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Collin Balester

Collin Thomas Balester (twitter: @ballystar40)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 190 lb.

Born: June 6, 1986 in Huntington Beach, California, United States
High School: Huntington Beach HS (Huntington Beach, CA)

Drafted by the Montreal Expos in the 4th round of the 2004 MLB June Amateur Draft from Huntington Beach HS (Huntington Beach, CA).

Prospect Ratings by Baseball America:
Pre-2007: Rated #95 Prospect
Pre-2008: Rated #86 Prospect

Major League Stats

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

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Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg 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
2004 18 -2.3 Expos GULF Rk MON 1 2 .333 2.19 2.92 5 4 1 0 0 0 24.2 20 8 6 0 5 1 21 1 0 4 101 1.014 7.3 0.0 1.8 7.7 4.20
2005 19 -2.8 Savannah SALL A WSN 8 6 .571 3.67 4.46 24 23 0 1 0 0 125.0 105 62 51 11 42 0 95 6 1 4 521 1.176 7.6 0.8 3.0 6.8 2.26
2006 20 -3.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA WSN 5 5 .500 4.72 4.98 26 25 0 0 0 0 137.1 141 76 72 12 59 1 97 6 0 14 595 1.456 9.2 0.8 3.9 6.4 1.64
2006 20 -3.0 Potomac CARL A+ WSN 4 5 .444 5.20 5.43 23 22 0 0 0 0 117.2 126 71 68 12 53 0 87 4 0 12 518 1.521 9.6 0.9 4.1 6.7 1.64
2006 20 -4.8 Harrisburg EL AA WSN 1 0 1.000 1.83 2.29 3 3 0 0 0 0 19.2 15 5 4 0 6 1 10 2 0 2 77 1.068 6.9 0.0 2.7 4.6 1.67
2007 21 -4.6 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA WSN 4 10 .286 3.89 4.43 27 27 0 0 0 0 150.1 152 74 65 12 48 2 117 8 1 7 649 1.330 9.1 0.7 2.9 7.0 2.44
2007 21 -3.8 Harrisburg EL AA WSN 2 7 .222 3.74 4.29 17 17 0 0 0 0 98.2 103 47 41 9 25 0 77 5 0 5 423 1.297 9.4 0.8 2.3 7.0 3.08
2007 21 -6.1 Columbus IL AAA WSN 2 3 .400 4.18 4.70 10 10 0 0 0 0 51.2 49 27 24 3 23 2 40 3 1 2 226 1.394 8.5 0.5 4.0 7.0 1.74
2008 22 -5.2 Columbus IL AAA WSN 9 3 .750 4.00 4.23 15 15 0 0 0 0 78.2 79 37 35 14 23 0 64 4 0 4 332 1.297 9.0 1.6 2.6 7.3 2.78
2008 22 -6.9 WSN NL MLB WSN 3 7 .300 5.51 5.96 15 15 0 0 0 0 80.0 92 53 49 12 28 1 50 6 0 4 358 1.500 10.4 1.4 3.2 5.6 1.79
2009 23 -4.0 Syracuse IL AAA WSN 7 10 .412 4.44 4.86 20 20 0 0 0 0 107.1 129 58 53 5 37 3 71 6 1 6 474 1.547 10.8 0.4 3.1 6.0 1.92
2009 23 -5.6 WSN NL MLB WSN 1 4 .200 6.82 7.12 7 7 0 0 0 0 30.1 34 24 23 10 14 0 20 0 0 0 135 1.582 10.1 3.0 4.2 5.9 1.43
2010 24 -2.6 Syracuse IL AAA WSN 3 3 .500 5.87 6.13 35 5 5 0 0 0 69.0 74 47 45 8 32 4 52 3 0 7 309 1.536 9.7 1.0 4.2 6.8 1.63
2010 24 -4.7 WSN NL MLB WSN 0 1 .000 2.57 2.57 17 0 8 0 0 0 21.0 15 6 6 2 11 1 28 2 0 4 89 1.238 6.4 0.9 4.7 12.0 2.55
2011 25 -1.8 Syracuse IL AAA WSN 2 1 .667 4.35 4.35 28 0 9 0 0 1 39.1 47 19 19 2 15 1 46 1 0 3 174 1.576 10.8 0.5 3.4 10.5 3.07
2011 25 -3.5 WSN NL MLB WSN 1 4 .200 4.54 5.30 23 0 9 0 0 0 35.2 38 21 18 7 14 0 34 1 1 2 159 1.458 9.6 1.8 3.5 8.6 2.43
