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Brett Cecil

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Toronto Blue Jays

2014 Stats

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2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

After struggling as a starter in 2011 and 2012, Cecil reinvented himself as a highly effective reliever in 2013, finishing with a 2.82 ERA over 60.2 innings. The ERA was backed by strong rate numbers,...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 220   DOB: 7/2/1986   BORN: Dunkirk, MD   COLLEGE: Maryland      Show ContractHide Contract

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Brett Cecil Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $1.3 million deal in January 2014, avoiding arbitration.

April 11, 2014  –  Brett Cecil News

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Brett Cecil 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
2007 20 A Aub 14 13 0 49.7 36 7 1 56 11 1 0 0 1.27 0.95
2008 21 A Dun 4 4 0 10.1 6 2 1 11 2 0 0 0 1.74 0.79
2008 21 AA NEW 18 18 0 77.7 66 22 4 87 23 6 2 0 2.55 1.15
2008 21 AAA SYR 6 6 0 30.7 28 14 1 31 16 2 3 0 4.11 1.43
2009 22 AAA LAS 9 9 0 49.0 53 31 2 32 19 1 5 0 5.69 1.47
2009 22 MAJ TOR 18 17 0 93.3 116 55 17 69 38 7 4 0 5.30 1.65
2010 23 AAA Las 2 2 0 11.0 13 3 0 11 2 2 0 0 0 0 2.45 1.36
2010 23 MAJ TOR 28 28 0 172.7 175 81 18 117 54 15 7 0 0 0 4.22 1.33
2011 24 AAA Las 12 12 1 78.2 89 46 15 63 24 8 2 0 0 0 5.26 1.45
2011 24 MAJ TOR 20 20 1 123.7 122 65 22 87 42 4 11 0 0 0 4.73 1.33
2012 25 AA New 6 9 0 42.2 44 16 2 34 14 3 2 0 0 0 3.38 1.37
2012 25 AAA Las 6 6 0 39.2 36 11 1 33 7 1 2 0 0 0 2.50 1.10
2012 25 MAJ TOR 21 9 0 61.3 70 39 11 51 23 2 4 0 0 1 5.72 1.52
2013 26 MAJ TOR 60 0 0 60.7 44 19 4 70 23 5 1 1 2 11 2.82 1.10
2014 27 MAJ TOR 8 0 0 7.3 5 0 0 12 4 0 0 1 0 6 0.00 1.23
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Brett Cecil
3-Year Averages MAJ   33 9 0 81.9 78 41 12 69 29 3 5 0 0 4 4.51 1.31
Career  (View All) MAJ   155 74 1 519.0 532 259 72 406 184 33 27 2 4.49 1.38

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Brett Cecil 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. 18 @Cle 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 1.23
Apr. 17 @Min 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 1.11
Apr. 15 @Min 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 1.17
Apr. 11 @Bal 1.7 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 1.00
Apr. 8 Hou 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 1.50
Apr. 5 NYY 0.7 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 1.29
Apr. 4 NYY 1.3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.60
Apr. 2 @TB 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 14 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
5.7 4 0 0 0 4 10 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 6 0.00 1.41
Last 30 Days
8 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
7.3 5 0 0 0 4 12 0 0 0 0-0 1 0 6 0.00 1.23
Last 60 Days
8 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
7.3 5 0 0 0 4 12 0 0 0 0-0 1 0 6 0.00 1.23

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Brett Cecil Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201312335422120.191
20126415312301.214
2011149221624320.186

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013127351922704.212
201220636205810110.319
201138365269821122.282

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201331.0310391433.771.19
201236.3230351375.701.40
201161.31704417105.431.37

