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Javier Lopez Profile

Posted on March 15th, 2012 by admin in Player Profiles

Javier Lopez   49 – P
 
Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6’4″, Weight: 225 lbs.

Born: July 11, 1977
Place: San Juan, Puerto Rico
High School: Robinson Secondary School in Fairfax, Virginia
College: University of Virginia
Drafted By: Arizona Diamondbacks (4th round, 133rd pick) in the 1998 amateur draft.
Signed: June 6, 1998
Major League Debut: April 1, 2003
Teams: Giants 2010-Present, Pirates 2010, Red Sox 2006-2009, Diamondbacks 2005, Rockies 2003-2005
Contract: 2-years ($8.5 million) $4.25 (12), $4.25 (13)
Acquired By: Traded from the Pirates In exchange for RHP Joe Martinez and John Bowker (7/31/10).
Free Agent: 2014

World Series Champion 2007
World Series Champion 2010

Fun Facts

Javier has a degree in psychology from the University of Virginia. He was drawn to psychology in trying to figure out how to stay consistent in baseball.

Went 12-9 with an ERA of 6.30 in 40 games (31 starts) at the University of Virginia. He also hit .319 with 15 homers, 71 RBI and 22 stolen bases during his college career.

Lopez Career Stats

YR TM G W L ERA SO BB IP WHIP
2003 COL 75 4 1 3.70 40 12 58.1 1.200
2004 COL 64 1 2 7.52 20 26 40.2 1.746
2005 TOT 32 1 1 11.02 12 11 16.1 2.265
2005 COL 3 0 0 22.50 1 0 2.0 3.500
2005 ARI 29 1 1 9.42 11 11 14.1 2.093
2006 BOS 27 1 0 2.70 11 10 16.2 1.380
2007 BOS 61 2 1 3.10 26 18 40.2 1.328
2008 BOS 70 2 0 2.43 38 27 59.1 1.348
2009 BOS 14 0 2 9.26 5 9 11.2 2.486
2010 TOT 77 4 2 2.34 38 20 57.2 1.214
2010 PIT 50 2 2 2.79 22 18 38.2 1.474
2010 SFG 27 2 0 1.42 16 2 19.0 0.684
2011 SFG 70 5 2 2.72 40 26 53.0 1.238
Career TOT 490 20 11 3.96 230 159 354.1 1.417

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Steve Edlefsen Profile

Posted on February 17th, 2012 by admin in Player Profiles

Steve Edlefsen    65 – P
 
Position: Pitcher
Bats: Switch, Throws: Right
Height: 6’2″, Weight: 195 lbs.

Born: June 27, 1985
Place: Minneapolis, MN
High School: Jefferson High School in Bloomington, Minnesota
College: University of Nebraska
Drafted By: Giants (16th round, 494th pick) 2007 amateur draft.
Signed: June 14, 2007.
Debut: August 21, 2011
Contract: Pre-Arbitration Eligible

Fun Facts

Was mostly an infielder during his college career.

Originally drafted by the Red Sox in 2004 (41st round), but didn’t sign.

Edlefsen’s Career Stats

YR TM G W L ERA SO BB IP WHIP
2011 SFG 13 0 0 9.53 6 10 11.1 2.382
Career SFG 13 0 0 9.53 6 10 11.1 2.382

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Buster Posey Profile

Posted on January 25th, 2012 by admin in Player Profiles

Buster Posey    28 – C

Position: Catcher

Bats: Right, Throws: Right

Height: 6’1″, Weight: 218 lbs.

 

Born: March 27, 1987

Place: Leesburg, Georgia

High School: Lee County High School in Leesburg, Georgia

College: Florida State University

Drafted By: San Francisco Giants (1st round, 5th pick) of the 2008 amateur draft

Signed: August 15, 2008

Major League Debut: September 11, 2009

Teams: Giants 2009-Present

Arbitration Eligible: 2013

Contract: 2011 $575K

Free Agent: 2017

Agent: CAA Sports (Jeff Berry)

2010 Rookie Of The Year

2010 World Series Champion

Fun Facts

Had 21-game hitting streak in 2010, marking 2nd-longest by rookie in SF-era history.

1st rookie catcher in Major League history to bat cleanup in a postseason game.

Youngest Giants player to hit a home run in a World Series Contest at 23 years and 219 days.

