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Michael Ballard, lhp, Nationals

Michael Ballard

Proper Name: Michael Aaron Ballard

Born: Feb. 6, 1984 in Norfolk, Va.

High School:

College: Virginia

Ht.: 6-2 Wt.: 180

Bats: R Throws: L

Career Statistics 2014 Game Logs 2014 Splits Spring Training
Year Age Club Lg Class W L ERA G GS CG SV IP H R ER HR BB SO BB/9 SO/9 WHIP G/F
2006 22 Spokane NWL SS 2 7 5.68 18 13 0 0 63.1 78 49 40 7 19 41 2.70 5.83 1.53 1.10
2007 23 Clinton MWL LoA 9 4 3.93 14 14 1 0 75.2 87 41 33 5 14 59 1.67 7.02 1.33 1.73
2007 23 Bakersfield CAL HiA 5 3 4.99 14 14 0 0 88.1 96 52 49 12 22 72 2.24 7.34 1.34 1.27
2008 24 Frisco TL AA 8 3 4.02 17 16 1 0 96.1 113 46 43 3 34 72 3.18 6.73 1.53 1.19
2008 24 Oklahoma PCL AAA 3 3 6.81 8 8 0 0 38.1 57 30 29 4 7 23 1.64 5.40 1.67
2009 25 Oklahoma City PCL AAA 1 2 5.14 8 4 0 0 28.0 29 18 16 5 4 16 1.29 5.14 1.18 1.43
2009 25 Frisco TL AA 7 6 3.71 20 18 2 0 123.2 134 60 51 12 26 80 1.89 5.82 1.29 0.99
2010 26 Oklahoma City PCL AAA 6 8 5.09 29 18 1 0 111.1 142 72 63 13 33 73 2.67 5.90 1.57 1.26
2011 27 Norfolk IL AAA 2 4 4.91 10 9 1 0 51.1 66 31 28 7 17 38 2.98 6.66 1.62 1.15
2011 27 Bowie EL AA 8 3 3.33 17 16 1 0 108.0 89 46 40 12 13 112 1.08 9.33 0.94 1.35
2012 28 Harrisburg EL AA 1 5 4.31 12 12 0 0 64.2 81 35 31 10 17 56 2.37 7.79 1.52 1.23
2013 29 Southern Maryland ATL IND 7 7 4.89 17 17 0 0 92.0 106 51 50 10 26 60 2.54 5.87 1.43
Minor League Totals 52 48 4.48 167 142 7 0 849.0 972 480 423 90 206 642 2.18 6.81 1.39 1.23
Draft History [-]
Drafted in the 50th round (1474th overall) by the Minnesota Twins in 2002 (did not sign)
Drafted in the 47th round (1415th overall) by the Minnesota Twins in 2005 (did not sign)
Drafted in the 14th round (418th overall) by the Texas Rangers in 2006
Career Transactions [+] Premium
League Best Tools [-]
Rated Best Changeup in the Texas League in 2008