Blaine Thomas Boyer was born on July 11, 1981 in Atlanta, Georgia.
He is 6’3” tall, weighs 215 pounds, and bats and throws right.
High SchoolBlaine attended George Walton Comprehensive High School, in Marietta, Georgia. He was an honorable mention All-American, All-County and All-State centerfielder. He also lettered in football and basketball.
Minor LeaguesUpon graduation, Blaine was was drafted by the Atlanta Braves on June 13, 2000, in the 3rd Round of the 2000 Draft.
His first season of pro baseball was with the rookie league team, the Gulf Coast Braves,. He was 1-3 with a 2.51 ERA.
In 2001, Blaine was with the Danville Braves and posted a 4-5 record with a 4.52 ERA and 57 strikeouts.
In 2002, he played with the Class A team the Macon Braves. He led the bullpen with 73 strikeouts.
In 2003, remained with the Macon Braves when they moved to Rome. He finished the year with a 12-8 record and a 3.69 ERA. He also recorded a minor-league career-high 115 strikeouts.
In 2004, Blaine played with Class A Myrtle Beach. He led the Carolina League with 154 innings pitched and was selected to the Carolina League All-Star team.
On June 12, 2005, Blaine was called up to the major leagues directly from the AA Mississippi Braves, and made his debut that day against the Oakland Athletics. He went 4-1 with a 2.05 ERA in 23 games at Atlanta’s home field, Turner Field.
On May 14, 2008, Blaine pitched 1.1 innings to record his first Major League Save against the Philadelphia Phillies.
During the month of July, 2008, Blaine’s ERA has crept steadily higher.
PersonalBlaine is married to the former Ginsey Paulk.