San Francisco Giants

Baseball Prospectus 1996


If I were to pick one team that could surprise everyone in 1997 and win the World Series, that team would be the San Francisco Giants. Now, I realize that this book is being published with an eye on the 1996 season, but I figured I'd look at the Giants from two years out, rather than one, because they're likely to be a much more interesting team in 1997, and no Giants fan wants to read a three-page essay that tells them that the Giants had no pitching in 1995. Anyone watching the Giants knows that 1995 was generally a pretty rotten year. So let's put the blood clots, broken bones, and back problems of 1995 away for now, and concentrate on 1997. 1996 is left as an exercise for the reader.

The 1997 San Francisco Giants starting eight will probably look something like this, barring an imbecilic signing by Bob Quinn:

C Marcus Jensen
1B Bill Mueller/Keith Williams?
2B Jason Canizaro
3B Matt Williams
SS Rich Aurilia
LF Barry Bonds
CF Stan Javier/Keith Williams/Marvin Benard?
RF Jake Cruz
The Giants currently have a whole bunch of players in the minors that are likely to be very good major leaguers, starting with Canizaro. I'm not a big fan of the collection of carbon- based life that's occupied the Giants' front office in the past, and since I'm trying to be polite, I'm not going to talk about Dusty Baker, but the front office has been en fuego for some time now. There has been the occasional Terry Mulholland, but very few organizations have been able to stock their farm system as well as the Giants have done in recent years.

In 1997, Williams and Bonds will still have a good portion of their current value, and the Giants will rid themselves of lead weight Kirt Manwaring. If half the breaks go the Giants' way, they could have the strongest NL lineup in recent memory to begin the 1997 season. As for their pitching? Well, VanLandingham and new Cuban acquisition Osvaldo Fernandez should be able to provide a good foundation for a pitching staff, and it's possible that restraint on Dusty Baker's part in 1996 could rejuvenate an arm or two in the bullpen.

Of course, there's a wildcard in all this, and it's not the abomination foisted upon us by Bud Selig and The Baseball Network. The wildcard is the upcoming battle over a new Downtown Stadium For The Giants [tm Bob Lurie, circa 1982]. Stop me if you've heard this before, but the Giants are seeking approval for a China Basin baseball-only stadium. This time however, it's supposed to be privately funded. Of course, there's still quite a financial burden to be borne by the city for improvements, infrastructure, and accoutrements. Considering the volatile political climate in the city right now, and the general positive atmosphere since the election of Willie Brown, Peter Magowan may be able to get the whole deal done fairly quickly. If not, the Giants might start making some short-sighted deals in order to win quickly. After all, it's a lot easier to rally public support if your team's on top, right?

For 1996, Bob Quinn has obviously decided to go with a stopgap strategy a Stan Javier here, a Shawon Dunston there. Probably not a bad idea, since the other teams in the division all have big holes, and the NL West title is just a few breaks away for any of these clubs, save Colorado. If Robbie Thompson's back can hold up, Matt Williams can stay healthy, and Carreon and Hill can put up decent years, this team can most definitely win the division. The real danger for Giants fans is that Quinn might win the division with this bunch, and then become too risk-averse to put the young talent on the field at the start of next season.

An interesting thing about the Giants: does anyone remember someone coming up through the Giants' farm system that couldn't field their position exceptionally well? In recent years, the Giants have brought up Will Clark, Royce Clayton, Robbie Thompson, Matt Williams and Kirt Manwaring. Manwaring's strictly a backup catcher, but he can definitely pick it. The culture of the Giant organization strongly emphasizes defensive excellence, and when you combine this with the fact that they play in a pretty good pitcher's park, you've got an organization that should really be able to do some things with their young pitchers.

I believe Giant fans are willing to be patient, strap in for 1996, and ready themselves for 1997-99. The main worries for them: will management have the same patience, and can Dusty Baker finally figure out how to handle a pitching staff? Add in Baker's penchant for using defensive replacements that he doesn't even need as pinch hitters, and you've got a wide open NL West race. The main difference between the Giants and the other teams in the division is that the Giants have a future. The hated Dodgers are close, but the Rockies and Padres are basically blindered to years beyond 1996.

A special note to Giant fans: I've gone to great lengths here not to make you upset by omitting any mention to imKay atisteBay. Try to let your mind go blank. It's just a dream. I mean, why would the Giants go after a guy who can't outhit Johnnie LeMaster or out-field a shackled Jose Offerman, right? Just count to 100, and pray he misses the cut in spring training.



RICH AURILIA	1972	SS

YEAR	TEAM	AB	H	DB	TP	HR	BB	SB	CS	BA	OBA 	SA	EQA	EQH	EQR
1993	PCH	448	120	11	2	7	60	11	9	.268	.354	.348 	.251	112	53
1994	TUL	461	96	9	2	11	44	9	7	.208	.277	.308 	.204	94	35
1995	SHV	227	70	9	1	4	22	9	2	.308	.369	.410 	.282	64	33
1995	PHX	250	61	4	0	5	31	2	2	.244	.327	.320 	.230	58	24

1996	PRJ	500	131	29	2	10	57	11	7	.262	.338	.388 	.257	128	63

Swing is a little long and looks awkward to me, and I'm a bit concerned about the declining walk rate, but I think Aurilia's going to be a high-quality major league shortstop. He's particularly interesting to me because I think he's going to go on one of two distinct career paths: He might hit for a high average, flirting with .300 for a few years, or he could develop the power and walks. Most players develop a little bit of everything I think Aurilia will either be a .300/.330/.400 guy, or a .240/.340/.440 guy. Either way, his glove can support that kind of production. Will spend 1996 in Phoenix, waiting for Shawon Dunston to age. It won't take long.

KIM BATISTE	1968	3B

YEAR	TEAM	AB	H	DB	TP	HR	BB	SB	CS	BA	OBA 	SA	EQA	EQH	EQR
1991	SWB	458	121	18	4	2	2	17	8	.264	.267	.334 	.216	99	37
1992	SWB	267	63	8	4	2	6	6	3	.236	.253	.318 	.201	54	19
1992	PHI	137	31	2	0	2	5	0	0	.226	.254	.285 	.184	25	8
1993	PHI	155	44	7	1	4	4	0	1	.284	.302	.419 	.250	39	18
1994	PHI	209	51	3	0	1	1	1	1	.244	.248	.273 	.177	37	10
1995	BOW	95	32	3	0	3	4	2	0	.337	.364	.463 	.294	28	15
1995	ROC	257	63	9	1	2	7	4	5	.245	.265	.311 	.199	51	18
1995	SWB	121	26	2	1	3	2	1	0	.215	.228	.322 	.189	23	7

1996	PRJ	308	82	9	1	6	5	0	0	.266	.278	.360 	.225	69	27

Is there a Giant fan that won't breathe a sigh of relief when this guy leaves the organization? What a miserable ballplayer. The Giants would be better off dredging crustaceans from beneath the wharf at least no one would be tempted to put sea life on the field.

MARVIN BENARD	1971	CF

YEAR	TEAM	AB	H	DB	TP	HR	BB	SB	CS	BA	OBA 	SA	EQA	EQH	EQR
1992	EVE	165	29	6	1	0	14	6	2	.176	.240	.224 	.156	26	7
1993	CLN	358	93	7	1	4	41	21	6	.260	.336	.318 	.243	87	39
1994	SHV	456	131	21	2	4	25	19	8	.287	.324	.368 	.250	114	52
1995	PHX	365	95	7	3	6	44	11	10	.260	.340	.345 	.243	89	41
1995	SFG	34	14	1	0	1	1	1	0	.412	.429	.529 	.340	12	7

1996	PRJ	411	112	19	1	5	41	18	9	.273	.338	.360 	.252	104	49

Not a bad little prospect. I like him more than the projection above. Bat is quick enough to make me think that those doubles could turn into home runs any year now. I wrote the projection system to try to guess when changes like that might occur, and it doesn't think it will be this year. I think he'll boost his power and walk rate, and follow Stan Javier into CF in a couple of years, if there's any room out there.

BARRY BONDS	1965	LF

YEAR	TEAM	AB	H	DB	TP	HR	BB	SB	CS	BA	OBA 	SA	EQA	EQH	EQR
1991	PIT	529	171	29	4	29	109	42	11	.323	.439	.558 	.342	181	126
1992	PIT	491	168	34	4	44	134	40	7	.342	.483	.697 	.387	190	154
1993	SFG	552	196	35	4	45	127	32	13	.355	.476	.678 	.376	208	160
1994	SFG	390	125	19	1	33	74	33	10	.321	.429	.628 	.350	136	99
1995	SFG	513	161	28	7	32	119	33	11	.314	.443	.583 	.345	177	127

1996	PRJ	544	166	29	4	34	129	30	13	.305	.438	.561 	.338	184	130

A fantastic player, and an excellent investment. Bonds is the only active left fielder who can still have a crack at being the best ever at his position. Barring catastrophic injuries, I expect him to pass Henderson and Musial in total value, and he's still got a crack at Williams, thanks to the wars. Hits for a high average, draws a ton of walks, has great power, and is fantastic defensively. He's also durable, a good baserunner, and a smart ballplayer. Hard worker.

JASON CANIZARO	1974	2B

YEAR	TEAM	AB	H	DB	TP	HR	BB	SB	CS	BA	OBA 	SA	EQA	EQH	EQR
1994	SJO	469	105	9	1	10	33	8	4	.224	.275	.311 	.206	97	35
1995	SHV	443	122	18	4	10	48	16	6	.275	.346	.402 	.267	118	60

1996	PRJ	502	136	22	5	18	54	19	9	.271	.342	.442 	.274	138	74

The Giants? With prospects in their system? Where's Rod Serling? Slugged .464 at Shreveport at age 21. That's not just good; that's excellent. Right-handed batter with very quick hands the bat just jumps through the hitting zone. Not to go overboard, but his swing looks like Hank Aaron's. You remember those hands? Has a reputation of having trouble turning the deuce, but is still probably the best second baseman in the organization at this point.

