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Brett Oberholtzer | Starting Pitcher | #38

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (27) / 7/1/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 210
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: Seminole (FL) CC
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 8 (0) / ATL
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Blue Jays signed LHP Brett Oberholtzer to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training.
Oberholtzer, 27, posted an ugly 5.89 ERA and 54/29 K/BB ratio over 70 1/3 innings this past season between the Phillies and Angels. He became a free agent after being outrighted off the Angels' 40-man roster last month. Wed, Dec 7, 2016 04:04:00 PM

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Angels sent LHP Brett Oberholtzer outright to Triple-A Salt Lake.

Oberholtzer was designated for assignment by the Halos at the end of October, after posting an 8.55 ERA in 20 innings (two starts, nine relief appearances) this season with Anaheim. He is off the club's 40-man roster.
Thu, Nov 3, 2016 11:21:00 AM

Angels designated LHP Brett Oberholtzer for assignment.

The move clears a spot for waiver claim Abel de los Santos. Oberholtzer, 27, put up an 8.55 ERA over 11 appearances this season for the Halos.
Fri, Oct 28, 2016 02:38:00 PM

Brett Oberholtzer lasted just one-plus innings and gave up five runs Friday against the Mariners.

Oberholtzer is probably going to be bumped from the rotation after a second straight awful start. Either Nate Smith or Jhoulys Chacin could replace him. One possibility is that both join a six-man rotation for the rest of the month.
Sat, Sep 3, 2016 02:24:00 AM

Brett Oberholtzer lasted just three innings in Saturday's start against the Tigers, allowing one run on three hits over his three innings.

Oberholtzer walked two and struck out three on the night. He surrendered a leadoff homer to Ian Kinsler, then was able to settle in nicely for the remainder of his night. It appears that the Angels are stretching him out slowly, so keep that in mind if wanting to roll the dice with him for Friday's start against the Mariners in Seattle.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 11:24:00 PM

Brett Oberholtzer will start on Saturday against the Tigers.

He's taking Jhoulys Chacin's spot in the Angels' rotation. Oberholtzer has yielded six runs over six relief innings since joining the Halos, but he might have an outside shot at a rotation spot next season so the club understandably wants to get a look at him out. He can be avoided for fantasy purposes.
Fri, Aug 26, 2016 12:22:00 PM

Angels claimed LHP Brett Oberholtzer off waivers from the Phillies.

Oberholtzer was pushed off the Phillies' 40-man roster last week to open a spot for top pitching prospect Jake Thompson. He has a rough 4.83 ERA in 26 appearances this season at the major league level.
Tue, Aug 9, 2016 04:37:00 PM

Phillies designated LHP Brett Oberholtzer for assignment.

That opens a spot for Jake Thompson on the 40-man roster. The left-hander has pitched to a 4.83 ERA in 26 outings this year while filling a long relief role. Oberholtzer will report to the minor leagues if he clears waivers.
Sat, Aug 6, 2016 04:56:00 PM

Brett Oberholtzer tossed a scoreless 10th inning for his first career save Wednesday against the Diamondbacks.

Jeanmar Gomez pitched the ninth and got the win. Oberholtzer, the long man in the Phillies pen, has a 5.22 ERA in 39 2/3 innings.
Wed, Jun 29, 2016 07:52:00 PM

Brett Oberholtzer wasn’t sharp in emergency duty on Saturday and was touched up for three earned runs in two innings against the Brewers.

Oberholtzer entered the game in the second inning after Charlie Morton (hamstring) left with an injury. The lefty averaged 29 pitches per frame and kept the bases stuffed with five baserunners -- two walks and three hits -- in just two innings of work. A two-run homer to Ryan Braun blew the Phillies’ early lead before his teammates picked him up in the top half of the fourth, ensuring he couldn't take a loss. Oberholtzer owns a 8.74 ERA across 11 1/3 innings in 2016.
Sat, Apr 23, 2016 11:21:00 PM

Brett Oberholtzer is no longer part of the competition to be the Phillies' fifth starter.

Oberholtzer has been unscored upon in eight innings this spring, but the Phillies have decided he'd be best off used as a long reliever. The fifth starter competition will come down to Vincent Velasquez and Adam Morgan.
Sun, Mar 20, 2016 12:50:00 PM

Brett Oberholtzer scattered four hits over three scoreless innings Monday against the Pirates.

While he certainly lacks the upside of Vincent Velasquez, Oberholtzer would be the Phillies' safest choice for the fifth spot in their rotation. He's up to five scoreless innings so far this spring. He had a respectable 3.94 ERA in 42 starts and three relief appearances for the Astros before coming over in the Ken Giles trade.
Mon, Mar 7, 2016 04:40:00 PM

Ryan Lawrence of PhillyVoice expects Brett Oberholtzer to win the No. 5 spot in the Phillies' starting rotation.

Adam Morgan is also in the running but Oberholtzer has more big league experience and is out of minor league options. Vince Velasquez has a higher ceiling than both of them but another year of seasoning in Triple-A couldn't hurt. Oberholtzer and Velasquez were both acquired from Houston this winter as part of the Ken Giles trade.
Thu, Feb 11, 2016 09:56:00 AM

Phillies acquired LHP Brett Oberholtzer and RHPs Mark Appel, Vince Velasquez, Thomas Eshelman, Harold Arauz from the Astros for RHP Ken Giles and INF Jonathan Arauz.

The 26-year-old southpaw was at times one of the top starting pitchers in the Astros rotation in 2013 and 2014 before taking a bit of a step back last season. He owns a career 3.94 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 166/58 K/BB ratio over 253 2/3 big league innings.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 01:47:00 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Astros "may look to move" Brett Oberholtzer.

There's not a spot available for Oberholtzer in the Astros' rotation at the moment. He's yet to hit arbitration eligibility, though, and would make a worthy No. 5 starter for some clubs. Heyman lists the Phillies, Orioles, Reds and Rangers as possible fits.
Fri, Dec 4, 2015 03:59:00 PM

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3Michael Ohlman
1B1Justin Smoak
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SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Darwin Barney
3Lourdes Gurriel
4Richard Urena
3B1Josh Donaldson
2Ryan Goins
LF1Melvin Upton
2Ezequiel Carrera
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Dalton Pompey
3Anthony Alford
RF1Jose Bautista
2Darrell Ceciliani
DH1Kendrys Morales
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S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Francisco Liriano
6T.J. House
7Casey Lawrence
8Ryan Borucki
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Jason Grilli
3Joe Biagini
4Aaron Loup
5Ryan Tepera
6Danny Barnes
7Dominic Leone
8Chris Smith
9Matt Dermody
10Chad Girodo
11Glenn Sparkman
12Leonel Campos
13Gavin Floyd
14Brett Oberholtzer