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Brad Boxberger

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Tampa Bay Rays

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Boxberger's season got off on the wrong foot with a spring training abdominal injury. His absence at the beginning of the season allowed Alex Colome to take over and subsequently thrive in the closer'...

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2017 ADP:  531.59

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STATUS:  60-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Back     EST. RETURN:  6/15/2017
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 205   DOB: 5/27/1988
BORN: Fullerton, CA   COLLEGE: USC   DRAFTED: By CIN In 2009  

May 21, 2017  –  Brad Boxberger News

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Boxberger (back) threw his second bullpen session Saturday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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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
2015 27 MAJ TB 69 0 0 63.0 54 26 9 74 32 4 10 41 6 2 3.71 1.37
2016 28 A+ CHA 2 5 0 6.1 7 2 1 7 4 0 0 0 0 0 2.84 1.80
2016 28 AA MON 2 0 0 1.2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.67
2016 28 AAA DUR 2 0 0 1.2 2 2 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 10.80 1.67
2016 28 MAJ TB 27 0 0 24.3 23 13 3 22 19 4 3 0 3 7 4.81 1.73
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3-Year Averages     53 0 0 50.7 37 18 7 66 23 4 5 14 4 9 3.20 1.18
Career  (View All)     201 0 0 201.7 152 71 27 257 102 13 16 44 3.17 1.26

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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
Last 14 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Games (Team)
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0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00

Brad Boxberger Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20165114810002.244
2015147321629404.225

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20166381113001.255
2015124421625305.238

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201614.731013813.071.64
201535.73422501063.031.04

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20169.712091127.451.86
201527.31619242234.611.79
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
2015 27 MAJ TB 69 0 63.0 10.57 4.57 2.31 1.29 0.87 77.9% 92.7 MPH 3.71 4.33 .303
2016 28 A+ CHA 2 5 6.1 10.33 5.90 1.75 1.48 90% 2.84 5.00 .370
2016 28 AA MON 2 0 1.2 15.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 -0.13 .591
2016 28 AAA DUR 2 0 1.2 30.00 0.00 0.00 7.50 0% 10.80 7.37 2.604
2016 28 MAJ TB 27 0 24.3 8.14 7.03 1.16 1.11 1.40 74.4% 92.1 MPH 4.81 5.58 .300
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Rest Of Season     0 0 34.7 8.10 5.41 1.50 1.74 75.1% 4.45 5.72 .240
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3-Year Averages     53 0 50.7 11.72 4.09 2.87 1.24 79.2% 3.20 3.75 .281
Career     201 0 201.7 11.47 4.55 2.52 1.20 80.6% 3.17 3.96 .286

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Brad Boxberger Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 63 -1 5 -1 0 35 0 0 0
2016 P 24.3 0 2 0 0 15 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 0 -1 0 0 -1 0 -2
2016 P -1 0 0 0 0 0 -1

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

Boxberger (back) threw 15 fastballs in his first bullpen session Tuesday and emerged setback-free, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Boxberger (back) is aiming to throw off a mound Tuesday for the first time since straining a flexor muscle in spring training, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Boxberger (back) played catch Saturday at Tropicana Field, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Boxberger (back) is working out daily at Tropicana Field as part of his ongoing rehabilitation, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Boxberger is dealing with a strain in his right flexor muscle and remains without a timetable for his return, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Boxberger (back) has been cleared to throw and is working toward starting a throwing program, Roger Mooney of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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2017

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2016

People wanted Boxberger to get the closer role in 2014, and he got it in 2015 when Jake McGee needed offseason surgery and Kevin Cash let Boxy keep the job. Cash used him quite a bit in save situations and close games to the point where Boxberger whined a bit to the media about his non-traditional usage being a reason why his performance suffered in 2015. Boxberger’s strikeout rate fell from an absurd 14.5 K/9 to a solid 10.6, but his walk rate spiked and he continued to allow the long ball. Boxberger never lost the job, mainly because the team was never seriously in contention in the second half of the season. With McGee now gone following an offseason trade, it looks like Boxberger will have the closer job pretty much all to himself once again. But it would be good if the Rays found some way to reduce Boxberger's workload, because his command then improves so he stops hanging pitches.

2015

The Rays liked Boxberger when they got him from San Diego, but nobody saw him breaking out in the manner he did in 2014. He held opposing batters to a .155 average and struck out 104 of the 247 batters he faced (42.1%). Over the second half of the season, he struck out 51 of the 108 batters he faced and held the opposition to a .144 average. The only flaw in Boxberger’s game is that he can give up the occasional home run, and did so nine times in 2014, four of which came off his secondary pitches. More often than not, he’s going to get the swing and miss the team needs and he will resume his high leverage work in 2015 to help get the ball to whoever closes for the team in 2015. Boxberger has the skills to fill that role himself, and he may get that chance to begin the year thanks to Jake McGee's expected absence on Opening Day following elbow surgery.

2014

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 with a 9.8 K/9, he displayed a consistent ability to punch out batters, in spite of 1.2 HR/9. If the right-hander can hone in his control, as he did in 42 games with Tucson (89:19 K:BB ratio in 57.1 innings), he could factor into the late innings for the Rays after being acquired as part of a seven-player trade with the Padres in January.

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.