MARK CARREON	1964	1B/OF

YEAR	TEAM	AB	H	DB	TP	HR	BB	SB	CS	BA	OBA 	SA	EQA	EQH	EQR
1991	NYM	257	71	6	0	4	12	2	1	.276	.309	.346 	.233	60	25
1992	DET	338	83	11	1	11	20	3	1	.246	.288	.382 	.235	79	34
1993	SFG	152	52	7	1	7	13	1	0	.342	.394	.539 	.321	49	29
1994	SFG	100	28	2	0	3	7	0	0	.280	.327	.390 	.254	25	12
1995	SFG	399	126	19	1	16	23	0	1	.316	.353	.489 	.290	116	62

1996	PRJ	491	137	25	2	16	49	0	0	.279	.344	.436 	.273	134	69

Has been a excellent acquisition for the Giants, and took advantage of his opportunities last year. Will probably still get a lot of playing time in 1996, and I wouldn't expect much of a dropoff. Mr. Carreon can hit.

JOEL CHIMELIS	1968	1B

YEAR	TEAM	AB	H	DB	TP	HR	BB	SB	CS	BA	OBA 	SA	EQA	EQH	EQR
1991	SJO	128	26	4	1	0	9	4	2	.203	.255	.250 	.175	22	7
1991	HUN	245	51	7	1	2	12	3	2	.208	.245	.269 	.174	43	12
1992	SHV	284	86	8	1	8	16	5	4	.303	.340	.423 	.267	76	37
1992	PHX	183	51	6	2	2	2	1	3	.279	.286	.366 	.226	41	16
1993	SHV	115	22	1	0	5	7	2	0	.191	.238	.330 	.198	23	8
1993	PHX	252	66	7	1	9	17	3	2	.262	.309	.405 	.249	63	29
1994	SHV	482	133	22	1	10	33	7	4	.276	.322	.388 	.251	121	56
1995	PHX	388	88	17	1	7	24	1	2	.227	.272	.330 	.208	81	30
Not many guys will ever have the distinction of being insurance against a J.R. Phillips injury. We salute you, Joel.

ERIC CHRISTOPHERSON	1969	C

YEAR	TEAM	AB	H	DB	TP	HR	BB	SB	CS	BA	OBA 	SA	EQA	EQH	EQR
1991	CLN	359	81	6	1	5	47	5	4	.226	.315	.290 	.215	77	30
1992	SHV	277	65	7	1	5	33	2	3	.235	.316	.321 	.224	62	26
1993	SHV	47	6	1	0	0	8	1	1	.128	.255	.149 	.108	5	1
1994	SHV	271	64	10	1	6	35	4	1	.236	.324	.347 	.239	65	29
1995	PHX	276	52	4	1	1	31	1	1	.188	.270	.221 	.162	45	12

JAKE CRUZ	1973	OF

YEAR	TEAM	AB	H	DB	TP	HR	BB	SB	CS	BA	OBA 	SA	EQA	EQH	EQR
1994	SJO	119	25	4	0	0	6	0	1	.210	.248	.244 	.158	19	5
1995	SHV	461	128	18	1	12	47	10	5	.278	.344	.399 	.263	121	60

1996	PRJ	598	161	24	1	11	61	8	4	.269	.337	.368 	.252	151	70

Another prospect. Why try to sell Faneyte as a prospect when you've got guys like this and Canizaro? Bunch of walks, good power, good defense and 23 years old next year. Probably the starting right fielder for the 1997 San Francisco Giants, right behind Canizaro at second base. Not a can't-miss prospect, but definitely a keeper.

SHAWON DUNSTON	1963	SS

YEAR	TEAM	AB	H	DB	TP	HR	BB	SB	CS	BA	OBA 	SA	EQA	EQH	EQR
1991	CHC	497	136	21	5	14	23	20	5	.274	.306	.421 	.259	128	62
1992	CHC	74	25	4	1	0	4	2	3	.338	.372	.419 	.273	20	10
1994	CHC	332	97	13	1	11	17	4	9	.292	.327	.437 	.260	86	42
1995	CHC	476	143	25	5	13	9	11	5	.300	.313	.456 	.269	128	63

1996	PRJ	557	158	19	6	14	13	9	5	.284	.300	.415 	.252	140	64

Not a vile signing, but is there really a need for a 33-year-old shortstop who's missed a year to serious injuries, and wasn't really all that great to begin with? I don't like the signing, but it could be a good one-year move. I'd have put Aurilia in that spot, and spent the money on a little bullpen help.

TOMMY EASON	1971	C

YEAR	TEAM	AB	H	DB	TP	HR	BB	SB	CS	BA	OBA 	SA	EQA	EQH	EQR
1991	BAT	52	12	0	0	1	5	0	0	.231	.298	.288 	.206	11	4
1991	SPA	88	21	3	0	1	3	0	0	.239	.264	.307 	.198	17	6
1992	SPA	268	69	10	1	5	16	1	0	.257	.299	.358 	.233	62	26
1994	CLR	195	54	9	1	2	10	1	2	.277	.312	.364 	.238	46	20
1994	REA	142	37	5	0	4	8	1	1	.261	.300	.380 	.238	34	15
1995	REA	332	77	9	1	12	12	2	2	.232	.259	.373 	.219	73	29

KURT EHMANN	1971	SS

YEAR	TEAM	AB	H	DB	TP	HR	BB	SB	CS	BA	OBA 	SA	EQA	EQH	EQR
1992	EVE	219	40	4	0	1	18	2	1	.183	.245	.215 	.144	32	7
1993	SJO	441	95	10	1	4	49	7	4	.215	.294	.270 	.199	88	31
1994	SHV	429	95	6	1	3	21	7	2	.221	.258	.261 	.180	77	23
1995	SHV	132	28	3	0	1	18	1	1	.212	.307	.258 	.198	26	9
1995	PHX	210	48	4	1	0	21	7	2	.229	.299	.257 	.202	42	15

TIM FLOREZ	1970	INF

YEAR	TEAM	AB	H	DB	TP	HR	BB	SB	CS	BA	OBA 	SA	EQA	EQH	EQR
1991	EVE	195	35	5	2	0	3	2	1	.179	.192	.226 	.115	22	4
1992	CLN	300	58	6	1	2	20	10	3	.193	.244	.240 	.166	50	14
1992	SJO	131	26	3	1	1	0	2	1	.198	.198	.260 	.145	19	4
1993	SHV	320	72	11	1	1	14	3	3	.225	.257	.275 	.182	58	18
1994	SHV	160	31	3	0	2	18	1	2	.194	.275	.250 	.176	28	9
1995	SHV	297	75	6	1	8	20	4	2	.253	.300	.360 	.233	69	29

GLENALLEN HILL	1965	OF

YEAR	TEAM	AB	H	DB	TP	HR	BB	SB	CS	BA	OBA 	SA	EQA	EQH	EQR
1991	CLE	123	35	3	0	5	16	5	2	.285	.367	.431 	.282	35	19
1991	TOR	99	26	5	2	3	6	3	2	.263	.305	.444 	.258	26	13
1992	CLE	368	90	14	1	19	19	10	5	.245	.282	.443 	.250	92	44
1993	CHC	87	30	7	0	9	6	1	0	.345	.387	.736 	.359	31	22
1993	CLE	175	42	7	2	5	10	9	3	.240	.281	.389 	.239	42	19
1994	CHC	271	85	11	1	9	29	22	7	.314	.380	.461 	.299	81	47
1995	SFG	501	140	26	4	23	38	27	6	.279	.330	.485 	.285	143	79

1996	PRJ	536	143	20	3	26	49	29	8	.267	.328	.461 	.277	149	81

A typical #5 hitter. Good speed, has trouble going to the gap on line drives, and will occasionally bail out on curveballs. Just barely gets on base enough to keep a regular job, and a better player for rotisserie than for real baseball. Decent BA, good steals and will bat with runners on base quite often. Wouldn't give him more than a one-year deal.

STAN JAVIER	1964	CF

YEAR	TEAM	AB	H	DB	TP	HR	BB	SB	CS	BA	OBA 	SA	EQA	EQH	EQR
1991	LAD	178	40	6	3	1	16	6	1	.225	.289	.309 	.217	39	15
1992	LAD	59	13	1	0	2	6	1	2	.220	.292	.339 	.215	13	5
1992	PHI	281	81	12	2	1	33	18	1	.288	.363	.356 	.271	76	38
1993	CAL	234	69	10	4	2	25	13	2	.295	.363	.397 	.278	65	34
1994	OAK	418	117	16	1	8	44	30	8	.280	.348	.380 	.267	112	57
1995	OAK	442	129	17	2	6	44	47	6	.292	.356	.380 	.279	123	65

1996	PRJ	361	100	12	3	5	41	33	7	.277	.351	.368 	.269	97	50

I liked this acquisition more before the Dunston signing. One stopgap solution can be a good thing, but betting on two or more just isn't good policy. Very good defensively, one of the great basestealers of all time (very similar to Eric Davis in terms of technique) and won't hurt you much with the bat. Probably best-suited for a part time or fourth outfielder role, but can certainly play a good center field for a couple more years. He won't singlehandedly carry a team to a World Series, but he can give you an insurance policy against injuries.

MARCUS JENSEN	1973	C

YEAR	TEAM	AB	H	DB	TP	HR	BB	SB	CS	BA	OBA 	SA	EQA	EQH	EQR
1992	CLN	276	54	4	0	4	39	2	1	.196	.295	.254 	.191	53	18
1993	CLN	335	77	11	1	8	49	1	1	.230	.328	.340 	.237	79	35
1994	SJO	425	90	7	1	5	46	1	1	.212	.289	.268 	.193	82	28
1995	SHV	323	87	16	5	4	34	0	0	.269	.339	.387 	.257	83	39

1996	PRJ	472	119	23	2	9	53	0	0	.252	.328	.367 	.246	116	53

22 years old, already a better hitter than Manwaring. Of course, that's not all that rare of a distinction. I don't see the hole in his defense that seems to be keeping him in the minors. Hit the ball very well at Shreveport, which is about as much fun to hit in as "Uncle Buzzy's Festival of Stinging Insects." Switch hitting catchers who draw walks and have a bit of power are rare commodities. This game will probably make him a millionaire. Another quality Giants prospect.

