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Current Status
Free Agent since 2017-11-03 * Definition of FA
High Level
Proper Name
Joseph Matthew Blanton
Stat Years
2000-2017  [mlb] 2004-2017
Height/Weight
6-2 / 220
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
P (503)
Draft Position
P
Born Date/Place
High School
Franklin-Simpson (Franklin,KY)
Colleges
University of Kentucky (Lexington, Kentucky)
Draft
Selected by the Oakland Athletics in Round #1 (#24 overall) of the 2002 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Reg Phase)
Bonus
Signing Scouts
Rich Sparks
MLB Debut
2004-09-21 - Boxscore  (Age: 23.284)
Service Time
11.158 (2017)
Organizations
OAK [8] PHI [5] LAN [2] ANA [1] PIT [1] KCA [1] WAS [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 21429 ... retro id: blanj001 ... mlbam id: 430599
Relations
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Games

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YearSplitsGGSDNSDNFGS%CGPHPRDRGFfor PHfor PRfor DRb1b2b3b4b5b6b7b8b9p Pp Cp 1Bp 2Bp 3Bp SSp LFp CFp RFp DH
2004Log - Splits30300.00------21---------0000010103000000000
2005Log - Splits3333031100.02---------01163933333333333333333333000000000
2006Log - Splits323113096.911---101323731323131313131313232000000000
2007Log - Splits3434031100.037------02653434353434343434344034000000000
2008Log - Splits3333033100.005---2022103833333333333333343933000000000
2009Log - Splits3131031100.0011---403552431313232313231314331000000000
2010Log - Splits292812896.6017---503232228292828282928324429000000000
2011Log - Splits1183872.703------17---8888888871011000000000
2012Log - Splits313012896.8212---412822730303030303030304631000000000
2013Log - Splits282082071.40------2710---620202020202121202028000000000
2015Log - Splits36432411.101018135------4445647111336000000000
2016Log - Splits7507500.0026---815---------000102552175000000000
2017Log - Splits5105100.0017---10131------010441101951000000000
Totals42725217524459.081091465119033235252256253259258259262269360427000000000
Glossary:
Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started DNS Did not start. Count of games not started DNF Did not finish. Count of games not finished. GS% Games Started Percentage CG Complete Games PH Pinch hit appearances in games context and Pinch hits in On Base context PR Entered game as Pinch Runner DR Entered game as defensive replacement GF Games Finished for PH Left game for Pinch hitter for PR Left game for Pinch runner for DR Left game for defensive replacement b1 Games at batting slot #1 (Leadoff) b2 Games at batting slot #2 b3 Games at batting slot #3 b4 Games at batting slot #4 (Cleanup) b5 Games at batting slot #5 b6 Games at batting slot #6 b7 Games at batting slot #7 b8 Games at batting slot #8 b9 Games at batting slot #9 p P Games at pitcher position p C Games at catcher p 1B Games at First Base p 2B Games at Second Base p 3B Games at Third Base p SS Games at Shortstop p LF Games at Left Field p CF Games at Center Field p RF Games at Right Field p DH Games as Designated Hitter

