Brett Cecil

Brett Cecil #27

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  • B/T: R/L
  • 6' 3"/220
  • Age: 29


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Pitches: Strikes, Balls


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Brett Cecil 2015 Postseason Stats

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Brett Cecil Postseason Career Stats

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Brett Cecil Stats

5-5 2.48 54.1 70 0.96

Brett Cecil MLB Career Stats

40-35 4.21 619.1 540 1.34

Brett Cecil Bio

  • Full Name: Brett Aarion Cecil
  • Born: 7/2/1986 in Dunkirk, MD
  • Draft: 2007, Toronto Blue Jays, 1st rd. (38th overall)
  • College: Maryland
  • Debut: May 5, 2009
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2015 Stats 5 5 2.48 63 0 5 54.1 70 0.96
MLB Career Stats 40 35 4.21 276 74 11 619.1 540 1.34

Brett Cecil Curveball Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 Blue Jays AL 300 Curveball 84.40 83.00 2106.09 5.39 87.00
MLB Avg - - - Curveball 78.05 77.00 2244.39 5.67 87.00


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June 23, 2015 at 9:26 PM ET

Cecil out as closer; club goes with committee

The Blue Jays officially removed left-hander Brett Cecil from the closer's role on Tuesday afternoon and decided to give some opportunities to a group that includes Roberto Osuna and Steve Delabar.

June 21, 2015 at 8:55 PM ET

Cecil thinks he may be tipping his pitches

Something is amiss with Brett Cecil. The Blue Jays' closer had another rough outing on Sunday, when he was saddled with the loss after allowing four runs in the ninth inning in Toronto's 13-9 loss to Baltimore at Rogers Centre.


Brett Cecil Awards

AL All-Star

Year Team League
2013 Toronto AL

Baseball America Short-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Auburn NYP

PCL Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
06/20/2011 Las Vegas PCL

EAS Pitcher of the Week

Week Team League
07/28/2008 New Hampshire EAS

EAS Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2008 New Hampshire EAS

NYP Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2007 Auburn NYP

Brett Cecil Leaderboards


Season W Rank
2010 15 10th in AL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2011 2 15th in AL


Season SHO Rank
2011 1 8th in AL


Season HLD Rank
2014 24 5th in AL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2010 6.10 13th in AL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2010 2.17 17th in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2011 22 15th in AL

Brett Cecil Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
July 4, 2014 Toronto Blue Jays activated LHP Brett Cecil from the 15-day disabled list.
June 30, 2014 Toronto Blue Jays sent LHP Brett Cecil on a rehab assignment to Buffalo Bisons.
June 19, 2014 Toronto Blue Jays placed LHP Brett Cecil on the 15-day disabled list. Left groin strain
October 31, 2013 Toronto Blue Jays activated LHP Brett Cecil from the 60-day disabled list.
September 26, 2013 Toronto Blue Jays transferred LHP Brett Cecil from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list. Sore left elbow.
September 17, 2013 Toronto Blue Jays placed LHP Brett Cecil on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to September 13, 2013. Sore left elbow.
September 3, 2012 Toronto Blue Jays recalled LHP Brett Cecil from Las Vegas 51s.
August 4, 2012 Toronto Blue Jays optioned Brett Cecil to Las Vegas 51s.
June 15, 2012 Toronto Blue Jays recalled Brett Cecil from Las Vegas 51s.
June 15, 2012 Brett Cecil roster status changed by Toronto Blue Jays.
June 12, 2012 Brett Cecil assigned to Las Vegas 51s from New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
May 8, 2012 Brett Cecil roster status changed by New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
April 21, 2012 New Hampshire Fisher Cats placed LHP Brett Cecil on the 7-day disabled list.
April 3, 2012 Toronto Blue Jays optioned LHP Brett Cecil to New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
June 28, 2011 Toronto Blue Jays recalled Brett Cecil from Las Vegas 51s.
April 21, 2011 Toronto Blue Jays optioned Brett Cecil to Las Vegas 51s.
April 23, 2010 Toronto Blue Jays recalled LHP Brett Cecil from Las Vegas 51s.
April 1, 2010 Toronto Blue Jays optioned Brett Cecil to Las Vegas 51s.
June 20, 2009 Toronto Blue Jays recalled Brett Cecil from Las Vegas 51s.
May 22, 2009 Toronto Blue Jays optioned Brett Cecil to Las Vegas 51s.
May 1, 2009 Toronto Blue Jays selected the contract of Brett Cecil from Las Vegas 51s.

