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Braden LooperHigh Level: MLB Stat Years: 1994-2009 MLB Years: 1998-2009
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Rated Prospect
1st Round Draft Pick
World Series Champion

PositionsP-740Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameBraden Lavern Looper
Height6-5Weight225BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateDecember 28,1974 [43.056]PlaceWeatherford,Oklahoma
High SchoolMangum (Mangum,OK)
CollegeWichita State University (Wichita,KS)

DraftedSelected by the St. Louis Cardinals in the 1st round (3rd overall) of the 1996 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing Bonus$1,675,000Signing Scouts[Cardinals]Service Time10.012 (2008)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 1997-MLB-#32 ... 1997-SLN-#3 ... 1998-MLB-#39 ... 1999-MLB-#23 ... 1999-FLO-#3
MLB DebutMarch 31,1998 [23.093]
OrganizationsMIA [5] SLN [5] NYN [2] MIL [1] Awards3
TBC Player ID1230Retrosheet IDloopb001MLBAM ID131702
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts37Walks67Hittable49SO/BB55vsPower49Hitting17Durability90Team.503Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1994Wichita StateCollegeNCAAFrRel19120.0017017000153.05000015460001.238.49--2.557.813.07.333-
1995Wichita StateCollegeNCAASoR/CL20331.77270270001356.0441611018450001.117.07--2.897.232.50.500-
1996Wichita State UniversityMVCNCAA-1R/CL21412.09260260001256.0371713015641000.935.95--2.4110.294.27.800-
1997Prince William CannonsCaroA+sln-ST22364.4812120000064.0713832625581201.499.930.843.508.112.32.333-
1997Arkansas TravelersTexAAsln-Rel22145.91190190014521.024141427201201.4510.130.842.958.442.86.200-
1997Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--S/R04104.833112190014585.2955246832782401.489.980.843.368.192.44.286-
1998Memphis RedbirdsPCLAAAsln-R/CL23233.104004000322040.2431614313433001.389.520.662.889.523.31.400-
1998St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln55Rel23015.4040400303.05421141001.8013.502.702.7010.804.00.0005.54
1999Florida MarlinsNLMLBflo41Rel24333.80720720022083.0964335731502201.5310.410.763.365.421.61.5004.15
2000Florida MarlinsNLMLBflo41Rel25514.41730730023267.0714133336295001.599.490.404.813.880.81.8334.46
2001Florida MarlinsNLMLBflo41Rel26333.55710710021371.0632828830520001.317.991.013.806.591.73.5004.32
2002Florida MarlinsNLMLBflo41R/CL27253.147807800401386.0733130828551001.177.640.842.935.761.96.2863.87
2003Florida MarlinsNLMLBflo41CL28643.687407400642880.2823433429562001.389.150.453.246.251.93.6003.37
2004New York MetsNLMLBnyn40CL29252.707107100602983.0862825516601031.229.290.541.736.483.75.2863.07
2005New York MetsNLMLBnyn40CL30473.946006000542859.0653126722271051.479.861.063.344.101.23.3645.01
2006St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln41Rel31933.56690690028073.0763029320410021.319.330.372.455.032.05.7503.46
2007St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln41ST3212124.94313010000175.0183100962251870341.349.411.132.624.471.71.5004.82
2008St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln41ST3312144.16333301100199.021610192254510831111.319.771.132.044.882.40.4624.52
2009Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil41ST341475.22343400000194.222612311339641005051.4910.451.802.964.621.56.6675.74
MLB Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter72654.1567097573113151031173.01242594542132373669216301.379.511.012.855.121.79.5261.35
Minor League Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter6134.27711259004625125.0138686011451215401.459.830.783.218.622.69.316-
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter233.104004000322040.2431614313433001.389.520.662.889.523.31.400-
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter145.91190190014521.024141427201201.4510.130.842.958.442.86.200-
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter364.4812120000064.0713832625581201.499.930.843.508.112.32.333-
NCAA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter861.317007000026165.013133240481551001.087.15--2.628.453.23.571-
Florida Marlins Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter19163.6936803680017046387.13851771593015424210201.398.930.703.575.611.57.543-
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter33304.37137637411310450.24802352195111724044171.329.591.022.344.792.05.524-
New York Mets Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter6123.2213101310011457142.215159511238872081.329.530.762.405.492.29.333-
Milwaukee Brewers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1475.22343400000194.222612311339641005051.4910.451.802.964.621.56.667-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings13124.1512518107005919220.023211110125701254161.379.511.012.855.121.79.5201.35
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings10234.2712421103008044220.024011810419782119701.459.830.783.218.622.69.303-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1996Wichita State UniversityMVCNCAA-1-p21161000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
1997Arkansas TravelersTexAAsln-p22190000000001000000.0001.000.0001.000001.000.000.000.714100.000.000.000.000.000.00
1998Memphis RedbirdsPCLAAAsln-p23401000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2000Florida MarlinsNLMLBflo41p25712000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2001Florida MarlinsNLMLBflo41p26672000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2002Florida MarlinsNLMLBflo41p27731000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2003Florida MarlinsNLMLBflo41p287211100000000010001.0001.0001.0002.0001021.000.000.000.8910.000.000.000.000.000.00
2004New York MetsNLMLBnyn40p29692000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2006St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln41p31652011000000000000.500.5001.0001.500212.500.500.500.6210.000.000.000.000.00100.00
