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Current Status
Retired on 2016-04-30
High Level
Proper Name
Grant Robert Balfour
Stat Years
1997-2015  [mlb] 2001-2015
Height/Weight
6-2 / 170
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
P (785)
Draft Position
P
Born Date/Place
1977-12-30 in Sydney, Australia   [42.194]
High School
William Clarke College (Kellyville,Australia)
Colleges
Draft
Signed as undrafted free agent by the Minnesota Twins in 1997
Bonus
Signing Scouts
Howard Norsetter
MLB Debut
2001-07-22 - Boxscore  (Age: 23.204)
Service Time
10.122 (2015)
Organizations
MIN [8] TBA [6] OAK [3] MIL [1] CIN [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 4150 ... retro id: balfg001 ... mlbam id: 346797
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Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1997Gulf Coast Twins GCLRkmin-191---243.7613120001067.0733128120433241.399.810.132.695.784.162.15.333
    1997Minor Totals: MINbyYearRk----191---243.7613120001067.0733128120433241.399.810.132.695.784.162.15.333
    1998Elizabethton TwinsAppRkmin-202---723.3613130000077.2703629727756051.258.110.813.138.694.172.78.778
    1998Minor Totals: MINbyYearRk----201---723.3813130000077.7703629727756051.268.160.823.158.744.202.78.778
    1999Quad Cities River BanditsMidwAmin-213---853.5319140025191.2663936737951061.126.480.693.639.333.832.57.615
    1999Minor Totals: MINbyYearA----211---853.5519140025191.7663936737951061.136.510.693.659.383.852.57.615
    2000Fort Myers MiracleFSLA+min-224---854.253510001325689.09146428349010181.409.200.813.449.104.652.65.615
    2000Minor Totals: MINbyYearA+----221---854.253510001325689.09146428349010181.409.200.813.449.104.652.65.615
    2001New Britain Rock CatsEastAAmin19235---211.083500024351350.02666122721000.964.680.183.9612.961.083.27.667
    2001Edmonton TrappersPCLAAAmin-235---225.5111000211016.1181110210172001.719.921.105.519.376.061.70.500
    2001Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin19235Log - Sp - Ext - Perf0013.5020001202.23442320002.2510.126.7510.126.7513.500.67.000
    2001Minor Totals: MINbyYearAAA/AA----232---432.184600026461366.3441716332893001.155.990.414.3612.122.312.78.571
    2001MLB Totals: MINbyYearMLB----231Log - Sp - Ext - Perf0016.3620001202.73442320002.7312.278.1812.278.1816.360.67.000
    2002Edmonton TrappersPCLAAAmin19246---244.16580002558871.1603433330882101.267.570.383.7911.104.292.93.333
    2002Minor Totals: MINbyYearAAA----241---244.18580002558871.3603433330882101.277.590.383.8011.144.302.93.333
    2003Rochester Red WingsILAAAmin19257---522.412111001010571.0482119616870100.906.080.762.0311.032.665.44.714
    2003Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin19257Log - Sp - Ext - Perf104.1517100616026.0231212414300001.427.961.384.8510.384.152.141.000
    2003Minor Totals: MINbyYearAAA----251---522.412111001010571.0482119616870100.906.080.762.0311.032.665.44.714
    2003MLB Totals: MINbyYearMLB----251Log - Sp - Ext - Perf104.1517100616026.0231212414300001.427.961.384.8510.384.152.141.000
    2004Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin19268Log - Sp - Ext - Perf414.35360001436039.1351919421423021.428.010.924.819.614.352.00.800
    2004MLB Totals: MINbyYearMLB----261Log - Sp - Ext - Perf414.37360001436039.3351919421423021.438.060.924.839.674.372.00.800
    2006Gulf Coast Reds GCLRkcin-289---0013.5022000001.11220320003.006.750.0020.2513.5013.500.67.000
    2006Dayton DragonsMidwAcin-289---000.0020000202.00000030000.000.000.000.0013.500.000.00.000
    2006Sarasota RedsFSLA+cin-289---007.9450000505.28750374101.9412.710.004.7611.1211.122.33.000
    2006Minor Totals: CINbyYearRk/A/A+----283---007.0092000709.099706124101.679.000.006.0012.009.002.00.000
    2007Huntsville StarsSouAAmil-2910---002.38800058211.183304210101.066.350.003.1816.682.385.25.000
    2007Nashville SoundsPCLAAAmil272910---111.69240001124532.01766211470000.884.780.563.0913.221.694.27.500
    2007Milwaukee BrewersNLMLBmil362910Log - Sp - Ext - Perf0220.2530002302.24661430013.0013.503.3713.5010.1220.250.75.000
    2007Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba502910Log - Sp - Ext - Perf106.1422000622022.0261515116270001.9110.640.416.5511.056.141.691.000
    2007Minor Totals: MILbyYearAA/AAA----292---111.88320001632743.32599215680100.935.220.423.1314.201.884.53.500
    2007MLB Totals: MIL-TBAbyYearMLB----292Log - Sp - Ext - Perf127.8125000825024.7302121220300012.0711.160.747.4411.167.811.50.333
