Collin Balester

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Collin Balester MLB Career Stats

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8-17 5.47 200.2 157 1.50

Collin Balester Bio

  • Full Name: Collin Thomas Balester
  • Born: 6/6/1986 in Huntington Beach, CA
  • Draft: 2004, Montreal Expos, 4th rd. (114th overall)
  • High School: Huntington Beach, CA
  • Debut: July 1, 2008
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Year W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
MLB Career Stats 8 17 5.47 88 22 0 200.2 157 1.50

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2007 Harrisburg EAS

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2007 Harrisburg EAS

Collin Balester Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 4, 2015 RHP Collin Balester elected free agency.
October 30, 2015 Cincinnati Reds sent RHP Collin Balester outright to Louisville Bats.
August 23, 2015 Cincinnati Reds selected the contract of RHP Collin Balester from Louisville Bats.
June 19, 2015 Indianapolis Indians traded RHP Collin Balester to Louisville Bats.
May 26, 2015 RHP Collin Balester assigned to Indianapolis Indians from Altoona Curve.
April 14, 2015 RHP Collin Balester assigned to Altoona Curve from Indianapolis Indians.
April 9, 2015 RHP Collin Balester assigned to Indianapolis Indians from Altoona Curve.
November 18, 2014 Pittsburgh Pirates invited non-roster RHP Collin Balester to spring training.
July 31, 2014 RHP Collin Balester assigned to Altoona Curve from Bradenton Marauders.
July 7, 2014 Bradenton Marauders sent RHP Collin Balester on a rehab assignment to Bristol Pirates.
June 30, 2014 Bradenton Marauders sent RHP Collin Balester on a rehab assignment to GCL Pirates.
April 16, 2014 RHP Collin Balester assigned to Bradenton Marauders from Indianapolis Indians.
April 1, 2014 Indianapolis Indians placed RHP Collin Balester on the 7-day disabled list.
November 20, 2013 Pittsburgh Pirates signed free agent RHP Collin Balester to a minor league contract.
November 20, 2013 RHP Collin Balester assigned to Indianapolis Indians.
November 4, 2013 RHP Collin Balester elected free agency.
September 27, 2013 Round Rock Express activated RHP Collin Balester from the 7-day disabled list.
May 1, 2013 Round Rock Express placed RHP Collin Balester on the 7-day disabled list.
November 28, 2012 Texas Rangers signed free agent RHP Collin Balester to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 2, 2012 RHP Collin Balester elected free agency.
May 29, 2012 Detroit Tigers sent RHP Collin Balester outright to Toledo Mud Hens.
May 23, 2012 Detroit Tigers designated Collin Balester for assignment.
December 9, 2011 Washington Nationals traded RHP Collin Balester to Detroit Tigers for RHP Ryan Perry.
August 2, 2011 Washington Nationals recalled Collin Balester from Syracuse Chiefs.
July 7, 2011 Washington Nationals optioned Collin Balester to Syracuse Chiefs.
July 5, 2011 Washington Nationals designated Collin Balester for assignment.
June 15, 2011 Washington Nationals recalled Collin Balester from Syracuse Chiefs.
May 29, 2011 Washington Nationals optioned Collin Balester to Syracuse Chiefs.
May 28, 2011 Washington Nationals recalled Collin Balester from Syracuse Chiefs.
April 24, 2011 Washington Nationals optioned Collin Balester to Syracuse Chiefs.
April 17, 2011 Washington Nationals recalled Collin Balester from Syracuse Chiefs.
March 28, 2011 Washington Nationals optioned Collin Balester to Syracuse Chiefs.
September 5, 2010 Washington Nationals recalled Collin Balester from Syracuse Chiefs.
August 26, 2010 Washington Nationals optioned Collin Balester to Syracuse Chiefs.
August 24, 2010 Washington Nationals recalled Collin Balester from Syracuse Chiefs.
August 9, 2010 Washington Nationals optioned Collin Balester to Syracuse Chiefs.
July 24, 2010 Washington Nationals recalled Collin Balester from Syracuse Chiefs.
May 29, 2010 Collin Balester roster status changed by Syracuse Chiefs.
May 27, 2010 Syracuse Chiefs placed RHP Collin Balester on the 7-day disabled list.
March 15, 2010 Washington Nationals optioned RHP Collin Balester to Syracuse Chiefs.
October 19, 2009 Collin Balester roster status changed by Washington Nationals.
August 26, 2009 Washington Nationals optioned Collin Balester to Syracuse Chiefs.
July 23, 2009 Washington Nationals recalled Collin Balester from Syracuse Chiefs.

