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Joe Blanton

Joseph Matthew Blanton

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

Born: December 11, 1980 in Bowling Green, Kentucky, US
High School: Franklin-Simpson HS (Franklin, KY)
School: University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY)

Drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 1st round (24th) of the 2002 MLB June Amateur Draft from University of Kentucky (Lexington, KY).

Prospect Ratings by Baseball America:
Pre-2004: Rated #43 Prospect

Major League Stats

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 Batting: 2015 / 2013 / 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 21 -0.7 2 Teams 2 Lgs A--A+ OAK 1 2 .333 4.43 4.87 6 3 0 0 0 0 20.1 19 11 10 1 8 0 21 0 1 0 86 1.328 8.4 0.4 3.5 9.3 2.63
2002 21 -0.1 Vancouver NORW A- OAK 1 1 .500 3.14 3.14 4 2 0 0 0 0 14.1 11 5 5 0 2 0 15 0 0 0 53 0.907 6.9 0.0 1.3 9.4 7.50
2002 21 -1.8 Modesto CALL A+ OAK 0 1 .000 7.50 9.00 2 1 0 0 0 0 6.0 8 6 5 1 6 0 6 0 1 0 33 2.333 12.0 1.5 9.0 9.0 1.00
2003 22 -0.1 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AA OAK 11 8 .579 2.29 2.83 28 26 2 3 2 1 168.2 131 53 43 7 26 0 174 5 0 1 660 0.931 7.0 0.4 1.4 9.3 6.69
2003 22 0.4 Kane County MIDW A OAK 8 7 .533 2.57 3.18 21 21 0 2 2 0 133.0 110 47 38 6 19 0 144 5 0 1 531 0.970 7.4 0.4 1.3 9.7 7.58
2003 22 -2.2 Midland TL AA OAK 3 1 .750 1.26 1.51 7 5 2 1 0 1 35.2 21 6 5 1 7 0 30 0 0 0 129 0.785 5.3 0.3 1.8 7.6 4.29
2004 23 -4.4 Sacramento PCL AAA OAK 11 8 .579 4.19 5.16 28 26 0 1 0 0 176.1 199 101 82 13 34 2 143 6 0 6 756 1.321 10.2 0.7 1.7 7.3 4.21
2004 23 -6.0 Oakland AL MLB OAK 0 0 5.62 5.62 3 0 1 0 0 0 8.0 6 5 5 1 2 0 6 0 0 0 30 1.000 6.8 1.1 2.2 6.8 3.00
2005 24 -5.2 Oakland AL MLB OAK 12 12 .500 3.53 3.84 33 33 0 2 0 0 201.1 178 86 79 23 67 3 116 5 2 4 835 1.217 8.0 1.0 3.0 5.2 1.73
2006 25 -3.4 Oakland AL MLB OAK 16 12 .571 4.82 5.14 32 31 0 1 1 0 194.1 241 111 104 17 58 4 107 5 0 3 856 1.539 11.2 0.8 2.7 5.0 1.84
2007 26 -2.4 Oakland AL MLB OAK 14 10 .583 3.95 4.15 34 34 0 3 1 0 230.0 240 106 101 16 40 4 140 4 1 3 950 1.217 9.4 0.6 1.6 5.5 3.50
2008 27 -1.5 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB OAK-PHI 9 12 .429 4.69 5.01 33 33 0 0 0 0 197.2 211 110 103 22 66 3 111 4 0 2 855 1.401 9.6 1.0 3.0 5.1 1.68
2008 27 -1.3 Oakland AL MLB OAK 5 12 .294 4.96 5.24 20 20 0 0 0 0 127.0 145 74 70 12 35 3 62 1 0 1 550 1.417 10.3 0.9 2.5 4.4 1.77
2008 27 -1.9 Philadelphia NL MLB PHI 4 0 1.000 4.20 4.58 13 13 0 0 0 0 70.2 66 36 33 10 31 0 49 3 0 1 305 1.373 8.4 1.3 3.9 6.2 1.58
2009 28 -0.6 Philadelphia NL MLB PHI 12 8 .600 4.05 4.10 31 31 0 0 0 0 195.1 198 89 88 30 59 4 163 8 0 7 837 1.316 9.1 1.4 2.7 7.5 2.76
