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Joe Blanton
ERA S K
2.50 0 39
Team: LA DodgersHt / Wt: 6-3 / 223 NFBC ADP: 678.05
Position: RPBorn: 12/11/1980 Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Athletics (2002)


Latest News
Jan. 19 3:08 PM PT4:08 PM MT5:08 PM CT6:08 PM ET18:08 ET23:08 GMT7:08 4:08 PM MST6:08 PM EST6:38 PM VEN3:08 UAE (+1)5:08 PM CT-Blanton has agreed to a $4 million, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Analysis: The 35-year-old started 10 games for the Dodgers in late 2012 but is likely to be a long reliever this season. He can earn $1 million in performance bonuses based on innings under Tuesday's agreement: $250,000 each for 50 and 60, and $500,000 for 70.
June 23 2:15 PM PT3:15 PM MT4:15 PM CT5:15 PM ET17:15 ET21:15 GMT5:15 2:15 PM MST4:15 PM EST4:45 PM VEN1:15 UAE (+1)4:15 PM CT-Blanton pitched six-plus innings of two-hit ball to lead Kansas City to a 4-1 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night.
Analysis: Blanton retired from baseball last season after he was unable to make it in the minor leagues. This looks like proof as to how bad hitters are faring in 2015.
May 16 12:16 PM PT1:16 PM MT2:16 PM CT3:16 PM ET15:16 ET19:16 GMT3:16 12:16 PM MST2:16 PM EST2:46 PM VEN23:16 UAE2:16 PM CT-The Royals selected the contract of Blanton from Triple-A Omaha and optioned reliever Aaron Brooks to the same club before Saturday night's game against the Yankees.
Analysis: The 34-year-old Blanton last pitched in the majors with the Angels in 2013. He signed a minor league deal with Kansas City and made seven starts, going 3-2 with a 3.89 ERA.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2004 Oak 0 0 0 - 0 3 0 0 8.0 6 5 5 1 2 0 6 1.00 5.63
2005 Oak 12 12 0 - 0 33 33 2 201.1 178 86 79 23 67 3 116 1.22 3.53
2006 Oak 16 12 0 - 0 32 31 1 194.1 241 111 104 17 58 4 107 1.54 4.82
2007 Oak 14 10 0 - 0 34 34 3 230.0 240 106 101 16 40 4 140 1.22 3.95
2008 Oak 5 12 0 - 0 20 20 0 127.0 145 74 70 12 35 3 62 1.42 4.96
2008 Phi 4 0 0 - 0 13 13 0 70.2 66 36 33 10 31 0 49 1.37 4.20
2008 Tot 9 12 0 - 0 33 33 0 197.2 211 110 103 22 66 3 111 1.40 4.69
2009 Phi 12 8 0 - 0 31 31 0 195.1 198 89 88 30 59 4 163 1.32 4.05
2010 Phi 9 6 0 - 0 29 28 0 175.2 206 104 94 27 43 6 134 1.42 4.82
2011 Phi 1 2 0 - 0 11 8 0 41.1 52 23 23 5 9 0 35 1.48 5.01
2012 Phi 8 9 0 - 0 21 20 2 133.1 141 74 68 22 18 2 115 1.19 4.59
2012 LAD 2 4 0 - 0 10 10 0 57.2 66 32 32 7 16 3 51 1.42 4.99
2012 Tot 10 13 0 - 0 31 30 2 191.0 207 106 100 29 34 5 166 1.26 4.71
2013 LAA 2 14 0 - 0 28 20 0 132.2 180 96 89 29 34 4 108 1.61 6.04
2015 KC 2 2 2 - 2 15 4 0 41.2 43 19 18 6 7 1 40 1.20 3.89
2015 Pit 5 0 0 - 0 21 0 0 34.1 26 7 6 1 9 4 39 1.02 1.57
2015 Tot 7 2 2 - 2 36 4 0 76.0 69 26 24 7 16 5 79 1.12 2.84
2016 LAD 3 2 0 - 0 35 0 0 39.2 19 12 11 5 11 4 39 0.76 2.50
Career 95 93 2 - 2 336 252 8 1683.0 1807 874 821 211 439 42 1204 1.33 4.39

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2005 Oak 33 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333
2006 Oak 32 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2007 Oak 34 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2008 Oak 20 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2008 Phi 13 16 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 10 0 0 .063 .059 .063
2008 Tot 33 17 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 11 0 0 .059 .056 .059
2009 Phi 31 55 4 7 0 0 0 1 4 21 0 0 .127 .200 .127
2010 Phi 29 59 8 7 0 0 0 1 1 24 0 0 .119 .161 .119
2011 Phi 11 11 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 .182 .182 .182
2012 Phi 21 39 0 3 0 0 0 1 3 20 0 0 .077 .163 .077
2012 LAD 10 16 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 .063 .063 .063
2012 Tot 31 55 0 4 0 0 0 1 3 26 0 0 .073 .136 .073
2013 LAA 28 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .167 .167 .167
2015 KC 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2015 Pit 21 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2015 Tot 36 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 336 216 13 23 0 0 0 6 8 92 0 0 .106 .153 .106

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2006 Oak Total 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.00
    LCS 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.00
2008 Phi Total 2 0 0 - 0 3 3 0 17.0 16 6 6 3 6 2 18 3.18
    LDS 1 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 6.0 5 1 1 1 0 0 7 1.50
    LCS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.0 7 3 3 0 4 2 4 5.40
    WS 1 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 6.0 4 2 2 2 2 0 7 3.00
2009 Phi Total 0 0 0 - 0 4 2 0 15.2 15 10 9 2 4 0 10 5.17
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 2 0 0 3.2 4 2 2 1 0 0 1 4.91
    LCS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 6.0 6 4 3 1 2 0 2 4.50
    WS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 6.0 5 4 4 0 2 0 7 6.00
2010 Phi Total 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 4.2 5 3 3 0 1 0 3 5.79
    LCS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 4.2 5 3 3 0 1 0 3 5.79
2011 Phi Total 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
Career 2 0 0 - 0 10 6 0 40.1 36 19 18 5 13 2 33 4.02

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2008 Phi Total 3 8 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 6 0 0 .125 .125 .500
    LDS 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LCS 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    WS 1 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 1.333
2009 Phi Total 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LDS 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LCS 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    WS 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2010 Phi Total 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LCS 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 10 14 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 10 0 0 .071 .071 .286


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 180 94 88 91.3 30.56
Curveball 106 84 78 80.2 18
Slider 238 89 84 86.9 40.41
Changeup 65 88 84 86.2 11.04

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