Season Translations: California Angels

Season Translations: California Angels

Post by John C. Davenpo » Wed, 08 Dec 1993 00:08:48


This is the latest in my series of season translations of all players
(except pitchers) in the majors in 1993, as well as the regulars from
AA and AAA. These are not the player's stats from previous years: they
are estimates of what his stats would have been *IF* he had given the
same performance in the AL of 1992, instead of whatever league-year he
was actually in.

The resident philosopher of r.s.bb., Nelson Lu, joins me for this
coverage of his beloved Angels. My thanks go to him.

I have people aboard to cover the Rangers and Mariners, but I'm
looking for people for quite a few teams yet. The reason I came to
this division is that I had two people commited to teams within it. I
have three divisions left, and only one volunteer per division, so I
am at a loss as to where to go next. I need coverage for the following
teams: the White Sox, Indians, Twins, Brewers, Astros, Reds,
Cardinals, Cubs, Dodgers, Giants, and Rockies. I do the stats, you do
the words. Its not hard. Really. And the volunteers I get in the next
few days will determine what division I do next. So if you are dying
to see what the, oh, Iowa Cubs, have, and you want to see them before
anybody else on the net, write me.

Next up are the California Angels. CAL refers to them, not a high
level A league. VAN is Vancouver, their AAA team this year, who
consistently are one of the top pitcher's parks (relative to their
league, the PCL) in all of pro baseball. No exception in 1993, as they
put up an 0.837 park factor. EDM, Edmonton, their AAA team in past
years, was a noticeable hitters park. The AA team is Midland of the
Texas League, MID here; a big hitters park. PSP is Palm Springs, their
high A team in the California League, which was a pitcher's park, this
year. QUD is Quad City, of the Midwest League (a team near and dear to
be heart, playing as they do in Davenport, Iowa). Their low A team is
either Bend (BND) or Boise (BOI) of the Northwest League, depending on
the year. Its worth noting that while James and I are in pretty near
agreement on players in Vancouver, I am much harsher on Midland
prospects. We shall see who is right.

And now, I present, the Davenport Translations (DTs? I've got to find
a better name than that...) for the California Angels.

year team   ab   h   db  tp  hr   bb   sb  cs  out  eqa  eqr  ba   oba   sa
     GARRETT ANDERSON 1972 OF          
1990 BOI    84   16   1   1   1    1    0   0   68  .123   3  .190 .200 .262
1991 QUD   397   83  20   1   3    8    2   3  317  .150  22  .209 .225 .287
1992 PSP   317   83  15   1   1    9    0   0  234  .198  28  .262 .282 .325
1992 MID   146   35   4   0   2    8    1   1  112  .189  12  .240 .279 .308
1993 VAN   458  110  27   2   4   24    2   3  351  .197  42  .240 .278 .334
 MIN      1402  327  67   5  11   50    5   7 1082  .180 108  .233 .260 .312
 MIN       628  146  30   2   5   22    2   3

Was supposed to be a hot prospect; the numbers say otherwise, and he appears to
have no patience whatsoever, without a lot of power either.  He's only 21, so
he still has a lot of room to improve, though; being 21 and at AAA already is
a good sign by itself, but maybe actually more of an indication of how poor
this farm system is.

     MARK BRAKEBILL 1970 3B            
1989 BEL   146   29  10   1   1   10    3   2  119  .171  11  .199 .250 .301
1990 PEN   159   23   5   1   0    5    1   0  136  .036   1  .145 .171 .189
1992 QUD   203   46   2   0   6   13    1   1  158  .191  18  .227 .273 .325
1993 MID   217   39   6   1   4    4    1   3  181  .122   8  .180 .195 .272
 MIN       725  137  23   3  11   32    6   6  594  .143  38  .189 .223 .274
 MIN       623  118  20   3   9   27    5   5

Don't really know that much about him; but then again, I probably won't want
to anyway.  A .122 EQA for a 23-year-old isn't anything to salivate after.
(But then again, if you're a pitcher for an oppsing team, I suppose you'd
salivate after it.)

     EMMITT COHICK 1969 OF              
1991 QUD   360   81  18   5  13   37    3   2  281  .233  47  .225 .297 .411
1992 PSP   396   93  14   3   8   28    7   5  308  .206  41  .235 .285 .346
1993 MID   349   73  14   3   9   30    3   1  277  .199  34  .209 .272 .344
 MIN      1105  247  46  11  30   95   13   8  866  .213 122  .224 .285 .367
 MIN       599  134  25   6  16   51    7   4

The good sign is the (relative to other Angels farmhands) patience; the bad
sign is the fact that he's a 24-year-old at Midland, without much else other
than walks to help him, and the walks aren't in that big of bundles.

     ROD CORREIA 1968 SS                
1989 MOD   348   60   9   2   1   22    3   3  291  .111  11  .172 .222 .218
1990 MOD   247   46   4   2   1   13    2   3  204  .121   9  .186 .227 .231
1991 MOD    19    4   0   0   0    1    0   0   15  .125   1  .211 .250 .211
1991 TAC    55   11   0   0   1    3    0   0   44  .143   3  .200 .241 .255
1991 HUN   299   61  11   1   1   24    1   3  241  .155  18  .204 .263 .258
1992 MID   467  113  14   1   7   20   13   8  362  .194  42  .242 .273 .321
1993 VAN   204   46   8   2   4   11    7   3  161  .200  20  .225 .265 .343
1993 CAL   126   32   4   0   0    6    2   4   98  .179  10  .254 .288 .286
 MAJ       126   32   4   0   0    6    2   4   98  .179  10  .254 .288 .286
 MIN      1639  341  46   8  15   94   26  20 1318  .159 104  .208 .251 .273
 TOT      1765  373  50   8  15  100   28  24 1416  .161 113  .211 .254 .274
 MAJ       620  158  20   0   0   30   10  20
 MIN       615  128  17   3   6   35   10   8
 TOT       615  130  17   3   5   35   10   8

I don't know how he got to the Angels from the Oakland organization.
Supposedly a great defensive player, but possibly a corollary of Nichols' Law
is at work here, because he isn't anything good offensively.  But if he is
decent defensively, he can be better than the guy a few entries down...

