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Collin Balester
Birthdate: 6/6/1986 (29 y, 1 m, 28 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-5/200     Position: P
Drafted: 2004 June Amateur Draft - Round: 4, Pick: 13, Overall: 114, Team: Montreal Expos
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RotoWire News: Balester (elbow) re-signed with the Pirates on a minor league deal Tuesday which includes an invite to spring training, Rob Biertempfel of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports. (11/18/2014)



SeasonTeamWLSVGGSIPK/9BB/9HR/9BABIPLOB%GB%HR/FBERAFIPxFIPWAR
2006Nationals (A+)4502322117.26.654.050.92.31567.4 %  5.204.47  
2006Nationals (AA)1003319.24.582.750.00.25478.3 %  1.833.32  
2007Nationals (AA)270171798.27.022.280.82.30671.4 %  3.743.81  
2007Nationals (AAA)230101051.26.974.010.52.29367.8 %  4.183.87  
2008Nationals (AAA)930151578.27.322.631.60.28679.9 %  4.005.04  
2008Nationals370151580.05.633.151.35.30566.9 %39.6 %11.5 %5.515.114.870.5
2009Nationals (AAA)71002020107.15.953.100.42.34969.1 %  4.443.63  
2009Nationals1407730.15.934.152.97.26470.6 %36.6 %21.3 %6.827.455.20-0.6
2010Nationals (AAA)33035569.06.784.171.04.30863.4 %  5.874.78  
2010Nationals01017021.012.004.710.86.28387.3 %56.8 %14.3 %2.573.513.080.1
2011Nationals (AAA)21128039.110.533.430.46.40973.1 %  4.352.78  
2011Nationals14023035.28.583.531.77.30174.1 %41.7 %16.7 %4.544.933.86-0.4
2012Tigers (AAA)11130046.18.742.331.36.26176.4 %  3.694.15  
2012Tigers20011018.06.005.502.50.17366.7 %32.1 %17.2 %6.507.716.46-0.5
2013Rangers (AAA)1406527.07.333.001.33.35756.9 %  7.335.20  
2014Pirates (R)000606.26.752.701.35.30458.1 %  2.704.92  
2014Pirates (R)010201.16.7513.500.00.71416.7 %  54.006.51  
2014Pirates (AA)14110011.08.187.361.64.25061.7 %  6.556.35  
2015Steamer000101.07.003.611.09.29170.8 %  4.434.48 0.0
2015ZiPS23 20231.36.044.311.44.30169.0 %  5.465.59 -0.6
2015Pirates (AA)10413020.16.202.660.44.22886.7 %  1.773.54  
2015Reds (AAA)00415015.24.021.720.57.24575.3 %  2.873.70  
2015Pirates (AAA)0008014.24.913.070.61.22570.5 %  3.074.01  
Total- - -71607322185.07.013.791.75.28370.9 %40.1 %15.3 %5.305.534.68-1.0

SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGShOSVHLDBSIPTBFHRERHRBBIBBHBPWPBKSO
2006Nationals (A+)455.202322000  117.2518126716812530412087
2006Nationals (AA)101.8333000  19.277155406122010
2007Nationals (AA)273.741717000  98.24231034741925055077
2007Nationals (AAA)234.181010000  51.2226492724323232140
2008Nationals (AAA)934.001515000  78.23327937351423044064
2008Nationals375.5115150000080.03589253491228164050
2009Nationals (AAA)7104.442020000  107.14741295853537366171
2009Nationals146.82770000030.11353424231014000020
2010Nationals (AAA)335.87355000  69.0309744745832437052
2010Nationals012.571700000021.0891566211124028
2011Nationals (AAA)214.35280001  39.1174471919215113046
2011Nationals144.542300002135.2159382118714012134
2012Tigers (AAA)113.69300001  46.1186382019712231145
2012Tigers206.501100000018.083141413511134012
2013Rangers (AAA)147.3365000  27.012234232249232022
2014Pirates (R)002.7060000  6.2318521200015
2014Pirates (R)0154.0020000  1.117101080200101
2014Pirates (AA)146.55100001  11.053109829102010
2015Steamer004.4310  00 1.0411000 0  1
2015ZiPS235.46202     31.3 342019515234121
2015Pirates (AA)101.77130004  20.179144416011114
2015Reds (AAA)002.87150004  15.26013551300007
2015Pirates (AAA)003.0780000  14.26312651500108
Total- - -7165.30732200021185.08241931181093678312141144

