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Brett Cecil

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Toronto Blue Jays

2016 Stats

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0-5

ERA

5.23

WHIP

1.94

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9

SV

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

For long stretches of the 2015 season, Cecil was the best reliever in the Blue Jays bullpen. However, when he was pressed into the closer role, Cecil was particularly perilous. Starting the season as ...

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2016 ADP:  524.83

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STATUS:  15-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Triceps     EST. RETURN:  6/17/2016
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 235   DOB: 7/2/1986
BORN: Dunkirk, MD   COLLEGE: Maryland  Show ContractHide Contract

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Brett Cecil Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $3.8 million deal with the Blue Jays in January 2016, avoiding arbitration.

May 18, 2016  –  Brett Cecil News

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Cecil's MRI from earlier in the week revealed a tear in his lat muscle, which will cause him to miss at least one month, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

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Brett Cecil 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
2007 20 A AUB 14 13 0 49.7 36 7 1 56 11 1 0 0 1.27 0.95
2008 21 A DUN 4 4 0 10.1 6 2 1 11 2 0 0 0 1.74 0.79
2008 21 AA NEW 18 18 0 77.7 66 22 4 87 23 6 2 0 2.55 1.15
2008 21 AAA SYR 6 6 0 30.7 28 14 1 31 16 2 3 0 4.11 1.43
2009 22 AAA LAS 9 9 0 49.0 53 31 2 32 19 1 5 0 5.69 1.47
2009 22 MAJ TOR 18 17 0 93.3 116 55 17 69 38 7 4 0 5.30 1.65
2010 23 AAA LAS 2 2 0 11.0 13 3 0 11 2 2 0 0 0 0 2.45 1.36
2010 23 MAJ TOR 28 28 0 172.7 175 81 18 117 54 15 7 0 0 0 4.22 1.33
2011 24 AAA LAS 12 12 1 78.2 89 46 15 63 24 8 2 0 0 0 5.26 1.45
2011 24 MAJ TOR 20 20 1 123.7 122 65 22 87 42 4 11 0 0 0 4.73 1.33
2012 25 AA NEW 6 9 0 42.2 44 16 2 34 14 3 2 0 0 0 3.38 1.37
2012 25 AAA LAS 6 6 0 39.2 36 11 1 33 7 1 2 0 0 0 2.50 1.10
2012 25 MAJ TOR 21 9 0 61.3 70 39 11 51 23 2 4 0 0 1 5.72 1.52
2013 26 MAJ TOR 60 0 0 60.7 44 19 4 70 23 5 1 1 2 11 2.82 1.10
2014 27 AAA BUF 2 0 0 2.0 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4.50 1.00
2014 27 MAJ TOR 66 0 0 53.3 46 16 2 76 27 2 3 5 2 24 2.70 1.37
2015 28 MAJ TOR 63 0 0 54.3 39 15 4 70 13 5 5 5 3 9 2.48 0.96
2016 29 MAJ TOR 16 0 0 10.3 17 6 1 9 3 0 5 0 3 5 5.23 1.94
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3-Year Averages     63 0 0 56.1 43 16 3 72 21 4 3 3 2 14 2.57 1.14
Career  (View All)     292 74 1 629.7 629 296 79 549 223 40 40 11 4.23 1.35

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Brett Cecil 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. 14 @Tex 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.23 1.94
May. 3 Tex 0.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.59 1.97
May. 2 Tex 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.59 1.76
Apr. 30 @TB 0.0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.79 1.82
Apr. 29 @TB 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.82 1.50
Apr. 25 CWS 0.0 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.19 1.62
Apr. 24 Oak 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.12 1.27
Apr. 21 @Bal 1.7 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 3.38 1.38
Apr. 19 @Bal 0.7 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.26 1.42
Apr. 18 @Bos 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.76 1.24
Apr. 16 @Bos 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.79 1.50
Apr. 13 NYY 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 7.36 1.64
Apr. 12 NYY 0.7 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 10.13 2.25
Apr. 8 Bos 0.7 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 9.00 1.50
Apr. 5 @TB 0.3 1 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 L 0 1 0 13.50 0.75
Apr. 4 @TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 0.00
Last 14 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
0.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 1.50
Last 30 Days
8 Games:  Avg. 0.5 IP/G
4.0 10 4 3 0 1 3 0 0 0 0-3 0 1 1 6.75 2.75
Last 60 Days
16 Games:  Avg. 0.6 IP/G
10.3 17 7 6 1 3 9 1 0 0 0-5 0 3 5 5.23 1.94

