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John Axford
ERA S K
3.23 9 48
Team: ClevelandHt / 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
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 9 - 12 44 0 0 39.0 31 16 14 4 26 2 48 1.46 3.23
Career 24 22 115 - 139 325 0 0 312.2 271 129 114 29 149 12 377 1.34 3.28

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 325 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 497 98 91 94.5 67.53
Curveball 123 80 75 77.6 16.71
Slider 116 93 84 87.8 15.76

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