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Blake DeWitt

28-Year-Old Second Baseman – Free Agent

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Back     EST. RETURN:  8/30/2013
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 195   DOB: 8/20/1985
BORN: Sikeston, MO   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Blake DeWitt Contract Information:

Agreed to a minor league contract with the Braves in December of 2012.

August 17, 2013  –  Blake DeWitt News

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DeWitt (back) was released by the Braves on Saturday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Blake DeWitt 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 19 A VER 8 32 31 4 13 4 3 0 1 7 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .419 .438 .613 1.051
2005 19 A COL 120 515 481 61 136 45 31 3 11 65 0 1 34 79 0 0 0 .283 .333 .428 .761
2006 20 A A 106 470 425 61 114 37 18 1 18 61 8 5 45 79 0 0 0 .268 .339 .442 .781
2006 20 AA JAC 26 112 104 6 19 2 1 0 1 6 0 1 8 21 0 0 0 .183 .241 .221 .462
2007 21 A INL 83 359 339 48 101 39 29 2 8 46 2 3 20 42 0 0 0 .298 .338 .466 .804
2007 21 AA JAC 45 187 178 20 50 20 13 1 6 20 0 1 7 26 1 1 0 .281 .306 .466 .772
2008 22 AAA LAS 27 124 111 16 34 10 4 2 4 18 1 0 10 14 1 1 1 .306 .366 .486 .852
2008 22 MAJ LAD 117 421 368 45 97 24 13 2 9 52 3 0 45 68 0 5 3 .264 .344 .383 .728
2009 23 AAA ALB 92 407 352 64 90 37 21 9 7 47 2 2 48 44 0 3 4 .256 .349 .426 .775
2009 23 MAJ LAD 31 53 49 4 10 5 3 0 2 4 0 0 3 7 0 1 0 .204 .245 .388 .633
2010 24 MAJ LAD 82 292 256 29 69 20 15 4 1 30 2 2 30 49 2 1 3 .270 .352 .371 .723
2010 24 MAJ CHN 53 204 184 18 46 14 9 1 4 22 1 0 17 37 0 2 1 .250 .314 .375 .689
2010  (Multiple Teams) 24 MAJ LAD/CHN 135 496 440 47 115 34 24 5 5 52 3 2 47 86 2 3 4 .261 .336 .373 .709
2011 25 MAJ CHC 121 243 230 21 61 20 11 4 5 26 1 0 12 31 0 0 1 .265 .305 .413 .718
2012 26 AAA IOW 30 118 102 5 13 3 3 0 0 5 0 0 14 23 0 0 2 .127 .246 .157 .403
2012 26 MAJ CHC 18 30 29 1 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 .138 .133 .172 .305
2013 27 AAA GWI 2 6 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .666
2013 27 MAJ ATL 4 4 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000
3-Year Averages     47 91 87 7 22 6 4 1 1 9 0 0 4 11 0 0 0 .253 .286 .356 .642
Career  (View All)     426 1,247 1,119 118 288 85 53 11 21 135 7 2 107 194 3 10 8 .257 .324 .381 .705

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Blake DeWitt: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2013 1
2012 4 1 1
2011 19 14 23 23
2010 126 1
2009 2 14 2

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Blake DeWitt Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
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Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201320000.5001.0001.500
2012291010.138.172.306

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013100001.0002.0003.000
2012141010.071.143.210

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Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201320000.000.000.000
2012150000.200.200.400
Blake DeWitt 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 19 A VER 32 31 3.1% 9.4% 0.33 90% .444 .194
2005 19 A COL 515 481 6.6% 15.3% 0.43 84% .320 .145
2006 20 A A 470 425 9.6% 16.8% 0.57 81% .293 .174
2006 20 AA JAC 112 104 7.1% 18.8% 0.38 80% .220 .038
2007 21 A INL 359 339 5.6% 11.7% 0.48 88% .322 .168
2007 21 AA JAC 187 178 3.7% 13.9% 0.27 85% .301 .185
2008 22 AAA LAS 124 111 8.1% 11.3% 0.71 87% .323 .180
2008 22 MAJ LAD 421 368 10.7% 16.2% 0.66 82% .302 .119
2009 23 AAA ALB 407 352 11.8% 10.8% 1.09 88% .276 .170
2009 23 MAJ LAD 53 49 5.7% 13.2% 0.43 86% .200 .184
2010 24 MAJ LAD 292 256 10.3% 16.8% 0.61 81% .330 .101
2010 24 MAJ CHN 204 184 8.3% 18.1% 0.46 80% .294 .125
2010  (Multiple Teams) 24 MAJ LAD/CHN 496 440 9.5% 17.3% 0.55 80% .315 .112
2011 25 MAJ CHC 243 230 4.9% 12.8% 0.39 87% .289 .148
2012 26 AAA IOW 118 102 11.9% 19.5% 0.61 77% .165 .030
2012 26 MAJ CHC 30 29 0% 6.7% 0.00 93% .148 .034
2013 27 AAA GWI 6 6 0% 16.7% 0.00 83% .400 .000
2013 27 MAJ ATL 4 3 0% 0% 0.00 100% .333 .334
3-Year Averages     91 87 4.4% 12.1% 0.36 87% .280 .103
Career     1,247 1,119 8.6% 15.6% 0.55 83% .295 .124

