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Aaron Blair

25-Year-Old Pitcher – Atlanta Braves

2017 Stats

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2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

After being acquired by the Braves in the Shelby Miller deal, the 24-year-old righty found initial success in a brief stint with Triple-A Gwinnett, posting a 1.42 ERA, 0.79 WHIP and 22:5 K:BB in 19 in...

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2017 ADP:  704.89

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 250   DOB: 5/26/1992   BORN: Las Vegas, NV   COLLEGE: Marshall   DRAFTED: 100th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed with the Diamondbacks in June of 2013.

July 20, 2017  –  Aaron Blair News

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Blair was scratched from Thursday's start with Triple-A Gwinnett and could replace Jaime Garcia in the big-league rotation if the latter is dealt in the meantime, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.

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Aaron Blair 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
2013 21 A HIL 3 8 0 31.0 25 10 2 28 13 1 1 0 0 0 2.90 1.23
2013 21 A SOU 3 3 0 17.2 19 7 0 13 4 0 2 0 0 0 3.57 1.34
2014 22 A+ VIS 13 13 0 72.1 70 35 6 81 21 4 2 0 0 0 4.35 1.26
2014 22 A SOU 6 6 0 35.2 25 16 2 44 14 1 2 0 0 0 4.04 1.11
2014 22 AA MOB 8 8 0 46.1 30 10 4 46 16 4 1 0 0 0 1.94 1.00
2015 23 AA MOB 13 13 0 83.1 70 25 8 64 23 6 3 0 0 0 2.70 1.12
2015 23 AAA REN 13 12 0 77.0 67 27 5 56 27 7 2 0 0 0 3.16 1.22
2016 24 AAA GWI 13 13 0 71.2 77 37 4 71 32 5 4 0 0 0 4.65 1.53
2016 24 MAJ ATL 15 15 0 70.0 82 59 14 46 34 2 7 0 0 0 7.59 1.66
2017 25 AAA GWI 17 17 0 86.0 87 47 9 67 40 6 5 0 0 0 4.92 1.48
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3-Year Averages     15 15 0 70.0 82 59 14 46 34 2 7 0 0 0 7.59 1.66
Career  (View All)     15 15 0 70.0 82 59 14 46 34 2 7 0 7.59 1.66

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Aaron Blair Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Last 14 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Aaron Blair Minors 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 ERA WHIP
Jul. 15 Charlotte 5.0 4 3 3 0 3 5 1 0 0 - 0 5.40 1.40
Jul. 8 Indianapols 7.0 8 2 2 1 0 6 1 1 0 L 0 2.57 1.14
Jul. 3 Charlotte 5.0 6 2 2 1 2 3 0 0 0 W 0 3.60 1.60
Jun. 28 Toledo 5.0 8 4 4 0 3 4 0 0 0 - 0 7.20 2.20
Jun. 23 Norfolk 6.0 3 3 2 1 3 2 0 0 0 W 0 3.00 1.00
Jun. 17 Columbus 5.0 5 5 5 1 1 8 1 1 0 L 0 9.00 1.20
Jun. 11 Charlotte 6.0 4 0 0 0 2 5 1 1 0 W 0 0.00 1.00
Jun. 6 Norfolk 2.0 5 3 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 13.50 3.00
May. 26 Syracuse 6.0 5 2 2 0 3 3 0 1 0 W 0 3.00 1.33
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 6.0 IP/G
12.0 12 5 5 1 3 11 2 1 0 0-1 0 3.75 1.25
Last 30 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 5.6 IP/G
28.0 29 14 13 3 11 20 2 1 0 2-1 0 4.18 1.43
Last 60 Days
9 Games:  Avg. 5.2 IP/G
47.0 48 24 23 5 18 38 4 4 0 4-2 0 4.40 1.40

Aaron Blair Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016159162242937.323

