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Hank Blalock    \BLAY-lock\

Hank Joe Blalock

Positions: Third Baseman and First Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 1", Weight: 192 lb.

Born: November 21, 1980 in San Diego, CA
High School: Rancho Bernardo HS (San Diego, CA)
Drafted
by the Texas Rangers in the 3rd round of the 1999 amateur draft.
Signed June 4, 1999. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 1, 2002 (Age 21.131)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2002 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Rangers/Rays 2002-2010
Agents: Scott Boras, previously: Myles Shoda [*]
Final Game: June 27, 2010 (Age 29.218)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 2, 2014 5:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1126. Tony Batista… #1127. Gene DeMontreville… #1128. Nick Etten… #1129. HANK BLALOCK… #1130. Joe Hauser… #1131. Bob Fothergill… #1132. Orator Shafer… 

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
2002 21 TEX AL 49 172 147 16 31 8 0 3 17 0 0 20 43 .211 .306 .327 .632 65 48 2 1 2 2 1 5
2003 ★ 22 TEX AL 143 615 567 89 170 33 3 29 90 2 3 44 97 .300 .350 .522 .872 117 296 16 1 0 3 1 *5/4 AS
2004 ★ 23 TEX AL 159 713 624 107 172 38 3 32 110 2 2 75 149 .276 .355 .500 .855 113 312 13 6 0 8 7 *5 AS,MVP-18
2005 24 TEX AL 161 705 647 80 170 34 0 25 92 1 0 51 132 .263 .318 .431 .749 93 279 16 3 0 4 1 *5/D
2006 25 TEX AL 152 646 591 76 157 26 3 16 89 1 0 51 98 .266 .325 .401 .726 86 237 15 2 0 2 6 *5D
2007 26 TEX AL 58 232 208 32 61 16 3 10 33 4 1 21 38 .293 .358 .543 .901 133 113 8 1 0 2 1 5D
2008 27 TEX AL 65 281 258 37 74 19 1 12 38 1 0 19 40 .287 .338 .508 .846 120 131 10 2 0 2 3 35
2009 28 TEX AL 123 495 462 62 108 21 4 25 66 2 0 26 108 .234 .277 .459 .736 86 212 6 3 0 4 2 3D/5
2010 29 TBR AL 26 69 63 8 16 3 0 1 7 1 1 6 15 .254 .319 .349 .668 87 22 1 0 0 0 0 D/593
9 Yrs 936 3928 3567 507 959 198 17 153 542 14 7 313 720 .269 .329 .463 .791 101 1650 87 19 2 27 22
162 Game Avg. 162 680 617 88 166 34 3 26 94 2 1 54 125 .269 .329 .463 .791 101 286 15 3 0 5 4
TEX (8 yrs) 910 3859 3504 499 943 195 17 152 535 13 6 307 705 .269 .329 .465 .794 102 1628 86 19 2 27 22
TBR (1 yr) 26 69 63 8 16 3 0 1 7 1 1 6 15 .254 .319 .349 .668 87 22 1 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
2002 21 TEX AL 49 172 -8 0 0 -2 1 -9 -0.9 6 -3 -0.3 .481 .494 -0.1 -0.2 -0 $200,000 5
2003 ★ 22 TEX AL 143 615 16 -3 -1 27 3 42 4.2 23 65 6.4 .529 .525 3.7 3.0 38 $302,500 *5/4 AS
2004 ★ 23 TEX AL 159 713 12 0 -1 6 3 21 2.2 26 46 4.6 .512 .512 3.9 1.0 40 $550,000 *5 AS,MVP-18
2005 24 TEX AL 161 705 -5 -1 1 -19 3 -22 -2.2 26 3 0.3 .486 .486 2.2 -1.6 22 $850,000 *5/D
2006 25 TEX AL 152 646 -14 -2 -0 -5 -1 -22 -2.1 24 2 0.2 .486 .487 0.7 -0.5 7 $3,050,000 *5D
2007 26 TEX AL 58 232 9 1 -1 -4 -1 4 0.4 9 13 1.3 .507 .503 1.7 -0.5 17 $4,800,000 5D
2008 27 TEX AL 65 281 5 -2 -1 -1 -1 -2 -0.1 10 9 0.9 .497 .499 1.0 -0.2 10 $6,000,000 35
2009 28 TEX AL 123 495 -10 -0 1 1 -9 -18 -1.7 19 1 0.0 .485 .489 -0.1 -0.7 -0 $6,200,000 3D/5
2010 29 TBR AL 26 69 -1 -0 0 1 -1 -2 -0.2 3 1 0.1 .492 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -0 D/593
9 Seasons 936 3928 3 -7 -3 4 -4 -8 -0.3 145 136 13.5 .499 .500 12.9 0.3 133 $21,952,500
TEX (8 yrs) 910 3859 4 -7 -3 3 -3 -6 -0.1 142 136 13.4 .499 .500 12.9 0.3 133 $21,952,500
TBR (1 yr) 26 69 -1 -0 0 1 -1 -2 -0.2 3 1 0.1 .492 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -0