Brett Cecil Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201623308100.381
20158333415021.195
20149125820222.247

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201629639201.360
201513137924603.198
2014143511926310.213

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20163.30203208.103.00
201527.723233533.250.90
201428.3023401802.861.55

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20167.00306113.861.43
201526.732337811.691.01
201425.021236922.521.16
Brett Cecil 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
2007 20 A AUB 14 13 49.7 10.15 1.99 5.09 0.18 87% 1.27 2.05 .294
2008 21 A DUN 4 4 10.1 9.80 1.78 5.50 0.89 85.7% 1.74 2.90 .222
2008 21 AA NEW 18 18 77.7 10.08 2.67 3.78 0.46 78.8% 2.55 2.71 .320
2008 21 AAA SYR 6 6 30.7 9.10 4.70 1.94 0.29 69.8% 4.11 3.17 .327
2009 22 AAA LAS 9 9 49.0 5.88 3.49 1.68 0.37 58.6% 5.69 3.77 .324
2009 22 MAJ TOR 18 17 93.3 6.65 3.66 1.82 1.64 1.23 72.3% 90.7 MPH 5.30 5.35 .338
2010 23 AAA LAS 2 2 11.0 9.00 1.64 5.50 0.00 80% 2.45 1.75 .394
2010 23 MAJ TOR 28 28 172.7 6.10 2.81 2.17 0.94 1.32 70.1% 90.1 MPH 4.22 4.16 .298
2011 24 AAA LAS 12 12 78.2 7.25 2.76 2.63 1.73 68.4% 5.26 5.00 .320
2011 24 MAJ TOR 20 20 123.7 6.33 3.06 2.07 1.60 0.83 69.7% 88.5 MPH 4.73 5.27 .276
2012 25 AA NEW 6 9 42.2 7.25 2.99 2.43 0.43 75% 3.38 3.34 .331
2012 25 AAA LAS 6 6 39.2 7.58 1.61 4.71 0.23 76.2% 2.50 2.46 .311
2012 25 MAJ TOR 21 9 61.3 7.48 3.38 2.22 1.61 0.92 65.9% 89.1 MPH 5.72 5.14 .326
2013 26 MAJ TOR 60 0 60.7 10.38 3.41 3.04 0.59 1.86 76.2% 92.3 MPH 2.82 3.04 .284
2014 27 AAA BUF 2 0 2.0 4.50 0.00 0.00 4.50 100% 4.50 8.70 .177
2014 27 MAJ TOR 66 0 53.3 12.83 4.56 2.81 0.34 2.77 80.3% 92.8 MPH 2.70 2.41 .372
2015 28 MAJ TOR 63 0 54.3 11.60 2.15 5.38 0.66 2.09 77.1% 92.3 MPH 2.48 2.41 .296
2016 29 MAJ TOR 16 0 10.3 7.84 2.61 3.00 0.87 1.15 73.7% 91.5 MPH 5.23 3.88 .443
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Rest Of Season     0 0 31.4 9.26 3.48 2.66 0.63 73% 3.25 3.22 .279
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3-Year Averages     63 0 56.1 11.55 3.37 3.43 0.48 78.7% 2.57 2.45 .317
Career     292 74 629.7 7.85 3.19 2.46 1.13 71.9% 4.23 4.19 .310

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2016 Stat Review for Brett Cecil    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.

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3.00 K/BB
AVERAGE
7.84 K/9
WEAK
2.61 BB/9
GOOD
91.5 MPH Fastball
WEAK
0.9 HR/9
WEAK
1.15 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.23 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.94 WHIP
TERRIBLE
3.88 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

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.443 BABIP
HIGH
73.7% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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Brett Cecil: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Cecil (triceps), who was placed on the 15-day DL on Sunday, will undergo an MRI on Monday, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

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Cecil was placed on the 15-day DL on Sunday with a left triceps strain, Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star reports.

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Manager John Gibbons said after Saturday's loss to the Rangers that Cecil came out of his relief appearance feeling "a little bit tender," Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

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Cecil was activated from the paternity list Friday, Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star reports.

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Cecil (paternity list) will return to the Blue Jays in time for Friday's series opener at Texas, Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star reports.

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The Blue Jays placed Cecil on the paternity list Monday.

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Blue Jays manager John Gibbons is going to use Cecil primarily against left-handers until he begins to turn his season around., MLB.com reports.

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Cecil (0-5) surrendered three hits and the winning run in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Rays.

