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Nick BlackburnTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: Free Agent since 2013 MLB Years: 2007-2012
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Arizona Fall League
Rated Prospect

PositionsP-300Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameRobert Nicholas Blackburn
Height6-4Weight230BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateFebruary 24,1982 [36.090]PlaceAda,Oklahoma
High SchoolDel City (Oklahoma City,OK)
CollegeSeminole State College (Seminole,OK)

DraftedSelected by the Minnesota Twins [Team Picks] in the 29th round (857th overall) of the 2001 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Tampa Bay Rays [Team Picks] in the 34th round (1006th overall) of the 2000 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing ScoutsGregg MillerService Time4.017 (2011)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2008-MLB-#56 ... 2008-MIN-#1
MLB DebutSeptember 3,2007 [25.191]
OrganizationsMIN [12] Awards1Awards Voting1-1
TBC Player ID21421Retrosheet IDblacn001MLBAM ID448147
Pitch Repertoire 2-Seam Fastball (60.58%) -- Changeup (13.65%) -- Curveball (12.82%) -- Cutter (10.88%) -- Fastball (2.07%)
Fastball Velocity [2012] - 90.33 - [2011] - 89.58 - [2010] - 90.60
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Career Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts13Walks83Hittable34SO/BB56vsPower34Hitting0Durability64Team.484Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2002Elizabethton TwinsAppRkmin37ST20334.9913130000066.2704137621621001.369.450.812.838.372.95.500-
2003Quad Cities River BanditsMidwAmin-S/R21294.8616106214176.07844411318405001.269.241.542.134.742.22.182-
2004Quad Cities SwingMidwAmin37S/R22642.7720137115184.0693726323662001.097.360.322.457.042.87.600-
2004Fort Myers MiracleFSLA+min-S/R22336.27972000037.051302677211001.5512.291.691.695.063.00.500-
2004Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--S/R0973.85292091151121.212067521030873001.238.880.742.226.442.90.563-
2005Fort Myers MiracleFSLA+min-ST23753.3615150100093.2954335516551001.199.130.481.545.283.44.583-
2005New Britain Rock CatsEastAAmin32ST23241.84770210049.0351610110271000.926.430.181.844.962.70.333-
2005Rochester Red WingsILAAAmin-ST23005.14330000014.0201182370001.6412.861.291.934.502.33--
2005Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor--ST0993.04252503100156.21507053829892001.148.620.461.675.113.07.500-
2006New Britain Rock CatsEastAAmin37S/R24784.423019112130132.014172651137816001.359.590.752.525.512.19.467-
2007New Britain Rock CatsEastAAmin-ST25313.08871000038.036211317181001.138.530.241.664.262.57.750-
2007Rochester Red WingsILAAAmin30ST25732.11171703200110.2963226712573000.987.810.570.984.644.75.700-
2007Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor--ST01042.36252413200148.21325339819754001.027.990.481.154.543.95.714-
2007Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin53Rel25027.71606003011.21912102280001.8014.661.541.546.174.00.0004.61
2008Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin53ST2611114.05333300000193.0224102872339962071.3610.431.071.824.472.46.5004.40
2009Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin53ST2711114.03333303000205.2240103922541982031.3710.501.091.794.292.39.5004.37
2010Rochester Red WingsILAAAmin53ST28102.49440000021.2197626132001.157.890.832.495.402.171.000-
2010Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin53ST2810125.42282621020161.0194101972540683141.4510.841.402.243.801.70.4555.07
2011Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin53ST297104.49262601000148.018391741954765041.6011.101.153.284.611.41.4124.84
2012Rochester Red WingsILAAAmin52ST30312.70770110036.242161129111001.3910.310.492.212.701.22.750-
2012Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin53ST30497.3919190000098.214381812326422011.7113.042.102.373.831.62.3086.10
2013Gulf Coast TwinsGCLRkmin53ST31102.77330000013.0154400100001.1510.38----6.920.001.000-
2013New Britain Rock CatsEastAAmin-ST31015.06220000010.210660340101.228.44--2.533.371.33.000-
2013Rochester Red WingsILAAAmin53ST310110.8011000005.010662000002.0018.003.60----0.00.000-
2013Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor--ST0125.02660000028.235161623140101.3310.990.630.944.404.67.333-
MLB Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter43554.8514513785050816.21003490441117202388141191.4711.031.292.224.271.92.4391.72
Minor League Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter45433.6515512827127122785.07873863206217247224101.228.980.711.965.382.74.511-
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter1152.73323204300186.018772571530886001.158.950.721.444.212.93.688-
