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Portrait of Henry Blanco

Henry Blanco C

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
23 3087 .223 .288 .361 81 6.5
Birth Date8-29-1971
Height5' 11"
Weight220 lbs
Age47 years, 8 months, 24 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
1997 LAN 25 3 5 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 .400 .400 1.000 91 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0
1999 COL 27 88 303 61 12 3 6 34 38 1 1 1 .232 .320 .369 84 -5.1 -1.0 9.9 1.7
2000 MIL 28 93 324 67 24 0 7 36 60 0 0 3 .236 .318 .394 85 -4.8 2.3 6.8 1.9
2001 MIL 29 104 357 66 18 3 6 34 72 2 3 1 .210 .290 .344 71 -11.4 -2.1 -2.1 0.1
2002 ATL 30 81 249 45 9 1 6 20 51 1 0 2 .204 .267 .335 80 -5.0 -1.0 -0.3 0.5
2003 ATL 31 55 166 30 8 0 1 10 21 1 0 0 .199 .252 .272 76 -4.5 -0.6 -2.7 0.0
2004 MIN 32 114 353 65 19 1 10 21 56 3 0 3 .206 .260 .368 71 -12.3 -3.6 -2.9 -0.2
2005 CHN 33 54 178 39 6 0 6 11 24 0 0 0 .242 .287 .391 87 -2.6 0.6 1.1 0.7
2006 CHN 34 74 261 64 15 2 6 14 38 0 0 0 .266 .304 .419 84 -4.2 -0.7 -6.7 0.0
2007 CHN 35 22 58 9 3 0 0 2 12 0 0 0 .167 .193 .222 55 -3.1 0.3 0.3 0.0
2008 CHN 36 58 128 35 3 0 3 6 22 0 0 0 .292 .325 .392 92 -1.0 -0.7 3.1 0.7
2009 SDN 37 67 232 48 12 0 6 26 50 0 0 0 .235 .320 .382 87 -3.1 -2.1 3.7 0.9
2010 NYN 38 50 144 28 5 0 2 11 26 0 1 0 .215 .271 .300 76 -3.8 -1.1 -1.5 0.0
2011 ARI 39 37 112 25 3 1 8 12 21 0 0 1 .250 .330 .540 126 3.5 -0.1 -2.0 0.7
2012 ARI 40 21 67 12 3 0 1 3 18 0 1 0 .188 .224 .281 68 -2.4 0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2013 SEA 41 35 107 12 2 0 3 10 26 1 0 0 .125 .215 .240 67 -3.7 0.5 -5.3 -0.4
2013 TOR 41 15 43 7 3 0 0 4 10 0 0 0 .184 .262 .263 65 -1.6 0.1 -1.1 -0.1
Career971308761514511722545469611.223.288.36181-65.2-8.8-1.06.5

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
1991 VRO A+ FSL 5 9 .000 .000 .000 .143 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1991 GRF Rk PIO 62 249 .000 .000 .000 .287 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1992 BAK A+ CLF 124 480 .000 .000 .000 .283 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1993 SAN AA TXS 117 410 .000 .000 .000 .220 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 SAN AA TXS 132 468 .000 .000 .000 .258 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 SAN AA TXS 88 335 .000 .000 .000 .273 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 ABQ AAA PCL 29 110 .000 .000 .000 .274 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 SAN AA TXS 92 343 .000 .000 .000 .288 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 ABQ AAA PCL 2 6 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 LAN MLB NL 3 5 .257 .340 .419 .333 120 0.8 0.1 -0.1 91 21 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0
