Blaine Hardy

Blaine Hardy

36-Year-Old PitcherP
 Free Agent  
2024 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Brewers in January of 2021. Released by the Brewers in November of 2021.
Finds work in indy ranks
PFree Agent  
April 14, 2022
Hardy signed a contract Thursday with the Sioux City Explorers of the independent American Association of Professional Baseball, Talk Radio 1360 Sioux City reports.
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The 35-year-old will be looking to reboot his career in the independent ranks after a 13-year run in affiliated ball. Hardy saw big-league action in seven of the past eight seasons, accruing a 3.78 ERA and 1.34 WHIP across 234 career appearances, all but one of which came with the Tigers.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
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-25%
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2021vs Left .500 4 1 1 1 0 0 0
Since 2021vs Right .667 3 0 0 2 0 0 0
2023vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Left .500 4 1 1 1 0 0 0
2021vs Right .667 3 0 0 2 0 0 0
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2021Home 18.00 4.00 1.0 0 1 0 9.0 9.0 0.0
Since 2021Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2023Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2022Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Home 18.00 4.00 1.0 0 1 0 9.0 9.0 0.0
2021Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Blaine Hardy See More
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September 8, 2020
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August 4, 2020
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March 5, 2020
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June 25, 2019
Dave Regan breaks down the bullpen trade candidates, including Will Smith of the San Francisco Giants.
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Hardy's season can be divided into two parts: the 67.2 innings as a starter and the 18.1 as a reliever. He was usable in AL-only leagues as a starter, but it's the numbers in relief across a small sample size that are intriguing. Hardy held the 72 batters he faced as a reliever to a .197 average and allowed one home run along with an 18.1 K-BB%. Even though Hardy is a lefty, he is more effective against righties because of his excellent vulcan changeup, and velocity charts show his stuff plays up better out of the bullpen than when he is working as a starter. Hardy could end up in a high-leverage role with Detroit and even grab some saves should the club cash in their chips with Shane Greene. He's worth a late flier in AL leagues if the club commits to him as a reliever in 2019.
Hardy put together a solid 2016 season that he split between Triple-A and the majors. The 29-year-old began the season in the minors, where he had tremendous success, posting a dominant 1.72 ERA in 31.1 innings of work for Triple-A Toledo. Hardy frequently fluctuated between the majors and Triple-A, but was pretty decent during his time in the big leagues this season, earning a 3.51 ERA and a 7.01 K/9. He was also a late-bloomer for the Tigers. As of Aug. 4, Hardy's 2016 major league ERA was 5.84, but a strong finish to his season allowed it to eventually come down to 3.51. One thing he has excelled at has been keeping the ball in the ballpark. After giving up an incredibly low 0.29 HR/9 for Detroit in 2015, the veteran left-hander followed it up with another strong mark of 0.70 HR/9 in 2016.
Hardy had a solid 2015 that looked downright remarkable relative to his bullpen peers. His stuff is average at best, but he somehow managed to deliver a 3.08 ERA in 61.1 innings on the back of a mid-80s fastball. And he allowed just two home runs while ringing up fewer than a strikeout per inning. Hardy's smoke and mirrors approach is working, perhaps because of a remarkably long stride to the plate -- it makes that fastball seem a whole lot faster. He delivered 13 holds in 2015 and should continue to offer the same, if not more, to owners in 2016, but he's a long shot to record more than the occasional vultured save.
The 28-year-old lefty reliever made his major league debut last season, appearing in 38 games out of the Tigers' bullpen. He finished the season 2-1 with a 2.54 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 31 strikeouts and four holds in 39 innings. On the surface, Hardy was one of the more successful bullpen options for the Tigers in 2014, but there are some chinks in his armor. Hardy walked batters at a high clip (4.6 BB/9) and posted a 3.49 FIP. While he is considered a moderate groundball pitcher, his 0.2 HR/9 and 3.1% HR/FB are both unsustainable. Hardy doesn’t overpower on the mound, but unlike many relievers, he has a four-pitch arsenal (fastball, cutter, curveball and changeup). His fastball sits around 90 mph, and proved to be his most productive pitch last season, but his curveball induces plenty of swings and misses and could be his primary out-pitch going forward. While Hardy was more effective against left-handed hitters, he also managed to hold his own against righties, limiting 93 right-handed batters to a .263/.366/.291 slash line. The Tigers haven’t been shopping around for left-handed bullpen help this offseason, which means Hardy will most likely be one of the team’s top relief southpaws to begin the season. Some regression should be expected, but Hardy could be a sneaky source of holds if his role increases in 2015.
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Returns to Triple-A
PMilwaukee Brewers  
August 9, 2021
Hardy was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on Monday.
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Contract selected by Milwaukee
PMilwaukee Brewers  
August 1, 2021
Hardy had his contract selected by the Brewers on Sunday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
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Returns to mound
PMilwaukee Brewers  
March 14, 2021
Hardy (elbow) appeared in his first game since February of 2020 on Saturday.
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Joining Milwaukee for camp
PMilwaukee Brewers  
Elbow
January 28, 2021
Hardy (elbow) signed a minor-league deal with the Brewers which includes an invitation to big-league camp Thursday.
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Undergoes Tommy John surgery
PMinnesota Twins  
Elbow
March 27, 2020
Hardy underwent Tommy John surgery last week, Phil Miller of the Star Tribune reports.
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