DAX JONES	1971	OF

YEAR	TEAM	AB	H	DB	TP	HR	BB	SB	CS	BA	OBA 	SA	EQA	EQH	EQR
1991	EVE	182	41	2	2	3	14	6	4	.225	.281	.308 	.207	38	14
1992	CLN	301	75	8	2	1	12	9	3	.249	.278	.299 	.208	62	22
1992	SHV	67	19	0	1	1	4	1	0	.284	.324	.358 	.247	17	7
1993	SHV	440	112	12	3	3	23	10	4	.255	.292	.316 	.218	96	37
1994	PHX	386	91	15	2	3	18	15	7	.236	.270	.308 	.207	80	29
1995	PHX	393	90	13	2	2	27	12	8	.229	.279	.288 	.200	78	28
Test your mettle. All of the statements below were made with straight faces. Could you have done it?

TOM LAMPKIN	1964	C

YEAR	TEAM	AB	H	DB	TP	HR	BB	SB	CS	BA	OBA 	SA	EQA	EQH	EQR
1991	LVG	158	42	8	1	1	6	1	1	.266	.293	.348 	.226	36	14
1991	SDP	59	12	4	1	0	3	0	0	.203	.242	.305 	.185	11	3
1992	LVG	327	86	13	2	3	43	11	5	.263	.349	.343 	.250	82	38
1993	NWO	80	25	2	0	2	17	6	4	.312	.433	.412 	.299	24	14
1993	MIL	162	33	8	0	4	19	8	3	.204	.287	.327 	.221	36	15
1994	PHX	437	113	18	4	6	35	8	6	.259	.314	.359 	.238	104	45
1995	SFG	77	23	1	0	1	9	2	0	.299	.372	.351 	.267	21	10
If you missed him on Wild Kingdom's "Backup Catchers of the Serengeti," go back and find the tape. In addition to some stunning footage of Lampkin bringing down a wild gnu, there's also some amazing clips of Jim Fowler wrestling an angered Brian Dorsett to the ground.

MARK LEONARD	1965	OF/1B	

YEAR	TEAM	AB	H	DB	TP	HR	BB	SB	CS	BA	OBA 	SA	EQA	EQH	EQR
1991	PHX	144	32	4	0	6	16	1	0	.222	.300	.375 	.237	34	15
1991	SFG	132	35	6	1	3	13	0	1	.265	.331	.394 	.253	33	16
1992	PHX	136	43	3	1	4	17	1	1	.316	.392	.441 	.293	40	22
1992	SFG	130	34	6	0	5	17	0	1	.262	.347	.423 	.266	35	18
1993	ROC	330	85	13	1	13	54	0	1	.258	.362	.421 	.273	90	48
1994	PHX	302	77	11	1	7	42	2	2	.255	.346	.368 	.253	76	36
1995	PHX	379	99	14	2	11	70	3	2	.261	.376	.396 	.274	104	55

1996	PRJ	289	80	14	1	9	37	2	2	.277	.359	.426 	.246	116	53

Can hit, no matter how badly teams mess with him. Can still help a team, and probably should have started at 1B for the Giants last year. He can do better in the majors than the numbers he's posted so far. I'd platoon him at first base if I were Dusty Baker.

KIRT MANWARING	1966	C

YEAR	TEAM	AB	H	DB	TP	HR	BB	SB	CS	BA	OBA 	SA	EQA	EQH	EQR
1991	PHX	80	16	2	0	2	6	0	0	.200	.256	.300 	.189	15	5
1991	SFG	182	46	6	0	1	9	1	1	.253	.288	.302 	.208	38	13
1992	SFG	355	95	10	5	6	31	2	1	.268	.326	.375 	.248	88	40
1993	SFG	437	126	11	1	5	42	1	3	.288	.351	.352 	.251	110	50
1994	SFG	315	81	12	1	1	25	1	1	.257	.312	.311 	.221	70	27
1995	SFG	381	101	13	2	3	27	1	0	.265	.314	.333 	.231	88	36

1996	PRJ	399	103	14	1	5	38	1	1	.258	.323	.336 	.235	94	40

An absolute stiff who has a great defensive reputation. Has three gears when running the bases slow, really slow, and Hassey. A waste of money. Shouldn't be starting for the Giants, or for that matter, in MLB. An ideal backup catcher.

DAVE MCCARTY	1970	1B/OF

YEAR	TEAM	AB	H	DB	TP	HR	BB	SB	CS	BA	OBA 	SA	EQA	EQH	EQR
1991	VIS	49	16	1	0	2	8	1	1	.327	.421	.469 	.309	15	9
1991	ORL	90	22	2	0	3	8	0	1	.244	.306	.367 	.233	21	9
1992	ORL	462	116	9	1	15	48	5	3	.251	.322	.372 	.245	113	52
1992	POR	25	11	1	0	1	4	1	0	.440	.517	.600 	.395	10	7
1993	POR	137	46	5	0	6	22	4	1	.336	.428	.504 	.326	45	28
1993	MIN	349	76	13	2	2	16	3	5	.218	.252	.284 	.180	63	19
1994	SLC	179	36	4	2	2	29	1	2	.201	.312	.279 	.207	37	14
1994	MIN	130	34	7	2	0	6	2	1	.262	.294	.346 	.227	30	12
1995	IND	139	45	8	1	6	14	0	0	.324	.386	.525 	.312	43	26
1995	PHX	145	46	12	1	4	14	1	1	.317	.377	.497 	.301	44	25
1995	MIN	55	12	3	1	0	3	0	1	.218	.259	.309 	.190	10	3

1996	PRJ	362	97	16	2	11	42	0	0	.268	.344	.414 	.267	97	49

Hasn't made the transition from college ball, and won't.

BARRY MILLER	1969	1B

YEAR	TEAM	AB	H	DB	TP	HR	BB	SB	CS	BA	OBA 	SA	EQA	EQH	EQR
1991	CLN	410	83	10	1	5	34	1	1	.202	.264	.268 	.180	74	23
1992	SJO	420	102	19	1	8	47	2	1	.243	.319	.350 	.237	99	44
1993	SHV	460	122	18	1	10	42	4	2	.265	.327	.374 	.248	114	52
1994	SHV	421	109	15	1	11	56	2	1	.259	.346	.378 	.257	108	52
1995	PHX	153	30	6	1	1	20	0	2	.196	.289	.268 	.189	29	10
Is there a significant difference between Miller and Manwaring? Maybe with the glove. Do you think the difference is worth over a million bucks per year?

ROGER MILLER	1967	C

YEAR	TEAM	AB	H	DB	TP	HR	BB	SB	CS	BA	OBA 	SA	EQA	EQH	EQR
1991	SJO	374	87	5	1	6	31	2	0	.233	.291	.299 	.209	78	29
1993	SHV	196	43	5	0	2	12	0	1	.219	.264	.276 	.183	36	11
1994	SJO	168	29	3	0	2	14	0	0	.173	.236	.226 	.142	24	5
1995	SHV	62	16	3	0	2	5	0	0	.258	.313	.403 	.251	16	7
1995	PHX	134	24	2	1	1	8	0	0	.179	.225	.231 	.139	19	4

DOUG MIRABELLI	1971	C

YEAR	TEAM	AB	H	DB	TP	HR	BB	SB	CS	BA	OBA 	SA	EQA	EQH	EQR
1992	SJO	178	34	6	1	0	15	1	1	.191	.254	.236 	.160	28	7
1993	SJO	372	82	11	1	1	49	0	2	.220	.311	.263 	.201	75	27
1994	SHV	259	53	5	0	3	30	2	1	.205	.287	.259 	.190	49	16
1995	SHV	127	36	7	0	1	17	1	0	.283	.368	.362 	.264	34	16
1995	PHX	65	9	1	0	0	11	1	0	.138	.263	.154 	.123	8	1

CHRIS MORROW	1970	OF

YEAR	TEAM	AB	H	DB	TP	HR	BB	SB	CS	BA	OBA 	SA	EQA	EQH	EQR
1991	VRO	278	76	9	2	5	9	3	3	.273	.296	.374 	.235	65	28
1991	SAN	88	29	2	0	2	2	1	1	.330	.344	.420 	.270	24	11
1992	SAN	247	55	5	1	5	6	3	2	.223	.241	.312 	.190	47	15
1992	ABQ	65	16	0	1	1	4	1	0	.246	.290	.323 	.220	14	6
1993	VRO	313	84	7	1	12	15	5	2	.268	.302	.412 	.251	79	36
1995	SHV	242	57	10	0	6	26	1	1	.236	.310	.351 	.232	56	24

BILL MUELLER	1971	3B

YEAR	TEAM	AB	H	DB	TP	HR	BB	SB	CS	BA	OBA 	SA	EQA	EQH	EQR
1993	EVE	204	48	6	1	0	25	5	3	.235	.319	.275 	.213	44	17
1994	SJO	440	116	12	5	4	80	3	5	.264	.377	.341 	.257	113	55
1995	SHV	333	95	13	1	1	44	6	3	.285	.369	.339 	.257	86	41
1995	PHX	167	44	8	4	2	16	0	0	.263	.328	.395 	.254	42	20

1996	PRJ	508	142	17	1	5	80	5	3	.280	.378	.346 	.263	134	65


CALVIN MURRAY	1972	OF

YEAR	TEAM	AB	H	DB	TP	HR	BB	SB	CS	BA	OBA 	SA	EQA	EQH	EQR
1993	SJO	345	84	10	1	7	23	24	7	.243	.291	.339 	.232	80	35
1993	SHV	140	23	4	0	0	12	9	3	.164	.230	.193 	.143	20	5
1994	SHV	485	102	13	2	3	39	24	8	.210	.269	.264 	.193	93	32
1995	SHV	446	97	12	2	2	48	23	7	.217	.294	.267 	.206	92	34
1995	PHX	49	8	0	0	3	4	3	2	.163	.226	.347 	.197	10	4
Talked up a lot, but I've never understood why. Glenn Braggs II, without the power?

