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50 Grant Balfour RP

Tampa Bay Rays

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
20%10%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
49.11-5115.294438
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2014TB165.5452000111450.1453131223944

Player Updates

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Grant Balfour surrenders winning run vs. former club
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Rays pitcher Grant Balfour (1-4) was pegged with the loss in extras against his former club, the A's, on Monday.

Balfour allowed a bases-loaded single to Derek Norris in the 10th inning to end the game. He permitted one run on two hits and two walks while striking out one over two-thirds of an inning. He owns a 4.93 ERA and a 1.55 WHIP over 42 innings of relief.

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Grant Balfour picks up first win Saturday vs. Red Sox
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Rays pitcher Grant Balfour recorded his first win of the season Saturday, giving up one hit in 1 2/3 scoreless innings and striking out one in his team's 3-0 victory over the Red Sox.

With starter Jeremy Hellickson failing to complete five innings, one of the team's three middle relievers was in line to be awarded a win, and it fell to Balfour, the only one to work more than one inning. He owns a 5.17 and 37:29 K:BB ratio in 38 1/3 innings.

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Kirby Yates enters for Grant Balfour, converts first career save
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Rays pitcher Kirby Yates came in for Grant Balfour and converted a two-out save Sunday afternoon against the Twins in Minnesota. It was his first career save.

After Balfour walked the first two batters in the ninth, Yates entered the game and forced Brian Dozier to ground out into a fielder's choice and got Eduardo Nunez to foul out to end the game. Yates owns a 2.35 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP over 15 1/3 innings of relief.

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Grant Balfour: I might have been tipping my pitches
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Rays deposed closer Grant Balfour has acknowledged that his struggles this season could be explained in part by pitch-tipping.

Balfour owns a 5.45 ERA with 29 hits and 27 walks allowed in 36 1/3 innings.

"I have a few things, and it's been cleaned up," he told the Tampa Bay Times. "You look at the numbers and you think maybe they knew what was coming at certain times. That can explain a few things here and there. I'm not saying I pitched the best, but it doesn't help when someone knows what's coming. It could be an issue. It's definitely cleaned up, so we'll find out."

Balfour pitched a hitless shutout inning against Minnesota on Thursday.

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Fantasy Analysis | 1404415259
New pitcher enters Rays closer mix
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

Two days after their primary setup man, Joel Peralta, blew a save and one day after their former closer, Grant Balfour, recorded his 11th, the Rays turned to Brad Boxberger in the ninth inning of a three-run game Wednesday.

All this coming off a weekend when Jake McGee appeared to lock up the role.

Frankly, if the Rays prefer not to confine their top lefty to the ninth inning, I'm not sure Boxberger isn't the best choice. He has closer stuff and, after struggling with his control in previous stints in the majors, appears to have harnessed it. In 31 appearances, he has a 2.87 ERA, 0.93 WHIP and 13.8 strikeouts per nine innings.

What more could you want from a closer?

Of course, McGee's numbers are even better, and Joe Maddon clearly hasn't turned the page from Balfour yet. Juan Carlos Oviedo has gotten a save since the Rays went closer by committee and also has experience in the role. Something tells me that if the Rays haven't settled on any one pitcher yet, Boxberger's save Wednesday doesn't change that.

But you shouldn't dismiss him as just a fringe candidate either. He's a contender to fill the role full-time.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Relievers 407 57 -21.10
Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Baltimore 3.000 6.00001
vs LHB 26.100 4.4402327
vs RHB 23.000 6.2601517
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
8/10@CHC0000.22100
8/11@TEX0001.00021
8/12@TEX0002.01001
8/17NYY0001.01001
8/19DET0100.01330
8/23@TOR0001.21000
8/26@BAL0101.04210
Two Week Schedule
AUGUST /SEPTEMBER
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
24
@Tor
W2-1
25
@Balt
L1-9
26
@Balt
L2-4
27
@Balt
7:05 pm
Tickets
28
@Balt
7:05 pm
Tickets
29
Bos
7:10 pm
Tickets
30
Bos
7:10 pm
Tickets
31
Bos
1:40 pm
Tickets
1
Bos
1:10 pm
Tickets
2
Tor
7:10 pm
Tickets
3
Tor
7:10 pm
Tickets
4
Tor
7:10 pm
Tickets
5
Balt
7:10 pm
Tickets
6
Balt
1:05 pm
Tickets
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
11