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
2002 TEX AL 21 3B 46 42 40 383.2 106 28 72 6 7 .943 -2 -8 2.35 2.17 .951 2.68 2.65
2003 TEX AL 22 3B 141 131 127 1167.0 363 110 238 15 32 .959 3 28 3 29 2.68 2.47 .955 2.67 2.64 AS
2003 TEX AL 22 2B 4 1 1 12.0 10 2 7 1 1 .900 1 -1 60 -110 6.75 2.25 .982 4.95 4.90 AS
2004 TEX AL 23 3B 159 154 151 1377.2 399 103 279 17 33 .957 0 6 0 5 2.50 2.40 .951 2.64 2.62 AS,MVP-18
2005 TEX AL 24 3B 158 156 150 1374.0 411 96 304 11 23 .973 -4 -19 -3 -17 2.62 2.53 .957 2.76 2.73
2005 TEX AL 24 DH 2 2
2006 TEX AL 25 3B 122 120 119 1062.2 321 72 237 12 20 .963 -10 -5 -11 -6 2.62 2.53 .960 2.85 2.80
2006 TEX AL 25 DH 29 29
2007 TEX AL 26 3B 39 39 38 339.1 93 18 69 6 9 .935 -1 -4 -5 -15 2.31 2.23 .957 2.63 2.60
2007 TEX AL 26 DH 18 17
2008 TEX AL 27 1B 34 34 31 296.0 276 262 13 1 24 .996 -2 -2 -7 -8 8.36 8.09 .994 9.26 9.18
2008 TEX AL 27 3B 31 31 28 263.0 82 24 54 4 6 .951 -2 1 -8 5 2.67 2.52 .958 2.74 2.71
2009 TEX AL 28 1B 66 66 58 567.2 567 535 26 6 64 .989 -2 0 -5 0 8.89 8.50 .994 9.13 9.02
2009 TEX AL 28 DH 50 49
2009 TEX AL 28 3B 1 1 1 9.0 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 0 1 0 147 3.00 3.00 .957 2.70 2.60
2010 TBR AL 29 DH 14 13
2010 TBR AL 29 3B 2 1 1 10.0 5 1 3 1 0 .800 -0 0 -24 0 3.60 2.00 .956 2.61 2.60
2010 TBR AL 29 OF 2 0 0 5.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 1 24 240 1.80 0.50 .990 2.34 2.30
2010 TBR AL 29 RF 2 0 0 5.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 1 24 216 1.80 0.50 .980 2.16 2.10
2010 TBR AL 29 1B 1 1 0 8.0 6 6 0 0 1 1.000 0 0 0 0 6.75 6.00 .993 9.34 9.20
9 Seasons 3B 699 675 655 5986.1 1783 452 1259 72 130 .960 -16 8 -3 1 2.57 2.45 .955 2.72 2.68
5 Seasons DH 113 110
3 Seasons 1B 101 101 89 871.2 849 803 39 7 89 .992 -4 -2 -5 -2 8.69 8.34 .994 9.18 9.08
1 Season 2B 4 1 1 12.0 10 2 7 1 1 .900 1 -1 60 -100 6.75 2.25 .982 4.95 4.90
1 Season OF 2 0 0 5.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 1 24 240 1.80 0.50 .990 2.34 2.30
1 Season RF 2 0 0 5.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 1 24 240 1.80 0.50 .980 2.16 2.10
9 Seasons TOT 806 777 745 6875.0 2643 1258 1305 80 220 .970 -19 6 -3 1 3.36 3.18 .968 3.54 3.50
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
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

