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Each edition of the annual Baseball Prospectus covers more than
1,600 players, with full Davenport Translations and comments. Even with
that kind of blanket coverage, every year players who miss the cut for the
book make the cut in spring training, finding their way onto major-league
rosters.

Our staff has collected DTs and player comments for just about everyone who
made an Opening Day roster but wasn’t in BP2K1. We’ve also included updated
Wilton projections for hitters. Enjoy!

Chris Donnels
3B
Bats L
Age 35
(Los Angeles)


Year

Team

Lge

AB

H

DB

TP

HR

BB

SO

R

RBI

SB

CS

Out

BA

OBP

SLG

EQA

EQR

Defense

1998

ORX

JpP

142

35

6

0

5

18

0

9

9

1

0

107

.246

.331

.394

.246

16


2000

Albuquer

PCL

325

83

16

1

17

49

55

51

51

4

1

243

.255

.355

.468

.274

48

56-1B -1 24-3B -5

2000

LosAngls

NL

35

10

4

0

4

5

7

8

9

0

0

25

.286

.375

.743

.335

8


2001

LosAngls

NL

196

47

8

0

10

32

33

16

15

1

0

149

.240

.346

.434

.271

29


The journeyman made the Dodgers thanks to Adrian Beltre’s post-appendectomy
complications and Dave Hansen’s subsequent injury. He’s a serviceable bat
off the bench and a lousy defender, and will lose his roster spot ten
seconds before Hansen is ready, probably sometime in May.

Tony Fernandez
3B
Bats B
Age 39
(Milwaukee)


Year

Team

Lge

AB

H

DB

TP

HR

BB

SO

R

RBI

SB

CS

Out

BA

OBP

SLG

EQA

EQR

Defense

1998

Toronto

AL

484

163

34

2

11

44

46

72

74

12

8

329

.337

.403

.483

.295

78

77-2B 2 46-3B 2

1999

Toronto

AL

478

161

26

0

12

72

55

70

78

6

7

324

.337

.433

.467

.304

83

116-3B -2

2000

SEI

JpP

373

111

20

1

10

44

49

54

60

2

1

263

.298

.379

.437

.275

52


2001

Milwauk

NL

327

93

10

0

7

57

42

42

41

4

2

236

.284

.391

.379

.271

45


Tony Fernandez spent the 2000 season in Japan after enjoying perhaps his
best offensive season the year before. Now the Brewers have brought him
back to be their leadoff hitter and third baseman; they need him to be the
former and will tolerate him as the latter. Though he once was a standout
defender at shortstop, he now has unimpressive range at third, and his
arcing sidearm flips inspire little confidence. He’ll be turning 39 at
midseason, and his playing time may erode if he shows signs of wearing down
in the midsummer heat.

Charles Gipson
UT
Bats R
Age 28
(Seattle)


Year

Team

Lge

AB

H

DB

TP

HR

BB

SO

R

RBI

SB

CS

Out

BA

OBP

SLG

EQA

EQR

Defense

1998

Tacoma

PCL

279

62

13

2

0

23

48

32

10

11

9

226

.222

.290

.283

.192

18

38-CF -1 15-SS 0

1998

Seattle

AL

51

13

1

0

0

5

8

11

2

2

1

39

.255

.332

.275

.214

4

14-OF 1

1999

Tacoma

PCL

173

46

5

2

0

11

23

20

17

13

3

130

.266

.317

.318

.226

16

21-SS -9 13-CF 2

1999

Seattle

AL

80

19

5

2

0

5

11

16

9

3

4

65

.237

.290

.350

.205

6

17-3B 5 11-OF 1

2000

Tacoma

PCL

216

47

6

4

1

24

39

20

17

11

5

174

.218

.302

.296

.208

17

38-CF 3 13-3B 7

2000

Seattle

AL

29

9

1

1

0

4

8

7

3

2

3

23

.310

.394

.414

.255

4


2001

Seattle

AL

210

47

8

3

0

25

38

30

12

12

6

169

.224

.306

.290

.218

19


Charles Gipson has long been a tease, tempting the Mariners organization
with his slick glovework at multiple positions, rifle arm and blazing
speed. However, he still has trouble hitting the ball out of the infield
and reading a pitcher’s move to first, which makes him an ineffective
base-stealer. Gipson has some late-inning strategic value, but his utter
feebleness at the plate doesn’t afford him much job security.

Shea Hillenbrand
3B/1B
Bats R
Age 25
(Boston)


Year

Team

Lge

AB

H

DB

TP

HR

BB

SO

R

RBI

SB

CS

Out

BA

OBP

SLG

EQA

EQR

Defense

1998

Michigan

Mid

503

144

24

2

15

12

51

59

63

6

4

363

.286

.309

.431

.243

53

83-C -18 10-1B 1

1999

Trenton

Eas

285

68

10

0

7

8

27

34

30

4

4

221

.239

.264

.347

.196

19

51-C -13

2000

Trenton

Eas

532

150

27

2

10

11

42

62

60

2

2

384

.282

.302

.397

.230

49

65-1B 4 35-3B -4

2001

Boston

AL

469

132

23

1

13

16

42

58

56

5

3

340

.281

.305

.418

.239

47


Shea Hillenbrand has hit for high averages in his two full seasons in the
pros, two years that bookended a 1999 season lost to a knee injury that
probably ended his tenure as a catcher. Now a stone-gloved third baseman,
Hillenbrand’s empty .300 averages–he never walks and doesn’t have much
power–are even less valuable. His time in Boston will likely be short as
major-league pitchers exploit his weak command of the strike zone.

