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1997 Visalia Oaks

1997 > Class Adv A > 1997 California League (Freeway)
Overall: 71-69
Scored 763 runs, Allowed 809 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 66-74

Affiliation: Oakland Athletics-AL
Manager: Tony DeFrancesco
Represented: Visalia, CA
Ballpark: Recreation Park (II) (Visalia, CA), Recreation Park (II) (Visalia, CA) and Recreation Park (II) (Visalia, CA)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1996 / 1998

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Name Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 Danny Ardoin 22 43 171 145 16 34 7 1 3 19 0 1 21 39 .234 .347 .359 .706 52 3 4 1 0 0
2 D.J. Boston* 25 14 55 49 7 11 3 0 1 4 0 0 5 13 .224 .309 .347 .656 17 0 1 0 0 0
3 MacGregor Byers 22 18 59 53 8 12 5 1 0 9 2 1 6 15 .226 .305 .358 .664 19 1 0 0 0 0
4 Dionys Cesar# 20 97 335 285 60 68 16 2 1 11 10 12 43 79 .239 .340 .319 .660 91 5 1 6 0 1
5 Eric Chavez* 19 134 564 520 67 141 30 3 18 100 13 7 37 91 .271 .321 .444 .765 231 20 2 3 2 1
6 Ryan Christenson 23 83 384 308 69 90 18 8 13 54 20 11 70 72 .292 .425 .529 .954 163 4 2 3 1 1
7 Jeff DaVanon# 23 119 501 408 70 104 17 3 6 38 23 14 81 101 .255 .377 .355 .732 145 7 0 10 2 1
8 Joe Espada 21 118 536 445 90 122 7 3 3 39 46 17 72 69 .274 .384 .324 .707 144 6 9 7 3 1
9 Duane Filchner* 24 126 508 432 59 111 30 3 11 55 6 3 66 76 .257 .356 .417 .773 180 6 3 3 4 1
10 Ramon Hernandez 21 86 384 332 57 120 21 2 15 85 2 4 35 47 .361 .427 .572 .999 190 5 9 0 8 1
11 Mike Koerner* 21 32 100 85 13 16 3 2 2 12 2 3 8 27 .188 .278 .341 .620 29 2 3 3 1 0
12 Eddie Lara 21 13 50 45 10 10 4 0 1 3 1 1 4 9 .222 .300 .378 .678 17 0 1 0 0 0
13 Todd Mensik* 22 15 53 45 3 9 1 0 1 6 0 0 6 11 .200 .302 .289 .591 13 2 1 0 1 0
14 Alex Miranda* 25 11 26 23 2 4 1 1 0 4 0 1 3 9 .174 .269 .304 .574 7 0 0 0 0 0
15 David Newhan* 23 67 295 241 52 67 15 2 7 48 9 3 44 58 .278 .389 .444 .833 107 5 3 2 5 2
16 Troy Penix* 25 49 166 154 13 32 7 0 5 23 0 2 9 46 .208 .253 .351 .604 54 1 1 0 2 0
17 Roberto Ramirez 27 63 264 242 28 72 12 1 3 29 4 3 19 46 .298 .348 .393 .741 95 5 1 0 2 1
18 Troy Rauer 24 90 331 299 37 66 14 3 7 31 5 5 25 100 .221 .281 .358 .639 107 4 1 4 2 0
19 Dave Slemmer 24 115 453 404 70 113 25 1 10 64 11 3 44 83 .280 .354 .421 .775 170 9 3 1 1 1
20 Roberto Vaz* 22 19 83 73 9 26 5 0 3 13 2 5 8 10 .356 .420 .548 .968 40 4 0 2 0 0
21 Wilfredo Ventura 20 62 198 184 23 36 5 0 6 23 1 0 9 64 .196 .235 .321 .555 59 5 1 2 2 0
21 Players 22.4 140 5516 4772 763 1264 246 36 116 670 157 96 615 1065 .265 .352 .404 .756 1930 94 46 47 36 11
* - bats left-handed, # - bats both, else - bats right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors
Only players for whom we have stats are shown. See roster for more complete team list.

