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Portrait of Brett Cecil

Brett Cecil PBlue Jays

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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 27)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.3 3.55 1.26 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date7-2-1986
Height6' 3"
Weight220 lbs
Age28 years, 3 months, 21 days
BatsR
ThrowsL
2.32010
0.12011
0.22012
1.12013
1.32014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2009 TOR 22 18 17 93.3 92.7 0.7 7 4 0 0 8 0 422 116 59 55 17 195 38 38 5 69 5.30 5.42 5.51 7.6 0.7
2010 TOR 23 28 28 172.7 172.7 0.0 15 7 0 0 18 1 726 175 87 81 18 276 54 52 1 117 4.22 4.00 4.59 21.9 2.3
2011 TOR 24 20 20 123.7 123.7 0.0 4 11 0 0 9 0 532 122 68 65 22 218 42 41 6 87 4.73 5.13 5.65 0.7 0.1
2012 TOR 25 21 9 61.3 50.3 11.0 2 4 0 1 5 0 270 70 40 39 11 118 23 23 3 51 5.72 4.99 5.05 2.2 0.2
2013 TOR 26 60 0 60.7 0.0 60.7 5 1 1 3 0 0 250 44 20 19 4 68 23 20 3 70 2.82 2.91 3.18 9.9 1.1
2014 TOR 27 66 0 53.3 0.0 53.3 2 3 5 2 0 0 234 46 16 16 2 63 27 23 1 76 2.70 2.37 2.29 11.8 1.3
Career21374565.0439.3125.7353066401243457329027574938207197194704.384.324.6454.15.7

