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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Rik Aalbert Blyleven
Stat Years
1969-1992  [mlb] 1970-1992
Height/Weight
6-3 / 207
Bats/Throws
Right / Right
Positions
P (699)
Draft Position
P
Born Date/Place
High School
Santiago (Garden Grove,CA)
Colleges
Draft
Selected by the Minnesota Twins in Round #3 (#55 overall) of the 1969 Amateur Entry Draft (June-Reg Phase)
Bonus
Signing Scouts
Dick Wiencik
MLB Debut
1970-06-05 - Boxscore  (Age: 19.060)
Service Time
Organizations
MIN [11] CLE [5] PIT [3] CAL [3] TEX [2]
ID Numbers
tbc id: 8929 ... retro id: blylb001 ... mlbam id: 111126
Relations
Father of Todd Blyleven
Pitch Repertoire
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Career Pitching Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgeExpDetailWLERAGGSCGSHOGFGRSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9RA9SO BBWPCT
    1969Gulf Coast TwinsGCLRk----181---222.81761101132.0311310011390001.318.720.003.0910.973.663.55.500
    1969OrlandoFSLA+----181---501.46655101037.03666014410001.358.760.003.419.971.462.931.000
    1969Minor Totals: byYearA+/Rk----182---722.0913116202169.0671916025800001.338.740.003.2610.432.483.20.778
    1970EvansvilleAmerAAA----192---422.50872101054.0481815012630001.118.000.002.0010.503.005.25.667
    1970Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28192Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1093.18272551120164.0143665817471352321.167.850.932.587.413.622.87.526
    1970Minor Totals: byYearAAA----191---422.50872101054.0481815012630001.118.000.002.0010.503.005.25.667
    1970MLB Totals: MINbyYearMLB----191Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1093.18272551120164.0143665817471352321.167.850.932.587.413.622.87.526
    1971Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28203Log - Sp - Ext - Perf16152.813838175000278.1267958721592245151.178.630.681.917.243.073.80.516
    1971MLB Totals: MINbyYearMLB----201Log - Sp - Ext - Perf16152.823838175000278.3267958721592245151.178.640.681.917.253.073.80.516
    1972Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28214Log - Sp - Ext - Perf17172.733938113110287.12479387226922871101.107.740.692.167.142.913.30.500
    1972MLB Totals: MINbyYearMLB----211Log - Sp - Ext - Perf17172.733938113110287.32479387226922871101.107.740.692.167.152.923.30.500
    1973Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28225Log - Sp - Ext - Perf20172.524040259000325.02961099116672587291.128.200.441.867.143.023.85.541
    1973MLB Totals: MINbyYearMLB----221Log - Sp - Ext - Perf20172.524040259000325.02961099116672587291.128.200.441.867.143.023.85.541
    1974Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28236Log - Sp - Ext - Perf17172.663737193000281.0244998314772493091.147.810.452.477.983.173.23.500
    1974MLB Totals: MINbyYearMLB----231Log - Sp - Ext - Perf17172.663737193000281.0244998314772493091.147.810.452.477.983.173.23.500
    1975Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28247Log - Sp - Ext - Perf15103.003535203000275.22191049224842337041.107.150.782.747.613.402.77.600
    1975MLB Totals: MINbyYearMLB----241Log - Sp - Ext - Perf15103.013535203000275.72191049224842337041.107.160.782.757.623.402.77.600
    1976Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin28258Log - Sp - Ext - Perf453.1212124000095.11013933335750241.439.530.283.307.083.682.14.444
    1976Texas RangersALMLBtex28258Log - Sp - Ext - Perf9112.762424146000202.1182676211461447081.138.100.492.056.412.983.13.450
    1976MLB Totals: MIN-TEXbyYearMLB----252Log - Sp - Ext - Perf13162.883636186000297.728310695148121972121.228.570.422.456.633.212.70.448
    1977Texas RangersALMLBtex28269Log - Sp - Ext - Perf14122.723030155000234.2181817120691828071.076.940.772.656.983.112.64.538
    1977MLB Totals: TEXbyYearMLB----261Log - Sp - Ext - Perf14122.733030155000234.7181817120691828071.076.960.772.656.993.112.64.538
    1978Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit222710Log - Sp - Ext - Perf14103.033434114000243.2217948217661826261.168.020.632.446.723.472.76.583
    1978MLB Totals: PITbyYearMLB----271Log - Sp - Ext - Perf14103.033434114000243.7217948217661826261.168.030.632.446.743.482.76.583
    1979Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit222811Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1253.60373740000237.12381029521921729061.399.030.803.496.523.871.87.706
