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Brett Cecil

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Toronto Blue Jays

2014 Stats

W-L

2-3

ERA

2.70

WHIP

1.37

K

76

SV

5

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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,...

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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, $1.3 million deal in January 2014, avoiding arbitration.

August 27, 2014  –  Brett Cecil News

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Cecil picked up the save Wednesday after recording the final four outs of the Jays' win over Boston.

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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
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3-Year Averages     33 9 0 81.9 78 41 12 69 29 3 5 0 0 4 4.51 1.31
Career  (View All)     213 74 1 565.0 573 275 74 470 207 35 30 6 4.38 1.38

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

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Brett Cecil Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Sep. 28 Bal 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.70 1.37
Sep. 23 Sea 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.75 1.36
Sep. 20 @NYY 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.81 1.38
Sep. 18 @NYY 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.84 1.40
Sep. 14 TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.90 1.39
Sep. 13 TB 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.96 1.40
Sep. 10 ChC 0.7 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.02 1.38
Sep. 7 @Bos 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.06 1.38
Sep. 4 @TB 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 3.13 1.41
Aug. 31 NYY 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.20 1.38
Aug. 29 NYY 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.27 1.36
Aug. 27 Bos 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.30 1.37
Aug. 26 Bos 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.40 1.42
Aug. 24 TB 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.46 1.44
Aug. 22 TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.51 1.46
Aug. 20 @Mil 0.3 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.60 1.50
Aug. 16 @CWS 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.63 1.46
Aug. 13 @Sea 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.69 1.46
Aug. 10 Det 1.3 2 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.89 1.54
Aug. 8 Det 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 4.04 1.54
Aug. 5 Bal 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.15 1.59
Aug. 2 @Hou 0.0 3 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.28 1.60
Jul. 31 @Hou 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.48 1.54
Jul. 29 @Bos 0.7 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.51 1.56
Jul. 27 @NYY 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 3.58 1.53
Jul. 25 @NYY 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.66 1.56
Last 14 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
3.7 4 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 1 0.00 1.09
Last 30 Days
12 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
11.0 8 0 0 0 5 18 0 1 0 1-0 1 0 5 0.00 1.18
Last 60 Days
26 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
22.3 15 3 3 2 8 37 0 1 0 2-0 1 1 8 1.21 1.03

Brett Cecil Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20149125820222.247
201312335422120.191
20126415312301.214

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014143511926310.213
2013127351922704.212
201220636205810110.319

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201428.3023401802.861.55
201331.0310391433.771.19
201236.3230351375.701.40

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201425.021236922.521.16
201329.720131911.821.01
201225.0010161045.761.68
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
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3-Year Averages     33 9 81.9 7.58 3.19 2.38 1.32 69.5% 4.51 4.48 .290
Career     213 74 565.0 7.49 3.30 2.27 1.18 71.5% 4.38 4.37 .308

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2014 Stat Review for Brett Cecil    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.81 K/BB
AVERAGE
12.83 K/9
ELITE
4.56 BB/9
TERRIBLE
92.8 MPH Fastball
AVERAGE
0.3 HR/9
ELITE
2.77 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.70 ERA
GOOD
1.37 WHIP
POOR
2.41 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

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

Explain This

.372 BABIP
HIGH
80.3% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

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

Cecil (groin) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Friday, Sportsnet's Barry Davis reports.

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Cecil (groin) will rejoin the Blue Jays on Friday against the Athletics, Sportsnet's Barry Davis reports.

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Cecil (groin) is expected to join Triple-A Buffalo for a rehab assignment beginning Monday, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

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Cecil (groin) threw a bullpen session Friday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

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Cecil was placed on the 15-day disabled list Wednesday with a left groin strain.

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Cecil (groin) is headed to the 15-day DL, Sportsnet's Shi Davidi reports.

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Cecil (groin) has deemed himself ready to go Wednesday, and will be available out of the Jays' bullpen, Sportsnet's Barry Davis reports.

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Cecil (groin) could be ready to pitch Wednesday, Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star reports.

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Cecil (groin) played catch Sunday morning, John Lott of the National Post reports.

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2014

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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.