Advanced

'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 G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2007 AUB A- 14 13 49.7 3.84 114 .204 .259 .337 .373 .262 .268 97 10.3 1.0 10.3 1.0
2008 DUN A+ 4 4 10.3 4.66 101 .177 .259 .340 .377 .257 .208 103 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2008 NHP AA 18 18 77.7 3.61 128 .216 .266 .340 .409 .260 .302 107 20.7 2.1 20.7 2.1
2008 SYR AAA 6 6 30.7 4.46 97 .247 .271 .332 .412 .265 .310 91 1.6 0.2 1.6 0.2
2009 TOR MLB 18 17 93.3 5.51 90 .293 .268 .342 .437 .267 .338 104 7.9 0.8 7.6 0.7
2009 LVG AAA 9 9 49.0 5.45 85 .255 .271 .346 .426 .276 .313 101 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2010 TOR MLB 28 28 172.7 4.59 107 .247 .260 .329 .411 .259 .293 110 22.2 2.3 21.9 2.3
2010 LVG AAA 2 2 11.0 3.37 145 .221 .275 .341 .390 .252 .394 123 4.7 0.4 4.7 0.4
2011 TOR MLB 20 20 123.7 5.65 83 .276 .261 .325 .417 .265 .267 109 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2011 LVG AAA 12 12 78.7 6.23 101 .262 .296 .366 .477 .271 .306 120 11.6 1.1 11.6 1.1
2012 TOR MLB 21 9 61.3 5.05 93 .291 .256 .319 .420 .266 .324 107 2.6 0.3 2.2 0.2
2012 NHP AA 9 9 42.7 3.65 120 .253 .267 .328 .406 .262 .318 103 8.3 0.9 8.3 0.9
2012 LVG AAA 6 6 39.7 3.25 136 .211 .281 .352 .420 .278 .312 102 11.7 1.2 11.7 1.2
2013 TOR MLB 60 0 60.7 3.18 127 .224 .261 .324 .416 .272 .267 102 9.9 1.1 9.9 1.1
2014 TOR MLB 66 0 53.3 2.29 148 .244 .250 .314 .390 .263 .344 106 11.8 1.3 11.8 1.3
2014 BUF AAA 2 0 2.0 8.88 -5 .281 .298 .364 .494 .291 .200 96 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2007 AUB A- 1 0 0 14 13 49.7 36 11 56 1 61% .268 6.5 2.0 0.2 10.1 0.95 1.27 10.3 1.0
2008 SYR AAA 2 3 0 6 6 30.7 28 16 31 1 68% .310 8.2 4.7 0.3 9.1 1.43 4.10 1.6 0.2
2008 DUN A+ 0 0 0 4 4 10.3 6 2 11 1 72% .208 5.2 1.7 0.9 9.6 0.78 1.75 1.3 0.1
2008 NHP AA 6 2 0 18 18 77.7 66 23 87 4 60% .302 7.6 2.7 0.5 10.1 1.15 2.55 20.7 2.1
2009 LVG AAA 1 5 0 9 9 49.0 53 19 32 2 61% .313 9.7 3.5 0.4 5.9 1.47 5.69 1.3 0.1
2009 TOR MLB 7 4 0 18 17 93.3 116 38 69 17 44% .338 11.2 3.7 1.6 6.7 1.65 5.30 7.6 0.7
2010 TOR MLB 15 7 0 28 28 172.7 175 54 117 18 44% .293 9.1 2.8 0.9 6.1 1.33 4.22 21.9 2.3
2010 LVG AAA 2 0 0 2 2 11.0 13 2 11 0 45% .394 10.6 1.6 0.0 9.0 1.36 2.45 4.7 0.4
2011 TOR MLB 4 11 0 20 20 123.7 122 42 87 22 40% .267 8.9 3.1 1.6 6.3 1.33 4.73 0.7 0.1
2011 LVG AAA 8 2 0 12 12 78.7 89 24 63 15 43% .306 10.2 2.7 1.7 7.2 1.44 5.26 11.6 1.1
2012 TOR MLB 2 4 0 21 9 61.3 70 23 51 11 40% .324 10.3 3.4 1.6 7.5 1.52 5.72 2.2 0.2
2012 NHP AA 3 2 0 9 9 42.7 44 14 34 2 45% .318 9.3 3.0 0.4 7.2 1.36 3.38 8.3 0.9
2012 LVG AAA 1 2 0 6 6 39.7 36 7 33 1 50% .312 8.2 1.6 0.2 7.5 1.08 2.50 11.7 1.2
2013 TOR MLB 5 1 1 60 0 60.7 44 23 70 4 53% .267 6.5 3.4 0.6 10.4 1.10 2.82 9.9 1.1
2014 TOR MLB 2 3 5 66 0 53.3 46 27 76 2 55% .344 7.8 4.6 0.3 12.8 1.37 2.70 11.8 1.3
2014 BUF AAA 1 0 0 2 0 2.0 2 0 1 1 83% .200 9.0 0.0 4.5 4.5 1.00 4.50 -0.7 -0.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2009 1603 0.5172 0.4313 0.8162 0.6068 0.2429 0.8728 0.6649 0.1838
2010 2700 0.5189 0.4741 0.8039 0.6381 0.2972 0.8747 0.6399 0.1961
2011 1914 0.5099 0.4757 0.8220 0.6281 0.3166 0.8923 0.6768 0.1780
2012 1021 0.4927 0.4417 0.7916 0.6143 0.2741 0.8706 0.6197 0.2084
2013 909 0.5061 0.4433 0.7270 0.5870 0.2962 0.8407 0.4962 0.2680
2014 877 0.4698 0.4538 0.6256 0.5558 0.3634 0.8210 0.3609 0.3744
Career90240.50770.45810.78350.61460.29540.8690.60830.216

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-19 2014-07-04 15-DL 15 14 Left Groin Strain -
2014-06-14 2014-06-18 DTD 4 3 Left Groin Tightness -
2013-09-13 2013-09-30 60-DL 17 16 Left Elbow Inflammation - -
2013-08-25 2013-08-30 DTD 5 4 Left Shoulder Inflammation - -
2012-04-19 2012-06-15 Minors 57 0 - Groin Strain - -
2011-09-10 2011-09-20 DTD 10 8 Left Fingers Laceration Index Finger Cleaning Blender - -
2010-09-11 2010-09-17 DTD 6 5 Arm Fatigue -
2010-08-07 2010-08-14 DTD 7 6 Right Knee Laceration -
2010-03-04 2010-03-15 Camp 11 0 Left Thumb Laceration Thumb -
2009-08-09 2009-08-20 DTD 11 9 Left Knee Sprain MCL Bothering Since Spring Training -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 TOR $
2014 TOR $1,300,000
2013 TOR $510,000
2011 TOR $443,100
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$953,100
2011Current$1,300,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$2,253,100
4 yrTotal$2,253,100

