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Willie Bloomquist

36-Year-Old Shortstop – Seattle Mariners

2014 Stats

AVG

.278

HR

1

RBI

14

R

15

SB

1

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Unfortunately for Bloomquist, 2013 was marred by two lengthy disabled list trips. When he played, he was plenty serviceable, as evidenced by his .317 average and .360 OBP. He returned to a familiar pl...

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STATUS:  60-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Knee     EST. RETURN:  4/1/2015
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 190   DOB: 11/27/1977
BORN: Bremerton, WA   COLLEGE: Arizona State  DRAFTED: 3rd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Willie Bloomquist Contract Information:

Agreed to a two-year, $5.8 million deal with the Mariners in December of 2013.

September 1, 2014  –  Willie Bloomquist News

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Bloomquist (knee) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Monday.

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Willie Bloomquist Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 26 AAA TAC 3 12 12 2 5 1 0 0 1 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 .417 .417 .667 1.084
2005 27 MAJ SEA 82 267 249 27 64 17 15 2 0 22 14 1 11 38 4 2 1 .257 .289 .333 .622
2006 28 MAJ SEA 102 283 251 36 62 9 6 2 1 15 16 3 24 40 2 2 4 .247 .320 .299 .619
2007 29 MAJ SEA 91 188 173 28 47 5 3 0 2 13 7 5 10 35 4 0 1 .272 .315 .324 .639
2008 30 MAJ SEA 71 192 165 32 46 1 1 0 0 9 14 3 25 29 1 0 1 .279 .377 .285 .662
2009 31 MAJ KAN 125 468 434 52 115 23 11 8 4 29 25 6 27 73 4 2 1 .265 .308 .355 .663
2010 32 MAJ KAN 72 181 170 31 45 14 10 1 3 17 8 5 8 25 2 1 0 .265 .296 .388 .684
2010 32 MAJ CIN 11 18 17 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .294 .333 .294 .627
2010  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ KAN/CIN 83 199 187 31 50 14 10 1 3 17 8 5 9 28 2 1 0 .267 .299 .380 .679
2011 33 MAJ ARI 97 381 350 44 93 16 10 2 4 26 20 10 23 51 2 2 4 .266 .317 .340 .657
2012 34 R SCO 4 10 9 3 3 2 1 1 0 4 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .333 .400 .667 1.067
2012 34 MAJ ARI 80 338 324 47 98 26 21 5 0 23 7 10 12 55 0 2 0 .302 .325 .398 .723
2013 35 R SCO 4 14 12 4 6 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 .500 .571 .583 1.154
2013 35 AAA REN 6 23 21 5 9 1 0 1 0 9 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 .429 .478 .524 1.002
2013 35 MAJ ARI 48 150 139 16 44 6 5 1 0 14 0 2 8 11 0 1 2 .317 .360 .367 .727
2014 36 MAJ SEA 47 139 133 15 37 7 6 0 1 14 1 1 4 32 1 1 0 .278 .297 .346 .643
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3-Year Averages     75 288 271 35 78 15 12 2 1 21 9 7 14 39 0 1 2 .288 .326 .358 .684
Career  (View All)     1020 3,064 2,822 396 766 150 109 23 18 221 132 50 187 481 25 15 15 .271 .319 .345 .664

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position     ▼ Batter Vs. Pitcher

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Willie Bloomquist Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 28 LAA Did not play.
Sep. 27 LAA Did not play.
Sep. 26 LAA Did not play.
Sep. 25 @Tor Did not play.
Sep. 24 @Tor Did not play.
Sep. 23 @Tor Did not play.
Sep. 22 @Tor Did not play.
Sep. 21 @Hou Did not play.
Sep. 20 @Hou Did not play.
Sep. 19 @Hou Did not play.
Sep. 18 @LAA Did not play.
Sep. 17 @LAA Did not play.
Sep. 16 @LAA Did not play.
Sep. 15 @LAA Did not play.
Sep. 14 Oak Did not play.
Sep. 13 Oak Did not play.
Sep. 12 Oak Did not play.
Sep. 10 Hou Did not play.
Sep. 9 Hou Did not play.
Sep. 8 Hou Did not play.
Sep. 7 @Tex Did not play.
Sep. 6 @Tex Did not play.
Sep. 5 @Tex Did not play.
Sep. 4 @Tex Did not play.
Sep. 3 @Oak Did not play.
Sep. 2 @Oak Did not play.
Sep. 1 @Oak Did not play.
Aug. 31 Was Did not play.
Aug. 30 Was Did not play.
Aug. 29 Was Did not play.
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

