From the Collection: Andre Either, of, Dodgers

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Acquired: 2011 Spring Training

Andre Either was originally drafted by the Athletics in the 2nd Round of the 2003 Draft.  I became a pretty big fan of his–he was an excellent hitter in the A’s system and was moving through the organization pretty quickly.  In 2005 he really broke out, adding power to his already solid ability to get on base…so he was a pretty exciting prospect.

Than he was traded to the Dodgers.  The A’s lost a top prospect, but gained veteran headcase Milton Brandley and infielder Antonio Perez.  The A’s would get one decent season out of Brandley–.818 OPS, 114 OPS+–before trading him away for Andrew Brown and some cash.  Brown was a forgettable middle of the pen arm for two seasons.  I did not really get the trade then, and it does not look all that great in retrospect, but whatever.  I am sure that Billy Beane has his reasons at the time.

Either has had some great seasons, and while he is on the backside of his career (he is 31), he is still a great outfielder.  Bummer that his power fell off so much after his 31 HR campaign of 2009.  Still, a good ballplayer and a really likable dude.

Year Age Tm Lg AB HR RBI BB SO BA OBP OPS OPS+ Awards
2003 21 OAK-min A,A- 203 1 18 22 28 .296 .373 .762  
2004 22 OAK-min A+ 419 7 53 45 64 .313 .383 .825  
2005 23 OAK-min AA,AAA 520 18 82 50 96 .317 .384 .876  
2006 24 LAD-min AAA 86 1 12 14 16 .349 .447 .947  
2006 24 LAD NL 396 11 55 34 77 .308 .365 .842 113 RoY-5
2007 25 LAD NL 447 13 64 46 68 .284 .350 .802 105
2008 26 LAD NL 525 20 77 59 88 .305 .375 .885 132
2009 27 LAD NL 596 31 106 72 116 .272 .361 .869 132 MVP-6,SS
2010 28 LAD-min AAA 5 0 2 2 0 .600 .667 1.267  
2010 28 LAD NL 517 23 82 59 102 .292 .364 .857 133 AS
2011 29 LAD NL 487 11 62 58 103 .292 .368 .789 121 AS,GG
2012 30 LAD-min A+ 4 0 1 1 1 .000 .200 .200  
2012 30 LAD NL 556 20 89 50 124 .284 .351 .812 123
2013 31 LAD NL 482 12 52 61 95 .272 .360 .783 122
8 Yrs 4006 141 587 439 773 .288 .362 .832 123
162 Game Avg. 567 20 83 62 109 .288 .362 .832 123
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/30/2013.
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