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Current Status
Free Agent since 2017-11-03 * Definition of FA
High Level
Proper Name
Joseph Matthew Blanton
Stat Years
2000-2017  [mlb] 2004-2017
Height/Weight
6-2 / 220
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
P (503)
Draft Position
P
Born Date/Place
High School
Franklin-Simpson (Franklin,KY)
Colleges
University of Kentucky (Lexington, Kentucky)
Draft
Selected by the Oakland Athletics in Round #1 (#24 overall) of the 2002 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Reg Phase)
Bonus
Signing Scouts
Rich Sparks
MLB Debut
2004-09-21 - Boxscore  (Age: 23.284)
Service Time
11.158 (2017)
Organizations
OAK [8] PHI [5] LAN [2] ANA [1] PIT [1] KCA [1] WAS [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 21429 ... retro id: blanj001 ... mlbam id: 430599
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Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    2000KentuckySECNCAA-1rpi 30---19------505.5419100018250.15642316274410021.6510.011.074.837.877.511.631.000
    2001KentuckySECNCAA-1rpi 105---20------505.5419100018250.15642316274410001.6510.011.074.837.877.511.631.000
    2002KentuckySECNCAA-1rpi 1392221JrDR:1-24574.59141430000100.098545111371335001.358.820.993.3311.974.863.59.417
    2002Vancouver CanadiansNwstA-oak18211---113.14420002014.1115502150000.916.910.001.269.423.147.50.500
    2002Modesto A'sCalifA+oak32211---017.5021000106.08651660102.3312.001.509.009.009.001.00.000
    2002Minor Totals: OAKbyYearA+/A-----212---124.48630003020.319111018210101.348.510.453.589.404.932.63.333
    2003Kane County CougarsMidwAoak-222---872.57212122000133.011047386191441050.977.440.411.299.743.187.58.533
    2003Midland RockHoundsTexAAoak-222---311.26751022135.2216517300000.795.300.251.777.571.514.29.750
    2003Minor Totals: OAKbyYearAA/A----222---1182.30282632221168.713153437261741050.937.010.371.399.312.846.69.579
    2004Sacramento River CatsPCLAAAoak44233---1184.19282610020176.11991018213341436061.3210.160.661.747.305.164.21.579
    2004Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak64233Log - Sp - Ext - Perf005.6330001308.06551260001.006.751.132.256.755.633.00.000
    2004Minor Totals: OAKbyYearAAA----231---1184.19282610020176.31991018213341436061.3210.170.661.747.315.164.21.579
    2004MLB Totals: OAKbyYearMLB----231Log - Sp - Ext - Perf005.6330001308.06551260001.006.751.132.256.755.633.00.000
    2005Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak55244Log - Sp - Ext - Perf12123.53333320000201.1178867923671164251.227.961.033.005.193.841.73.500
    2005MLB Totals: OAKbyYearMLB----241Log - Sp - Ext - Perf12123.54333320000201.3178867923671164251.227.971.033.005.193.851.73.500
    2006Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak55255Log - Sp - Ext - Perf16124.82323111010194.124111110417581073051.5411.160.792.694.965.141.84.571
    2006MLB Totals: OAKbyYearMLB----251Log - Sp - Ext - Perf16124.82323111010194.324111110417581073051.5411.170.792.694.965.151.84.571
    2007Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak55266Log - Sp - Ext - Perf14103.95343431000230.024010610116401403141.229.390.631.575.484.153.50.583
    2007MLB Totals: OAKbyYearMLB----261Log - Sp - Ext - Perf14103.95343431000230.024010610116401403141.229.390.631.575.484.153.50.583
    2008Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak55277Log - Sp - Ext - Perf5124.96202000000127.014574701235621011.4210.280.852.484.395.241.77.294
    2008Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi56277Log - Sp - Ext - Perf404.2013130000070.26636331031491031.378.411.273.956.244.581.581.000
    2008MLB Totals: OAK-PHIbyYearMLB----272Log - Sp - Ext - Perf9124.70333300000197.721111010322661112041.409.631.003.015.075.021.68.429
    2009Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi56288Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1284.05313100000195.1198898830591637081.329.121.382.727.514.102.76.600
    2009MLB Totals: PHIbyYearMLB----281Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1284.06313100000195.3198898830591637001.329.131.382.727.524.112.76.600
    2010Lakewood BlueClawsSALAphi-299---000.0011000002.00000020000.000.000.000.009.000.000.00.000
    2010Reading PhilliesEastAAphi40299---015.6322000008.09552250001.3810.132.252.255.635.632.50.000
