RotoWire Partners

Craig Breslow

35-Year-Old Pitcher – Miami Marlins

2016 Stats

W-L

0-2

ERA

4.50

WHIP

1.79

K

7

SV

0

2016 Preseason Projections

W-L

ERA

WHIP

K

SV

2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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...

Read more about Craig Breslow

2016 ADP:

Rank (RP): Hidden

Get Custom Auction Value

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

$

Craig Breslow Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Marlins in February 2016. Deal includes $1.5 million guaranteed if he makes the team.

May 15, 2016  –  Craig Breslow News

▼ More

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

+ Add To Watchlist

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

To instantly reveal our fantasy analysis of every player – including Craig Breslow – simply subscribe now.

Craig Breslow Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons      Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats       Show 5x5 Stats OnlyShow All Statistics       Click stat headings to sort columns.
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 ARI 40 0 0 43.3 38 13 5 42 13 2 0 0 0 4 2.70 1.18
2012 31 MAJ BOS 23 0 0 20.0 14 6 0 19 9 1 0 0 1 5 2.70 1.15
2012  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ ARI/BOS 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 12 0 0 19.1 33 17 3 23 10 0 3 2 0 0 7.91 2.25
2016 35 MAJ MIA 15 0 0 14.0 21 7 1 7 4 0 2 0 1 2 4.50 1.79
3-Year Averages     55 0 0 59.7 63 26 7 38 23 2 3 0 1 5 3.92 1.44
Career  (View All)     539 2 0 535.3 495 199 52 419 212 22 29 8 3.35 1.32

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

No No Yes
Craig Breslow Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days 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
May. 10 Mil 1.3 1 2 2 0 2 0 0 2 0 - 0 0 0 4.50 1.79
May. 7 Phi 0.0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 3.55 1.74
May. 6 Phi 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.55 1.58
May. 1 @Mil 0.7 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.86 1.63
Apr. 30 @Mil 0.0 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.09 1.55
Apr. 26 @LAD 1.7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.45 1.36
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
6 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
4.7 10 6 4 1 2 0 0 2 0 0-1 0 1 1 7.71 2.57

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
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons      Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats      Click stat headings to sort columns.
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 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 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  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ ARI/BOS 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 12 0 19.1 10.84 4.71 2.30 1.41 65% 7.91 4.40 .493
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
3-Year Averages     55 0 59.7 5.73 3.47 1.65 1.06 75.9% 3.92 4.61 .301
Career     539 2 535.3 7.04 3.56 1.98 0.87 77.6% 3.35 4.13 .289

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats

No No

2016 Stat Review for Craig Breslow    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2015 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

Explain This

1.75 K/BB
TERRIBLE
4.50 K/9
TERRIBLE
2.57 BB/9
GOOD
89.5 MPH Fastball
POOR
0.6 HR/9
GOOD
0.65 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

Explain This

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

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

Explain This

.381 BABIP
HIGH
75.0% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

Miami Marlins Roster

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

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

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Breslow allowed two runs on two hits and two walks over 1.1 innings during Tuesday's loss to the Brewers.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Breslow has made the Opening Day roster for the Marlins, Jon Morosi of the FOXSports.com reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Breslow agreed to a minor league deal with the Marlins on Friday, Rob Bradford of WEEI reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
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.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
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.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Breslow, who was first in a line of relievers to pitch nine innings Saturday, may be in line for another start as the Red Sox will use their bullpen once again for one of the games against Cleveland at the end of the week, the Boston Globe reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Breslow came through with a strong effort Saturday, throwing four scoreless innings and giving up two hits and two walks while striking out two.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.

RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

Subscribe now to see our 2016 outlook.

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.