MLB

Joe Blanton # - P

  • Age: 33
  • DOB: 1980/12/11
  • POB: Nashville, TN
  • Height: 6-2 Weight: 220lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 10
  • Drafted by Oakland in 2002 (1st round).

Scouting Report

AssetsBrought good command to the mound, especially of his off-speed pitches. Never gave into batters--ever. Generally had endurance over a season and was able to log a boatload of innings.
FlawsDidn't have a dominant pitch, so he was somewhat limited in striking batters out. Could be too hittable and served up too many gopher balls. Didn't always keep his weight in check.
Career potentialAverage right-handed starting pitcher.

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/04/13Announced his retirement.
2014/03/31Signed by the Oakland Athletics to a minor league contract.
2014/03/26Released by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
2012/12/05Signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to a two-year contract.
2012/10/29Filed for free agency.
2012/08/03Acquired from the Philadelphia Phillies.
2011/09/05Missed 97 games (right elbow inflammation).
2011/08/17Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (right elbow inflammation).
2011/05/22Right elbow inflammation, 15-day DL (retroactive to May 16th, 2011).
2011/05/19Right elbow injury, day-to-day.
2011/05/14Missed 2 games (sore right elbow).
2011/05/11Sore right elbow, day-to-day.
2011/05/09Missed 13 games (right elbow injury).
2011/04/29Right elbow injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to April 24th, 2011).
2010/05/03Missed 24 games (oblique injury).
2010/04/01Oblique injury, early September.
2010/01/21Re-signed by the Philadelphia Phillies to a one-year contract.
2009/01/20Re-signed by the Philadelphia Phillies to a one-year contract.
2008/07/17Acquired from the Oakland Athletics.
2008/01/18Re-signed by the Oakland Athletics to a one-year contract.
2005/02/22Re-signed by the Oakland Athletics to a one-year contract.
2004/09/18Contract purchased from Sacramento (AAA).
2004/03/21Assigned by the Oakland Athletics to their minor league camp.

Trades

2014/03/31Signed by the Oakland Athletics to a minor league contract.
2012/12/05Signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Angels.
2012/08/03Philadelphia Phillies traded Joe Blanton to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a player to be named (Ryan O'Sullivan 08/16) or cash considerations.
2008/07/17Oakland Athletics traded Joe Blanton to Philadelphia Phillies for Josh Outman, Adrian Cardenas and Matt Spencer.
2002/06/05Drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 1st round (24th overall) in 2002.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPGSWLSVCGSHOIPHRERHRBBKWHIPERA
2013LA AngelsAL2820214000132.2180968929341081.616.04
2012LA DodgersNL10102400057.2663232716511.424.99
2012PhiladelphiaNL212089021133.1141746822181151.194.59
2012Total Phi/LANL31301013021191.020710610029341661.264.71
2011PhiladelphiaNL1181200041.152232359351.485.01
2011LakewoodA11000001.00000000.000.00
2010PhiladelphiaNL292896000175.22061049427431341.424.82
2010ReadingAA22010008.09552251.385.62
2010LakewoodA11000002.00000020.000.00
2009PhiladelphiaNL3131128000195.1198898830591631.324.05
2008PhiladelphiaNL13134000070.26636331031491.374.20
2008OaklandAL2020512000127.014574701235621.424.96
2008Total Oak/PhiMLB3333912000197.221111010322661111.404.69
2007OaklandAL34341410031230.024010610116401401.223.95
2006OaklandAL32311612011194.124111110417581071.544.82
2005OaklandAL33331212020201.1178867923671161.223.53
2004OaklandAL30000008.06551261.005.63
2004SacramentoAAA2826118010176.11991018213341431.324.19
2003MidlandAA753111035.2216517300.781.26
2003Kane CountyA212187022133.011047386191440.972.57
2002VancouverA421100014.1115502150.913.14
2002ModestoA21010006.08651662.337.50
TotalMLB26524885890831567.1171983678619941210861.364.51
TotalAL1501384960062893.1990478448982365391.374.51
TotalNL1151103629021674.07293583381011765471.344.51
TotalAAA2826118010176.11991018213341431.324.19
TotalAA973211043.230111039350.892.06
TotalA292699022156.112958487271671.002.76

Legend:

GP - games played
GS - games started
W - wins
L - losses
SV - saves
CG - complete games
SHO - shutouts
IP - innings pitched
H - hits
R - runs
ER - earned runs
HR - homeruns
BB - walks or base on balls
K - strikouts
WHIP - walks and hits per inning pitched
ERA - earned runs avverage


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