    2010Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi56299Log - Sp - Ext - Perf964.82292800010175.22061049427431342031.4210.551.382.206.875.333.12.600
    2010Minor Totals: PHIbyYearA/AA----292---014.50330000010.09552270001.108.101.801.806.304.503.50.000
    2010MLB Totals: PHIbyYearMLB----291Log - Sp - Ext - Perf964.83292800010175.72061049427431342001.4210.581.392.216.885.343.12.600
    2011Lakewood BlueClawsSALAphi-3010---000.0011000001.00000000000.000.000.000.000.000.000.00.000
    2011Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi-3010Log - Sp - Ext - Perf125.011180013041.152232359350011.4811.321.091.967.625.013.89.333
    2011Minor Totals: PHIbyYearA----301---000.0011000001.00000000000.000.000.000.000.000.002.00.000
    2011MLB Totals: PHIbyYearMLB----301Log - Sp - Ext - Perf125.041180013041.352232359350011.4811.391.091.977.665.043.89.333
    2012Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi563111Log - Sp - Ext - Perf894.59212021110133.1141746822181154031.199.521.491.227.765.006.39.471
    2012Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan563111Log - Sp - Ext - Perf244.9910100000057.2663232716511001.4210.301.092.507.964.993.19.333
    2012MLB Totals: PHI-LANbyYearMLB----312Log - Sp - Ext - Perf10134.71313021110191.020710610029341665031.269.751.371.607.824.994.88.435
    2013Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana553212Log - Sp - Ext - Perf2146.04282000780132.2180968929341089041.6112.211.972.317.336.513.18.125
    2013MLB Totals: ANAbyYearMLB----321Log - Sp - Ext - Perf2146.06282000780132.7180968929341089041.6212.251.972.317.356.543.18.125
    2014Sacramento River CatsPCLAAAoak553313---105.06220000010.2137613101001.5010.970.842.538.445.913.331.000
    2014Minor Totals: OAKbyYearAAA----331---105.29220000010.7137613101001.5711.470.882.658.826.183.331.000
    2015Omaha Storm ChasersPCLAAAkca373414---323.89760001039.1341717710302001.127.781.602.296.863.893.00.600
    2015Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca493414Log - Sp - Ext - Perf223.8915400611241.243191867400001.209.291.301.518.644.105.71.500
    2015Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit553414Log - Sp - Ext - Perf501.5721000721034.1267619392011.026.820.262.3610.221.834.331.000
    2015Minor Totals: KCAbyYearAAA----341---323.91760001039.3341717710302001.137.831.612.306.913.913.00.600
    2015MLB Totals: KCA-PITbyYearMLB----342Log - Sp - Ext - Perf722.84364001332276.0692624716792011.128.170.831.899.363.084.94.778
    2016Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan553515Log - Sp - Ext - Perf722.48750001575080.0552322726803021.016.190.792.939.002.593.08.778
    2016MLB Totals: LANbyYearMLB----351Log - Sp - Ext - Perf722.48750001575080.0552322726803021.016.190.792.939.002.593.08.778
    2017Harrisburg SenatorsEastAAwas343616---000.0011000001.00000020000.000.000.000.0018.000.000.00.000
    2017Washington NationalsNLMLBwas563616Log - Sp - Ext - Perf245.68510001351044.15329281013391011.4910.762.032.647.925.893.00.333
    2017Minor Totals: WASbyYearAA----361---000.0011000001.00000020000.000.000.000.0018.000.002.00.000
    2017MLB Totals: WASbyYearMLB----361Log - Sp - Ext - Perf245.71510001351044.35329281013391011.5010.822.042.657.965.923.00.333
    MLB Totals (16 yrs)101974.38427252835117521,767.718969148602234671284413301.349.661.142.386.544.652.75.510
    National League Totals (9 yrs)50354.2626211021371520832.7863417394119224705210111.319.331.292.427.624.513.15.588
    American League Totals (7 yrs)51624.491651426214232935.01033497466104243579203191.369.941.002.345.574.782.38.451
    Minor League Totals27213.43766842281427.34051941633183387101111.148.530.651.758.154.094.66.563
    Minor: NCAA-1 Totals1575.085216300364200.7210138113239122125021.509.441.034.099.946.202.43.682
    Minor: A- Totals113.19420002014.3115502150000.927.020.001.289.573.197.50.500
    Minor: A Totals872.51232322000136.011047386191461050.957.280.401.269.663.117.68.533
    Minor: A+ Totals017.5021000106.08651660102.3312.001.509.009.009.001.00.000
    Minor: AA Totals322.041081022144.730111039370000.886.110.611.837.532.244.11.600
    Minor: AAA Totals15104.18373410030226.324612510521471839061.309.790.841.877.284.983.89.600
