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Birth Date1-14-1984
Height5' 10"
Weight180 lbs
Age30 years, 8 months, 7 days
BatsB
ThrowsR
1.22010
3.92011
2.82012
1.12013
2.42014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2006 ANA 22 34 40 40 5 10 1 1 0 13 0 8 0 0 0 2 1 0 .250 .250 .325 .184 -2.3 0.0 -0.2
2007 ANA 23 79 211 194 18 46 5 1 1 56 10 32 2 2 3 19 4 4 .237 .279 .289 .193 -7.3 2.0 -0.5
2008 ANA 24 98 375 346 53 96 18 5 3 133 14 45 5 1 9 39 7 2 .277 .314 .384 .240 11.7 5.5 1.7
2009 ANA 25 137 556 504 70 157 23 9 5 213 30 54 5 5 12 58 14 7 .312 .353 .423 .264 30.6 -6.2 2.5
2010 ANA 26 138 589 534 69 135 18 4 5 176 35 81 7 2 11 29 22 8 .253 .306 .330 .235 13.8 -2.5 1.2
2011 ANA 27 143 605 556 71 155 33 8 10 234 31 68 6 3 9 59 30 6 .279 .322 .421 .271 33.4 3.3 3.9
2012 ANA 28 141 554 517 67 150 31 5 8 215 22 61 5 2 7 45 20 4 .290 .324 .416 .277 31.9 -5.4 2.8
2013 ANA 29 138 589 550 68 149 33 5 6 210 23 59 3 5 8 54 12 7 .271 .301 .382 .250 20.6 -10.5 1.1
2014 ANA 30 150 620 570 76 160 29 4 7 218 34 58 5 8 3 67 15 9 .281 .323 .382 .270 31.9 -11.1 2.3
Career10584139381149710581914245146819946638286237212547.278.318.385.255164.3-24.814.7

