Sunday, March 31, 2013

AL Top Performers 033113

Here are the top American League performers for March 31, 2013

Lance Berkman (Rangers) 2-4, R

Nelson Cruz (Rangers) 2-3, RBI, BB

Jose Altuve (Astros) 2-4, RBI

Justin Maxwell (Astros) 2-3, 2 RBI, 2 R, BB

Rick Ankiel (Astros) 1-2, HR, 3 RBI, R

HR n SB report 033113

Here is the Home Run and Steals report for March 31, 2013:

American League

Houston Astros
Home Runs: Rick Ankiel (1)

Desmond Henry traded to Royals

Desmond Henry was traded by the Texas Rangers to the Kansas City Royals on March 27, 2013 to complete an earlier deal. Henry is an outfielder who played briefly with Rookie Arizona in 2012 hitting .000/.333/.000 with 0 HR, 0 RBI, 1 R, 0 SB in 2 games. In 2011 at Rookie Arizona he hit .140/.269/.140 with 0 HR, 3 RBI, 8 R, 3 SB in 23 games. He was originally drafted by the Rangers in the fourth round in 2011. Henry will be 20 on July 7th.

Final Grapefruit League Standings 2013

Here are the final Grapefruit League standings for 2013. I will continue the hot and cold players after the first week of the season.

Baltimore Orioles 19-9

Detroit Tigers 19-14

Atlanta Braves 20-15

St Louis Cardinals 16-15

Minnesota Twins 17-16

Boston Red Sox 17-17

New York Mets 15-15

Philadelphia Phillies 16-17

Toronto Blue Jays 16-17

Houston Astros 15-16

Tampa Bay Rays 15-17

Miami Marlins 13-16

New York Yankees 14-18

Washington Nationals 14-18

Pittsburgh Pirates 13-18

Final Cactus League Standings 2013

Here are the final Cactus League standings for 2013. I will continue with the hot and cold players after the first week of the season.

Kansas City Royals 25-7

Seattle Mariners 22-11

Oakland Athletics 17-13

Colorado Rockies 16-15

San Francisco Giants 16-15

Cleveland Indians 17-16

Texas Rangers 17-17

Chicago White Sox 14-14

Arizona Diamondbacks 16-17

Chicago Cubs 16-19

San Diego Padres 16-20

Milwaukee Brewers 13-18

Cincinnati Reds 13-20

Los Angeles Dodgers 13-20

Los Angeles Angels 10-20

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Verlander Hernandez Posey Goldschmidt

Three big contract extensions were agreed to yesterday: Jason Verlander with the Tigers, Buster Posey with the Giants and Paul Goldschmidt with the Diamondbacks. One month after Felix Hernandez of the Mariners got his big deal.

RHP Verlander agreed to a seven year extension worth $180 million plus an option in the eighth year for another $22 million. One season removed from winning the American League MVP and Cy Young in 2011 Verlander was 17-8, 2.64 ERA, 239 K, 1.06 WHIP in 238.1 IP over 33 games in 2012. For his MLB career he is 124-65, 3.40 ERA, 1454 K, 1.17 WHIP in 1553.2 IP over 232 games. Verlander was the American League Rookie of the Year in 2006 when he was 17-9, 3.63 ERA, 124 K, 1.33 WHIP in 186.0 IP over 30 games. He was originally drafted by the Tigers with the second pick in the first round in 2004. Verlander turned 30 on February 20.

On February 8, 2013 RHP Hernandez agreed to his five year extension for $135.5 million which started in 2015 or $175 million for the seven years. In 2012 he was 13-9, 3.06 ERA, 223 K, 1.14 WHIP in 232.0 IP over 33 games. Hernandez won the Cy Young in 2010 when he was 13-12, 2.27 ERA, 232 K, 1.06 WHIP in 249.2 IP over 34 games. For his MLB career he is 98-76, 3.22 ERA, 1487 K, 1.21 WHIP in 1620.1 IP over 238 games. He originally signed with the Mariners as an amateur free agent in 2002 out of Venezuela. Hernandez will be 27 on April 8th.

