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Willie BlairTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1985-2001 MLB Years: 1990-2001
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PositionsP-609Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameWilliam Allen Blair
Height6-1Weight185BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateDecember 18,1965 [52.159]PlacePaintsville,Kentucky
High SchoolJohnson Central (Paintsville,KY)
CollegeMorehead State University (Morehead,KY)

DraftedSelected by the Toronto Blue Jays [Team Picks] in the 11th round (289th overall) of the 1986 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed]
Signing ScoutsDon Welke
MLB DebutApril 11,1990 [24.114]
OrganizationsTOR [5] DET [4] SDN [2] CLE [2] COL [2] HOU [1] NYN [1] ARI [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID4160Retrosheet IDblaiw001MLBAM ID111060
RelationshipsFather of Taylor Blair
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Player Notes:   Selected by Colorado Rockies from Houston Astros in 1992 Expansion Draft (#21 Pick)
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts38Walks69Hittable39SO/BB59vsPower39Hitting4Durability67Team.497Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1985Morehead StateCollegeNCAASoS/R19635.2413112500067.0755239024570001.4810.07--3.227.662.38.667-
1986Morehead StateCollegeNCAAJrS/R20644.5515114710085.0915143026830001.389.64--2.758.793.19.600-
1986St. Catharines Blue JaysNYPLA-tor-R/CL20501.682102100181253.2321010120553000.975.370.173.359.222.751.000-
1987Dunedin Blue JaysFSLA+tor-R/CL21294.435005000451385.0995142529729001.5010.440.533.067.592.48.182-
1988Dunedin Blue JaysFSLA+tor-Rel22202.7040400106.25220452001.356.75--5.406.751.251.000-
1988Knoxville Blue JaysSouAAtor-S/R22553.623492500143102.0944941735764001.268.290.623.096.712.17.500-
1988Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--S/R0753.563892900153108.2995143739816001.278.200.583.236.712.08.5833.19
1989Syracuse ChiefsILAAAtor-ST23563.97191723120106.29455471038761001.247.930.843.216.412.00.455-
1990Syracuse ChiefsILAAAtor-ST24024.74330100019.02013101860001.479.470.473.792.840.75.000-
1990Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor27S/R24354.0627621008068.2663331428433011.378.650.523.675.641.54.3753.58
1991Colorado Springs Sky SoxPCLAAAcle-S/R25964.9926151100104113.213074631030573001.4110.290.792.384.511.90.600-
1991Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle39S/R25236.751156001036.0582727710131011.8914.501.752.503.251.30.4005.58
1992Tucson TorosPCLAAAhou-Rel26442.3921219108252.2502014212352001.188.540.342.055.982.92.500-
1992Houston AstrosNLMLBhou41S/R26574.0029821001078.2744735525482021.268.470.572.865.491.92.4173.42
1993Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol19S/R276104.754618281050146.018490772042846131.5511.341.232.595.182.00.3754.54
1994Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol19Rel28055.79471460013377.2985750939684041.7611.361.044.527.881.74.0004.55
1995San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn47S/R29754.3440122800110114.011260551145834021.388.840.873.556.551.84.5834.14
1996San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn47Rel30264.60600600017188.08052451329672071.248.181.332.976.852.31.2504.80
1997West Michigan WhitecapsMidwAdet-ST31000.0011000005.01000070000.201.80----12.600.00--
1997Toledo Mud HensILAAAdet-ST31000.0011000007.01100240000.431.29--2.575.142.00--
1997Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorMLB--ST0000.00220000012.021002110000.331.50--1.508.255.50-1.78
1997Detroit TigersALMLBdet20ST311684.17292722000175.018685811846906131.339.570.932.374.631.96.6674.26
1998Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari19ST324155.34232300000146.216591872751715031.4710.121.663.134.361.39.2115.67
1998New York MetsNLMLBnyn46Rel32113.141129002028.2231010410211001.157.221.263.146.592.10.5004.53
1999Detroit TigersALMLBdet20S/R333116.853916230080134.01691071022944825041.5911.351.952.965.511.86.2145.80
2000Detroit TigersALMLBdet20S/R341064.884717300080156.218589852035742021.4010.631.152.014.252.11.6254.56
2001Buffalo BisonsILAAAcle48ST35432.7511101101072.072302237501201.109.000.380.886.257.14.571-
2001Detroit TigersALMLBdet24S/R351410.50945001024.0383028311150132.0414.251.134.135.631.36.2005.17