2007St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln41p32295361020060041915001.189.259.226.48512263.294.037.113.2296.3530.164.750.000.0020.00
2008St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln41p334063516310400421013003.254.299.333.63221480.381.079.143.2835.0026.255.250.000.0025.00
2009Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil41p343260312000800218011000.200.226.200.42612073.286.000.033.1962.7424.669.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter518186154061018001063130004.215.259.258.517487227.325.043.097.0004.4127.756.300.000.0017.50
Minor League Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter591000000001000000.000.500.000.500002.000.0001.000.00050.000.000.000.000.000.00
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter401000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter190000000001000000.0001.000.0001.000001.000.000.000.000100.000.000.000.000.000.00
NCAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter161000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter13411811276101000840118004.229.283.297.580357145.346.068.136.0005.5227.595.000.000.0025.93
Milwaukee Brewers Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter3260312000800218011000.200.226.200.42612073.286.000.033.0002.7424.669.000.000.000.00
Florida Marlins Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter2836110000000401000.167.167.167.334107.500.000.000.0000.0057.140.000.000.000.00
New York Mets Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter692000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625851320060032009001.215.259.258.51715271.325.043.097.0004.4127.756.300.000.0017.50
Average Minor - Per 162 games1623000000003000000.000.500.000.500005.000.0001.000.00050.000.000.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1997Prince William Cannons CaroA+sln22P12--47111211.9170.92------12100.08.6
1997Arkansas Travelers TexAAsln22P19---1--111.0000.05------19100.013.6
1998Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln23P40---5--551.0000.13------40100.027.8
1998St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln23P4-3-------------4100.02.5
1999Florida MarlinsNLMLBflo24P72-8338--11111.0000.150.13-----72100.044.4
2000Florida MarlinsNLMLBflo25P73-67511111716.9410.220.24-----73100.045.3
2001Florida MarlinsNLMLBflo26P71-7148-112121.0000.170.17-----71100.043.8
2002Florida MarlinsNLMLBflo27P78-86314-217171.0000.220.20-----78100.048.1
2003Florida MarlinsNLMLBflo28P74-80110--11111.0000.150.14-----74100.045.7
2004New York MetsNLMLBnyn29P71-83512-117171.0000.240.20-----71100.043.8
2005New York MetsNLMLBnyn30P60-59-81-98.8890.130.14-----60100.037.0
2006St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln31P68-72610-216161.0000.240.22-----6998.642.2
2007St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln32P31301751118-129291.0000.940.17-----31100.019.1
2008St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln33P33331992015--35351.0001.060.18-----4082.520.4
2009Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil34P34341941331214644.9571.290.23-----34100.021.0
MLB Totals for P - 12 season(s)-   P6699711727114549220216.9820.320.18-----6690.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P40---5--551.0000.13------400.00.0
AA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P19---1--111.0000.05------190.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P12--47111211.9170.92------120.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1997Prince William Cannons CaroA+sln2212----------
1997Arkansas Travelers TexAAsln2219----------
1998Memphis Redbirds PCLAAAsln2340----------
1998St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln234----------
1999Florida MarlinsNLMLBflo2472----------
2000Florida MarlinsNLMLBflo2573----------
2001Florida MarlinsNLMLBflo2671----------
2002Florida MarlinsNLMLBflo2778----------
2003Florida MarlinsNLMLBflo2874----------
2004New York MetsNLMLBnyn2971----------
2005New York MetsNLMLBnyn3060----------
2006St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln3168----------
2007St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln3231----------
2008St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln3333----------
2009Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil3434----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2003Florida MarlinsDiv SeriesMLB28100.0020200101.21100200002.505.400.0010.800.000.005.401.000
2003Florida MarlinsChamp. SeriesMLB28000.0020200211.21000110001.675.400.005.405.401.000.00.000
2003Florida MarlinsWorld SeriesMLB28109.8240400303.26442040001.8714.734.910.009.8209.821.000
2006St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB31138.381001000209.219109135002.3917.690.932.794.661.679.31.250
2006St. Louis CardinalsDiv SeriesMLB31000.0010100001.21000000000.835.400.000.000.0000.00.000
2006St. Louis CardinalsChamp. SeriesMLB31005.7930300204.27331010001.6713.501.930.001.9305.79.000
2006St. Louis CardinalsWorld SeriesMLB31003.8630300202.11110010000.483.860.000.003.8603.86.000
2007St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB32202.18550000020.22155138001.199.150.441.313.482.672.181.000
2008St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB33027.98440000014.2201413276001.9012.271.234.303.680.868.59.000
2009Milwaukee BrewersMLB Spring TrainingMLB34000.0000000007.0900110001.4311.571.291.290.000.000.00.000
2011Chicago CubsMLB Spring TrainingMLB36109.95514000012.2201414338001.8914.212.132.135.682.679.951.000
MLB Spring Training Totals - 5 yrs455.71241014002064.789434181727001.6412.391.112.373.761.595.98.444
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 2 yrs100.0030300103.3210020001.205.400.005.400.000.002.701.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs004.2650500416.3833112001.4211.371.421.422.842.004.26.000
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs107.5070700506.0755205001.1710.503.000.007.5007.501.000