2010 29 5.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A PHI 0 1 .000 4.50 4.50 3 3 0 0 0 0 10.0 9 5 5 2 2 0 7 0 0 0 41 1.100 8.1 1.8 1.8 6.3 3.50
2010 29 7.2 Lakewood SALL A PHI 0 0 0.00 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 9.0
2010 29 4.8 Reading EL AA PHI 0 1 .000 5.62 5.62 2 2 0 0 0 0 8.0 9 5 5 2 2 0 5 0 0 0 35 1.375 10.1 2.2 2.2 5.6 2.50
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 29 0.3 Philadelphia NL MLB PHI 9 6 .600 4.82 5.33 29 28 0 0 0 0 175.2 206 104 94 27 43 6 134 3 0 2 765 1.417 10.6 1.4 2.2 6.9 3.12
2011 30 8.2 Lakewood SALL A PHI 0 0 0.00 0.00 1 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 30 1.5 Philadelphia NL MLB PHI 1 2 .333 5.01 5.01 11 8 1 0 0 0 41.1 52 23 23 5 9 0 35 1 0 0 180 1.476 11.3 1.1 2.0 7.6 3.89
2012 31 2.5 2 Teams NL MLB PHI-LAD 10 13 .435 4.71 4.99 31 30 1 2 1 0 191.0 207 106 100 29 34 5 166 3 0 5 806 1.262 9.8 1.4 1.6 7.8 4.88
2012 31 2.5 Philadelphia NL MLB PHI 8 9 .471 4.59 5.00 21 20 1 2 1 0 133.1 141 74 68 22 18 2 115 3 0 4 560 1.192 9.5 1.5 1.2 7.8 6.39
2012 31 2.5 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD 2 4 .333 4.99 4.99 10 10 0 0 0 0 57.2 66 32 32 7 16 3 51 0 0 1 246 1.422 10.3 1.1 2.5 8.0 3.19
2013 32 3.3 Los Angeles AL MLB LAA 2 14 .125 6.04 6.51 28 20 7 0 0 0 132.2 180 96 89 29 34 4 108 4 0 9 611 1.613 12.2 2.0 2.3 7.3 3.18
2014 33 6.0 Sacramento PCL AAA OAK 1 0 1.000 5.23 6.10 2 2 0 0 0 0 10.1 13 7 6 1 3 0 10 0 0 1 46 1.548 11.3 0.9 2.6 8.7 3.33
2015 34 5.6 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB KCR-PIT 5 2 .714 2.90 3.05 25 4 11 0 0 2 62.0 55 21 20 7 12 3 64 1 0 1 250 1.081 8.0 1.0 1.7 9.3 5.33
2015 34 7.2 Omaha PCL AAA KCR 3 2 .600 3.89 3.89 7 6 0 0 0 0 39.1 34 17 17 7 10 0 30 2 0 2 162 1.119 7.8 1.6 2.3 6.9 3.00
2015 34 5.6 Kansas City AL MLB KCR 2 2 .500 3.89 4.10 15 4 6 0 0 2 41.2 43 19 18 6 7 1 40 0 0 0 172 1.200 9.3 1.3 1.5 8.6 5.71
2015 34 5.5 Pittsburgh NL MLB PIT 3 0 1.000 0.89 0.89 10 0 5 0 0 0 20.1 12 2 2 1 5 2 24 1 0 1 78 0.836 5.3 0.4 2.2 10.6 4.80
MLB (11 seasons) MLB 90 91 .497 4.45 4.73 290 252 21 8 3 2 1629.1 1774 857 806 206 424 36 1150 38 3 36 6975 1.349 9.8 1.1 2.3 6.4 2.71
Minors (7 seasons) Minors 27 21 .563 3.44 4.10 75 67 2 4 2 1 426.0 405 194 163 31 83 2 385 13 1 10 1754 1.146 8.6 0.7 1.8 8.1 4.64
All Levels (14 Seasons) 117 112 .511 4.24 4.60 365 319 23 12 5 3 2055.1 2179 1051 969 237 507 38 1535 51 4 46 8729 1.307 9.5 1.0 2.2 6.7 3.03
A (3 seasons) Minors 8 7 .533 2.51 3.11 23 23 0 2 2 0 136.0 110 47 38 6 19 0 146 5 0 1 540 0.949 7.3 0.4 1.3 9.7 7.68
AA (2 seasons) Minors 3 2 .600 2.06 2.27 9 7 2 1 0 1 43.2 30 11 10 3 9 0 35 0 0 0 164 0.893 6.2 0.6 1.9 7.2 3.89
AAA (3 seasons) Minors 15 10 .600 4.18 4.98 37 34 0 1 0 0 226.0 246 125 105 21 47 2 183 8 0 9 964 1.296 9.8 0.8 1.9 7.3 3.89

