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Chad Bradford MLB Career Stats

36-28 3.26 515.2 313 1.29

Chad Bradford Bio

  • Full Name: Chadwick Lee Bradford
  • Born: 9/14/1974 in Jackson, MS
  • Draft: 1996, Chicago White Sox, 13th rd. (377th overall)
  • College: Southern Mississippi
  • Debut: August 1, 1998
  • Ret., Final Game: 9/23/2009
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MLB Career Stats 36 28 3.26 561 0 11 515.2 313 1.29


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Season G Rank
2002 75 6th in AL
2003 72 9th in AL
2004 68 18th in AL
2006 70 25th in NL
2007 78 3rd in AL
2008 68 16th in AL


Season HLD Rank
2002 24 5th in AL
2003 23 4th in AL
2004 14 18th in AL
2007 19 10th in AL
2008 21 7th in AL

Chad Bradford Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 6, 2009 RHP Chad Bradford elected free agency.
August 19, 2009 Tampa Bay Rays activated RHP Chad Bradford from the 15-day disabled list.
August 8, 2009 sent RHP Chad Bradford on a rehab assignment to Charlotte Stone Crabs.
July 23, 2009 Tampa Bay Rays placed RHP Chad Bradford on the 15-day disabled list. Lower back tightness.
June 27, 2009 Tampa Bay Rays activated RHP Chad Bradford from the 15-day disabled list.
June 25, 2009 Chad Bradford roster status changed by Durham Bulls.
June 16, 2009 Montgomery Biscuits sent RHP Chad Bradford on a rehab assignment to Durham Bulls.
June 1, 2009 Chad Bradford assigned to Montgomery Biscuits from Charlotte Stone Crabs.
May 24, 2009 Chad Bradford assigned to Charlotte Stone Crabs from Tampa Bay Rays.
April 5, 2009 Tampa Bay Rays placed RHP Chad Bradford on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to March 27, 2009.

Chadwick Lee Bradford Bio Info

Married, wife's name is Jenny...They live with their son Keller (1/8/95) and daughter Lanie (11/10/99) in Raymond, MS...Graduated from Byram HS in Jackson, MS in 1993...Attended Hinds Community College in Raymond, where he earned NJCAA Second Team All-America honors in 1995...Also played one year at Southern Mississippi University, going 5-4 with a 3.59 ERA in 1996...Was drafted by the Chicago White Sox in the 13th round of the 1996 First Year Player Draft and signed by scouts Doug Laumann and Warren Hughes. 2008 Submarine righthander and 11-year veteran was acquired Aug 7 from Baltimore in exchange for cash...made 21 relief apps from the bullpen down the stretch for the Rays, 18 of them scoreless, crafting a 1.42 ERA...between both stops, compiled a 2.12 ERA, T-11th among major league relievers (8th in AL) and his career best over a full season. Led all AL relievers with a 4.19 ground ball-tofly ball ratio...induced 12 GIDP on the season. Allowed just 3 home runs his highest total since of those was Manny Ramirez's 500th career home run on May 31 in Baltimore... since 2005 has allowed 6 homers total in 209.1 relief innings - 0.26 HR/9-IP, best among major league relievers (min. 200 IP). At both stops, held right-handed hitters to a .255-AVG (38-149), .289-OBP and .295-SLG and has held righties to a .240 avg. lifetime... lefthanders hit .313 (21-67) off him and have hit .311 over his career. Combined for 68 outings between Baltimore and Tampa Bay...has crossed the 60-appearance mark in 6 of the last 7 years (since 2002)...since 2002, Bradford's 462 apps rank 6th among major league righthanders. Recorded 20 holds (15 for Orioles, 5 for the Rays), tied for 11th most in the AL...since 2002, his 118 holds rank 6th among major league relievers and 3rd among ML righthanders. Saw the most work in the 7th and 8th innings. Did not allow a run over his first 9 apps with the Rays (Aug 9-26)...was added to the roster Aug 9 in Seattle and arrived at the ballpark at 5 pm... worked a scoreless 9th and 10th that night and ended up with the victory in his Rays debut... the 2.0-inning stint matched his season high. Led the Orioles with 47 appearances at the time of the trade. Owns a 1.93 ERA (23.1-IP, 5-ER) lifetime at Tropicana Field. On Feb 5, 2009 he underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right elbow to remove "loose bodies"...the procedure was performed in Birmingham, Ala., by Dr. James Andrews... expected recovery time is 3 to 4 months. 