    2008Durham BullsILAAAtba343011---100.38150001515823.2511110391100.631.900.383.8014.830.383.901.000
    2008Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba503011Log - Sp - Ext - Perf621.54510001251458.1281010324822000.894.320.463.7012.651.543.42.750
    2008Minor Totals: TBAbyYearAAA----301---100.39150001515823.7511110391100.651.940.393.8815.130.393.901.000
    2008MLB Totals: TBAbyYearMLB----301Log - Sp - Ext - Perf621.55510001251458.3281010324822000.904.340.463.7212.701.553.42.750
    2009Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba503112Log - Sp - Ext - Perf544.81730001573467.1593836633691021.377.890.804.419.225.082.09.556
    2009MLB Totals: TBAbyYearMLB----311Log - Sp - Ext - Perf544.83730001573467.3593836633691001.377.910.804.439.255.102.09.556
    2010Charlotte Stone CrabsFSLA+tba-3213---0110.8022000001.22320320003.0010.800.0016.2010.8016.200.67.000
    2010Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba503213Log - Sp - Ext - Perf212.2857000857055.1431614317564101.086.990.492.779.112.603.29.667
    2010Minor Totals: TBAbyYearA+----321---0115.0022000001.72320320004.1715.000.0022.5015.0022.500.67.000
    2010MLB Totals: TBAbyYearMLB----321Log - Sp - Ext - Perf212.2957000857055.3431614317564101.097.020.492.789.152.613.29.667
    2011Sacramento River CatsPCLAAAoak-3314---009.0010000101.02110100003.0018.000.009.000.009.000.00.000
    2011Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak503314Log - Sp - Ext - Perf522.47620001562262.0441717820590001.036.391.162.908.562.472.95.714
    2011Minor Totals: OAKbyYearAAA----331---009.0010000101.02110100003.0018.000.009.000.009.000.00.000
    2011MLB Totals: OAKbyYearMLB----331Log - Sp - Ext - Perf522.47620001562262.0441717820590001.036.391.162.908.562.472.95.714
    2012Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak503415Log - Sp - Ext - Perf322.537500034752474.2412121428722010.924.940.483.378.682.532.57.600
    2012MLB Totals: OAKbyYearMLB----341Log - Sp - Ext - Perf322.557500034752474.7412121428722010.934.970.493.408.732.552.57.600
    2013Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak503516Log - Sp - Ext - Perf132.596500055653862.2482018727729001.206.891.013.8810.342.872.67.250
    2013MLB Totals: OAKbyYearMLB----351Log - Sp - Ext - Perf132.606500055653862.7482018727729001.216.951.013.9110.422.892.67.250
    2014Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba503617Log - Sp - Ext - Perf264.916500034651262.1493434341574011.447.070.435.928.234.911.39.250
    2014MLB Totals: TBAbyYearMLB----361Log - Sp - Ext - Perf264.936500034651262.3493434341574011.457.100.435.948.264.931.39.250
    2015Durham BullsILAAAtba343718---002.7980002809.293314111001.348.380.933.7210.242.792.75.000
    2015Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba503718Log - Sp - Ext - Perf006.2360001604.13331401011.626.232.088.310.006.230.00.000
    2015Minor Totals: TBAbyYearAAA----371---002.9380002809.793314111001.418.800.983.9110.762.932.75.000
    2015MLB Totals: TBAbyYearMLB----371Log - Sp - Ext - Perf006.5960001604.33331401011.716.592.208.780.006.590.00.000
    MLB Totals (13 yrs)30233.4953410020353384539.74062152094725257126161.226.780.784.219.533.592.27.566
    American League Totals (12 yrs)30213.4053110020153084537.04022092034624856826151.216.740.774.169.523.502.29.588
    National League Totals (1 yrs)0224.5530002302.74661430013.6416.364.0916.3612.2724.550.75.000
    Minor League Totals38273.27272640010920848622.350425022639235699318231.197.290.563.4010.113.622.97.585
    Minor: Rk Totals963.64282700010146.014469598501209291.338.880.493.087.404.252.40.600
    Minor: A Totals853.4821140027193.7663936737981061.116.370.683.579.463.772.65.615
    Minor: A+ Totals864.594212001330696.310156498409914281.479.460.753.759.275.242.48.571
    Minor: AA Totals211.334300029431561.33499126931100.985.010.153.8313.701.333.58.667
    Minor: AAA Totals1192.9213811006512726225.0159777315822896301.076.360.603.2811.563.083.52.550
    Tampa Bay Rays Totals (5 yrs)15133.532520007025220247.7182101971611926412121.226.630.584.339.613.682.22.536
    Oakland Athletics Totals (3 yrs)972.5320200010420264199.31335856197520311011.046.010.863.399.182.622.71.563
    Minnesota Twins Totals (3 yrs)514.63551002154068.06135351038743021.468.071.325.039.794.631.95.833
    Tampa Bay Devil Rays Totals (1 yrs)106.1422000622022.0261515116270001.9110.640.416.5511.056.141.691.000
