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Tyler Thornburg

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Boston Red Sox

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The Red Sox acquired Thornburg from the Brewers last offseason with the hope of strengthening the bridge to closer Craig Kimbrel. In March, he was dealing with a "dead-arm period" and lacked command i...

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2018 ADP:  474.47

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STATUS:  10-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Shoulder     EST. RETURN:  5/25/2018
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 202   DOB: 9/29/1988
BORN: Houston, TX   COLLEGE: Charleston Southern   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Tyler Thornburg Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $2.05 million contract with the Red Sox in December of 2017, avoiding arbitration.

May 15, 2018  –  Tyler Thornburg News

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Thornburg (shoulder) will make his next appearance for Triple- A Pawtucket on Friday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

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Tyler Thornburg Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2010 21 R HEL 9 6 0 23.1 14 5 2 38 11 1 0 1 0 0 1.93 1.08
2011 22 A+ BRE 12 12 0 68.0 45 27 5 84 33 3 6 0 0 0 3.57 1.15
2011 22 A WIS 12 12 1 68.2 49 12 3 76 25 7 0 0 0 0 1.57 1.09
2012 23 AA HUN 8 13 0 75.0 57 25 6 71 24 8 1 0 0 0 3.00 1.08
2012 23 AAA NAS 8 8 0 37.2 38 15 1 42 13 2 3 0 0 0 3.58 1.37
2012 23 MAJ MIL 8 3 0 22.0 24 11 8 20 7 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 1.41
2013 24 AAA NAS 15 15 0 74.2 90 48 11 87 29 0 9 0 0 0 5.79 1.60
2013 24 MAJ MIL 18 7 0 66.7 53 15 1 48 26 3 1 0 0 0 2.03 1.19
2014 25 MAJ MIL 27 0 0 29.7 24 14 1 28 21 3 1 0 0 5 4.25 1.52
2015 26 AAA COL 17 17 0 88.2 106 52 16 57 36 2 7 0 0 0 5.28 1.61
2015 26 MAJ MIL 24 0 0 34.3 31 14 7 34 12 0 2 0 0 1 3.67 1.25
2016 27 MAJ MIL 67 0 0 67.0 38 16 6 90 25 8 5 13 8 20 2.15 0.94
2018 29 AA POR 2 0 0 1.2 2 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 10.80 3.33
2018 29 AAA PAW 2 0 0 4.1 5 2 1 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 4.15 2.44
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3-Year Averages     45 0 0 50.7 34 15 6 62 18 4 3 6 4 10 2.66 1.03
Career  (View All)     144 10 0 219.7 170 70 23 220 91 14 9 13 2.87 1.19

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Tyler Thornburg Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Last 14 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Tyler Thornburg Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV ERA WHIP
May. 19 Rochester 0.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.00
May. 18 Rochester 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 1.00
May. 14 Buffalo 0.0 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.00
May. 10 Binghamton 0.0 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.00
May. 7 N.Hampshire 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 1.00
May. 5 Scranton-WB 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 1.00
May. 2 Rochester 0.0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 - 0 0.00 0.00
Apr. 30 Rochester 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 - 0 0.00 1.00
Last 14 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 0.3 IP/G
1.0 5 4 4 1 4 1 0 0 0 0-0 0 36.00 9.00
Last 30 Days
8 Games:  Avg. 0.5 IP/G
4.0 7 5 4 1 7 7 0 2 0 0-0 0 9.00 3.50
Last 60 Days
8 Games:  Avg. 0.5 IP/G
4.0 7 5 4 1 7 7 0 2 0 0-0 0 9.00 3.50

Tyler Thornburg Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016112451113301.130

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016151451425815.185

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201635.7227511521.770.98

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201631.3636391042.590.89
Tyler Thornburg vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Tyler Thornburg Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2010 21 R HEL 9 6 23.1 14.81 4.29 3.45 0.78 87% 1.93 2.72 .307
2011 22 A+ BRE 12 12 68.0 11.12 4.37 2.55 0.66 69.9% 3.57 3.32 .271
2011 22 A WIS 12 12 68.2 10.03 3.30 3.04 0.40 87.3% 1.57 2.82 .283
2012 23 AA HUN 8 13 75.0 8.52 2.88 2.96 0.72 74.7% 3.00 3.39 .266
2012 23 AAA NAS 8 8 37.2 10.16 3.15 3.23 0.24 72% 3.58 2.50 .370
2012 23 MAJ MIL 8 3 22.0 8.18 2.86 2.86 3.27 1.21 87% 92.6 MPH 4.50 7.20 .276
2013 24 AAA NAS 15 15 74.2 10.55 3.52 3.00 1.33 65.7% 5.79 4.12 .393
2013 24 MAJ MIL 18 7 66.7 6.48 3.51 1.85 0.14 0.96 82.1% 92.0 MPH 2.03 3.26 .271
2014 25 MAJ MIL 27 0 29.7 8.49 6.37 1.33 0.30 0.88 70.5% 93.6 MPH 4.25 3.87 .292
2015 26 AAA COL 17 17 88.2 5.82 3.67 1.58 1.63 71.4% 5.28 5.52 .319
2015 26 MAJ MIL 24 0 34.3 8.91 3.15 2.83 1.83 0.97 80.6% 92.2 MPH 3.67 5.18 .276
2016 27 MAJ MIL 67 0 67.0 12.09 3.36 3.60 0.81 0.85 82.5% 94.1 MPH 2.15 2.89 .244
2018 29 AA POR 2 0 1.2 7.50 15.00 0.50 0.00 50% 10.80 6.53 .456
2018 29 AAA PAW 2 0 4.1 13.17 10.98 1.20 2.20 88.9% 4.15 7.10 .418
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 0 1.0 8.85 4.23 2.09 1.76 75% 4.82 5.18 .327
Rest Of Season     0 0 16.2 9.07 4.20 2.16 2.00 74.5% 5.06 5.48 .323
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3-Year Averages     45 0 50.7 11.01 3.20 3.44 1.07 80.4% 2.66 3.36 .257
Career     144 10 219.7 9.01 3.73 2.42 0.94 80.3% 2.87 3.84 .269

