Todd Matthew Van Poppel
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 5", Weight: 210 lb.
Born: December 9, 1971 in Hinsdale, IL
High School: James W. Martin HS (Arlington, TX) by the Drafted Oakland Athletics in the 1st round (14th pick) of the 1990 amateur draft. Signed July 16, 1990.
( All Transactions) Debut: September 11, 1991 (Age 19)
vs. CHW 4.2 IP, 7 H, 6 SO, 2 BB, 5 ER Teams (by GP): Cubs/Athletics/Rangers/Reds/Pirates/... 1991-2004 Agents: Scott Boras [*] Final Game: October 2, 2004 (Age 32)
vs. PIT 1 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
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News -- July 2013
7/28 Walk-Off Walk: Random Prospect of the Day: William Beckwith: Busy week for the major league squad, but it's time once again to get to know a random prospect from the system. Today, ... News -- April 2013
4/24 Did The Tribe Win Last Night?: The Greatest Summer Ever: Omar Vizquel: This story originally ran on July 14, 2012, but in honor of Omar Vizquel’s birthday today, we re-posted it from our vault. ... News -- December 2012
12/24 Obstructed View: Cubs pitchers kwERA since 2000 and Happy Christmas: The other day GW wrote an article after Edwin Jackson signed with the Cubs. I was curious why he thought 2012 was a down season ...
12/3 mlbreports.com: Braves Selling Low on Hanson and Jurrjens: Moneyball Ain’t Alive in Atlanta People: Monday December 3rd, 2012 Jonathan Hacohen: I was thinking back this week to one of my fave articles from this past year. Being ... News -- October 2012
10/8 Tomahawk Take: Examining The Greatness of Chipper Jones: 22 years after drafting him #1 overall, the Atlanta Braves will no longer be the employer of Chipper Jones. Only ten players ... News -- September 2012
9/11 High Heat Stats: Let youth be served: 2012 makes a mark: Earlier this month, Rangers’ second baseman Jurickson Profar (an early finalist for the All-Name team) made his major league ... News -- July 2012
7/14 Did The Tribe Win Last Night?: The Greatest Summer Ever: Omar Vizquel: Each week through the 26 weeks of the 2012 regular season, DTTWLN will profile and break down the roster of arguably the most ...
7/12 Swingin' A's: All That Glitters is Gold: A Retrospective Look At the Alternate Uniforms of the Oakland A’s: In the late fall of 2010, rumors arose that the A’s would be changing the look of their alternate uniforms for the ...
7/3 T Van Poppel RC Ret Plan: Ryan Cook Named to the AL All Star Squad: Oakland’s new closer Ryan Cook was named to the American League All Star Team in Kansas City earlier today prior to the ... News -- March 2012
3/6 Bus League Baseball: Baseball America’s Two-Timers: Andruw Jones, Joe Mauer, and Bryce Harper: Baseball America released its preseason Top 100 list a few weeks ago, and while they could easily have gone the way of other outlets ... News -- November 2011
11/24 PaulLebowitz.com: MLB CBA—The Draft Changes Explained In Plain English: The changes to the draft are complicated and their understanding is fluid—the reactions to the announcement of the changes ... News -- October 2011
10/6 PaulLebowitz.com: GMs The Second Time Around: With two big general managing jobs open—the Angels and the Cubs—let’s take a look at recognizable title-winning ... News -- July 2011
7/12 T Van Poppel RC Ret Plan: The Inaugural TVPRCRP All-Star Teams: I hate the All Star Game. When I was a kid it was exciting, you got to see the National League play the American League for the ... News -- May 2011
5/18 PaulLebowitz.com: Mocking The Draft: It’s nearly draft time in Major League Baseball and the leeches looking to sell you things, invite webhits or garner viewers ... News -- April 2011
4/15 T Van Poppel RC Ret Plan: Live Blogging: Tigers @ A’s Game 14: 7:28PM PDT: Ouch. Hideki Matsui grounds it straight to Ramon Santiago who then throws on to Miguel Cabrera to complete the 6-3 ... News -- March 2011
3/10 YankeeAnalysts.com: Was Brien Taylor really a “can’t miss” prospect?: Brien Taylor was a highly touted pitcher whose name most Yankee fans will know by the tragic story of the way his career was derailed. ... News -- February 2011
2/14 PaulLebowitz.com: And When I Slam Down The Hammer…: …can you feel it in your heart? Much appreciation for the title to the patron saint of the misérables, Morrissey. Being ...
2/7 T Van Poppel RC Ret Plan: Everything Has Already Been Thought Of: Yesterday I had a post titled, “A Bullpen Usage Revolution” and commenter Ken Arneson noted the idea had been tried ... News -- January 2011
1/23 T Van Poppel RC Ret Plan: Give Me the Gold!: The debut of fashion discussion at the Todd Van Poppel Rookie Card Retirement Plan comes today, inspired by my thinking about ...
1/1 MLBTradeRumors: Jack Of All Trades: Esteban Loaiza: As the year 1971 prepared to close, and Nixon Now's 1972 dawned, a baby named Esteban Loaiza entered the world in Tijuana, Mexico. ... News -- December 2010
12/27 NY Baseball Digest: Should the Yanks Sign Rafael Soriano?: This is a loaded question with an easy answer, but with a caveat. ESPN’s Buster Olney reiterated in his latest column (subscription ... News -- April 2010
4/29 MLBTradeRumors: Largest Contracts In Draft History: It's been 20 years since the Oakland A's sent shockwaves through baseball by signing high school righthander Todd Van Poppel ...