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 152 dLevinsons ACES1 year/$1.3M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.3M (2014). Re-signed by Toronto 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2013). Re-signed by Toronto 3/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed by Toronto 3/12.
  • 1 year/$0.4431M (2011). Re-signed by Toronto 3/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed 3/10. Optioned to Triple-A 4/1/10. Recalled 4/22/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Contract purchased 5/1/09. Optioned to Triple-A 5/22/09. Recalled 6/20/09.
  • Drafted 2007 1s-38 (Maryland). Signed 6/16/07, $0.81M signing bonus.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
90o 0 0 4 0 0 72.6 55 21 62 6 .244 1.04 2.56 2.78 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 4 0 0 66.9 54 20 57 6 .256 1.11 2.89 3.15 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 3 0 0 62.9 53 20 54 6 .265 1.16 3.14 3.41 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 3 0 0 59.5 52 20 51 6 .272 1.20 3.35 3.64 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 3 0 0 56.4 51 19 48 6 .279 1.25 3.55 3.86 0.0 0.0
40o 0 0 3 0 0 53.4 50 19 46 6 .286 1.29 3.75 4.08 0.0 0.0
30o 0 0 3 0 0 50.2 49 18 43 6 .294 1.34 3.97 4.31 0.0 0.0
20o 0 0 2 0 0 46.5 47 18 40 6 .303 1.40 4.23 4.59 0.0 0.0
10o 0 0 2 0 0 41.6 45 17 36 5 .315 1.48 4.59 4.99 0.0 0.0
Weighted Mean0030055.95019486.2781.243.533.830.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
23% 56% 13% 10% 84%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20152831260064562058647.2801.193.223.507.92.88.20.81.1
20162931257060481961647.2701.112.883.137.22.89.10.91.3
20173031248051421653547.2791.132.913.177.42.89.30.91.1
20183121244047411542547.2761.203.323.617.92.98.11.00.7
20193221139041371339547.2871.213.453.758.12.88.51.10.6
20203321138040351237447.2791.173.193.467.82.78.30.90.7
20213421134036321134447.2801.183.203.487.92.78.41.00.6
20223521130031281029347.2811.213.313.608.02.98.30.90.5
2023361112602825825347.2811.193.333.618.12.68.11.00.4

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
47.714.926.613.814.98.5117.9

