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46. Braden Looper

46. Braden Looper
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: October 28, 1974 in Weatherford, OK USA
  • Weight: 210 lbs.
  • Height: 6'4"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: March 31, 1998
  • Final Game: October 02, 2009
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A Bronze Medalist at the 1996 Olympics, Braden Looper was the third overall pick in that year’s draft, selected by the St. Louis Cardinals.  He made the Redbirds two years later, appearing in four Games, but that would close the book on his first St. Louis run, as Looper was traded to the Marlins in that off-season.

Looper joined Florida's bullpen, where he would stay for five years.  While he was not the most consistent Pitcher, he would eventually be given a chance to be the team's closer, saving 28 Games in 2003 and 46 overall with 170 Games Finished as a Marlin.  Looper joined the Mets as a Free Agent in 2004.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Pitcher
  • Acquired: Traded from the St. Louis Cardinals with Armando Almanza and Pablo Ozuna for Edgar Renteria 11/11/92.
  • Departed:

    Signed with the New York Mets as a Free Agent 1/8/04.

  • Games Played: 368
  • Notable Statistics:

    19 Wins
    16 Losses
    3.69 ERA
    170 Games Finished
    46 Saves
    388 Innings Pitched
    242 Strikeouts
    4.08 FIP
    1.389 WHIP
    1.57 SO/BB
    3.5 bWAR

    8 Playoff Games
    2 Wins
    0 Losses
    1 Save
    5.14 ERA
    7 Innings Pitched
    5 Strikeouts
    1.57 WHIP

  • Major Accolades and Awards: None