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Joe Blanton

34-Year-Old Pitcher – Kansas City Royals

2015 Stats

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2-1

ERA

3.14

WHIP

1.15

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26

SV

0

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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2015 ADP:

Rank (RP): Hidden

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 215   DOB: 12/11/1980   BORN: Nashville, TN   COLLEGE: Kentucky   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Joe Blanton Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Royals in February of 2015.

June 29, 2015  –  Joe Blanton News

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Blanton fell to 2-1 after allowing five runs on five hits and four walks over just 2.2 innings Monday against Kansas City.

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Joe Blanton 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
2004 23 AAA SAC 28 26 0 176.3 199 82 13 143 34 11 8 0 4.19 1.32
2005 24 MAJ OAK 33 33 0 201.3 178 79 23 116 67 12 12 0 3.53 1.22
2006 25 MAJ OAK 32 31 1 194.3 241 104 17 107 58 16 12 0 4.82 1.54
2007 26 MAJ OAK 34 34 1 230.0 240 101 16 140 40 14 10 0 3.95 1.22
2008 27 MAJ PHI 13 13 0 70.7 66 33 10 49 31 4 0 0 4.20 1.37
2008 27 MAJ OAK 20 20 0 127.0 145 70 12 62 35 5 12 0 4.96 1.42
2008  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ PHI/OAK 33 33 0 197.7 211 103 22 111 66 9 12 0 4.69 1.40
2009 28 MAJ PHI 31 31 0 195.3 198 88 30 163 59 12 8 0 4.05 1.32
2010 29 A LAK 2 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2010 29 AA REA 2 2 0 8.0 9 5 2 5 2 0 1 0 0 0 5.63 1.38
2010 29 MAJ PHI 29 28 0 175.7 206 94 27 134 43 9 6 0 0 0 4.82 1.42
2011 30 A LAK 1 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2011 30 MAJ PHI 11 8 0 41.3 52 23 5 35 9 1 2 0 0 0 5.01 1.48
2012 31 MAJ PHI 21 20 1 133.3 141 68 22 115 18 8 9 0 0 0 4.59 1.19
2012 31 MAJ LAD 10 10 0 57.7 66 32 7 51 16 2 4 0 0 0 4.99 1.42
2012  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ PHI/LAD 31 30 1 191.0 207 100 29 166 34 10 13 0 0 0 4.71 1.26
2013 32 MAJ LAA 28 20 0 132.7 180 89 29 108 34 2 14 0 0 0 6.04 1.61
2014 33 AAA SAC 2 2 0 10.2 13 6 1 10 3 1 0 0 0 0 5.06 1.57
2015 34 AAA OMA 7 6 0 39.1 34 17 7 30 10 3 2 0 0 0 3.89 1.13
2015 34 MAJ KC 10 3 0 28.7 26 10 3 26 7 2 1 0 0 0 3.14 1.15
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3-Year Averages     29 25 0 161.8 193 94 29 137 34 6 13 0 0 0 5.23 1.40
Career  (View All)     275 251 3 1,596.0 1,745 796 202 1,112 419 87 90 0 4.49 1.36

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Joe Blanton 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
Jun. 29 @Hou 2.7 5 5 5 1 4 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.14 1.15
Jun. 22 @Sea 6.0 2 1 1 1 0 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.73 0.92
Jun. 17 Mil 5.0 5 1 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.80 1.10
Jun. 12 @StL 2.7 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.80 1.13
Jun. 6 Tex 3.3 3 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.19 1.05
Jun. 5 Tex 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.00 1.11
Jun. 4 Cle 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.38 1.25
May. 26 @NYY 2.0 3 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.86 1.43
May. 24 StL 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.80 1.40
May. 16 NYY 4.0 5 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.25 1.25
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 4.3 IP/G
8.7 7 6 6 2 4 9 0 0 0 1-1 0 0 0 6.23 1.27
Last 30 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 3.1 IP/G
21.7 17 7 7 2 6 21 0 0 0 2-1 0 0 0 2.91 1.06
Last 60 Days
10 Games:  Avg. 2.9 IP/G
28.7 26 11 10 3 7 26 0 0 0 2-1 0 0 0 3.14 1.15

Joe Blanton Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20156412615511.268
201333564219319213.300

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20155414111202.212
201327644138718116.339

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201515.310014111.170.98
201371.00606417115.831.65