2007 Ranked 3rd among AL relievers and second on the team with 78 appearances in his first year with the Orioles...He and teammate Jamie Walker (81) surpassed the Orioles' previous single-season record of 76 outings...Was first among AL relief pitchers with 0.14 home runs allowed per 9 innings pitched...Allowed one home run this season, a solo shot to Hank Blalock on September 22 at Texas...It was the first homer he had allowed since May 14, 2006, a span of 127 games that was the 3rd longest stretch in the last 51 years behind Greg Minton (178 games, 1979-82) and Dale Murray (142, 1974-76)...Had 19 holds on the year, tied for 10th among AL relievers...Ranked 8th with 58 inherited runners...Allowed 21 (36.2%) of those runners to score, tied for 5th-most among AL relief pitchers...Led AL relief pitchers with seven losses on the season...Had a 1.97 ERA (32.0IP, 7ER) in 35 games on the road versus a 4.68 ERA (32.2IP, 17ER) in 43 appearances at home...Posted an 0.87 ERA in April, allowing only one run in 15 appearances in the month...Had a streak of 15 straight scoreless appearances from April 8 - May 4...Pitched a season-high 2.0 innings four times: 5/16 at Toronto, 7/17 at Seattle, 8/22 vs. Texas and September 16 at Toronto...Struck out a season-high four batters on 5/16 at Toronto...Took the loss on June 4 at Seattle, allowing 2 hits and 2 runs in 0.2 innings...Had retired 15 of the last 16 batters he faced entering that outing...Allowed one earned run in 10 appearances spanning 11.1 innings in July, posting an 0.79 ERA...Earned his first save of the season on July 27 vs. New York with an inning of one-hit relief...It was his first save since June 22, 2006 with the Mets...Went 2-2 over a 7-game span, August 12-19... Earned his first win of the year with a final 0.2 scoreless IP in a 10-inning comeback on August 12 vs. Boston...Had a 7.15 ERA (11.1IP, 9ER) in 14 games in August...Recorded all four of his wins in a 21-game span beginning August 12, over which he went 4-3 with a 3.38 ERA (18.2IP, 7ER)...Allowed earned runs in only three of his final 17 appearances beginning August 22, pitching to a 2.94 ERA (15.1IP, 5ER). 2006 Had the 10th best ERA (2.90) among National League relievers...Allowed the 7th lowest slugging percentage (.328), tied for 7th in base-runners allowed per 9 IP (10.45) and had allowed the 10th lowest onbase percentage (.290) among the league's relief pitchers...Allowed only 15 extra-base hits (14 doubles and one home run) in 252 batters faced...Allowed 10 of 53 inherited runners to score, 3rd best percentage (18.9%) in the NL...Retired 75.7 percent of first batters faced (53-of-70), also 3rd best among NL relievers...Held right-handed batters to a .256 average (44-172) and one home run...Right-handers have hit .231 (232-1,006) with 11 home runs against him in his career...Allowed 5 earned runs in his last 28.0 innings (1.61 ERA) over his last 30 outings...Did not permit an earned run in 46 of his last 52 appearances...Did not allow a run in 7 postseason appearances, 2 in the NL Division Series vs. Los Angeles and 5 games in the NL Championship Series vs. St. Louis, spanning 5.2 innings...Has not allowed a run in 15 career post-season appearances with Chicago, Oakland, Boston and New York (15.1IP)...Posted a 2.22 ERA (28.1IP, 7ER) after the All-Star break...Had his career-high 15.0 scoreless innings streak snapped on July 3...Had not allowed a run in 17 outings, dating back to May 20...His previous best was 14.0 consecutive innings without a run, 8/11-31/98...Did not allow an earned run in 14.0 innings, July 16-August 22, spanning 16 games...Went 1-0 with two saves with 11.1 scoreless innings in June, spanning 12 appearances...Recorded his first save since 6/18/04 on June 5 at Los Angeles...Worked 1.1 scoreless frames in a 4-1 triumph...Notched his 2nd save of the season on June 22 vs. Cincinnati...Worked 1.1 scoreless innings, stranded 2 runners and recorded 3 strikeouts in a 6-2 win...Worked a season-high 2.0 scoreless innings on May 3 vs. Pittsburgh to earn his first win with the Mets in a 4-3, 12-inning victory...Also pitched 2.0 innings on June 25 at Toronto and August 29 at Colorado...Stranded a runner in the eighth inning and tossed 0.2 scoreless innings to pick up his 2nd victory in New York's 9-8 triumph on May 13th at Milwaukee...Stranded the bases loaded in the fifth inning of a tie game to earn his win third in a contest the Mets eventually won, 9-7, on June 13 at Philadelphia...Stranded the bases loaded in the seventh inning on August 13 at Washington, getting Alfonso Soriano to ground out to pick up his 4th win in a 3-1 triumph. 