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Kyle Blanks

28-Year-Old First Baseman – Texas Rangers

2015 Stats

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.322

HR

3

RBI

6

R

10

SB

1

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The A's traded for Blanks in May with the idea to use him as the right-handed side of a platoon with Brandon Moss. Blanks was effective early on in the role, putting up a .935 OPS in his first 45 at-b...

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STATUS:  15-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Back     EST. RETURN:  6/7/2015
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 6"   WT: 265   DOB: 9/11/1986
BORN: Sellersville, PA   COLLEGE: Yavapai (AZ) JC  DRAFTED: 42nd Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Kyle Blanks Contract Information:

Agreed to a minor-league contract with the Rangers in December 2014.

May 22, 2015  –  Kyle Blanks News

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Blanks was placed on the 15-day DL on Friday with a cyst on his lower back, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Kyle Blanks 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
2006 19 A A 86 344 308 41 90 30 20 0 10 52 2 0 36 79 0 0 0 .292 .382 .455 .837
2007 20 A LAK 119 509 465 94 140 59 31 4 24 100 11 2 44 98 0 0 0 .301 .380 .540 .920
2008 21 AA SAN 74 310 264 38 83 20 10 4 6 46 3 3 35 37 0 4 7 .314 .403 .451 .854
2008 21 AA SAN 132 565 492 75 160 48 23 5 20 107 5 4 51 90 0 5 17 .325 .404 .514 .918
2009 22 AAA POR 66 280 233 35 66 22 9 1 12 38 0 0 39 63 0 3 5 .283 .393 .485 .878
2009 22 MAJ SDG 54 172 148 24 37 19 9 0 10 22 1 1 18 55 0 0 6 .250 .355 .514 .868
2010 23 A+ LAK 10 44 37 3 10 3 3 0 0 4 0 0 6 12 0 0 1 .270 .386 .351 .737
2010 23 AAA POR 1 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833
2010 23 MAJ SDG 33 120 102 14 16 10 6 1 3 15 1 0 15 46 0 0 3 .157 .283 .324 .607
2011 24 AA SAN 44 201 177 33 50 23 16 3 4 27 3 0 17 41 0 3 4 .282 .353 .475 .828
2011 24 AAA TUC 35 152 134 36 47 25 12 2 11 35 0 1 16 37 0 1 1 .351 .421 .716 1.137
2011 24 MAJ SD 55 190 170 21 39 15 7 1 7 26 2 0 16 51 0 2 2 .229 .300 .406 .706
2012 25 MAJ SD 4 6 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .200 .333 .200 .533
2013 26 AAA TUC 12 46 38 8 9 4 3 0 1 4 0 0 6 10 0 0 2 .237 .370 .395 .765
2013 26 MAJ SD 88 308 280 31 68 22 14 0 8 35 1 1 21 85 0 2 5 .243 .305 .379 .684
2014 27 AAA EL 27 99 83 14 22 14 5 0 9 20 0 0 10 24 0 2 4 .265 .364 .651 1.015
2014 27 AAA SAC 7 28 21 4 9 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 6 3 0 1 0 .429 .536 .571 1.107
2014 27 MAJ OAK 21 56 45 9 15 3 1 0 2 7 0 0 8 13 0 1 2 .333 .446 .489 .935
2014 27 MAJ SD 5 10 10 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
2014  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ OAK/SD 26 66 55 10 17 3 1 0 2 7 0 0 8 16 0 1 2 .309 .409 .436 .845
2015 28 AAA ROU 16 62 52 8 17 10 7 0 3 11 0 0 5 16 0 1 4 .327 .419 .635 1.054
2015 28 MAJ TEX 15 63 59 10 19 7 4 0 3 6 1 0 4 18 0 0 0 .322 .365 .542 .907
3-Year Averages     39 126 113 13 28 8 5 0 3 14 0 0 10 34 0 1 2 .248 .317 .372 .689
Career  (View All)     275 925 819 110 197 76 41 2 33 111 6 2 83 273 0 5 18 .241 .322 .416 .739