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201513.311012625.401.35
201361.72804417186.281.57
Joe Blanton 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
2004 23 AAA SAC 28 26 176.3 7.30 1.74 4.21 0.66 68.6% 4.19 3.22 .344
2005 24 MAJ OAK 33 33 201.3 5.19 3.00 1.73 1.03 74.8% 3.53 4.56 .255
2006 25 MAJ OAK 32 31 194.3 4.96 2.69 1.84 0.79 1.05 69.1% 4.82 4.16 .337
2007 26 MAJ OAK 34 34 230.0 5.48 1.57 3.50 0.63 1.31 67.8% 3.95 3.43 .306
2008 27 MAJ PHI 13 13 70.7 6.24 3.95 1.58 1.27 1.13 73.6% 89.3 MPH 4.20 5.01 .271
2008 27 MAJ OAK 20 20 127.0 4.39 2.48 1.77 0.85 1.13 65.5% 89.3 MPH 4.96 4.31 .310
2008  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ PHI/OAK 33 33 197.7 5.05 3.01 1.68 1.00 1.13 68.2% 89.3 MPH 4.69 4.56 .297
2009 28 MAJ PHI 31 31 195.3 7.51 2.72 2.76 1.38 0.99 74.4% 89.5 MPH 4.05 4.46 .302
2010 29 A LAK 2 1 2.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 1.20 .000
2010 29 AA REA 2 2 8.0 5.63 2.25 2.50 2.25 66.7% 5.63 5.95 .285
2010 29 MAJ PHI 29 28 175.7 6.87 2.20 3.12 1.38 1.19 69.8% 89.4 MPH 4.82 4.46 .331
2011 30 A LAK 1 1 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 3.20 .000
2011 30 MAJ PHI 11 8 41.3 7.62 1.96 3.89 1.09 1.92 67.9% 88.9 MPH 5.01 3.80 .366
2012 31 MAJ PHI 21 20 133.3 7.76 1.22 6.39 1.49 1.25 66.4% 90.4 MPH 4.59 4.09 .313
2012 31 MAJ LAD 10 10 57.7 7.96 2.50 3.19 1.09 1.64 66.7% 90.4 MPH 4.99 3.84 .346
2012  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ PHI/LAD 31 30 191.0 7.82 1.60 4.88 1.37 1.35 66.5% 90.4 MPH 4.71 3.99 .323
2013 32 MAJ LAA 28 20 132.7 7.33 2.31 3.18 1.97 1.36 67.6% 89.4 MPH 6.04 5.27 .362
2014 33 AAA SAC 2 2 10.2 8.82 2.65 3.33 0.88 66.7% 5.06 3.40 .390
2015 34 AAA OMA 7 6 39.1 6.91 2.30 3.00 1.61 73% 3.89 4.91 .252
2015 34 MAJ KC 10 3 28.7 8.16 2.20 3.71 0.94 1.43 76.7% 90.9 MPH 3.14 3.48 .295
Today's Projections     0 1 7.1 7.30 2.27 3.21 0.77 73% 3.55 0.24 .308
Next 7 Days     0 1 7.1 7.30 2.27 3.21 0.77 73% 3.55 3.44 .308
Rest Of Season     0 3 40.5 7.30 2.27 3.22 0.75 72.9% 3.55 3.42 .308
3-Year Averages     29 25 161.8 7.62 1.89 4.03 1.61 67.2% 5.23 4.47 .339
Career     275 251 1,596.0 6.27 2.36 2.65 1.14 69.7% 4.49 4.27 .313

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2015 Stat Review for Joe Blanton    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2014 (min 145 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.71 K/BB
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8.16 K/9
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2.20 BB/9
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90.9 MPH Fastball
WEAK
0.9 HR/9
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1.43 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.14 ERA
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1.15 WHIP
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3.48 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

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

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.295 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
76.7% Strand Rate
ABOVE AVERAGE

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Joe Blanton: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Blanton may receive another start early next week, manager Ned Yost told Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com.

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Blanton moved to 2-0 with another gem Monday against Seattle, as he allowed just one run on two hits and no walks over six innings with seven strikeouts.

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Blanton (1-0) held the Brewers to one run on five hits while striking out four in Wednesday's 10-2 victory.

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Blanton will start Wednesday's game against Milwaukee, Jeff Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Blanton will have his scheduled start Tuesday in Milwaukee skipped, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Blanton will start for the Royals on Tuesday against the Brewers, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

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Blanton worked four innings in relief of Danny Duffy on Saturday, giving up one run on five hits and striking out two.

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Blanton's contract was selected by the Royals on Saturday.

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Blanton accepted his assignment to Triple-A Omaha on Tuesday, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Blanton has come out of retirement and signed a minor league deal with the Royals, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

There was no outlook written for Joe Blanton.

2014

There isn't much to be said for Blanton's 2013 season, as a remarkably high HR/9 rate (1.97) led to a sky-high ERA (6.04). Although problems with the long ball resulted in his removal from the rotation in late July, the lack of back-end options for the Angels in 2014 means that he could be in contention for a rotation spot again in spring training. This development could make Blanton worth a look in 2014, as his xFIP (3.84) and abnormally high BABIP (.346) show some rebound potential. Unfortunately, that potential is negated by his rapidly diminishing skills. His long-standing pattern of giving up more hits than innings pitched may once again make it difficult for him to keep his ERA at an acceptable level.