Ryan Jackson
1B
Bats L
Age 28
(Detroit)


Year

Team

Lge

AB

H

DB

TP

HR

BB

SO

R

RBI

SB

CS

Out

BA

OBP

SLG

EQA

EQR

Defense

1998

Charlott

Int

49

16

2

0

2

3

14

4

9

1

0

33

.327

.365

.490

.286

7


1998

Florida

NL

264

68

14

1

6

19

68

27

32

1

1

197

.258

.310

.386

.231

25

37-1B -7 23-RF -4

1999

Tacoma

PCL

406

108

22

1

5

28

63

43

46

8

3

300

.266

.314

.362

.229

38

88-1B 1

1999

Seattle

AL

68

17

3

0

0

5

17

4

10

3

3

54

.250

.310

.294

.201

5

18-1B 1

2000

Durham

Int

506

137

28

2

14

37

121

56

66

4

3

372

.271

.320

.417

.245

55

131-1B 8

2001

Detroit

AL

421

105

18

1

10

37

99

41

51

5

3

319

.249

.310

.368

.234

42


Things were looking up in Toledo, what with the Jamie Farr Kroger Classic,
Muddy the Mudhen breaking ground for a new downtown ballpark and the
Tigers’ off-season signing of Triple-A stalwart Ryan Jackson for the
beleaguered local nine. Then, Phil Garner threw a wrench in the works and
broke camp with Jackson on the 25-man roster. Don’t be alarmed, Toledoans;
Jackson is already on his way.

Robin Jennings
OF
Bats L
Age 29
(Oakland)


Year

Team

Lge

AB

H

DB

TP

HR

BB

SO

R

RBI

SB

CS

Out

BA

OBP

SLG

EQA

EQR

Defense

1998

Iowa

PCL

298

65

20

1

12

27

48

44

46

3

3

236

.218

.291

.413

.231

30

66-CF -7

1999

Iowa

PCL

256

67

16

3

6

20

33

34

30

4

3

192

.262

.317

.418

.243

28

61-RF 1

2000

SaltLake

PCL

337

83

25

3

7

24

48

47

39

2

1

255

.246

.300

.401

.232

33

60-OF -11

2000

Louisvil

Int

121

38

8

1

4

6

16

14

20

0

1

84

.314

.354

.496

.276

17

29-LF -3

2001

Oakland

AL

338

85

18

2

8

27

51

42

41

1

1

254

.251

.307

.388

.237

35


Robin Jennings has been handicapped by trying to work his way through the
organization during Al Goldis’s "let’s get goofy" days as Larry
Himes’s player-development sidekick. His best shot was probably 1997, but
Doug Glanville won the center-field job. The Cubs then went for broke in
1998, which basically left Jennings to make that uncomfortable
transformation from prospect to minor-league veteran. He was always going
to be a tweener, in that he’s not a center fielder (his first step seems
consistently late in coming), and not enough of a hitter to start regularly
in either corner. He’ll probably get demoted this week for fifth starter
Cory Lidle.

Mark Little
OF
Bats R
Age 28
(Colorado)


Year

Team

Lge

AB

H

DB

TP

HR

BB

SO

R

RBI

SB

CS

Out

BA

OBP

SLG

EQA

EQR

Defense

1998

Memphis

PCL

63

15

3

2

0

5

10

7

5

0

2

50

.238

.307

.349

.211

5

17-OF -1

1998

Oklahoma

PCL

271

71

16

3

6

13

57

45

35

7

5

205

.262

.311

.410

.238

28

64-CF 8

1999

Memphis

PCL

193

50

8

4

2

8

46

30

16

9

4

147

.259

.302

.373

.228

18

51-CF 0

2000

Memphis

PCL

424

103

24

4

11

37

102

51

45

15

8

329

.243

.315

.396

.239

46

104-CF 2

2001

Colorado

NL

380

107

22

4

11

34

93

73

48

17

6

279

.282

.341

.447

.238

39


Mark Little an awful lot in common with Robin Jennings, except that Little
can handle center. He’s not really a platoon player, so he doesn’t have a
tidy potential role as Todd Hollandsworth’s platoon mate. Along with
Hollandsworth, he gives Buddy Bell some nice flexibility in that he’s got a
pair of outfield backups who can handle all three positions. On an
organizational level, if Dan O’Dowd had to pass Little through waivers he’d
probably slip through, which isn’t a bad quality in a fifth outfielder.