On Base

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YearSplitsGPAABBAVGOBPSLGOPSOBLdoffH1B1B-IF1B-OF1B-Bnt2B3BHRSolo2-Run3-RunGSlamIPHRWO-HRWO-HPHXBHTBRBIHR RBIRBI outRBI HRRBIHR%BBBB4BB 1BOBB BLBB LdIBBHBPROECI
2004Log - Splits33028.214.267.393.6608963060201000100003114404100.00200000000
2005Log - Splits33835754.236.300.394.69425020717810914164242423138200000692978035113543.75671791103560
2006Log - Splits32856781.309.356.448.8053042002411702221925041794310000713509630103031.25589121154550
2007Log - Splits34950893.269.301.378.67928424024017827213242416104110002623389025142527.784034054450
2008Log - Splits33855779.271.329.429.758281202211137251864475221371100017433410134103433.666613132143460
2009Log - Splits31837755.262.321.438.7592652011981281618223733017940000170331864764754.6559613174860
2010Log - Splits29765707.291.332.464.79625218320614220186533427166410005643289744124445.3643881463110
2011Log - Splits11180163.319.354.485.83962425236547110154100000016792263627.27916010110
2012Log - Splits31806757.273.306.453.7592442022071351918833762920630001572343934194144.093465055370
2013Log - Splits28611567.317.357.547.9042181421801111616443732917750000069310894694651.693465074470
2015Log - Splits36309288.240.279.389.66886746942663018275110000127112271041037.041612115130
2016Log - Splits75315284.194.263.310.5738371553745111017421001141888281141139.292623144210
2017Log - Splits51195179.296.345.536.8826742533264709210631000032196301511550.001312012110
Totals42775446935.273.321.435.756240418151896126018017162637439223134582650122263630178433489334841.2846773828744441590
Glossary:
Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) G Games Played (or Pitched) PA Plate Appearances AB At Bats BAVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) OB On Base (including Homers) Ldoff Leadoff H Hits 1B-IF Infield Single (or Hit) 1B-OF Outfield Singles 1B-Bnt Bunt Single 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs Solo Solo Homers (no baserunners) 2-Run 2-Run Homers 3-Run 3-Run homers Gslam Grand Slams (Bases loaded homer) IPHR Inside the park home run WO-HR Walkoff-homer WO-H Walkoff Hit PH Pinch hit appearances in games context and Pinch hits in On Base context XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) RBI Runs Batted In HR RBI RBIs from home runs RBI Out Runs Batted In on outs RBIHR% Pct of total RBIs from Homers BB Walks BB4 Walkes on 4-pitches, excluding Intentional walks BB 1BO Walked with first base open and runners on 2nd and /or 3rd BB BL Bases Loaded Walk BB LD Leadoff walk IBB Intentional Walks HBP Hit by a Pitch ROE Reached on Error CI Catchers Interference

Outs

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YearSplitsGPAABOutsGOAOGO%FOLOPOFrcFCProdBuntSHSFGDPGDP-OGDP%IF OutOF OutIF Out%loc Ploc Cloc 1Bloc 2Bloc 3Bloc SSloc LFloc CFloc RFSOSO-swSO-caSo-3SO-FTSO Sw%
2004Log - Splits3302822881.00242100000010.0011568.80013432216511083.33
2005Log - Splits338357545762232370.94145415114340527157021.4329216863.518350945572535758116734349562.93
2006Log - Splits328567815442132240.95143275419342639208722.9927815963.612562815464445758107723546167.29
2007Log - Splits349508936572812361.191294859204501158229024.4436515270.6263581186892574253140974258569.29
2008Log - Splits338557795672332231.04150254823138624199320.4329416264.525345935573456849111525738546.85
2009Log - Splits318377555641852160.8613132531823419114117514.6725514663.624103968585632645016310852541066.26
2010Log - Splits297657075011791880.95113304510152947137517.3323912865.1231137674853404840134923961568.66
2011Log - Splits1118016311654272.002214411555271838.89582371.67151116189863526913474.29
2012Log - Splits318067575532071801.151144125202461084106016.6725113664.925537784264326440166947266256.63
2013Log - Splits286115673861451331.097832231502741595516.3617710163.711338463445324227108891931582.41
2015Log - Splits3630928821881581.40251518521421341526.671053475.561203220265151479661321483.54
2016Log - Splits7531528423157940.61522517110910352123.81817053.681919162811302980641532380.00
2017Log - Splits5119517912734540.6328131340711141723.53503856.84091310141113143932712582.05
Totals427754469355062190018781.0111323344121641937479435713967720.532456132265.01894641072348060837351043912848704044825467.76
Glossary:
Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) G Games Played (or Pitched) PA Plate Appearances AB At Bats GO Groundouts AO Air out (Fly Outs + Popouts + Lineouts) FO Fly outs LO Lineouts PO Putouts Frc Forceouts. Groundout with runner ahead of him forced out on base. FC Fielders Choice Prod Productive out. At the very least, a runner was advanced on the out SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies GDP Grounded into Double Play GDP-O Double Play Opportunities for Batter (Runner on 1st + less than 2 outs) GDP% Grounded into double play percentage. Double Plays vs Opportunities IF Out Infield Outs OF out Outfield Outs IF Out% Percentage of outs in the infield loc P Balls fielded by pitcher loc C Balls fielded by catcher loc 1B Balls fielded by first baseman loc 2B Balls fielded by second baseman loc 3B Balls fielded by third baseman loc SS Balls fielded by shortstop loc LF Balls fielded by left field loc CF Balls fielded by center field loc RF Balls fielded by right field SO Strikeouts SO-Sw Strikeouts Swinging SO-Ca Strikeouts Looking (or Called) SO-3 Strikeouts on 3 Pitches SO-FT Strikeout on Foul Tip SO SW% Percentage of strikeouts on swings

