Austin Brice Worcester Red Sox Pitcher

       
 
Age: 29
Born: June 19, 1992
Birthplace: Hong Kong, China
Height: 6-4
Weight: 235
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
   
Drafted: 9th round, 2010 by FL
How Acquired: Acquired from Miami for Angeudis Santos (Jan. 2020)
College: (Appalachian St. commit)
High School: Northwood (NC)
   

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First Pro Contract: July 13, 2010 (Miami)
Signing Scout: Joel Matthews (FL)
Signing Bonus: $205,000
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2021
MLFA Eligible: November 2021
   
Pro Debut: July 2010 (GCL Marlins)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut: August 12, 2016 (Miami)
Service Time (1/21): 3 years, 101 days
Options Remaining: 0 (2018, 2017, 2016)
Contract (2021): $870,000
   
Twitter: @AustinBrice
Instagram: @ab37sometimes40

 
 
 
 
 
     
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  Physical Description: Tall pitcher's frame. Filled-out lower half. No remaining projection.

Mechanics: Throws from a sidarm arm slot. Has been closer to low three-quarters in the past. Quiet, easy mechanics. Low leg kick, north-south extenstion. Marginal control and command.

Fastball: 92-95 mph sinking four-seamer. Throws the pitch about 40% of the time. Fringe-average pitch. Sinker has deeper drop and sits 91-94 mph. Induces an above-average number of swinging strikes.

Curveball: 81-83 mph. Best secondary. 12-to-6 movement, induces groundballs.

  Changeup: 86-88 mph. Show-me pitch lacks separation. Arm-side run with late drop in the zone.

Career
Notes: Drafted by Miami in 2010 and signed from his commitment to Appalachian State. Converted to the bullpen in 2016 and made his MLB debut that same year. Traded to the Reds in January 2017. Bounced back to Miami than to Boston. Designated for assignment and outrighted in May 2021.

Summation: Middle relief arm that has shown success due to ability to induce of his whiffs with his four-seamer. Floor of an up-and-down arm with the ceiling of a solid sixth-inning bullpen arm. 

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    Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2010 GCL Marlins GCL Rk Mia 18 0 1 4.32 6 0 0 8.1 7 6 4 0 2 7 8 1.68 8.64 7.56
  2011 GCL Marlins GCL Rk Mia 19 6 0 2.96 11 9 0 48.2 32 20 16 2 6 33 55 1.34 10.17 6.10
  2012 Greensboro Grasshoppers SAL A Mia 20 8 6 4.35 25 19 3 109.2 96 63 53 13 7 68 122 1.50 10.01 5.58
  2013 Greensboro Grasshoppers SAL A Mia 21 8 11 5.73 26 23 0 113.0 118 84 72 11 14 82 111 1.77 8.84 6.53
  2014 Jupiter Hammerheads FSL A+ Mia 22 8 9 3.60 25 24 0 127.1 114 66 51 5 13 55 109 1.33 7.70 3.89
  2015 Jacksonville Suns Sou AA Mia 23 6 9 4.67 25 25 0 125.1 114 74 65 11 0 69 127 1.46 9.12 4.95
  2016 Jacksonville Suns Sou AA Mia 24 4 7 2.89 27 13 2 93.1 79 39 30 5 7 29 79 1.16 7.62 2.80
  2016 New Orleans Zephyrs PCL AAA Mia 24 0 0 1.04 5 0 2 8.2 3 1 1 1 0 1 10 0.46 10.38 1.04
  2016 Miami Marlins NL MLB Mia 24 0 1 7.07 15 0 0 14.0 9 12 11 2 2 5 14 1.00 9.00 3.21
  2017 Pensacola Blue Wahoos Sou AA Cin 25 1 0 0.00 3 0 0 3.0 1 0 0 0 2 1 3 0.67 9.00 3.00
  2017 Louisville Bats IL AAA Cin 25 1 2 3.80 15 0 1 21.1 23 10 9 0 1 9 21 1.50 8.86 3.80
  2017 Cincinnati Reds NL MLB Cin 25 0 0 4.96 22 0 0 32.2 33 18 18 6 3 7 26 1.22 7.16 1.93
  2018 Louisville Bats IL AAA Cin 26 3 1 2.31 17 0 1 23.1 18 6 6 2 0 7 24 1.07 9.26 2.70
  2018 Cincinnati Reds NL MLB Cin 26 2 3 5.79 33 0 0 37.1 39 26 24 9 3 13 32 1.39 7.71 3.13
  2019 Jupiter Hammerheads FSL A+ Mia 27 0 0 1.59 4 1 0 5.2 3 1 1 0 1 0 9 0.53 14.29 0.00
  2019 Miami Marlins NL MLB Mia 27 1 0 3.43 36 0 0 44.2 37 21 17 7 7 18 46 1.23 9.27 3.63
  2020 Boston Red Sox AL MLB Bos 28 1 0 5.95 21 1 0 19.2 17 13 13 3 2 13 25 1.53 11.44 5.95
   
     
    2021 Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l era g gs sv ip h r er hr hbp bb so whip k/9 bb/9
2021 Worcester Red Sox TAE AAA Bos 29     stats                            
2021 Boston Red Sox AL MLB Bos 29     stats                            
   
     
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  Awards   SoxProspects.com Awards  
  South Atlantic League Pitcher of the Week (Jun 18-24, 2013)
Southern League Pitcher of the Week (April 11-17, 2016)
Southern League All-Star (2016)
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