Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Guess This Potential Juicer?

It's fun (although probably unfair) to look at a players number's, add in other factors, and speculate. Take this guy, for instance. Forged himself a decent career in the late 80s/early 90s. Then, during his contract year, has a huge surge of power numbers...at age 34. Gets his contract, goes to Team B, and those same numbers fall to pre-contract year levels. Coincidence? Perhaps. Oh, and Team A was loaded with guys thought to be on the juice.

Any Guesses?


Year, Age, Team, Homers, RBI, BA, OBP, Slugging
1986 24 Team A 2 4 .333 .375 .733
1987 25 Team A 16 56 . 284 .349 .463
1988 26 Team A 9 51 .265 .334 .402
1989 27 Team A 7 42 .273 .319 .352
1990 28 Team A 9 57 .251 .291 .372
1991 29 Team A 6 67 .274 .312 .386
1992 30 Team A 12 53 .279 .345 .411
1993 31 Team A 10 43 .285 .333 .416
1995 33 Team A 15 65 .278 .322 .458
1996 34 Team A 35 100 .272 .342 .529
1997 35 Team B 12 54 .248 .302 .394
1998 36 Team B 14 54 .242 .310 .410
1999 37 Team B 4 42 .284 .358 .391


****UPDATE****

Rex from the sweet blog "I-94 Sports" gets some extra credit. It seems 1996 was a completely F-ed up statistical season. Guys like friggin Geronimo Berroa hit 32 bombs. Click here for more messed up anomalies.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

terry steinbeck -catcher for the A's

woziszeus said...

Bill Spiers?

Anonymous said...

Judge rules Terry Steinbech-catcher for the A's and team B is the twins

brad said...

Bingo - that sure didn't take long, not with Anonymous on the prowl. Is Terry Steinbach a roider? You be the judge.

Sconnie86 said...

Thats a Brady Anderson-esque jump

KL Snow said...

I had Javy Lopez as my initial guess, but his big jump was '98, not '96.

Tim said...

What a fella won't do to get the hell out of Oakland:

MC Hammer: Wear really big pants
Tom Hanks: Star in Bossum Buddies
Digital Underground: Have Tupac Killed
Terry Steinbach: Have Jose Canseco stick a needle in your ass

DOGY said...

FWIW... I don't think Brady Anderson 'roided. I just think he had a freak year.

rex jaybels said...

1996, what a year. How about these numbers:

1996 HRs - Previous High
Brady Anderson 50 - 21 (Yikes)
Ellis Burks 40 - 21
Ken Caminiti 40 - 26
Ed Sprague 36 - 18
Geronimo Berroa 36 - 22
John Jaha 34 - 20
Benito Santiago 30 - 18
Jeff King 30 - 18
Bernard Gilkey 30 - 17

The list off oddities goes on. I can not accuse all of these players of juicing but, something was amiss. There are even players you would never accuse who have strange spikes in numbers, especially at odd times in their career.

sammy sosa said...

This was my one down year

Goldy said...

I would just like to point out Tim's awesome Digital Underground reference. Tupac's big break was on "Same Song" which was probably DU's best song.

rex said...

Thanks for the love Brad.

Keep Hackin'!!