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201329.720131911.821.01
201225.0010161045.761.68
201162.33404325124.041.28
Brett Cecil 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
2007 20 A Aub 14 13 49.7 10.15 1.99 5.09 0.18 87% 1.27 2.05 .294
2008 21 A Dun 4 4 10.1 9.80 1.78 5.50 0.89 85.7% 1.74 2.90 .222
2008 21 AA NEW 18 18 77.7 10.08 2.67 3.78 0.46 78.8% 2.55 2.71 .320
2008 21 AAA SYR 6 6 30.7 9.10 4.70 1.94 0.29 69.8% 4.11 3.17 .327
2009 22 AAA LAS 9 9 49.0 5.88 3.49 1.68 0.37 58.6% 5.69 3.77 .324
2009 22 MAJ TOR 18 17 93.3 6.65 3.66 1.82 1.64 1.23 72.3% 90.7 MPH 5.30 5.35 .338
2010 23 AAA Las 2 2 11.0 9.00 1.64 5.50 0.00 80% 2.45 1.75 .394
2010 23 MAJ TOR 28 28 172.7 6.10 2.81 2.17 0.94 1.32 70.1% 90.1 MPH 4.22 4.16 .298
2011 24 AAA Las 12 12 78.2 7.25 2.76 2.63 1.73 68.4% 5.26 5.00 .320
2011 24 MAJ TOR 20 20 123.7 6.33 3.06 2.07 1.60 0.83 69.7% 88.5 MPH 4.73 5.27 .276
2012 25 AA New 6 9 42.2 7.25 2.99 2.43 0.43 75% 3.38 3.34 .331
2012 25 AAA Las 6 6 39.2 7.58 1.61 4.71 0.23 76.2% 2.50 2.46 .311
2012 25 MAJ TOR 21 9 61.3 7.48 3.38 2.22 1.61 0.92 65.9% 89.1 MPH 5.72 5.14 .326
2013 26 MAJ TOR 60 0 60.7 10.38 3.41 3.04 0.59 1.86 76.2% 92.3 MPH 2.82 3.04 .284
2014 27 MAJ TOR 8 0 7.3 14.73 4.91 3.00 0.00 6.00 100% 91.3 MPH 0.00 1.56 .365
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Brett Cecil
3-Year Averages MAJ   33 9 81.9 7.58 3.19 2.38 1.32 69.5% 4.51 4.48 .290
Career MAJ   155 74 519.0 7.04 3.19 2.21 1.25 71% 4.49 4.54 .303

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2014 Stat Review for Brett Cecil    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
14.73 K/9
ELITE
4.91 BB/9
TERRIBLE
91.3 MPH Fastball
WEAK
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
6.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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0.00 ERA
ELITE
1.23 WHIP
WEAK
1.56 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.365 BABIP
HIGH
100.0% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Brett Cecil (by OPS against, min 7 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Bobby Wilson AZ 7 3 2 5 1 1 0 .429 1.429 1.929
Jonny Gomes BOS 8 5 1 3 3 2 0 .625 1.125 1.852
Paul Konerko CHI-A 7 3 2 3 2 1 0 .429 1.286 1.841
Shane Victorino BOS 8 5 0 1 0 2 0 .625 .875 1.500
Melky Cabrera TOR 7 3 1 2 0 2 0 .429 1.000 1.500
Evan Longoria TB 23 12 2 7 2 2 0 .522 .913 1.473
Francisco Cervelli NY-A 7 5 0 1 0 0 0 .714 .714 1.429
Nelson Cruz BAL 11 4 2 8 0 2 0 .364 1.000 1.333
Robert Andino PIT 8 4 0 0 3 1 1 .500 .625 1.261
Dustin Pedroia BOS 15 5 2 4 2 2 0 .333 .800 1.189

Best Matchups for Brett Cecil (by OPS against, min 7 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Mark Reynolds MIL 7 1 0 0 0 3 0 .143 .143 .286
Adam Jones BAL 21 2 0 0 2 6 0 .095 .095 .269
Coco Crisp OAK 11 1 0 0 1 1 0 .091 .091 .258
Joe Mauer MIN 8 1 0 0 0 2 0 .125 .125 .250
David Murphy CLE 8 1 0 0 0 3 0 .125 .125 .250
Erick Aybar ANA 12 1 0 0 1 2 0 .083 .083 .237
Chris Davis BAL 11 1 0 1 0 4 0 .091 .091 .182
Scott Sizemore NY-A 8 0 0 0 1 3 0 .000 .000 .111
Justin Morneau COL 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Alcides Escobar KC 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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Brett Cecil: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Cecil struck out the only batter he faced Wednesday to earn a one-out save against the Rays.