AA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter12143.684735124230229.12221159413571308101.218.690.512.235.092.28.462-
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1084.19242221000130.114673611223762001.2910.030.821.585.223.30.556-
A Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter8133.763623133292160.0147816716411067001.178.250.902.305.952.59.381-
Rk Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter434.6316160000079.2854541621721001.339.600.682.378.133.43.571-
NCAA Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter00--00000000.0000000000----------0.00--
Minnesota Twins Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter43554.8514513785050816.21003490441117202388141191.4711.031.292.224.271.92.439-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings12154.85393721010220.027013211931541044051.4711.031.292.224.271.92.4441.72
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings13123.65433673231220.02191088917481327001.228.980.711.965.382.74.520-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2008Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin53p2613010000000000000.333.333.333.666103.333.000.000.2990.000.000.000.000.000.00
2009Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin53p2714000000000200000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2010Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin53p2821000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2011Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin53p2912000000000000000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2012Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin53p30192000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter2412010000000300000.083.083.083.1661012.111.000.000.0000.0025.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162810700000002000000.083.083.083.1667081.111.000.000.0000.0025.000.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2002Elizabethton Twins AppRkmin20P13--2111-1413.9291.00------13100.019.4
2003Quad Cities River Bandits MidwAmin21P16--912-121211.0001.31------16100.011.7
2004Quad Cities Swing MidwAmin22P20--910-119191.0000.95------20100.014.7
2004Fort Myers Miracle FSLA+min22P9--44-1881.0000.89------9100.06.7
2005Fort Myers Miracle FSLA+min23P15--810222018.9001.20------15100.011.3
2005New Britain Rock Cats EastAAmin23P7--441-98.8891.14------7100.04.9
2005Rochester Red Wings ILAAAmin23P3---2--221.0000.67------3100.02.1
2006New Britain Rock Cats EastAAmin24P30--1623--39391.0001.30------30100.021.1
2007New Britain Rock Cats EastAAmin25P8--681-1514.9331.75------8100.05.7
2007Rochester Red Wings ILAAAmin25P17--1723-140401.0002.35------17100.011.8
2007Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin25P6-12-------------6100.03.7
2008Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin26P33331931422-436361.0001.090.19-----33100.020.2
2009Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin27P33332052523124948.9801.450.23-----33100.020.2
2010Rochester Red Wings ILAAAmin28P4--431-87.8751.75------4100.02.8
2010Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28P28261611125243836.9471.290.22-----28100.017.3
2011Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin29P26261481030224240.9521.540.27-----26100.016.0
2012Rochester Red Wings ILAAAmin30P7--77-114141.0002.00------7100.04.9
2012Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin30P1919981014-224241.0001.260.245183.3-19100.011.7
2013Gulf Coast Twins GCLRkmin31P3--23--551.0001.67------3100.05.0
2013New Britain Rock Cats EastAAmin31P2---3--331.0001.50------2100.01.4
2013Rochester Red Wings ILAAAmin31P1--11--221.0002.00------1100.00.7
MLB Totals for P - 6 season(s)-   P14513781770114514189184.9741.270.235183.3-1450.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 5 season(s)-   P32--2936126665.9852.03------320.00.0
AA Totals for P - 4 season(s)-   P47--26382-6664.9701.36------470.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P24--1214232826.9291.08------240.00.0
A Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P36--1822-240401.0001.11------360.00.0
Rk Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P16--4141-1918.9471.13------160.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2002Elizabethton Twins AppRkmin2013----------
2003Quad Cities River Bandits MidwAmin2116----------
2004Quad Cities Swing MidwAmin2220----------
2004Fort Myers Miracle FSLA+min229----------
2005Fort Myers Miracle FSLA+min2315----------
2005New Britain Rock Cats EastAAmin237----------
2005Rochester Red Wings ILAAAmin233----------
2006New Britain Rock Cats EastAAmin2430----------
2007New Britain Rock Cats EastAAmin258----------
