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Biography Data
Positions: P-451
Proper Name: Joseph Matthew Blanton
Born: December 11, 1980 (36.283)
Place 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)
Service Time:10.158 (2016)
TBC Player ID:21429
Career Activity
Recent Tranx: 2017-06-11 - Washington Nationals - Activated from DL More
Prospect Ranks:[2005]OAK #3 [2004]MLB #43 OAK #2 [2003]OAK #10
Recent Contract:Signed to 1-year contract for 2017-2017 ($4m) by Washington Nationals (2017-03-02)
Organizations:OAK, PHI, LAN, ANA, KCA, PIT, WAS
Signed by:Rich Sparks
Pitch Repertoire Fastball (26.50%) -- Changeup (17.91%) -- Slider (16.93%) -- Sinker (16.54%) -- Cutter (12.36%) -- Curveball (9.18%) -- 2-Seam Fastball (0.56%)
Fastball Velocity: [2017] - 90.32 - [2016] - 91.03 - [2015] - 90.6 - [2013] - 89.35 - [2012] - 90.16 - [2011] - 89.14 - [2010] - 89.44


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  • Salary Information
    Player Movement (May 2012-)
    2017MLB TeamPosStatusActual TeamLevelTransaction Notes40Man
    2017-06-11Washington NationalsRPActive-MLBWashington NationalsMLBActivated from DL40man
    2017-06-08Washington NationalsRPD10HarrisburgAAAssigned to Harrisburg (AA) for rehab40man
    2017-05-16Washington NationalsRPD10Washington NationalsMLBDL-10 Right shoulder inflammation40man
    2017-03-02Washington NationalsRPActive-MLBWashington NationalsMLBSigned to 1-year contract for 2017-2017 ($4m)40man
    2016
    2016-11-02RPFAMLBGranted free agency---
    2016-08-12Los Angeles DodgersRPActive-MLBLos Angeles DodgersMLBReinstated from bereavement list40man
    2016-08-08Los Angeles DodgersRPBLos Angeles DodgersMLBPlaced on bereavement list40man
    2016-01-20Los Angeles DodgersRPActive-MLBLos Angeles DodgersMLBSigned to 1-year contract for 2016-2016 ($4m)40man
    2015
    2015-11-03RPFAMLBGranted free agency---
    2015-07-30Pittsburgh PiratesRPActive-MLBPittsburgh PiratesMLBTraded from Royals to Pirates40man
    2015-07-29Kansas City RoyalsCLDFAKansas City RoyalsMLBDesignated for Assignment---
    2015-05-16Kansas City RoyalsCLActive-MLBKansas City RoyalsMLBContract purchased from minors40man
    2015-04-09Kansas City RoyalsRPMinorsOmahaAAAAssigned to Omaha (AAA)---
    2015-02-14Kansas City RoyalsRPMinorsKansas City RoyalsMLBSigned to Minor League Contract---
    2014
    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
    2012-12-12Los Angeles AngelsRPActive-MLBLos Angeles AngelsMLBSigned to 2-year contract ($15m) Club option for 201540man
    2012-10-29-PFA-MLBDeclared free agency---
    2012-08-03Los Angeles DodgersSPActive-MLBLos Angeles DodgersMLBTraded from Phillies to Dodgers for future considerations40man
    2012-05-07Philadelphia PhilliesSPActive-MLBPhiladelphia PhilliesMLB40man
    Pre-2012 Transactions
    Tranx DateDescription
    Signed by Phillies (1-year)
    Traded by Athletics with Gregorio Petit to Phillies for Adrian Cardenas, Matt Spencer and Josh Outman
    Signed by Athletics (1-year)
    signed
    Draft Instances
    Drafted: Selected by Oakland Athletics in 1st round (24th overall) of 2002 Amateur Draft (June-Reg Phase)
    Salary Metrics 1985-
    YearTeamSalaryLg RankTeam RankCentileLg MinimumLg AverageContracts
    2017Washington Nationals$ 4,000,0002741370$ 535,000$ 4,304,7942017-03-02 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2017-2017 ($4m)
    2016Los Angeles Dodgers$ 4,000,0002731970$ 507,500$ 3,498,2452016-01-20 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2016-2016 ($4m)
    2015Kansas City Royals$ 507,500784330$ 507,500$ 3,571,283
    2015Pittsburgh Pirates$ 507,500784350$ 507,500$ 3,571,283
    2013Los Angeles Angels$ 6,500,000154883$ 490,000$ 3,021,531
    2012Los Angeles Dodgers$ 10,500,00074692$ 480,000$ 2,954,8872012-12-12 - Signed to 2-year contract ($15m) Club option for 2015
    2012Philadelphia Phillies$ 10,500,00074892$ 480,000$ 2,954,8872012-12-12 - 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$ 2,812,412
    2009Philadelphia Phillies$ 5,475,000168980$ 400,000$ 2,746,792
    2008Oakland Athletics$ 3,700,000240574$ 390,000$ 2,696,252
    2008Philadelphia Phillies$ 3,700,0002401374$ 390,000$ 2,696,252
    2007Oakland Athletics$ 380,000737410$ 380,000$ 2,459,737
    2006Oakland Athletics$ 327,000742370$ 327,000$ 2,365,072
    2005Oakland Athletics$ 316,5007472717$ 300,000$ 2,189,055
    2004Oakland Athletics$ 300,000755350$ 300,000$ 2,070,100

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