The Red Report: Bronson Arroyo

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Bronson Arroyo

#61 / Pitcher / Cincinnati Reds

6-4

195

R

R

Feb 24, 1977


Fast Facts:

  • Bronson Arroyo was born in Key West, Florida, and grew up in nearby Brooksville. He attended Hernando HS, which he notably shares with two professional wrestlers I've never heard of. Neat.
  • He was drafted in the 3rd found of the 1995 draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates, which makes him sound pretty old. Others drafted in his round were the likes of Randy Winn, Ryan Dempster, and a guy who's already MANAGED in the majors in A.J. Hinch.
  • In that same draft, the Reds drafted Brett Tomko in the 2nd round as their only pre-Arroyo pick. Can you name the 3 other ex-Reds drafted in the first two rounds of that draft (by other teams)?
  • He moved up the Pirates system pretty methodically. He went about a level a year, needing two seasons to get through AA.
  • He made his debut in the Pittsburgh bullpen in 2000 at age 23. His tenure in Pittsburgh can be described as average to below-average. At age 26, the Pirates tried to pass him through waivers, and he got picked up by the Boston Red Sox.
  • The Red Sox sent him to AAA for most of the 2003 season, where he thrived. He came up for a few bullpen appearances before making it into Boston's rotation in 2004, where he spent the entire year. He started 2 games in the playoffs on Boston's historic run to win the World Series.
  • He established himself as a workhorse, surpassing 200 innings for the first time in 2005. He's done it every year since except 2011, when he was 1 inning short.
  • After being acquired by the Reds in the best month in Wayne Krivsky's history, he made the NL All-Star team for the first time, with a 9-6 record at the break. The Reds did not make the playoffs.
  • He signed an extension in 2007, and again in 2010. He's been remarkably consistent since then.

Organizational History:

Drafted/Signed: by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the 3rd round of the 1995 amateur draft. Player signed June 1, 1995.
Selected off Waivers: by the Boston Red Sox from the Pittsburgh Pirates on February 4, 2003.
Traded: by the Boston Red Sox with cash to the Cincinnati Reds for Wily Mo Pena on March 20, 2006.

Contract Status:

MLB Service Time: 10.150
Current Contract Status: 1yr/$6.5M

Career Stats:

Year Age Tm Lg W L ERA G GS CG SHO IP HR BB SO ERA+ WHIP
2000 23 PIT NL 2 6 6.40 20 12 0 0 71.2 10 36 50 73 1.730
2001 24 PIT NL 5 7 5.09 24 13 1 0 88.1 12 34 39 89 1.506
2002 25 PIT NL 2 1 4.00 9 4 0 0 27.0 1 15 22 107 1.667
2003 26 BOS AL 0 0 2.08 6 0 0 0 17.1 0 4 14 229 0.808
2004 27 BOS AL 10 9 4.03 32 29 0 0 178.2 17 47 142 120 1.220
2005 28 BOS AL 14 10 4.51 35 32 0 0 205.1 22 54 100 101 1.300
2006 29 CIN NL 14 11 3.29 35 35 3 1 240.2 31 64 184 142 1.188
2007 30 CIN NL 9 15 4.23 34 34 1 0 210.2 28 63 156 109 1.400
2008 31 CIN NL 15 11 4.77 34 34 1 0 200.0 29 68 163 92 1.435
2009 32 CIN NL 15 13 3.84 33 33 3 2 220.1 31 65 127 110 1.266
2010 33 CIN NL 17 10 3.88 33 33 2 0 215.2 29 59 121 105 1.145
2011 34 CIN NL 9 12 5.07 32 32 1 1 199.0 46 45 108 78 1.367
2012 35 CIN NL 12 10 3.74 32 32 1 1 202.0 26 35 129 113 1.208
13 Yrs 124 115 4.23 359 323 13 5 2076.2 282 589 1355 104 1.305
162 Game Avg. 12 11 4.23 36 32 1 0 207 28 59 135 104 1.305
CIN (7 yrs) 91 82 4.09 233 233 12 5 1488.1 220 399 988 106 1.283
PIT (3 yrs) 9 14 5.44 53 29 1 0 187.0 23 85 111 84 1.615
BOS (3 yrs) 24 19 4.19 73 61 0 0 401.1 39 105 256 112 1.243
NL (10 yrs) 100 96 4.24 286 262 13 5 1675.1 243 484 1099 102 1.320
AL (3 yrs) 24 19 4.19 73 61 0 0 401.1 39 105 256 112 1.243
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 2/20/2013.

Scouting:

Ratings via TheBaseballCube:

Control: 73
K-Rating: 42
Efficiency: 58
vsPower: 41

No surprises here. Control is the name of Bronson's game.

2013 Projections:

BATTING

W L GS IP K/9 BB/9 ERA
Steamer
12 12 32 204.0 5.07 2.18 4.72
ZiPS


26 164.7 5.41 2.02 4.59
Oliver
11 11
200.0
5.27 1.98 4.23
Bill James
12 12 33 218.0 5.61 1.78 3.88

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile:

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