2007Rochester Red Wings ILAAAmin2517----------
2007Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin256----------
2008Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2633----------
2009Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2733----------
2010Rochester Red Wings ILAAAmin284----------
2010Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2828----------
2011Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2926----------
2012Rochester Red Wings ILAAAmin307----------
2012Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin3019----------
2013Gulf Coast Twins GCLRkmin313----------
2013New Britain Rock Cats EastAAmin312----------
2013Rochester Red Wings ILAAAmin311----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2007Phoenix Desert DogsArizona Fall LgMinor25401.64660000022.013442220000.685.320.820.828.1810.001.641.000
2008Minnesota TwinsMLB Spring TrainingMLB26022.25624000016.01044058000.945.630.002.814.501.602.25.000
2009Minnesota TwinsMLB Spring TrainingMLB27000.00000000023.01400010000.655.480.000.390.000.000.00.000
2009Minnesota TwinsDiv SeriesMLB27001.5911000005.23110230000.964.760.003.184.761.501.59.000
2010Minnesota TwinsMLB Spring TrainingMLB28003.38532000016.01466146001.137.880.562.253.381.503.38.000
2011Minnesota TwinsMLB Spring TrainingMLB29311.73761000026.025753311001.088.651.041.043.813.672.42.750
2012Minnesota TwinsMLB Spring TrainingMLB30012.12404000017.011442412000.885.821.062.126.353.002.12.000
Arizona Fall League Totals - 1 yrs401.64660000022.013442220000.685.320.820.828.1810.001.641.000
MLB Spring Training Totals - 5 yrs341.74221111000098.074211961737000.936.800.551.563.402.181.93.429
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs001.5911000005.7311023000.884.760.003.184.761.501.59.000

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2008Minnesota TwinsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2621000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2009Minnesota TwinsMLB Spring TrainingMLB2712000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 3 yrs83000000000200000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.0066.670.000.000.000.00

Awards [1]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2007Triple A All-Star Team (SP)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2013-11-09SPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency31.258  
2013-09-19SPMinnesota TwinsRochester (AAA)-MinorsActivated MinorsActivated from DL31.207Team Roster on 2013-09-19
2013-07-28SPMinnesota TwinsRochester (AAA)-DL-7InjuredDL7 Injured31.154Team Roster on 2013-07-28
2013-07-23SPMinnesota TwinsRochester (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Rochester (AAA)31.149Team Roster on 2013-07-23
2013-07-13SPMinnesota TwinsNew Britain (AA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to New Britain (AA)31.139Team Roster on 2013-07-13
2013-06-28SPMinnesota TwinsGulf Coast Twins (Rk)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Gulf Coast Twins (Rk)31.124Team Roster on 2013-06-28
2012-08-22SPMinnesota TwinsRochester (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsOutrighted to Rochester (AAA)30.179Team Roster on 2012-08-22
2012-07-18SPMinnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveRecalled from Rochester (AAA)30.144Team Roster on 2012-07-18
2012-07-04SPMinnesota TwinsRochester (AAA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsOptioned to Rochester (AAA)30.130Team Roster on 2012-07-04
2012-06-04SPMinnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL30.100Team Roster on 2012-06-04
2012-05-17SPMinnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Strained left quadriceps30.082Team Roster on 2012-05-17
2012-05-07PMinnesota TwinsMinnesota Twins (MLB)YActive--30.072Team Roster on 2012-05-07
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2011-10-14InjuredActivated from DL 
2011-09-04InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
2011-08-22InjuredDisabled -- Right Lateral Forearm Strain 
2002-05-21Contractsigned 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2007Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll25380,000-73736-2,459,737380,000380,000
2008Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll26390,000-75332-2,696,252390,000770,000
2009Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll27440,000-53321342,746,792400,0001,210,000
2010Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll28750,000-46819482,812,412400,0001,960,000
2011Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll293,000,0004.0172611270++2,722,607414,0004,960,000
2012Minnesota TwinsTeam Payroll304,750,000-199678++2,954,887480,0009,710,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red