From the Collection: Randy Velarde, if, Oakland Athletics

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Randy Velarde had a very respectful 16 year career in baseball.  I will always remember him for the three season that he manned second base for the Oakland Athletics.  During his brief time with the team he would hit .286 with a .412 OBP and 102 OPS+…not bad for a dude in his late 30’s.  He and Miguel Tejada were one of the better middle infields in the league, and played no small part in the success that the Athletics found in the late 90’s.

He would be traded in 2000 by the A’s to the Rangers, who would send Oakland Ryan Cullen and Aaron Harang.

I would love a chance to upgrade from this TTM auto, but he does not do many signings and has become tough through the mail.

Year Age Tm Lg AB HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP OPS OPS+
1987 24 NYY AL 22 0 1 0 0 0 6 .182 .182 .364 -2
1988 25 NYY AL 115 5 12 1 1 8 24 .174 .240 .597 66
1989 26 NYY AL 100 2 11 0 3 7 14 .340 .389 .869 146
1990 27 NYY AL 229 5 19 0 3 20 53 .210 .275 .594 66
1991 28 NYY AL 184 1 15 3 1 18 43 .245 .322 .653 82
1992 29 NYY AL 412 7 46 7 2 38 78 .272 .333 .719 102
1993 30 NYY AL 226 7 24 2 2 18 39 .301 .360 .829 125
1994 31 NYY AL 280 9 34 4 2 22 61 .279 .338 .777 103
1995 32 NYY AL 367 7 46 5 1 55 64 .278 .375 .768 102
1996 33 CAL AL 530 14 54 7 7 70 118 .285 .372 .799 104
1997 34 ANA AL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 35 ANA AL 188 4 26 7 2 34 42 .261 .375 .779 102
1999 36 TOT AL 631 16 76 24 8 70 98 .317 .390 .845 118
1999 36 ANA AL 376 9 48 13 4 43 56 .306 .383 .822 111
1999 36 OAK AL 255 7 28 11 4 27 42 .333 .401 .880 130
2000 37 OAK AL 485 12 41 9 3 54 95 .278 .354 .754 95
2001 38 TOT AL 342 9 32 6 2 34 86 .278 .356 .780 102
2001 38 TEX AL 296 9 31 4 2 29 73 .297 .369 .825 113
2001 38 NYY AL 46 0 1 2 0 5 13 .152 .278 .495 33
2002 39 OAK AL 133 2 8 3 0 15 32 .226 .325 .656 77
16 Yrs 4244 100 445 78 37 463 853 .276 .352 .760 101
162 Game Avg. 540 13 57 10 5 59 109 .276 .352 .760 101
OAK (3 yrs) 873 21 77 23 7 96 169 .286 .363 .775 102
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/29/2014.
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