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 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-A- OAK 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 21 -0.1 Vancouver NORW A- OAK 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 21 -1.7 Modesto CALL A+ OAK 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A OAK 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 22 0.3 Kane County MIDW A OAK 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 22 -2.6 Midland TL AA OAK 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 23 -4.2 Sacramento PCL AAA OAK 28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 23 -6.2 Oakland AL MLB OAK 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 24 -5.1 Oakland AL MLB OAK 33 4 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 1 0 1 0 0
2006 25 -4.1 Oakland AL MLB OAK 32 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
2007 26 -3.2 Oakland AL MLB OAK 34 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 1 0 1 0 0
2008 27 -1.7 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB PHI-OAK 33 24 17 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 11 .059 .056 .059 .114 1 0 0 6 1 0
2008 27 -1.9 Oakland AL MLB OAK 20 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 27 -1.7 Philadelphia NL MLB PHI 13 23 16 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 .063 .059 .063 .121 1 0 0 6 1 0
2009 28 -0.7 Philadelphia NL MLB PHI 31 69 55 4 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 21 .127 .200 .127 .327 7 0 1 9 0 0
2010 29 4.7 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A PHI 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
2010 29 7.4 Lakewood SALL A PHI 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 29 4.7 Reading EL AA PHI 2 2 1 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
2010 29 0.2 Philadelphia NL MLB PHI 29 67 59 8 7 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 24 .119 .161 .119 .280 7 3 2 5 0 0
2011 30 8.6 Lakewood SALL A PHI 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 30 1.2 Philadelphia NL MLB PHI 11 12 11 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 .182 .182 .182 .364 2 0 0 1 0 0
2012 31 2.6 2 Teams NL MLB PHI-LAD 31 66 55 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 26 .073 .136 .073 .208 4 0 1 7 0 0
2012 31 2.6 Philadelphia NL MLB PHI 21 45 39 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 20 .077 .163 .077 .240 3 0 1 2 0 0
2012 31 2.6 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD 10 21 16 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .063 .063 .063 .125 1 0 0 5 0 0
2013 32 3.3 Los Angeles AL MLB LAA 28 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .167 .167 .167 .333 1 0 0 0 0 0
2014 33 6.4 Sacramento PCL AAA OAK 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 34 5.6 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB PIT-KCR 11 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 34 5.4 Kansas City AL MLB KCR 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 34 5.7 Pittsburgh NL MLB PIT 10 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
MLB (11 seasons) MLB 276 259 215 13 23 0 0 0 6 0 0 8 91 .107 .154 .107 .260 23 5 4 31 1 0
Minors (6 seasons) Minors 68 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
All Levels (14 Seasons) 344 261 216 13 23 0 0 0 6 0 0 8 91 .106 .153 .106 .259 23 5 4 32 1 0
A (3 seasons) Minors 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AA (2 seasons) Minors 9 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 1 0 0
AAA (2 seasons) Minors 30 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 21 2 Teams 2 Lgs A--A+ OAK P 6 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 0.50 1 1 50%
2002 21 Vancouver NORW A- OAK P 4 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0.50 1 1 50%
2002 21 Modesto CALL A+ OAK P 2 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.50 0 0
2003 22 2 Teams 2 Lgs A-AA OAK P 28 24 4 18 2 0 .917 0.79 21 6 22%
2003 22 Kane County MIDW A OAK P 21 21 4 15 2 0 .905 0.90 18 3 14%
