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Current Status
High Level
Proper Name
Rik Aalbert Blyleven
Stat Years
1970-1992  [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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Games

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YearSplitsGGSDNSDNFGS%CGPHPRDRGFfor PHfor PRfor DRb1b2b3b4b5b6b7b8b9p Pp Cp 1Bp 2Bp 3Bp SSp LFp CFp RFp DH
1970Log - Splits282532089.35141---1332425252525262425273427000000000
1971Log - Splits3838021100.01730---6034---1239403838394039436238000000000
1972Log - Splits393812797.41137---1314411438433838393940486939000000000
1973Log - Splits414011597.62520150221740424041414144445440000000000
1974Log - Splits3737018100.01914130261638373837373739414737000000000
1975Log - Splits3535015100.02016290313935353638383739394435000000000
1976Log - Splits3636018100.01815---50272636383738363638384736000000000
1977Log - Splits3030015100.01510---20211331303031313230303730000000000
1978Log - Splits3434023100.01133140442634343434343535386634000000000
1979Log - Splits403733392.5421---205331739403939403941405737000000000
1980Log - Splits343222794.152711135---1232323332323333385234000000000
1981Log - Splits2020011100.095110111320222120212120212120000000000
1982Log - Splits4404100.00------101---24544444444000000000
1983Log - Splits2424019100.056230214625252624242526272524000000000
1984Log - Splits333212097.01214---9030---1135343434333634343733000000000
1985Log - Splits383711397.42411260212438393737374039384737000000000
1986Log - Splits3636020100.01610120253637363636373636394436000000000
1987Log - Splits413742990.2810---501711042414241434141444937000000000
1988Log - Splits3333026100.072130122833343433343333343533000000000
1989Log - Splits3333025100.086---5020---1034353333353433353633000000000
1990Log - Splits2323021100.021---202021223232324232323232523000000000
1992Log - Splits252412396.01---1---0145324252424242423232325000000000
Totals7026851744397.62423021587356236171702715702701708710715748915692000000000
Glossary:
Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) G Games Played (or Pitched) GS Games Started DNS Did not start. Count of games not started DNF Did not finish. Count of games not finished. GS% Games Started Percentage CG Complete Games PH Pinch hit appearances in games context and Pinch hits in On Base context PR Entered game as Pinch Runner DR Entered game as defensive replacement GF Games Finished for PH Left game for Pinch hitter for PR Left game for Pinch runner for DR Left game for defensive replacement b1 Games at batting slot #1 (Leadoff) b2 Games at batting slot #2 b3 Games at batting slot #3 b4 Games at batting slot #4 (Cleanup) b5 Games at batting slot #5 b6 Games at batting slot #6 b7 Games at batting slot #7 b8 Games at batting slot #8 b9 Games at batting slot #9 p P Games at pitcher position p C Games at catcher p 1B Games at First Base p 2B Games at Second Base p 3B Games at Third Base p SS Games at Shortstop p LF Games at Left Field p CF Games at Center Field p RF Games at Right Field p DH Games as Designated Hitter