Baserunning

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YearSplitsGPAOBmOBPRR%SBSB2SB3SBHCSCS2CS3CSHS1-3S1-2S1-3%S2-HS2-3S2-H%D1-HD1-3D1-H%DIAdv WPAdv OutFrcROOB
2004Log - Splits3308.267562.50000011001150.00010.00---0---00211
2005Log - Splits33835250.2998534.006600110062221.434833.334640.0004311426
2006Log - Splits32856304.35511136.511413105410134323.21151255.5610952.6305281833
2007Log - Splits34950284.29910637.321815303201232547.92171258.628466.6714312029
2008Log - Splits33855281.32910938.7921101100143031.82151255.568657.1404302423
2009Log - Splits31837265.3178933.5887104400112332.359852.946460.0007341819
2010Log - Splits29765252.32910441.271111001100143628.00141156.004266.6704331019
2011Log - Splits1118062.3442337.10440000001614.295645.451150.00001148
2012Log - Splits31806244.30310442.62129307700102330.3016672.734544.4416282217
2013Log - Splits28611218.3579644.04161600000082524.2411568.753730.0007161511
2015Log - Splits3630986.2782630.23431022003925.004266.672250.0014767
2016Log - Splits7531583.2632226.51862011002918.183260.001150.00141106
2017Log - Splits5119567.3442943.28761000005455.563260.002166.6722424
Totals42775442404.31990937.811109713026241111125630.251168757.14534852.48651256164203
Glossary:
Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) G Games Played (or Pitched) PA Plate Appearances OB On Base (including Homers) mOBP Modified On Base Percentage. Includes all times on base, whether earned or not. R Runs R% Run%. Runs/OnBase. % of time on base that he scores SB Stolen Bases (Total) SB2 Steals of 2nd base SB3 Steals of 3rd base SBH Steals of home CS Caught Stealings CS2 Caught stealing second base CS3 Caught stealing third base CSH Caught stealing home S1-3 1b to 3b on a single while a baserunner S1-2 1b to 2b on a single while a baserunner S1-3% % of times going first to third on a single S2-H 2b to home on a single while a baserunner S2-3 2b to 3b on a single while a baserunner S2-H% % of times second to home on a single D1-H Scored from first base on a double D1-3 1b to 3b on a double D1-H% % of times scoring from first base on a double DI Defensive Indifference. Defense allowed steal without attempt to throw out Adv WP Advanced on Wild Pitch or Passed Ball Adv Out Advanced safely on an out FrcR Forced out as runner. OOB Thrown Out on Bases as baserunner, excludes while batter

