The Year for Rattlers Alumni in MLB

In 2010, 32 former Timber Rattlers (and three former Appleton Foxes) played in the major leagues.  There were four who made their MLB debuts and there were a few who made it back to the major leagues after a few years away from the Show.

The Seattle Mariners had nine former Rattlers suit up for them this season.  Cleveland was next with three players who spent time on Time Warner Cable Field at Fox Cities Stadium.  There were two players who split time with two different MLB teams.

Plus, we will add that Daren Brown (’03) was 19-31 in 50 games as the manager of the Seattle Mariners after he replaced Don Wakamatsu.

Consider this one stop shopping to catch up on how each former Appleton baseball alumni did this season.

Since we here at Rattler Radio are still getting the hang of the whole WAR/.OPS/ERA+ stuff, the pertinent stats – you know, the ones that have been used to measure players for the last 125 years, will be supplied. (NOTE: This is a “joke”. I just don’t feel like digging all that other stuff up today.)  For hitters: Average/Homers/RBI and games played.  For pitchers: W-L/ERA/Games.  If needed, games started and saves will be included.

AL:

Baltimore Orioles:
Adam Jones (’04): .284-19-69; 149 game
Chris Tillman (’07): 2-5, 5.87; 11 starts

Boston Red Sox:
David Ortiz (’96): .270-32-102; 145 games
Scott Atchison (’99): 2-3, 4.50, 43 games, 1 start

Chicago White Sox:
JJ Putz (’00): 7-5, 2.83, 3 saves, 60 games
Matt Thornton (’00): 5-4, 2.67, 8 saves, 61 games

Cleveland Indians:
Asdrubal Cabrera (’05): .276-3-29, 97 games
Shin-Soo Choo (’02): .300-22-90, 144 games
Luis Valbuena (’06): .193-2-24; 91 games

Kansas City Royals:
Gil Meche (’98): 0-5, 5.69, 20 games, 9 starts

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim:
Joel Pineiro (’98): 10-7, 3.84, 23 starts

Minnesota Twins & LA Angels:
Brian Fuentes (’97): 4-1, 2.81, 24 saves, 48 games

New York Yankees:
Alex Rodriguez (Foxes, ’94): .270-30-125
Damaso Marte (’96): 0-0, 4.08, 30 games

Seattle Mariners:
Greg Halman (’07): .139-0-3, 9 games
Rob Johnson (’05): .191-2-13, 61 games
Adam Moore (’06): .195-4-15, 60 games
Michael Saunders (’06): .211-10-33, 100 games
Matt Tuiasosopo (’05): .173-4-11, 50 games
Felix Hernandez (’03): 13-12, 2,.27, 34 starts
Shawn Kelley (’08): 3-1, 3.96, 22 games
Ryan Rowland-Smith (’03): 1-10, 6.75, 27 games, 20 starts
Anthony Varvaro (’07): 0-1, 11.25, 4 games

Tampa Bay Rays:
Rafael Soriano (’00): 3-2, 1.73, 45 saves, 64 games

Texas Rangers & Seattle Mariners:
Mark Lowe (’05): 1-3, 5.40, 14 games

NL:

Atlanta Braves:
Eric O’Flaherty (’05): 3-2, 2.45, 56 games

Florida Marlins:
Jorge Sosa (’01): 2-3, 4.66 22 games, 2 starts

Houston Astros:
Oswaldo Navarro (’05): .050-0-0, 14 games

Milwaukee Brewers:
Lorenzo Cain (’09): .306-1-13
Jeremy Jeffress (’10): 1-0, 2.70, 10 games

Philadelphia Phillies:
Greg Dobbs (’02): .196-5-15, 43 games
Raul Ibanez (Foxes, ’94): .275-16-83, 155 games

Pittsburgh Pirates:
Jeff Clement (’05): .201-7-12, 54 games

St. Louis Cardinals:
Ryan Franklin (Foxes, ’94): 6-2, 3.46, 27 saves, 59 games

Washington Nationals:
Carlos Maldonado (’99): .273-1-3, 4 games

1 Comment

Congrats to all the former T-Rats in the bigs. I was lucky enough to see a couple of them play. Fox Cities Staduim made my list of favorite ballparks that I’ve been to….and there is a lot of competition!
–Mike
‘Minoring In Baseball’
http://burrilltalksbaseball.mlblogs.com

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