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Craig Breslow

36-Year-Old Pitcher – Minnesota Twins

2016 Stats

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0-2

ERA

4.50

WHIP

1.79

K

7

SV

0

2017 RotoWire Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 181   DOB: 8/8/1980   BORN: New Haven, CT   COLLEGE: Yale   DRAFTED: 26th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Craig Breslow Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Twins in February of 2017.

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Breslow signed a minor league deal with the Twins on Wednesday, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

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Craig Breslow 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
2005 24 AA MOB 40 0 0 53.3 39 17 3 47 17 2 1 0 2.87 1.05
2005 24 AA MOB 39 0 0 52.7 39 17 3 47 17 2 1 0 2.91 1.06
2005 24 AAA POR 8 0 0 10.0 12 4 1 9 1 0 1 0 3.60 1.30
2005 24 MAJ SDG 14 0 0 16.3 15 4 1 14 13 0 0 0 2.20 1.71
2006 25 AAA PAW 39 0 0 67.0 49 20 3 77 24 7 1 7 2.69 1.09
2006 25 MAJ BOS 13 0 0 12.0 12 5 0 12 6 0 2 0 3.75 1.50
2007 26 AAA PAW 49 1 0 68.7 70 31 6 73 25 2 3 1 4.06 1.38
2008 27 MAJ CLE 7 0 0 8.3 10 3 1 7 5 0 0 0 3.24 1.80
2008 27 MAJ MIN 42 0 0 38.7 24 7 0 32 14 0 2 1 1.63 0.98
2008  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ CLE/MIN 49 0 0 47.0 34 10 1 39 19 0 2 1 1.91 1.13
2009 28 MAJ MIN 17 0 0 14.3 11 10 3 11 11 1 2 0 6.28 1.53
2009 28 MAJ OAK 60 0 0 55.3 37 16 5 44 18 7 5 0 2.60 0.99
2009  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ MIN/OAK 77 0 0 69.7 48 26 8 55 29 8 7 0 3.36 1.11
2010 29 MAJ OAK 75 0 0 74.7 53 25 9 71 29 4 4 5 2 16 3.01 1.10
2011 30 MAJ OAK 67 0 0 59.3 69 25 4 44 21 0 2 0 3 8 3.79 1.52
2012 31 MAJ BOS 23 0 0 20.0 14 6 0 19 9 1 0 0 1 5 2.70 1.15
2012 31 MAJ ARI 40 0 0 43.3 38 13 5 42 13 2 0 0 0 4 2.70 1.18
2012  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ BOS/ARI 63 0 0 63.3 52 19 5 61 22 3 0 0 1 9 2.70 1.17
2013 32 AAA PAW 1 0 0 3.2 4 1 0 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 2.45 2.19
2013 32 MAJ BOS 61 0 0 59.7 49 12 3 33 18 5 2 0 1 14 1.81 1.12
2014 33 AAA PAW 3 1 0 2.2 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.36
2014 33 MAJ BOS 60 0 0 54.3 73 36 8 37 28 2 4 1 1 2 5.96 1.86
2015 34 MAJ BOS 45 2 0 65.0 69 30 12 46 23 0 4 1 3 1 4.15 1.42
2016 35 AAA NEW 3 0 0 23.2 34 17 3 29 11 1 3 2 0 0 6.46 1.94
2016 35 AAA ROU 3 0 0 2.0 5 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 13.50 3.50
2016 35 MAJ MIA 15 0 0 14.0 21 7 1 7 4 0 2 0 1 2 4.50 1.79
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3-Year Averages     40 0 0 44.4 54 24 7 30 18 0 3 0 1 1 4.86 1.62
Career  (View All)     539 2 0 535.3 495 199 52 419 212 22 29 8 3.35 1.32

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Craig Breslow Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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Last 30 Games (Team)
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Last 60 Games (Team)
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Craig Breslow Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016262110110.400
20159914626313.295
2014118111330504.291

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016375311001.333
20151813217431009.270
2014142261543814.341

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20168.00204303.381.25
201537.0010231242.921.30
201429.0230191847.762.17

