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Birth Date11-4-1982
Height6' 3"
Weight190 lbs
Age31 years, 10 months, 26 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2010
2011
0.72012
-0.72013
0.22014
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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
2004 SEA 21 6 6 26.0 26.0 0.0 1 3 0 0 0 0 134 35 31 29 9 67 22 22 1 16 10.04 9.08 9.42 -6.3 -0.6
2007 SFN 24 2 2 8.7 8.7 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 40 10 7 7 2 20 5 5 0 5 7.27 6.75 7.07 -1.5 -0.2
2012 OAK 29 24 15 102.7 79.3 23.3 6 4 0 0 6 0 419 91 47 44 10 146 30 29 3 69 3.86 3.93 4.35 9.2 0.8
2012 SFN 29 4 0 5.0 0.0 5.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 25 7 6 5 0 11 2 2 0 2 9.00 3.54 5.59 -1.0 -0.1
2013 HOU 30 42 0 35.0 0.0 35.0 1 1 0 4 0 0 152 30 19 19 10 63 20 16 1 29 4.89 6.93 7.19 -7.4 -0.8
2013 TEX 30 4 3 15.3 14.3 1.0 1 1 0 0 1 0 59 16 8 8 2 25 2 2 0 11 4.70 3.73 4.51 1.0 0.1
Career8226192.7128.364.399047082918911811233332817651325.235.275.74-6.0-0.8

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
2001 EVE A- 14 14 78.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SBR A+ 21 20 121.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .313 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SAN AA 27 27 162.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .262 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SEA MLB 6 6 26.0 9.42 17 .347 .273 .340 .432 .261 .302 103 -6.3 -0.6 -6.3 -0.6
2004 TAC AAA 19 18 110.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .275 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 SAN AA 25 25 144.2 4.88 36 .299 .272 .347 .429 .276 .297 56 8.1 0.9 8.1 0.9
2006 TAC AAA 2 2 11.0 7.13 42 .254 .287 .359 .462 .278 .222 99 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2007 SFN MLB 2 2 8.7 7.07 46 .310 .270 .318 .412 .247 .286 96 -1.2 -0.1 -1.5 -0.2
2007 FRE AAA 28 28 162.3 6.38 73 .258 .273 .338 .421 .257 .287 103 2.2 0.2 5.4 0.6
2008 LEH AAA 28 21 123.0 6.23 50 .289 .262 .331 .413 .266 .311 86 -17.8 -1.7 -15.8 -1.7
2009 RNO AAA 38 12 111.3 5.52 97 .265 .272 .341 .422 .274 .357 114 18.5 1.8 20.3 1.9
2009 HER Wnt 2 2 13.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 STO A+ 2 2 5.0 3.90 111 .175 .283 .349 .429 .272 .188 94 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2010 BUF AAA 4 0 6.3 11.35 -54 .334 .260 .333 .402 .255 .211 100 -4.1 -0.4 -4.1 -0.4
2010 SAC AAA 15 4 35.7 4.06 106 .263 .274 .354 .439 .275 .308 86 5.7 0.5 5.7 0.5
2010 CHH mex 2 1 5.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .435 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 HER Wnt 8 8 52.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .271 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 MEL Wnt 8 0 12.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .273 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 OAK MLB 24 15 102.7 4.35 98 .247 .257 .319 .411 .263 .261 96 9.3 1.0 9.2 0.8
2012 SFN MLB 4 0 5.0 5.59 50 .364 .248 .306 .376 .248 .333 86 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2012 FRE AAA 4 3 23.3 3.51 130 .157 .277 .337 .420 .261 .200 100 6.1 0.6 6.9 0.7
2012 MEL Wnt 3 0 3.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .250 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 HOU MLB 42 0 35.0 7.19 34 .298 .255 .323 .411 .269 .217 100 -7.4 -0.8 -7.4 -0.8
2013 TEX MLB 4 3 15.3 4.51 94 .251 .248 .311 .390 .261 .318 99 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2013 OKL AAA 1 1 2.0 6.23 67 .084 .282 .355 .423 .284 .000 98 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2013 ROU AAA 1 1 3.0 4.00 105 .162 .269 .348 .413 .279 .167 89 0.5 0.0 0.5 0.0