Posey is a C/1B who agreed to a $167 million deal for nine years plus a year ten option for another $19 million. He won the National League MVP in 2012 when he hit .336/.408/.549 with 24 HR, 103 RBI, 78 R, 1 SB in 148 games. He was the National League Rookie of the year in 2010 when he hit .305/.357/.505 with 18 HR, 67 RBI, 58 R, 0 SB in 108 games. For his MLB career he has hit .314/.380/.503 with 46 HR, 191 RBI, 154 R, 4 SB in 308 games. He won the World Series Championship with the Giants in 2010 and 2012. He was originally drafted by the Giants with the fifth pick of the first round in 2008. Posey turned 26 on March 27.

First baseman Goldschmidt agreed to a five year extension worth $32 million plus a sixth year option for $14.5 million. Goldschmidt is just entering his third season but the Diamondbacks see the need to lock in the young talent keeping with the trend the Rays set with Evan Longoria in 2008. In 2012 Goldschmidt hit .286/.359/.490 with 20 HR, 82 RBI, 82 R, 18 SB in 145 games. For his MLB career he has hit .278/.353/.487 with 28 HR, 108 RBI, 110 R, 22 SB in 193 games. He was originally drafted by the Diamondbacks in the eighth round in 2009. Goldschmidt will be 26 on September 10.

Top Performers revision

This season it will take more than just a multiple hit game for batters to get on the top performers list. In most cases it will take some bling. They'll need to have some accessories. In other words they will need to have RBI, R and/or SB. An exception will be made if a player has at least four hits. I'll also include a player on the list this year with a lone hit if it is a grand slam. 

For pitchers it is still more subjective. A good performance to get a win or no decision that has fewer hits than innings and a WHIP near 1.00. High strikeout games are always good as long as they don't pick up the loss. A closer will get on the list if they strike out the side while picking up the save.

Blog Schedule 2013

Here is the blog schedule for the next few months as the MLB and minor league seasons start up and the college season goes through conference play on the way to Omaha.

Monday: Local college baseball update. My weekly update on the five teams local to me. 

Tuesday: Two Major One Minor. I shine the spotlight on two Major League players and one minor league player each week.

Wednesday: College Spotlight. I feature one college position player and one college pitcher each week.

Thursday: Chasing 50-50. Continuing the segment from last season when Matt Kemp started his attempt at 50 home runs and 50 steals in a season. This season I will follow the efforts of Kemp, Mike Trout and Carlos Gonzalez.

Friday: Nippon MLB ties. I will give a weekly update on players with MLB ties playing in Japan.

Saturday: Team standings and hot and cold. I will give the weekly standings for each MLB division and who some of the hot and cold players for each team are.

Sunday: Bubba and Fred Update. Weekly update as I follow the careers of Royals Bubba Starling and Fred Ford. They are starting 2013 together at Class A Lexington.

Daily: Each day list the top performers in the MLB and Triple A, Double A and Class A Advanced levels of the minors. Also have a new home run and steals report this year where I report on every home run and steal daily at the same levels as the top performers.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Scott Proctor traded to Orioles

Scott Proctor was traded by the San Francisco Giants to the Baltimore Orioles on March 29, 2013 in exchange for cash. RHP Proctor played in Korea in 2012 and signed a minor league contract with the Giants in January 2013. This year in spring training he was 0-0, 4.15 ERA, 6 K, 1.38 WHIP in 13.0 IP over 13 games. Proctor has seven seasons MLB experience playing with the Yankees, Braves and Dodgers. For his MLB career he is 18-16, 4.78 ERA, 291 K, 1.47 WHIP, 1 SV in 343.0 IP over 307 games. He was originally signed by the Dodgers in the fifth round in 1998. Proctor turned 36 on January 2nd.

Brian Jeroloman traded to Pirates

Brian Jeroloman was traded by the Cleveland Indians to the Pittsburgh Pirates on March 29, 2013 in exchange for cash. Jeroloman is a catcher who split 2012 between Rookie Gulf Coast, Class A Advanced Dunedin and Double A New Hampshire in the Blue Jays organization. He hit .286/.286/.286 with 0 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R, 0 SB in 3 games at Gulf Coast, hit 0 for 11 in 3 games at Dunedin and hit .195/.308/.195 with 0 HR, 9 RBI, 7 R, 3 SB in 37 games at New Hampshire. He signed a minor league contract in December with the Indians. He was originally drafted by the Blue Jays in the sixth round in 2006. Jeroloman will be 28 on May 10.