On Base

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YearSplitsGPAABBAVGOBPSLGOPSOBLdoffH1B1B-IF1B-OF1B-Bnt2B3BHRSolo2-Run3-RunGSlamIPHRWO-HRWO-HPHXBHTBRBIHR RBIRBI outRBI HRRBIHR%BBBB4BB 1BOBB BLBB LdIBBHBPROECI
1970Log - Splits28684624.232.287.362.6491941711451011712812431711411001144226582652644.8347160762110
1971Log - Splits3811261047.255.297.362.6593312872672022324443952112810000565379873143135.63590801815110
1972Log - Splits3911591059.233.285.342.62732629324718232215337622138102016653628632103237.21690801871081
1973Log - Splits4113271225.243.286.335.620376333298229622361421116123100002694109321142122.586911101249100
1974Log - Splits3711491045.233.290.320.61033029124418925219334714122000014553347916111620.257701511339170
1975Log - Splits351104998.219.281.334.61430728221915934185630624148201004603339236113639.138401111924140
1976Log - Splits3612251108.255.312.341.65337630528322638245433101494100001573789120132021.9881015118612100
1977Log - Splits30935843.215.278.317.5952572401811371416732222015500001244267682572536.766901521517141
1978Log - Splits341011923.235.290.345.6342892562171561520233861797100031261318772672633.77660180856141
1979Log - Splits401093969.262.329.391.72035526725418226228242723183110004723799631113132.29951220158690
1980Log - Splits34907836.262.310.392.70227822221915533186039520164000018643289124102426.37590102155070
1981Log - Splits20644593.245.296.332.62919016114511215130023194230000133197511771733.3340090101570
1982Log - Splits48976.211.303.368.67227211681150602110000008281332323.081102110020
1983Log - Splits24660599.267.325.374.699214161160118161442286852010000422246613131319.7044072841060
1984Log - Splits331004910.224.285.330.61428425420415515153021919116200002493007729112937.667401211446100
1985Log - Splits3812131114.240.292.354.646353302267192181866466231551201127539410836133633.3376013112110150
1986Log - Splits3611261049.250.294.448.7423302802621623123194285027183200051004701258078064.005826012410150
1987Log - Splits4112311102.249.319.426.7453913022741784423044614935104010029646912367106754.47106621021511130
1988Log - Splits33895816.294.345.434.77930721424017417223639621108211000663541223673629.51518100711640
1989Log - Splits33973907.248.287.336.62327724622517724201630414102200000483056920142028.9944107062890
1990Log - Splits23578538.303.339.463.8011951391631111015333341574400000522497327112736.992555070750
1992Log - Splits25568526.285.326.439.765184142150106529832431712410000044231712392332.392965052540
Totals7022070118907.248.301.367.66861715169468034118613819697181164352781183185196112696935181663920763935.1913334023612261721582153
Glossary:
Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) G Games Played (or Pitched) PA Plate Appearances AB At Bats BAVG 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) OB On Base (including Homers) Ldoff Leadoff H Hits 1B-IF Infield Single (or Hit) 1B-OF Outfield Singles 1B-Bnt Bunt Single 2B Doubles 3B Triples HR Home Runs Solo Solo Homers (no baserunners) 2-Run 2-Run Homers 3-Run 3-Run homers Gslam Grand Slams (Bases loaded homer) IPHR Inside the park home run WO-HR Walkoff-homer WO-H Walkoff Hit PH Pinch hit appearances in games context and Pinch hits in On Base context XBH Extra Base Hits (Doubles+Triples+Home Runs) TB Total Bases (Singles + (2*Doubles) + (3*Triples) + (4*Home Runs)) RBI Runs Batted In HR RBI RBIs from home runs RBI Out Runs Batted In on outs RBIHR% Pct of total RBIs from Homers BB Walks BB4 Walkes on 4-pitches, excluding Intentional walks BB 1BO Walked with first base open and runners on 2nd and /or 3rd BB BL Bases Loaded Walk BB LD Leadoff walk IBB Intentional Walks HBP Hit by a Pitch ROE Reached on Error CI Catchers Interference

