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Nick Blackburn

Robert Nicholas Blackburn

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 240 lb.

Born: February 24, 1982 in Ada, OK
High School: Del City HS (Del City, OK)
School: Seminole State College (Seminole, OK)
Drafted
by the Minnesota Twins in the 29th round of the 2001 amateur draft.
Signed May 21, 2002. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 3, 2007 (Age 25.191)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2008 season [*]
Team: Twins 2007-2012

Final Game: August 17, 2012 (Age 30.175)
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Standard Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
2007 25 MIN AL 0 2 .000 7.71 6 0 3 0 0 0 11.2 19 12 10 2 2 0 8 0 0 0 54 57 4.61 1.800 14.7 1.5 1.5 6.2 4.00
2008 26 MIN AL 11 11 .500 4.05 33 33 0 0 0 0 193.1 224 102 87 23 39 4 96 7 0 2 823 103 4.40 1.360 10.4 1.1 1.8 4.5 2.46 RoY-8
2009 27 MIN AL 11 11 .500 4.03 33 33 0 3 0 0 205.2 240 103 92 25 41 1 98 3 0 2 882 109 4.37 1.366 10.5 1.1 1.8 4.3 2.39
2010 28 MIN AL 10 12 .455 5.42 28 26 2 1 0 0 161.0 194 101 97 25 40 1 68 4 1 3 692 75 5.07 1.453 10.8 1.4 2.2 3.8 1.70
2011 29 MIN AL 7 10 .412 4.49 26 26 0 1 0 0 148.1 183 91 74 19 54 5 76 4 0 5 670 90 4.84 1.598 11.1 1.2 3.3 4.6 1.41
2012 30 MIN AL 4 9 .308 7.39 19 19 0 0 0 0 98.2 143 81 81 23 26 0 42 1 0 2 456 56 6.10 1.713 13.0 2.1 2.4 3.8 1.62
6 Yrs 43 55 .439 4.85 145 137 5 5 0 0 818.2 1003 490 441 117 202 11 388 19 1 14 3577 86 4.81 1.472 11.0 1.3 2.2 4.3 1.92
162 Game Avg. 10 13 .439 4.85 35 33 1 1 0 0 197 242 118 106 28 49 3 94 5 0 3 863 86 4.81 1.472 11.0 1.3 2.2 4.3 1.92
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
2007 25 MIN AL 11.2 6 0 12 9.26 4.84 0.10 -0.36 98.1 4.29 -7 -0.6 1.0 -0.0 -0.5 -5 .402 .496
2008 26 MIN AL 193.1 33 33 102 4.75 4.81 -0.20 0.19 98.5 5.12 4 0.4 -0.1 2.3 29 .513 .503 $390,000 RoY-8
2009 27 MIN AL 205.2 33 33 103 4.51 4.77 -0.31 0.19 97.6 5.14 13 1.3 -0.2 3.2 37 .539 .508 $440,000
2010 28 MIN AL 161.0 28 26 101 5.65 4.50 -0.11 0.15 99.7 4.75 -17 -1.7 1.2 -0.1 -0.2 0 .438 .489 $750,000
2011 29 MIN AL 148.1 26 26 91 5.52 4.45 -0.46 0.16 99.2 5.03 -8 -0.9 -0.1 0.6 7 .467 .495 $3,000,000
2012 30 MIN AL 98.2 19 19 81 7.39 4.46 0.26 0.17 98.2 4.30 -34 -3.1 -0.1 -2.1 -24 .339 .481 $4,750,000
6 Seasons 818.2 145 137 490 5.39 4.63 -0.20 0.17 98.6 4.93 -49 -4.5 1.0 -0.6 3.3 45 .469 .497 $9,330,000

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp 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
2009 27 MIN AL ALDS L NYY 0 0 1.59 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.2 3 1 1 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 22 0.882 4.8 0.0 3.2 4.8 1.50
1 ALDS 0 0 1.59 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.2 3 1 1 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 22 0.882 4.8 0.0 3.2 4.8 1.50