Willie Bloomquist: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 7 10 5 16 3 3 1 2
2013 15 9 7 7
2012 1 11 64 2 1 1
2011 1 59 25 25
2010 3 6 11 1 43 9 8 27 7
2009 3 14 3 38 84 9 22 61 1

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Willie Bloomquist Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014719181.282.352.649
2013423030.333.381.745
2012104220102.317.452.797

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014626060.274.339.636
201397130110.309.361.719
2012220250135.295.373.689

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014718181.296.366.658
2013645080.266.281.580
2012162260143.302.420.743

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014627060.258.323.626
20137511060.360.440.850
201216221094.302.377.704
Willie Bloomquist Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 26 AAA TAC 12 12 0% 16.7% 0.00 83% .444 .250
2005 27 MAJ SEA 267 249 4.1% 14.2% 0.29 85% .303 .076
2006 28 MAJ SEA 283 251 8.5% 14.1% 0.60 84% .290 .052
2007 29 MAJ SEA 188 173 5.3% 18.6% 0.29 80% .331 .052
2008 30 MAJ SEA 192 165 13% 15.1% 0.86 82% .338 .006
2009 31 MAJ KAN 468 434 5.8% 15.6% 0.37 83% .311 .090
2010 32 MAJ KAN 181 170 4.4% 13.8% 0.32 85% .296 .123
2010 32 MAJ CIN 18 17 5.6% 16.7% 0.33 82% .357 .000
2010  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ KAN/CIN 199 187 4.5% 14.1% 0.32 85% .301 .113
2011 33 MAJ ARI 381 350 6% 13.4% 0.45 85% .302 .074
2012 34 R SCO 10 9 10% 10% 1.00 89% .375 .334
2012 34 MAJ ARI 338 324 3.6% 16.3% 0.22 83% .364 .096
2013 35 R SCO 14 12 14.3% 7.1% 2.00 92% .545 .083
2013 35 AAA REN 23 21 8.7% 8.7% 1.00 90% .474 .095
2013 35 MAJ ARI 150 139 5.3% 7.3% 0.73 92% .344 .050
2014 36 MAJ SEA 139 133 2.9% 23% 0.13 76% .360 .068
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3-Year Averages     288 271 4.9% 13.5% 0.36 86% .333 .070
Career     3,064 2,822 6.1% 15.7% 0.39 83% .322 .074

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2014 Stat Review for Willie Bloomquist    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.278 AVG
GOOD
76% Contact Rate
WEAK
.360 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.346 SLG
TERRIBLE
.068 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.13 BB/K
TERRIBLE
2.9% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
23.0% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.643 OPS
TERRIBLE
.297 OBP
POOR

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Willie Bloomquist: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Bloomquist (knee) had microfracture surgery Friday and is done for the season, the Seattle Times' Ryan Divish reports.

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Bloomquist is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Friday morning, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.

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Bloomquist (knee) is not yet close to being able to return, the Tacoma News Tribune's Bob Dutton reports.

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Bloomquist (knee) will likely be ready to return from the disabled list when first eligible on Aug. 8, Shannon Drayer of 710 AM ESPN Seattle reports.

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Bloomquist will get an MRI on his right knee Thursday, MLB.com's Greg Johns reports.

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Bloomquist was placed on the 15-day disabled list Thursday with an undisclosed injury, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

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Bloomquist went 3-for-5 with two runs, an RBI and a stolen base Monday against the Mets.

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Bloomquist fared well in place of the ailing Robinson Cano (illness) Saturday, pacing the Mariners with a pair of two-out RBI singles and finishing the night 2-for-4.

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Bloomquist hit a two-run home run against the Astros on Friday, scoring one run and driving in three.

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Bloomquist will start in left field and bat ninth in the order Sunday against the Athletics.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Back injuries held Bloomquist to 10 at-bats after the end of July, and he missed out on a significant run of playing time at short as a result when the D-Backs traded away Stephen Drew. Offensively, his numbers were similar to his part-time results from 2011, but the biggest disappointment was his 7-for-17 mark as a basestealer. Now 35, Bloomquist is best suited to make situational starts against left-handed pitching and for occasional use off the bench, while his value in deeper formats has officially dried up if he's unable to steal 15-20 bases in that role.

