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Mike Ballard

Michael Aaron Ballard

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: February 6, 1984 in Norfolk, Virginia, US
High School: Ocean Lakes HS (Virginia Beach, VA)
School: University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA)

Drafted by the Minnesota Twins in the 50th round of the 2002 MLB June Amateur Draft from Ocean Lakes HS (Virginia Beach, VA), the Minnesota Twins in the 47th round of the 2005 MLB June Amateur Draft from University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA) and the Texas Rangers in the 14th round of the 2006 MLB June Amateur Draft from University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA).

Mike Ballard
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Pitching: 2012 / 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008
 Batting: 2012

Minors Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2006 22 0.7 Spokane NORW A- TEX 2 7 .222 5.68 18 13 1 0 0 0 63.1 78 49 40 7 19 0 41 1 0 3 283 1.532 11.1 1.0 2.7 5.8 2.16
2007 23 0.6 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-A TEX 14 7 .667 4.50 28 28 0 1 1 0 164.0 183 93 82 17 36 0 131 5 1 6 702 1.335 10.0 0.9 2.0 7.2 3.64
2007 23 1.3 Clinton MIDW A TEX 9 4 .692 3.93 14 14 0 1 1 0 75.2 87 41 33 5 14 0 59 4 1 2 325 1.335 10.3 0.6 1.7 7.0 4.21
2007 23 0.0 Bakersfield CALL A+ TEX 5 3 .625 4.99 14 14 0 0 0 0 88.1 96 52 49 12 22 0 72 1 0 4 377 1.336 9.8 1.2 2.2 7.3 3.27
2008 24 -0.9 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA TEX 11 6 .647 4.81 25 24 1 1 0 0 134.2 170 76 72 7 41 0 95 3 1 7 596 1.567 11.4 0.5 2.7 6.3 2.32
2008 24 -0.1 Frisco TL AA TEX 8 3 .727 4.02 17 16 1 1 0 0 96.1 113 46 43 3 34 0 72 1 1 6 419 1.526 10.6 0.3 3.2 6.7 2.12
2008 24 -2.9 Oklahoma PCL AAA TEX 3 3 .500 6.81 8 8 0 0 0 0 38.1 57 30 29 4 7 0 23 2 0 1 177 1.670 13.4 0.9 1.6 5.4 3.29
2009 25 0.4 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA TEX 8 8 .500 3.98 28 22 2 2 0 0 151.2 163 78 67 17 30 0 96 6 1 4 650 1.273 9.7 1.0 1.8 5.7 3.20
2009 25 1.0 Frisco TL AA TEX 7 6 .538 3.71 20 18 1 2 0 0 123.2 134 60 51 12 26 0 80 4 1 3 530 1.294 9.8 0.9 1.9 5.8 3.08
2009 25 -2.0 Oklahoma City PCL AAA TEX 1 2 .333 5.14 8 4 1 0 0 0 28.0 29 18 16 5 4 0 16 2 0 1 120 1.179 9.3 1.6 1.3 5.1 4.00
2010 26 -0.9 Oklahoma City PCL AAA TEX 6 8 .429 5.09 29 18 5 1 1 0 111.1 142 72 63 13 33 1 73 2 1 2 498 1.572 11.5 1.1 2.7 5.9 2.21
2011 27 1.7 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA BAL 10 7 .588 3.84 27 25 0 2 1 0 159.1 155 77 68 19 30 0 150 11 2 8 660 1.161 8.8 1.1 1.7 8.5 5.00
2011 27 2.4 Bowie EL AA BAL 8 3 .727 3.33 17 16 0 1 0 0 108.0 89 46 40 12 13 0 112 6 0 6 425 0.944 7.4 1.0 1.1 9.3 8.62
2011 27 0.2 Norfolk IL AAA BAL 2 4 .333 4.91 10 9 0 1 1 0 51.1 66 31 28 7 17 0 38 5 2 2 235 1.617 11.6 1.2 3.0 6.7 2.24
2012 28 3.2 Harrisburg EL AA WSN 1 5 .167 4.31 12 12 0 0 0 0 64.2 81 35 31 10 17 0 56 0 1 2 283 1.515 11.3 1.4 2.4 7.8 3.29
2013 29 -0.8 Southern Maryland ATLL Ind 7 7 .500 4.89 17 17 0 0 0 0 92.0 106 51 50 10 26 1 60 9 0 3 401 1.435 10.4 1.0 2.5 5.9 2.31
8 Seasons 59 55 .518 4.52 184 159 9 7 3 0 941.0 1078 531 473 100 232 2 702 37 7 35 4073 1.392 10.3 1.0 2.2 6.7 3.03
A- (1 season) A- 2 7 .222 5.68 18 13 1 0 0 0 63.1 78 49 40 7 19 0 41 1 0 3 283 1.532 11.1 1.0 2.7 5.8 2.16
Ind (1 season) Ind 7 7 .500 4.89 17 17 0 0 0 0 92.0 106 51 50 10 26 1 60 9 0 3 401 1.435 10.4 1.0 2.5 5.9 2.31
A (1 season) A 9 4 .692 3.93 14 14 0 1 1 0 75.2 87 41 33 5 14 0 59 4 1 2 325 1.335 10.3 0.6 1.7 7.0 4.21
A+ (1 season) A+ 5 3 .625 4.99 14 14 0 0 0 0 88.1 96 52 49 12 22 0 72 1 0 4 377 1.336 9.8 1.2 2.2 7.3 3.27
AA (4 seasons) AA 24 17 .585 3.78 66 62 2 4 0 0 392.2 417 187 165 37 90 0 320 11 3 17 1657 1.291 9.6 0.8 2.1 7.3 3.56
AAA (4 seasons) AAA 12 17 .414 5.34 55 39 6 2 2 0 229.0 294 151 136 29 61 1 150 11 3 6 1030 1.550 11.6 1.1 2.4 5.9 2.46

