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Clayton Blackburn PGiants

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 21)
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Birth Date1-6-1993
Height6' 2"
Weight260 lbs
Age21 years, 6 months, 26 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2011 GIA Rk 12 6 33.3 4.94 108 .159 .277 .351 .404 .272 .171 100 7.1 0.7 7.1 0.7
2012 AUG A 22 22 131.3 3.06 125 .221 .257 .331 .383 .263 .315 85 29.0 2.9 29.0 2.9
2013 SJO A+ 23 23 133.0 4.25 105 .248 .264 .340 .429 .277 .280 91 19.8 2.0 19.8 2.0
2014 RIC AA 12 12 59.3 3.72 117 .249 .258 .319 .386 .254 .348 100 11.1 1.2 11.5 1.2
2014 GIA Rk 2 2 5.0 1.88 161 .232 .257 .343 .343 .268 .400 90 2.7 0.3 2.7 0.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2011 GIA Rk 3 1 0 12 6 33.3 16 3 30 2 69% .171 4.3 0.8 0.5 8.1 0.57 1.08 7.1 0.7
2012 AUG A 8 4 0 22 22 131.3 116 18 143 3 60% .315 7.9 1.2 0.2 9.8 1.02 2.54 29.0 2.9
2013 SJO A+ 7 5 0 23 23 133.0 111 35 138 12 49% .280 7.5 2.4 0.8 9.3 1.10 3.65 19.8 2.0
2014 RIC AA 3 5 0 12 12 59.3 64 14 48 0 59% .348 9.7 2.1 0.0 7.3 1.31 2.73 11.5 1.2
2014 GIA Rk 0 1 0 2 2 5.0 4 0 9 0 70% .400 7.2 0.0 0.0 16.2 0.80 3.60 2.7 0.3

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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
2014-07-10 2014-07-22 Minors 12 0 - Not Disclosed -
2014-05-20 2014-07-04 Minors 45 0 - Trunk Soreness Ribcage -

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BP Articles

Clayton Blackburn is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 7Jeff Moore2014-05-08
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, May 1Jeff Moore2014-05-02
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, April 17Jeff Moore2014-04-18
PECOTA Takes on Prospects: Introduction: I Now Pronounce You Scout and StatAndrew Koo2014-04-15
25-and-Under Talent Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams from Top to BottomJason Parks2014-03-03
25-and-Under Talent Rankings: Ranking All 30 Teams from Top to BottomBP Prospect Staff2014-03-03
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Starting PitchersIan Lefkowitz2014-02-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Starting PitchersJared Weiss2014-02-28
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Starting PitchersBen Murphy2014-02-28
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2014 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2014-02-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher ProspectsCraig Goldstein2014-02-26
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Starting Pitcher ProspectsBen Carsley2014-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: The Importance of Top Prospect TrajectoriesSam Miller2014-02-12
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: San Francisco Giants Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2014-01-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, August 27Zach Mortimer2013-08-28
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Thursday, August 1Chris Rodriguez2013-08-02
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of July 19-21Zach Mortimer2013-07-22
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: The Mid-Season Top 50 ProspectsJason Parks2013-06-25
Fantasy Mailbag: Stick Through the Slumps?BP Fantasy Staff2013-06-21
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Minors: First Half RecapJason Parks2013-06-20
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of June 6-June 9Zach Mortimer2013-06-10
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 24-27Zach Mortimer2013-05-28
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Monday, May 6Zach Mortimer2013-05-07
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2013 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2013-03-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: San Francisco Giants Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-03-01
BP Unfiltered: Top 101 Prospects of 2013, Sliced and DicedRob McQuown2013-02-26
Prospects Will Break Your Heart: Top 101 ProspectsJason Parks2013-02-25
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of September 5Bradley Ankrom2012-09-06
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of August 20Kevin Goldstein2012-08-21
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat the Contenders Need: NL WestBradley Ankrom2012-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat the Contenders Need: NL WestKevin Goldstein2012-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat the Contenders Need: NL WestJeff Euston2012-06-27
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 12Kevin Goldstein2012-06-13
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of June 5Kevin Goldstein2012-06-06
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 29Kevin Goldstein2012-05-30
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock Blog: Minor League Update: Games of May 17Kevin Goldstein2012-05-18
Future Shock: Giants Top 11 ProspectsKevin Goldstein2012-02-03


