Ty Blach
Ty Blach
29-Year-Old PitcherSP
Baltimore Orioles
Out
Injury Elbow
Est. Return 8/1/2021
2020 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Ty Blach in 2020. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Signed a $224,500 contract with the Giants in 2012.
Undergoes Tommy John surgery
PBaltimore Orioles  AAA
Elbow
July 16, 2020
Blach underwent successful Tommy John surgery Wednesday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
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Blach experienced elbow soreness earlier in the month and ultimately opted for surgery after receiving a pair of opinions. The southpaw is set to all of the 2020 season and likely a good chunk of the 2021 campaign while recovering.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-7%
BAA vs RHP
2020
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-28%
BAA vs RHP
2018
Even Split
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .322 202 26 16 59 8 2 6
Since 2018vs Right .300 449 69 42 120 25 1 10
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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
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-33%
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-50%
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-23%
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 6.81 1.72 72.2 3 4 0 5.8 3.1 1.1
Since 2018Away 4.56 1.53 73.0 4 6 0 5.9 4.1 0.9
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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
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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.
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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Will undergo surgery
PBaltimore Orioles  AAA
Elbow
July 13, 2020
Blach (elbow) is scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery Wednesday, Jon Meoli of The Baltimore Sun reports.
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Getting second opinion on elbow
PBaltimore Orioles  AAA
Elbow
July 12, 2020
Orioles manager Brandon Hyde said Sunday that Blach will receive a second opinion on his left elbow injury, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
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Dealing with elbow issue
PBaltimore Orioles  AAA
Elbow
July 10, 2020
Blach experienced some elbow soreness Thursday, Roch Kubatko of MASNSports.com reports.
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Added to 60-man pool
PBaltimore Orioles  AAA
June 28, 2020
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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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