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Brayan Villarreal

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Boston Red Sox

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Villarreal was unable to repeat his effective 2012 season in Detroit and was traded to Boston last July. Mechanical issues crept up, causing a drop in velocity and poor location, and he walked nine an...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 170   DOB: 10/5/1987   BORN: La Guaira, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Agreed to terms with the Tigers in February 2013.

February 3, 2014  –  Brayan Villarreal News

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Villarreal cleared waivers and was assigned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday, the Boston Herald reports.

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Brayan Villarreal 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+ Lak 8 16 0 85.2 73 33 8 90 23 7 4 0 0 0 3.47 1.13
2010 22 AA Eri 8 8 0 43.2 37 18 6 46 16 0 4 0 0 0 3.71 1.23
2011 23 AAA Tol 17 10 0 66.0 65 37 6 40 29 3 5 0 0 0 5.05 1.42
2011 23 MAJ DET 16 0 0 16.0 21 12 3 14 10 1 1 0 0 1 6.75 1.94
2012 24 AAA Tol 8 0 0 14.0 5 2 1 22 7 0 0 1 0 0 1.29 0.86
2012 24 MAJ DET 50 0 0 54.7 38 16 3 66 28 3 5 0 0 9 2.63 1.21
2013 25 A Low 5 0 0 2.2 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.45
2013 25 AAA Paw 5 0 0 5.1 3 1 0 6 4 0 1 1 0 0 1.69 1.37
2013 25 AAA Tol 5 0 0 34.1 26 12 0 41 26 2 2 1 0 0 3.15 1.52
2013 25 MAJ DET 7 0 0 4.3 8 10 1 6 8 0 2 0 0 1 20.77 3.69
2013 25 MAJ BOS 1 0 0 .0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2013  (Multiple Teams) 25 MAJ DET/BOS 8 0 0 4.3 8 10 1 6 9 0 2 0 0 1 20.77 3.92
2014 26 AAA Paw 4 0 0 4.0 1 1 0 4 6 0 0 1 0 0 2.25 1.75
3-Year Averages MAJ   24 0 0 25.0 22 12 2 28 15 1 2 0 0 3 4.32 1.48

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Brayan Villarreal 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 Days
0 Games:  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 Days
0 Games:  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 Days
0 Games:  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

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Brayan Villarreal Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20139115300.714
201288181912311.190
2011397612301.375

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201320583101.273
201213848926402.206
201137749002.273

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20130.00100300.000.00
201231.3010381001.441.02
20116.30006412.841.74

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20134.301066114.543.23
201223.3340281834.241.46
20119.71108629.312.07
Brayan Villarreal 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+ Lak 8 16 85.2 9.51 2.43 3.91 0.85 71.6% 3.47 3.33 .302
2010 22 AA Eri 8 8 43.2 9.58 3.33 2.88 1.25 74.5% 3.71 4.26 .290
2011 23 AAA Tol 17 10 66.0 5.45 3.95 1.38 0.82 64.8% 5.05 4.99 .288
2011 23 MAJ DET 16 0 16.0 7.88 5.63 1.40 1.69 1.24 67.9% 94.3 MPH 6.75 5.76 .366
2012 24 AAA Tol 8 0 14.0 14.14 4.50 3.14 0.64 90.9% 1.29 2.70 .186
2012 24 MAJ DET 50 0 54.7 10.87 4.61 2.36 0.49 0.65 79.4% 97.1 MPH 2.63 3.09 .284
2013 25 A Low 5 0 2.2 12.27 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 .47 .238
2013 25 AAA Paw 5 0 5.1 10.59 7.06 1.50 0.00 85.7% 1.69 3.20 .264
2013 25 AAA Tol 5 0 34.1 10.82 6.86 1.58 0.00 76.9% 3.15 3.35 .320
2013 25 MAJ DET 7 0 4.3 12.46 16.62 0.75 2.08 1.00 40% 95.5 MPH 20.77 8.97 .530
2013 25 MAJ BOS 1 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 95.5 MPH 0.00 .00 .000
2013  (Multiple Teams) 25 MAJ DET/BOS 8 0 4.3 12.46 18.69 0.67 2.08 1.00 43.8% 95.5 MPH 20.77 9.87 .530
2014 26 AAA Paw 4 0 4.0 9.00 13.50 0.67 0.00 85.7% 2.25 5.70 .121
3-Year Averages MAJ   24 0 25.0 10.08 5.40 1.87 0.72 71.4% 4.32 3.80 .320

