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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
9 3928 .269 .329 .463 .261 6.2
Birth Date11-21-1980
Height6' 1"
Weight192 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsR
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
2002 TEX 21 49 172 147 16 31 8 0 3 48 20 43 1 2 2 17 0 0 .211 .306 .327 .224 -4.1 -3.4 -0.8
2003 TEX 22 143 615 567 89 170 33 3 29 296 44 97 1 3 0 90 2 3 .300 .350 .522 .280 26.6 -6.4 2.0
2004 TEX 23 159 713 624 107 172 38 3 32 312 75 149 6 8 0 110 2 2 .276 .355 .500 .278 38.8 -8.7 2.9
2005 TEX 24 161 705 647 80 170 34 0 25 279 51 132 3 4 0 92 1 0 .263 .318 .431 .254 15.9 -8.3 0.8
2006 TEX 25 152 646 591 76 157 26 3 16 237 51 98 2 2 0 89 1 0 .266 .325 .401 .239 0.7 -5.5 -0.5
2007 TEX 26 58 232 208 32 61 16 3 10 113 21 38 1 2 0 33 4 1 .293 .358 .543 .292 13.7 0.0 1.3
2008 TEX 27 65 281 258 37 74 19 1 12 131 19 40 2 2 0 38 1 0 .287 .338 .508 .267 6.9 -0.5 0.6
2009 TEX 28 123 495 462 62 108 21 4 25 212 26 108 3 4 0 66 2 0 .234 .277 .459 .251 -1.9 -1.0 -0.3
2010 TBA 29 26 69 63 8 16 3 0 1 22 6 15 0 0 0 7 1 1 .254 .319 .349 .241 -0.2 -0.1 -0.0
Career9363928356750795919817153165031372019272542147.269.329.463.26196.4-33.96.2

Advanced

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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
1999 SAV A 0 27 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .238 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 SAV A 0 579 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .318 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 PCH A+ 63 268 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .417 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 TUL AA 68 315 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .350 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 TEX MLB 49 172 .224 .261 .325 .415 .263 .272 107 -6.7 4.6 0.7 -3.4 -0.7 -4.1 -0.8 -4.1 -0.8
2002 OKL AAA 95 425 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .348 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 TEX MLB 143 615 .280 .258 .324 .411 .256 .318 108 13.7 16.7 2.4 -6.4 -4.1 26.6 2.0 26.6 2.0
2004 TEX MLB 159 713 .278 .267 .334 .432 .259 .310 109 14.4 21.2 2.9 -8.7 0.2 38.8 2.9 38.8 2.9
2005 TEX MLB 161 705 .254 .263 .328 .415 .261 .294 108 -4.7 20.3 2.6 -8.3 -1.0 15.9 0.8 15.9 0.8
2006 TEX MLB 152 646 .239 .270 .334 .429 .258 .294 108 -15.4 19.5 -0.3 -5.5 -0.6 0.7 -0.5 0.7 -0.5
2007 TEX MLB 58 232 .292 .270 .333 .423 .263 .315 101 8.3 6.9 -0.7 0.0 0.1 13.7 1.3 13.7 1.3
2008 TEX MLB 65 281 .267 .269 .337 .420 .263 .298 110 2.1 8.1 -2.2 -0.5 -2.4 6.9 0.6 6.9 0.6
2008 FRI AA 6 23 .398 .259 .325 .393 .263 .571 84 3.5 0.7 -0.4 -0.3 0.0 4.0 0.4 4.0 0.4
2008 OKL AAA 2 6 .306 .291 .313 .457 .254 .500 110 0.3 0.2 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2009 TEX MLB 123 495 .251 .262 .326 .421 .258 .249 107 -4.9 14.2 -8.9 -1.0 -1.7 -1.9 -0.3 -1.9 -0.3
2010 TBA MLB 26 69 .241 .263 .328 .406 .261 .319 104 -1.4 1.9 -0.9 -0.1 0.1 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2010 DUR AAA 26 121 .314 .265 .336 .409 .258 .395 105 7.4 3.7 0.3 -0.9 0.7 12.4 1.1 12.4 1.1

