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John Axford

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Cleveland Indians

2014 Stats

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0-1

ERA

4.05

WHIP

1.35

K

8

SV

5

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 slo...

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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 one-year, $4.5 million deal, including $1.75 million in incentives, with the Indians in December of 2013.

April 17, 2014  –  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 .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 8 0 0 6.7 3 3 1 8 6 0 1 5 1 0 4.05 1.35
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for John Axford
3-Year Averages MAJ   74 0 0 69.3 64 27 8 81 30 4 5 27 6 7 3.50 1.36
Career  (View All) MAJ   289 0 0 280.3 243 103 26 337 129 22 20 111 3.31 1.33

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Pitcher vs. Batter Stats

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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
Apr. 16 @Det 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 4.05 1.35
Apr. 13 @CWS 0.3 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 4.76 1.41
Apr. 12 @CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.69 1.13
Apr. 9 SD 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 - 1 0 0 2.08 1.38
Apr. 8 SD 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.70 1.20
Apr. 6 Min 1.0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.00 1.33
Apr. 2 @Oak 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.00 1.00
Mar. 31 @Oak 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.00 2.00
Last 14 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
4.7 3 3 3 1 4 5 0 1 0 0-1 3 1 0 5.79 1.50
Last 30 Days
8 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
6.7 3 3 3 1 6 8 0 1 0 0-1 5 1 0 4.05 1.35
Last 60 Days
8 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
6.7 3 3 3 1 6 8 0 1 0 0-1 5 1 0 4.05 1.35

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John Axford Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013131311633405.289
2012164462231522.225
2011134441024111.194

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013158341040605.282
2012146471730118.234
2011167411535213.233

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201335.742032663.281.26
201239.05415481875.311.38
201146.02130521221.171.00

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201329.3350332044.911.84
201230.30420452133.861.52
201126.70116331323.381.43
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 8 0 6.7 10.80 8.10 1.33 1.35 0.57 75% 93.7 MPH 4.05 5.45 .156
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for John Axford
3-Year Averages MAJ   74 0 69.3 10.51 3.89 2.70 1.04 77.9% 3.50 3.66 .328
Career MAJ   289 0 280.3 10.82 4.14 2.61 0.83 77.7% 3.31 3.43 .324

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2014 Stat Review for John Axford    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.33 K/BB
TERRIBLE
10.80 K/9
GREAT
8.10 BB/9
TERRIBLE
93.7 MPH Fastball
GOOD
1.4 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.57 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.05 ERA
POOR
1.35 WHIP
POOR
5.45 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.156 BABIP
LOW
75.0% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for John Axford (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Steve Clevenger BAL 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.333 2.333
Dexter Fowler HOU 6 4 2 2 0 0 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Michael Cuddyer COL 5 3 1 4 0 2 0 .600 1.400 2.000
Andre Ethier LA 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 .333 1.333 1.933
Adam LaRoche WAS 3 1 1 1 2 2 0 .333 1.333 1.933
Clint Barmes PIT 8 4 2 2 1 1 0 .500 1.375 1.931
Drew Stubbs COL 4 2 1 1 1 2 0 .500 1.250 1.850
Troy Tulowitzki COL 10 6 1 1 0 1 0 .600 1.200 1.800
Ike Davis PIT 5 2 1 2 1 1 0 .400 1.200 1.700
Mike Morse SF 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 .333 1.333 1.667

Best Matchups for John Axford (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Xavier Nady SD 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Chris Nelson CIN 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Ben Revere PHI 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Anthony Rizzo CHI-N 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Erik Kratz TOR 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Gerardo Parra AZ 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
James Loney TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Humberto Quintero SEA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Justin Upton ATL 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Hector Sanchez SF 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Axford blew his first save opportunity of the season, allowing a walk and a two-run home run in just a third of an inning Sunday versus the White Sox.

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Axford notched his fourth save of the season in Wednesday's 2-0 win over the Padres.

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Axford picked up his second save of the season with a perfect inning of relief in Wednesday's win over Oakland.

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Axford walked two batters and threw just 12 of his 26 pitches for strikes, but he still picked up his first save of the season in Monday's 2-0 win over the Athletics.

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Axford threw a perfect inning Sunday against the Angels to bring his ERA down to a mere 1.29 in seven outings this spring.

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Axford hopes to rebound from a tough 2013 season after discovering a mechanical issue that caused him to tip his pitches to opposing hitters, MLB.com reports.

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Axford is expected to open next season as the Indians' closer, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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Axford has agreed to a deal with the Indians, according to Jordan Bastian of MLB.com.

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Axford was non-tendered by the Cardinals, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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Axford was ejected from Friday's game against the Pirates by home plate umpire Tony Randazzo for hitting Tony Sanchez, the Cardinals official Twitter feed reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.