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Michael Blazek

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

2017 Stats

W-L

0-1

ERA

8.31

WHIP

1.50

K

7

SV

0

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The promise Blazek showed in 2015 was nowhere to be found in 2016. Blazek's control went haywire, as he walked 27 batters in just 41.1 innings (5.9 BB/9), more than double his walk rate from the prior...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 207   DOB: 3/16/1989   BORN: Las Vegas, NV   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 35th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Michael Blazek Contract Information:

Signed a one-year contract with the Brewers in January 2016.

October 6, 2017  –  Michael Blazek News

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Michael Blazek 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
2010 21 A+ PAL 1 1 0 4.1 9 6 0 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 12.46 3.41
2010 21 A QUA 1 11 0 103.0 78 31 5 104 31 8 4 3 0 0 2.71 1.06
2011 22 AA SPR 2 24 0 133.2 147 81 25 128 64 11 6 0 0 0 5.45 1.58
2011 22 AAA MEM 2 2 0 12.0 8 5 1 6 9 2 0 0 0 0 3.75 1.42
2012 23 AA SPR 2 7 0 80.0 61 37 11 83 34 5 8 0 0 0 4.16 1.19
2012 23 AAA MEM 2 1 0 3.1 6 4 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 10.80 2.58
2013 24 AA SPR 19 0 0 19.2 11 2 0 25 10 0 0 7 0 0 0.92 1.09
2013 24 AAA MEM 19 0 0 26.0 17 8 1 27 16 1 2 2 0 0 2.77 1.27
2013 24 MAJ MIL 7 0 0 7.0 6 3 1 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 3.86 1.29
2013 24 MAJ STL 11 0 0 10.3 10 8 2 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 6.97 1.94
2013  (Multiple Teams) 24 MAJ MIL/STL 18 0 0 17.3 16 11 3 14 13 0 1 0 0 0 5.71 1.67
2014 25 AAA NAS 37 17 0 102.1 106 47 9 87 40 4 4 1 0 0 4.13 1.43
2015 26 MAJ MIL 45 0 0 55.7 40 15 3 47 18 5 3 0 0 4 2.43 1.04
2016 27 AAA COL 5 1 0 8.1 10 4 0 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 4.32 1.60
2016 27 MAJ MIL 41 0 0 41.3 52 26 7 36 27 3 1 0 1 9 5.66 1.91
2017 28 AAA COL 26 13 0 85.0 87 35 5 66 33 3 4 2 0 0 3.71 1.41
2017 28 MAJ MIL 5 1 0 8.7 12 8 6 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 8.31 1.50
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3-Year Averages     43 0 0 48.5 46 20 5 41 22 4 2 0 0 6 3.71 1.40
Career  (View All)     109 1 0 123.0 120 60 19 104 59 8 6 0 4.39 1.46

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Michael Blazek Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201717207104.438
201684111519502.292
20159621716402.184

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201720515002.263
2016116251232624.317
2015126261124501.212

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20172.00002000.000.50
201623.7000191556.851.94
201535.0320281222.831.11