2003 22 Midland TL AA OAK P 7 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 0.43 3 3 50%
2004 23 Sacramento PCL AAA OAK P 28 34 10 22 2 1 .941 1.14
2004 23 Oakland AL MLB OAK P 3 8.0 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.12 0.33
2005 24 Oakland AL MLB OAK P 33 201.0 34 13 20 1 1 .971 1.48 1.00
2006 25 Oakland AL MLB OAK P 32 194.0 31 13 14 4 0 .871 1.25 0.84
2007 26 Oakland AL MLB OAK P 34 230.0 42 15 27 0 2 1.000 1.64 1.24
2008 27 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB OAK-PHI P 33 198.0 42 16 25 1 4 .976 1.86 1.24
2008 27 Oakland AL MLB OAK P 20 127.0 36 14 21 1 4 .972 2.48 1.75
2008 27 Philadelphia NL MLB PHI P 13 71.0 6 2 4 0 0 1.000 0.76 0.46
2009 28 Philadelphia NL MLB PHI P 31 195.0 35 12 23 0 2 1.000 1.62 1.13
2010 29 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-A PHI P 3 3 10.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.80 0.67 0 0
2010 29 Lakewood SALL A PHI P 1 1 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0 0
2010 29 Reading EL AA PHI P 2 2 8.0 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 2.25 1.00 0 0
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 29 Philadelphia NL MLB PHI P 29 176.0 33 6 25 2 0 .939 1.59 1.07
2011 30 Lakewood SALL A PHI P 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0 0
2011 30 Philadelphia NL MLB PHI P 11 41.0 9 1 8 0 2 1.000 1.98 0.82
2012 31 2 Teams NL MLB PHI-LAD P 31 191.0 43 14 25 4 3 .907 1.84 1.26
2012 31 Philadelphia NL MLB PHI P 21 133.0 30 11 16 3 1 .900 1.83 1.29
2012 31 Los Angeles NL MLB LAD P 10 58.0 13 3 9 1 2 .923 1.86 1.20
2013 32 Los Angeles AL MLB LAA P 28 133.0 24 12 10 2 2 .917 1.49 0.79
2014 33 Sacramento PCL AAA OAK P 2 2 10.1 1 1 0 0 1 1.000 0.87 0.50 1 1 50%
2015 34 2 Teams 2 Lgs MLB KCR-PIT P 25 4 62.0 13 6 7 0 0 1.000 1.89 0.52
2015 34 Omaha PCL AAA KCR P 7 6 39.1 6 2 4 0 0 1.000 1.37 0.86
2015 34 Kansas City AL MLB KCR P 15 4 41.2 10 4 6 0 0 1.000 2.16 0.67
2015 34 Pittsburgh NL MLB PIT P 10 0 20.1 3 2 1 0 0 1.000 1.33 0.30
MLB (11 seasons) MLB P 290 4 1629.0 307 109 184 14 16 .954 1.62 1.01
Minors (7 seasons) Minors P 75 12 60.2 70 18 48 4 2 .943 1.34 0.88 23 8 26%
All Levels (14 Seasons) P 365 16 1689.2 377 127 232 18 18 .952 1.61 0.98 23 8 26%
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
2002 21 Vancouver Canadians Northwest League A-
2002 21 Modesto A's California League A+
2003 22 Kane County Cougars Midwest League A
2003 22 Midland RockHounds Texas League AA
2004 23 Sacramento River Cats Pacific Coast League AAA 2004-04-09 2004-09-01
2004 23 Oakland Athletics American League MLB 1 2004-09-21 2004-10-01
2005 24 Oakland Athletics American League MLB 1 2005-04-08 2005-10-01
2006 25 Oakland Athletics American League MLB 1 2006-04-07 2006-09-29
2007 26 Oakland Athletics American League MLB 1 2007-04-03 2007-09-26
2008 27 Oakland Athletics American League MLB 1 2008-03-25 2008-07-09
2008 27 Philadelphia Phillies National League MLB 2 2008-07-22 2008-09-26
2009 28 Philadelphia Phillies National League MLB 1 2009-04-08 2009-10-02
2010 29 Lakewood BlueClaws South Atlantic League A 2010-04-20 2010-04-20
2010 29 Reading Phillies Eastern League AA 2010-04-23 2010-04-28
2010 29 Philadelphia Phillies National League MLB 1 2010-05-03 2010-10-03
2011 30 Philadelphia Phillies National League MLB 1 2011-04-06 2011-09-28
2011 30 Lakewood BlueClaws South Atlantic League A 2011-09-02 2011-09-02
2012 31 Philadelphia Phillies National League MLB 1 2012-04-07 2012-07-28
2012 31 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB 2 2012-08-05 2012-09-29
2013 32 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim American League MLB 1 2013-04-04 2013-09-03
2014 33 Sacramento River Cats Pacific Coast League AAA 2014-04-05 2014-04-10
2015 34 Omaha Storm Chasers Pacific Coast League AAA 2015-04-10 2015-05-11
2015 34 Kansas City Royals American League MLB 1 2015-05-16 2015-07-27
2015 34 Pittsburgh Pirates National League MLB 2 2015-08-01 2015-09-02

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