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Michael Blazek

27-Year-Old Pitcher – Milwaukee Brewers

2016 Stats

W-L

3-1

ERA

5.66

WHIP

1.91

K

36

SV

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Blazek was given a chance to pitch full-time for the Brewers in 2015, and he proved his worth. He turned in a career-best season with a 2.43 ERA and 1.04 WHIP prior to breaking his right hand in Augus...

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2016 ADP:  695.32

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 204   DOB: 3/16/1989   BORN: Las Vegas, NV   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 35th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Michael Blazek Contract Information:

Signed a one-year contract with the Brewers in January 2016.

September 12, 2016  –  Michael Blazek News

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Blazek (forearm) threw a sim game Monday and is slated to throw one more later this week before potentially returning to the Brewers' bullpen, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

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Michael Blazek 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
2010 21 A+ PAL 1 1 0 4.1 9 6 0 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 12.46 3.41
2010 21 A QUA 1 11 0 103.0 78 31 5 104 31 8 4 3 0 0 2.71 1.06
2011 22 AA SPR 2 24 0 133.2 147 81 25 128 64 11 6 0 0 0 5.45 1.58
2011 22 AAA MEM 2 2 0 12.0 8 5 1 6 9 2 0 0 0 0 3.75 1.42
2012 23 AA SPR 2 7 0 80.0 61 37 11 83 34 5 8 0 0 0 4.16 1.19
2012 23 AAA MEM 2 1 0 3.1 6 4 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 10.80 2.58
2013 24 AA SPR 19 0 0 19.2 11 2 0 25 10 0 0 7 0 0 0.92 1.09
2013 24 AAA MEM 19 0 0 26.0 17 8 1 27 16 1 2 2 0 0 2.77 1.27
2013 24 MAJ MIL 7 0 0 7.0 6 3 1 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 3.86 1.29
2013 24 MAJ STL 11 0 0 10.3 10 8 2 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 6.97 1.94
2013  (Multiple Teams) 24 MAJ MIL/STL 18 0 0 17.3 16 11 3 14 13 0 1 0 0 0 5.71 1.67
2014 25 AAA NAS 37 17 0 102.1 106 47 9 87 40 4 4 1 0 0 4.13 1.43
2015 26 MAJ MIL 45 0 0 55.7 40 15 3 47 18 5 3 0 0 4 2.43 1.04
2016 27 AAA COL 5 1 0 8.1 10 4 0 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 4.32 1.60
2016 27 MAJ MIL 41 0 0 41.3 52 26 7 36 27 3 1 0 1 9 5.66 1.91
3-Year Averages     43 0 0 48.5 46 20 5 41 22 4 2 0 0 6 3.71 1.40
Career  (View All)     104 0 0 114.3 108 52 13 97 58 8 5 0 4.09 1.45

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

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Michael Blazek 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
Sep. 24 Cin 1.0 1 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.66 1.91
Aug. 13 Cin 1.0 4 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.58 1.88
Aug. 11 Atl 1.0 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.26 1.83
Aug. 9 Atl 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.17 1.85
Aug. 7 @Ari 1.7 5 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.30 1.85
Aug. 5 @Ari 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.05 1.79
Aug. 1 @SD 2.0 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 5.19 1.82
Last 14 Games (Team)
1 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
1.0 1 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 9.00 3.00
Last 30 Games (Team)
1 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
1.0 1 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 9.00 3.00
Last 60 Games (Team)
7 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.2 IP/G
8.7 15 9 6 2 5 7 1 1 0 0-0 0 0 0 6.23 2.31

Michael Blazek Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201684111519502.292
20159621716402.184

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016116251232624.317
2015126261124501.212

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201623.7000191556.851.94
201535.0320281222.831.11