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016165301240527.278

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201639.0140272277.381.64

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201631.0130191277.841.68
Aaron Blair 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
2013 21 A HIL 3 8 31.0 8.13 3.77 2.15 0.58 77.8% 2.90 3.68 .279
2013 21 A SOU 3 3 17.2 6.80 2.09 3.25 0.00 69.6% 3.57 2.56 .349
2014 22 A+ VIS 13 13 72.1 10.11 2.62 3.86 0.75 65.9% 4.35 3.32 .343
2014 22 A SOU 6 6 35.2 11.25 3.58 3.14 0.51 62.2% 4.04 2.72 .294
2014 22 AA MOB 8 8 46.1 8.98 3.12 2.88 0.78 85.7% 1.94 3.50 .236
2015 23 AA MOB 13 13 83.1 6.93 2.49 2.78 0.87 80% 2.70 3.85 .267
2015 23 AAA REN 13 12 77.0 6.55 3.16 2.07 0.58 75.3% 3.16 3.68 .278
2016 24 AAA GWI 13 13 71.2 8.97 4.04 2.22 0.51 68.6% 4.65 3.41 .360
2016 24 MAJ ATL 15 15 70.0 5.91 4.37 1.35 1.80 1.22 55.9% 90.9 MPH 7.59 6.20 .310
2017 25 AAA GWI 17 17 86.0 7.01 4.19 1.68 0.94 67.8% 4.92 4.61 .308
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Rest Of Season     0 4 34.9 8.55 4.00 2.14 1.00 68% 4.74 4.07 .313
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3-Year Averages     15 15 70.0 5.91 4.37 1.35 1.80 55.9% 7.59 5.94 .310
Career     15 15 70.0 5.91 4.37 1.35 1.80 55.9% 7.59 5.99 .310

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Aaron Blair Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2016 P 70 2 6 2 0 39 -1 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2016 P -1 0 0 0 1 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Aaron Blair    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

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1.68 K/BB
TERRIBLE
7.01 K/9
POOR
4.19 BB/9
TERRIBLE
0.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.9 HR/9
GOOD
0.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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4.92 ERA
POOR
1.48 WHIP
POOR
4.61 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

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.308 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
67.8% Strand Rate
LOW

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Aaron Blair: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Blair was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday.

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Blair was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday.

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Blair was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday.

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Blair gave up one run in 2.2 innings of work Thursday, allowing five hits while striking out three and walking one.

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Blair left Saturday's Grapefruit League game after getting hit on the left hand by a Cesar Hernandez line drive, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

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Blair feels that the slider he added to his arsenal late last season can become a true out pitch for him, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports. "Developing that pitch was big for me at the end of the year, and hopefully it's big for me moving on," Blair said. "Throwing it [in live batting practice on Tuesday], I had a good feel for it. It was late [break] and I kept it down in the zone. That's pretty much all you can ask for."

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Blair is expected to begin the season at Triple-A Gwinnett following the Braves' offseason additions to their rotation.

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Blair (2-7) struck out a career-high 10 and walked one in six innings against the Tigers on Saturday. He gave up two runs and four hits in the win.

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Blair (1-7) allowed five runs in 3.1 innings in a loss to the Marlins on Saturday. He walked three and struck out none.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Arizona’s 2015 Minor League Pitcher of the Year, Blair should break into the majors in early 2016, especially now that he's with Atlanta following an offseason trade. Last year, the 23-year-old posted a 13-5 record and 2.92 ERA in 160.1 innings split fairly evenly between Double-A and Triple-A. His 3.16 ERA for Triple-A Reno was impressive considering the brutal pitching environments of the Pacific Coast League. Blair’s strikeout rate fell last year, from 10.0 K/9 in 2014 to 6.7 last season. This should not come as a major surprise, as Blair figures to be more of a No. 3 with good ratios, and not an overpowering frontline arm. In deep mixed and NL-only leagues, Blair could be a profitable endgame option, as he will likely force the Braves' hand relatively early on if they start him back at Triple-A.

2015

The No. 36 pick in the 2013 draft, Blair climbed two full levels during the 2014 season, finishing his campaign at Double-A Mobile. Like fellow Mobile righty Braden Shipley, Blair’s repertoire is highlighted by a plus fastball/changeup combo. Over 154.1 innings, he posted a 171:51 K:BB ratio, making him a player to watch in the Diamondbacks’ system. Blair’s 4.35 ERA at High-A Visalia can be largely ignored, as he was pitching in the California League, a rough environment for any pitcher. His peripheral numbers suggest he was much better than that. He also probably wasn’t as good as his 1.94 ERA over 46.1 innings at Double-A, as he was stranding a whopping 87.3% of baserunners. Blair should return to Mobile for the start of 2015, but look for him to be promoted aggressively if he picks up where he left off in 2014, with the potential to join the D-Backs’ rotation in the dog days of summer.