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-10-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Despite a strong close to the season, and an overall strong season in a hitter's league, Clayton Blackburn recently got a tough ranking in another publication for the Cal League. Is some of the shine off his prospect status...or is there a difference of opinion on him?
(bzalaski from Cbus)
He had a good season. The ceiling isn't crazy, but he's still a very good prospect that was pitching in a very difficult league. I'm not going to blast other publications because I disagree with their rankings or their process. But I would have ranked him much higher. (Jason Parks)
2013-07-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do you do when a trade comes along that blows your whole rebuilding timeline up? I was planning on a 2016 beginning and was offered Kemp for some draft picks, D'Arnaud and Clayton Blackburn. You gotta take that right?
(captnamerca from Dunedin, FL)
Yeah, I'd take that. A healthy Kemp will be a stud before 2016. Any time the timeline moves UP is a good thing. I'd *hate* to wait ANOTHER two years after this. (Paul Sporer)
2013-04-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)Can you rank these guys please. Thanks! Marcus Stroman, Didi Gregorius, Jorge Alfaro, Austin Hedges, Daniel Norris, Lance McCullers, Bryce Brentz, Daniel Corcino, Clayton Blackburn, Delino DeShields.
(Brandon from Pittsburgh)
DeShields, Blackburn, McCullers, Alfaro, Brentz, Stroman, Hedges, Norris, Corcino, Gregorius. (Bret Sayre)
2013-01-16 13:30:00 (link to chat)Which pitcher will make a bigger impact in the majors: Kyle Crick or Clayton Blackburn? Seems that consensus is Crick has higher ceiling, but Blackburn is blowing projections out of the water with his advanced command and control...?
(Kai from SLO)
Blackburn has really excelled in the minor leagues and he looks like a good bet to contribute at the back of a Major League rotation. That said, if Crick continues to develop and approaches his potential, he has a chance to blow past Blackburn and max out as a number two or three starter. (Mark Anderson)
2013-01-16 13:30:00 (link to chat)Thanks for answering my other questions, Mark. If you don't mind, I'd love your opinion on another batch of pitching prospects - the next step down from the group I gave you earlier. If you had to order Brandon Maurer, Clayton Blackburn, Roberto Osuna, Henry Owens, Lance McCullers, how would you do that? Thanks again!
(BJ from Boston)
That's a pretty diverse group, BJ. My gut instinct would be to go Blackburn, Osuna, McCullers, Owens, Maurer, but I reserve the right to change that in the future! (Mark Anderson)
2012-12-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Which minor league prospect do you feel has similar stuff, K%, BB%, GB% to Kris Medlen of the Braves? Clayton Blackburn? Thanks for the chat!
(John from Kansas City)
Hey, John. Professor Parks and the minor-league gang probably have a better read on this stuff, but if you're looking for raw peripherals, Blackburn does seem to fit the bill. Two others to keep an eye on: Rangers RHP Cody Buckel, who found a groove late after struggling initially in Double-A, and Padres LHP Robert Erlin. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-11-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Clayton Blackburn and Kyle Crick?
(sykklone from iowa)
Looking at the Giants' farm system, those two seem to be the only established prospects with much upside, sykklone, so I have high hopes for both. The Giants have a strong track record of developing power arms, so I trust them to do that with Crick, though his walk rates in the low minors are a bit worrisome. Blackburn seems like a high-probability mid-rotation pitcher, whose command and control will be enhanced by AT&T Park. I'd love to see both of them slide in behind Cain and Bumgarner within a few years, though I highly doubt either will be ready when the back of the rotation opens up after 2013. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Clayton Blackburn or Kyle Crick?
(sykklone from IA)
Blackburn (Jason Parks)


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