Brett Aarion Cecil Bio Info

Brett Aarion Cecil. Attended University of Maryland, majored in criminal justice. Was a closer on the Terrapins squad when drafted. Participated in the Blue Jays Winter Tour in 2012 and 2013.


Ended the season with the longest scoreless innings streak of any AL pitcher (3rd in ML), after working 19.2 scoreless innings (21 games) starting on August 5 … Marked the longest scoreless innings streak by any Toronto pitcher in 2014… Over that stretch recorded 33 strikeouts, fanning at least one batter in 19 of those outings…Stranded 13 of his 14 inherited runners during that span. Led the club with 12.8 strikeouts per nine innings, a new career-high. Surrendered only two home runs all season, with both coming in the same outing (August 2 at HOU)…Posted the lowest home runs per nine total of his career (0.34), the lowest total on the team. Did not allow a run in 27 of his final 28 appearances (23.2IP). Finished the year T-5th in the AL with 24 holds…The 24 holds led the team and were the most by a Blue Jays reliever since Scott Downs recorded 26 in 2010. Recorded five saves this season, a new career-high…Was 5-for-7 in save opportunities on the year and is now 6-for-10 lifetime. Allowed his 1st HR of the season August 2 at HOU (2-HR)…Was the 1st home run he had surrendered since August 14, 2013, a span of 38.1 IP ... Marked the 1st time in his career to give up multi-home runs as a reliever. Began the season tossing 8.2 scoreless innings (10 appearances) before it was snapped April 24 vs. BAL. Stranded his first eight inherited runners of the year, finished the season stranding 35 of his 46 inherited runners. Made his season debut April 2 at TB recording his first save of the year. Was on the disabled list from June 19-July 4 due to a left groin strain.


Retired 25 straight batters over a span of seven appearances beginning May 31 at SD, matching club record done previously by Casey Janssen…The streak was snapped June 17 vs. COL after intentionally walking M. Cuddyer. Worked 20.0 consecutive scoreless innings (17 games) beginning May 12 before it was snapped June 25 at TB in the 7th inning…It marked the longest scoreless streak for a Toronto reliever in 2013…Over that span he retired 56 of the 63 batters faced (3-BB, 4-1B)…Was the season-high scoreless innings streak by any Blue Jays reliever...Matched Buehrle for the longest scoreless stretch by any Toronto pitcher. Named to his 1st career All-Star team, striking out the only batter he faced (D.Brown). Prior to the All-Star break had a 1.94 ERA (10ER/46.1 IP) while holding opponents to a .173 average. Allowed four home runs in 60.2 innings pitched posting the lowest home runs per nine innings rate of his career (0.59). Earned his 1st career victory as a reliever April 21 vs. NYY. Placed on the 15-day DL on September 17 with left elbow discomfort…Was transferred to the 60-day DL on September 24.

