Hunter Brown

Hunter Brown

24-Year-Old PitcherRP
Houston Astros
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Armed with an upper-90s fastball, low-80s curveball with above-average drop and a 93-mph slider, Brown has the type of modern pitch mix that passes the eye test and excites data analysts. For years, prospect analysts knew of Brown's impressive repertoire, but it wasn't until late in 2021 that he started to throw strikes at a rate that suggested he could make it as a starter. His walk rate at Triple-A and the majors has been between 8.8% and 10.6%, which is still on the high end for a starter, but it's workable and at 24 years old, there's still room for improvement. In addition to missing bats at an above-average clip, Brown has typically logged elite groundball rates north of 50%. There would be much more redraft buzz if the Astros didn't have perhaps the deepest rotation in the game. As such, it's unclear how many starts he will make in 2023, but there is a very high long-term ceiling. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
$Signed a contract with the Astros in June of 2019.
Three strong innings in relief
PHouston Astros
September 20, 2022
Brown allowed two hits while striking out three and walking one across three scoreless innings out of the bullpen to earn a hold Monday against the Rays.
ANALYSIS
Brown appeared out of the bullpen for the first time since being promoted to the majors but had no problem with his shift in role. He entered the game in the sixth inning with a four-run lead and threw 47 pitches to maintain the advantage. While Brown won't get back into the Houston rotation barring an injury prior to the close of the season, he could be used in a valuable multi-inning role that will allow him to pile up strikeouts and potentially wins.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
38
Last 10 Games
38
Last 5 Games
23
How many pitches does Hunter Brown 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 Hunter Brown generally pitch?
 
 
 
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Extra
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-56%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-56%
BAA vs LHP
2021
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2020
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .136 49 14 5 6 1 1 0
Since 2020vs Right .310 31 8 2 9 3 0 0
2022vs Left .136 49 14 5 6 1 1 0
2022vs Right .310 31 8 2 9 3 0 0
2021vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
2021
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2020
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 0.00 0.87 10.1 1 0 0 10.5 3.5 0.0
Since 2020Away 1.80 1.30 10.0 1 0 0 9.0 2.7 0.0
2022Home 0.00 0.87 10.1 1 0 0 10.5 3.5 0.0
2022Away 1.80 1.30 10.0 1 0 0 9.0 2.7 0.0
2021Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Hunter Brown 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
3.14
 
K/9
9.7
 
BB/9
3.1
 
HR/9
0.0
 
Fastball
96.6 mph
 
ERA
0.89
 
WHIP
1.08
 
BABIP
.298
 
GB/FB
4.25
 
Left On Base
90.9%
 
Exit Velocity
83.7 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
2.8%
 
Spin Rate
2275 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
27.4%
 
Swinging Strike
9.4%
 
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Moves to bullpen
PHouston Astros
September 18, 2022
Brown has moved to the Astros bullpen, Julia Morales of AT&T SportsNet Southwest reports.
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Another strong outing in win
PHouston Astros
September 13, 2022
Brown (2-0) earned the victory Tuesday in Detroit, striking out six in six innings while allowing two runs on five hits and two walks.
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Getting another start
PHouston Astros
September 12, 2022
Brown is scheduled to start Tuesday's game at Detroit.
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Dominant in big-league debut
PHouston Astros
September 5, 2022
Brown (1-0) earned the win over Texas on Monday, allowing three hits and one walk while striking out five batters over six scoreless innings.
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Debuting as starter Monday
PHouston Astros
September 3, 2022
Brown will make his major-league debut as a starter Monday against the Rangers, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.
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