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Aaron Blair SP

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May 29, 2020 04:32 PM
Aaron Blair: Released by D-backs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blair was released by the Diamondbacks on Friday, JJ Cooper of Baseball America reports.

A former top-100 prospect who was once traded from Arizona to Atlanta along with Dansby Swanson and Ender Inciarte in the infamous Shelby Miller trade, Blair never came close to living up to his billing as a potential mid-rotation starter. He last pitched in the majors in 2017 with the Braves.

February 13, 2020 10:20 PM
Diamondbacks' Aaron Blair: Signs minors deal with Diamondbacks
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blair signed a minor-league contract with the Diamondbacks on Wednesday, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.

Blair was released by Braves in May 2018 after undergoing surgery to repair a capsule tear in his shoulder. The 27-year-old had his longest major-league stint in 2016 with Atlanta, recording a 7.59 ERA, 1.66 WHIP and 46 strikeouts across 70 innings. Blair will look to extinguish any injury-related doubts and begin a new chapter to his professional career with Arizona a stint that will almost certainly begin in the minors.

May 31, 2018 03:52 PM
Aaron Blair: Let go Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blair (shoulder) was released by the Braves on Thursday, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Blair was set to miss the rest of the 2018 season after undergoing surgery for a capsule tear in his shoulder. He'll look to latch on elsewhere following a lengthy rehab process.

April 18, 2018 12:56 PM
Braves' Aaron Blair: Will miss remainder of 2018 season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blair underwent surgery for a capsule tear in his shoulder Tuesday, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Blair will be forced to miss the rest of the 2018 campaign as he begins a lengthy rehab process. He'll look to continue his development at some point next season. Blair has spent most of his career in the minors, although he does have some experience with the big club. The 25-year-old has started 16 games for the Braves across two seasons, struggling to a 7.89 ERA and 1.73 WHIP.

April 18, 2018 12:20 PM
Braves' Aaron Blair: Undergoes surgery Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blair underwent surgery to fix his shoulder injury on Tuesday.

It's unclear how long Blair will need to recover after undergoing surgery, but a timeframe should come into focus as his rehab progresses. He figures to be out for a large chunk of the season, if not all of it.

April 13, 2018 01:12 PM
Braves' Aaron Blair: Dealing with shoulder injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blair was removed from Wednesday's start at Triple-A Gwinnett due to a shoulder injury, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Blair was placed on the 7-day DL and will visit Dr. James Andrews on Monday. The right-hander was removed from his outing in the third inning and appeared to sustain the injury while attempting to cover home plate after throwing a wild pitch. Expect an update on his status following Monday's appointment.

April 12, 2018 11:56 AM
Braves' Aaron Blair: Leaves Wednesday's start at Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blair left Wednesday's start for Triple-A Gwinnett in the third inning with an undisclosed injury, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

He was attempting to cover home plate after a wild pitch when he reportedly got hurt. The 25-year-old had already walked five batters at that point in the game, and despite his spot on the 40-man roster, Blair seems to be moving backwards in his development and was unlikely to get called up to the Braves any time soon even before his injury.

March 25, 2018 10:24 AM
Braves' Aaron Blair: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blair was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Blair had a 4.15 ERA in spring training but with 10 hits and five walks allowed in 8.2 innings. Luiz Gohara's ankle injury created an opening in the Braves' rotation, but Blair didn't make a strong impression this spring.

March 17, 2018 11:24 AM
Braves' Aaron Blair: Spring struggles continue Friday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blair got the start in Friday's Grapefruit League game against the Pirates, allowing three runs on four hits and two walks over two innings while striking out one.

Luiz Gohara's ankle injury has created an opening in the Braves' rotation, but Blair has done little this spring to demonstrate he deserves a chance to fill it, posting a 2:3 K:BB through seven innings. Expect the 25-year-old right-hander to begin the season back at Triple-A Gwinnett, where he managed a poor 5.02 ERA and 1.50 WHIP in 127.1 innings last year.

February 13, 2018 05:16 PM
Braves' Aaron Blair: Sheds 40 pounds, feels great
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blair has dropped 40 pounds since last spring and says he feels great, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Blair apparently shed most of the weight during his offseason workout regimen, and he says he's moving better and throwing easier as a result. The 25-year-old spent most of the 2017 campaign with Triple-A Gwinnett, compiling an unremarkable 5.02 ERA and 104:56 K:BB across 127.1 innings (25 starts) before suffering a torn lat muscle during his final start of the season. He also earned a brief promotion to the majors, but was sent down after allowing five runs on five hits and five walks in just three innings. Blair should be healthy heading into spring training, where he'll have an outside shot at winning one of the Braves' final rotation spots.

September 3, 2017 11:20 AM
Braves' Aaron Blair: Heading for MRI
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blair is dealing with a possible lat-muscle injury suffered in Friday's start, David O'Brien of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

It's been a rocky tenure with the Braves for Blair to say the least. After posting a 7.59 ERA with the team last season, he surrendered five earned runs in his only appearance of 2017. It now appears the injury bug may have bitten him, as he was lifted from his last start for Triple-A Gwinnett after 79 pitches. The team will play it safe and send him for an MRI, after which more information should be known.

