Dallas Braden #51 SP
2010 STATS ERA W-L SO WHIP 3.33 4-2 28 0.96
2010 FANTASY STATS % OWN WK +/- AVG DRAFT 53.2% -19.8% 201.1
Full Name Dallas Lee Braden Birth Date August 13, 1983 Birth Place Phoenix, AZ Age 26
Weight 184 lbs. Height 6-1 Bats Left Throws Left
Experience 3 years College Texas Tech Drafted 2004: 24th Rnd, 727th by Oak Salary 2010: $420,000
Michael Lewis wrote a wonderful tome laying out the adventures of Billy Beane and Paul DePodesta as they create a credible ball club out of Oakland A's using the slimmest of payrolls.
Dallas Braden is the latest example of the fact that this still works. He pitched the 19th ever perfect game in major league history. The beauty of it all; he was recruited in the 24th round and his payroll for 2010 is $420,000. I highly recommend the book if you want to get more into the A's school of thought.