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Full Name: Braden LaVern Looper Primary Position: P
Height/Weight: 6' 4"/210 First Game: March 31, 1998
Birthdate: October 28, 1974 MLB Experience: 9 years
Birthplace: Weatherford, Oklahoma
Bat/Throw: Right/Right


Biography

Born on October 28, 1974 in Weatherford, Oklahoma, Braden Looper (Braden LaVern Looper) played for the St. Louis Cardinals, Florida Marlins and New York Mets over the course of his 9 year career. Looper broke into the bigs on March 31, 1998 with the St. Louis Cardinals, and put up a 3.80 ERA in 83 innings pitched in 1999, his rookie year.

There is some disagreement on what was Braden Looper's most productive season. Some believe that it was 2003, when he posted a 3.68 ERA, notched 28 saves and struck out 56 batters. However, others believe that it was 2004, when he posted a 2.70 ERA, notched 29 saves and struck out 60 batters.

Scouting Report

Statistics

Pitching Stats

Year Team G GS W L ERA K R ER CG SHO SV IP H HR BB IB WP HBP
1998 STL N 4 0 0 1 5.40 4 4 2 0 0 0 3.1 5 1 1 0 1 0
1999 FLA N 72 0 3 3 3.80 50 43 35 0 0 0 83 96 7 31 6 2 1
2000 FLA N 73 0 5 1 4.41 29 41 33 0 0 2 67.1 71 3 36 6 5 5
2001 FLA N 71 0 3 3 3.55 52 28 28 0 0 3 71 63 8 30 3 0 2
2002 FLA N 78 0 2 5 3.14 55 31 30 0 0 13 86 73 8 28 3 1 1
2003 FLA N 74 0 6 4 3.68 56 34 33 0 0 28 80.2 82 4 29 1 2 1
2004 NY N 71 0 2 5 2.70 60 28 25 0 0 29 83.1 86 5 16 3 1 3
2005 NY N 60 0 4 7 3.94 27 31 26 0 0 28 59.1 65 7 22 3 1 5
2006 STL N 69 0 9 3 3.56 41 30 29 0 0 0 73.1 76 3 20 5 0 2
2007 STL N 31 30 12 12 4.94 87 100 96 0 0 0 175 183 22 51 2 0 4
Total 603 30 46 44 3.88 461 370 337 0 0 103 782.1 800 68 264 32 13 24

Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1998 STL N P 4 0 3.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1999 FLA N P 72 0 83 3 8 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 1.000
2000 FLA N P 73 0 67.1 5 11 1 1 0 0 6 4 0 .941
2001 FLA N P 71 0 71 4 8 0 1 0 2 6 5 0 1.000
2002 FLA N P 78 0 86 3 14 0 2 0 0 4 5 0 1.000
2003 FLA N P 74 0 80.2 1 10 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 1.000
2004 NY N P 71 0 83.1 5 12 0 1 0 0 6 2 0 1.000
2005 NY N P 60 0 59.1 0 8 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 .889
2006 STL N P 69 0 73.1 6 10 0 2 0 0 3 1 0 1.000
2007 STL N P 31 30 175 11 18 0 1 0 0 5 1 0 1.000
Total P 603 30 782.1 38 99 2 8 0 3 38 20 0 .986

Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1998 STL N 4 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 FLA N 72 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 FLA N 73 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2001 FLA N 71 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
2002 FLA N 78 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 FLA N 74 1 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.000 1.000 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
2004 NY N 71 2 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2005 NY N 60 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 STL N 69 2 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 STL N 31 53 6 10 0 6 .189 .259 .226 2 0 4 19 1 5 0 0 1
Total 603 63 7 12 0 6 .190 .250 .238 3 0 4 24 1 6 0 0 1

Transactions

  • Selected by St. Louis Cardinals in the 1st round (3rd pick overall) of the free-agent draft (June 4, 1996 - signed August 30, 1996).
  • Traded by St. Louis Cardinals with Armando Almanza and Pablo Ozuna to Florida Marlins in exchange for Edgar Renteria (December 14, 1998).
  • Granted free agency (December 21, 2003).
  • Signed by New York Mets (January 8, 2004).
  • Granted free agency (November 4, 2005).
  • Signed by St. Louis Cardinals (December 22, 2005).

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