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Brett Cecil

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Toronto Blue Jays

2015 Stats

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2-4

ERA

5.13

WHIP

1.41

K

31

SV

5

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 wasnít going to work for C...

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2015 ADP:  244.53

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 220   DOB: 7/2/1986   BORN: Dunkirk, MD   COLLEGE: Maryland      Show ContractHide Contract

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Brett Cecil Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $2.475 million contract with the Blue Jays in January 2015, avoiding arbitration.

June 30, 2015  –  Brett Cecil News

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Cecil pitched 1.1 innings, striking out two while giving up one hit in Monday's loss to the Red Sox.

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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 30 0 0 26.3 26 15 4 31 11 2 4 5 2 3 5.13 1.41
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3-Year Averages     49 3 0 58.4 53 24 5 65 24 3 2 2 1 12 3.70 1.32
Career  (View All)     243 74 1 591.3 599 290 78 501 218 37 34 11 4.41 1.38

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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
Jul. 2 Bos 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.13 1.41
Jul. 1 Bos 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.19 1.38
Jun. 29 Bos 1.3 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.40 1.40
Jun. 24 @TB 1.0 1 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 5.70 1.44
Jun. 21 Bal 0.7 2 4 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 5.96 1.37
Jun. 19 Bal 1.0 3 2 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 - 1 0 0 4.50 1.23
Jun. 15 @NYM 0.7 1 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 3.86 1.14
Jun. 13 @Bos 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.10 1.08
Jun. 12 @Bos 1.3 1 1 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.26 1.14
Jun. 10 Mia 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.00 1.06
Jun. 6 Hou 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.65 1.06
Jun. 2 @Was 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.81 1.13
May. 27 CWS 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.00 1.20
May. 23 Sea 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.21 1.14
May. 18 LAA 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.46 1.15
May. 16 @Hou 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.75 1.25
May. 13 @Bal 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.09 1.27
May. 10 Bos 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.60 1.20
May. 6 NYY 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.00 1.22
May. 4 NYY 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 4.50 1.25
Last 14 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
5.3 9 6 6 0 4 7 1 1 0 1-1 1 0 0 10.13 2.44
Last 30 Days
12 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
11.3 12 10 10 1 7 14 1 1 0 1-2 3 1 0 7.94 1.68
Last 60 Days
20 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
19.3 18 11 11 2 9 24 1 1 0 1-2 4 1 0 5.12 1.40

Brett Cecil Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20153610411021.367
20149125820222.247
201312335422120.191

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20157921715203.208
2014143511926310.213
2013127351922704.212

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201515.012216436.001.33
201428.3023401802.861.55
201331.0310391433.771.19

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201511.312315713.971.50
201425.021236922.521.16
201329.720131911.821.01
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 30 0 26.3 10.59 3.76 2.82 1.37 2.11 66.7% 92.0 MPH 5.13 4.30 .337
Today's Projections     0 0 .4 11.00 4.00 2.75 0.72 76% 3.40 -0.07 .332
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.8 11.00 3.70 2.98 0.72 75.3% 3.40 3.03 .332
Rest Of Season     0 0 28.1 11.00 3.92 2.80 0.70 75.7% 3.40 3.08 .333
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3-Year Averages     49 3 58.4 10.01 3.70 2.71 0.77 73.6% 3.70 3.32 .325
Career     243 74 591.3 7.63 3.32 2.30 1.19 71.3% 4.41 4.36 .309

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2015 Stat Review for Brett Cecil    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2014 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.82 K/BB
WEAK
10.59 K/9
GOOD
3.76 BB/9
POOR
92.0 MPH Fastball
WEAK
1.4 HR/9
TERRIBLE
2.11 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

Explain This

5.13 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.41 WHIP
POOR
4.30 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

Explain This

.337 BABIP
HIGH
66.7% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Cecil has been removed from the closer role with the Blue Jays, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

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Cecil took the loss on Sunday, surrendering four earned runs in 0.2 innings.

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Cecil notched his fifth save, despite allowing two runs on three hits in the ninth inning of a 5-4 win against Baltimore on Friday night. He struck out one.

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Cecil took the loss and a blown save Monday, allowing two runs in 0.2 innings.

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Cecil struck out one in a perfect 11th inning Saturday to notch his fourth save of the season.

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Cecil allowed one run on one hit, walking two and striking out two over 1.1 innings to log his third save in the Jays' 13-10 win over Boston on Friday night.

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Cecil gave up a home run in one inning of work during Wednesday's win over the Marlins.

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Cecil pitched a perfect inning Saturday, striking out two in the Blue Jaysí 7-2 victory over the Astros.

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Cecil, the Blue Jaysí closer, has not recorded a save since May 4.

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Cecil struck out one and tossed a scoreless ninth inning Monday to earn his second save of the season.

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Cecil collected his first save of the season Tuesday, giving up one hit and garnering one strikeout in an 11-8 win over the Red Sox.

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Blue Jays manager John Gibbons said Tuesday that he will give Cecil another chance as the closer, John Lott of the National Post reports.

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Cecil picked up the win Saturday, giving up a hit and striking out one in a scoreless 10th inning.

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2015

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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.