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Blaine Boyer

36-Year-Old Pitcher – Boston Red Sox

2017 Stats

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1-1

ERA

3.86

WHIP

1.42

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31

SV

0

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Boyer was aggressively mediocre in 2016, finishing with a 3.95 ERA and 3.96 FIP, both within 10 points of the league average for relievers. Boyer showcased excellent control and an ability to draw gro...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 225   DOB: 7/11/1981   BORN: Atlanta, GA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league contract with the Braves in January of 2017 that includes an invite to spring training.

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Boyer (neck) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Thursday, Scott Lauber of ESPN reports.

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Blaine Boyer 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
2004 22 A MYR 28 28 0 154.0 138 51 4 95 49 10 10 0 2.98 1.21
2005 23 AA MIS 14 7 0 44.3 61 26 4 35 18 2 4 0 5.28 1.78
2005 23 MAJ ATL 43 0 0 37.7 32 13 1 33 17 4 2 0 3.11 1.30
2006 24 AAA RIC 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 999.99 0.00
2006 24 MAJ ATL 2 0 0 0.7 4 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 40.50 7.50
2007 25 AAA RIC 21 12 0 73.3 76 35 1 62 50 4 3 2 4.30 1.72
2007 25 MAJ ATL 5 0 0 5.3 10 2 0 3 1 0 0 0 3.38 2.06
2008 26 MAJ ATL 76 0 0 72.0 73 47 10 67 25 2 6 1 5.88 1.36
2009 27 MAJ ARI 30 0 0 37.0 39 11 0 18 12 0 1 0 2.68 1.38
2009 27 MAJ ATL 3 0 0 1.3 3 6 0 2 3 0 1 0 40.50 4.50
2009 27 MAJ STL 15 0 0 16.3 14 8 1 9 5 0 0 0 4.41 1.16
2009  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ ARI/ATL/STL 48 0 0 54.7 56 25 1 29 20 0 2 0 4.12 1.39
2010 28 AAA REN 5 0 0 6.0 5 1 0 9 1 1 0 2 0 0 1.50 1.00
2010 28 MAJ ARI 54 0 0 57.0 59 27 3 29 29 3 2 0 4 5 4.26 1.54
2011 29 A+ PAL 4 3 0 10.2 6 6 1 11 3 1 1 0 0 0 5.06 0.88
2011 29 AAA MEM 4 4 0 16.0 34 24 5 5 9 0 2 0 0 0 13.50 2.69
2011 29 AAA IND 4 0 0 8.0 14 12 3 8 9 0 0 0 0 0 13.50 2.88
2011 29 MAJ NYM 5 0 0 6.7 13 8 2 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 10.80 2.10
2013 31 AAA OMA 13 0 0 15.0 15 5 3 18 3 0 1 1 0 0 3.00 1.20
2014 32 AAA EL 24 0 0 28.0 26 10 2 27 6 1 2 6 0 0 3.21 1.14
2014 32 MAJ SD 32 0 0 40.3 34 16 2 29 8 0 1 0 0 5 3.57 1.04
2015 33 MAJ MIN 68 0 0 65.0 62 18 5 33 19 3 6 1 2 19 2.49 1.25
2016 34 MAJ MIL 61 0 0 66.0 80 29 4 26 17 2 4 1 2 5 3.95 1.47
2017 35 AAA PAW 11 0 0 15.1 13 5 0 12 7 0 2 2 0 0 2.93 1.32
2017 35 MAJ BOS 30 0 0 37.3 42 16 3 31 11 1 1 0 1 2 3.86 1.42
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3-Year Averages     53 0 0 57.1 58 21 3 29 14 1 3 0 1 9 3.31 1.26
Career  (View All)     424 0 0 442.7 465 204 31 281 149 15 26 4 4.15 1.39

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Blaine Boyer 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
Sep. 15 @TB 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.86 1.42
Sep. 13 Oak 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.96 1.43
Sep. 9 TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.19 1.51
Sep. 5 Tor 2.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.32 1.56
Sep. 3 @NYY 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.60 1.63
Aug. 31 @NYY 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.75 1.65
Aug. 25 Bal 1.0 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.91 1.70
Aug. 24 @Cle 0.3 3 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.13 1.62
Aug. 5 CWS 1.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 3.21 1.50
Aug. 1 Cle 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.42 1.56
Jul. 29 KC 0.0 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 - 0 1 0 3.55 1.54
Jul. 26 @Sea 1.3 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.84 1.42
Last 14 Games (Team)
4 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.5 IP/G
6.0 1 0 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.33
Last 30 Games (Team)
8 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.2 IP/G
9.3 9 6 6 1 2 10 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 5.79 1.18
Last 60 Games (Team)
12 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
13.3 15 8 8 1 5 11 0 1 0 0-0 0 1 1 5.40 1.50
Blaine Boyer 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
Aug. 21 Buffalo 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 1.00
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. 1.0 IP/G
1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 1.00
Last 60 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 1.00

Blaine Boyer Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20175010516301.364
20161341410371002.298
20159211714300.169

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201710721626322.263
201614712742802.307
20151762212481025.298

