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53 John Axford RP
Height/Weight: 6-5/220 | Birthdate: 4/1/1983 | Birthplace: Simcoe, Ontario, CAN | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Pittsburgh | College: Canisius | MLB Experience: 6 | Salary: $5,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 17/9 | Average Draft Position: 191.19
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Projections
TimeframeIPWLSVERAWHIPKBBI
2014 Season (CBSSports.com)68.002.004.0036.003.041.2574.0026.00
 
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
48.12-3103.725631
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
20140000000054
20130000000075
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs St. Louis 1.000 0.00000
vs LHB 23.000 3.1301828
vs RHB 25.100 4.2601328
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
08/23/2014Santiago Casilla, RP SF
Aramis Ramirez, 3B MIL
John Axford, RP PIT
Anibal Sanchez, SP DET
Clay Buchholz, SP BOS
08/22/2014John Axford, RP PIT
Gerardo Parra, LF MIL
Gerrit Cole, SP PIT
Domonic Brown, LF PHI
08/21/2014John Axford, RP PIT
Steve Cishek, RP MIA
Ryan Ludwick, LF CIN
Kris Negron, 2B CIN
Jeurys Familia, RP NYM
Carlos Gonzalez, LF COL
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppWLSVIPHAERBBAKs
7/25@KC0000.11100
7/29SEA0001.10001
8/3TEX0000.20001
8/4CIN0011.21011
8/8@NYY0000.21430
8/15@WAS0001.00002
8/17@WAS0001.00011
8/18ATL0000.20001
8/22@MIL0001.03101
8/25STL0001.01000
 
Rank Among Leaders
 
 
Latest News
Pirates pick up John Axford
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(8/14/14) The Pirates have acquired John Axford from the Indians, according to FoxSports.com

Axford joined Cleveland during the offseason. He posted a 3.92 ERA over 43 2/3 innings with the club. Axford will likely be a setup man for Pittsburgh.

John Axford picks up five-out save
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(8/4/14) Indians pitcher John Axford faced four batters and recorded the last five outs of Monday's 7-1 win over the Reds for the save. It was his first save since May 3.

Axford allowed one hit and one walk while striking out two over 1 2/3 scoreless innings. He owns a 3.14 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP over 43 innings of relief.

John Axford can't get out of jam for save
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(6/25/14) The Indians called on John Axford to close out Tuesday's game against the Diamondbacks, after Bryan Shaw faltered in the 11th inning.

With the Indians up 8-7 with one out in the 11th inning, Axford entered the game with the tying run on third. He could not pitch himself out of the jam unscathed, as he allowed the first batter he faced to tie it with a single.

Axford would eventually extended the game, but not before making it interesting. He loaded the bases on an intentional walk before striking out the Diamondbacks' No. 3 and 4 hitters consecutively to end the threat.

Axford has been working away from the closer's role for a while, after struggling mightily early in the season. He has a 3.82 ERA with 36 strikeouts and 24 walks in 30 2/3 innings on the season. 

John Axford gets the win Saturday in Boston
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/14/14) Indians pitcher John Axford pitched a scoreless inning and was awarded the win Saturday afternoon against the Red Sox in Boston. Axford permitted one walk and struck out one in a scoreless inning of work. He owns a 3.21 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP in 28 innings of relief. 
Terry Francona: I'm still tinkering with closer spot
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(6/7/14) Terry Francona said Saturday that the goal remains to work deposed Indians closer John Axford back into that role, per MLB.com. He added that others are performing better in the ninth inning at this time.

He is likely referring specifically to Cody Allen, who has thrived as a closer in recent weeks. Allen has nailed down his last four save opportunities without giving up a hit and walking just one. Francona is still claiming a closer-by-committee approach, but Allen has been used in all save situations of late.

Axford has bounced back as a short reliever after getting bounced out as closer. He has surrendered just one earned run in his last 10 appearances.

 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
8/29/14CIN7:05 pmMike Leake
8/30/14CIN4:05 pmAlfredo Simon
8/31/14CIN1:35 pmJohnny Cueto
9/1/14@ STL2:15 pmLance Lynn
9/2/14@ STL8:15 pmAdam Wainwright
9/3/14@ STL1:45 pmShelby Miller
9/5/14@ CHC2:20 pmTsuyoshi Wada
= probable start
Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2009MIL00 3.52700011 7.25330069
2010MIL82 2.48500002427 58.0421716112776
2011MIL22 1.95740004648 73.2591916402586
2012MIL58 4.67750003544 69.16142361023993
2013MIL-STL77 4.027500007 65.07332291022665
2014CLE-PIT23 3.72540001013 48.1382220613156
Total 2422 3.35335000116140 322.0278135120316154385
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2009MIL7000000000 --- --- ---
2010MIL50000000000 --- --- ---
2011MIL74000000000 --- --- ---
2012MIL75100000100 .000 .000 .000
2013MIL-STL75000000000 --- --- ---
2014CLE-PIT54000000000 --- --- ---
Total 335100000100 .000 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2009MILP70110001.000
2010MILP500945021.000
2011MILP740101721 .800
2012MILP75072410 .857
2013MIL-STLP750413001.000
2014CLE-PITP540624001.000
Total  335037112333 .919
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2009MIL168 0.7510001 .17934 12.9 .2140
2010MIL34943 1.2320004 .204238 10.9 .2913
2011MIL17362 1.2462008 .212305 10.3 .2812
2012MIL26649 1.43420010 .229310 13.2 .3879
2013MIL-STL36558 1.1932005 .285289 14.0 .4417
2014CLE-PIT35730 2.0061004 .218213 13.0 .3563
Total 13316250 1.342270032 .2301389 12.2 .34924
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2011MIL10 1.29600034 7.05110029
2013STL00 1.59600000 5.22111049
Total 10 1.421200034 12.272210618
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2007 A-Charleston03 4.39135000 26.2292013202221
2007 A-Staten Ilnd11 2.2280002 24.11386011530
2007 A-Tampa00 2.3850002 11.165320715
2007AAA-Scranton-Wb00 13.5010000 0.22110011
2008 A-Brevard Cty510 4.552614000 95.0865848557389
2009AFA-Brevard County41 1.67190000 27.01455001643
2009AAA-Nashville50 3.55220000 33.0231313201937
2009AA-Huntsville00 3.6840001 7.17331139
2010AAA-Nashville Sounds32 2.08120002 13.0147300519
 
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