Burke Badenhop

Burke Badenhop

Burke Badenhop
Badenhop pitching for the Boston Red Sox in 2014
Cincinnati Reds – No. 25
Born: (1983-02-08) February 8, 1983
Atlanta, Georgia
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
April 9, 2008, for the Florida Marlins
MLB statistics
(through 2015 season)
Win–loss record 20-27
Earned run average 3.74
Strikeouts 350

Burke Heinrich Badenhop (born February 8, 1983) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Cincinnati Reds of Major League Baseball (MLB). He has also played for the Florida Marlins, Tampa Bay Rays, Milwaukee Brewers and Boston Red Sox. Badenhop played college baseball at Bowling Green State University.

Early ball

Badenhop played high school baseball at Perrysburg High School in Perrysburg, Ohio under coach Dave Hall. In college, he was a team member of the Bowling Green Falcons at Bowling Green State.

Baseball career

Badenhop during his tenure with the West Michigan Whitecaps, single-A affiliates of the Detroit Tigers, in 2006

Detroit Tigers

Badenhop was originally drafted by the Detroit Tigers.

Florida/Miami Marlins

On December 5, 2007, he was traded to the Florida Marlins (along with Cameron Maybin; Andrew Miller; Eulogio De La Cruz; Mike Rabelo and minor league player, Dallas Trahern) for Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis. On April 9, 2008, Badenhop made his major league debut against the Washington Nationals. He had a 1-2-3 inning, which included striking out Rob Mackowiak. Badenhop made his first major league pitching start on April 13, 2008, against the Houston Astros.

Badenhop is known by teammates as "The Hopper", a nickname given to him by Marlins manager Fredi Gonzalez.[1][2]

DuringMay 16, 2011, Badenhop was a part of one of the more bizarre games in the team's history against the New York Mets, which ended following Badenhop's game-winning RBI single—just his second career hit. It was the first time that a relief pitcher had given his team the game-winning hit since Micah Owings did it in a 2008 game playing for the Cincinnati Reds.

Tampa Bay Rays

Badenhop with the Milwaukee Brewers

On December 12, 2011 he was traded to the Tampa Bay Rays for Jake Jefferies.[3] Badenhop was used during the 2012 season as a long-relief pitcher and as a ground-ball specialist because of his sinker.

Milwaukee Brewers

On December 1, 2012, Badenhop was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers for Raúl Mondesí, Jr.[4] On January 18, 2013, the Brewers announced they had avoided arbitration with Badenhop, signing him to a one-year contract worth $1.55 million.[5]

Boston Red Sox

On November 22, 2013, Badenhop was traded to the Boston Red Sox for LHP prospect Luis Ortega.[6]

Cincinnati Reds

On February 7, 2015, Badenhop signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Cincinnati Reds that included a $4 million option for a second year with a $1.5 million buyout.[7]


Badenhop is co-author of the book "Financial Planning For Your First Job", published by Coventry House Publishing, where he draws from his business background at Bowling Green State.[8]


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External links

  • Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)