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Collin Balester

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Cincinnati Reds

2015 Stats

W-L

1-0

ERA

5.40

WHIP

1.80

K

1

SV

0

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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2015 ADP:

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   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:

Signed a minor league contract (NRI) with the Pirates in November of 2014.

August 23, 2015  –  Collin Balester News

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The Reds purchased Balester's contract from Triple-A Louisville on Sunday, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer 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
2015 29 AA ALT 13 0 0 20.1 14 4 1 14 6 1 0 4 0 0 1.77 1.00
2015 29 AAA IND 8 0 0 14.2 12 5 1 8 5 0 0 0 0 0 3.07 1.20
2015 29 AAA LOU 21 0 0 22.0 16 5 1 13 3 0 0 7 0 0 2.05 0.86
2015 29 MAJ CIN 3 0 0 3.3 3 2 0 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 5.40 1.80
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3-Year Averages     11 0 0 18.0 14 13 5 12 11 2 0 0 0 0 6.50 1.39
Career  (View All)     76 22 0 188.3 196 111 36 145 81 8 16 0 5.30 1.47

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Collin Balester Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Aug. 28 @Mil 0.3 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.40 1.80
Aug. 24 Det 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
Aug. 23 Ari 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
3.3 3 2 2 0 3 1 0 0 0 1-0 0 0 0 5.40 1.80
Last 30 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
3.3 3 2 2 0 3 1 0 0 0 1-0 0 0 0 5.40 1.80
Last 60 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
3.3 3 2 2 0 3 1 0 0 0 1-0 0 0 0 5.40 1.80

Collin Balester Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20157120000.000

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20155001000.200

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20153.01001200.001.00

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
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
2015 29 AA ALT 13 0 20.1 6.27 2.69 2.33 0.45 84.2% 1.77 3.50 .233
2015 29 AAA IND 8 0 14.2 5.07 3.17 1.60 0.63 75% 3.07 4.05 .256
2015 29 AAA LOU 21 0 22.0 5.32 1.23 4.33 0.41 77.8% 2.05 3.02 .234
2015 29 MAJ CIN 3 0 3.3 2.70 8.10 0.33 0.00 0.29 66.7% 92.2 MPH 5.40 5.30 .263
Today's Projections     0 0 .4 7.45 2.92 2.55 0.75 70.9% 3.86 0.40 .303
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.5 7.45 2.95 2.52 0.78 71.3% 3.86 3.66 .302
Rest Of Season     0 0 12.4 7.45 3.04 2.45 0.84 71.9% 3.86 3.76 .301
3-Year Averages     11 0 18.0 6.00 5.50 1.09 2.50 60% 6.50 7.31 .188
Career     76 22 188.3 6.93 3.87 1.79 1.72 68.9% 5.30 5.48 .293

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats

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2015 Stat Review for Collin Balester    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2014 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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0.33 K/BB
TERRIBLE
2.70 K/9
TERRIBLE
8.10 BB/9
TERRIBLE
92.2 MPH Fastball
WEAK
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
0.29 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.40 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.80 WHIP
TERRIBLE
5.30 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.263 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
66.7% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Balester (elbow) re-signed with the Pirates on a minor league deal Tuesday which includes an invite to spring training, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports.

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

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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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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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.