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Henry Blanco

42-Year-Old Catcher – Arizona Diamondbacks

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 220   DOB: 8/29/1971   BORN: Caracas, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league contract with the Diamondbacks in December of 2013 that includes an invite to spring training.

March 29, 2014  –  Henry Blanco News

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Blanco didn't make the Diamondbacks' Opening Day roster, Jack Magruder of FOX Sports Arizona reports.

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Henry Blanco Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 33 MAJ CHN 54 178 161 16 39 12 6 0 6 25 0 0 11 24 4 2 0 .242 .287 .391 .679
2006 34 MAJ CHN 74 261 241 23 64 23 15 2 6 36 0 0 14 38 4 2 0 .266 .304 .419 .723
2007 35 A Peo 8 22 19 3 6 2 1 0 1 5 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 .316 .417 .526 .943
2007 35 AAA IOW 3 10 10 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
2007 35 MAJ CHN 22 58 54 3 9 3 3 0 0 4 0 0 2 12 1 1 0 .167 .193 .222 .415
2008 36 MAJ CHN 58 128 120 15 35 6 3 0 3 12 0 0 6 22 2 0 0 .292 .325 .392 .717
2009 37 MAJ SDG 67 232 204 21 48 18 12 0 6 16 0 0 26 50 1 1 0 .235 .320 .382 .703
2010 38 MAJ NYM 50 144 130 10 28 7 5 0 2 8 1 0 11 26 0 3 0 .215 .271 .300 .571
2011 39 MAJ ARI 37 112 100 12 25 12 3 1 8 12 0 1 12 21 0 0 0 .250 .330 .540 .870
2012 40 MAJ ARI 21 67 64 6 12 4 3 0 1 7 1 0 3 18 0 0 0 .188 .224 .281 .505
2013 41 MAJ TOR 15 43 38 3 7 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 10 1 0 0 .184 .262 .263 .525
2013 41 MAJ SEA 35 107 96 8 12 5 2 0 3 14 0 0 10 26 0 0 1 .125 .215 .240 .455
2013  (Multiple Teams) 41 MAJ TOR/SEA 50 150 134 11 19 8 5 0 3 14 0 0 14 36 1 0 1 .142 .228 .246 .474
3-Year Averages MAJ   36 108 99 9 18 7 3 0 4 11 0 0 9 25 0 0 0 .182 .250 .333 .583
Career  (View All) MAJ   971 3087 2761 274 615 228 145 11 72 296 6 11 254 546 37 26 9 .223 .291 .361 .652

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

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Henry Blanco Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 15 NYM Did not play.
Apr. 14 NYM Did not play.
Apr. 13 LAD Did not play.
Apr. 12 LAD Did not play.
Apr. 11 LAD Did not play.
Apr. 10 @SF Did not play.
Apr. 9 @SF Did not play.
Apr. 8 @SF Did not play.
Apr. 6 @Col Did not play.
Apr. 5 @Col Did not play.
Apr. 4 @Col Did not play.
Apr. 3 SF Did not play.
Apr. 2 SF Did not play.
Apr. 1 SF Did not play.
Mar. 31 SF Did not play.
Mar. 22 LAD Did not play.
Mar. 22 LAD Did not play.
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

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Henry Blanco: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2013 47
2012 21
2011 37
2010 46
2009 60 1

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Henry Blanco Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013474130.149.255.471
2012374031.162.216.421
2011648680.266.594.922

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20138772110.138.241.476
2012272140.222.370.620
2011364240.222.444.778

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013636020.159.206.449
2012365041.194.250.506
20114810690.313.7921.192

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20137153120.127.282.497
2012281130.179.321.500
2011522230.192.308.571
Henry Blanco Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 33 MAJ CHN 178 161 6.2% 13.5% 0.46 85% .252 .149
2006 34 MAJ CHN 261 241 5.4% 14.6% 0.37 84% .294 .153
2007 35 A Peo 22 19 13.6% 13.6% 1.00 84% .333 .210
2007 35 AAA IOW 10 10 0% 30% 0.00 70% .286 .000
2007 35 MAJ CHN 58 54 3.4% 20.7% 0.17 78% .214 .055
2008 36 MAJ CHN 128 120 4.7% 17.2% 0.27 82% .337 .100
2009 37 MAJ SDG 232 204 11.2% 21.6% 0.52 75% .284 .147
2010 38 MAJ NYM 144 130 7.6% 18.1% 0.42 80% .255 .085
2011 39 MAJ ARI 112 100 10.7% 18.8% 0.57 79% .239 .290
2012 40 MAJ ARI 67 64 4.5% 26.9% 0.17 72% .244 .093
2013 41 MAJ TOR 43 38 9.3% 23.3% 0.40 74% .250 .079
2013 41 MAJ SEA 107 96 9.3% 24.3% 0.38 73% .134 .115
2013  (Multiple Teams) 41 MAJ TOR/SEA 150 134 9.3% 24% 0.39 73% .168 .104
3-Year Averages MAJ   108 99 8.3% 23.1% 0.36 75% .200 .151
Career MAJ   3087 2761 8.2% 17.7% 0.47 80% .253 .138

