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53 John Axford RP

Pittsburgh Pirates

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
16%8%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
54.22-4103.956336
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2014PIT243.9562000101354.2432624663663

Player Updates

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Report: John Axford drawing interest from Reds, four other teams
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Reds have interest in signing free agent reliever John Axford, a source told MLB.com. However, no deal is close and the right-hander is believed to be drawing interest from four other teams.

The former Brewers closer spent the 2014 season with the Indians and Pirates, going 2-4 with a 3.95 ERA and 10 saves in 62 appearances.

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Pirates DFA John Axford, Jeanmar Gomez
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

The Pirates designated two relievers for assignment Saturday, removing pitchers John Axford and Jeanmar Gomez from the 40-man roster.

The moves clear spots for Justin Sellers, who was acquired via trade Saturday, and Charlie Morton, who was activated from the 60-day disabled list. Axford posted a 4.09 ERA and 12:6 K:BB ratio in 11 innings after being acquired in a trade from the Indians in mid-August. Gomez posted a 3.19 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 38:23 K:BB ratio in 62 innings.

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John Axford takes loss vs. Reds Saturday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Pirates pitcher John Axford was hung with a loss Saturday, allowing three earned runs on one hit and two walks in one-third of an inning in his team's 10-6 walkoff defeat against the Reds.

Axford (2-4) loaded the bases in the bottom of the 10th inning before being removed from the game, and the next pitcher in surrendered a walkoff grand slam to hand the Pirates a loss. Axford owns a 3.95 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 63:36 K:BB ratio in 54 2/3 innings.

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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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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Relievers 158 1 4.88
Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 25.200 2.8102030
vs RHB 29.000 4.9701633
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
9/2@STL0001.01100
9/7@CHC0001.00012
9/12CHC0001.01002
9/13CHC0001.00011
9/17BOS0001.00002
9/24@ATL0001.01000
9/27@CIN0100.11320
Two Week Schedule
APRIL
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
5
6
@Cin
4:10 pm
7
8
@Cin
7:10 pm
9
@Cin
12:35 pm
10
@Mil
8:10 pm
11
@Mil
7:10 pm
12
@Mil
2:10 pm
13
Det
1:35 pm
14
Det
7:05 pm
15
Det
7:05 pm
16
17
Mil
7:05 pm
18
Mil
7:05 pm
= probable start
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

-8

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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
Total 2423 3.40343000116140 328.1283139124317159392
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2009MIL7000000000 --- --- ---
2010MIL50000000000 --- --- ---
2011MIL74000000000 --- --- ---
2012MIL75100000100 .000 .000 .000
2013MIL-STL75000000000 --- --- ---
2014CLE-PIT62000000000 --- --- ---
Total 343100000100 .000 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2009MILP70110001.000
2010MILP500945021.000
2011MILP740101721 .800
2012MILP75072410 .857
2013MIL-STLP750413001.000
2014CLE-PITP620826001.000
Total  343039112533 .923
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
Total 13323255 1.342270033 .2301419 12.3 .34924
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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