MLB

Brad Lidge # - P

  • Age: 37
  • DOB: 1976/12/23
  • POB: Sacramento, CA
  • Height: 6-5 Weight: 210lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 11
  • Drafted by Houston in 1998 (1st round).

Scouting Report

AssetsWhen at his best, he was an overpowering late-inning reliever who racked up great strikeout totals and intimidated opposing lineups. Owned a devastating slider, which he complemented with a fastball in the mid-to-high-90's. Was unhittable for stretches.
FlawsEventually developed a troubling tendency to give up untimely big hits and late-inning rallies. Wore down physically and became injury-prone, further affecting his consistency, reliability and production. As a result, he lost his closer role late in his career.
Career potentialTalented, inconsistent and injury-prone late-inning reliever.

Honours and Awards

2008NL - Rolaids Relief Man
2008NL - Comeback player of the year
2008Named to the All-Star Game
2007Delivery Man of the Year Award (Most outstanding relief pitcher of the season)
2005Named to the All-Star Game

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2012/12/02Announced his retirement.
2012/06/25Released by the Washington Nationals.
2012/06/17Designated for assignment by the Washington Nationals.
2012/06/07Missed 38 games (abdomen).
2012/04/27Abdomen, 15-day DL (retroactive to April 22nd, 2012).
2012/01/26Signed as a free agent by the Washington Nationals to a one-year contract.
2011/10/30Filed for free agency.
2011/10/24Philadelphia Phillies declined their contract option for next season.
2011/07/22Missed 97 games (rotator cuff).
2011/04/29Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (rotator cuff).
2011/03/30Rotator cuff, 15-day DL.
2010/09/14Missed 7 games (right elbow injury).
2010/09/08Right elbow injury, day-to-day.
2010/05/31Missed 18 games (right elbow inflammation).
2010/05/15Right elbow inflammation, early September (retroactive to May 10th, 2010).
2010/05/14Right elbow inflammation, day-to-day.
2010/04/30Missed 21 games (elbow injury).
2010/04/01Elbow injury, early September.
2009/06/25Missed 15 games (knee injury).
2009/06/09Knee injury, early September.
2009/05/02Missed 4 games (knee injury).
2009/04/27Knee injury, day-to-day.
2008/07/06Signed by the Philadelphia Phillies to a three-year contract extension.
2008/04/05Missed 4 games (arthroscopic knee surgery).
2008/03/24Arthroscopic knee surgery, 15-day DL (retroactive to March 21st, 2008).
2008/01/17Re-signed by the Philadelphia Phillies to a one-year contract.
2007/11/07Acquired from the Houston Astros.
2007/07/12Missed 22 games (oblique injury).
2007/06/20Oblique injury, 15-day DL.
2007/05/29Missed 6 games (knee injury).
2007/05/23Knee injury, day-to-day.
2006/01/17Re-signed by the Houston Astros to a one-year contract.
2005/07/05Missed 11 games (biceps injury).
2005/07/02Biceps injury, day-to-day.
2005/03/02Re-signed by the Houston Astros to a one-year contract.
2004/03/03Re-signed by the Houston Astros to a one-year contract.
2003/02/05Re-signed by the Houston Astros to a one-year contract.
2002/09/30Missed 10 games (rib injury).
2002/09/21Rib injury, day-to-day.
2002/09/01Recalled from New Orleans (AAA).
2002/05/03Optioned to New Orleans (AAA).
2002/04/21Recalled from New Orleans (AAA).
2002/03/17Assigned by the Houston Astros to their minor league camp.
2002/02/26Re-signed by the Houston Astros to a one-year contract.
2001/03/11Assigned by the Houston Astros to their minor league camp.

Trades

2012/01/26Signed as a free agent by the Washington Nationals.
2007/11/07Houston Astros traded Brad Lidge and Eric Bruntlett to the Philadelphia Phillies for Michael Bourn, Michael Costanzo and Geoff Geary.
1998/06/02Drafted by the Houston Astros in the 1st round (17th overall) in 1998.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPGSWLSVCGSHOIPHRERHRBBKWHIPERA
2012WashingtonNL110012009.1121010111102.479.64
2012PotomacA21010001.12110132.266.75
2011PhiladelphiaNL2500210019.11633013231.501.40
2011ReadingAA40000003.23220151.094.91
2011LakewoodA42000004.05110051.252.25
2010PhiladelphiaNL50011270045.2321615524521.232.96
2010Lehigh ValleyAAA10000001.00000101.000.00
2010ReadingAA20000003.01000140.670.00
2010ClearwaterA63010005.25550251.237.94
2009PhiladelphiaNL67008310058.27251471134611.817.21
2009ReadingAA11000001.01000021.000.00
2009ClearwaterA10000001.00000101.000.00
2008PhiladelphiaNL72020410069.1501715235921.231.95
2008ClearwaterA11000001.02111123.009.00
2007HoustonNL66053190067.0542925930881.253.36
2007Corpus ChristiAA11000001.00000000.000.00
2006HoustonNL78015320075.069474410361041.405.28
2005HoustonNL70044420070.25821185231031.152.29
2004HoustonNL80065290094.25721208301570.921.90
2003HoustonNL7806310085.0603634642971.203.60
2002HoustonNL61100008.2126609122.426.23
2002New OrleansAAA241955000111.28347429471101.163.39
2002Round RockAA501100011.094303181.092.45
2001Round RockAA552000026.0215517421.081.73
2000KissimmeeA882100041.2281413315461.032.81
1999KissimmeeA660200021.11388011191.133.38
1998Quad CityA440100011.010540561.363.27
TotalNL6031263222500603.1492257237572877991.293.54
TotalAAA251955000112.28347429481101.163.36
TotalAA1873100045.2351110112711.031.97
TotalA32252600087.0653533436861.163.41

Legend:

GP - games played
GS - games started
W - wins
L - losses
SV - saves
CG - complete games
SHO - shutouts
IP - innings pitched
H - hits
R - runs
ER - earned runs
HR - homeruns
BB - walks or base on balls
K - strikouts
WHIP - walks and hits per inning pitched
ERA - earned runs avverage


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