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Current Status
Retired on 2016-04-30
High Level
Proper Name
Grant Robert Balfour
Stat Years
1997-2015  [mlb] 2001-2015
6-2 / 170
Right / Right
P (785)
Draft Position
Born Date/Place
1977-12-30 in Sydney, Australia   [43.341]
High School
William Clarke College (Kellyville,Australia)
Signed as undrafted free agent by the Minnesota Twins in 1997
Signing Scouts
Howard Norsetter
MLB Debut
2001-07-22 - Boxscore  (Age: 23.204)
Service Time
10.122 (2015)
MIN [8] TBA [6] OAK [3] MIL [1] CIN [1]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 4150 ... retro id: balfg001 ... mlbam id: 346797
Pitch Repertoire
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YearSplitsGGSDNSDNFGS%CGPHPRDRGFfor PHfor PRfor DRb1b2b3b4b5b6b7b8b9p Pp Cp 1Bp 2Bp 3Bp SSp LFp CFp RFp DH
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2003Log - Splits1711615.902---46---------21221132117000000000
2004Log - Splits3803800.0021114---------00000011236000000000
2007Log - Splits2502500.006---38---------01110020425000000000
2008Log - Splits6106100.0081312---------12000121651000000000
2009Log - Splits7307300.00112515---------12000125773000000000
2010Log - Splits6006000.009338---------02111311557000000000
2011Log - Splits6206200.0013---215---------01000015862000000000
2012Log - Splits7707700.00231434---------121021241575000000000
2013Log - Splits6906900.00191555---------23101235865000000000
2014Log - Splits6506500.00161734---------031022151065000000000
2015Log - Splits60600.001------1---------0010000006000000000
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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2001Log - Splits2149.333.4621.0001.46262310310021100000029431375.00300010000
2003Log - Splits1711598.235.327.408.736372623143200504220000019401462642.861444042020
2004Log - Splits38179154.227.328.325.652583735296290114301000006501961631.582132051210
2007Log - Splits2512195.316.429.484.913512330213270432101000139462143419.052025020100
2008Log - Splits61270232.
2009Log - Splits73289251.235.326.355.6819455594245511016105000021789371641643.243345150220
2010Log - Splits60234211.213.267.341.60862514525342016131110000020722165628.571721052010
2011Log - Splits62242221.199.266.339.605645944292420708521001111575161201275.002044021010
2012Log - Splits77297263.
2013Log - Splits69276245.196.281.306.587776648356420607322002221375241311354.172965072030
2014Log - Splits65270226.217.338.350.6889162493124709630111012118792792933.3341511153100
2015Log - Splits62115.200.381.467.84884310301010001000027541480.00401000100
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


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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%
2001Log - Splits21498331.00300102111020.003350.010010130022000100.00
2003Log - Splits17115987619270.7016383072211128.33291763.04156768543025511383.33
2004Log - Splits3817915412029470.6226101160432031717.65413553.95091548819844341011277.27
2007Log - Splits25121956919200.9512351152232825.00241561.5334824465302465180.00
2008Log - Splits6127023219833760.435091720113230170.00515846.861418121011281989672219875.28
2009Log - Splits7328925119246770.605291661821273122.58665753.731923161415231969531620576.81
2010Log - Splits6023421117137770.4847111930182241175.88635155.3321319121414191857411614571.93
2011Log - Splits6224222117750680.7445815201021082729.63685057.6421123111715221359352423559.32
2012Log - Splits7729726322156910.62571420401510442516.00846357.1831719162117212574542024172.97
2013Log - Splits6927624519647730.6440181580122202316.45685256.7521122101812152576591716377.63
2014Log - Splits6527022617959630.94381312401221162425.00734959.8421522141614231257332420257.89
2015Log - Splits6211513490.44621002001010.005838.501010322400000---
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


