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Craig Breslow

34-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

2014 Stats

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2-4

ERA

5.96

WHIP

1.86

K

37

SV

1

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Breslow appeared in 61 games for Boston (71 games counting the playoffs), posting a career-best 1.81 ERA and 2.7 BB/9, while becoming part of the setup crew late in the season and into the playoffs. T...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 181   DOB: 8/8/1980   BORN: New Haven, CT   COLLEGE: Yale   DRAFTED: 26th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Craig Breslow Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $6.25 million contract with the Red Sox in January of 2013. Deal includes a club option for 2015.

October 31, 2014  –  Craig Breslow News

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The Red Sox have declined the $4 million club option on Breslow, the Providence Journal's Brian MacPherson reports.

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Craig Breslow 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
2005 24 AA MOB 39 0 0 52.7 39 17 3 47 17 2 1 0 2.91 1.06
2005 24 AA MOB 40 0 0 53.3 39 17 3 47 17 2 1 0 2.87 1.05
2005 24 AAA POR 8 0 0 10.0 12 4 1 9 1 0 1 0 3.60 1.30
2005 24 MAJ SDG 14 0 0 16.3 15 4 1 14 13 0 0 0 2.20 1.71
2006 25 AAA PAW 39 0 0 67.0 49 20 3 77 24 7 1 7 2.69 1.09
2006 25 MAJ BOS 13 0 0 12.0 12 5 0 12 6 0 2 0 3.75 1.50
2007 26 AAA PAW 49 1 0 68.7 70 31 6 73 25 2 3 1 4.06 1.38
2008 27 MAJ MIN 42 0 0 38.7 24 7 0 32 14 0 2 1 1.63 0.98
2008 27 MAJ CLE 7 0 0 8.3 10 3 1 7 5 0 0 0 3.24 1.80
2008  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ MIN/CLE 49 0 0 47.0 34 10 1 39 19 0 2 1 1.91 1.13
2009 28 MAJ MIN 17 0 0 14.3 11 10 3 11 11 1 2 0 6.28 1.53
2009 28 MAJ OAK 60 0 0 55.3 37 16 5 44 18 7 5 0 2.60 0.99
2009  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ MIN/OAK 77 0 0 69.7 48 26 8 55 29 8 7 0 3.36 1.11
2010 29 MAJ OAK 75 0 0 74.7 53 25 9 71 29 4 4 5 2 16 3.01 1.10
2011 30 MAJ OAK 67 0 0 59.3 69 25 4 44 21 0 2 0 3 8 3.79 1.52
2012 31 MAJ BOS 23 0 0 20.0 14 6 0 19 9 1 0 0 1 5 2.70 1.15
2012 31 MAJ ARI 40 0 0 43.3 38 13 5 42 13 2 0 0 0 4 2.70 1.18
2012  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ BOS/ARI 63 0 0 63.3 52 19 5 61 22 3 0 0 1 9 2.70 1.17
2013 32 AAA PAW 1 0 0 3.2 4 1 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 2.45 2.19
2013 32 MAJ BOS 61 0 0 59.7 49 12 3 33 18 5 2 0 1 14 1.81 1.12
2014 33 AAA PAW 3 1 0 2.2 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.36
2014 33 MAJ BOS 60 0 0 54.3 73 36 8 37 28 2 4 1 1 2 5.96 1.86
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3-Year Averages     63 0 0 60.8 56 18 4 46 20 2 1 0 1 10 2.67 1.25
Career  (View All)     479 0 0 456.3 405 162 39 366 185 22 23 7 3.20 1.29

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Craig Breslow Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014118111330504.291
2013102166241101.253
201211632324612.222

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014142261543814.341
2013135171225502.208
2012145291928413.228

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201429.0230191847.762.17
201327.321011723.291.39
201233.7100311432.671.28