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 83)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 91 Gavin Floyd 2010 4.42
2 91 Jason Hammel 2010 4.91
3 91 Homer Bailey 2013 3.66
4 90 Jesse Litsch 2012 0.00 DNP
5 90 Jordan Zimmermann 2013 3.42
6 89 Tom Gorzelanny 2010 4.62
7 89 Micah Owings 2010 5.40
8 88 Luke Hochevar 2011 5.00
9 88 Manny Parra 2010 5.53
10 87 Wil Ledezma 2008 4.47
11 87 Scott Baker 2009 4.46
12 87 James Shields 2009 4.63
13 86 Matt Garza 2011 4.09
14 86 Jeff Francis 2008 5.26
15 86 Glen Perkins 2010 7.06
16 86 Taylor Buchholz 2009 0.00 DNP
17 85 Edwin Jackson 2011 4.15
18 85 Andy Sonnanstine 2010 4.56
19 84 Noah Lowry 2008 0.00 DNP
20 84 Sean Marshall 2010 3.01
21 84 Wade Davis 2013 5.92
22 83 Francisco Liriano 2011 5.43
23 83 Ryan Rowland-Smith 2010 7.74
24 83 Dallas Braden 2011 3.50
25 83 Jeff Karstens 2010 5.28
26 83 J.P. Howell 2010 0.00 DNP
27 83 Felipe Paulino 2011 4.78
28 83 Edgar Gonzalez 2010 0.00 DNP
29 83 Ryan Madson 2008 3.16
30 83 Dillon Gee 2013 3.80
31 82 Paul Maholm 2009 4.72
32 82 Dustin McGowan 2009 0.00 DNP
33 82 Shaun Marcum 2009 0.00 DNP
34 82 Andrew Miller 2012 3.57
35 82 Jeremy Bonderman 2010 5.89
36 82 Jon Matlack 1977 4.58
37 82 Gustavo Chacin 2008 0.00 DNP
38 82 Brandon McCarthy 2011 3.85
39 82 Dana Eveland 2011 3.03
40 82 Dontrelle Willis 2009 7.49
41 81 Armando Galarraga 2009 5.76
42 81 Billy Pierce 1954 4.10
43 81 Bob Rush 1953 5.32
44 81 Dan Haren 2008 3.58
45 81 Seth McClung 2008 4.02
46 81 Brad Thompson 2009 5.06
47 81 Carlos Villanueva 2011 4.12
48 81 Alex Fernandez 1997 3.79
49 81 Matt Albers 2010 5.00
50 81 Frank Sullivan 1957 2.91
51 81 Burt Hooton 1977 2.98
52 81 Dennis Leonard 1978 3.82
53 81 Kyle Kendrick 2012 4.29
54 81 Mike Witt 1988 4.69
55 81 Billy O'Dell 1960 3.60
56 81 Jake Arrieta 2013 4.90
57 81 Jason Davis 2007 6.57
58 81 Don Gullett 1978 3.83
59 81 Kevin Millwood 2002 3.44
60 81 Mike Garcia 1951 3.54
61 81 Max Scherzer 2012 3.93
62 81 Brad Bergesen 2013 0.00 DNP
63 81 Johnny Podres 1960 3.48
64 81 Kyle Davies 2011 7.63
65 80 Dwight Gooden 1992 4.06
66 80 Dave Bush 2007 5.31
67 80 Charlie Morton 2011 4.30
68 80 Alay Soler 2007 0.00 DNP
69 80 Robinson Tejeda 2009 3.67
70 80 Vida Blue 1977 4.41
71 80 Bill Singer 1971 4.56
72 80 Fernando Valenzuela 1988 4.49
73 80 Chad Gaudin 2010 6.20
74 80 Steve Rogers 1977 3.64
75 80 Sergio Mitre 2008 0.00 DNP
76 80 Brian Bannister 2008 6.26
77 80 Tim Belcher 1989 3.17
78 80 Kevin Correia 2008 6.55
79 80 Ron Reed 1970 4.61
80 80 Marc Rzepczynski 2013 3.82
81 80 Pascual Perez 1984 4.08
82 80 Francisco Cordova 1999 4.65
83 80 Ben McDonald 1995 4.50
84 80 Bartolo Colon 2000 4.02
85 80 Britt Burns 1986 0.00 DNP
86 80 Anthony Swarzak 2013 3.19
87 80 Tommy John 1970 3.91
88 80 Billy Loes 1957 3.47
89 79 Ervin Santana 2010 4.20
90 79 Erik Hanson 1992 5.30
91 79 Roy Oswalt 2005 3.17
92 79 Curt Schilling 1994 4.59
93 79 Juan Marichal 1965 2.38
94 79 Vinegar Bend Mizell 1958 3.84
95 79 Odalis Perez 2005 4.89
96 79 Joe Blanton 2008 5.01
97 79 Ricky Romero 2012 6.07
98 79 Aaron Sele 1997 5.79
99 79 Andy Benes 1995 5.30
100 79 John Danks 2012 5.87