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA RAvg 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
2012 26 -1.2 Toledo IL AAA DET 1 1 .500 3.64 3.83 31 0 13 0 0 1 47.0 38 20 19 7 12 2 45 3 1 1 188 1.064 7.3 1.3 2.3 8.6 3.75
2012 26 -2.2 DET AL MLB DET 2 0 1.000 6.50 7.00 11 0 2 0 0 0 18.0 14 14 13 5 11 1 12 3 0 4 83 1.389 7.0 2.5 5.5 6.0 1.09
2013 27 0.3 Round Rock PCL AAA TEX 1 4 .200 7.33 7.67 6 5 0 0 0 0 27.0 34 23 22 4 9 2 22 3 0 2 122 1.593 11.3 1.3 3.0 7.3 2.44
2014 28 5.4 3 Teams 3 Lgs AA-Rk PIT 1 5 .167 8.53 11.37 18 0 7 0 0 1 19.0 28 24 18 3 13 1 16 0 1 3 101 2.158 13.3 1.4 6.2 7.6 1.23
2014 28 7.5 Bristol APPY Rk PIT 0 0 2.70 6.75 6 0 0 0 0 0 6.2 8 5 2 1 2 0 5 0 1 0 31 1.500 10.8 1.4 2.7 6.8 2.50
2014 28 7.6 Pirates GULF Rk PIT 0 1 .000 54.00 67.50 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.1 10 10 8 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 17 9.000 67.5 0.0 13.5 6.8 0.50
2014 28 3.4 Altoona EL AA PIT 1 4 .200 6.55 7.36 10 0 7 0 0 1 11.0 10 9 8 2 9 1 10 0 0 2 53 1.727 8.2 1.6 7.4 8.2 1.11
2014 28 0.1 Mazatlan MXPW FgW 0 0 0.00 0.00 3 0 2 0 0 2 3.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 12 1.000 6.0 0.0 3.0 3.0 1.00
2015 29 2.7 3 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA CIN-PIT 1 0 1.000 2.21 2.37 42 0 26 0 0 11 57.0 42 15 14 3 14 0 35 1 1 4 225 0.982 6.6 0.5 2.2 5.5 2.50
2015 29 4.5 Altoona EL AA PIT 1 0 1.000 1.77 1.77 13 0 10 0 0 4 20.1 14 4 4 1 6 0 14 1 1 1 79 0.984 6.2 0.4 2.7 6.2 2.33
2015 29 1.8 Indianapolis IL AAA PIT 0 0 3.07 3.68 8 0 0 0 0 0 14.2 12 6 5 1 5 0 8 0 0 1 63 1.159 7.4 0.6 3.1 4.9 1.60
2015 29 1.8 Louisville IL AAA CIN 0 0 2.05 2.05 21 0 16 0 0 7 22.0 16 5 5 1 3 0 13 0 0 2 83 0.864 6.5 0.4 1.2 5.3 4.33
2015 29 0.6 CIN NL MLB CIN 1 1 .500 7.47 7.47 15 0 5 0 0 0 15.2 17 13 13 3 13 0 13 1 0 1 77 1.915 9.8 1.7 7.5 7.5 1.00
2016 30 Samsung KBO Fgn 0 3 .000 8.03 10.22 3 3 0 0 0 0 12.1 20 14 11 1 12 0 5 0 0 2 66 2.595 14.6 0.7 8.8 3.6 0.42
MLB (6 seasons) MLB 8 17 .320 5.47 5.88 88 22 24 0 0 0 200.2 210 131 122 39 91 3 157 13 1 15 901 1.500 9.4 1.7 4.1 7.0 1.73
Minors (12 seasons) Minors 43 50 .462 4.28 4.73 277 124 61 1 0 14 881.2 889 463 419 81 309 17 681 42 6 59 3791 1.359 9.1 0.8 3.2 7.0 2.20
Foreign (2 seasons) Foreign 0 3 .000 6.46 8.22 6 3 2 0 0 2 15.1 22 14 11 1 13 0 6 0 0 2 78 2.283 12.9 0.6 7.6 3.5 0.46
All Levels (13 Seasons) 51 70 .421 4.53 4.99 371 149 87 1 0 16 1097.2 1121 608 552 121 413 20 844 55 7 76 4770 1.398 9.2 1.0 3.4 6.9 2.04
Rk (2 seasons) Minors 1 3 .250 4.41 6.34 13 4 1 0 0 0 32.2 38 23 16 1 9 1 27 1 1 5 149 1.439 10.5 0.3 2.5 7.4 3.00
AA (4 seasons) Minors 5 11 .313 3.43 3.91 43 20 17 0 0 5 149.2 142 65 57 12 46 2 111 8 1 10 632 1.256 8.5 0.7 2.8 6.7 2.41
AAA (8 seasons) Minors 25 25 .500 4.47 4.77 174 55 43 0 0 9 456.2 478 242 227 45 159 14 361 23 3 28 1971 1.395 9.4 0.9 3.1 7.1 2.27

