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Brad Boxberger

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Tampa Bay Rays

2014 Stats

W-L

5-2

ERA

2.37

WHIP

0.84

K

104

SV

2

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Boxberger shuttled between Triple-A Tucson and San Diego multiple times last season, ultimately making 18 appearances with the big club. His 24:13 K:BB ratio wasn't particularly distinguished, but wit...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 220   DOB: 5/27/1988   BORN: Fullerton, CA   COLLEGE: USC     

December 16, 2014  –  Brad Boxberger News

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Brad Boxberger 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
2010 22 A LYN 22 13 0 62.0 56 22 3 70 20 4 6 0 0 0 3.19 1.23
2010 22 AA CAR 22 0 0 29.2 35 28 4 40 22 1 4 0 0 0 8.49 1.95
2011 23 AA CAR 25 0 0 34.1 16 5 2 57 13 1 2 4 0 0 1.31 0.85
2011 23 AAA LOU 25 0 0 27.2 16 9 2 36 15 1 2 7 0 0 2.93 1.14
2012 24 AAA TUC 37 0 0 43.1 37 13 0 62 19 2 2 5 0 0 2.70 1.30
2012 24 MAJ SD 24 0 0 27.7 22 8 3 33 18 0 0 0 0 1 2.60 1.45
2013 25 AAA TUC 42 0 0 57.1 50 23 3 89 19 2 4 5 0 0 3.61 1.21
2013 25 MAJ SD 18 0 0 22.0 19 7 3 24 13 0 1 1 0 0 2.86 1.45
2014 26 AAA DUR 6 0 0 9.1 4 2 1 18 4 1 0 2 0 0 1.93 0.88
2014 26 MAJ TB 63 0 0 64.7 34 17 9 104 20 5 2 2 3 18 2.37 0.84
3-Year Averages     21 0 0 24.8 20 7 3 28 15 0 0 0 0 0 2.54 1.41

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Brad Boxberger Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Sep. 23 @Bos 0.7 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 2.37 0.84
Sep. 21 CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.25 0.81
Sep. 13 @Tor 0.3 1 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.29 0.83
Sep. 11 @NYY 0.7 1 1 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.01 0.80
Sep. 9 @NYY 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.89 0.79
Sep. 6 Bal 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.92 0.80
Sep. 5 Bal 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.95 0.82
Sep. 4 Tor 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.98 0.83
Sep. 1 Bos 1.3 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.01 0.84
Aug. 27 @Bal 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.05 0.84
Aug. 24 @Tor 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.09 0.86
Aug. 23 @Tor 0.0 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 2.13 0.84
Aug. 21 Det 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.80 0.78
Aug. 19 Det 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.83 0.78
Aug. 16 NYY 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.87 0.79
Aug. 15 NYY 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.90 0.81
Aug. 14 @Tex 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.93 0.80
Aug. 12 @Tex 1.7 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.95 0.81
Aug. 10 @ChC 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.02 0.84
Aug. 8 @ChC 2.0 2 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 W 0 1 0 2.11 0.83
Aug. 4 @Oak 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.00 0.82
Aug. 2 LAA 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.06 0.85
Jul. 28 Mil 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.11 0.82
Jul. 26 Bos 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.16 0.84
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
2.0 2 3 3 1 2 4 0 1 0 0-1 0 0 0 13.50 2.00
Last 30 Days
10 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
8.7 3 4 4 2 3 16 1 1 0 2-1 0 0 3 4.15 0.69
Last 60 Days
24 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
24.0 13 7 7 3 7 42 1 1 0 3-1 1 2 9 2.63 0.83

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Brad Boxberger Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014117461011103.107
2013381426001.182
20125514811212.239

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014130581023406.198
201356101113302.302
201265191011301.208

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201431.3300481242.300.89
201314.701017533.681.36
201213.700016713.291.17

