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Blake Parker

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

2015 Stats

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2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Someone in your NL-only league may have speculated on Parker for saves last year, and that owner would have done well if he were in a Triple-A league, as Parker saved 25 games for Iowa in 2014. To be ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 225   DOB: 6/19/1985   BORN: Fayetteville, AR   COLLEGE: Arkansas   DRAFTED: 16th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Cubs in May of 2015.

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Blake Parker 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
2008 23 A PEO 23 0 0 47.1 32 7 2 51 18 3 0 3 1.33 1.06
2008 23 A DAY 20 0 0 21.1 17 8 0 21 10 1 2 9 3.38 1.28
2008 23 AAA IOW 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2008 23 AAA IOW 2 0 0 3.0 1 2 1 3 2 0 0 0 6.00 1.00
2009 24 AA TEN 10 0 0 12.3 8 2 0 19 8 0 0 3 1.46 1.30
2009 24 AAA IOW 45 0 0 51.0 36 17 3 58 27 2 3 22 3.00 1.24
2010 25 AA TEN 13 0 0 17.0 11 5 0 25 6 0 1 5 0 0 2.65 1.00
2010 25 AAA IOW 13 0 0 49.1 52 26 9 42 28 1 4 2 0 0 4.74 1.63
2011 26 AA TEN 37 0 0 24.0 20 11 1 20 13 1 2 3 0 0 4.13 1.38
2011 26 AAA IOW 37 0 0 51.1 37 16 5 60 27 3 3 4 0 0 2.81 1.25
2012 27 AAA IOW 21 0 0 23.2 16 9 3 22 6 1 1 6 0 0 3.42 0.95
2012 27 MAJ CHC 7 0 0 6.0 10 4 3 6 5 0 0 0 0 0 6.00 2.50
2013 28 AAA IOW 16 0 0 17.2 8 4 1 26 10 0 1 7 0 0 2.04 1.05
2013 28 MAJ CHC 49 0 0 46.3 39 14 4 55 15 1 2 1 0 7 2.72 1.17
2014 29 AAA IOW 35 0 0 35.2 28 7 3 52 13 0 1 25 0 0 1.77 1.16
2014 29 MAJ CHC 18 0 0 21.0 24 12 3 24 4 1 1 0 0 1 5.14 1.33
2015 30 AAA IOW 3 0 0 3.1 1 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 2.70 1.29
3-Year Averages     24 0 0 24.4 24 10 3 28 8 0 1 0 0 2 3.68 1.31

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Blake Parker Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014371326111.171
201382291014201.197

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20145411218502.353
201311326525513.236

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201411.700013123.091.20
201327.0000321001.671.11

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20149.311011317.711.50
201319.312123544.191.24
Blake Parker 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
2008 23 A PEO 23 0 47.1 9.75 3.44 2.83 0.38 89.6% 1.33 2.73 .268
2008 23 A DAY 20 0 21.1 8.96 4.27 2.10 0.00 70.4% 3.38 2.63 .306
2008 23 AAA IOW 1 0 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 3.20 .000
2008 23 AAA IOW 2 0 3.0 9.00 6.00 1.50 3.00 50% 6.00 7.53 .000
2009 24 AA TEN 10 0 12.3 13.86 5.84 2.38 0.00 87.5% 1.46 2.06 .336
2009 24 AAA IOW 45 0 51.0 10.24 4.76 2.15 0.53 76.7% 3.00 3.45 .278
2010 25 AA TEN 13 0 17.0 13.24 3.18 4.17 0.00 70.6% 2.65 1.32 .324
2010 25 AAA IOW 13 0 49.1 7.70 5.13 1.50 1.65 76.1% 4.74 5.64 .308
2011 26 AA TEN 37 0 24.0 7.50 4.88 1.54 0.38 68.8% 4.13 3.83 .285
2011 26 AAA IOW 37 0 51.1 10.57 4.76 2.22 0.88 81.4% 2.81 3.83 .276
2012 27 AAA IOW 21 0 23.2 8.53 2.33 3.67 1.16 68.4% 3.42 3.76 .230
2012 27 MAJ CHC 7 0 6.0 9.00 7.50 1.20 4.50 1.14 91.7% 91.9 MPH 6.00 10.20 .391
2013 28 AAA IOW 16 0 17.2 13.60 5.23 2.60 0.52 82.4% 2.04 2.85 .237
2013 28 MAJ CHC 49 0 46.3 10.68 2.91 3.67 0.78 0.59 80% 91.9 MPH 2.72 3.05 .316
2014 29 AAA IOW 35 0 35.2 13.30 3.32 4.00 0.77 89.5% 1.77 2.46 .346
2014 29 MAJ CHC 18 0 21.0 10.29 1.71 6.00 1.29 0.71 64% 90.5 MPH 5.14 3.34 .374
2015 30 AAA IOW 3 0 3.1 2.90 8.71 0.33 0.00 75% 2.70 5.46 .114
3-Year Averages     24 0 24.4 10.31 2.95 3.50 1.10 75.9% 3.68 3.49 .339

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2015 Stat Review for Blake Parker    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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0.33 K/BB
TERRIBLE
2.90 K/9
TERRIBLE
8.71 BB/9
TERRIBLE
0.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
0.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.70 ERA
GOOD
1.29 WHIP
WEAK
5.46 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.114 BABIP
LOW
75.0% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

Blake Parker: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Parker was designated for assignment by the Cubs on Tuesday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Parker was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Thursday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Parker started Tuesday's Cactus League game and gave up two runs on three hits -- including a home run -- in one inning.

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Parker was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Thursday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Parker was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Parker was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Friday.

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Parker was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday, Bruce Miles of the Daily Herald reports.

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Parker was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Saturday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Parker was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Friday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago reports.

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Parker earned the win with two scoreless innings and three strikeouts against the Reds on Thursday.

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Parker was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Sunday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

After starting the year in the minors, Parker pitched in relief for the Cubs during the last four months of the season and proved he belonged in the big leagues. A 55:15 K:BB ratio helped contribute to a 2.72 ERA and 1.165 WHIP in just 46.1 innings. He had a particularly-good six-week midsummer run when he got six holds and his only save, but despite pitching well the rest of the way, he only got one more hold, indicating that his team maybe didn't trust him in key situations. With a new manager in town and no established closer signed yet, Parker could get the opportunity to win the ninth-inning job, so keep an eye on him this spring.

2010

The Cubs' Triple-A closer, Parker struck out 58 in just 51 innings and racked up 22 saves. He also did a fine job of keeping the ball in the park with just three home runs allowed. His biggest weakness is command - 27 walks is higher than we would like, but so long as the ball stays in the park, and the strikeouts are there, we can live with it. He'll vie for a bullpen role this spring with the big-league club.