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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

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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

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2007 25 MIN AL 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
2008 26 MIN AL 33 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 81 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 RoY-8
2009 27 MIN AL 33 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2010 28 MIN AL 28 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2011 29 MIN AL 26 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2012 30 MIN AL 19 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
6 Yrs 145 12 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .083 .083 .083 .167 -54 1 0 0 0 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 13 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .083 .083 .083 .167 -54 1 0 0 0 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2007 25 MIN AL 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /1
2008 26 MIN AL 33 3 -0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $390,000 1 RoY-8
2009 27 MIN AL 33 4 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 0.0 -0 $440,000 1
2010 28 MIN AL 28 1 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $750,000 1
2011 29 MIN AL 26 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $3,000,000 1
2012 30 MIN AL 19 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $4,750,000 1
6 Seasons 145 12 -3 0 0 0 2 -0 -0.1 0 -0 -0.1 .500 .500 -0.1 0.1 -0 $9,330,000

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2009 27 MIN AL ALDS NYY L 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALDS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rdrs Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2007 MIN AL 25 P 6 0 0 11.2 0 0 0 0 0 -1 -15 0.00 0.00 1.62 1.58 0 1 100% 27% 0
2008 MIN AL 26 P 33 33 0 193.1 36 14 22 0 4 1.000 1 1 1.68 1.09 .952 1.60 1.59 2 2 50% 27% 0 RoY-8
2009 MIN AL 27 P 33 33 3 205.2 49 25 23 1 2 .980 -2 -2 2.10 1.45 .953 1.53 1.51 12 2 14% 26% 3
2010 MIN AL 28 P 28 26 1 161.0 38 11 25 2 4 .947 2 2 2.01 1.29 .953 1.63 1.61 5 4 44% 26% 1
2011 MIN AL 29 P 26 26 1 148.1 42 10 30 2 2 .952 4 5 2.43 1.54 .949 1.60 1.59 11 9 45% 28% 3
2012 MIN AL 30 P 19 19 0 98.2 24 10 14 0 2 1.000 0 0 2.19 1.26 .954 1.57 1.56 5 1 17% 26% 0
6 Seasons P 145 137 5 818.2 189 70 114 5 14 .974 4 0 2.02 1.27 .952 1.59 1.57 35 19 35% 27% 7
6 Seasons TOT 145 137 5 818.2 189 70 114 5 14 .974 4 5 2.02 1.27 .952 1.59 1.57 35 19 35% 27% 7
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

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)

Putouts as P s c a p y
2009 AL  25 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
2009 AL  2.10 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
2009 AL  1.45 (4th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
2008 AL  1.000 (1st)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 8 (1656), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 5 (1435), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1381st), 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

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2008 26 Minnesota Twins $390,000 ?
2009 27 Minnesota Twins $440,000 ?
2010 28 Minnesota Twins $750,000 2.028
2011 29 Minnesota Twins $3,000,000 3.028
2012 30 Minnesota Twins $4,750,000 4.017 contracts
2013 31 Minnesota Twins $5,500,000 4.156 contracts $5.5M paid by Minnesota Twins (not on 40-man)
Earliest Arb Eligible: 2014, Earliest Free Agent: 2016
Career to date (may be incomplete)$14,830,000
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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