RAY ORTIZ	1968	OF

YEAR	TEAM	AB	H	DB	TP	HR	BB	SB	CS	BA	OBA 	SA	EQA	EQH	EQR
1991	ORL	481	111	12	1	10	35	2	1	.231	.283	.322 	.212	102	38
1992	ORL	268	66	11	1	8	18	0	1	.246	.294	.384 	.236	63	27
1992	POR	132	41	9	1	3	5	0	1	.311	.336	.462 	.275	36	18
1993	POR	349	86	9	1	4	10	2	1	.246	.267	.312 	.203	71	24
1994	PHX	353	84	10	4	7	15	2	4	.238	.269	.348 	.213	75	29
1995	PHX	186	40	7	1	3	11	1	0	.215	.259	.312 	.198	37	13

JOHN PATTERSON	1967	UTIL

YEAR	TEAM	AB	H	DB	TP	HR	BB	SB	CS	BA	OBA 	SA	EQA	EQH	EQR
1991	SHV	461	120	21	7	4	17	27	12	.260	.287	.362 	.234	108	47
1992	PHX	357	98	17	3	3	25	18	12	.275	.322	.364 	.244	87	40
1992	SFG	104	21	2	1	0	6	5	1	.202	.245	.240 	.173	18	5
1993	SJO	68	14	4	0	1	4	3	0	.206	.250	.309 	.204	14	5
1994	SFG	239	57	10	1	2	17	15	3	.238	.289	.314 	.224	54	22
1995	SFG	206	45	3	3	1	14	4	2	.218	.268	.277 	.190	39	13

1996	PRJ	255	68	8	4	3	17	5	3	.267	.312	.365 	.241	61	27

Scrubbinsky. Backup middle infielder. Why pay more?

J.R. PHILLIPS	1970	1B/K Machine

YEAR	TEAM	AB	H	DB	TP	HR	BB	SB	CS	BA	OBA 	SA	EQA	EQH	EQR
1991	PSP	478	103	11	1	13	32	8	6	.215	.265	.324 	.204	98	36
1992	MID	498	108	18	1	13	30	4	2	.217	.261	.335 	.207	103	38
1993	PHX	490	109	14	1	19	42	6	4	.222	.284	.371 	.228	112	48
1994	PHX	347	92	15	2	19	37	5	4	.265	.336	.484 	.279	97	53
1994	SFG	38	5	0	0	1	1	1	0	.132	.154	.211 	.073	3	0
1995	SFG	232	48	7	0	9	19	1	1	.207	.267	.353 	.214	50	20

1996	PRJ	153	34	7	0	9	11	1	1	.222	.274	.444 	.245	38	18

Earned a look by hitting 937 HR in Phoenix in 1993 and 1994, along with such stalwarts as Murray the Accountant, and Les Nessman. I like him better than most, and I don't like him much. Pretty darn smooth with the glove, but the world's not ready for defensive specialists who play first base. Nonetheless, I think he's got it in him to have a 5-7 year career where he peaks at .270/.340/.520 or something. If he gets lucky and does that in the sixth year, he could be a rich man.

DEION SANDERS	1968	CB

YEAR	TEAM	AB	H	DB	TP	HR	BB	SB	CS	BA	OBA 	SA	EQA	EQH	EQR
1991	RIC	130	32	5	2	4	7	11	3	.246	.285	.408 	.251	33	16
1991	ATL	110	21	1	2	4	12	10	2	.191	.270	.345 	.228	25	11
1992	ATL	308	101	9	12	11	20	27	8	.328	.369	.542 	.314	97	59
1993	ATL	272	76	18	5	5	17	21	7	.279	.322	.438 	.270	74	39
1994	ATL	190	55	6	0	4	17	23	8	.289	.348	.384 	.270	51	27
1994	CIN	183	51	5	3	0	16	22	10	.279	.337	.339 	.250	46	22
1995	CIN	129	32	1	3	1	9	17	3	.248	.297	.326 	.243	31	15
1995	SFG	216	66	9	5	4	17	9	7	.306	.356	.449 	.278	60	32
Currently debating whether or not he should play baseball, and his motives seem to be simple he apparently really likes to play. Won't play in SF. The fans would ride him, and Canizaro's a better bet. Also squeezed out by the acquisition of Javier. Sitting out at least at 1996.

STEVE SCARSONE	1966	UTIL

YEAR	TEAM	AB	H	DB	TP	HR	BB	SB	CS	BA	OBA 	SA	EQA	EQH	EQR
1991	REA	49	14	1	0	2	2	1	0	.286	.314	.429 	.264	13	6
1991	SWB	403	102	16	3	6	9	9	4	.253	.269	.352 	.220	89	35
1992	ROC	83	20	2	0	1	5	3	2	.241	.284	.301 	.208	17	6
1992	SWB	324	82	18	2	9	20	10	6	.253	.297	.404 	.245	79	37
1993	PHX	68	15	1	1	2	6	1	0	.221	.284	.353 	.225	15	6
1993	SFG	104	28	8	0	2	4	0	1	.269	.296	.404 	.242	25	11
1994	SFG	103	29	6	0	2	10	0	2	.282	.345	.398 	.256	26	13
1995	SFG	235	66	11	3	10	17	3	2	.281	.329	.481 	.278	65	35

1996	PRJ	321	83	12	2	12	25	4	2	.259	.312	.421 	.256	82	40

A very good ballplayer. Can handle several positions competently, hits with a bit of pop, and will probably start at 2B for the Giants starting about ten games into the season, when Robbie Thompson's back goes on its annual vacation.

ROBBY THOMPSON	1962	2B

YEAR	TEAM	AB	H	DB	TP	HR	BB	SB	CS	BA	OBA 	SA	EQA	EQH	EQR
1991	SFG	508	150	26	4	22	64	14	6	.295	.374	.492 	.299	152	89
1992	SFG	451	129	23	1	18	47	6	9	.286	.353	.461 	.278	125	68
1993	SFG	500	162	27	2	18	46	11	4	.324	.381	.494 	.304	152	87
1994	SFG	129	28	6	2	2	15	4	1	.217	.299	.341 	.229	30	13
1995	SFG	339	81	12	1	7	41	1	2	.239	.321	.342 	.234	79	34

1996	PRJ	506	136	20	2	10	53	0	2	.269	.338	.375 	.253	128	60

Had a very impressive peak, and then, like Mattingly and Canseco, his back went south. Still an excellent defender, or at least it appears to me. I don't know about Vladimir, but I expect his walks to increase noticeably, and his average to dip. Probably won't play more than 120 games, and probably not even that. Like all Giant infielders, he can really pick the ball. Turns the deuce as well as anyone since Mazeroski.

KEITH WILLIAMS	1972	OF

YEAR	TEAM	AB	H	DB	TP	HR	BB	SB	CS	BA	OBA 	SA	EQA	EQH	EQR
1993	EVE	293	74	10	2	7	27	10	4	.253	.316	.372 	.245	72	33
1994	SJO	509	139	18	4	14	44	3	2	.273	.331	.407 	.259	132	64
1995	SHV	276	80	11	1	8	18	5	2	.290	.333	.424 	.267	74	36
1995	PHX	80	21	1	1	2	5	0	0	.262	.306	.375 	.240	19	8

1996	PRJ	502	144	25	3	14	39	8	5	.287	.338	.432 	.270	136	69

Another decent year by a hitter at Shreveport? Is it a fluke, or do the Giants just have an excellent farm system at this point, chock full of hitters? Probably a little of both. Williams has a very slow release on his throws, sort of not like Jesse Barfield or Glenn Wilson used to. Will have to prove himself in Phoenix in 1996, and the Giants may have a crowded camp in the spring of 1997.

MATT WILLIAMS	1966	3B

YEAR	TEAM	AB	H	DB	TP	HR	BB	SB	CS	BA	OBA 	SA	EQA	EQH	EQR
1991	SFG	605	181	24	4	39	33	5	4	.299	.335	.545 	.296	179	102
1992	SFG	536	134	12	4	25	43	8	7	.250	.306	.427 	.253	135	66
1993	SFG	584	180	29	4	37	29	1	3	.308	.341	.562 	.302	176	102
1994	SFG	444	123	20	3	38	33	1	0	.277	.327	.592 	.303	135	81
1995	SFG	286	101	16	1	22	30	2	0	.353	.415	.647 	.351	100	68

1996	PRJ	615	187	21	2	49	55	1	0	.304	.361	.584 	.316	194	120

The two best hitters in baseball last year were nursing injuries in the Bay Area. Williams is an excellent defender, a great slugger and has shown better and better strike zone judgment each year. Hits the high pitch as well as anyone in baseball. No offense to Giants fans, but I'd love to see this guy and McGwire in Denver. 120 home runs by September 1st could be a lot of fun.

DESI WILSON	1968	1B

YEAR	TEAM	AB	H	DB	TP	HR	BB	SB	CS	BA	OBA 	SA	EQA	EQH	EQR
1993	PCH	516	140	16	4	5	39	18	6	.271	.323	.347 	.243	125	55
1994	TUL	494	126	9	1	7	31	13	8	.255	.299	.320 	.221	109	43
1995	SHV	484	128	20	2	4	31	11	6	.264	.309	.339 	.231	112	47

CHRIS WIMMER	1971	2B

YEAR	TEAM	AB	H	DB	TP	HR	BB	SB	CS	BA	OBA 	SA	EQA	EQH	EQR
1993	SJO	494	111	14	2	2	21	26	7	.225	.256	.273 	.193	95	32
1994	SHV	464	120	15	2	3	19	16	8	.259	.288	.319 	.218	101	39
1995	PHX	438	99	16	2	2	26	13	6	.226	.269	.285 	.196	86	29

KEN WOODS	1971	OF

YEAR	TEAM	AB	H	DB	TP	HR	BB	SB	CS	BA	OBA 	SA	EQA	EQH	EQR
1992	EVE	262	44	2	0	1	20	7	7	.168	.227	.187 	.115	30	5
1993	CLN	328	80	4	1	3	28	15	3	.244	.303	.290 	.219	72	28
1994	SJO	340	89	10	1	5	33	10	5	.262	.327	.341 	.240	82	36
1995	SHV	211	49	6	0	3	18	4	3	.232	.293	.303 	.210	44	17


