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Clayton Blackburn

24-Year-Old Pitcher – Texas Rangers

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 230   DOB: 1/6/1993   BORN: Amarillo, TX   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 16th Rd   

August 2, 2017  –  Clayton Blackburn News

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Blackburn was optioned back to Triple-A Round Rock following Wednesday's game against the Mariners, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Clayton Blackburn 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
2011 18 R SCO 12 6 0 33.1 16 4 2 30 3 3 1 0 0 0 1.08 0.57
2012 19 A AUG 22 22 0 131.1 116 37 3 143 18 8 4 0 0 0 2.54 1.02
2013 20 A+ SAN 23 23 0 133.0 111 54 12 138 35 7 5 0 0 0 3.65 1.10
2014 21 R SCO 2 2 0 5.0 4 2 0 9 0 0 1 0 0 0 3.60 0.80
2014 21 AA RIC 18 18 0 93.0 94 34 1 85 20 5 6 0 0 0 3.29 1.23
2015 22 AAA SAC 23 20 0 123.0 127 39 6 99 32 10 4 0 0 0 2.85 1.29
2016 23 AAA SAC 25 23 0 136.1 142 66 18 101 35 7 10 0 0 0 4.36 1.30
2017 24 AAA ROU 19 18 0 93.0 99 48 4 78 25 6 2 0 0 0 4.65 1.33
2017 24 AAA SAC 19 1 0 3.0 6 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 15.00 2.33

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Clayton Blackburn 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
2011 18 R SCO 12 6 33.1 8.16 0.82 10.00 0.54 88.2% 1.08 2.72 .181
2012 19 A AUG 22 22 131.1 9.82 1.24 7.94 0.21 74% 2.54 1.91 .333
2013 20 A+ SAN 23 23 133.0 9.34 2.37 3.94 0.81 68.7% 3.65 3.29 .295
2014 21 R SCO 2 2 5.0 16.20 0.00 0.00 0.00 50% 3.60 0.20 .440
2014 21 AA RIC 18 18 93.0 8.23 1.94 4.25 0.10 70.8% 3.29 2.38 .344
2015 22 AAA SAC 23 20 123.0 7.24 2.34 3.09 0.44 78.4% 2.85 3.15 .328
2016 23 AAA SAC 25 23 136.1 6.68 2.31 2.89 1.19 69.8% 4.36 4.34 .305
2017 24 AAA ROU 19 18 93.0 7.55 2.42 3.12 0.39 63.3% 4.65 3.05 .340
2017 24 AAA SAC 19 1 3.0 3.00 3.00 1.00 3.00 33.3% 15.00 7.87 .401

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Clayton Blackburn: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Blackburn was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock on Monday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Blackburn was traded to the Rangers on Sunday.

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Blackburn was designated for assignment by the Giants on Tuesday.

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Blackburn was optioned to minor league spring training Sunday, CSN Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic reports.

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Blackburn started Saturday's tilt against the Royals, firing a pair of shutout innings while striking out three and walking one.

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With three pitching spots available heading into spring training, Blackburn will get a chance to earn a spot on the 25-man roster.

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Blackburn was optioned to Triple-A on Tuesday, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

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Blackburn was recalled from Triple-A Sacramento on Thursday, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Blackburn struggled mightily in his start Thursday, allowing six runs (five earned) on 11 hits over three innings.

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Blackburn is beginning the season in the rotation at Triple-A.

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Blackburn was added to the Giants' 40-man roster Friday, Andrew Baggarly of the Bay Area News Group reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

There was no outlook written for Clayton Blackburn.

2017

Blackburn's 2016 season was a step in the wrong direction. He failed to build off a strong 2015 campaign and regressed below his career marks in ERA (4.36), walks (2.3 BB/9) and strikeouts (6.7 K/9). While the Giants would like to look at one of their younger pitching arms to step into their fifth starter spot next season, Blackburn appears to have removed himself from the conversation (at least to start the year) due to his poor performance this past season.

2015

The big righty continues to put up solid minor-league numbers, posting a 3.29 ERA and a 1.23 WHIP in 93 innings in his first taste of Double-A. His 85:20 K:BB ratio says a lot about his profile. He lacks the high-end stuff to miss bats in the big leagues, and he will have to survive off command/control and pitchability, but there is a chance he could make it as a No. 4 or No. 5 starter. Blackburn has a very slow, effortless delivery, pounding the zone with well-located pitches. But since his fastball is in the 88-92-mph range, he needs to be pinpoint with his location and use effective sequencing to survive against big-league hitters. The lack of depth in the Giantsí big-league rotation makes Blackburn someone to watch in 2015, but at best he will be a back-end innings eater, with little upside for big strikeout totals.

2014

The move from Low-A Augusta to High-A San Jose proved to be no challenge for Blackburn in 2013, as he maintained his excellent strikeout totals (9.3 K/9), while keeping his walks in check (2.4 BB/9). The big-framed righty (6-4, 225) showcases a sinking mid-90s fastball, as well as an above-average curveball and a solid changeup. He should start the season with Double-A Richmond, but there is a good chance he could be fast-tracked to Triple-A Fresno midseason, if he continues his dominance on the mound.

2013

Blackburn was a 16th-round pick by the Giants in the 2011 draft, and put together a breakout year in his first full professional season with a 2.54 ERA (1.91 FIP) in 131.1 innings. He has shown spectacular control with a walk rate of 1.2 BB/9, and dominated hitters in Low-A with a strikeout rate of 9.8 K/9. Blackburn features a low-90s fastball that can top out at 95 mph, an above-average curveball and strong changeup, and should start 2013 in High-A. The right-hander has the ceiling of a strong No. 3 starter, but will not have an impact on the major league level until late 2014 at the earliest.