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2002 PRO Rk 67 308 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .373 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CDR A 125 535 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 RCU A+ 136 627 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .348 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ARK AA 134 590 .251 .268 .337 .408 .252 .319 114 -4.1 12.5 5.7 -3.4 3.4 18.4 1.5 18.4 1.5
2006 ANA MLB 34 40 .184 .258 .324 .400 .249 .312 100 -3.4 1.2 0.4 0.0 0.1 -2.3 -0.2 -2.3 -0.2
2006 SLC AAA 81 368 .244 .270 .343 .412 .263 .302 113 -6 10.0 4.6 -1.3 1.5 12.1 1.1 12.1 1.1
2007 ANA MLB 79 211 .193 .271 .335 .421 .263 .276 101 -15.7 6.3 0.1 2.0 -0.1 -7.3 -0.5 -7.3 -0.5
2007 RCU A+ 2 6 .394 .264 .347 .438 .274 .500 98 0.9 0.2 0.1 -0.3 0.7 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.1
2007 SLC AAA 3 12 .208 .294 .361 .486 .271 .400 129 -0.7 0.4 0.1 -0.3 0.5 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2008 ANA MLB 98 375 .240 .268 .334 .420 .263 .311 103 -8.1 10.8 4.9 5.5 2.4 11.7 1.7 11.7 1.7
2008 RCU A+ 3 10 .319 .268 .308 .400 .253 .400 97 0.7 0.3 0.1 -0.4 0.5 1.5 0.1 1.5 0.1
2009 ANA MLB 137 556 .264 .261 .329 .415 .257 .338 103 2.4 16.0 7.3 -6.2 1.3 30.6 2.5 30.6 2.5
2010 ANA MLB 138 589 .235 .256 .320 .405 .256 .289 101 -15 16.2 7.4 -2.5 5.7 13.8 1.2 13.8 1.2
2011 ANA MLB 143 605 .271 .256 .316 .399 .259 .301 97 6.5 16.3 7.5 3.3 4.4 33.4 3.9 33.4 3.9
2011 SLC AAA 1 4 .168 .284 .373 .421 .269 .333 110 -0.4 0.1 0.1 0.0 -0.2 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2012 ANA MLB 141 554 .277 .256 .317 .409 .262 .316 95 9.4 15.1 6.9 -5.4 1.4 31.9 2.8 31.9 2.8
2012 LIC Wnt 14 65 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .296 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 ANA MLB 138 589 .250 .253 .314 .398 .264 .292 97 -5.7 15.5 7.1 -10.5 4.0 20.6 1.1 20.6 1.1
2013 SLC AAA 1 5 .484 .287 .345 .450 .269 .250 114 1.2 0.1 0.1 -0.1 -0.5 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2013 DOM int 5 19 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .312 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2014 ANA MLB 150 620 .270 .253 .314 .391 .262 .298 98 5.9 16.1 7.4 -11.1 5.2 31.9 2.3 31.9 2.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2002 PRO Rk 308 64 89 15 6 4 29 21 43 15 10 .326 .394 .469 .143 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CDR A 535 83 153 30 10 6 57 17 54 32 9 .308 .344 .446 .137 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 RCU A+ 627 102 189 25 11 14 65 26 66 51 36 .330 .367 .485 .155 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ARK AA 590 101 162 29 10 9 54 29 51 49 23 .303 .352 .445 .142 .251 18.4 -3.4 1.5
2006 SLC AAA 368 63 96 20 3 6 45 21 36 32 18 .283 .330 .413 .130 .244 12.1 -1.3 1.1
2006 ANA MLB 40 5 10 1 1 0 2 0 8 1 0 .250 .250 .325 .075 .184 -2.3 0.0 -0.2
2007 SLC AAA 12 2 4 0 0 0 2 0 2 2 1 .333 .333 .333 .000 .208 0.3 -0.3 0.0
2007 RCU A+ 6 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 1 .400 .500 .400 .000 .394 1.5 -0.3 0.1
2007 ANA MLB 211 18 46 5 1 1 19 10 32 4 4 .237 .279 .289 .052 .193 -7.3 2.0 -0.5
2008 RCU A+ 10 2 4 1 0 0 3 0 0 2 0 .400 .400 .500 .100 .319 1.5 -0.4 0.1
2008 ANA MLB 375 53 96 18 5 3 39 14 45 7 2 .277 .314 .384 .107 .240 11.7 5.5 1.7
2009 ANA MLB 556 70 157 23 9 5 58 30 54 14 7 .312 .353 .423 .111 .264 30.6 -6.2 2.5
2010 ANA MLB 589 69 135 18 4 5 29 35 81 22 8 .253 .306 .330 .077 .235 13.8 -2.5 1.2
2011 ANA MLB 605 71 155 33 8 10 59 31 68 30 6 .279 .322 .421 .142 .271 33.4 3.3 3.9
2011 SLC AAA 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .000 .168 -0.6 0.0 -0.1
2012 LIC Wnt 65 7 17 2 1 1 6 4 5 1 1 .283 .328 .400 .117 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 ANA MLB 554 67 150 31 5 8 45 22 61 20 4 .290 .324 .416 .126 .277 31.9 -5.4 2.8
2013 DOM int 19 6 5 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 .278 .278 .278 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 SLC AAA 5 1 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 1.200 .800 .484 0.9 -0.1 0.1
2013 ANA MLB 589 68 149 33 5 6 54 23 59 12 7 .271 .301 .382 .111 .250 20.6 -10.5 1.1
2014 ANA MLB 620 76 160 29 4 7 67 34 58 15 9 .281 .323 .382 .102 .270 31.9 -11.1 2.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 1172 0.5461 0.5158 0.8690 0.6500 0.3515 0.9111 0.7754 0.1260
2009 1931 0.5329 0.4995 0.8910 0.6025 0.3803 0.9323 0.8163 0.1038
2010 1942 0.5381 0.4884 0.8713 0.5981 0.3601 0.9216 0.7740 0.1224
2011 2074 0.5135 0.5224 0.8717 0.6460 0.3915 0.9273 0.7747 0.1210
2012 1809 0.5196 0.5264 0.8977 0.6617 0.3751 0.9502 0.7975 0.0949
2013 2038 0.5005 0.4963 0.8793 0.6088 0.3831 0.9452 0.7744 0.1167
2014 2052 0.5029 0.5054 0.8842 0.6667 0.3412 0.9448 0.7644 0.1120
Career130180.52010.50710.8810.63240.370.93450.78230.1134

