Category: Brief Baseball Bios

Brief Baseball Bios – Chase Utley

Chase Utley was a very good Major League Baseball player. He was the Phillies’ overall best player for a very long time. Between 2003-2015,  even while suffering through many different injuries, Utley  compiled 61.5 Baseball-Reference Wins Above Replacement (WAR) for the Phillies. This includes the 0.3 WAR from his call-up stint in 2003 and the […]

Brief Baseball Bios – Dwight Evans

Dwight Evans was a very good baseball player, who played from 1972-2001, all but one year of that with the Boston Red Sox. He racked up 65.1 Wins Above Replacement (WAR) in his career according to FanGraphs and 66.7 WAR on Baseball-Reference. This puts his contributions in the area of Hall-of-Famers Duke Snider, Roberto Alomar, […]

Brief Baseball Bios – Scott Rolen

Scott Rolen was a 7-time All-Star third baseman who played for the Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals, Toronto Blue Jays, and Cincinnati Reds. He compiled exactly 70 Wins Above Replacement (WAR, according to baseball-reference) in his 17-year career. He was a rare player who both hit for power (career .855 OPS) and played outstanding defense […]

Brief Baseball Bios – Alan Trammell

Alan Trammell was quite a ballplayer. Like his double play mate, Lou Whitaker, though, for whatever reason, the baseball writer voters never gave Trammell the Hall-of-Fame treatment he deserves. But, in 2018, the Veterans Committee finally voted Alan Trammell into the Baseball Hall of Fame. It’s a nice consolation prize, as their vote ultimately means […]

Brief Baseball Bios – David Cone

David Cone was a pretty good pitcher in his day. He pitched for the Royals, Mets, and Yankees, mostly, with stops in Toronto and Boston along the way. Cone was drafted by the Royals but was later traded to the Mets in 1987. He enjoyed some very good seasons with the Mets until he was […]

Brief Baseball Bios – D’Angelo Jimenez

D’Angelo Jimenez was an infielder who played in the Major Leagues from 1999 to 2007 for several different teams. He began with the New York Yankees and moved on to the San Diego Padres when he was traded for reliever Jay Witasick in late June 2001. Witasick had a poor ERA, but strong peripherals for […]

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