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Andres Blanco | First Baseman | #4

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (32) / 4/11/1984
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 196
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2000 / UDFA / KC
Contract: view contract details

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Andres Blanco went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer in Tuesday's victory over the Nationals.
Blanco's shot to right-center field off of Scherzer in the first inning put the Phillies out in front early, and they went back ahead on a Maikel Franco RBI double in the seventh. Blanco has quietly been a pretty productive extra guy for the Phillies the last few years and is off to a .346/.433/.577 start this season. Apr 26 - 11:20 PM

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Andrew Blanco went 2-for-4 with a grand slam to lead the Phillies to an 8-4 win over the Astros on Wednesday.

Blanco outhit Ryan Howard last year, and he's done so again this spring. Maybe he should be the Phillies' first baseman. But, unfortunately, not everyone capable of outhitting Ryan Howard can serve as the Phillies' first baseman.
Mar 30 - 5:29 PM

The Phillies hope Andres Blanco (shoulder) will be ready to play on Monday.

Blanco has been battling a sore shoulder so far in camp. It doesn't seem to be a big issue, though, as the utility player appears to be nearing game action.
Mar 6 - 9:26 AM

Phillies and INF Andres Blanco avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $1.45 million contract.

Blanco hit well across 233 at-bats with the Phillies in 2015, slashing .292/.360/.502 with seven homers and 25 RBI. While those numbers might be a little fluky -- he's a career .266/.317/.385 hitter -- they were good enough to secure him a roster spot for the coming season. Blanco turns 32 years old in April.
Wed, Dec 2, 2015 05:29:00 PM

Andres Blanco was scratched from Tuesday's lineup against the Mets.

No word on the reason for the change. Darnell Sweeney will start at second base and bat sixth against Bartolo Colon.
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 03:43:00 PM

Andres Blanco broke a 4-4 tie in the ninth inning with a two-run home run, finishing 3-for-6 in Sunday's win against the Nationals.

Nationals closer Jonathan Papelbon was involved in a physical altercation with Bryce Harper leading into the inning, and Blanco took full advantage, swatting a two-run home run off of the veteran. The Phillies would bat around and Blanco tacked on an RBI single. The utilityman has turned in a fantastic year, batting .287/.356/.480 with six home runs and 23 RBI in 250 plate appearances. Blanco will likely return to the Phillies in a similar role next season.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 04:47:00 PM

Andres Blanco went 1-for-4 with a double and a strikeout in Saturday's loss to the Braves.

Blanco's double was the only extra-base hit the Phillies managed in the game. This season, the 31-year-old third baseman is hitting a cool .293/.358/.495 with five homers and 19 RBI over 198 at-bats.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 09:47:00 PM

Andres Blanco went 2-for-3 with a triple and a run scored as the Phillies beat the Braves on Tuesday.

Blanco led off the fifth inning with a triple to right-center and came around to score the Phillies' second run. It's Blanco's third triple in what has been a very productive season in a part-time role in Philadelphia. He also has 17 doubles, five home runs, 18 RBI, 24 runs scored, and a .310/.379/.532 triple-slash line in 192 plate appearances. Blanco should draw a significant raise in his third and final year of arbitration eligibility heading into the 2016 season.
Tue, Sep 8, 2015 09:51:00 PM

Andres Blanco went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and a walk in Sunday's loss to the Brewers.

Blanco drilled a Neal Cotts offering for a solo home run in the ninth inning. It only served a cosmetic purpose, though, as the Phillies were down 6-0 at the time. Over 109 at-bats, he's hitting .284/.355/.514 with four homers and 13 RBI. Nice numbers given his utility role, but there's not a fantasy play here.
Sun, Aug 16, 2015 05:48:00 PM

Phillies purchased the contract of INF Andres Blanco from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

He's made the Opening Day roster as a utility man. Blanco doesn't figure to see much playing time.
Sun, Apr 5, 2015 02:08:00 PM

Andres Blanco has elected free agency.

The 30-year-old infielder did a respectable job in a reserve role for the Phillies in 2014, slashing .277/.306/.447 with a homer and three RBI in his 47 at-bats. He'll likely have to settle for a minor league deal with a spring training invitation elsewhere.
Sat, Nov 1, 2014 02:57:00 PM

Phillies sent INF Andres Blanco outright to Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

It's nothing more than a procedural move to open up a spot on the 40-man roster for the Phillies. The 30-year-old infielder appeared in 25 games with the Phillies in 2014, slashing .277/.306/.447 with a homer and three RBI in 47 at-bats.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 07:12:00 PM

Phillies purchased the contract of INF Andres Blanco from Triple-A Lehigh Valley.

Blanco has spent all season at Lehigh Valley, batting .241/.314/.285 over 45 games. The 30-year-old hasn't played in a major league game since 2011.
Sun, Jun 29, 2014 10:39:00 AM

Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. said Tuesday that Andres Blanco may travel to Philadelphia this weekend for the team's final exhibition games.

In other words, the Phillies are considering him as a possible backup shortstop. Reid Brignac and Cesar Hernandez are the alternatives.
Tue, Mar 25, 2014 03:58:00 PM

Phillies reassigned INF Andres Blanco, RHP Ken Giles and LHP Cesar Jimenez to minor league camp.

Still just 29-years-old, Blanco hasn't appeared in the big leagues since the 2011 season when he was a member of the Rangers. He'll continue to function as organizational depth in the minor leagues.
Fri, Mar 14, 2014 09:37:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Carlos Ruiz
2Cameron Rupp
1B1Ryan Howard
2Darin Ruf
2B1Cesar Hernandez
2Emmanuel Burriss
SS1Freddy Galvis
3B1Maikel Franco
2Andres Blanco
LF1Peter Bourjos
2Cody Asche
CF1Odubel Herrera
RF1Aaron Altherr
2Tyler Goeddel
3David Lough
Starting Pitcher
S1Jeremy Hellickson
2Charlie Morton
3Aaron Nola
4Jerad Eickhoff
5Vincent Velasquez
6Matt Harrison
Relief Pitcher
R1Jeanmar Gomez
2Dalier Hinojosa
3David Hernandez
4Hector Neris
5Brett Oberholtzer
6Andrew Bailey
7Elvis Araujo
8Daniel Stumpf
9Mario Hollands
10Michael Mariot
11Luis Garcia