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Geoff Blum

41-Year-Old Third Baseman – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: S   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 221   DOB: 4/26/1973   BORN: Redwood City, CA   COLLEGE: California   DRAFTED: 7th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Geoff Blum Contract Information:

Signed a two-year deal with Arizona in November of 2010.

January 14, 2013  –  Geoff Blum News

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Geoff Blum 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 32 A LAK 2 9 8 3 2 2 0 0 2 5 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .250 .333 1.000 1.333
2005 32 MAJ CHA 31 99 95 6 19 4 2 1 1 3 0 1 4 15 0 0 0 .200 .232 .274 .506
2005 32 MAJ SDG 78 252 224 26 54 19 13 1 5 22 3 2 24 28 0 1 3 .241 .321 .375 .696
2005  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ CHA/SDG 109 351 319 32 73 23 15 2 6 25 3 3 28 43 0 1 3 .229 .296 .345 .641
2006 33 MAJ SDG 109 299 276 27 70 22 17 1 4 34 0 1 17 51 2 4 0 .254 .293 .366 .659
2007 34 MAJ SDG 122 370 330 34 83 27 21 1 5 34 0 0 32 52 3 3 2 .252 .319 .367 .685
2008 35 MAJ HOU 114 356 325 36 78 29 14 1 14 53 1 2 21 54 0 7 3 .240 .287 .418 .705
2009 36 AAA ROU 2 7 7 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .143 .143 .286 .429
2009 36 MAJ HOU 120 427 381 34 94 25 14 1 10 49 0 1 33 61 0 6 7 .247 .314 .367 .681
2010 37 AA COR 3 10 9 0 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .222 .300 .444 .744
2010 37 MAJ HOU 93 218 202 22 54 13 10 1 2 22 0 0 15 33 0 0 1 .267 .321 .356 .678
2011 38 R SCO 5 16 15 1 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .333 .375 .333 .708
2011 38 A+ VIS 2 5 5 1 3 3 2 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .600 .600 1.600 2.200
2011 38 AAA REN 4 16 14 2 6 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .429 .500 .500 1.000
2011 38 MAJ ARI 23 55 49 8 11 5 3 0 2 10 0 0 5 9 0 0 1 .224 .309 .408 .717
2012 39 AAA REN 12 49 38 5 9 4 3 0 1 8 0 0 10 5 0 0 1 .237 .408 .395 .803
2012 39 MAJ ARI 17 31 28 1 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 7 0 1 0 .143 .194 .143 .337
3-Year Averages     20 41 38 4 7 2 1 0 1 5 0 0 3 8 0 0 0 .184 .244 .289 .533
Career  (View All)     1389 4,392 3,966 446 990 320 206 15 99 480 19 19 332 667 21 40 33 .250 .312 .384 .696

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Geoff Blum: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2012 6
2011 14
2010 14 8 14 18
2009 10 102 1

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Geoff Blum Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201230000.000.000.000

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012251010.160.160.374

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012121000.250.250.500

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012160010.063.063.220
Geoff Blum 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 32 A LAK 9 8 11.1% 22.2% 0.50 75% .000 .750
2005 32 MAJ CHA 99 95 4% 15.2% 0.27 84% .228 .074
2005 32 MAJ SDG 252 224 9.5% 11.1% 0.86 88% .257 .134
2005  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ CHA/SDG 351 319 8% 12.3% 0.65 87% .248 .116
2006 33 MAJ SDG 299 276 5.7% 17.1% 0.33 82% .299 .112
2007 34 MAJ SDG 370 330 8.6% 14.1% 0.62 84% .286 .115
2008 35 MAJ HOU 356 325 5.9% 15.2% 0.39 83% .249 .178
2009 36 AAA ROU 7 7 0% 14.3% 0.00 86% .167 .143
2009 36 MAJ HOU 427 381 7.7% 14.3% 0.54 84% .271 .120
2010 37 AA COR 10 9 10% 0% 0.00 100% .222 .222
2010 37 MAJ HOU 218 202 6.9% 15.1% 0.45 84% .311 .089
2011 38 R SCO 16 15 6.3% 6.3% 1.00 93% .357 .000
2011 38 A+ VIS 5 5 0% 0% 0.00 100% .500 1.000
2011 38 AAA REN 16 14 12.5% 0% 0.00 100% .429 .071
2011 38 MAJ ARI 55 49 9.1% 16.4% 0.56 82% .237 .184
2012 39 AAA REN 49 38 20.4% 10.2% 2.00 87% .250 .158
2012 39 MAJ ARI 31 28 6.5% 22.6% 0.29 75% .190 .000
3-Year Averages     41 38 7.3% 19.5% 0.38 79% .207 .105
Career     4,392 3,966 7.6% 15.2% 0.50 83% .278 .134

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Geoff Blum: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

The D-Backs released Blum on Friday, the Arizona Republic reports.

