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Blaine Boyer
Birthdate: 7/11/1981 (35 y, 8 m, 13 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-3/215     Position: P
Drafted: 2000 June Amateur Draft - Round: 3, Pick: 30, Overall: 100, Team: Atlanta Braves
Contract: $0.2M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Boyer has been touching 96 mph with his fastball this spring, a marked improvement over previous seasons, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports. (3/14/2017)
Profiles:  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Do you know who was the most difficult pitcher to barrel up in 2016? I'll give you one guess. Since you're on his player page — though I can't possibly think of a reason why you should be — it was Blaine freakin' Boyer. Among pitchers with at least 200 balls in play, Boyer's 1.0% barrels-per-batted-ball-event and 0.7% barrels-per-plate-appearance led baseball. His average exit velocity on balls hit in the air also ranked best in the majors at 86.9 mph, helping to explain his microscopic home run rate. By any batted-ball metric, Boyer was one of the very best pitchers in the game in 2016. Unfortunately, balls in play is just one, albeit very significant, aspect of pitching. For as prolific as his batted ball management was, Boyer's ability to miss bats was equally dilettantish. Among relievers who tossed at least 60 innings, Boyer was the proud owner of the league's worst strikeout rate (by a significant margin, no less) and second-worst swinging-strike rate. Boyer's utter inability to miss bats and near non-existent usage in high-leverage situations renders his preeminent contact management little more than a novelty piece of trivia that will never come up on Trivia Night at any bar anywhere. Ever. (Rylan Edwards)

The Quick Opinion: Boyer has no value in leagues of any size. Though if you happen to be on the forefront of fantasy baseball and play in a league that includes StatCast batted-ball data, he should be your number one pick.

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SeasonAway vs RIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2005Away vs R9.2- - -409202214008.250.325.389.317
2006Away vs R0.1- - -21003300000.500.500.500.445
2007Away vs R1.0- - -51000001100.250.400.250.224
2008Away vs R20.0- - -9123611313351220.274.337.494.354
2009Away vs R10.2- - -4910103105004.227.319.262.273
2010Away vs R14.0- - -66165099091012.281.385.382.341
2011Away vs R1.1- - -106103310001.600.6001.000.692
2014Away vs R12.2- - -4686033020012.182.217.318.236
2015Away vs R22.1- - -9826719847109.286.340.528.366
2016Away vs R16.0- - -7221308726017.323.384.462.365
TotalAway vs R108.0- - -479121312534911394373.277.344.442.340

SeasonAway vs RK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2005Away vs R7.453.722.000.9320.0 %10.0 %10.0 %.2501.34.29694.8 %3.954.32
2006Away vs R0.000.000.000.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %.5003.00.500-200.0 %3.157.37
2007Away vs R0.009.000.000.000.0 %20.0 %-20.0 %.2502.00.250100.0 %6.247.49
2008Away vs R9.002.254.001.3522.0 %5.5 %16.5 %.2741.40.32865.9 %4.133.83
2009Away vs R3.384.220.800.008.2 %10.2 %-2.0 %.2271.41.25080.0 %3.755.11
2010Away vs R7.715.791.330.0018.2 %13.6 %4.5 %.2811.79.35664.0 %3.293.99
2011Away vs R6.750.001.006.7510.0 %0.0 %10.0 %.6004.50.62565.2 %11.282.47
2014Away vs R8.531.426.000.0026.1 %4.4 %21.7 %.1820.79.25070.0 %1.713.08
2015Away vs R3.632.821.291.619.2 %7.1 %2.0 %.2861.48.28287.6 %5.604.92
2016Away vs R3.943.381.171.139.7 %8.3 %1.4 %.3231.69.33979.4 %5.215.46
TotalAway vs R6.083.251.870.9215.2 %8.1 %7.1 %.2771.48.31274.5 %4.254.43

SeasonAway vs RGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2005Away vs R0.7525.0 %32.1 %42.9 %16.7 %8.3 %11.1 %0.0 %28.6 %39.3 %32.1 %25.0 %42.9 %32.1 %1545698
2006Away vs R1.000.0 %50.0 %50.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %50.0 %50.0 %0.0 %50.0 %50.0 %0.0 %1367
2007Away vs R3.000.0 %75.0 %25.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %25.0 %50.0 %25.0 %50.0 %0.0 %50.0 %20911
2008Away vs R1.0816.1 %43.5 %40.3 %12.0 %12.0 %3.7 %0.0 %21.9 %48.4 %29.7 %14.1 %53.1 %32.8 %378136242
2009Away vs R1.8216.2 %54.1 %29.7 %18.2 %0.0 %10.0 %0.0 %17.5 %42.5 %40.0 %12.5 %72.5 %15.0 %18573112
2010Away vs R3.5016.3 %65.1 %18.6 %12.5 %0.0 %7.1 %0.0 %26.7 %48.9 %24.4 %26.7 %40.0 %33.3 %252101151
2011Away vs R5.0033.3 %55.6 %11.1 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %33.3 %22.2 %44.4 %33.3 %33.3 %33.3 %401228
2014Away vs R0.9315.6 %40.6 %43.8 %7.1 %0.0 %7.7 %0.0 %34.4 %31.3 %34.4 %15.6 %50.0 %34.4 %20160141
2015Away vs R1.3627.2 %42.0 %30.9 %16.0 %16.0 %5.9 %0.0 %35.4 %32.9 %31.7 %15.9 %53.7 %30.5 %332119213
2016Away vs R1.6718.6 %50.8 %30.5 %11.1 %11.1 %13.3 %0.0 %34.5 %32.8 %32.8 %20.7 %56.9 %22.4 %28298184
TotalAway vs R1.4719.9 %47.6 %32.5 %12.9 %9.5 %7.6 %0.0 %29.1 %39.0 %31.9 %19.0 %52.2 %28.9 %18576701187