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Brad Boxberger

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Tampa Bay Rays

2015 Stats

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2-1

ERA

2.45

WHIP

0.95

K

12

SV

4

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     

April 16, 2015  –  Brad Boxberger News

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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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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 8 0 0 7.3 4 2 0 12 3 2 1 4 0 0 2.45 0.95
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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
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
7 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
6.3 4 2 2 0 3 11 0 0 0 2-1 4 0 0 2.84 1.11
Last 30 Days
8 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
7.3 4 2 2 0 3 12 0 0 0 2-1 4 0 0 2.45 0.95
Last 60 Days
8 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
7.3 4 2 2 0 3 12 0 0 0 2-1 4 0 0 2.45 0.95

Brad Boxberger Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201512513100.273
2014117461011103.107
2013381426001.182

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201516721100.071
2014130581023406.198
201356101113302.302

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20154.02018000.000.25
201431.3300481242.300.89
201314.701017533.681.36

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20153.30134305.401.80
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 8 0 7.3 14.73 3.68 4.00 0.00 0.71 71.4% 92.6 MPH 2.45 1.15 .315
Today's Projections     0 0 .5 12.32 3.51 3.51 0.84 78.8% 2.69 -0.35 .285
Next 7 Days     0 0 3.2 12.32 3.46 3.56 0.76 77.9% 2.69 2.71 .288
Rest Of Season     0 0 67.1 12.32 3.50 3.52 0.80 78.4% 2.69 2.78 .287
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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

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4.00 K/BB
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14.73 K/9
ELITE
3.68 BB/9
WEAK
92.6 MPH Fastball
AVERAGE
0.0 HR/9
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0.71 GB/FB Ratio
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ERA/WHIP/FIP

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2.45 ERA
GOOD
0.95 WHIP
GREAT
1.15 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.315 BABIP
HIGH
71.4% Strand Rate
LOW

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

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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Rays manager Kevin Cash hinted Sunday that Boxberger will likely get a significant chunk of the save opportunities until Jake McGee (elbow) is available, the Tampa Bay Times reports. "[Boxberger] will be in a lot of meaningful situations," Cash said. "With some other guys, but for what Box did last year and the confidence we have in him, I would definitely anticipate him pitching in those leverage situations."

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Boxberger, who is a leading candidate to close out games while Jake McGee recovers from elbow surgery, has tossed three scoreless innings this spring.

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Boxberger appears in line to open 2015 as the Rays' primary closer with Jake McGee (elbow) set to begin the season on the DL.

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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.