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Grant Balfour #50 - P

Tampa Bay

  • Age: 36
  • DOB: 1977/12/30
  • POB: Sydney, Australia
  • Height: 6-2 Weight: 200lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 10
  • Signed by Minnesota in 1997.
  • Current Status: On roster
GPGSWLSVCGSHOIPHRERHRBBKWHIPERA
Year to date70004007.23221561.042.35
On Pace57000320062.024161684049-2.35

Scouting Report

AssetsHas a great sinker/slider combo, which makes his mid-90's fastball quite effective. Can at times be completely baffling to hitters, who often swing and miss at his offerings.
FlawsNeeds extra rest at times to be most effective as a reliever, so he could stand to improve his stamina for the late innings. Injuries have also been a factor with him.
Career potentialQuality late-inning reliever.

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/01/23Signed as a free agent by the Tampa Bay Rays to a two-year contract.
2013/10/31Filed for free agency.
2012/10/29Oakland Athletics exercised their contract option for next season.
2011/07/07Missed 14 games (oblique).
2011/06/28Oblique, 15-day DL (retroactive to June 22nd, 2011).
2011/06/25Oblique, day-to-day.
2011/06/05Missed 2 games (paternity leave list).
2011/06/03Paternity leave list, day-to-day.
2011/01/14Signed as a free agent by the Oakland Athletics to a two-year contract.
2010/09/02Missed 33 games (rib injury).
2010/07/31Rib injury, early September (retroactive to July 29th, 2010).
2009/12/13Re-signed by the Tampa Bay Rays to a one-year contract.
2009/07/17Missed 1 game (bereavement list).
2009/07/12Bereavement list, day-to-day.
2009/01/16Re-signed by the Tampa Bay Rays to a one-year contract.
2008/05/31Contract purchased from Durham (AAA).
2008/04/04Outrighted to Durham (AAA).
2008/03/29Designated for assignment by the Tampa Bay Rays.
2007/12/13Re-signed by the Tampa Bay Rays to a one-year contract.
2007/07/27Acquired from the Milwaukee Brewers.
2007/07/27Designated for assignment by the Milwaukee Brewers.
2007/07/16Contract purchased from Nashville (AAA).
2007/03/29Re-signed by the Milwaukee Brewers to a minor league contract.
2007/03/27Outrighted to the minors by the Milwaukee Brewers.
2007/01/11Re-signed by the Milwaukee Brewers to a one-year contract.
2006/10/05Claimed off waivers from the Cincinnati Reds.
2006/10/02Missed all 162 regular season games (elbow injury).
2006/03/31Elbow injury, 60-day DL.
2006/01/12Signed as a free agent by the Cincinnati Reds to a one-year contract.
2005/12/20Minnesota Twins declined to tender a contract.
2005/10/02Missed all 162 regular season games (forearm injury).
2005/06/05Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (forearm injury).
2005/03/26Forearm injury, 15-day DL.
2005/03/04Re-signed by the Minnesota Twins to a one-year contract.
2004/08/17Missed 19 games (shoulder injury).
2004/08/04Shoulder injury, 15-day DL.
2004/07/31Shoulder injury, day-to-day.
2004/05/13Missed 32 games (right shoulder inflammation).
2004/04/04Right shoulder inflammation, 15-day DL.
2003/09/30Did not make the Minnesota Twins playoff roster.
2003/08/15Recalled from Rochester (AAA).
2003/07/17Optioned to Rochester (AAA).
2003/07/03Recalled from Rochester (AAA).
2003/03/14Optioned to Rochester (AAA).
2002/01/15Re-signed by the Minnesota Twins.
2001/07/20Recalled from New Britain (AA).
2001/03/12Optioned to New Britain (AA).

Trades

2014/01/23Signed as a free agent by the Tampa Bay Rays.
2011/01/14Signed as a free agent by the Oakland Athletics.
2007/07/27Milwaukee Brewers traded Grant Balfour to the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for Seth McClung.
2006/10/05Claimed off waivers by the Milwaukee Brewers from the Cincinnati Reds.
2006/01/12Signed as a free agent by the Cincinnati Reds.
1997/01/19Signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Minnesota Twins.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPGSWLSVCGSHOIPHRERHRBBKWHIPERA
2014Tampa BayAL70004007.23221561.042.35
2013OaklandAL65013380062.2482018727721.202.59
2012OaklandAL75032240074.2412121428720.922.53
2011OaklandAL6205220062.0441717820591.032.47
2011SacramentoAAA10000001.02110103.009.00
2010Tampa BayAL5702100055.1431614317561.082.28
2010CharlotteA22010001.22320322.9910.80
2009Tampa BayAL7305440067.1593836633691.374.81
2008Tampa BayAL5106240058.1281010324820.891.54
2008DurhamAAA1501080023.2511110390.630.38
2007Tampa BayAL2201000022.0261515116271.916.14
2007MilwaukeeNL30020002.24661433.0020.25
2007Total Mil/TBDMLB2501200024.2302121220302.037.66
2007NashvilleAAA2401150032.01766211470.881.69
2007HuntsvilleAA800020011.183304211.062.38
2006SarasotaA50000005.28750371.947.94
2006DaytonA20000002.00000030.000.00
2006GCL RedsR22000001.11220323.0113.50
2005Cin-Injured-----------------
2004MinnesotaAL3604100039.1351919421421.424.35
2003MinnesotaAL1711000026.0231212414301.424.15
2003RochesterAAA21115250071.0482119616870.902.41
2002EdmontonAAA5802480071.1603433330881.264.16
2001MinnesotaAL20000002.23442322.2513.50
2001EdmontonAAA1102200016.1181110210171.715.51
2001New BritainAA35021130050.02666122720.961.08
2000Fort MyersA35108560089.0914642834901.404.25
1999Quad CityA19148510091.2663936737951.123.53
1998ElizabethonR13137200077.2702929727751.253.36
1997GCL TwinsR13122400067.0733128120431.393.76
TotalMLB470128177600480.2357180174442125201.183.26
TotalAL467128157600478.0353174168432085171.173.16
TotalNL30020002.24661433.0020.25
TotalAAA130111192600215.1150747014782781.062.93
TotalAA43021150061.13499126930.981.32
TotalA63261611700190.0167958515771971.284.03
TotalR282796000146.014462598501201.333.64

Legend:

GP - games played
GS - games started
W - wins
L - losses
SV - saves
CG - complete games
SHO - shutouts
IP - innings pitched
H - hits
R - runs
ER - earned runs
HR - homeruns
BB - walks or base on balls
K - strikouts
WHIP - walks and hits per inning pitched
ERA - earned runs avverage


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