SeasonTeamK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%ERA-FIP-FIP
2006Nationals (A+)6.654.051.640.9216.8 %10.2 %6.6 %.2731.52.31567.4 %  4.47
2006Nationals (AA)4.582.751.670.0013.0 %7.8 %5.2 %.2171.07.25478.3 %  3.32
2007Nationals (AA)7.022.283.080.8218.2 %5.9 %12.3 %.2621.30.30671.4 %  3.81
2007Nationals (AAA)6.974.011.740.5217.7 %10.2 %7.5 %.2451.39.29367.8 %  3.87
2008Nationals (AAA)7.322.632.781.6019.3 %6.9 %12.3 %.2591.30.28679.9 %  5.04
2008Nationals5.633.151.791.3514.0 %7.8 %6.1 %.2841.50.30566.9 %1281185.11
2008Average6.833.392.011.0117.5 %8.7 %8.8 %.2591.39.29671.4 %  4.39
2009Nationals (AAA)5.953.101.920.4215.0 %7.8 %7.2 %.2991.55.34969.1 %  3.63
2009Nationals5.934.151.432.9714.8 %10.4 %4.4 %.2811.58.26470.6 %1631767.45
2009Average6.993.462.021.0518.0 %8.9 %9.1 %.2581.39.29571.9 %  4.42
2010Nationals (AAA)6.784.171.631.0416.8 %10.4 %6.5 %.2701.54.30863.4 %  4.78
2010Nationals12.004.712.550.8631.5 %12.4 %19.1 %.1971.24.28387.3 %64883.51
2010Average7.133.282.170.9618.5 %8.5 %10.0 %.2531.35.29372.2 %  4.20
2011Nationals (AAA)10.533.433.070.4626.4 %8.6 %17.8 %.2981.58.40973.1 %  2.78
2011Nationals8.583.532.431.7721.4 %8.8 %12.6 %.2641.46.30174.1 %1191284.93
2011Average7.133.112.300.9418.6 %8.1 %10.5 %.2511.32.29172.5 %  4.12
2012Tigers (AAA)8.742.333.751.3624.2 %6.5 %17.7 %.2221.08.26176.4 %  4.15
2012Tigers6.005.501.092.5014.5 %13.3 %1.2 %.2031.39.17366.7 %1561887.71
2012Average7.563.052.481.0219.8 %8.0 %11.8 %.2501.31.29372.5 %  4.12
2013Rangers (AAA)7.333.002.441.3318.0 %7.4 %10.6 %.3091.59.35756.9 %  5.20
2014Pirates (R)6.752.702.501.3516.1 %6.5 %9.7 %.2761.50.30458.1 %  4.92
2014Pirates (R)6.7513.500.500.005.9 %11.8 %-5.9 %.6679.00.71416.7 %  6.51
2014Pirates (AA)8.187.361.111.6418.9 %17.0 %1.9 %.2271.73.25061.7 %  6.35
2015Steamer7.003.611.941.0917.8 %9.2 %8.6 %.2551.40.29170.8 %  4.48
2015ZiPS6.044.311.401.44   .2781.57.30169.0 %  5.59
2015Pirates (AA)6.202.662.330.4417.7 %7.6 %10.1 %.1940.98.22886.7 %  3.54
2015Reds (AAA)4.021.722.330.5711.7 %5.0 %6.7 %.2281.02.24575.3 %  3.70
2015Pirates (AAA)4.913.071.600.6112.7 %7.9 %4.8 %.2071.16.22570.5 %  4.01
Total- - -7.013.791.851.7517.5 %9.5 %8.0 %.2631.46.28370.9 %1281335.53

SeasonTeamGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%SIERAxFIP-xFIP
2008Nationals1.0321.9 %39.6 %38.5 %13.5 %11.5 %8.4 %50.0 %44.9 %36.1 %19.0 %14.6 %54.4 %31.0 %4.801134.87
2009Nationals0.7916.8 %36.6 %46.5 %8.5 %21.3 %2.7 %0.0 %45.5 %26.7 %27.7 %10.9 %47.5 %41.6 %5.111235.20
2010Nationals1.7911.4 %56.8 %31.8 %7.1 %14.3 %4.0 %25.0 %37.5 %39.6 %22.9 %10.4 %52.1 %37.5 %2.75773.08
2011Nationals1.0719.4 %41.7 %38.9 %4.8 %16.7 %11.1 %50.0 %49.1 %28.2 %22.7 %23.6 %42.7 %33.6 %3.431003.86
2012Tigers0.6216.1 %32.1 %51.8 %6.9 %17.2 %16.7 %100.0 %36.8 %29.8 %33.3 %10.5 %61.4 %28.1 %5.401576.46
Total- - -0.9819.2 %40.1 %40.8 %9.7 %15.3 %8.2 %45.5 %44.4 %32.7 %22.9 %14.9 %51.5 %33.6 %4.371124.68

SeasonTeamGBFBLDIFFBIFHBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2008Nationals1071045914942345358121347
2009Nationals374717410012192321513
2010Nationals2514511414136203339
2011Nationals454221252112239371610
2012Tigers18299231115124174298
Total- - -232236111231911577122618813107

SeasonTeamWPA-WPA+WPARE24REWpLIinLIgmLIexLIPullsWPA/LIClutchSDMD
2008Nationals-1.85-7.295.44-15.81-1.600.950.880.871.0715-1.09-0.8600
2009Nationals-0.90-2.671.78-8.36-0.820.800.840.881.307-0.69-0.4300
2010Nationals-0.36-0.900.553.910.400.430.420.400.4290.15-0.9801
2011Nationals-1.35-3.031.68-6.32-0.700.670.640.780.4914-0.96-1.0517
2012Tigers-0.27-1.050.78-6.53-0.740.660.690.630.869-0.470.0601
Total- - --4.72-14.9410.23-33.11-3.460.780.750.700.8154-3.06-2.9619

SeasonTeamFB%SL%CT%CB%CH%SF%KN%XX%
2008Nationals64.2% (91.5)  20.9% (75.1)14.9% (83.8)  2.8%
2009Nationals70.6% (91.5)  27.0% (76.7)2.4% (85.1)  1.2%
2010Nationals62.2% (94.1)  36.0% (78.9)1.8% (87.2)  2.4%
2011Nationals69.1% (94.1)  29.9% (80.1)1.0% (88.2)  0.2%
2012Tigers68.4% (92.9)  27.2% (79.1)4.4% (86.7)  1.3%
Total- - -66.4% (92.5)  26.0% (77.6)7.6% (84.3)  1.8%

SeasonTeamFA%FT%FC%FS%FO%SI%SL%CU%KC%EP%CH%SC%KN%UN%
2008Nationals66.6 %     0.4 %20.5 %  12.1 %   
2009Nationals70.4 %0.4 %    0.4 %26.5 %  2.1 %   
2010Nationals62.2 %      35.1 %  1.5 %   
2011Nationals70.0 %      29.9 %      
2012Tigers49.5 %19.2 %     26.9 %  3.0 %   
Total- - -65.8 %1.9 %    0.2 %25.6 %  6.0 %   

SeasonTeamvFAvFTvFCvFSvFOvSIvSLvCUvKCvEPvCHvSCvKN
2008Nationals91.2     83.775.1  83.5  
2009Nationals91.588.9    76.676.6  84.8  
2010Nationals93.9      78.9  86.8  
2011Nationals93.9      80.1     
2012Tigers92.792.6     79.0  86.9  
Total- - -92.292.4    81.777.5  83.8  

SeasonTeamwFBwSLwCTwCBwCHwSFwKNwFB/CwSL/CwCT/CwCB/CwCH/CwSF/CwKN/C
2008Nationals-7.8  -2.71.0  -0.93  -0.980.53  
2009Nationals-4.4  -3.0-0.8  -1.24  -2.21-6.46  
2010Nationals-2.8  6.2-0.6  -1.35  5.19-10.78  
2011Nationals-7.5  0.1-0.3  -1.79  0.04-5.05  
2012Tigers-4.4  2.5-1.9  -2.21  3.14-14.25  
Total- - --27.0  3.1-2.5  -1.34  0.39-1.09  

SeasonTeamwFAwFTwFCwFSwFOwSIwSLwCUwKCwEPwCHwSCwKN
2008Nationals-7.4     -0.5-2.3  0.5  
2009Nationals-4.1-0.1    0.0-3.0  -1.1  
2010Nationals-2.5      6.6  -0.6  
2011Nationals-6.6      0.5     
2012Tigers-3.4-0.7     2.6  -1.7  
Total- - --24.0-0.8    -0.44.4  -2.9  

SeasonTeamwFA/CwFT/CwFC/CwFS/CwFO/CwSI/CwSL/CwCU/CwKC/CwEP/CwCH/CwSC/CwKN/C
2008Nationals-0.84     -9.05-0.85  0.28  
2009Nationals-1.12-4.39    0.61-2.19  -9.87  
2010Nationals-1.20      5.55  -11.95  
2011Nationals-1.55      0.27     
2012Tigers-2.32-1.23     3.20  -18.97  
Total- - --1.18-1.34    -6.290.55  -1.58  

