Stat-urday, 4/20/2019


Nick Markakis with the Orioles in 2009. Photo by Keith Allison (via Wikipedia)

Earlier this week I watched the Braves play the Diamondbacks, a game which featured five former Orioles: Kevin Gausman, Nick Markakis, Adam Jones, Christian Walker, and Caleb Joseph. Jones and Markakis, two of my all-time favorite Orioles, are each having a great start to the season – they are batting .319 and .317, respectively. The Orioles, as a team, are batting .293 so far this year.

 

That reminded me that I should check up on my other former Orioles. Below are their stats (through Thursday).

 

Former Oriole Games AB Avg OBP RBI HR
Adam Jones 18 72 .319 .388 12 5
Christian Walker 17 55 .291 .371 9 5
Tim Beckham 19 69 .304 .377 12 4
Nick Markakis 17 60 .317 .382 13 2
Manny Machado 18 63 .254 .365 8 4
Jonathan Schoop 14 47 .213 .288 6 2
Caleb Joseph 3 6 .000 .000 0 0
Nelson Cruz 11 32 .313 .476 8 1
2019 Orioles 19 637 .223 .293 73 18
   
Former Oriole Games IP W L SV ERA
Kevin Gausman 3 19.2 1 1 0 2.75
Zack Britton 7 6.2 0 0 0 4.05
Brad Brach 7 7.2 1 0 0 3.52
2019 Orioles 19 165.0 7 12 4 6.05
 

I’d checked on these guys at the beginning of the season, I think we’ll keep checking on them periodically. So far, there are several that the Orioles definitely should have kept on the team.

Happy Stat-urday!

~ baseballrebeccca

 

 

 

 

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Still Coming . . .


The Annual Bobble List is coming next week – along with more info on this year’s Game of Thrones / MLB bobbleheads.

In the meantime, I’ve been spending time with my current bobbleheads. I really miss these guys:

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And, no, Manny, this is not acceptable – not without Jonathan:

No matter how you explain it:

~ baseballrebecca

#bobbleiscoming

#bringbackthebromance

 

 

 

Celebrating Frank


On Saturday before the Orioles-Yankees game, the Orioles paid tribute to Hall of Famer and Orioles great, Frank Robinson. Robinson passed away on February 7, 2019.

And on April 2, the City of Baltimore renamed portions of 33rd Street – where Memorial Stadium formerly stood – Frank Robinson Way.

~ baseballrebecca

 

 

 

Another Brother Plan?


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Spencer Kieboom with the Washington Nationals in 2018 (photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

As the Minor League Baseball season is about to begin, we have another brother team to watch this season. Brothers Spencer and Carter Kieboom are both in the minors for the Washington Nationals: Spencer in Harrisburg, Carter in Fresno. Recently, the Washington Post wrote a great piece about the brothers and their baseball family.

We’ve been hearing about Spencer, 28, since 2012 when the Nats selected him in the 5th round of that year’s MLB Amateur Draft. Spencer spent half of 2017 and one month in 2018 with then then-AAA affiliate of the Washington Nationals, the Syracuse Chiefs. On May 19, 2018, we was called up to the Washington Nationals, where he played 52 games, hit 13 home runs and had a .232 batting average. Carter, 21, was drafted by the Nationals in the first round of the 2016 draft. Last year, he spent the first half of the season with the single-A Potomac Nationals before being promoted to the double-A Harrisburg Senators.

Lest we worry that Spencer is regressing by being sent to double-A this year, MASN Sports reported that several players (including Spencer, Joe Ross, and Erick Fedde) are starting the season in Harrisburg because “the organization wants to keep a few experienced players closer to Washington in case a last-minute call-up is needed.” Hopefully this will be the case. The Bowie Baysox open their season at Harrisburg this week, and then host Harrisburg for their home opener on April 11. So, we should at least get to see Spencer in action soon.

~ baseballrebecca

Stat-urday, 3/16/2019: Vlad, Jr.


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 Vladimir Guerrero, Jr, in 2018. Photo by Tricia Hall, via Wikipedia.

Vladimir Guerrero, Jr., turns 20 today. The Blue Jays top prospect signed with Toronto in July 2015, and received a signing bonus of $3.9 million. He made his professional debut with the rookie league Bluefield Blue Jays on June 23 that same year. He spent 2016 with Bluefield before being promoted to the class A Lansing Lugnuts in 2017. After appearing in the 2017 All-Star Futures Game, he was promoted to the high-A Dunedin Blue Jays of the Florida State League.

Guerrero spent the 2017-18 off season the Leones del Escogido of the Dominican Winter League and then started 2018 with the double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats, was promoted to the AAA Buffalo Bisons in July, and played for the Surprise Saguaros in the Arizona Fall League. Unfortunately he recently suffered an injury, ending his time in spring training with the major leaguers

Check out his stats below to see why he’s considered a top prospect.

Year Age Tm Lev G AB R H HR RBI Avg.
2016 17 Bluefield Rk 62 236 32 64 8 46 0.271
2017 18 Dunedin A+ 48 168 31 56 6 31 0.333
2017 18 Lansing A 71 269 53 85 7 45 0.316
2017-18 18 Escogido Winter 26 90 7 19 0 6 0.211
2018 19 New Hampshire AA 61 234 48 94 14 60 0.402
2018 19 Blue Jays Rk 3 9 3 3 0 0 0.333
2018 19 Dunedin A+ 1 4 1 2 0 2 0.500
2018 19 Buffalo AAA 30 110 15 37 6 16 0.336
2018 19 Surprise Fall 19 77 8 27 0 17 0.351
All Levels (3 Seasons)   321 1197 198 387 41 223 0.323

Happy Stat-urday! And happy birthday, Vlad, Jr.!

~ baseballrebecca

Films on Friday: Doo Reads, Do You Too?


Check out Sean Doolittle’s take on reading:

Happy Friday!

~ baseballrebecca