Houston Astros – No. 41
Born: February 2, 1988|
Palm Beach, Florida
|September 6, 2011 for the Washington Nationals|
(through April 14, 2015)
|Earned run average||4.69|
Peacock attended Palm Beach Central High School, where he played third base. Peacock requested that his coach try him at pitcher, and he threw eight innings in high school prior to pitching in a summer league.
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. He represented the Nationals at the 2011 All-Star Futures Game. He was named a starting pitcher on Baseball America's 2011 Minor League All Star team.
Peacock was promoted to the majors and made his MLB debut on September 6, 2011.
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. He did not play at all in the major leagues for the Athletics in 2012.
- Kilgore, Adam (February 25, 2011). "Brad Peacock, possible Stephen Strasburg stand-in". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 21, 2011.
- "Midseason Top 50 Prospects List". Baseballamerica.com. July 7, 2011. Retrieved October 21, 2011.
- "Peacock excited to take part in Futures Game". Mlb.mlb.com. Retrieved October 21, 2011.
- J.J. Cooper and Matt Eddy (September 16, 2011). "2011 Minor League All-Star Team". Baseball America. Retrieved October 2, 2011.
- Nationals Press Release (December 23, 2011). "Nationals acquire All-Star lefthander Gio Gonzalez from Athletics as part of six-player trade". Nationals.com.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)