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Jonathan Broxton

31-Year-Old Pitcher – St. Louis Cardinals

2016 Stats

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1.04

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1.38

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2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

St. Louis picked Broxton up just before the trade deadline to bolster a bullpen that had suffered a rash of injuries. The veteran reliever pitched fairly regularly down the stretch, totaling 23.2 inni...

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2016 ADP:  691.39

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 285   DOB: 6/16/1984   BORN: Augusta, GA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Jonathan Broxton Contract Information:

Agreed to a two-year, $7.5 million contract with the Cardinals in December of 2015.

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Broxton pitched a scoreless eighth inning, walking two and striking out one in the Cardinals 2-1 loss to the Cubs on Tuesday.

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Jonathan Broxton Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2004 20 A VER 23 23 1 128.3 110 46 7 144 43 11 6 0 3.23 1.19
2005 21 AA JAC 34 13 0 97.7 81 33 4 109 31 5 3 6 3.04 1.15
2005 21 MAJ LOS 14 0 0 13.7 13 9 0 22 12 1 0 0 5.93 1.83
2006 22 AAA LAS 11 0 0 11.3 6 0 0 18 3 1 0 5 0.00 0.79
2006 22 MAJ LOS 68 0 0 76.3 61 22 7 97 33 4 1 3 2.59 1.23
2007 23 MAJ LOS 83 0 0 82.0 69 26 6 99 25 4 4 2 2.85 1.15
2008 24 MAJ LOS 70 0 0 69.0 54 24 2 88 27 3 5 14 3.13 1.17
2009 25 MAJ LOS 73 0 0 76.0 44 22 4 114 29 7 2 36 2.61 0.96
2010 26 MAJ LAD 64 0 0 62.3 64 28 4 73 28 5 6 22 7 3 4.04 1.48
2011 27 AAA ALB 2 2 0 2.0 2 1 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 1.50
2011 27 MAJ LAD 14 0 0 12.7 15 8 2 10 9 1 2 7 1 0 5.68 1.89
2012 28 MAJ CIN 25 0 0 22.3 20 7 1 20 3 3 3 4 2 10 2.82 1.03
2012 28 MAJ KC 35 0 0 35.7 36 9 1 25 14 1 2 23 4 0 2.27 1.40
2012  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ CIN/KC 60 0 0 58.0 56 16 2 45 17 4 5 27 6 10 2.48 1.26
2013 29 AAA LOU 2 2 0 2.0 5 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.50
2013 29 MAJ CIN 34 0 0 30.7 27 14 4 25 12 2 2 0 3 12 4.11 1.27
2014 30 AA PEN 2 2 0 2.0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
2014 30 MAJ CIN 51 0 0 48.3 32 10 3 37 17 4 2 7 6 21 1.86 1.01
2014 30 MAJ MIL 11 0 0 10.3 9 5 1 12 2 0 1 0 2 2 4.35 1.06
2014  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ CIN/MIL 62 0 0 58.7 41 15 4 49 19 4 3 7 8 23 2.30 1.02
2015 31 MAJ MIL 40 0 0 36.7 41 24 5 37 10 1 2 0 1 11 5.89 1.39
2015 31 MAJ STL 26 0 0 23.7 20 7 2 26 12 3 3 0 2 6 2.66 1.35
2015  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ MIL/STL 66 0 0 60.3 61 31 7 63 22 4 5 0 3 17 4.62 1.38
2016 32 MAJ STL 9 0 0 8.7 5 1 1 11 7 0 0 0 0 2 1.04 1.38
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3-Year Averages     54 0 0 49.9 43 20 5 45 17 3 3 2 4 17 3.61 1.20
Career  (View All)     617 0 0 608.3 510 216 43 696 240 39 35 118 3.20 1.23