San Francisco Giants transactions Nov 2012 - Feb 2013

111412 Jeremy Affeldt --- signed as free agent
2012: 1-2, 2.70 ERA, 57 K, 1.26 WHIP, 3 SV in 63.1 IP over 67 games with Giants

112212 Fabio Castro --- signed to minor league contract
2012: 2-7, 4.62 ERA, 58 K, 1.62 WHIP in 72.0 IP over 14 games at Double A Midland and 3-7, 6.92 ERA, 42 K, 1.80 WHIP in 53.1 IP over 14 games at Triple A Sacramento

112312 Eric Hacker --- signed to minor league contract
2012: 12-6, 4.01 ERA, 103 K, 1.28 WHIP in 150.1 IP over 26 games at Triple A Fresno and 0-1, 5.59 ERA, 8 K, 1.65 WHIP in 9.2 IP over 4 games with Giants

112612 Guillermo Quiroz --- signed to minor league contract
2012: .278/.362/.483 w/ 15 HR, 52 RBI, 45 R, 0 SB in 89 games at Triple A Tacoma and 0 for 2 in 2 games with Red Sox

120412 Marco Scutaro --- signed as free agent
2012: .271/.324/.361 w/ 4 HR, 30 RBI, 47 R, 7 SB in 95 games with Rockies and .362/.385/.473 w/ 3 HR, 44 RBI, 40 R, 2 SB in 61 games with Giants

120412 Angel Pagan --- signed as free agent
2012: .288/.338/.440 w/ 8 HR, 56 RBI, 95 R, 29 SB in 154 games with Giants

121312 Chad Gaudin --- signed to minor league contract
2012: 4-2, 4.54 ERA, 57 K, 1.41 WHIP in 69.1 IP over 46 games with Marlins

121412 Shane Loux --- signed to minor league contract
2012: 0-0. 0.00 ERA, 1 K, 0.00 WHIP in 1.0 IP in 1 game at Rookie Arizona, 4-1, 1.41 ERA, 22 K, 0.87 WHIP in 32.0 IP over 23 games at Triple A Fresno and 1-0, 4.97 ERA, 9 K, 1.62 WHIP in 25.1 IP over 19 games with Giants

121412 Jon Meloan --- signed to minor league contract
2012: 4-0, 0.99 ERA, 36 K, 1.13 WHIP, 11 SV in 27.1 IP over 23 games at Independent Long Island, 0-0, 4.03 ERA, 26 K, 1.52 WHIP, 4 SV in 22.1 IP over 20 games at Double A Trenton and 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 K, 0.50 WHIP in 2.0 IP in 1 game at Triple A Scranton/Wilkes Barre

121412 Ryan Sadowski --- signed to minor league contract
2012: did not play

121812 Andres Torres --- signed as free agent
2012: .333/.333/.417 w/ 0 HR, 1 RBI, 3 R, 2 SB in 3 games at Class A Advanced, .143/.333/.143 w/ 0 HR, 0 RBI, 1 R, 1 SB in 2 games at Triple A Buffalo and .230/.327/.337 w/ 3 RBI, 35 RBI, 47 R, 13 SB in 132 games with Mets

121812 Wilson Valdez --- signed to minor league contract
2012: .206/.236/.227 w/ 0 HR, 15 RBI, 15 R, 3 SB in 77 games with Reds

122112 Cole Gillespie --- signed to minor league contract
2012:.308/.390/494 w/ 13 HR, 66 RBI, 85 R, 11 SB in 126 games at Triple A Reno

010213 Scott Proctor --- signed to minor league contract
2012: did not play

011013 Mason Tobin --- signed to minor league contract
2012: did not play

020513 Ramon Ramirez --- signed to minor league contract
2012: 0-0, 13.50 ERA, 0 K, 2.50 WHIP in 2.0 IP over 2 games at Class A Advanced St Lucie, 0-1, 40.50 ERA, 0 K, 7.50 WHIP in 0.2 IP in 1 game at Triple A Buffalo and 3-4, 4.24 ERA, 52 K, 1.46 WHIP, 1 SV in 63.2 IP over 58 games with Mets

