Brandon Pfaadt

24-Year-Old PitcherP
Arizona Diamondbacks AAA
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Perhaps a sleeper in shallower redraft leagues, Pfaadt is now an in-demand pitching prospect in dynasty and draft and hold formats after he built up to 167 innings and had a very strong showing in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League. Among PCL pitchers with at least 50 innings, Pfaadt ranked third in ERA (2.63) and first in WHIP (0.99) and K-BB% (24.8%). Nobody was all that close to him in WHIP or K-BB%, so it's safe to say that Pfaadt was the best pitcher in the league. The 6-foot-4 righty has a well-rounded pitch mix, featuring a mid-90s fastball with good ride, a plus slider with sharp bite and a solid changeup. Most scouts have him pegged as a No. 3 or No. 4 starter in real life, but the stats suggest there might be a little more here. He won't have any workload restrictions in 2023 and could crack the big-league rotation out of spring training. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed a contract with the Diamondbacks in June of 2020.
Earns organizational honors
PArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
September 27, 2022
The Diamondbacks named Pfaadt the organization's Minor League Pitcher of the Year for 2022, MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Pfaadt ended his season in style over the weekend, picking up the win for Triple-A Reno while striking out 10. The effort increased his strikeout total to 218 combined between Double-A Amarillo and Reno. He became the first minor leaguer to reach the 200-strikeout milestone since 2011, and the 218 punchouts were the most by any minor leaguer since Brandon Claussen in 2001 (220). The 23-year-old right-hander, who turns 24 in October, will return to Reno next season.
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Succeeding in Triple-A
PArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
September 9, 2022
Pfaadt has posted a 2.57 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 47:12 K:BB across 42 innings since his promotion to Triple-A Reno.
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Promoted to Triple-A
PArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
August 2, 2022
Pfaadt was promoted from Double-A Amarillo to Triple-A Reno on Tuesday.
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Jumps to Double-A
PArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
August 16, 2021
The Diamondbacks promoted Pfaadt from High-A Hillsboro to Double-A Amarillo on Monday, Zach Buchanan of The Athletic reports.
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Goes to Arizona in fifth round
PArizona Diamondbacks  AAA
June 11, 2020
The Diamondbacks have selected Pfaadt with the 149th overall pick in the 2020 first-year player draft.
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