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savafan
04-03-2006, 01:19 AM
http://fantasybaseball.rotoworld.com/content/playerpages/player_main.asp?sport=MLB&lastline=171900&id=64

Royals designated RHP Steve Andrade for assignment.
Unbelievable. First Shane Costa over Aaron Guiel and Chip Ambres and now Steve Stemle over Andrade and Joel Peralta. Either of the alternatives would have been superior. Andrade has awesome minor league numbers and was the best pitcher of the group this spring, and Peralta has the most major league success and arguably the best stuff of the group. Stemle, on the other hand, is an obvious 13th or 14th pitcher. He's nice to have around as Triple-A depth, but if he's beginning the season on the major league roster, the organization is doing something wrong. Or everything wrong, in the case of the Royals. Maybe the three hits allowed and 16 Ks in 11 spring innings will cause some team to claim Andrade off waivers.

http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/A/steve-andrade.shtml


Year Team Name League Age Org. Level W L ERA G GS CG SHO GF SV IP H R ER HR BB SO WP BK h9 hr9 w9 k9 whip
2001 Provo Pio 23 Ana Rk 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 3 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 13.50 0.00 0.00 22.50 1.50
2002 Cedar Rapids Midw 24 Ana A- 1 1 1.16 46 0 0 0 21 11 54.1 30 7 7 1 16 93 12 0 4.97 0.17 2.65 15.40 0.85
2003 Rancho CucamongaCalif 25 Ana A+ 0 0 0.00 3 0 0 0 2 1 3.0 0 0 0 0 3 7 2 0.00 0.00 9.00 21.00 1.00
2003 Arkansas Tex 25 Ana AA 5 1 2.65 36 0 0 0 13 7 51.0 26 16 15 2 19 74 4 4.59 0.35 3.35 13.06 0.88
2004 Arkansas Tex 26 Ana AA 2 2 2.44 34 0 0 0 23 9 48.0 37 16 13 4 12 59 4 6.94 0.75 2.25 11.06 1.02
2004 Salt Lake PCL 26 Ana AAA 0 1 4.61 12 0 0 0 4 3 13.2 15 7 7 1 8 17 0 9.88 0.66 5.27 11.20 1.68
2005 New Hampshire East 27 Tor AA 3 2 1.97 35 0 0 0 3 50.1 23 12 11 3 16 71 4 0 4.11 0.54 2.86 12.70 0.77
Minor League Totals: 5 years 11 7 2.15 167 0 0 0 63 34 222.1 134 58 53 11 74 326 26 0 5.42 0.45 3.00 13.20 0.94

dougdirt
04-03-2006, 02:09 AM
Why has he been in AA for 3 seasons when he has done so well each season...

savafan
04-03-2006, 02:13 AM
Why has he been in AA for 3 seasons when he has done so well each season...

That's a good question, but it appears to have only been 2 seasons. When I looked at it again, the baseball cube had his 2004 season listed twice in the stats. I corrected it.


Edit, nope, you were right, three seasons...2 in the Anaheim organization and one in the Toronto organization. That doesn't make sense.

KronoRed
04-03-2006, 03:58 AM
If the Royals were smart they wouldn't be the royals.

Heath
04-03-2006, 01:24 PM
If the Royals were smart they wouldn't be the royals.

If the Royals were smart they'd be the Yankees.

flyer85
04-03-2006, 01:30 PM
Andrade comes with a slightly above average fastball that is complemented with a funky delivery and a very nasty slider(his out pitch). He is not a power arm but would seem to be a better option than wasting innings on a guy like Rick White.

I for one am bothered by the 4 "very old" guys in the pen. White was never any good but when older players hit the wall it usually comes fast and hard, especially with guys who are relying on locating marginal stuff in the first place.

Falls City Beer
04-03-2006, 01:34 PM
I won't try to defend the Royals' decision except to say maybe it's because the guy's 28 years old. I don't know--just doing my best to understand the Royal worldview.

flyer85
04-03-2006, 01:37 PM
I won't try to defend the Royals' decision except to say maybe it's because the guy's 28 years old. I don't know--just doing my best to understand the Royal worldview.... the Royals had just claimed him off waivers the week before. :dunno:

savafan
04-03-2006, 01:45 PM
I for one am bothered by the 4 "very old" guys in the pen. White was never any good but when older players hit the wall it usually comes fast and hard, especially with guys who are relying on locating marginal stuff in the first place.

Exs. Weber, Ben
Carman, Don
Cadaret, Greg
Viola, Frank
Tekulve, Kent
Bolton, Tom