Brett Cecil
RP STL
2 months ago

Cecil fired a scoreless ninth inning in Wednesday's 5-1 loss to the Cubs, recording a strikeout while not allowing any hits or walks.

EDGE Analysis

Cecil appears to mostly be getting back on track as the season winds down, with Wednesday's outing serving as his sixth scoreless effort in eight September appearances. The veteran reliever does have 13 holds on his 2017 ledger, but some inconsistencies (seven outings in which he's allowed multiple earned runs) have made him difficult for manager Mike Matheny and fantasy owners to trust at times.

Brett Cecil
RP STL
2 months ago

Cecil pitched a clean seventh inning in Friday's 8-2 loss to the Cubs, recording a pair of strikeouts.

EDGE Analysis

Cecil got through his frame in a quick 13 pitches, 10 of which he got into the strike zone. The veteran reliever now has a five-appearance scoreless streak and has blanked opponents in nine of his last 10 outings overall. Cecil has lowered his ERA from 4.38 to 3.94 during that stretch, while also compiling an impressive 12:0 K:BB over 10 innings.

Brett Cecil
RP STL
3 months ago

Cecil fired a scoreless eighth inning in Tuesday's 10-2 win over the Brewers, recording a strikeout.

EDGE Analysis

Cecil needed only eight pitches, seven of which he threw for strikes, to dispose of Hernan Perez, Domingo Santana and Stephen Vogt. After a rough start to August, the 31-year-old right-hander has generated scoreless efforts in five of his last six trips to the mound. While his ERA has seen an undesirable bump up this month, Cecil's 13 holds and 54 strikeouts over 54.1 innings renders him a viable fantasy asset in both NL-only and deeper formats.

Brett Cecil
RP STL
3 months ago

Cecil fired a scoreless seventh inning in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Pirates, recording a pair of strikeouts.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran lefty got through his one frame on an efficient 13 pitches, marking his third straight scoreless appearance. The modest but successful stretch has served as an encouraging rebound for Cecil, who gave up seven earned runs over two innings in a trio of outings earlier in August.

Brett Cecil
RP STL
3 months ago

Cecil surrendered an earned run on three hits and a walk over an inning in Tuesday's 10-4 loss to the Red Sox. He also recorded a strikeout.

EDGE Analysis

Cecil endured a 25-pitch frame and has allowed at least one earned run in three of his last four appearances. The 31-year-old southpaw has had trouble putting together extended stretches of consistent performances in his first Cardinals season, as evidenced by his 4.38 ERA and 1.46 WHIP. However, his solid strikeout upside and control (45:15 K:BB) give him some relevanance in NL-only and deep formats that count holds.

Brett Cecil
RP STL
4 months ago

Cecil (2-4) fired three scoreless innings in Sunday's 13-4 win over the Reds, allowing three hits and recording two strikeouts.

EDGE Analysis

Cecil got nine outs on a very efficient 32 pitches and notched the relatively easy victory after being pressed into long-relief duty. Starter Adam Wainwright exited after only three innings due to already having thrown 88 pitches, making Cecil's contributions particularly valuable. The 31-year-old has been sharp over his last three appearances despite taking a loss last time out, allowing an earned run and recording six strikeouts over six innings over that span.

Brett Cecil
RP STL
4 months ago

Cecil (1-4) gave up an earned run on three hits over two innings in Thursday's 2-1 loss to the Brewers. He struck out four.

EDGE Analysis

Cecil was saddled with the loss despite being razor sharp, as he threw 25 of his 28 pitches for strikes. However, the fifth-inning RBI single he surrendered to Keon Broxton ultimately proved to be the game winner. The run snapped Cecil's four-appearance scoreless streak, but the four strikeouts he racked up represented a season high.

Brett Cecil
RP STL
4 months ago

Cecil pitched a scoreless ninth inning to collect his first save of the season during Monday's win over the Mets.

EDGE Analysis

The St. Louis bullpen is in a state of flux, and Cecil has a legitimate chance to solidify himself as a closer candidate. Additionally, it's not out of the question to suggest that he's already established himself as the ninth-inning favorite after appearing in save situations in consecutive games. As a result, he's definitely an add candidate in the majority of settings. Still, Cecil's track record suggests that he's probably not the best option for the Cards and long-term fantasy expectations should be kept in check.

Brett Cecil
RP STL
4 months ago

Cecil was given the save opportunity Sunday against the Pirates, and promptly gave up two runs to get the loss, retiring two batters.

EDGE Analysis

It was interesting to see Trevor Rosenthal, who has previously been Mike Matheny's first choice when not using Seung Hwan Oh, pitching the eighth inning instead. Right now there's not much clarity in the Cardinals' closer situation.

Brett Cecil
RP STL
4 months ago

Cecil fired a scoreless seventh inning in Friday's 5-2 loss to the Pirates, allowing a hit and recording a strikeout.

EDGE Analysis

The left-handed reliever extended his scoreless appearance streak to 15 with Friday's effort, a stretch in which Cecil has notched a victory and five holds. His ERA has dropped well over two full runs (5.66 to 3.22) during that span as well, making the 31-year-old one of manager Mike Matheny's must trusted relief options.