Pitches

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YearSplitsGPAABBBSOHBPPitStrBalSwMsCalCtSwingsFoulIntBInPlStr%Bal%Foul%SW%SwMs%P/PAIP-SW%IP-PA%FPSFPSwFPIPFPS%FPSw%FPIP%
2004Log - Splits330282601337954102544542102359.4040.6015.7940.6018.524.4342.676.7144246.6713.336.67
2005Log - Splits33835754671165311319231190197612109413114331266161.7738.2313.9142.1115.033.7350.479.25001989159.8823.7110.90
2006Log - Splits32856781581075326520321233217610118814224791670962.2437.7614.6743.5515.263.8149.982.849020910257.2424.4211.92
2007Log - Splits34950893401404359823331265232732133316015461978764.8435.1615.1844.5014.493.7949.282.858522610161.5823.7910.63
2008Log - Splits3385577966111432752040123519463611761404494968262.2937.7115.0842.8713.823.8348.679.85032219358.8325.8510.88
2009Log - Splits31837755591638332720851242256626114814595271162162.6737.3315.8443.8517.553.9742.674.251523410361.5327.9612.31
2010Log - Splits2976570743134328061851955257507105413444562159865.9734.0316.2547.9019.123.6744.578.249823711665.1030.9815.16
2011Log - Splits1118016393515993952045411121928480013965.9434.0613.3647.4119.013.3348.977.2120583166.6732.2217.22
2012Log - Splits3180675734166329791993986298618105213754312062166.9033.1014.4746.1621.673.7045.277.051322510363.6527.9212.78
2013Log - Splits28611567341084231915108092264028561108369448765.1134.8915.9147.7820.403.8044.079.74061767366.4528.8111.95
2015Log - Splits363092881679111937764171571854255912032122265.0534.9517.0249.5426.573.8637.671.81971004563.7532.3614.56
2016Log - Splits753152842680213258544711932174346372231621164.4535.5516.8348.0830.304.2133.167.0214922867.9429.218.89
2017Log - Splits5119517913391810520290991212903991421014864.2035.8017.5349.2624.814.1537.175.9129642266.1532.8211.28
Totals427754469354671284412874218391103512390540210313129894404159590963.9936.0115.3245.1918.403.8145.578.34684204491062.0927.0912.06
Glossary:
Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) G Games Played (or Pitched) PA Plate Appearances AB At Bats BB Walks SO Strikeouts HBP Hit by a Pitch Pit Pitches Str Strikes Bal Balls SwMs Swing and Miss Cal Called Strikes Swings Batter swung at pitch, regardless of result Foul Foul Balls IntB Intentional Balls InPl Balls put in Play Str% Strike percentage. Total Strikes / Total Pitches Bal% Balls percentage Foul% Foul ball percentage, of all pitches Sw% Swing Percentage. Total Swings / Total Pitches SwMs% Swing and Miss%. When swinging, how much does he miss P/PA Pitches per Plate Appearance IP-SW% Percentage of swings that are put in play IP-PA% % of Plate Appearances where ball is put into play FPS First Pitch Strike FPSw First Pitch Swing FPIP First Pitch in Play FPS% % of Plate Appearances with First Pitch as Strike FPSw% First Pitch Swing Percentage FPIP% First Pitch in Play Percentage

