Kyle Blanks #88 - 1B/OF


  • Age: 28
  • DOB: 1986/09/11
  • POB: Souderton, PA
  • Height: 6-6 Weight: 265lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 5
  • Drafted by San Diego in 2004 (42nd round).
  • Current Status: Left calf injury, 60-day DL, 60-day DL
Year to date265510171027816001.309.409.436.845
On Pace326812211029102000-.309.409.436.845

Scouting Report

AssetsHits the ball with elite power but also has a very good batting eye and solid plate discipline. Has rare athleticism for a man his size, including speed. Can play the corner outfield spots or first base.
FlawsSometimes lets his smooth swing get a little long, leading to way too many strikeouts. Would benefit from taking more free passes. Needs to polish his defense, overall. Is a tad injury-prone.
Career potentialUnderachieving but talented and versatile slugger.

Honours and Awards

2008Texas League (AA) - All-Star Team
2007California League (A) - All-Star Team
2005Arizona League (R) - All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/08/24Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (left calf injury).
2014/06/24Left calf injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to June 23rd, 2014).
2014/06/22Missed 1 game (left calf injury).
2014/06/21Left calf injury, day-to-day.
2014/05/15Acquired from the San Diego Padres.
2014/05/13Optioned to El Paso (AAA).
2014/05/05Recalled from El Paso (AAA).
2014/03/29Optioned to El Paso (AAA).
2014/01/17Re-signed by the San Diego Padres to a one-year contract.
2013/09/29Missed the last 4 regular season games (sore achilles).
2013/09/26Sore Achilles, day-to-day.
2013/08/31Missed 41 games (left achilles tendinitis).
2013/07/12Left Achilles tendinitis, 15-day DL.
2013/06/23Missed 1 game (sore back).
2013/06/22Sore back, day-to-day.
2013/04/26Missed 3 games (shoulder injury).
2013/04/22Shoulder injury, day-to-day.
2013/04/14Recalled from Tucson (AAA).
2013/03/29Optioned to Tucson (AAA).
2012/11/19Re-signed by the San Diego Padres to a one-year contract.
2012/11/02Missed the last 154 regular season games (left shoulder inflammation).
2012/05/02Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (left shoulder inflammation).
2012/04/14Left shoulder injury, 15-day DL.
2012/03/08Re-signed by the San Diego Padres to a one-year contract.
2011/09/23Missed 1 game (quadriceps injury).
2011/09/21Quadriceps injury, day-to-day.
2011/07/21Recalled from Tucson (AAA).
2011/04/26Optioned to San Antonio (AA).
2011/04/26Missed 23 games (tommy john surgery).
2011/03/29Tommy John surgery, 15-day DL (retroactive to March 22nd, 2011).
2011/02/27Re-signed by the San Diego Padres to a one-year contract.
2010/11/03Missed the last 123 regular season games (right elbow injury).
2010/07/29Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (right elbow surgery).
2010/05/20Right elbow injury, early September.
2010/05/19Right elbow injury, day-to-day.
2010/03/03Re-signed by the San Diego Padres to a one-year contract.
2009/08/29Right foot injury, early September.
2009/06/19Contract purchased from Portland (AAA).
2009/02/10Invited to spring training by the San Diego Padres.
2008/03/06Assigned by the San Diego Padres to their minor league camp.


2014/05/15San Diego Padres traded Kyle Blanks to the Oakland Athletics for Jake Goebbert and a player to be named later (Ronald Herrera, 15-May-14) and/or cash considerations.
2004/06/07Drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 42nd round in 2004.

Career Stats

2014San DiegoNL51012000003000.
2014Total SD/OakMLB265510171027816001.309.409.436.845
2014El PasoAAA2783152250920102400-.265.364.6511.015
2013San DiegoNL8828031681408352185114.243.305.379.684
2012San DiegoNL4501000012000.200.333.200.533
2011San DiegoNL551702139717261651201.229.300.406.706
2011San AntonioAA441773350163427174130-.282.353.475.828
2010San DiegoNL33102141661315154610-.157.283.324.607
2010Lake ElsinoreA1037310300461200-.270.386.351.737
2009San DiegoNL5414824379010221855110.250.355.514.869
2008San AntonioAA13249275160235201075190548.325.404.514.918
2007Lake ElsinoreA119465941403142410044981129.301.380.540.920
2006Fort WayneA8630841902001052367920-.292.382.455.837
2005AZL PadresR4816433491017302549311.299.420.500.920


GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage

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