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Birth Date12-24-1983
Height5' 11"
Weight175 lbs
Age30 years, 7 months, 0 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
0.42010
2011
1.52012
0.92013
0.62014
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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
2008 ATL 24 144 519 430 52 108 14 4 1 133 74 99 6 3 6 38 13 5 .251 .366 .309 .261 17.7 -7.2 1.1
2009 ATL 25 24 48 43 5 8 0 1 0 10 4 9 0 0 1 1 2 0 .186 .255 .233 .209 -0.5 -0.0 -0.1
2010 ATL 26 36 66 58 9 18 1 1 0 21 8 15 0 0 0 3 1 2 .310 .394 .362 .278 4.4 -0.2 0.4
2010 KCA 26 49 203 179 22 49 8 3 1 66 21 35 0 1 2 11 10 2 .274 .348 .369 .248 5.6 -5.8 -0.0
2012 SFN 28 141 453 393 56 96 14 5 5 135 51 104 2 2 5 34 26 6 .244 .333 .344 .265 17.7 -3.9 1.5
2013 SFN 29 141 511 452 50 120 17 6 3 158 52 95 1 3 3 41 14 9 .265 .341 .350 .259 13.5 -4.9 0.9
2014 SFN 30 86 244 215 22 50 7 3 1 66 24 47 2 0 3 17 9 3 .233 .315 .307 .246 5.6 -1.1 0.5
Career62120441770216449612311589234404119201457527.254.343.333.25863.9-23.24.3

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
2002 MCN A 132 570 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .346 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 MYR A+ 126 527 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .348 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 MYR A+ 119 495 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .341 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 MIS AA 123 486 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .342 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 MIS AA 66 302 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .362 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 RIC AAA 73 327 .287 .258 .323 .390 .255 .356 98 5.5 5.5 0.3 -6.5 1.9 14.1 0.7 14.1 0.7
2007 RIC AAA 124 545 .270 .261 .332 .393 .258 .328 94 3.3 9.2 0.7 4.7 1.4 17.9 2.2 17.9 2.2
2008 ATL MLB 144 519 .261 .262 .328 .410 .260 .321 97 0.8 15.0 -1.3 -7.2 4.3 17.7 1.1 17.7 1.1
2009 ATL MLB 24 48 .209 .251 .320 .400 .251 .235 97 -2.6 1.4 0 -0.0 -0.2 -0.5 -0.1 -0.5 -0.1
2009 GWN AAA 90 397 .222 .262 .333 .394 .250 .276 106 -16.7 11.9 1 -8.1 4.9 2.3 -0.6 2.3 -0.6
2010 ATL MLB 36 66 .278 .253 .310 .394 .254 .419 96 1.2 1.8 0.1 -0.2 0.8 4.4 0.4 4.4 0.4
2010 KCA MLB 49 203 .248 .261 .324 .406 .255 .333 110 -2.4 5.6 0.3 -5.8 0.4 5.6 -0.0 5.6 -0.0
2010 GWN AAA 44 187 .266 .253 .324 .393 .247 .321 101 1.2 5.7 -0.6 -2.2 2.4 10.0 0.7 10.0 0.7
2011 OMA AAA 23 74 .256 .281 .360 .438 .266 .268 112 -0.3 2.3 -0.5 -0.5 0.1 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2011 SYR AAA 51 178 .251 .263 .333 .412 .261 .245 96 -1.9 5.5 -0.7 3.9 2.6 5.7 0.9 5.7 0.9
2012 SFN MLB 141 453 .265 .253 .315 .397 .258 .318 92 2.3 12.4 -2.9 -3.9 5.1 17.7 1.5 17.7 1.5
2012 LAG Wnt 17 80 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .431 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 SFN MLB 141 511 .259 .255 .317 .398 .260 .328 100 -0.5 13.4 -0.7 -4.9 0.2 13.5 0.9 13.5 0.9
2014 SFN MLB 86 244 .246 .244 .305 .374 .256 .293 93 -3.3 6.4 0 -1.1 2.6 5.6 0.5 5.6 0.5