Pitch Details

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2017 Pitch Information
YearPitch TypePitchesBAVGABHSwMsCalBalStrFouInPlStr%Bal%Fou%SwMs%
2017Slider259.292481436329516444063.3236.6816.9913.90
2017Fastball213.289451323316215160070.8929.1128.1710.80
2017Changeup132.4741992613518112061.3638.649.0919.70
2017Curveball89.2005010226404911055.0644.9412.362.25
20172-Seam Fastball69.3531761015204913071.0128.9918.8414.49
2017unknown10.0003000460060.0040.000.000.00
2016 Pitch Information
YearPitch TypePitchesBAVGABHSwMsCalBalStrFouInPlStr%Bal%Fou%SwMs%
2016Slider542.23988211137217237089068.2731.7316.4220.85
2016Fastball265.242621520537219371072.8327.1726.797.55
2016Curveball187.170100171854861019054.0145.994.819.63
2016Changeup147.00070228757218048.9851.0212.2414.97
2016Sinker121.069292826319033074.3825.6227.276.61
2016Intent Ball16.0004000160000.00100.000.000.00
2015 Pitch Information
YearPitch TypePitchesBAVGABHSwMsCalBalStrFouInPlStr%Bal%Fou%SwMs%
2015Fastball309.266942525609421569069.5830.4222.338.09
2015Slider303.1627412684710519842065.3534.6513.8622.44
2015Sinker249.299772312477917044068.2731.7317.674.82
2015Changeup170.18222428146710333060.5939.4119.4116.47
2015Cutter64.214143161015499076.5623.4414.0625.00
2015Curveball41.111912623186043.9056.1014.634.88
2015Intent Ball17.0004000170000.00100.000.000.00
2015unknown21.0001100110050.0050.000.000.00
2015Pitchout1---00000110100.000.00100.000.00
2013 Pitch Information
YearPitch TypePitchesBAVGABHSwMsCalBalStrFouInPlStr%Bal%Fou%SwMs%
2013Fastball801.3062357236179241560172069.9130.0921.474.49
2013Changeup598.22186191244522037876063.2136.7912.7120.74
2013Sinker261.37890344609117045065.1334.8717.241.53
2013Curveball198.347722511438811026055.5644.4413.135.56
2013Cutter179.308391227285312630070.3929.6116.7615.08
2013Slider174.36050181228789620055.1744.8311.496.90
2013Pitchout5---0001232060.0040.0040.000.00
2013Intent Ball4---000040000.00100.000.000.00
2013unknown1---00000110100.000.00100.000.00
2012 Pitch Information
YearPitch TypePitchesBAVGABHSwMsCalBalStrFouInPlStr%Bal%Fou%SwMs%
2012Fastball717.2661925136199234483111067.3632.6415.485.02
2012Cutter592.1951543063109184408105068.9231.0817.7410.64
2012Sinker516.263160422112917933774065.3134.6914.344.07
2012Changeup500.356104371074516733367066.6033.4013.4021.40
2012Slider306.235811936748721945071.5728.4314.7111.76
2012Curveball270.3607527265410017035062.9637.0412.969.63
2012Intent Ball20.0005000200000.00100.000.000.00
2012Pitchout3.0001001120066.6733.330.000.00
2012unknown3.50021110300100.000.000.0033.33
2011 Pitch Information
YearPitch TypePitchesBAVGABHSwMsCalBalStrFouInPlStr%Bal%Fou%SwMs%
2011Sinker169.33363213495211719069.2330.7711.241.78
2011Cutter99.233307815326719067.6832.3219.198.08
2011Changeup96.313165188356117063.5436.4617.7118.75
2011Fastball91.296278419276413070.3329.6714.294.40
2011Slider88.2922471911305813065.9134.0914.7721.59
2011Curveball45.500842722237051.1148.8915.564.44
2010 Pitch Information
YearPitch TypePitchesBAVGABHSwMsCalBalStrFouInPlStr%Bal%Fou%SwMs%
2010Fastball667.2492055124138216451129067.6232.3819.343.60
2010Sinker592.3151625113128208384100064.8635.1416.892.20
2010Cutter492.28113939328517731594064.0235.9819.116.50
2010Changeup435.2707420865314129468067.5932.4115.6319.77
2010Slider298.357843061478521341071.4828.5213.7620.47
2010Curveball239.294511532508615328064.0235.9811.7213.39
2010unknown13.0003000130000.00100.000.000.00
2010Intent Ball10.0001000100000.00100.000.000.00
2010Pitchout1---00000100100.000.000.000.00
54 record(s)
Glossary:
Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Pitches B=Ball S=Swinging Strike C=Called X=In Play I=Intent Ball > Runner in motion # Pickoff throw F=Foul H=Hit by Pitch BAVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) AB At Bats H Hits SwMs Swing and Miss Cal Called Strikes Bal Balls Str Strikes Fou Fouls InPl Balls put in Play Str% Strike percentage. Total Strikes / Total Pitches Bal% Balls percentage Fou% Foul ball percentage SwMs% Swing and Miss%. When swinging, how much does he miss