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-19 2014-07-21 DTD 2 2 Right Groin Strain -
2014-06-16 2014-06-16 DTD 0 0 Left Hip Soreness -
2013-08-14 2013-08-15 DTD 1 1 - Lower Leg Cramp Calf - -
2013-05-21 2013-05-21 DTD 0 0 Right Knee Soreness - -
2013-05-10 2013-05-14 DTD 4 4 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2013-04-10 2013-04-30 15-DL 20 18 Left Foot Contusion Heel - -
2012-10-01 2012-10-04 DTD 3 3 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -
2012-07-22 2012-08-06 15-DL 15 14 Right Fracture Hairline Fracture Big Toe Foul Ball - -
2012-05-23 2012-05-23 DTD 0 0 Right Knee Contusion HBP - -
2012-03-28 2012-03-29 Camp 1 0 - Fingers Laceration Fingernail - -
2011-07-06 2011-07-06 DTD 0 0 Right Thigh Tightness Quadriceps - -
2011-04-03 2011-04-19 15-DL 16 13 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2010-10-05 2010-10-05 Off 0 0 Left Knee Surgery Meniscus 2010-10-05
2010-09-16 2010-09-27 DTD 11 10 Left Sports Hernia -
2010-06-15 2010-06-25 DTD 10 8 Left Knee Cartilage Injury Meniscus -
2010-03-10 2010-03-21 Camp 11 0 Right Forearm Soreness -
2010-01-14 2010-01-14 WIN 0 0 Lower Leg Spasms -
2009-10-01 2009-10-03 DTD 2 2 Right Hand Contusion -
2009-07-17 2009-07-17 DTD 0 0 General Medical Illness Dizziness -
2009-05-03 2009-05-05 DTD 2 1 Contusion -
2008-08-28 2008-09-16 DTD 19 17 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2008-08-26 2008-08-27 DTD 1 1 Neck Stiffness -
2008-05-21 2008-06-17 15-DL 27 24 Right Fingers Dislocation Little Finger -
2008-05-09 2008-05-09 DTD 0 0 Left Fingers Contusion Little Finger -
2007-08-20 2007-09-05 15-DL 16 15 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2007-07-02 2007-08-06 15-DL 35 28 Right Wrist Surgery Hamate 2007-07-05
2007-03-28 2007-04-02 Camp 5 0 Left Ankle Sprain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 ANA $8,750,000
2015 ANA $8,750,000
2014 ANA $8,750,000
2013 ANA $8,750,000
2012 ANA $5,075,000
2011 ANA $3,000,000
2010 ANA $2,050,000
2009 ANA $460,000
2008 ANA $415,000
2007 ANA $382,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$20,132,500
2011Current$8,750,000
8 yrPvs + Cur$28,882,500
2 yrFuture$17,500,000
10 yrTotal$46,382,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 86 dSFX1 year/$5.075M (2012), extension

Details
  • 4 years/$35M (2013-16). Signed extension with LA Angels 4/19/12. $1M signing bonus. 13:$8.5M, 14:$8.5M, 15:$8.5M, 16:$8.5M. Award bonuses: $50,000 for All-Star. $75,000 each for Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, LCS MVP. $0.1M for WS MVP. $0.15M for MVP ($75,000 for 2nd or 3rd in vote. $50,000 for 4th or 5th in vote).
  • 1 year/$5.075M (2012). Re-signed by LA Angels 1/17/12 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$3M (2011). Re-signed by LA Angels 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration). Award bonus: $75,000 for Gold Glove.
  • 1 year/$2.05M (2010). Re-signed by LA Angels 2/18/10 (avoided arbitration, $2.75M-$1.8M). Performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 575, 625 PAs.
  • 1 year/$0.46M (2009). Re-signed 3/1/09.
  • 1 year/$0.415M (2008). Re-signed 3/2/08.
  • 1 year/$0.3825M (2007). Re-signed 3/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Contract purchased 11/05. Re-signed 2/06.
  • Signed 2002 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic. $0.1M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .287 .314 .422 .270
11 vs R (Multi) .272 .310 .381 .257
18 Split (Multi) -.015 -.003 -.042 -.013
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.007 .000 .004 .002
30 vs L (2013) .288 .300 .423 .261
31 vs R (2013) .264 .302 .364 .246
38 Split (2013) -.025 .002 -.059 -.015
39 LgAvg (2013) -.008 -.001 .005 .003

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-05-07 17:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Mike, two questions. First, how many AB's do you give players before moving on in fantasy? Also, time to dump Everth? He or Aybar ROS? Thanks!
(Higdldini from NY, NY)
It depends on the format obviously, but if you're talking about a standard mixed probably anywhere from 150-250 depending on what the FA pool looks like. A lot of this discussion revolves around what your replacement will look like. So if you're in a 15-team mixed and you're annoyed at Everth Cabrera and Brandon Crawford is your best option, you just might want to sit tight. But in a 10-team mixed, you might have plenty of options that make sense.

