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Kyle Blanks

27-Year-Old Outfielder – San Diego Padres

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A stint at Triple-A Tucson to kick off the year didn't last long, as Blanks was called up in mid-April and immediately made his presence felt by taking Clayton Kershaw deep. Until a broken hand befell...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 6"   WT: 270   DOB: 9/11/1986   BORN: Sellersville, PA   COLLEGE: Yavapai (AZ) JC   DRAFTED: 42nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Kyle Blanks Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $987,500 deal with the Padres in January 2014, avoiding arbitration.

April 10, 2014  –  Kyle Blanks News

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Blanks has opened the season with a 6-for-15 (.400) stretch including three homers and five RBI at Triple-A El Paso.

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Kyle Blanks 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
2006 19 A A 86 344 308 41 90 30 20 0 10 52 2 0 36 79 0 0 0 .292 .382 .455 .837
2007 20 A Lak 119 509 465 94 140 59 31 4 24 100 11 2 44 98 0 0 0 .301 .380 .540 .920
2008 21 AA SAN 74 310 264 38 83 20 10 4 6 46 3 3 35 37 0 4 7 .314 .403 .451 .854
2008 21 AA SAN 132 565 492 75 160 48 23 5 20 107 5 4 51 90 0 5 17 .325 .404 .514 .918
2009 22 AAA POR 66 280 233 35 66 22 9 1 12 38 0 0 39 63 0 3 5 .283 .393 .485 .878
2009 22 MAJ SDG 54 172 148 24 37 19 9 0 10 22 1 1 18 55 0 0 6 .250 .355 .514 .868
2010 23 A+ Lak 10 44 37 3 10 3 3 0 0 4 0 0 6 12 0 0 1 .270 .386 .351 .737
2010 23 AAA Por 1 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .333 .500 .333 .833
2010 23 MAJ SDG 33 120 102 14 16 10 6 1 3 15 1 0 15 46 0 0 3 .157 .283 .324 .607
2011 24 AA San 44 201 177 33 50 23 16 3 4 27 3 0 17 41 0 3 4 .282 .353 .475 .828
2011 24 AAA Tuc 35 152 134 36 47 25 12 2 11 35 0 1 16 37 0 1 1 .351 .421 .716 1.137
2011 24 MAJ SD 55 190 170 21 39 15 7 1 7 26 2 0 16 51 0 2 2 .229 .300 .406 .706
2012 25 MAJ SD 4 6 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .200 .333 .200 .533
2013 26 AAA Tuc 12 46 38 8 9 4 3 0 1 4 0 0 6 10 0 0 2 .237 .370 .395 .765
2013 26 MAJ SD 88 308 280 31 68 22 14 0 8 35 1 1 21 85 0 2 5 .243 .305 .379 .684
2014 27 AAA El 14 55 45 8 12 7 3 0 4 9 0 0 6 14 0 0 4 .267 .400 .600 1.000
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Kyle Blanks
3-Year Averages MAJ   49 166 151 17 36 12 7 0 5 20 1 0 12 46 0 1 2 .238 .301 .384 .685
Career  (View All) MAJ   234 796 705 90 161 66 36 2 28 98 5 2 71 239 0 4 16 .228 .312 .404 .716

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Kyle Blanks Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 18 SF Did not play.
Apr. 17 Col Did not play.
Apr. 16 Col Did not play.
Apr. 15 Col Did not play.
Apr. 14 Col Did not play.
Apr. 13 Det Did not play.
Apr. 12 Det Did not play.
Apr. 11 Det Did not play.
Apr. 9 @Cle Did not play.
Apr. 9 @Cle Did not play.
Apr. 8 @Cle Did not play.
Apr. 8 @Cle Did not play.
Apr. 7 @Cle Did not play.
Apr. 6 @Mia Did not play.
Apr. 5 @Mia Did not play.
Apr. 4 @Mia Did not play.
Apr. 2 LAD Did not play.
Apr. 1 LAD Did not play.
Mar. 30 LAD Did not play.
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

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Kyle Blanks: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2013 34 61 35 37 2
2012 1 1 1
2011 14 37 37
2010 4 30 30
2009 8 38 18 22 2

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Kyle Blanks Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013103135191.282.456.829
201230000.333.333.833
2011545142.185.278.528

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013177183160.220.333.596
201220000.000.000.000
2011116166220.250.466.789

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013131153201.237.344.656
201240000.250.250.650
20116752101.239.373.711

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013149165150.248.409.708
201210000.000.000.000
2011103165161.223.427.700
Kyle Blanks Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2006 19 A A 344 308 10.5% 23% 0.46 74% .365 .163
2007 20 A Lak 509 465 8.6% 19.3% 0.45 79% .338 .239
2008 21 AA SAN 310 264 11.3% 11.9% 0.95 86% .348 .137
2008 21 AA SAN 565 492 9% 15.9% 0.57 82% .366 .189
2009 22 AAA POR 280 233 13.9% 22.5% 0.62 73% .342 .202
2009 22 MAJ SDG 172 148 10.5% 32% 0.33 63% .325 .264
2010 23 A+ Lak 44 37 13.6% 27.3% 0.50 68% .400 .081
2010 23 AAA Por 4 3 25% 25% 1.00 67% .500 .000
2010 23 MAJ SDG 120 102 12.5% 38.3% 0.33 55% .245 .167
2011 24 AA San 201 177 8.5% 20.4% 0.41 77% .348 .193
2011 24 AAA Tuc 152 134 10.5% 24.3% 0.43 72% .419 .365
2011 24 MAJ SD 190 170 8.4% 26.8% 0.31 70% .286 .177
2012 25 MAJ SD 6 5 16.7% 33.3% 0.50 60% .333 .000
2013 26 AAA Tuc 46 38 13% 21.7% 0.60 74% .296 .158
2013 26 MAJ SD 308 280 6.8% 27.6% 0.25 70% .321 .136
2014 27 AAA El 55 45 10.9% 25.5% 0.43 69% .296 .333
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Kyle Blanks
3-Year Averages MAJ   166 151 7.2% 27.7% 0.26 70% .310 .146
Career MAJ   796 705 8.9% 30% 0.30 66% .304 .176

