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Our 2011-2012 strays

Here, this year's rather belated look at what our various strays from last season have done since our ways parted..

Albert Pujols

2012 - .285/.343/..516 with .360 wOBA, 30 HRs and 105 RBIs, 4.6 bWAR

Interesting: it took him until May 6th to hit his first HR for the season, GIDP fell to 19, underwent minor knee surgery 10/9/12 in St Louis, didn't make the AS Team

Extra: 9 game hitting streak (13) 4/11-4/19, 8 game hitting streak (10) 5/12-5/19, 8 game hitting streak (15) 6/5-6/13, 14 game hitting streak (21) 8/17-9/5, 9 game hitting streak (14) 9/16-9/27; hits 3 doubles Apr 19th; collects 1000th walk Jun 24; May 24th hits 450th HR; Jul 31 and Aug 1 - 2 x 2 HR games against TEX;

Highlights:

Currently: counting his money in LA, owed $16M (2013), $23M (2014), $24M (2015), $25M (2016), $26M (2017), $27M (2018), $28M (2019), $29M (2020), $30M (2021)

Ryan Theriot

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2012 - 104 games .270/.316/.321 with .283 wOBA, 95 hits, 28 RBIs, -0.4 bWAR, 9 errors in 95 games

Interesting: SF's DH for Game 4 of the WS

Extra: 7 game hitting streak (9) 6/23-6/29

Highlights:


Currently: FA (as of 2/15/13)

Colby Rasmus

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2012 - .223/.289/.400 with .297 wOBA, 23 HRs and 75 RBIs

Interesting: 6/5 5-for-5 with a double and a HR

Extra: 8 game hitting streak (12) 5/23-6/1

Highlights:

Currently: 2nd Year Arb Eligible, 1 / $4.68 M

Nick Punto

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2012 - BOS (65 games) - .200/.301/.272 with 1 HR and 10 RBIs, 0.3 bWAR

2012 - LAD (22 games) - .286/.390/.314, 0.4 bWAR

Interesting: 6/2 3-for-4 with a double, a HR, and 2 RBIs

Extra: The Shredder tries to assassinate cameraman, assasinate a fan, and slides into first and keeps on shredding

Highlights:

Currently: with LAD, owed $1.5M (2013)

Tyler Greene

  • 8/9/12 traded to Houston Astros

2012 - STL (77 games) .218/.272/.358 with 4 HRs and 19 RBIs, -0.5 bWAR

2012 - HOU (39 games) .246/.278/.460 with 7 HRs and 11 RBIs, -0.1 bWAR

Interesting: 5/6 3-for-4 with a double, 2 HRs, 4 RBIs and a walk, 5/21 3-for-4 with the game winning 2R HR in the 8th, gets his first Astro hit in his first PA

Extra: T. Greene may or may not have a future in TV (probably not) and he still can't field routine popups

Highlights:

Currently: Pre-Arb Eligible, signed through 2014

Gerald Laird

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  • 11/18/11 signed as a backup catcher with the Detroit Tigers 1/$1M
  • 11/16/12 signed as a FA with the Atlanta Braves 2/$3M

2012 - 63 games .282/.337/.374 with 2 HRs and 11 RBIs, 0 bWAR

Interesting: 4 3-hit games, caught stealing 10 (19%)

Extra: played in 2 ALDS, 2 ALCS and 2 WS games in 2012, AL champ

Highlights:

Currently: signed through 2014

Donald Corey Patterson


  • 1/31/12 signed a minor league deal with the Milwaukee Brewers, no spring training invite
  • 11/3/12 granted FA
  • 1/30/13 signed a minor league deal with NYM

2012 - played all of 2012 in Triple A Nashville batting .251 with 39 RBIs in 390 PAs

Currently: in NYM minor league system

Mark Hamilton


  • 8/17/12 released
  • 1/4/13 minor league deal with BOS with ST invite
Currently: Pre-Arb Eligible, in BOS minor league system

Andrew Brown

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  • 11/12/11 selected off waivers by COL
  • 1/2/13 minor league deal with NYM with ST invite

2012 - COL (46 games) - .232/.302/.429 with 5 HRs, 11 RBIs, -0.1 bWAR

Highlights:

Currently: Pre-Arb Eligible, in NYM minor league system

Edwin Jackson

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2012 - 10-11 (31 GS), 189.2 IP, 4.03 ERA, 3.85 FIP, 1.6 bWAR, 2.7 fWAR