Team Pitching

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Name Age 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
1 Todd Abbott 23 11 10 .524 5.93 31 20 1 0 0 0 121.1 146 100 80 17 63 2 70 3 0 11 575 1.723 10.8 1.3 4.7 5.2 1.11
2 Oscar Abreu 21 0 1 .000 14.66 5 2 0 0 0 0 11.2 19 23 19 6 10 0 14 0 0 1 65 2.486 14.7 4.6 7.7 10.8 1.40
3 Benito Baez* 20 5 5 .500 3.54 16 15 0 1 0 0 96.2 83 40 38 8 28 0 87 3 1 0 393 1.148 7.7 0.7 2.6 8.1 3.11
4 Brad Blumenstock 22 0 0 13.89 9 0 3 0 0 0 11.2 22 18 18 1 11 1 3 0 0 2 67 2.829 17.0 0.8 8.5 2.3 0.27
5 Billy Brewer* 29 0 0 0.00 2 2 0 0 0 0 3.0 1 1 0 0 4 0 5 0 0 0 15 1.667 3.0 0.0 12.0 15.0 1.25
6 Dionys Cesar 20 0 0 9.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 6 3.000 18.0 0.0 9.0 0.0 0.00
7 Eric DuBose* 21 1 3 .250 7.04 10 9 0 0 0 0 38.1 43 37 30 4 28 0 39 5 3 6 194 1.852 10.1 0.9 6.6 9.2 1.39
8 Duane Filchner* 24 0 0 22.50 2 0 2 0 0 0 2.0 7 5 5 1 2 0 3 0 0 0 15 4.500 31.5 4.5 9.0 13.5 1.50
9 Kevin Gregg 19 6 8 .429 5.70 25 24 0 0 0 0 115.1 116 81 73 8 74 0 136 5 0 28 534 1.647 9.1 0.6 5.8 10.6 1.84
10 Chad Harville 20 0 0 5.79 14 0 1 0 0 0 18.2 25 14 12 2 13 1 24 0 3 1 92 2.036 12.1 1.0 6.3 11.6 1.85
11 Mike Holmes 21 2 1 .667 3.81 16 0 11 0 0 3 28.1 28 13 12 5 4 0 20 0 0 1 116 1.129 8.9 1.6 1.3 6.4 5.00
12 Bob Kazmirski 25 1 1 .500 16.62 5 0 3 0 0 1 4.1 11 9 8 3 5 2 6 0 0 1 30 3.692 22.8 6.2 10.4 12.5 1.20
13 Brian Kern 23 3 0 1.000 7.60 23 0 9 0 0 1 34.1 42 38 29 5 28 1 39 2 3 7 178 2.039 11.0 1.3 7.3 10.2 1.39
14 Brett Laxton 23 11 5 .688 2.99 29 22 2 0 0 0 138.2 141 62 46 7 50 0 121 11 0 14 606 1.377 9.2 0.5 3.2 7.9 2.42
15 Kevin Mlodik 22 8 9 .471 5.44 35 19 3 0 0 0 129.0 164 86 78 17 42 1 91 5 2 7 580 1.597 11.4 1.2 2.9 6.3 2.17
16 Chris Morrison 25 3 3 .500 3.84 48 0 21 0 0 2 79.2 92 46 34 2 39 4 43 6 0 8 366 1.644 10.4 0.2 4.4 4.9 1.10
17 Jake O'Dell 23 8 5 .615 4.54 27 27 0 1 1 0 150.2 159 86 76 17 47 0 117 11 0 10 648 1.367 9.5 1.0 2.8 7.0 2.49
18 Jose Paulino 20 3 2 .600 4.54 39 0 7 0 0 2 83.1 89 48 42 7 32 1 67 1 0 6 363 1.452 9.6 0.8 3.5 7.2 2.09
19 Juan Perez* 24 3 6 .333 2.78 53 0 25 0 0 8 64.2 47 30 20 6 24 4 66 1 1 7 266 1.098 6.5 0.8 3.3 9.2 2.75
20 Joe Petcka 26 0 1 .000 23.62 4 0 0 0 0 0 2.2 8 8 7 1 6 0 1 0 0 1 22 5.250 27.0 3.4 20.2 3.4 0.17
21 Andy Smith 22 3 7 .300 3.82 42 0 14 0 0 1 70.2 77 40 30 7 39 6 67 4 1 9 330 1.642 9.8 0.9 5.0 8.5 1.72
22 Todd Weinberg* 25 3 2 .600 4.26 38 0 35 0 0 20 38.0 33 23 18 1 22 2 39 0 0 5 166 1.447 7.8 0.2 5.2 9.2 1.77
22 Players 22.5 71 69 .507 4.89 140 140 138 2 3 38 1244.0 1355 809 676 125 572 25 1058 57 14 126 5627 1.549 9.8 0.9 4.1 7.7 1.85
* - throws left-handed, # - throws both, else - throws right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors

Team Fielding--By Pos

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer

C

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
Ramon Hernandez 80 564 77 16 5 .976 8.01 11 56 41 42%
Danny Ardoin 41 308 35 4 2 .988 8.37 6 36 15 29%
Wilfredo Ventura 33 186 21 9 0 .958 6.27 8 29 10 26%

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Dave Slemmer 72 510 41 7 33 .987 7.65
Troy Penix 43 304 19 3 24 .991 7.51
D.J. Boston 14 131 11 3 15 .979 10.14
Todd Mensik 13 101 10 3 4 .974 8.54
Wilfredo Ventura 13 79 6 3 3 .966 6.54
Alex Miranda 11 61 6 0 3 1.000 6.09
MacGregor Byers 4 25 0 1 2 .962 6.25
Danny Ardoin 3 21 3 0 1 1.000 8.00
Ramon Hernandez 2 13 3 0 0 1.000 8.00

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
David Newhan 60 123 157 10 28 .966 4.67
Dionys Cesar 52 89 122 6 17 .972 4.06
Dave Slemmer 38 63 91 4 20 .975 4.05
Eddie Lara 10 17 22 4 3 .907 3.90

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Eric Chavez 118 84 268 32 10 .917 2.98
Dionys Cesar 14 9 28 5 3 .881 2.64
Dave Slemmer 11 2 14 2 0 .889 1.45
Danny Ardoin 1 2 0 1 0 .667 2.00
Eddie Lara 1 0 4 0 1 1.000 4.00

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Joe Espada 117 196 346 32 50 .944 4.63
Dionys Cesar 28 44 65 13 14 .893 3.89
Eddie Lara 3 4 6 1 2 .909 3.33

LF

CF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Ryan Christenson 81
Mike Koerner 30
Roberto Ramirez 28
Roberto Vaz 6
Jeff DaVanon 5
Troy Rauer 2

RF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jeff DaVanon 96
Troy Rauer 20
Roberto Ramirez 19
Roberto Vaz 17
MacGregor Byers 2
Dionys Cesar 1
Mike Koerner 1

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jeff DaVanon 107 166 17 10 3 .948 1.71
Ryan Christenson 81 164 4 3 0 .982 2.07
Troy Rauer 80 116 6 9 0 .931 1.53
Roberto Ramirez 61 100 7 4 2 .964 1.75
Duane Filchner 56 60 2 1 0 .984 1.11
Mike Koerner 31 45 3 0 0 1.000 1.55
Roberto Vaz 19 37 3 1 0 .976 2.11
MacGregor Byers 10 13 1 0 0 1.000 1.40
Dionys Cesar 2 3 1 0 0 1.000 2.00
Danny Ardoin 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
Dave Slemmer 1 0 0 0 0 0.00

