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John Axford

33-Year-Old Pitcher – Oakland Athletics

2016 Stats

W-L

3-1

ERA

3.79

WHIP

1.32

K

12

SV

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Ah, the multiple phases of Axford. Phase 1 was a guy that came out of nowhere to be an effective closer. Phase 2 was a guy that became hittable and couldn’t keep the ball in the yard because he was ti...

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2016 ADP:  540.71

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 220   DOB: 4/1/1983   BORN: Simcoe, ON Canada   COLLEGE: Canisius   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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John Axford Contract Information:

Agreed to a two-year deal with the Athletics in December of 2015, good through 2017.

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X-rays on Axford's left foot came back negative after he was hit by a liner off the bat of Xander Bogaerts on Monday, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

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John Axford Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2007 24 AAA SCR 1 0 0 0.7 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 13.50 4.50
2008 25 A BRE 26 14 0 95.0 86 48 5 89 73 5 10 0 4.55 1.67
2009 26 A BRE 19 0 0 27.7 14 5 0 43 16 4 1 0 1.65 1.08
2009 26 AA HUN 4 0 0 7.7 7 3 1 9 3 0 0 1 3.52 1.30
2009 26 AAA NAS 22 0 0 33.0 23 13 2 37 19 5 0 0 3.55 1.27
2009 26 MAJ MIL 7 0 0 7.7 5 3 0 9 6 0 0 1 3.52 1.43
2010 27 AAA NAS 12 0 0 13.1 14 3 0 19 5 3 2 2 0 0 2.03 1.45
2010 27 MAJ MIL 50 0 0 58.0 42 16 1 76 27 8 2 24 3 3 2.48 1.19
2011 28 MAJ MIL 74 0 0 73.7 59 16 4 86 25 2 2 46 2 0 1.95 1.14
2012 29 MAJ MIL 75 0 0 69.3 61 36 10 93 39 5 8 35 9 3 4.67 1.44
2013 30 MAJ MIL 62 0 0 54.7 62 27 10 54 23 6 7 0 6 19 4.45 1.55
2013 30 MAJ STL 13 0 0 10.3 11 2 0 11 3 1 0 0 1 0 1.74 1.35
2013  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ MIL/STL 75 0 0 65.0 73 29 10 65 26 7 7 0 7 19 4.02 1.52
2014 31 MAJ CLE 49 0 0 43.7 34 19 6 51 30 2 3 10 3 2 3.92 1.47
2014 31 MAJ PIT 13 0 0 11.0 9 5 0 12 6 0 1 0 0 0 4.09 1.36
2014  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ CLE/PIT 62 0 0 54.7 43 24 6 63 36 2 4 10 3 2 3.95 1.45
2015 32 MAJ COL 60 0 0 55.7 56 26 4 62 32 4 5 25 6 2 4.20 1.58
2016 33 MAJ OAK 19 0 0 19.0 21 8 3 12 4 3 1 0 2 6 3.79 1.32
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3-Year Averages     65 0 0 58.4 57 26 6 63 31 4 5 11 5 7 4.00 1.51
Career  (View All)     422 0 0 403.0 360 158 38 466 195 31 29 141 3.53 1.38

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John Axford Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
May. 24 @Sea 0.0 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.79 1.32
May. 22 NYY 0.3 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 - 0 1 0 2.84 1.16
May. 21 NYY 0.7 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.89 1.07
May. 19 NYY 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.00 1.00
May. 16 Tex 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.18 1.06
May. 15 @TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.38 1.06
May. 9 @Bos 1.0 2 4 4 1 2 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.60 1.13
May. 4 Sea 1.7 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 1.29 0.93
Apr. 30 Hou 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.73 0.81
Apr. 26 @Det 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 0.82 0.91
Apr. 21 @NYY 1.3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 0.80
Apr. 19 @NYY 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.81
Apr. 17 KC 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 0.00 0.91
Apr. 16 KC 1.7 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 1.05
Apr. 12 LAA 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 1.20
Apr. 10 @Sea 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 0.00 1.25
Apr. 8 @Sea 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 1.33
Apr. 6 CWS 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 2.00
Apr. 4 CWS 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
Last 14 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
4.0 6 2 2 1 2 3 1 0 0 1-0 0 1 1 4.50 2.00
Last 30 Days
9 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
8.0 11 7 7 3 4 6 1 0 0 1-1 0 2 2 7.88 1.88
Last 60 Days
19 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
19.0 21 8 8 3 4 12 1 1 0 3-1 0 2 6 3.79 1.32