MLB Totals - 12 Season(s)Filter60865.04418139279307541271.01438778713170415759413351.4510.161.202.935.361.83.4111.60
Minor League Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter36353.6219158133619934621.25983052513918544325201.268.630.562.676.392.39.507-
AAA Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter22213.7881483361216369.036719315626972287201.258.900.632.355.532.35.512-
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter553.623492500143102.0944941735764001.268.290.623.096.712.17.500-
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter494.305405400461391.110453445337711001.4910.170.493.237.532.33.308-
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter000.0011000005.01000070000.201.80----12.600.00--
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter501.682102100181253.2321010120553000.975.370.173.359.222.751.000-
NCAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1274.862822612100152.0166103820501400001.429.83--2.968.292.80.632-
Detroit Tigers Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter30295.44124646020170489.257831129670136261132121.4610.621.292.504.801.92.508-
San Diego Padres Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter9114.46100128800281202.019211210024741506091.328.551.073.306.682.03.450-
Colorado Rockies Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter6155.1193197410183223.2282147127298115210171.6211.351.173.266.121.88.286-
Houston Astros Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter574.0029821001078.2744735525482021.268.470.572.865.491.92.417-
Toronto Blue Jays Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter354.0627621008068.2663331428433011.378.650.523.675.641.54.375-
Arizona Diamondbacks Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter4155.34232300000146.216591872751715031.4710.121.663.134.361.39.211-
Cleveland Indians Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter236.751156001036.0582727710131011.8914.501.752.503.251.30.400-
New York Mets Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter113.141129002028.2231010410211001.157.221.263.146.592.10.500-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings10155.0472244810131220.024813412329721317161.4510.161.202.935.361.83.4001.60
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings13123.62672047203512220.02111088914651569101.268.630.562.676.392.39.520-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1992Tucson TorosPCLAAAhou-p26213100000001100000.000.250.000.250004.000.000.333.17625.0025.001.000.000.000.00
1992Houston AstrosNLMLBhou41p2629170100000011401000.059.111.059.1701019.333.000.059.0905.2673.6814.000.000.000.00
1993Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol19p2746361410040011903000.111.135.139.2745140.235.028.056.1272.5047.5019.000.000.0025.00
1994Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol19p28476000000000500000.000.000.000.000006.000.000.000.0000.0083.330.000.000.000.00
1995San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn47p2940242000010011704000.000.040.000.0400029.000.000.042.0293.4558.6217.000.000.000.00
1996San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn47p30603000000000100000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
1997Detroit TigersALMLBdet20p3114000000000300000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.000.0000.0075.000.000.000.000.00
1998Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari19p3223483400000012604000.083.102.083.1854053.182.000.021.0881.8949.0626.000.000.000.00
1998New York MetsNLMLBnyn46p32114010000002100000.250.500.250.750106.333.000.500.38733.3316.670.500.000.000.00
1998Totals for NL-NL         34523500000032704000.096.145.096.2415059.200.000.058.1215.0845.769.000.000.000.00
1999Detroit TigersALMLBdet20p3341000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2000Detroit TigersALMLBdet20p3443010000000200000.333.333.333.6661031.000.000.000.3000.0066.670.000.000.000.00
2001Detroit TigersALMLBdet24p3532000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter268148611100500689012000.074.110.081.191121166.186.007.047.0003.6153.6114.830.000.009.09
Minor League Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter213100000001100000.000.250.000.250004.000.000.333.00025.0025.001.000.000.000.00