    Oakland Athletics Totals (5 yrs)47464.2512211862140760.781038235969202431113151.339.590.822.395.104.522.13.505
    Philadelphia Phillies Totals (5 yrs)34254.4710510021250616.36633263069416049614071.349.691.372.347.254.763.10.576
    Los Angeles Dodgers Totals (2 yrs)963.5485100015750137.7121555414421314021.197.940.922.768.593.613.12.600
    Washington Nationals Totals (1 yrs)245.71510001351044.35329281013391011.5010.822.042.657.965.923.00.333
    Los Angeles Angels Totals (1 yrs)2146.06282000780132.7180968929341089041.6212.251.972.317.356.543.18.125
    Pittsburgh Pirates Totals (1 yrs)501.5821000721034.3267619392011.036.860.262.3810.291.854.331.000
    Kansas City Royals Totals (1 yrs)223.9315400611241.743191867400001.219.391.311.538.744.155.71.500
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) ERA Earned Run Average ( (9/IP)*ER ) G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started CG Complete Games SHO Shutouts GF Games Finished GR Games Relieved SV Saves IP Innings Pitched H Hits R Runs ER Earned Runs HR Home Runs BB Walks SO Strikeouts WP Wild Pitches BK Balks HB Hit Batsmen from pitcher perspective WHIP Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched ( (H+BB) / IP ) H9 Hits allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * H ) HR9 Home Runs allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * HR ) BB9 Walks per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * BB ) SO9 Strikeouts per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * SO ) RA9 Runs Against per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * R ) SO BB Strikeouts to Walk ratio ( SO/BB ) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L))

    Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    2005Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak5524pL-S-E-P1333010000000001001.333.333.333.666410.000.000.3330.000.000.000.00.000.0
    2006Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak5525pL-S-E-P222000000000101000.000.000.000.000300.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.00.000.0
    2007Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak5526pL-S-E-P324000000000301001.000.000.000.000500.000.000.0000.0060.000.000.00.000.0
    2008Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak5527pL-S-E-P411000000000100000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    2008Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi5627pL-S-E-P413160100010001006100.063.059.063.1222310.000.000.1430.0043.480.000.00.000.0
    2009Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi5628pL-S-E-P530554700010042119000.127.200.127.3276970.073.000.2065.8030.435.250.00.000.0
    2010Reading PhilliesEastAAphi4029p---621000000000001000.000.000.000.000200.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    2010Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi5629pL-S-E-P628598700010012425003.119.161.119.2806770.017.000.2001.4935.8224.000.00.000.0
    2011Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi-30pL-S-E-P71111120002000301000.182.182.182.3641220.000.000.2500.0025.000.000.00.000.0
    2012Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLBphi5631pL-S-E-P821390300010032012000.077.163.077.2404530.077.000.1586.6744.446.670.00.000.0
    2012Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan5631pL-S-E-P81016010000000605000.063.063.063.1262110.000.000.1000.0028.570.000.00.000.0
    2013Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana5532pL-S-E-P9286010000000200000.167.167.167.334610.000.000.2500.0033.330.000.00.000.0
    2015Kansas City RoyalsALMLBkca4934pL-S-E-P10151000000000000000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    2015Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit5534pL-S-E-P10213000000000100000.000.000.000.000300.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.00.000.0
    2016Los Angeles DodgersNLMLBlan5535pL-S-E-P11710000000000000000.000.000.000.000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    2017Harrisburg SenatorsEastAAwas3436p---1210000000000000000.000.000.000.000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    2017Washington NationalsNLMLBwas5636pL-S-E-P12480000000001000000.0001.000.0001.000100.000.000.000100.000.000.000.00.000.0
    MLB Totals (15 yrs)3342161323000600992431105.106.157.106.263261230.042.000.1843.4535.2510.220.00.000.0
