Brett Cecil
RP STL
3 hours ago

Cecil (1-2) gave up a hit over two-thirds of an inning in Wednesday's extra-inning victory over the Phillies.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran reliever was credited with his first win of 2017 when the Cardinals plated a pair of runs in the top of the 10th and Seung-Hwan Oh managed to close matters out in the home half of the frame. Cecil has been a model of consistency since mid-May save for one rough outing against the Reds, as he's turned in scoreless appearances in 14 of his last 15 trips to the mound, including six straight.

Brett Cecil
RP STL
3 weeks ago

Cecil fired a scoreless seventh inning in Tuesday's 9-4 loss to the Dodgers, recording a strikeout.

EDGE Analysis

Cecil needed just 10 pitches -- eight of which he fired for strikes -- to post his fifth straight scoreless outing. The veteran reliever had a rough stretch earlier in the month where he gave up a run in five straight appearances despite pitching as much as a full inning in just one of them. However, he seems to have settled in once again and recaptured the form that saw him yield zero earned runs in 12 consecutive outings between April 12 and May 4.

Brett Cecil
RP STL
1 month ago

Cecil was charged with his third blown save of the season in Sunday's 6-4 extra-inning win over the Braves, giving up an earned run on two hits over an inning and striking out two.

EDGE Analysis

Cecil fired 13 of his 16 pitches for strikes but couldn't protect the 4-3 lead he'd entered the eighth inning with, giving up a game-tying solo home run to Freddie Freeman. It was a case of unfortunate timing for the 30-year-old reliever, who hadn't surrendered an earned run since April 10 against the Nationals. Cecil has been relatively effective in his first Cardinals season but has now been charged with three blown saves despite also notching five holds.

Brett Cecil
RP STL
2 months ago

Cecil struck out the side in a clean seventh inning during Friday's 6-3 win over the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

It took just 12 pitches for the veteran lefty to impressively dispose of pinch-hitter Hernan Perez, Jonathan Villar and Eric Thames, all of them on swinging third strikes. Cecil's 6.75 ERA still bears the scab wounds of the four earned runs he gave up against the Cubs on April 6, but he's otherwise been highly effective. In seven subsequent appearances, the 30-year-old has given up just one earned run and four hits over 5.2 innings while also generating a 6:0 K:BB.

Brett Cecil
RP STL
2 months ago

Cecil earned his second hold of the season in Tuesday's 2-1 win over the Pirates, firing a scoreless two-thirds of an inning.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran southpaw came on with two on and one out in the seventh and induced an inning-ending double play from pinch-hitter from Jose Osuna to snuff out the threat. The 30-year-old now has four consecutive scoreless outings, slicing his ERA nearly in half from 15.00 to 7.94 in the process.

Brett Cecil
RP STL
2 months ago

Cecil earned his first hold of the season in Wednesday's 6-1 victory over the Nationals, getting one out to close out the eighth inning.

EDGE Analysis

Bullpen mate Trevor Rosenthal made matters a bit interesting to open the frame, allowing three straight singles that netted a run for the Nationals. After Matt Bowman was brought on and disposed of Anthony Rendon, Cecil was called on to close out the inning against Bryce Harper with Adam Eaton on second. It took seven pitches, but the veteran reliever got Harper to line out to third after running the count full, earning him a well-deserved first hold of the season. Cecil has been generally effective in four of his first five trips to the mound for the Cardinals, with the one glaring exception being an April 6 outing against the Cubs when he gave up four earned runs without recording an out.

Brett Cecil
RP STL
2 months ago

Cecil pitched a scoreless inning in Sunday's 8-0 loss to the Reds, surrendering one hit.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran reliever bounced back from an appearance against the Cubs on Thursday when he'd given up four earned runs on two hits and two walks without recording an out. He's sandwiched two one-inning scoreless outings around that game and looks set for a high-usage role in the later innings this season.

Brett Cecil
RP STL
3 months ago

Cecil, who owns a 10.50 ERA and 2.33 WHIP over six spring innings, fired two scoreless innings across two appearances against the Marlins on Saturday and Sunday.

EDGE Analysis

Cecil had struggled mightily in his third appearance on March 5 against the Mets, an outing in which he gave up six earned runs on four hits and two walks without recording a single out. However, he's largely settled down since that game, allowing just one earned run over his subsequent five appearances. That includes a pair of one-inning stints against the Marlins over the weekend, with Siegrist pitching a clean ninth on Saturday in a loss and then earning his first hold of spring in Sunday's victory with a perfect seventh. He also recorded a strikeout in each appearance, and now has an 8:4 K:BB over his eight trips to the mound.

Brett Cecil
RP STL
4 months ago

Cecil gave up two hits but no runs in one inning during Sunday's 7-4 Grapefruit League victory over the Marlins.

EDGE Analysis

Cecil, making his St. Louis debut after eight seasons in Toronto, did it the hard way Sunday. He opened the fourth by surrendering back-to-back singles to Martin Prado and Christian Yelich before setting down Giancarlo Stanton, Justin Bour and Marcell Ozuna, sandwiching a pair of strikeouts of the two sluggers around Bour's fly ball. Cecil, who's also on Team USA's roster for the WBC, brings a career 41-42 record, 4.20 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, 78 holds and 11 saves across 656 innings to the Cardinals bullpen.

Brett Cecil
RP STL
4 months ago

Cecil will be a part of Team USA in the WBC, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

After eight seasons north of the border with the Blue Jays, the veteran southpaw inked a four-year deal with the Cardinals on Nov. 19, and will be part of a Team USA staff that includes the Royals' Danny Duffy, the Tigers' Michael Fulmer, the Rays' Chris Archer, the Nationals' Tanner Roark, and former Toronto teammates J.A. Happ and Marcus Stroman. Cecil could serve as one of manager Jim Leyland's top bullpen options alongside the Indians' Andrew Miller during the tournament, and he'll look to bounce back this coming season from a somewhat shaky 2016 campaign that saw him post his highest ERA (3.93) since 2012.