26

5

-8

20

-1

15

11

3

-6

14

8

2

14

-10

2

11

8

-10

9

-8

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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2001MIN00 13.50200000 2.23442032
2003MIN10 4.151710001 26.0231212401430
2004MIN41 4.353600001 39.1351919422142
2005MIN00 ---000000 0.00000000
2007MIL-TB12 7.662500000 24.2302121212030
2008TB62 1.545100045 58.1281010302482
2009TB54 4.817300049 67.1593836623369
2010TB21 2.285700001 55.1431614301756
2011OAK52 2.476200027 62.0441717802059
2012OAK32 2.53750002426 74.2412121412872
2013OAK13 2.59650003841 62.2482018702772
2014TB16 5.54520001114 50.1453131213944
Total 2923 3.4951510083105 523.1399209203457246558
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2001MIN2000000000 --- --- ---
2003MIN17000000000 --- --- ---
2004MIN36000000000 --- --- ---
2007MIL-TB25000000000 --- --- ---
2008TB51100000100 .000 .000 .000
2009TB73000000000 --- --- ---
2010TB57000000000 --- --- ---
2011OAK62000000000 --- --- ---
2012OAK75100000100 .000 .000 .000
2013OAK65000000000 --- --- ---
2014TB52000000000 --- --- ---
Total 515200000200 .000 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2001MINP20101001.000
2003MINP171404001.000
2004MINP360734001.000
2007MIL-TBP250615001.000
2008TBP510505001.000
2009TBP730413011.000
2010TBP570422001.000
2011OAKP620624011.000
2012OAKP7501367001.000
2013OAKP65071511 .857
2014TBP520514001.000
Total  515162174413 .984
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2001MIN033 1.0000000 .33314 20.31.0000
2003MIN22127 0.8121000 .235115 12.8 .4081
2004MIN12745 0.6422003 .238172 13.3 .3401
2005MIN000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
2007MIL-TB02020 1.1031200 .316121 18.6 .4840
2008TB12862 0.4521002 .143224 8.0 .2301
2009TB04977 0.7361001 .235289 12.6 .3555
2010TB23373 0.4522014 .216222 9.8 .3471
2011OAK15168 0.8710000 .199242 9.3 .3395
2012OAK25889 0.6933002 .160289 8.4 .2532
2013OAK25065 0.8001009 .206262 10.8 .3223
2014TB35051 1.1040004 .239230 15.2 .3833
Total 14390580 0.7325122125 .2112180 11.2 .33522
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2004MIN00 0.00200000 2.20000002
2008TB00 6.231000000 8.211662187
2010TB00 0.00300000 3.22000001
2012OAK01 5.40200011 1.23110012
2013OAK10 0.00300011 3.00000013
Total 11 3.202000022 19.21677211015
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
1997 R-Twins24 3.761312000 67.0733128142043
1998 R-Elizabethtn72 3.361313000 77.2703629752775
1999 A-Quad City85 3.531914001 91.2663936763795
2000 A-Fort Myers85 4.253510006 89.0914642883490
2001 AA-New Britain21 1.083500013 50.02666102272
2001AAA-Edmonton22 5.51110000 16.1181110201017
2002AAA-Edmonton24 4.16580008 71.1603433303088
2003AAA-Rochester52 2.412111005 71.0482119631687
2006 A-Sarasota00 7.9450000 5.28750137
2006 A-Dayton00 0.0020000 2.00000003
2006 R-Reds00 13.5022000 1.11220132
2007 AA-Huntsville00 2.3880002 11.183300421
2007AAA-Nashville11 1.69240005 32.01766201147
2008AAA-Durham10 0.38150008 23.2511101039
2010AFA-Charlotte Stone Crab01 13.5022000 1.12320032
2011AAA-Sacramento River Cat00 9.0010000 1.02110010
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/200
Birthdate:
12/30/1977
Age:
36
Hometown:
Sydney, Australia
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Tampa Bay Rays
College:
No College
MLB Experience:
11
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