New Arrival: Coco Crisp, of, Oakland Athletics

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Another Topps printing plate success. Crisp is one of my favorite players in the American League, in no small part because he is the rare player that had success with both the Indians and Athletics.

In case you did not know: Crisp was traded by the Cardinals to the Indians in 2002 during the Indians rebuild, with the Tribe giving up Chuck Finley. Crisp would get 127 at bats with Cleveland in the 2002 season, and from 2003 to 2005 be the teams starting center fielder.

In 2006 the Tribe traded Crisp away along with c Josh Bard and rp David Riske for 3b Andy Marte, rp Guillermo Mota, c Kelly Shoppach. I was not really thrilled with the trade then, and it did not really pan out in the long run either. Marte was one of the biggest prospects in baseball, and the Indians had a hole at third base…but Marte never developed.

Crisp signed as a Free Agent with Oakland and has not looked back. He has been a fixture in the teams outfield, and one of the big reasons they are as competitive as they are.

Very cool card that I got done.  Wish he would have signed it a little higher, but I am not complaining!

Year Age Tm AB H HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP OPS OPS+
2002 22 CLE 127 33 1 9 4 1 11 19 .260 .314 .700 88
2003 23 CLE 414 110 3 27 15 9 23 51 .266 .302 .655 76
2004 24 CLE 491 146 15 71 20 13 36 69 .297 .344 .790 110
2005 25 CLE 594 178 16 69 15 6 44 81 .300 .345 .810 117
2006 26 BOS 413 109 8 36 22 4 31 67 .264 .317 .702 77
2007 27 BOS 526 141 6 60 28 6 50 84 .268 .330 .712 83
2008 28 BOS 361 102 7 41 20 7 35 59 .283 .344 .751 94
2009 29 KCR 180 41 3 14 13 2 29 23 .228 .336 .714 91
2010 30 OAK 290 81 8 38 32 3 30 49 .279 .342 .779 112
2011 31 OAK 531 140 8 54 49 9 41 65 .264 .314 .693 91
2012 32 OAK 455 118 11 46 39 4 45 64 .259 .325 .742 107
2013 33 OAK 513 134 22 66 21 5 61 65 .261 .335 .779 119
2014 34 OAK 12 4 1 2 2 0 5 3 .333 .500 1.250 249
13 Yrs 4907 1337 109 533 280 69 441 699 .272 .330 .742 99
162 Game Avg. 612 167 14 67 35 9 55 87 .272 .330 .742 99
OAK (5 yrs) 1801 477 50 206 143 21 182 246 .265 .329 .748 108
CLE (4 yrs) 1626 467 35 176 54 29 114 220 .287 .332 .756 102
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 4/6/2014.
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