1997 ABQ AAA PCL 0 332 .000 .000 .000 .382 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 SBR A+ CLF 0 23 .000 .000 .000 .364 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 ABQ AAA PCL 0 156 .000 .000 .000 .311 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 COL MLB NL 88 303 .272 .339 .435 .249 124 -15.8 8.2 5.6 84 9 9.9 -1.0 -5.1 1.7
1999 CSP AAA PCL 0 58 .000 .000 .000 .381 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 MIL MLB NL 93 324 .269 .337 .434 .271 108 -12.4 10.2 6.1 85 11 6.8 2.3 -4.8 1.9
2000 IND AAA INT 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 MIL MLB NL 104 357 .265 .331 .430 .252 103 -18.8 10.6 6.4 71 9 -2.1 -2.1 -11.4 0.1
2002 ATL MLB NL 81 249 .257 .321 .410 .231 99 -11 7.2 4.3 80 12 -0.3 -1.0 -5.0 0.5
2003 ATL MLB NL 55 166 .258 .323 .410 .223 99 -14.2 4.4 2.9 76 11 -2.7 -0.6 -4.5 0.0
2004 MIN MLB AL 114 353 .275 .338 .443 .218 101 -18.4 10.5 6.4 71 10 -2.9 -3.6 -12.3 -0.2
2005 CHN MLB NL 54 178 .258 .319 .407 .248 104 -4.6 5.1 3.1 87 13 1.1 0.6 -2.6 0.7
2006 CHN MLB NL 74 261 .267 .329 .430 .291 98 -4.3 7.9 3.9 84 13 -6.7 -0.7 -4.2 0.0
2007 CHN MLB NL 22 58 .275 .332 .447 .209 102 -5.4 1.7 0.7 55 11 0.3 0.3 -3.1 0.0
2007 PEO A MDW 8 24 .262 .342 .399 .333 83 3.3 0.7 0.3 129 0 -0.1 -0.4 0.6 0.1
2007 IOW AAA PCL 3 10 .299 .369 .464 .286 113 -1.1 0.3 0.2 41 0 -0.2 0.0 -0.8 -0.1
2008 CHN MLB NL 58 128 .262 .333 .409 .337 103 -3.5 3.7 1.9 92 15 3.1 -0.7 -1.0 0.7
2009 SDN MLB NL 67 232 .256 .325 .407 .282 87 -0.7 6.7 3.9 87 11 3.7 -2.1 -3.1 0.9
2010 NYN MLB NL 50 144 .260 .325 .406 .248 90 -5.2 4.0 2.4 76 15 -1.5 -1.1 -3.8 0.0
2011 ARI MLB NL 37 112 .252 .324 .388 .239 100 4.2 3.0 1.8 126 16 -2.0 -0.1 3.5 0.7
2011 MAR Wnt VWL 47 168 .000 .000 .000 .255 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 ARI MLB NL 21 67 .262 .320 .418 .244 108 -4.2 1.8 1.1 68 10 -1.3 0.1 -2.4 -0.1
2012 MAR Wnt VWL 46 151 .000 .000 .000 .229 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 SEA MLB AL 35 107 .259 .318 .403 .134 94 -8.6 2.8 1.7 67 13 -5.3 0.5 -3.7 -0.4
2013 TOR MLB AL 15 43 .263 .322 .418 .250 100 -4.2 1.1 0.7 65 14 -1.1 0.1 -1.6 -0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
1991 GRF Rk PIO 249 216 35 55 7 1 5 79 28 27 39 3 6 .255 .337 .366 .111 2 2
1991 VRO A+ FSL 9 7 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 .143 .333 .143 .000 0 0
1992 BAK A+ CLF 480 401 42 94 21 2 5 134 52 51 91 10 6 .234 .327 .334 .100 10 10
1993 SAN AA TXS 410 374 33 73 19 1 10 124 42 29 80 3 3 .195 .259 .332 .136 2 2
1994 SAN AA TXS 468 405 36 93 23 2 6 138 38 53 67 6 6 .230 .318 .341 .111 5 5
1995 ABQ AAA PCL 110 97 11 22 4 1 2 34 13 10 23 0 0 .227 .296 .351 .124 1 1
1995 SAN AA TXS 335 302 37 77 18 4 12 139 48 29 52 1 1 .255 .328 .460 .205 0 0
1996 SAN AA TXS 343 307 39 82 14 1 5 113 40 28 38 2 3 .267 .325 .368 .101 3 3
1996 ABQ AAA PCL 6 6 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 .167 .167 .167 .000 0 0
