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55 Joe Blanton SP
Height/Weight: 6-2/220 | Birthdate: 12/11/1980 | Birthplace: Nashville, TN | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Los Angeles | College: Kentucky | MLB Experience: 10 | Salary: $6,500,000 | Owned/Started%: 0/0 | Average Draft Position: 340.86
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Projections
TimeframeIPWLSVERAWHIPKBBI
2014 Season (CBSSports.com)105.003.007.000.004.541.4288.0028.00
 
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
132.22-1406.0410834
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
2014000000000
20130000000208
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Texas 11.000 5.73012
vs LHB 73.100 5.0302164
vs RHB 59.100 7.2801344
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
06/02/2014Luis Cruz, 3B NYY
Blake DeWitt, 3B ATL
Everett Teaford, RP KC
Joe Blanton, SP LAA
Casey McGehee, 3B MIA
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppWLSVIPHAERBBAKs
7/14@SEA0104.05442
7/22MIN0103.29424
7/27@OAK0001.00000
7/28@OAK0002.01001
8/5TEX0003.00000
8/7TEX0002.04302
8/13@NYY0002.08611
8/16HOU0002.14413
8/20CLE0101.03201
9/3TB0003.13143
 
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Joe Blanton signs minor-league deal with A's
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/31/14) The Athletics have signed starting pitcher Joe Blanton to a minor-league deal. He's expected to join the rotation at Triple-A Sacramento.

Blanton pitched for the A's from 2004-08, going 47-46 with a 4.25 ERA and 1.33 WHIP in 122 appearances (118 starts).

Angels dump Joe Blanton
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/26/14) Veteran right-hander Joe Blanton has turned a terrible spring into unemployment. He was released Wednesday by the Angels after compiling a 7.08 ERA in exhibition play and losing his battle for the final spot in the rotation.

His career took a significant downturn in 2013, when he managed a 2-14 record and 6.04 with the Angels. He has recorded an ERA of under 4.00 just once in his major league career, going 14-10 with a 3.95 ERA with Oakland in 2007. His career ERA is 4.51.

Blanton gave up 180 hits in just 132 2/3 innings a year ago.

Joe Blanton can't make it past fifth inning vs. Brewers
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/22/14) Angels pitcher Joe Blanton was unable to make it past the fifth frame during Saturday's Cactus League contest against the Brewers.

Blanton was charged with four runs on six hits and four walks while striking out three over 4 1/3 innings of work. He owns a 7.08 ERA and 13:8 K:BB ratio over 20 1/3 innings pitched this spring.
Joe Blanton surrenders three runs vs. Cubs
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/17/14) Angels pitcher Joe Blanton allowed three earned runs on four hits and two walks in 5 1/3 innings, adding one strikeout in his team's 4-2 loss to the Cubs Monday.

Blanton bounced back from giving up four home runs with five scoreless innings in his previous outing but couldn't maintain that level of excellence Monday. He owns a 6.75 ERA and 9:4 K:BB ratio in 16 innings.

Movement on mound turns Joe Blanton around
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/14/14) One foot has meant a lot to Angels right-hander Joe Blanton. His move from the first-base side to the third-base side of the rubber did him wonders on Wednesday.

Blanton pitched five one-hit shutout innings while walking none against Texas. The outing could go a long way in him securing a bullpen spot with the rotation seemingly secure from top to bottom.

"Joe looked great," Mike Scioscia told the Orange County Register. "I think a lot of the things were tangible, as far as some of the angles he could create. Going to the other side of the mound gave him a slightly different perspective. He pitched well against some good hitters."

The only chance for Blanton to work his way into the rotation would be through injury or a collapse of current fifth starter Tyler Skaggs.

 
 
 

 
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DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
8/28/14OAK10:05 pmSonny Gray
8/29/14OAK10:05 pmJon Lester
8/30/14OAK9:05 pmScott Kazmir
8/31/14OAK3:35 pmJeff Samardzija
9/2/14@ HOU8:10 pmBrad Peacock
9/3/14@ HOU8:10 pmCollin McHugh
9/4/14@ MIN8:10 pmKyle Gibson
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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2004OAK00 5.63300000 8.06551026
2005OAK1212 3.5333332000 201.1178867923567116
2006OAK1612 4.8232311100 194.124111110417558107
2007OAK1410 3.9534343100 230.024010610116440140
2008OAK-PHI912 4.6933330000 197.221111010322466111
2009PHI128 4.0531310000 195.1198898830859163
2010PHI96 4.8229280000 175.22061049427343134
2011PHI12 5.011180000 41.152232351935
2012PHI-LAD1013 4.7131302100 191.020710610029334166
2013LAA214 6.0428200000 132.2180968929434108
Total 8589 4.5126524883001567.11719836786199374121086
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2004OAK3000000000 --- --- ---
2005OAK33301000000 .333 .333 .333
2006OAK32200000100 .000 .000 .000
2007OAK34400000300 .000 .000 .000
2008OAK-PHI3317010101100 .056 .059 .059
2009PHI3155470142100 .200 .127 .127
2010PHI2959870112400 .161 .119 .119
2011PHI111112020300 .182 .182 .182
2012PHI-LAD3155040132600 .136 .073 .073
2013LAA28601000200 .167 .167 .167
Total 26521213230689100 .156 .108 .108
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2004OAKP30110001.000
2005OAKP333334132011 .971
2006OAKP323131131440 .871
2007OAKP3434421527021.000
2008OAK-PHIP333342162514 .976
2009PHIP3131351223021.000
2010PHIP29283362520 .939
2011PHIP118918021.000
2012PHI-LADP313043142543 .907
2013LAAP282024121022 .917
Total  2652482941031771416 .952
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2004OAK088 1.0001000 .21430 9.0 .3930
2005OAK3232237 1.0481224 .236835 11.2 .3940
2006OAK4220225 1.07135103 .309856 14.1 .4480
2007OAK4291235 1.33194213 .269950 11.1 .3780
2008OAK-PHI3239224 1.1541002 .271855 12.8 .4290
2009PHI4193216 0.9484007 .262837 12.2 .4380
2010PHI6191188 1.09112202 .291765 12.9 .4640
2011PHI05627 2.3340000 .319180 13.5 .4850
2012PHI-LAD5216180 1.2687005 .273806 11.5 .4530
2013LAA4152133 1.21170009 .317611 14.8 .5470
Total 3317981673 1.1592257335 .2786725 12.4 .4400
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2006OAK00 0.00100000 2.00000022
2008PHI20 3.18330000 17.0166631618
2009PHI00 5.17420000 15.21510921410
2010PHI00 5.79110000 4.25330113
2011PHI00 0.00100000 1.00000000
Total 20 4.021060000 40.1361918531333
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2002 A-Modesto01 7.5021000 6.08651066
2002 A-Vancouver11 3.1442000 14.1115500215
2003 AA-Midland31 1.2675101 35.2216510730
2003 A-Kane County87 2.572121220133.011047386519144
2004AAA-Sacramento118 4.192826100176.11991018213634143
2010AFX-Lakewood BlueClaws00 0.0011000 2.00000002
2010AA-Reading Phillies01 5.6322000 8.09552025
2011AFX-Lakewood BlueClaws00 0.0011000 1.00000000
 
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