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53 Brandon Woodruff SP

Milwaukee Brewers

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March 11, 2020 11:24 AM
Brewers' Brandon Woodruff: Goes four strong
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Woodruff allowed one earned run over four innings in Tuesday's spring game against the Royals. He gave up two hits and posted a 5:2 K:BB in the outing.

Woodruff has steadily built up his stamina this spring and has had good results, posting a 1.80 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 8:3 K:BB over 10 innings. That strikeout rate is a bit lower than what he is capable of, but he has been working on some pitches this spring, and he did have his best day in that department Tuesday. The Brewers have not yet named an Opening Day starter, but Woodruff is the favorite to get the nod.

February 28, 2020 06:36 PM
Brewers' Brandon Woodruff: Throws two innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Woodruff started Friday's spring game against the Dodgers and allowed one earned run over two innings. He gave up four hits and struck out two batters in his outing.

Woodruff was not particularly sharp Friday, but he was still effective against a Dodgers lineup consisting mostly of MLB regulars. Woodruff will build up his pitch count over the rest of the spring and is the favorite to start Opening Day for the Brewers.

October 2, 2019 07:40 PM
Brewers' Brandon Woodruff: Shines in NL Wild Card Game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Woodruff allowed one run on two hits while striking out three over four innings in a no-decision against the Nationals in Tuesday's NL Wild Card Game. He threw 52 pitches and did not issue a walk.

Trea Turner caught up to some high heat in the third inning, turning around a 97.6-mph fastball for a solo homer, but Woodruff was close to perfect otherwise. His stuff looked good and he had a smart gameplan in attacking hitters. Unfortunately for Woodruff and the Brewers, Juan Soto came up clutch in the eighth against Josh Hader and sent Milwaukee home for the rest of 2019. An oblique injury wiped out most of Woodruff's second half, but he has shown a lot of promise when healthy and will likely be a popular mid-round target in fantasy leagues next year.

October 1, 2019 03:08 PM
Brewers' Brandon Woodruff: Starting NL Wild Card Game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Woodruff will start Tuesday's Wild Card Game against Washington, Adam McCalvy of reports.

Woodruff has made just two starts since returning from an oblique injury in mid-September. He lasted just two innings in both of those starts, but he was excellent in both, striking out seven and walking just one while not allowing a single hit or run. It's unlikely he'll be able to go much past two innings Tuesday.

September 23, 2019 09:44 PM
Brewers' Brandon Woodruff: Sparkles in two frames
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Woodruff pitched two shutout innings with no hits or walks allowed while striking out three during a no-decision against the Pirates on Sunday.

The Brewers were planning for Woodruff to log between 50-to-55 pitches Sunday in his second straight back from the injured list. He only threw 38, but he couldn't have been sharper, shutting down the Pirates' slumping offense. Woodruff hasn't allowed a hit or a run in four innings since his return last Tuesday. Overall, he is 11-3 with a 3.62 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 143 strikeouts in 121.2 innings this season. Woodruff will make one more regular-season start at the Rockies on Saturday.

September 21, 2019 11:52 AM
Brewers' Brandon Woodruff: Locked in for Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Woodruff is slated to start Sunday's game against the Pirates.

Woodruff returned from the injured list Tuesday to make his first start in nearly two months, tossing 37 pitches and two scoreless frames in a win over the Padres. As was the case Tuesday, the Brewers are once again planning to use a piggyback arrangement of Woodruff and Gio Gonzalez on Sunday, but the workload could be more even between the two this time around. Per Adam McCalvy of, manager Craig Counsell suggested that Woodruff would add around 15-to-20 pitches in both of his final two starts of the regular season, setting the right-hander up to take on a more conventional starting role in the playoffs, should Milwaukee qualify. With that in mind, Woodruff could cover around 50-to-55 pitches Sunday, which may be enough for him to factor into the decision.

September 20, 2019 12:56 AM
Brewers' Brandon Woodruff: Will pitch this weekend
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Woodruff's next appearance will come sometime during this weekend's series against the Pirates, Sophia Minnaert of Fox Sports Wisconsin reports.

The team will make a decision Thursday night about when Woodruff's next appearance will be, but the key takeaway is that he emerged from Tuesday's game physically able to stay on turn. The Brewers have an off day Monday, and Woodruff should get one more appearance next week as he attempts to build up in advance of a possible appearance in the playoffs.

September 18, 2019 03:40 PM
Brewers' Brandon Woodruff: Sharp in abbreviated start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Woodruff didn't factor into the decision in Tuesday's 3-1 win over the Padres, walking one batter and striking out four over two scoreless innings.

As expected, the right-hander saw a small workload in his return from the injured list, tossing 37 pitches (23 strikes) before giving way to Gio Gonzalez. Woodruff's next start is scheduled for Sunday at home against the Pirates, but he's unlikely to last long enough to qualify for a win once again.

September 17, 2019 04:48 PM
Brewers' Brandon Woodruff: Reinstated from IL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Woodruff (oblique) has been officially activated from the 10-day injured list and will start Tuesday's game against San Diego, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

As expected, Woodruff has been cleared to return after suffering a left oblique strain July 22. His return comes at a great time for the Brewers, who are making a playoff push. It's unclear how many innings Woodruff will be able to throw, considering he's only been stretched out to around 40 pitches.