2013

Blanton was traded from Philadelphia to Los Angeles in August, where he provided 10 starts of 4.99 ERA ball. Overall, what stands out about his season are solid ratios (7.8 K/9, 1.6 BB/9) and a whopping 29 home runs allowed. Blanton's control is admirable, but in addition to the home runs, he's allowed more hits than innings pitched in each of the last seven seasons. After signing a two-year deal with the Angels in December, Blanton is worth taking a chance on in deeper formats given the defense behind him and pitcher-friendly home park, but do not be surprised if his strikeout rate slips with the move back to the AL.

2012

Blanton was a major disappointment for anyone that took a chance on him last season. Always a reliable innings eater, Blanton finally succumbed to an arm injury that sidelined him for the majority of last season. When he finally returned, the Phillies used him in a relief role where he looked good in limited action. Blanton has never been a dominant pitcher, posting strikeout rates that are solid but not spectacular while keeping his walk rate at an acceptable level. Don't expect to see anything new from him this season. If he can stay healthy, he'll go every fifth day on a very good team making him a decent bet for double-digit wins.

2011

Looking at surface numbers alone it would appear that Blanton took a bit of a step back last season. His ERA rose nearly a full run to 4.82 but his FIP of 4.43 indicates he was essentially the same pitcher we saw in 2009. Blanton does not do a lot to help fantasy owners as his strikeout rate is average, and he tends to give up a lot of hits, which takes a toll on your WHIP. Blanton does have solid control, however, and can help your team with wins when he is pitching well. The key is figuring out when to start him and when to keep him on your bench - something that is easier said than done and now his future with the Phillies is in doubt following the re-acquisition of Cliff Lee.

2010

Blanton put together one of the better seasons of his career with the Phillies in 2009. His 7.5 K/9IP was the highest of his career and his walk rate dropped closer to his career average as well. Like many of the Phillies' starters, he also saw an increase in his home runs allowed and posted the highest home-run rate of his career (1.38 HR/9IP). We expect that ratio to decrease a bit this year and if Blanton can maintain the gains he made in his strikeout rate, he could be in line for a breakout year. If he can't, Blanton becomes a situational starter for most NL-only leagues and not worth paying attention to in shallow mixed leagues.

2009

Blanton, who experienced significant struggles in the first half of the 2008 season with Oakland, was better in the second half of the year after he was dealt to Philadelphia, though he still did not live up to the potential that he flashed in his successful 2007 campaign. Blanton finished his second-half stint with Philadelphia with a 4-0 record, 4.20 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 49 strikeouts in 70.2 innings in his 13 starts with the team. While those numbers aren't jaw-dropping, he should enter the 2009 season as Philadelphia's No. 4 or 5 starter, though the Phillies have arms to take his place if he's much less effective than he was in 2008. Still, he could be worth a late-round flyer for his potential to win 15 games if he sticks in the rotation, and he has the ceiling to reach 18-plus wins with Philadelphia's powerful lineup as support if he can regain his 2007 form.

2008

Blanton's gaudy win totals (30 combined the past two years) aren't backed up by great peripherals, but he made tremendous strides in that respect in 2007. He showed marked improvement in both K/9IP and K/BB (3.5 K/BB after 1.73 and 1.84 the past two years), though he struggled a bit after the All-Star break. If the improved control is legit, he'll continue to be a nice fantasy option.

2007

Blanton failed to build upon his second half success from 2005, allowing a whopping 241 hits and 58 walks in 194.1 innings. His control has never been great, and he doesn't strike out many either, so there's some reason for concern here. There's not much here under the covers either that point to a turnaround.

2006

That Blanton sported a 13.25 ERA in May gives an idea of his dominance over the remainder of the season. He lacks the strikeouts of fellow starter Rich Harden, but his post-break numbers (2.65 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 69 K in 102 IP) are more than enough to earn him a spot among the AL elites.

2005

Blanton sported an excellent 143/34 K/BB ratio in 176 1/3 innings at Triple-A Sacramento before appearing in three games for the A's down the stretch. Oakland's top pitching prospect will be counted on for a spot at the top of the rotation after the trades of Mark Mulder and Tim Hudson. A Rich Harden-like season of double-digit wins, a decent ERA and good strikeout totals awaits if he can make 30 starts.

2004

One of Billy Beane's Moneyball picks from the 2002 amateur draft. Blanton is next in line among A's pitching prospects now that Rich Harden is in the majors. He was solid in seven games at Double-A after tearing through Single-A. Mike Wood, John Rheinecker and Justin Duchscherer figure to have the early advantage on taking over as the A's fifth starter this spring following the trade of Ted Lilly, but Blanton could follow a Harden-like pattern and reach the majors by mid-season. His upside is considerably higher than the aforementioned A's farmhands.

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