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201425.3011181043.911.50
201332.3310221110.560.90
201229.720030822.731.04
Craig Breslow 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
2005 24 AA MOB 39 0 52.7 8.03 2.91 2.76 0.51 73.6% 2.91 3.18 .262
2005 24 AA MOB 40 0 53.3 7.93 2.87 2.76 0.51 73.6% 2.87 3.18 .258
2005 24 AAA POR 8 0 10.0 8.10 0.90 9.00 0.90 75% 3.60 3.00 .364
2005 24 MAJ SDG 14 0 16.3 7.71 7.16 1.08 0.55 88.9% 2.20 4.75 .304
2006 25 AAA PAW 39 0 67.0 10.34 3.22 3.21 0.40 75.7% 2.69 2.74 .291
2006 25 MAJ BOS 13 0 12.0 9.00 4.50 2.00 0.00 0.83 72.2% 3.75 2.75 .355
2007 26 AAA PAW 49 1 68.7 9.57 3.28 2.92 0.79 71.9% 4.06 3.39 .347
2008 27 MAJ MIN 42 0 38.7 7.45 3.26 2.29 0.00 0.78 81.6% 88.6 MPH 1.63 2.67 .238
2008 27 MAJ CLE 7 0 8.3 7.56 5.40 1.40 1.08 0.78 85.7% 88.6 MPH 3.24 4.94 .353
2008  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ MIN/CLE 49 0 47.0 7.47 3.64 2.05 0.19 0.78 82.7% 88.6 MPH 1.91 3.07 .261
2009 28 MAJ MIN 17 0 14.3 6.91 6.91 1.00 1.88 0.70 63.2% 90.1 MPH 6.28 6.77 .214
2009 28 MAJ OAK 60 0 55.3 7.16 2.93 2.44 0.81 0.70 78% 90.1 MPH 2.60 3.79 .222
2009  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ MIN/OAK 77 0 69.7 7.11 3.75 1.90 1.03 0.70 73.9% 90.1 MPH 3.36 4.40 .220
2010 29 MAJ OAK 75 0 74.7 8.56 3.50 2.45 1.08 0.57 78.1% 90.5 MPH 3.01 4.03 .240
2011 30 MAJ OAK 67 0 59.3 6.67 3.19 2.10 0.61 1.03 75.6% 91.1 MPH 3.79 3.76 .345
2012 31 MAJ BOS 23 0 20.0 8.55 4.05 2.11 0.00 1.24 73.9% 90.9 MPH 2.70 2.80 .272
2012 31 MAJ ARI 40 0 43.3 8.72 2.70 3.23 1.04 1.13 82.6% 90.9 MPH 2.70 3.73 .292
2012  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ BOS/ARI 63 0 63.3 8.67 3.13 2.77 0.71 1.17 79.7% 90.9 MPH 2.70 3.38 .286
2013 32 AAA PAW 1 0 3.2 11.25 8.44 1.33 0.00 85.7% 2.45 3.51 .443
2013 32 MAJ BOS 61 0 59.7 4.98 2.72 1.83 0.45 1.28 85.9% 89.9 MPH 1.81 3.75 .254
2014 33 AAA PAW 3 1 2.2 4.09 8.18 0.50 0.00 100% 0.00 5.02 .161
2014 33 MAJ BOS 60 0 54.3 6.13 4.64 1.32 1.33 0.96 69.9% 88.4 MPH 5.96 5.41 .359
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3-Year Averages     63 0 60.8 6.81 2.96 2.30 0.59 80.6% 2.67 3.53 .293
Career     479 0 456.3 7.22 3.65 1.98 0.77 77.7% 3.20 3.96 .284

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2014 Stat Review for Craig Breslow    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.32 K/BB
TERRIBLE
6.13 K/9
POOR
4.64 BB/9
TERRIBLE
88.4 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
1.3 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.96 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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5.96 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.86 WHIP
TERRIBLE
5.41 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.359 BABIP
HIGH
69.9% Strand Rate
LOW

Craig Breslow: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Breslow earned his first save of the season Monday, firing a perfect 10th inning against the Blue Jays.

