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Joe Blanton
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Team: WashingtonHt / Wt: 6-3 / 221 NFBC ADP: 651.20
Position: RPBorn: 12/11/1980 Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: 1st Round by Athletics (2002)


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Aug. 10 7:37 AM PT8:37 AM MT9:37 AM CT10:37 AM ET10:37 ET14:37 GMT22:37 7:37 AM MST9:37 AM EST10:07 AM VEN18:37 UAE9:37 AM CT-Joe Blanton did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Washington Nationals defeated the Miami Marlins 10-1 on Wednesday. Blanton struck out two, ending the game with a 7.11 ERA and 1.61 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 9 8:37 AM PT9:37 AM MT10:37 AM CT11:37 AM ET11:37 ET15:37 GMT23:37 8:37 AM MST10:37 AM EST11:07 AM VEN19:37 UAE10:37 AM CT-Joe Blanton allowed two runs on one hit and one walk in 0.1 innings as the Washington Nationals lost to the Miami Marlins 7-3 on Tuesday. Blanton did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 7.34 ERA and 1.66 WHIP on the season.
July 30 3:05 PM PT4:05 PM MT5:05 PM CT6:05 PM ET18:05 ET22:05 GMT6:05 3:05 PM MST5:05 PM EST5:35 PM VEN2:05 UAE (+1)5:05 PM CT-Joe Blanton allowed one run on two hits in 1.0 inning as the Washington Nationals lost to the Colorado Rockies 10-6 on Sunday. Blanton struck out one, ending the game with a 7.31 ERA and 1.69 WHIP on the season.
July 25 8:09 PM PT9:09 PM MT10:09 PM CT11:09 PM ET23:09 ET3:09 GMT11:09 8:09 PM MST10:09 PM EST10:39 PM VEN7:09 UAE (+1)10:09 PM CT-Joe Blanton allowed one run on four hits and one walk in 2.0 innings as the Washington Nationals lost to the Milwaukee Brewers 8-0 on Tuesday. Blanton struck out one, ending the game with a 7.24 ERA and 1.68 WHIP on the season.
July 24 7:27 AM PT8:27 AM MT9:27 AM CT10:27 AM ET10:27 ET14:27 GMT22:27 7:27 AM MST9:27 AM EST9:57 AM VEN18:27 UAE9:27 AM CT-Joe Blanton improved to 1-2, allowing no hits over 0.2 scoreless innings, as the Washington Nationals defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-2 on Sunday. Blanton struck out one, ending the game with a 7.46 ERA and 1.62 WHIP on the season.
July 22 9:35 AM PT10:35 AM MT11:35 AM CT12:35 PM ET12:35 ET16:35 GMT0:35 9:35 AM MST11:35 AM EST12:05 PM VEN20:35 UAE11:35 AM CT-Joe Blanton did not allow a hit or walk in 0.1 scoreless innings as the Washington Nationals lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 on Friday. Blanton struck out one, ending the game with a 7.66 ERA and 1.66 WHIP on the season.
July 20 8:56 AM PT9:56 AM MT10:56 AM CT11:56 AM ET11:56 ET15:56 GMT23:56 8:56 AM MST10:56 AM EST11:26 AM VEN19:56 UAE10:56 AM CT-Joe Blanton allowed three runs on three hits in 0.1 innings as the Washington Nationals lost to the Los Angeles Angels 7-0 on Wednesday. Blanton struck out one, ending the game with a 7.77 ERA and 1.68 WHIP on the season.
July 17 1:21 PM PT2:21 PM MT3:21 PM CT4:21 PM ET16:21 ET20:21 GMT4:21 1:21 PM MST3:21 PM EST3:51 PM VEN0:21 UAE (+1)3:21 PM CT-Joe Blanton walked one and didn't allow a hit in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Washington Nationals defeated the Cincinnati Reds 6-1 on Monday. Blanton did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 6.75 ERA and 1.58 WHIP on the season.
July 16 2:50 PM PT3:50 PM MT4:50 PM CT5:50 PM ET17:50 ET21:50 GMT5:50 2:50 PM MST4:50 PM EST5:20 PM VEN1:50 UAE (+1)4:50 PM CT-Joe Blanton allowed one hit without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Washington Nationals defeated the Cincinnati Reds 14-4 on Sunday. Blanton struck out three, ending the game with a 7.04 ERA and 1.61 WHIP on the season.
