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Tyler Thornburg

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Boston Red Sox

2016 Stats

W-L

8-5

ERA

2.15

WHIP

0.94

K

90

SV

13

2017 RotoWire Projections

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Thornburg's spectacular 2016 season bought him a ticket from Milwaukee to Boston, landing him with the Red Sox in a trade for Travis Shaw and two prospects. The 2016 numbers for the right-hander were ...

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2017 ADP:  271.58

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 189   DOB: 9/29/1988   BORN: Houston, TX   COLLEGE: Charleston Southern   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Tyler Thornburg Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $2.05 million contract with the Red Sox in January of 2017.

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Tyler Thornburg 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 21 R HEL 9 6 0 23.1 14 5 2 38 11 1 0 1 0 0 1.93 1.08
2011 22 A+ BRE 12 12 0 68.0 45 27 5 84 33 3 6 0 0 0 3.57 1.15
2011 22 A WIS 12 12 1 68.2 49 12 3 76 25 7 0 0 0 0 1.57 1.09
2012 23 AA HUN 8 13 0 75.0 57 25 6 71 24 8 1 0 0 0 3.00 1.08
2012 23 AAA NAS 8 8 0 37.2 38 15 1 42 13 2 3 0 0 0 3.58 1.37
2012 23 MAJ MIL 8 3 0 22.0 24 11 8 20 7 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 1.41
2013 24 AAA NAS 15 15 0 74.2 90 48 11 87 29 0 9 0 0 0 5.79 1.60
2013 24 MAJ MIL 18 7 0 66.7 53 15 1 48 26 3 1 0 0 0 2.03 1.19
2014 25 MAJ MIL 27 0 0 29.7 24 14 1 28 21 3 1 0 0 5 4.25 1.52
2015 26 AAA COL 17 17 0 88.2 106 52 16 57 36 2 7 0 0 0 5.28 1.61
2015 26 MAJ MIL 24 0 0 34.3 31 14 7 34 12 0 2 0 0 1 3.67 1.25
2016 27 MAJ MIL 67 0 0 67.0 38 16 6 90 25 8 5 13 8 20 2.15 0.94
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3-Year Averages     39 0 0 43.7 31 14 4 50 19 3 2 4 2 8 2.89 1.15
Career  (View All)     144 10 0 219.7 170 70 23 220 91 14 9 13 2.87 1.19

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats

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Tyler Thornburg Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Oct. 2 Tor 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 W 0 1 0 2.15 0.94
Oct. 1 Tor 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 2 0 1 0 W 0 1 0 2.05 0.92
Sep. 28 @NYY 0.3 2 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 1.94 0.89
Sep. 23 @TB 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.67 0.87
Sep. 22 @Bal 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.55 0.86
Sep. 18 NYY 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.58 0.86
Sep. 15 NYY 1.3 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.61 0.86
Sep. 11 @Tor 1.7 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 W 0 1 0 1.64 0.83
Sep. 7 @SD 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.69 0.85
Sep. 3 @Oak 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.72 0.87
Sep. 2 @Oak 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.75 0.88
Aug. 31 TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.78 0.88
Aug. 30 TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.81 0.90
Aug. 29 TB 1.0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 1.84 0.91
Aug. 25 @TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.88 0.87
Aug. 22 @TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.92 0.87
Aug. 21 @Det 2.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 1.95 0.89
Aug. 14 Ari 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.08 0.90
Aug. 10 NYY 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.12 0.90
Aug. 5 @LAD 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.22 0.94
Aug. 2 @Sea 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.27 0.96
Last 14 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
5.3 7 5 5 1 3 9 1 2 0 2-0 3 3 0 8.44 1.88
Last 30 Games (Team)
12 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
12.3 8 5 5 1 6 16 1 2 0 3-0 8 4 0 3.65 1.14
Last 60 Games (Team)
21 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
22.3 10 6 5 1 10 28 1 3 0 4-1 11 4 0 2.01 0.90

Tyler Thornburg Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016112451113301.130
20156416713203.232
20145413125100.119

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016151451425815.185
20158718518204.231
20147715919701.288

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201635.7227511521.770.98
201518.701017564.341.34
201411.70008903.091.46

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201631.3636391042.590.89
201515.701017712.871.15
201418.0310201215.001.56
Tyler Thornburg 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 21 R HEL 9 6 23.1 14.81 4.29 3.45 0.78 87% 1.93 2.72 .307
2011 22 A+ BRE 12 12 68.0 11.12 4.37 2.55 0.66 69.9% 3.57 3.32 .271
2011 22 A WIS 12 12 68.2 10.03 3.30 3.04 0.40 87.3% 1.57 2.82 .283
2012 23 AA HUN 8 13 75.0 8.52 2.88 2.96 0.72 74.7% 3.00 3.39 .266
2012 23 AAA NAS 8 8 37.2 10.16 3.15 3.23 0.24 72% 3.58 2.50 .370
2012 23 MAJ MIL 8 3 22.0 8.18 2.86 2.86 3.27 1.21 87% 92.6 MPH 4.50 7.20 .276
2013 24 AAA NAS 15 15 74.2 10.55 3.52 3.00 1.33 65.7% 5.79 4.12 .393
2013 24 MAJ MIL 18 7 66.7 6.48 3.51 1.85 0.14 0.96 82.1% 92.0 MPH 2.03 3.26 .271
2014 25 MAJ MIL 27 0 29.7 8.49 6.37 1.33 0.30 0.88 70.5% 93.6 MPH 4.25 3.87 .292
2015 26 AAA COL 17 17 88.2 5.82 3.67 1.58 1.63 71.4% 5.28 5.52 .319
2015 26 MAJ MIL 24 0 34.3 8.91 3.15 2.83 1.83 0.97 80.6% 92.2 MPH 3.67 5.18 .276
2016 27 MAJ MIL 67 0 67.0 12.09 3.36 3.60 0.81 0.85 82.5% 94.1 MPH 2.15 2.89 .244
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3-Year Averages     39 0 43.7 10.31 3.92 2.63 0.82 78.3% 2.89 3.41 .270
Career     144 10 219.7 9.01 3.73 2.42 0.94 80.3% 2.87 3.84 .269