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Blum (oblique) was activated from the 60-day DL on Monday, the D-Backs' official Twitter feed reports.

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Blum (oblique) is 0-for-4 in two rehab games at Triple-A Reno.

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Blum (oblique) has been able to hit at extended spring training, but still hasn't resumed playing defense, the D-Backs' official site reports.

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Blum (oblique) hasn't been cleared for baseball activities yet, the Arizona Republic reports.

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The Diamondbacks transferred Blum (oblique) to the 60-day disabled list Monday, according to the team's official Twitter page.

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Blum could miss one month due to the torn oblique he suffered during batting practice Tuesday, the Arizona Republic reports.

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Blum pulled a side muscle in batting practice Tuesday and is headed to the DL, the Arizona Republic reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Geoff Blum.

2012

A knee injury suffered in spring training ultimately led to surgery, and Blum didn't play for the D-Backs until after the All-Star break. He returned to take on the role of 25th man, collecting just 49 at-bats in the second half as a fractured pinkie sidelined him for a month. The switch-hitting veteran will provide depth again in 2012 as he finishes his two-year deal with Arizona. Expect a sub-.700 OPS with a very limited quantity of playing time again.

2011

After 12 seasons in the majors, Blum finally appeared to be winding down his career, starting just 42 games for the Astros in 2010 down from more than a 100 just one year prior. When Blum left Houston via free agency, the Diamondbacks inexplicably gave him a two-year deal. We're a little surprised that general manager Kevin Towers made a multi-year commitment, but the versatile veteran will come off the bench for his new club this season. He's more valuable to the D-Backs with his leadership than he is to rotisserie players with his bat.

2010

Blum wound up getting a lot of at-bats at third in 2009, much more than the team expected heading into spring training. When Aaron Boone had surgery for an aortic valve replacement, Blum's competition was officially removed from the picture. His batting average hovered in the .240s for the second consecutive year, which doesn't help even when you factor in his improving plate discipline. He signed a modest contract to continue his role as a reserve infielder with the Astros in 2010, but don't expect him to receive more than 375 at-bats again.

2009

Blum’s numbers don’t jump off the page, but his value to the Astros comes more in his ability to play a number of positions than it does at the plate. He logged time at all four infield spots last year, getting the majority of his time at third base. Blum hit .240 with 14 homers and 53 RBI in 325 at-bats, so there's a little bit of pop if you can stomach the .250 career batting average. He’ll return as a utility infielder and while he’s very valuable to the Astros, it will take an injury to one of the regulars to make him more relevant to the fantasy world.

2008

Blum replaced the struggling Marcus Giles as San Diego's starting second baseman during the second half of the 2007 season. He posted serviceable numbers, hitting .252 with five homers and 33 RBI in 330 at-bats. Blum signed with the Astros in November and should fill a utility role. If an injury opens an everyday role, Blum could be a viable option in deep leagues.

2007

Blum saw a lot of playing time at shortstop for the Padres in 2006 because Khalil Greene missed two months with a finger injury. He flashed a good glove and put up serviceable offensive numbers. He'll aim to revise that utility role with the Padres again in 2007.

2006

Blum didn't produce much offense for the White Sox, but his reasonably solid glove at third base allowed them to rest Joe Crede's back down the stretch, and more than earned him a championship ring. Now back in San Diego, he should see another 250+ at bats thanks to Vinny Castilla's creaking joints and unsuited-to-Petco bat.

2005

Remember Brandon Backe's great postseason? Credit Blum, since Backe got to Houston in a trade for him. Blum was to be Tampa Bay's third base solution but responded with the worst season of his career, and the Rays let him go in the offseason. Now with the Padres, his bat won't help.

2004

Blum's ability to ooze mediocrity at a number of positions turned out to be a major drag on the Astros' offense in 2003. The Astros made a number of self-inflicted missteps to damage their chances of winning the NL Central, but giving Blum 449 plate appearances (most in lieu of a more productive Morgan Ensberg) had to rank highest on the list. Fortunately, the Astros rectified that mistake by dumping him on the Devil Rays, where he's a threat to start everyday at third base.

2003

Blum's playing time over the last few seasons is indicative of major league managers' tendencies to avoid risk with the known veteran mediocrity rather than to take a chance with a slumping prospect. Blum is your prototype “can't hurt you” player to take at the end of the draft, but he's also the type of player who will do very little to help you.