    1979MLB Totals: PITbyYearMLB----281Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1253.61373740000237.32381029521921729061.399.030.803.496.533.871.87.706
    1980Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit222912Log - Sp - Ext - Perf8133.82343252120216.22191029220591682101.289.100.832.456.984.242.85.381
    1980MLB Totals: PITbyYearMLB----291Log - Sp - Ext - Perf8133.83343252120216.72191029220591682101.299.120.832.466.994.252.85.381
    1981Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle283013Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1172.88202091000159.114552519401073151.168.190.512.266.042.942.68.611
    1981MLB Totals: CLEbyYearMLB----301Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1172.88202091000159.314552519401073151.168.200.512.266.052.942.68.611
    1982Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle283114Log - Sp - Ext - Perf224.87440000020.1161411211190001.337.080.894.878.416.201.73.500
    1982MLB Totals: CLEbyYearMLB----311Log - Sp - Ext - Perf224.93440000020.3161411211190001.347.160.904.938.516.271.73.500
    1983Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle283215Log - Sp - Ext - Perf7103.91242450000156.1160746884412351101.309.210.462.537.084.262.80.412
    1983MLB Totals: CLEbyYearMLB----321Log - Sp - Ext - Perf7103.92242450000156.3160746884412351101.319.220.462.547.094.272.80.412
    1984Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle283316Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1972.873332124010245.0204867819741706061.137.490.702.726.243.162.30.731
    1984MLB Totals: CLEbyYearMLB----331Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1972.873332124010245.0204867819741706061.137.490.702.726.243.162.30.731
    1985Cleveland IndiansALMLBcle283417Log - Sp - Ext - Perf9113.262323154000179.2163766514491291171.188.170.702.456.463.812.63.450
    1985Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin283417Log - Sp - Ext - Perf853.00141491000114.01014538926773021.117.970.712.056.083.552.96.615
    1985MLB Totals: CLE-MINbyYearMLB----342Log - Sp - Ext - Perf17163.163737245000293.726412110323752064191.168.100.712.306.323.712.75.515
    1986Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin283518Log - Sp - Ext - Perf17144.013636163000271.2262134121505821540101.188.681.661.927.124.443.71.548
    1986MLB Totals: MINbyYearMLB----351Log - Sp - Ext - Perf17144.023636163000271.7262134121505821540101.188.691.661.927.134.453.71.548
    1987Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin283619Log - Sp - Ext - Perf15124.01373781000267.02491321194610119613091.318.391.553.406.614.451.94.556
    1987MLB Totals: MINbyYearMLB----361Log - Sp - Ext - Perf15124.01373781000267.02491321194610119613091.318.391.553.406.614.451.94.556
    1988Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin283720Log - Sp - Ext - Perf10175.43333370000207.1240128125215114553161.4010.420.912.216.295.562.84.370
    1988MLB Totals: MINbyYearMLB----371Log - Sp - Ext - Perf10175.43333370000207.3240128125215114553161.4110.430.912.226.305.562.84.370
    1989California AngelsALMLBcal283821Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1752.73333385000241.0225767314441312081.128.400.521.644.892.842.98.773
    1989MLB Totals: CALbyYearMLB----381Log - Sp - Ext - Perf1752.73333385000241.0225767314441312081.128.400.521.644.892.842.98.773
    1990California AngelsALMLBcal283922Log - Sp - Ext - Perf875.24232320000134.016385781525696071.4010.951.011.684.635.712.76.533
    1990MLB Totals: CALbyYearMLB----391Log - Sp - Ext - Perf875.24232320000134.016385781525696071.4010.951.011.684.635.712.76.533
    1992Midland AngelsTexAAcal-4123---232.73550000033.027101033230000.917.360.820.826.272.737.67.400
    1992Edmonton TrappersPCLAAAcal-4123---206.17220000011.216881370001.6312.340.772.315.406.172.331.000
    1992California AngelsALMLBcal284123Log - Sp - Ext - Perf8124.74252410010133.015076701729703151.3510.151.151.964.745.142.41.400
    1992Minor Totals: CALbyYearAAA/AA----412---433.67770000044.743181846300001.118.760.811.226.113.675.00.571
    1992MLB Totals: CALbyYearMLB----411Log - Sp - Ext - Perf8124.74252410010133.015076701729703151.3510.151.151.964.745.142.41.400
    MLB Totals (24 yrs)2872503.31692685242603704,970.046322029183043013223701114191551.208.390.782.396.703.672.80.534
    American League Totals (21 yrs)2532223.29587582222542504,272.33958173115613721105317997161431.198.340.782.336.703.652.88.533
    National League Totals (3 yrs)34283.47105103206120697.767429826958217522173121.288.700.752.806.743.852.41.548