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20176.701051610.801.80
201617.7310171224.081.87
201520.721019611.740.92
Michael Blazek vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Michael Blazek 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
2010 21 A+ PAL 1 1 4.1 4.39 10.98 0.40 0.00 57.1% 12.46 5.88 .485
2010 21 A QUA 1 11 103.0 9.09 2.71 3.35 0.44 75% 2.71 2.83 .281
2011 22 AA SPR 2 24 133.2 8.65 4.32 2.00 1.69 69.9% 5.45 5.36 .330
2011 22 AAA MEM 2 2 12.0 4.50 6.75 0.67 0.75 75% 3.75 5.53 .201
2012 23 AA SPR 2 7 80.0 9.34 3.83 2.44 1.24 69% 4.16 4.30 .260
2012 23 AAA MEM 2 1 3.1 2.90 5.81 0.50 2.90 57.1% 10.80 9.65 .392
2013 24 AA SPR 19 0 19.2 11.72 4.69 2.50 0.00 90.5% 0.92 2.16 .274
2013 24 AAA MEM 19 0 26.0 9.35 5.54 1.69 0.35 78.1% 2.77 3.47 .257
2013 24 MAJ MIL 7 0 7.0 5.14 3.86 1.33 1.29 0.75 75% 94.8 MPH 3.86 5.20 .241
2013 24 MAJ STL 11 0 10.3 8.71 8.71 1.00 1.74 1.15 66.7% 94.8 MPH 6.97 6.97 .295
2013  (Multiple Teams) 24 MAJ MIL/STL 18 0 17.3 7.27 6.75 1.08 1.56 0.96 69.2% 94.8 MPH 5.71 6.16 .272
2014 25 AAA NAS 37 17 102.1 7.67 3.53 2.18 0.79 72.3% 4.13 3.91 .326
2015 26 MAJ MIL 45 0 55.7 7.60 2.91 2.61 0.49 1.67 78.2% 92.9 MPH 2.43 3.24 .252
2016 27 AAA COL 5 1 8.1 8.89 3.33 2.67 0.00 69.2% 4.32 2.71 .403
2016 27 MAJ MIL 41 0 41.3 7.84 5.88 1.33 1.52 1.14 73.6% 93.0 MPH 5.66 5.76 .358
2017 28 AAA COL 26 13 85.0 6.99 3.49 2.00 0.53 73.9% 3.71 3.61 .321
2017 28 MAJ MIL 5 1 8.7 7.27 1.04 7.00 6.23 0.62 71.4% 92.7 MPH 8.31 10.93 .256
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3-Year Averages     43 0 48.5 7.61 4.08 1.86 0.93 76.2% 3.71 4.21 .300
Career     109 1 123.0 7.61 4.32 1.76 1.39 74.4% 4.39 5.00 .294

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Michael Blazek Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 55.7 2 6 2 0 35 1 0 0
2016 P 41.3 -1 3 -1 0 24 -1 0 0
2017 P 8.7 -1 2 -1 0 2 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 1 0 0 0 2 0 3
2016 P 1 0 0 0 -1 0 0
2017 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Michael Blazek    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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7.00 K/BB
ELITE
7.27 K/9
WEAK
1.04 BB/9
ELITE
92.7 MPH Fastball
WEAK
6.2 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.62 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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8.31 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.50 WHIP
TERRIBLE
10.93 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.256 BABIP
LOW
71.4% Strand Rate
LOW

Michael Blazek: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Blazek was outrighted to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Wednesday.

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Blazek was designated for assignment Sunday.

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Blazek was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Friday.

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Blazek (0-1) was shelled Thursday afternoon in Washington, giving up eight runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out four in 2.1 innings pitched on his way to the loss.

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Blazek will start Milwaukee's game against the Nationals on Thursday.

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Blazek was recalled from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Tuesday.

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Blazek was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Thursday.

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The Brewers selected Blazek's contract from Triple-A Colorado Springs on Monday.

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Blazek was outrighted to Triple-A Colorado Springs on Monday.

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Blazek was designated for assignment by the Brewers on Wednesday.

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Blazek was optioned to minor-league camp Wednesday, MLB.com's Adam McCalvy reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Blazek was given a chance to pitch full-time for the Brewers in 2015, and he proved his worth. He turned in a career-best season with a 2.43 ERA and 1.04 WHIP prior to breaking his right hand in August. While his 2.61 K/BB still isn't great, it is an improvement from previous seasons. Blazek achieved surprising results with his arsenal of pitches last year, and if he can build off of his strong 2015 campaign, he could compete for late-inning work with the Brewers this season. An appointment to the closer role seems unlikely, however, as Jeremy Jeffress and Will Smith both seem better suited to inherit the job from Francisco Rodriguez.

2015

Blazek worked as both a starter and reliever last season after pitching exclusively in relief the year before. He fared better as a starting pitcher (3.62 ERA in 77 innings) than he did out of the bullpen (5.68 ERA in 25.1 innings), but he started mostly out of necessity, so it remains to be seen if he will stay in that role moving forward. Blazek did have a dominant year in relief in 2013, and the Brewers have good starting pitching depth at the top level, so it wouldn't be a surprise to see him move back into a bullpen role.

2014

Blazek joined the Brewers late in the 2013 season, after being acquired in a deal for former closer John Axford. For the first time in his career, Blazek pitched exclusively as a reliever, a transition that seemed to fit him well, as he posted a 1.97 ERA and struck out 52 batters in 45.2 minor league innings. His control could use some work, but he throws three other pitches besides a 95-mph fastball, so he could be a factor at some point in what figures to be an inexperienced bullpen.