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%F-Strike%SwStr%
2008Nationals20.1 %66.4 %44.0 %65.1 %86.7 %81.9 %51.5 %50.0 %7.8 %
2008Average25.4 %65.4 %45.9 %61.7 %87.9 %80.8 %51.1 %58.6 %8.7 %
2009Nationals22.2 %65.2 %45.0 %65.4 %91.3 %85.3 %53.0 %54.8 %6.6 %
2009Average25.1 %66.0 %45.3 %61.7 %87.8 %80.5 %49.3 %58.2 %8.7 %
2010Nationals29.8 %61.9 %43.2 %41.1 %80.7 %64.8 %41.6 %60.7 %14.5 %
2010Average29.3 %64.4 %45.6 %66.5 %88.1 %80.7 %46.5 %58.8 %8.6 %
2011Nationals28.5 %64.5 %43.1 %67.7 %93.0 %83.1 %40.6 %57.2 %7.2 %
2011Average30.6 %65.0 %46.2 %68.1 %87.9 %80.7 %45.3 %59.4 %8.8 %
2012Tigers27.6 %65.2 %42.0 %68.0 %90.4 %81.3 %38.2 %53.0 %7.7 %
2012Average30.8 %64.7 %46.0 %66.8 %87.2 %79.7 %44.9 %59.8 %9.2 %
Total- - -24.3 %65.3 %43.7 %62.7 %88.4 %80.9 %47.3 %53.6 %8.2 %

SeasonTeamO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%Pace
2008Nationals24.8 %61.4 %43.2 %65.9 %89.5 %82.7 %50.2 %18.2
2008Average28.0 %62.5 %45.3 %65.9 %88.0 %81.2 %50.3 %21.6
2009Nationals29.8 %59.1 %44.0 %70.9 %93.8 %85.8 %48.2 %18.0
2009Average27.9 %61.4 %44.8 %65.5 %88.0 %81.0 %50.4 %21.4
2010Nationals31.0 %58.0 %42.1 %42.6 %82.5 %65.3 %41.2 %21.1
2010Average28.4 %61.3 %44.9 %64.6 %87.9 %80.6 %50.4 %21.5
2011Nationals25.6 %62.9 %42.8 %65.5 %92.1 %83.5 %46.1 %22.3
2011Average28.9 %62.1 %45.6 %64.7 %88.0 %80.6 %50.1 %21.6
2012Tigers28.4 %60.5 %42.0 %60.4 %94.7 %81.3 %42.3 %23.6
2012Average29.3 %62.2 %45.6 %63.6 %87.3 %79.6 %49.5 %22.1
Total- - -26.9 %60.9 %43.0 %62.8 %90.5 %81.4 %47.3 %19.8

SeasonTeamPosGGSInnPOAEFETEDPDPSDPTDPFScpSBCSPBWPFPTZ
2008NationalsP151580.0552021001 3   .833 
2009NationalsP7730.1101010000 0   .500 
2010NationalsP17021.0020000000 0   1.000 
2011NationalsP23035.2021010000 5   .667 
2012TigersP11018.0100000000 3   1.000 
Total- - -P7322185.0794041001 11   .800 

SeasonTeamPosInnrSBrGDPrARMrGFPrPMDRSBIZPlaysRZROOZCPPRPPTZLFSRARMDPRRngRErrRUZRUZR/150
2008NationalsP80.01  0-2-2              
2009NationalsP30.11  001              
2010NationalsP21.00  000              
2011NationalsP35.2-1  0-1-2              
2012TigersP18.00  000              
Total- - -P185.01  0-3-3              

SeasonTeamRA9-WARBIP-WinsLOB-WinsFDP-WinsRARWARDollarsSalary
2008Nationals-0.2-0.2-0.5-0.74.70.5$2.8 
2009Nationals-0.50.2-0.10.1-6.5-0.6($3.8) 
2010Nationals0.30.10.20.20.90.1$0.6 
2011Nationals-0.4-0.10.10.0-3.6-0.4($2.9) 
2012Tigers-0.40.4-0.30.2-5.5-0.5($3.5) 
Total- - --1.10.4-0.6-0.2-10.0-1.0($6.8) 

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  • 2004 June Amateur Draft - Round: 4, Pick: 13, Overall: 114
    • Team: Montreal Expos
    • School: Huntington Beach HS (CA)