San Diego Padres transactions Nov 2012 - Feb 2013

111612 Tyson Ross --- Acquired from Athletics

112912 Travis Buck --- signed to minor league contract
2012: .143/.280/.238 w/ 0 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R, 0 SB in 7 games at Double A Corpus Christi, .359/.414/.469 w/ 1 HR, 6 RBI, 9 R, 0 SB in 22 games at Triple A Oklahoma City and .216/.284/.311 w/ 0 HR, 6 RBI, 7 R, 0 SB in 33 games with Astros

120312 Jason Marquis --- signed as free agent
2012: 1-0, 1.29 ERA, 5 K, 1.00 WHIP in 7.0 IP in 1 game at Double A San Antonio, 1-0, 1.93 ERA, 11 K, 0.86 WHIP in 14.0 IP over 2 games at Double A New Britain, 2-4, 8.47 ERA, 12 K, 1.94 WHIP in 34.0 IP over 7 games with Twins and 6-7, 4.04 ERA, 79 K, 1.30 WHIP in 93.2 IP over 15 games with Padres

121212 Eddy Rodriguez --- signed to minor league contract
2012: .223/.269/.381 w/ 13 HR, 36 RBI, 37 R, 2 SB in 87 games at Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore, .180/.226/.320 w/ 1 HR, 6 RBI, 3 R, 0 SB in 14 games at Triple A Tucson and .200/.429/.800 w/ 1 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R, 0 SB in 2 games with Padres

121212 Gregorio Petit --- signed to minor league contract
2012: .260/.320/.403 w/ 10 HR, 45 RBI, 51 R, 1 SB in 111 games at Triple A Columbus

121212 Sean O'Sullivan --- signed to minor league contract\
2012: 5-4, 6.75 ERA, 26 K, 1.85 WHIP, 1 SV in 53.1 IP over 17 games at Triple A Omaha and 9-3, 2.72 ERA, 44 K, 1.12 WHIP in 89.1 IP over 14 games at Triple A Las Vegas

121212 Rene Rivera --- signed to minor league contract
2012: .226/.307/.385 w/ 10 HR, 34 RBI, 31 R, 0 SB in 95 games at Triple A Rochester

122112 Cody Ransom --- signed to minor league contract
2012: .294/.400/.529 w/ 2 HR, 9 RBI, 5 R, 0 SB in 10 games at Triple A Reno, .269/.352/.551 w/ 5 HR, 16 RBI, 11 R, 0 SB in 26 games with Diamondbacks and .196/.293/.345 w/ 6 HR, 26 RBI, 18 R, 0 SB in 64 games with Brewers

012813 Freddy Garcia --- signed to minor league contract
2012: 7-6, 5.20 ERA, 89 K, 1.37 WHIP in 107.1 IP over 30 games with Yankees

012913 Arturo Lopez --- signed to minor league contract
2012: 6-7, 6.44 ERA, 81 K, 1.94 WHIP in 86.2 IP over 37 games at Mexico City (Mexico)

012913 Tim Stauffer --- signed to minor league contract
2012: 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 K, 1.00 WHIP in 1.0 IP in 1 game at Rookie Arizona, 0-1, 3.38 ERA, 11 K, 1.27 WHIP in 13.1 IP over 4 games at Class A Advanced Lake Elsinore, 0-1, 3.38 ERA, 2 K, 1.37 WHIP in 8.0 IP over 2 games at Triple A Tucson and 0-0, 5.40 ERA, 5 K, 2.00 WHIP in 5.0 IP in 1 game with Padres


Thursday, March 28, 2013

College Spotlight 032813

Here is my week six installment of College Spotlight for 2013. This week I am looking at Yale Rosen of Washington State and Buck Farmer of Georgia Tech.

Sophomore outfielder Yale Rosen is out of Oak Harbor High School in Oak Harbor, WA. Rosen is hitting for both average and power as Washington State has started conference play. In 2013 he is hitting .391/.443/.621 with 5 HR, 23 RBI, 19 R, 0 SB in 23 games. Rosen has really broken out big after being used sparingly as a freshman when he hit .087/.267/.130 with 0 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, 2 SB as he went 2 for 23 in 22 games. He has shown his bat needs to be in the line up and he should be a team leader in most offensive categories.

