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John AxfordTrack this Player High Level: MLB Current Team: Toronto Blue Jays MLB Years: 2009-2018
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PositionsP-606Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJohn Berton Axford
Height6-5Weight185BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateApril 1,1983 [35.054]PlaceSimcoe,Ontario
High SchoolAssumption College (Brantford,ON)
CollegeUniversity of Notre Dame (South Bend,IN)

DraftedSelected by the Cincinnati Reds [Team Picks] in the 42nd round (1259th overall) of the 2005 Amateur Entry Draft ... Selected by the Seattle Mariners [Team Picks] in the 7th round (219th overall) of the 2001 Amateur Entry DraftService Time6.170 (2016)
MLB DebutSeptember 15,2009 [26.167]
OrganizationsMIL [6] OAK [2] CLE [1] COL [1] NYA [1] PIT [1] SLN [1] TOR [1] Awards3Awards Voting2-9
TBC Player ID25382Retrosheet IDaxfoj001MLBAM ID446099
Pitch Repertoire Fastball (66.60%) -- Curveball (16.66%) -- Slider (12.58%) -- 2-Seam Fastball (4.11%) -- Cutter (0.02%) -- Sinker (0.01%) -- Changeup (0.01%)
Fastball Velocity [2018] - 95.43 - [2017] - 95.00 - [2016] - 95.58 - [2015] - 95.92 - [2014] - 94.39 - [2013] - 95.35 - [2012] - 96.12 - [2011] - 95.52 - [2010] - 94.88
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Active Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts77Walks13Hittable54SO/BB28vsPower54Hitting0Durability65Team.520Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2002Notre DameBigEastNCAA-1Fr49S/R19523.9917125000070.0594531059640001.697.59--7.598.231.08.714-
2003Notre DameBigEastNCAA-1So49ST20934.3114131000071.06337343506914001.597.990.386.348.751.38.750-
2005Notre DameBigEastNCAA-1Jr49Rel220121.0051400003.03971940004.009.003.0027.0012.000.44.000-
2006Canisius CollegeMAACNCAA-1Sr29ST23385.0114140200070.05849396757515001.907.460.779.649.641.00.273-
2007Staten Island YankeesNYPLA-nya-Rel24112.22808005224.01386015303001.154.81--5.5511.102.00.500-
2007Charleston (sc) RiverDogsSALAnya-S/R24034.391358003026.2292013222217001.919.790.677.427.090.95.000-
2007Tampa YankeesFSLA+nya-Rel24002.38505002211.065327153001.154.761.595.5611.912.14--
2007Scranton/Wilkes-Barre YanILAAAnya-Rel240013.5010100100.22110111004.5027.00--13.5013.501.00--
2007Minor Totals (4 teams)MinorMLB--Rel0143.29275220011461.05034234456714001.517.140.576.439.571.49.2004.08
2008Brevard County ManateesFSLA+mil44S/R255104.55261412001095.08658485738912001.678.150.476.928.431.22.333-
2009Brevard County ManateesFSLA+mil44Rel26411.6319019004027.21455016431001.084.55--5.2013.992.69.800-
2009Huntsville StarsSouAAmil-Rel26003.5240400117.27331390001.308.221.173.5210.573.00--
2009Nashville SoundsPCLAAAmil25Rel26503.55220220011033.0231313219372001.276.270.555.1810.091.951.000-
2009Minor Totals (3 teams)MinorMLB--Rel0912.77450450016167.0442121338893001.205.800.405.0011.722.34.9002.73
2009Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil59Rel26003.5270700617.25330691001.435.87--7.0410.571.50-3.10
2010Nashville SoundsPCLAAAmil47Rel27322.0312012003213.0147305190001.439.45--3.3812.833.80.600-
2010Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil59R/CL27822.485005000432458.0421716127764011.196.520.164.1911.792.81.8002.13
2011Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil59CL28221.957407400634673.2591916425868001.147.210.493.0510.513.44.5002.41
2012Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil59CL29584.677507500543569.061423610399310021.447.921.305.0612.072.38.3854.06
2013Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil59Rel30674.45620620013054.26229271023545011.5510.211.653.798.892.35.4624.77
2013St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln34Rel30101.7413013003010.0113203110001.359.58--2.619.583.671.0001.79
2014Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle44R/CL31233.924904900241043.2342119630514011.477.011.246.1810.511.70.4004.71
2014Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit53Rel31014.0913013004011.095506121001.367.36--4.919.822.00.0002.59
2015Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol66R/CL32454.206006000432555.2562726432621001.589.050.655.1710.021.94.4443.57
2016Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak61Rel33643.97680680013365.2653029630604031.458.910.824.118.222.00.6004.02
2017Nashville SoundsPCLAAAoak38Rel34000.0030300003.02000040000.605.40----10.800.00--
2017Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak61Rel34016.4322022008021.0271615317211022.1011.571.297.299.001.24.0005.73
2018Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtorRel35003.9122022007023.024101018222011.399.390.393.138.612.75--0.17
MLB Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter34333.72515051500281144490.245522220445246557410111.428.300.824.4810.152.26.5070.49
