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Craig Breslow PBlue Jays

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Birth Date8-8-1980
Height6' 0"
Weight190 lbs
Age39 years, 2 months, 9 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
-0.92015
0.02016
-1.02017
2018
-0.12019
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2005 SDN MLB 14 0 16.3 0 0 0 15 13 14 1 100 8.3 7.2 0.6 7.7 0% .286 1.71 4.63 2.20 114 6.40 137.6 -0.2
2006 BOS MLB 13 0 12.0 0 2 0 12 6 12 0 107 9.0 4.5 0.0 9.0 0% .333 1.50 2.93 3.75 98 4.63 94.4 0.1
2008 CLE 0 7 0 8.3 0 0 0 10 5 7 1 102 10.8 5.4 1.1 7.6 0% .333 1.80 4.83 3.24 120 4.29 91.5 0.1
2008 MIN 0 42 0 38.7 0 2 1 24 14 32 0 98 5.6 3.3 0.0 7.4 0% .233 0.98 2.58 1.63 90 3.23 68.9 0.9
2009 MIN 0 17 0 14.3 1 2 0 11 11 11 3 107 6.9 6.9 1.9 6.9 0% .211 1.53 6.83 6.28 110 4.40 94.3 0.1
2009 OAK 0 60 0 55.3 7 5 0 37 18 44 5 101 6.0 2.9 0.8 7.2 0% .216 0.99 3.80 2.60 106 4.19 89.8 0.6
2010 OAK MLB 75 0 74.7 4 4 5 53 29 71 9 100 6.4 3.5 1.1 8.6 0% .226 1.10 3.87 3.01 106 4.45 100.5 0.4
2011 OAK MLB 67 0 59.3 0 2 0 69 21 44 4 98 10.5 3.2 0.6 6.7 0% .342 1.52 3.61 3.79 106 4.57 106.3 0.1
2012 ARI 0 40 0 43.3 2 0 0 38 13 42 5 104 7.9 2.7 1.0 8.7 0% .277 1.18 3.66 2.70 92 4.31 98.8 0.2
2012 BOS 0 23 0 20.0 1 0 0 14 9 19 0 103 6.3 4.1 0.0 8.6 0% .269 1.15 2.64 2.70 87 4.11 94.2 0.2
2013 BOS MLB 61 0 59.7 5 2 0 49 18 33 3 101 7.4 2.7 0.5 5.0 0% .254 1.12 3.62 1.81 113 5.18 124.0 -0.4
2014 BOS MLB 60 0 54.3 2 4 1 73 28 37 8 101 12.1 4.6 1.3 6.1 0% .351 1.86 5.37 5.96 123 6.73 165.1 -1.5
2015 BOS MLB 45 2 65.0 0 4 1 69 23 46 12 117 9.6 3.2 1.7 6.4 0% .289 1.42 5.24 4.15 119 5.90 137.7 -0.9
2016 MIA MLB 15 0 14.0 0 2 0 21 4 7 1 84 13.5 2.6 0.6 4.5 35% .392 1.79 3.96 4.50 106 4.72 104.5 0.0
2017 CLE 0 7 0 4.3 0 0 0 3 2 5 0 6.2 4.2 0.0 10.4 33% .333 1.15 2.22 4.15 137 8.14 173.3 -0.1
2017 MIN 0 30 0 31.0 1 1 0 38 12 18 4 11.0 3.5 1.2 5.2 43% .318 1.61 5.01 5.23 127 7.55 160.8 -0.8
2008 TOT MLB 49 0 47.0 0 2 1 34 19 39 1 98 6.5 3.6 0.2 7.5 0% .000 1.13 2.98 1.91 97 3.42 72.9 1.0
2009 TOT MLB 77 0 69.7 8 7 0 48 29 55 8 102 6.2 3.7 1.0 7.1 0% .000 1.11 4.42 3.36 107 4.23 90.8 0.8
2012 TOT MLB 63 0 63.3 3 0 0 52 22 61 5 104 7.4 3.1 0.7 8.7 0% .000 1.17 3.34 2.70 90 4.25 97.4 0.4
2017 TOT MLB 37 0 35.3 1 1 0 41 14 23 4 10.4 3.6 1.0 5.9 43% .319 1.56 4.67 5.09 128 7.63 162.3 -1.0
CareerMLB5762570.72330853622644256968.53.60.97.040%.2841.344.113.451095.05115.0-1.0

