New Arrival: Mike Twardoski, if/of, Cleveland Indians

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Mike Twardoski was drafted by the Indians in the 29th round of the 1986 draft.  He would spend 10 seasons in the minors, spending time with the Cleveland, Boston, New York Mets, and Atlanta systems.

While he would never get to the majors, he put up consistently awesome numbers, especially while in the Indians low minors.  In 1990 and 1992 he was his teams MVP.

He did not have a lot of pop, but could get on base–he would retire with a career .405 OBP.  He did steal 21 bases one season, but I am thinking he was not a big threat on the bases.  Also, he was limited to playing only first, a position that you normally want more power at.  I have to think that if he was playing currently someone would have given him more a chance, but back them I don’t think they appreciate players like him as much as the do now.

He was a very talented player and a bummer that he never made it.  But he is still very much in the game, as the head coach of the Emory baseball team.

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lev Aff AB HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP OPS
1986 21 0.2 Batavia A- CLE 202 6 17 11 3 43 25 .307 .427 .882
1987 22 -0.6 Kinston A CLE 267 3 38 3 3 73 50 .288 .438 .835
1988 23 0.7 Kinston A CLE 450 6 87 21 8 117 59 .322 .454 .887
1989 24 0.4 Canton-Akron AA CLE 380 0 36 7 7 77 47 .274 .393 .727
1990 25 1.4 New Britain AA BOS 413 1 46 4 3 95 46 .293 .424 .821
1991 26 0.2 2 Teams AAA-A+ BOS 381 4 28 0 2 62 65 .249 .357 .704
1992 27 1.0 Pawtucket AAA BOS 389 13 49 1 5 92 56 .290 .422 .893
1993 28 1.9 Norfolk AAA NYM 427 9 38 9 11 69 65 .281 .379 .768
1994 29 3.0 Pawtucket AAA BOS 382 13 49 8 2 56 38 .283 .375 .804
1995 30 3.6 Richmond AAA ATL 58 0 5 1 1 10 8 .138 .265 .420
10 Seasons 3349 55 393 65 45 694 459 .285 .405 .805
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 11/11/2014.
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