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter18173.52113199400317240.0196120951216126829001.477.260.445.969.931.66.514-
AAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter823.04380380015249.0412117225613001.317.330.364.4710.912.44.800-
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter003.5240400117.27331390001.308.221.173.5210.573.00--
A+ Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter9113.765014360072133.1106685679614716001.517.120.476.459.871.53.450-
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter034.391358003026.2292013222217001.919.790.677.427.090.95.000-
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter112.22808005224.01386015303001.154.81--5.5511.102.00.500-
NCAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter17144.675040102000214.01831401111019321229001.767.700.428.128.921.10.548-
Milwaukee Brewers Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter21193.35268026800179106261.0229110982512031828041.337.830.854.1010.872.65.525-
Oakland Athletics Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter654.57900900021386.2924644947815051.609.550.934.888.411.72.545-
Colorado Rockies Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter454.206006000432555.2562726432621001.589.050.655.1710.021.94.444-
Cleveland Indians Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter233.924904900241043.2342119630514011.477.011.246.1810.511.70.400-
Toronto Blue Jays Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter003.9122022007023.024101018222011.399.390.393.138.612.75--
Pittsburgh Pirates Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter014.0913013004011.095506121001.367.36--4.919.822.00.000-
St. Louis Cardinals Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter101.7413013003010.0113203110001.359.58--2.619.583.671.000-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings15153.7223002300012564220.020399912011024818051.428.300.824.4810.152.26.5000.49
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings16153.52102178500286220.0177109861114624326001.477.260.445.969.931.66.516-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2009Nashville SoundsPCLAAAmil25p26221000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2012Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil59p29751000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter1591000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
Minor League Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter221000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter221000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
Milwaukee Brewers Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1371000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1621000000000100000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games1627000000000700000.000.000.000.000007.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2007Staten Island Yankees NYPLA-nya24P8--14-1551.0000.63------8100.010.7
2007Charleston (sc) RiverDogs SALAnya24P13--242186.7500.46------13100.09.3
2007Tampa Yankees FSLA+nya24P5--12--331.0000.60------5100.03.6
2007Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ILAAAnya24P1---------------1100.00.7
2008Brevard County Manatees FSLA+mil25P26--562-1311.8460.42------26100.018.8
2009Brevard County Manatees FSLA+mil26P19--41--551.0000.26------19100.015.0
2009Huntsville Stars SouAAmil26P4---1--111.0000.25------4100.02.9
2009Nashville Sounds PCLAAAmil26P22---9-1991.0000.41------22100.015.3
2009Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil26P7-71---111.0000.140.14-----7100.04.3
2010Nashville Sounds PCLAAAmil27P12--1---111.0000.08------12100.08.3
2010Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil27P50-5845-2991.0000.180.16-----50100.030.9
2011Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil28P74-731721108.8000.110.11-----74100.045.7
2012Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil29P75-69241-76.8570.080.094266.7-75100.046.3
2013Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil30P62-5413--441.0000.060.073260.0-62100.038.3
2013St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln30P13-10-------------13100.08.0
2014Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle31P49-43-4--441.0000.080.096-100.0-49100.030.2
2014Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit31P13-1122--441.0000.310.36-10.0-13100.08.0
2015Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol32P60-5568111514.9330.230.258280.0-60100.037.0
2016Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak33P68-65211--13131.0000.190.204-100.0-68100.042.0
2017Nashville Sounds PCLAAAoak34P3---------------3100.02.2
2017Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak34P22-2114--551.0000.230.242-100.0-22100.013.6
