John Axford Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

John Axford

59

CLOSER

WT: 195 lbs. HT: 6-5
BATS: Right THROWS: Right
BORN: April 1, 1983
BIRTHPLACE: Simcoe, Canada

Recovered from surrendering game-losing home run on Opening Day to have outstanding season. … Blew two saves in April, but has converted 43 in a row since. … Held lefties to .188 average and just one homer in 128 at-bats. … Fastball clocks in at 95-97. … Best mustache in the game.

ESPN.COM 059
SPLITS G IP BB SO W L SV WHIP ERA
Career 471 449.2 221 514 34 32 144 1.393.58