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Blake DeWitt: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

DeWitt remains sidelined with a chronic back injury, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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DeWitt suffered a lower back strain and has been placed on the 15-day disabled list.

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DeWitt was called up from Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday.

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The Braves have signed DeWitt to a minor-league deal, Baseball America reports.

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Dewitt was activated from the Triple-A disabled list Saturday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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DeWitt was placed on the minor league DL at Triple-A Iowa with a sprained wrist, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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DeWitt accepted an assignment to Triple-A Iowa, Doug Padilla of ESPN Chicago reports.

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DeWitt was designated for assignment Sunday, Doug Padilla of ESPNChicago.com reports.

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Dewitt is starting at second base Wednesday, the Cubs' official Twitter feed reports.

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DeWitt is in the starting lineup Saturday against the Reds, the Cubs' official Twitter feed reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Blake DeWitt.

2012

Slated to be the team's starting second baseman, DeWitt lost the job to Darwin Barney in spring training and never got it back. DeWitt did see time in the outfield and at third base later in the year and was reasonably productive, slugging over .400 and making good contact. Moreover, despite being left-handed, DeWitt killed lefties at a .406/.472/.625 clip in 32 at-bats, perpetuating a reverse platoon split he's had throughout his 1,087 at-bat career. At 26, DeWitt still has some upside as a second baseman if he can prove himself adequate there defensively. Otherwise, he'll back up Barney and fill a utility role.

2011

Acquired from the Dodgers in a midseason trade, DeWitt didn't hit much for the Cubs down the stretch, posting a modest .250/.314/.375 line in 184 at-bats. DeWitt showed good on-base skills in the high minors, but he doesn't hit for much power, and he's not much of a threat to run. He'll compete with Jeff Baker (and to a lesser extent Darwin Barney) for the second base job, and should also back up Aramis Ramirez at third.

2010

DeWitt took a bit of a step back in 2009, going just 10-for-49 with the Dodgers in sporadic playing time while spending the majority of the season in Triple-A where he batted just .256/.349/.426. DeWitt showed glimpses of his potential in 2008 when he was rushed to the big leagues due to injury and held his own with a .344 OBP in 92 games. The Dodgers have an opening at second base, so look for DeWitt to get a long look during spring training.

2009

A rash of injuries at the hot corner and eventually second base forced the Dodgers to turn to DeWitt, who ended up with 368 at-bats between third base and second and hit a surprising .264/.344/.383 with nine home runs. DeWitt, who had under 300 at-bats above Class-A ball prior to 2008, was a former No. 1 pick of the club and up until 2008, had been a relative disappointment. Now, he's impressed the club enough to be penciled in for regular time at either second or third base depending on the organization's other moves during the offseason. DeWitt probably won't be an above-average hitter in 2009, but NL-only leaguers could do far worse.

2008

DeWitt's performance so far as a pro has been a letdown for a guy touted by some as the best high school hitter in the 2004 draft. A line of .292/.327/.466 between High-A and Double-A for someone of his pedigree is a bit of a disappointment and he moved from second to third base. He does have a pretty swing, but 27 walks in over 500 at-bats represented a regression in his walk rate, although DeWitt did cut down on his strikeouts during that span. Still, there's still some upside here, particularly if the Dodgers can move him back to second base.

2007

After a so-so .268/.339/.442 106 games in High-A, DeWitt finished the year in Double-A where he struggled, hitting just .183/.241/.221. A former first-round pick, DeWitt's minor league career has been a disappointment, but at 21, he'll still be one of the younger players in Double-A where he'll return in 2007. If he can stick at second base defensively, DeWitt could be worth watching for fantasy owners by 2009.

2005

DeWitt was the Dodgers’ second first-round selection and the 28th overall pick of the 2004 draft. He was a shortstop in high school but moved to third where he's a better fit for the pro game. He's a polished hitter with some power but is still a long away from the majors.

2004

Dewitt, a high school shortstop, was chosen in first round by the Dodgers to play third base. He wasn't considered a pro shortstop but has a strong left-handed bat and projects for power as he develops.