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John Axford
ERA S K
3.95 10 63
Team: PittsburghHt / Wt: 6-5 / 220 NFBC ADP: 195.23
Position: RPBorn: 4/1/1983 Birthplace: Simcoe, Canada
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Undrafted by Yankees (2006)


Latest News
Aug. 15 3:50 PM PT4:50 PM MT5:50 PM CT6:50 PM ET18:50 ET22:50 GMT6:50 3:50 PM MST5:50 PM EST6:20 PM VEN2:50 UAE (+1)5:50 PM CT-The Pittsburgh Pirates have put right-hander Stolmy Pimentel on the 15-day disabled list because of a sprained right ankle and activated right-handed reliever John Axford.
Analysis: Pittsburgh claimed Axford off waivers Thursday from the Cleveland Indians. The 31-year-old was 2-3 with 10 saves and a 3.92 ERA in 49 games this season for the Indians.
May 10 3:38 PM PT4:38 PM MT5:38 PM CT6:38 PM ET18:38 ET22:38 GMT6:38 3:38 PM MST5:38 PM EST6:08 PM VEN2:38 UAE (+1)5:38 PM CT-Axford is out as the Cleveland Indians' closer. Indians manager Terry Francona announced the move before Saturday night's game against Tampa Bay. He met with Axford prior to batting practice.
Analysis: Axford is 1-3 with nine saves and a 4.91 ERA in 17 games in his first season with the Indians. He has struggled recently, and was pulled in the ninth inning of Cleveland's 6-3 win on Friday night. A group of four relievers that includes Cody Allen, Scott Atchison, Marc Rzepczynski and Bryan Shaw could all get opportunities to fill the role.
Apr. 1 2:57 PM PT3:57 PM MT4:57 PM CT5:57 PM ET17:57 ET21:57 GMT5:57 2:57 PM MST4:57 PM EST5:27 PM VEN1:57 UAE (+1)4:57 PM CT-Axford nailed down the save in his first appearance for Cleveland, striking out two in a hitless ninth inning against Oakland.
Analysis: Fantasy owners hope Axford can shake off his rough last two seasons and conjure his stuff from his 46-save 2011 campaign.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2009 Mil 0 0 1 - 1 7 0 0 7.2 5 3 3 0 6 1 9 1.43 3.52
2010 Mil 8 2 24 - 27 50 0 0 58.0 42 17 16 1 27 3 76 1.19 2.48
2011 Mil 2 2 46 - 48 74 0 0 73.2 59 19 16 4 25 1 86 1.14 1.95
2012 Mil 5 8 35 - 44 75 0 0 69.1 61 42 36 10 39 2 93 1.44 4.67
2013 Mil 6 7 0 - 6 62 0 0 54.2 62 29 27 10 23 3 54 1.55 4.45
2013 StL 1 0 0 - 1 13 0 0 10.1 11 3 2 0 3 0 11 1.35 1.74
2013 Tot 7 7 0 - 7 75 0 0 65.0 73 32 29 10 26 3 65 1.52 4.02
2014 Cle 2 3 10 - 13 49 0 0 43.2 34 21 19 6 30 3 51 1.47 3.92
2014 Pit 0 1 0 - 0 13 0 0 11.0 9 5 5 0 6 0 12 1.36 4.09
2014 Tot 2 4 10 - 13 62 0 0 54.2 43 26 24 6 36 3 63 1.45 3.95
Career 24 23 116 - 140 343 0 0 328.1 283 139 124 31 159 13 392 1.35 3.40

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2012 Mil 75 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 343 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2011 Mil Total 1 0 3 - 4 6 0 0 7.0 5 1 1 0 2 0 9 1.29
    LDS 1 0 1 - 2 3 0 0 4.0 3 1 1 0 2 0 5 2.25
    LCS 0 0 2 - 2 3 0 0 3.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.00
2013 StL Total 0 0 0 - 0 6 0 0 5.2 2 1 1 1 4 0 9 1.59
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 2 0 0 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.00
    LCS 0 0 0 - 0 2 0 0 2.0 2 1 1 1 1 0 4 4.50
    WS 0 0 0 - 0 2 0 0 2.1 0 0 0 0 1 0 5 0.00
Career 1 0 3 - 4 12 0 0 12.2 7 2 2 1 6 0 18 1.42


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 700 98 91 94.7 67.9
Curveball 160 80 75 77.7 15.52
Slider 171 93 83 87.9 16.59

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