Interesting: 4/14 2H CG; started NLDS 3 and pitched 5 innings - 8H, 4 ER, 1 BB, 1 HR; pitched 1 inning in relief in NLDS 5 - 1H, 1ER, 2 BB

Extra: fun and drumming at the MLB fan cave,

Highlights:

Currently: signed through 2016

Octavio Dotel

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2012 - 5-3 (57 G), 58 IP, 3.57 ERA, 2.30 FIP, 1.1 bWAR, 1.5 fWAR

Interesting: pitched in 2 G ALDS, 2 ALCS, 2 WS - 4 innings, 19 BF, 0 H, 0 R, 5 BB, AL Champ

Extra: 4/21 makes 700th appearance, DET is his 15th ML club

Currently: signed through 2013

JC Romero

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  • 5/14/12 DFA'd
  • 5/23/12 minor league deal with BAL
  • 7/10/12 DFA'd
  • 7/21/12 minor league contract with CLE, assigned to Triple-A Columbus Clippers
  • 8/13/12 traded to BAL
  • 8/27/12 granted FA

2012 - STL (11 games), 8 IP, 14 H, 9 ER, 3 HRs, 2 BB, 10.13 ERA, -0.4 bWAR

2012 - BAL (5 games), 4 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 1 HR, 1 BB, 6.75 ERA, -0.1 bWAR

Currently: FA (as of 2/15/13)

Erik Komatsu

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  • 5/4/12 selected off waivers by MIN
  • 5/29/12 to WSN

2012 - STL (15 games) .211/.286/.211 with 4 hits and 2 walks, -0.2 bWAR

2012 - MIN (15 games) .219/.297/.219 with 7 hits, 4 walks and an RBI, -0.4 bWAR

Highlights:

Currently: Pre-Arb Eligible

Trever Miller

  • 10/30/11 granted FA by BOS
  • 1/30/12 signed with CHC
  • 3/26/12 released by CHC

Currently: unknown

Arthur Rhodes

  • 10/30/11 granted FA

Currently: unknown

Raul Valdes

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  • 11/10/11 signed as a FA with PHI valdes

2012 - 27 games, 1 GS, 31 IP, valdes, 18 H, 10 ER, 3 HRs, 5 BB, valdes, 1 IBB, 2.90 ERA, 2.58 FIP, 0.6 bWAR, 0.7 fWAR valdes

Currently: Pre-Arb Eligible valdes

Miguel Batista

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  • 1/10/12 signed with NYM for $750K
  • 7/26/12 released by NYM
  • 7/27/12 signed with ATL
  • 10/29/12 granted free agency
  • 1/19/13 signed as FA by COL

2012 - NYM (30 games) ATL (5 games), 1-3, 46.2 IP, 244 BF, 58 H, 27 ER, 6 HR, 33 BB. 4.61 ERA, 5.15 FIP, -0.2 bWAR

Currently: signed through 2013

PJ Walters

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  • 12/14/11 signed with MIN
  • 10/29/12 signed with MIN after two days of FA

2012 - 12 GS, 2-5, 61.2 IP, 271 BF, 71 H, 39 ER, 12 HRs, 22 BB, 5.69 ERA, 5.48 FIP, -0.6 bWAR, -0.1 fWAR

Interesting: 5/22 CG W, 5 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, 1 HR

Currently: Pre-Arb Eligible

Brian Tallet

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  • 2/3/12 signed with PIT
  • 4/8/12 traded to SD
  • 5/17/12 released by SD

Currently: FA (as of 2/15/13)

BONUS BOOG

Brendan Ryan


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  • still with SEA, earliest FA 2014

2012 - .194/.277/.278 with 3 HRs, 3 3H games, and 31 RBIs, .252 wOBA, 3.3 bWAR (0.5 oWAR, 3.6 dWAR), .985 Fld%, 27 Rdrs, 9 E

Interesting: 10/25/12 Boog won the 2012 Fielding Bible Award for best fielding SS in MLB

Extra: pops the question to his girlfriend in Japan, in Japanese, on top of the Mori Tower in Tokyo, ring kept by Felix Hernandez as he was the only one able to afford to replace it if it got lost. They got married 12/1/12

Extra: When he can hold on to his bat Boog still does impressions, and more impressions sometimes competitively

Highlights: (all here, lots and lots of spinning)

Currently: 3rd-Year Arb Eligible, 1 / $3.25 M

Next year - stray class 2012-2013:

Kyle McClellan

Lance Berkman

Skip Schumaker

Kyle Lohse

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