John Axford Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016496112102.255
2015111291425301.258
2014114302017402.187

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201632639101.310
2015139331831503.261
2014129331626504.243

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201611.71105110.771.20
201529.03312311735.591.76
201425.3127271533.551.30

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20167.32007328.591.50
201526.71213311512.701.39
201429.3123362134.301.57
John Axford Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2007 24 AAA SCR 1 0 .7 13.50 13.50 1.00 0.00 66.7% 13.50 4.70 .694
2008 25 A BRE 26 14 95.0 8.43 6.92 1.22 0.47 72.1% 4.55 4.32 .312
2009 26 A BRE 19 0 27.7 13.99 5.20 2.69 0.00 83.3% 1.65 1.83 .286
2009 26 AA HUN 4 0 7.7 10.57 3.52 3.00 1.17 77.8% 3.52 4.11 .322
2009 26 AAA NAS 22 0 33.0 10.09 5.18 1.95 0.55 72.5% 3.55 3.47 .273
2009 26 MAJ MIL 7 0 7.7 10.57 7.04 1.50 0.00 0.75 72.7% 94.0 MPH 3.52 3.28 .284
2010 27 AAA NAS 12 0 13.1 13.05 3.44 3.80 0.00 84.2% 2.03 1.44 .438
2010 27 MAJ MIL 50 0 58.0 11.79 4.19 2.81 0.16 1.61 77.9% 94.9 MPH 2.48 2.25 .319
2011 28 MAJ MIL 74 0 73.7 10.51 3.05 3.44 0.49 1.56 85% 95.6 MPH 1.95 2.59 .311
2012 29 MAJ MIL 75 0 69.3 12.07 5.06 2.38 1.30 1.60 71.1% 96.2 MPH 4.67 4.17 .332
2013 30 MAJ MIL 62 0 54.7 8.89 3.79 2.35 1.65 1.44 77.3% 95.4 MPH 4.45 4.92 .342
2013 30 MAJ STL 13 0 10.3 9.58 2.61 3.67 0.00 2.14 85.7% 95.4 MPH 1.74 2.23 .377
2013  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ MIL/STL 75 0 65.0 9.00 3.60 2.50 1.38 1.53 78.7% 95.4 MPH 4.02 4.44 .347
2014 31 MAJ CLE 49 0 43.7 10.51 6.18 1.70 1.24 1.91 77.6% 94.7 MPH 3.92 4.78 .280
2014 31 MAJ PIT 13 0 11.0 9.82 4.91 2.00 0.00 2.14 66.7% 94.7 MPH 4.09 2.93 .321
2014  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ CLE/PIT 62 0 54.7 10.37 5.93 1.75 0.99 1.95 75.3% 94.7 MPH 3.95 4.36 .289
2015 32 MAJ COL 60 0 55.7 10.02 5.17 1.94 0.65 2.51 73.8% 96.1 MPH 4.20 3.63 .354
2016 33 MAJ OAK 19 0 19.0 5.68 1.89 3.00 1.42 2.53 77.3% 95.5 MPH 3.79 4.78 .302
Today's Projections     0 0 .4 7.74 5.08 1.52 1.29 72.8% 4.65 1.84 .292
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.6 8.40 5.31 1.58 1.29 73.1% 4.67 4.97 .300
Rest Of Season     0 0 37.9 7.72 5.26 1.47 1.26 73.8% 4.54 5.05 .292
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3-Year Averages     65 0 58.4 9.70 4.77 2.03 0.92 75.6% 4.00 3.97 .334
Career     422 0 403.0 10.41 4.35 2.39 0.85 76.8% 3.53 3.61 .324

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats

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2016 Stat Review for John Axford    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2015 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

Explain This

3.00 K/BB
AVERAGE
5.68 K/9
TERRIBLE
1.89 BB/9
GREAT
95.5 MPH Fastball
GREAT
1.4 HR/9
TERRIBLE
2.53 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.79 ERA
WEAK
1.32 WHIP
WEAK
4.78 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

Explain This

.302 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
77.3% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

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John Axford: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Axford tossed 1.1 scoreless frames Thursday, allowing a hit and striking out one in the Athletics' 7-3 victory over the Yankees to earn the hold.