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Jonathan Broxton Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 27 @Ari 1.3 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.04 1.38
Apr. 24 @SD 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.23 1.36
Apr. 23 @SD 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.42 1.42
Apr. 19 ChC 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.69 1.69
Apr. 16 Cin 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.08 1.62
Apr. 15 Cin 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 1.50
Apr. 10 @Atl 0.7 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 1.71
Apr. 6 @Pit 0.7 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.60
Apr. 5 @Pit 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 14 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
6.3 4 1 1 1 4 6 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 1 1.42 1.26
Last 30 Days
9 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
8.7 5 1 1 1 7 11 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 2 1.04 1.38
Last 60 Days
9 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
8.7 5 1 1 1 7 11 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 2 1.04 1.38

Jonathan Broxton Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201614253001.333
201510322830412.326
201492221018300.222

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201625922100.087
2015154411431445.226
201413927923324.181

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20163.00002213.001.67
201528.032031333.540.93
201433.7114251121.870.92

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20165.70009500.001.24
201532.3130321945.571.76
201425.032324822.881.16
Jonathan Broxton Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2004 20 A VER 23 23 128.3 10.10 3.02 3.35 0.49 73.3% 3.23 2.67 .321
2005 21 AA JAC 34 13 97.7 10.04 2.86 3.52 0.37 73.1% 3.04 2.48 .316
2005 21 MAJ LOS 14 0 13.7 14.49 7.90 1.83 0.00 64% 5.93 2.70 .440
2006 22 AAA LAS 11 0 11.3 14.29 2.38 6.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.08 .301
2006 22 MAJ LOS 68 0 76.3 11.44 3.89 2.94 0.83 0.86 82.8% 2.59 3.19 .313
2007 23 MAJ LOS 83 0 82.0 10.87 2.74 3.96 0.66 1.32 77.3% 2.85 2.68 .323
2008 24 MAJ LOS 70 0 69.0 11.48 3.52 3.26 0.26 1.14 72.2% 96.3 MPH 3.13 2.24 .328
2009 25 MAJ LOS 73 0 76.0 13.50 3.43 3.93 0.47 1.69 73.9% 97.8 MPH 2.61 2.07 .285
2010 26 MAJ LAD 64 0 62.3 10.54 4.04 2.61 0.58 1.58 72.7% 95.4 MPH 4.04 3.14 .369
2011 27 AAA ALB 2 2 2.0 22.50 4.50 5.00 0.00 66.7% 4.50 -0.30 .758
2011 27 MAJ LAD 14 0 12.7 7.11 6.39 1.11 1.42 2.00 72.7% 94.1 MPH 5.68 5.81 .336
2012 28 MAJ CIN 25 0 22.3 8.06 1.21 6.67 0.40 1.82 72.7% 94.7 MPH 2.82 2.53 .307
2012 28 MAJ KC 35 0 35.7 6.31 3.53 1.79 0.25 2.30 83.7% 94.7 MPH 2.27 3.51 .317
2012  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ CIN/KC 60 0 58.0 6.98 2.64 2.65 0.31 2.11 80.3% 94.7 MPH 2.48 3.01 .313
2013 29 AAA LOU 2 2 2.0 13.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 0.20 .654
2013 29 MAJ CIN 34 0 30.7 7.34 3.52 2.08 1.17 1.31 71.4% 93.8 MPH 4.11 4.83 .272
2014 30 AA PEN 2 2 2.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.70 .216
2014 30 MAJ CIN 51 0 48.3 6.89 3.17 2.18 0.56 1.13 84.8% 93.2 MPH 1.86 3.59 .226
2014 30 MAJ MIL 11 0 10.3 10.45 1.74 6.00 0.87 1.50 60% 93.2 MPH 4.35 2.72 .318
2014  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ CIN/MIL 62 0 58.7 7.52 2.91 2.58 0.61 1.19 80.4% 93.2 MPH 2.30 3.42 .241
2015 31 MAJ MIL 40 0 36.7 9.08 2.45 3.70 1.23 2.25 58.7% 94.1 MPH 5.89 3.77 .352
2015 31 MAJ STL 26 0 23.7 9.89 4.56 2.17 0.76 3.09 83.3% 94.1 MPH 2.66 3.62 .306
2015  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ MIL/STL 66 0 60.3 9.40 3.28 2.86 1.04 2.51 68.4% 94.1 MPH 4.62 3.75 .335
2016 32 MAJ STL 9 0 8.7 11.42 7.27 1.57 1.04 1.11 100% 93.6 MPH 1.04 4.58 .229
Today's Projections     0 0 .3 6.90 3.42 2.02 0.85 74.7% 3.54 0.84 .280
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.5 7.04 3.40 2.07 0.93 76.3% 3.43 4.12 .279
Rest Of Season     0 0 43.1 6.84 3.61 1.90 0.94 76% 3.51 4.24 .277
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3-Year Averages     54 0 49.9 8.12 3.07 2.65 0.90 72.7% 3.61 3.72 .284
Career     617 0 608.3 10.30 3.55 2.90 0.64 75.5% 3.20 3.05 .314

