Joe Blanton

Joseph Matthew Blanton

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

Born: December 11, 1980 in Bowling Green, KY
High School: Franklin-Simpson HS (Franklin, KY)
School: University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY)
Drafted
by the Oakland Athletics in the 1st round (24th pick) of the 2002 amateur draft.
Signed July 20, 2002. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 21, 2004 (Age 23)
Teams (by GP): Athletics/Phillies/Angels/Dodgers 2004-2013
2014 Contract Status: Free Agent (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 9.016, Free Agent: 2014 [*], Agents: CAA Sports (Jeff Berry) [*]
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Standard Fielding

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
2004 OAK AL 23 P 3 0 0 8.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.12 0.33 .950 1.69 1.63 0 1 100% 32% 0
2005 OAK AL 24 P 33 33 2 201.1 34 13 20 1 1 .971 -1 -1 1.48 1.00 .954 1.70 1.68 8 1 11% 30% 2 RoY-6
2006 OAK AL 25 P 32 31 1 194.1 31 13 14 4 0 .871 -2 -2 1.25 0.84 .958 1.56 1.54 13 5 28% 30% 0
2007 OAK AL 26 P 34 34 3 230.0 42 15 27 0 2 1.000 -2 -2 1.64 1.24 .955 1.60 1.59 19 4 17% 27% 1
2008 TOT MLB 27 P 33 33 0 197.2 42 16 25 1 4 .976 1 1 1.87 1.24 .953 1.65 1.64 4 1 20% 27% 0
2008 OAK AL 27 P 20 20 0 127.0 36 14 21 1 4 .972 2 3 2.48 1.75 .952 1.60 1.59 0 1 100% 27% 0
2008 PHI NL 27 P 13 13 0 70.2 6 2 4 0 0 1.000 -1 -3 0.76 0.46 .958 1.73 1.72 4 0 0% 27% 0
2009 PHI NL 28 P 31 31 0 195.1 35 12 23 0 2 1.000 -1 -1 1.61 1.13 .955 1.72 1.70 8 4 33% 29% 0
2010 PHI NL 29 P 29 28 0 175.2 33 6 25 2 0 .939 -3 -3 1.59 1.07 .954 1.73 1.72 11 2 15% 29% 2
2011 PHI NL 30 P 11 8 0 41.1 9 1 8 0 2 1.000 -1 -5 1.96 0.82 .956 1.81 1.79 4 0 0% 28% 0
2012 TOT NL 31 P 31 30 2 191.0 43 14 25 4 3 .907 -1 -1 1.84 1.26 .950 1.77 1.75 8 7 47% 27% 0
2012 PHI NL 31 P 21 20 2 133.1 30 11 16 3 1 .900 -1 -2 1.82 1.29 .950 1.77 1.75 5 4 44% 27% 0
2012 LAD NL 31 P 10 10 0 57.2 13 3 9 1 2 .923 0 0 1.87 1.20 .950 1.76 1.75 3 3 50% 26% 0
2013 LAA AL 32 P 28 20 0 132.2 24 12 10 2 2 .917 -3 -4 1.49 0.79 .957 1.54 1.53 17 0 0% 26% 0
10 Seasons P 265 248 8 1567.1 294 103 177 14 16 .952 -13 -1 1.61 1.06 .954 1.66 1.65 92 25 21% 28% 5
10 Seasons TOT 265 248 8 1567.1 294 103 177 14 16 .952 -13 -7 1.61 1.06 .954 1.66 1.65 92 25 21% 28% 5
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

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
2004 OAK AL 23 P 0 0 0 0
2005 OAK AL 24 P -1 -1 -1 0 0
2006 OAK AL 25 P -2 -2 -2 0 0
2007 OAK AL 26 P -2 -2 -2 1 -1
2008 OAK AL 27 P 2 3 2 -1 1
2008 PHI NL 27 P -1 -3 -1 0 0
2009 PHI NL 28 P -1 -1 -1 0 0 0
2010 PHI NL 29 P -3 -3 -2 0 0 0
2011 PHI NL 30 P -1 -5 0 0 0 -1
2012 PHI NL 31 P -1 -2 -1 0 1
2012 LAD NL 31 P 0 0 0 0 0
2013 LAA AL 32 P -3 -4 -1 0 -2
10 Seasons P -13 -1 -9 0 0 -2
10 Seasons TOT -13 -7 -9 0 0 -2

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
2004 OAK AL 23 3 0 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 OAK AL 24 33 33 2 33 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 OAK AL 25 32 31 2 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 OAK AL 26 34 34 2 34 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 OAK AL 27 20 20 1 20 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 PHI NL 27 13 13 13 13 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 PHI NL 28 31 31 30 31 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 PHI NL 29 29 28 28 29 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 PHI NL 30 11 8 11 11 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 PHI NL 31 21 20 19 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 LAD NL 31 10 10 10 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 LAA AL 32 28 20 3 28 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Seasons 265 248 121 265 265 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- P*

Putouts Assists Errors Double Plays
Year Tm Lg Age PA BIP% GBIP% Fld F2O% FC Tot Cgt 31 Tot 1B 2B Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 163 GB LD bFld bF2O%
2004 OAK AL 23 30 77% 30% 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 OAK AL 24 835 79% 34% 19 95% 0 13 0 11 20 18 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 4 75%
2006 OAK AL 25 856 83% 35% 18 72% 1 13 0 12 14 9 0 4 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 0%
2007 OAK AL 26 950 84% 38% 31 90% 2 15 3 11 27 17 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 0 4 100%
2008 OAK AL 27 550 83% 38% 25 84% 0 14 1 10 21 17 1 1 0 0 1 0 4 0 3 1 2 0%
2008 PHI NL 27 305 74% 30% 5 80% 0 2 0 1 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 100%
2009 PHI NL 28 837 75% 28% 27 89% 0 12 1 9 23 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 6 100%
2010 PHI NL 29 765 79% 31% 27 85% 0 6 0 6 25 21 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 100%
2011 PHI NL 30 180 77% 40% 11 73% 1 1 0 0 8 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 3 67%
2012 PHI NL 31 560 78% 32% 19 79% 0 11 0 10 16 11 4 3 1 2 0 2 1 1 1 0 2 100%
2012 LAD NL 31 246 76% 34% 10 90% 0 3 0 3 9 7 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 2 2 0 2 100%
2013 LAA AL 32 611 80% 33% 16 69% 0 12 1 10 10 7 2 2 0 1 1 1 2 1 2 0 3 67%
10 Seasons 6725 80% 34% 208 84% 4 103 6 83 177 139 14 14 3 5 6 5 16 7 15 1 31 77%
MLB Averages 76% 32% 86% 81%



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Putouts as P s c a p y
Active  103 (24th)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
2006 AL  4 (3rd)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
2007 AL  1.000 (1st)
2009 NL  1.000 (1st)

             

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