2005 Began the season on the 15-Day Disabled List after undergoing lower back surgery in March...Made nine Minor League Rehabilitation Appearances from June 24th-July 12th before he was acquired by the Red Sox on July 13th...Did not allow a run in 23 of his 31 appearances with Boston...Allowed only three extra-base hits (two doubles and a home run) in 104 batters faced...Did not allow a run in nine of his first 10 appearances from July 14th-August 8th, posting a 1.93 ERA (two earned runs/9.1 innings) over that period...Worked a season-high 2.0 innings, allowing one hit and no runs, August 4th vs. Kansas City...Earned his first victory with Boston, August 12th vs. the White Sox, retiring the only two batters he faced in a 9-8 victory...For his career, righthanded hitters are batting .225 (188-834) against him...Also has given up 10 home runs in 834 career at-bats against righthanded hitters, the third best ratio (one home run per 83.4 at-bats) among active pitchers...Hurled 1.1 scoreless innings vs. Chicago in the ALDS...Has not allowed a run in eight career post-season appearances (9.2 innings). 2004 Posted a 4.42 ERA, which was the highest ERA of his career, topping his mark of 3.23 from his rookie season of 1998...however, allowed a .234 opponents batting average which was the second lowest of his career to his .229 from 1998...allowed a .145 (9 for 62) batting average against first batters faced which was third lowest in the American League...has allowed a .217 (60 for 276) career average against first batters faced...allowed 9 of 42 (21.4%) inherited runners to score which was seventh best in the AL...allowed 6 of 16 (37.5%) to score over his first 33 games and 3 of 26 (11.5%) over his final 35 games...has allowed just 18 of 97 (18.6%) inherited runners to score over the last two seasons...was 5-7 with one save and three blown saves in 68 appearances...the losses were a career high as he had just eight losses in 226 career appearances entering the season...ranked tied for second among AL relievers in losses...also had career highs in runs allowed (32) and earned runs allowed (29)...led the A's with 68 games pitched, the fewest games pitched by an A's team leader in a non-strike season since Dennis Eckersley had 64 in 1993...his opponents batting average broke down to .211 (34 for 161) against righthanders and .298 (17 for 57) against has a .220 (168 for 763) career average against right-handers and .313 (113 for 361) against left-handers...has allowed 11 of his 21 career home runs to left-handed hitters...his opponents average jumped to .273 (15 for 55) with runners in scoring position, including .324 (11 for 34) with RISP and two outs...fared better in the Coliseum as he was 4-2 with a 2.65 ERA (10 er in 34.0 ip) and .202 (24 for 119) opponents batting average in 35 outings at home compared to 1-5 with a 6.84 ERA (19 er in 25.0 ip) and .273 (27 for 99) opponents batting average in 33 outings on the 12-4 with a 2.63 ERA (40 er in 136.2 ip) in 126 career outings in the McAfee Coliseum compared to 9-11 with a 4.18 ERA (74 er in 159.1 ip) in 168 career outings in all other ballparks...had a 5.12 ERA (22 er in 38.2 ip) and .260 (38 for 146) opponents batting average in 40 outings before the All-Star Break and a 3.10 ERA (7 er in 20.1 ip) and .181 (13 for 72) opponents batting average in 28 outings after the break...was 0-5 with a 7.82 ERA (11 er in 12.2 ip) in 18 outings when pitching on no days rest and 5-2 with a 3.50 ERA (18 er in 46.1 ip) in his other 50 has a 4.76 