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Mike Venafro    \VEN-a-fro\

Michael Robert Venafro

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 170 lb.

Born: August 2, 1973 in Takoma Park, Maryland, US
High School: Paul VI HS (Fairfax, VA)
School: James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA)

Drafted by the Texas Rangers in the 29th round of the 1995 MLB June Amateur Draft from James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA).

Major League Stats

Minors Pitching

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1995 21 -0.2 Hudson Valley NYPL A- TEX 9 1 .900 2.13 32 0 12 0 0 2 50.2 37 13 12 0 21 2 32 5 3 1 200 1.145 6.6 0.0 3.7 5.7 1.52
1996 22 0.7 Charleston SC SALL A TEX 1 3 .250 3.51 50 0 42 0 0 19 59.0 57 27 23 0 21 3 62 3 0 13 258 1.322 8.7 0.0 3.2 9.5 2.95
1997 23 0.2 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA TEX 4 3 .571 3.43 46 0 36 0 0 11 60.1 64 29 23 3 33 1 48 3 0 2 271 1.608 9.5 0.4 4.9 7.2 1.45
1997 23 0.6 Port Charlotte FLOR A+ TEX 4 2 .667 3.43 35 0 27 0 0 10 44.2 51 17 17 2 21 1 35 1 0 1 196 1.612 10.3 0.4 4.2 7.1 1.67
1997 23 -1.1 Tulsa TL AA TEX 0 1 .000 3.45 11 0 9 0 0 1 15.2 13 12 6 1 12 0 13 2 0 1 75 1.596 7.5 0.6 6.9 7.5 1.08
1998 24 -1.0 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA TEX 3 4 .429 3.89 59 0 43 0 0 14 69.1 61 33 30 8 36 0 60 3 0 4 305 1.399 7.9 1.0 4.7 7.8 1.67
1998 24 -0.4 Tulsa TL AA TEX 3 4 .429 3.10 46 0 39 0 0 14 52.1 42 21 18 5 26 0 45 1 0 3 223 1.299 7.2 0.9 4.5 7.7 1.73
1998 24 -2.7 Oklahoma PCL AAA TEX 0 0 6.35 13 0 4 0 0 0 17.0 19 12 12 3 10 0 15 2 0 1 82 1.706 10.1 1.6 5.3 7.9 1.50
1999 25 -1.8 Oklahoma PCL AAA TEX 0 0 5.40 6 0 3 0 0 1 11.2 16 7 7 2 0 0 7 0 0 0 46 1.371 12.3 1.5 0.0 5.4
2002 28 0.9 Sacramento PCL AAA OAK 0 1 .000 6.97 8 0 2 0 0 0 10.1 12 8 8 2 1 0 14 2 0 0 46 1.258 10.5 1.7 0.9 12.2 14.00
2003 29 1.8 New Orleans PCL AAA HOU 2 1 .667 3.54 23 0 9 0 0 0 28.0 35 11 11 0 5 1 11 1 0 2 121 1.429 11.2 0.0 1.6 3.5 2.20
2004 30 2.6 2 Teams 1 Lg AAA KCR,LAD 2 5 .286 4.64 40 0 17 0 0 3 64.0 78 35 33 8 21 2 45 5 0 3 296 1.547 11.0 1.1 3.0 6.3 2.14
2004 30 2.6 Las Vegas, Omaha PCL AAA KCR,LAD 2 5 .286 4.64 40 0 17 0 0 3 64.0 78 35 33 8 21 2 45 5 0 3 296 1.547 11.0 1.1 3.0 6.3 2.14
2004 30 2.6 Omaha PCL AAA KCR 2 4 .333 4.37 35 0 15 0 0 2 57.2 70 30 28 8 19 2 41 4 0 3 266 1.543 10.9 1.2 3.0 6.4 2.16
2004 30 2.6 Las Vegas PCL AAA LAD 0 1 .000 7.11 5 0 2 0 0 1 6.1 8 5 5 0 2 0 4 1 0 0 30 1.579 11.4 0.0 2.8 5.7 2.00
2005 31 3.6 Las Vegas PCL AAA LAD 0 1 .000 6.85 53 0 13 0 0 1 44.2 60 38 34 4 35 5 24 5 0 0 224 2.127 12.1 0.8 7.1 4.8 0.69
2006 32 5.0 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA CIN,COL 3 1 .750 2.35 56 0 13 0 0 2 38.1 29 10 10 1 13 3 28 2 0 3 155 1.096 6.8 0.2 3.1 6.6 2.15
2006 32 5.0 Louisville IL AAA CIN 0 0 2.45 36 0 8 0 0 2 22.0 19 6 6 0 8 3 18 1 0 1 92 1.227 7.8 0.0 3.3 7.4 2.25
2006 32 5.1 Colorado Springs PCL AAA COL 3 1 .750 2.20 20 0 5 0 0 0 16.1 10 4 4 1 5 0 10 1 0 2 63 0.918 5.5 0.6 2.8 5.5 2.00
2007 33 5.9 3 Teams 2 Lgs AAA TOR,MIN,STL 1 2 .333 4.65 51 0 14 0 0 2 50.1 61 27 26 2 20 1 28 7 0 3 231 1.609 10.9 0.4 3.6 5.0 1.40
2007 33 6.0 Memphis PCL AAA STL 0 1 .000 12.79 8 0 2 0 0 0 6.1 13 9 9 0 6 0 5 1 0 2 38 3.000 18.5 0.0 8.5 7.1 0.83
2007 33 5.9 Syracuse, Rochester IL AAA MIN,TOR 1 1 .500 3.48 43 0 12 0 0 2 44.0 48 18 17 2 14 1 23 6 0 1 193 1.409 9.8 0.4 2.9 4.7 1.64
2007 33 5.9 Rochester IL AAA MIN 1 0 1.000 5.40 12 0 4 0 0 2 11.2 13 7 7 0 7 0 5 4 0 0 59 1.714 10.0 0.0 5.4 3.9 0.71
2007 33 5.9 Syracuse IL AAA TOR 0 1 .000 2.78 31 0 8 0 0 0 32.1 35 11 10 2 7 1 18 2 0 1 134 1.299 9.7 0.6 1.9 5.0 2.57
11 Seasons 25 22 .532 4.01 424 0 204 0 0 55 486.2 510 238 217 30 206 18 359 36 3 31 2153 1.471 9.4 0.6 3.8 6.6 1.74
A- (1 season) A- 9 1 .900 2.13 32 0 12 0 0 2 50.2 37 13 12 0 21 2 32 5 3 1 200 1.145 6.6 0.0 3.7 5.7 1.52
A (1 season) A 1 3 .250 3.51 50 0 42 0 0 19 59.0 57 27 23 0 21 3 62 3 0 13 258 1.322 8.7 0.0 3.2 9.5 2.95
A+ (1 season) A+ 4 2 .667 3.43 35 0 27 0 0 10 44.2 51 17 17 2 21 1 35 1 0 1 196 1.612 10.3 0.4 4.2 7.1 1.67
AA (2 seasons) AA 3 5 .375 3.18 57 0 48 0 0 15 68.0 55 33 24 6 38 0 58 3 0 4 298 1.368 7.3 0.8 5.0 7.7 1.53
AAA (8 seasons) AAA 8 11 .421 4.80 250 0 75 0 0 9 264.1 310 148 141 22 105 12 172 24 0 12 1201 1.570 10.6 0.7 3.6 5.9 1.64

