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Collin Balester

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Pittsburgh Pirates

2014 Stats

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2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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STATUS:  7-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Elbow     EST. RETURN:  7/15/2014
LEAGUE: A+    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 5"   WT: 199   DOB: 6/6/1986
BORN: Huntington Beach, CA   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: 4th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Collin Balester Contract Information:

Agreed to a minor league contract with the Pirates in November of 2013.

June 6, 2013  –  Collin Balester News

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Balester underwent season-ending Tommy John surgery Monday, MLive.com reports.

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Collin Balester 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
2005 19 A SAV 24 23 0 125.0 105 51 11 95 42 8 6 0 3.67 1.18
2006 20 A A 23 22 0 117.2 126 68 12 87 53 4 5 0 5.20 1.53
2006 20 AA HAR 3 3 0 19.7 15 4 0 10 6 1 0 0 1.83 1.07
2007 21 AA HAR 17 17 0 98.7 103 41 9 77 25 2 7 0 3.74 1.30
2007 21 AAA COL 10 10 0 51.7 49 24 3 40 23 2 3 0 4.18 1.39
2008 22 AAA COL 15 15 0 78.7 79 35 14 64 23 9 3 0 4.00 1.30
2008 22 MAJ WAS 15 15 0 80.0 92 49 12 50 28 3 7 0 5.51 1.50
2009 23 AAA SYR 20 20 0 107.3 129 53 5 71 37 7 10 0 4.44 1.55
2009 23 MAJ WAS 7 7 0 30.3 34 23 10 20 14 1 4 0 6.82 1.58
2010 24 AAA SYR 35 5 0 69.0 74 45 8 52 32 3 3 0 0 0 5.87 1.54
2010 24 MAJ WAS 17 0 0 21.0 15 6 2 28 11 0 1 0 0 0 2.57 1.24
2011 25 AAA SYR 28 0 0 39.1 47 19 2 46 15 2 1 1 0 0 4.35 1.59
2011 25 MAJ WAS 23 0 0 35.7 38 18 7 34 14 1 4 0 1 2 4.54 1.46
2012 26 AAA TOL 30 0 0 46.1 38 19 7 45 12 1 1 1 0 0 3.69 1.08
2012 26 MAJ DET 11 0 0 18.0 14 13 5 12 11 2 0 0 0 0 6.50 1.39
2013 27 AAA ROU 6 5 0 27.0 34 22 4 22 9 1 4 0 0 0 7.33 1.59
2014 28 R GUL 2 0 0 1.1 10 8 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 54.00 10.91
2014 28 R BRI 6 0 0 6.2 8 2 1 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.70 1.61
2014 28 AA ALT 10 0 0 11.0 10 8 2 10 9 1 4 1 0 0 6.55 1.73
3-Year Averages     17 0 0 26.8 26 15 6 23 12 1 2 0 0 1 5.03 1.42
Career  (View All)     73 22 0 185.0 193 109 36 144 78 7 16 0 5.30 1.46

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Collin Balester 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
Last 14 Days
0 Games:  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 Days
0 Games:  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 Days
0 Games:  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

Collin Balester Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201233386201.250

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201250938204.186

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201212.31007924.381.38

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20125.710052311.121.41
Collin Balester 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
2005 19 A SAV 24 23 125.0 6.84 3.02 2.26 0.79 70.6% 3.67 3.83 .267
2006 20 A A 23 22 117.2 6.68 4.07 1.64 0.92 66.5% 5.20 4.51 .319
2006 20 AA HAR 3 3 19.7 4.58 2.75 1.67 0.00 81% 1.83 3.40 .248
2007 21 AA HAR 17 17 98.7 7.02 2.28 3.08 0.82 73.1% 3.74 3.74 .318
2007 21 AAA COL 10 10 51.7 6.97 4.01 1.74 0.52 69.6% 4.18 3.92 .303
2008 22 AAA COL 15 15 78.7 7.32 2.63 2.78 1.60 76.1% 4.00 4.92 .292
2008 22 MAJ WAS 15 15 80.0 5.63 3.15 1.79 1.35 0.82 65.7% 91.5 MPH 5.51 4.99 .313
2009 23 AAA SYR 20 20 107.3 5.95 3.10 1.92 0.42 70.2% 4.44 3.68 .349
2009 23 MAJ WAS 7 7 30.3 5.93 4.15 1.43 2.97 0.83 65.8% 91.5 MPH 6.82 7.60 .268
2010 24 AAA SYR 35 5 69.0 6.78 4.17 1.63 1.04 62.2% 5.87 4.72 .316
2010 24 MAJ WAS 17 0 21.0 12.00 4.71 2.55 0.86 1.60 83.3% 94.1 MPH 2.57 3.63 .294
2011 25 AAA SYR 28 0 39.1 10.59 3.45 3.07 0.46 71.7% 4.35 2.74 .412
2011 25 MAJ WAS 23 0 35.7 8.58 3.53 2.43 1.77 1.07 75.6% 94.1 MPH 4.54 5.11 .318
2012 26 AAA TOL 30 0 46.1 8.79 2.34 3.75 1.37 72.1% 3.69 4.20 .267
2012 26 MAJ DET 11 0 18.0 6.00 5.50 1.09 2.50 0.64 60% 92.9 MPH 6.50 7.81 .188
2013 27 AAA ROU 6 5 27.0 7.33 3.00 2.44 1.33 53.8% 7.33 4.83 .357
2014 28 R GUL 2 0 1.1 8.18 16.36 0.50 0.00 33.3% 54.00 6.84 .826
2014 28 R BRI 6 0 6.2 7.26 2.90 2.50 1.45 88.9% 2.70 4.65 .359
2014 28 AA ALT 10 0 11.0 8.18 7.36 1.11 1.64 64.7% 6.55 6.20 .276
3-Year Averages     17 0 26.8 7.71 4.02 1.92 2.01 71.9% 5.03 5.73 .275
Career     73 22 185.0 7.01 3.79 1.85 1.75 68.9% 5.30 5.48 .294