While at Florida State, Posey once played all nine positions in a game against Savannah State. He also hit a grandslam in the 2nd inning of that game. He used 4 different gloves. His former head coach of FSU, Mike Martin, calls Posey the most popular player in Florida State baseball history. That’s high praise for a program that has also developed Paul Wilson, Doug Mientkiewicz, as well as J.D. and Stephen Drew.

Posey briefly considered becoming a pediatrician if baseball didn’t work out. Loves working with kids.

Posey’s Career Stats

 

YR TM G AVG HR RBI R SB H BB OBP
2009 SFG 7 .118 0 0 1 0 2 0 .118
2010 SFG 108 .305 18 67 58 0 124 30 .357
2011 SFG 45 .284 4 21 17 3 46 18 .368
Career SFG 160 .294 22 88 76 3 172 48 .353

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Santiago Casilla Profile

Posted on January 10th, 2012 by admin in Player Profiles

Santiago Casilla    46 – P  

Position: Pitcher

Bats: Right, Throws: Right

Height: 6’0″, Weight: 222 lbs.

Born: June 25, 1980

Place: San Cristobal, Dominican Republic

Resides: Juan Baron, Dominican Republic

High School: Palenque in Palenque, Dominican Republic

College: N/A

Signed: January 31, 2000 by the Athletics as an amateur free agent.

Major League Debut: August 9, 2004 for the Oakland Athletics

How Obtained: Signed as a free agent, Dec. 24, 2009

Teams: Giants 2010-Present, Athletics 2004-2009

Contract: 1 year, $2.2 million, plus 200K in incentives (2012)

Arbitration Eligible: 2012

Free Agent: 2014

2010 World Series Champion

Fun Facts

Santiago’s first gloves were homemade. They were thick cardboard into which he cut three holes for his ring, middle and index fingers. He received his first real glove in a community giveaway by late Giants shortstop Jose Uribe.

From the same Dominican town as former Giants infielder Juan Uribe, who reached the pros three years before Santiago. Santiago remembers going to Uribe’s house as a child and asking him for baseball socks.

Pitched under the name Jairo Garcia from 2000-2005. In 2006 he revealed his real name is Santiago Casilla and his true age.

Casilla’s Career Stats

YR TM G W L S ERA SO BB IP WHIP
2004 OAK 4 0 0 0 12.71 5 9 5.2 2.471
2005 OAK 3 0 0 0 3.00 1 1 3.0 1.000
2006 OAK 2 0 0 0 11.57 2 2 2.1 1.714
2007 OAK 46 3 1 2 4.44 52 23 50.2 1.303
2008 OAK 51 2 1 2 3.93 43 20 50.1 1.589
2009 OAK 46 1 2 0 5.96 35 25 48.1 1.779
2010 SFG 52 7 2 2 1.95 56 26 55.1 1.193
2011 SFG 49 2 2 6 1.74 45 25 51.2 1.123
Career TOT 253 15 8 12 3.80 239 131 267.1 1.410

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Sergio Romo Profile

Posted on January 6th, 2012 by admin in Player Profiles

Sergio Romo    54 – P  

Position: Pitcher

Bats: Right, Throws: Right

Height: 5’10″, Weight: 185 lbs.

Born: March 4, 1983

Place: Brawley, California

High School: Brawley Union High School

College: University of North Alabama and Mesa State College R

esides: Mesa, Arizona

Drafted By: San Francisco Giants (28th round, 852nd pick) in the 2005 amateur draft.

Signed: June 9, 2005

Major League Debut: June 26, 2008

Teams: Giants 2008-Present

Arbitration Eligible: 2012 (signed 1-year, $1.575 on 1/20/12) 

Free Agent: 2015

Agents: Alex and Phil Isaac, Para Sports & Entertainment Group

2010 World Series Champion

Fun Facts

Romo attended Mesa State in Grand Junction, CO, and went 14-1, breaking 6 school records.

When Sergio was about to graduate from high school, his father urged him to join the Navy instead of pursuing baseball. Sergio took the entrance test and had the enlistment papers on the kitchen table in front of him, but he couldn’t sign. He convinced his father to let him try a year at community college.

Romo’s Career Stats

YR TM G W L S ERA SO BB IP WHIP
2008 SFG 29 3 1 0 2.12 33 8 34.0 0.706
2009 SFG 45 5 2 2 3.97 41 11 34.0 1.206
2010 SFG 68 5 3 0 2.18 70 14 62.0 0.968
2011 SFG 65 3 1 1 1.50 70 5 48.0 0.708
Career TOT 207 16 7 3 2.33 214 38 178.0 0.893

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Ryan Vogelsong Profile

Posted on January 6th, 2012 by admin in Player Profiles

Ryan Vogelsong    32 – P  

Position: Pitcher

Bats: Right, Throws: Right

Height: 6’4″, Weight: 215 lbs.