Minors Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2006 22 0.7 Spokane NORW A- TEX 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 23 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-A TEX 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 23 1.5 Clinton MIDW A TEX 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 23 0.2 Bakersfield CALL A+ TEX 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 24 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA TEX 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 24 -0.4 Frisco TL AA TEX 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 24 -3.0 Oklahoma PCL AAA TEX 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 25 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA TEX 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 25 0.9 Frisco TL AA TEX 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 25 -1.6 Oklahoma City PCL AAA TEX 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 26 -1.0 Oklahoma City PCL AAA TEX 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 27 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA BAL 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 27 2.7 Bowie EL AA BAL 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 27 0.2 Norfolk IL AAA BAL 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 28 3.6 Harrisburg EL AA WSN 12 8 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400 1 0 0 3 0 0
2013 29 -0.8 Southern Maryland ATLL Ind 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
8 Seasons 184 8 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400 1 0 0 3 0 0
A- (1 season) A- 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ind (1 season) Ind 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A (1 season) A 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A+ (1 season) A+ 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AA (4 seasons) AA 66 8 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .200 .200 .200 .400 1 0 0 3 0 0
AAA (4 seasons) AAA 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Rctch Rtz
2006 22 Spokane NORW A- TEX P 18 21 5 14 2 1 .905 1.06 7 5 42%
2007 23 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-A TEX P 28 37 10 26 1 1 .973 1.29 12 10 45%
2007 23 Clinton MIDW A TEX P 14 15 7 7 1 0 .933 1.00 6 8 57%
2007 23 Bakersfield CALL A+ TEX P 14 22 3 19 0 1 1.000 1.57 6 2 25%
2008 24 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA TEX P 25 23 3 19 1 1 .957 0.88 15 5 25%
2008 24 Frisco TL AA TEX P 17 13 2 10 1 0 .923 0.71 13 5 28%
2008 24 Oklahoma PCL AAA TEX P 8 10 1 9 0 1 1.000 1.25 2 0 0%
2009 25 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA TEX P 28 26 3 20 3 0 .885 0.82 11 5 31%
2009 25 Frisco TL AA TEX P 20 20 1 18 1 0 .950 0.95 7 5 42%
2009 25 Oklahoma City PCL AAA TEX P 8 6 2 2 2 0 .667 0.50 4 0 0%
2010 26 Oklahoma City PCL AAA TEX P 29 18 5 12 1 0 .944 0.59 7 2 22%
2011 27 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA BAL P 27 22 4 17 1 1 .955 0.78 10 9 47%
2011 27 Bowie EL AA BAL P 17 10 1 8 1 1 .900 0.53 5 6 55%
2011 27 Norfolk IL AAA BAL P 10 12 3 9 0 0 1.000 1.20 5 3 38%
2012 28 Harrisburg EL AA WSN P 12 6 0 6 0 1 1.000 0.50 3 3 50%
2013 29 Southern Maryland ATLL Ind P 20 15 4 11 0 0 1.000 0.75
8 Seasons 187 168 34 125 9 5 .946 0.85 65 39 38%
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
2006 22 Spokane Indians Northwest League A- TEX 2006-06-20 2006-09-04
2007 23 Clinton LumberKings Midwest League A TEX 2007-04-10 2007-06-21
2007 23 Bakersfield Blaze California League A+ TEX 2007-06-25 2007-09-01
2008 24 Frisco RoughRiders Texas League AA TEX 2008-04-05 2008-07-15
2008 24 Oklahoma RedHawks Pacific Coast League AAA TEX 2008-07-20 2008-09-01
2009 25 Oklahoma City RedHawks Pacific Coast League AAA TEX 2009-04-11 2009-05-11
2009 25 Frisco RoughRiders Texas League AA TEX 2009-05-18 2009-09-06
2010 26 Oklahoma City RedHawks Pacific Coast League AAA TEX 2010-04-12 2010-09-03
2011 27 Norfolk Tides International League AAA BAL 2011-04-10 2011-05-31
2011 27 Bowie Baysox Eastern League AA BAL 2011-06-05 2011-09-04
2012 28 Harrisburg Senators Eastern League AA WSN 2012-04-09 2012-06-13
2013 29 Southern Maryland Blue Crabs Atlantic League Ind 2013-05-02 2013-08-01

Sabr ID: 1c309dd0

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