ERA (37 er in 70.0 ip) in his career when pitching on no days rest and a 3.07 ERA (77 er in 226.0 ip) in the rest of his outings...had a 2.35 ERA (6 er in 23.0 ip) in 23 outings during the day and a 5.75 ERA (23 er in 36.0 ip) in 45 outings at night...all of his home runs came at has a 2.36 (28 er in 107.0 ip) career ERA during the day compared to 4.10 (86 er in 189.0 ip) at night...allowed at least two runs in three consecutive outings from April 9-17, giving him a 12.46 ERA (6 er in 4.1 ip) over his first five games...then did not allow a run in 16 of his next 17 outings through the end of May (2 er in 16.0 ip, 1.13 ERA) and held the opposition to a .118 (6 for 51) batting average over that span...first batters faced were 0 for 15 with a walk and a hit by pitch over a 17-game stretch from April 22 to May 29...tossed 3.0 shutout innings on May 7 against Minnesota, matching his career high for innings pitched (sixth time)...that started a 12.0 inning scoreless streak over 11 outings from May 7 to June 1...posted a 1.64 ERA (2 er in 11.0 ip) in 11 outings in May but then compiled a 6.59 ERA (10 er in 13.2 ip) in 14 outings in June...recorded his only save of the season and the seventh of his career on June 18 at Chicago (NL) but was charged with his second blown save of the season the next day against the Cubs (0.1 ip, 3 h, 2 r, 2 er, 1 so)...had his first of two three-game losing streaks from June 4 to 19, a career high...also has an active three-game losing streak that began on July 30...had a 5.25 ERA (7 er in 12.0 ip) in 10 outings in July...retired 13 straight first batters faced from July 10 to August 28...retired 17 consecutive batters from July 21 to 30...had a 4.69 ERA in 49 appearances when he was placed on the 15- day disabled list on August 9 retroactive to August 8 with a strained lower back...made two rehab appearances with Triple-A Sacramento (2.0 ip, 1 h, 3 so) and was reinstated from the DL on August 23...did not allow a run in 12 of his first 13 outings following his return (1 er in 8.1 ip, 1.08 ERA)...did not allow a run in seven games in August (4.2 ip) and now has a career ERA of 1.70 (10 er in 53.0 ip) in 56 career outings in August, his lowest ERA for any month of the season. 2003 Allowed just 9 of his 55 (16.4%) inherited runners to score which was the second lowest percentage in the American League to Buddy Groom of Baltimore (7 of 48, 14.6%)...was 7-4 with a 3.04 ERA in 72 relief appearances and tied Keith Foulke for the team lead in games pitched...the wins were a career high and tied for fifth most among AL relievers...had just nine victories in 154 career games entering the season...tied for ninth in the AL in games pitched...walked a career high 30 batters in 77.0 innings (3.5 per nine innings)...nine of the walks were intentional which was the most among AL relievers... also had career highs in strikeouts (62), innings pitched and home runs (7) and matched his best in saves (2)...allowed a .236 opponents batting average which broke down to .189 (36 for 190) against right-handers and .330 (31 for 94) against left-handers...opponents were 0 for 16 with the bases loaded...first batters faced hit .250 (16 for 64) with seven walks...posted a 3.86 ERA and .213 opponents batting average in 42 games before the All-Star Break but then had a 1.78 ERA and .273 opponents average in 30 games after the break...had a 0.71 ERA in 12 August outings which included a 12.0 inning stretch from August 1 to 30 where he did not allow an earned run...had all three of his blown saves for the season over a 12-game stretch from April 26 to June 1...allowed just 3 of 32 (9.4%) inherited to score over his final 49 games...walked a career high four batters in 1.1 innings on May 2 at New York...had never walked more than two batters in a game prior to that...was charged with the blown save on June 1 at Kansas City when he allowed the tying run to score in a 4-3 game but ended up with the win after the A's scored twice in the eighth inning...that started a career high five game winning streak through August 20...made his 200th career appearance on July 28 at Anaheim...had a 12-game, 11.2 inning scoreless streak from August 31 to September 23...did not allow a run in four Division Series appearances against Boston (3.2 ip, 4 h, 2 bb, 5 so) and has not allowed a run in eight career postseason appearances (8.1 ip)...allowed 10 runs in 12 outings against Texas (12.2 ip, 7.11 ERA) and had a 2.24 ERA (16 er in 64.1 ip) in 60 outings against the rest of baseball...including a 0.84 ERA (1 er in 10.2 ip) in 10 interleague games when he posted a 2-0 record. 