Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Ex-Twins Update

As we cross the midway point of the season, let's check in to see how some old friends are doing.

K. Rogers (Det): 10-3, 3.72 ERA, 25.2 VORP
H. Carrasco (LAA): 2-2, 3.93 ERA, 11.1 VORP
L. Hawkins (Bal): 1-1, 3.82 ERA, 8.8 VORP
J. Beimel (LAD): 2-1, 3.34 ERA, 8.5 VORP
E. Milton (Cin): 4-4, 5.09 ERA, 6.5 VORP
A. Fultz (Phi): 1-0, 4.70 ERA, 4.7 VORP
M. Redman (KC): 5-4, 5.59 ERA, 3.5 VORP
E. Guardado (Sea): 1-3, 5.48 ERA, 5/8 Sv, 1.2 VORP
T. Jones (Det): 1-5, 6.00 ERA, 22/25 Sv, 0.0 VORP
J. C. Romero (LAA): 1-2, 6.83 ERA, -7.5 VORP
J. Mays (KC): 0-4, 10.27 ERA, -16.9 VORP
J. Mays (Cin): 0-1, 5.50 ERA, 0.2 VORP
G. Balfour (Cin): 60-day DL, shoulder and elbow

D. Ortiz (Bos): .273/.380/.589, 30.1 VORP
C. Blake (Cle): .304/.388/.519, 18.9 VORP
J. Jones (Cub): .307/.339/.537, 16.7 VORP
A. Pierzynski (CWS): .327/.372/.449, 16.5 VORP
C. Koskie (Mil): .265/.347/.498, 10.0 VORP
D. Miller (Mil): .275/.343/.446, 8.5 VORP
D. Mientkiewicz (KC): .278/.361/.403, 5.8 VORP
T. Walker (Cubs): .287/.359/.374, 5.8 VORP
R. Bowen (SD): .311/.418/.489, 5.5 VORP
B. Kielty (Oak): .288/.368/.432, 3.5 VORP
J. Castro (Cin): .304/.304/.478, 1.2 VORP
M. LeCroy (DC): .219/.329/.359, -0.6 VORP
C. Gomez (Balt): .222/.327/.311, -0.8 VORP
M. Lawton (Sea): .259/.310/.259, -1.3 VORP (released)
H. Blanco (Cubs): .240/.286/.438, -1.4 VORP
Q. McCracken (Cin): .212/.268/.327, -2.0 VORP
D. Mohr (Bos): .175/.233/.350, -2.5 VORP (released)
J. Valentin (Cin): .211/.273/.294, -6.1 VORP
C. Moeller (Mil): .184/.231/.276, -7.5 VORP
D. Ardoin (Col): .191/.248/.266, -8.1 VORP
C. Guzman (DC): Out for the season, shoulder

T. Bowyer (Fla): disabled, arm
S. Tyler (AA-Fla): 1-0, 2.83 ERA, 1.69 WHIP, 30 K, 35 IP
M. Ryan (AAA-Atl): .234/.308/.327, 3 HR
B. Abernathy (AAA-Mil): .282/.358/.344, 10 SB
C. Miller (AAA-Bos): .214/.281/.333
C. Allen (AAA-KC): .336/.388/.556, 10 HR
M. Restovich (AAA-Cub): .296/.376/.538, 11 HR
L. Rivas (AAA-TB): .183/.204/.247, 96 PA

Snarky aside: for the 6th season running, Todd Walker, even in a down year, is better than the Twins 2nd baseman. Minnesota this year is spending $5 million on a 2B worth 2.1 VORP, so far. But it's not as if anyone saw Castillo as a mistake last winter, right?

Anyhow, if I missed anyone of interest here, please let me know.


At 7/05/2006 6:53 AM, Anonymous bjhess said...

Thanks for the update. This all once again reminds me of watching Rob Bowen hit majestic homerun after majestic homerun in Spring Training BP.

At 7/05/2006 10:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To be fair, Walker has played more games at first base this year than at second (37-32).

I haven't listened to many Cubs games this year, but Walker at second generates a lot of "Ah, JEEZ" comments from Santo, which are always fun. It usually involves Walker forgetting to cover second or some other mental error that doesn't show up in the box score.

I do wish we had an earlier version of Castillo, though- this one seems to be wearing down fast.

At 7/05/2006 2:23 PM, Anonymous brianS said...

Free Bobby Kielty!!! After a terrible May, Kielty has been a monster (315/413/556 in 63 PA during June). The guy deserves a lot more PA than he's likely to get in Oakland. Unfortunately for him, he's just not going to move ahead of Payton, Swisher or Kotsay, and will lose more time when Milton Bradley comes back.

At 7/05/2006 3:14 PM, Blogger frightwig said...

It's true that Walker has been playing a lot of 1st base, but I think it's mostly due to a lack of alternatives while Derrek Lee was out. Otherwise, he probably would've had the majority of playing time at 2B, ahead of Neifi Perez and Tony Womack. Anyway, it just sticks in my craw that so many years after TK ran Walker out of town, the club still hasn't found a better replacement for him.

At 7/05/2006 3:20 PM, Blogger frightwig said...

Note on LeCroy: ever since his infamous night behind the plate on 5/25, he's been relegated to doing little but pinch-hitting duty. He has 1 hit in 11 at-bats, plus 7 walks, giving him the odd line of .091/.444/.091 in the last 6 weeks.

At 7/06/2006 3:40 PM, Blogger dawnmarie said...


At 7/06/2006 3:46 PM, Blogger JustBeth said...

Awesome!! I've been meaning to compile a list like this, but I've never had time.

(P.S. Did you get Dougie on the right team?)

At 7/06/2006 4:01 PM, Blogger frightwig said...

Thanks, Beth. Good eye.

Dawn, thanks for reminding me about Rivas. I'd assumed he was still on the DL, but I was wrong. He's been playing with AAA Durham, so I've added him to the minor leaguers.

At 7/09/2006 10:20 PM, Blogger dawnmarie said...

thanks, fright, I didn't know if he was still on the DL or not.

At 7/12/2006 2:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As I recall, Hrbek was so pissed about being passed up for yet another all-star game that he said he wouldn't go to one even if voted in or asked, so that may be the reason Kelly chose not to include him in 92.


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