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Axford threw a scoreless frame on Thursday and has not allowed a run so far in four spring appearances.

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Axford signed with the Athletics on Wednesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Axford passed through waivers unclaimed and is now a free agent, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports.

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Axford was designated for assignment by the Rockies on Friday, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports.

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Axford pitched a clean ninth inning to earn his 25th save of the season in Friday's win over the Dodgers.

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Axford was lit up for four runs on three hits and a walk while recording just one out in Wednesday's 13-7 loss to the Pirates.

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Axford allowed a walk in a scoreless ninth inning to pick up his 24th save in a 7-4 win over the Padres on Friday.

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Axford was charged with his sixth blown save of the season after giving up a run on two hits and a walk in the bottom of the 11th inning of Tuesday's 16-inning victory over the Dodgers.

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Axford worked around a base hit to pitch a scoreless ninth inning and claim his 23rd save in Sunday's win over the Mariners.

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Axford allowed a hit and a walk while striking out three to pick up his 22nd save in a 4-2 win over Seattle on Friday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Axford compiled a 3.95 ERA and 1.45 WHIP split between the Indians (43.2 innings) and the Pirates (11 innings) in 2014. The velocity (94.7 mph fastball avg) remains for the right-hander, but he's now pitched for four different organizations in the last two seasons. His stock has also dropped from a one-time closer to a seventh-inning reliever. While it's possible that his experience and an improved groundball rate (53.6%) could land him a late-inning role, there are better potential closers to speculate upon -- Axford has blown 10 of his last 20 save opportunities since 2013.

2014

After the Cardinals acquired him in an August trade with the Brewers, Axford finished the final month of the season strong, posting a 1.74 ERA and an 11:3 K:BB ratio over his final 10.1 innings. A slow start to the season included a bad case of gopheritis, but he seemed to figure out some of his issues with the long ball after a dismal April. Keep in mind, however, that the 9.0 K/9 he delivered in 2013 was the lowest mark of his big league career, so the peripherals do not portend a full rebound. Axford is on track to open the season as the Indians' closer after signing a one-year deal with Cleveland in December.

2013

Axford was in-and-out as the closer last season thanks to nine blown saves, but he will enter 2013 with the job after converting 13-of-14 save opportunities in the final month. Axford was anything but consistent last season, but he still managed to rack up 35 saves and strike out 93 batters in just 69.1 innings. His question marks will bump him down the cheat sheet, but he will have a little more leash this season in an inexperienced Brewers bullpen and could be a nice value thanks to his strikeout rate.

2012

Axford quietly had one of the better seasons from a reliever during 2011. He saved 46 games, struck out 86 in 73.2 innings and only had two blown saves. The main reason for his improvement was a significant drop in his walk rate. His strikeout rate dipped a bit as well, which may be a cause for concern, but he's cemented as Milwaukee's closer and should provide a decent return on your investment.

2011

Axford was given a chance to close last May and never looked back. He finished with 24 saves, a 2.48 ERA and 76 strikeouts in 58 innings. He enters 2011 entrenched as the closer for the Brewers and would need to falter multiple times before being removed. The only concern with Axford is his control, which was 4.19 BB/9IP last season. That's something that could come back to bite him if his strikeout rate decreases.

2010

Axford made his major league debut as a right-handed reliever in 2009 with the Brewers. While he can get a fair number of strikeouts, he also gives up his fair share of walks as well. He'll get a shot at a bullpen role this spring, but it's more realistic that he'll begin the season at Triple-A Nashville.