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
1999 SAV A 27 3 6 1 0 1 2 1 3 0 0 .240 .296 .400 .160 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 SAV A 579 66 153 32 2 10 77 62 53 31 8 .299 .380 .428 .129 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 PCH A+ 268 46 90 19 1 7 47 26 31 7 4 .380 .443 .557 .177 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 TUL AA 315 50 89 18 4 11 61 39 38 3 3 .327 .415 .544 .217 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 TEX MLB 172 16 31 8 0 3 17 20 43 0 0 .211 .306 .327 .116 .224 -4.1 -3.4 -0.8
2002 OKL AAA 425 63 119 32 1 8 62 34 61 2 1 .307 .364 .457 .150 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 TEX MLB 615 89 170 33 3 29 90 44 97 2 3 .300 .350 .522 .222 .280 26.6 -6.4 2.0
2004 TEX MLB 713 107 172 38 3 32 110 75 149 2 2 .276 .355 .500 .224 .278 38.8 -8.7 2.9
2005 TEX MLB 705 80 170 34 0 25 92 51 132 1 0 .263 .318 .431 .168 .254 15.9 -8.3 0.8
2006 TEX MLB 646 76 157 26 3 16 89 51 98 1 0 .266 .325 .401 .135 .239 0.7 -5.5 -0.5
2007 TEX MLB 232 32 61 16 3 10 33 21 38 4 1 .293 .358 .543 .250 .292 13.7 0.0 1.3
2008 TEX MLB 281 37 74 19 1 12 38 19 40 1 0 .287 .338 .508 .221 .267 6.9 -0.5 0.6
2008 OKL AAA 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .400 .500 .400 .000 .306 0.3 -0.0 0.0
2008 FRI AA 23 5 8 3 0 0 4 4 5 1 0 .421 .522 .579 .158 .398 4.0 -0.3 0.4
2009 TEX MLB 495 62 108 21 4 25 66 26 108 2 0 .234 .277 .459 .225 .251 -1.9 -1.0 -0.3
2010 DUR AAA 121 18 38 5 0 4 24 10 19 2 0 .349 .408 .505 .156 .314 12.4 -0.9 1.1
2010 TBA MLB 69 8 16 3 0 1 7 6 15 1 1 .254 .319 .349 .095 .241 -0.2 -0.1 -0.0

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
2008 906 0.4967 0.4796 0.8272 0.6800 0.2807 0.9052 0.6406 0.1728
2009 1791 0.4852 0.4830 0.7676 0.6421 0.3330 0.8548 0.6091 0.2324
2010 234 0.5342 0.4635 0.8056 0.6480 0.2477 0.8642 0.6296 0.1944
Career29310.49270.48040.78910.65430.310.87110.62050.2109

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-10-01 2009-10-05 DTD 4 4 Head Concussion -
2009-04-13 2009-04-14 DTD 1 1 Neck Tightness -
2009-03-20 2009-03-21 Camp 1 0 Face Laceration Diving Catch -
2009-03-16 2009-03-19 Camp 3 0 Left Thigh Tightness -
2008-07-28 2008-08-22 15-DL 25 23 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2008-05-23 2008-05-23 On-Alr 0 0 Right Wrist Surgery Carpal Tunnel 2008-05-30
2008-04-26 2008-07-18 60-DL 83 72 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2008-04-17 2008-04-19 DTD 2 2 Low Back Soreness -
2008-04-01 2008-04-01 DTD 0 0 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2007-05-17 2007-09-01 60-DL 107 94 Right Shoulder Surgery Thoracic Outlet Syndrome 2007-05-19
2007-03-25 2007-03-27 Camp 2 0 Right Ankle Sprain -
2006-10-02 2006-10-02 Off 0 0 Right Shoulder Surgery Fraying Ligaments 2006-10-02
2006-09-13 2006-09-13 DTD 0 0 Right Shoulder Soreness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2009 TEX $6,200,000
2008 TEX $5,950,000
2007 TEX $4,750,000
2006 TEX $3,000,000
2005 TEX $800,000
2004 TEX $500,000
2003 TEX $302,500
2002 TEX $200,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
8 yrPrevious$21,702,500
8 yrTotal$21,702,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 64 dScott Boras (prev Eric Goldschmidt)1 yr/$0.925M (10)

Details
  • contract purchased 5/15/10 signed as a free agent from TX 3/8/10 (minor-league contract, $0.925M major league)
  • $0.35M performance bonus
  • TX exercised $6.2M 09 club option 11/7/08
  • $50K All Star award bonus
  • re-signed 2/04 (avoided arbitration), 5 year/$15.25M (04-08)+09 club option
  • 04:$0.5M, 05:$0.8M
  • 06:$3M, 07:$4.75M, 08:$5.95M, 09:$6.2M club option $0.25M buyout
  • 1 year/$0.3025M (03) 2/03
  • recalled 9/02 optioned to Triple-A 5/02
  • $0.288M signing bonus `99 3-105

