two appearances (one start), compiling a 1.64 ERA and 6:5 K:BB in 11 innings. As such, the left-hander will stick in the rotation for at least one more start, and as long as he holds his own, Brault could remain in the rotation until the Pirates get healthier. Brault is currently lined up to make his next start next week in Milwaukee.

May 30, 2019 01:24 PM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Tosses 5.1 scoreless frames
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brault (2-1) threw 5.1 shutout innings with three hits, two walks and five strikeouts to earn a victory against the Reds on Wednesday.

The 27-year-old turned in his best outing of the season. In his last three starts, Brault has allowed four runs in 14.1 innings (2.51 ERA). Unfortunately, he dug himself a huge hole early in the season, so he still has a 5.87 ERA and 1.60 WHIP. With this encouraging outing and the amount of injuries the Pirates have in their rotation, there's a good chance Brault will start again soon.

May 27, 2019 12:44 PM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Getting another start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brault is listed as the Pirates' probable starter for Wednesday's game against the Reds, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

It's possible that the Pirates deploy Brault as a primary pitcher depending on how extensively the team's relief crew is needed in the first two games of the series, but he'll be in store for the bulk of the innings Wednesday in any case. While working as a primary pitcher Friday against the Dodgers, Brault turned in what might of been his best outing of 2019, giving up two runs on three hits and three walks in 5.2 innings. Even so, Brault's 7.11 ERA and 1.74 WHIP on the season limit his appeal to NL-only formats or deeper mixed leagues.

May 24, 2019 02:44 PM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Will be primary pitcher Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brault is scheduled to pitch behind an opener Friday against the Dodgers, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

Brault earned the win as the primary pitcher Saturday and will once again follow an opener against the Dodgers. The 27-year-old has an 8.24 ERA, 1.93 WHIP and 20:13 K:BB through 19.2 innings and remains an unappealing fantasy option against one of the best offenses in the National League.

May 19, 2019 04:12 AM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Gets win as primary pitcher
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brault (1-1) picked up the win Saturday, giving up two runs on four hits and four walks over 3.1 innings of relief while striking out two in a 7-2 victory over the Padres.

Rookie Montana DuRapau got the nod as the opener and worked two scoreless innings before handing the ball over to Brault, who was less effective but entered the game with the Bucs already up 5-0. The southpaw now has an 8.24 ERA and 20:13 K:BB through 19.2 innings, and it's not clear what his role will be going forward given that he's been scored upon in six of his seven appearances this season.

May 16, 2019 05:12 PM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Could make next start Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Pirates listed Brault as a starting pitcher on their lineup card Wednesday, suggesting he's the most likely candidate to receive the nod for Saturday's game against the Padres, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

Recent injuries to Chris Archer (thumb) and Jameson Taillon (elbow) created spots in the rotation for both Brault and Nick Kingham, who had previously been working in long relief. Archer returned from the injured list Wednesday, however, leaving only one starting job left over for Brault, Kingham or the newly acquired Chris Stratton. Since the Pirates are listing both Kingham and Stratton among their bullpen crew, Brault would seemingly have an edge on retaining a rotation spot, but he probably doesn't have much security in that role. Brault labored in both of his first two starts and is sitting on an 8.82 ERA and 1.84 WHIP across 16.1 innings this season.

May 13, 2019 12:00 PM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Knocked around by St. Louis
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brault allowed six runs on nine hits and two walks while fanning two over 3.2 innings Sunday in a no-decision against the Cardinals.

Brault struggled to settle in Sunday, allowing four runs in the first inning and another in the second on a solo blast. Despite this, his offense managed to bail him out by plating 10 runs in the contest, getting him off the hook for the loss. Brault sits with an ugly 8.82 ERA and an 18:9 K:BB through 16.1 innings this season. He's in jeopardy of losing his rotation spot to the newly acquired Chris Stratton.

May 8, 2019 05:56 PM
Pirates' Steven Brault: Throws four innings in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Brault allowed two runs on two hits with five strikeouts and three walks across four innings in a no-decision against the Rangers on Tuesday.

The 27-year-old pitched fairly well, but he walked three batters and gave up a homer in four frames. One of those free passes was aboard when Brault allowed the bomb. After Brault gave up the lead in the fourth, Pirates manager Clint Hurdle pinch hit for Brault in the bottom of the inning. Brault probably did enough, though, to earn another start with Chris Archer (thumb) and Jameson Taillon (elbow) both on the injured list. He is 0-1 with a 7.11 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 16 strikeouts in 12.2 innings this season.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs St. Louis 5.101 11.81044
vs LHB 15.100 2.930418
vs RHB 45.100 4.5702835
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
6/14@MIA1006.08006
6/21SD00000000
6/23SD0005.06334
6/30@MIL0004.25135
7/1CHC00000000
7/2CHC00000000
7/5MIL0004.03124
Two Week Schedule
JULY
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
14
@CHC
L3-8
15
@STL
L0-7
16
@STL
W3-1
17
@STL
1:15 pm
18
19
PHI
7:05 pm
20
PHI
7:05 pm
21
PHI
1:35 pm
22
STL
7:05 pm
23
STL
7:05 pm
24
STL
7:05 pm
25
STL
12:35 pm
26
@NYM
7:10 pm
27
@NYM
7:10 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
2019PIT31 4.151590000 60.2632928643253
Total 107 4.5379250011 220.12331271112416120187
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2016PIT8812000000 .250 .250 .250
2017PIT121323020000 .231 .308 .231
2018PIT462003001500 .190 .200 .150
2019PIT182158010300 .381 .429 .381
Total 8462816031800 .270 .306 .258
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2016PITP8752210 .800
2017PITP11413310011.000
2018PITP45523716021.000
2019PITP15916214021.000
Total  792557144215 .982
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
2019PIT26060 1.1851003 .270273 14.7 .4160
Total 8236221 1.181570013 .2701014 15.1 .4200
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