July 27, 2017 12:00 AM
Braves' Aaron Blair: Optioned to Gwinnett
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blair was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett after Wednesday's game.

Blair has been awful for the Braves, as he owns a 7.59 ERA and 46:34 K:BB over 15 starts. The 24-year-old will try and right the ship in Triple-A. Atlanta has a day off Thursday, so the club will wait until Friday to announce the corresponding roster move.

July 26, 2017 07:52 PM
Braves' Aaron Blair: Struggles mightily in season debut
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blair (0-1) gave up five runs on five hits and five walks over just three innings in Wednesday's loss to Arizona.

The 25-year-old's poor Triple-A stats suggested something like this might happen upon his reintroduction to the big leagues, and indeed, Blair was just as bad as could be expected. There's no reason to believe he'll improve dramatically even if the Braves do let him run with a rotation spot for a while.

July 26, 2017 07:48 PM
Braves' Aaron Blair: Officially recalled Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blair was recalled by the Braves ahead of his scheduled start Wednesday.

The right-hander will take recently traded Jaime Garcia's spot in the rotation for Wednesday's tilt with the D-Backs -- his first major-league appearance since he made 15 starts with Atlanta last season. Blair has posted a 4.86 ERA and 1.48 WHIP in 18 starts with Triple-A Gwinnett this year, and he'll need to fare much better than that if he wants to keep a permanent spot on the Braves' roster, as other potential replacements are lurking.

July 25, 2017 12:56 PM
Braves' Aaron Blair: Tabbed to start Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blair will start Wednesday's contest against the Diamondbacks, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

Blair was scratched from his scheduled Thursday start last week in case he needed to make a spot start Friday in Jaime Garcia's place; now that the Garcia trade has finally gone through, the young righty will get to start in his place. Despite the upcoming outing, the 24-year-old may not have more opportunities to start if this one goes poorly, as reports have widely linked Lucas Sims to the vacant rotation spot.

July 21, 2017 04:24 PM
Braves' Aaron Blair: Potentially receiving call-up soon
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blair was scratched from Thursday's start with Triple-A Gwinnett and could replace Jaime Garcia in the big-league rotation if the latter is dealt in the meantime, Chris Cotillo of SB Nation reports.

Multiple reports are linking Garcia to the Twins, so Blair may need to head to the big leagues to replace the veteran lefty in the rotation Friday night. If this all plays out as expected, Blair would face off with southpaw Alex Wood and the Dodgers, although no official word has come on this front as of now.

April 23, 2017 11:28 AM
Braves' Aaron Blair: Optioned back to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blair was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Sunday.

With the Braves' depleted bullpen needing a fresh arm, Blair was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday. The 24-year-old was not called upon to make a relief appearance and he will head back to the minors Sunday. Matt Wisler has been recalled to take Blair's place.

April 20, 2017 05:00 PM
Braves' Aaron Blair: Called up to Atlanta
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blair was recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday.

The Braves' bullpen was depleted earlier in the week, so the team decided to bring up Blair to act as a long reliever until the rest of the relief corps is rested. The 24-year-old had been scuffling a bit at Triple-A, sporting a 5.79 ERA in three starts, so it wouldn't be surprising to see him head back to the minors relatively soon in order to develop more.

March 16, 2017 09:32 PM
Braves' Aaron Blair: Shipped to Gwinnett
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blair was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday.

The 24-year-olds made 15 starts in the majors last year to the tune of a 7.59 ERA and a 1.66 WHIP. Blair will begin his third stint at Triple-A, his second at Gwinnett since joining the Atlanta organization before last season, and will work to earn a seat on the shuttle when Atlanta needs a spare starter.

March 9, 2017 02:40 PM
Braves' Aaron Blair: Fans three in return to action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Blair gave up one run in 2.2 innings of work Thursday, allowing five hits while striking out three and walking one.

This was his first game back after missing time with a bruised hand. He struggled in the majors last season, accumulating a 7.59 ERA across 70 innings with a 46:34 K:BB. Blair has flashed potential, striking out 10 in his final start of the 2016 season against the Tigers, but he is ultimately expected to start the season at Triple-A Gwinnett after the offseason acquisitions of R.A. Dickey, Jaime Garcia, and Bartolo Colon.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 1.200 27.00020
vs RHB 1.100 0.00033
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
7/26@ARI0103.05553
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamINNGPGSCGWLSVSOBBHERAWHIP
2013ASX-Hillsboro Hops 31.08801102813252.901.226
2013AFX-South Bend Silver Ha 17.2330020134193.661.337
2014AFX-South Bend Silver Ha 35.26611204414254.091.108
2014AFA-Visalia Rawhide 72.1131304208121704.371.262
2014AA-Mobile Baybears 46.18804104616301.950.998
2015AAA-Reno Aces 77.0131207205627673.161.221
2015AA-Mobile Baybears 83.1131316306423702.711.119
2016AAA-Gwinnett Braves 71.2131305407132774.681.531
2017AAA-Gwinnett Braves127.125252790104561355.031.503
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/250
Birthdate:
5/26/1992
Age:
28
Hometown:
Las Vegas, NV
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Atlanta Braves
College:

MLB Experience:
2