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Gregor Blanco
Birthdate: 12/24/1983 (33 y, 3 m, 2 d)     Bats/Throws: L/L     Height/Weight: 5-11/170     Position: OF
Contract: $0.2M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Blanco has a better shot at making the Diamondbacks' Opening Day roster after Socrates Brito (finger) was ruled out for the next two months. (3/10/2017)
Profiles:  2011  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Coming off a solid 2015 campaign, it appeared Blanco had maybe come into his own. He hit well enough to be 18 percent better than league-average in terms of wRC+ and posted a league-average WAR for a second consecutive season. It was down from the two seasons before that, but partly because he didn't play as much. By Off, Blanco had the best season of his career. But it all fell apart in 2016. He regressed mightily. Among players with 250 plate appearances, Blanco was among the worst 10 percent of players in all of baseball. His BABIP took a dive while his ground ball rate actually increased from his 2015 numbers, further complicating his struggles. Where he saw a difference was the amount of balls hit hit hard. His Hard% rate fell by almost 3.5 percent. While that didn't go to his Soft%, it did go to his Med%. His defense also dipped, as he played most of his time in right field and had -7 DRS in just 230 defensive innings. He might be able to regain his 2012 through '15 form, but he's 33 years old and would have to be used in the right situation for that to happen. (Dustin Nosler)

The Quick Opinion: For the previous four seasons, Blanco had been more than a quality fourth outfielder. He was basically a league-average hitter and player before seeing his production in all phases of the game drop significantly. He hit fewer balls hard than in year's past, which helped to bring his BABIP down enough to stifle his offensive production. 

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SeasonBuntsGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2008Bunts333036151500001000006000.500
2009Bunts3230000000000001000.000
2010Bunts201921121200001000002000.632
2012Bunts1611165500002000005000.455
2013Bunts1210134400001000003000.400
2014Bunts148144400002000006000.500
2015Bunts1111116600000000000000.545
2016Bunts6563300000000001000.600
TotalBunts115961204949000070000024000.510

SeasonBuntsBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2008Bunts0.0 %0.0 %0.00.500.500.5001.000.000.50083.6.448176
2009Bunts0.0 %0.0 %0.00.000.000.000.000.000.0000-0.8.000-100
2010Bunts0.0 %0.0 %0.00.632.632.6321.263.000.63264.0.565256
2012Bunts0.0 %0.0 %0.00.455.455.455.909.000.45531.1.402161
2013Bunts0.0 %0.0 %0.00.400.400.400.800.000.40020.4.355134
2014Bunts0.0 %0.0 %0.00.500.500.5001.000.000.50031.5.446194
2015Bunts0.0 %0.0 %0.00.545.545.5451.091.000.54531.5.480216
2016Bunts0.0 %0.0 %0.00.600.600.6001.200.000.60021.0.527241
TotalBunts0.0 %0.0 %0.00.510.510.5101.021.000.5102612.2.455185

SeasonBuntsGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2008Bunts0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %47.2 %30.6 %27.8 %41.7 %47.2 %36.1 %16.7 %571245
2009Bunts0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %66.7 %33.3 %33.3 %33.3 %33.3 %66.7 %0.0 %514
2010Bunts0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %57.1 %57.1 %28.6 %14.3 %19.1 %47.6 %33.3 %34529
2012Bunts0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %43.8 %56.3 %12.5 %31.3 %6.3 %81.3 %12.5 %26620
2013Bunts0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %30.8 %46.2 %30.8 %23.1 %15.4 %61.5 %23.1 %19217
2014Bunts0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %28.6 %57.1 %14.3 %28.6 %7.1 %85.7 %7.1 %29821
2015Bunts0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %54.5 %63.6 %9.1 %27.3 %36.4 %45.5 %18.2 %17215
2016Bunts0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %50.0 %50.0 %16.7 %33.3 %33.3 %66.7 %0.0 %918
TotalBunts0.000.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %45.8 %47.5 %22.5 %30.0 %26.7 %55.8 %17.5 %19637159