The Book on Brad Peacock
Prospect Info and Scouting Report
Brad Peacock / RHP, HOU
Miami, FL, USA
116 | 2/5/2013
ScoutingBook Combine Ranking (5/24/2013): #106
MiLB.com Season Preview: Unranked or n/a
Scout.com/FOX Sports: Unranked or n/a
ESPN: Unranked or n/a
Minor League Ball (Sickels): Unranked or n/a
Baseball America 2013: Unranked or n/a
Baseball Prospectus: Unranked or n/a
Total professional at-bats: .
Total professional innings pitched: .
Astro prospect Brad Peacock gained attention when he served up only a single run in his first 12 innings of work for the depleted Nationals in 2011, though he's unlikely to look quite that good with a larger sample size.
Peacock shows (or doesn't show) a bit of natural deception in his big-leg, short-arm delivery that makes it difficult for hitters to pick up the ball early, and he's used this to his advantage, as his improved strikeout rate demonstrates. Peacock sets hitters up a straight four-seamer fastball that averages around 94mph, but his pitch for effect is a knuckle-curve that recalls (the good years of) Barry Zito. His third and fourth pitches (an allegedly sinking two-seamer and a straight change) don't look like much, but he hasn't needed much other than that 1-2 combo just yet, either.
He's already tasted MLB ball, as mentioned, and while it's likely the Astros will try to forestall his arbitration clock until June or so, he's already ready to go today.
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News and Notes
2/4/2013 by KDaddy
Brad Peacock has been traded to the Astros as part of the five player trade involving Jed Lowrie, according to ESPN. Peacock's numbers might not be quite as good in Minute Maid, but they won't be far off, either.
3/20/2012 by KDaddy
Brad Peacock, who was competing for the A's fifth-starter spot in Spring Training, will open the season in the Minors. This isn't much of a setback: he should be in MLB later this spring/summer.