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Paul Blackburn
ERA W-L K
3.22 3-1 22
Team: OaklandHt / Wt: 6-1 / 185
Position: SPBorn: 12/4/1993 Birthplace: Antioch, California
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Supplemental Round by Cubs (2012)


Latest News
Aug. 22 7:39 PM PT8:39 PM MT9:39 PM CT10:39 PM ET22:39 ET2:39 GMT10:39 7:39 PM MST9:39 PM EST10:09 PM VEN6:39 UAE (+1)9:39 PM CT-Blackburn was struck in the wrist with a line drive off the bat of Trey Mancini in the fifth inning and left the game. But the news afterward was encouraging. ''We dodged a bullet. No fracture, no break,'' manager Bob Melvin said. ''So we'll call it a hand bruise/wrist and see how he is in the next couple of days.''
Analysis: Blackburn is 3-1 with a 3.22 ERA in 10 starts this season.
Aug. 16 5:17 PM PT6:17 PM MT7:17 PM CT8:17 PM ET20:17 ET0:17 GMT8:17 5:17 PM MST7:17 PM EST7:47 PM VEN4:17 UAE (+1)7:17 PM CT-Blackburn allowed four runs on eight hits and three walks in 4.0 innings as the Oakland Athletics lost to the Kansas City Royals 7-6 on Wednesday.
Analysis: Blackburn struck out two, ending the game with a 3.46 ERA and 1.30 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 12 10:00 AM PT11:00 AM MT12:00 PM CT1:00 PM ET13:00 ET17:00 GMT1:00 10:00 AM MST12:00 PM EST12:30 PM VEN21:00 UAE12:00 PM CT-Paul Blackburn allowed four runs on 10 hits and two walks in 5.2 innings as the Oakland Athletics defeated the Baltimore Orioles 5-4 on Friday. Blackburn struck out three, ending the game with a 3.02 ERA and 1.18 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 6 8:49 AM PT9:49 AM MT10:49 AM CT11:49 AM ET11:49 ET15:49 GMT23:49 8:49 AM MST10:49 AM EST11:19 AM VEN19:49 UAE10:49 AM CT-Paul Blackburn improved to 3-1, allowing five hits over 6.2 scoreless innings, as the Oakland Athletics defeated the Los Angeles Angels 5-0 on Saturday. Blackburn struck out one, ending the game with a 2.60 ERA and 1.07 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Blackburn has been a road warrior through this first four major league starts, posting a 1.69 ERA.
Aug. 1 10:48 PM PT11:48 PM MT12:48 AM CT1:48 AM ET1:48 ET5:48 GMT13:48 10:48 PM MST12:48 AM EST1:18 AM VEN9:48 UAE12:48 AM CT-Blackburn improved to 2-1, allowing five runs on eight hits and one walk in 6.1 innings, as the Oakland Athletics defeated the San Francisco Giants 8-5 on Monday. Blackburn struck out four, ending the game with a 3.05 ERA and 1.12 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Blackburn was making the start after Sonny Gray was dealt to the New York Yankees.
July 31 12:48 PM PT1:48 PM MT2:48 PM CT3:48 PM ET15:48 ET19:48 GMT3:48 12:48 PM MST2:48 PM EST3:18 PM VEN23:48 UAE2:48 PM CT-Blackburn has been moved up to start Monday's game against the Giants following the A's trade of Sonny Gray to the Yankees.
Analysis: Blackburn will be working on regular rest, having last pitched on Wednesday. The rookie was excellent in that start, holding Toronto to two hits and three walks over seven scoreless innings despite not receiving a decision.
July 26 7:26 PM PT8:26 PM MT9:26 PM CT10:26 PM ET22:26 ET2:26 GMT10:26 7:26 PM MST9:26 PM EST9:56 PM VEN6:26 UAE (+1)9:26 PM CT-Paul Blackburn allowed two hits and three walks without giving up a run in 7.0 innings as the Oakland Athletics lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 3-2 on Wednesday. Blackburn struck out three.
Analysis: Blackburn was in line for the win until closer Santiago Casilla allowed a walk, a tying two-run homer and a walkoff solo shot in the ninth. In five starts since making his major league debut July 1, the right-hander is 1-1 with a 2.25 ERA and 1.06 WHIP.
July 21 8:28 PM PT9:28 PM MT10:28 PM CT11:28 PM ET23:28 ET3:28 GMT11:28 8:28 PM MST10:28 PM EST10:58 PM VEN7:28 UAE (+1)10:28 PM CT-Paul Blackburn fell to 1-1, allowing four runs on six hits and one walk in 5.1 innings, as the Oakland Athletics lost to the New York Mets 7-5 on Friday. Blackburn struck out one, ending the game with a 2.88 ERA and 1.16 WHIP on the season.
July 16 8:42 AM PT9:42 AM MT10:42 AM CT11:42 AM ET11:42 ET15:42 GMT23:42 8:42 AM MST10:42 AM EST11:12 AM VEN19:42 UAE10:42 AM CT-Paul Blackburn allowed three runs on five hits and four walks in 6.0 innings as the Oakland Athletics defeated the Cleveland Indians 5-3 on Saturday. Blackburn struck out four, ending the game with a 1.83 ERA and 1.12 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: The rookie had some control issues but still managed his third consecutive quality start since being promoted from the minors on July 1. Blackburn has managed only eight strikeouts in 19 2/3 innings, though, so his ceiling appears somewhat limited.
July 7 10:16 AM PT11:16 AM MT12:16 PM CT1:16 PM ET13:16 ET17:16 GMT1:16 10:16 AM MST12:16 PM EST12:46 PM VEN21:16 UAE12:16 PM CT-Paul Blackburn improved to 1-0, allowing one run on eight hits and one walk in 7.2 innings, as the Oakland Athletics defeated the Seattle Mariners 7-4 on Thursday. Blackburn did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 0.66 ERA and 0.95 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Blackburn earned his first major league win in his second start, but both were very impressive. "He's a bulldog on the mound," A's catcher Bruce Maxwell said of the rookie. "He made pitches the whole night. That's his game. He doesn't throw 98 (mph), but he keeps hitters off balance." Blackburn never had an ERA over 3.54 in his six minor league seasons, so he certainly could be someone to potentially claim off waivers in the very near future.
July 1 6:16 PM PT7:16 PM MT8:16 PM CT9:16 PM ET21:16 ET1:16 GMT9:16 6:16 PM MST8:16 PM EST8:46 PM VEN5:16 UAE (+1)8:16 PM CT-Paul Blackburn allowed one run - zero earned - on three hits and one walk in 6.0 innings as the Oakland Athletics lost to the Atlanta Braves 4-3 on Saturday. Blackburn struck out four, ending the game with a 0.00 ERA and 0.67 WHIP on the season.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2017 Oak 3 1 0 - 0 10 10 0 58.2 58 22 21 5 16 0 22 1.26 3.22
Career 3 1 0 - 0 10 10 0 58.2 58 22 21 5 16 0 22 1.26 3.22

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2017 Oak 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 10 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 518 93 87 90.2 55.28
Curveball 87 78 73 75.9 9.28
Slider 245 90 79 84.7 26.15
Changeup 87 87 80 83.5 9.28

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