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John Axford

31-Year-Old Pitcher – Cleveland Indians

2014 Stats

W-L

2-3

ERA

3.32

WHIP

1.43

K

49

SV

9

2014 Preseason 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.

June 20, 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 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 46 0 0 40.7 32 15 5 49 26 2 3 9 3 2 3.32 1.43
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3-Year Averages     74 0 0 69.3 64 27 8 81 30 4 5 27 6 7 3.50 1.36
Career  (View All)     327 0 0 314.3 272 115 30 378 149 24 22 115 3.29 1.34

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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
Jul. 29 Sea 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.32 1.43
Jul. 25 @KC 0.3 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.43 1.47
Jul. 24 @KC 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.23 1.46
Jul. 21 @Min 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.26 1.45
Jul. 19 @Det 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 - 0 0 1 3.35 1.49
Jul. 11 CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.41 1.51
Jul. 9 NYY 1.3 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.50 1.56
Jul. 7 NYY 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.63 1.59
Jul. 4 KC 1.0 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.74 1.63
Jul. 1 @LAD 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.58 1.62
Jun. 29 @Sea 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.69 1.64
Jun. 24 @Ari 0.7 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 3.82 1.70
Jun. 22 Det 0.7 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.90 1.67
Jun. 20 Det 0.7 2 3 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.99 1.64
Jun. 15 @Bos 0.7 0 0 0 0 3 2 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.14 1.57
Jun. 14 @Bos 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.21 1.50
Jun. 11 @KC 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.33 1.52
Jun. 9 @Tex 2.0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.12 1.50
Jun. 7 @Tex 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.38 1.50
Jun. 6 @Tex 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.52 1.52
Jun. 4 Bos 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.63 1.57
May. 27 @CWS 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.74 1.62
May. 24 @Bal 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.98 1.72
Last 14 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
3.7 2 1 1 1 0 5 0 1 0 0-0 0 0 1 2.45 0.55
Last 30 Days
11 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
10.0 4 3 2 1 2 13 1 1 0 0-0 0 0 2 1.80 0.60
Last 60 Days
23 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
21.3 16 7 6 2 9 28 1 3 0 1-0 0 1 2 2.53 1.17

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John Axford Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201491261415301.197
2013131311633405.289
2012164462231522.225

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201490231217204.233
2013158341040605.282
2012146471730118.234

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201418.3126191334.911.53
201335.742032663.281.26
201239.05415481875.311.38

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201422.3113301322.011.34
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 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 46 0 40.7 10.84 5.75 1.88 1.11 1.97 81.1% 94.6 MPH 3.32 4.38 .291
Today's Projections     0 0 .2 10.52 4.73 2.22 1.30 79.9% 3.64 1.12 .317
Next 7 Days     0 0 1.2 10.52 4.73 2.22 1.30 79.9% 3.64 4.32 .317
Rest Of Season     0 0 17.4 10.52 4.66 2.26 1.23 79.2% 3.64 4.19 .319
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3-Year Averages     74 0 69.3 10.51 3.89 2.70 1.04 77.9% 3.50 3.66 .328
Career     327 0 314.3 10.82 4.27 2.54 0.86 78.3% 3.29 3.51 .322

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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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1.88 K/BB
POOR
10.84 K/9
GREAT
5.75 BB/9
TERRIBLE
94.6 MPH Fastball
GOOD
1.1 HR/9
POOR
1.97 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.32 ERA
WEAK
1.43 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.38 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

Explain This

.291 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
81.1% Strand Rate
ABOVE AVERAGE

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

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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Axford walked two batters before giving up a go-ahead three-run homer to Dayan Viciedo in Sunday's loss to the White Sox, earning him his second blown save of the season.

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Axford recorded his eighth save of the season Wednesday night against the Royals.

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Axford picked up his seventh save of the season Monday as he pitched a perfect ninth inning against Kansas City.

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Axford recorded his sixth save of the year Sunday afternoon.

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Axford picked up his fifth save of the season Wednesday against Detroit.

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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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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.