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2001Log - Splits2146.429466.6700000000---0---010.00---0---00210
2003Log - Splits1711537.3221232.4322001100030.0020100.00010.0010831
2004Log - Splits3817958.3241831.032200110041323.535271.43010.0012422
2007Log - Splits2512151.4212039.22220011003537.503350.00010.0001914
2008Log - Splits6127072.2671622.22642000003537.502250.001150.0012831
2009Log - Splits7328994.3253739.36431000005935.714357.143175.00021678
2010Log - Splits6023462.2651625.8111001100040.0030100.00020.00051314
2011Log - Splits6224264.2641726.56101000002340.0010100.00020.0010627
2012Log - Splits7729774.2491925.68320121015362.503175.001233.3352855
2013Log - Splits6927677.2791924.68000000003633.3310100.00---0---561173
2014Log - Splits6527091.3373235.16220000004736.364357.142340.00281136
2015Log - Splits6218.381337.5000000000---0------0------0---01210
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


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2001Log - Splits214932047281975162370959.5740.4314.8948.9430.433.3639.164.3107471.4350.0028.57
2003Log - Splits17115981430048429918550771662229497261.7838.2219.4245.8722.524.2132.462.66731758.2626.966.09
2004Log - Splits381791542144279748731081121280366163411761.1038.9020.4545.9222.134.4532.065.4102531356.9829.617.26
2007Log - Splits251219520301566336230678717824910607259.3640.6418.7343.9926.914.6828.959.572401459.5033.0611.57
2008Log - Splits612702323289112537694841332094025602511515161.3738.6320.0344.6923.754.6427.055.913149948.5218.153.33
2009Log - Splits73289251336921231769462109205436564245019162.4737.5319.9045.8219.334.2633.966.1156722553.9824.918.65
2010Log - Splits6023421117570103365038394182356468190816662.9237.0818.3945.3020.094.4135.570.9140501459.8321.375.98
2011Log - Splits6224222120590102663938772211341428177416462.2837.7217.2541.7216.824.2438.367.8148561861.1623.147.44
2012Log - Splits77297263297411333829504128280416549214920262.1937.8116.0541.1923.324.4936.868.0188521663.3017.515.39
2013Log - Splits69276245297601268775493139233392542211718161.1238.8816.6442.7425.654.5933.465.6158612357.2522.108.33
2014Log - Splits65270226415711183693490912523434411621218158.5841.4213.6937.2820.634.3841.067.0153552256.6720.378.15
2015Log - Splits6211540195445151127331101646.3253.6811.5834.7415.154.5248.576.2126057.1428.570.00
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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2015 Pitch Information
YearPitch TypePitchesBAVGABHSwMsCalBalStrFouInPlStr%Bal%Fou%SwMs%
20152-Seam Fastball10.3333100642040.0060.0020.000.00
2014 Pitch Information
YearPitch TypePitchesBAVGABHSwMsCalBalStrFouInPlStr%Bal%Fou%SwMs%
20142-Seam Fastball14.4005211774050.0050.0028.577.14
2014Intent Ball12.0003000120000.00100.000.000.00
2013 Pitch Information
YearPitch TypePitchesBAVGABHSwMsCalBalStrFouInPlStr%Bal%Fou%SwMs%
20132-Seam Fastball28.20051576227078.5721.4325.0017.86
2013Intent Ball7.000100070000.00100.000.000.00
2012 Pitch Information
YearPitch TypePitchesBAVGABHSwMsCalBalStrFouInPlStr%Bal%Fou%SwMs%
20122-Seam Fastball32.111911717155046.8853.1315.633.13
2012Intent Ball5.000100050000.00100.000.000.00
2011 Pitch Information
YearPitch TypePitchesBAVGABHSwMsCalBalStrFouInPlStr%Bal%Fou%SwMs%
2011Intent Ball4.000100040000.00100.000.000.00
2010 Pitch Information
YearPitch TypePitchesBAVGABHSwMsCalBalStrFouInPlStr%Bal%Fou%SwMs%
2010Intent Ball8.000200080000.00100.000.000.00
42 record(s)
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