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Tyler Thornburg Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2015 34.3 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 67 1 - 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Tyler Thornburg    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.20 K/BB
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13.17 K/9
ELITE
10.98 BB/9
TERRIBLE
0.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
2.2 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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4.15 ERA
POOR
2.44 WHIP
TERRIBLE
7.10 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.418 BABIP
HIGH
88.9% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Tyler Thornburg: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Thornburg (shoulder) is scheduled to make a rehabilitation appearance for Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday, Bill Koch of the Providence Journal reports.

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Thornburg (shoulder) will be examined by the Red Sox's medical staff after his rehab appearance Thursday, Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports.

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Thornburg (shoulder) gave up a walk and struck out one in a scoreless inning of relief for Double-A Portland on Monday, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports.

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Thornburg (shoulder) pitched a scoreless inning, working around one hit, for Triple-A Pawtucket on Saturday.

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Thornburg (shoulder) began a minor-league rehabilitation assignment Monday, firing a scoreless inning for Triple-A Pawtucket, Jason Mastrodonato of the Boston Herald reports.

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Thornburg (shoulder) will begin a minor-league rehab assignment Monday for Triple-A Pawtucket, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.

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Thornburg (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Friday, Bill Koch of the Providence Journal reports.

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2018

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2017

Thornburg's spectacular 2016 season bought him a ticket from Milwaukee to Boston, landing him with the Red Sox in a trade for Travis Shaw and two prospects. The 2016 numbers for the right-hander were elite, with a 2.15 ERA in 67 innings and a 34.2 percent strikeout rate. That performance eventually gave him the closer role in Milwaukee after the Jeremy Jeffress trade, which went well enough until he stumbled at the end of the season, allowing runs in four straight appearances and increasing his ERA from 1.55 to the final 2.15 mark. Even with that stumble, his ascension was still complete, going from a middle relief role to a late-inning arm for a contender. His arsenal revolves around a fastball that sits around 94-96 mph and a good curveball that he loves to use early in the count. Thornburg figures to open 2017 as Boston's top setup man and would likely be the first name called if something were to happen with Craig Kimbrel.

2016

Similar to his 2013 campaign, Thornburg saw more success in the majors than in the minors. With the Brewers, he acted as a long reliever, posting a decent 3.67 ERA and 1.25 WHIP. With Triple-A Colorado Springs, however, he put up a rough 5.28 ERA and 1.61 WHIP. Some of these disappointing Triple-A numbers could be as a result of pitching in hitter-friendly Colorado Springs, but Thornburg did himself no favors with a career-low 5.8 K/9. The 27-year-old has proven himself as one of the more reliable pitchers on a young Brewers staff and has shown he can strike out major league batters, so he should still have a role with the Brewers going forward despite the rough showing in Triple-A this past year.

2015

Thornburg was well on his way to a nice season out of the Brewers’ bullpen before seeing his campaign cut short due to an elbow injury. He was fortunate to avoid Tommy John surgery, but did not pitch after June 6. Presumably healthy for 2015, he will likely open in a middle-to-long relief role out of the Brewers’ bullpen. His ratios were not pretty, but he averaged nearly a strikeout per inning, and owned a 2.83 ERA prior to his final outing of 2014, so he could be a key cog in the relief corps at some point in 2015.

2014

It’s rare that a player struggles at Triple-A but dominates in the majors, but that’s exactly what Thornburg did in 2013. Thornburg allowed a lot of runners to reach base and did not win a game in 15 starts with Triple-A Nashville, but he shined in Milwaukee, posting a 3.04 ERA in 11 relief appearances, and an even more impressive 1.47 ERA in seven starts. Thornburg doesn’t have dominant stuff, but he throws three pitches and gets the ball over the plate. His big league performance essentially negated his rough 2013 Triple-A season, but the Brewers' addition of Matt Garza via free agency means he will likely open the 2014 campaign with Nashville. However, he will likely be among the top options should the Brewers need to bring up a starter.

2013

Thornburg continued to shoot through the Brewers' ranks last season, appearing in games at every level from Double-A through the bigs. As a starter in the minors, he posted a 10-4 record, 3.20 ERA, and 113:37 K:BB in 112.2 innings; and while he fell victim to the long ball with Milwaukee, he at least got his feet wet in the majors. Thornburg figures to open the 2013 campaign in the minors, but he could be one of the top options should the big club need to add a starter. If the Brewers decide his secondary pitches are not good enough to cut it as a starter in the big leagues, he should at least develop into a useful late-inning option in the bullpen.

2012

Thornburg was bumped up to High-A Brevard County and pitched well with a 10.03 K/9IP in 68 innings as a starter. The 4.37 BB/9IP is disconcerting and may cause him to be moved into a relief role, but the Brewers will continue to use him as a starter in the minors. He could get bumped up to Double-A in 2012 with an eye towards contributing at the major league level in 2013.