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2014 Stat Review for Collin Balester    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.11 K/BB
TERRIBLE
8.18 K/9
WEAK
7.36 BB/9
TERRIBLE
0.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
1.6 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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6.55 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.73 WHIP
TERRIBLE
6.20 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.276 BABIP
AVERAGE
64.7% Strand Rate
LOW

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Collin Balester: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Balester agreed to a minor league contract with the Rangers on Wednesday, ESPN.com reports.

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The Tigers outrighted Balester to Triple-A Toledo on Tuesday, Tigers Director of Media Relations Brian Britten reports.

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The Tigers designated Balester for assignment after Tuesday's loss to the Indians, MLive.com reports.

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Balester gave up one hit over 1.1 scoreless innings of relief while earning the win against the White Sox on Tuesday afternoon.

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Balester, who's expected to make the Tigers' Opening Day roster as a long-relief option out of the bullpen, could get the occasional spot start this season, Mlive.com reports.

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Balester has signed a one-year deal with the Tigers, MLive.com reports.

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Tigers general manager Dave Dombrowski expects Balester to make the Opening Day roster, Mlive.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Collin Balester.

2012

Balester split time between Syracuse and Washington in 2011 as a reliever. He features a fastball that averaged 94.1 mph in 2011 with a solid curveball and occasional change-up. His command comes and goes, especially against left-handed hitters, and he has had problems keeping the ball in the park in his big league career (15 percent HR/FB ratio). Expect him to be on the Triple-A shuttle again in 2012, but this time between Toledo and Detroit after he was acquired by the Tigers in December.

2011

Balester re-invented himself as a reliever, adding life to his fastball and relying more on his cutter, which resulted in a 28:11 K:BB ratio in 21 big league innings and, perhaps most important, a dramatic improvement in his G/F ratio. If he can keep the ball down and maintain a strikeout rate north of 9.0 K/9IP he can survive the shaky control, but it's a fine line to walk to stay effective.

2010

Balester once again struggled in 2009, getting rocked for 10 home runs in 30.1 innings in the majors and not pitching all that much better at Triple-A. He's still got youth on his side and won't turn 24 until midseason, but the last time he put up numbers befitting a real prospect was in 2007 at Double-A, and with the Nationals adding higher-ceiling prospects behind him Balester needs to produce, and fast, to hang on to a job.

2009

Out of a sense of false optimism or maybe just desperation, the Nationals decided Balester was ready for the majors, but his performance in 15 big league starts showed just how far from reality was that perception. On the bright side his strikeout and walk rates stayed stable from the season before, but his inability to keep the ball in the park cost him after his promotion. His build, low-90's fastball and developing curve might remind some of Gavin Floyd, but remember that it took Floyd three years from his big league debut until he turned things around, and a similar timetable for Balester wouldn't be a shock.

2008

Balester hardly dominated the high minors as a 21-year-old in 2007, but even being able to hold his own was an accomplishment. He improved his control at Double-A, but couldn't maintain it after a promotion and his mechanics and breaking pitches are still something of a work in progress. The lack of depth in the Nationals organization has pushed him up the ladder quickly, but they need to be very careful not to promote him to the majors until he's ready. He'll likely make his Nationals debut in '08, but don't expect him to start producing usable numbers until at least 2009.