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53 John Axford RP

Pittsburgh Pirates

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
16%9%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
53.12-3103.546334
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2014PIT233.5460000101353.1412321663463

Player Updates

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Pirates pick up John Axford
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

The Pirates have acquired John Axford from the Indians, according to FoxSports.com

Axford joined Cleveland during the offseason. He posted a 3.92 ERA over 43 2/3 innings with the club. Axford will likely be a setup man for Pittsburgh.

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John Axford picks up five-out save
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Indians pitcher John Axford faced four batters and recorded the last five outs of Monday's 7-1 win over the Reds for the save. It was his first save since May 3.

Axford allowed one hit and one walk while striking out two over 1 2/3 scoreless innings. He owns a 3.14 ERA and a 1.40 WHIP over 43 innings of relief.

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John Axford can't get out of jam for save
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com

The Indians called on John Axford to close out Tuesday's game against the Diamondbacks, after Bryan Shaw faltered in the 11th inning.

With the Indians up 8-7 with one out in the 11th inning, Axford entered the game with the tying run on third. He could not pitch himself out of the jam unscathed, as he allowed the first batter he faced to tie it with a single.

Axford would eventually extended the game, but not before making it interesting. He loaded the bases on an intentional walk before striking out the Diamondbacks' No. 3 and 4 hitters consecutively to end the threat.

Axford has been working away from the closer's role for a while, after struggling mightily early in the season. He has a 3.82 ERA with 36 strikeouts and 24 walks in 30 2/3 innings on the season. 

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John Axford gets the win Saturday in Boston
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Indians pitcher John Axford pitched a scoreless inning and was awarded the win Saturday afternoon against the Red Sox in Boston. Axford permitted one walk and struck out one in a scoreless inning of work. He owns a 3.21 ERA and a 1.50 WHIP in 28 innings of relief. 

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Terry Francona: I'm still tinkering with closer spot
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Terry Francona said Saturday that the goal remains to work deposed Indians closer John Axford back into that role, per MLB.com. He added that others are performing better in the ninth inning at this time.

He is likely referring specifically to Cody Allen, who has thrived as a closer in recent weeks. Allen has nailed down his last four save opportunities without giving up a hit and walking just one. Francona is still claiming a closer-by-committee approach, but Allen has been used in all save situations of late.

Axford has bounced back as a short reliever after getting bounced out as closer. He has surrendered just one earned run in his last 10 appearances.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Relievers 109 1 15.37
Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Milwaukee 1.000 9.00001
vs LHB 25.000 2.8802030
vs RHB 28.100 4.1301433
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
8/25STL0001.01000
9/1@STL0000.01010
9/2@STL0001.01100
9/7@CHC0001.00012
9/12CHC0001.01002
9/13CHC0001.00011
9/17BOS0001.00002
Two Week Schedule
SEPTEMBER
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
14
CHC
W7-3
15
16
Bos
W4-0
17
Bos
W9-1
18
Bos
W3-2
19
Mil
W4-2
20
Mil
7:05 pm
Tickets
21
Mil
1:35 pm
Tickets
22
@Atl
7:10 pm
Tickets
23
@Atl
7:10 pm
Tickets
24
@Atl
7:10 pm
Tickets
25
@Atl
7:10 pm
Tickets
26
@Cin
7:10 pm
Tickets
27
@Cin
1:05 pm
Tickets
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Fantasy Points by Week
20

12

17

19

4

0
10

0
5

7

14

-3

5

2

11

3

3

7

4

6

2

2

2

5

3


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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-PIT23 3.54600001013 53.1412321623463
Total 2422 3.33341000116140 327.0281136121317157392
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2009MIL7000000000 --- --- ---
2010MIL50000000000 --- --- ---
2011MIL74000000000 --- --- ---
2012MIL75100000100 .000 .000 .000
2013MIL-STL75000000000 --- --- ---
2014CLE-PIT60000000000 --- --- ---
Total 342100000100 .000 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2009MILP70110001.000
2010MILP500945021.000
2011MILP740101721 .800
2012MILP75072410 .857
2013MIL-STLP750413001.000
2014CLE-PITP600725001.000
Total  341038112433 .921
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-PIT36134 1.8861005 .214235 13.0 .3493
Total 13320254 1.332270033 .2291411 12.2 .34824
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:
31
Hometown:
Simcoe, Ontario, CAN
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Pittsburgh Pirates
College:
Canisius
MLB Experience:
6
Awards:

2011: NL Rolaids Relief Winner
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