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2014 Stat Review for Brayan Villarreal    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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0.67 K/BB
TERRIBLE
9.00 K/9
GOOD
13.50 BB/9
TERRIBLE
0.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
0.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.25 ERA
GREAT
1.75 WHIP
TERRIBLE
5.70 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.121 BABIP
LOW
85.7% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Worst Matchups for Brayan Villarreal (by OPS against, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Adam Lind TOR 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 4.000 5.000
Todd Frazier CIN 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1.000 4.000 5.000
Garrett Jones MIA 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Neil Walker PIT 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Brandon Moss OAK 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Michael Saunders SEA 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Wilkin Ramirez MIN 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
J.B. Shuck ANA 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Josh Hamilton ANA 2 1 1 2 2 0 0 .500 2.000 2.750
Ryan Doumit ATL 2 2 0 3 1 0 0 1.000 2.000 2.750

Best Matchups for Brayan Villarreal (by OPS against, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Chris Davis BAL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
David DeJesus TB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Daniel Descalso STL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jordan Danks CHI-A 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Starlin Castro CHI-N 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Lonnie Chisenhall CLE 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Tyler Colvin SF 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Matt Carson CLE 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Russ Canzler NY-A 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Adam Dunn CHI-A 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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Brayan Villarreal: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Villarreal was designated for assignment by the Red Sox on Wednesday.

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Villarreal was recalled by the Red Sox on Tuesday, Alex Speier of WEEI.com reports.

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Villarreal was optioned to Triple-A Pawtucket on Sunday, the Boston Herald reports.

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Villareal is the likely candidate to be sent down to the minors when Boston activates Matt Thornton (oblique) on Sunday, the Boston Herald reports.

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Villareal was called on with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning Tuesday night and walked in the winning run in Boston's loss to San Francisco.

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Villarreal was called up from Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday, WEEI.com reports.

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Villarreal (thumb) has been traded to the Red Sox as part of a three-team deal that will also send Jake Peavy to the Red Sox, Jose Iglesias to the Tigers and Avisail Garcia to the White Sox, ESPNBoston.com reports.

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Villarreal is on the 7-day DL at Triple-A Toledo with a right thumb sprain, MLB.com reports.

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Villarreal has struggled with Triple-A Toledo of late, allowing six runs total in his past three appearances out of the bullpen.

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2013

Villarreal became an integral part of the Tigers’ bullpen in 2012, making 50 appearances while posting a 2.63 ERA and 66:28 K:BB in 54.2 innings of middle relief. The converted starter made significant strides in his second season at the major league level, upping his K/9 up to 10.9 while shedding more than one walk off his BB/9 – although, he still gave up 4.6 BB/9. The 25-year-old righty was effective by mixing in a high-90s fastball that averaged 97.1 mph on the radar gun and an above-average slider. His solid two-pitch repertoire make him a much better fit out of the bullpen rather than the starting gig he used to hold in the minors. Villarreal will work in the middle innings once again for the Tigers in 2013.

2012

Villarreal was a surprise addition to the Tigers’ Opening Day roster in 2011. The 24-year-old stuck around for the first couple months of the season, but he was sent to Triple-A Toledo after posting a 6.75 ERA and 14:10 K:BB ratio in 16 relief appearances with the Tigers. He was switched back to a starter following his demotion, finishing his Triple-A campaign with a 3-5 record, 5.05 ERA and 40:29 K:BB ratio in 66 innings. Villarreal has a fastball that hovers in the 90-94 range and an above-average slider, but he doesn’t have a strong enough third pitch to be considered a strong rotation option. He profiles as a decent middle-relief option but will need to refine his control before getting another chance with Detroit.