MLB Totals for P - 9 season(s)-   P493-4662048447268.9440.140.1527779.4-4930.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 4 season(s)-   P38--19-110101.0000.26------380.00.0
AA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P4---1--111.0000.25------40.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P50--1092-2119.9050.38------500.00.0
A Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P13--242186.7500.46------130.00.0
A- Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P8--14-1551.0000.63------80.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2007Staten Island Yankees NYPLA-nya248----------
2007Charleston (sc) RiverDogs SALAnya2413----------
2007Tampa Yankees FSLA+nya245----------
2007Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ILAAAnya241----------
2008Brevard County Manatees FSLA+mil2526----------
2009Brevard County Manatees FSLA+mil2619----------
2009Huntsville Stars SouAAmil264----------
2009Nashville Sounds PCLAAAmil2622----------
2009Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil267----------
2010Nashville Sounds PCLAAAmil2712----------
2010Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil2750----------
2011Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil2874----------
2012Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil2975----------
2013Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil3062----------
2013St. Louis CardinalsNLMLBsln3013----------
2014Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle3149----------
2014Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit3113----------
2015Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol3260----------
2016Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak3368----------
2017Nashville Sounds PCLAAAoak343----------
2017Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak3422----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2002Hyannis MetsCape Cod LeagueCollege19037.1712210000121.121201703025002.428.860.0012.6610.550.838.44.000
2003Cotuit KettleersCape Cod LeagueCollege20109.0070700009.04990168002.224.000.0016.008.000.509.001.000
2010Milwaukee BrewersMLB Spring TrainingMLB27015.0070700019.01165027201.4411.000.002.007.003.506.00.000
2011Milwaukee BrewersMLB Spring TrainingMLB28015.401001000218.11055069001.9810.800.006.489.721.505.40.000
2011Milwaukee BrewersDiv SeriesMLB28102.2530300314.03110250001.256.750.004.5011.252.502.251.000
2011Milwaukee BrewersChamp. SeriesMLB28000.0030300323.02000040000.676.000.000.0012.0000.00.000
2012Milwaukee BrewersMLB Spring TrainingMLB29112.5311011003210.211730515101.579.280.004.2212.663.005.91.500
2013Milwaukee BrewersMLB Spring TrainingMLB30025.8780800007.2955125001.5310.571.172.355.872.505.87.000
2013St. Louis CardinalsDiv SeriesMLB30000.0020200001.10000200001.820.000.0013.500.000.000.00.000
2013St. Louis CardinalsChamp. SeriesMLB30004.5020200102.02111140001.509.004.504.5018.004.004.50.000
2013St. Louis CardinalsWorld SeriesMLB30000.0020200102.10000150000.480.000.003.8619.295.000.00.000
2014Cleveland IndiansMLB Spring TrainingMLB31001.1380800008.0311139000.753.381.133.3810.133.001.13.000
2015Colorado RockiesMLB Spring TrainingMLB32000.0060600216.0100028100.501.500.003.0012.004.000.00.000
2016Oakland AthleticsMLB Spring TrainingMLB33000.0090900008.1100067100.861.080.006.487.561.170.00.000
2017Oakland AthleticsMLB Spring TrainingMLB34003.5280800007.21033053102.0811.740.005.873.520.603.52.000
2018Toronto Blue JaysMLB Spring TrainingMLB35001.1380800108.03111211100.633.381.132.2512.385.501.13.000
Cape Cod League Totals - 2 yrs137.7119217000130.325292604633002.347.420.0013.659.790.728.60.250
MLB Spring Training Totals - 9 yrs152.8175075008573.759282333374701.257.210.374.039.042.243.42.167
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 2 yrs101.6950500315.3311045001.315.060.006.758.441.251.691.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 2 yrs001.8050500425.0411118001.007.201.801.8014.408.001.80.000
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs000.0020200102.3000015000.430.000.003.8619.295.000.00.000

Awards [3]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2010MLB All-Rookie Team (p)1
2011Major League 2nd All-Star (end of season) (RP) ... Tip O'Neill Award (Canadian player of the year)2

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2018-04-27RPToronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveReinstated to active roster35.026Team Roster on 2018-04-27
2018-04-23RPToronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)YBereavementOff-RosterPlaced on bereavement list35.022Team Roster on 2018-04-23
2018-03-29RPToronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveContract purchased from minors34.363Team Roster on 2018-03-29
2018-02-08RPToronto Blue JaysToronto Blue Jays (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract34.313Team Roster on 2018-02-08
