Andrés Blanco 1B/2B/3B FA 3 months ago
The Phillies will likely part ways with Blanco this offseason, Matt Breen of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Blanco has filled a utility role in Philly for the past three seasons, but has received less playing time each year. The team will likely keep Pedro Florimon around to fill a utility role next season.
Andrés Blanco 1B/2B/3B FA 4 months ago
Blanco hit a double in his only at-bat in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Rockies.
Blanco has just 14 at-bats since the All-Star break and is unlikely to see an uptick in playing time unless injuries strike the Phillies in the infield. The veteran has hit just .168 with a .480 OPS in just 107 at-bats overall this season.
Andrés Blanco 1B/2B/3B FA 5 months ago
Blanco is slashing .156/.232/.211 with one home run in 90 at-bats this season.
The 33-year-old hasn't touched the Mendoza Line since late May, and is currently mired in a 1-for-23 slump. Blanco's ability to play all four infield spots provides the Phillies with some flexibility, but his ineffectiveness at the plate and inconsistent opportunities limit his fantasy value.
Andrés Blanco 1B/2B/3B FA 6 months ago
Blanco has nine hits in 50 at-bats with four RBI this season.
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 1B/2B/3B FA 7 months ago
Blanco is batting fifth and playing third base Thursday, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
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 1B/2B/3B FA 7 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.
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 1B/2B/3B FA 8 months ago
Blanco went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in a 17-3 win over the Nationals on Saturday.
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 1B/2B/3B FA 9 months ago
Blanco is a lock for a bench spot with the Phillies, Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports.
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 1B/2B/3B FA 12 months ago
Blanco signed a one-year, $3 million deal with the Phillies on Wednesday, CSN Philly's Jim Salisbury reports.
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 1B/2B/3B FA 1 year ago
Blanco became a free agent Thursday, Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
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.