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Grant Balfour
ERA S K
4.91 12 57
Team: Tampa BayHt / Wt: 6-2 / 200
Position: RPBorn: 12/30/1977 Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Undrafted by Twins (1997)


Latest News
June 9 10:26 AM PT11:26 AM MT12:26 PM CT1:26 PM ET13:26 ET17:26 GMT1:26 10:26 AM MST12:26 PM EST12:56 PM VEN21:26 UAE12:26 PM CT-Balfour is out as the Tampa Bay Rays' closer.
Analysis: Rays manager Joe Maddon said before Monday's game against Seattle the team will use a closer by committee instead of the struggling Balfour, who gave up five runs in the ninth inning of Sunday's 5-0 loss to the Mariners.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2001 Min 0 0 0 - 0 2 0 0 2.2 3 4 4 2 3 0 2 2.25 13.50
2003 Min 1 0 0 - 1 17 1 0 26.0 23 12 12 4 14 2 30 1.42 4.15
2004 Min 4 1 0 - 1 36 0 0 39.1 35 19 19 4 21 1 42 1.42 4.35
2007 Mil 0 2 0 - 0 3 0 0 2.2 4 6 6 1 4 0 3 3.00 20.25
2007 TB 1 0 0 - 0 22 0 0 22.0 26 15 15 1 16 0 27 1.91 6.14
2007 Tot 1 2 0 - 0 25 0 0 24.2 30 21 21 2 20 0 30 2.03 7.66
2008 TB 6 2 4 - 5 51 0 0 58.1 28 10 10 3 24 1 82 0.89 1.54
2009 TB 5 4 4 - 9 73 0 0 67.1 59 38 36 6 33 0 69 1.37 4.81
2010 TB 2 1 0 - 1 57 0 0 55.1 43 16 14 3 17 2 56 1.08 2.28
2011 Oak 5 2 2 - 7 62 0 0 62.0 44 17 17 8 20 1 59 1.03 2.47
2012 Oak 3 2 24 - 26 75 0 0 74.2 41 21 21 4 28 2 72 0.92 2.53
2013 Oak 1 3 38 - 41 65 0 0 62.2 48 20 18 7 27 2 72 1.20 2.59
2014 TB 2 6 12 - 15 65 0 0 62.1 49 34 34 3 41 3 57 1.44 4.91
Career 30 23 84 - 106 528 1 0 535.1 403 212 206 46 248 14 571 1.22 3.46

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2008 TB 51 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2012 Oak 75 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 528 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2004 Min Total 0 0 0 - 0 2 0 0 2.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.00
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 2 0 0 2.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.00
2008 TB Total 0 0 0 - 0 10 0 0 8.2 11 6 6 2 8 3 7 6.23
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 3 0 0 3.1 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 0.00
    LCS 0 0 0 - 0 4 0 0 2.1 5 5 5 2 4 0 1 19.29
    WS 0 0 0 - 0 3 0 0 3.0 4 1 1 0 3 3 2 3.00
2010 TB Total 0 0 0 - 0 3 0 0 3.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.00
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 3 0 0 3.2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.00
2012 Oak Total 0 1 1 - 1 2 0 0 1.2 3 1 1 0 1 1 2 5.40
    LDS 0 1 1 - 1 2 0 0 1.2 3 1 1 0 1 1 2 5.40
2013 Oak Total 1 0 1 - 1 3 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0.00
    LDS 1 0 1 - 1 3 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0.00
Career 1 1 2 - 2 20 0 0 19.2 16 7 7 2 10 4 15 3.20


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 662 94 88 91.6 59.37
Curveball 57 83 77 80.2 5.11
Slider 350 88 80 83.7 31.39
Changeup 46 88 83 85.8 4.13

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