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56 Joe Blanton RP

Washington Nationals

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
1%0%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
12.10-209.49124
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2016LAD722.48750000180.0552322722680
2017WAS029.49140000012.120141361412

Player Updates

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Nationals' Joe Blanton: Shoulder inflammation forces DL stint
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blaton was placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday due to right shoulder inflammation, Dan Kolko of MASN Sports reports.

It's unclear when this issue cropped up, but it may be one of the reasons he's been so ineffective this season (9.49 ERA, 1.95 WHIP). No information on a timetable for Blanton's return has been revealed, either, but more details should emerge as he gets back to throwing. In the meantime, lefty Matt Grace will come up from the minors to fill his spot in the bullpen.

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Nationals' Joe Blanton: Clean outing in Nats debut Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blanton tossed a perfect inning and struck out one in Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals.

His Nats spring debut went as well as the team could have hoped. Blanton will fill a key role in the bullpen that doesn't yet have an official closer, but he's more likely to be a contributor in holds than saves this season.

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Nationals' Joe Blanton: Logging first spring game Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blanton will make his spring debut for the Nationals on Friday, according to manager Dusty Baker, Jorge Castillo of The Washington Post reports.

The right-hander, who's enjoyed a career revival as a reliever the last two seasons, was brought in to chew up important appearances in the late innings. He may be considered for save opportunities eventually, but the likelier scenario places him in a set-up role. Blanton remains a useful, cheap gamble for saves and a steady option for holds in leagues that count them.

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Nationals' Joe Blanton: Could see different roles
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blanton, who signed with the Nationals on Feb. 28, will hold a prominent spot in the bullpen, though general manager Mike Rizzo said his role could vary, Mark Zuckerman of MASN Sports reports. "He's been a quality setup man for the last couple years. He's pitched multiple innings. So he could fit as a long man, as a setup man," Rizzo said. "He's just a quality major league reliever that has flexibility."

Zuckerman added that the right-hander could step in to close if a change if needed because of injury or poor performance, though it appears Washington favors to have him as a setup man to start the year, while Shawn Kelley, Blake Treinen and Joe Nathan -- perhaps also Koda Glover -- compete for save chances. The 36-year-old has enjoyed a revival as a reliever in the last two seasons (combined 2.65 ERA, with 9.2 K/9 and 2.4 BB/9), and he even held left-handed bats to a .237 wOBA last year. That may prompt the Nats to have him face tough lefty mashers late in games, though they may also use him for save opportunities with similar circumstances. Blanton isn't a bad speculation in NL-only games and deep mixed setups that value relievers with K and ratio help, yet saves don't look like they'll reside in his immediate future.

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Nationals' Joe Blanton: Signs one-year deal with Nats
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blanton signed a one-year deal with the Nationals on Tuesday, Jorge Castillo of the Washington Post reports.

The 36-year-old spent last season with the Dodgers, posting a 2.48 ERA across 75 relief opportunities. The Nats likely view Blanton as a source of late-inning help, and it's possible he could be a factor in the team's search for a permanent closer.

