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Portrait of Michael Blazek

Michael Blazek PCardinals

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
1 17.3 0 1 0 14 5.71 -0.4
Birth Date3-16-1989
Height6' 0"
Weight200 lbs
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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
2013 MIL 24 7 0 7.0 0.0 7.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 32 6 4 3 1 10 3 3 0 4 3.86 5.02 7.20 -1.8 -0.2
2013 SLN 24 11 0 10.3 0.0 10.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 52 10 8 8 2 17 10 10 1 10 6.97 6.79 6.37 -1.6 -0.2
Career18017.30.017.30100008416121132713131145.716.086.69-3.4-0.4

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 GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2007 CRD Rk 10 3 34.7 5.35 98 .251 .266 .365 .381 .272 .352 110 5.3 0.5 5.3 0.5
2008 JCY Rk 13 9 46.3 5.18 87 .273 .259 .331 .379 .262 .328 96 3.0 0.3 3.0 0.3
2009 BAT A- 15 12 64.0 4.44 99 .288 .241 .318 .344 .250 .354 102 5.6 0.6 5.6 0.6
2010 QUD A 32 11 103.0 4.63 105 .224 .256 .334 .382 .257 .280 107 20.7 2.1 20.7 2.1
2010 PMB A+ 1 1 4.3 7.66 3 .401 .258 .332 .350 .258 .450 88 -2.0 -0.2 -2.0 -0.2
2011 SFD AA 24 24 133.7 5.73 96 .285 .261 .328 .394 .251 .319 114 15.2 1.5 16.4 1.4
2011 MEM AAA 2 2 12.0 6.02 84 .242 .291 .357 .487 .277 .194 99 0.5 0.1 0.4 0.1
2012 SFD AA 40 7 80.0 6.39 56 .244 .254 .321 .387 .263 .254 99 -1.7 -0.2 -2.3 -0.4
2012 MEM AAA 2 1 3.3 13.05 -90 .446 .276 .345 .406 .273 .455 91 -1.7 -0.2 -1.7 -0.2
2013 MIL MLB 7 0 7.0 7.20 32 .269 .256 .320 .420 .264 .208 106 -1.8 -0.2 -1.8 -0.2
2013 SLN MLB 11 0 10.3 6.37 42 .301 .254 .319 .383 .262 .276 99 -1.6 -0.2 -1.6 -0.2
2013 SFD AA 17 0 19.7 2.59 142 .185 .248 .309 .387 .254 .244 103 5.1 0.5 5.1 0.5
2013 MEM AAA 19 0 26.0 4.64 101 .221 .250 .322 .377 .253 .246 95 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2014 NAS AAA 37 17 102.3 5.01 89 .271 .274 .339 .428 .266 .317 91 8.9 0.9 10.7 1.1

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
2007 CRD Rk 3 3 0 10 3 34.7 33 13 42 1 46% .352 8.6 3.4 0.3 10.9 1.33 2.59 5.3 0.5
2008 JCY Rk 1 4 0 13 9 46.3 49 16 47 4 50% .328 9.5 3.1 0.8 9.1 1.40 5.05 3.0 0.3
2009 BAT A- 4 9 0 15 12 64.0 73 24 62 3 49% .354 10.3 3.4 0.4 8.7 1.52 4.50 5.6 0.6
2010 PMB A+ 0 1 0 1 1 4.3 9 5 2 0 60% .450 18.8 10.5 0.0 4.2 3.26 12.56 -2.0 -0.2
2010 QUD A 8 4 3 32 11 103.0 78 31 104 5 47% .280 6.8 2.7 0.4 9.1 1.06 2.71 20.7 2.1
2011 MEM AAA 2 0 0 2 2 12.0 8 9 6 1 57% .194 6.0 6.8 0.8 4.5 1.42 3.75 0.4 0.1
2011 SFD AA 11 6 0 24 24 133.7 148 64 128 25 50% .319 10.0 4.3 1.7 8.6 1.59 5.45 16.4 1.4
2012 SFD AA 5 8 0 40 7 80.0 61 34 83 11 44% .254 6.9 3.8 1.2 9.3 1.19 4.16 -2.3 -0.4
2012 MEM AAA 0 1 0 2 1 3.3 6 2 1 1 25% .455 16.2 5.4 2.7 2.7 2.40 10.80 -1.7 -0.2
2013 SFD AA 0 0 7 17 0 19.7 11 10 25 0 56% .244 5.0 4.6 0.0 11.4 1.07 0.92 5.1 0.5
2013 MEM AAA 1 2 2 19 0 26.0 17 16 27 1 36% .246 5.9 5.5 0.3 9.3 1.27 2.77 1.7 0.2
2013 MIL MLB 0 1 0 7 0 7.0 6 3 4 1 40% .208 7.7 3.9 1.3 5.1 1.29 3.86 -1.8 -0.2
2013 SLN MLB 0 0 0 11 0 10.3 10 10 10 2 48% .276 8.7 8.7 1.7 8.7 1.94 6.97 -1.6 -0.2
2014 NAS AAA 4 4 1 37 17 102.3 106 40 87 9 49% .317 9.3 3.5 0.8 7.7 1.43 4.13 10.7 1.1

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
2013 334 0.4222 0.4701 0.7771 0.6738 0.3212 0.8632 0.6452 0.2229
Career3340.42220.47010.77710.67380.32120.86320.64520.2229

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-06-18 2014-06-27 Minors 9 0 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 MIL $
2013 SLN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 67 d1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Contract purchased by St. Louis 11/20/12. Re-signed by St. Louis 3/13. Acquired by Milwaukee in trade from St. Louis 9/1/13 (player to be named in 8/30/13 John Axford deal).
  • Drafted by St. Louis 2007 (35-1,068) (Arbor View HS, Las Vegas).

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BP Articles

Michael Blazek is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Breaking Down August's Buzzer-Beating TradesChris Mellen2013-09-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Breaking Down August's Buzzer-Beating TradesBen Lindbergh2013-09-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Breaking Down August's Buzzer-Beating TradesNick J. Faleris2013-09-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Breaking Down August's Buzzer-Beating TradesJason Cole2013-09-03
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 30, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-30
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 29, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-29
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 14, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-14
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 31, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 12, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-12
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: June 23, 2013Clint Chisam2013-06-23
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 31, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-31
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: May 27, 2013Clint Chisam2013-05-27


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Michael Blazek threw 328 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2013, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (96mph), also mixing in a Curve (77mph), Slider (84mph) and Sinker (94mph). He also rarely threw a Change (87mph).