    Minor League Totals1572.64282583031167.715855494431730001.208.500.222.319.312.964.02.682
    Minor: Rk Totals222.81761101132.0311310011390001.318.720.003.0910.973.663.55.500
    Minor: A+ Totals501.46655101037.03666014410001.358.760.003.419.971.462.931.000
    Minor: AA Totals232.73550000033.027101033230000.917.360.820.826.272.737.67.400
    Minor: AAA Totals623.171092101065.7642623115700001.218.830.142.079.663.594.67.750
    Minnesota Twins Totals (11 yrs)1491383.28348345141292302,566.72369104493424367420355612801.198.310.852.367.143.663.02.519
    Pittsburgh Pirates Totals (3 yrs)34283.47105103206120697.767429826958217522173121.288.700.752.806.743.852.41.548
    Cleveland Indians Totals (5 yrs)48373.23104103419010760.768830227352218548153281.198.150.622.586.493.582.51.565
    California Angels Totals (3 yrs)33243.928180115010508.05382372214698270111201.259.530.811.744.784.202.76.579
    Texas Rangers Totals (2 yrs)23232.7454542911000437.036314813331115326150151.097.480.642.376.713.052.83.500
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics W Wins (Pitcher or Team) L Losses (Pitcher or Team) ERA Earned Run Average ( (9/IP)*ER ) G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started CG Complete Games SHO Shutouts GF Games Finished GR Games Relieved SV Saves IP Innings Pitched H Hits R Runs ER Earned Runs HR Home Runs BB Walks SO Strikeouts WP Wild Pitches BK Balks HB Hit Batsmen from pitcher perspective WHIP Walks and Hits per Inning Pitched ( (H+BB) / IP ) H9 Hits allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * H ) HR9 Home Runs allowed per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * HR ) BB9 Walks per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * BB ) SO9 Strikeouts per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * SO ) RA9 Runs Against per 9 innings ( (9/IP) * R ) SO BB Strikeouts to Walk ratio ( SO/BB ) WPct Winning Percentage (W/(W+L))

    Career Batting Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlOrgUnifAgePosDetailExpGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHPSHSFIWDPAVGOBPSLGOPSPATBXBHsecAISObabipBB%SO%SOBBABHRHR%XBH%
    1970Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2819pL-S-E-P127502700010012507000.140.157.140.2975870.020.000.2801.7243.1025.000.00.000.0
    1971Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2820pL-S-E-P2389131210020013717000.132.151.143.294100131.022.011.2221.0037.0037.000.00.008.3
    1972Minnesota TwinsALMLBmin2821pL-S-E-P33994915200600236011001.160.177.181.358107172.043.021.2591.8733.6418.000.00.0013.3
    1978Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2227pL-S-E-P43785411200110013507000.129.140.153.29393132.035.024.2201.0837.6335.000.00.0018.2
    1979Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2228pL-S-E-P5387019100300033015002.129.129.143.27285101.014.014.2430.0038.820.000.00.0011.1
    1980Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLBpit2229pL-S-E-P637610510020002719001.082.097.098.1957161.016.016.1470.0038.030.000.00.0020.0
    MLB Totals (6 yrs)216451195970025005193256004.131.144.146.290514667.027.015.2290.9737.5538.600.00.0011.9
    National League Totals (3 yrs)1122165254001600195131003.116.124.134.258249294.023.018.2070.4038.1595.000.00.0016.0
    American League Totals (3 yrs)1042351434300900498125001.145.163.157.320265373.030.012.2481.5136.9824.500.00.008.8
    Pittsburgh Pirates Totals (3 yrs)1122165254001600195131003.116.124.134.258249294.023.018.2070.4038.1595.000.00.0016.0
    Minnesota Twins Totals (3 yrs)1042351434300900498125001.145.163.157.320265373.030.012.2481.5136.9824.500.00.008.8
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Org Major League Parent Organization. For college teams, might include RPI (Ratings Percentage Index) Unif Uniform Number, if available Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. Pos Defensive Position Detail Includes links to additional MLB stat detail including Game Logs, Splits and Extended Statistics Exp Experience in # of years. For Player stats, refers to nth PRO season. Count is ontextual to the purpose of the grid G Games Played (or Pitched) AB At Bats R Runs H Hits 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs RBI Runs Batted In SB Stolen Bases (Total) CS Caught Stealings BB Walks SO Strikeouts HP Hit by Pitch SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies IW Intentional Walks DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) AVG Batting Average ( H/AB ) OBP On Base Percentage ( H+BB+HBP / (AB+BB+HBP+SF) SLG Slugging Percentage ( TB / AB ) OPS On Base Plus Slugging (OBP + SLG) PA Plate Appearances TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) secA Seconday Average. Measures extra bases earned by player (BB+(TB-H)+(SB-CS) / AB ISO Isolated Power. Measures the portion of a slugging percentage that is for extra base hits. (SLG-BAVG). babip Batting Average on Balls Put in Play. (H/(AB-SO)) XBH% Extra Base Hit Percentage (XBH/H)