Register Batting

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
2004 18 -1.8 Expos GULF Rk MON 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 19 -2.9 Savannah SALL A WSN 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A+ WSN 26 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 20 -3.4 Potomac CARL A+ WSN 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 20 -5.0 Harrisburg EL AA WSN 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 21 -5.0 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA WSN 27 26 22 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 12 .000 .043 .000 .043 0 0 0 3 0 0
2007 21 -4.1 Harrisburg EL AA WSN 17 16 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 2 0 0
2007 21 -6.5 Columbus IL AAA WSN 10 10 8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 .000 .111 .000 .111 0 0 0 1 0 0
2008 22 -5.3 Columbus IL AAA WSN 15 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
2008 22 -6.7 WSN NL MLB WSN 15 25 15 1 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 8 .200 .294 .200 .494 3 0 1 8 0 0
2009 23 -4.3 Syracuse IL AAA WSN 20 18 18 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 10 .111 .111 .111 .222 2 0 0 0 0 0
2009 23 -5.7 WSN NL MLB WSN 7 11 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .125 .222 .125 .347 1 0 0 2 0 0
2010 24 -3.0 Syracuse IL AAA WSN 35 6 6 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .167 .167 .167 .333 1 0 0 0 0 0
2010 24 -4.8 WSN NL MLB WSN 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 25 -1.8 Syracuse IL AAA WSN 28 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
2011 25 -3.8 WSN NL MLB WSN 23 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
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
2012 26 -1.5 Toledo IL AAA DET 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 26 -2.7 DET AL MLB DET 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 27 0.1 Round Rock PCL AAA TEX 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 28 3 Teams 3 Lgs AA-Rk PIT 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 28 7.7 Bristol APPY Rk PIT 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 28 8.2 Pirates GULF Rk PIT 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 28 3.3 Altoona EL AA PIT 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2014 28 -0.8 Mazatlan MXPW FgW 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 29 3 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA CIN-PIT 42 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
2015 29 4.5 Altoona EL AA PIT 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 29 2.1 Indianapolis IL AAA PIT 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0
2015 29 2.1 Louisville IL AAA CIN 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 29 0.8 CIN NL MLB CIN 15 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 30 Samsung KBO Fgn 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB (6 seasons) MLB 88 42 28 1 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 10 .143 .226 .143 .369 4 0 1 11 0 0
Minors (12 seasons) Minors 277 58 50 3 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 27 .060 .078 .060 .138 3 0 0 7 0 0
Foreign (2 seasons) Foreign 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All Levels (13 Seasons) 371 100 78 4 7 0 0 0 4 0 0 3 37 .090 .134 .090 .224 7 0 1 18 0 0
Rk (2 seasons) Minors 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AA (4 seasons) Minors 43 16 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 2 0 0
AAA (8 seasons) Minors 174 42 36 3 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 20 .083 .108 .083 .191 3 0 0 5 0 0

