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Paul Blackburn

24-Year-Old Pitcher – Oakland Athletics

2018 Stats

W-L

1-1

ERA

8.03

WHIP

1.54

K

7

SV

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

An extreme groundball pitcher in Oakland is almost always going to be worth a second look in deep settings. The problem with Blackburn is that he lacks the swing-and-miss stuff to be a real difference...

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2018 ADP:  467.85

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 192   DOB: 12/4/1993   BORN: Antioch, CA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: By CHC In 2012   Show ContractHide Contract

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Paul Blackburn Contract Information:

Agreed to terms with the Cubs on his rookie contract in June 2012.

June 24, 2018  –  Paul Blackburn News

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Blackburn (1-2) allowed six runs in five innings Sunday, yielding eight hits in a 10-3 loss to the White Sox. He struck out four and gave up a home run.

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Paul Blackburn Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2012 18 R MES 9 6 0 20.2 23 8 2 13 7 2 0 0 0 0 3.48 1.49
2013 19 A BOI 13 12 0 46.0 41 17 3 38 29 2 3 0 0 0 3.33 1.52
2014 20 A KAN 24 24 0 117.0 108 42 6 75 31 9 4 0 0 0 3.23 1.19
2015 21 A MYR 18 18 0 89.2 89 31 3 63 22 7 5 0 0 0 3.11 1.24
2016 22 AA TEN 8 18 0 102.1 96 36 6 72 26 6 4 0 0 0 3.17 1.19
2016 22 AA JAC 8 7 0 40.2 42 16 2 27 9 3 1 0 0 0 3.54 1.27
2017 23 AAA NAS 15 14 0 79.2 69 27 6 56 26 5 6 0 0 0 3.05 1.20
2017 23 MAJ OAK 10 10 0 58.7 58 21 5 22 16 3 1 0 0 0 3.22 1.26
2018 24 A+ STO 1 1 0 3.2 8 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 7.36 2.81
2018 24 MAJ OAK 3 3 0 12.3 15 11 1 7 4 1 1 0 0 0 8.03 1.54
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3-Year Averages     10 10 0 58.7 58 21 5 22 16 3 1 0 0 0 3.22 1.26
Career  (View All)     13 13 0 71.0 73 32 6 29 20 4 2 0 4.06 1.31

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats

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Paul Blackburn Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jun. 19 @SD 5.0 4 2 2 0 2 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 8.03 1.54
Jun. 13 Hou 1.3 8 8 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 11.05 1.77
Jun. 7 KC 6.0 3 1 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.50 0.50
Last 14 Games (Team)
2 Games Pitched:  Avg. 3.2 IP/G
6.3 12 10 10 0 4 4 0 0 0 0-1 0 0 0 14.21 2.53
Last 30 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched:  Avg. 4.1 IP/G
12.3 15 11 11 1 4 7 0 0 0 1-1 0 0 0 8.03 1.54
Last 60 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched:  Avg. 4.1 IP/G
12.3 15 11 11 1 4 7 0 0 0 1-1 0 0 0 8.03 1.54
Paul Blackburn Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV ERA WHIP
May. 31 Modesto 3.0 8 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 9.00 3.00
Last 14 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 3.0 IP/G
3.0 8 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0-0 0 9.00 3.00
Last 60 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 3.0 IP/G
3.0 8 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0-0 0 9.00 3.00

Paul Blackburn Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201822316200.286
2017113101123301.225

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201833439211.310
201712512535604.294

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20187.311032111.051.77
201728.0100171135.141.61

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20185.00004203.601.20
201730.72105521.470.95
Paul Blackburn vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Paul Blackburn Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2012 18 R MES 9 6 20.2 5.79 3.12 1.86 0.89 78.6% 3.48 4.24 .323
2013 19 A BOI 13 12 46.0 7.43 5.67 1.31 0.59 79.1% 3.33 4.35 .293
2014 20 A KAN 24 24 117.0 5.77 2.38 2.42 0.46 72.9% 3.23 3.56 .286
2015 21 A MYR 18 18 89.2 6.36 2.22 2.86 0.30 74.1% 3.11 3.17 .313
2016 22 AA TEN 8 18 102.1 6.35 2.29 2.77 0.53 74.1% 3.17 3.35 .294
2016 22 AA JAC 8 7 40.2 6.04 2.01 3.00 0.45 71.4% 3.54 3.18 .317
2017 23 AAA NAS 15 14 79.2 6.36 2.95 2.15 0.68 76.4% 3.05 3.83 .274
2017 23 MAJ OAK 10 10 58.7 3.38 2.45 1.38 0.77 3.00 76.8% 90.2 MPH 3.22 4.43 .270
2018 24 A+ STO 1 1 3.2 2.81 2.81 1.00 0.00 66.7% 7.36 3.51 .499
2018 24 MAJ OAK 3 3 12.3 5.11 2.92 1.75 0.73 3.57 44.4% 89.5 MPH 8.03 4.09 .335
Today's Projections     0 1 5.5 5.88 2.01 2.92 0.66 71.4% 3.76 0.32 .311
Next 7 Days     0 2 11.1 5.34 2.44 2.18 0.71 71.6% 3.90 3.86 .304
Rest Of Season     0 13 71.7 5.17 2.73 1.89 0.78 71.5% 4.03 4.08 .301
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3-Year Averages     10 10 58.7 3.38 2.45 1.38 0.77 76.8% 3.22 4.38 .270
Career     13 13 71.0 3.68 2.54 1.45 0.76 70.1% 4.06 4.35 .281

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Paul Blackburn Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2018 12.3 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Paul Blackburn    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.75 K/BB
TERRIBLE
5.11 K/9
TERRIBLE
2.92 BB/9
WEAK
89.5 MPH Fastball
POOR
0.7 HR/9
ELITE
3.57 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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8.03 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.54 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.09 FIP
AVERAGE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.335 BABIP
HIGH
44.4% Strand Rate
LOW

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Paul Blackburn: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Blackburn allowed two runs on four hits in a no-decision against the Padres on Tuesday, striking out four and walking two in five innings.

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Blackburn (1-1) was hammered for eight runs on eight hits and two walks through just 1.1 innings in Wednesday's loss to the Astros.

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Blackburn (1-0) allowed one earned run on three hits and no walks while striking out three across six innings to earn the win Thursday against the Royals.

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Blackburn (forearm) was officially reinstated from the 60-day DL prior to Thursday's start against Kansas City, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Blackburn (forearm) will be activated from the disabled list to start Thursday's series opener against the Royals, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Blackburn (forearm) was scratched from Tuesday's planned rehab start at High-A Stockton and may instead make his 2018 big-league debut in the coming days, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Blackburn (forearm) is scheduled to stretch out to 75 pitches in his next rehab start for High-A Stockton on Tuesday, Jordan Wolf of MLB.com reports.

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2017

After working his way up to the Cubs' Double-A affiliate, Blackburn was traded to the Mariners as part of the package for Mike Montgomery. The big knock on Blackburn is his inability to miss bats, as he registered just a 6.2 K/9 in 2016 (which is identical to his career mark). However, he's made up for the lack of swing and miss to a large extent by posting consistently low walk rates and keeping the ball on the ground. At the end of the 2016 season, the Mariners traded Blackburn to the A's for Danny Valencia and subsequently added him to their 40-man roster, protecting him from the Rule 5 draft. Although the Bay Area native has only seen Double-A action so far, his control may be earn him a call up to the big leagues if the A's notorious starting pitching struggles continue.