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Brad Boxberger
Birthdate: 5/27/1988 (28 y, 9 m, 24 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-2/220     Position: P
Drafted: 2009 June Amateur Draft - Round: 1s, Pick: 11, Overall: 43, Team: Cincinnati Reds
Contract: $1.6M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Manager Kevin Cash said Monday that it's unlikely Boxberger (back) will be ready to pitch by Opening Day, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. "I just don't see how [Boxberger being ready for Opening Day] is going to happen. I'm not saying it won't, but it's very tough for me -- where are we at, the 20th?" Cash said. "Realistically, key piece in our bullpen, we're going to do right by him and want him to get his innings and reps. It's going to be very difficult to do that.'' (3/20/2017)
Injury: Back, Day-to-Day
Profiles:  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Boxberger would like a mulligan on 2016. He injured a core muscle in March badly enough to require surgery that shut him down for two months. In his first outing back, he re-injured himself and missed another two months. Once he finally returned for good, his command was not the same, and the swing-and-miss stuff he had in '14 and '15 that made him so good suffered as well. He has likely been Wally Pipp'd from the closer role, although the team could upset fantasy owners and interchange him and Colome as the situation dictates. Boxberger needs his command back if that is to happen, because his changeup is not the same without well-placed fastballs greasing the skids for it. (Jason Collette)

The Quick Opinion: When Boxberger is on, there is a lot of swing and miss in his game, but homers are always going to be a problem for him. That holds down his fantasy value even when he is in the closer role.

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