Graduated from Palm Beach Central High (FL) in 2006, where he played shortstop... drafted by Washington in the 41st round of the 2006 draft as a "draft and follow", but did not sign immediately...Elected to attend Palm Beach Community College (currently known as Palm Beach State College), where he went 8-2 with 82 strikeouts in 75 innings with the Panthers... signed with Washington following that season...signed by Nats scout Tony Arango... Brad's father, Jerry, was a firefighter and a policeman for 31 years in Lake Worth, Fla...since his retirement in 2003, Jerry has traveled the country in both a utility trailer and motor home in order to watch all of Brad's games... Brad's mother, Jacyne, coached Brad's Little League team to a championship after becoming the first ever female Little League coach at Okeehelee Park (West Palm Beach, Fla.)...the former softball player taught Brad the game when he was growing up... Made his debut on a Major League 40-man roster with Washington as a September callup in 2011...was arbitration eligible for the first time this offseason...is currently signed by Houston to a one-year contract through the 2018 season.
Had a breakout 2017 season, receiving Astros Co-Pitcher of the Year honors by the Houston Chapter of the BBWAA (along with LHP Dallas Keuchel)...was dynamic as both a starter (10-2, 3.22 ERA) and a reliever (3-0, 1.77 ERA)...led the AL in winning percentage (13-2, .867)...among AL pitchers with at least 130.0 innings pitched, ranked fourth with a 10.98 strikeouts per 9.0 innings ratio (161SO/132IP), trailing only LHP Chris Sale (12.93), RHP Corey Kluber (11.71) and RHP Chris Archer (11.15)...set a single-season Astros franchise record for winning percentage with his .867 (13-2) mark...the record was previously held by LHP Mike Hampton, who posted an .846 winning percentage after going 22-4 in 1999...set career highs in wins (13), innings (132.0), strikeouts (161) and appearances (34), while posting career-best marks in opponent OPS (.615), strikeouts per 9.0 innings (10.98), strikeout to walk ratio (2.82) and homers per 9.0 innings ratio (0.68)...ranked third on the team in wins behind Dallas Keuchel (14) and Charlie Morton (14)...reached the double-digit win plateau for the first season in his career...topped his previous single-season career-high for victories by eight, as his previous high of five was set in 2013...held opposing hitters to a .206 (100x485) batting average...was particularly good against righthanded batters, as he led the league in opponent batting average vs. right-handed hitters with a .173 (47x272) mark...gave up just 10 homers in his 132.0 innings, giving him the fourth-best home runs per 9.0 innings ratio in the Majors behind LHP James Paxton (0.60), RHP Lance McCullers Jr. (0.61) and RHP Stephen Strasburg (0.67) (min. 100IP)...went undefeated on the road, finishing the season 8-0...led the Majors in road winning percentage...the eight-game streak tied the longest road winning streak in franchise history with RHP Darryl Kile (1997) and LHP Bob Knepper (1984-85)...became the first pitcher in franchise history to go undefeated on the road over a single season (min. 7 decisions)...had four games where he struck out at least eight batters in less than 5.0 innings pitched...prior to Peacock, there hadn't been a pitcher in the last 100 years to post even three games like this in a single season...the most was two, accomplished nine times, most recently by RHP David Paulino (2017), LHP Robbie Ray (2016), LHP Jorge De La Rosa (2016) and RHP Danny Salazar (2013, 2014)...made his third career appearance on an Opening Day roster...served a stint on the Paternity List from June 24-27 for the birth of his son...made his first 12 appearances out of the bullpen, going 2-0 with a 1.10 ERA (2ER/16.1IP) with 22 strikeouts and a .127 opponent batting average...was the winning pitcher on April 5 vs. SEA, in his season debut...entered the 13th inning with the bases loaded...walked the first batter he faced before inducing a flyout and recording two strikeouts...was his first Major League win since Sept. 2, 2014 vs. LAA...pitched 2.0 scoreless innings on April 29 vs. OAK...struck out a season-high four batters...began the season with a run of seven consecutive scoreless appearances...marked the longest scoreless streak of his career...in that span, opponents were just 1x30 off him...made his first start of the season on May 22 vs. DET... allowed just one hit in 4.1 scoreless innings...struck out eight and walked two...marked his most strikeouts since fanning