New Arrival: Troy Neel, if, Oakland Athletics

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Troy Neel was drafted in 1986 out of Texas A&M University in the 9th round by the Cleveland Indians.

In the Indians organization he hit really well, showing good on base skills and a little pop.  He had a breakout in 1989, hitting 21 HR with a .889 OPS in AA.  His power dropped off a little in AAA the next season, and he would be traded to the A’s for infielder Larry Arndt.

He would regain his power in AAA with the Athletics, get called up to the big league club in 1992, and spend ’93 and ’94 on 25 man roster.  In the majors he was a good hitter, but probably did not have enough power to play first or DH, and middling for left field.  He was a classic tweener who I think would have been better suited on a National League team.  He was a good hitter, and really did deserve a longer stint in the majors.

In 1995 he would begin a 6 year run in Japan, and would lead the league in home runs in 1996.

Year Age Tm Lg G AB HR RBI BB SO BA OBP OPS OPS+ Awards
1986 20 CLE-min A- 4 13 0 1 0 8 .000 .000 .000
1987 21 CLE-min Rk 59 192 10 59 25 59 .281 .364 .890
1988 22 CLE-min A 91 331 8 57 38 76 .290 .370 .799
1989 23 CLE-min AA 124 404 21 73 51 87 .292 .380 .889
1990 24 CLE-min AAA 98 288 6 50 43 52 .281 .374 .770
1991 25 OAK-min AA,AAA 128 423 23 75 89 89 .272 .400 .896
1992 26 OAK-min AAA 112 396 17 74 60 84 .351 .439 1.025
1992 26 OAK AL 24 53 3 9 5 15 .264 .339 .830 137
1993 27 OAK-min AAA 13 50 1 9 6 9 .360 .429 .929
1993 27 OAK AL 123 427 19 63 49 101 .290 .367 .840 131 RoY-7
1994 28 OAK AL 83 278 15 48 38 61 .266 .357 .832 122
1995 29 ORX-JP Fgn 122 418 27 70 74 130 .244 .369 .859
1996 30 ORX-JP Fgn 124 430 32 111 74 143 .274 .389 .943
1997 31 ORX-JP Fgn 131 472 25 98 82 137 .265 .377 .831
1998 32 ORX-JP Fgn 108 389 28 76 51 108 .288 .383 .959
1999 33 ORX-JP Fgn 74 252 17 52 48 65 .262 .390 .886
2000 34 ORX-JP Fgn 55 156 7 28 25 47 .224 .341 .738
DOO · KBO
3 Yrs 230 758 37 120 92 177 .280 .362 .837 128
162 Game Avg. 162 534 26 85 65 125 .280 .362 .837 128
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 1/15/2015.
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