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2016 Stat Review for Jonathan Broxton    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2015 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.57 K/BB
TERRIBLE
11.42 K/9
ELITE
7.27 BB/9
TERRIBLE
93.6 MPH Fastball
GOOD
1.0 HR/9
WEAK
1.11 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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1.04 ERA
ELITE
1.38 WHIP
POOR
4.58 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.229 BABIP
LOW
100.0% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Jonathan Broxton: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Broxton pitched a scoreless seventh Friday against Detroit, giving up two singles in the process.

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Broxton agreed to a two-year contract with the Cardinals on Thursday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Broxton had his team option declined Monday, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

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Broxton (4-5) earned a win, walking one over a scoreless inning in Monday's 3-0 victory over the Pirates.

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Broxton blew the save and took the loss Sunday, surrendering a home run in 0.2 innings to lose 5-4 to the Brewers.

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Broxton has been traded to the Cardinals, pending a physical, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

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Broxton, working in the seventh inning with a lead for the first time this season, threw a clean frame in Sunday's victory over the Diamondbacks.

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Broxton (1-1) imploded in the eighth inning Wednesday, loading the bases on two hits and a walk, then giving up a three-run triple to Detroit's Nick Castellanos.

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Broxton tossed a scoreless eighth inning and recorded his fifth hold of the season in Monday's victory over the Tigers.

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Broxton struck out all three batters he faced in the eighth inning Thursday against the Reds for his second hold of the season.

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Broxton has allowed two earned runs in four innings (4.50 ERA) while posting a 5:0 K:BB ratio in four appearances out of the Brewers' bullpen.

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2015

Broxton split last season between the Reds and the Brewers and worked in a setup role for each club. He sat with a nifty 0.95 ERA after July, but faltered late, giving up 11 of his earned runs over the seasonís final two months. His fastball averages just 93 mph these days, but he does not give up many home runs and has plenty of high-leverage experience. Broxton will return to the eighth-inning role with the Brewers bringing back Francisco Rodriguez on a two-year deal, and will likely only see an opportunity to close if Rodriguez gets hurt or struggles for a prolonged stretch.

2014

If you had an early draft last season, Broxton was among the bigger busts even before the season began, thanks to the Reds reversing course with Aroldis Chapman. Instead of becoming Cincinnati's closer, Broxton failed to record a single save, before going on multiple trips to the disabled list. He underwent surgery to repair a torn flexor mass in his right forearm in August, making him questionable for the start of the season. Even if Chapman moves into the rotation this year, Broxton is far from guaranteed to fill his shoes as the closer.

2013

The Royals' one-year gambit with Broxton paid off, as it netted them two prospects (J.C. Sulbaran and Donnie Joseph) after he filled in as their closer for a half-season, following Joakim Soria's spring training arm injury. He's not quite the same dominant pitcher that he was before his elbow surgery, throwing two miles per hour slower and striking out fewer batters than he used to. But he's remained effective by inducing more groundballs and allowing fewer homers when he does elevate the ball. After the trade to Cincinnati he was especially effective, walking just three batters in 22.1 innings. He signed a three-year deal to return to the Reds in November as the team's primary closer with incumbent Aroldis Chapman moving to the starting rotation for 2013. With the Reds' quality offense and generally strong pitching staff, Broxton should have a good chance to put up 30 saves.

