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61 John Axford RP

Oakland Athletics

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
39%31%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
55.24-5254.206232
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2014PIT243.9562000101354.2432624663663
2015COL454.2060000253155.2562726443262

Player Updates

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Athletics' John Axford: Signs with Athletics
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Axford signed with the Athletics on Wednesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Axford served as the closer for the Rockies last season, notching 25 saves, his highest total since 2012. However, he posted a 4.20 ERA and a 1.58 WHIP with a 62:32 K:BB ratio in 55.2 innings. It's unclear as to what his role will take on in Oakland, but the ninth inning seems unlikely to start the year assuming Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson are healthy.

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John Axford: Now a free agent
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

John Axford passed through waivers unclaimed and is now a free agent, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports.

With no team placing a waiver claim on Axford after he was designated for assignment by the Rockies last week, the right-hander is now free to explore all his options on the open market. Axford served as the closer in Colorado throughout most of 2015, but it was not due to strong performance, as he walked 32 in 55.2 innings and at one point blew four straight save opportunities.

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Rockies' John Axford: Designated for assignment
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

John Axford was designated for assignment by the Colorado Rockies on Friday, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports.

The 32-year-old was able to hold onto the closer job for most of the year after taking over for Adam Ottavino in early May, which speaks far more to the lack of options in Colorado than Axford's performance. He posted a 4.20 ERA and 1.58 WHIP in 55.2 innings, blowing six saves in 31 chances. Axford figures to become a free agent if he passes through waivers unclaimed.

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Rockies RP John Axford allows four runs in Wednesday's loss
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Rockies pitcher John Axford was lit up for four runs on three hits and a walk while recording just one out in Wednesday's 13-7 loss to the Pirates. 

Axford entered the top of the ninth inning with the Rockies facing a 7-6 deficit, but quickly squandered any chance of a comeback by allowing a bases-clearing double to Sean Rodriguez.

The ugly outing was a rare misstep for Axford in the last few weeks, as he had given up only two runs over his previous 14 2/3 innings.

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Rockies RP John Axford records 24th save of the season
by Rotowire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Rockies relief pitcher John Axford allowed a walk in a scoreless ninth inning to pick up his 24th save in a 7-4 win over the Padres on Friday.

Axford blew a save in his last outing, but that can be chalked up to bad luck, as an infield and bloop hit did him in. Aside from that, Axford has been sparkling since regaining the closer's role. Since August 13, Axford has allowed just two runs, while striking out 20 batters in 14.2 innings. The velocity is what's most impressive, as he's been hitting upper-90's regularly since his insertion back into the closer's role.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Relievers 70 1 24.48
Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs San Francisco 4.000 0.00223
vs LHB 24.200 2.1901329
vs RHB 30.000 6.0001732
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
9/15@LAD0001.02111
9/18SD0011.00010
9/23PIT0000.13410
9/24PIT0001.01012
9/25LAD0011.00001
10/2@SF0001.01012
10/4@SF0001.01021
Two Week Schedule
APRIL
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
3
4
CHW
10:05 pm
5
CHW
10:05 pm
6
CHW
10:05 pm
7
CHW
3:35 pm
8
@Sea
10:10 pm
9
@Sea
9:10 pm
10
@Sea
4:10 pm
11
LAA
10:05 pm
12
LAA
10:05 pm
13
LAA
3:35 pm
14
15
KC
10:05 pm
16
KC
4:05 pm
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
10

0
15

8

-4

12

20

31

22

20

2

-1

9

14

0
6

-16

13

2

10

16

11

41

8

5

2

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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2009MIL00 3.52700011 7.25330069
2010MIL82 2.48500002427 58.0421716112776
2011MIL22 1.95740004648 73.2591916402586
2012MIL58 4.67750003544 69.16142361023993
2013MIL-STL77 4.027500007 65.07332291022665
2014CLE-PIT24 3.95620001013 54.2432624623663
2015COL45 4.20600002531 55.2562726403262
2016COL00 ---000000******0000000
Total 2828 3.52403000141171 384.0339166150357191454
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2009MIL7000000000 --- --- ---
2010MIL50000000000 --- --- ---
2011MIL74000000000 --- --- ---
2012MIL75100000100 .000 .000 .000
2013MIL-STL75000000000 --- --- ---
2014CLE-PIT62000000000 --- --- ---
2015COL60000000000 --- --- ---
Total 403100000100 .000 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2009MILP70110001.000
2010MILP500945021.000
2011MILP740101721 .800
2012MILP75072410 .857
2013MIL-STLP750413001.000
2014CLE-PITP620826001.000
2015COLP600156811 .933
Total  403054173344 .926
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2009MIL168 0.7510001 .17934 12.9 .2140
2010MIL34943 1.2320004 .204238 10.9 .2913
2011MIL17362 1.2462008 .212305 10.3 .2812
2012MIL26649 1.43420010 .229310 13.2 .3879
2013MIL-STL36558 1.1932005 .285289 14.0 .4417
2014CLE-PIT36435 1.9161005 .217243 13.3 .3543
2015COL45743 1.4082101 .259250 14.2 .3526
2016COL000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
Total 17380298 1.353091034 .2341669 12.6 .34930
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2011MIL10 1.29600034 7.05110029
2013STL00 1.59600000 5.22111049
Total 10 1.421200034 12.272210618
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2007 A-Charleston03 4.39135000 26.2292013202221
2007 A-Staten Ilnd11 2.2280002 24.11386011530
2007 A-Tampa00 2.3850002 11.165320715
2007AAA-Scranton-Wb00 13.5010000 0.22110011
2008 A-Brevard Cty510 4.552614000 95.0865848557389
2009AFA-Brevard County41 1.67190000 27.01455001643
2009AAA-Nashville50 3.55220000 33.0231313201937
2009AA-Huntsville00 3.6840001 7.17331139
2010AAA-Nashville Sounds32 2.08120002 13.0147300519
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-5/220
Birthdate:
4/1/1983
Age:
32
Hometown:
Simcoe, Ontario, CAN
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Oakland Athletics
College:

MLB Experience:
7
Awards:

2011: NL Rolaids Relief Winner
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