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20166.00003116.002.50
201528.0031231185.791.57
201425.3011181043.911.50
Craig Breslow 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
2005 24 AA MOB 40 0 53.3 7.93 2.87 2.76 0.51 73.6% 2.87 3.18 .258
2005 24 AA MOB 39 0 52.7 8.03 2.91 2.76 0.51 73.6% 2.91 3.18 .262
2005 24 AAA POR 8 0 10.0 8.10 0.90 9.00 0.90 75% 3.60 3.00 .364
2005 24 MAJ SDG 14 0 16.3 7.71 7.16 1.08 0.55 88.9% 2.20 4.75 .304
2006 25 AAA PAW 39 0 67.0 10.34 3.22 3.21 0.40 75.7% 2.69 2.74 .291
2006 25 MAJ BOS 13 0 12.0 9.00 4.50 2.00 0.00 0.83 72.2% 3.75 2.75 .355
2007 26 AAA PAW 49 1 68.7 9.57 3.28 2.92 0.79 71.9% 4.06 3.39 .347
2008 27 MAJ CLE 7 0 8.3 7.56 5.40 1.40 1.08 0.78 85.7% 88.6 MPH 3.24 4.94 .353
2008 27 MAJ MIN 42 0 38.7 7.45 3.26 2.29 0.00 0.78 81.6% 88.6 MPH 1.63 2.67 .238
2008  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ CLE/MIN 49 0 47.0 7.47 3.64 2.05 0.19 0.78 82.7% 88.6 MPH 1.91 3.07 .261
2009 28 MAJ MIN 17 0 14.3 6.91 6.91 1.00 1.88 0.70 63.2% 90.1 MPH 6.28 6.77 .214
2009 28 MAJ OAK 60 0 55.3 7.16 2.93 2.44 0.81 0.70 78% 90.1 MPH 2.60 3.79 .222
2009  (Multiple Teams) 28 MAJ MIN/OAK 77 0 69.7 7.11 3.75 1.90 1.03 0.70 73.9% 90.1 MPH 3.36 4.40 .220
2010 29 MAJ OAK 75 0 74.7 8.56 3.50 2.45 1.08 0.57 78.1% 90.5 MPH 3.01 4.03 .240
2011 30 MAJ OAK 67 0 59.3 6.67 3.19 2.10 0.61 1.03 75.6% 91.1 MPH 3.79 3.76 .345
2012 31 MAJ BOS 23 0 20.0 8.55 4.05 2.11 0.00 1.24 73.9% 90.9 MPH 2.70 2.80 .272
2012 31 MAJ ARI 40 0 43.3 8.72 2.70 3.23 1.04 1.13 82.6% 90.9 MPH 2.70 3.73 .292
2012  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ BOS/ARI 63 0 63.3 8.67 3.13 2.77 0.71 1.17 79.7% 90.9 MPH 2.70 3.38 .286
2013 32 AAA PAW 1 0 3.2 11.25 8.44 1.33 0.00 85.7% 2.45 3.51 .443
2013 32 MAJ BOS 61 0 59.7 4.98 2.72 1.83 0.45 1.28 85.9% 89.9 MPH 1.81 3.75 .254
2014 33 AAA PAW 3 1 2.2 4.09 8.18 0.50 0.00 100% 0.00 5.02 .161
2014 33 MAJ BOS 60 0 54.3 6.13 4.64 1.32 1.33 0.96 69.9% 88.4 MPH 5.96 5.41 .359
2015 34 MAJ BOS 45 2 65.0 6.37 3.18 2.00 1.66 0.83 77.5% 89.9 MPH 4.15 5.34 .293
2016 35 AAA NEW 3 0 23.2 11.25 4.27 2.64 1.16 66.7% 6.46 3.80 .460
2016 35 AAA ROU 3 0 2.0 0.00 9.00 0.00 0.00 57.1% 13.50 6.20 .470
2016 35 MAJ MIA 15 0 14.0 4.50 2.57 1.75 0.64 0.65 75% 89.5 MPH 4.50 3.99 .381
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3-Year Averages     40 0 44.4 6.08 3.65 1.67 1.42 73.8% 4.86 5.11 .330
Career     539 2 535.3 7.04 3.56 1.98 0.87 77.6% 3.35 4.13 .289

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Craig Breslow Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 65 0 5 0 0 37 1 65 0
2016 P 14 0 1 0 0 8 0 14 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 0 -1 0 0 0 0 -1
2016 P 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

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2016 Stat Review for Craig Breslow    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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1.75 K/BB
TERRIBLE
4.50 K/9
TERRIBLE
2.57 BB/9
GOOD
89.5 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.6 HR/9
GOOD
0.65 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.50 ERA
POOR
1.79 WHIP
TERRIBLE
3.99 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

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.381 BABIP
HIGH
75.0% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

2017 Projected Stats Breakdown for Craig Breslow

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Craig Breslow: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Breslow was released from his minor league deal with the Rangers on Monday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Breslow signed a minor league contract with the Rangers on Sunday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Breslow was outrighted to Triple-A New Orleans on Sunday.

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Breslow was designated for assignment by the Marlins on Wednesday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

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Breslow allowed two runs on two hits and two walks over 1.1 innings during Tuesday's loss to the Brewers.

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Breslow has made the Opening Day roster for the Marlins, Jon Morosi of the FOXSports.com reports.

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Breslow agreed to a minor league deal with the Marlins on Friday, Rob Bradford of WEEI reports.

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Breslow (0-4) surrendered five hits and two earned runs in 5.1 innings in a 2-0 loss to the Indians on Saturday. He struck out two.

