Brad Wieck
28-Year-Old PitcherRP
Day-To-Day
Injury Chest
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Wieck's seven-inning debut in 2018 was too short to place much stock in his 1.29 ERA, but his drop to a 5.71 ERA in 34.2 frames in 2019 was still quite disappointing. His peripherals were not nearly so poor, as he combined a strong 33.1 K% with a roughly average 8.8 BB%. His primary problem was a 2.1 HR/9, the product of a low 31.3% groundball rate and a high 19.5% HR/FB rate. The latter number likely represents some bad luck, so if that regresses to Wieck's benefit, he could be a valuable member of the Cubs' bullpen in 2020. The Cubs lack an established hierarchy in front of Craig Kimbrel, and Wieck has the strikeout rate to conceivably pitch in high leverage. His lack of a track record means he's not a great investment during draft season, though he could become interesting as the season progresses. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year contract with the Padres in March of 2019. Traded to the Cubs in July of 2019.
Nearing mound work
PChicago Cubs
Chest
March 12, 2020
Wieck (chest) is expected to build up to throwing off flat ground from 120 feet within the next few days, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Wieck was away from the Cubs for a good portion of camp after requiring a heart procedure in late February, but he's since receive clearance to rejoin the team and resume activity. Because of the time he missed, Wieck is still in the process of getting his arm conditioned for game action, so he has yet to step back on a mound. The Cubs anticipate that he'll be ready for a bullpen session once he throws from 120 feet on back-to-back days.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
14
Last 10 Games
13
Last 5 Games
16
How many pitches does Brad Wieck generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
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121+
 
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21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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121+
What part of the game does Brad Wieck generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-21%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-31%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-50%
BAA vs LHP
2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .230 64 17 1 14 5 0 4
Since 2017vs Right .181 108 42 12 17 3 0 5
2019vs Left .265 52 12 1 13 4 0 4
2019vs Right .183 96 37 12 15 3 0 4
2018vs Left .083 12 5 0 1 1 0 0
2018vs Right .167 12 5 0 2 0 0 1
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-22%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-15%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 4.44 1.07 24.1 1 1 0 14.1 2.2 1.8
Since 2017Away 5.71 1.04 17.1 1 1 0 10.9 3.6 2.1
2019Home 5.31 1.18 20.1 1 1 0 13.7 2.7 2.2
2019Away 6.28 1.19 14.1 1 1 0 11.3 4.4 1.9
2018Home 0.00 0.50 4.0 0 0 0 15.8 0.0 0.0
2018Away 3.00 0.33 3.0 0 0 0 9.0 0.0 3.0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Brad Wieck compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
3.77
 
K/9
12.7
 
BB/9
3.4
 
HR/9
2.1
 
Fastball
93.8 mph
 
ERA
5.71
 
WHIP
1.18
 
BABIP
.291
 
GB/FB
0.79
 
Left On Base
60.4%
 
Exit Velocity
90.7 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
8.4%
 
Spin Rate
2208 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
43.4%
 
Swinging Strike
12.2%
 
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
A velocity spike in 2017 allowed Wieck to finally clear the last hurdle and make his major-league debut as a 26-year-old last year. He threw seven innings of relief for the Padres, allowing just one run while striking out 10 batters. The lefty's numbers with Double-A San Antonio and Triple-A El Paso were similarly impressive, as he posted a 2.53 ERA in 46.1 innings, striking out 36.1% of batters while walking 8.8%. With a fastball that can touch 99 mph and a plus curveball, Wieck would seem to have plenty of potential as a high-leverage reliever. It would be a surprise to see him push toward the closer conversation in 2019, but he could have some fringe deep-league value regardless as his average appearance last season lasted 1.4 innings, suggesting he'll be more than just a LOOGY.
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Plays catch
PChicago Cubs
Chest
March 3, 2020
Wieck (heart) played catch Monday and will continue to throw off flat ground throughout the week, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
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Dealing with cardiac issue
PChicago Cubs
Chest
February 27, 2020
Wieck rejoined the Cubs in Arizona on Wednesday but will remain out through at least next week after he was diagnosed with an abnormal heartbeat during a pre-spring physical, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Away from team
PChicago Cubs
Not Injury Related
February 26, 2020
Wieck left the Cubs earlier in spring training but plans to rejoin the team later this week, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
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Picks up win in relief
PChicago Cubs
September 27, 2019
Wieck (2-2) struck out the only batter he faced to earn the win against the Cardinals on Friday.
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Set for debut with Cubs
PChicago Cubs
September 1, 2019
Wieck was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Sunday.
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