Outs

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YearSplitsGPAABOutsGOAOGO%FOLOPOFrcFCProdBuntSHSFGDPGDP-OGDP%IF OutOF OutIF Out%loc Ploc Cloc 1Bloc 2Bloc 3Bloc SSloc LFloc CFloc RFSOSO-swSO-caSo-3SO-FTSO Sw%
1970Log - Splits286846244761641750.94136309183249835578.7721412563.11372666465629643213702200.00
1971Log - Splits38112610477812742830.97224372222330161232512819.5337418367.1441968101489451765622400000.00
1972Log - Splits39115910598212843090.922614172234715146219721.6537521863.24495794769561797822800000.00
1973Log - Splits41132712259403103720.832574372351461311131511612.9344124164.737187312078115601107125800000.00
1974Log - Splits37114910457952992471.2119035222974516135229223.9139015671.4341166957111349604724900000.00
1975Log - Splits3511049987792792671.041544370234369108179118.6836717967.244157192628366734023300000.00
1976Log - Splits36122511088353532631.3421936838452171763514224.6542019668.2439671237010872824221900000.00
1977Log - Splits309358436612712081.301652716262231195208423.8132515467.8361234895210255554418200000.00
1978Log - Splits3410119237042662561.0419025412133516122168020.0034317965.7411043110568336865718220001.10
1979Log - Splits4010939697252632770.95224262723451131492010219.6134119963.1209579862956885461851341207.03
1980Log - Splits349078366202561961.3116013232524411102126917.3930814468.131943100408534664416800000.00
1981Log - Splits206445934431771591.11130191023419633146322.2221811864.91954165276136503210700000.00
1982Log - Splits489765921191.111342512002030.00281270.02037884351900000.00
1983Log - Splits246605994401901271.5010221419025325176625.762269171.32633364475331332712300000.00
1984Log - Splits3310049107092562830.9028210251377681810018.0033120861.43095697449560697917000000.00
1985Log - Splits38121311148442913460.84301423231409582110919.2739424361.93113671137199771026420700000.00
1986Log - Splits36112610497792702940.92256362212289541910218.6337718766.827667125737959686021500000.00
1987Log - Splits41123111028213422621.3120940132564112563311329.2041618868.945564120771056370552171191005.07
1988Log - Splits338958165802102250.93141275712434766177921.5227316262.821642824775506250145964958066.21
1989Log - Splits339739076812802701.0415757562364014772510025.0034720363.135455936199648950131943750071.76
1990Log - Splits235785383761591481.0791223515230526105219.2320210565.82243457374830462969442031063.77
1992Log - Splits255685263781401680.83105313211228335115420.3718512360.11452853345135503870363447051.43
Totals702207011890714247535551541.04396765653148465757221174122393189920.706895361465.66591881095196411871802109014781046373829615521007.92
Glossary:
Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) G Games Played (or Pitched) PA Plate Appearances AB At Bats GO Groundouts AO Air out (Fly Outs + Popouts + Lineouts) FO Fly outs LO Lineouts PO Putouts Frc Forceouts. Groundout with runner ahead of him forced out on base. FC Fielders Choice Prod Productive out. At the very least, a runner was advanced on the out SH Sacrifice Hits SF Sacrifice Flies GDP Grounded into Double Play GDP-O Double Play Opportunities for Batter (Runner on 1st + less than 2 outs) GDP% Grounded into double play percentage. Double Plays vs Opportunities IF Out Infield Outs OF out Outfield Outs IF Out% Percentage of outs in the infield loc P Balls fielded by pitcher loc C Balls fielded by catcher loc 1B Balls fielded by first baseman loc 2B Balls fielded by second baseman loc 3B Balls fielded by third baseman loc SS Balls fielded by shortstop loc LF Balls fielded by left field loc CF Balls fielded by center field loc RF Balls fielded by right field SO Strikeouts SO-Sw Strikeouts Swinging SO-Ca Strikeouts Looking (or Called) SO-3 Strikeouts on 3 Pitches SO-FT Strikeout on Foul Tip SO SW% Percentage of strikeouts on swings

Baserunning

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YearSplitsGPAOBmOBPRR%SBSB2SB3SBHCSCS2CS3CSHS1-3S1-2S1-3%S2-HS2-3S2-H%D1-HD1-3D1-H%DIAdv WPAdv OutFrcROOB
1970Log - Splits28684194.2846634.0264207601121446.1513572.225550.0003281810
1971Log - Splits381126331.2949428.40141310121200223439.2919967.865362.5008302431
1972Log - Splits391159326.2819127.911716108701112927.5016384.218657.1409272326
1973Log - Splits411327376.28310928.991919008800174527.4224972.736460.0008433621
1974Log - Splits371149330.2879227.88242211151221223637.93191065.524640.0005392928
1975Log - Splits351104307.2789932.25262501141220103223.81141058.333537.5009322221
1976Log - Splits361225376.30710227.133329408710174228.81201655.566275.00011533641
1977Log - Splits30935257.2758131.521614208701123127.9118578.263350.0009282626
1978Log - Splits341011289.2869231.832926305500162935.5613861.906366.6708382223
1979Log - Splits401093355.32510329.01282620111010244136.9219967.864736.36011412432
1980Log - Splits34907278.30710236.691817108701123724.49151353.576650.0003382619
1981Log - Splits20644190.2955227.3799001072192824.3213286.676366.6715202219
1982Log - Splits48927.3031451.8533001100020.0020100.002166.6700451
1983Log - Splits24660214.3247233.641312106510171947.2213668.422433.3307291819
1984Log - Splits331004284.2838529.931717003300143031.82141058.333260.0007412721
1985Log - Splits381213353.29112134.2832302012840163730.19191654.298753.3305342428
1986Log - Splits361126330.29313139.702624115500123028.5712957.141712.5005252222
1987Log - Splits411231391.31814336.573533209720283048.2819676.003442.86012322843
1988Log - Splits33895307.34312741.372625106510144623.3337980.434266.6705271325
1989Log - Splits33973277.2857527.081412115500192642.22131056.523827.2704362330
1990Log - Splits23578195.3378443.0844009810162341.0314573.683442.8605221516
1992Log - Splits25568184.3247540.761010004310152438.4614766.67040.0003251217
Totals702207016171.298201032.5741939025417415018633566533.5036017767.04919648.661142692495519
Glossary:
Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) G Games Played (or Pitched) PA Plate Appearances OB On Base (including Homers) mOBP Modified On Base Percentage. Includes all times on base, whether earned or not. R Runs R% Run%. Runs/OnBase. % of time on base that he scores SB Stolen Bases (Total) SB2 Steals of 2nd base SB3 Steals of 3rd base SBH Steals of home CS Caught Stealings CS2 Caught stealing second base CS3 Caught stealing third base CSH Caught stealing home S1-3 1b to 3b on a single while a baserunner S1-2 1b to 2b on a single while a baserunner S1-3% % of times going first to third on a single S2-H 2b to home on a single while a baserunner S2-3 2b to 3b on a single while a baserunner S2-H% % of times second to home on a single D1-H Scored from first base on a double D1-3 1b to 3b on a double D1-H% % of times scoring from first base on a double DI Defensive Indifference. Defense allowed steal without attempt to throw out Adv WP Advanced on Wild Pitch or Passed Ball Adv Out Advanced safely on an out FrcR Forced out as runner. OOB Thrown Out on Bases as baserunner, excludes while batter

