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Joe Blanton #1AW-4WS-1

+ Kansas City Royals Status: Minors
Positions: P-333
Proper Name: Joseph Matthew Blanton
Born: December 11, 1980 (34.078) 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 Kansas City Royals (2015-02-14)
Organizations:OAK, PHI, LAN, ANA
Signed by:Rich Sparks
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Scouting Scores

control k-rating efficiency vsPower
69 50 54 46
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

2015-02-14MSigned to Minor League Contract
2014-04-13RAnnounced retirement
2014-04-12MAssigned to Sacramento (AAA)
2014-03-31MSigned to Minor League Contract
2014-03-27FAReleased by Angels

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  • Salary Information
    Player Movement (May 2012-)
    2015MLB TeamPosStatusActual TeamLevelTransaction Notes40Man
    2015-02-14Kansas City RoyalsRPMinorsKansas City RoyalsMLBSigned to Minor League Contract---
    2014-04-13-RPR-MLBAnnounced retirement---
    2014-04-12Oakland AthleticsRPMinorsSacramentoAAAAssigned to Sacramento (AAA)---
    2014-03-31Oakland AthleticsRPMinorsOakland AthleticsMLBSigned to Minor League Contract---
    2014-03-27RPFAMLBReleased by Angels---
    2012-12-12Los Angeles AngelsRPActive-MLBLos Angeles AngelsMLBSigned to 2-year contract ($15m) Club option for 201540man
    2012-10-29-PFA-MLBDeclared free agency---
    2012-08-03Los Angeles DodgersSPActive-MLBLos Angeles DodgersMLBTraded from Phillies to Dodgers for future considerations40man
    2012-05-07Philadelphia PhilliesSPActive-MLBPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB40man
    Pre-2012 Transactions
    Tranx DateDescription
    Signed by Phillies (1-year)
    Traded by Athletics with Gregorio Petit to Phillies for Adrian Cardenas, Matt Spencer and Josh Outman
    Signed by Athletics (1-year)
    Draft Instances
    Drafted: Selected by Oakland Athletics in 1st round (24th overall) of 2002 Amateur Draft (June-Reg Phase)
    Salary Metrics 1985-
    YearTeamSalaryLg RankTeam RankCentileLg MinimumLg AverageContracts
    2013Los Angeles Angels$ 6,500,000154883$ 490,000$ 3,003,067
    2012Philadelphia Phillies$ 10,500,00074892$ 480,000$ 2,952,4822012-12-12 - Signed to 2-year contract ($15m) Club option for 2015
    2012Los Angeles Dodgers$ 10,500,00074692$ 480,000$ 2,952,4822012-12-12 - Signed to 2-year contract ($15m) Club option for 2015
    2011Philadelphia Phillies$ 10,500,00074892$ 414,000$ 2,722,607
    2010Philadelphia Phillies$ 3,000,0002681670$ 400,000$ 2,812,5942010-01-21 - Signed to 3-year contract for 2010-2012 ($24m) avoided arbitration
    2009Philadelphia Phillies$ 5,475,000168980$ 400,000$ 2,746,7922009-01-20 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2009-2009 ($5.475m) Avoided arbitration
    2008Philadelphia Phillies$ 3,700,0002401374$ 390,000$ 2,696,2522008-01-18 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2008-2008 ($3.7m) Avoided arbitration
    2008Oakland Athletics$ 3,700,000240574$ 390,000$ 2,696,2522008-01-18 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2008-2008 ($3.7m) Avoided arbitration
    2007Oakland Athletics$ 380,000737410$ 380,000$ 2,459,7372007-01-01 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2007-2007 ($0.38m)
    2006Oakland Athletics$ 327,000742370$ 327,000$ 2,365,0722006-01-01 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2006-2006 ($0.327m)
    2005Oakland Athletics$ 316,5007472717$ 300,000$ 2,189,0552005-02-23 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2005-2005 ($0.3165m)
    2004Oakland Athletics$ 300,000755350$ 300,000$ 2,070,100

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