Toronto Blue Jays
Career W-L
36-31
 
Career ERA
4.39
Name  Brett Cecil
Born  7/2/1986
Height  6-1
Weight  235
Number  27
Position  RP
Bats  R
Throws  L
4/9/2015 4:57:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays left-hander Brett Cecil has already been pulled from the closer role.
Insight: One blown save and Cecil is already gone. Miguel Castro is likely to take over, but do not be surprised if Toronto makes a trade.
 
3/21/2015 10:48:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays left-hander Brett Cecil open the season as team's closer according to manager John Gibbons.
Insight: Nor surprise here, as Cecil posted a 2.70 ERA in 2014. He will be a good source of saves this year.
 
3/7/2015 10:46:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays left-hander Brett Cecil is dealing with a shoulder issue and could miss up to 10 days, according to Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star.
Insight: Cecil is projected to be the closer for Toronto although he'll have to beat out young right-hander Aaron Sanchez. This down time could be a chance for Sanchez to steal the spot. Cecil posted a 2.70 ERA and 1.37 WHIP last season with 76 Ks in 53 1/3 IP.
 
3/6/2015 5:54:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays left-hander Brett Cecil didn't pitch as schedule on Friday due to shoulder soreness according to Sports Net.
Insight: Blue Jays manager John Gibbons, however, indicated that the soreness is probably not a major issue. Cecil is projected to be the closer for Toronto, so it is worth keeping an eye on.
 
6/13/2014 10:14:00 PM
Description: Toronto left-hander Brett Cecil suffered a lower body injury Friday against Baltimore. SOURCE: Eduardo Encina, Baltimore Sun
Insight: He exited in the eighth inning. Cecil (0-3, 3.51 ERA) has recorded 14 holds for the Blue Jays this season. Consider him day-to-day.
 
8/30/2012 10:32:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays starter Brett Cecil has been upgraded to probable for Friday's game against Kansas City.
Insight: Cecil is a solid setup man with a 5-1 record, 2.73 ERA, 1.079 WHIP, nine holds and 69 strikeouts in 59 1/3 IP.
 
8/28/2012 9:42:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays starter Brett Cecil is questionable for Wednesday's game against the New York Yankees.
Insight: Manager John Gibbons said he needed a few days rest for a sore shoulder.Cecil is a solid setup man with a 5-1 record, 2.73 ERA, 1.079 WHIP, 9 holds and 69 strikeouts in 59 1/3 IP.
 
8/27/2012 10:12:00 AM
Description: Blue Jays starter Brett Cecil is not expected to be available for Tuesday's game against the New York Yankees.
Insight: Manager John Gibbons said he needed a few days rest for a sore shoulder.Cecil is a solid setup man with a 5-1 record, 2.73 ERA, 1.079 WHIP, 9 holds and 69 strikeouts in 59 1/3 IP.
 
6/23/2012 4:36:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays starter Brett Cecil allowed one run in six innings Saturday against the Marlins. He took a no decision against Josh Johnson.
Insight: Cecil picked up a win in his first start back in the big leagues. Toronto recently lost three starting pitchers to injuries of varying severity, so Cecil will likely get an extended chance in the Blue Jays' rotation.
 
4/22/2011 12:23:00 PM
Description: The Toronto Blue Jays optioned left-hander Brett Cecil to Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday. SOURCE: The Star
Insight: Cecil has struggled to start the year so the demotion was not totally unexpected. Assuming he pitches well in the minors do not be surprised if he is back up in 2-3 weeks. If you play in an AL-only league and have the room on your bench hang onto Cecil.
 
4/10/2011 6:02:00 AM
Description: Brett Cecil struggled again last night, allowing five runs on ten hits over five innings.
Insight: Cecil struggled with his velocity in spring training and hasn't looked good at the start of the regular season. He has difficult matchups coming up, including a start at Boston next week. He can be waived in shallow leagues.
 
3/30/2011 12:41:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays SP Brett Cecil topped 90 mph in his last start of the spring and feels confident heading into the start of the season. SOURCE: Toronto Sun
Insight: Cecil is a good #4 SP in AL-only leagues but needs to be more consistent, because he relies mostly on command and not power, before you trust him in mixed leagues.
 
3/19/2011 7:32:00 PM
Description: Blue Jays SP Brett Cecil pitched 4 1/3 innings against the Yankees, giving up 4 runs on 7 hits and 3 walks.
Insight: It was just a spring start but it is not a good sign that Cecil struggled against an AL East foe. Use him in AL-only leagues at the start of the season to see how he fares in the AL East.
 
3/9/2011 8:03:00 PM
Description: Brett Cecil made his third start of the spring for the Blue Jays. After allowing only one run in five innings in his previous two outings, the Toronto left-hander -- who is penciled in to be the Blue Jays No. 3 starter this season -- allowed two runs on three hits, a walk and two strikeouts in four innings, MLB.com reports.
Insight: Cecil has looked strong so far this spring. This outing should only be a bump in the road. He should be solid in the middle of the Blue Jays' rotation. (RapidDraft.com)
 
2/24/2011 11:28:00 AM
Description: Toronto SP Brett Cecil is looking to build on his 2010 success. I'm just trying to build off last year. My workouts are the same, my arm's the same, mechanics are the same. I'm just trying to fine-tune everything right now and get ready," said Cecil. SOURCE: Toronto Sun
Insight: Cecil was 11-2 with a 3.47 ERA against the AL East, including 4-0 with a 2.67 ERA in five starts against the New York Yankees. He can handle pitching against the big-name teams and he is worth using as a #4/5 SP in mixed leagues.
 
9/30/2010 8:05:00 AM
Description: Cecil allowed three runs on nine hits over 5.1 innings on Wednesday against the Yankees. He walked one and struck out two.
Insight: Cecil won his third straight start as he improved to 15-7 with a 4.22 ERA on the year. (RapidDraft.com)
 
9/25/2010 8:05:00 AM
Description: Cecil allowed three runs, two earned, on eleven hits over 6.1 innings on Friday against the Orioles. He walked none and struck out four.
Insight: Cecil won his second straight start and for the third time in his last four starts. He is now 14-7 with a 4.20 on the year. (RapidDraft.com)
 
9/18/2010 8:05:00 AM
Description: Cecil allowed five runs on seven hits over six innings on Friday against the Red Sox. He walked two and did not strike out a batter.
Insight: Cecil improved to 13-7 on the year with a 4.25 ERA in 26 starts this season. (RapidDraft.com)
 
9/6/2010 3:02:00 AM
Description: Cecil allowed three runs on seven hits over 6.1 innings on Sunday against the Yankees. He walked four and struck out three.
Insight: Cecil won for the third time in his last four starts as he improved to 12-7 with a 3.76 ERA. (RapidDraft.com)
 
8/31/2010 8:03:00 AM
Description: Cecil allowed five runs, two earned, on five hits over seven innings on Monday against the Rays. He walked one and struck out five.
Insight: Cecil took the loss as he fell to 11-7 with a 3.74 ERA on the year. (SportsBuff.com)