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Gregor Blanco
Birthdate: 12/24/1983 (33 y, 3 m, 5 d)     Bats/Throws: L/L     Height/Weight: 5-11/170     Position: OF
Contract: $0.2M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Blanco (oblique) re-signed with the Diamondbacks on Tuesday and was assigned to Triple-A Reno, the Arizona Republic's Nick Piecoro reports. (3/28/2017)
Injury: Oblique, Day-To-Day
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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SeasonPullGABPAH1B2B3BHRRRBIBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPSBCSAVG
2008Pull791071123222631112000014100.299
2009Pull7991001000000000000.111
2010Pull446565221632118000000100.338
2012Pull711011053222415525000013000.317
2013Pull881271304331732215000012600.339
2014Pull7511712146271144422000004000.393
2015Pull711101103827812213000000000.345
2016Pull527475221353118000001400.297
TotalPull4877107272361584418161610300003141200.332

SeasonPullBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2008Pull0.0 %0.0 %0.00.299.296.439.736.140.29012-1.2.31589
2009Pull0.0 %0.0 %0.00.111.111.333.444.222.1110-1.1.176-4
2010Pull0.0 %0.0 %0.00.338.338.492.831.154.328102.0.360123
2012Pull0.0 %0.0 %0.00.317.314.525.838.208.278153.5.356130
2013Pull0.0 %0.0 %0.00.339.336.488.824.150.325184.2.355134
2014Pull0.0 %0.0 %0.00.393.393.6581.051.265.3722613.5.455200
2015Pull0.0 %0.0 %0.00.345.345.491.836.145.333164.1.360134
2016Pull0.0 %0.0 %0.00.297.297.486.784.189.288100.7.329108
TotalPull0.0 %0.0 %0.00.332.331.513.844.180.31610825.7.362132

SeasonPullGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2008Pull3.3921.8 %60.4 %17.8 %16.7 %5.6 %6.6 %36.4 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %14.3 %58.0 %27.7 %398130268
2009Pull6.0025.0 %75.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %100.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %88.9 %11.1 %34826
2010Pull3.8917.0 %66.0 %17.0 %0.0 %11.1 %5.7 %66.7 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %21.5 %43.1 %35.4 %20961148
2012Pull3.8818.8 %64.6 %16.7 %0.0 %31.3 %3.2 %55.6 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %7.6 %69.5 %22.9 %337115222
2013Pull5.2724.2 %63.7 %12.1 %6.7 %13.3 %6.3 %50.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %16.9 %53.1 %30.0 %419142277
2014Pull2.7520.4 %58.4 %21.2 %12.5 %16.7 %4.5 %25.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %9.9 %58.7 %31.4 %408135273
2015Pull3.7122.3 %61.2 %16.5 %17.6 %11.8 %6.3 %57.1 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %21.8 %54.6 %23.6 %372127245
2016Pull6.0012.5 %75.0 %12.5 %11.1 %11.1 %11.1 %33.3 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %20.0 %57.3 %22.7 %24984165
TotalPull3.9420.3 %63.6 %16.1 %10.2 %14.8 %6.1 %49.1 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %15.3 %57.4 %27.4 %24268021624