Collin Thomas Balester Bio Info

Collin Thomas Balester...he and wife Ashley have a daughter, Roslyn (12/13/11), and reside in Dana Point, Calif. during the offseason...grew up surfing and his father, Tom, runs a surfboard manufacturing company...fan of hockey and fantasy football. 2012 A member of the Tigers Opening Day bullpen, he was outrighted off the 40-man roster in late May and spent the duration of the year at Toledo (AAA)...it was his lone season in the Detroit organization after being acquired in a December trade from Washington...DETROIT: Made an Opening Day roster for the first time in his career, but permitted runs in 9 of his 11 outings...was 2-0, 6.50 (13 ER/18.0 IP) in the 11 games...had 18.0 innings, his fewest in any big league season...opponents hit .209, but he had nearly equal walks (11) as strikeouts (12)...first batters were 4-for-10 with a HR, double, and sac fly...had 2 games finished and allowed 8 of 13 (61.5%) inherited runners to score...faced Rangers on April 19 in Detroit, giving up 2 runs (one earned) in 2.2 innings of a 10-3 Texas victory...earned wins April 12 vs. TB and May 15 at CWS after entering season with one career relief victory...permitted homers in 4 of last 5 and 5 of last 7 outings... threw 2 pitches in outing May 10 at Oakland, giving up grand slam to former Tiger Brandon Inge...in final outing on May 16 vs. Minnesota, gave up 2-run HR to Trevor Plouffe in the 9th that gave Twins a 4-run lead...was designated for assignment on May 23 and outrighted to Toledo on May 29...TOLEDO: Went 1-1, 3.64 (19 ER/47.0 IP) with a save in 31 relief outings with Mud Hens...opponents batted .224 (38-170) with 12 walks and 45 strikeouts...his 1.06 WHIP ranked 2nd on the staff to only starter Adam Wilk (1.01)...held right-handed batters to a .189 (18-95) mark with 2 walks and 29 strikeouts... had 8 holds, allowed 3 of 11 inherited runners to score, and was 1-for-2 in save chances...first 20 outings at Triple-A: 4.40 ERA (15 ER/30.2 IP), 10 BB, 26 SO, .255 (28-110) opp. avg....allowed runs in just one of last 11 games with Toledo beginning Aug. 5: 2.20 ERA (4 ER/16.1 IP), 2 BB, 19 SO, .167 (10-60) opp. avg. 2011 Split the 2011 season between Washington and Triple A Syracuse -- appeared in 23 games during his four separate stints with the Nationals...Assigned to Syracuse to begin the season -- recalled by Washington on April 17...appeared in three games with the Nationals before he was optioned back to Syracuse on April 23...Compiled a 1.06 ERA (17.0IP/2ER) and 19 strikeouts over a 12-outing stretch with Syracuse May 20-July 14...Recalled by Washington from Syracuse on May 28 -- did not appear in the game with the Nationals that day and he was optioned back to Syracuse following the game...Recalled by Washington from Syracuse on June 15...Fanned a season-high five batters with Washington on July 3 versus Pittsburgh -- equaled the high with five strikeouts on September 17 versus Florida...Optioned back to Syracuse by Washington on July 7 -- recalled by Washington from Syracuse for the remainder of the season on August 2...Posted a 1.72 ERA (15.2IP/3ER) and 14 strikeouts over an 11-outing stretch August 13-September 15. 2010 In 7th pro campaign, struggled at Triple-A, but turned in strongest effort to date at the big league level...thrived in Sept./Oct. (1.35 ERA in 11 appearances) and closed the season with a strong 2.57 ERA in 17 relief appearances with Washington...fanned 12.0 batters per 9.0 innings...registered a strong .203 batting average against...despite pitching 1.0 inning or less in 12 of 17 appearances, recorded at least one strikeout in 14 of 17 appearances...from Aug. 5-Sept. 29, spun 15.1 consecutive scoreless innings spanning 12 appearances...struck out 18 of 46 right-handed batters faced (39%)...started the season in Triple-A Syracuse's rotation and struggled (1-3, 11.57 ERA, 5 starts) before shifting to the bullpen for good on May 8 vs. Gwinnett...notched a 3.38 bullpen ERA in 30 games or 48.0 innings with Syracuse. 2009 Spent majority of season pitching for Triple-A Syracuse, but did get 7 starts with the Nationals, going 1-4 with a 6.82 ERA...combined to go 8-14 with a 4.97 ERA in 27 starts for Washington and Syracuse...joined the Nationals for the first time on July 23...16 of 24 runs allowed scored via the home run...of 34 hits allowed, 10 were home runs (29%)... took the loss in each of final 3 starts...was optioned to Syracuse, August 26.
Game-by-Game Highlights: In 2nd start of the season, July 28 at MIL, allowed 2 runs in a season-high 6.0 innings to earn his lone win of '09.
In Minor Leagues: Made 20 starts with Syracuse, going 7-10 with a 4.44 ERA in 20 starting assignments...allowed 3 earned runs or less in 15 of those starts...went 5-0 with a 1.56 ERA in 7 starts from May 17-June 21.
2008 In first taste of big leagues, pitched better than 3-7, 5.51 ERA numbers indicate...made 15 starts after having contract selected from Columbus, June 30...walked 2 or less 10 times...combining Triple-A and big league stats, went 12-10 with a 4.76 ERA (84 ER/158.2 IP) in 30 starts and finished the campaign just 4 months past 22nd birthday...held opponents without a hit through the game's first 3 innings on 5 occasions...thus, posted a .210 batting average against the first time through the lineup, .338 thereafter...ranked among NL rookies in starts (tied for 7th, 15) and innings (9th, 80.0).