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Breslow will start Saturday against the Indians, the Boston Globe reports. He will step in for Eduardo Rodriguez, who was shut down after his start Monday, having reached his season innings limit.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

There was no outlook written for Craig Breslow.

2016

Breslow became a free agent in the offseason after four years in Boston. He was a big part of the bullpen during Bostonís run up to the World Series in 2013, but had been unable to repeat that success in the two years since. He had a 4.15 ERA while giving up a whopping 12 homers in 65 innings (1.66 HR/9). Since his heroics in 2013, Breslow has a 4.98 ERA and has permitted 20 homers in 119.3 innings (1.51 HR/9). Breslow made the first starts of his career last year, which adds an interesting wrinkle, but those starts came out of desperate need. Due to injuries and pitching limits on some young starters, Boston needed Breslow to make a couple of September starts, and he allowed two runs and seven hits (two homers) in 9.1 innings. The two starts are a short sample size, but the former Yalie is no dummy, and in a bid to increase his marketability, he has informed major league teams heís willing to be a starter in 2016.

2015

Coming off a 71-appearance season in 2013 that extended to late October, Breslow's spring-training work was delayed and he opened the season on the disabled list. Once he was available to pitch, Breslow never regained the form that made him so dependable in Boston's championship run. He had a 5.96 ERA and walked 28 batters in 54.1 innings pitched. Breslow would likely argue that 2014 was an outlier and his body work from 2008 to 2013 indicates he's still a major-league caliber reliever. That may be true, but the Red Sox didn't want to pick up his $4 million option in 2015. He eventually re-signed with Boston for one year at $2 million to reprise a similar role.

2014

Breslow appeared in 61 games for Boston (71 games counting the playoffs), posting a career-best 1.81 ERA and 2.7 BB/9, while becoming part of the setup crew late in the season and into the playoffs. There's nothing about his history to suggest that he'll maintain a level of effectiveness to remain in a setup role -- control has been a recurring issue for Breslow -- and we began to see the cracks in the World Series. He has another year on his deal, though, so he'll be part of the bullpen in 2014. Whether he retains the trust of manager John Farrell as a setup man is to be determined.

2013

Breslow had a nice 20-inning run with Boston after he was acquired from Arizona at the trade deadline. He really did not do too much different in 2012, other than becoming the beneficiary of a lower BABIP and not allow any homers while with Boston. Breslow still has trouble with control (career 3.7 BB/9), so he is susceptible to bad luck or long balls. He is one of three left-handers the Red Sox have in their bullpen, so expect some movement in that area before the start of the season.

2012

Breslow saw his BABIP balloon to .345 in 2011, resulting in 69 hits allowed in 59.1 innings after he entered the season with just 90 hits allowed in his last 130 innings. He lost some of his usual effectiveness against lefties, and was shipped to Arizona as part of the Trevor Cahill trade. The drastic shift in home parks kills any sort of hidden value he might have had as a staff filler, but Breslow should take on the role as the primary left-hander for manager Kirk Gibson in 2012 after Rule 5 selection Joe Paterson served as the lone southpaw last season.

2011

Breslow played a prominent role in the A's bullpen in the final month, picking up a handful of saves as the A's were without Andrew Bailey and Michael Wuertz, but he was a solid contributor throughout the season as well. He's shown the ability to limit the hits allowed in his two seasons with the A's, allowing just 90 hits in his last 130 innings pitched, and should continue to be an effective option in the later innings in 2011.

2010

The A's claimed Breslow off waivers in late May after his early-season struggles (1.535 WHIP, 6.28 ERA in 17 appearances) resulted in his release by the Twins. He regained his 2008 form once joining the A's, posting a nifty 0.994 WHIP and 44 strikeouts in 55.1 innings. He should continue in his role as the A's primary late-inning lefty, providing some value in those leagues that count holds.

2009

Breslow was released by the Red Sox and Indians before finding a home with the Twins and becoming a key middle reliever. Breslow always had strong strikeout totals in the minors with good control, but couldn't find his niche in a major league bullpen. With the departure of Dennys Reyes, he could becoming the primary left-handed set-up man for Joe Nathan.

2008

Breslow spent the whole season at Triple-A Pawtucket in 2007, where he worked out of the bullpen with moderate success. He has good strikeout totals, but walked more batters than a reliever should. Boston is looking for some late-inning relief help, but Breslow won't be considered. Another season in Triple-A awaits the 27-year-old. Breslow was claimed off waivers by Cleveland in March 2008.

2007

Breslow appeared in 12 games for Boston, mostly in September when the Red Sox faded. His fastball tops out at 90 mph and he's got a plus curve and average changeup. The former captain of Yale's baseball team, he'll need injuries and incompetence to get back to the majors in 2007.

2006

Breslow pitched well in middle relief for the Padres last year. He'll need to limit his walks to land a spot in the back of the pen for 2006, though.