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Kyle Blanks 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
May. 29 Bos Did not play.
May. 28 Bos Did not play.
May. 27 @Cle Did not play.
May. 26 @Cle Did not play.
May. 25 @Cle Did not play.
May. 24 @NYY Did not play.
May. 23 @NYY Did not play.
May. 22 @NYY Did not play.
May. 21 @Bos Did not play.
May. 20 @Bos Did not play.
May. 19 @Bos 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .322 .365 .542 .907
May. 17 Cle Did not play.
May. 16 Cle Did not play.
May. 15 Cle 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .327 .373 .545 .918
May. 14 KC Did not play.
May. 13 KC Did not play.
May. 12 KC 4 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .314 .364 .549 .913
May. 11 KC 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .333 .511 .844
May. 10 @TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .302 .348 .558 .906
May. 9 @TB 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .381 .615 .996
May. 8 @TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .343 .395 .657 1.052
May. 7 @TB 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .375 .412 .719 1.131
May. 6 @Hou 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .357 .400 .714 1.114
May. 5 @Hou 4 2 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .391 .440 .826 1.266
May. 4 @Hou 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .316 .381 .684 1.065
May. 3 Oak 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .412 .800 1.212
May. 2 Oak 5 2 4 1 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .417 .417 1.000 1.417
May. 1 Oak 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .571 .714
Apr. 29 Sea 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr. 28 Sea 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 8 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .375 .375 .500 .875
Last 30 Days 59 10 19 4 0 3 6 4 18 1 0 0 0 0 .322 .365 .542 .907

Kyle Blanks: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 12 2 2 1
2014 20 2 1 1 3
2013 34 61 35 37 2
2012 1 1 1
2011 14 37 37
2010 4 30 30
2009 8 38 18 22 2

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Kyle Blanks Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015195340.368.9471.316
2014308240.300.500.889
2013103135191.282.456.829

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015405021.300.350.714
2014252030.320.360.793
2013177183160.220.333.596

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015274251.370.6671.100
2014319220.323.516.933
2013131153201.237.344.656

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015326110.281.438.741
2014241050.292.333.733
2013149165150.248.409.708
Kyle Blanks Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2006 19 A A 344 308 10.5% 23% 0.46 74% .365 .163
2007 20 A LAK 509 465 8.6% 19.3% 0.45 79% .338 .239
2008 21 AA SAN 310 264 11.3% 11.9% 0.95 86% .348 .137
2008 21 AA SAN 565 492 9% 15.9% 0.57 82% .366 .189
2009 22 AAA POR 280 233 13.9% 22.5% 0.62 73% .342 .202
2009 22 MAJ SDG 172 148 10.5% 32% 0.33 63% .325 .264
2010 23 A+ LAK 44 37 13.6% 27.3% 0.50 68% .400 .081
2010 23 AAA POR 4 3 25% 25% 1.00 67% .500 .000
2010 23 MAJ SDG 120 102 12.5% 38.3% 0.33 55% .245 .167
2011 24 AA SAN 201 177 8.5% 20.4% 0.41 77% .348 .193
2011 24 AAA TUC 152 134 10.5% 24.3% 0.43 72% .419 .365
2011 24 MAJ SD 190 170 8.4% 26.8% 0.31 70% .286 .177
2012 25 MAJ SD 6 5 16.7% 33.3% 0.50 60% .333 .000
2013 26 AAA TUC 46 38 13% 21.7% 0.60 74% .296 .158
2013 26 MAJ SD 308 280 6.8% 27.6% 0.25 70% .321 .136
2014 27 AAA EL 99 83 10.1% 24.2% 0.42 71% .260 .386
2014 27 AAA SAC 28 21 21.4% 10.7% 2.00 86% .471 .142
2014 27 MAJ OAK 56 45 14.3% 23.2% 0.62 71% .433 .156
2014 27 MAJ SD 10 10 0% 30% 0.00 70% .286 .000
2014  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ OAK/SD 66 55 12.1% 24.2% 0.50 71% .405 .127
2015 28 AAA ROU 62 52 8.1% 25.8% 0.31 69% .424 .308
2015 28 MAJ TEX 63 59 6.3% 28.6% 0.22 69% .421 .220
3-Year Averages     126 113 7.9% 27% 0.29 70% .329 .124
Career     925 819 9% 29.5% 0.30 67% .320 .175

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

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2015 Stat Review for Kyle Blanks    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.322 AVG
ELITE
69% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.421 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.542 SLG
ELITE
.220 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.22 BB/K
TERRIBLE
6.3% BB Rate
WEAK
28.6% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.907 OPS
ELITE
.365 OBP
GREAT

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Kyle Blanks: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Blanks is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Royals.

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Blanks went 3-for-4 with a home run, an RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's 7-1 win over the Astros.

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Blanks made his fourth consecutive start at first base Sunday against the A's, going 0-for-3 with two walks and a stolen base.

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Blanks, who was 4-for-5 with a home run Saturday night, will make his fourth straight start Sunday against the Athletics.