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201719.000011602.371.21
201637.312114512.411.15
201533.0241191111.361.12

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201718.311020535.401.64
201628.7120121235.971.88
201532.012014843.661.38
Blaine Boyer vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Blaine Boyer 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
2004 22 A MYR 28 28 154.0 5.55 2.86 1.94 0.23 74.3% 2.98 3.26 .283
2005 23 AA MIS 14 7 44.3 7.11 3.65 1.94 0.81 70.7% 5.28 4.15 .388
2005 23 MAJ ATL 43 0 37.7 7.88 4.06 1.94 0.24 75% 3.11 3.19 .297
2006 24 AAA RIC 0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 999.99 0.00 .000
2006 24 MAJ ATL 2 0 .7 0.00 13.50 0.00 0.00 1.00 40% 40.50 7.85 .680
2007 25 AAA RIC 21 12 73.3 7.61 6.14 1.24 0.12 72.8% 4.30 4.02 .341
2007 25 MAJ ATL 5 0 5.3 5.06 1.69 3.00 0.00 2.00 81.8% 3.38 2.66 .454
2008 26 MAJ ATL 76 0 72.0 8.38 3.13 2.68 1.25 1.07 58% 93.8 MPH 5.88 4.22 .317
2009 27 MAJ ARI 30 0 37.0 4.38 2.92 1.50 0.00 2.86 78.4% 93.7 MPH 2.68 3.23 .311
2009 27 MAJ ATL 3 0 1.3 13.50 20.25 0.67 0.00 2.86 0% 93.7 MPH 40.50 7.18 .630
2009 27 MAJ STL 15 0 16.3 4.96 2.76 1.80 0.55 2.86 61.1% 93.7 MPH 4.41 3.84 .260
2009  (Multiple Teams) 27 MAJ ARI/ATL/STL 48 0 54.7 4.77 3.29 1.45 0.16 2.86 68% 93.7 MPH 4.12 3.51 .305
2010 28 AAA REN 5 0 6.0 13.50 1.50 9.00 0.00 83.3% 1.50 0.70 .387
2010 28 MAJ ARI 54 0 57.0 4.58 4.58 1.00 0.47 3.42 71.8% 94.6 MPH 4.26 4.45 .298
2011 29 A+ PAL 4 3 10.2 9.71 2.65 3.67 0.88 37.5% 5.06 3.20 .220
2011 29 AAA MEM 4 4 16.0 2.81 5.06 0.56 2.81 50% 13.50 8.51 .420
2011 29 AAA IND 4 0 8.0 9.00 10.13 0.89 3.38 55% 13.50 9.82 .430
2011 29 MAJ NYM 5 0 6.7 1.35 1.35 1.00 2.70 2.43 50% 93.0 MPH 10.80 7.70 .382
2013 31 AAA OMA 13 0 15.0 10.80 1.80 6.00 1.80 86.7% 3.00 4.00 .331
2014 32 AAA EL 24 0 28.0 8.68 1.93 4.50 0.64 73.3% 3.21 2.95 .316
2014 32 MAJ SD 32 0 40.3 6.47 1.79 3.63 0.45 1.38 65% 93.1 MPH 3.57 3.00 .274
2015 33 MAJ MIN 68 0 65.0 4.57 2.63 1.74 0.69 1.66 82.9% 92.7 MPH 2.49 4.06 .275
2016 34 MAJ MIL 61 0 66.0 3.55 2.32 1.53 0.55 2.02 73.1% 92.1 MPH 3.95 4.02 .322
2017 35 AAA PAW 11 0 15.1 7.15 4.17 1.71 0.00 75% 2.93 3.00 .298
2017 35 MAJ BOS 30 0 37.3 7.47 2.65 2.82 0.72 0.90 74% 94.3 MPH 3.86 3.55 .344
Today's Projections     0 0 .4 5.91 2.09 2.82 0.73 74.9% 3.68 0.44 .331
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.6 5.30 2.50 2.12 0.64 75.5% 3.64 3.79 .327
Rest Of Season     0 0 4.1 5.21 2.50 2.08 0.68 75% 3.72 3.85 .325
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3-Year Averages     53 0 57.1 4.57 2.21 2.07 0.47 73.9% 3.31 3.60 .294
Career     424 0 442.7 5.71 3.03 1.89 0.63 70.3% 4.15 3.88 .310

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Blaine Boyer Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 65 -1 10 -1 0 33 -1 0 0
2016 P 66 -1 8 -1 0 37 0 0 0
2017 P 37.3 -2 2 -2 0 19 -2 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2016 P 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2017 P 0 -1 0 0 -1 0 -2

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2017 Stat Review for Blaine Boyer    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.82 K/BB
AVERAGE
7.47 K/9
WEAK
2.65 BB/9
GOOD
94.3 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.7 HR/9
GOOD
0.90 GB/FB Ratio
BALANCED
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.86 ERA
WEAK
1.42 WHIP
POOR
3.55 FIP
AVERAGE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.344 BABIP
HIGH
74.0% Strand Rate
LOW

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Blaine Boyer: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Boyer (neck) will be activated from the 10-day disabled list Thursday, Evan Drellich of CSN New England reports.

