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Craig Breslow

33-Year-Old Pitcher – Boston Red Sox

2014 Stats

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0-0

ERA

1.80

WHIP

1.00

K

3

SV

0

2014 RotoWire 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: YES   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.

April 10, 2014  –  Craig Breslow News

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

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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 40 0 0 53.3 39 17 3 47 17 2 1 0 2.87 1.05
2005 24 AA MOB 39 0 0 52.7 39 17 3 47 17 2 1 0 2.91 1.06
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 4 0 0 5.0 4 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.80 1.00
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Craig Breslow
3-Year Averages MAJ   63 0 0 60.8 56 18 4 46 20 2 1 0 1 10 2.67 1.25
Career  (View All) MAJ   423 0 0 407.0 336 127 31 332 158 20 19 6 2.81 1.21

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Craig Breslow 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. 21 Bal 2.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.80 1.00
Apr. 16 @CWS 1.3 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.67
Apr. 12 @NYY 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.60
Apr. 10 @NYY 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 14 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 1.3 IP/G
5.0 4 1 1 0 1 3 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 1.80 1.00
Last 30 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 1.3 IP/G
5.0 4 1 1 0 1 3 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 1.80 1.00
Last 60 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 1.3 IP/G
5.0 4 1 1 0 1 3 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 1.80 1.00

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Craig Breslow Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013102166241101.253
201211632324612.222
201110013632611.352

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013135171225502.208
2012145291928413.228
2011161311537803.261

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201327.321011723.291.39
201233.7100311432.671.28
201128.3020221234.451.48

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201332.3310221110.560.90
201229.720030822.731.04
201131.000022913.191.55
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 40 0 53.3 7.93 2.87 2.76 0.51 73.6% 2.87 3.18 .258
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 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 4 0 5.0 5.40 1.80 3.00 0.00 1.25 80% 86.6 MPH 1.80 2.60 .265
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Craig Breslow
3-Year Averages MAJ   63 0 60.8 6.81 2.96 2.30 0.59 80.6% 2.67 3.53 .293
Career MAJ   423 0 407.0 7.34 3.49 2.10 0.69 79.3% 2.81 3.76 .272

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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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3.00 K/BB
AVERAGE
5.40 K/9
TERRIBLE
1.80 BB/9
GREAT
86.6 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
1.25 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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1.80 ERA
ELITE
1.00 WHIP
GREAT
2.60 FIP
GREAT
BABIP/Strand

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

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.265 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
80.0% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

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Worst Matchups for Craig Breslow (by OPS against, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Alex Rodriguez NY-A 6 2 2 5 3 3 0 .333 1.333 1.889
Jose Molina TB 4 3 0 0 0 1 0 .750 1.000 1.750
Torii Hunter DET 9 4 2 4 1 2 0 .444 1.111 1.611
David Ortiz BOS 7 3 1 3 0 1 1 .429 1.143 1.571
Jose Reyes TOR 6 3 1 3 0 0 0 .500 1.000 1.500
Chone Figgins LA 11 5 1 1 3 3 2 .455 .818 1.390
Brendan Ryan NY-A 6 2 1 3 0 1 0 .333 1.000 1.333
Mitch Moreland TEX 7 4 0 1 0 0 1 .571 .714 1.286
Shin-Soo Choo TEX 8 3 1 3 1 2 0 .375 .750 1.250
Justin Morneau COL 8 3 1 3 0 0 0 .375 .875 1.250

Best Matchups for Craig Breslow (by OPS against, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
A.J. Pierzynski BOS 8 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Adam Dunn CHI-A 7 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Emilio Bonifacio CHI-N 5 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
J.P. Arencibia TEX 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Gregor Blanco SF 4 0 0 1 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Brandon Crawford SF 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Trevor Crowe DET 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Colby Rasmus TOR 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jeff Mathis MIA 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Justin Turner LA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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

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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Breslow (shoulder) will rest Saturday and Sunday, before the Red Sox make a decision Monday regarding his activation from the disabled list, Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports.

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Breslow (shoulder) made a second consecutive rehab appearance Friday at Triple-A Pawtucket. He pitched a scoreless inning to pick up a win.

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Breslow (shoulder) threw two-thirds of an inning and walked two batters in a rehab appearance for Triple-A Pawtucket.

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Breslow (shoulder) is scheduled to pitch at Triple-A Pawtucket on Thursday and Friday, Rob Bradford of WEEI.com reports.

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Breslow was placed on the 15-day DL on Thursday.

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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.