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Blanks is starting at first base and hitting seventh Wednesday.

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Blanks will be added to the Rangers' roster Wednesday, the Dallas Morning News' Evan Grant reports.

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Blanks was reassigned to minor league camp Monday.

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Blanks (Achilles) is scheduled to play in his first spring game Tuesday, the Fort Worth Star Telegram's Stefan Stevenson reports.

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Blanks has been making strides in his recovery from a left Achilles issue, FOX Sports Southwest reports.

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Blanks has agreed to a split contract with the Rangers, Chris Cotillo reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

A stint at Triple-A Tucson to kick off the year didn't last long, as Blanks was called up in mid-April and immediately made his presence felt by taking Clayton Kershaw deep. Until a broken hand befell Yonder Alonso in early June, Blanks picked up only the occasional starting nod but was soon the everyday starting first baseman, which he utilized to show off his prodigious power. During a 12-game stretch, he hammered five home runs, but soon, a sore heel developed into Achilles tendinitis, resulting in nearly two months spent on the DL. His September splits (.175/.242/.193 with a 5:24 BB:K ratio in 57 at-bats) reflect a recovering body and historical contact rates, but one silver lining of his season was bucking a trend by consistently hitting left-handed pitching, producing a .282/.373/.456 slash line in 118 plate appearances versus southpaws. No matter, Blanks enters 2014 as depth in the corner outfield and at first, holding down his potential.

2013

Unfortunately, 2012 was a lost season for Blanks, who injured the labrum in his left shoulder so badly that he needed surgery to fix it in late April. Before the injury, he got in just six plate appearances, which is impossible to read anything into. In 2011, he spent time in Double-A San Antonio and Triple-A Tucson, before moving on the majors. One thing that has become obvious from the time he has spent in the majors is that he has serious issues making contact, but when he does, he has the power to drive the ball out of any park. That power may take some time to resurface, given the nature of his shoulder surgery, if it ever does. When he recovers from his shoulder woes, it's likely the team uses him in a platoon as he struggles against left-handed pitching (.198/.305/.347).

2012

With the help of a strong walk rate, Blanks has traditionally posted a high OBP (>.380) and has displayed great power potential, however, he has had his difficulty with the adjustments to major league pitching. If he can reduce his 31.5 percent strikeout rate, maintain his walk rate and improve on his .195 average against southpaws, Blanks could eventually work his way into a platoon situation despite a murky outlook for playing time heading into spring training following the Padres' offseason additions to the outfield mix.

2011

The 6-foot-6, 270-pound Blanks played only in April and into part of May before an elbow injury sidelined him last season. The injury was serious enough that he needed Tommy John surgery to correct it. Prior to 2010, he had shown an ability to hit for power and average in the minors. Surprisingly athletic, he played left field in the past, but the surgery will likely sap his arm strength and limit him to first-base duties. His health status going into spring training will be tenuous, and it's likely that he won't be ready for action on Opening Day. Once healthy, he's going to have to cut down on his strikeout rate, if he hopes to stick at the major league level.

2010

Blanks' surprising dexterity in the left field was nice, but the plantar fascitis that ended his season is a serious concern for a player of his size, emphasizing the need for the Padres to get him to first base. Of perhaps greater concern was the degradation of his strikeout rate at Triple-A and in the majors. In the short term, Blanks brings too much risk to be a comfortable play; in the long term, he will be a Ryan Howard-caliber first baseman.

2009

Despite backing up his imposing physique with a solid season at Double-A San Antonio, Blanks is a bit under the prospect radar in part because of a subpar stint in the Arizona Fall League. He was sent to the AFL to work on his pitch recognition and if he can make strides in this area, he could creep up the prospect ladder quickly. For now, expect him to begin the year at Triple-A Portland and be sure to monitor his progress.

2008

At 6-6, 281, Blanks is an impressive physical specimen. He hit .301/.380/.540 in 2007 at High-A Lake Elsinore, including 24 homers and 100 RBI. Like a lot of power hitters, he strikes out frequently (98 times in 465 at-bats last year), however, Blanks still manages to hit for average and can hit the gaps in addition to slamming the ball over the fence. He should face the Double-A test in 2008.

2007

Blanks has been described as a taller Cecil Fielder in better shape: he stands 6-6 and weighs 290 lbs. Not surprisingly, Blanks can hit for power, but also strikes out a lot. Despite this, his .292 average wasn't bad. Blanks will probably begin 2007 with High-A Lake Elsinore. He was not a highly-regarded draft pick (42nd round in 2004) and is a long way from the majors.