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Clayton Blackburn

22-Year-Old Pitcher – San Francisco Giants

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The big righty continues to put up solid minor-league numbers, posting a 3.29 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP in 93 innings in his first taste of Double-A. His 85:20 K:BB ratio says a lot about his profile. He la...

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STATUS:  Day-To-Day     INJURY TYPE:  Shoulder
LEAGUE: AA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 230   DOB: 1/6/1993
BORN: Amarillo, TX   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: 16th Rd   

March 6, 2015  –  Clayton Blackburn News

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Blackburn hurt his shoulder in a batting practice session and is currently not throwing, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The injury resulted in the Giants' decision to reassign him to minor league camp.

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Clayton Blackburn 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
2011 18 R SCO 12 6 0 33.1 16 4 2 30 3 3 1 0 0 0 1.08 0.57
2012 19 A AUG 22 22 0 131.1 116 37 3 143 18 8 4 0 0 0 2.54 1.02
2013 20 A+ SAN 23 23 0 133.0 111 54 12 138 35 7 5 0 0 0 3.65 1.10
2014 21 R SCO 2 2 0 5.0 4 2 0 9 0 0 1 0 0 0 3.60 0.80
2014 21 AA RIC 18 18 0 93.0 94 34 1 85 20 5 6 0 0 0 3.29 1.23

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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
2011 18 R SCO 12 6 33.1 8.16 0.82 10.00 0.54 88.2% 1.08 2.72 .181
2012 19 A AUG 22 22 131.1 9.82 1.24 7.94 0.21 74% 2.54 1.91 .333
2013 20 A+ SAN 23 23 133.0 9.34 2.37 3.94 0.81 68.7% 3.65 3.29 .295
2014 21 R SCO 2 2 5.0 16.20 0.00 0.00 0.00 50% 3.60 0.20 .440
2014 21 AA RIC 18 18 93.0 8.23 1.94 4.25 0.10 70.8% 3.29 2.38 .344

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Clayton Blackburn: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Blackburn received an invite to spring training, the Bay Area News Group's Alex Pavlovic reports.

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Blackburn completed the Double-A season at Richmond with a 3.29 ERA and 85:20 K:BB in 93 innings.

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Making his first start for Double-A Richmond since May 19, Blackburn (rib) pitched five scoreless innings on Friday, giving up only two hits and one walk while striking out four, MiLB.com reports. "Today was the first time I really got back into live competition," Blackburn said. "It was one of those things where I wasn't scared to let go, but at the same time I was being cautious, being smart about it."

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Blackburn hasn't pitched since May 19 due to an injury to his rib area, MiLB.com reports. He is currently throwing at the Giants' spring training facility in Scottsdale with a return expected "in the coming weeks."

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Blackburn struck out ten and walked none in 5.1 innings for Double-A Richmond Wednesday.

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Blackburn allowed one run on five hits in five innings for Double-A Richmond on Friday. The 21-year-old righty walked one and struck out three.

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Blackburn, 20, has a 3.83 ERA and 131:34 K:BB ratio through 127 innings for High-A San Jose.

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Blackburn, 20, continues to impress at High-A San Jose this season with a 79:19 K:BB ratio over 69.1 innings through 13 starts.

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2014

The move from Low-A Augusta to High-A San Jose proved to be no challenge for Blackburn in 2013, as he maintained his excellent strikeout totals (9.3 K/9), while keeping his walks in check (2.4 BB/9). The big-framed righty (6-4, 225) showcases a sinking mid-90s fastball, as well as an above-average curveball and a solid changeup. He should start the season with Double-A Richmond, but there is a good chance he could be fast-tracked to Triple-A Fresno midseason, if he continues his dominance on the mound.

2013

Blackburn was a 16th-round pick by the Giants in the 2011 draft, and put together a breakout year in his first full professional season with a 2.54 ERA (1.91 FIP) in 131.1 innings. He has shown spectacular control with a walk rate of 1.2 BB/9, and dominated hitters in Low-A with a strikeout rate of 9.8 K/9. Blackburn features a low-90s fastball that can top out at 95 mph, an above-average curveball and strong changeup, and should start 2013 in High-A. The right-hander has the ceiling of a strong No. 3 starter, but will not have an impact on the major league level until late 2014 at the earliest.