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Arizona Diamondbacks Roster

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Best Matchups for Henry Blanco (by OPS, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jonathan Sanchez CHI-N 8 4 3 4 0 1 1 .500 1.625 2.125
Nate Robertson DET 5 3 1 2 2 1 0 .600 1.200 1.914
Adam Wainwright STL 7 4 0 1 0 1 0 .571 .857 1.429
A.J. Griffin OAK 5 1 1 4 1 2 0 .200 .800 1.133
Ryan Dempster BOS 5 1 1 4 1 1 0 .200 .800 1.133
Randy Wolf AZ 13 6 0 3 0 0 1 .462 .692 1.121
Oliver Perez AZ 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .600 1.000
Mike Leake CIN 8 2 1 2 1 3 0 .250 .625 .958
Mark Buehrle TOR 20 5 2 3 5 5 0 .250 .550 .950
Jorge De La Rosa COL 12 3 1 2 2 3 0 .250 .583 .940

Worst Matchups for Henry Blanco (by OPS, min 5 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Brett Tomko KC 5 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .000 .167
Zach Duke MIL 13 1 0 1 0 4 0 .077 .077 .154
Martin Perez TEX 6 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .000 .143
Tomo Ohka TOR 14 1 0 0 0 1 0 .071 .071 .143
Hiroki Kuroda NY-A 7 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Matt Cain SF 6 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Ross Ohlendorf WAS 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Jered Weaver ANA 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jamey Wright LA 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Ricky Nolasco MIN 5 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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Henry Blanco: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Blanco will compete with Tuffy Gosewisch for the backup catcher job this spring, Arizona Sports/KTAR reports.

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Blanco signed a minor league contract with the Diamondbacks on Friday that includes an invite to spring training.

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Blanco declined his outright assignment to Triple-A and is now a free agent, MLB.com reports.

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Blanco has been designated for assignment, the Seattle Times reports.

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Blanco hit a grand slam Thursday, his second of the season and third of his career, in a loss at Boston.

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Starting for the fourth time as a Mariner, Blanco collected one hit in two at bats Wednesday afternoon.

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Blanco signed with the Mariners on Friday, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.

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Blanco was designated for assignment Friday, Barry Davis of Sportsnet.ca reports.

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Blanco will catch R.A. Dickey in his next start Sunday, the National Post reports.

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Despite being named the backup catcher, Blanco will not necessarily always be R.A. Dickey's personal catcher, as evidenced by the announcement that J.P. Arencibia would catch Dickey on Opening Day.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Henry Blanco.

2013

Blanco was limited to 21 games as Miguel Montero's backup before a torn thumb ligament ended his season in August. While he quietly hit eight homers in 100 at-bats in 2011 (.870 OPS), the veteran backstop failed to match that production during his second campaign in Arizona. Most of the value Blanco has provided throughout his career has come as a defender and clubhouse leader, but the Blue Jays are giving him a look in spring training after signing Blanco to a non-guaranteed deal in January.

2012

The D-Backs re-signed Blanco in November following a productive campaign where he managed to hit eight homers in just 100 at-bats. With Miguel Montero in position to shoulder a heavy workload again, Blanco will remain in position to start a game or two per week while providing a valuable veteran presence to the organization's young pitching staff.

2011

Blanco signed with the Mets in December 2009 to serve as their backup catcher; a role he ably filled first behind Rod Barajas then Jose Thole. Blanco signed with Arizona in December where he will once again be a defense-first backup backstop.

2010

Blanco is a legitimate backup catcher with a cannon and the ability to hit lefties. He's a marginal second catcher in NL-only leagues. The Mets signed him in the offseason, and given their catching situation, Blanco may play more than expected, which doesn't change his value at all.

2009

Blanco is a free agent at press time, but it's likely he'll re-sign with the Cubs before the start of the season. He's a 37-year-old backup catcher with a career .658 OPS. Don't make a big push for him based on a surprisingly productive 2008 at the plate.

2008

Blanco missed most of 2007 with a neck injury, but should be fine for the start of 2008. He'll resume his job as the Cubs' No. 2 catcher, this time behind prospect Geovany Soto. Even if Blanco were to take over the job, at best, he'd hit for a modicum of power and a low average while playing solid defense behind the plate.

2007

Blanco's a good defensive catcher with a tiny bit of pop. He'll see a start or two per week backing up Michael Barrett.

2006

Blanco is an above average backup catcher who throws out runners and has a tiny bit of home run pop. He won't reach first base to save his life, and it would be a minor miracle if he hit .260.

2005

Blanco was pressed into a starting role with the Twins for much of the season after Joe Mauer was injured and responded with 10 home runs and strong defense behind the plate (throwing out 30 of 61 base stealers). However, the rest of his hitting was anemic. He should continue to provide modest power and strong defense from a backup catcher role with the Cubs, but if he gets significant at-bats he will kill a fantasy team's batting average.

2004

Blanco will mentor Joe Mauer as a backup in Minnesota. He'll be the third catcher on the roster and may not last the season. Don't expect many at bats.

2003

Blanco will likely back up Javy Lopez again. He's got a strong arm and is considered a strong defensive lineup. He'll kill your batting average if left in your lineup, however.