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Joe Blanton

#55, SP, Pittsburgh
Joe Blanton
  • Height:
    6-3
  • Weight:
    215
  • Bats:
    R
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    December 11, 1980
  • Birth Place:
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • College:
    Kentucky
  • Draft:
    2002 1ˢᵗ round (24ᵗʰ pick) by the Oakland Athletics
  • W
    2
  • L
    2
  • ERA
    3.92
  • K
    42
  • BB
    7


Player Notes
Pirates acquired RHP Joe Blanton from the Royals for cash considerations.

Advice: Blanton was designated for assignment by Kansas City on Tuesday to open a 40-man roster spot for new ace Johnny Cueto. Blanton had a strong 3.89 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 40/7 K/BB ratio in 41 2/3 innings (four starts, 11 relief appearances) this season for the Royals and should be an asset as a swing man down the stretch for Pittsburgh.

Thu, Jul 30 Rotoworld
Royals designated RHP Joe Blanton for assignment.

Advice: The move clears a 40-man roster spot for Johnny Cueto. Blanton had a 3.89 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 40/7 K/BB ratio in 41 2/3 innings (four starts, 11 relief appearances) this season for Kansas City. He is 34 years old but will probably draw interest on waivers.

Tue, Jul 28 Rotoworld
Joe Blanton pitched the final three innings of Monday's 9-4 win over the Indians, earning his second save.

Advice: With the Royals ahead 9-1, Blanton allowed a three-run home run to Francisco Lindor in the seventh, but only one of those runs was charged to him. It's a save only in the technical sense, as the Royals were never in any real danger of losing Monday's contest.

Mon, Jul 27 Rotoworld

Next Game

Home Score Away

Wednesday, August 5

Head-to-head vs. Chi Cubs

Head-to-head vs. Chi Cubs
G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
Career vs. ChC 7 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 45.0 38 19 19 7 15 36 3.80 1.18 .228
Home (this year) 9 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 24.1 28 9 9 3 1 24 3.33 1.19 .286
Night (this year) 13 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 38.1 41 20 19 6 6 34 4.46 1.23 .275
Last game vs. ChC 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5.0 8 6 6 4 3 3
Pitching
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score Dec IP H R ER HR BB K W L SV BS HLD IP ERA
Aug 1 @Cin L 3-4 - 2.0 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 4.50
Changed team from KC to Pit
Jul 27 @Cle W 9-4 SV 3.0 3 1 1 1 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 41.2 3.89
Jul 21 Pit W 3-1 - 3.2 2 0 0 0 0 5 2 2 1 0 0 38.2 3.96
Jul 19 @CWS W 4-1 SV 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 2 1 0 0 35.0 4.37
Jul 8 TB W 9-7 - 0.1 3 3 3 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 34.0 4.50
Jul 4 Min L 3-5 L 5.0 9 4 4 1 0 4 2 2 0 0 0 33.2 3.74
Jun 29 @Hou L 1-6 L 2.2 5 5 5 1 4 2 2 1 0 0 0 28.2 3.14
Jun 22 @Sea W 4-1 W 6.0 2 1 1 1 0 7 2 0 0 0 0 26.0 1.73
Jun 17 Mil W 10-2 W 5.0 5 1 1 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 20.0 1.80
Jun 12 @StL L 0-4 - 2.2 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 15.0 1.80
Career Stats
Pitching
Pitching
Year Team G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
2004 Oak 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.0 6 5 5 1 2 6 5.63 1.00 .214
2005 Oak 33 33 12 12 0 0 0 2 0 201.1 178 86 79 23 67 116 3.53 1.22 .236
2006 Oak 32 31 16 12 0 0 0 1 1 194.1 241 111 104 17 58 107 4.82 1.54 .309
2007 Oak 34 34 14 10 0 0 0 3 1 230.0 240 106 101 16 40 140 3.95 1.22 .269
2008 Phi 13 13 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 70.2 66 36 33 10 31 49 4.20 1.37 .246
2008 Oak 20 20 5 12 0 0 0 0 0 127.0 145 74 70 12 35 62 4.96 1.42 .284
2009 Phi 31 31 12 8 0 0 0 0 0 195.1 198 89 88 30 59 163 4.05 1.32 .262
2010 Phi 29 28 9 6 0 0 0 0 0 175.2 206 104 94 27 43 134 4.82 1.42 .291
2011 Phi 11 8 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 41.1 52 23 23 5 9 35 5.01 1.48 .319
2012 Phi 21 20 8 9 0 0 0 2 1 133.1 141 74 68 22 18 115 4.59 1.19 .266
2012 LAD 10 10 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 57.2 66 32 32 7 16 51 4.99 1.42 .291
2013 LAA 28 20 2 14 0 0 0 0 0 132.2 180 96 89 29 34 108 6.04 1.61 .317
2015 KC 15 4 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 41.2 43 19 18 6 7 40 3.89 1.20 .265
2015 Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 2 1 1 0 0 2 4.50 1.00 .286
Totals 281 252 87 91 2 0 0 8 3 1611.0 1764 856 805 205 419 1128 4.50 1.36 .278
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 Oak 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667
2006 Oak 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2007 Oak 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2008 Phi 13 16 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 10 0 0 .063 .059 .063 .121
2008 Oak 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2009 Phi 30 55 4 7 0 0 0 1 4 21 0 0 .127 .200 .127 .327
2010 Phi 28 59 8 7 0 0 0 1 1 24 0 0 .119 .161 .119 .280
2011 Phi 11 11 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 .182 .182 .182 .364
2012 Phi 19 39 0 3 0 0 0 1 3 20 0 0 .077 .163 .077 .240
2012 LAD 10 16 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 .063 .063 .063 .125
2013 LAA 3 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .333
2015 KC 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Totals 122 213 13 23 0 0 0 6 8 91 0 0 .108 .155 .108 .263
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2004 Oak 3 P 0 8 1 1 0 0 0 1.000
2005 Oak 33 P 33 201 13 34 20 1 1 .971
2006 Oak 32 P 31 194 13 31 14 4 0 .871
2007 Oak 34 P 34 230 15 42 27 0 2 1.000
2008 Oak 20 P 20 127 14 36 21 1 4 .972
2008 Phi 13 P 13 70 2 6 4 0 0 1.000
2009 Phi 31 P 31 195 12 35 23 0 2 1.000
2010 Phi 29 P 28 175 6 33 25 2 0 .939
2011 Phi 11 P 8 41 1 9 8 0 2 1.000
2012 Phi 21 P 20 133 11 30 16 3 1 .900
2012 LAD 10 P 10 57 3 13 9 1 2 .923
2013 LAA 28 P 20 132 12 24 10 2 2 .917
2015 KC 15 P 4 41 4 10 6 0 0 1.000
2015 Pit 1 P 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 N/A
Totals 281 P 252 1611 107 304 183 14 16 .954