2012 Made 21 appearances, including nine starts... Was recalled from New Hampshire (AA) on June 28 and made all nine starts before being optioned to Las Vegas (AAA) on Aug. 3... Returned to the club Sept. 3 and spent the balance of the season in the bullpen...As a starter went 2-4 with a 5.72 ERA...Out of the bullpen was 0-0 with a 5.73 ERA...Allowed three runs or less in six of his eight starts...In those six posted a 3.53 ERA...Limited left-handed hitters to a .214 average and now has held them to a .232 mark in his career... Right-handed hitters hit .319 with a .934 OPS...Allowed 11 home runs in 61.1 innings and has now has given up a 1.61 HR/9 over the last two seasons... Prior to that allowed just 1.18 HR/9 in his first two seasons...Began the season with New Hampshire making nine starts going 3-2 with a 3.38 ERA... Held Eastern League hitters to a .267 average... Made six starts for Las Vegas gong 1-2 with a 2.50 ERA... Did not allow more than three runs in any of his AAA starts. 2011 In his 3rd professional season made 20 starts for the Blue Jays and 12 starts for Las Vegas of the Pacific Coast League (AAA)... SLOW START: Began the season in the Blue Jays rotation making four April starts... Posted a 1-2 record with a an ERA of 6.86 in those contests, allowing opponents to hit .304... VEGAS BOUND: Was optioned to Las Vegas on April 21... Made 12 starts for the 51s, going 8-2 with a 5.26 ERA... Won seven consecutive for Las Vegas and added two complete games, including one shutout... Was recalled to Toronto on June 20... FINDING A GROOVE: As he did in 2010, pitched much more effectively when pitching on regular rest... Started 12 of his 20 games every 5th day, recording a 3.53 ERA and holding opponents to a .229 average... In all other starts his ERA jumped to 6.85 with opponents hitting .302... Between July 5 and August 19, earned three of his four season wins in nine starts while posting a 2.95 ERA... Recorded his second complete game and first career shutout, a four-hit, 3-0 win at TEX on July 24... Posted wins in back-to-back starts vs., TEX, July 24 and July 29... BOMBS AWAY: Allowed a home run in all but four starts and 10 of his last 11... His 1.60 HR/9 this season would have led the AL (C. Lewis - 1.57) had he enough innings to qualify... His 22 home runs allowed were second most on the club, despite throwing only 123.2 innings... LOOKING FOR A W: Did not record a win after July 29... Over his final 10 starts, went 0-7 with a 5.16 ERA... Opponents only hit .249 in those starts, however they hit 13 home runs in 59.1 innings... LIMITS THE LEFTIES: Held left-handed hitters to a .186 average, and only five extra-base hits, of which zero were home runs... All 22 home runs came from right-handed hitters. 2010 In his 2nd season led the club with 15 victories, despite beginning the year at Las Vegas (AAA) ... Received a team high 5.5 runs per game of run support. 2009 Began his career with three consecutive quality starts, posting a 1.80 ERA over that span... DEBUT IN STYLE: Made his Major League debut on May 5 vs. CLE... Received a no-decision (6.0IP, 6H, ER, 6K) in a 10-6 win... Became the first American League pitcher to strike out six or more batters without a walk in his major-league debut since Robinson Checo of the Red Sox did it in 1997 against the Yankees... Was only the second pitcher in the last 75 years to hit three batters with pitches in his Major League debut... The other was Luis De Los Santos of the Devil Rays in 2002... WIN #1: Received his first Major League win May 10 at OAK (8.0IP, 5H, 0ER, 2BB, 6K)... Is one of three Blue Jays rookies to throw at least eight innings without allowing an earned run, no other club had two... STREAKING: Had a streak of 18 consecutive scoreless innings from July 10-26... Had a 16-inning streak earlier in the season... ROOKIES OF THE YEAR: Is one of five pitchers to make their ML debut as a starter for the Blue Jays this season (Romero, Ray, Mills, Rzepczynski)... This surpasses the four that made debut's in club's inaugural season of 1977 (Jerry Garvin, Jeff Byrd, Jim Clancy & Mike Darr)... METEORIC RISE: Was the first player from the 2007 draft for the Blue Jays to reach the Major Leagues... Along with teammates Brad Mills and Marc Rzepczynski, are the first major league team to feature three draft picks from the 2007, 2008 or 2009 draft at the Major League level... Overall made 18 appearances (17 starts) in his rookie campaign in two different stints with club in 2009. 2008 Is the first player from the 2007 draft to reach the AAA level... Began the season with Dunedin (A), making four starts, posting a 1.74 ERA and limiting Florida State League hitters to a .167 average... Was promoted to New Hampshire (AA) for his April 30th start, losing in his debut, however he would go on to post a 6-2 record in 18 starts with a 2.55 ERA... Continued to record excellent strikeout numbers with 87 in 77.2 innings, also limiting hitters to a .227 average at AA... In his final 10 starts at New Hampshire, was 6-1 with a 1.66 ERA... Finished the 2008 campaign with Syracuse (AAA), making six starts... Allowed five runs in his debut, then posted a 2-2 mark in his final five, with a 2.86 ERA... AAA hitters batted just .237 and he added 31 strikeouts in 30.2 innings... Overall posted an 8-5 record with a 2.88 ERA at all three levels with a strikeout rate of 9.8. 2007 Made his professional debut on June 23, pitching three innings of one-hit ball in relief... The balance of his 13 appearances were all starts, as he posted a 1.27 ERA in 14 total games... Held opponents to a .197 average, allowing only one home run over his 49.2 innings... Walked only 11 while adding 56 strikeouts, 10.2 per nine innings... Allowed only two runs once, and was not scored upon in eight of his outings.