Ty Blach
Ty Blach
28-Year-Old PitcherSP
Baltimore Orioles
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Blach beat Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers on Opening Day, but that was the high point of the season for both him and the Giants, as a series of poor performances saw Blach removed from the rotation by the start of June as his team fell far out of the playoff race. The move to the bullpen did seem to suit him well. Blach recorded a 3.17 ERA in 34 relief appearances after struggling to a 5.15 mark in 13 starts. He seems destined for a future as a swingman, as he doesn't have the stuff for high-leverage innings. His fastball remained at just 90.6 mph after the switch and his strikeout rate remained low at 17.8%. Blach has a path back to some relevance should injuries strike the Giants' rotation, as he pitches in a friendly enough home park that he could be a viable streamer against certain opponents, but he's not good enough to be worth much consideration during draft season. Read Past Outlooks
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Outrighted to Triple-A
PBaltimore Orioles  AAA
September 19, 2019
Blach was outrighted to Triple-A Norfolk on Thursday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
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He will remain in Baltimore's system after logging a 12.00 ERA in 27 innings splitting time between the Orioles and Giants.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
74
Last 10 Games
74
Last 5 Games
79
How many pitches does Ty Blach generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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71-80
 
81-90
 
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101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Ty Blach generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-3%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-28%
BAA vs RHP
2018
Even Split
2017
 
 
-15%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .287 391 42 27 102 16 2 6
Since 2017vs Right .297 952 126 74 256 53 7 27
2019vs Left .471 37 3 3 16 3 1 4
2019vs Right .341 102 17 14 30 7 0 4
2018vs Left .289 165 23 13 43 5 1 2
2018vs Right .288 347 52 28 90 18 1 6
2017vs Left .250 189 16 11 43 8 0 0
2017vs Right .295 503 57 32 136 28 6 17
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-5%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-50%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-23%
ERA on Road
2017
 
 
-25%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 5.34 1.49 163.1 8 9 0 5.1 2.7 0.8
Since 2017Away 5.05 1.48 146.0 7 13 0 4.6 3.2 1.2
2019Home 16.34 3.08 12.2 0 2 0 5.7 5.0 3.6
2019Away 8.16 1.67 14.1 1 1 0 7.5 6.3 1.9
2018Home 4.80 1.43 60.0 3 2 0 5.9 2.7 0.6
2018Away 3.68 1.50 58.2 3 5 0 5.5 3.5 0.6
2017Home 4.17 1.30 90.2 5 5 0 4.6 2.4 0.5
2017Away 5.55 1.42 73.0 3 7 0 3.3 2.3 1.5
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Stat Review
How does Ty Blach compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against this season's data (min 70 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
1.18
 
K/9
6.7
 
BB/9
5.7
 
HR/9
2.7
 
Fastball
90.3 mph
 
ERA
12.00
 
WHIP
2.33
 
BABIP
.404
 
GB/FB
1.09
 
Left On Base
50.2%
 
Exit Velocity
89.8 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.8%
 
Spin Rate
2088 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
41.7%
 
Swinging Strike
6.5%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Blach was given a long look in the rotation last year and enjoyed some initial success, but all the contact allowed caught up to him and he was ultimately moved to the bullpen late in the season. The lefty posted just a 4.0 K/9, which was easily the lowest mark among qualified starters -- it was even the third-worst mark among the 355 MLB pitchers with at least 50 innings. He limited the free passes and was good against same-handed hitters (.261 wOBA), but Blach struggled away from AT&T Park, especially with the long ball. Now 27 years old, Blach seems unlikely to find a new level to his game, and a permanent move to relief work is probably the best thing for his future. He may be deployed in a specialist's role given the lack of velocity and struggles against right-handed hitters.
Blach proved prepared for his September promotion, as he debuted with a 1.06 ERA in four appearances (two starts). The lefty posted a 3.43 ERA overall in 26 starts with Triple-A Sacramento, who play in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League, and he was especially good after the All-Star break (2.42 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, .193 BAA). His play has put him in the conversation for the team's fifth-starter role this season. However, from a fantasy perspective, Blach is not an especially exciting player given his lack of strikeouts (5.9 K/9 with Giants and 6.2 K/9 in the minors). He will be merely a matchups play in deeper leagues barring sudden skills improvement.
The good news is that Blach registered a 3.13 ERA in 141 innings at Double-A Richmond in 2014. The bad news is that he only notched 91 strikeouts (15.3% K rate), which raises significant concerns about his ability to remain effective as he faces better hitters. Still, at this point there is probably a better case to be made that Blach can survive as a No. 5 starter in the big leagues than highly touted Richmond teammate Kyle Crick, who has infinitely better stuff, but cannot touch Blach’s command, which is exceptional. Betting against a lefty with a plus changeup and the ability to paint the black (or Blach for those who like a bad pun), is never a wise proposition, but Blach’s margin for error is thin. He will look to continue his stellar start to his professional career at Triple-A in 2015, and if everything goes well, Blach could be used as an emergency starter for the Giants later this season.
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Designated for assignment
PBaltimore Orioles  AAA
September 16, 2019
Blach was designated for assignment by Baltimore on Monday.
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Loses rotation spot
PBaltimore Orioles  AAA
September 16, 2019
The Orioles appear to have shifted Blach to a bullpen role following his Sept. 10 start versus the Dodgers, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
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Roughed up by Dodgers
PBaltimore Orioles  AAA
September 10, 2019
Blach (1-3) allowed six earned runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out three across 2.1 innings to take the loss Tuesday against the Dodgers.
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Set to start Tuesday
PBaltimore Orioles  AAA
September 8, 2019
Blach is scheduled to start Tuesday's game against the Dodgers, Nathan Ruiz of The Baltimore Sun reports.
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Earns first victory
PBaltimore Orioles  AAA
September 3, 2019
Blach (1-2) threw five innings and allowed two runs on two hits and four walks and earned the win in a 4-2 decision over the Rays in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader.
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