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JOE BLANTON   +

MLB  Retired (2014)     |   Played: 2000-2014
Positions
P-331
Born
December 11, 1980  (33.229)
Place
Ht/Wt
6-2 / 220
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
High School
Franklin-Simpson  (Franklin,KY)
College:
Drafted:
Oakland Athletics:  2002-1-24 (June-Reg)  bonus: $1,400,000 
Signed by
Full Name
Joseph Matthew Blanton 
TBC Player ID
21429
MLB Debut

Pitch Repertoire

2013SpeedShareStrike%#
Fastball89.3536.169.91801
Changeup83.1326.963.21598
Sinker89.1311.865.13261
Curveball76.758.955.56198
Cutter85.298.170.39179
Slider81.477.855.17174
Pitchout82.300.260.005
Intent Ball66.770.20.004
unknown0.000.1100.001
Recent Contract:  2-years/$15m (2013-2014) by Los Angeles Angels
Top Prospect:  mlb  2004 (#43)   team  2003 (#10-OAK), 2004 (#2-OAK), 2005 (#3-OAK)
Control
69
K-Rating
50
Efficiency
54
vsPower
46

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OFF THE FIELD
Start DateStatusMLB TeamMinor Team40-ManTransaction Description
2014-04-13Retired-  Announced retirement
2014-04-12MinorsOakland AthleticsSacramento (AAA) Assigned to Sacramento (AAA)
2014-03-31MinorsOakland Athletics  Signed to Minor League Contract
2014-03-27Free Agent  Released by Angels
2012-12-12ActiveLos Angeles Angels YesSigned to 2-year contract ($15m) Club option for 2015
2012-10-29Free Agent-  Declared free agency
2012-08-03ActiveLos Angeles Dodgers YesTraded from Phillies to Dodgers for future considerations
2012-05-07ActivePhiladelphia Phillies Yes

The transactions grid above is available for Major Leaguers and Minor Leaguers since May of 2012. All transactions prior to this date will be listed below.



DateNotes
2009-01-20Signed by Phillies (1-year)
2008-07-17Traded by Athletics with Gregorio Petit to Phillies for Adrian Cardenas, Matt Spencer and Josh Outman
2008-01-18Signed by Athletics (1-year)
2002-07-20signed
Drafted:  Selected by Oakland Athletics in 1st round (24th overall) of 2002 Amateur Draft (June-Reg Phase)


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