1997 LAN MLB NL 5 5 1 2 0 0 1 5 1 0 1 0 0 .400 .400 1.000 .600 0 0
1997 ABQ AAA PCL 332 294 38 92 20 1 6 132 47 37 63 7 4 .313 .392 .449 .136 0 0
1998 ABQ AAA PCL 156 134 19 36 11 0 4 59 23 22 27 2 0 .269 .372 .440 .172 0 0
1998 SBR A+ CLF 23 19 5 6 1 0 2 13 3 4 6 1 0 .316 .435 .684 .368 0 0
1999 CSP AAA PCL 58 57 8 19 4 0 3 32 12 1 12 0 1 .333 .345 .561 .228 0 0
1999 COL MLB NL 303 263 30 61 12 3 6 97 28 34 38 1 1 .232 .320 .369 .137 2 3
2000 IND AAA INT 4 3 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .500 .667 .333 0 0
2000 MIL MLB NL 324 284 29 67 24 0 7 112 31 36 60 0 3 .236 .318 .394 .158 4 0
2001 MIL MLB NL 357 314 33 66 18 3 6 108 31 34 72 3 1 .210 .290 .344 .134 2 5
2002 ATL MLB NL 249 221 17 45 9 1 6 74 22 20 51 0 2 .204 .267 .335 .131 5 2
2003 ATL MLB NL 166 151 11 30 8 0 1 41 13 10 21 0 0 .199 .252 .272 .073 1 3
2004 MIN MLB AL 353 315 36 65 19 1 10 116 37 21 56 0 3 .206 .260 .368 .162 3 11
2005 CHN MLB NL 178 161 16 39 6 0 6 63 25 11 24 0 0 .242 .287 .391 .149 2 4
2006 CHN MLB NL 261 241 23 64 15 2 6 101 37 14 38 0 0 .266 .304 .419 .154 2 4
2007 PEO A MDW 24 19 3 6 1 0 1 10 5 3 3 0 0 .316 .435 .526 .211 0 0
2007 IOW AAA PCL 10 10 2 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .000 0 0
2007 CHN MLB NL 58 54 3 9 3 0 0 12 4 2 12 0 0 .167 .193 .222 .056 1 1
2008 CHN MLB NL 128 120 15 35 3 0 3 47 12 6 22 0 0 .292 .325 .392 .100 0 2
2009 SDN MLB NL 232 204 21 48 12 0 6 78 16 26 50 0 0 .235 .320 .382 .147 1 1
2010 NYN MLB NL 144 130 10 28 5 0 2 39 8 11 26 1 0 .215 .271 .300 .085 3 0
2011 ARI MLB NL 112 100 12 25 3 1 8 54 12 12 21 0 1 .250 .330 .540 .290 0 0
2011 MAR Wnt VWL 168 146 16 28 5 0 3 42 24 15 47 3 0 .192 .281 .288 .096 2 1
2012 ARI MLB NL 67 64 6 12 3 0 1 18 7 3 18 1 0 .188 .224 .281 .094 0 0
2012 MAR Wnt VWL 151 128 13 24 5 0 5 44 19 16 44 0 1 .188 .275 .344 .156 4 2
2013 SEA MLB AL 107 96 8 12 2 0 3 23 14 10 26 0 0 .125 .215 .240 .115 0 0
2013 TOR MLB AL 43 38 3 7 3 0 0 10 0 4 10 0 0 .184 .262 .263 .079 0 1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2008 438 0.5160 0.5046 0.7919 0.6770 0.3208 0.8627 0.6324 0.2081 -0.0023
2009 919 0.4929 0.4472 0.7397 0.5982 0.3004 0.8561 0.5143 0.2603 -0.0034
2010 507 0.5404 0.5089 0.7713 0.6533 0.3391 0.8603 0.5696 0.2287 -0.0115
2011 408 0.5343 0.4510 0.7663 0.6239 0.2526 0.8676 0.4792 0.2337 -0.0086
2012 270 0.5037 0.5222 0.7021 0.6838 0.3582 0.7742 0.5625 0.2979 -0.0047
2013 583 0.4820 0.4580 0.7079 0.6121 0.3146 0.7965 0.5474 0.2921 -0.0047
Career31250.50810.47420.74640.63150.31090.84100.54560.2536-0.0056

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-08-06 2012-10-04 60-DL 59 54 Left Thumb Surgery Ulnar Collateral Ligament 2012-08-08 -
2010-06-03 2010-06-10 DTD 7 4 Neck Cartilage Injury Herniated Disc -
2009-07-05 2009-07-28 15-DL 23 20 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2007-05-31 2007-08-22 60-DL 83 73 - Neck Cartilage Injury Herniated Disc -