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter213100000001100000.000.250.000.250004.000.000.333.00025.0025.001.000.000.000.00
Arizona Diamondbacks Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter23483400000012604000.083.102.083.1854053.182.000.021.0001.8949.0626.000.000.000.00
Colorado Rockies Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter93421410040012403000.095.116.119.2355146.222.024.048.0002.1752.1724.000.000.0025.00
San Diego Padres Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter100272000010011804000.000.036.000.0360032.000.000.037.0003.1356.2518.000.000.000.00
Houston Astros Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter29170100000011401000.059.111.059.1701019.333.000.059.0005.2673.6814.000.000.000.00
Detroit Tigers Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter1210010000000600000.100.100.100.2001010.250.000.000.0000.0060.000.000.000.000.00
New York Mets Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter114010000002100000.250.500.250.750106.333.000.500.00033.3316.670.500.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162894710030045407000.074.110.081.19171100.186.007.047.0003.6153.6114.830.000.009.09
Average Minor - Per 162 games16223800000008800000.000.250.000.2500031.000.000.333.00025.0025.001.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
1986St. Catharines Blue Jays NYPLA-tor20P21--23--551.0000.24------21100.027.6
1987Dunedin Blue Jays FSLA+tor21P50--510111615.9380.30------50100.035.7
1988Dunedin Blue Jays FSLA+tor22P4---2--221.0000.50------4100.02.9
1988Knoxville Blue Jays SouAAtor22P34--6122-2018.9000.53------34100.023.6
1989Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor23P19--872-1715.8820.79------19100.013.1
1990Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor24P3--22--441.0001.33------3100.02.1
1990Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor24P27-6836--991.0000.330.13-----27100.016.7
1991Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcle25P26--1415223129.9351.12------26100.018.7
1991Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle25P11-3625-1771.0000.640.19-----11100.06.8
1992Tucson Toros PCLAAAhou26P21--47--11111.0000.52------21100.014.6
1992Houston AstrosNLMLBhou26P29-78472-1311.8460.380.14-----29100.017.9
1993Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol27P46-146916--25251.0000.540.17-----46100.028.4
1994Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol28P47-77371-1110.9090.210.13-----47100.040.2
1995San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn29P40-114613212119.9050.480.17-----40100.027.8
1996San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn30P60-88662-1412.8570.200.14-----60100.037.0
1997West Michigan Whitecaps MidwAdet31P1---1--111.0001.00------1100.00.8
1997Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet31P1--22--441.0004.00------1100.00.7
1997Detroit TigersALMLBdet31P29-175914122423.9580.790.13-----29100.017.9
1998Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari32P23-1461029134039.9751.700.27-----23100.014.2
1998New York MetsNLMLBnyn32P11-28-6--661.0000.550.21-----11100.06.8
1999Detroit TigersALMLBdet33P39-134615--21211.0000.540.16-----39100.024.2
2000Detroit TigersALMLBdet34P47-156413-117171.0000.360.11-----47100.029.0
2001Buffalo Bisons ILAAAcle35P11--531198.8890.73------11100.07.7
2001Detroit TigersALMLBdet35P9-2433--661.0000.670.25-----9100.05.6
MLB Totals for P - 12 season(s)-   P418-12706514098214205.9580.490.16-----4180.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 6 season(s)-   P81--3536537671.9340.88------810.00.0
AA Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P34--6122-2018.9000.53------340.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P54--512111817.9440.31------540.00.0
A Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P1---1--111.0001.00------10.00.0
A- Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P21--23--551.0000.24------210.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
1986St. Catharines Blue Jays NYPLA-tor2021----------
1987Dunedin Blue Jays FSLA+tor2150----------
1988Dunedin Blue Jays FSLA+tor224----------
1988Knoxville Blue Jays SouAAtor2234----------
1989Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor2319----------
1990Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAtor243----------
1990Toronto Blue JaysALMLBtor2427----------