2012

For the first four-and-a-half years of his career, Broxton had been among the league's elite relievers, eventually taking over the closer role from Takashi Saito in 2008 and being named to the National League All-Star squad the subsequent two seasons. Since the All-Star break in 2010, however, Broxton has been limited to 36.2 innings and a 6.63 ERA, lacking the velocity and command he had exhibited in prior years. Broxton eventually underwent elbow surgery in September after tossing just 12.2 innings in 2011. He's reportedly expected to be healthy come spring training, where he'll don a Royals jersey via a one-year, $4 million contract. The Royals have Joakim Soria (as of this writing) and seemingly Greg Holland ahead of him in the closer pecking order, but a healthy Broxton could be in line for saves at some point in 2012.

2011

It was a tale of two halves for the 2010 All-Star, as Broxton posted a 2.11 ERA before the break and subsequently collapsed once July rolled around. Over the second half, Broxton's ERA was an alarming 7.13 and he walked more batters than he struck out (18:21 K:BB in 24 innings). Broxton had just two saves after July while Hong-Chih Kuo took over as closer and dominated. Broxton lost a couple ticks off his fastball compared to 2009, but it was his command more than anything that was his undoing. Broxton is set to earn $7 million in the final year of his contract, so the motivation should be there, but expect Kuo and impressive rookie Kenley Jansen to be gunning for the closer job as well come spring training.

2010

Broxton put himself in the upper tier of baseballís closer fraternity in 2009, winning seven games and saving 36 with a 2.61 ERA and a major league-leading 114 strikeouts (for relievers) in 76 innings. With four years service time, Broxton is starting to get expensive for the Dodgers, but he'll once again return as their closer and should again be among the league's elite stoppers.

2009

Broxton's third full year in the big leagues was another success for the 290-pound 24-year-old fireballer. "The Bull" can dial up his fastball into triple-digits, thus resulting in a lofty strikeout rate (11.5 K/9IP -- seventh in the majors among pitchers who threw at least 1,000 pitches). Last season we also got a chance to view his future as a closer, as Broxton stepped in for the injured Takashi Saito and saved 14 games. He looks set to take over the closer role after the Dodgers cut ties with Saito and he could become of the the NL's best.

2008

Broxton (a.k.a. "The Bull") worked in 83 games in 2007, tying for third in MLB in appearances. In his 82 innings, Broxton posted a 2.85 ERA and excellent 99:25 K:BB. He dealt with a sore arm in September, something that likely contributed to a run of walk-off home runs allowed, but there shouldn't be any worries there. He figures in as the organization's closer-of-the-future, though that will probably have to wait another year or two, as Takashi Saito is showing no signs of slowing down. Still, relievers with a solid ERA and WHIP, and 100-strikeout potential are highly valuable.

2007

With his bulky frame and power repertoire, Broxton was converted from the rotation to the bullpen in 2005, a move that paid huge dividends last season. After an unimpressive 14-game stint with the Dodgers in 2005, Broxton opened last year in Triple-A and promptly tossed 11.2 scoreless innings before being promoted. He uses his mid-90s fastball/slider combination to produce excellent strikeout numbers (97 Ks in little more than 76 innings). Broxton was even better after the All-Star break with a 1.80 ERA in 40 innings, and with only the 37-year-old Takashi Saito ahead of him, could be the team's closer as early as sometime in 2007.

2006

Originally drafted and developed as a starter, Broxton moved to relief last year and saw immediate improvement, with his fastball gaining 2-3 mph. He's the first of an impressive class of pitchers who dominated at Double-A Jacksonville to make it to the big leagues, but he might start 2006 back in the minors. He still has a few rough edges, as indicated by his 12 walks in 13 2/3 innings with the Dodgers in two brief stints.

2005

Broxton dominated at Single-A Vero Beach in 2004. He's considered a potential top of the rotation starter if he can develop an off speed pitch to go along with his mid-90s fastball and sharp slider. At worst he's a potential late-innings reliever. The Dodgers will have him start 2005 at Double-A.