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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, Oklahoma, US
High School: Del City HS (Del City, OK)
School: Seminole State College (Seminole, OK)

Drafted by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 34th round of the 2000 MLB June Amateur Draft from Del City HS (Del City, OK) and the Minnesota Twins in the 29th round of the 2001 MLB June Amateur Draft from Seminole State College (Seminole, OK).

Prospect Ratings by Baseball America:
Pre-2008: Rated #56 Prospect

Major League Stats

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

Register Pitching

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
2002 20 -0.1 Elizabethton APPY Rk MIN 3 3 .500 5.00 5.54 13 13 0 0 0 0 66.2 70 41 37 6 21 0 62 2 0 1 293 1.365 9.4 0.8 2.8 8.4 2.95
2003 21 -0.6 Quad Cities MIDW A MIN 2 9 .182 4.86 5.21 16 10 4 2 1 1 76.0 78 44 41 13 18 0 40 4 0 5 320 1.263 9.2 1.5 2.1 4.7 2.22
2004 22 -0.1 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-A+ MIN 9 7 .563 3.85 4.96 29 20 5 1 1 1 121.2 120 67 52 10 30 2 87 4 1 3 513 1.233 8.9 0.7 2.2 6.4 2.90
2004 22 0.2 Quad Cities MIDW A MIN 6 4 .600 2.77 3.95 20 13 5 1 1 1 84.1 69 37 26 3 23 1 66 2 1 2 342 1.091 7.4 0.3 2.5 7.0 2.87
2004 22 -0.6 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN 3 3 .500 6.27 7.23 9 7 0 0 0 0 37.1 51 30 26 7 7 1 21 2 0 1 171 1.554 12.3 1.7 1.7 5.1 3.00
2005 23 -0.9 3 Teams 3 Lgs A+-AA-AAA MIN 9 9 .500 3.04 4.02 25 25 0 3 1 0 156.2 150 70 53 8 29 1 89 7 0 2 632 1.143 8.6 0.5 1.7 5.1 3.07
2005 23 0.0 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN 7 5 .583 3.36 4.13 15 15 0 1 0 0 93.2 95 43 35 5 16 0 55 5 0 1 381 1.185 9.1 0.5 1.5 5.3 3.44
2005 23 -1.8 New Britain EL AA MIN 2 4 .333 1.84 2.94 7 7 0 2 1 0 49.0 35 16 10 1 10 1 27 2 0 1 186 0.918 6.4 0.2 1.8 5.0 2.70
2005 23 -3.8 Rochester IL AAA MIN 0 0 5.14 7.07 3 3 0 0 0 0 14.0 20 11 8 2 3 0 7 0 0 0 65 1.643 12.9 1.3 1.9 4.5 2.33
2006 24 -0.8 New Britain EL AA MIN 7 8 .467 4.42 4.90 30 19 3 2 1 0 132.1 141 72 65 11 37 2 81 8 0 6 565 1.345 9.6 0.7 2.5 5.5 2.19
2007 25 -1.5 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA MIN 10 4 .714 2.36 3.21 25 24 0 3 2 0 148.2 132 53 39 8 19 0 75 3 0 4 593 1.016 8.0 0.5 1.2 4.5 3.95
2007 25 0.2 New Britain EL AA MIN 3 1 .750 3.08 4.97 8 7 0 0 0 0 38.0 36 21 13 1 7 0 18 1 0 1 160 1.132 8.5 0.2 1.7 4.3 2.57
2007 25 -2.1 Rochester IL AAA MIN 7 3 .700 2.11 2.60 17 17 0 3 2 0 110.2 96 32 26 7 12 0 57 2 0 3 433 0.976 7.8 0.6 1.0 4.6 4.75
2007 25 1.3 Phoenix AZFL Fal 4 0 1.000 1.64 1.64 6 6 0 0 0 0 22.0 13 4 4 2 2 0 20 0 0 1 76 0.682 5.3 0.8 0.8 8.2 10.00
