About Joe Blanton

Joseph Matthew Blanton was originally signed by Rich Sparks…graduated from Franklin Simpson (KY) High School in 1999…attended the University of Kentucky…led the Southeastern Conference and finished eighth among all NCAA Division I pitchers with 133 strikeouts in 2002…was selected by the A’s with the New York Yankees first round pick in the June, 2002 draft as compensation for the loss of free agent Jason Giambi. Read more