John Brebbia

SP,RP · Chicago White Sox

Bats L Throws R
Height 6'1" Weight 185
DOB 1990-05-30 Age 33.8
Hometown Sharon, MA
2024 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 32.04, 469th

Season Projections

Draft Buddy170.0257.03406019538229274.261.26
THE BAT108.7253.82315518519230284.451.23

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • John Brebbia Not Facing Extended Absence

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    Chicago White Sox relief pitcher John Brebbia (calf), who exited last Friday's loss to the division-rival Kansas City Royals after he suffered a strained right calf, is not anticipating a long-term absence. Brebbia said on Tuesday that he was planning on throwing a bullpen later that day. "I'm throwing today, and throwing hasn't been impeded whatsoever. I feel days away from being able to pitch in a game, at worst," Brebbia said. The 33-year-old right-hander also dealt with a strained right calf that held him to two innings of spring ball. Brebbia has thrown 2 2/3 scoreless innings so far during his first season on the South Side and will be an option to close games upon his return, which could arrive when he's first eligible to be activated from the 15-day injured list on April 22. Former starter Michael Kopech is the favorite for saves for the ChiSox at the moment.

    Apr 9 · Source via Closers Chicago White Sox John Brebbia Michael Kopech
  • John Brebbia Placed On 15-Day Injured List

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    Chicago White Sox relief pitcher John Brebbia (calf) was placed on the 15-day injured list ahead of the team's matchup against the Cleveland Guardians on Monday. Brebbia last appeared in a game on Friday against the Kansas City Royals, when he left the contest after just seven pitches. The 33-year-old dealt with a similar calf issue during spring training, so it appears the right-hander might have re-aggravated it. He was off to a great start in 2024 with 2.2 scoreless innings thrown, but now he'll head to the IL. The move is retroactive to April 6, so the earliest he can return is next weekend. In his place, the White Sox called up Jared Shuster from Triple-A Charlotte.

    Apr 8 · Source via Chicago White Sox John Brebbia Jared Shuster
  • John Brebbia Exits Friday's Game With Calf Soreness

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    Chicago White Sox relief pitcher John Brebbia (calf) exited early in the sixth inning of the White Sox 2-1 loss against the Kansas City Royals. Brebbia tweaked his calf fielding a ball and was removed shortly after. The 33-year-old injured his calf during spring training. Brebbia had gotten off to a great start with the White Sox, giving up just one hit in four appearances, and had yet to give up a run. There's no word on whether the right-hander will need to miss any time, and he should be considered day-to-day. Brebbia has been used in high-leverage situations and, even when healthy, is mainly an option in leagues that reward saves and holds.

    Apr 5 · Source via Chicago White Sox John Brebbia
  • White Sox Not Naming A Closer

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    Chicago White Sox manager Pedro Grifol said he's not going to name a closer for the start of the 2024 season. "I wouldn't have one anyways unless you bring back Dennis Eckersley or somebody like that. We're attacking leverage. Somebody takes it on, somebody takes it on," Grifol said. We don't blame Grifol, as the White Sox have one of the worst bullpens in all of baseball this year. Now that right-hander Michael Kopech has been moved from a starting role to a relief role, he seems like the best bet for fantasy managers with the most upside, but it sounds like it will be a committee approach to start. Along with Kopech, Grifol's unappetizing options to close out games are Steven Wilson, John Brebbia and Jordan Leasure. Fantasy managers would probably be wise to stay away.

    Mar 25 · Source via Closers Chicago White Sox John Brebbia Michael Kopech Jordan Leasure Steven Wilson
  • John Brebbia Goes Through Drills Wednesday

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    Chicago White Sox right-hander John Brebbia (calf) went through fielding drills in camp on Wednesday after pitching an inning in a minor-league game on Tuesday. Brebbia strained his right calf during fielding drills in spring training in late February and is still working his way back from it. The 33-year-old is up in the air to be ready for Opening Day on March 28 next Thursday, putting strain an already extremely thin White Sox's bullpen. When healthy, the 33-year-old figures to be in the mix for saves chances in Chicago in 2024 alongside Steven Wilson, Michael Kopech and Jordan Leasure. However, with the acquisition of Wilson and Kopech's move from starter to reliever, Brebbia has become less interesting as a candidate for saves in Chicago's bullpen, especially since he's also hurt.