2007 25 -3.4 Minnesota AL MLB MIN 0 2 .000 7.71 9.26 6 0 3 0 0 0 11.2 19 12 10 2 2 0 8 0 0 0 54 1.800 14.7 1.5 1.5 6.2 4.00
2008 26 -2.3 Minnesota AL MLB MIN 11 11 .500 4.05 4.75 33 33 0 0 0 0 193.1 224 102 87 23 39 4 96 7 0 2 823 1.360 10.4 1.1 1.8 4.5 2.46
2009 27 -1.1 Minnesota AL MLB MIN 11 11 .500 4.03 4.51 33 33 0 3 0 0 205.2 240 103 92 25 41 1 98 3 0 2 882 1.366 10.5 1.1 1.8 4.3 2.39
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
2010 28 1.4 Rochester IL AAA MIN 1 0 1.000 2.49 2.91 4 4 0 0 0 0 21.2 19 7 6 2 6 0 13 0 0 2 89 1.154 7.9 0.8 2.5 5.4 2.17
2010 28 0.0 Minnesota AL MLB MIN 10 12 .455 5.42 5.65 28 26 2 1 0 0 161.0 194 101 97 25 40 1 68 4 1 3 692 1.453 10.8 1.4 2.2 3.8 1.70
2011 29 0.8 Minnesota AL MLB MIN 7 10 .412 4.49 5.52 26 26 0 1 0 0 148.1 183 91 74 19 54 5 76 4 0 5 670 1.598 11.1 1.2 3.3 4.6 1.41
2012 30 2.8 Rochester IL AAA MIN 3 1 .750 2.70 3.93 7 7 0 1 1 0 36.2 42 16 11 2 9 0 11 0 0 1 151 1.391 10.3 0.5 2.2 2.7 1.22
2012 30 1.8 Minnesota AL MLB MIN 4 9 .308 7.39 7.39 19 19 0 0 0 0 98.2 143 81 81 23 26 0 42 1 0 2 456 1.713 13.0 2.1 2.4 3.8 1.62
2013 31 7.6 3 Teams 3 Lgs Rk-AA-AAA MIN 1 2 .333 5.02 5.02 6 6 0 0 0 0 28.2 35 16 16 2 3 0 14 1 1 0 117 1.326 11.0 0.6 0.9 4.4 4.67
2013 31 10.4 Twins GULF Rk MIN 1 0 1.000 2.77 2.77 3 3 0 0 0 0 13.0 15 4 4 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 51 1.154 10.4 0.0 0.0 6.9
2013 31 6.4 New Britain EL AA MIN 0 1 .000 5.06 5.06 2 2 0 0 0 0 10.2 10 6 6 0 3 0 4 1 1 0 43 1.219 8.4 0.0 2.5 3.4 1.33
2013 31 3.5 Rochester IL AAA MIN 0 1 .000 10.80 10.80 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 10 6 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 23 2.000 18.0 3.6 0.0 0.0
MLB (6 seasons) MLB 43 55 .439 4.85 5.39 145 137 5 5 0 0 818.2 1003 490 441 117 202 11 388 19 1 14 3577 1.472 11.0 1.3 2.2 4.3 1.92
Minors (9 seasons) Minors 45 43 .511 3.65 4.40 155 128 12 12 7 2 789.0 787 386 320 62 172 5 472 29 2 24 3273 1.215 9.0 0.7 2.0 5.4 2.74
All Levels (12 Seasons) 92 98 .484 4.22 4.86 306 271 17 17 7 2 1629.2 1803 880 765 181 376 16 880 48 3 39 6926 1.337 10.0 1.0 2.1 4.9 2.34
Rk (2 seasons) Minors 4 3 .571 4.63 5.08 16 16 0 0 0 0 79.2 85 45 41 6 21 0 72 2 0 1 344 1.331 9.6 0.7 2.4 8.1 3.43
A (2 seasons) Minors 8 13 .381 3.76 4.55 36 23 9 3 2 2 160.1 147 81 67 16 41 1 106 6 1 7 662 1.173 8.3 0.9 2.3 6.0 2.59
A+ (2 seasons) Minors 10 8 .556 4.19 5.02 24 22 0 1 0 0 131.0 146 73 61 12 23 1 76 7 0 2 552 1.290 10.0 0.8 1.6 5.2 3.30
AA (4 seasons) Minors 12 14 .462 3.68 4.50 47 35 3 4 2 0 230.0 222 115 94 13 57 3 130 12 1 8 954 1.213 8.7 0.5 2.2 5.1 2.28
AAA (5 seasons) Minors 11 5 .688 2.73 3.45 32 32 0 4 3 0 188.0 187 72 57 15 30 0 88 2 0 6 761 1.154 9.0 0.7 1.4 4.2 2.93