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Cecil nearly blew another save Tuesday when he allowed an RBI double to Manny Machado (the run was charged to Marcus Stroman) and walked a batter while recording two outs in the 4-3 win over the Orioles.

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2016

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2015

A left-handed pitcher with stuff will get a long leash in the rotation. After 439 innings of a 4.77 ERA and 1.41 WHIP across 74 starts, the Jays finally decided that it just wasn’t going to work for Cecil. He still had plenty of talent, but it was becoming clear that it would only play in short bursts. And it has. Cecil has had back-to-back strong seasons out of the pen, including an All-Star bid in 2013. He was essentially better in 2014, but a 25% line-drive rate fueled a .344 BABIP, which resulted in a 1.37 WHIP. He weirdly flipped his platoon split as lefties managed a .714 OPS against him. Expect improvement there, and if his gains are legitimate, Cecil may keep the ninth-inning role after being named the Blue Jays' closer in March when Aaron Sanchez was shifted into the rotation.

2014

After struggling as a starter in 2011 and 2012, Cecil reinvented himself as a highly effective reliever in 2013, finishing with a 2.82 ERA over 60.2 innings. The ERA was backed by strong rate numbers, as he posted a 10.4 K/9 and 3.4 BB/9 in his first season working strictly as a reliever. He shut down lefties to the tune of an ugly .186/.223/.235 line, while also holding his own against right-handers (.208/.341/.394). Cecil will likely have a setup or middle-relief role again 2014, while Sergio Santos is the best bet to close for the Jays if Casey Janssen falters.

2013

There was cause for concern in 2011 when Cecil lost velocity on his fastball, averaging just 88.5 mph after checking in at 90.1 the previous year. His pitch speed increased across the board in 2012, but he induced fewer groundballs and subsequently, was more vulnerable to the long ball for the second consecutive season. As a lefty, he will likely be moved into the bullpen after the Jays rebuilt their rotation during the winter.

2012

Splat. Cecil followed up his 15-win season of a year ago with an ugly 4-11 record and saw his ERA jump to 4.73 despite similar ratios to his 15-win season. His WHIP (1.326) was nearly identical, but his control (3.1 BB/9IP) and home-run rate (1.6 HR/9IP) both slipped just enough to produce some volatile outings. He didn't pick up a victory after July, losing seven of his last 10 starts, despite solid numbers after the All-Star break (1.215 WHIP, 4.37 ERA in 13 starts). He was a bit unlucky in the second half, which bloated his overall numbers, but life in the AL East isn't going to get any easier. He'll be counted on again to make 25-28 starts for the Jays, and while he'll most certainly improve on last year's effort there's enough here to still see some growing pains.

2011

Cecil lost out in a battle for a rotation spot in spring training but was up with the Jays by the end of April and never looked back, notching 15 wins with a 4.22 ERA in 28 starts. He faded badly down the stretch (6.92 ERA, 1.962 WHIP despite a 4-0 record in five September starts) due to a knee injury and fatigue. Cecil went 10-3 against the beasts of the AL East (Tampa, New York and Boston) and posted a 1.84 ERA over 34 innings against the Yankees. If either trend reverses itself Cecil could be in store for a sharp decline. He'll be back as the team's third starter.

2010

Cecil bounced around between Triple-A Las Vegas and Toronto, making 17 starts for the Jays with a 5.30 ERA and a 1.650 WHIP. He's always relied more on command and control rather than pure stuff, though he did have an above average K/9IP rate (6.7) with the Jays so he'll have his share of struggles, especially in the AL East. The Jays are counting on him to hold down a spot in the middle of their rotation.

2009

Cecil has been advanced quickly, working his way up to make six starts at Triple-A Syracuse in just his second season. He went 6-2 with a 2.55 ERA and a nice 87:23 K:BB ratio in 77.2 innings at Double-A New Hampshire. It's hard to imagine he'd be ready for the majors with just 168 innings under his belt as a pro, but he'll likely have an outside chance to win a rotation spot this spring. He relies more on command than pure stuff so it will be interesting to see how he fares in a full season at Triple-A.

2008

Cecil had a nice pro debut after being a supplemental pick in the June draft and signing quickly. In 49.2 innings, Cecil allowed just 36 hits, one home run, 11 walks and fanned 56 hitters. He doesn't throw very hard, topping out around 90 mph, so there's some concern that he'll turn into another Josh Banks given Toronto's lack of success in developing recent pitchers with less-than-stellar stuff. His performance at Double-A will tell us a lot.