Organizational Pitching Report

OPR Points: 23	Rank in MLB: 17th (T)	Rank in NL West: 2nd (T)
Name		Lvl	Age	IP	Work	H/G	K/BB	K/G	ERA	Adj	Ttl	Grade
Estes, Shawn	3	1	4	0	8	5	9	5	0	35	A-
Foulke, Keith	3	1	9	0	3	10	6	2	0	34	B+
Brohawn, Troy	3	1	2	0	8	6	5	6	0	31 	B-
Bourgeois, S	6	3	9	0	2	2	1	4	+1	28 	C
Macey, Fausto	3	6	9	0	3	3	0	2	0	26 	D+
Soderstrom, S	6	1	5	0	4	2	4	3	0	25 	D

Best Prospect in 1994: Joe Roselli (C)	Best Rookie Starter in 1995: Jamie Brewington  	(D)


LUIS AQUINO	1964	RRP

YEAR	TEAM	IP	H	ER	HR	BB	SO	ERA	W	L	H/9 	BB/9	K/9
1991	KCR	155.0	151	54	10	44	90	3.14	11	6	8.77	2.55 	5.23
1992	OMA	9.7	14	6	1	5	3	5.59	0	1	13.03	4.66 	2.79
1992	KCR	66.3	86	32	5	19	13	4.34	3	4	11.67	2.58 	1.76
1993	FLA	109.0	119	41	6	44	71	3.39	7	5	9.83	3.63 	5.86
1994	FLA	50.3	38	19	3	23	23	3.40	3	3	6.79	4.11 	4.11
1995	SJO	9.0	13	4	0	1	10	4.00	1	0	13.00	1.00 	10.00
1995	MON	37.0	47	20	5	11	22	4.86	2	2	11.43	2.68 	5.35
Has been pretty solid in terms of everything a pitcher needs to do, with one major exception: staying healthy. 1995 was the first time he's allowed a large number of long balls, and he really wasn't that bad. Not a good risk at this point; doesn't strike a lot of guys out, can't stay healthy. Then again, the Giants pitching last year was just vile, so I guess things could be worse. Headed to Japan.

SHAWN BARTON	1963	LRP

YEAR	TEAM	IP	H	ER	HR	BB	SO	ERA	W	L	H/9 	BB/9	K/9
1991	JAX	32.0	44	19	1	7	19	5.34	1	3	12.38	1.97 	5.34
1991	CLG	29.3	25	10	4	7	21	3.07	2	1	7.67	2.15 	6.44
1992	CLG	49.3	55	26	6	23	31	4.74	2	3	10.03	4.20 	5.66
1992	SEA	12.3	10	4	1	7	5	2.92	1	0	7.30	5.11 	3.65
1993	CLG	56.0	64	26	5	28	25	4.18	3	3	10.29	4.50 	4.02
1994	PHX	51.0	51	16	1	24	37	2.82	4	2	9.00	4.24 	6.53
1995	PHX	24.0	20	5	2	5	25	1.88	2	1	7.50	1.88 	9.38
1995	SFG	44.0	38	20	3	20	22	4.09	2	3	7.77	4.09 	4.50

J.J. BAUTISTA	1965	RRP

YEAR	TEAM	IP	H	ER	HR	BB	SO	ERA	W	L	H/9 	BB/9	K/9
1991	MIA	71.0	80	33	13	10	54	4.18	4	4	10.14	1.27 	6.85
1991	OKL	31.0	37	15	5	4	20	4.35	1	2	10.74	1.16 	5.81
1991	ROC	14.7	9	2	1	2	7	1.23	2	0	5.52	1.23 	4.30
1992	OMA	102.7	138	67	9	30	62	5.87	3	8	12.10	2.63 	5.44
1993	CHC	110.0	106	36	10	30	67	2.95	8	4	8.67	2.45 	5.48
1994	CHC	69.0	75	28	8	17	46	3.65	4	4	9.78	2.22 	6.00
1995	SFG	100.0	124	69	25	26	45	6.21	3	8	11.16	2.34 	4.05
Live the adventure. Most fans don't notice when this guy leaves your organization. Good control, but just plain not very good. A year in 3Com could extend his career a couple of years by allowing him to have a year with an ERA under four.

ROD BECK	1969	RRP

YEAR	TEAM	IP	H	ER	HR	BB	SO	ERA	W	L	H/9 	BB/9	K/9
1991	PHX	68.0	57	18	5	11	34	2.38	6	2	7.54	1.46 	4.50
1991	SFG	52.0	57	21	6	13	41	3.63	3	3	9.87	2.25 	7.10
1992	SFG	91.3	66	20	6	17	97	1.97	8	2	6.50	1.68 	9.56
1993	SFG	78.0	63	22	12	15	93	2.54	6	3	7.27	1.73 	10.73
1994	SFG	48.3	53	23	9	14	41	4.28	2	3	9.87	2.61 	7.63
1995	SFG	58.0	62	28	7	22	42	4.34	3	3	9.62	3.41 	6.52
Pitched for 227 consecutive days in the final days of that great pennant race three years ago, and I'm not sure he's ever recovered. I understand the temptation of not wanting things to slip away, but any manager with a time horizon that short needs to reevaluate. Health and performance dropping quickly. May take him several years to get back to being dominating, and he probably won't ever make it.

STEVEN BOURGEOIS	1973	RSP

YEAR	TEAM	IP	H	ER	HR	BB	SO	ERA	W	L	H/9 	BB/9	K/9
1993	EVE	69.7	78	56	16	44	48	7.23	2	6	10.08	5.68 	6.20
1994	CLN	95.7	108	61	22	62	60	5.74	4	7	10.16	5.83 	5.64
1994	SJO	32.3	46	23	4	24	19	6.40	1	3	12.80	6.68 	5.29
1995	SHV	132.0	168	64	9	58	88	4.36	7	8	11.45	3.95 	6.00
1995	PHX	32.7	37	15	3	13	23	4.13	2	2	10.19	3.58 	6.34
Make your own Friedrich Engels joke here. Control improving each year, hasn't been overworked and like Turk Wendell, has some idiosyncracies. Apparently tips his curveball by humming Warren Zevon's "Roland, the Headless Thompson Gunner" while gripping the pitch. Go figure.

JAMIE BREWINGTON	1972	RSP

YEAR	TEAM	IP	H	ER	HR	BB	SO	ERA	W	L	H/9 	BB/9	K/9
1992	EVE	56.7	81	51	6	59	34	8.10	1	5	12.86	9.37 	5.40
1993	CLN	120.0	163	105	39	71	73	7.88	3	10	12.23	5.32 	5.47
1994	CLN	48.7	50	31	10	28	42	5.73	2	3	9.25	5.18 	7.77
1994	SJO	71.7	69	42	7	26	47	5.27	3	5	8.67	3.27 	5.90
1995	SHV	81.0	83	47	12	61	71	5.22	3	6	9.22	6.78 	7.89
1995	SFG	74.3	71	34	8	46	45	4.12	4	4	8.60	5.57 	5.45
Will probably get a good shot at making the rotation, which shows you how hard up for pitching the Giants are. How many organizations dig up a 23-year-old who's walking six guys a game and put him in the rotation? Everyone complains that there's no pitching, so I can only guess that the Giants are trying to make a point. Not a brilliant prospect. Needs to lose two of those walks per game, but probably won't do that for some time. The Giants seem to be pretty high on him, but I don't really see why.

ENRIQUE BURGOS	1966	LRP

YEAR	TEAM	IP	H	ER	HR	BB	SO	ERA	W	L	H/9 	BB/9	K/9
1993	OMA	60.0	38	23	6	40	92	3.45	4	3	5.70	6.00 	13.80
1994	OMA	54.0	46	22	6	34	67	3.67	3	3	7.67	5.67 	11.17
1995	PHX	53.0	57	35	9	38	76	5.94	2	4	9.68	6.45 	12.91
An older Rudy Seanez.

DAN CARLSON	1970	RSP

YEAR	TEAM	IP	H	ER	HR	BB	SO	ERA	W	L	H/9 	BB/9	K/9
1991	CLN	161.0	205	105	33	84	110	5.87	6	12	11.46	4.70 	6.15
1992	SHV	173.3	191	101	29	74	124	5.24	7	12	9.92	3.84 	6.44
1993	SHV	92.0	102	40	10	33	64	3.91	5	5	9.98	3.23 	6.26
1993	PHX	65.7	70	41	15	33	41	5.62	2	5	9.59	4.52 	5.62
1994	PHX	142.0	170	70	16	58	110	4.44	7	9	10.77	3.68 	6.97
1995	PHX	124.7	132	56	12	69	93	4.04	7	7	9.53	4.98 	6.71

ANDY CARTER	1969	LRP

YEAR	TEAM	IP	H	ER	HR	BB	SO	ERA	W	L	H/9 	BB/9	K/9
1991	REA	95.0	98	67	21	59	54	6.35	3	8	9.28	5.59 	5.12
1992	CLR	81.0	79	52	13	20	54	5.78	3	6	8.78	2.22 	6.00
1992	REA	23.0	39	28	7	17	14	10.96	0	3	15.26	6.65 	5.48
1993	REA	21.0	17	9	2	13	13	3.86	1	1	7.29	5.57 	5.57
1993	SWB	103.7	119	64	10	40	61	5.56	4	8	10.33	3.47 	5.30
1994	SWB	29.7	23	10	1	14	25	3.03	2	1	6.98	4.25 	7.58
1994	PHI	34.3	34	16	6	12	18	4.19	2	2	8.91	3.15 	4.72
1995	SWB	19.3	19	11	3	14	17	5.12	1	1	8.84	6.52 	7.91

EDWIN CORPS	1973	RSP

YEAR	TEAM	IP	H	ER	HR	BB	SO	ERA	W	L	H/9 	BB/9	K/9
1994	SJO	154.3	208	101	10	42	66	5.89	5	12	12.13	2.45 	3.85
1995	SHV	150.0	231	95	18	44	51	5.70	6	11	13.86	2.64 	3.06
Extreme control pitcher who gave up 30 more hits than innings pitched while pitching in Shreveport, which is something like hitting like Rafael Belliard in Phoenix. Guys like this are on the fringe. I have no idea what to make of someone whose performance is just way out there like this. In 1994, he unintentionally walked only 42 guys in over 168 innings, and hit 20 batters. Probably not afraid to go inside, so I immediately like him. "An intentional walk is simply a waste of three pitches. There's a reason God gave hitters big butts." Satchel Paige.