    Milwaukee Brewers Totals (1 yrs)0224.5530002302.74661430013.6416.364.0916.3612.2724.550.75.000
    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%
    2007Huntsville StarsSouAAmil-29p---180000000000001000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    2008Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba5030pL-S-E-P211000000000100000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    2012Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak5034pL-S-E-P3751000000000100000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    2013Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak5035pL-S-E-P4650000000000000000.000.000.000.000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    MLB Totals (3 yrs)1412000000000200000.000.000.000.000200.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    American League Totals (3 yrs)1412000000000200000.000.000.000.000200.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    Minor League Totals80000000000001000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    Minor: AA Totals80000000000001000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.000.000.000.00.000.0
    Oakland Athletics Totals (2 yrs)1401000000000100000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    Tampa Bay Rays Totals (1 yrs)11000000000100000.000.000.000.000100.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.00.000.0
    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
    1997Gulf Coast Twins GCLRk19P1300.0317102120.9521.500.0021.7100.06
    1998Elizabethton TwinsAppRk20P1300.0914202523.9201.800.0019.4100.09
    1999Quad Cities River BanditsMidwA21P1900.05110116161.0000.800.0013.7100.012
    2000Fort Myers MiracleFSLA+22P3500.0511201816.8890.500.0025.0100.03
    2001New Britain Rock CatsEastAA23P3500.01600771.0000.200.0024.6100.03
    2001Edmonton TrappersPCLAAA23P1100.02300551.0000.500.007.7100.016
    2001Minnesota TwinsALMLB23P202.20100111.0000.500.451.2100.021
    2002Edmonton TrappersPCLAAA24P5800.0313141716.9410.300.0041.4100.01
    2003Minnesota TwinsALMLB25P17126.00400441.0000.200.1510.5100.012
    2004Minnesota TwinsALMLB26P36039.13400771.0000.200.1822.2100.07
    2006Gulf Coast Reds GCLRk28P200.0000000.0000.000.003.8100.025
    2006Dayton DragonsMidwA28P200.0000000.0000.000.001.4100.026
    2006Sarasota RedsFSLA+28P500.01000111.0000.200.003.6100.022
    2007Huntsville StarsSouAA29P800.00200221.0000.300.005.8100.018
    2007Nashville SoundsPCLAAA29P2400.02601881.0000.300.0016.7100.07
    2007Tampa Bay Devil RaysALMLB29P22022.01500661.0000.300.2713.6100.013
    2007Milwaukee BrewersNLMLB29P303.2000000.0000.000.001.9100.021
    2008Durham BullsILAAA30P1500.02400661.0000.400.0010.4100.013
    2008Tampa Bay RaysALMLB30P51058.00500551.0000.100.0931.5100.04
    2009Tampa Bay RaysALMLB31P73067.11301441.0000.100.0645.1100.01
    2010Charlotte Stone CrabsFSLA+32P200.0000000.0000.000.001.4100.020
    2010Tampa Bay RaysALMLB32P57055.12200441.0000.100.0735.2100.06
    2011Sacramento River CatsPCLAAA33P100.0000000.0000.000.000.7100.036
    2011OaklandALMLB33p62062.02401661.0000.100.1038.3100.03
    2012OaklandALMLB34P75074.2670013131.0000.200.1856.8100.01
    2013OaklandALMLB35P65062.2151176.8570.100.1040.1100.04
    2014Tampa BayALMLB36P65062.11500661.0000.100.1040.1100.03
    2015Durham BullsILAAA37P800.00100111.0000.100.005.6100.021
    2015Tampa BayALMLB37P604.1000000.0000.000.003.7100.020
    MLB Totals - (p)53415371745136362.9840.100.120.00.00
    AAA Totals - (P)11700927153736.9730.300.000.00.00
    AA Totals - (P)43001800991.0000.200.000.00.00
    A+ Totals - (P)4200611201917.8950.400.000.00.00
    A Totals - (P)21005110116161.0000.800.000.00.00
    Rk Totals - (P)28001231304643.9351.500.000.00.00
    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
    1997Minor13----------
    1998Minor13----------
    1999Minor19----------
    2000Minor35----------
    2001MLB2----------
    2001Minor46----------
    2002Minor58----------
    2003MLB17----------
    2004MLB36----------
    2006Minor9----------
    2007MLB25----------
    2007Minor32----------
    2008MLB51----------
    2008Minor15----------
    2009MLB73----------
    2010MLB57----------
    2010Minor2----------
    2011MLB62----------
    2011Minor1----------
    2012MLB75----------
    2013MLB65----------
    2014MLB65----------
    2015MLB6----------
    2015Minor8----------
    Totals785----------