1999 Upped Deck SP Autograph Lot

1999 UD SP Reggie Taylor

1999 UD SP Reggie Taylor

Reggie Taylor was a 1st Round pick in 1995. He was considered a 5-tool prospect, and was rated one of the Phillies Top 10 prospects for seven straight seasons. While he had plenty of potential, he had trouble translating that into on-field success. From 1995 until 2000, when he finally made the majors, he never had an OBP over .310. While he had power, the lack of on-base skills killed his production. He did have great defense–he would have probably been a perennial Gold Glove winner if he would have made the majors and gotten consistent playing time. But his lack of contact and plate discipline really undermined his game.

1999 UD SP Carlos Castillo

1999 UD SP Carlos Castillo

Carlos Castillo was a 3rd round pick in 1994.  He would go 10-7 with a 1.39 WHIP over parts of four seasons.

1999 UD SP Cesar King

1999 UD SP Cesar King

Cesar King was a well thought of prospect, ranked the #31 prospect of the game entering the 1999 season. He has a great 1997; as a 19 year old in High-A and AA ball he hit .304/.373/.429 with 7 HR. Good numbers, at such a young age, while playing catcher…he looked like a legit prospect. But in 1998 he would struggle in his first full season of AA, hitting .222/.288/.313, and would never get any momentum after that. He would never make the majors.

1999 UD SP Damon Minor

1999 UD SP Damon Minor

Damon Minor was drafted in the 12th round by the San Francisco Giants in 1996. He put up some great numbers in the minors, showing power and getting on base. He broke out in 1997 while at High-A, hitting 31 HR with a .289/.391/.532 slash. He would continue to hit well in AA/AAA, and would make the majors in 2000. But he never really got any consistent at bats in the majors, would bounce between the majors and AAA, and eventually retire in 2006.

1999 UD SP Jason Conti

1999 UD SP Jason Conti

Jason Conti was a 32nd round pick in 1996. Twice he ranked as one of Arizona’s Top 20 prospects. He was a top notch defensive player, but in the majors struggled with both strikeouts and his lack of power.

1999 UD SP Jesus Sanchez

1999 UD SP Jesus Sanchez

Jesus Sanchez had a weird career.  He was signed in 1992, had a very nice run in the minors, and joined the Marlins in 1998.  He would stay in the majors until 2004, generally being fringe roster arm who spent a lot of time on the bus between the AAA and Major league team.

Despite not playing ball in the majors since 2004, he was still in organized ball until 2012, playing with a variety of foreign and independent teams.

1999 UD SP Kevin Witt

1999 UD SP Kevin Witt

Kevin Witt was drafted in the 1st Round of the 1994 draft.  He was a minor league power hitter, hitting at least 20 HR in eight seasons.  Despite his power, he struggled with the K’s.  He would be rated one of the Blue Jays Top 5 prospects for the 1999 season, but he would never stick in the majors.  He would spend parts of five seasons in the bigs, only getting more than 100 at bats once.

1999 UD SP Mark Kotsay

1999 UD SP Mark Kotsay

Mark Kotsay had a nice career.  He was a 1st Round pick in 1996, and would go on to have a 17 season career.  He would retire with a career .767 OPS.

Year Age Tm Lg G AB HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+
1996 20 FLA-min A 17 60 2 8 3 0 16 8 .283 .436 .467 .903
1997 21 FLA-min AA 114 438 20 77 17 5 75 65 .306 .405 .514 .919
1997 21 FLA NL 14 52 0 4 3 0 4 7 .192 .250 .250 .500 35
1998 22 FLA NL 154 578 11 68 10 5 34 61 .279 .318 .403 .721 94
1999 23 FLA NL 148 495 8 50 7 6 29 50 .271 .306 .402 .708 83
2000 24 FLA NL 152 530 12 57 19 9 42 46 .298 .347 .443 .791 104
2001 25 SDP NL 119 406 10 58 13 5 48 58 .291 .366 .441 .807 116
2002 26 SDP NL 153 578 17 61 11 9 59 89 .292 .359 .452 .810 122
2003 27 SDP NL 128 482 7 38 6 3 56 82 .266 .343 .384 .726 97
2004 28 OAK AL 148 606 15 63 8 5 55 70 .314 .370 .459 .829 116
2005 29 OAK AL 139 582 15 82 5 5 40 51 .280 .325 .421 .746 97
2006 30 OAK AL 129 502 7 59 6 3 44 55 .275 .332 .386 .719 88
2007 31 OAK AL 56 206 1 20 1 1 19 20 .214 .279 .296 .575 56
2008 32 TOT MLB 110 402 6 49 2 4 32 45 .276 .329 .403 .732 92
2008 32 ATL NL 88 318 6 37 2 3 25 34 .289 .340 .418 .758 100
2008 32 BOS AL 22 84 0 12 0 1 7 11 .226 .286 .345 .631 62
2009 33 TOT AL 67 187 4 23 3 2 15 21 .278 .327 .390 .717 84
2009 33 BOS AL 27 74 1 5 2 1 4 12 .257 .291 .324 .615 59
2009 33 CHW AL 40 113 3 18 1 1 11 9 .292 .349 .434 .783 101
2010 34 CHW AL 107 327 8 31 1 3 32 36 .239 .306 .376 .683 83
2011 35 MIL NL 104 233 3 31 3 0 21 27 .270 .329 .373 .703 91
2012 36 SDP NL 82 143 2 14 0 2 11 14 .259 .314 .357 .671 90
2013 37 SDP NL 104 155 1 12 0 2 13 25 .194 .253 .226 .479 40
17 Yrs 1914 6464 127 720 98 64 554 757 .276 .332 .404 .737 96
162 Game Avg. 162 547 11 61 8 5 47 64 .276 .332 .404 .737 96
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Generated 9/1/2015.
1999 UD SP Matt Karchner

1999 UD SP Matt Karchner

Matt Karchner

Drafted by the Kansas City Royals in the 8th round of the 1989 amateur draft.

Year Age Tm Lg W L ERA G GS GF SV IP H BB SO ERA+ FIP WHIP
1995 28 CHW AL 4 2 1.69 31 0 10 0 32.0 33 12 24 269 3.63 1.406
1996 29 CHW AL 7 4 5.76 50 0 13 1 59.1 61 41 46 83 5.99 1.719
1997 30 CHW AL 3 1 2.91 52 0 25 15 52.2 50 26 30 152 4.44 1.443
1998 31 TOT MLB 5 5 5.15 61 0 26 11 64.2 63 33 52 88 4.99 1.485
1998 31 CHW AL 2 4 5.15 32 0 23 11 36.2 33 19 30 89 4.18 1.418
1998 31 CHC NL 3 1 5.14 29 0 3 0 28.0 30 14 22 86 6.07 1.571
1999 32 CHC NL 1 0 2.50 16 0 2 0 18.0 16 9 9 182 6.13 1.389
2000 33 CHC NL 1 1 6.14 13 0 5 0 14.2 19 11 5 76 7.36 2.045
6 Yrs 21 13 4.21 223 0 81 27 241.1 242 132 166 109 5.17 1.550
162 Game Avg. 6 4 4.21 68 0 25 8 74 74 40 51 109 5.17 1.550
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Generated 9/1/2015.
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