John Brebbia
John Brebbia
29-Year-Old PitcherRP
St. Louis Cardinals
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Despite coming off a solid season and a strong spring, Brebbia began 2018 with Triple-A Memphis. It didn't take long before he made the first of his six trips to the majors as the Cardinals shuttled Brebbia back and forth often. In between stints on the farm, Brebbia pitched well, mostly in low-leverage scenarios though he did record five holds and two saves, one of the three-inning variety. Of the 18 runs Brebbia surrendered, eight came in a two-week stretch when he allowed at least one tally in five of six outings. With 60 whiffs in 51.2 innings, Brebbia could handle a consistent late-inning role but since he still has an option left, he could also make the trip back and forth from Memphis again. Brebbia isn't someone to consider on draft day, but monitor his early-season usage as he could emerge as a candidate in leagues scoring holds. Read Past Outlooks
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Takes fourth loss
PSt. Louis Cardinals
September 25, 2019
Brebbia (3-4) took the loss in an extra-innings defeat at the hands of the Diamondbacks on Tuesday, allowing an earned run on a walk and three hits over two-thirds of an inning while recording two strikeouts.
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Brebbia actually fired 19 of his 21 pitches for strikes, but he left too many of his offerings over the plate and paid the price. The right-hander allowed back-to-back singles to Carson Kelly and Nick Ahmed to open the home half of the 19th inning and then appeared to be on his way out of the jam with consecutive strikeouts. However, an intentional walk to Christian Walker loaded the bases for Ildemaro Vargas, who delivered a game-winning single. The 29-year-old Brebbia has now surrendered three earned runs across his last two appearances, but he's otherwise enjoyed a solid September with three holds and scoreless outings in his six of his other seven trips to the mound.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
18
Last 10 Games
15
Last 5 Games
14
How many pitches does John Brebbia generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
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81-90
 
91-100
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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71-80
 
81-90
 
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101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does John Brebbia generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-11%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-6%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-18%
BAA vs RHP
2017
 
 
-12%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .228 290 72 28 58 11 3 12
Since 2017vs Right .202 432 126 26 81 21 0 7
2019vs Left .225 104 29 12 20 5 1 3
2019vs Right .212 200 58 15 39 7 0 3
2018vs Left .250 101 23 11 22 4 1 4
2018vs Right .206 108 37 5 21 5 0 1
2017vs Left .208 85 20 5 16 2 1 5
2017vs Right .183 124 31 6 21 9 0 3
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-13%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-11%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-27%
ERA at Home
2017
 
 
-35%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 2.94 1.12 95.0 5 1 1 9.4 2.7 0.9
Since 2017Away 3.38 1.09 80.0 1 6 1 11.1 2.9 1.0
2019Home 3.79 1.24 38.0 2 1 0 10.4 3.3 0.5
2019Away 3.38 1.13 34.2 1 3 0 11.2 3.4 1.0
2018Home 2.76 1.13 29.1 3 0 1 8.9 2.1 1.2
2018Away 3.80 1.22 21.1 0 3 1 13.1 3.8 0.4
2017Home 1.95 0.94 27.2 0 0 0 8.5 2.3 1.3
2017Away 3.00 0.92 24.0 0 0 0 9.4 1.5 1.5
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Stat Review
How does John Brebbia compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
3.22
 
K/9
10.8
 
BB/9
3.3
 
HR/9
0.7
 
Fastball
93.5 mph
 
ERA
3.59
 
WHIP
1.18
 
BABIP
.310
 
GB/FB
0.59
 
Left On Base
70.9%
 
Exit Velocity
87.8 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.9%
 
Spin Rate
2462 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
38.0%
 
Swinging Strike
13.6%
 
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2018 Fantasy Outlook
Brebbia appeared in 50 games last season, but threw just 51.2 innings of work in mostly low-leverage situations. He pitches with a very heavy flyball tilt, and paid the price for that with a high home run rate, but limited his damage by being stingy with the walks. The 2.44 ERA had a lot of help from a suppressed .216 BABIP and an inflated 91 percent left-on-base rate -- two fortunes that are unlikely to continue in 2018. He also did all of this without recording a single decision or a save, which (min. 50 innings) is something that has only been done two other times in baseball history. One was by Peter Moylan last year and the other was by Sam Freeman in 2015.
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Impressive thus far in July
PSt. Louis Cardinals
July 23, 2019
Brebbia, who fired a scoreless two-thirds of an inning in an extra-inning win over the Pirates on Monday, has a 2-0 record, one hold, a 2.00 ERA and a 17:2 K:BB across nine innings in July (seven appearances).
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Fans six in win
PSt. Louis Cardinals
July 3, 2019
Brebbia (2-3) picked up the win Wednesday against the Mariners after tossing 2.1 perfect innings with six strikeouts.
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Returns to active roster
PSt. Louis Cardinals
July 2, 2019
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Lands on paternity list
PSt. Louis Cardinals
Not Injury Related
June 29, 2019
Brebbia was placed on the paternity list Saturday.
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Scuffling in June
PSt. Louis Cardinals
June 13, 2019
Brebbia, who allowed three earned runs on two hits and a walk while recording a strikeout over an inning in a loss to the Marlins on Wednesday, now has a 15.75 ERA over the four innings covering his five appearances in June.
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