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Brett Cecil

30-Year-Old Pitcher – Toronto Blue Jays

2016 Stats

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1-7

ERA

3.79

WHIP

1.26

K

42

SV

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

For long stretches of the 2015 season, Cecil was the best reliever in the Blue Jays bullpen. However, when he was pressed into the closer role, Cecil was particularly perilous. Starting the season as ...

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2016 ADP:  524.83

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 235   DOB: 7/2/1986   BORN: Dunkirk, MD   COLLEGE: Maryland      Show ContractHide Contract

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Brett Cecil Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $3.8 million deal with the Blue Jays in January 2016, avoiding arbitration.

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Cecil picked up his eighth hold of the season, pitching one inning and striking out two Wednesday against Baltimore.

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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 AAA BUF 2 0 0 2.0 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4.50 1.00
2014 27 MAJ TOR 66 0 0 53.3 46 16 2 76 27 2 3 5 2 24 2.70 1.37
2015 28 MAJ TOR 63 0 0 54.3 39 15 4 70 13 5 5 5 3 9 2.48 0.96
2016 29 A+ DUN 2 0 0 2.0 2 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 1.00
2016 29 AAA BUF 2 0 0 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
2016 29 MAJ TOR 52 0 0 35.7 37 15 5 42 8 1 7 0 4 8 3.79 1.26
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3-Year Averages     63 0 0 56.1 43 16 3 72 21 4 3 3 2 14 2.57 1.14
Career  (View All)     328 74 1 655.0 649 305 83 582 228 41 42 11 4.19 1.34

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Brett Cecil Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games 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
Sep. 30 @Bos 0.7 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.96 1.27
Sep. 28 Bal 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.79 1.26
Sep. 26 NYY 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.89 1.30
Sep. 23 NYY 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.93 1.31
Sep. 21 @Sea 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.05 1.35
Sep. 20 @Sea 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.09 1.36
Sep. 18 @LAA 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.22 1.41
Sep. 13 TB 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.26 1.42
Sep. 11 Bos 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.40 1.43
Sep. 9 Bos 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.45 1.45
Sep. 5 @NYY 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.55 1.45
Sep. 3 @TB 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.71 1.50
Aug. 31 @Bal 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.82 1.50
Aug. 28 Min 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.88 1.48
Aug. 25 LAA 0.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.94 1.46
Aug. 24 LAA 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.94 1.43
Aug. 21 @Cle 0.7 2 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 5.13 1.44
Aug. 15 @NYY 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.56 1.40
Aug. 14 Hou 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.74 1.42
Aug. 12 Hou 0.7 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.94 1.48
Aug. 9 TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.09 1.48
Aug. 7 @KC 0.7 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.32 1.55
Aug. 5 @KC 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 5.06 1.55
Aug. 1 @Hou 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.31 1.62
Jul. 31 Bal 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.59 1.71
Jul. 30 Bal 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.89 1.75
Jul. 26 SD 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.00 1.78
Last 14 Games (Team)
7 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
4.7 1 1 1 1 0 7 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 2 1.93 0.21
Last 30 Games (Team)
13 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
8.7 5 1 1 1 0 13 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 2 1.04 0.58
Last 60 Games (Team)
27 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
18.7 12 4 4 3 3 27 1 0 0 1-1 0 1 2 1.93 0.80

Brett Cecil Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20167019316101.250
20158333415021.195
20149125820222.247

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20168223521404.276
201513137924603.198
2014143511926310.213

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201618.702024512.411.18
201527.723233533.250.90
201428.3023401802.861.55