    Career Fielding Statistics

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  • YearTeam NameLgLvlAgepositGGSINNPOAEDPTCTSCFPCTRFGRFITeam SharePlayer ShareTeam Rank
    1970Minnesota TwinsALMLB19P270164.0516112221.9550.800.1316.7100.07
    1971Minnesota TwinsALMLB20P380278.11938205957.9661.500.2023.8100.06
    1972Minnesota TwinsALMLB21P390287.11845346663.9551.600.2225.3100.03
    1973Minnesota TwinsALMLB22P400325.02134105655.9821.400.1724.7100.02
    1974Minnesota TwinsALMLB23P370281.01934325653.9461.400.1922.8100.03
    1975Minnesota TwinsALMLB24P350275.21648657064.9141.800.2322.0100.04
    1976Texas RangersALMLB25P240202.117310348481.0002.000.2414.8100.08
    1976Minnesota TwinsALMLB25P12095.15130118181.0001.500.197.4100.012
    1977Texas RangersALMLB26P300234.21035144645.9781.500.1918.5100.06
    1978Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB27P340243.21141145352.9811.500.2121.191.95
    1979Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB28P370237.114200034341.0000.900.1422.897.44
    1980Pittsburgh PiratesNLMLB29P340216.21030224240.9521.200.1921.091.96
    1981Cleveland IndiansALMLB30P200159.1916122625.9621.300.1619.4100.06
    1982Cleveland IndiansALMLB31P4020.12200441.0001.000.202.5100.014
    1983Cleveland IndiansALMLB32P240156.1726133433.9711.400.2114.8100.08
    1984Cleveland IndiansALMLB33P330245.02130225351.9621.500.2120.4100.05
    1985Cleveland IndiansALMLB34P230179.211190030301.0001.300.1714.2100.09
    1985Minnesota TwinsALMLB34P140114.06130219191.0001.400.178.6100.010
    1986Minnesota TwinsALMLB35P360271.215310046461.0001.300.1722.2100.03
    1987Minnesota TwinsALMLB36P370267.01743436460.9381.600.2222.8100.05
    1988Minnesota TwinsALMLB37P330207.11222133534.9711.000.1620.4100.05
    1989California AngelsALMLB38P330241.014380652521.0001.600.2220.4100.05
    1990California AngelsALMLB39P230134.0324102827.9641.200.2014.2100.010
    1992Midland AngelsTexAA41P500.00700771.0001.400.003.8100.018
    1992Edmonton TrappersPCLAAA41P200.01200331.0001.500.001.4100.021
    1992California AngelsALMLB41P250133.05130118181.0000.700.1415.4100.010
    MLB Totals - (P)69204,9652876623048979949.9691.400.190.00.00
    AAA Totals - (P)2001200331.0001.500.000.00.00
    AA Totals - (P)5000700771.0001.400.000.00.00
    Glossary:
    Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) Team Name Contextual to the grid but usually self-evident. Draft = Drafted team. Lg League Age Player's age for the selected season or as of a current date if in YY.DDD format. G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started Inn Innings in a game or Innings played at position PO Putouts A Fielding assists E Errors DP Grounded into Double Play (Offense) Double Plays Participation (Defense) TC Total Chances (PO+A+E) TSC Total Successful Chances (PO+A) FPCT Fielding Percentage (TSC/TC) RFg Range Factor by Game (Total Successful Chances/Games) Rfi Range Factor by Inning (Total Successful Chances/Innings) Team Share Share of team's games played at that position. Will add up to more than 100% since the formula is player games at position / team games. Player Share Share of player's games played at that position Team Rank Rank of games for team at that position.

    Fielding Positional Grid by Year

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    YearCategoryPC1B2B3BSSLFCFRFOFDH
    1970MLB27----------
    1971MLB38----------
    1972MLB39----------
    1973MLB40----------
    1974MLB37----------
    1975MLB35----------
    1976MLB36----------
    1977MLB30----------
    1978MLB34----------
    1979MLB37----------
    1980MLB34----------
    1981MLB20----------
    1982MLB4----------
    1983MLB24----------
    1984MLB33----------
    1985MLB37----------
    1986MLB36----------
    1987MLB37----------
    1988MLB33----------
    1989MLB33----------
    1990MLB23----------
    1992MLB25----------
    1992Minor7----------
    Totals699----------