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
2007 25 MIN AL 6 54 52 12 19 0 1 2 0 1 2 8 .365 .389 .519 .908 .405 27 2 0 0 0 0 1
2008 26 MIN AL 33 823 768 102 224 38 4 23 2 2 39 96 .292 .330 .441 .771 .308 339 31 7 5 4 4 11
2009 27 MIN AL 33 882 828 103 240 47 3 25 12 2 41 98 .290 .324 .444 .768 .303 368 14 3 5 5 1 6
2010 28 MIN AL 28 692 643 101 194 37 6 25 5 4 40 68 .302 .345 .495 .839 .306 318 21 4 2 3 1 2
2011 29 MIN AL 26 670 600 91 183 28 6 19 11 9 54 76 .305 .363 .467 .830 .322 280 14 4 7 5 5 13
2012 30 MIN AL 19 456 421 81 143 30 2 23 5 1 26 42 .340 .374 .584 .959 .331 246 8 1 2 6 0 5
6 Yrs 145 3577 3312 490 1003 180 22 117 35 19 202 388 .303 .344 .476 .821 .313 1578 90 19 21 23 11 38
162 Game Avg. 35 863 799 118 242 43 5 28 8 5 49 94 .303 .344 .476 .821 .313 381 22 5 5 6 3 9
MLB Averages .260 .328 .411 .739 .299

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
2007 25 MIN AL -5.1 -0.5 56 -0.8 0.9 -1.7 1.15 -0.2 -0.5 -5.3 -0.5 0.96 -2.5 2 2 2
2008 26 MIN AL -0.6 -0.1 828 0.2 15.1 -14.9 1.04 -0.1 0.3 -0.3 -0.0 0.93 -0.9 0 0 0
2009 27 MIN AL 6.5 0.6 901 0.6 15.4 -14.8 .95 -0.2 0.8 8.8 0.9 0.90 1.1 0 0 0
2010 28 MIN AL -23.0 -2.2 706 -1.2 11.6 -12.7 .93 -1.8 0.5 -20.1 -2.0 0.90 -22.8 1 0 1
2011 29 MIN AL -12.0 -1.2 701 -1.3 12.4 -13.7 1.06 -2.6 1.4 -22.1 -2.1 0.95 -27.5 0 0 0
2012 30 MIN AL -32.9 -3.0 465 -3.4 6.5 -9.9 .91 -3.1 -0.6 -33.9 -3.1 0.94 -34.5 0 0 0
6 Yrs -67.1 -6.3 3657 -5.9 61.9 -67.8 .98 -7.9 1.9 -72.8 -6.9 0.92 -87.0 3 2 3

Starting Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
2008 26 MIN AL 33 33 11 11 11 2 6 15 18 .455 5 4 0 0 19 58% 47.9 74 15 23 6 0 15 4.3 4.5 5.9 87 6 22 5 0 108
2009 27 MIN AL 33 33 11 11 11 1 5 16 17 .485 5 1 3 0 21 64% 48.7 72 12 14 6 1 13 5.0 5.5 6.2 94 5 16 12 0 111
2010 28 MIN AL 28 26 10 11 5 1 3 14 12 .538 0 3 1 0 14 54% 44.4 84 10 18 6 1 15 4.6 4.9 6.1 90 6 14 6 0 110
2011 29 MIN AL 26 26 7 10 9 3 2 11 15 .423 2 3 1 0 12 46% 44.6 71 6 24 2 0 12 3.8 3.3 5.7 93 4 13 8 1 127
2012 30 MIN AL 19 19 4 9 6 4 1 8 11 .421 0 4 0 0 3 16% 36.8 65 11 6 1 0 11 4.2 4.0 5.2 86 6 10 3 0 106
5 Yrs 139 137 43 52 42 11 17 64 73 .467 12 15 5 0 69 50% 45 84 6 85 21 2 66 4.4 4.6 5.9 90 27 75 34 1 127
MLB Averages .500 50% 50 101 -13 4.5 4.6 5.9 95