Senior RHP Buck Farmer is out of Rockdale High School in Conyers, GA. He is coming off an impressive performance where he shut down traditional power Florida State in a 10-0 victory. For the game Farmer had the line 7.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K in 105 pitches. For the season he is 5-0, 1.35 ERA, 51 K, 0.90 WHIP in 40.0 IP over 6 games. Last season as a junior he was 8-4, 3.54 ERA, 115 K, 1.28 WHIP in 106.2 IP over 16 games. Farmer has gone from good to great this year and Georgia Tech will expect more dominating performances down the stretch.

MLB Hall of Fame by induction year

Here are the members of the MLB Hall of Fame listed by induction year. Select a name to go to their individual page.

1936 1937 1939
Cobb, Tyrus R (Ty) Bulkeley, Morgan G Anson, Adrian C (Cap)
Johnson, Walter P Johnson, Byron Bancroft (Ban) Collins, Edward T
Mathewson, Christopher (Christy)) Lajoie, Napoleon (Nap) Comiskey, Charles A
Ruth, George H (Babe) Mack, Cornelius A (Connie) Cummings, William A (Candy)
Wagner, John P (Honus) McGraw, John J Ewing, William (Buck)
Speaker, Tristram E (Tris) Gehrig, Henry Louis (Lou)
Wright, George Keeler, Willie H (Wee Willie)
Young, Denton T (Cy) Radbourn, Charles G (Old Hoss)
Sisler, George H
1938 Spalding, Albert G
Alexander, Grove C (Pete)
Cartwright, Alexander J
Chadwick, Henry
1942 1946 1947
Hornsby, Rogers Burkett, Jesse C Cochrane, Gordon S (Mickey)
Chance, Frank L Frisch, Frank F
1944 Chesbro, John D (Jack) Grove, Robert M (Lefty)
Landis, Kenesaw M Evers, John J Hubbell, Carl O
Griffith, Clark C
1945 McCarthy, Thomas F 1948
Bresnahan, Roger P McGinnity, Joseph J Pennock, Herbert J
Brouthers, Dennis (Dan) Plank, Edward S Traynor, Harold J (Pie)
Clarke, Fred C Tinker, Joseph B
Collins, James J Waddell, George E (Rube) 1949
Delahanty, Edward J Walsh, Edward A Brown, Mordecai
Duffy, Hugh Gehringer, Charles L
Jennings, Hugh A Nichols, Charles A (Kid)
Kelly, Michael J (King)
O'Rourke, James H
Robinson, Wilbert
1951 1954 1956
Foxx, James E Dickey, William M Cronin, Joseph E
Ott, Melvin T (Mel) Maranville, Walter J (Rabbit) Greenberg, Henry B (Hank)
Terry, William H
1952 1957
Heilmann, Harry E 1955 Crawford, Samuel E
Waner, Paul G Baker, John Franklin (Home Run) McCarthy, Joseph V
DiMaggio, Joseph P 
1953 Hartnett, Charles L (Gabby) 1959
Barrow, Edward G Lyons, Theodore A Wheat, Zachariah D
Bender, Charles A (Chief) Schalk, Raymond W
Connolly, Thomas H Vance, Arthur C (Dazzy)
Dean, Jay H (Dizzy)
Klem, William J
Simmons, Aloysius H (Al)
Wallace, Roderick J (Bobby)
Wright, William H (Harry)
1961 1964 1967
Carey, Max G Appling, Lucius B (Luke) Rickey, Wesley Branch
Hamilton, William R Faber, Urban C (Red) Ruffing, Charles H (Red)
Grimes, Burleigh A Waner, Lloyd J
1962 Huggins, Miller J
Feller, Robert W A Keefe, Timothy J 1968
McKechnie, William B Manush, Henry E (Heinie) Cuyler, Hazen S (Kiki)
Robinson, Jack R Ward, John Montgomery Goslin, Leon A (Goose)
Roush, Edd J Medwick, Joseph M
1965
1963 Galvin, James F (Pud) 1969
Clarkson, John G Campanella, Roy
Flick, Elmer H 1966 Coveleski, Stanley
Rice, Edgar C (Sam) Stengel, Charles D (Casey) Hoyt, Waite C
Rixey, Eppa Williams, Theodore S Musial, Stanley F
1970 1973 1976
Boudreau, Louis Clemente Walker, Roberto Charleston, Oscar M
Combs, Earle B Evans, William G Connor, Roger
Frick, Ford C Irvin, Monford (Monte) Hubbard, Robert Cal
Haines, Jesse J Kelly, George L Lemon, Robert G
Spahn, Warren E Lindstrom, Frederick C
1971 Welch, Michael F (Mickey) Roberts, Robin E
Bancroft, David J (Beauty)