2017-07-31RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Athletics34.121  
2017-07-27RPOakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)-DFADes For AssignmentDesignated for Assignment34.117Team Roster on 2017-07-27
2017-05-20RPOakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL34.049Team Roster on 2017-05-20
2017-05-13RPOakland AthleticsNashville (AAA)YDL-10InjuredAssigned to Nashville (AAA) for rehab34.042Team Roster on 2017-05-13
2017-04-05RPOakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)YDL-10InjuredDL10 Strained right shoulder34.004Team Roster on 2017-04-05
2015-12-15RPOakland AthleticsOakland Athletics (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 2-year contract for 2016-2017 ($10m)32.258Team Roster on 2015-12-15
2015-11-30RPFree Agent -Free Agent--Refused minor league assignment, declared free agent32.243  
2015-11-22RPColorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)-DFADes For AssignmentDesignated for Assignment32.235Team Roster on 2015-11-22
2015-07-05RPColorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveReinstated from restricted list32.095Team Roster on 2015-07-05
2015-06-30RPColorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)YRestricted--Placed on restricted list for family matter32.090Team Roster on 2015-06-30
2015-04-23RPColorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveReinstated from restricted list32.022Team Roster on 2015-04-23
2015-04-20RPColorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)-Restricted--Placed on restricted list for family matter32.019Team Roster on 2015-04-20
2015-04-13RPColorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)YBereavementOff-RosterPlaced on bereavement list32.012Team Roster on 2015-04-13
2015-03-02RPColorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveContract purchased from minors31.336Team Roster on 2015-03-02
2015-02-03RPColorado RockiesColorado Rockies (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract31.308Team Roster on 2015-02-03
2014-11-04RPFree Agent -Free Agent--Refused minor league assignment, declared free agent31.217  
2014-10-26RPPittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)-DFADes For AssignmentDesignated for Assignment31.208Team Roster on 2014-10-26
2014-08-14RPPittsburgh PiratesPittsburgh Pirates (MLB)YActive--Claimed off waivers from Indians by Pirates31.135Team Roster on 2014-08-14
2013-12-19RPCleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2014-2014 ($4.5m)30.262Team Roster on 2013-12-19
2013-12-03RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentNon-tendered, declared free agency30.246  
2013-08-30RPSt. Louis CardinalsSt. Louis Cardinals (MLB)YActiveTradedTraded from Brewers to Cardinals for PTNBL (Mike Blazek)30.151Team Roster on 2013-08-30
2013-01-18RPMilwaukee BrewersMilwaukee Brewers (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2013 ($5m) Avoiding arbitration29.292Team Roster on 2013-01-18
2012-05-07CLMilwaukee BrewersMilwaukee Brewers (MLB)YActive--29.036Team Roster on 2012-05-07
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2009Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll26400,000-72437-2,746,792400,000400,000
2010Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll27400,000-75734-2,812,412400,000800,000
2011Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll28442,500-58324362,722,607414,0001,242,500
2012Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll29525,000-50522442,954,887480,0001,767,500
2013Milwaukee BrewersTeam Payroll305,000,000-203677++3,023,990490,0006,767,5002013-01-18 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2013 ($5m) Avoiding arbitration
2013St. Louis CardinalsTeam Payroll305,000,000-203777++3,023,990490,0006,767,5002013-01-18 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2013 ($5m) Avoiding arbitration
2014Pittsburgh PiratesTeam Payroll314,500,000-239774++3,256,497500,00011,267,5002013-12-19 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2014-2014 ($4.5m)
2014Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll314,500,000-239674++3,256,497500,00011,267,5002013-12-19 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2014-2014 ($4.5m)
2015Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll322,600,0005.1734011633,571,283507,50013,867,5002015-02-03 - Signed to Minor League Contract
2016Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll334,500,0006.17251873++3,498,245507,50018,367,5002015-12-15 - Signed to 2-year contract for 2016-2017 ($10m)
2017Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll345,500,000-223476++3,651,709535,00023,867,500
2018Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll351,500,000-38219534,360,045545,00025,367,5002018-02-08 - Signed to Minor League Contract
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red