Brad Peacock

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Brad Peacock
Houston Astros – No. 41
Born: (1988-02-02) February 2, 1988 (age 31)
Palm Beach, Florida
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
September 6, 2011, for the Washington Nationals
MLB statistics
(through 2015 season)
Win–loss record 11–16
Earned run average 4.69
Strikeouts 203
WHIP 1.47

Bradley J. "Brad" Peacock (born February 2, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Peacock attended Palm Beach Central High School, where he played third base.[1] Peacock requested that his coach try him at pitcher, and he threw eight innings in high school prior to pitching in a summer league.[1]

Professional career

Washington Nationals

Peacock was drafted by the Washington Nationals in the 41st round of the 2006 Major League Baseball Draft.

Peacock did not play in the Nationals' system in 2006. He spent the 2007 season with the GCL Nationals, Washington's affiliate in the rookie-level Gulf Coast League, accruing a record of 1 win and 1 loss and a 3.89 ERA. Over 39⅓ innings in 2007, consisting of seven starts and six appearances in relief, Peacock struck out a total of 34 batters and issued just 15 bases on balls.

Baseball America rated Peacock the 42nd best prospect in baseball during the 2011 season.[2] He represented the Nationals at the 2011 All-Star Futures Game.[3] He was named a starting pitcher on Baseball America's 2011 Minor League All Star team.[4]

Peacock was promoted to the majors and made his MLB debut on September 6, 2011.[1]

Oakland Athletics

On December 23, 2011, Peacock was traded with Tom Milone, Derek Norris, and A. J. Cole to the Oakland Athletics for Gio Gonzalez and Robert Gilliam.[5] He did not play at all in the major leagues for the Athletics in 2012.

Houston Astros

After the 2012 season, the Athletics traded Peacock to the Houston Astros with Max Stassi and Chris Carter for Jed Lowrie and Fernando Rodriguez.[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Kilgore, Adam (February 25, 2011). "Brad Peacock, possible Stephen Strasburg stand-in". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 21, 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Midseason Top 50 Prospects List". July 7, 2011. Retrieved October 21, 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Peacock excited to take part in Futures Game". Retrieved October 21, 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. J.J. Cooper and Matt Eddy (September 16, 2011). "2011 Minor League All-Star Team". Baseball America. Retrieved October 2, 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Nationals Press Release (December 23, 2011). "Nationals acquire All-Star lefthander Gio Gonzalez from Athletics as part of six-player trade".<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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