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2002 OGD Rk PIO 23 0 54.3 6 2 2 42 24 56 2 7.0 4.0 0.3 9.3 0% .286 1.22 3.77 1.82 0 0.00 0.0
2003 BLT A MDW 33 0 65.0 3 4 2 64 27 80 4 8.9 3.7 0.6 11.1 0% .345 1.40 2.79 5.12 0 0.00 0.0
2004 HDS A+ CLF 23 0 41.3 1 3 0 54 24 41 5 11.8 5.2 1.1 8.9 0% .383 1.89 5.19 7.19 0 0.00 0.0
2005 SDN MLB NL 14 0 16.3 0 0 0 15 13 14 1 100 8.3 7.2 0.6 7.7 0% .286 1.71 4.63 2.20 114 6.40 137.6
2005 MOB AA SOU 40 0 52.3 2 1 0 38 17 47 3 69 6.5 2.9 0.5 8.1 0% -.515 1.05 3.32 2.75 87 3.23 63.7
2005 POR AAA PCL 7 0 9.0 0 1 0 11 1 9 1 85 11.0 1.0 1.0 9.0 0% -.909 1.33 3.29 4.00 75 4.40 86.6
2005 jav Wnt AFL 15 0 13.2 0 1 0 19 3 12 0 13.0 2.0 0.0 8.2 0% -1.267 1.67 3.10 7.50 0 0.00 0.0
2006 BOS MLB AL 13 0 12.0 0 2 0 12 6 12 0 107 9.0 4.5 0.0 9.0 0% .333 1.50 2.93 3.75 98 4.63 94.4
2006 PAW AAA INT 39 0 67.2 7 1 7 49 24 77 3 95 6.6 3.2 0.4 10.3 0% .271 1.09 2.61 2.68 73 2.58 54.1
2007 PAW AAA INT 49 1 68.7 2 3 1 70 25 73 6 92 9.2 3.3 0.8 9.6 0% .328 1.38 3.36 4.06 87 4.41 90.4
2008 CLE MLB AL 7 0 8.3 0 0 0 10 5 7 1 102 10.8 5.4 1.1 7.6 0% .333 1.80 4.83 3.24 120 4.29 91.5
2008 MIN MLB AL 42 0 38.7 0 2 1 24 14 32 0 98 5.6 3.3 0.0 7.4 0% .233 0.98 2.58 1.63 90 3.23 68.9
2009 MIN MLB AL 17 0 14.3 1 2 0 11 11 11 3 107 6.9 6.9 1.9 6.9 0% .211 1.53 6.83 6.28 110 4.40 94.3
2009 OAK MLB AL 60 0 55.3 7 5 0 37 18 44 5 101 6.0 2.9 0.8 7.2 0% .216 0.99 3.80 2.60 106 4.19 89.8
2010 OAK MLB AL 75 0 74.7 4 4 5 53 29 71 9 100 6.4 3.5 1.1 8.6 0% .226 1.10 3.87 3.01 106 4.45 100.5
2011 OAK MLB AL 67 0 59.3 0 2 0 69 21 44 4 98 10.5 3.2 0.6 6.7 0% .342 1.52 3.61 3.79 106 4.57 106.3
2012 ARI MLB NL 40 0 43.3 2 0 0 38 13 42 5 104 7.9 2.7 1.0 8.7 0% .277 1.18 3.66 2.70 92 4.31 98.8
2012 BOS MLB AL 23 0 20.0 1 0 0 14 9 19 0 103 6.3 4.1 0.0 8.6 0% .269 1.15 2.64 2.70 87 4.11 94.2
2013 BOS MLB AL 61 0 59.7 5 2 0 49 18 33 3 101 7.4 2.7 0.5 5.0 0% .254 1.12 3.62 1.81 113 5.18 124.0
2013 PME AA EAS 1 1 0.0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 104 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% 1.000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2013 PAW AAA INT 4 0 3.7 0 0 0 4 3 4 0 9.8 7.4 0.0 9.8 0% .444 1.91 3.47 2.45 84 4.32 93.9