 

Born: July 22, 1977

Place: Charlotte, North Carolina

High School: Octorara Area High in Atglen, Pennsylvania

College: Kutztown University

Drafted By: San Francisco Giants (5th round) in the 1998 amateur draft.

Signed: June 7, 1998

Major League Debut: September 2, 2000

Teams: Giants 2011-Present, Pirates 2003-2006, Pirates 2001, Giants 2000-2001

Contract: Two-Years, $8.3 million with Club Option for 2014 (signed 1/11/12) 

Acquired By: Signed a minor league contract with the Giants (12/28/10). Contract was purchased by the Giants to replace the injured Barry Zito.

Free Agent: 2014 (Club Option) 

MLB All-Star (2011)

Willie Mac Award Winner (2011)

Fun Facts

Kutztown University All-American in 1998.

Was inducted into Kutztown University Athletics Hall of Fame Oct 21, 2005.

In 2001, the Giants traded him with Armando Rios to the Pirates for Jason Schmidt and John Vander Wal.

Vogelsong’s Career Stats

YR TM G W L S ERA SO BB IP WHIP
2000 SFG 4 0 0 0 0.00 6 2 6.0 1.000
2001 TOT 15 0 5 0 6.75 24 20 34.2 1.702
2001 SFG 13 0 3 0 5.65 17 14 28.2 1.500
2001 PIT 2 0 2 0 12.00 7 6 6.0 2.667
2003 PIT 6 2 2 0 6.55 15 9 22.0 1.773
2004 PIT 31 6 13 0 6.50 92 67 133.0 1.617
2005 PIT 44 2 2 0 4.43 52 40 81.1 1.500
2006 PIT 20 0 0 0 6.39 27 16 38.0 1.579
2011 SFG 30 13 7 0 2.71 139 61 179.2 1.252
Career TOT 150 23 29 0 4.71 355 215 494.2.0 1.468

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Brian Wilson Profile

Posted on January 2nd, 2012 by admin in Player Profiles

Brian Wilson    38 – P
 
Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6’2″, Weight: 203 lbs.

Born: March 16, 1982
Place: Winchester, Massachusetts but raised in Londonderry, New Hampshire.
Resides: Los Angeles, California
High School: Londonderry High School
College: Louisiana State University
Drafted By: San Francisco Giants (24th, round, 723rd pick) in the 2003 amateur draft.
Signed: August 24, 2003
Major League Debut: April 23, 2006
Teams: Giants 2006-Present
Contract: Resigned on March 26, 2010.
2 Years/$15M (11-12)
2011: $6.5M, 2012: $8.5M
Arbitration Eligible: 2013
Free Agent: 2014

3-time All Star (2008, 2010, 2011)
MLB Saves Champion (2010)
2010 World Series Champion

Fun Facts

Wilson won the Punt, Pass and Kick contest at halftime of a New England Patriots game.

He was chosen Class Clown of his high school graduating class.

Wilson’s father, a career Air Force man, died of kidney cancer at the age of 53 when Wilson was 17. The pitcher’s crossed-arm gesture after victories is, in part, a tribute to him.

Wilson’s Career Stats

YR TM G W L S ERA SO BB IP WHIP
2006 SFG 31 2 3 1 5.40 23 21 30.0 1.767
2007 SFG 24 1 2 6 2.28 18 7 23.2 0.972
2008 SFG 63 3 2 41 4.62 67 28 62.1 1.444
2009 SFG 68 5 6 38 2.74 83 27 72.1 1.203
2010 SFG 70 3 3 48 1.81 93 26 3.11 1.179
2011 SFG 57 6 4 36 3.11 54 31 55.0 1.473
Career SFG 313 20 20 170 3.17 338 140 318.0 1.327

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Madison Bumgarner Profile

Posted on December 30th, 2011 by admin in Player Profiles

Madison Bumgarner   40 – P
 
Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Left
Height: 6’5″, Weight: 235 lbs.

Born: August 1, 1989
Place: Hickory, North Carolina
High School: South Caldwell High School in Hudson, North Carolina
Drafted By: San Francisco Giants (1st round, 10th pick) in the 2007 amateur draft.
Signed: August 14, 2007 ($2M signing bonus)
Major League Debut: September 8, 2009
Teams: Giants 2009-Present
Contract: Pre-Arbitration Eligible 2011: $450K
Arbitration Eligible: 2014
Free Agent: 2017 Must have 6 years service before eligible to be a free agent.
Agent: Mike Milchen

2010 World Series Champion

Fun Facts

With $2 million signing bonus, paid off his mother’s house and bought himself and wife, Ali, new trucks.