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
2002 MCN A 570 87 127 14 9 7 36 85 120 40 16 .271 .389 .385 .113 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 MYR A+ 527 66 125 19 7 5 36 54 114 34 16 .271 .356 .375 .104 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 MYR A+ 495 73 117 17 9 8 41 47 114 25 9 .269 .339 .405 .136 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 MIS AA 486 64 101 11 12 6 37 73 124 28 12 .252 .364 .384 .132 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 RIC AAA 327 43 79 12 1 0 19 52 53 14 9 .294 .401 .346 .052 .287 14.1 -6.5 0.7
2006 MIS AA 302 45 72 16 3 0 9 43 57 17 6 .287 .391 .375 .088 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 RIC AAA 545 81 131 18 5 3 35 63 85 23 18 .282 .361 .362 .080 .270 17.9 4.7 2.2
2008 ATL MLB 519 52 108 14 4 1 38 74 99 13 5 .251 .366 .309 .058 .261 17.7 -7.2 1.1
2009 GWN AAA 397 54 76 9 1 2 30 50 70 10 3 .228 .325 .279 .051 .222 2.3 -8.1 -0.6
2009 ATL MLB 48 5 8 0 1 0 1 4 9 2 0 .186 .255 .233 .047 .209 -0.5 -0.0 -0.1
2010 ATL MLB 66 9 18 1 1 0 3 8 15 1 2 .310 .394 .362 .052 .278 4.4 -0.2 0.4
2010 GWN AAA 187 26 44 8 0 1 11 23 28 9 1 .286 .364 .357 .071 .266 10.0 -2.2 0.7
2010 KCA MLB 203 22 49 8 3 1 11 21 35 10 2 .274 .348 .369 .095 .248 5.6 -5.8 -0.0
2011 SYR AAA 178 28 29 7 2 3 10 27 35 15 1 .203 .335 .343 .140 .251 5.7 3.9 0.9
2011 OMA AAA 74 13 11 5 0 0 4 17 15 9 1 .196 .384 .286 .089 .256 2.2 -0.5 0.2
2012 SFN MLB 453 56 96 14 5 5 34 51 104 26 6 .244 .333 .344 .099 .265 17.7 -3.9 1.5
2012 LAG Wnt 80 20 23 1 1 1 4 10 18 4 2 .329 .412 .414 .086 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 SFN MLB 511 50 120 17 6 3 41 52 95 14 9 .265 .341 .350 .084 .259 13.5 -4.9 0.9
2014 SFN MLB 244 22 50 7 3 1 17 24 47 9 3 .233 .315 .307 .074 .246 5.6 -1.1 0.5

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 2053 0.5275 0.4112 0.8624 0.6020 0.1969 0.9064 0.7120 0.1352
2009 200 0.5750 0.4550 0.8352 0.6261 0.2235 0.8750 0.6842 0.1648
2010 1072 0.5476 0.4030 0.8860 0.5486 0.2227 0.9348 0.7407 0.1140
2012 1777 0.5402 0.4434 0.8170 0.6021 0.2558 0.8893 0.6172 0.1830
2013 1927 0.5158 0.4478 0.8494 0.6328 0.2508 0.9253 0.6453 0.1495
2014 932 0.5440 0.4635 0.8079 0.6785 0.2071 0.8634 0.5909 0.1898
Career79610.53330.43340.84520.61180.22840.90520.66370.1536

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-09-30 2013-09-30 DTD 0 0 Right Ankle Sprain High Ankle - -
2012-09-16 2012-09-18 DTD 2 2 Left Shoulder Inflammation - -
2011-07-25 2011-09-06 Minors 43 39 - Not Disclosed - -
2010-08-10 2010-08-12 DTD 2 2 General Medical Heat Illness Heat Exhaustion -
2008-08-18 2008-08-19 DTD 1 1 Right Ankle Bone Spurs -
2007-07-24 2007-08-01 Minors 8 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 SFN $
2014 SFN $2,525,000
2013 SFN $1,350,000
2012 SFN $516,000
2008 ATL $390,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$2,256,000
2011Current$2,525,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$4,781,000
4 yrTotal$4,781,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 164 dOctagon1 year/$2.525M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$2.525M (2014). Re-signed by San Francisco 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.35M (2013). Re-signed by San Francisco 1/18/13 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.516M (2012). Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 1/18/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by San Francisco 4/4/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/11. Sent outright to Triple-A by Kansas City 3/30/11. Acquired by Washington in trade from Kansas City 5/8/11.
  • 1 year (2010). Re-signed by Atlanta 2/24/10. Acquired by Kansas City in trade from Atlanta 7/31/10 (Royals paid Braves about $2M as part of the deal).
  • 1 year/$0.415M (2009). Re-signed by Atlanta 3/2/09.
  • 1 year/$0.39M (2008). Re-signed by Atlanta 2/29/08.
  • 1 year (2007). Contract purchased 11/06. Signed 2/07.
  • Signed 7/00 as amateur free agent from Venezuela

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .243 .332 .328 .261
11 vs R (Multi) .264 .341 .352 .263
18 Split (Multi) .021 .009 .024 .002
19 LgAvg (Multi) .027 .038 .071 .034
30 vs L (2013) .246 .338 .311 .255
31 vs R (2013) .269 .341 .355 .263
38 Split (2013) .023 .003 .044 .008
39 LgAvg (2013) .026 .037 .071 .034

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DateQuestionAnswer
2013-12-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi R.J., Do you see any possible non-tendered players to serve as a right-handed hitting platoon partner for Gregor Blanco?
(Cal Guy from Cali)
Assuming we're not doing anything crazy, like making Justin Turner change positions, then no I don't. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-11-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)What moves do you see the Giants making to fill their outfield?
(baseballjunkie from SF)
Thanks for the question, baseballjunkie.

