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66 John Axford RP
Height/Weight: 6-5/220 | Birthdate: 4/1/1983 | Birthplace: Simcoe, Ontario, CAN | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Colorado | College: Canisius | MLB Experience: 7 | Salary: $5,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 32/23 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Projections
TimeframeIPWLSVERAWHIPKBBI
2015 Season (CBSSports.com)63.005.006.000.004.291.4874.0034.00
 
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
44.14-5184.264724
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
20150000000048
20140000000062
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
More Injuries
 
Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs San Francisco 2.000 0.00111
vs LHB 19.100 2.3301124
vs RHB 25.000 5.7601323
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
12/23/2014Jacoby Ellsbury, CF NYY
John Axford, RP COL
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppWLSVIPHAERBBAKs
8/9@WAS1001.22001
8/11@NYM0000.21320
8/13@NYM0001.00001
8/15SD0001.01001
8/19WAS0001.02101
8/20WAS0011.01013
8/25@ATL0001.00001
8/26@ATL0011.02002
8/30@PIT0001.00001
9/1ARI0000.20001
 
Rank Among Leaders
 
 
 
Latest News

Rockies RP John Axford picks up 18th save

by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(8/26/15) John Axford did not have a smooth ninth inning for the Rockies, but he was able to hold on and preserve his team's win over the Braves on Wednesday for his 18th save of the season. 

Axford allowed two hits in the ninth, allowing the tying run to come to the plate with two outs, but he struck out pinch-hitter Pedro Ciriaco to end the game. 

It's only Axford's second save of the month and just his third since July 10. 

Rockies new/old closer John Axford earns first save in six weeks

by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(8/21/15) John Axford just got his closer job back for the Rockies. He took the first step in maintaining it on Thursday.

Axford blanked Washington in the ninth to secure a one-run victory and his 17th save of the season. He allowed a leadoff single to Bryce Harper and a two-out walk to Ryan Zimmerman, but fanned Michael Taylor to end it.

He wound up striking out the side.

Rockies RP John Axford returning to closer role

by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(8/18/15) Rockies manager Walt Weiss said Tuesday that John Axford has pitched well lately and will return to his closer's role, reports MLB.com.

Axford was removed from the closer's role in late July after failing to convert five saves. He has not allowed a run in four of his last five appearances.

Rockies remove John Axford as closer, going with committee

by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/31/15) The Rockies have made a change in the back-end of their bullpen. Manager Walt Weiss has removed John Axford from the closer's role, after he record his fifth blown save of the season, and fourth in a row on Thursday.

"I had a conversation with John a little earlier and I told him I was going to get him out of that ninth inning for a little bit and let him catch his breath," Weiss said Friday, per The Denver Post.

Axford, who once saved 46 games in a season, got off to a blazing start in 2015. He had converted each of his first 12 save opportunities and gave up just one earned run over his first 20 appearances.

But he has struggled lately, posting a whopping 12.15 ERA over his past nine outings.

"I'm not so bullheaded as to say that I want to pitch in the ninth inning and that's how it has to be," Axford said. "I have pitched in other innings and I've had success in other innings. A lot of my success has come in the ninth, but that's also where some of the pain comes.

"Stepping away definitely could be beneficial. It's worked before for me. It worked in 2012."

Weiss indicated he will likely go with a closer-by-committee approach, with the likes of Rafael Betancourt, Tommy Kahnle and Justin Miller as potential ninth-inning options. 

"We have a few different options down there, so it will probably come down match-ups and who is available," Weiss said. "So there will be a few different guys throwing at the end."

Rockies RP John Axford gets burned by former club Thursday

by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/30/15) Rockies closer John Axford earned his fifth blown save of the season on Thursday, as he allowed the game-winning run to score in the bottom of the ninth in the 9-8 loss to the Cardinals. Axford gave up two runs on two hits while recording one out. He walked three batters, including one to force in the winning run. 

Axford has now blown each of his last four save opportunities, and has allowed eight earned runs over his last 3 2/3 innings, spanning five appearances. 

 
 
 

 
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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-PIT24 3.95620001013 54.2432624623663
2015COL45 4.26480001823 44.1452221402447
Total 2828 3.50391000134163 372.2328161145357183439
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2009MIL7000000000 --- --- ---
2010MIL50000000000 --- --- ---
2011MIL74000000000 --- --- ---
2012MIL75100000100 .000 .000 .000
2013MIL-STL75000000000 --- --- ---
2014CLE-PIT62000000000 --- --- ---
2015COL48000000000 --- --- ---
Total 391100000100 .000 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2009MILP70110001.000
2010MILP500945021.000
2011MILP740101721 .800
2012MILP75072410 .857
2013MIL-STLP750413001.000
2014CLE-PITP620826001.000
2015COLP480104510 .900
Total  391049153043 .918
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-PIT36435 1.9161005 .217243 13.3 .3543
2015COL44637 1.2782101 .260199 14.0 .3645
Total 17369292 1.333091034 .2331618 12.5 .35129
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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