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Cecil and the Blue Jays avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.3 million deal on Friday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

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Cecil (elbow) was moved to the 60-day DL on Thursday, the National Post reports.

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Cecil (elbow) has been placed on the DL and will miss the rest of the season.

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Cecil's workload out of the bullpen will be monitored for the remainder of the season, the Blue Jays' official website reports.

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Cecil earned his first save of the season Wednesday against the A's, pitching a perfect bottom of the tenth after closer Casey Janssen was used in a tie game in the ninth inning.

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Cecil's struggles continued Tuesday, as he allowed three runs on two hits and two walks while recording just two outs against the Dodgers.

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Cecil owns an impressive 1.99 ERA through 45.1 innings this season, but has given up three runs over his last two appearances.

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Cecil continues to pitch well in the bullpen and threw another scoreless appearance Saturday, fanning three of the four batters he faced, Sportsnet reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

There was cause for concern in 2011 when Cecil lost velocity on his fastball, averaging just 88.5 mph after checking in at 90.1 the previous year. His pitch speed increased across the board in 2012, but he induced fewer groundballs and subsequently, was more vulnerable to the long ball for the second consecutive season. As a lefty, he will likely be moved into the bullpen after the Jays rebuilt their rotation during the winter.

2012

Splat. Cecil followed up his 15-win season of a year ago with an ugly 4-11 record and saw his ERA jump to 4.73 despite similar ratios to his 15-win season. His WHIP (1.326) was nearly identical, but his control (3.1 BB/9IP) and home-run rate (1.6 HR/9IP) both slipped just enough to produce some volatile outings. He didn't pick up a victory after July, losing seven of his last 10 starts, despite solid numbers after the All-Star break (1.215 WHIP, 4.37 ERA in 13 starts). He was a bit unlucky in the second half, which bloated his overall numbers, but life in the AL East isn't going to get any easier. He'll be counted on again to make 25-28 starts for the Jays, and while he'll most certainly improve on last year's effort there's enough here to still see some growing pains.

2011

Cecil lost out in a battle for a rotation spot in spring training but was up with the Jays by the end of April and never looked back, notching 15 wins with a 4.22 ERA in 28 starts. He faded badly down the stretch (6.92 ERA, 1.962 WHIP despite a 4-0 record in five September starts) due to a knee injury and fatigue. Cecil went 10-3 against the beasts of the AL East (Tampa, New York and Boston) and posted a 1.84 ERA over 34 innings against the Yankees. If either trend reverses itself Cecil could be in store for a sharp decline. He'll be back as the team's third starter.

2010

Cecil bounced around between Triple-A Las Vegas and Toronto, making 17 starts for the Jays with a 5.30 ERA and a 1.650 WHIP. He's always relied more on command and control rather than pure stuff, though he did have an above average K/9IP rate (6.7) with the Jays so he'll have his share of struggles, especially in the AL East. The Jays are counting on him to hold down a spot in the middle of their rotation.

2009

Cecil has been advanced quickly, working his way up to make six starts at Triple-A Syracuse in just his second season. He went 6-2 with a 2.55 ERA and a nice 87:23 K:BB ratio in 77.2 innings at Double-A New Hampshire. It's hard to imagine he'd be ready for the majors with just 168 innings under his belt as a pro, but he'll likely have an outside chance to win a rotation spot this spring. He relies more on command than pure stuff so it will be interesting to see how he fares in a full season at Triple-A.

2008

Cecil had a nice pro debut after being a supplemental pick in the June draft and signing quickly. In 49.2 innings, Cecil allowed just 36 hits, one home run, 11 walks and fanned 56 hitters. He doesn't throw very hard, topping out around 90 mph, so there's some concern that he'll turn into another Josh Banks given Toronto's lack of success in developing recent pitchers with less-than-stellar stuff. His performance at Double-A will tell us a lot.