Minors Batting

Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1995 21 0.0 Hudson Valley NYPL A- TEX 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1996 22 0.8 Charleston SC SALL A TEX 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 23 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA TEX 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 23 0.4 Port Charlotte FLOR A+ TEX 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1997 23 -1.0 Tulsa TL AA TEX 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 24 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA TEX 59 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 24 -0.1 Tulsa TL AA TEX 46 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1998 24 -2.9 Oklahoma PCL AAA TEX 13 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1999 25 -2.0 Oklahoma PCL AAA TEX 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2002 28 0.9 Sacramento PCL AAA OAK 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2003 29 1.7 New Orleans PCL AAA HOU 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 30 2.8 2 Teams 1 Lg AAA LAD,KCR 40 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 30 2.8 Las Vegas,Omaha PCL AAA KCR,LAD 40 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 30 2.8 Omaha PCL AAA KCR 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2004 30 2.8 Las Vegas PCL AAA LAD 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 31 3.7 Las Vegas PCL AAA LAD 53 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 32 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA CIN,COL 56 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 32 4.7 Louisville IL AAA CIN 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2006 32 5.2 Colorado Springs PCL AAA COL 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 33 3 Teams 2 Lgs AAA TOR,STL,MIN 51 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 33 6.0 Memphis PCL AAA STL 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 33 5.5 Syracuse,Rochester IL AAA MIN,TOR 43 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 33 5.5 Rochester IL AAA MIN 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 33 5.5 Syracuse IL AAA TOR 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
11 Seasons 424 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
A- (1 season) A- 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A (1 season) A 50 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A+ (1 season) A+ 35 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AA (2 seasons) AA 57 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
AAA (8 seasons) AAA 250 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

