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Brad Boxberger

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Tampa Bay Rays

2015 Stats

W-L

2-1

ERA

1.10

WHIP

0.92

K

24

SV

13

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 batter...

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2015 ADP:  218.16

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 225   DOB: 5/27/1988   BORN: Fullerton, CA   COLLEGE: USC     

May 22, 2015  –  Brad Boxberger News

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Boxberger gave up two hits and struck out two in a scoreless ninth against the A's on Thursday to pick up his 12th save of the season.

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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 18 0 0 16.3 9 2 0 24 6 2 1 13 0 0 1.10 0.92
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3-Year Averages     35 0 0 38.1 25 10 5 53 17 1 1 1 1 6 2.36 1.10

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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
May. 22 Oak 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.10 0.92
May. 21 Oak 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.13 0.94
May. 19 @Atl 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.20 0.87
May. 13 NYY 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.29 0.93
May. 12 NYY 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.38 1.00
May. 9 Tex 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.50 1.00
May. 6 @Bos 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 - 1 0 0 1.59 1.06
May. 1 @Bal 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.74 0.97
Apr. 29 @NYY 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.93 1.07
Apr. 25 Tor 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.16 0.84
Apr. 23 Bos 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.45 0.95
Apr. 22 Bos 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.84 1.11
Apr. 16 @Tor 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.38 1.31
Apr. 13 @Tor 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.08 1.15
Apr. 11 @Mia 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.70 1.20
Apr. 10 @Mia 0.3 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.86 1.29
Apr. 8 Bal 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.00 0.50
Apr. 7 Bal 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 14 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
4.3 3 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0-0 5 0 0 0.00 0.69
Last 30 Days
11 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
10.0 5 0 0 0 3 13 0 1 0 1-0 9 0 0 0.00 0.80
Last 60 Days
18 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
16.3 9 2 2 0 6 24 0 1 0 2-1 13 0 0 1.10 0.92

Brad Boxberger Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201531927100.241
2014117461011103.107
2013381426001.182

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015321542100.071
2014130581023406.198
201356101113302.302

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201510.020818000.000.40
201431.3300481242.300.89
201314.701017533.681.36

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20156.30156602.841.74
201433.322256852.430.78
20137.30017801.231.64
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 18 0 16.3 13.22 3.31 4.00 0.00 0.56 86.7% 92.6 MPH 1.10 1.36 .290
Today's Projections     0 0 .5 12.13 3.48 3.49 0.89 79.8% 2.64 -0.25 .283
Next 7 Days     0 0 3.2 12.13 3.49 3.47 0.82 79.2% 2.64 2.85 .285
Rest Of Season     0 0 66.8 12.15 3.49 3.49 0.83 79.3% 2.64 2.87 .285
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3-Year Averages     35 0 38.1 12.52 4.01 3.12 1.18 86.5% 2.36 3.46 .269

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2015 Stat Review for Brad Boxberger    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2014 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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4.00 K/BB
GOOD
13.22 K/9
ELITE
3.31 BB/9
WEAK
92.6 MPH Fastball
AVERAGE
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
0.56 GB/FB Ratio
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ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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1.10 ERA
ELITE
0.92 WHIP
GREAT
1.36 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

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

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.290 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
86.7% Strand Rate
HIGH

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

Boxberger pitched a perfect ninth inning Tuesday against Atlanta en route to his 11th save of the season.

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Boxberger will likely lose part of his closing duties to Jake McGee after the left-hander is eased back in, Marc Topkn of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Boxberger does not know how his role will change when Jake McGee returns, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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Boxberger struck out the side over a perfect ninth inning to record his sixth save of the season on Friday.

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Boxberger walked one and gave up an RBI double in the ninth, but still finished off the Blue Jays on Thursday to pick up his fourth save of the season.

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Boxberger picked up his third save of the season in Monday's win over the Blue Jays.

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Boxberger took the loss allowing one run on two hits while recording just one out in a 10-9 loss to Miami on Friday night.

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As expected, Boxberger was the first man up for a save chance Wednesday against Baltimore, and he struck out the side while allowing one hit to preserve the win.

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Rays manager Kevin Cash said that the team is not going to name a closer and will use several pitchers for the role, but it's expected that Boxberger will be the top choice to earn saves while Jake McGee (elbow) is unavailable, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.