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201617.015018345.291.35
201526.732337811.691.01
201425.021236922.521.16
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 AAA BUF 2 0 2.0 4.50 0.00 0.00 4.50 100% 4.50 8.70 .177
2014 27 MAJ TOR 66 0 53.3 12.83 4.56 2.81 0.34 2.77 80.3% 92.8 MPH 2.70 2.41 .372
2015 28 MAJ TOR 63 0 54.3 11.60 2.15 5.38 0.66 2.09 77.1% 92.3 MPH 2.48 2.41 .296
2016 29 A+ DUN 2 0 2.0 18.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 50% 4.50 -0.80 .549
2016 29 AAA BUF 2 0 2.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 3.20 .151
2016 29 MAJ TOR 52 0 35.7 10.60 2.02 5.25 1.26 1.59 75% 92.2 MPH 3.79 3.51 .353
Today's Projections     0 0 .4 5.61 3.71 1.51 0.83 69.1% 4.55 1.19 .297
Next 7 Days     0 0 .7 5.61 3.71 1.51 0.83 69.1% 4.55 4.39 .297
Rest Of Season     0 0 .7 5.61 3.71 1.51 0.83 69.1% 4.55 4.39 .297
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3-Year Averages     63 0 56.1 11.55 3.37 3.43 0.48 78.7% 2.57 2.45 .317
Career     328 74 655.0 8.00 3.13 2.55 1.14 72% 4.19 4.15 .309

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2016 Stat Review for Brett Cecil    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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5.25 K/BB
ELITE
10.60 K/9
GREAT
2.02 BB/9
GOOD
92.2 MPH Fastball
WEAK
1.3 HR/9
POOR
1.59 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.79 ERA
WEAK
1.26 WHIP
WEAK
3.51 FIP
AVERAGE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.353 BABIP
HIGH
75.0% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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

Cecil's recent success is the result of gaining command of his curveball and throwing it more often at the expense of his sinker and cut fastball, SB Nation reports.

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Cecil was asked to retire just one batter, David Ortiz, in Sunday's game against the Red Sox. He induced a weak lineout from the power-hitting lefty.

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Cecil will be relied on heavily during September in high-leverage situations against left-handed hitters, Sportsnet reports.

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Cecil (1-7) allowed two runs on two hits while recording just two outs en route to his fourth blown save and seventh loss of the season Sunday against the Indians.

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Cecil pitched the final frame, striking out two, in Sunday's 9-2 victory over the Astros.

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Cecil (1-6) pitched a spotless eighth inning to pick up the win against the Royals on Friday.

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Cecil struck out one in a clean inning Monday versus the Astros.

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Cecil managed to get just one out before giving up a three-run homer and getting the hook in the ninth inning of Wednesday's 10-4 win over the Diamondbacks.

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Cecil enters the All-Star Break with a 5.14 ERA and 1.64 WHIP in 21 appearances (14 innings) so far in 2016.

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Cecil allowed one run on two hits and struck out one in the seventh inning Thursday against Detroit.

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Cecil, who will step back into the role of primary set-up man against lefties, made adjustments to his curveball while on the DL and feels confident he's got the weapon back in a good spot, Sportsnet reports.

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2015

A left-handed pitcher with stuff will get a long leash in the rotation. After 439 innings of a 4.77 ERA and 1.41 WHIP across 74 starts, the Jays finally decided that it just wasn’t going to work for Cecil. He still had plenty of talent, but it was becoming clear that it would only play in short bursts. And it has. Cecil has had back-to-back strong seasons out of the pen, including an All-Star bid in 2013. He was essentially better in 2014, but a 25% line-drive rate fueled a .344 BABIP, which resulted in a 1.37 WHIP. He weirdly flipped his platoon split as lefties managed a .714 OPS against him. Expect improvement there, and if his gains are legitimate, Cecil may keep the ninth-inning role after being named the Blue Jays' closer in March when Aaron Sanchez was shifted into the rotation.

2014

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, as he posted a 10.4 K/9 and 3.4 BB/9 in his first season working strictly as a reliever. He shut down lefties to the tune of an ugly .186/.223/.235 line, while also holding his own against right-handers (.208/.341/.394). Cecil will likely have a setup or middle-relief role again 2014, while Sergio Santos is the best bet to close for the Jays if Casey Janssen falters.

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.