Josh Lindblom Milwaukee Brewers

Age: 33 (June 15, 1987) | 6' 4" | 240lbs. | Throws: Right P-4
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
PHI NL 2012 3 5 1 0 74 0 71.0 61 13 35 70 3.55 1.35 1.38 4.4 8.9 .269 36/21/44 2 5
TEX AAA 2013 8 4 0 0 20 18 108.0 86 12 31 79 3.08 1.08 1.11 2.6 6.6 .247 n/a
TEX AL 2013 1 3 0 0 8 5 31.1 35 4 11 21 5.46 1.47 1.48 3.2 6.0 .315 36/26/38 -3 -1
OAK AAA 2014 4 3 0 0 17 16 84.0 92 10 26 60 5.79 1.40 1.43 2.8 6.4 .317 n/a
OAK AL 2014 0 0 0 0 1 1 4.2 5 1 2 2 3.86 1.50 1.61 3.9 3.9 .264 12/24/65 -0 -0
PIT AAA 2017 0 2 0 0 17 4 37.2 37 5 8 33 4.06 1.19 1.29 1.9 7.9 .304 n/a
PIT NL 2017 0 0 0 0 4 0 10.0 18 0 3 10 8.10 2.10 1.95 2.7 9.0 .497 39/21/39 -4 -2
MIL NL 2020 2 4 0 0 12 10 45.1 42 6 16 52 5.16 1.28 1.30 3.2 10.3 .322 27/32/41 -0 2
Career 6yrs 7 12 1 0 126 16 191.2 182 24 77 183 4.37 1.35 1.34 3.6 8.6 .306 n/a
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Great duel between pitchers who between them won 37 games in South Korea last year. Lindblom went five scoreless, allowing three hits and no walks. Kim went seven, giving up three hits and three walks. Both fanned six. Brewers won the game, so Lindblom went back to his hotel to shower (if he wasn't already there) feeling happier.

Alex Patton Alex
Sep 15

The KBO may soon be on ESPN. Fangraphs has a primer on the KBO.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
May 3

Another import of note, Mr. Kim with St. Louis.  Good luck on guessing which name to use:  Gwang-hunh or Kwang-Hunh.

John Thomas Roll2
Jan 30

Ah, bonuses. That makes sense. And yes, $9M guaranteed is a good place to start.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Dec 18 '19

First off, it's a 9.1 million completely guaranteed.  So that's a nice floor to set yourself up with for life. 

Secondly, there are bonuses (though I couldn't find these spelled out anywhere) that take it as high as $18/3 years.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Dec 18 '19

So, I see a three year deal for $9M and I wonder who won. If Lindblom is good, if he can pitch in the majors, he made a bad deal. But if he can't the Brewers are out really only one year salary for a weak starter. So they don't have much exposure.

That makes me think it's a bad deal for Lindblom. Especially because if he signed for one year for three million and had a good year he'd get about $25M for the next two years.

On the other hand, he washed out of the majors once, and the three year deal for $9M sets him up for life in a smaller but very real way.

As you might guess, these are problems I wish I had.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Dec 18 '19

He added a splitter to his repertoire....a very good splitter. Of the Top-5 starters in Korea, it looks like only two will be back for 2020. Kim has been posted and appears to be heading to St. Louis. Angel Sanchez signed a one-year deal to pitch in Japan with the Giants, and Lindblom. This has been a banner year for NPB/KBO players heading to or returning to MLB. 

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Dec 17 '19

Josh Lindblom Spotlight

2019 Korean Baseball Organization ERA Leaders

NameAgeTmW  L ERA  IP
Hyeon‑jong Yang31KIA1682.29184.2
Josh Lindblom32DOO2032.50194.2
Gwang‑hyun Kim30SKK1762.51190.1
Casey Kelly29LGK14122.55180.1
Angel Sanchez29SKK1752.62165.0

See 2019 KBO leaders at Baseball-Reference.com

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 17 '19

Signed a three-year deal with the Brewers for $9.125 million.

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 17 '19