I'd stick with Cabrera over Erick Aybar. Aybar offers some power upside over Cabrera, but he doesn't run the way he used to and I'd rather have Cabrera's 40-45 SB potential. (Mike Gianella)
2014-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Starlin Castro going forward? Further growth or is basically Erick Aybar?
(DS from LA)
I still think Castro can be a fine player and I hope he'll get back to what made him successful in the first place. Something went wrong last year, whether it was what he was trying to do or what the organization wanted him to do, but in the end, he has to be himself and play ball. He's incredibly gifted as a ball player. (Mark Anderson)
2013-05-29 18:30:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Aybar? I picked up Peralta as a replacement when he went down and he's been sooo much better.
(dandaman from Sea Cliff)
Hi dandaman.

Erick Aybar is a solid fantasy player because of the steals but he suffered a hamstring injury earlier this year and hasn't been running since he returned. He is doing absolutely nothing else, so while a bounce back is likely you can feel free to keep Jhonny Peralta and dump Aybar in a mixed format. (Mike Gianella)
2013-04-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)Is there ever a situation where you would rather have an empty lineup spot over a poor player for a short period of time in a roto league? My example is that Erick Aybar is on the DL for another 10 days, and the best options on the waiver wire are Cozart and Brandon Crawford. Would the negligible gain in runs and RBI be enough to off-set the hit to BA? Thanks!
(Scott from OC)
Rarely ever, and if Cozart is available, that doesn't apply. Grab him over running an empty spot out there. (Bret Sayre)
2013-03-20 11:00:00 (link to chat)NOT A QUESTION: BTW regarding the bunts for base hits ESPN ran an article about this in 2011 with some current players. Before looking at the article I guessed Erik Aybar and lo and behold he was number two behind Juan Pierre http://espn.go.com/blog/sweetspot/post/_/id/16500/baseballs-bunting-fiends
(lipitorkid from OC, CA)
Good one, thanks! BTW, whether Erick Aybar or Howard Kendrick, I love whomever is hitting in the #2 spot in the Angels lineup this year, for fantasy purposes. Aybar had a big 2nd half last year, and Kendrick is having a HUGE spring -- even by his usual standards, even considering the caveats with spring numbers -- so either or both could take a big step forward this year. (Cory Schwartz)
2012-03-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)I am in Love with Erick Aybar. Will reach for him in the 12th. His numbers warrant a reach at SS. What do you think?
(gls from OKC)
It's guy love between two guys and Aybar is worth it. (Jason Collette)
2011-08-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Best clubhouse story you couldn't tell until today?
(ssimon from Pelham, NY)
I don't really have any good clubhouse stories, partly because the Angels' clubhouse is quite dull and partly because I'm not around the clubhouse more than a couple times a homestand. So I'm going to reprint the greatest clubhouse story ever, from Matt McCarthy's book "Odd Man Out," about his year with the Angels' short-season team. (The book may or may not be true, for what it's worth.)

"An Angels employee briefly interrupted the revelry to bring us fifth leftover hot dogs from the concession stand's Weenie Wednesday promotion.

"I took my hot dog over to my locker and began to undress. That was when things got interesting. When I turned around, I saw the dark, naked bodies of two young Dominicans hovering around the hot dogs. Erick Aybar and Alberto Callaspo ... were inseparable and spoke no English -- the most one of them had ever said to me was "Why-ya-ya-ya-ya-yeah!" after I'd pitched a scoreless inning the week before.

"Gradually, more of my teammates turned to watch as Aybar's and Callaspo's naked bodies circled the food. We all knew they were up to something no good. Two naked heterosexual teenagers don't stand that close together for that long next to a box of hot dogs without something happening.

"Suddenly, Callaspo took one of the hot dogs out of its bun and deep-throated it. Then he took the bun and put it around Aybar's flaccid (etc etc) and poured ketchup on it. Jaws dropped -- Aybar was a willing participant. Then Callaspo bent over and pretended to eat the Dominican (etc etc etc) hot dog. When he did that, we all screamed, "Nooooo!"