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
2002 20 -0.1 Elizabethton APPY Rk MIN 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 21 -0.7 Quad Cities MIDW A MIN 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-A MIN 29 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 22 0.3 Quad Cities MIDW A MIN 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 22 -0.8 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 23 3 Teams 3 Lgs AAA-AA-A+ MIN 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 23 0.0 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 23 -1.6 New Britain EL AA MIN 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 23 -4.3 Rochester IL AAA MIN 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 24 -1.0 New Britain EL AA MIN 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 25 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA MIN 25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 25 -0.1 New Britain EL AA MIN 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 25 -2.5 Rochester IL AAA MIN 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 25 2.0 Phoenix AZFL Fal 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 25 -4.2 Minnesota AL MLB MIN 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 26 -2.9 Minnesota AL MLB MIN 33 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 0 0 0 0 0
2009 27 -2.0 Minnesota AL MLB MIN 33 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 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
2010 28 1.0 Rochester IL AAA MIN 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 28 -1.0 Minnesota AL MLB MIN 28 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 29 0.3 Minnesota AL MLB MIN 26 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 30 2.5 Rochester IL AAA MIN 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 30 1.3 Minnesota AL MLB MIN 19 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 31 3 Teams 3 Lgs Rk-AAA-AA MIN 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 31 11.4 Twins GULF Rk MIN 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 31 6.6 New Britain EL AA MIN 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 31 3.9 Rochester IL AAA MIN 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB (6 seasons) MLB 145 12 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .083 .083 .083 .167 1 0 0 0 0 0
Minors (9 seasons) Minors 155 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
All Levels (12 Seasons) 306 12 12 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .083 .083 .083 .167 1 0 0 0 0 0
Rk (2 seasons) Minors 16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A (2 seasons) Minors 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A+ (2 seasons) Minors 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AA (4 seasons) Minors 47 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AAA (5 seasons) Minors 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 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
2002 20 Elizabethton APPY Rk MIN P 13 14 2 11 1 0 .929 1.00 15 2 12%
2003 21 Quad Cities MIDW A MIN P 16 21 9 12 0 1 1.000 1.31 13 2 13%
2004 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-A+ MIN P 29 27 13 14 0 2 1.000 0.93
2004 22 Quad Cities MIDW A MIN P 20 19 9 10 0 1 1.000 0.95
2004 22 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN P 9 8 4 4 0 1 1.000 0.89
2005 23 3 Teams 3 Lgs A+-AA-AAA MIN P 25 25 156.2 31 12 16 3 2 .903 1.61 1.12 6 8 57%
2005 23 Fort Myers FLOR A+ MIN P 15 15 93.2 20 8 10 2 2 .900 1.73 1.20 3 4 57%
