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Joe Blanton

Joseph Matthew Blanton

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 215 lb.

Born: December 11, 1980 in Bowling Green, Kentucky, US
High School: Franklin-Simpson HS (Franklin, KY)
School: University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY)

Drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 1st round (24th) of the 2002 MLB June Amateur Draft from University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY).

Prospect Ratings by Baseball America:
Pre-2004: Rated #43 Prospect

Major League Stats

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Pitching: 2015 / 2014 / 2013 / 2012 / 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008
 Batting: 2013 / 2012 / 2011 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008

Minors Pitching

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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
2002 21 -0.6 2 Teams 2 Lgs A--A+ OAK 1 2 .333 4.43 6 3 0 0 0 0 20.1 19 11 10 1 8 0 21 0 1 0 86 1.328 8.4 0.4 3.5 9.3 2.63
2002 21 -0.1 Vancouver NORW A- OAK 1 1 .500 3.14 4 2 0 0 0 0 14.1 11 5 5 0 2 0 15 0 0 0 53 0.907 6.9 0.0 1.3 9.4 7.50
2002 21 -1.8 Modesto CALL A+ OAK 0 1 .000 7.50 2 1 0 0 0 0 6.0 8 6 5 1 6 0 6 0 1 0 33 2.333 12.0 1.5 9.0 9.0 1.00
2003 22 -0.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AA OAK 11 8 .579 2.29 28 26 2 3 2 1 168.2 131 53 43 7 26 0 174 5 0 1 660 0.931 7.0 0.4 1.4 9.3 6.69
2003 22 0.4 Kane County MIDW A OAK 8 7 .533 2.57 21 21 0 2 2 0 133.0 110 47 38 6 19 0 144 5 0 1 531 0.970 7.4 0.4 1.3 9.7 7.58
2003 22 -2.2 Midland TL AA OAK 3 1 .750 1.26 7 5 2 1 0 1 35.2 21 6 5 1 7 0 30 0 0 0 129 0.785 5.3 0.3 1.8 7.6 4.29
2004 23 -4.4 Sacramento PCL AAA OAK 11 8 .579 4.19 28 26 0 1 0 0 176.1 199 101 82 13 34 2 143 6 0 6 756 1.321 10.2 0.7 1.7 7.3 4.21
2010 29 5.3 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A PHI 0 1 .000 4.50 3 3 0 0 0 0 10.0 9 5 5 2 2 0 7 0 0 0 41 1.100 8.1 1.8 1.8 6.3 3.50
2010 29 7.2 Lakewood SALL A PHI 0 0 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
2010 29 4.8 Reading EL AA PHI 0 1 .000 5.62 2 2 0 0 0 0 8.0 9 5 5 2 2 0 5 0 0 0 35 1.375 10.1 2.2 2.2 5.6 2.50
2011 30 8.2 Lakewood SALL A PHI 0 0 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 33 6.0 Sacramento PCL AAA OAK 1 0 1.000 5.23 2 2 0 0 0 0 10.1 13 7 6 1 3 0 10 0 0 1 46 1.548 11.3 0.9 2.6 8.7 3.33
2015 34 7.1 Omaha PCL AAA KCR 3 2 .600 3.89 7 6 0 0 0 0 39.1 34 17 17 7 10 0 30 2 0 2 162 1.119 7.8 1.6 2.3 6.9 3.00
7 Seasons 27 21 .563 3.44 75 67 2 4 2 1 426.0 405 194 163 31 83 2 385 13 1 10 1754 1.146 8.6 0.7 1.8 8.1 4.64

Minors Batting

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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
2002 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-A- OAK 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 21 -0.1 Vancouver NORW A- OAK 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 21 -1.7 Modesto CALL A+ OAK 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A OAK 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 22 0.3 Kane County MIDW A OAK 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 22 -2.6 Midland TL AA OAK 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 23 -4.2 Sacramento PCL AAA OAK 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 29 4.7 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A PHI 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
2010 29 7.4 Lakewood SALL A PHI 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 29 4.7 Reading EL AA PHI 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
2011 30 8.6 Lakewood SALL A PHI 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 33 6.4 Sacramento PCL AAA OAK 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
6 Seasons 68 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
A (3 seasons) A 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AA (2 seasons) AA 9 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
AAA (2 seasons) AAA 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Minors Fielding