"Getting the reaction he'd desired, Callaspo turned to a few of us and said, "I no gay. You gay" and burst into a fit of laughter. Callaspo slapped Aybar on the ass and the two laughed all the way to the shower." (Sam Miller)
2011-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Steven, With all the buzz about the Mets trading/not trading Reyes, what are the chances that they trade him mid-season and then make a bonafide attempt to sign him in winter? Couldn't that be the best plan to contend from 2012 on? Could you see the Angels parting with Trout for Reyes?
(mattstupp from NYC)
That's the million-dollar question, mattstupp. Given the team's financial problems, that kind of circular deal seems unlikely, plus it would possibly cost them a draft choice if they're not protected. With the Angels having Maicer Izturis and Erick Aybar, I don't see them prioritizing Reyes, nor trading the best or second-best prospect in baseball for a free agent to be. (Steven Goldman)
2010-01-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the answer: would that be someone like Sandoval? How or why does that complicate things for you?
(Fred from Jerry Park)
I think Sandoval is a good example. He was basically off my radar screen until he came close to his big league debut. Erick Aybar is another guy I think could be good despite my worries about him. (Tommy Bennett)
2009-10-23 16:00:00 (link to chat)How would you compare these three middle infielders, Maicer Izturis, Erick Aybar and Yunel Escobar? They all had similar years offensively, but I don't know much about their defense or the chance of stardom.
(Wendy from Madrid)
Yunel has the potential to hit 27-32 home runs in a season whereas the other two seem more likely to fall in that .355/.435 range, which is nothing to scoff at, but Yunel certainly has a better chance at becoming an all-star and big bopper than the other two. Defensively, Aybar does a lot right with the glove but makes some mental mistakes that one would hope will gradually cease to occur. I'd order them Escobar, Aybar, Izturis. (Eric Seidman)
2009-10-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)Are we any closer to getting your picks for surprise stars from each of the playoff teams?
(Frank Costanza from Queens)
It's like asking me eight questions at once. Not easy. Brett Gardner. Billy Wagner. Aubrey Huff. Erick Aybar. Chan Ho Park. Colby Rasmus. Hong-Chih Kuo. Dexter Fowler. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-11-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)The Reds need a young shortstop, what you do think it would take to get Erick Aybar from the Angels?
(smitty25039 from Charleston)
I don't think much of Aybar. I'd rather see them play Keppinger for a year and see if Valaika can hold on as a shortstop. The consensus is that he can't, but look around the majors and consider the players holding down everyday jobs. I think he'd be average in that pool. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-10-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)If I'm not batting for Erick Aybar close and late, why am I on the post-season roster at all?
(Brandon Wood from 3rd fairway)
For the taunting, haunting feeling of what could have been. (Marc Normandin)
2008-08-15 15:00:00 (link to chat)Can you explain to me why the Angels have handled Brandon Wood the way they have? Calling him up to sit on the bench? Are you at all impressed by his recent lack of Ks?
(Gray from Chicago)
I think part of the problem is identifying what Wood is--there was a point when people could reasonable see the new Troy Glaus or something, when we might instead have the new Kelly Gruber or, if he stays at short, Jose Hernandez. That's a much different proposition, especially on a team that these days is far more easily impressed by the slappy aggression and basepaths violence of an Erick Aybar. A long swing is a terrible thing to have on the bench, though, since it's almost certain to go stale; if Wood's going to be up, he needs to play, and if avoiding strikeouts for some short stretch is the only way for him to get Mickey Hatcher's imprimatur, so be it. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)Ben Revere is fun to watch here in Beloit, but is his game going to translate to the upper levels?
(jlebeck66 from WI)
I really think it is. That guy can just plain hit, and if you've seen him (I see you are in Wisconsin, so I hope you have), you know that he's just not some tiny slap hitter, he drives the ball and gets leverage in a way that kind of reminds me of Erick Aybar. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-07-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)More impressive about Ben Revere...hitting over .400 or that he is 2nd in the midwest league in SLG? Think he can maintain excellent 2B and 3B power as he advances?
(Norville Barnes from Muncie, IN)
I do. He's really interesting to watch because he's so small, but on a power level, he kind of reminds me of Erick Aybar where the bat is so fast that he can drive them into the gaps and you're really surprised to see the ball hit so hard -- he's legit. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Ah, I see the Worldwide Leader in Sports has box scores. I completely missed those before. Quick perusal shows no Pie though. Is he out? Struggling mightily?
(Brian Gallagher from Evanston, Illinois)
First on Pie: he was on the Dominican Winter League playoff roster, but was seldom in evidence; he's not on the Caribbean Series, by choice or lack of invitation, it's not clear. I don't know why he got buried, but it happened prior to Hector de la Cruz taking over as manager (which happened in the middle of the Dominican League finals). Another guy who was in a similar situation was Anderson Hernandez, who's been pressed into service by Erick Aybar's absence, and has been sterling. (Derek Jacques)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2009-10-16 13:00:00NLCS Game Two/ALCS Game OneErick Aybar's listed 5'10" seems a bit generous. (Steven Goldman)
 

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