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .201 .249 .270 .195
11 vs R (Multi) .271 .352 .480 .293
18 Split (Multi) -.070 -.103 -.210 -.098
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .191 .223 .235 .170
31 vs R (2013) .212 .341 .394 .270
38 Split (2013) -.020 -.118 -.159 -.100
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).
2013 Formerly one of the Blue Jays’ top pitching prospects, Cecil has spent the last two seasons bouncing between Toronto and Triple-A. He was moved to the major-league bullpen in September and was arguably less effective in that role. In nine starts, he posted a 5.72 ERA and a .286 opponents’ batting average. Out of the bullpen, his ERA stayed roughly the same (5.73), but batters hit .326 off of him. He did a much better job of keeping the ball in the yard as a reliever, however, allowing no home runs in 11 innings of work after averaging nearly two long balls per nine innings as a starter. With the Jays’ suddenly stacked starting rotation, Cecil may not receive another chance as a starter in Toronto, and his most likely role is that of a multi-inning reliever in the middle innings.
2012 After almost 400 innings from a guy who is now 25, you start to wonder if this is it: ERA just a notch above league average and middling peripherals. At least Cecil is left-handed. He had a strange reverse split in 2011 that can be chalked up to noise. But more worrisome is the fact that his ground-ball and home-run rates took a turn for the worse. He also lost velocity from his fastball and his best offering, a slider. This year, Cecil had a handful of starts in which the fastball didn’t even crack 90. That didn’t happen once in 2010. He’s still a worthwhile starter, but he is looking more like a back-of-the-rotation type than a go-to guy.
2011 Cecil is about as unsexy as cost-effective left-handed starters who were drafted in the first round get. He doesn’t throw particularly hard—his fastball only hits the low 90s—doesn’t rack up many strikeouts, walks more batters than you might like, and doesn’t induce very many ground balls. And yet, from April through July, Cecil held opposing batters to just a .292 on-base percentage. The Blue Jays have been aggressive with the University of Maryland product, and it remains to be seen how he'll weather any after-effects from the extra innings he’s been asked to throw. So far, all indications are that Cecil will settle in as a middle-of-the-rotation guy with a great slider and a good changeup. When he faces lefty-heavy lineups, look out.
2010 The Jays’ top pitching prospect entering the season, Cecil replaced David Purcey in the rotation in early May and began his major-league career with three quality starts before giving up five home runs in 4 2/3 innings to the Red Sox in his fourth, and being sent back to Vegas when Ricky Romero returned from the DL. Cecil returned to stay after Roy Halladay hit the DL in late June but was erratic, turning in just five more quality starts in 13 tries while posting a 1.6 K/BB and 1.74 WHIP. Bad luck on balls in play and fly balls leaving the yard played a part, so trust his minor-league track record more than that rookie performance. With Roy Halliday in Philadelphia, Cecil should remain in the Jays’ rotation and continue to develop, though it remains to be seen if he can leverage his solid repertoire, which features a lot- to mid-90s fastball and a plus slider, into something more than a career as a league-average innings eater.
2009 The Jays nabbed Cecil out of the University of Maryland with a supplemental-round pick in 2007, and he’s beginning to look like the organization's rare steal. A big lefty with low-90s velocity, a plus slider, and a decent changeup, Cecil excelled in Double-A for most of his first full pro season. His results after a late-season promotion to Triple-A were mixed, but he allowed just four runs in his last 19 1/3 innings (over three starts), and he's young. He projects as a mid-rotation horse and could be in the Jays’ rotation in relatively short order, and certainly by 2010.
2008 Because Cecil is a big, physical left-hander with a low-90s fastball, above-average slider, and solid changeup, scouts are understandably optimistic about his ability to start as a despite his having been a closer for most of his college days. If his pro debut is any indication, his future is quite bright; some are already wondering how he slid all the way down to the compensation round in last year's draft.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-07-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)I give you a chance to make one move before the deadline, what do you do
(Alex Anthopoulos from Toronto)
Alex you are a good man, much smarter than I. If you were to employ me I would make any move you wanted to. The move that I would make would be to sell high on some of your relief pitchers, especially Brett Cecil. (Zach Mortimer)
2013-06-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your top LOOGYs that I should target to snipe me some holds?
(GC from 90210)
Cingrani still available? Alex Torres, Brett Cecil, Justin Wilson, Charlie Furbush (Ollie Perez temporarily closing gives him more opps), Sean Doolittle, Robbie Ross, and Tim Collins (Paul Sporer)
2011-03-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Which AL East youngster is the better bet for 2011: Brett Cecil or Brian Matusz?
(PepeShady from StP)
Gotta like both, but when the stats look similar I have to trust the scouts, who say that Matusz is the more likely ace among this pair. Cecil hasn't been able to duplicate his minor league ground ball and home run rates yet in the Majors, and he's in a home park where that can hurt... (Cory Schwartz)
2010-12-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)keeper league, one spot left -- Wade Davis or Brett Cecil?
(JB from NYC)
I would keep Davis for the future upside, even if they may be the same guy in 2011. (Marc Normandin)
2010-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)I'm in a shallow 8 team league with some friends. I drafter Chipper, but grabbed Headley on the waiver wire. Do I drop Chipper and grab a pitcher? Jaime Garcia, Brad Penny, Phil Hughes, Brett Cecil, and Wade Davis are all available. Bonus round: I already snagged CJ Wilson off the wire. Do you like any of the guys I listed better than CJ? Thanks!
(Gregjitsu from Cal)
I like C.J. Wilson a lot. I think he's like Buehrle with more strikeouts (more walks too, though). I wonder why he started out as a reliever, because he's got the stuff and repertoire to be a starter.