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
2004 18 Expos GULF Rk MON P 5 4 1 2 1 0 .750 0.60 2 1 33%
2005 19 Savannah SALL A WSN P 24 23 125.0 12 3 8 1 0 .917 0.79 0.46 17 4 19%
2006 20 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA WSN P 26 25 137.1 36 10 22 4 2 .889 2.10 1.23 13 7 35%
2006 20 Potomac CARL A+ WSN P 23 22 117.2 31 8 19 4 2 .871 2.07 1.17 13 7 35%
2006 20 Harrisburg EL AA WSN P 3 3 19.2 5 2 3 0 0 1.000 2.29 1.67 0 0
2007 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA WSN P 27 27 150.1 28 7 21 0 0 1.000 1.68 1.04 14 5 26%
2007 21 Harrisburg EL AA WSN P 17 17 98.2 22 7 15 0 0 1.000 2.01 1.29 9 2 18%
2007 21 Columbus IL AAA WSN P 10 10 51.2 6 0 6 0 0 1.000 1.05 0.60 5 3 38%
2008 22 Columbus IL AAA WSN P 15 15 78.2 20 6 12 2 0 .900 2.06 1.20 5 1 17%
2008 22 WSN NL MLB WSN P 15 80.0 12 5 5 2 1 .833 1.12 0.67
2009 23 Syracuse IL AAA WSN P 20 20 107.1 25 5 20 0 2 1.000 2.10 1.25 6 5 45%
2009 23 WSN NL MLB WSN P 7 30.0 2 1 0 1 0 .500 0.30 0.14
2010 24 Syracuse IL AAA WSN P 35 5 69.0 18 3 14 1 1 .944 2.22 0.49 5 3 38%
2010 24 WSN NL MLB WSN P 17 21.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0.86 0.12
2011 25 Syracuse IL AAA WSN P 28 0 39.1 7 1 4 2 0 .714 1.14 0.18 4 2 33%
2011 25 WSN NL MLB WSN P 23 36.0 3 0 2 1 0 .667 0.50 0.09
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
2012 26 Toledo IL AAA DET P 31 0 47.0 6 0 6 0 0 1.000 1.15 0.19 1 0 0%
2012 26 DET AL MLB DET P 11 18.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.50 0.09
2013 27 Round Rock PCL AAA TEX P 6 5 27.0 3 0 2 1 0 .667 0.67 0.33 7 2 22%
2014 28 3 Teams 3 Lgs AA-Rk PIT P 18 0 19.0 6 3 3 0 0 1.000 2.84 0.33 8 0 0%
2014 28 Bristol APPY Rk PIT P 6 0 6.2 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.70 0.33 2 0 0%
2014 28 Pirates GULF Rk PIT P 2 0 1.1 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 6.75 0.50 4 0 0%
2014 28 Altoona EL AA PIT P 10 0 11.0 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 2.45 0.30 2 0 0%
2014 28 Mazatlan MXPW FgW P 3 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2015 29 3 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA CIN-PIT P 42 57.0 13 4 7 2 0 .846 1.74 0.26
2015 29 Altoona EL AA PIT P 13 20.1 5 1 3 1 0 .800 1.77 0.31
2015 29 Indianapolis IL AAA PIT P 8 14.2 3 0 2 1 0 .667 1.23 0.25
2015 29 Louisville IL AAA CIN P 21 22.0 5 3 2 0 0 1.000 2.05 0.24
2015 29 CIN NL MLB CIN P 15 15.2 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.57 0.07
2016 30 Samsung KBO Fgn P 3
MLB (6 seasons) MLB P 88 200.2 21 8 9 4 1 .810 0.76 0.19
Minors (12 seasons) Minors P 277 120 857.0 178 43 121 14 5 .921 1.69 0.59 82 30 27%
Foreign (2 seasons) Foreign P 6 3.0 0 0 0 0 0
All Levels (13 Seasons) P 371 120 1060.2 199 51 130 18 6 82 30 27%
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
2004 18 GCL Expos Gulf Coast League Rk 2004-07-20 2004-08-23
2005 19 Savannah Sand Gnats South Atlantic League A 2005-04-10 2005-09-02
2006 20 Potomac Nationals Carolina League A+ 2006-04-06 2006-08-18
2006 20 Harrisburg Senators Eastern League AA 2006-08-23 2006-09-04
2007 21 Harrisburg Senators Eastern League AA 2007-04-06 2007-07-03
2007 21 Columbus Clippers International League AAA 2007-07-16 2007-09-03
2008 22 Columbus Clippers International League AAA 2008-04-05 2008-06-24
2008 22 Washington Nationals National League MLB 1 2008-07-01 2008-09-26
2009 23 Syracuse Chiefs International League AAA 2009-04-10 2009-09-01
2009 23 Washington Nationals National League MLB 1 2009-07-23 2009-08-24
2010 24 Syracuse Chiefs International League AAA 2010-04-10 2010-09-04
2010 24 Washington Nationals National League MLB 1 2010-07-24 2010-10-02
2011 25 Syracuse Chiefs International League AAA 2011-04-07 2011-07-30
2011 25 Washington Nationals National League MLB 1 2011-04-20 2011-09-23
2012 26 Detroit Tigers American League MLB 1 2012-04-08 2012-05-16
2012 26 Toledo Mud Hens International League AAA 2012-06-03 2012-09-02
2013 27 Round Rock Express Pacific Coast League AAA 2013-04-05 2013-04-30
2014 28 GCL Pirates Gulf Coast League Rk 2014-06-30 2014-07-03
2014 28 Bristol Pirates Appalachian League Rk 2014-07-09 2014-07-27
2014 28 Altoona Curve Eastern League AA 2014-08-01 2014-08-31
2014 28 Venados de Mazatlan Mexican Pacific Winter League FgW 2014-10-11 2014-10-14
2015 29 Indianapolis Indians International League AAA 1 2015-04-10 2015-06-12
2015 29 Altoona Curve Eastern League AA 2015-04-16 2015-05-21
2015 29 Louisville Bats International League AAA 2 2015-06-20 2015-08-18
2015 29 Cincinnati Reds National League MLB 1 2015-08-23 2015-10-02
2016 30 Samsung Lions Korean Baseball Organization Fgn 2016-04-05 2016-04-15

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