Brandon Hughes

Brandon Hughes

28-Year-Old PitcherRP
Arizona Diamondbacks
2024 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Brandon Hughes in 2024. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year contract with the Diamondbacks in February of 2024.
Sent back to Reno
PArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
June 29, 2024
The Diamondbacks optioned Hughes to Triple-A Reno on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Hughes owns a 2.00 ERA through 27 frames at Triple-A, but he allowed four earned runs in 3.1 innings after joining the Diamondbacks' bullpen Sunday. He'll now be sent back to Triple-A to make room for Zac Gallen (hamstring), who was reinstated from the IL in a corresponding move.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
24
Last 10 Games
25
Last 5 Games
32
How many pitches does Brandon Hughes generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Brandon Hughes generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-14%
BAA vs LHP
2024
 
 
-59%
BAA vs LHP
2023
 
 
-22%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-19%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2022vs Left .221 151 48 12 30 2 1 1
Since 2022vs Right .257 225 55 24 49 10 0 20
2024vs Left .192 28 10 1 5 0 0 0
2024vs Right .474 46 8 6 18 4 0 8
2023vs Left .231 30 10 4 6 0 0 0
2023vs Right .296 33 7 4 8 2 0 2
2022vs Left .226 93 28 7 19 2 1 1
2022vs Right .183 146 40 14 23 4 0 10
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-17%
ERA on Road
2024
 
 
-45%
ERA on Road
2023
 
 
-55%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-23%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2022Home 5.40 1.45 43.1 1 1 4 14.1 3.5 2.5
Since 2022Away 4.50 1.24 42.0 1 5 4 7.5 4.1 1.9
2024Home 12.91 2.48 7.2 0 0 0 12.9 5.9 7.0
2024Away 7.11 1.74 6.1 0 0 0 9.9 2.8 2.8
2023Home 4.70 0.91 7.2 0 1 0 14.1 3.5 1.2
2023Away 10.50 2.50 6.0 0 2 0 7.5 7.5 1.5
2022Home 3.54 1.32 28.0 1 0 4 14.5 2.9 1.6
2022Away 2.73 0.88 29.2 1 3 4 7.0 3.6 1.8
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Stat Review
How does Brandon Hughes 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
2.57
 
K/9
11.6
 
BB/9
4.5
 
HR/9
5.1
 
Fastball
92.5 mph
 
ERA
10.29
 
WHIP
2.14
 
BABIP
.411
 
GB/FB
0.52
 
Left On Base
74.5%
 
Exit Velocity
82.1 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
15.2%
 
Spin Rate
2368 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
28.3%
 
Swinging Strike
11.3%
 
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2023 Fantasy Outlook
Hughes emerged as a pleasant surprise after Chicago traded closer David Robertson and his presumed replacement, Scott Effross, at the deadline last year. The southpaw made his big league debut last May and immediately made an impression with five strikeouts over 1.2 innings in his first outing. Hughes leveraged a 93-mph fastball with plenty of horizontal break and a filthy slider that produced a 49% whiff rate to strike out 68 over 57.2 innings for a solid 10.6 K/9. He racked up 57 appearances to become the first Cubs rookie to pitch in 50-plus games since 2014. However, his 11.1% barrel rate was poor (4th percentile), while his 8.8% walk rate and 38.3% hard hit percentage were also below average. Hughes still maintained solid ratios while leading the Cubs with eight saves after the trade deadline, but don't count on a leading bullpen role in 2023 just yet with Chicago looking to spend this winter.
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Recalled by Arizona
PArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
June 23, 2024
The Diamondbacks recalled Hughes from Triple-A Reno on Sunday.
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Optioned to Triple-A
PArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
June 6, 2024
The Diamondbacks optioned Hughes to Triple-A Reno on Thursday.
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Recalled, opening Wednesday
PArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
May 22, 2024
The Diamondbacks recalled Hughes from Triple-A Reno on Wednesday. He'll serve as Arizona's opening pitcher for the team's series finale in Los Angeles versus the Dodgers, Jesse Friedman of GoPHNX.com reports.
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Sent to Triple-A
PArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
May 5, 2024
Hughes was optioned to Triple-A Reno on Sunday.
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Serves as opener Tuesday
PArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
May 1, 2024
Hughes worked a scoreless inning as the Diamondbacks' opening pitcher in Tuesday's 4-3 extra-inning win over the Dodgers, allowing one hit while striking out two.
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Latest Fantasy Rumors
Revolving door at closer for CHC?
PChicago Cubs  AAA
March 7, 2023
Tony Andracki of Marquee Sports Network believes the Cubs will feature a revolving door at closer this season.
ANALYSIS
Andracki identifies Hughes as the best bet to get the call if the Cubs have the lead in the ninth inning Opening Day but goes on to note that the 27-year-old is the only left-hander currently assured of a big-league bullpen spot. Brad Boxberger, Michael Fulmer, Rowan Wick and Adbert Alzolay are among the right-handers who could ultimately factor into the saves mix this season for Chicago. It's likely to be a frustrating situation for fantasy managers.
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