2014 BOS MLB AL 60 0 54.3 2 4 1 73 28 37 8 101 12.1 4.6 1.3 6.1 0% .351 1.86 5.37 5.96 123 6.73 165.1
2014 PAW AAA INT 3 1 2.7 1 0 0 1 2 1 0 87 3.4 6.8 0.0 3.4 0% .125 1.13 4.84 0.00 119 4.52 95.7
2015 BOS MLB AL 45 2 65.0 0 4 1 69 23 46 12 117 9.6 3.2 1.7 6.4 0% .289 1.42 5.24 4.15 119 5.90 137.7
2016 MIA MLB NL 15 0 14.0 0 2 0 21 4 7 1 84 13.5 2.6 0.6 4.5 35% .392 1.79 3.96 4.50 106 4.72 104.5
2016 NWO AAA PCL 14 0 23.7 1 3 2 34 11 29 3 12.9 4.2 1.1 11.0 37% .431 1.90 4.31 6.46 99 7.59 167.5
2016 ROU AAA PCL 3 0 2.0 0 0 0 5 2 0 0 22.5 9.0 0.0 0.0 27% .455 3.50 6.72 13.50 100 6.35 140.3
2017 CLE MLB AL 7 0 4.3 0 0 0 3 2 5 0 6.2 4.2 0.0 10.4 33% .333 1.15 2.22 4.15 137 8.14 173.3
2017 MIN MLB AL 30 0 31.0 1 1 0 38 12 18 4 11.0 3.5 1.2 5.2 43% .318 1.61 5.01 5.23 127 7.55 160.8
2017 COH AAA INT 7 0 4.7 0 0 0 5 2 4 0 9.6 3.9 0.0 7.7 43% .357 1.50 3.55 3.86 100 4.61 98.1
2017 ROC AAA INT 3 0 2.7 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 3.4 3.4 0.0 6.8 43% .143 0.75 2.96 3.38 99 5.17 110.0
2018 NHP AA EAS 11 0 8.0 1 0 1 4 9 8 0 4.5 10.1 0.0 9.0 61% .174 1.63 4.69 5.63 114 3.80 80.3
2018 BUF AAA INT 21 0 19.3 0 1 0 29 15 21 3 13.5 7.0 1.4 9.8 49% .406 2.28 5.65 5.59 120 8.39 177.3
2018 BLJ Rk GCL 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 33% .333 1.00 1.64 0.00 88 3.26 69.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 673 0.4978 0.4473 0.7409 0.6209 0.2751 0.8173 0.5699 0.2591
2009 1093 0.5206 0.4639 0.7791 0.6292 0.2844 0.8156 0.6913 0.2209
2010 1222 0.5221 0.4730 0.7612 0.6395 0.2911 0.8333 0.5882 0.2388
2011 1020 0.4843 0.4755 0.7794 0.6802 0.2833 0.8512 0.6174 0.2206
2012 1061 0.4166 0.4618 0.7306 0.6878 0.3005 0.8421 0.5484 0.2694
2013 866 0.4365 0.4792 0.8193 0.6878 0.3176 0.8885 0.7032 0.1807
2014 971 0.4470 0.4542 0.8322 0.6544 0.2924 0.8908 0.7261 0.1678
2015 1008 0.4514 0.4901 0.7854 0.7077 0.3110 0.8447 0.6744 0.2146
2016 210 0.5048 0.4905 0.8155 0.6792 0.2981 0.8750 0.6774 0.1845
2017 600 0.5267 0.4233 0.8583 0.6139 0.2113 0.8608 0.8500 0.1417
Career87240.47770.46630.78470.66090.28900.84910.65520.2153