     CHAD CURTIS 1969 CF                
1989 QUD    80   16   2   0   2    4    3   2   66  .167   6  .200 .238 .300
1990 QUD   507  133  19   1  16   35   29  12  386  .242  70  .262 .310 .398
1991 EDM   412  103  23   3   8   39   30   8  317  .242  58  .250 .315 .379
1992 CAL   439  111  15   2  10   51   42  18  346  .242  63  .253 .331 .364
1993 CAL   573  153  21   3   5   67   51  23  443  .240  79  .267 .344 .340
 MAJ      1012  264  36   5  15  118   93  41  789  .241 142  .261 .338 .351
 MIN       999  252  44   4  26   78   62  22  769  .236 133  .252 .306 .382
 TOT      2011  516  80   9  41  196  155  63 1558  .239 275  .257 .323 .366
 MAJ       582  152  21   3   9   68   53  24
 MIN       603  152  27   2  16   47   37  13
 TOT       592  152  24   3  12   58   46  19

The disturbing part is that he hasn't progressed at all since '90, really; the
good part is that the performance is good enough for him to be a major league
center fielder offensively, and plays *great* defense.  (His .614 DA led the
league; yes, that was better than even Kenny Lofton.)  He's 24, so he may yet
have a breakthrough to make him a premier CF, but even if it doesn't happen,
he'll be a contributor for years to come.

     MARK DALESANDRO 1968 3B            
1990 BOI   225   59   8   1   6   10    2   1  167  .226  27  .262 .294 .387
1991 QUD   494  109  14   5   7   18    0   1  386  .173  36  .221 .248 .312
1992 PSP   487  117  25   2   7   15    3   1  371  .196  44  .240 .263 .343
1993 PSP   177   33   3   2   1    7    1   1  145  .123   7  .186 .217 .243
1993 MID   228   52   6   0   2    8    1   0  176  .166  15  .228 .254 .281
1993 VAN   105   26   7   0   2    4    1   0   79  .214  11  .248 .275 .371
 MIN      1716  396  63  10  25   62    8   4 1324  .184 140  .231 .258 .323
 MIN       627  145  23   4   9   23    3   1

Not a prospect.

     CHILI DAVIS 1960 DH                
1989 CAL   562  152  23   1  23   63    3   0  410  .266  90  .270 .344 .438
1990 CAL   411  107  15   1  12   61    1   2  306  .254  61  .260 .356 .389
1991 MIN   530  143  30   1  28   94    6   7  394  .293 105  .270 .380 .489
1992 MIN   444  128  26   2  12   73    4   5  321  .284  80  .288 .389 .437
1993 CAL   565  130  28   1  24   68    4   1  436  .241  78  .230 .313 .411
 MAJ      2512  660 122   6  99  359   18  15 1867  .268 415  .263 .355 .434
 MAJ       569  149  28   1  22   81    4   3

Can still hit a little, but is '93 the beginning of a quick slide into
oblivion?  He recovered from a terrible start to have a decent year, but was
still a below average DH, which is the only position he can play now.  The
Angels have resigned him, so he'll be in Anaheim for another year; I'm not
totally happy about it, but they could have done a lot worse.

     KEVIN DAVIS 1964 3B                
1989 VAN    22    7   0   0   1    0    0   1   16  .244   3  .318 .318 .455
1989 BIR   286   60  15   3   1    7    2   2  228  .156  17  .210 .229 .294
1990 PSP   126   26   5   0   0    3    2   1  101  .134   6  .206 .225 .246
1990 MID   197   41   4   1   6   10    4   3  159  .181  16  .208 .246 .330
1991 MID   147   40   8   1   1    6    4   2  109  .223  17  .272 .301 .361
1991 EDM   118   22   5   1   2    2    1   2   98  .139   6  .186 .200 .297
1992 SAL   231   53   6   3   4   15    2   1  179  .198  22  .229 .276 .333
1992 EDM    76   25   9   1   1    3    0   1   52  .291  14  .329 .354 .513
1993 MID   153   33   4   1   5   15    4   2  122  .210  17  .216 .286 .353
1993 VAN   206   45   7   1   2    5    2   3  164  .158  13  .218 .237 .291
 MIN      1562  352  63  12  23   66   21  18 1228  .184 129  .225 .257 .325
 MIN       624  141  25   5   9   26    8   7

Clay, why did you even bother including this guy? :-)  29, never had a major
league appearance, never had a minor league performance that justified one.

CD: 359 ab makes him a regular. I'm trying to leave subjective
opinions out of this. But I agree: he's basically a waste of disk
space.

     GARY DISARCINA 1968 SS            
1989 MID   430   98  16   4   4   17    7   4  336  .181
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Season Translations: California Angels

Post by <RVEST.. » Thu, 09 Dec 1993 04:31:41


(John C. Davenport) says:

Quote:

>This is the latest in my series of season translations of all players
>(except pitchers) in the majors in 1993, as well as the regulars from
>AA and AAA.

do you not have season translations for A ball, or do you just not post
them? if have them and don't post them, could you please post one for
david kennedy, who played on the angels farm team in boise? thanks.

bob vesterman.