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44 John Axford RP
Height/Weight: 6-5/220 | Birthdate: 4/1/1983 | Birthplace: Simcoe, Ontario, CAN | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Cleveland | College: Canisius | MLB Experience: 6 | Salary: $5,000,000 | Owned/Started%: 84/75 | Average Draft Position: 191.79
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Projections
TimeframeIPWLSVERAWHIPKBBI
2014 Season (CBSSports.com)68.002.004.0036.003.041.2574.0026.00
 
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
6.20-154.0586
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
2014000000008
20130000000075
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
More Injuries
 
Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Detroit 1.000 0.00101
vs LHB 4.100 2.08047
vs RHB 2.100 7.71021
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
04/17/2014John Axford, RP CLE
Shelby Miller, SP STL
04/17/2014John Axford, RP CLE
Aaron Hill, 2B ARI
Jonathan Papelbon, RP PHI
Steve Cishek, RP MIA
Ben Zobrist, 2B TB
04/17/2014John Axford, RP CLE
Adam Wainwright, SP STL
Francisco Liriano, SP PIT
Paul Goldschmidt, 1B ARI
Jason Grilli, RP PIT
C.J. Wilson, SP LAA
Yovani Gallardo, SP MIL
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppWLSVIPHAERBBAKs
3/31@OAK0011.00022
4/2@OAK0011.00001
4/6MIN0001.00121
4/8SD0010.10000
4/9SD0011.01012
4/12@CHW0001.00001
4/13@CHW0100.11210
4/16@DET0011.01001
 
Rank Among Leaders
 
 
Latest News
John Axford earns fifth save on chilly night
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/16/14) Indians closer John Axford secured his fifth save of the season Wednesday, giving up just one hit and striking out one in a scoreless ninth inning in his team's 3-2 win over the Tigers.

Axford did a good job slamming the door on a night when the recorded game temperature was 41 degrees Fahrenheit, as neither side was likely interested in a drawn-out, extra-innings game. The Indians closer bounced back nicely after blowing a save opportunity in his last outing. He owns a 4.05 ERA and 8:6 K:BB ratio in 6 2/3 innings.

John Axford serves up walkoff home run
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/13/14) Indians closer John Axford was limited to just 11 pitches in the ninth of Sunday's game against the White Sox, as he served up a walkoff home run to Alexei Ramirez to end the game.

Axford, who was credited with the blown save and loss, entered in the ninth with a slim, one-run advantage. He issued a walk to Jordan Danks and retired Alejandro De Aza before allowing a walkoff shot to Ramirez.

Axford owns a 4.76 ERA and a 7:6 K:BB ratio over 5 2/3 innings pitched this season.
John Axford strands tying run for fourth save
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/9/14) Indians closer John Axford was able to work out of trouble in the ninth inning to secure his fourth save during a 2-0 win in the first game of Wednesday's doubleheader against San Diego.

Axford allowed a leadoff single to Yonder Alonso before striking out Yasmani Grandal. Jedd Gyorko drew a walk, and both runners moved into scoring position after a wild pitch. However, Axford escaped the jam by getting Will Venable to strike out and Xavier Nady to fly out to end the threat.

Axford also recorded a one-out save during Tuesday's 8-6 win against the Padres.

John Axford earns one-out save Tuesday vs. Padres
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/8/14) Indians closer John Axford recorded the final out of his team's 8-6 win over the Padres Tuesday to earn his third save of the season.

Axford was summoned after three runs scored in the ninth inning, and he was able to get the game's final batter on a fly out to center field with a man on. Axford owns a 2.70 ERA and 4:4 K:BB ratio in 3 1/3 innings.

John Axford picks up second save Wednesday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/3/14) Indians closer John Axford secured his second save of the season Wednesday, striking out one in a perfect ninth inning in his team's 6-4 win over the A's.

Axford walked two in his first save but pitched better Wednesday, throwing eight of his 12 pitches for strikes. He struggled last season but recorded 81 saves between 2011 and 2012 and is capable of another quality season in the ninth inning.

 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
4/17/14@ DET1:08 pmJustin Verlander
4/18/14TOR7:05 pmDrew Hutchison
4/19/14TOR1:05 pmMark Buehrle
4/20/14TOR1:05 pmBrandon Morrow
4/21/14KC7:05 pmJeremy Guthrie
4/22/14KC7:05 pmJames Shields
4/23/14KC7:05 pmJason Vargas
= 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
2014CLE01 4.05800056 6.23331068
Total 2220 3.31289000111133 280.1243116103265129337
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2009MIL7000000000 --- --- ---
2010MIL50000000000 --- --- ---
2011MIL74000000000 --- --- ---
2012MIL75100000100 .000 .000 .000
2013MIL-STL75000000000 --- --- ---
2014CLE8000000000 --- --- ---
Total 289100000100 .000 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2009MILP70110001.000
2010MILP500945021.000
2011MILP740101721 .800
2012MILP75072410 .857
2013MIL-STLP750413001.000
2014CLEP8000000 ---
Total  28903191933 .903
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
2014CLE058 0.6310001 .13630 12.2 .3181
Total 10264228 1.231760029 .2301206 12.1 .34822
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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