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201433.322256852.430.78
20137.30017801.231.64
201214.0000171121.931.71
Brad Boxberger 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
2010 22 A LYN 22 13 62.0 10.16 2.90 3.50 0.44 74% 3.19 2.78 .336
2010 22 AA CAR 22 0 29.2 12.33 6.78 1.82 1.23 54.7% 8.49 4.81 .423
2011 23 AA CAR 25 0 34.1 15.04 3.43 4.38 0.53 88.9% 1.31 1.76 .263
2011 23 AAA LOU 25 0 27.2 11.91 4.96 2.40 0.66 75.9% 2.93 3.16 .256
2012 24 AAA TUC 37 0 43.1 12.95 3.97 3.26 0.00 76.8% 2.70 1.78 .383
2012 24 MAJ SD 24 0 27.7 10.73 5.86 1.83 0.98 0.90 86.5% 91.6 MPH 2.60 4.39 .297
2013 25 AAA TUC 42 0 57.1 14.03 2.99 4.68 0.47 69.7% 3.61 1.76 .395
2013 25 MAJ SD 18 0 22.0 9.82 5.32 1.85 1.23 1.10 86.2% 91.6 MPH 2.86 4.56 .296
2014 26 AAA DUR 6 0 9.1 17.80 3.96 4.50 0.99 85.7% 1.93 2.32 .281
2014 26 MAJ TB 63 0 64.7 14.47 2.78 5.20 1.25 1.09 82.2% 93.1 MPH 2.37 2.91 .242
3-Year Averages     21 0 24.8 10.15 5.44 1.87 1.09 87.5% 2.54 4.33 .288

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2014 Stat Review for Brad Boxberger    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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5.20 K/BB
ELITE
14.47 K/9
ELITE
2.78 BB/9
GOOD
93.1 MPH Fastball
AVERAGE
1.3 HR/9
TERRIBLE
1.09 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.37 ERA
GOOD
0.84 WHIP
ELITE
2.91 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

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

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.242 BABIP
LOW
82.2% Strand Rate
ABOVE AVERAGE

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Brad Boxberger: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Boxberger (personal) will be back with the Rays on Sunday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Boxberger will be unavailable to pitch Friday, as his wife had a child Thursday. Marc Topkin of The Tampa Bay Times reports

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Boxberger struck out a pair while tossing a scoreless ninth inning to earn his fifth win of the season Saturday.

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Boxberger picked up his second save of the season after pitching a scoreless inning in the Rays' 2-1 win over Toronto on Sunday afternoon.

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Boxberger struck out a pair and walked a pair during a scoreless eighth inning against the Angels on Saturday night.

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Boxberger struck out a pair of batters during a scoreless ninth inning Wednesday to pick up his first save of the season.

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Boxberger struck out all three batters he faced in a relief appearance Monday.

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Boxberger is expected to rejoin the Rays' bullpen prior to Tuesday's game against the Orioles, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Boxberger has been recalled for the second game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Red Sox, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Boxberger has been optioned back to Triple-A Durham, reports Roger Mooney of the Tampa Tribune.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Boxberger spent the first half of the 2012 season at Triple-A Tucson, before making his MLB debut in mid-June. What came afterwards was a 2.60 ERA that was the largely the work of smoke and mirrors. Yes, he struck out nearly 28 percent of the batters he faced, but he also walked 15 percent of them as well. Pitching like this can be a recipe for disaster as his 4.52 xFIP shows. If he can refine his control, Boxberger will likely find success in 2013, but that would go against history for him as he routinely walked more than 10 percent of the batters he faced through out the minors. If he can harness his control, Boxberger could eventually become an option for high-leverage situations as part of the bridge to closer Huston Street.

2012

Taken in the supplemental first round of the 2009 draft, Boxberger has since converted to the bullpen and could be on the verge of making the team out of spring training. Since moving to the bullpen, Boxberger has junked his curveball and added some velocity as a max-effort short reliever. The results are promising so far - he struck out 93 batters in 62 minor league innings in 2011 before holding his own in the Arizona Fall League. Boxberger needs to tighten his control, and while Huston Street is going to open the year as the Padres closer, the job could belong to the former Reds farmhand in 2013; or sooner if Street is traded this season.