From the Collection: Jeremy Guthrie, Trevor Crowe

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Jeremy Guthrie was a Indians First Round, 22nd overall, from the 2002 MLB Draft.

I have always been a big fan.  I was deployed when I got the bottom autograph–he signed my index card and sendt an Akron Aeros signed ticket stub.  That deployment was particularly rough–it was during the opening days of the 2004 Iraqi invasion–so we were staying really busy and working long hours (two things that, at that point in my Air Force career, I was not used to…).  In my downtime I would write to players, so generally the only part of the day I really enjoyed was checking the mailbox to see if anyone sent anything back.  Being a big Indians fan, getting Guthrie back was about the best thing I could have asked for.

I have really enjoyed watching his career.  After leaving the Tribe Guthrie blossomed into one of the more consistent starters in the league.  He has had four seasons off 100+ ERA+.  He was fantastic in 2012 with the Royals, going 5-3 with a 3.16 ERA and only 84 hits allowed in 91 IP.  This season he has been good too, winning 13 games with a 1.397 WHIP.

Year Age Tm Lg W L ERA IP H BB SO ERA+ WHIP
2003 24 CLE-min AAA,AA 10 11 4.52 159.1 173 44 97 1.362
2004 25 CLE-min AA,AAA 9 10 4.69 149.2 168 60 104 1.523
2004 25 CLE AL 0 0 4.63 11.2 9 6 7 97 1.286
2005 26 CLE-min AAA 12 10 5.08 136.1 152 49 100 1.474
2005 26 CLE AL 0 0 6.00 6.0 9 2 3 74 1.833
2006 27 CLE-min AAA 9 5 3.14 123.1 104 48 88 1.232
2006 27 CLE AL 0 0 6.98 19.1 24 15 14 65 2.017
2007 28 BAL AL 7 5 3.70 175.1 165 47 123 125 1.209
2008 29 BAL AL 10 12 3.63 190.2 176 58 120 122 1.227
2009 30 BAL AL 10 17 5.04 200.0 224 60 110 90 1.420
2010 31 BAL AL 11 14 3.83 209.1 193 50 119 108 1.161
2011 32 BAL AL 9 17 4.33 208.0 213 66 130 97 1.341
2012 33 COL-min A+ 0 0 0.00 4.0 3 1 4 1.000
2012 33 TOT MLB 8 12 4.76 181.2 206 50 101 93 1.409
2012 33 COL NL 3 9 6.35 90.2 122 31 45 73 1.688
2012 33 KCR AL 5 3 3.16 91.0 84 19 56 132 1.132
2013 34 KCR AL 13 10 4.19 184.2 203 55 100 98 1.397
10 Yrs 68 87 4.26 1386.2 1422 409 827 102 1.320
162 Game Avg. 10 13 4.26 209 214 62 125 102 1.320
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 9/7/2013.

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Trevor Crowe was originally drafted by the Indians in the First Round, 14th overall, in the 2005 MLB Draft.

I was excited to see him in person in 2012, when he was rehabbing with the Akron Aeros.  That is where I got the above autograph.  I was hoping that he would get put back on the Tribe 40 man roster, but he would end up joining the Angels AAA club.

This season he signed with the Astros, and made the club out of spring training.    He would get sent down to AAA, but hit really well with Oklahoma City:  .364 OBP, .304 AVG with 3 HR and 22 walks to 34 K’s.

He rejoined the Astros and has been HOT since then:  through 6 games he is hitting .407 AVG with a .926 OPS.

It would be great to see him put a nice hot streak together before the season ends, and begin next season on the Houston radar for an OF spot.

Year Age Tm Lg AB HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP OPS OPS+
2005 21 CLE-min A,A-,AA 239 1 29 11 8 24 36 .251 .322 .653
2006 22 CLE-min A+,AA,A 378 5 44 45 12 68 71 .286 .393 .798
2007 23 CLE-min AA 518 5 50 28 9 62 71 .259 .341 .694
2008 24 CLE-min AA,AAA 344 9 41 18 7 42 72 .302 .381 .867
2009 25 CLE-min AAA 185 2 20 14 7 30 31 .297 .401 .801
2009 25 CLE AL 183 1 17 6 0 11 39 .235 .278 .611 64
2010 26 CLE-min AAA 119 1 13 6 1 7 19 .244 .281 .601
2010 26 CLE AL 442 2 36 20 7 29 73 .251 .302 .634 78
2011 27 CLE-min AAA,Rk 38 2 9 4 1 7 7 .263 .378 .930
2011 27 CLE AL 28 0 2 3 0 4 9 .214 .313 .563 62
2012 28 ANA-CLE-min AAA,AA 310 3 29 18 9 34 52 .281 .349 .745
2013 29 HOU-min AAA,Rk 241 3 23 16 8 22 34 .303 .362 .748
2013 29 HOU AL 97 1 9 4 1 8 15 .258 .314 .665 84
4 Yrs 750 4 64 33 8 52 136 .247 .298 .630 75
162 Game Avg. 496 3 42 22 5 34 90 .247 .298 .630 75
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 9/7/2013.

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