2007-04-29 2007-05-06 DTD 7 5 Neck Cartilage Injury Herniated Disc -
2007-03-13 2007-03-16 Camp 3 0 Right Knee Contusion Foul Tip -
2002-08-12 2002-08-28 15-DL 16 14 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2001-09-29 2001-10-08 DTD 9 8 Left Wrist Fracture Hamate - -
2001-09-08 2001-09-17 DTD 9 3 Left Shoulder Inflammation - -
2001-04-05 2001-04-06 DTD 1 1 Left Shoulder Soreness - -
2000-09-25 2000-10-02 DTD 7 6 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2000-09-09 2000-09-24 DTD 15 15 Right Shoulder Soreness - -
2000-04-15 2000-05-02 15-DL 17 15 Right Fingers Laceration Index Finger - -
1999-08-11 1999-08-13 DTD 2 1 - Ankle Sprain - -
1998-06-01 1998-06-01 On-Alr 0 0 Right Hand Fracture - -
1998-03-31 1998-07-28 60-DL 119 105 Right Shoulder Surgery - -
1997-04-05 1997-05-10 Minors 35 0 Right Shoulder Soreness - -
1995-06-27 1995-07-08 Minors 11 0 - Groin Strain - -
1993-06-16 1993-06-25 Minors 9 0 - General Medical Other Ulcers - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 TOR $750,000
2012 ARI $1,200,000
2011 ARI $1,000,000
2010 NYN $750,000
2009 SDN $750,000
2008 CHN $2,800,000
2007 CHN $1,400,000
2006 CHN $1,500,000
2005 CHN $1,200,000
2004 MIN $750,000
2003 ATL $1,300,000
2002 ATL $1,512,500
2001 MIL $712,500
2000 MIL $235,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
14 yrPrevious$15,860,000
14 yrTotal$15,860,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
15 y 136 dSteve Schneider1 year/$0.75M (2013)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2013). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 1/11/13 (non-guaranteed contract). DFA by Toronto 6/7/13. Released 6/10/13. Signed by Seattle as a free agent 6/14/13. DFA by Seattle 10/8/13 (elected free agency 10/10/13).
  • 1 year/$1.2M (2012), plus 2013 mutual option. Re-signed by Arizona as a free agent 11/3/11. 12:$1.2M, 13:$1.24M mutual option. Arizona declined 2013 option 10/31/12.
  • 1 year/$1.25M (2011), plus 2012 mutual option. Signed by Arizona as a free agent 12/17/10. 11:$1M, 12:$1.15M mutual option ($0.25M buyout). Arizona exercised option 10/31/11. Blanco declined option 11/1/11.
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2010). Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 12/3/09. Roster, performance and award bonuses.
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2009). Signed by San Diego as a free agent 1/21/09.
  • 2 years/$5.25M (2007-08), plus 2009 option. Re-signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 11/06. $0.75M signing bonus. 07:$1.8M, 08:$2.8M, 09:$3M club option. $0.3M buyout. 2009 option may become guaranteed based on 2007-08 starts. Blanco may void option and forfeit buyout. One-time $0.4M assignment bonus if traded. Performance and award bonuses. Cubs declined 2009 option 10/31/08.