2002 Had career highs in games (75) and saves (2)...the 75 games pitched ranked second on the A's pitching staff, tied for fifth most in one season in Oakland history and were sixth most in the American League...allowed just two home runs for an average of 0.24 per nine innings which ranked third among AL relievers...walked just 14 batters for an average of 1.67 per nine innings which ranked fourth among AL relievers... struck out 56 for a 4.0 strikeout to walk ratio which tied for sixth best among AL relievers...first batters faced were 15 for 73 (.205) with a walk and a hit by pitch...allowed 21 of his 64 (32.8%) inherited runners to score, but just 8 of 41 (19.5%) over his final 54 games...had a 1.71 ERA and .219 opponents batting average in 39 games before the break but posted a 4.86 ERA and .292 opponents batting average in 36 games after the break...allowed a .267 average against left-handers and .247 against right-handers...recorded a 1.90 ERA (5 er in 23.2 ip) over his first 21 games through May 29...however, he allowed 13 of his 23 (56.5%) inherited runners to score over that span...then allowed just 1 of 24 inherited runners to score over a 24-game stretch from May 30 to July 20, including 0 of 15 over a 17-game span from June 14 to July 20...compiled a 1.03 ERA (3 er in 26.1 ip) over that 24-game span and had his ERA as low as 1.42 on July 25...allowed a season high four runs the next day at Texas, snapping a season high 12.1 inning scoreless streak...that started a season ending 28-game streak where he compiled a 6.57 ERA (18 er in 24.2 ip)...issued his first walk of the season on May 4 at Chicago and it was his first walk since June 30, 2001 at Texas, snapping a 21-game, 20.1-innings, 84-batter streak without a walk...retired 18 consecutive hitters from May 11 to 24...made his 100th career appearance on May 29 at Baltimore and allowed his first home run of the season (Conine), snapping a 30-game, 31.1-inning, 128-batter homerless streak...made two appearances against Minnesota in the Division Series and did not allow a run, retiring eight of the 10 hitters that he faced (3.0 ip)...did not allow a run in 10 interleague games (10.0 ip). 2001 Posted a 2.70 ERA and .281 opponents batting average in 35 games over two stints with the A's...average broke down to .300 against left-handers and .274 against right-handers...stranded 21 of the 34 runners he inherited (61.8%) and first hitters faced were 10 for 34 (.294) with a walk...struck out 34 and walked just six in 36.2 innings for a 5.7 strikeout to walk ratio...had a 1.33 ERA in 17 day games compared to 4.41 in 18 appearances at night...began the year at Triple-A Sacramento and saved two games in five appearances without allowing a run (9.1 ip) before he was recalled by Oakland for the first time on April 24...had a career high six strikeouts in 2.2 innings on May 5 against Boston...posted a 1.93 ERA in his 10 May outings...had his only save of the season on June 10 against San Francisco...was optioned to Sacramento on July 15...made seven appearances with the River Cats and posted a 0.63 ERA before he was brought back to Oakland for good on August 7...finished the Triple-A portion of his campaign with a 0.38 ERA and .181 opponents batting average in 12 games...did not allow a home run and had two walks and 24 strikeouts in 23.2 innings...appeared in one Division Series game against New York, retiring the side in order in the eighth inning of the A's 9-2 loss in Game 4. 