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Boyer (neck) made a rehab appearance with Triple-A Pawtucket on Monday, tossing a scoreless inning and giving up one hit.

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Boyer was placed on the 10-day disabled list Tuesday with a neck strain, Sean McAdam of BostonSportsJournal.com reports.

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Boyer (elbow) was reinstated from the 10-day DL prior to Wednesday's game against Seattle, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

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The Red Sox plan to activate Boyer (elbow) from the 10-day disabled list prior to Wednesday's game against the Mariners, Jen McCaffrey of The Springfield Republican reports.

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Boyer was given a clean bill of health after his forearm scare over the weekend, and was able to throw off flat ground Tuesday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.

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Boyer (elbow) was placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

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Boyer exited Saturday's game against the Yankees with elbow tightness, Scott Lauber of ESPN.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Boyer surprisingly landed a high-profile role in Minnesota's bullpen last spring, becoming the primary setup man before missing time in August due to a sore elbow. His 2.49 ERA looks impressive, but Boyer's success came despite an anemic strikeout rate (4.6 K/9) and some luck on balls in play as evidenced by a 4.00 FIP. He generates groundballs (47.6 percent) and doesn't have terrible velocity (92.5 mph average fastball), but his lack of strikeouts limit his upside in any high-leverage role, and any shot at occasional saves or even holds will depend on where he lands in free agency.

2015

Boyer returned to the States last season after spending part of 2013 in Japan, joining the Padres on a minor league deal in January. He was unable to secure a bullpen spot during spring training, but the right-hander ended up making 32 appearances with the big club, 21 of which came after the All-Star break. While Boyer's second-half surface numbers weren't pretty, there was a more than 150-point difference between his ERA (4.85) and FIP (3.29), a disparity created by an unlucky 64.1% strand rate and .321 BABIP. His biggest improvement was with his control, as Boyer averaged a mere 1.8 BB/9 in his 40.1 innings last season, down from 4.6 BB/9 in his last sizeable major league sample in 2010. Despite the improvement, the Padres designated Boyer for assignment in November, and he signed a minor league contract with Minnesota. Now 33, Boyer will compete for a bullpen job, but it's unlikely he'll win a high-leverage role.

2011

Boyer had a front-row seat in the D-Backs' bullpen debacle last season, making 54 appearances and having the good fortune to escape those outings with a 4.26 ERA despite a free pass issued for every batter he fanned. There has been nothing from him over the last two seasons to suggest he will repeat the 8.4 K/9IP mark from his 2008 season with the Braves and the more recent trends here suggest Triple-A or a new organization are more likely than a long-term place in the D-Backs' plans. If you are handicapping the closer situation in Arizona on draft day, pick another pony.

2010

On the surface, it appears that a heavy workload in Atlanta may have caught up to Boyer, as his strikeout rate dipped from 8.4 K/9IP in 2008 to 4.8 in 2009 over stops in Atlanta, St. Louis and Arizona. Despite missing fewer bats, Boyer gave up just one home run last season after surrendering 10 in 76 appearances (72 innings) in 2008. He'll be among the cast competing for a bullpen spot with the D-Backs during spring training, but he's never put together a strong enough season in a setup role to merit consideration as a staff filler.

2009

Boyer did not pitch after Sept. 17 as he struggled in the second half due to his high workload. He was among the National League leaders in appearances during the first half and posted a 3.93 ERA, but struggled with an 11.17 ERA in the second half. Boyer strikes out batters at a good rate (8.38 K/9IP) with strong control (67:25 K:BB ratio). He'll be a key set-up man for the Braves, but his overuse could negatively impact his 2009 performance.

2008

After a tantalizing major league debut in 2005 with 33 strikeouts in 35 innings, Boyer missed all of 2006 with shoulder surgery and then spent most of 2007 at Triple-A Richmond. While his decent strikeout rate returned after the surgery, he struggled with his control (over six walks per nine innings at Triple-A). He'll need better command to find success in the majors, but he'll contend for a spot in the bullpen as he's out of options.

2007

Boyer hurt his shoulder at the end of the 2005 season, and then had a setback that required surgery and caused him to miss all off 2006. Boyer had a tantalizing major league debut in 2005 with 33 strikeouts in 35 innings before getting hurt. He walks a few too many batters to think he'll be a star in the bullpen, but he could carve out a sizable role if healthy this spring.

2006

Aided by a move to the bullpen in the middle of the season, Boyer increased his strikeout rate in his first year at Double-A. Promoted to an Atlanta team desperate for middle relief help, Boyer continued to look sharp with a 33 strikeouts in 35 innings before being shut down for a sore shoulder in September. He walks a few too many batters to repeat his early success, but he'll likely leave spring training with a job in the middle of the bullpen and is someone to keep an eye on.

2005

Boyer had a strong ERA for high Single-A Myrtle Beach and was protected on the 40-man roster, but his strikeout rates don't indicate he'll have great success at the next level. There are better pitching prospects in the Braves system.