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Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Rctch Rtz
2002 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs A--A+ OAK P 6 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 0.50 1 1 50%
2002 21 Vancouver NORW A- OAK P 4 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0.50 1 1 50%
2002 21 Modesto CALL A+ OAK P 2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.50 0 0
2003 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AA OAK P 28 24 4 18 2 0 .917 0.79 21 6 22%
2003 22 Kane County MIDW A OAK P 21 21 4 15 2 0 .905 0.90 18 3 14%
2003 22 Midland TL AA OAK P 7 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 0.43 3 3 50%
2004 23 Sacramento PCL AAA OAK P 28 34 10 22 2 1 .941 1.14
2004 23 Oakland AL MLB OAK P 3 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.33
2005 24 Oakland AL MLB OAK P 33 34 13 20 1 1 .971 1.00
2006 25 Oakland AL MLB OAK P 32 31 13 14 4 0 .871 0.84
2007 26 Oakland AL MLB OAK P 34 42 15 27 0 2 1.000 1.24
2008 27 Philadelphia NL MLB PHI P 13 6 2 4 0 0 1.000 0.46
2008 27 Oakland AL MLB OAK P 20 36 14 21 1 4 .972 1.75
2009 28 Philadelphia NL MLB PHI P 31 35 12 23 0 2 1.000 1.13
2010 29 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A PHI P 3 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.67 0 0
2010 29 Lakewood SALL A PHI P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0
2010 29 Reading EL AA PHI P 2 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.00 0 0
2010 29 Philadelphia NL MLB PHI P 29 33 6 25 2 0 .939 1.07
2011 30 Lakewood SALL A PHI P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0 0
2011 30 Philadelphia NL MLB PHI P 11 9 1 8 0 2 1.000 0.82
2012 31 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD P 10 13 3 9 1 2 .923 1.20
2012 31 Philadelphia NL MLB PHI P 21 30 11 16 3 1 .900 1.29
2013 32 Los Angeles AL MLB LAA P 28 24 12 10 2 2 .917 0.79
2014 33 Sacramento PCL AAA OAK P 2 1 1 0 0 1 1.000 0.50 1 1 50%
2015 34 Omaha PCL AAA KCR P 7 6 2 4 0 0 1.000 0.86
2015 34 Kansas City AL MLB KCR P 3 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 1.00
7 Seasons 75 70 18 48 4 2 .943 0.88 23 8 26%
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
2002 21 Vancouver Canadians Northwest League A- OAK
2002 21 Modesto A's California League A+ OAK
2003 22 Kane County Cougars Midwest League A OAK
2003 22 Midland RockHounds Texas League AA OAK
2004 23 Sacramento River Cats Pacific Coast League AAA OAK 2004-04-09 2004-09-01
2004 23 Oakland Athletics American League MLB OAK 1 2004-09-21 2004-10-01
2005 24 Oakland Athletics American League MLB OAK 1 2005-04-08 2005-10-01
2006 25 Oakland Athletics American League MLB OAK 1 2006-04-07 2006-09-29
2007 26 Oakland Athletics American League MLB OAK 1 2007-04-03 2007-09-26
2008 27 Oakland Athletics American League MLB OAK 1 2008-03-25 2008-07-09
2008 27 Philadelphia Phillies National League MLB PHI 2 2008-07-22 2008-09-26
2009 28 Philadelphia Phillies National League MLB PHI 1 2009-04-08 2009-10-02
2010 29 Lakewood BlueClaws South Atlantic League A PHI 2010-04-20 2010-04-20
2010 29 Reading Phillies Eastern League AA PHI 2010-04-23 2010-04-28
2010 29 Philadelphia Phillies National League MLB PHI 1 2010-05-03 2010-10-03
2011 30 Philadelphia Phillies National League MLB PHI 1 2011-04-06 2011-09-28
2011 30 Lakewood BlueClaws South Atlantic League A PHI 2011-09-02 2011-09-02
2012 31 Philadelphia Phillies National League MLB PHI 1 2012-04-07 2012-07-28
2012 31 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB LAD 2 2012-08-05 2012-09-29
2013 32 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim American League MLB LAA 1 2013-04-04 2013-09-03
2014 33 Sacramento River Cats Pacific Coast League AAA OAK 2014-04-05 2014-04-10
2015 34 Omaha Storm Chasers Pacific Coast League AAA KCR 2015-04-10 2015-05-11
2015 34 Kansas City Royals American League MLB KCR 1 2015-05-16 2015-05-26

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