    Mar 20 · Source via Chicago White Sox John Brebbia
  • Offseason In Review: Chicago White Sox

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    In his first offseason as White Sox GM, Chris Getz made four key trades and a series of small free agent deals as the team enters another rebuilding phase. Major League Signings Erick Fedde, SP: two years, $15MM John Brebbia, RP: one year, $5.5MM (including buyout of 2025 mutual option) Martin Maldonado, C: one year,…

    Mar 20 · MLB Trade Rumors Offseason Chicago White Sox Joe Barlow Prelander Berroa John Brebbia Jesse Chavez Garrett Crochet Paul DeJong Zach DeLoach Shane Drohan Erick Fedde Dominic Fletcher Chris Flexen Tim Hill Bailey Horn Jairo Iriarte Eloy Jimenez Brad Keller Corey Knebel Michael Kopech Chad Kuhl Korey Lee Dominic Leone Nicky Lopez Martin Maldonado Danny Mendick Yoan Moncada Mike Moustakas Nick Nastrini Rafael Ortega Brett Phillips Kevin Pillar Edgar Quero Luis Robert Bryan Shaw Braden Shewmake Jared Shuster Alex Speas Max Stassi Drew Thorpe Steven Wilson Samuel Zavala
  • John Brebbia Throwing Live BP Wednesday

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    Chicago White Sox right-handed reliever John Brebbia (calf) is throwing live batting practice in camp on Wednesday. Brebbia suffered a right-calf strain early in camp and has not appeared in a Cactus League game yet because of it. However, the 33-year-old veteran is working his way back and could still be ready for Opening Day on March 28. When healthy, Brebbia has a chance to close out games for the White Sox this year, although he could have to share ninth-inning duties with the likes of Deivi Garcia, Jordan Leasure and Dominic Leone in a not-so-pretty closer-by-committee approach. Brebbia only has two career saves (back in 2018), although he pitched well out of the San Francisco Giants' bullpen the last two years, posting a 3.47 ERA and 1.26 WHIP with 32 walks and 101 K's in 106 1/3 innings.

    Mar 13 · Source via Chicago White Sox John Brebbia
  • John Brebbia In A Walking Boot

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    Chicago White Sox relief pitcher John Brebbia (calf) said he strained his right calf walking back to the mound after moving toward first base on a grounder during a live batting practice session at camp the other day. Brebbia was able to finish the BP session and said his pitching is unaffected, even though he's now in a walking boot and rolling around on a scooter. He doesn't know exactly how long it will be before he's pitching in spring games, but he said the trainers estimated he'd miss a few weeks before he's back to full speed. The 33-year-old won't need as much time to get ready for the regular season because he's a reliever, but he's still going to be a candidate to open the year on the injured list. When healthy, he's the favorite to close games for the White Sox in 2024. If he opens the year on the IL, veterans Jesse Chavez and Bryan Shaw figure to factor into the ninth-inning mix.

    Feb 23 · Source via Chicago White Sox John Brebbia
  • John Brebbia Dealing With Right-Calf Strain

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    Chicago White Sox relief pitcher John Brebbia (calf) suffered a right-calf strain in a live batting practice session that he threw on Wednesday. Manager Pedro Grifol said the team is hopeful Brebbia will be ready for Opening Day. An already weak White Sox's bullpen might have just lost their expected close for the start of the 2024 season, depending on how he bounces back from the injury over the next month. The 33-year-old right-hander posted a 3.99 ERA and 1.17 WHIP with 14 walks and 47 strikeouts in 38 1/3 innings pitched. Brebbia has just two career saves (back in 2018) and will likely have a short leash in the closer's role in Chicago on a team that may not give him many save chances to begin with. If Brebbia's Opening Day availability is in question, veterans Jesse Chavez and Bryan Shaw could be in live for saves to open the season.

    Feb 22 · Source via Chicago White Sox John Brebbia
  • White Sox Designate Romy González For Assignment

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    The White Sox have made their previously-reported signing of right-hander John Brebbia official, announcing that deal today. Infielder/outfielder Romy González was designated for assignment in a corresponding move. González, now 27, burst towards the major leagues with a strong 2021 season. By the end of August, he had played 87 games between Double-A and Triple-A.…

    Jan 26 · MLB Trade Rumors Chicago White Sox John Brebbia Romy Gonzalez
  • White Sox Sign John Brebbia

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    9:41AM: Brebbia will earn $5.5MM in guaranteed money, as The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal (links to X) has the breakdown of terms.  Brebbia earns a $4MM base salary for 2024, and there is a $6MM mutual option for 2025 that includes a $1.5MM buyout.  Up to $1MM in incentive bonuses are also available each season, and…