July 9 3:12 PM PT4:12 PM MT5:12 PM CT6:12 PM ET18:12 ET22:12 GMT6:12 3:12 PM MST5:12 PM EST5:42 PM VEN2:12 UAE (+1)5:12 PM CT-Joe Blanton did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Washington Nationals defeated the Atlanta Braves 10-5 on Sunday. Blanton did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 7.36 ERA and 1.64 WHIP on the season.
July 8 4:58 PM PT5:58 PM MT6:58 PM CT7:58 PM ET19:58 ET23:58 GMT7:58 4:58 PM MST6:58 PM EST7:28 PM VEN3:58 UAE (+1)6:58 PM CT-Joe Blanton walked one and didn't allow a hit in 0.2 scoreless innings as the Washington Nationals lost to the Atlanta Braves 13-0 on Saturday. Blanton did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 7.71 ERA and 1.71 WHIP on the season.
July 7 11:05 PM PT12:05 AM MT1:05 AM CT2:05 AM ET2:05 ET6:05 GMT14:05 11:05 PM MST1:05 AM EST1:35 AM VEN10:05 UAE1:05 AM CT-Joe Blanton allowed two hits without giving up a run in 0.1 innings as the Washington Nationals lost to the Atlanta Braves 5-2 on Thursday. Blanton did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 7.97 ERA and 1.72 WHIP on the season.
July 3 6:58 PM PT7:58 PM MT8:58 PM CT9:58 PM ET21:58 ET1:58 GMT9:58 6:58 PM MST8:58 PM EST9:28 PM VEN5:58 UAE (+1)8:58 PM CT-Joe Blanton did not allow a hit or walk in 0.1 scoreless innings as the Washington Nationals defeated the New York Mets 3-2 on Monday. Blanton did not strike out a batter, ending the game with an 8.10 ERA and 1.65 WHIP on the season.
June 29 7:44 PM PT8:44 PM MT9:44 PM CT10:44 PM ET22:44 ET2:44 GMT10:44 7:44 PM MST9:44 PM EST10:14 PM VEN6:44 UAE (+1)9:44 PM CT-Joe Blanton did not allow a hit or walk in 0.1 scoreless innings as the Washington Nationals lost to the Chicago Cubs 5-4 on Thursday. Blanton did not strike out a batter, ending the game with an 8.84 ERA and 1.80 WHIP on the season.
June 25 3:36 PM PT4:36 PM MT5:36 PM CT6:36 PM ET18:36 ET22:36 GMT6:36 3:36 PM MST5:36 PM EST6:06 PM VEN2:36 UAE (+1)5:36 PM CT-Joe Blanton allowed one hit without giving up a run in 1.1 innings as the Washington Nationals lost to the Cincinnati Reds 6-2 on Sunday. Blanton did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 9.00 ERA and 1.83 WHIP on the season.
June 24 5:02 PM PT6:02 PM MT7:02 PM CT8:02 PM ET20:02 ET0:02 GMT8:02 5:02 PM MST7:02 PM EST7:32 PM VEN4:02 UAE (+1)7:02 PM CT-Joe Blanton allowed two runs on four hits in 1.0 inning as the Washington Nationals defeated the Cincinnati Reds 18-3 on Saturday. Blanton did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 9.72 ERA and 1.92 WHIP on the season.
June 15 7:26 PM PT8:26 PM MT9:26 PM CT10:26 PM ET22:26 ET2:26 GMT10:26 7:26 PM MST9:26 PM EST9:56 PM VEN6:26 UAE (+1)9:26 PM CT-Joe Blanton allowed one run on one hit in 1.1 innings as the Washington Nationals defeated the New York Mets 8-3 on Thursday. Blanton struck out one, ending the game with an 8.22 ERA and 1.70 WHIP on the season.
June 11 5:46 PM PT6:46 PM MT7:46 PM CT8:46 PM ET20:46 ET0:46 GMT8:46 5:46 PM MST7:46 PM EST8:16 PM VEN4:46 UAE (+1)7:46 PM CT-Joe Blanton walked one and didn't allow a hit in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Washington Nationals lost to the Texas Rangers 5-1 on Sunday. Blanton struck out one, ending the game with an 8.78 ERA and 1.88 WHIP on the season.