DOUG CREEK	1969	LRP

YEAR	TEAM	IP	H	ER	HR	BB	SO	ERA	W	L	H/9 	BB/9	K/9
1991	HAM	33.3	49	27	7	20	27	7.29	1	3	13.23	5.40 	7.29
1991	SAV	24.3	33	20	6	20	20	7.40	1	2	12.21	7.40 	7.40
1992	SPR	34.3	43	22	8	14	27	5.77	1	3	11.27	3.67 	7.08
1992	STP	66.3	70	43	13	48	49	5.83	2	5	9.50	6.51 	6.65
1993	ARK	135.7	171	94	25	61	102	6.24	4	11	11.34	4.05 	6.77
1993	LOU	13.7	10	5	0	10	9	3.29	1	1	6.59	6.59 	5.93
1994	ARK	84.7	110	59	14	40	52	6.27	3	6	11.69	4.25 	5.53
1994	LOU	24.7	38	22	2	23	15	8.03	1	2	13.86	8.39 	5.47
1995	ARK	32.0	26	14	6	17	47	3.94	2	2	7.31	4.78 	13.22
1995	LOU	28.7	23	14	1	23	29	4.40	1	2	7.22	7.22 	9.10
Part of the deal that sent Royce Clayton to the new LaRussaLand. As a famous talk show host might say, Doug has some "control issues"; that is to say he has none. I liked that deal from the Giants standpoint, less so with the Dunston signing.

RICH DELUCIA	1965	RRP

YEAR	TEAM	IP	H	ER	HR	BB	SO	ERA	W	L	H/9 	BB/9	K/9
1991	SEA	179.3	190	98	32	76	113	4.92	8	12	9.54	3.81 	5.67
1992	CLG	38.0	32	10	3	13	38	2.37	3	1	7.58	3.08 	9.00
1992	SEA	82.0	101	47	14	34	78	5.16	3	6	11.09	3.73 	8.56
1993	CLG	41.0	43	26	9	21	33	5.71	2	3	9.44	4.61 	7.24
1993	SEA	42.0	47	20	5	21	54	4.29	2	3	10.07	4.50 	11.57
1994	IND	41.7	24	12	3	25	51	2.59	4	1	5.18	5.40 	11.02
1994	CIN	10.7	9	6	4	5	15	5.06	0	1	7.59	4.22 	12.66
1995	STL	81.7	64	33	9	37	75	3.64	5	4	7.05	4.08 	8.27
Folks, check out that 1991 line. Those 32 Home Runs were neither an accident nor unimpressive. He rode those home runs to the Binaca Blast Deep Drive Derby Championship. That being said, I really like this guy as a one-year stopgap relief mop. He's a nibbler, but he's a groundball pitcher, and his greatest weakness, the KiteBall [tm] will be somewhat minimized by 3Com. He'll give the Giants 75-90 innings of relief, with an ERA right around 3. That's not going to win a pennant by itself, but would have really helped last year.

MARK DEWEY	1965	RRP

YEAR	TEAM	IP	H	ER	HR	BB	SO	ERA	W	L	H/9 	BB/9	K/9
1991	PHX	10.0	16	6	0	6	4	5.40	0	1	14.40	5.40 	3.60
1991	TID	60.0	69	31	3	35	37	4.65	3	4	10.35	5.25 	5.55
1992	TID	51.0	67	29	7	20	50	5.12	2	4	11.82	3.53 	8.82
1992	NYM	33.3	37	14	4	10	26	3.78	2	2	9.99	2.70 	7.02
1993	BUF	28.7	22	9	2	5	17	2.83	2	1	6.91	1.57 	5.34
1993	PIT	26.3	14	6	0	11	15	2.05	2	1	4.78	3.76 	5.13
1994	PIT	51.0	57	20	3	19	30	3.53	3	3	10.06	3.35 	5.29
1995	SFG	31.0	31	12	1	18	32	3.48	2	1	9.00	5.23 	9.29

SHAWN ESTES	1973	LSP

YEAR	TEAM	IP	H	ER	HR	BB	SO	ERA	W	L	H/9 	BB/9	K/9
1991	BLN	26.7	32	41	7	68	20	13.84	0	3	10.80	22.95 	6.75
1992	BLN	64.3	107	73	17	56	42	10.21	1	6	14.97	7.83 	5.88
1993	APP	73.7	114	83	9	59	41	10.14	1	7	13.93	7.21 	5.01
1994	APP	17.3	23	15	2	20	19	7.79	0	2	11.94	10.38 	9.87
1995	BUR	13.7	14	9	3	14	16	5.93	1	1	9.22	9.22 	10.54
1995	WIS	8.7	8	3	0	6	8	3.12	1	0	8.31	6.23 	8.31
1995	SJO	45.7	42	20	3	20	45	3.94	3	2	8.28	3.94 	8.87
1995	SHV	20.7	17	7	2	11	17	3.05	1	1	7.40	4.79 	7.40
1995	SFG	17.0	17	10	2	5	14	5.29	1	1	9.00	2.65 	7.41
Might get called up mid-season if everything falls apart. On a scale of 1-10, he's a 7. If his control vanishes again, he could languish in the minors for another 15 years. If not, he could be real good. That 1991 line was fairly scary. 55 walks in 34 innings in A Ball. Anyone have a theory on that?

CHAD FRONTERA	1973	RBP

YEAR	TEAM	IP	H	ER	HR	BB	SO	ERA	W	L	H/9 	BB/9	K/9
1994	EVE	52.0	72	42	9	30	27	7.27	1	5	12.46	5.19 	4.67
1995	SHV	74.3	103	53	13	43	50	6.42	2	6	12.47	5.21 	6.05

BOB GAMEZ	1969	LBP

YEAR	TEAM	IP	H	ER	HR	BB	SO	ERA	W	L	H/9 	BB/9	K/9
1991	QUD	67.3	90	46	12	42	54	6.15	2	5	12.03	5.61 	7.22
1992	PSP	88.7	107	56	8	39	52	5.68	3	7	10.86	3.96 	5.28
1993	MID	55.3	72	32	8	23	39	5.20	2	4	11.71	3.74 	6.34
1993	VAN	12.3	11	8	0	10	13	5.84	0	1	8.03	7.30 	9.49
1994	PHX	91.0	125	60	11	53	56	5.93	3	7	12.36	5.24 	5.54
1995	PHX	62.3	72	37	8	28	41	5.34	3	4	10.40	4.04 	5.92

PAT GOMEZ	1968	LRP

YEAR	TEAM	IP	H	ER	HR	BB	SO	ERA	W	L	H/9 	BB/9	K/9
1991	GRN	74.0	70	25	5	33	56	3.04	5	3	8.51	4.01 	6.81
1991	RIC	75.7	105	51	4	38	39	6.07	2	6	12.49	4.52 	4.64
1992	GRN	44.7	36	14	3	23	33	2.82	3	2	7.25	4.63 	6.65
1992	RIC	66.7	84	45	12	45	43	6.08	2	5	11.34	6.08 	5.81
1993	SDP	31.0	35	16	3	20	27	4.65	1	2	10.16	5.81 	7.84
1994	PHX	10.7	14	5	0	4	9	4.22	0	1	11.81	3.38 	7.59
1994	SFG	33.3	25	14	2	21	15	3.78	2	2	6.75	5.67 	4.05
1995	SFG	14.0	16	9	2	13	15	5.79	1	1	10.29	8.36 	9.64
Is it possible to describe how hard up the Giants were for pitching in 1995? Probably not. I think the most telling item about the 1995 San Francisco Giants pitching staff was the large number of scouts they kept around the Speed Pitch booth at Candlestick. "Good afternoon, Ma'am. I'm Mark Henson of the San Francisco Giants, and I've got a great opportunity for you today."

KENNY GREER	1967	RRP

YEAR	TEAM	IP	H	ER	HR	BB	SO	ERA	W	L	H/9 	BB/9	K/9
1991	FTL	53.3	63	46	12	25	37	7.76	1	5	10.63	4.22 	6.24
1992	PRW	24.3	32	14	3	11	22	5.18	1	2	11.84	4.07 	8.14
1992	ABY	64.0	60	26	3	35	46	3.66	4	3	8.44	4.92 	6.47
1993	COH	75.0	85	41	6	41	45	4.92	3	5	10.20	4.92 	5.40
1993	NYM	11.7	15	11	4	6	7	8.49	0	1	11.57	4.63 	5.40
1994	NOR	29.3	41	16	2	12	7	4.91	1	2	12.58	3.68 	2.15
1995	PHX	60.0	63	25	2	20	41	3.75	4	3	9.45	3.00 	6.15
1995	SFG	11.7	16	11	4	5	7	8.49	0	1	12.34	3.86 	5.40

JULIAN HEREDIA	1970	RRP

YEAR	TEAM	IP	H	ER	HR	BB	SO	ERA	W	L	H/9 	BB/9	K/9
1991	BOI	74.0	57	30	6	10	56	3.65	4	4	6.93	1.22 	6.81
1992	QUD	39.0	42	17	2	12	29	3.92	2	2	9.69	2.77 	6.69
1992	PSP	26.3	29	15	4	7	27	5.13	1	2	9.91	2.39 	9.23
1993	MID	84.3	80	44	16	24	69	4.70	4	5	8.54	2.56 	7.36
1994	MID	91.7	82	39	15	40	84	3.83	5	5	8.05	3.93 	8.25
1995	VAN	70.7	76	37	11	25	67	4.71	3	5	9.68	3.18 	8.53
Played the voice of World Control in "Colossus: The Forbin Project." Probably one of the Giants' best bets for the 1996 rotation, and certainly a better prospect than the likes of Jamie Brewington. If he gets 50 innings in San Francisco before the All-Star break, he's good bet to a have a pretty reasonable career, and can definitely help the Giants for several years to come. A good acquisition for Bob Quinn.