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2007St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB3222000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2008St. Louis CardinalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB3322000000000001000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2009Milwaukee BrewersMLB Spring TrainingMLB3421000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2011Chicago CubsMLB Spring TrainingMLB36521210020000001001.000.6671.5002.167313.667.500.5000.000.000.000.000.0050.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 4 yrs117121002000201100.286.250.429.679319.333.143.1430.0022.220.000.000.0050.00

Awards [3]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
1995Missouri Valley Conference All-Conference Team (RP)1
19961st Team College All-American (SP) ... Missouri Valley Conference All-Conference Team (RP)2

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionRoster for Current Team
2011-03-25Released by Cubs 
2011-01-27ContractSigned by Cubs 
2009-02-12ContractSigned by Brewers (1-year,mutual option 2010) 
2007-07-02InjuredActivated from DL 
2007-06-12InjuredDisabled -- Shoulder 
2005-12-15ContractSigned by Cardinals (3-years) 
2004-01-08ContractSigned as Free Agent by Mets. 
2003-12-21Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1998-12-14TradeTraded by Cardinals with Pablo Ozuna and Armando Almanza to Marlins for Edgar Renteria. 
1996-08-30Contractsigned 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
1996St. Louis Cardinals-211,675,000-------1,675,000Signing Bonus out of 1996 Draft (1st round - 3rd overall)
1998St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll23170,000-81239-1,276,192170,0001,845,000
1999Florida MarlinsTeam Payroll24201,000-79626121,454,491200,0002,046,000
2000Florida MarlinsTeam Payroll25255,000-60821331,394,248200,0002,301,000
2001Florida MarlinsTeam Payroll26400,000-51216421,897,758200,0002,701,000
2002Florida MarlinsTeam Payroll27800,000-42417532,011,045200,0003,501,000
2003Florida MarlinsTeam Payroll281,600,000-30913622,163,527300,0005,101,000
2004New York MetsTeam Payroll292,000,000-26912702,070,100300,0007,101,000
2005New York MetsTeam Payroll30800,000-41518542,189,055300,0007,901,000
2006St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll313,500,000-2141374++2,365,072327,00011,401,000
2007St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll324,500,000-181878++2,459,737380,00015,901,000
2008St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll335,500,00010.012162682++2,696,252390,00021,401,000
2009Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll344,750,000-188777++2,746,792400,00026,151,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red