Reliever Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
2007 25 MIN AL 6 6 3 0 2 1 0 1 0% 2 1 0 0 6 1.154 2 2 2 3 0 3 0 6 4 0 4 0 5.8 31
2010 28 MIN AL 28 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 .925 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 1 0 4.5 26
2 Yrs 34 8 5 0 3 1 0 1 0% 2 1 0 0 .942 3 2 3 4 1 3 0 8 5 0 5 0 5.5 30

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
2007 25 MIN AL 54 54% 3.7% 14.8% 3.7% 5.6% 16% 0.59 0.63 78% 18% 8.0% 7% 15 2 13%
2008 26 MIN AL 823 55% 2.8% 11.7% 4.7% 7.9% 29% 0.83 1.10 79% 19% 7.1% 11% 178 31 17%
2009 27 MIN AL 882 44% 2.8% 11.1% 4.7% 8.5% 31% 0.88 1.20 81% 18% 7.3% 12% 137 14 10%
2010 28 MIN AL 692 50% 3.6% 9.8% 5.8% 9.8% 35% 1.05 1.56 80% 16% 10.2% 12% 126 21 17%
2011 29 MIN AL 670 47% 2.8% 11.3% 8.1% 7.9% 29% 1.19 1.59 76% 18% 8.7% 9% 127 14 11%
2012 30 MIN AL 456 54% 5.0% 9.2% 5.7% 12.1% 39% 0.85 0.98 79% 16% 12.5% 11% 85 8 9%
6 Yrs 3577 50% 3.3% 10.9% 5.7% 8.9% 32% 0.94 1.26 79% 17% 8.7% 11% 668 90 13%
MLB Averages 46% 2.6% 18.2% 8.5% 7.7% 33% 0.80 1.08 69% 19% 7.6% 13% 11%

Pitch Summary -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1st% 30% 30c 30s 02% 02c 02s 02h L/SO S/SO L/SO% 3pK 4pW PAu Pitu Stru
2007 25 MIN AL 55 186 3.38 124 66.7% 34.7% 12.1% 17.7% 35.5% 65.3% 0.0% 43.5% 81.5% 63.6% 3.6% 2 1 18.2% 10 7 1 2 6 25.0% 2 1 -1 0 0
2008 26 MIN AL 823 2884 3.50 1942 67.7% 26.2% 10.6% 28.2% 35.1% 73.8% 1.7% 50.0% 85.6% 63.5% 3.3% 27 18 23.3% 192 112 14 19 77 19.8% 15 5 0 0 0
2009 27 MIN AL 882 3102 3.52 2022 65.2% 29.6% 8.9% 24.9% 36.6% 70.4% 0.2% 45.9% 87.4% 60.3% 3.9% 34 21 22.6% 199 102 17 33 65 33.7% 22 12 0 0 0
2010 28 MIN AL 692 2380 3.44 1549 65.2% 30.3% 7.0% 25.2% 37.4% 69.7% 0.5% 45.5% 89.9% 59.4% 3.2% 22 14 18.5% 128 75 8 34 33 50.0% 12 7 0 0 0
2011 29 MIN AL 670 2429 3.63 1529 63.5% 30.2% 8.6% 26.2% 35.1% 69.8% 2.2% 44.3% 87.7% 58.1% 5.5% 37 20 18.4% 123 58 7 26 50 34.2% 16 12 0 0 0
2012 30 MIN AL 457 1625 3.56 1043 64.2% 30.2% 8.7% 24.0% 37.1% 69.8% 0.0% 44.8% 87.5% 57.5% 2.8% 13 8 16.6% 76 42 7 16 26 38.1% 7 5 -1 0 0
6 Yrs 3579 12606 3.52 8209 65.3% 29.2% 8.9% 25.8% 36.2% 70.8% 1.0% 46.3% 87.4% 60.2% 3.8% 135 82 20.3% 728 396 54 130 257 33.5% 74 42 -2 0 0
MLB Averages 3.81 63.2% 27.7% 15.0% 27.1% 30.2% 72.3% 1.6% 45.7% 79.3% 58.8% 5.0% 22.7% 24.8%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
2007 25 MIN AL 54 19 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 2 1 1 50% 1 0 1 21 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2008 26 MIN AL 823 224 26 2 23 0 15 16 7 12 11 41 29 2 71% 11 2 0 323 2 2 50% 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0
2009 27 MIN AL 882 240 23 3 25 0 6 8 17 11 14 36 18 1 50% 6 2 1 312 12 2 86% 12 2 0 0 0 0 3 1 11 0
2010 28 MIN AL 692 194 29 1 25 0 3 11 14 10 15 29 21 1 72% 2 3 0 249 5 4 56% 4 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 7 0
2011 29 MIN AL 670 183 26 1 19 0 10 12 7 9 10 40 22 2 55% 13 5 4 248 11 9 55% 11 9 0 0 0 0 3 0 17 0
2012 30 MIN AL 456 143 9 2 23 0 4 14 9 11 12 28 21 1 75% 5 2 0 178 5 1 83% 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0
6 Yrs 3577 1003 116 10 117 0 38 62 55 53 64 176 112 8 64% 38 14 6 1331 35 19 65% 34 19 1 0 0 0 7 1 51 0
MLB Averages 53% 73%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
2007 25 0 2 .000 7.71 6 0 3 0 0 0 11.2 19 12 10 2 2 0 8 0 0 0 54 57 1.800 14.7 1.5 1.5 6.2 4.00 57
2008 26 11 13 .458 4.26 39 33 3 0 0 0 205.0 243 114 97 25 41 4 104 7 0 2 877 99 1.385 10.7 1.1 1.8 4.6 2.54 99
2009 27 22 24 .478 4.14 72 66 3 3 0 0 410.2 483 217 189 50 82 5 202 10 0 4 1759 104 1.376 10.6 1.1 1.8 4.4 2.46 104
2010 28 32 36 .471 4.50 100 92 5 4 0 0 571.2 677 318 286 75 122 6 270 14 1 7 2451 94 1.398 10.7 1.2 1.9 4.3 2.21 94
2011 29 39 46 .459 4.50 126 118 5 5 0 0 720.0 860 409 360 94 176 11 346 18 1 12 3121 93 1.439 10.8 1.2 2.2 4.3 1.97 93
2012 30 43 55 .439 4.85 145 137 5 5 0 0 818.2 1003 490 441 117 202 11 388 19 1 14 3577 86 1.472 11.0 1.3 2.2 4.3 1.92 86