Jose Macias
UT
Bats B
Age 27
(Detroit)


Year

Team

Lge

AB

H

DB

TP

HR

BB

SO

R

RBI

SB

CS

Out

BA

OBP

SLG

EQA

EQR

Defense

1998

Jacksnvl

Sou

512

131

23

6

9

30

48

59

48

4

5

386

.256

.300

.377

.223

45

127-2B -7

1999

Toledo

Int

440

102

17

6

2

28

58

37

30

7

4

342

.232

.282

.311

.197

29

105-2B -2

2000

Toledo

Int

132

30

4

0

0

13

17

17

7

2

2

104

.227

.300

.258

.187

8

20-CF -1

2000

Detroit

AL

172

46

3

5

2

17

21

24

23

2

0

126

.267

.337

.378

.245

19

25-2B 1 17-3B 0

2001

Detroit

AL

294

72

12

4

4

26

38

33

26

3

2

224

.245

.306

.354

.227

28


Jose Macias is your garden-variety utility man, not as annoyingly abundant
as zucchini, but more palatable, like broccoli. The Tigers’ predicament is
that they’re carrying two similar players in Shane Halter and Rule 5
selection Jermaine Clark. Now that Dean Palmer’s shoulder has mended enough
for him to come off the disabled list, Jermaine Clark has been designated
for assignment, leaving the zucchini that is currently occupying third base.

Sandy Martinez
C
Bats L
Age 28
(Montreal)


Year

Team

Lge

AB

H

DB

TP

HR

BB

SO

R

RBI

SB

CS

Out

BA

OBP

SLG

EQA

EQR

Defense

1998

ChiCubs

NL

88

23

9

1

0

13

20

7

7

1

0

65

.261

.362

.386

.260

11

25-C -1

1999

Iowa

PCL

124

26

4

0

2

4

28

7

15

1

0

98

.210

.234

.290

.161

5

31-C -1

2000

Calgary

PCL

270

66

12

0

11

10

59

30

32

1

1

205

.244

.275

.411

.222

24

61-C -4

2001

Montreal

NL

178

41

5

0

6

10

45

11

18

0

0

137

.230

.271

.360

.210

14


If you blinked, you missed Sandy Martinez’s brief return to major-league
baseball. He blew out his elbow making a throw in his first game, and
should be done for the year. His lone claim to fame was a flirtation with
being Kerry Wood’s personal catcher during 1998. The nicest thing you can
say about him as a player is that he threw well.

Donaldo Mendez
SS
Bats R
Age 23
(San Diego)


Year

Team

Lge

AB

H

DB

TP

HR

BB

SO

R

RBI

SB

CS

Out

BA

OBP

SLG

EQA

EQR

Defense

1999

Auburn

NYP

87

18

1

1

0

1

24

6

9

4

3

72

.207

.229

.241

.138

3

21-SS -6

2000

Michigan

Mid

378

91

8

0

4

19

73

43

41

20

8

295

.241

.288

.294

.200

26

100-SS 10

2001

SanDiego

NL

277

63

5

0

3

18

61

26

25

14

6

220

.227

.275

.278

.198

19


For the second straight season, the Padres intend to keep a Rule 5 pick
with little minor-league experience on the roster all year. Donaldo Mendez,
from the Houston farm system, is a shortstop with a good defensive
reputation who hadn’t played above low-A ball before this season. Chris
Gomez has limited range at shortstop, and Santiago Perez’s minor-league
numbers look positively boot-tastic; Mendez has an opportunity to be a
useful defensive replacement for either, while also doing on-the-job
training in the outfield. He’ll contribute nothing with his bat, of course.

David Newhan
IF
Bats R
Age 27
(Philadelphia)


Year

Team

Lge

AB

H

DB

TP

HR

BB

SO

R

RBI

SB

CS

Out

BA

OBP

SLG

EQA

EQR

Defense

1998

Mobile

Sou

496

111

22

2

9

44

116

63

31

16

6

391

.224

.289

.331

.210

40

110-2B -1

1999

LasVegas

PCL

366

89

19

1

10

25

79

36

36

16

3

280

.243

.294

.383

.230

36

88-2B -15

2000

LasVegas

PCL

242

53

4

1

4

28

62

30

25

6

2

191

.219

.300

.293

.204

18

54-2B -3

2000

Scran-WB

Int

84

20

2

0

3

9

15

9

7

2

1

65

.238

.312

.369

.230

8

23-2B 2

2001

Philadel

NL

370

85

14

1

9

44

94

48

29

11

3

288

.230

.312

.346

.226

35


David Newhan is primarily known for being the son of soon-to-be Hall of
Fame Los Angeles Times sportswriter Ross Newhan. The son will have
to buy a ticket to join his father there, because he’s nothing more than a
standard issue utility infielder. He’s mildly useful to the Phillies,
primarily because their bench is so awful.

Tim Raines
OF/PH
Bats B
Age 41
(Montreal)


Year

Team

Lge

AB

H

DB

TP

HR

BB

SO

R

RBI

SB

CS

Out

BA

OBP

SLG

EQA

EQR

Defense

1998

NY_Yanks

AL

321

101

13

1

6

55

42

55

50

7

3

223

.315
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