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Joe Blanton #1AW-4WS-1

+ TBD Status: R
Positions: P-333
Proper Name: Joseph Matthew Blanton
Born: December 11, 1980 (34.010) in Nashville, Tennessee
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 220 Bats/Throws: Right-Right
High School: Franklin-Simpson (Franklin,KY)
College: University of Kentucky
Drafted: 2002 -- 1st round (24th overall) by Oakland Athletics (June-Reg)
MLB Debut:September 21,2004 (23.284)
TBC Player ID:21429
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Recent Contract:Signed to Minor League Contract by Oakland Athletics (2014-03-31)
Organizations:OAK, PHI, LAN, ANA
Signed by:Rich Sparks
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Pitch Repertoire Fastball (27.02%) -- Changeup (19.34%) -- Sinker (18.26%) -- Cutter (16.17%) -- Slider (10.28%) -- Curveball (8.93%)
Fastball Velocity: [2013] - 89.35 - [2012] - 90.16 - [2011] - 89.14 - [2010] - 89.44

Recent Roster MovementAll Transactions

DateStatusNotes
2014-04-13RAnnounced retirement
2014-04-12MAssigned to Sacramento (AAA)
2014-03-31MSigned to Minor League Contract
2014-03-27FAReleased by Angels
2012-12-12ASigned to 2-year contract ($15m) Club option for 2015

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  • The list of games below involve those where this player has accomplished at least one of a pre-defined list of feats or milestones throughout his career.
  • Batting and Pitching Feats may not always be a positive accomplishment. Outlying negative performances may also be highlighted.
  • Pitching Feats and Milestones for Joe Blanton
    Game DateTeamOppResultDecNoteIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBTBFPitchesStrBalStr%Career GCareer W-LFeat Description
    OAKTEXL 4-9 @TEX   100000100031410471%10-01st career game
    OAKTORW 5-2 vs TORW  74222130002591573463%141-51st career win
    OAKANAL 1-2 @ANAL  8622011000030109723766%308-1010 Strikeouts
    OAKKCAW 7-0 vs KCAWSHO950002500033116764066%4717-17Complete game/Shutout
    OAKMINW 1-0 vs MINWSHO930000600030108763270%8033-27Complete game/Shutout, 3-hitter
    PHIFLOW 5-3 vs FLOW  7500021100028114724263%14454-4911 Strikeouts
    PHITBAL 1-7 @TBAL  7622121000028120724860%14955-5010 Strikeouts
    PHIFLOW 6-4 @FLOW  58330220002169412859%20073-61200th career game
    PHIATLW 4-0 @ATLWSHO93000060002988672176%21276-65Complete game/Shutout, 3-hitter, Threw 76% strikes
    ANAHOUL 1-2 vs HOUL  8322101100027110733766%24984-8411 Strikeouts
    ANASEAL 2-3 vs SEA   6.2622221100028118774165%25184-8511 Strikeouts
    Batting Feats and Milestones for Joe Blanton
    Game DateTeamOppResultABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPC-G#Notes
    OAKTEXL 4-9 @TEX000000000000000011st career game
    OAKWASL 3-4 @WAS101000000000010051st career hit
    PHIFLOW 8-6 vs FLO1000001000000010201st career RBI


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