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
2001 EVE A- 6 1 0 14 14 78.7 60 29 90 7 0% .000 6.9 3.3 0.8 10.3 1.13 3.32 0.0 0.0
2002 SBR A+ 5 9 0 21 20 121.3 102 44 152 11 0% .313 7.6 3.3 0.8 11.3 1.20 3.49 0.0 0.0
2003 SAN AA 17 3 0 27 27 162.3 125 62 144 11 0% .262 6.9 3.4 0.6 8.0 1.15 2.61 0.0 0.0
2004 TAC AAA 8 6 0 19 18 110.3 100 47 80 14 0% .275 8.2 3.8 1.1 6.5 1.33 3.83 0.0 0.0
2004 SEA MLB 1 3 0 6 6 26.0 35 22 16 9 33% .302 12.1 7.6 3.1 5.5 2.19 10.04 -6.3 -0.6
2006 TAC AAA 1 1 0 2 2 11.0 10 5 5 2 34% .222 8.2 4.1 1.6 4.1 1.36 4.09 -1.0 -0.1
2006 SAN AA 8 11 0 25 25 144.2 139 45 100 18 40% .297 8.7 2.8 1.1 6.2 1.28 4.06 8.1 0.9
2007 SFN MLB 0 0 0 2 2 8.7 10 5 5 2 47% .286 10.4 5.2 2.1 5.2 1.73 7.27 -1.5 -0.2
2007 FRE AAA 10 8 0 28 28 162.3 156 68 121 21 41% .287 8.7 3.8 1.2 6.7 1.38 4.66 5.4 0.6
2008 LEH AAA 5 10 0 28 21 123.0 132 59 87 15 41% .311 9.7 4.3 1.1 6.4 1.55 5.41 -15.8 -1.7
2009 RNO AAA 4 7 3 38 12 111.3 133 38 101 11 50% .357 10.8 3.1 0.9 8.2 1.54 4.85 20.3 1.9
2009 HER Wnt 1 0 0 2 2 13.0 13 0 5 2 0% .250 9.0 0.0 1.4 3.5 1.00 2.77 0.0 0.0
2010 CHH mex 0 1 0 2 1 5.7 10 5 4 0 0% .435 15.8 7.9 0.0 6.3 2.63 15.79 0.0 0.0
2010 SAC AAA 2 1 0 15 4 35.7 31 22 35 2 39% .308 7.8 5.5 0.5 8.8 1.48 2.52 5.7 0.5
2010 BUF AAA 0 0 0 4 0 6.3 6 7 4 2 48% .211 8.6 10.0 2.9 5.7 2.06 8.57 -4.1 -0.4
2010 HER Wnt 4 1 0 8 8 52.3 43 15 44 4 0% .271 7.4 2.6 0.7 7.6 1.11 2.07 0.0 0.0
2010 STO A+ 0 0 0 2 2 5.0 3 0 2 0 38% .188 5.4 0.0 0.0 3.6 0.60 1.80 1.2 0.1
2011 MEL Wnt 1 0 1 8 0 12.7 9 7 18 3 0% .273 6.4 5.0 2.1 12.8 1.26 3.55 0.0 0.0
2012 MEL Wnt 0 0 1 3 0 3.3 3 0 4 1 0% .250 8.1 0.0 2.7 10.8 0.90 2.70 0.0 0.0
2012 OAK MLB 6 4 0 24 15 102.7 91 30 69 10 48% .261 8.0 2.6 0.9 6.0 1.18 3.86 9.2 0.8
2012 SFN MLB 0 0 0 4 0 5.0 7 2 2 0 52% .333 12.6 3.6 0.0 3.6 1.80 9.00 -1.0 -0.1
2012 FRE AAA 3 0 1 4 3 23.3 13 3 19 1 56% .200 5.0 1.2 0.4 7.3 0.69 0.39 6.9 0.7
2013 OKL AAA 0 0 0 1 1 2.0 0 0 1 0 60% .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 4.5 0.00 4.50 0.2 0.0
2013 ROU AAA 0 0 0 1 1 3.0 1 2 2 0 33% .167 3.0 6.0 0.0 6.0 1.00 0.00 0.5 0.0
2013 HOU MLB 1 1 0 42 0 35.0 30 20 29 10 44% .217 7.7 5.1 2.6 7.5 1.43 4.89 -7.4 -0.8
2013 TEX MLB 1 1 0 4 3 15.3 16 2 11 2 50% .318 9.4 1.2 1.2 6.5 1.17 4.70 1.0 0.1

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
2012 1659 0.4864 0.4702 0.7962 0.6592 0.2911 0.8722 0.6331 0.2038
2013 813 0.4797 0.4637 0.7480 0.6333 0.3073 0.8138 0.6231 0.2520
Career24720.48420.46810.78030.65070.29640.8530.62980.2197