2000 Earned his first victory of 2000 on September 29 vs. Kansas City and his first sin wince 1998, going 1.2 scoreless innings.owned a 0.77 ERA (1 er in 11.2 ip) with eight strikeouts in his final 10 outings (from September 9).limited first batters to a .091 (1 for 11) average.right-handers hit .125 (4 for 32).stranded all seven inherited runners.struck out a career-high three batters and matched his career-best with 3.0 innings pitched on September 26 vs. Boston.posted two holds (September 21 and 23 at Minnesota).allowed two runs on four hits over 1.0 innings in his second appearance with the White Sox in 2000 on September 4 vs. Texas.went 2.0 scoreless innings on September 12 vs. Detroit...made one post-season appearance in the Division Series against Seattle...pitched two-thirds of an inning in Game 1, allowing two hits, including a RBI single to Mike Cameron that allowed an inherited runner to score.was recalled from Triple-A Charlotte on September 1.was 2-4 with 10 saves, a 1.51 ERA, 12 walks and 42 strikeouts in 55 games with the Knights.did not allow an earned run after July 8, a span of 21.2 innings and 22 appearances.was 1-1 with a 0.86 ERA (2 er in 21.0 ip) combined in April and May. 1999 Spent the majority of the season at Triple-A Charlotte...went 9-3 with a 1.94 ERA and five saves in 47 relief appearances...ranked second in the organization in winning percentage (.750), fourth in appearances (47), ninth in games finished (19) and tied for ninth in saves (5)...finished 12th among Triple-A relief pitchers with an average of 7.6 hits allowed per nine opponents to a .231 (63 for 273) average, including a .199 (37 for 186) mark vs. right-handers...posted scoreless streaks of 16.1 innings (twice), 13.2 and 11.0...went 5-0 with an 0.87 ERA (3 er in 31.0 ip) on the road...was recalled from Charlotte on May 19...went 0-0 with a 19.64 ERA (8 er in 3.2 ip) in three relief appearances before being optioned back to Charlotte on June 5...allowed just two home runs in 74.1 innings...retired 28 of 31 batters (9.1 ip) from July 23-August 5...tossed a season high 3.2 innings on July 24 at Rochester...struck out a season-high five batters on May 17 vs. Rochester...threw 4.0 scoreless innings in the Triple-A World Series vs. Vancouver. 1998 Split time between Triple-A Calgary and Double-A Birmingham before his contract was purchased by the White Sox...side-armer tied for 10th among American League rookies with 29 appearances after his contract was purchased from Triple-A Calgary on July 31...ranked third on the team with nine holds...allowed just 4 of 18 (22.2%) inherited runners to opponents to a .229 (27 for 118) batting average, including a .182 (12 for 66) mark vs. right-handers...issued just 2.1 walks per nine innings...first batters were 7 for 28 (.250)...made his major league debut on August 1 at Texas, allowing one earned run in 2.1 innings...retired the first seven batters he faced...earned his first major league victory on August 8 vs. Anaheim...made 12 consecutive scoreless appearances (14.0 innings) from August 11-September 4...suffered first loss and blown save on September 4 vs. New York and then recorded his first career save on September 7 against Detroit...combined to go 5-2 with a 2.11 ERA (16 er in 68.1 ip) at his two minor league stops stops...opponents batted .246 (63 for 256)...began the season with the Barons, appearing in 12 games before being promoted to Calgary...threw 14.0 consecutive scoreless innings from June 30-July 21. 1997 Ranked second in the organization and fifth in the Carolina League with 15 saves at Single-A Winston-Salem...led the organization and was third in the CL in games finished (41), was fourth in the CL in relief points (37) and fourth in the organization in games (46)...did not allow an earned run in his first 14.0 innings over 10 outings...earned eight saves in August, including six straight games from August 15-25. 1996 Ranked second in the White Sox organization with 18 saves in his professional debut at Class A Hickory...his 0.90 ERA topped the organization among pitchers with at least 30.0 innings...had saves in his last seven outingsb&limited opposing hitters to a .194 (21 for 108) average...did not allow a run in his first 11 outings (11.0 innings.