eight on May 29, 2014 vs. BAL...was his first scoreless start since Sept. 8, 2014 at SEA (0R/5IP)... became the fifth pitcher in club history to strike out eight batters in a start of 4.1 innings or less, joining LHP Erik Bedard (2013), LHP Ron Villone (2003), RHP J.R. Richard (1973) and LHP Denny Lemaster (1970)...prior to Peacock, the last Major League pitcher to have a scoreless start like this was RHP Danny Salazar in 2013 (3.2IP, 0R, 9K)...made his third start on June 4 at TEX and threw his first quality start of the season, giving up two runs on four hits with nine strikeouts in 6.0 innings...was his first win as a starter since Sept. 2, 2014 vs. LAA...started on three days rest and struck out 10 batters in just 4.2 innings pitched, allowing one run on two hits against the Rangers on June 13...carried a no-hitter into the 5th inning...was the third double-digit strikeout game of his career, and first of the season (last, May 12, 2014 vs. TEX, career-high 11 SO)...became the first pitcher in club history to record 10 strikeouts in an outing of less than 5.0 innings pitched...became the first Astros pitcher to record 10+ strikeouts on three days rest since RHP Shane Reynolds struck out 12 on May 21, 1996 vs. STL...had a career-long seven-game winning streak from June 19-Aug. 4...during the run, he went 7-0 with a 3.38 ERA (16ER/42.2IP) and 29 strikeouts in seven starts and one relief outing...earned his fourth consecutive win on July 9, after throwing 6.0 shutout innings against the Jays in a 19-1 victory to end the first half of the season... was his fifth consecutive road victory...moved back to the pen for one appearance on July 28 at DET...gave up two runs in 4.0 innings...was then inserted back into the rotation for 10 starts to finish the season...recorded his first career extra-base hit and RBI on Aug. 15 at ARI...plated both runs on a double, helping the club to a 9-4 victory over the D-backs...struck out eight batters on Aug. 25 at LAA...fanned at least eight in three consecutive games, tying the longest such streak of his career (previously May 22-June 4, 2017)...did not allow more than two earned runs in each of his last six starts from Aug. 26-Sept. 28...owned a 2.38 ERA (9ER/34IP) and .158 opponent batting average in that span...walked just 20 batters over his last 12 starts (70.1IP) for a 2.56 walks per 9.0 innings ratio...posted a 5.96 walks per 9.0 innings ratio (15BB/22.2IP) over his first four starts of 2017... made one start and six relief appearances during the postseason...threw 7.1 innings across four games in the World Series, posting a 2.45 ERA with a save...started Game 3 of the ALDS in Boston, giving up three runs in 2.2 innings with four strikeouts (did not factor into the decision)...was scoreless over the final 3.2 innings of Game 3 of the World Series, earning the first save of his career...marked the longest relief outing in a World Series Game since LHP Madison Bumgarner went 5.0 innings in Game 7 of the 2014 World Series...was the longest by an AL reliever since RHP Gene Nelson went 3.2 innings in Game 3 of the 1990 World Series...was tied for the secondlongest hitless relief outing to finish a World Series game in MLB history, tying RHP Ted Wilks (3.2IP), who did so in Game 6 of the 1944 World Series...RHP Ron Taylor (4.0IP) holds the record after his Game 4 performance in 1964...pitched 2.0 scoreless innings in Game 7 of the World Series at LAD...became the first pitcher to make multiple multi-inning scoreless relief appearances in a single World Series since RHP Tim Lincecum (2012).
Marked the least active season of his career...joined the Astros in Spring Training, but made only one start as he was recovering from oﬀseason hip surgery...began the season on the 15-day Disabled List, as he continued his recovery...made a rehab start with Triple A Fresno for the Grizzlies Opening Day on April 9...went 4.2 scoreless innings and allowed ﬁve walks with two strikeouts, but did not allow a hit...was his ﬁrst start since Sept. 26, 2014 at NYM, when he closed out his 2014 campaign...made his one and only start with the Astros on April 14 vs. OAK...took the loss, as he gave up three runs in 5.0 innings...following the start, was placed back on the 15-day Disabled List with a left intercostal strain...made his ﬁnal appearance of the season on June 11 with Double A Corpus Christi...pitched 2.0 scoreless innings at Midland with two strikeouts...on July 3, was transferred to the 60-day Disabled List for the left intercostal strain, where he remained through the end of the season.