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2004 AL (18, 1%)
0.01 Career Shares (1533rd)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2008 Sep 28th AL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
2003 AL  6.4 (7th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
2003 AL  6.4 (2nd)

Defensive WARs c a p y
2003 AL  3.0 (1st)

Games Played s c a p y
2004 AL  159 (5th)
2005 AL  161 (7th)

At Bats s c a p y
2004 AL  624 (8th)
2005 AL  647 (5th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
2004 AL  713 (6th)
2005 AL  705 (9th)

Total Bases s c a p y
2004 AL  312 (7th)

Home Runs s c a p y
2004 AL  32 (9th)

Runs Batted In s c a p y
2004 AL  110 (8th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2004 AL  149 (2nd)
2005 AL  132 (4th)

Extra Base Hits s c a p y
2004 AL  73 (6th)

Sacrifice Flies s c a p y
2004 AL  8 (4th)

AB per HR s c a p y
Career  23.3 (249th)

Outs Made s c a p y
2004 AL  475 (6th)
2005 AL  497 (1st)

Def. Games as 3B s c a p y
2003 AL  141 (4th)
2004 AL  159 (1st)
2005 AL  158 (3rd)

Putouts as 3B s c a p y
2003 AL  110 (2nd)
2004 AL  103 (5th)

Assists as 3B s c a p y
2003 AL  238 (5th)
2004 AL  279 (1st)
2005 AL  304 (2nd)

Errors Committed as 3B s c a p y
2004 AL  17 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as 3B s c a p y
2003 AL  32 (3rd)
2004 AL  33 (1st)

Range Factor/9Inn as 3Bs c a p y
2003 AL  2.68 (4th)
Career  2.57 (90th)

Fielding % as 3B s c a p y
2003 AL  .959 (5th)
2005 AL  .973 (1st)
Career  .960 (64th)

Youngest s c a p y
2002 AL  born 1980-11-21 (6th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 12 (1330), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 18 (909), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 11 (1535), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Third Base (157th), 13.4 career WAR/13.7 7yr-peak WAR/13.6 JAWS
Average HOF 3B (out of 13) = 67.4 career WAR/42.7 7yr-peak WAR/55.0 JAWS

Transactions

  • June 2, 1999: Drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 3rd round of the 1999 amateur draft. Player signed June 4, 1999.
  • November 5, 2009: Granted Free Agency.
  • March 12, 2010: Signed as a Free Agent with the Tampa Bay Rays.
  • July 8, 2010: Released by the Tampa Bay Rays.
The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

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
2002 21 Texas Rangers $200,000 ? 4/3/02 AP
2003 22 Texas Rangers $302,500 ? 4/3/03 AP
2004 23 Texas Rangers $550,000 ? 4/7/04 AP
2005 24 Texas Rangers $850,000 ?
2006 25 Texas Rangers $3,050,000 ?
2007 26 Texas Rangers $4,800,000 ?
2008 27 Texas Rangers $6,000,000 ?
2009 28 Texas Rangers $6,200,000 ?
Career to date (may be incomplete)$21,952,500
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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