CHRIS HOOK	1969	RRP

YEAR	TEAM	IP	H	ER	HR	BB	SO	ERA	W	L	H/9 	BB/9	K/9
1991	CWV	61.3	76	41	4	48	50	6.02	2	5	11.15	7.04 	7.34
1992	CDR	140.3	189	87	8	60	91	5.58	5	11	12.12	3.85 	5.84
1993	CHT	153.3	194	100	11	74	101	5.87	5	12	11.39	4.34 	5.93
1994	PHX	84.0	108	41	6	30	54	4.39	4	5	11.57	3.21 	5.79
1995	SFG	51.7	57	30	7	30	40	5.23	2	4	9.93	5.23 	6.97
"Can't anyone on this damn team pitch?" Dusty Baker, most of 1995. Hook's a marginal prospect, at best. Wouldn't have even gotten the shot in most other organizations.

JEFF JUDEN	1971	RBP

YEAR	TEAM	IP	H	ER	HR	BB	SO	ERA	W	L	H/9 	BB/9	K/9
1991	JAC	88.0	100	49	8	44	63	5.01	4	6	10.23	4.50 	6.44
1991	TUC	53.0	51	22	3	24	48	3.74	3	3	8.66	4.08 	8.15
1991	HOU	17.7	20	13	4	8	12	6.62	1	1	10.19	4.08 	6.11
1992	TUC	138.0	138	67	17	67	117	4.37	7	8	9.00	4.37 	7.63
1993	TUC	157.7	160	83	12	80	136	4.74	7	11	9.13	4.57 	7.76
1994	SWB	24.0	30	24	7	19	25	9.00	0	3	11.25	7.12 	9.38
1994	PHI	27.7	29	20	5	12	23	6.51	1	2	9.43	3.90 	7.48
1995	SWB	79.0	80	45	7	37	61	5.13	3	6	9.11	4.22 	6.95
1995	PHI	62.0	56	29	6	31	47	4.21	3	4	8.13	4.50 	6.82
Formerly a YSF (Young Stud Fireballer) in Houston. Huge kid, threw approximately 130-160 mph before his arm went. He's on the long road back now, and is probably two years away at the very least. I was surprised he got hurt. His mechanics were exceptionally sound, and I think he'll make it back.

MARK LEITER	1963	RSP

YEAR	TEAM	IP	H	ER	HR	BB	SO	ERA	W	L	H/9 	BB/9	K/9
1991	DET	132.7	129	56	16	48	117	3.80	8	7	8.75	3.26 	7.94
1992	DET	109.7	122	51	10	41	89	4.19	6	6	10.01	3.36 	7.30
1993	DET	105.0	113	51	16	41	79	4.37	5	7	9.69	3.51 	6.77
1994	CAL	94.0	96	41	10	31	76	3.93	5	5	9.19	2.97 	7.28
1995	SFG	194.3	192	82	20	56	128	3.80	12	10	8.89	2.59 	5.93
A good acquisition, and a decent pitcher. Will continue to be effective until the workload overtakes him. If the season had been full length last year, Leiter would have collapsed. Will give the Giants 140-160 good innings in '96, and if they push him much beyond that, he'll fold or get hurt. Dusty Baker hasn't been a model of restraint, so if he's posted a 2.80 ERA in August, and you've got him in a fantasy league, trade him quickly. Then, when the guy you traded him to bitches about it, show him this book.

TONY MENENDEZ	1965	RRP

YEAR	TEAM	IP	H	ER	HR	BB	SO	ERA	W	L	H/9 	BB/9	K/9
1991	TUL	13.0	11	3	0	4	12	2.08	1	0	7.62	2.77 	8.31
1991	OKL	110.3	100	55	10	59	74	4.49	5	7	8.16	4.81 	6.04
1992	NAS	101.7	98	47	12	49	93	4.16	5	6	8.68	4.34 	8.23
1993	BUF	60.7	53	19	6	23	48	2.82	5	2	7.86	3.41 	7.12
1993	PIT	20.7	20	8	4	5	14	3.48	1	1	8.71	2.18 	6.10
1994	PHX	26.7	24	8	1	12	30	2.70	2	1	8.10	4.05 	10.12
1995	PHX	60.7	64	28	7	33	61	4.15	3	4	9.49	4.90 	9.05

STEVE MINTZ	1969	RRP

YEAR	TEAM	IP	H	ER	HR	BB	SO	ERA	W	L	H/9 	BB/9	K/9
1991	BAK	82.3	95	61	7	59	71	6.67	2	7	10.38	6.45 	7.76
1992	VRO	70.3	81	41	14	39	51	5.25	3	5	10.36	4.99 	6.53
1993	NBR	64.7	60	25	5	32	43	3.48	4	3	8.35	4.45 	5.98
1994	SHV	61.7	56	39	12	25	34	5.69	2	5	8.17	3.65 	4.96
1994	PHX	34.0	39	20	8	13	25	5.29	1	3	10.32	3.44 	6.62
1995	PHX	46.0	41	15	3	22	36	2.93	3	2	8.02	4.30 	7.04
1995	SFG	19.0	27	14	4	12	7	6.63	1	1	12.79	5.68 	3.32

TERRY MULHOLLAND	1963	LBP

YEAR	TEAM	IP	H	ER	HR	BB	SO	ERA	W	L	H/9 	BB/9	K/9
1991	PHI	230.3	252	100	20	52	154	3.91	13	13	9.85	2.03 	6.02
1992	PHI	228.3	239	100	21	52	140	3.94	13	12	9.42	2.05 	5.52
1993	PHI	188.7	178	72	23	45	123	3.43	12	9	8.49	2.15 	5.87
1994	NYY	118.3	156	77	20	31	78	5.86	4	9	11.86	2.36 	5.93
1995	SFG	148.3	197	101	26	39	65	6.13	5	11	11.95	2.37 	3.94
Done. Fini. Kaput. It's over, Terry. Next stop: Two years of failed attempts at lefty relief, followed by scrounging for a coaching job. Not exactly an E-ticket ride.

JEFF PATTERSON	1969	RRP

YEAR	TEAM	IP	H	ER	HR	BB	SO	ERA	W	L	H/9 	BB/9	K/9
1991	SPA	102.3	135	84	21	44	71	7.39	2	9	11.87	3.87 	6.24
1992	CLR	32.7	40	18	2	15	26	4.96	2	2	11.02	4.13 	7.16
1992	REA	29.3	33	17	5	16	19	5.22	1	2	10.12	4.91 	5.83
1992	SWB	13.0	12	5	0	9	10	3.46	1	0	8.31	6.23 	6.92
1993	SWB	88.7	93	36	3	47	61	3.65	5	5	9.44	4.77 	6.19
1994	SWB	88.0	107	45	7	51	58	4.60	4	6	10.94	5.22 	5.93
1995	COH	58.7	61	30	1	34	33	4.60	3	4	9.36	5.22 	5.06

RANDY PHILLIPS	1971	RSP

YEAR	TEAM	IP	H	ER	HR	BB	SO	ERA	W	L	H/9 	BB/9	K/9
1993	DUN	102.0	114	64	27	34	75	5.65	4	7	10.06	3.00 	6.62
1993	KNX	22.7	34	19	5	13	10	7.54	1	2	13.50	5.16 	3.97
1994	KNX	45.3	40	18	7	15	26	3.57	3	2	7.94	2.98 	5.16
1994	SYR	103.0	135	77	19	47	74	6.73	3	8	11.80	4.11 	6.47
1995	PHX	125.0	148	68	15	42	66	4.90	6	8	10.66	3.02 	4.75

SCOTT ROBINSON	1969	RBP

YEAR	TEAM	IP	H	ER	HR	BB	SO	ERA	W	L	H/9 	BB/9	K/9
1991	CDR	111.0	167	83	17	51	50	6.73	3	9	13.54	4.14 	4.05
1992	CWV	90.3	98	44	9	27	53	4.38	5	5	9.76	2.69 	5.28
1992	CHT	76.7	98	46	11	31	43	5.40	3	6	11.50	3.64 	5.05
1993	CHT	103.0	135	70	18	45	48	6.12	3	8	11.80	3.93 	4.19
1993	IND	45.7	56	38	15	26	29	7.49	1	4	11.04	5.12 	5.72
1994	PHX	81.7	100	48	7	36	42	5.29	3	6	11.02	3.97 	4.63
1995	PHX	117.0	129	56	18	39	61	4.31	6	7	9.92	3.00 	4.69

JOHN ROPER	1972	RSP

YEAR	TEAM	IP	H	ER	HR	BB	SO	ERA	W	L	H/9 	BB/9	K/9
1991	CWV	166.7	197	98	17	74	119	5.29	7	12	10.64	4.00 	6.43
1992	CHT	112.7	136	68	19	44	83	5.43	5	8	10.86	3.51 	6.63
1993	IND	52.0	58	30	10	32	42	5.19	2	4	10.04	5.54 	7.27
1993	CIN	79.0	88	42	11	39	56	4.78	4	5	10.03	4.44 	6.38
1994	IND	55.7	54	17	1	10	33	2.75	4	2	8.73	1.62 	5.34
1994	CIN	91.3	91	43	16	31	52	4.24	5	5	8.97	3.05 	5.12
1995	IND	39.7	56	30	10	18	23	6.81	1	3	12.71	4.08 	5.22
Will show major improvement this year. Instead of losing his control and confidence in Cincinnati, and then being bounced back to Indianapolis, he'll lose his control in San Francisco and get sent back to Phoenix. Considering what wonderful cities San Francisco and Phoenix are, this can only be described as a quantum leap.

JOE ROSSELLI	1972	LSP

YEAR	TEAM	IP	H	ER	HR	BB	SO	ERA	W	L	H/9 	BB/9	K/9
1991	CLN	137.3	195	103	19	49	85	6.75	4	11	12.78	3.21 	5.57
1992	SJO	132.7	194	75	12	36	88	5.09	6	9	13.16	2.44 	5.97
1993	SHV	21.0	26	11	2	9	15	4.71	1	1	11.14	3.86 	6.43
1994	SHV	84.3	88	35	4	19	44	3.74	5	4	9.39	2.03 	4.70
1994	PHX	70.0	95	39	10	16	33	5.01	3	5	12.21	2.06 	4.24
1995	PHX	75.7	91	39	11	12	34	4.64	3	5	10.82	1.43 	4.04
1995	SFG	30.0	40	26	5	21	7	7.80	1	2	12.00	6.30 	2.10
Very skinny lefty. Hip flies out while he's pitching. This means one of two things: He'll either correct and become a lot better, or he'll continually fight it, occasionally getting people out, and occasionally getting hurt.