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Best Matchups for Kyle Blanks (by OPS, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Randy Wolf AZ 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 .500 2.000 2.667
Jeff Francis CIN 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Juan Oviedo TB 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Manuel Corpas COL 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 .667 1.333 2.083
Derek Holland TEX 3 2 0 3 0 1 0 .667 1.333 2.000
R.A. Dickey TOR 4 3 0 1 2 0 0 .750 1.000 1.833
Hiroki Kuroda NY-A 5 2 1 3 1 2 2 .400 1.200 1.700
Mike Pelfrey MIN 3 2 0 1 0 0 1 .667 1.000 1.667
Manny Parra CIN 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 .667 1.000 1.667
Kevin Correia MIN 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 .500 1.000 1.667

Worst Matchups for Kyle Blanks (by OPS, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jean Machi SF 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Doug Mathis TB 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Bud Norris BAL 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000
Adam Ottavino COL 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Sam LeCure CIN 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .000 .000
Scott Feldman HOU 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
J.C. Gutierrez SF 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
David Hale ATL 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .000 .000
Will Harris AZ 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Josh Wall ANA 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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Kyle Blanks: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Blanks was optioned to Triple-A El Paso on Saturday, John Maffei of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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Blanks supplied an extra-base hit for a third consecutive contest Sunday against the Rangers, finishing 1-for-3 with a double.

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Blanks blasted a two-run homer with one walk and another run scored in Sunday's spring contest against the Royals.

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Blanks and the Padres avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $987,500 deal on Friday, Baseball America's Jerry Crasnick reports.

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Blanks is out of the lineup Friday for the second consecutive game.

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Blanks is not in the lineup Thursday against the Diamondbacks.

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Blanks (illness) is back in the lineup Friday against the Dodgers, Padres broadcaster Andy Masur reports.

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Blanks (illness) is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Pirates.

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Blanks (illness) is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Pirates.

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Blanks left Tuesday's game midway through the fifth inning due to illness, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Unfortunately, 2012 was a lost season for Blanks, who injured the labrum in his left shoulder so badly that he needed surgery to fix it in late April. Before the injury, he got in just six plate appearances, which is impossible to read anything into. In 2011, he spent time in Double-A San Antonio and Triple-A Tucson, before moving on the majors. One thing that has become obvious from the time he has spent in the majors is that he has serious issues making contact, but when he does, he has the power to drive the ball out of any park. That power may take some time to resurface, given the nature of his shoulder surgery, if it ever does. When he recovers from his shoulder woes, it's likely the team uses him in a platoon as he struggles against left-handed pitching (.198/.305/.347).

2012

With the help of a strong walk rate, Blanks has traditionally posted a high OBP (>.380) and has displayed great power potential, however, he has had his difficulty with the adjustments to major league pitching. If he can reduce his 31.5 percent strikeout rate, maintain his walk rate and improve on his .195 average against southpaws, Blanks could eventually work his way into a platoon situation despite a murky outlook for playing time heading into spring training following the Padres' offseason additions to the outfield mix.

2011

The 6-foot-6, 270-pound Blanks played only in April and into part of May before an elbow injury sidelined him last season. The injury was serious enough that he needed Tommy John surgery to correct it. Prior to 2010, he had shown an ability to hit for power and average in the minors. Surprisingly athletic, he played left field in the past, but the surgery will likely sap his arm strength and limit him to first-base duties. His health status going into spring training will be tenuous, and it's likely that he won't be ready for action on Opening Day. Once healthy, he's going to have to cut down on his strikeout rate, if he hopes to stick at the major league level.

2010

Blanks' surprising dexterity in the left field was nice, but the plantar fascitis that ended his season is a serious concern for a player of his size, emphasizing the need for the Padres to get him to first base. Of perhaps greater concern was the degradation of his strikeout rate at Triple-A and in the majors. In the short term, Blanks brings too much risk to be a comfortable play; in the long term, he will be a Ryan Howard-caliber first baseman.

2009

Despite backing up his imposing physique with a solid season at Double-A San Antonio, Blanks is a bit under the prospect radar in part because of a subpar stint in the Arizona Fall League. He was sent to the AFL to work on his pitch recognition and if he can make strides in this area, he could creep up the prospect ladder quickly. For now, expect him to begin the year at Triple-A Portland and be sure to monitor his progress.

2008

At 6-6, 281, Blanks is an impressive physical specimen. He hit .301/.380/.540 in 2007 at High-A Lake Elsinore, including 24 homers and 100 RBI. Like a lot of power hitters, he strikes out frequently (98 times in 465 at-bats last year), however, Blanks still manages to hit for average and can hit the gaps in addition to slamming the ball over the fence. He should face the Double-A test in 2008.

2007

Blanks has been described as a taller Cecil Fielder in better shape: he stands 6-6 and weighs 290 lbs. Not surprisingly, Blanks can hit for power, but also strikes out a lot. Despite this, his .292 average wasn't bad. Blanks will probably begin 2007 with High-A Lake Elsinore. He was not a highly-regarded draft pick (42nd round in 2004) and is a long way from the majors.