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
2007 25 0 1 .000 7.50 12.0 19 11 10 2 2 8 0 1.750 14.3 1.5 6.0 4.00 1.5 6
2008 26 10 11 .476 4.10 193.0 223 98 88 23 39 96 7 1.358 10.4 1.8 4.5 2.46 1.1 33
2009 27 12 11 .522 3.76 206.0 233 96 86 24 40 98 3 1.325 10.2 1.7 4.3 2.45 1.0 33
2010 28 8 10 .444 5.14 161.0 200 102 92 26 41 68 4 1.497 11.2 2.3 3.8 1.66 1.5 28
2011 29 7 9 .438 4.99 148.0 185 91 82 19 55 76 4 1.622 11.3 3.3 4.6 1.38 1.2 26
2012 30 4 7 .364 6.55 99.0 144 80 72 23 26 42 1 1.717 13.1 2.4 3.8 1.62 2.1 19
6 Yrs 41 49 .456 4.73 819.0 1004 478 430 117 203 388 19 1.474 11.0 4.3 1.91 1.3 145



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
2008 AL  1.816 (8th)
2009 AL  1.794 (3rd)

Games Started s c a p y
2008 AL  33 (5th)
2009 AL  33 (4th)

Complete Games s c a p y
2009 AL  3 (5th)

Home Runs s c a p y
2010 AL  25 (7th)

Hits s c a p y
2008 AL  224 (4th)
2009 AL  240 (1st)

Earned Runs s c a p y
2009 AL  92 (10th)
2010 AL  97 (10th)

Batters Faced s c a p y
2009 AL  882 (10th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 8 (1654), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 5 (1433), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1380th), 3.3 career WAR/3.3 7yr-peak WAR/3.3 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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Name and misspellings: Robert Nicholas Nick Blackburn

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