Pitches

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YearSplitsGPAABBBSOHBPPitStrBalSwMsCalCtSwingsFoulIntBInPlStr%Bal%Foul%SW%SwMs%P/PAIP-SW%IP-PA%FPSFPSwFPIPFPS%FPSw%FPIP%
1970Log - Splits2868462447137223185099920778.2621.748.7039.130.000.0377.81.07331.020.440.44
1971Log - Splits38112610475922450000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1972Log - Splits391159105969228100000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1973Log - Splits411327122569258940400000000.00100.000.000.00---0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1974Log - Splits37114910457724990000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1975Log - Splits3511049988423340000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1976Log - Splits361225110881219120000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1977Log - Splits309358436918270000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1978Log - Splits341011923661826105753032043753001371.4328.5728.5771.4342.670.1017.31.31100.100.100.00
1979Log - Splits40109396995185635223411832631391716047966.4833.5217.0548.5818.710.3246.27.26237125.673.391.10
1980Log - Splits349078365916800000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1981Log - Splits206445934010750000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1982Log - Splits48976111900000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1983Log - Splits2466059944123100000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1984Log - Splits3310049107417060000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1985Log - Splits381213111476207100000000000---------------0.00---0.00000.000.000.00
1986Log - Splits361126104958215101100011001100.000.000.00100.000.000.00100.00.11110.090.090.09
1987Log - Splits41123111021062171140925115833791351725238361.3738.6312.7142.0519.190.3348.36.76028134.872.271.06
1988Log - Splits33895816511451631812052112726354612361506521171564.5135.4316.3847.3417.463.5547.579.954630114761.0133.6316.42
1989Log - Splits3397390744131833462202114421861113511583545580665.8134.1916.2947.3113.773.4450.982.862933517064.6534.4317.47
1990Log - Splits235785382569717681131637122327675802229044663.9736.0312.9545.3615.213.0655.677.23361709558.1329.4116.44
1992Log - Splits25568526297051993129569885443752852272848064.9835.0213.6542.759.983.5156.384.53641518564.0826.5814.96
Totals7022070118907133337381581118272593921785207843415171171121263064.9235.0715.3046.2415.180.5450.912.7200610275269.694.962.54
Glossary:
Year Context-dependent but usually self-evident. (Season, Draft Year etc) G Games Played (or Pitched) PA Plate Appearances AB At Bats BB Walks SO Strikeouts HBP Hit by a Pitch Pit Pitches Str Strikes Bal Balls SwMs Swing and Miss Cal Called Strikes Swings Batter swung at pitch, regardless of result Foul Foul Balls IntB Intentional Balls InPl Balls put in Play Str% Strike percentage. Total Strikes / Total Pitches Bal% Balls percentage Foul% Foul ball percentage, of all pitches Sw% Swing Percentage. Total Swings / Total Pitches SwMs% Swing and Miss%. When swinging, how much does he miss P/PA Pitches per Plate Appearance IP-SW% Percentage of swings that are put in play IP-PA% % of Plate Appearances where ball is put into play FPS First Pitch Strike FPSw First Pitch Swing FPIP First Pitch in Play FPS% % of Plate Appearances with First Pitch as Strike FPSw% First Pitch Swing Percentage FPIP% First Pitch in Play Percentage