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John Axford

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Colorado Rockies

2014 Stats

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0-1

ERA

4.09

WHIP

1.36

K

12

SV

0

2015 RotoWire Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 ...

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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 minor league deal with the Rockies in February of 2015.

March 1, 2015  –  John Axford News

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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 STL 13 0 0 10.3 11 2 0 11 3 1 0 0 1 0 1.74 1.35
2013 30 MAJ MIL 62 0 0 54.7 62 27 10 54 23 6 7 0 6 19 4.45 1.55
2013  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ STL/MIL 75 0 0 65.0 73 29 10 65 26 7 7 0 7 19 4.02 1.52
2014 31 MAJ PIT 13 0 0 11.0 9 5 0 12 6 0 1 0 0 0 4.09 1.36
2014 31 MAJ CLE 49 0 0 43.7 34 19 6 51 30 2 3 10 3 2 3.92 1.47
2014  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ PIT/CLE 62 0 0 54.7 43 24 6 63 36 2 4 10 3 2 3.95 1.45
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3-Year Averages     70 0 0 63.0 59 29 8 73 33 4 6 15 6 8 4.14 1.46
Career  (View All)     343 0 0 328.3 283 124 31 392 159 24 23 116 3.40 1.35

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John Axford Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Sep. 27 @LAD 0.3 1 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 4.09 1.36
Sep. 24 @SD 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.69 1.13
Sep. 17 LAD 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.86 1.14
Sep. 13 @StL 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.08 1.27
Sep. 12 @StL 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.35 1.30
Sep. 7 SD 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.70 1.35
Sep. 2 SF 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.18 1.41
Sep. 1 SF 0.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.93 1.50
Aug. 25 @SF 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.93 1.07
Aug. 22 Mia 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.45 1.09
Aug. 15 Cin 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Aug. 8 @Ari 0.7 1 4 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.92 1.47
Aug. 3 @Det 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.27 1.40
Jul. 29 @ChC 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.32 1.43
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
2.3 2 3 3 0 2 2 1 0 0 0-1 0 0 0 11.57 1.71
Last 30 Days
8 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
6.3 5 4 4 0 5 7 1 1 0 0-1 0 0 0 5.68 1.58
Last 60 Days
14 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
12.0 10 9 9 1 8 12 1 1 0 0-1 0 0 0 6.75 1.50

John Axford Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014114302017402.187
2013131311633405.289
2012164462231522.225

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014129331626504.243
2013158341040605.282
2012146471730118.234

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201425.3127271533.551.30
201335.742032663.281.26
201239.05415481875.311.38

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201429.3123362134.301.57
201329.3350332044.911.84
201230.30420452133.861.52
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 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 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  (Multiple Teams) 30 MAJ STL/MIL 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 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 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  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ PIT/CLE 62 0 54.7 10.37 5.93 1.75 0.99 1.95 75.3% 94.7 MPH 3.95 4.36 .289
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3-Year Averages     70 0 63.0 10.43 4.71 2.21 1.14 75% 4.14 4.10 .328
Career     343 0 328.3 10.75 4.36 2.47 0.85 77.4% 3.40 3.54 .321

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2014 Stat Review for John Axford    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2014 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.75 K/BB
TERRIBLE
10.37 K/9
GOOD
5.93 BB/9
TERRIBLE
94.7 MPH Fastball
GOOD
1.0 HR/9
POOR
1.95 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.95 ERA
POOR
1.45 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.36 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.289 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
75.3% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

2015 Projected Stats Breakdown for John Axford

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

Axford agreed to a minor-league contract with the Rockies on Monday, Buster Olney of ESPN reports.

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Axford was outrighted off the Pirates' 40-man roster and will become a minor league free agent.

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Axford has been designated for assignment by the Pirates.

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Axford made his Pirates' debut Friday, striking out two in a perfect inning of work.

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The Pirates have claimed Axford off waivers from the Indians, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Axford allowed three runs in just two-thirds of an inning Friday.

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Axford has a 0.96 ERA in 11 appearances since being removed from the closer's role in mid-May. He's struck out 11 and walked four in 9.1 innings in that span.

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Axford walked a couple of batters, but did not allow a run in Thursday's 4-2 loss at Toronto.

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Axford tossed a perfect inning of relief with one strikeout Tuesday in his first appearance since being removed as the team's closer.

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Axford will pitch earlier in games going forward with the intention of working him back into the closer's role.

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Axford lost Monday against the Twins as he allowed one run, two hits and one walk while only recording two outs.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.