May 17 3:53 PM PT4:53 PM MT5:53 PM CT6:53 PM ET18:53 ET22:53 GMT6:53 3:53 PM MST5:53 PM EST6:23 PM VEN2:53 UAE (+1)5:53 PM CT-Blanton (shoulder inflammation) was removed from the DL on Sunday.
Analysis: Blanton had been struggling mightily with a 9.49 ERA, and this may have been the reason why.
May 8 7:42 PM PT8:42 PM MT9:42 PM CT10:42 PM ET22:42 ET2:42 GMT10:42 7:42 PM MST9:42 PM EST10:12 PM VEN6:42 UAE (+1)9:42 PM CT-Joe Blanton allowed three hits without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Washington Nationals lost to the Baltimore Orioles 6-4 on Monday. Blanton did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 9.75 ERA and 1.92 WHIP on the season.
May 4 2:22 PM PT3:22 PM MT4:22 PM CT5:22 PM ET17:22 ET21:22 GMT5:22 2:22 PM MST4:22 PM EST4:52 PM VEN1:22 UAE (+1)4:22 PM CT-Joe Blanton allowed one run on one hit without recording an out as the Washington Nationals defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-2 on Thursday. Blanton did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 10.64 ERA and 1.82 WHIP on the season.
May 3 9:49 PM PT10:49 PM MT11:49 PM CT12:49 AM ET0:49 ET4:49 GMT12:49 9:49 PM MST11:49 PM EST12:19 AM VEN8:49 UAE11:49 PM CT-Joe Blanton allowed one run on one hit and two walks in 1.0 inning as the Washington Nationals lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-3 on Tuesday. Blanton struck out one, ending the game with a 9.82 ERA and 1.73 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 30 8:46 PM PT9:46 PM MT10:46 PM CT11:46 PM ET23:46 ET3:46 GMT11:46 8:46 PM MST10:46 PM EST11:16 PM VEN7:46 UAE (+1)10:46 PM CT-Joe Blanton did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Washington Nationals defeated the New York Mets 23-5 on Sunday. Blanton struck out two, ending the game with a 9.90 ERA and 1.60 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 27 4:22 PM PT5:22 PM MT6:22 PM CT7:22 PM ET19:22 ET23:22 GMT7:22 4:22 PM MST6:22 PM EST6:52 PM VEN3:22 UAE (+1)6:22 PM CT-Joe Blanton allowed three runs - two earned - on three hits in 1.0 inning as the Washington Nationals defeated the Colorado Rockies 16-5 on Thursday. Blanton struck out one, ending the game with an 11.00 ERA and 1.78 WHIP on the season.
Feb. 28 9:05 AM PT10:05 AM MT11:05 AM CT12:05 PM ET12:05 ET17:05 GMT1:05 10:05 AM MST12:05 PM EST12:35 PM VEN21:05 UAE11:05 AM CT-A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that Blanton and the Washington Nationals have agreed to a $4 million, one-year contract. The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity on Tuesday because the agreement had not been announced.
Analysis: The 36-year-old Blanton was a free agent after pitching for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2016, when the right-hander went 7-2 with a 2.48 ERA and 80 strikeouts in 80 innings across 75 regular-season appearances. He then went 1-0 and allowed only one hit in five scoreless innings in four games for LA during an NL Division Series victory over Washington.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2004 Oak 0 0 0 - 0 3 0 0 8.0 6 5 5 1 2 0 6 1.00 5.63
2005 Oak 12 12 0 - 0 33 33 2 201.1 178 86 79 23 67 3 116 1.22 3.53
2006 Oak 16 12 0 - 0 32 31 1 194.1 241 111 104 17 58 4 107 1.54 4.82
2007 Oak 14 10 0 - 0 34 34 3 230.0 240 106 101 16 40 4 140 1.22 3.95
2008 Oak 5 12 0 - 0 20 20 0 127.0 145 74 70 12 35 3 62 1.42 4.96
2008 Phi 4 0 0 - 0 13 13 0 70.2 66 36 33 10 31 0 49 1.37 4.20
2008 Tot 9 12 0 - 0 33 33 0 197.2 211 110 103 22 66 3 111 1.40 4.69
2009 Phi 12 8 0 - 0 31 31 0 195.1 198 89 88 30 59 4 163 1.32 4.05
2010 Phi 9 6 0 - 0 29 28 0 175.2 206 104 94 27 43 6 134 1.42 4.82
2011 Phi 1 2 0 - 0 11 8 0 41.1 52 23 23 5 9 0 35 1.48 5.01
2012 Phi 8 9 0 - 0 21 20 2 133.1 141 74 68 22 18 2 115 1.19 4.59
2012 LAD 2 4 0 - 0 10 10 0 57.2 66 32 32 7 16 3 51 1.42 4.99
2012 Tot 10 13 0 - 0 31 30 2 191.0 207 106 100 29 34 5 166 1.26 4.71
2013 LAA 2 14 0 - 0 28 20 0 132.2 180 96 89 29 34 4 108 1.61 6.04