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Tyler Thornburg Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 34.3 0 2 0 0 19 0 0 0
2016 P 67 1 2 1 0 36 1 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 P 0 0 0 0 1 0 1

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2016 Stat Review for Tyler Thornburg    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.60 K/BB
GOOD
12.09 K/9
ELITE
3.36 BB/9
WEAK
94.1 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.8 HR/9
GOOD
0.85 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.15 ERA
GREAT
0.94 WHIP
GREAT
2.89 FIP
GREAT
BABIP/Strand

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

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.244 BABIP
LOW
82.5% Strand Rate
HIGH

2017 Projected Stats Breakdown for Tyler Thornburg

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Tyler Thornburg: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Thornburg's season in 2016 was partly influenced by a new, lower arm slot, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports.

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Thornburg was traded Tuesday to the Red Sox in exchange for Travis Shaw and prospects Mauricio Dubon and Josh Pennington, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

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Thornburg recorded a four-out save on Thursday, allowing one hit and two walks while striking out two.

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Thornburg tossed a perfect ninth against the Cardinals on Wednesday for his sixth save.

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Thornburg struck out two in a perfect ninth to record his fifth save Monday against Colorado.

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Thornburg retired the side in order with a strikeout Wednesday against Atlanta for his fourth save.

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Thornburg struck out two in a clean inning for his third save Tuesday against the Padres.

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Thornburg may be in line for save opportunities following the Brewers' decision to trade Will Smith and Jeremy Jeffress on Monday.

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Thornburg (3-4) faced just one batter in the bottom of the ninth, allowing a leadoff triple to Pirates second baseman Josh Harrison, and watched teammate Scooter Gennett overthrow third base to plate Harrison for the winning run.

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Thornburg picked up his second save of the season, getting four outs and walking one against the A’s on Wednesday.

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Thornburg threw a perfect eighth inning in Tuesday's victory over the A's -- his eighth consecutive appearance without allowing a baserunner.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Similar to his 2013 campaign, Thornburg saw more success in the majors than in the minors. With the Brewers, he acted as a long reliever, posting a decent 3.67 ERA and 1.25 WHIP. With Triple-A Colorado Springs, however, he put up a rough 5.28 ERA and 1.61 WHIP. Some of these disappointing Triple-A numbers could be as a result of pitching in hitter-friendly Colorado Springs, but Thornburg did himself no favors with a career-low 5.8 K/9. The 27-year-old has proven himself as one of the more reliable pitchers on a young Brewers staff and has shown he can strike out major league batters, so he should still have a role with the Brewers going forward despite the rough showing in Triple-A this past year.

2015

Thornburg was well on his way to a nice season out of the Brewers’ bullpen before seeing his campaign cut short due to an elbow injury. He was fortunate to avoid Tommy John surgery, but did not pitch after June 6. Presumably healthy for 2015, he will likely open in a middle-to-long relief role out of the Brewers’ bullpen. His ratios were not pretty, but he averaged nearly a strikeout per inning, and owned a 2.83 ERA prior to his final outing of 2014, so he could be a key cog in the relief corps at some point in 2015.

2014

It’s rare that a player struggles at Triple-A but dominates in the majors, but that’s exactly what Thornburg did in 2013. Thornburg allowed a lot of runners to reach base and did not win a game in 15 starts with Triple-A Nashville, but he shined in Milwaukee, posting a 3.04 ERA in 11 relief appearances, and an even more impressive 1.47 ERA in seven starts. Thornburg doesn’t have dominant stuff, but he throws three pitches and gets the ball over the plate. His big league performance essentially negated his rough 2013 Triple-A season, but the Brewers' addition of Matt Garza via free agency means he will likely open the 2014 campaign with Nashville. However, he will likely be among the top options should the Brewers need to bring up a starter.

2013

Thornburg continued to shoot through the Brewers' ranks last season, appearing in games at every level from Double-A through the bigs. As a starter in the minors, he posted a 10-4 record, 3.20 ERA, and 113:37 K:BB in 112.2 innings; and while he fell victim to the long ball with Milwaukee, he at least got his feet wet in the majors. Thornburg figures to open the 2013 campaign in the minors, but he could be one of the top options should the big club need to add a starter. If the Brewers decide his secondary pitches are not good enough to cut it as a starter in the big leagues, he should at least develop into a useful late-inning option in the bullpen.

2012

Thornburg was bumped up to High-A Brevard County and pitched well with a 10.03 K/9IP in 68 innings as a starter. The 4.37 BB/9IP is disconcerting and may cause him to be moved into a relief role, but the Brewers will continue to use him as a starter in the minors. He could get bumped up to Double-A in 2012 with an eye towards contributing at the major league level in 2013.