Craig Breslow Boston Red Sox  |  Pitcher

     
 

Age: 34
Born: August 8, 1980
New Haven, CT
Height: 6-1
Weight:
185
Bats: Left
Throws:
Left
Drafted: 26th round, 2002 by Milwaukee
How Acquired: Acquired from Arizona for Matt Albers and Scott Podsednik (July 2012)
College:
Yale
High School:  Trumbull HS (CT)

Photo © Kelly O'Connor

Scouting Report: Former Yale Baseball captain, Breslow's fastball tops out at 90 mph, but generally sits in high-80s. Also possesses an above-average curveball and an average straight changeup. Excellent control with good strikeout numbers. Very effective against lefties but that doesn't mean Breslow is just a lefty specialist - he also has demonstrated a lot of success against righties. Has had serious bouts of inconsistency during his career.

 
   
    Career Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs cg sh sv ip h r er hr bb so k/bb
  2002 Yale NCAA NCAA   21 1 5 0.167 2.59 9 8 4 0 0 59.0 46 24 17 0 29 44 1.52
  2002 Ogden Pio Rk Mil 21 6 2 0.750 1.82 23 0 0 0 2 54.1 42 15 11 2 24 56 2.33
  2003 Beloit Midw A Mil 22 3 4 0.429 5.12 33 0 0 0 2 65.0 64 43 37 4 27 80 2.96
  2004 High Desert Calif A Mil 23 1 3 0.250 7.19 23 0 0 0 0 41.1 54 39 33 5 24 41 1.71
  2004 New Jersey Neast Ind   23 3 1 0.750 4.10 19 0 0 0 1 26.1 19 13 12 2 13 37 2.85
  2005 Mobile Sou AA SD 24 2 1 0.667 2.75 40 0 0 0 0 52.1 38 16 16 3 17 47 2.76
  2005 Portland PCL AAA SD 24 0 1 0.000 4.00 7 0 0 0 0 9.0 11 4 4 1 1 9 9.00
  2005 San Diego NL MLB SD 24 0 0 --- 2.20 14 0 0 0 0 16.1 15 6 4 1 13 14 1.08
  2006 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 25 7 1 0.875 2.69 39 0 0 0 7 67.0 49 21 20 3 24 77 3.21
  2006 Boston AL MLB Bos 25 0 2 0.000 3.75 13 0 0 0 0 12.0 12 5 5 0 6 12 2.00
  2007 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 26 2 3 0.400 4.06 49 1 0 0 1 68.2 70 38 31 6 25 73 2.92
2008 Cleveland AL MLB Cle 27 0 0 --- 3.24 7 0 0 0 0 8.1 10 3 3 1 5 7 1.40
2008 Minnesota AL MLB Min 27 0 2 0.000 1.63 42 0 0 0 1 47.0 24 9 7 0 14 32 2.29
2009 Minnesota AL MLB Min 28 1 2 0.333 6.28 17 0 0 0 0 14.1 11 11 10 3 11 11 1.00
2009 Oakland AL MLB Oak 28 7 5 0.583 2.60 60 0 0 0 0 55.1 37 20 16 5 18 44 2.44
2010 Oakland AL MLB Oak 29 4 4 0.500 3.01 75 0 0 0 5 74.2 53 26 25 9 29 71 2.45
  2011 Oakland AL MLB Oak 30 0 2 0.000 3.79 67 0 0 0 0 59.1 69 29 25 4 21 44 2.10
  2012 Arizona NL MLB Ari 31 2 0 1.000 2.70 40 0 0 0 0 43.1 38 15 13 5 13 42 3.23
  2012 Boston AL MLB Bos 31 1 0 1.000 2.70 23 0 0 0 0 20.0 14 7 6 0 9 19 2.11
  2013 Portland East AA Bos 32 0 0 --- --- 1 1 0 0 0 0.0 3 3 3 0 1 0 0.00
  2013 Pawtucket East AAA Bos 32 0 0 2.45 4 1 0 0 0 0 3.2 1 0 0 0 3 4 1.33
  2013 Boston AL MLB Bos 32 5 2 0.714 1.81 61 0 0 0 0 59.2 49 16 12 3 18 33 1.83
  2014 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 33 1 0 1.000 0.00 3 1 0 0 0 2.7 1 0 0 0 2 1 0.50
  2014 Boston AL MLB Bos 33 2 4 0.333 5.96 60 0 0 0 1 54.3 73 40 36 8 28 37 1.32
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 6, 2002 (Milwaukee)
Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: June 17, 2002 (Ogden)
MLFA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: N/A
Added to 40-man: July 13, 2006 (BOS)
MLB Debut:
July 23, 2005 (SD)
MLB Service Time (through 2014):
7 years, 88 days
Options Remaining
: 0 (2007, 2006, 2005)
Contract (2014): $3,825,000
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
2005 Southern League All-Star
2006 International League All-Star
2006 Pawtucket Red Sox Most Valuable Pitcher
2007 International League All-Star
2010 MLB Roberto Clemente Award Nominee
SoxProspects.com Awards
2006 SoxProspects.com All-Star

 

  

 
 

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