    Jan 21 · MLB Trade Rumors Closers Chicago White Sox John Brebbia
  • John Brebbia In Agreement With White Sox

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    Free-agent relief pitcher John Brebbia is in agreement with the Chicago White Sox on a one-year, $5.5 million deal on Saturday, pending a physical. Brebbia comes to the White Sox after going 3-5 with a 3.99 ERA (3.93 FIP) and 1.17 WHIP with 14 walks and 47 strikeouts in 38 1/3 innings pitched over 40 appearances (10 starts) for the San Francisco Giants in his third year with the team. The 33-year-old also missed some time last season due to a lat injury and wasn't very good upon his return. The White Sox are entering the 2024 campaign in a rebuilding phase, so Brebbia should see plenty of work in a thin Chicago bullpen as either a middle reliever or a setup man while also seeing a handful of "starts" as an opener. Fantasy managers can ignore him in the vast majority of leagues.

    Jan 20 · Source via Chicago White Sox John Brebbia
  • Pitching Stats

    2024 ATC173.2254.73305819518228264.111.24
    2024 Draft Buddy170.0257.03406019538229274.261.26
    2024 Steamer130.9066.033068236111333314.241.27
    2024 THE BAT108.7253.82315518519230284.451.23
    2024 Zeile99.0156.3340591953900274.261.26

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.


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    1vs DET2.701.200010100000.000.60


    27vs LAD, vs SD-12.412.2030323106310.131.88
    26at LAD-8.011.302021210229.001.50
    25at COL, vs CLE5.002.300041310226.001.33
    24vs COL, at CHC13.002.010020210114.501.00
    12at LAD2.011.000011000000.001.00
    11vs CHC, at COL6.034.000022300000.001.25
    10vs BAL, vs PIT2.711.200020110115.400.60
    9at MIL, at MIN6.013.000030200000.000.67
    8vs MIA, vs PHI19.403.410050300000.000.69
    7at ARI3.011.000021100000.002.00
    6vs MIL3.301.100032100116.752.25
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    2vs KC, at CWS14.601.210030000000.000.75
    1at NYY4.002.000030300112.451.09


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    Apr 2vs ATLW 3-20.300.100002000000.006.00
    Mar 31vs DETL 2-31.700.200010100000.001.50
    Mar 30vs DETL 6-71.001.000000000000.000.00


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    Sep 26vs SDL 0-4-2.711.101020110116.750.75
    Sep 23at LADL 0-7-3.711.101011110116.751.50
    Sep 21at LADL 2-7-4.300.2010101001113.501.50
    Sep 17at COLW 11-10-1.300.2000001102227.001.50
    Sep 16at COLL 2-52.001.000010100000.001.00
    Sep 12vs CLEL 1-33.001.000020000000.000.00
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    Sep 8vs COLW 9-812.001.010010100000.001.00
    Sep 6at CHCL 2-81.001.000010110119.001.00
    Jun 16at LADW 7-52.011.000011000000.001.00
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    Jun 10vs CHCL 0-43.012.000010000000.000.00
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    May 22at MINW 4-13.011.000020000000.000.00
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    May 17vs PHIW 7-412.001.010010100000.001.00
    May 16vs PHIW 4-34.701.200030100000.000.60
    May 12at ARIL 5-73.011.000021100000.002.00
    May 6vs MILW 4-10.300.1000121001127.009.00
    May 5vs MILW 6-43.001.000020000000.000.00
    Apr 30at SDL 4-64.001.000030000000.000.00
    Apr 29at SDL 11-161.001.000012100119.003.00
    Apr 27vs STLL 0-6-1.001.0000002002218.002.00
    Apr 25vs STLW 5-43.311.100020100000.000.75
    Apr 23vs NYMW 5-43.001.000020000000.000.00
    Apr 19at MIAW 5-23.301.100020000000.000.00
    Apr 15at DETL 6-7-2.700.1000012003381.009.00
    Apr 12vs LADL 5-100.700.2000101101113.501.50
    Apr 11vs LADW 5-02.001.000011000000.001.00
    Apr 9vs KCW 3-111.300.110010000000.000.00
    Apr 8vs KCL 5-60.300.100000000000.000.00
    Apr 6at CWSW 16-63.001.000020000000.000.00
    Apr 1at NYYW 7-51.001.000000000000.000.00
    Mar 30at NYYL 0-53.001.000030300119.003.00
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