  • 2 years/$2.7M (2005-06). Signed as a free agent 12/04. 05:$1.2M, 06:$1.5M.
  • 1 year/$0.75M (2004), plus 2005 club option. Signed 12/03. May void option based on 2004 PAs (met).
  • 1 year/$1.3M (2003). Signed 1/03. $0.45M in performance bonuses.
  • 2 years/$2.225M (2001-02). $0.225M signing bonus. 01:$0.6M, 02:$1.4M.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
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DateQuestionAnswer
2009-02-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)I don't like much of what Jim Hendry has done this offseason but what confuses me is letting Henry Blanco walk? Are koyie Hill and Paul Bako the left handed hitting messiahs? What am I missing? Was Blanco too expensive? Is he injured?
(ced from chicago)
I can understand a desire to get a backup for Geovany Soto who's an opposite-side hitter, but yes, I'd rather have spent the money to retain Blanco than spend it on Bako (or Joey Gathright, for that matter). (Christina Kahrl)
2008-08-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)The FA list form mlbtraderumors: Catchers Rod Barajas (33) - $2.5MM club option for '09 with a $0.5MM buyout Michael Barrett (32) Henry Blanco (37) - $3MM mutual option for '09 with a $0.3MM buyout Johnny Estrada (33) Toby Hall (33) - $2.25MM club option for '09 with a $0.15MM buyout Jason LaRue (35) Paul Lo Duca (37) Miguel Olivo (30) - $2.7MM club option for '09 with a $0.1MM buyout Mike Redmond (38) - $0.95MM club option for '09 with a $0.1MM buyout Ivan Rodriguez (37) David Ross (32) Jason Varitek (37) Gregg Zaun (38)
(Josh from MA)
That's um...ugly. And depressing, if you're a Sox fan, or a fan of anyone else without a quality catcher. (Marc Normandin)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year lvl CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
1999 mlb .004 4.1 3749 .000 0.2 83 -.080 -.005 4.9 9.2 9.9
2000 mlb .003 2.8 3924 .000 -0.4 59 -.144 -.001 5.7 9.2 6.8
2001 mlb -.006 -6.0 4501 .000 0.6 60 -.067 -.011 3.3 -2.9 -2.1
2002 mlb -.005 -3.5 2755 .000 0.2 51 -.025 -.001 0.9 -2.6 -0.3
2003 mlb -.005 -2.0 1885 .000 -0.1 39 .012 .000 -0.3 -2.5 -2.7
2004 mlb -.003 -2.9 4159 .000 0.0 57 -.053 -.001 1.8 -1.6 -2.9
2005 mlb -.003 -1.6 2156 .000 0.1 36 -.120 .000 2.7 0.8 1.1
2006 mlb -.010 -7.3 2823 .000 0.1 40 -.048 -.004 1.4 -5.8 -6.7
2007 aaa -.008 -0.2 96 .000 0.0 2 .009 .001 0.0 -0.2 -0.2
2007 mlb .000 0.0 607 .000 -0.1 11 .003 .003 0.0 -0.1 0.3
2007 afx .000 0.0 198 -.001 0.0 5 .015 -.001 0.0 0.0 -0.1
2008 mlb .005 1.5 1273 -.002 0.8 20 -.049 .000 0.7 3.0 3.1
2009 mlb .004 2.4 2671 -.002 1.3 39 -.033 -.005 0.9 4.6 3.7
2010 mlb -.006 -2.3 1807 -.001 0.3 21 -.053 -.002 0.7 -1.2 -1.5
2011 mlb -.004 -1.1 1341 .001 -0.2 21 .000 -.003 0.1 -1.5 -2.0
2012 mlb -.010 -1.7 916 .000 0.0 5 -.029 -.001 0.1 -1.6 -1.3
2013 mlb -.013 -5.2 1892 .001 -0.5 14 -.020 -.004 0.2 -5.5 -6.4

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