2015 KC 2 2 2 - 2 15 4 0 41.2 43 19 18 6 7 1 40 1.20 3.89
2015 Pit 5 0 0 - 0 21 0 0 34.1 26 7 6 1 9 4 39 1.02 1.57
2015 Tot 7 2 2 - 2 36 4 0 76.0 69 26 24 7 16 5 79 1.12 2.84
2016 LAD 7 2 0 - 1 75 0 0 80.0 55 23 22 7 26 4 80 1.01 2.48
2017 Was 1 2 0 - 0 36 0 0 31.2 42 26 25 9 9 2 29 1.61 7.11
Career 100 95 2 - 3 412 252 8 1755.0 1885 911 857 222 463 44 1274 1.34 4.39

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2005 Oak 33 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333
2006 Oak 32 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2007 Oak 34 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2008 Oak 20 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2008 Phi 13 16 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 10 0 0 .063 .059 .063
2008 Tot 33 17 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 11 0 0 .059 .056 .059
2009 Phi 31 55 4 7 0 0 0 1 4 21 0 0 .127 .200 .127
2010 Phi 29 59 8 7 0 0 0 1 1 24 0 0 .119 .161 .119
2011 Phi 11 11 1 2 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 .182 .182 .182
2012 Phi 21 39 0 3 0 0 0 1 3 20 0 0 .077 .163 .077
2012 LAD 10 16 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 .063 .063 .063
2012 Tot 31 55 0 4 0 0 0 1 3 26 0 0 .073 .136 .073
2013 LAA 28 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .167 .167 .167
2015 KC 15 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2015 Pit 21 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2015 Tot 36 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2017 Was 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1.000 -
Career 412 216 13 23 0 0 0 6 9 92 0 0 .106 .157 .106

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2006 Oak Total 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.00
    LCS 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0.00
2008 Phi Total 2 0 0 - 0 3 3 0 17.0 16 6 6 3 6 2 18 3.18
    LDS 1 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 6.0 5 1 1 1 0 0 7 1.50
    LCS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 5.0 7 3 3 0 4 2 4 5.40
    WS 1 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 6.0 4 2 2 2 2 0 7 3.00
2009 Phi Total 0 0 0 - 0 4 2 0 15.2 15 10 9 2 4 0 10 5.17
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 2 0 0 3.2 4 2 2 1 0 0 1 4.91
    LCS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 6.0 6 4 3 1 2 0 2 4.50
    WS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 6.0 5 4 4 0 2 0 7 6.00
2010 Phi Total 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 4.2 5 3 3 0 1 0 3 5.79
    LCS 0 0 0 - 0 1 1 0 4.2 5 3 3 0 1 0 3 5.79
2011 Phi Total 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
2016 LAD Total 1 2 0 - 0 7 0 0 8.0 8 7 7 3 3 2 8 7.88
    LDS 1 0 0 - 0 4 0 0 5.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 5 0.00
    LCS 0 2 0 - 0 3 0 0 3.0 7 7 7 3 2 2 3 21.00
Career 3 2 0 - 0 17 6 0 48.1 44 26 25 8 16 4 41 4.66

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2008 Phi Total 3 8 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 6 0 0 .125 .125 .500
    LDS 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LCS 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    WS 1 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 .333 .333 1.333
2009 Phi Total 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LDS 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LCS 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    WS 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2010 Phi Total 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
    LCS 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 17 14 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 10 0 0 .071 .071 .286


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 228 93 87 90.3 39.86
Curveball 61 82 77 79.4 10.66
Slider 202 89 83 86.2 35.31
Changeup 81 88 82 85.3 14.16

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