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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
1 65 .177 .215 .274 .185 -0.3
Birth Date11-10-1981
Height6' 2"
Weight200 lbs
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2005 WAS 23 56 65 62 7 11 3 0 1 17 2 19 1 0 0 7 1 0 .177 .215 .274 .185 -3.0 -0.4 -0.3
Career56656271130117219100710.177.215.274.185-3.0-0.4-0.3

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2000 LOW A- 0 31 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 AUG A 96 396 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .295 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SAR A+ 65 256 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .286 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 POT A+ 69 278 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .320 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 POT A+ 62 258 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .368 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CHT AA 58 237 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .271 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 WAS MLB 56 65 .185 .259 .319 .410 .255 .238 93 -5.2 1.9 -0.2 -0.4 0.9 -3.0 -0.3 -3.0 -0.3
2005 NWO AAA 16 68 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .327 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 POT A+ 54 214 .274 .257 .333 .383 .251 .331 98 2.7 5.2 -3.3 0.0 -1.5 3.1 0.3 3.1 0.3
2006 HAR AA 9 34 .341 .227 .305 .347 .227 .389 108 2.1 0.7 -0.4 0.0 -0.2 2.1 0.2 2.1 0.2
2007 HAG A 1 4 .027 .247 .343 .359 .251 .000 112 -1 0.1 -0.1 0.0 0.0 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2007 HAR AA 71 275 .223 .259 .329 .392 .251 .272 109 -10.9 8.0 -3 -1.7 1.0 -6.3 -0.8 -6.3 -0.8
2007 NAT Rk 10 32 .322 .258 .349 .368 .265 .375 112 2.2 1.0 -0.5 -0.1 0.1 2.8 0.3 2.8 0.3
2008 MOD A+ 5 21 .515 .284 .335 .431 .267 .556 94 5.6 0.6 -0.1 -0.4 0.1 6.2 0.6 6.2 0.6
2008 TUL AA 103 441 .337 .268 .344 .401 .276 .352 91 36.9 12.7 -1.1 -0.6 -0.8 51.0 5.0 51.0 5.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2000 LOW A- 31 1 4 1 0 0 0 2 12 1 0 .143 .226 .179 .036 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 AUG A 396 44 98 23 2 17 69 17 78 1 0 .265 .310 .476 .211 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SAR A+ 256 22 54 13 2 6 32 6 70 2 0 .221 .252 .365 .143 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 POT A+ 278 33 64 17 2 10 49 26 62 0 0 .266 .347 .477 .212 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 POT A+ 258 42 66 10 0 17 47 27 66 2 0 .306 .409 .588 .282 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CHT AA 237 25 54 8 1 12 31 15 53 0 0 .245 .300 .455 .209 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 NWO AAA 68 7 18 4 0 2 14 2 13 1 0 .281 .303 .438 .156 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 WAS MLB 65 7 11 3 0 1 7 2 19 1 0 .177 .215 .274 .097 .185 -3.0 -0.4 -0.3
2006 HAR AA 34 2 9 1 0 2 8 2 11 0 0 .290 .353 .516 .226 .341 2.1 0.0 0.2
2006 POT A+ 214 24 50 13 0 8 32 14 61 3 0 .255 .315 .444 .189 .274 3.1 0.0 0.3
2007 HAG A 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .027 -1.0 0.0 -0.1
2007 HAR AA 275 30 60 12 1 10 43 15 59 5 0 .237 .293 .411 .174 .223 -6.3 -1.7 -0.8
2007 NAT Rk 32 4 8 3 0 2 4 3 9 0 0 .296 .406 .630 .333 .322 2.8 -0.1 0.3
2008 TUL AA 441 59 126 34 0 23 88 31 74 6 2 .323 .392 .587 .264 .337 51.0 -0.6 5.0
2008 MOD A+ 21 5 11 2 1 1 3 0 1 1 0 .550 .571 .900 .350 .515 6.2 -0.4 0.6

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2007-08-19 2007-08-27 Minors 8 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2007-06-18 2007-07-15 Minors 27 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2007-04-23 2007-05-02 Minors 9 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2005-07-01 2005-08-07 15-DL 37 32 - General Medical Illness Vertigo and Sinus Infection - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2005 WAS $316,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$316,000
1 yrTotal$316,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y

Details
  • sent outright to Triple-A 1/07
  • re-signed 1/07, 1 year (07)
  • optioned A 3/06 re-signed 2/06, 1 year/$M (06)
  • re-signed 1/05, 1 year/$0.316M (05) Rule 5-CIN 12/04

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
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Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2009 Once a hot prospect in the Boston system, Tony Blanco has become a journeyman, but he did open some eyes by finishing second in the Texas League in slugging, and just like you can't teach height in basketball, you can't teach this kind of power either.
2007 Getting picked in the Rule 5 draft was probably the worst thing that could have happened to a player like Blanco. A marginal slugging prospect, he should have spent 2005 sorting out how to hit breaking stuff at Double-A rather than idling away on the Nationals bench. Instead, the Reds` failure to protect him set him back to where he was in 2004. If he`d been left alone, he might have graduated to Triple-A by now and have a more polished approach as well as some resolution as to which position he should play (it`ll be first base). Instead, he`s now 25, hasn`t established himself at Double-A, and might never. That`s a pretty steep price to pay for getting picked by your former GM.
2006 While handing out playing time to a scrubby bench, Frank Robinson managed to keep this Rule 5 pick tucked away in a dark place, using the same logic of an old Italian with his home-brewed wine: let it sit long enough and it might just become palatable. He`s still young enough to have a career, but he`ll be better off shaking off the cobwebs and getting 500 at-bats in Triple-A.
2005 Got it together in his third year at high-A ball, whacking 17 homers in 62 games and ramping his average up 40 points. While the Reds have shown a tendency to hold their prospects back too long, Blanco debuted as a raw 17-year-old in the Dominican League and just turned 23 in November, so they could afford to make sure he got it right before advancing to Double-A. There's still plenty of work to be done: Blanco will never play a premium defensive position, and he's going to struggle at higher levels to improve his plate discipline. Given the Reds' lousy recent draft and player development record, Blanco's still one of the best prospects they have. Snagged by the Nationals in the Rule 5 draft, a team whose one area of depth is in the outfield.

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  Title Author Date
Baseball ProGUESTus: Made in JapanMichael Clair2013-09-17
This article requires BP Premium accessWinter League Preview: The Dominican LeagueCarlos J. Lugo2009-10-18
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: State of the Systems, NL EastKevin Goldstein2007-05-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 1-12, 2007Christina Kahrl2007-03-13
Transaction Analysis: NL East CatchupChristina Kahrl2007-01-31
This article requires BP Premium accessDominican Winter League Report: 11/03/06Carlos J. Lugo2006-11-03
Transaction Analysis: March 14-16Christina Kahrl2006-03-17
Prospectus Notebook: Indians, NationalsBaseball Prospectus2005-11-21
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 5-9Christina Kahrl2005-08-10
Prospectus Notebook: Wednesday EditionBaseball Prospectus2005-08-10
Prospectus Hit List: Week of August 7Jay Jaffe2005-08-09
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 8-14Christina Kahrl2005-07-15
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: April 26- May 4, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-05-09
Transaction Analysis: The CentralsChristina Kahrl2003-01-30
Transaction Analysis: The EastsChristina Kahrl2003-01-25


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