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-03-24 11:00:00 (link to chat)I find it almost shocking that the Rays may indeed find a way to fit Hank Blalock onto the Opening Day line-up. Does it mean that Wily Aybar is on the "outs" or the last days of Gabe Kapler are among us, with Zobrist, Rodriguez and Joyce alternating spots?
(jlarsen from Chicago)
It's weird that Hank Blalock is probably going to find a roster spot with the Rays. If they have one thing in spades I would have said it was roster flexibility. Why you need a first baseman likely to OBP around .300 is a mystery to me. (Tommy Bennett)
2010-01-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is the story with Hank Blalock? He seems to be Plan C for a lot of teams right now. Where do you see him landing, and for how much?
(Jay from Grand Prairie)
Boy, you talk about someone who fell off the face of the earth. There was some talk early in the winter that the Pirates had interest but I haven't heard a single word about him since. It would seem he's going to someone's camp as a non-roster player. (John Perrotto)
2009-10-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)I was a huge supporter of Chris Davis coming into the year, but even though he still struck out a ton last season, he looked utterly helpless at the plate this year. Do you see any hope for a turn around?
(ramjam36 from Fort Worth, TX)
I'd rather not give up on Davis just yet. It isn't like we're talking Hank Blalock here--Davis has value on defense, still has tremendous power, and may have had the lessons stick from his in-season demotion. It doesn't cost anything to invest the time to wait and see, up until the point that Justin Smoak arrives and makes Davis a bit of a distressed property on the roster. That's going to be sooner rather than later, of course, but selling Davis now means selling low, and he's better and more valuable than that. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-02-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Joe Crede? I figure there's a chance that he'll perform better than Buscher/Harris, and if/when he gets hurt or sucks, Buscher/Harris is still there and all the team lost is a couple million dollars. On the other hand, Gardenhire loves crappy players, especially when they are veterans who can play defense, so there's no guarantee he'll come out of the lineup no matter how bad he is.
(russadams from St. Paul, MN)
I think the Twins can't help themselves sometimes. Year in and year out, they bring in no-upside veterans, usually good with the glove and with lousy OBPs. Then they wonder why they missed the playoffs again. Crede almost works in a Garret Anderson, the-other-guys-might-be-worse sense, but that's the nicest thing I can say about the deal. Was there really no way to trade anything for Hank Blalock? (Joe Sheehan)
2009-02-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)Max Ramirez is a man with a big stick who wants to play against the big boys. When will he get his chance?
(ericmilburn from San Francisco)
Sooner, I hope, because he can rake. I can see him being part of the solution at DH when the next unscheduled absence for Hank Blalock comes up. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-07-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Christina, There have been some rumblings about the Rangers preparing to move Hank Blalock in the last couple of days. When I checked last night, I was surprised to see that he got a fairly positive write -up in this year's annual. Do you see him as a middle-of-the-order thumper in the next few years, or is he no more than an adequate bit part on a competitive team?
(BigOwe from SF)
To give Blalock due credit, I think people rejected him too strongly because he was overhyped on the way up... Marc Normandin's Player Profile from a while back did a good job of exploring why that was. If he's the fourth- or fifth-best player in a lineup, that's probably not a bad lineup, but if you expect him to be one of your stars, given his track record for health, you're asking a lot. So, more than a bit part, but not one of your best, and you'll be giving him credit for what he is. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-06-27 14:00:00 (link to chat)Christina - if Chris Davis and Max Ramirez hit in the 3 weeks or so what do the Rangers do with Hank Blalock? Move him back to third? If healthy(huge assumption I know) is there likely to be any kind of trade market for him?
(statham from Toronto)
That's what they should do--leave him at third, not just because of the intra-organizational crowd at first, but also because that's where his value in trade would be maximized. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-03-17 12:00:00 (link to chat)Alex Gordon or Hank Blalock?
(Otocinclus from NYC)
gordon way higher upside. (Mike Siano)
2008-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Rank these third baseman long term: Zimmerman, Alex Gordon, Ryan Braun, Andy LaRoche, and Evan Longoria.
(chris from chicago)
Zimmerman (man, he's about to have a year), Longoria, Braun, LaRoche, Gordon.

I might flip the last two because I'm not sure the Dodgers won't screw up with LaRoche. There are a ton of good young third baseman, huh?

Here's a better question: which of these guys ends up being Hank Blalock? (Joe Sheehan)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-21 17:00:00NLCS Game 5AJM (Lone Star State): What about Vlad going to Texas to DH, replacing the dynamic duo of Andruw Jones and Hank Blalock?

What is this, an Enron joke? Dynamic:Hank Blalock::Sparklessness:Batteries.

I figure a reunion of Ron Washington's Rangers and Milton Bradley still makes a lot more sense, especially if you get the Cubs to eat cro^^^^HHHH... money on the exchange. (Christina Kahrl)
 

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