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26 Brad Boxberger RP

Tampa Bay Rays

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
14%10%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
64.25-222.3710420
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2014TB522.37630002564.23417179920104

Player Updates

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Brad Boxberger expected back Sunday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Rays pitcher Brad Boxberger is expected back Sunday, according to the Tampa Bay Times

Boxberger has missed the past couple games after his wife had a child Thursday. He's expected to be ready to go Sunday.

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Brad Boxberger takes loss Saturday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Rays pitcher Brad Boxberger was hung with a loss Saturday, allowing two earned runs on one hit and one walk while recording one strikeout in a third of an inning in his team's 6-3 defeat against the Blue Jays.

Boxberger (5-2) opened the seventh inning with a strikeout before walking a batter and subsequently surrendering a two-run home run. He's given up home runs in back-to-back games and has allowed nine of them in 63 innings this season. Boxberger still owns a 2.29 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 101:19 K:BB ratio.

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Brad Boxberger secures second save Sunday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Rays pitcher Brad Boxberger picked up his second save Sunday, giving up two hits and striking out one in a scoreless 10th inning to close out his team's 2-1 win over the Blue Jays.

Boxberger had runners on the corners and no outs after an infield single, an error and a bunt single, but he managed to strand both runners and escape with the save. He owns a 2.09 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 88:17 K:BB ratio in 56 innings.

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Brad Boxberger blows save, picks up win vs. Cubs
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Rays pitcher Brad Boxberger blew a save opportunity in the ninth inning Friday but ended up earning a win after giving up one earned run on two hits in two innings and striking out three in his team's 4-3, 10-inning victory over the Cubs.

Boxberger (3-1) watched Jake McGee pitch the eighth inning before getting his chance in the ninth, but the Cubs were able to tie the game on a one-out single in the ninth. He remained in to get an at-bat in the top of the 10th before pitching a 1-2-3 bottom half of the inning to finish off the game. He owns a 2.11 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 74:16 K:BB ratio in 47 innings.

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Fantasy Analysis | 1404415259
New pitcher enters Rays closer mix
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

Two days after their primary setup man, Joel Peralta, blew a save and one day after their former closer, Grant Balfour, recorded his 11th, the Rays turned to Brad Boxberger in the ninth inning of a three-run game Wednesday.

All this coming off a weekend when Jake McGee appeared to lock up the role.

Frankly, if the Rays prefer not to confine their top lefty to the ninth inning, I'm not sure Boxberger isn't the best choice. He has closer stuff and, after struggling with his control in previous stints in the majors, appears to have harnessed it. In 31 appearances, he has a 2.87 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 13.8 strikeouts per nine innings.

What more could you want from a closer?

Of course, McGee's numbers are even better, and Joe Maddon clearly hasn't turned the page from Balfour yet. Juan Carlos Oviedo has gotten a save since the Rays went closer by committee and also has experience in the role. Something tells me that if the Rays haven't settled on any one pitcher yet, Boxberger's save Wednesday doesn't change that.

But you shouldn't dismiss him as just a fringe candidate either. He's a contender to fill the role full-time.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Relievers 42 33.17
Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Cleveland 1.200 10.80023
vs LHB 31.200 2.2701046
vs RHB 33.000 2.4501058
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
9/5BAL1001.00002
9/6BAL1001.00002
9/9@NYY0001.00002
9/11@NYY0000.21102
9/13@TOR0100.11211
9/21CHW0001.00002
9/23@BOS0000.21111
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2012SD00 2.602400000 27.222128321833
2013SD01 2.861800011 22.01997301324
2014TB52 2.376300025 64.23417179420104
Total 53 2.5210500036 114.175383215651161
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2012SD24100000100 .000 .000 .000
2013SD18100000000 .000 .000 .000
2014TB63100000000 .000 .000 .000
Total 105300000100 .000 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2012SDP24030030 .000
2013SDP180633011.000
2014TBP630615001.000
Total  1050154831 .800
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2012SD11827 0.7851100 .222120 13.7 .3840
2013SD02018 1.2212100 .25094 13.1 .4080
2014TB03847 0.8942123 .155247 8.1 .3013
Total 17692 0.92105323 .190461 10.4 .3433
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2010AFA-Lynchburg Hillcats46 3.191413000 62.0573022352070
2010AA-Carolina Mudcats14 8.69220000 29.0352828432240
2011AAA-Louisville Bats12 3.00250007 27.016109201536
2011AA-Carolina Mudcats12 1.32300004 34.01655201357
2012AAA-Tucson Padres22 2.70370005 43.1371413021962
2013AAA-Tucson Padres24 3.61420005 57.1502423301989
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/220
Birthdate:
5/27/1988
Age:
26
Hometown:
Fullerton, CA
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Tampa Bay Rays
College:

MLB Experience:
3
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