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Juan Perez 53 5 11 1 1 .941 0.30
Chris Morrison 48 10 20 1 0 .968 0.63
Andy Smith 42 5 14 1 0 .950 0.45
Jose Paulino 39 6 9 1 0 .938 0.38
Todd Weinberg 38 3 5 0 0 1.000 0.21
Kevin Mlodik 35 8 16 2 1 .923 0.69
Todd Abbott 31 14 13 1 1 .964 0.87
Brett Laxton 29 13 26 3 0 .929 1.34
Jake O'Dell 27 11 23 2 0 .944 1.26
Kevin Gregg 25 2 8 3 1 .769 0.40
Brian Kern 23 2 5 0 0 1.000 0.30
Benito Baez 16 1 22 0 0 1.000 1.44
Mike Holmes 16 3 3 1 1 .857 0.38
Chad Harville 14 3 2 0 0 1.000 0.36
Eric DuBose 10 3 6 1 0 .900 0.90
Brad Blumenstock 9 0 0 0 0 0.00
Oscar Abreu 5 1 1 3 0 .400 0.40
Bob Kazmirski 5 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.20
Joe Petcka 4 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.50
Billy Brewer 2 0 0 0 0 0.00
Duane Filchner 2 0 0 0 0 0.00
Dionys Cesar 1 0 0 0 0 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Todd Abbott 23 R R 6' 4.0" 200 Sep 13, 1973 Little Rock, AR, US
Oscar Abreu 21 R R 6' 1.0" 175 Feb 21, 1976 Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, DO
Danny Ardoin 22 R R 6' 0.0" 205 Jul 8, 1974 Mamou, LA, US
Benito Baez 20 L L 6' 0.0" 160 May 6, 1977 Bonao, Monsenor Nouel, DO
Brad Blumenstock 22 R R 6' 6.0" 225 Feb 19, 1975 Carbondale, IL, US
D.J. Boston 25 L L 6' 7.0" 230 Sep 6, 1971 Cincinnati, OH, US
Billy Brewer 29 L L 6' 1.0" 175 Apr 15, 1968 Fort Worth, TX, US
MacGregor Byers 22 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Jul 22, 1974 Houston, TX, US
Dionys Cesar 20 S R 6' 1.0" 194 Sep 27, 1976 Yamasa, Monte Plata, DO
Eric Chavez 19 L R 6' 1.0" 215 Dec 7, 1977 Los Angeles, CA, US
Ryan Christenson 23 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Mar 28, 1974 Redlands, CA, US
Jeff DaVanon 23 S R 6' 0.0" 185 Dec 8, 1973 San Diego, CA, US
Eric DuBose 21 L L 6' 3.0" 230 May 15, 1976 Bradenton, FL, US
Joe Espada 21 R R 5' 10.0" 175 Aug 30, 1975 Santurce, PR
Duane Filchner 24 L L 6' 1.0" 185 Feb 28, 1973 Allentown, PA, US
Kevin Gregg 19 R R 6' 6.0" 245 Jun 20, 1978 Corvallis, OR, US
Chad Harville 20 R R 5' 9.0" 180 Sep 16, 1976 Selmer, TN, US
Ramon Hernandez 21 R R 6' 0.0" 220 May 20, 1976 Caracas, Distrito Federal, VE
Mike Holmes 21 R R 6' 2.0" 200 Oct 11, 1975 Greensboro, NC, US
Bob Kazmirski 25 R R 6' 3.0" 200 Jun 24, 1972 Van Nuys, CA, US
Brian Kern 23 R R 6' 0.0" 185 May 11, 1974 Benton, IL, US
Mike Koerner 21 L L 6' 0.0" 190 Mar 28, 1976 Stratford, NJ, US
Eddie Lara 21 R R 5' 10.0" 180 Oct 30, 1975 Bani, Peravia, DO
Brett Laxton 23 L R 6' 2.0" 205 Oct 5, 1973 Stratford, NJ, US
Todd Mensik 22 L L 6' 2.0" 190 Feb 27, 1975 Chicago, IL, US
Alex Miranda 25 L L 6' 2.0" 205 May 14, 1972 Miami Beach, FL, US
Kevin Mlodik 22 R R 6' 1.0" 205 Aug 21, 1974 Stevens Point, WI, US
Chris Morrison 25 R R 6' 0.0" 195 Apr 3, 1972 Albany, NY, US
David Newhan 23 L R 5' 10.0" 180 Sep 7, 1973 Fullerton, CA, US
Jake O'Dell 23 R R 6' 1.0" 205 Sep 22, 1973 Carmel, CA, US
Jose Paulino 20 R R 6' 4.0" 180 Jan 24, 1977 San Cristobal, San Cristobal, DO
Troy Penix 25 L L 6' 4.0" 230 Aug 25, 1971 Stockton, CA, US
Juan Perez 24 L L 6' 0.0" 178 Mar 28, 1973 La Romana, La Romana, DO
Joe Petcka 26 R R 6' 3.0" 195 Oct 20, 1970 Clintonville, WI, US
Roberto Ramirez 27 R R 6' 2.0" 180 Mar 18, 1970 Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, DO
Troy Rauer 24 R R 6' 4.0" 225 Nov 18, 1972 St. Joseph, MO, US
Dave Slemmer 24 R R 6' 0.0" 187 Mar 29, 1973 Highland, IL, US
Andy Smith 22 R R 6' 5.0" 210 Jan 29, 1975 Kannapolis, NC, US
Roberto Vaz 22 L L 5' 9.0" 190 Mar 15, 1975 Brooklyn, NY, US
Wilfredo Ventura 20 R R 5' 11.0" 210 Oct 11, 1976 Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, DO
Todd Weinberg 25 R L 6' 3.0" 235 Jun 13, 1972 Fall River, MA, US

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