Andrés Blanco
IF PHI
2 weeks ago

Blanco has nine hits in 50 at-bats with four RBI this season.

EDGE Analysis

Philadelphia's veteran utility infielder is struggling mightily at the plate, and has only three plate appearances over the last nine games. Blanco provides major versatility in that he can play all four infield spots, but the 33-year-old is slashing only .180/.268/.260.

Andrés Blanco
IF PHI
1 month ago

Blanco is batting fifth and playing third base Thursday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

He fills in at the hot corner for Maikel Franco, who's the designated hitter. Blanco squares off with hittable Texas southpaw Martin Perez, giving him a deep sleeper boost in DFS when combined with his advantageous lineup spot. Of course, Blanco is batting just .222/.300/.370 in 30 plate appearances on the year, so temper expectations.

Andrés Blanco
IF PHI
2 months ago

Blanco went 3-for-11 in 13 plate appearances during the first month of the season with one home run and two RBI.

EDGE Analysis

Blanco has started in just one game this season, and he has seen action in nine others as a replacement. As a 33-year-old on a team currently in rebuilding mode, it makes sense that he does not receive a lot of action. The utilityman remains versatile on the infield, however, playing shortstop, first base and second base this season.

Andrés Blanco
IF PHI
2 months ago

Blanco went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in a 17-3 win over the Nationals on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

Blanco entered Saturday's game as a pinch hitter and stayed in to play shortstop with the Phillies up big. The utility infielder has yet to make a start this season, but that is likely coming soon.

Andrés Blanco
IF PHI
3 months ago

Blanco is a lock for a bench spot with the Phillies, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Blanco saw playing time at all four infield spots with the Phillies last season and even made on start in left. He will again be the team's primary utility infielder, but he has virtually no chance of stepping into a starting role for an extended stretch should any of the guys in front of him get hurt. The Phillies have younger players awaiting opportunities in the majors should something open up.

Andrés Blanco
IF PHI
6 months ago

Blanco signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Phillies on Wednesday, CSN Philly's Jim Salisbury reports.

EDGE Analysis

He was a replacement level player with the Phillies last season (0.1 fWAR), but he can play all four infield positions, and figures to serve in a utility role once again in 2017. They will hope he can bounce back to something near his 2015 production levels (.292/.360/.502), but that seems highly unlikely.

Andrés Blanco
IF PHI
8 months ago

Blanco became a free agent Thursday, Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Blanco has been a valuable reserve for the Phillies the past three seasons. He hit .253/.316/.405 with four homers in 190 at-bats and played all four infield positions plus left field last season. The Phillies are expected to have interest in bringing Blanco back this winter.

Andrés Blanco
IF PHI
9 months ago

Blanco is out of the lineup for Monday's series opener against the Pirate

EDGE Analysis

Blanco had taken place of Maikel Franco (thumb) at third base over the last five games, but Franco's return to the fold will likely push Blanco back to a bench role. He should once again take on a position as a utility infielder.

Andrés Blanco
IF PHI
10 months ago

Blanco (finger) was activated from the 15-day DL on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

He has been sidelined since July 24, but with rosters expanding, the Phillies were able to activate him without needing a corresponding move. As expected, Blanco has been unable to match last year's surprising production (.292/.360/.502). He has settled into a utility infielder role, and should see occassional work all over the dirt in the season's final month.

Andrés Blanco
IF PHI
10 months ago

Blanco will hit off a tee Monday, Jack McCaffery of the Delaware County Daily Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

While it's promising that Blanco is set to begin hitting, there's still uncertainty as to whether or not he'll need a rehab assignment. Before being placed on the DL on July 25, Blanco had put together a .271/.321/.445 line over 75 games.