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-03-21 2014-04-09 15-DL 19 8 Left Shoulder Strain - -
2013-03-22 2013-05-06 15-DL 45 31 Left Shoulder Inflammation - -
2013-02-15 2013-02-23 Camp 8 0 Left Shoulder Inflammation Tendonitis - -
2011-08-06 2011-08-10 DTD 4 3 Left Shoulder Tightness - -
2011-02-24 2011-03-22 Camp 26 0 - Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2010-08-18 2010-08-20 DTD 2 2 Left Forearm Contusion Batted Ball -
2010-03-17 2010-03-29 Camp 12 0 Left Elbow Inflammation Medial Flexor Mass Tendinitis -
2008-06-20 2008-06-25 DTD 5 4 Low Back Soreness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 TOR $
2017 MIN $1,250,000
2016 MIA $1,500,000
2015 BOS $2,000,000
2014 BOS $3,825,000
2013 BOS $2,325,000
2012 ARI $1,795,000
2011 OAK $1,400,000
2010 OAK $425,000
2009 OAK $422,000
2007 OAK $400,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
10 yrPrevious$15,342,000
10 yrTotal$15,342,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 113 dBaratta Partners1 year (2018)

Details
  • 1 year (2018). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 2/12/18 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.25M in majors. Performance bonuses. May opt out of contract 3/22/18 if not on Major League roster. Released by Toronto 3/24/18. Re-signed by Toronto as a free agent 4/3/18 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2017). Signed by Minnesota as a free agent 2/8/17 (minor-league contract). Salary of $1.25M in majors. May opt out of contract if not on Major League roster late in spring training. Contract selected by Minnesota 3/21/17. DFA by Minnesota 7/24/17. Released 7/29/17. Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 8/4/17 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Cleveland 8/27/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Miami as a free agent 2/12/16 (minor-league contract with advanced consent agreement). Salary of $1.5M in majors. Contract selected by Miami 4/3/16. DFA by Miami 5/11/16. Sent outright to Triple-A 5/13/16. Released by Miami 7/18/16. Signed by Texas as a free agent 7/26/16 (minor-league contract). Released by Texas 8/7/16.
  • 1 year/$2M (2015). Re-signed by Boston as a free agent 12/14.
  • 2 years/$6.25M (2013-14), plus 2015 club option. Signed by Boston 1/23/13 (avoided arbitration, $2.375M-$2.325M). 13:$2.325M, 14:$3.825M, 15:$4M club option, $0.1M buyout. Boston declined 2015 option 10/31/14.
  • 1 year/$1.795M (2012). Signed by Arizona 2/9/12 (avoided arbitration, $2.1M-$1.5M). Acquired by Boston in trade from Arizona 7/31/12.
  • 1 year/$1.4M (2011). Re-signed by Oakland 1/25/11 (avoided arbitration, $1.55M-$1.15M). Performance bonuses: $25,000 for 25 games finished. Acquired by Arizona in trade from Oakland 12/9/11.
  • 1 year/$0.425M (2010). Re-signed by Oakland 3/8/10.
  • 1 year/$0.422M (2009). Re-signed by Minnesota 3/8/09. Claimed by Oakland off waivers from Minnesota 5/20/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Claimed by Cleveland off waivers from Boston 3/23/08. DFA 5/23/08. Claimed by Minnesota off waivers from Cleveland 5/29/08.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2007). Re-signed by Boston as a free agent 10/06 (minor-league contract, $0.13M in minors).
  • 1 year (2006). Signed by Boston 1/06 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Boston 7/06.
  • 1 year (2005). Contract purchased by San Diego 7/05. Non-tendered by San Diego 12/05.
  • Released by Milwaukee 7/04.
  • Drafted by Milwaukee 2002 (26-769) (Yale).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 0 1.3 0.7 45 0 48.1 44 22 39 5 .275 1.37 3.81 4.01 -5.1 -0.6
80o 0 1.1 0.6 39 0 42.3 41 21 35 5 .290 1.48 4.22 4.44 -6.4 -0.7
70o 0 0.9 0.5 36 0 38.3 40 20 31 4 .301 1.56 4.52 4.76 -7.1 -0.8
60o 0 0.8 0.4 33 0 35.0 38 19 29 4 .311 1.63 4.78 5.04 -7.5 -0.8
50o 0 0.7 0.4 30 0 32.0 36 18 26 4 .320 1.70 5.03 5.3 -7.8 -0.8
40o 0 0.6 0.3 27 0 29.0 34 17 24 4 .329 1.77 5.29 5.57 -7.9 -0.9
30o 0 0.5 0.3 24 0 26.0 32 16 21 4 .339 1.85 5.57 5.86 -7.8 -0.9
20o 0 0.4 0.2 21 0 22.5 29 15 18 3 .350 1.95 5.90 6.21 -7.6 -0.8
10o 0 0.3 0.2 17 0 17.9 25 13 15 3 .366 2.09 6.37 6.71 -7.0 -0.8
Weighted Mean00.70.429031.33518264.3181.685.005.26-7.5-0.8

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-06-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)If the Red Sox were characters on Game of Thrones, who would they be? thanks
(Bill from Los Angeles)
This is super played out ...