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-07-29 2013-08-01 DTD 3 2 - Contusion Hit During Batting Practice - -
2013-04-05 2013-04-20 15-DL 15 13 Left Shoulder Strain - -
2012-07-02 2012-07-07 DTD 5 4 - Low Back Stiffness - -
2010-06-16 2010-08-18 Minors 63 0 Left Elbow Bone Spur -
2008-04-28 2008-05-19 Minors 21 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2005-04-04 2005-10-03 60-DL 182 162 Left Shoulder Recovery From Surgery Labrum - Two Tears 2005-02-08
2005-02-08 2005-02-08 Minors 0 0 Left Shoulder Surgery Labrum After Dislocation 2005-02-08 -
2004-08-25 2004-09-01 Minors 7 0 Left Shoulder Inflammation Tendonitis - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 HOU $
2005 NYN $316,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$316,000
2 yrTotal$316,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 26 d2014

Details
  • 1 year/$0.55M (2013). Re-signed by Oakland 3/13. Acquired by Houston in trade 4/4/13 after being DFA by Oakland 3/29/13. DFA by Houston 8/9/13. Sent outright to Triple-A 8/10/13. Acquired by Texas in trade from Houston 8/14/13. Contract selected by Texas 8/20/13. Refused outright assignment by Texas 11/4/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 2/16/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by San Francisco 5/1/12. DFA by San Francisco 5/13/12. Claimed by Oakland off waivers from San Francisco 5/15/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Oakland as a free agent 11/5/10 (minor-league contract). Released by Oakland 12/20/10. Signed for 2011 with Kia Tigers of Korea.
  • 1 year (2010). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 2/10 (minor-league contract). Released by NY Mets 5/2/10. Signed by Oakland as a free agent 5/13/10 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.405M (2009). Signed by Arizona as a free agent 12/20/08 (split contract, $0.105M in minors). Sent outright to Triple-A by Arizona 4/1/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Selected by Philadelphia from San Francisco in Rule 5 draft 12/6/07. DFA by Philadelphia 3/26/08, sent outright to Triple-A 3/27/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Re-signed by Seattle 3/07. Acquired by San Francisco in trade from Seattle 4/07. Sent outright to Triple-A by San Francisco 10/10/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Re-signed by Seattle 2/06.
  • 1 year/$0.316M (2005). Re-signed by Seattle.
  • 1 year (2004). Contract purchased by Seattle 7/04.
  • Signed by Seattle 2000 as an amateur free agent from Australia.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .248 .288 .395 .249
11 vs R (Multi) .243 .327 .450 .275
18 Split (Multi) .005 -.039 -.056 -.026
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.026 -.032 -.063 -.030
30 vs L (2013) .253 .296 .427 .264
31 vs R (2013) .245 .349 .509 .290
38 Split (2013) .008 -.053 -.082 -.026
39 LgAvg (2013) -.025 -.031 -.062 -.029

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: The Exception to the RaulR.J. Anderson2014-06-23
The BP Wayback Machine: Another Opening DayKevin Goldstein2014-04-03
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This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 27, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-27
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 22Paul Sporer2013-08-23
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 22, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-22
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This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: August 11, 2013Clint Chisam2013-08-11
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessBullpen Report: Deadline FalloutMike Gianella2013-08-01
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This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: April 21, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-21
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Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 7, 2013Joe Hamrahi2013-04-07
Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 7, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-07
Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 5, 2013Joe Hamrahi2013-04-05
Daily Roundup: Around the League: April 5, 2013Clint Chisam2013-04-05
Western Front: Even Writers Need Spring TrainingGeoff Young2013-02-26
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What You Need to Know: Tuesday, October 2Daniel Rathman2012-10-02
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What You Need to Know: Friday, September 21Daniel Rathman2012-09-21
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Weekly Planner: Week 17Paul Sporer2012-07-20
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Prospectus Hit and Run: Labrum But it Didn't Kill HimJay Jaffe2012-04-27
The BP Wayback Machine: Another Opening DayKevin Goldstein2012-04-05
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2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)Oakland has apparently traded Travis Blackley to Houston for OF Jake Goebbert. Thoughts? Goebbert seems to have some decent on-base chops, at least.
(Dan from Bklyn)
Ennui (Jason Parks)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Travis Blackley threw 2,660 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2013, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2013, he relied primarily on his Cutter (88mph), Sinker (91mph) and Fourseam Fastball (91mph), also mixing in a Change (82mph) and Curve (76mph).