26-year-old started the year in the bullpen before making 24 starts in the Astros rotation...set career highs in appearances (28), starts (24), innings (131.2) and strikeouts (119)...aside from a three-start stretch from July 13-Aug. 6 in which he allowed 16 runs in 9.0 innings, posted a 4-5 record with a 3.58 ERA(45ER/113IP) and 101 strikeouts in his other 21 starts...posted a 4.50 ERA (61ER/122IP) in his 24 starting assignments as opposed to a 7.45 ERA (8ER/9.2IP) in his four appearances out of the bullpen...made the Opening Day roster for the second straight year, this time out of the bullpen...was slotted into the rotation on April 20...missed a start on May 24 with forearm soreness...was scratched from a start on June 21 at TB with a stomach illness...optioned to Triple A on July 27...recalled from Triple A on Aug. 6...scratched from a start on Sept. 14 with lower back tightness...made his first relief appearance of the season on April 3 vs. NYY...allowed one run in his 3.1 innings, striking out four...tied for the longest relief outing of his career (also June 8, 2013, at KC)...went 3.0 innings and struck out four batters again in his next relief outing on April 7 vs. LAA...joined RHP J.R. Richard (1973) as the only Astros pitchers to throw at least 3.0 innings with four strikeouts in each of their first two relief outings to start a season...tossed 2.2 innings with two strikeouts in his next appearance on April 11 at TEX...became one of just seven Houston relievers to start a season with three consecutive multi-inning, multi-strikeout games, and the first since RHP Larry Andersen (1990)...was moved into the starting rotation on April 20 at OAK, taking the spot of the DFA'd RHP Lucas Harrell...was one of four pitchers vying for the final two rotation spots during Spring Training...went on to post a 3.89 ERA (32ER/74IP) over his first 13 starts of the season...on May 12 vs. TEX, struck out a career-high 11 batters over 6.0 innings, besting his previous career high of 10 strikeouts set on Aug. 4, 2013, at MIN... allowed two earned runs or less in each of his last six starts of the season from Aug. 22-Sept. 26, which was the longest such streak of his career...went 1-1 with a 2.12 ERA (7ER/29.2IP) and 30 strikeouts over that six-start stretch...put up a 2.33 ERA (5 ER/19.1IP) in September, the lowest ERA he has had in any month of his career (min. four games)...made one start during his brief stint at Triple A...allowed three runs on seven hits and one walk in 5.2 innings, striking out five in a 7-3 win over Round Rock on July 29
Rookie starter made 18 appearances (14 starts) across three stints with the Astros...came on strong at the end of the year, posting a 4-3 record and a 3.67 ERA (25ER/61.1IP) in his final 12 MLB games (nine starts)...held right-handed hitters to a .184 (26x141) average, which ranked ninth in the AL (min. 125 AB)...picked up four of his five wins in road games and all five in night games...in his MLB career, six of his seven wins have come in road games and all seven have come in night games...the Astros finished their season with four rookie starters pitching well after July 12...over that time frame, Paul Clemens, Jarred Cosart, Brett Oberholtzer and Peacock combined for a 2.70 ERA (63ER/209.2IP) in their 35 starts during that span... began the year as the Astros No. 4 starter and made five turns in the rotation (1-3, 8.44) before being moved to the bullpen for one outing (3ER/0.2IP) ...optioned to Triple A OKC on May 1 and made four starts for the RedHawks (1-2, 4.98)...recalled on May 28, made three relief appearances, and was optioned again on June 8 ... posted a 5-0 record and a 1.88 ERA (12ER/57.1IP) over 10 apps. (nine starts) for OKC before his final recall on Aug. 4 ... was reinserted into the Astros rotation on Aug. 4 and since that date he went 4-3 with a 3.64 ERA (22ER/54.1IP) and six quality starts in his nine appearances...allowed just a .216 (44x204) opponent's batting average within that time frame, including a .157 (13x83) mark against right-handed hitters...fanned 54 hitters over those last 54.1 innings pitched ... in his first start back with the Astros on Aug. 4 at MIN, tossed a career-high 7.0 innings while recording a career-high 10 strikeouts ... tied as the most strikeouts by an Astros pitcher in 2013 in a single game...marked the most strikeouts by an Astros rookie since RHP Roy Oswalt fanned 12 on Sept. 9, 2001 vs. MIL..went 6-2 with a 2.73 ERA (24ER/79IP) in 14 games (13 starts) for OKC...allowed just a .226 (65x288) opponent's batting average, including a .183 (26x142) mark against left-handed hitters...in his final stint with the RedHawks before getting recalled to Houston, was one of the top pitchers in the entire PCL...over 10 outings from June 13-July 29, Peacock ranked tied for first in the league in wins (5), second in innings pitched (57.1), tied for third in strikeouts (49), fourth in ERA (1.88) and fifth in WHIP (1.05)...had 49 strikeouts and 12 walks over that span...pitched his way into the starting rotation in Spring Training after posting a 2.78 ERA (7ER/22.2IP) in eight appearances, including four starts...over his final five appearances, posted a 0.94 ERA (2ER/19IP) ... did not allow a homer in his 22.2 innings pitched during the Spring...was one of five players to throw at least 20 innings during Spring Training without allowing a homer...entered the season ranked by MLB.com as the Astros No. 10 prospect.