SCOTT SERVICE	1967	RRP

YEAR	TEAM	IP	H	ER	HR	BB	SO	ERA	W	L	H/9 	BB/9	K/9
1991	IND	117.0	95	47	12	37	87	3.62	7	6	7.31	2.85 	6.69
1992	IND	23.7	13	4	0	9	26	1.52	3	0	4.94	3.42 	9.89
1992	NAS	67.0	55	21	2	37	88	2.82	5	2	7.39	4.97 	11.82
1993	IND	29.0	26	15	5	18	28	4.66	1	2	8.07	5.59 	8.69
1993	CIN	41.0	34	16	6	17	42	3.51	3	2	7.46	3.73 	9.22
1994	IND	56.0	39	17	2	29	67	2.73	4	2	6.27	4.66 	10.77
1995	IND	39.3	40	16	4	17	47	3.66	2	2	9.15	3.89 	10.75
1995	SFG	31.0	18	10	4	21	30	2.90	2	1	5.23	6.10 	8.71
How long is a guy a project before he's a washout? Service made me think of that question, but he doesn't really fit it. He's a good pitcher with a great arm. If he can knock out one walk per nine, he'll transform into a dominant closer and make a lot of dough. He's going to have 2/3 of a great outfield defense behind him, and he's moving to a pitcher's park. Need a reliever in a roto league? Draft him. After Baker finishes grinding Beck's shoulder and elbow tissue to paté, he could take the job and never relinquish it.

Lefties drew walks off this guy at a Frank Thomas-like pace last year. That means he either won't or can't throw them strikes. Guys like this can be spotted carefully and really thrive. Does Dusty Baker have the foresight to spot him against the Joe Carters of the world, and sit him against the Lance Blankenships? If he does, Service could be a real stud as early as this year. I think Dusty'll do it.


STEVE SODERSTROM	1972	RSP

YEAR	TEAM	IP	H	ER	HR	BB	SO	ERA	W	L	H/9 	BB/9	K/9
1994	SJO	37.0	39	22	3	29	29	5.35	1	3	9.49	7.05 	7.05
1995	SHV	106.7	124	64	10	57	88	5.40	4	8	10.46	4.81 	7.43
Will have trouble adjusting to Phoenix. Estimated date of arrival in SF: 1998.

ANDY TAULBEE	1973	RSP

YEAR	TEAM	IP	H	ER	HR	BB	SO	ERA	W	L	H/9 	BB/9	K/9
1994	SJO	65.0	79	32	8	20	37	4.43	3	4	10.94	2.77 	5.12
1995	SJO	57.3	64	38	13	25	24	5.97	2	4	10.05	3.92 	3.77
1995	SHV	78.3	126	55	8	29	37	6.32	3	6	14.48	3.33 	4.25

CARLOS VALDEZ	1972	RRP

YEAR	TEAM	IP	H	ER	HR	BB	SO	ERA	W	L	H/9 	BB/9	K/9
1993	CLN	81.7	96	65	13	52	56	7.16	2	7	10.58	5.73 	6.17
1994	SJO	114.0	122	75	12	67	84	5.92	4	9	9.63	5.29 	6.63
1995	SHV	60.3	48	16	2	15	49	2.39	5	2	7.16	2.24 	7.31
1995	PHX	27.7	28	10	2	13	30	3.25	2	1	9.11	4.23 	9.76
1995	SFG	14.0	20	9	1	8	7	5.79	1	1	12.86	5.14 	4.50

SERGIO VALDEZ	1966	RSP

YEAR	TEAM	IP	H	ER	HR	BB	SO	ERA	W	L	H/9 	BB/9	K/9
1991	CSP	123.7	145	65	18	24	69	4.73	6	8	10.55	1.75 	5.02
1991	CLE	16.0	15	8	4	4	12	4.50	1	1	8.44	2.25 	6.75
1992	IND	59.7	63	28	4	13	42	4.22	3	4	9.50	1.96 	6.34
1992	MON	37.0	28	13	3	13	36	3.16	2	2	6.81	3.16 	8.76
1993	OTT	79.3	88	34	4	25	48	3.86	5	4	9.98	2.84 	5.45
1994	SAR	28.3	51	19	2	3	21	6.04	1	2	16.20	.95 	6.67
1994	PAW	94.0	112	47	13	30	62	4.50	4	6	10.72	2.87 	5.94
1994	BOS	14.0	23	12	2	7	4	7.71	0	2	14.79	4.50 	2.57
1995	PHX	104.0	113	48	9	26	64	4.15	6	6	9.78	2.25 	5.54
1995	SFG	65.7	81	39	12	18	29	5.35	3	4	11.10	2.47 	3.97

DOUG VANDERWEELE	1970	RBP

YEAR	TEAM	IP	H	ER	HR	BB	SO	ERA	W	L	H/9 	BB/9	K/9
1991	EVE	77.7	94	58	7	35	36	6.72	2	7	10.89	4.06 	4.17
1992	CLN	43.7	73	38	9	27	24	7.83	1	4	15.05	5.56 	4.95
1992	SJO	78.3	95	63	15	51	40	7.24	2	7	10.91	5.86 	4.60
1993	SJO	153.7	227	96	23	42	83	5.62	6	11	13.30	2.46 	4.86
1994	SJO	48.3	54	24	5	9	24	4.47	2	3	10.06	1.68 	4.47
1994	SHV	113.0	189	81	11	36	46	6.45	4	9	15.05	2.87 	3.66
1995	SHV	59.0	74	25	3	13	21	3.81	4	3	11.29	1.98 	3.20
1995	PHX	36.0	54	26	8	11	20	6.50	1	3	13.50	2.75 	5.00

WILLIAM VANLANDINGHAM	1971		RSP

YEAR	TEAM	IP	H	ER	HR	BB	SO	ERA	W	L	H/9 	BB/9	K/9
1991	EVE	62.0	72	54	3	96	48	7.84	1	6	10.45	13.94 	6.97
1992	CLN	49.0	54	43	7	34	36	7.90	1	4	9.92	6.24 	6.61
1992	SJO	18.7	26	22	4	14	14	10.61	0	2	12.54	6.75 	6.75
1993	SJO	147.7	190	113	14	84	133	6.89	4	12	11.58	5.12 	8.11
1994	SHV	48.3	52	29	8	12	37	5.40	2	3	9.68	2.23 	6.89
1994	PHX	28.0	20	11	0	14	27	3.54	2	1	6.43	4.50 	8.68
1994	SFG	83.3	77	38	4	46	59	4.10	4	5	8.32	4.97 	6.37
1995	SFG	121.7	129	52	15	40	94	3.85	7	7	9.54	2.96 	6.95
I really like him. Hasn't been worked like a rented Cone, shows improvement in at least one area every year, and he knows how to play the game. If there's one worry I have, it's his ability to stand up to the workload of being in the rotation for a full season. Mechanics are very interesting. You have to have seen him pitch a lot to understand this, but there's a "fluid jerkiness" to his motion, and it seems to give hitters a moment of pause. Of course, William's stuff is good enough so that such a pause is a luxury hitters can't afford.

ALLEN WATSON	1971	LBP

YEAR	TEAM	IP	H	ER	HR	BB	SO	ERA	W	L	H/9 	BB/9	K/9
1991	HAM	37.3	25	19	9	19	28	4.58	2	2	6.03	4.58 	6.75
1991	SAV	11.3	21	11	2	10	7	8.74	0	1	16.68	7.94 	5.56
1992	STP	81.3	102	45	3	26	62	4.98	4	5	11.29	2.88 	6.86
1992	ARK	88.7	104	37	7	29	75	3.76	5	5	10.56	2.94 	7.61
1992	LOU	11.7	9	4	1	5	9	3.09	1	0	6.94	3.86 	6.94
1993	LOU	116.0	108	44	14	33	87	3.41	8	5	8.38	2.56 	6.75
1993	STL	84.7	90	47	12	30	52	5.00	4	5	9.57	3.19 	5.53
1994	STL	115.0	121	57	15	54	74	4.46	6	7	9.47	4.23 	5.79
1995	LOU	23.0	23	11	1	7	19	4.30	1	2	9.00	2.74 	7.43
1995	STL	113.7	128	59	18	41	48	4.67	5	8	10.13	3.25 	3.80
If he's healthy, he'll be good, and definitely good value for what the Giants gave up. They'll notice the defensive difference from Clayton to Dunston, though.

STEVE WHITAKER	1970	LBP

YEAR	TEAM	IP	H	ER	HR	BB	SO	ERA	W	L	H/9 	BB/9	K/9
1991	SJO	25.0	33	20	4	28	15	7.20	1	2	11.88	10.08 	5.40
1992	SJO	128.0	201	101	15	87	65	7.10	3	11	14.13	6.12 	4.57
1993	SJO	111.7	120	77	15	121	73	6.21	4	8	9.67	9.75 	5.88
1994	SHV	141.3	182	92	21	78	89	5.86	5	11	11.59	4.97 	5.67
1995	SHV	14.7	20	9	0	11	10	5.52	1	1	12.27	6.75 	6.14
1995	PHX	50.3	67	37	3	37	30	6.62	2	4	11.98	6.62 	5.36

TREVOR WILSON	1966	LSP

YEAR	TEAM	IP	H	ER	HR	BB	SO	ERA	W	L	H/9 	BB/9	K/9
1991	SFG	200.7	187	85	18	80	151	3.81	12	10	8.39	3.59 	6.77
1992	SFG	154.0	163	83	24	68	99	4.85	7	10	9.53	3.97 	5.79
1993	SJO	9.7	5	1	0	3	6	.93	1	0	4.66	2.79 	5.59
1993	SFG	108.0	124	49	9	45	62	4.08	6	6	10.33	3.75 	5.17
1995	SFG	82.0	85	38	8	39	38	4.17	4	5	9.33	4.28 	4.17
Winner of the Dick Davenport Avian Visage Award. I think he's done, but the Giants and the numbers say otherwise. K rate vanishing, health a question, fairly expensive. If he's able to take the mound, Giants fans will probably be willing to trade him for a Juiceman. If not, they'll accept a Flowbee and a really cool Rubber Band Chain.


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