Game-By-Game Highlights: By allowing just one run on one hit in 5.0 innings, July 1 at FLA, posted the "W" and became only the 2nd franchise pitcher to garner a win in an MLB debut on the road (immortal Expos RHP Hal Dues had previously turned the trick on Sept. 9, 1977 at PIT)...in 2nd inning of that initial start, fanned Cody Ross for first big league punch out...earned the win at Derek Lowe's expense, August 26 vs. LAD, allowing one run in 5.0 innings.

In minor leagues: Went 9-3 with a 4.00 ERA in 15 starts with Columbus of the Triple-A International League at the time of first big league promotion...was 8-1 with a 3.90 ERA in final 10 IL starts...was 4-0 with a 2.82 ERA in 4 June assignments and was named Nationals Minor League Pitcher of the Month...at time of promotion, was tied for 3rd in the IL with 9 wins despite being one of the IL's younger pitchers...allowed 2 runs or less in 9 of 15 IL starts. 2007 Turned 21 in June, yet combined to go 4-10 with a 3.89 ERA in 27 starts for Columbus of the Triple-A International League and Harrisburg of the Double-A Eastern League...was one of youngest players in both circuits, especially Triple-A...led all Nationals minor-league pitchers in strikeouts...posted stellar 2.4/1 strikeout-to-walk ratio...earned spot in Double-A Eastern League mid-season All-Star Game (did not play due to XM Futures Game invitation)...combined on 11 quality starts at the 2 levels. 2006 Pitched for both Harrisburg and Potomac of the Single-A Carolina League...despite relative youth, combined to go 5-5 with a 4.71 ERA at the 2 levels...fanned 6.3 batters per 9.0 innings...ranked 9th among Nationals minor-league pitchers in ERA...began season attempting new delivery and struggled...however, reverted to prior mechanics in August and went 1-0 with a 2.96 ERA in final 7 starting assignments, 6 of which rendered quality starts...combined on a batting average against of .179 with RISP and 2 outs. 2005 In first complete professional season, finished 8-6 with a 3.67 ERA in 23 games (22 starts) with Savannah of the Single-A South Atlantic League...ranked 5th among Nationals minor-league hurlers in ERA...5 of 8 wins came on the road...notched quality starts in 7 of first 15 starting assignments...posted .186 batting average against when facing left-handed hitters...tossed 8.0 scoreless innings, faced only 27 batters and garnered the win, July 9 at Greensboro... allowed only one hit, one walk and matched season-high with 8 strikeouts in the same game...posted sub-3.00 ERA in both April (1.61) and June (2.59). 2004 Pitched in 5 games (4 starts) for the Expos' Gulf Coast League entry in professional debut...posted a .215 batting average against and 7.7 strikeouts per 9.0 innings...did not allow a home run in 24.2 innings...pitching in relief in professional debut, scattered 2 hits and fanned one in 3.1 scoreless innings in nightcap of July 2 doubleheader at GCL Marlins.