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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 3.200 22.09026
vs RHB 8.200 4.15026
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
4/25@COL0000.04400
4/27@COL0001.03201
4/30NYM0001.00002
5/2ARI0001.01121
5/4ARI0000.01100
5/8@BAL0001.03000
5/13PHI0000.11001
Two Week Schedule
MAY
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
14
Phi
L3-4
W6-5
15
16
@Pitt
W8-4
17
@Pitt
L1-6
18
@Pitt
L4-10
19
@Atl
L4-7
20
@Atl
L2-5
21
@Atl
W3-2
22
23
Sea
7:05 pm
Tickets
24
Sea
7:05 pm
Tickets
25
Sea
4:05 pm
Tickets
26
SD
7:05 pm
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27
SD
4:05 pm
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Fantasy Points by Week
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2004OAK00 5.63300000 8.06551026
2005OAK1212 3.5333332000 201.1178867923567116
2006OAK1612 4.8232311100 194.124111110417558107
2007OAK1410 3.9534343100 230.024010610116440140
2008OAK-PHI912 4.6933330000 197.221111010322466111
2009PHI128 4.0531310000 195.1198898830859163
2010PHI96 4.8229280000 175.22061049427343134
2011PHI12 5.011180000 41.152232351935
2012PHI-LAD1013 4.7131302100 191.020710610029334166
2013LAA214 6.0428200000 132.2180968929434108
2015KC-PIT72 2.843640022 76.0692624711679
2016LAD72 2.487500001 80.0552322722680
2017WAS02 9.491400000 12.120141361412
Total 9995 4.3839025283231735.21863899845219414581257
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2004OAK3000000000 --- --- ---
2005OAK33301000000 .333 .333 .333
2006OAK32200000100 .000 .000 .000
2007OAK34400000300 .000 .000 .000
2008OAK-PHI3317010101100 .056 .059 .059
2009PHI3155470142100 .200 .127 .127
2010PHI2959870112400 .161 .119 .119
2011PHI111112020300 .182 .182 .182
2012PHI-LAD3155040132600 .136 .073 .073
2013LAA28601000200 .167 .167 .167
2015KC-PIT36400000100 .000 .000 .000
2016LAD75000000000 --- --- ---
2017WAS140000010001.000 --- ---
Total 39021613230699200 .157 .106 .106
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2004OAKP30110001.000
2005OAKP333334132011 .971
2006OAKP323131131440 .871
2007OAKP3434421527021.000
2008OAK-PHIP333342162514 .976
2009PHIP3131351223021.000
2010PHIP29283362520 .939
2011PHIP118918021.000
2012PHI-LADP313043142543 .907
2013LAAP282024121022 .917
2015KC-PITP364167810 .938
2016LADP750927011.000
2017WASP140312001.000
Total  3902523221131941517 .953
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2004OAK088 1.0001000 .21430 9.0 .3930
2005OAK3232237 1.0481224 .236835 11.2 .3940
2006OAK4220225 1.07135103 .309856 14.1 .4480
2007OAK4291235 1.33194213 .269950 11.1 .3780
2008OAK-PHI3239224 1.1541002 .271855 12.8 .4290
2009PHI4193216 0.9484007 .262837 12.2 .4380
2010PHI6191188 1.09112202 .291765 12.9 .4640
2011PHI05627 2.3340000 .319180 13.5 .4850
2012PHI-LAD5216180 1.2687005 .273806 11.5 .4530
2013LAA4152133 1.21170009 .317611 14.8 .5470
2015KC-PIT58757 1.6052102 .240309 10.2 .3890
2016LAD45993 0.6991003 .194315 9.3 .3101
2017WAS11212 1.1730000 .36461 18.2 .8180
Total 4319561835 1.14109288340 .2747410 12.2 .4351
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2006OAK00 0.00100000 2.00000022
2008PHI20 3.18330000 17.0166631618
2009PHI00 5.17420000 15.21510921410
2010PHI00 5.79110000 4.25330113
2011PHI00 0.00100000 1.00000000
2016LAD12 7.88700000 8.08773038
Total 32 4.661760000 48.1442625831641
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2002 A-Modesto01 7.5021000 6.08651066
2002 A-Vancouver11 3.1442000 14.1115500215
2003 AA-Midland31 1.2675101 35.2216510730
2003 A-Kane County87 2.572121220133.011047386519144
2004AAA-Sacramento118 4.192826100176.11991018213634143
2010AFX-Lakewood Blueclaws00 0.0011000 2.00000002
2010AA-Reading Phillies01 5.6322000 8.09552025
2011AFX-Lakewood Blueclaws00 0.0011000 1.00000000
2014AAA-Sacramento River Cat10 5.0622000 10.2137610310
2015AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers32 3.8976000 39.1341717721030
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/252
Birthdate:
12/11/1980
Age:
36
Hometown:
Bowling Green, KY
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Washington Nationals
College:
Kentucky
MLB Experience:
13