September 17, 2019 10:20 AM
Brewers' Brandon Woodruff: To start Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Woodruff (oblique) will start Tuesday against the Padres, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

An oblique injury has kept Woodruff out of action since late July. He recorded strong numbers prior to suffering the injury, recording a 3.75 ERA and a 28.3 percent strikeout rate over 20 starts. It's not clear how long he'll be able to pitch Tuesday, as he's only been throwing bullpen sessions, not rehab games. Gio Gonzalez will follow him out of the bullpen.

September 13, 2019 07:04 PM
Brewers' Brandon Woodruff: Final bullpen on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Woodruff (oblique) will throw one last bullpen session Saturday before being activated from the 10-day injured list, Adam McCalvy of reports.

Woodruff is on track to be activated sometime next week, though he'll need to pass one final test before that happens. The Brewers have yet to determine what the right-hander's role will be upon his return, but he's expected to be used in short bursts, per Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

September 12, 2019 10:20 PM
Brewers' Brandon Woodruff: Returning next week
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Woodruff (oblique) will return to major-league action next week but the Brewers are still working through what his role will be, Sophia Minnaert of FOX Sports Wisconsin reports.

After throwing 40 pitches during a live batting-practice session Wednesday, Woodruff would line up to return early next week during a home series against the Padres. For fantasy purposes, it would probably be preferable for him to be the second pitcher to enter the game during his first appearance, as he is probably not stretched out enough to go five innings. He could piggyback Zach Davies on Monday or Gio Gonzalez on Tuesday. Woodruff threw all of his pitches during Wednesday's session.

September 12, 2019 05:48 PM
Brewers' Brandon Woodruff: Next step could be activation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Woodruff (oblique) threw around 40 quality pitches against hitters Wednesday, Sophia Minnaert of FOX Sports Wisconsin reports.

He apparently got a fist bump from general manager David Stearns after the live batting-practice session, which Minnaert says could be the final step before he is activated off the injured list. Woodruff said he used all of his pitches Wednesday. Once activated, he'll likely return to the rotation, although he's not expected to go very deep in his first start back.

September 8, 2019 01:16 PM
Brewers' Brandon Woodruff: Completes simulated game
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Woodruff (oblique) tossed two simulated innings Sunday, Adam McCalvy of reports.

Sidelined since late July with the left oblique strain, Woodruff looks to be nearing the finish line in his recovery from the injury now that he's resumed mound work. Woodruff may not have time to head out on a proper minor-league rehab assignment before returning from the injured list, but the Brewers are still counting on him rejoining the roster in the back half of September. Milwaukee hasn't defined Woodruff's role once he returns, but even if he takes back a spot in the rotation, he would likely face a more limited pitch count in his starts than he had previously.

September 5, 2019 10:44 PM
Brewers' Brandon Woodruff: Throws 30-pitch bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Woodruff (oblique) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Thursday, Sophia Minnaert of Fox Sports Wisconsin reports.

Monday's bullpen session was 20 pitches, so he's building up. He said he feels good but will need more reps before he is ready to be activated. Woodruff is running out of time to build up to the point that he could handle a starter's workload, but if the Brewers can hang in the playoff race, he could make a couple of starts before the end of the season.

September 2, 2019 03:12 PM
Brewers' Brandon Woodruff: Fires another bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Woodruff (oblique) threw a 20-pitch bullpen session Monday, Adam McCalvy of reports.

Woodruff ramped up the intensity Monday after taking it easy in his previous bullpen session Friday, which was his first since landing on the injured list with a left oblique strain. The right-hander incorporated his entire arsenal and reported no issues afterwards. He's hoping to rejoin the Brewers sometime during the second-half of September.

August 31, 2019 12:36 PM
Brewers' Brandon Woodruff: Starts mound work
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Woodruff (oblique) threw 15 pitches off a mound Friday morning and reported no discomfort, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

It's the first time Woodruff has been on a mound since he landed on the injured list with a left oblique strain over a month ago, so this is a significant progression in his rehab. The 26-year-old is hoping to rejoin the Brewers in the latter half of September, but he's still at least a couple weeks away as he begins to ramp up his throwing program.

August 24, 2019 10:00 AM
Brewers' Brandon Woodruff: Making progress in throwing program
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Woodruff (oblique) threw from 120 feet Friday afternoon, Adam McCalvy of reports.

Woodruff hasn't worked off a mound yet, but it's good to see that he's making progress in his throwing program. After landing on the injured list with a left oblique strain near the end of July, he remains on track to return in mid-September.

August 17, 2019 08:36 PM
Brewers' Brandon Woodruff: Won't be back until mid-September
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The earliest Woodruff (oblique) could return to the big-league rotation is mid-September, according to general manager David Stearns, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

He has progressed to throwing but still hasn't faced live hitters since landing on the shelf almost a month ago. Woodruff solidified his status as an all-format starting pitcher this year, but it sounds like the best we can hope for is a few starts to close out the season.

August 9, 2019 07:24 PM
Brewers' Brandon Woodruff: Resumes throwing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Woodruff played catch Friday for the first time since suffering a left oblique strain, Adam McCalvy of reports.

Woodruff was placed on the shelf July 22 after suffering the injury, and he's not expected to return until the beginning of September at the earliest. The fact that he's resumed throwing is a solid first step, but he still has a long road ahead of him before being activated.

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