Beckley, Jacob P 1974 1977
Hafey, Charles J (Chick) Bell, James T (Cool Papa) Banks, Ernest
Hopper, Harry B Bottomley, James L Dihigo Llanos, Martin
Kelley, Joseph J Conlan, John B (Jocko) Lloyd, John H
Marquard, Richard W (Rube) Ford, Edward C (Whitey) Lopez, Alfonso R
Paige, Leroy R (Satchel) Mantle, Mickey C Rusie, Amos W
Weiss, George M Thompson, Samuel L Sewell, Joseph W
1972 1975 1978
Berra, Lawrence P (Yogi) Averill, Howard Earl Joss, Adrian (Addie)
Gibson, Joshua Harris, Stanley R (Buckey) MacPhail, Leland S (Larry)
Gomez, Vernon L (Lefty) Herman, William J Mathews, Edwin L
Harridge, William Johnson, William J (Judy)
Koufax, Sanford (Sandy) Kiner, Ralph M 1979
Leonard, Walter F (Buck) Giles, Warren C
Wynn, Early Mays, Willie H
Youngs, Royce M (Ross) Wilson, Lewis R (Hack)
1980 1984 1987
Kaline, Albert W Aparicio Montiel, Luis E Dandridge, Raymond E
Klein, Charles H Drysdale, Donald S Hunter, James A (Catfish)
Snider, Edwins D (Duke) Ferrell, Richard B Williams, Billy L
Yawkey, Thomas A Killebrew, Harmon C
Reese, Harold, H (Pee Wee) 1988
1981 Stargell, Wilver D (Willie)
Foster, Andrew (Rube) 1985
Gibson, Robert Louis, Brock 1989
Mize, John R Slaughter, Enis B (Country) Barlick, Albert Joseph
Vaughn, Joseph F (Arky) Bench, Johnny L
1982 Wilhelm, James Hoyt Schoendienst, Albert F (Red)
Aaron, Henry L (Hank) Yastrzemski, Carl M
Chandler, Albert B (Happy) 1986
Jackson, Travis C Doerr, Robert P
Robinson, Frank Lombardi, Ernest N
McCovey, Willie L
1983
Alston, Walter E
Kell, George C
Marichal Sanchez, Juan A
Robinson, Brooks C
1990 1994 1997
Morgan, Joe L Carlton, Steven N Fox, Jacob N (Nellie)
Palmer, James A Durocher, Leo Lasorda, Thomas C
Rizzuto, Phillip F Niekro, Philip H
1991 Wells, Willie J
Carew, Rodney C 1995
Jenkins, Ferguson A (Fergie) Ashburn, Don Richard (Richie) 1998
Lazzeri, Anthony M Day, Leon Davis, George S
Perry, Gaylord J Hulbert, William Doby, Lawrence E (Larry)
Veeck, William L Schmidt, Michael J MacPhail, Leland S (Lee)
Rogan, Wilbur J (Bullet)
1992 1996 Sutton, Donald H
Fingers, Ronald G (Rollie) Bunning, James
McGowan, William A Foster, William H 1999
Newhouser, Harold (Hal) Hanlon, Edward H (Ned) Brett, George H
Seaver, George T (Tom) Weaver, Earl S Cepeda Pennes, Orlando M
Chylak, Nestor L
1993 Ryan, Lynn Nolan
Jackson, Reginald M Selee, Frank G
Williams, Joe (Smokey)
Yount, Robin R
2000 2005 2007
Anderson, George L (Sparky) Boggs, Wade Gwynn, Anthony K (Tony)
Fisk, Carlton E Sandberg, Ryne Ripkin Jr, Calvin E (Cal)
McPhee, John A (Bid)
Perez Rigal, Atanasio (Tony) 2006 2008
Stearnes, Norman T (Turkey) Brown, Raymond Dreyfuss, Barney
Brown, Willard Gossage, Richard (Goose)
2001 Cooper, Andy Kuhn, Bowie
Mazeroski, William S Grant, Franklin O'Malley, Walter
Puckett, Kirby Hill, Pete Southworth, Billy
Smith, Hilton Mackey, James R (Biz) Williams, Richard (Dick)
Winfield, David M Manley, Effa
Mendez, Jose 2009
2002 Pompez, Alejandro (Alex) Gordon, Joseph L
Smith, Osborne Earl (Ozzie) Posey, Cumberland (Cum) Henderson, Rickey N H
Santop, Louis Rice, James E
2003 Sutter, Bruce
Carter, Gary E Suttles, George (Mule)
Murray, Eddie C Taylor, Ben
Torriente, Cristobal
2004 White, Solomon
Eckersley, Dennis L Wilkinson, J L
Molitor, Paul L Wilson, Ernest (Jud)
2010 2014
Dawson, Andre N Bobby Cox
Harvey, Harold D (Doug) Tom Glavine
Herzog, Dorrel N E (Whitey) Tony La Russa
Greg Maddux
2011 Frank Thomas
Alomar, Roberto Joe Torre
Blyleven, Bert
Gillick Pat 2015
Craig Biggio
2012 Randy Johnson
Larkin, Barry Pedro Martinez 
John Smoltz
Santo, Ron

