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Jeff Bianchi

28-Year-Old Shortstop – Free Agent

2014 Stats

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.171

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0

RBI

6

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4

SB

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Bianchi made at least 11 starts at each of the infield positions left of first base last season, but he struggled with his bat and finished with just a .564 OPS. His best skill is an ability to play s...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 184   DOB: 10/5/1986   BORN: Lancaster, PA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Claimed off waivers by the Cubs in December of 2011.

October 9, 2014  –  Jeff Bianchi News

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Bianchi declined his outright assignment to Triple-A and will become a free agent, Tom Hardicourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Jeff Bianchi 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
2007 20 A BUR 99 393 368 43 91 21 19 0 2 36 15 4 25 72 0 0 0 .247 .296 .315 .611
2008 21 A WIL 104 428 396 57 101 49 34 5 10 61 13 4 20 95 4 8 0 .255 .290 .442 .732
2009 22 A WIL 60 244 220 32 66 18 12 2 4 28 12 2 20 47 3 1 0 .300 .360 .427 .787
2009 22 AA NWA 68 297 270 42 85 22 16 1 5 42 10 5 19 58 2 5 1 .315 .356 .437 .793
2011 24 AA NOR 119 499 444 63 115 27 23 2 2 48 20 5 39 85 9 4 3 .259 .320 .333 .653
2012 25 AA HUN 19 85 77 11 27 4 4 0 0 6 3 1 6 11 2 0 0 .351 .398 .403 .801
2012 25 AAA NAS 73 278 249 33 79 19 13 1 5 19 11 5 22 48 5 1 1 .317 .374 .438 .812
2012 25 MAJ MIL 33 76 69 8 13 5 2 0 3 9 0 0 4 13 2 1 0 .188 .230 .348 .578
2013 26 AA HUN 5 16 15 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 .267 .313 .267 .580
2013 26 AAA NAS 10 43 41 6 10 3 1 1 1 6 0 0 2 8 0 0 0 .244 .279 .390 .669
2013 26 MAJ MIL 100 252 236 22 56 10 8 1 1 25 4 4 11 46 2 2 1 .237 .272 .292 .564
2014 27 AAA NAS 24 105 98 11 27 8 5 0 3 12 2 0 6 19 0 1 0 .276 .314 .418 .732
2014 27 MAJ MIL 29 74 70 4 12 1 1 0 0 6 0 0 3 17 0 1 0 .171 .203 .186 .389
3-Year Averages     66 162 152 15 34 7 5 0 2 17 2 2 7 29 2 1 0 .224 .256 .296 .552

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Jeff Bianchi: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 4 9 10
2013 19 42 20 3 3
2012 4 6 14

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Jeff Bianchi Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014251060.240.240.471
20136680101.258.273.552
2012222130.091.227.358

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014453000.133.156.343
2013170141153.229.300.569
2012476260.234.404.679

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014301050.200.233.452
20131048062.231.288.556
2012273110.111.222.365

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014403010.150.150.340
2013132141192.242.295.571
2012425280.238.429.711
Jeff Bianchi Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2007 20 A BUR 393 368 6.4% 18.3% 0.35 80% .303 .068
2008 21 A WIL 428 396 4.7% 22.2% 0.21 76% .313 .187
2009 22 A WIL 244 220 8.2% 19.3% 0.43 79% .367 .127
2009 22 AA NWA 297 270 6.4% 19.5% 0.33 79% .386 .122
2011 24 AA NOR 499 444 7.8% 17% 0.46 81% .317 .074
2012 25 AA HUN 85 77 7.1% 12.9% 0.55 86% .409 .052
2012 25 AAA NAS 278 249 7.9% 17.3% 0.46 81% .378 .121
2012 25 MAJ MIL 76 69 5.3% 17.1% 0.31 81% .189 .160
2013 26 AA HUN 16 15 6.3% 12.5% 0.50 87% .308 .000
2013 26 AAA NAS 43 41 4.7% 18.6% 0.25 80% .281 .146
2013 26 MAJ MIL 252 236 4.4% 18.3% 0.24 81% .291 .055
2014 27 AAA NAS 105 98 5.7% 18.1% 0.32 81% .316 .142
2014 27 MAJ MIL 74 70 4.1% 23% 0.18 76% .226 .015
3-Year Averages     162 152 4.3% 17.9% 0.24 81% .264 .072

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2014 Stat Review for Jeff Bianchi    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.171 AVG
TERRIBLE
76% Contact Rate
WEAK
.226 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.186 SLG
TERRIBLE
.015 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.18 BB/K
TERRIBLE
4.1% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
23.0% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.389 OPS
TERRIBLE
.203 OBP
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Jeff Bianchi: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Bianchi (elbow) was activated from the 60-day DL on Thursday.

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Bianchi (elbow) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Monday, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Bianchi was placed on the 15-day DL on Thursday with a right elbow strain.

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Bianchi was out of Sunday's lineup due to a sore elbow, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Bianchi came off the bench to provide all of the offense for the Brewers on Monday, driving home two runs with a pinch-hit single.

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Bianchi was recalled from Triple-A Nashville on Sunday, Andrew Gruman of FOX Sports Wisconsin reports.

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Bianchi has gone 22-for-73 (.301) with three home runs and nine RBI since being demoted to Triple-A Nashville May 26.

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Bianchi accepted his outright assignment to Triple-A Nashville on Monday.

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Bianchi is unsure whether he'll accept his assignment to Triple-A Nashville, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Bianchi was outrighted to Triple-A Nashville on Saturday, Andrew Gruman of FOX Sports Wisconsin reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Bianchi hit just .188 in a part-time, 33-game stint with the Brewers last season, but he earned the right to a big league stint by hitting .325 in 92 games between Double-A and Triple-A. Though Bianchi will need to hit a bit more to hold down a spot on the Brewers' bench, he has an advantage in the competition for a utility role due to his ability to play shortstop. He will compete to secure his roster spot during spring training.

2012

After missing all of 2010 rehabbing from an elbow surgery, Bianchi found himself at Double-A Northwest Arkansas. The former second-round pick hit just .259/.320/.333 with 20 stolen bases over 499 plate appearances. In the offseason he was claimed off waivers by the Cubs as the new front office regime attempts to rework its roster and create organizational depth. He's shown an ability to get on base (.356 OBP at Double-A in 2009), so there's hope for him yet to carve out a role as a utility player at the major league level. No longer a prospect, owners will want to take a look at him for his cheap speed if he gets a look in Chicago at some point this season.

2010

Bianchi hit a combined .308/9/70 with 74 runs scored at High-A and Double-A in 2009 (.308/.358/.435). He also stole 22 bases, and was caught only twice. Bianchi is a line-drive gap hitter with little pop, and he had a high strikeout rate last season, but he's improving his contact and pitch selection. The Royals are not deep at shortstop making it possible that Bianchi will get a good look in spring training. He's a good fielder with soft hands and a good arm, while 2006 labrum surgery hasn't had any long-term effects on his defense. Now on the 40-man roster, look for him at some point in the 2010 season if Yuniesky Betancourt and Mike Aviles don't pan out. Even though he represents an insurance player for now, he has a big-league future - possibly even as an everyday shortstop. Just not quite yet.