Full name is Braden Alec Shipley…resides in Scottsdale, Ariz., with his wife, Dana...Graduated from North Medford (Ore.) High School in 2010...Attended the University of Nevada-Reno…named secondteam All-Western Athletic Conference (WAC) in 2010 at shortstop, before being named the league's Pitcher of the Year in 2012 and co-Pitcher of the Year in 2013…combined to go 17-7 with a 2.79 ERA and 203 strikeouts in three seasons with the Wolfpack….selected 15th overall by the D'backs in the 2013 First-Year Player Draft, becoming the highest drafted athlete in school history...Played in the Alaskan Summer Collegiate League in 2011 and named the No. 1 prospect in the league by Perfect Game...Cousin of former NFL receiver Jordan Shipley, who played for Cincinnati, Jacksonville and Tampa Bay (2010-12)...Grew out his hair in 2018 to donate to Locks of Love, which provides hairpieces to financially disadvantaged children with cancer.
Spent the entire year at Reno (AAA), going 4-5 with a 5.95 ERA (63 ER in 95.1 IP) in 15 starts (30 appearances)...Missed 19 games with a right shoulder injury, being placed on the Injured List on July 11...reinstated on Aug. 1. After returning from the Injured List, went 2-1 with a 1.32 ERA (4 ER in 27.1 IP), over his final eight appearances (three starts)...held opponents to a .173 batting average (17-for-98) during this stretch...Went 2-4 with a 7.81 ERA (59 ER in 68.0 IP) in his first 22 appearances (12 starts), prior to the All-Star break. Tallied a season-high eight strikeouts twice in 5.0-inning starts: May 29 at Albuquerque and June 26 at Salt Lake. Signed by the Royals as a minor league free agent on Dec. 17, 2019.
Spent the majority of the season with Triple-A Reno, going 6-4 with 1 save and a 5.81 ERA in 30 games (6 starts)...Made 3 relief appearances with the D-backs and posted a 7.20 ERA....On the 10-day disabled list from May 5-18 with right elbow inflammation... Was outrighted to Reno on Nov. 20.
Was 0-1 with a 5.76 ERA in 10 games (3 starts) in his second season with the D-backs...Made 3 starts: May 4 @ Nationals (L, 3 ER in 4.0 IP), June 4 @ Marlins (ND, 4 ER in 5.0 IP) and Sept. 27 vs. Giants (ND, 3 ER in 3.1 IP)...In 19 starts for Triple-A Reno, was 7-6 with a 5.66 ERA.
Went 4-5 with a 5.27 ERA (41 ER in 70.0 IP) in 13 games (11 starts) for the D-backs in his fi rst Major League season...Worked 5.0 or more innings in 10 of 11 starts, tied for second most by a D-back starting pitcher through his fi rst 11 career starts (also: Chase Anderson and Wade Miley) behind Brandon Webb and Barry Enright (11) [STATS, LLC]...Made Major League debut on July 25 @ Brewers (6 ER in 5.1 IP)…got fi rst hit in fi rst career plate appearance (double)...Was the fi rst pitcher in team history with 100-or-more pitches thrown in each of his fi rst 3 career starts (101 on July 25 @ Brewers; 106 on July 30 @ Dodgers; 102 on Aug. 5 vs. Brewers)...Second D-backs' pitcher to toss 6.0+ shutout innings twice within his fi rst 4 career starts, doing so on July 30 @ Dodgers (6.0 IP) and Aug. 11 @ Mets (7.0) [also: Zack Godley in 2015]...Was 8-5 with a 3.70 ERA (49 ER in 119.1 IP) in 19 starts with Triple-A Reno…named to the Pacifi c Coast League midseason All-Star Team and was tabbed by Baseball America as having the PCL's Best Breaking Pitch...Entered 2016 as D-backs' No. 1 Prospect by both MLB.com (67th overall) and Baseball America (77th).
Spent the entire season with Double-A Mobile, going 9-11 with a 3.50 ERA (61 ER in 156.2 IP) in 28 games (27 starts)...Ranked among the Southern League leaders in starts (T-1st), innings pitched (2nd), ERA (6th), strikeouts (8th, 118) and wins (T-8th)...Was a non-roster invitee to Spring Training with the D-backs...Allowed 2 runs or less in 17 of 27 starts...Entered the season as Arizona's No. 2 Prospect by Baseball America (26th overall) and MLB.com (39th) and No. 19 overall by ESPN.com…also tabbed by Baseball America as possessing the Best Changeup and Curveball in the D-backs' system.
Combined to go 7-8 with a 3.86 ERA (54 ER in 126.0 IP) and 127 strikeouts in 22 starts with Single-A South Bend, Single-A Advanced Visalia and Double-A Mobile...Began the season with South Bend, going 4-2 with a 3.74 ERA (19 ER in 45.2 IP) in 8 starts…made 10 starts for Visalia after being promoted on May 28, going 2-4 with a 4.03 ERA (27 ER in 60.1 IP)...Promoted to Mobile on Aug. 3 and went 1-2 with a 3.60 ERA (8 ER in 20.0 IP) over 4 starts...Pitched for Team USA in the All-Star Futures Game at Target Field (0 ER in 0.2 IP)...Rated as the D-backs' No. 2 Prospect by Baseball America and the No. 3 by MLB.com entering the season.
Made his pro debut with Short-Season A Hillsboro, going 0-2 with a 7.58 ERA (16 ER in 19.0 IP) and 24 strikeouts over 8 starts...Promoted to South Bend on Aug. 14 and went 0-1 with a 2.61 ERA (6 ER in 20.2 IP), allowing 2 runs or less in each of his 4 starts…limited righties to a .163 average (7-for-43).