2013
O' Day, Hank
Ruppert, Jacob
White, Deacon

2016
Ken Griffey Jr
Mike Piazza

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Dane De La Rosa traded to Angels

Dane De La Rosa was traded by the Tampa Bay Rays to the Los Angeles Angels on March 27, 2013. In exchange the Rays received Steven Geltz.

RHP De La Rosa has two seasons MLB experience pitching both with the Rays. He split 2012 between Triple A Durham and the Rays. He was 0-4, 2.79 ERA, 87 K, 1.15 WHIP, 20 SV in 67.2 IP over 54 games at Durham and was 0-0, 12.60 ERA, 5 K, 1.80 WHIP in 5.0 IP over 5 games with the Rays. For his MLB career he is 0-0, 10.95 ERA, 13 K, 1.78 WHIP in 12.1 IP over 12 games. He was originally drafted by the Yankees in the 24th round in 2002. De La Rosa turned 30 on February 1st.

RHP Geltz split 2012 between Double A Arkansas, Triple A Salt Lake and the Angels. He was 3-0, 0.36 ERA, 37 K, 0.75 WHIP, 6 SV in 25.1 IP over 21 games at Arkansas, was 0-1, 5.08 ERA, 33 K, 1.28 WHIP, 5 SV in 33.2 IP over 25 games at Salt Lake and was 0-0, 4.50 ERA, 1 K, 2.50 WHIP in 2.0 IP over 2 games with the Angels. He originally signed with the Angels as an amateur free agent in 2008. Geltz turned 25 on November 1st. 

Los Angeles Dodgers transactions Nov 2012 - Feb 2013

110212 Brandon League --- signed as free agent
2012: 0-5, 3.63 ERA, 27 K, 1.50 WHIP, 9 SV in 44.2 IP over 46 games with Mariners and 2-1, 2.30 ERA, 27 K, 1.13 WHIP, 6 SV in 27.1 IP over 28 games with Dodgers

111912 Nick Evans --- signed to minor league contract
2012: .167/.167/.167 w/ 0 HR, 2 RBI, 0 R, 0 SB in 2 games at Rookie Gulf Coast and .197/.263/.324 w/ 2 HR, 9 RBI, 8 R, 0 SB in 19 games at Triple A Indianapolis

112112 Juan Abreu --- signed to minor league contract
2012: 2-3, 7.09 ERA, 54 K, 1.75 WHIP, 5 SV in 45.2 IP over 38 games at Triple A Oklahoma City and 0-0, 2.70 ERA, 5 K, 1.80 WHIP in 3.1 IP over 4 games at Triple A Las Vegas

112112 Gregory Infante --- signed to minor league contract
2012: 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 K, 0.00 WHIP in 1.0 IP in 1 game at Double A Birmingham and 4-1, 3.66 ERA, 20 K, 1.44 WHIP, 1 SV in 32.0 IP over 20 games at Triple A Charlotte