    National League Totals (9 yrs)2531991321000600985428103.106.160.106.266241210.045.000.1833.7335.279.440.00.000.0
    American League Totals (6 yrs)8117020000000703002.118.118.118.2362020.000.000.2000.0035.000.000.00.000.0
    Minor League Totals31000000000001000.000.000.000.000200.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    Minor: AA Totals31000000000001000.000.000.000.000200.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    Philadelphia Phillies Totals (5 yrs)1031801320000600878423103.111.166.111.277216200.044.000.1943.7036.119.750.00.000.0
    Los Angeles Dodgers Totals (2 yrs)8116010000000605000.063.063.063.1262110.000.000.1000.0028.570.000.00.000.0
    Washington Nationals Totals (1 yrs)480000000001000000.0001.000.0001.000100.000.000.000100.000.000.000.00.000.0
    Oakland Athletics Totals (4 yrs)3810010000000503002.100.100.100.2001310.000.000.2000.0038.460.000.00.000.0
    Los Angeles Angels Totals (1 yrs)286010000000200000.167.167.167.334610.000.000.2500.0033.330.000.00.000.0
    Pittsburgh Pirates Totals (1 yrs)213000000000100000.000.000.000.000300.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.00.000.0
    Kansas City Royals Totals (1 yrs)151000000000000000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    2002Vancouver CanadiansNwstA-21P400.00200221.0000.500.005.3100.020
    2002Modesto A'sCalifA+21P200.00100111.0000.500.001.4100.020
    2003Kane County CougarsMidwA22P2100.0415202119.9050.900.0017.5100.06
    2003Midland RockHoundsTexAA22P700.00300331.0000.400.005.8100.015
    2004Sacramento River CatsPCLAAA23P2800.01022213432.9411.100.0019.4100.08
    2004Oakland AthleticsALMLB23P308.01000111.0000.300.131.9100.016
    2005Oakland AthleticsALMLB24P3333201.11320113433.9711.000.1620.4100.08
    2006Oakland AthleticsALMLB25P3231194.11314403127.8710.800.1419.8100.010
    2007Oakland AthleticsALMLB26P3434230.015270242421.0001.200.1821.0100.07
    2008Oakland AthleticsALMLB27P2020127.01421143635.9721.800.2812.4100.013
    2008Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLB27P131370.02400661.0000.500.098.0100.014
    2009Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLB28P3131195.112230235351.0001.100.1819.1100.010
    2010Lakewood BlueClawsSALA29P100.0000000.0000.000.000.7100.022
    2010Reading PhilliesEastAA29P200.01100221.0001.000.001.4100.023
    2010Philadelphia PhilliesNLMLB29P2928175.2625203331.9391.100.1817.9100.011
    2011Lakewood BlueClawsSALA30P100.0000000.0000.000.000.7100.023
    2011PhiladelphiaNLMLB30p11841.11802991.0000.800.226.8100.016
    2012PhiladelphiaNLMLB31P2120133.11116313027.9001.300.2013.0100.015
    2012LA DodgersNLMLB31P101057.239121312.9231.200.216.2100.017
    2013LA AngelsALMLB32P2820132.21210222422.9170.800.1717.3100.09
    2014Sacramento River CatsPCLAAA33P200.01001111.0000.500.001.4100.028
    2015Omaha Storm ChasersPCLAAA34P700.02400661.0000.900.004.9100.020
    2015PittsburghNLMLB34P21034.1321065.8330.200.1513.0100.014
    2015KC RoyalsALMLB34P15441.2460010101.0000.700.249.3100.013
    2016LA DodgersNLMLB35P75080.02701991.0000.100.1146.3100.01
    2017Harrisburg SenatorsEastAA36P100.0000000.0000.000.000.7100.027
    2017WashingtonNLMLB36P51044.13300661.0000.100.1431.5100.03
    MLB Totals - (P)4272521,7641151951517325310.9540.700.180.00.00
    AAA Totals - (P)37001326224139.9511.100.000.00.00
    AA Totals - (P)10001400551.0000.500.000.00.00
    A+ Totals - (P)2000100111.0000.500.000.00.00
    A Totals - (P)2300415202119.9050.800.000.00.00
    A- Totals - (P)4000200221.0000.500.000.00.00
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

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    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    2002Minor6----------
    2003Minor28----------
    2004MLB3----------
    2004Minor28----------
    2005MLB33----------
    2006MLB32----------
    2007MLB34----------
    2008MLB33----------
    2009MLB31----------
    2010MLB29----------
    2010Minor3----------
    2011MLB11----------
    2011Minor1----------
    2012MLB31----------
    2013MLB28----------
    2014Minor2----------
    2015MLB36----------
    2015Minor7----------
    2016MLB75----------
    2017MLB51----------
    2017Minor1----------
    Totals503----------