Hughes, Cecil or Davis would all be worthwhile IMO. Cecil will probably give you the fewest wins though, when the Jays remember they are the Jays. (Marc Normandin)
2009-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)It seems as if the Jays have recovered from their hiccup following their early season hot-start. If the standings look the same once Doc Halladay returns next week, what odds would you give the Jays of hanging tight in the playoff race through to September? Making the playoffs?
(rawagman from Toronto)
I'm still not a believer in the long-term viability of that offense. I also don't know if they'll continue to have success with Ricky Romero and Brett Cecil patching the rotation (though I hope they do, because it's fun to watch). (Steven Goldman)
2009-05-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)Any opinion on Brett Cecil's ceiling?
(Dennis from Chicago)
4, maybe 3. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-02-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Christina my friend read me my heroscope about a month ago and it said I will recieve very good news on Feb. 10th. I haven't got any yet. Could you tell me something awesome about the Jays?
(dogtothedog from Toronto)
You're still tied for first place? Seriously, though, there are players to look forward to coming into view. J.P. Arencibia and Travis Snider, certainly, maybe Brett Cecil and Ricky Romero... we can all hope Aaron Hill's good to go, right, and there's nothing that say he can't right now this instant... OK, I'm stretching here. A little less than eight hours to go, maybe it's something non-baseball you're supposed to hear. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-11-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)In Verducci terms, how long should it be expected to take to convert a young releiver into a starter capable of throwing 180+IP? I'm thinking especially of Brett Cecil here, although I have also heard of this being attempted by other clubs with highly esteemed prospects. Thank you
(rawagman from TO)
That's a pretty extreme case, but I'd say two years. He's either going to handle the workload, or not. (Will Carroll)
2008-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Jhoulys Chacin and Brett Cecil? Are they as good as their numbers suggest and do you think they will be starters or relievers in the majors?
(HunterH from Houston)
I think Cecil profiles well as a No. 3 or 4 starter. As for the other guy...

I talk to a scout about Chacin in tommorow's edition of Future Shock. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-07-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Brett Cecil has been posting some fine numbers at high A and AA this season (67.1 ip, 57h, 21bb, 71k, 2.38 GO/AO) - yet I never hear him mentioned among the better pitching prospects. Has his stuff gone downhill since becoming a full time starter?
(nellybud from NS)
He's a good prospect, but not an elite one. He has a deep arsenal and really knows how to pitch, but it's good stuff, not overwhelming stuff. (Kevin Goldstein)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Brett Cecil has thrown 8,930 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Curve (85mph) and Fourseam Fastball (94mph), also mixing in a Cutter (92mph), Sinker (93mph) and Change (86mph).