New Arrival: Bill Nahorodny, C, 1976-1984

IMG_0008

Bill Nahorodny was drafted by the Phillies in the 6th Round of the 1972 draft. He had some really great seasons in the minors, showing good power and plate discipline. His 1983 season with the Evansville Triplets in the Tigers system is one of the best: 21 HR, .945 OPS with a .389 OBP.  At that point he was a major league veteran riding the bus between AAA and the big league club, so AAA pitching was probably not a huge challenge.  Still, those are good numbers that you know that Evansville loved having him behind the plate.

Year Age Tm Lev Aff AB HR RBI BB SO BA OBP OPS
1972 18 Auburn A- PHI 217 6 33 40 38 .263 .376 .805
1973 19 Rocky Mount A PHI 389 14 76 42 54 .262 .333 .767
1974 20 Reading AA PHI 388 19 77 47 73 .240 .321 .761
1975 21 Toledo AAA PHI 411 19 64 29 55 .255 .306 .761
1976 22 Oklahoma City AAA PHI 391 23 78 34 83 .292 .353 .893
1977 23 Oklahoma City AAA PHI 386 17 69 40 72 .262 .330 .786
1982 28 Charleston AAA CLE 55 6 18 6 7 .291 .365 1.020
1983 29 Evansville AAA DET 463 21 94 42 55 .335 .389 .945
1984 30 Salt Lake City AAA SEA 183 2 28 8 26 .273 .306 .689
1985 31 Portland AAA PHI 316 9 42 14 52 .275 .303 .714
10 Seasons 3199 136 579 302 515 .275 .338 .807
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/24/2013.

He was not quite as good in the majors, but still spent the better part of nine seasons in the big leagues with a half dozen teams.

Year Age Tm Lg AB HR RBI BB SO BA OBP OPS OPS+
1976 22 PHI NL 5 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .600 66
1977 23 CHW AL 23 1 4 2 3 .261 .308 .742 100
1978 24 CHW AL 347 8 35 23 52 .236 .285 .633 77
1979 25 CHW AL 179 6 29 18 23 .257 .322 .735 97
1980 26 ATL NL 157 5 18 8 21 .242 .287 .701 92
1981 27 ATL NL 13 0 2 1 3 .231 .286 .593 67
1982 28 CLE AL 94 4 18 2 9 .223 .237 .663 78
1983 29 DET AL 1 0 0 1 0 .000 .500 .500 55
1984 30 SEA AL 25 1 3 1 7 .240 .310 .670 87
9 Yrs 844 25 109 56 118 .241 .290 .675 85
162 Game Avg. 444 13 57 29 62 .241 .290 .675 85
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/24/2013.
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s