I don't expect the Giants to do anything fancy — in fact, it seems that Sabean is once again prioritizing retaining the players who contributed to the championship run. With Pence staying in right field, I think they'll do their best to re-sign Pagan, and perhaps simply add a better reserve outfielder than Xavier Nady to share time with Gregor Blanco in left. Blanco doesn't exactly fit the power-hitting left fielder profile, but he does a lot of other things well and could be an adequate, cheap starter. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-09-05 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you envision Xavier Nady making an impact for the gyros (knock on wood) we make the playoffs? Or is he just a filler
(Cain you suck my posey from SF)
I don't see Nady making a big impact, but he's better now than Francisco Peguero is, which is what the Giants need. I'd still rather see Gregor Blanco out there for his glove, but anyone who won't hack at sliders darting for their back foot is an upgrade at the moment. (Daniel Rathman)
2011-11-16 13:30:00 (link to chat)What other moves do you predict the Giants will make? Give me something.... Anything
(Tbirds from Seattle)
The Giants signed Gregor Blanco this morning. What, you want more? Starving children in San Diego have to make do with Mark Kotsay, and you're complaining? Finish your vegetables.

Are there any other lefty relievers out there they could sign? Does the sight of Ryan Ludwick excite you? (Ben Lindbergh)
2009-07-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jay, how do the Braves fix their absolute mess of an outfield, now and down the road?
(steveomd from Ohio)
Start by pulling the ol' switcheroo the next time the traveling secretary hands out plane tickets to Jeff Francoeur and Garret Anderson, maybe something along the lines of a flight to Tijuana via Nova Scotia.

I'd start with the assumption that McLouth should be playing a corner position (does he have the arm for right?), platoon Gregor Blanco and Omar Infante in center, at least until you're satisfied Schafer is ready, and try to find a lefty bat that can match with Matt Diaz in left. And look forward to the day when Jason Heyward is ready (two years?). (Jay Jaffe)
2009-05-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Joe -- What's the correct solution to the Jeff Francoeur situation? Stick with him? Send him to AAA? Try to trade him? If they went with option 2 or 3, who should they plug in to RF? They don't seem to have many options.
(Brent from Raleigh)
The correct solution is to play someone better. The Braves don't really have that option, however, so you stick with him until that someone comes along. I'd get Gregor Blanco back into the mix, myself, but then again, I would have had him as the everyday CF or LF to start the season.

If the Braves stay in contention, they will have to trade for a corner OF. There's just no other way. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-06-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)As a Braves fan, I'd like to know why the Braves don't realize that Gregor Blanco is a terrible starter.
(Disgruntled Braves Fan from ATL)
I wouldn't say TERRIBLE. With Kotsay out, who would you play? You don't have a lot of options. The problem right now, in my opinion, is that the Braves are starting an outfield that doesn't hit for very much power; but, what are their choices? At least, Blanco brings two above average skill sets to the table--on base % and speed. (Jon "Boog" Sciambi)
2008-05-05 12:30:00 (link to chat)What is your view of Gregor Blanco? I never really heard about him as a prospect despite good minor league numbers but he has really jumped on the scene this year with the Braves.
(Frank from Atlanta)
I mean, Blanco is what he is. It doesn't surprise me that in a sample size, he can come up to the Major Leagues and draw some walks and find some holes. With good pitch selection, runs like this shouldn't be that surprising. But as he regresses some, and with a .433 BABIP he'll be regressing for sure, you're going to see a guy with next-to-no power that hits singles and draws walks. You have to hit a lot of singles to be valuable like that, but there's worse bench guys out there. (Bryan Smith)
2008-01-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)I'm a Braves fan. Could you please explain why you think Mark Kotsay, at $2Million a year, and some possible talent from the minors, is better than about a hundred different guys you could find in the minors for nothing? Kotsay's a lousy ballplayer, and your organization, in particular, shouldn't be shy about pointing that out.
(rrentaurn from Boise)
I don't think I was, but I try to also see things as Frank Wren does in terms of understanding the possible upside. And like you, I don't believe it. Not that I had any faith in Josh Anderson, but Gregor Blanco has some value. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you like in CF for the Braves to start the season? IF they decide to go with in house options how much are they putting thier playoff hopes in jeopardy?
(basicslop from Albuquerque)
There's no good out-of-house options left, although I suppose they're one team that could wait a month for Mike Cameron to return. Gregor Blanco is a pumped-up fourth outfielder who wouldn't totally kill them.
Josh Anderson is the wrong answer, I know that much. (Joe Sheehan)


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