2012

Bloomquist spent more time at shortstop than the D-Backs anticipated in 2011, thanks to two Stephen Drew injuries. He did enough in that time to earn a two-year deal during the offseason, but the only significant value he'll provide comes from stolen bases. With Drew working his way back from a fractured ankle and surgery to repair a sports hernia, Bloomquist could see an uptick in playing time out of the gate. Still, it's tough rely on him to be more than a middle-infield filler in deeper formats.

2011

Bloomquist's value stemmed from his stolen bases and multi-position eligibility, but both were wiped out in 2010. He was limited to far fewer plate appearances and ended up qualifying only as an outfielder in most leagues for 2011 and stole just eight bases after swiping 25 in 2009. A free agent at press time, Bloomquist will have to settle for a utility role wherever he lands.

2010

The super-utility man batted .265 with 52 runs scored and 25 stolen bases as he appeared at every position but catcher in 2009. Bloomquist has superb plate discipline, but lacks the pop necessary to be considered for most fantasy rosters. Beyond his limited offensive ability, Bloomquist is a veteran presence on a young ball club and he will likely enter 2010 in the same utility role.

2009

Bloomquist's time as a Mariner might finally be up. The super-utility man made $1 million last year and repaid the Mariners with, drum roll please, one extra-base hit (a ground-rule double) in 165 at-bats -- 31 pitchers had more extra-base hits. His season ended in August with a hamstring injury. Bloomquist will compete with Alberto Callaspo for the second base job after signing with Kansas City, but more likely is used in a utility role. He'll be praised for his "hustle," despite offering nothing at the plate in the way of power or on-base skills.

2008

Bloomquist returns to reprise his super-utility role in the last year of a two-year contract. If the Mariners have learned anything, they'll better spend Bloomquist's near $1 million salary next season. Stop laughing, it's possible. While Bloomquist can adequately play every position save for the battery, he brings just about nothing offensively. Bloomquist's five extra-base hits were the fewest among all major leaguers with at least 175 plate appearances. Five pitchers had as many extra-base hits. He even had more GIDP (seven) than XBH. Although speedy, Bloomquist doesn't even run the bases well, stealing successfully on just 7-of-12 attempts. The Mariners should be able to get this kind of production for the major league minimum.

2007

Various theories abound as to why the Mariners are so keen on Bloomquist: local boy done good; understudy for Mariners mascot; incriminating photos of top brass. One thing is certain, Bloomquist is a near-total liability at the plate. He has no power -- his nine extra-base hits in 2006 were the fewest in the majors among batters with at least 250 plate appearances -- and he doesn't walk much. Among players with at least 250 at-bats, his .619 OPS ranked in the bottom 15. His .320 OBP was a career high for a full season. What value he does bring comes from his versatile glove and his speed. But at nearly $1 million a year, the Mariners could save a few bucks by filling Bloomquist's super-sub role with a player who isn't worse than replacement level.

2006

Bloomquist's value comes in his versatility as he can play just about every position. His bat, however, is another story. He has virtually no power (17 XBH, no homers) and can't draw a walk (11 BB in 267 PA). Bloomquist finally got regular playing time by mid-season last year and hit .316 in July, but regressed to a more Willie-like .248 in August before his season ended with a hamstring injury.

2005

Bloomquist is the quintessential utility player. He played six positions last season and could have played right field as well if the assiduous Ichiro Suzuki would ever take a break. His bat holds him back to a degree, but his unimpressive numbers (.245/.283/.330) might be partly attributable to receiving only 188 at-bats. He hit in 25 of the 42 games in which he received at least three at-bats, hitting .331. Unless he breaks from Seattle, he'll never be anything more than a utility guy.

2004

Bloomquist will be the main utility man for the Mariners this year, as Mark McLemore likely won't be back. He took over the starting duties at third base for a time last season, hitting .330 in 37 games at the hot corner. His defense was solid, too, but the Mariners need more production from the left side of their infield. The Mariners signed Scott Spiezio to get most of the starts at third base, with Carlos Guillen starting at shortstop, and Bloomquist will be the primary backup to both. He may see more than the 196 at-bats he received in 2003.

2003

Bloomquist can play both second base and left field, but he is second on the depth chart at both positions. He will be used a lot as a pinch runner and a defensive replacement.