112112 Wilkin Castillo --- signed to minor league contract
2012: .253/.273/.365 w/ 4 HR, 34 RBI, 27 R, 4 SB in 74 games at Triple A Colorado Springs

112312 Alfredo Silverio --- signed to minor league contract
2012: did not play

112512 Matt Young --- signed to minor league contract
2012: .212/.363/.276 w/ 1 HR, 24 RBI, 44 R, 16 SB in 96 games at Triple A Toledo, .442/.478/.488 w/ 0 HR, 5 RBI, 7 R, 2 SB in 13 games at Triple A Memphis and .100/.182/.200 w/ 0 HR, 1 RBI, 2 R, 0 SB in 5 games with Tigers

121012 Hyun-Jin Ryu --- signed as free agent
2012: did not play

121212 Zack Greinke --- signed as free agent
2012: 9-3, 3.44 ERA, 122 K, 1.20 WHIP in 123.0 IP over 21 games with Brewers and 6-2, 3.53 ERA, 78 K, 1.19 WHIP in 89.1 IP over 13 games with Angels

121212 Skip Schumaker --- Acquired from Cardinals

122112 Dallas McPherson --- signed to minor league contract
2012: .253/.335/.463 w/ 12 HR, 47 RBI, 35 R, 2 SB in 61 games at Triple A Charlotte and .299/.372/.571 w/ 5 HR, 15 RBI, 10 R, 1 SB in 20 games at Triple A Indianapolis

010213 Rusty Ryal --- signed to minor league contract
2012: .241/.273/.361 w/ 4 HR, 29 RBI, 24 R, 4 SB in 64 games at Triple A Reno and .287/.333/.426 w/ 2 HR, 12 RBI, 9 R, 3 SB in 28 games at Triple A Gwinnett

010213 Jeremy Moore --- signed to minor league contract
2012: did not play

010513 Alfredo Amezaga --- signed to minor league contract
2012: .274/.336/.372 w/ 6 HR, 42 RBI, 65 R, 12 SB in 113 games at Triple A Iowa

010813 J P Howell --- signed as free agent
2012: 1-0, 3.04 ERA, 42 K, 1.21 WHIP in 50.1 IP over 55 games with Rays

010913 Matt Palmer --- signed to minor league contract
2012: 6-9, 5.66 ERA, 64 K, 1.64 WHIP in 98.2 IP over 21 games at Triple A Tucson and 0-0, 9.00 ERA, 2 K, 2.00 WHIP in 2.0 IP over 3 games with Padres

011013 Brian Barden --- signed to minor league contract
2012: did not play

011013 Ramon Castro --- signed to minor league contract
2012: did not play

011613 Jesus Flores --- signed to minor league contract
2012: .213/.248/.329 w/ 6 HR, 26 RBI, 22 R, 1 SB in 83 games with Nationals

011613 Peter Moylan --- signed to minor league contract
2012: 0-0, 7.71 ERA, 4 K, 1.07 WHIP in 4.2 IP over 4 games at Rookie Gulf Coast, 0-1, 9.00 ERA, 3 K, 1.75 WHIP in 4.0 IP over 4 games at Class A Rome, 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 1 K, 0.00 WHIP in 1.1 IP in 1 game at Double A Mississippi, 0-0, 5.68 ERA, 13 K, 1.82 WHIP in 12.2 IP over 12 games at Triple A Gwinnett and 1-0, 1.80 ERA, 2 K, 1.00 WHIP, 1 SV in 5.0 IP over 8 games with Braves

020813 Mark Lowe --- signed to minor league contract
2012: 0-1, 9.00 ERA, 6 K, 1.50 WHIP in 4.0 IP over 3 games at Double A Frisco, 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 4 K, 0.00 WHIP in 2.0 IP over 2 games at Triple A Round Rock and 0-2, 3.43 ERA, 28 K, 1.22 WHIP in 39.1 IP over 36 games with Rangers

021013 Kevin Gregg --- signed to minor league contract
2012:3-2, 4.95 ERA, 37 K, 1.69 WHIP in 43.2 IP over 40 games with Orioles

022013 Sean White --- signed to minor league contract
2012: 0-1, 8.12 ERA, 21 K, 2.02 WHIP, 1 SV in 37.2 IP over 29 games at Triple A Salt Lake