Minors Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G CG Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/G SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Rctch Rtz
1995 21 Hudson Valley NYPL A- TEX P 32 23 5 17 1 3 .957 0.69
1996 22 Charleston SC SALL A TEX P 50 24 4 17 3 1 .875 0.42
1997 23 2 Teams 2 Lgs A+-AA TEX P 46 25 12 13 0 1 1.000 0.54 2 4 67%
1997 23 Port Charlotte FLOR A+ TEX P 35 19 8 11 0 1 1.000 0.54 2 4 67%
1997 23 Tulsa TL AA TEX P 11 6 4 2 0 0 1.000 0.55 0 0
1998 24 2 Teams 2 Lgs AA-AAA TEX P 59 20 4 14 2 0 .900 0.31 3 0 0%
1998 24 Tulsa TL AA TEX P 46 13 4 8 1 0 .923 0.26 2 0 0%
1998 24 Oklahoma PCL AAA TEX P 13 7 0 6 1 0 .857 0.46 1 0 0%
1999 25 Oklahoma PCL AAA TEX P 6 6 1 5 0 0 1.000 1.00 1 3 75%
2002 28 Sacramento PCL AAA OAK P 8 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 0.25 1 0 0%
2003 29 New Orleans PCL AAA HOU P 23 9 4 4 1 0 .889 0.35 3 1 25%
2004 30 2 Teams 1 Lg AAA LAD,KCR P 40 16 0 16 0 2 1.000 0.40
2004 30 Las Vegas, Omaha PCL AAA KCR,LAD P 40 16 0 16 0 2 1.000 0.40
2004 30 Omaha PCL AAA KCR P 35 13 0 13 0 2 1.000 0.37
2004 30 Las Vegas PCL AAA LAD P 5 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 0.60
2005 31 Las Vegas PCL AAA LAD P 53 16 4 11 1 1 .938 0.28 1 0 0%
2006 32 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA CIN,COL P 56 10 2 8 0 0 1.000 0.18 0 0
2006 32 Louisville IL AAA CIN P 36 6 1 5 0 0 1.000 0.17 0 0
2006 32 Colorado Springs PCL AAA COL P 20 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 0.20 0 0
2007 33 3 Teams 2 Lgs AAA TOR,MIN,STL P 51 16 6 9 1 1 .938 0.29 3 2 40%
2007 33 Syracuse, Rochester IL AAA MIN,TOR P 43 13 6 6 1 1 .923 0.28 1 2 67%
2007 33 Memphis PCL AAA STL P 8 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 0.38 2 0 0%
2007 33 Syracuse IL AAA TOR P 31 11 5 5 1 1 .909 0.32 1 2 67%
2007 33 Rochester IL AAA MIN P 12 2 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.17 0 0
11 Seasons 424 167 42 116 9 9 .946 0.37 14 10 42%
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff
1995 21 Hudson Valley Renegades New York-Pennsylvania League A- TEX
1996 22 Charleston RiverDogs South Atlantic League A TEX
1997 23 Tulsa Drillers Texas League AA TEX
1997 23 Port Charlotte Rangers Florida State League A+ TEX
1998 24 Tulsa Drillers Texas League AA TEX
1998 24 Oklahoma RedHawks Pacific Coast League AAA TEX
1999 25 Oklahoma RedHawks Pacific Coast League AAA TEX
1999 25 Texas Rangers American League MLB TEX 1 1999-04-24 1999-10-01
2000 26 Texas Rangers American League MLB TEX 1 2000-04-04 2000-10-01
2001 27 Texas Rangers American League MLB TEX 1 2001-04-01 2001-10-04
2002 28 Sacramento River Cats Pacific Coast League AAA OAK 2002-08-01 2002-09-01
2002 28 Oakland Athletics American League MLB OAK 1 2002-04-02 2002-09-22
2003 29 New Orleans Zephyrs Pacific Coast League AAA HOU
2003 29 Tampa Bay Devil Rays American League MLB TBD 1 2003-04-01 2003-06-24
2004 30 Omaha Royals Pacific Coast League AAA KCR 1 2004-04-25 2004-08-06
2004 30 Los Angeles Dodgers National League MLB LAD 1 2004-08-16 2004-10-02
2004 30 Las Vegas 51s Pacific Coast League AAA LAD 2 2004-08-10 2004-08-30
2005 31 Las Vegas 51s Pacific Coast League AAA LAD 2005-04-07 2005-09-01
2006 32 Louisville Bats International League AAA CIN 2006-04-14 2006-07-08
2006 32 Colorado Springs Sky Sox Pacific Coast League AAA COL 2006-07-21 2006-09-04
2006 32 Colorado Rockies National League MLB COL 1 2006-09-09 2006-09-30
2007 33 Memphis Redbirds Pacific Coast League AAA STL 2007-08-16 2007-09-01
2007 33 Rochester Red Wings International League AAA MIN 1 2007-04-07 2007-05-09
2007 33 Syracuse Chiefs International League AAA TOR 2 2007-05-13 2007-07-28

Sabr ID: 3b08b670

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