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Breslow allowed a run on two hits in 1.1 innings in Thursday night's loss to St. Louis. He served up a 423-foot homer to Kolten Wong and has now allowed homers in his past three outings.

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Breslow was knocked around for a run on two hits and a walk in two-thirds of an inning in Tuesday night's loss to the White Sox.

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Breslow allowed two runs on two hits in an inning of relief in Friday night's loss to the Yankees.

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Breslow was tagged for five earned runs and his first loss over 0.2 innings in Sunday's 8-5 defeat to the Rays.

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Breslow picked up his second win in as many nights, working a scoreless eighth inning in Wednesday night's win over the Reds.

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Breslow (shoulder) made his season debut Thursday, pitching a scoreless seventh inning against the Yankees.

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Breslow (shoulder) was activated from the 15-day DL on Wednesday.

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Breslow (shoulder) will likely return from the disabled list Wednesday, Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports.

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Breslow (shoulder) started and threw one inning in a rehab appearance for Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday.

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Breslow (shoulder) will make a third rehab appearance for Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday and then be reevaluated, the Providence Journal reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Breslow had a nice 20-inning run with Boston after he was acquired from Arizona at the trade deadline. He really did not do too much different in 2012, other than becoming the beneficiary of a lower BABIP and not allow any homers while with Boston. Breslow still has trouble with control (career 3.7 BB/9), so he is susceptible to bad luck or long balls. He is one of three left-handers the Red Sox have in their bullpen, so expect some movement in that area before the start of the season.

2012

Breslow saw his BABIP balloon to .345 in 2011, resulting in 69 hits allowed in 59.1 innings after he entered the season with just 90 hits allowed in his last 130 innings. He lost some of his usual effectiveness against lefties, and was shipped to Arizona as part of the Trevor Cahill trade. The drastic shift in home parks kills any sort of hidden value he might have had as a staff filler, but Breslow should take on the role as the primary left-hander for manager Kirk Gibson in 2012 after Rule 5 selection Joe Paterson served as the lone southpaw last season.

2011

Breslow played a prominent role in the A's bullpen in the final month, picking up a handful of saves as the A's were without Andrew Bailey and Michael Wuertz, but he was a solid contributor throughout the season as well. He's shown the ability to limit the hits allowed in his two seasons with the A's, allowing just 90 hits in his last 130 innings pitched, and should continue to be an effective option in the later innings in 2011.

2010

The A's claimed Breslow off waivers in late May after his early-season struggles (1.535 WHIP, 6.28 ERA in 17 appearances) resulted in his release by the Twins. He regained his 2008 form once joining the A's, posting a nifty 0.994 WHIP and 44 strikeouts in 55.1 innings. He should continue in his role as the A's primary late-inning lefty, providing some value in those leagues that count holds.

2009

Breslow was released by the Red Sox and Indians before finding a home with the Twins and becoming a key middle reliever. Breslow always had strong strikeout totals in the minors with good control, but couldn't find his niche in a major league bullpen. With the departure of Dennys Reyes, he could becoming the primary left-handed set-up man for Joe Nathan.

2008

Breslow spent the whole season at Triple-A Pawtucket in 2007, where he worked out of the bullpen with moderate success. He has good strikeout totals, but walked more batters than a reliever should. Boston is looking for some late-inning relief help, but Breslow won't be considered. Another season in Triple-A awaits the 27-year-old. Breslow was claimed off waivers by Cleveland in March 2008.

2007

Breslow appeared in 12 games for Boston, mostly in September when the Red Sox faded. His fastball tops out at 90 mph and he's got a plus curve and average changeup. The former captain of Yale's baseball team, he'll need injuries and incompetence to get back to the majors in 2007.

2006

Breslow pitched well in middle relief for the Padres last year. He'll need to limit his walks to land a spot in the back of the pen for 2006, though.