... and as such, right in my wheelhouse.

Xander Bogaerts: Jon Snow
Mookie Betts: Danaerys Targaryen

Ben Cherington: Ned (tried to do the right thing, will probably lose head)
Wade Miley: Catelyn (doesn't do much but yell)
Rick Porcello: Robb Stark (handsome, ineffective)
Clay Buchholz: Sansa (WHAT EVEN ARE YOU?)
Eduardo Rodriguez: Arya (so much potential)
Brock Holt: Bran (takes a lot of forms)
Joe Kelly: Rickon (why do you exist?)
Mike Napoli: Hodor (...yep)
Christian Vazquez: Benjen Stark (plz come back)

John Henry: Tywin (still calling the shots)
Dustin Pedroia: Tyrion (most watchable/resourceful)
Larry Lucchino: Cersei (...)
David Ortiz: Jaime (lost a step but still badass)
Blake Swihart: Tommen (keep trying, little guy)

John Farrell: Stannis (stern but no one seems to listen)
Melisandre: Pablo Sandoval (is your power real or what)
Our Hopes/Dreams: Shireen

Hanley Ramirez: The Hound (unlikeable but powerful)
Koji Uehara: Brienne (still rooting for ya)
Daniel Nava: Pod (you too!)

Junichi Tawawa: Bronn (just gets stuff done)
Allen Craig: Janos Slynt (just doesn't)
Shane Victorino: Jorah (always hurt)
Jackie Bradley: Theon (has he not suffered enough?)
Justin Masterson: Beric Dondarrion (should not have been revived)

Craig Breslow: Doran (smart, ineffective)
Alejandro De Aza: sandsnake 1
Alexi Ogando: sandsnake 2
Tommy Layne: sandsnake 3

The Yankees: Roose Bolton
The Rays: Ramsay Bolton
The Blue Jays: The Night's King
The Orioles: Mance Rayder

And two for the book readers ...
Yoan Moncada: Young Griff
Rusney Castillo: Patchface (Ben Carsley)
2014-12-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)A certain member of your staff who shall remain nameless, but we'll call him Rauricio Mubio for example's sake, has been pushing the "tacos are sandwiches" agenda through private channels recently. Two fold question: What are your feelings on this premise? Follow-up being this: would you give #tacos a 7th year and a no-trade clause to get a top of the rotation taco? First time caller, long time reader.
(AB from Chicago)
I have very strong feelings about this, and by that I mean, I strongly don't care. A sandwich is a sandwich, if you want to call pizza and tacos a sandwich, go for it. I honestly don't care if you're gonna go through life being wrong about what a sandwich is... Your friend Rauricio seems like he needs a sandwich education from the likes of Craig Breslow. Tacos as a sandwich, silliness... (Sahadev Sharma)
2010-04-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Loved your Red Sox interview book. Ever look back at some of the minor league guys from that book who never made it to MLB and think "man, I wish [player X] had gotten further"?
(parkerd from SC)
Thanks, and yes, several of them. Conversley, Craig Breslow has clearly outperformed expectations, while Daniel Bard looked like a washout when the book came out. Aaron Bates made it to the show, which surprised many people. (David Laurila)
2010-02-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can you name some players you have interviewed who seem to be well-read? I don't mean players who read, I mean players who have likely read and enjoyed Hemingway or Faulkner?
(marmour from Corvallis OR)
Fernando Perez is an obvious answer. Gabe Kapler, certainly. I'd have to think about it a little to really pull out a bunch of names, but not because there aren't a number of players who are well read. Many are. There are some smart guys out there and a lot of plane rides -- bus rides in the minors -- and they don't all read comic books. Craig Breslow. Kevin Slowey. As I type, I find myself wondering what Lastings Millege reads. He struck me as being thoughtful when I spoke to him last summer, so he may be into things far different than what his image conveys. (David Laurila)


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