1991Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcle2526----------
1991Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle2511----------
1992Tucson Toros PCLAAAhou2621----------
1992Houston AstrosNLMLBhou2629----------
1993Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol2746----------
1994Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol2847----------
1995San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn2940----------
1996San Diego PadresNLMLBsdn3060----------
1997West Michigan Whitecaps MidwAdet311----------
1997Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet311----------
1997Detroit TigersALMLBdet3129----------
1998Arizona DiamondbacksNLMLBari3223----------
1998New York MetsNLMLBnyn3211----------
1999Detroit TigersALMLBdet3339----------
2000Detroit TigersALMLBdet3447----------
2001Buffalo Bisons ILAAAcle3511----------
2001Detroit TigersALMLBdet359----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
1996San Diego PadresDiv SeriesMLB30000.001002.0102301.504.500.009.0013.501.500.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs000.0010100002.0100023001.504.500.009.0013.501.500.00.000

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2011Fort Wayne TinCapsMidwAMinorsdn45Pitching Coach1396970.49613.56Shawn WootenLost in Semi-Finals
2011Joliet SlammersFrontierIndIndy-45Pitching Coach965640.583--1Bart Zeller,Chad ParkerLeague Champions
2012Fort Wayne TinCapsMidwAMinorsdn46Pitching Coach1406971.49314.55Jose ValentinLost in Finals
2013San Diego PadresNLMLBMLBsdn47Bullpen Coach1627686.46916.03Bud Black
2014San Diego PadresNLMLBMLBsdn48Bullpen Coach1627785.47517.03Bud Black
2015San Diego PadresNLMLBMLBsdn49Bullpen Coach1627488.45718.04Bud Black
2016Erie SeaWolvesEastAAMinordet50Pitching Coach1416279.44015.04Lance Parrish
2017Erie SeaWolvesEastAAMinordet51Pitching Coach1406575.4649.04Lance Parrish
2018Erie SeaWolvesEastAAMinordet52Pitching Coach000.000--0Andrew Graham
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2001-10-22Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
2001-06-15ContractSigned as Free Agent by Tigers. 
2001-06-14Released by Indians. 
2001-04-10ContractSigned as Free Agent by Indians. 
2001-03-31Released by Indians. 
2001-02-08ContractSigned as Free Agent by Indians. 
2000-11-03Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1998-12-04TradeTraded by Mets to Tigers for Joe Randa. 
1998-07-31TradeTraded by Diamondbacks with Jorge Fabregas and Cash to Mets for Bernard Gilkey, Nelson Figueroa and Cash. 
1997-12-06ContractSigned as Free Agent by Diamondbacks. 
1997-10-27Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1996-12-16TradeTraded by Padres with Brian Johnson to Tigers for Cam Smith and Joey Eischen. 
1995-12-27ContractSigned as Free Agent by Padres. 
1995-12-21Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1995-04-10ContractSigned as Free Agent by Padres. 
1994-12-20Free AgentGranted Free Agency. 
1992-11-17Selected by Rockies from Astros in expansion draft (Pick #21). 
1991-12-10TradeTraded by Indians with Eddie Taubensee to Astros for Dave Rohde and Kenny Lofton. 
1990-11-06TradeTraded by Blue Jays to Indians for Alex Sanchez. 
* 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
1990Toronto Blue JaysTeam Payroll24100,000-64931-515,727100,000100,000
1991Cleveland IndiansTeam Payroll25100,000-62029-742,231100,000200,000
1992Houston AstrosTeam Payroll26138,500-5832228962,245109,000338,500
1993Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll27172,500-5621838968,431109,000511,000
1994Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll28325,000-4331352957,101109,000836,000
1995San Diego PadresTeam Payroll29400,000-3621260999,520109,0001,236,000
1996San Diego PadresTeam Payroll30750,000-2751270957,870109,0001,986,000
1997Detroit TigersTeam Payroll31800,000-3125661,182,177150,0002,786,000
1998New York MetsTeam Payroll323,250,000-131886++1,276,192170,0006,036,000
1998Arizona DiamondbacksTeam Payroll323,250,000-131686++1,276,192170,0006,036,000
1999Detroit TigersTeam Payroll333,750,000-128486++1,454,491200,0009,786,000
2000Detroit TigersTeam Payroll344,500,000-124486++1,394,248200,00014,286,000
2001Detroit TigersTeam Payroll35200,000-77140-1,897,758200,00014,486,000
* 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