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201617.7310171224.081.87
201520.721019611.740.92
Michael Blazek 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
2010 21 A+ PAL 1 1 4.1 4.39 10.98 0.40 0.00 57.1% 12.46 5.88 .485
2010 21 A QUA 1 11 103.0 9.09 2.71 3.35 0.44 75% 2.71 2.83 .281
2011 22 AA SPR 2 24 133.2 8.65 4.32 2.00 1.69 69.9% 5.45 5.36 .330
2011 22 AAA MEM 2 2 12.0 4.50 6.75 0.67 0.75 75% 3.75 5.53 .201
2012 23 AA SPR 2 7 80.0 9.34 3.83 2.44 1.24 69% 4.16 4.30 .260
2012 23 AAA MEM 2 1 3.1 2.90 5.81 0.50 2.90 57.1% 10.80 9.65 .392
2013 24 AA SPR 19 0 19.2 11.72 4.69 2.50 0.00 90.5% 0.92 2.16 .274
2013 24 AAA MEM 19 0 26.0 9.35 5.54 1.69 0.35 78.1% 2.77 3.47 .257
2013 24 MAJ MIL 7 0 7.0 5.14 3.86 1.33 1.29 0.75 75% 94.8 MPH 3.86 5.20 .241
2013 24 MAJ STL 11 0 10.3 8.71 8.71 1.00 1.74 1.15 66.7% 94.8 MPH 6.97 6.97 .295
2013  (Multiple Teams) 24 MAJ MIL/STL 18 0 17.3 7.27 6.75 1.08 1.56 0.96 69.2% 94.8 MPH 5.71 6.16 .272
2014 25 AAA NAS 37 17 102.1 7.67 3.53 2.18 0.79 72.3% 4.13 3.91 .326
2015 26 MAJ MIL 45 0 55.7 7.60 2.91 2.61 0.49 1.67 78.2% 92.9 MPH 2.43 3.24 .252
2016 27 AAA COL 5 1 8.1 8.89 3.33 2.67 0.00 69.2% 4.32 2.71 .403
2016 27 MAJ MIL 41 0 41.3 7.84 5.88 1.33 1.52 1.14 73.6% 93.0 MPH 5.66 5.76 .358
3-Year Averages     43 0 48.5 7.61 4.08 1.86 0.93 76.2% 3.71 4.21 .300
Career     104 0 114.3 7.64 4.57 1.67 1.02 74.5% 4.09 4.55 .296

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2016 Stat Review for Michael Blazek    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2015 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.33 K/BB
TERRIBLE
7.84 K/9
WEAK
5.88 BB/9
TERRIBLE
93.0 MPH Fastball
AVERAGE
1.5 HR/9
TERRIBLE
1.14 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.66 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.91 WHIP
TERRIBLE
5.76 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.358 BABIP
HIGH
73.6% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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Michael Blazek: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The Brewers hope to have Blazek (forearm) return to game action before the end of the season, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

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Blazek (forearm) was reinstated from the 15-day DL on Saturday.

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Blazek (forearm) has resumed throwing, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

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Blazek was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with a right forearm strain.

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Blazek (elbow) was activated from the 15-day disabled list Saturday, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Blazek (elbow) will pitch Thursday for Triple-A Colorado Springs and will be activated and rejoin the Brewers at some point afterward, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Blazek (elbow) is set to begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Colorado Springs in the next day or two, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Blazek worked as both a starter and reliever last season after pitching exclusively in relief the year before. He fared better as a starting pitcher (3.62 ERA in 77 innings) than he did out of the bullpen (5.68 ERA in 25.1 innings), but he started mostly out of necessity, so it remains to be seen if he will stay in that role moving forward. Blazek did have a dominant year in relief in 2013, and the Brewers have good starting pitching depth at the top level, so it wouldn't be a surprise to see him move back into a bullpen role.

2014

Blazek joined the Brewers late in the 2013 season, after being acquired in a deal for former closer John Axford. For the first time in his career, Blazek pitched exclusively as a reliever, a transition that seemed to fit him well, as he posted a 1.97 ERA and struck out 52 batters in 45.2 minor league innings. His control could use some work, but he throws three other pitches besides a 95-mph fastball, so he could be a factor at some point in what figures to be an inexperienced bullpen.