2005 23 New Britain EL AA MIN P 7 7 49.0 9 4 4 1 0 .889 1.47 1.14 3 4 57%
2005 23 Rochester IL AAA MIN P 3 3 14.0 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 1.29 0.67 0 0
2006 24 New Britain EL AA MIN P 30 19 132.1 39 16 23 0 0 1.000 2.65 1.30 6 6 50%
2007 25 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA MIN P 25 24 148.2 55 23 31 1 1 .982 3.27 2.16 2 6 75%
2007 25 New Britain EL AA MIN P 8 7 38.0 15 6 8 1 0 .933 3.32 1.75 0 2 100%
2007 25 Rochester IL AAA MIN P 17 17 110.2 40 17 23 0 1 1.000 3.25 2.35 2 4 67%
2007 25 Phoenix AZFL Fal P 6 6 22.0 6 3 3 0 0 1.000 2.45 1.00 0 3 100%
2007 25 Minnesota AL MLB MIN P 6 12.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2008 26 Minnesota AL MLB MIN P 33 193.0 36 14 22 0 4 1.000 1.68 1.09
2009 27 Minnesota AL MLB MIN P 33 206.0 49 25 23 1 2 .980 2.10 1.45
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
2010 28 Rochester IL AAA MIN P 4 4 21.2 8 4 3 1 0 .875 2.91 1.75 1 0 0%
2010 28 Minnesota AL MLB MIN P 28 161.0 38 11 25 2 4 .947 2.01 1.29
2011 29 Minnesota AL MLB MIN P 26 148.0 42 10 30 2 2 .952 2.43 1.54
2012 30 Rochester IL AAA MIN P 7 7 36.2 14 7 7 0 1 1.000 3.44 2.00 3 5 63%
2012 30 Minnesota AL MLB MIN P 19 99.0 24 10 14 0 2 1.000 2.18 1.26
2013 31 3 Teams 3 Lgs Rk-AA-AAA MIN P 6 6 28.2 10 3 7 0 0 1.000 3.14 1.67 1 2 67%
2013 31 Twins GULF Rk MIN P 3 3 13.0 5 2 3 0 0 1.000 3.46 1.67 1 2 67%
2013 31 New Britain EL AA MIN P 2 2 10.2 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 2.53 1.50 0 0
2013 31 Rochester IL AAA MIN P 1 1 5.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 3.60 2.00 0 0
MLB (6 seasons) MLB P 145 819.0 189 70 114 5 14 .974 2.02 1.27
Minors (9 seasons) Minors P 155 85 524.2 219 89 124 6 7 .973 2.61 1.37 47 31 40%
All Levels (12 Seasons) P 306 91 1365.2 414 162 241 11 21 .973 2.25 1.32 47 34 42%
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
2002 20 Elizabethton Twins Appalachian League Rk
2003 21 Quad Cities River Bandits Midwest League A
2004 22 Quad Cities River Bandits Midwest League A 2004-04-08 2004-07-18
2004 22 Fort Myers Miracle Florida State League A+ 2004-07-23 2004-09-02
2005 23 Fort Myers Miracle Florida State League A+ 2005-04-11 2005-07-11
2005 23 New Britain Rock Cats Eastern League AA 2005-07-16 2005-09-03
2005 23 Rochester Red Wings International League AAA 2005-08-09 2005-08-19
2006 24 New Britain Rock Cats Eastern League AA 2006-04-07 2006-09-04
2007 25 New Britain Rock Cats Eastern League AA 2007-04-07 2007-05-11
2007 25 Rochester Red Wings International League AAA 2007-05-18 2007-08-30
2007 25 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 2007-09-03 2007-09-29
2007 25 Phoenix Desert Dogs Arizona Fall League Fal 2007-10-13 2007-11-12
2008 26 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 2008-04-02 2008-09-30
2009 27 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 2009-04-07 2009-10-03
2010 28 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 2010-04-06 2010-10-03
2010 28 Rochester Red Wings International League AAA 2010-08-02 2010-08-18
2011 29 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 2011-04-03 2011-08-21
2012 30 Minnesota Twins American League MLB 1 2012-04-09 2012-08-17
2012 30 Rochester Red Wings International League AAA 2012-05-29 2012-09-02
2013 31 GCL Twins Gulf Coast League Rk 2013-06-28 2013-07-08
2013 31 New Britain Rock Cats Eastern League AA 2013-07-13 2013-07-18
2013 31 Rochester Red Wings International League AAA 2013-07-23 2013-07-23

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