Gave his wife a steer as a wedding gift.

With Lincecum nicknamed “The Freak and “The Franchise,” Bumgarner’s teammates in the minor leagues nicknamed him “The Future.”

On Oct. 31, 2010 in Game 4 of the World Series at Texas, Madison Bumgarner and Buster Posey became the 1st all-rookie starting battery in a World Series game since Spec Shea and Yogi Berra started for the Yankees in Game 1 of the 1947 World Series.

Bumgarner’s Career Stats

YR TM G W L ERA SO BB IP WHIP
2009 SFG 4 0 0 1.80 10 3 10.0 1.100
2010 SFG 18 7 6 3.00 86 26 111.0 1.306
2011 SFG 33 13 13 3.21 191 46 204.2 1.212
Career SFG 55 20 19 3.10 287 75 325.2 1.241

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Jeremy Affeldt Profile

Posted on December 27th, 2011 by admin in Player Profiles

Jeremy Affeldt    41 – P
 
Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6’5″, Weight: 225 lbs.

Born: June 6, 1979
Place: Phoenix, Arizona
High School: Northwest Christian High School in Colbert, Washington.
College: N/A
Drafted By: Kansas City Royals (3rd round, 91st pick) in the 1997 amateur draft.
Signed: June 21, 1997
Major League Debut: April 6, 2002
Teams: Giants 2009-Present, Reds 2008, Rockies 2006-2007, Royals 2002-2006
Contract: Signed as a free agent on November 17, 2008 (2 years/$8M). March 28, 2010 the Giants extended his contract through 2011.
2 Years/$9.5M (10-11 with 2012 $5M team option or $500K buyout) Giants picked up the 2012 ($5 million) option.
Free Agent: 2013
Agent: Michael Moye

This Year in Baseball Set-Up Man of the Year Award (2009)
2010 World Series Champion

Fun Facts

Affeldt had a full ride to Gonzaga, but was drafted by Kansas City in the 3rd round out of high school.

Lived in Merced, California for a brief time where he and his family visited San Francisco and went to see the Giants at Candlestick. However, player he most admired was A’s pitcher Dave Stewart.

Affeldt’s Career Stats

YR TM G W L ERA SO BB IP WHIP
2002 KC 34 3 4 4.64 67 37 77.2 1.571
2003 KC 36 7 6 3.93 98 38 126.0 1.302
2004 KC 38 3 4 4.95 49 32 76.1 1.611
2005 KC 49 0 2 5.26 39 29 49.2 1.711
2006 TOT 54 8 8 6.20 48 55 97.1 1.613
2006 KC 27 4 6 5.91 28 42 70.0 1.614
2006 COL 27 4 2 6.91 20 13 27.1 1.610
2007 COL 75 4 3 3.51 46 33 59.0 1.356
2008 CIN 74 1 1 3.33 80 25 78.1 1.315
2009 SFG 74 2 2 1.73 55 31 62.1 1.171
2010 SFG 53 4 3 4.14 44 24 50.0 1.600
2011 SFG 67 3 2 2.63 54 24 61.2 1.151
Career TOT 554 35 35 4.12 580 328 738.1 1.433

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Tim Lincecum Profile

Posted on December 26th, 2011 by admin in Player Profiles

Tim Lincecum   55 – P    

Position: Pitcher

Bats: Left, Throws: Right

Height: 5’11″, Weight: 170 lbs.

Born: June 15, 1984

Place: Bellevue, WA

High School: Liberty Senior High School in Renton, WA

College: University of Washington

Drafted By: San Francisco Giants (1st round, 10th pick) 2006 amateur draft.

Signed: June 30, 2006 – $2.025 million signing bonus

Major League Debut: May 6, 2007

Teams: Giants 2007-Present

Contract: Resigned on January 24, 2012. 2 Years/$40.5M, $500k bonus (12-13)

2012: $18 million, 2013: 22 million 

Arbitration Eligible: 2012 and 2013

Free Agent: 2014

Agent: Rick Thurman

Cy Young Award Winner (2008, 2009)

4-time All Star (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)

3-time NL Strikeout Leader (2008, 2009, 2010)

Babe Ruth Award Winner (MVP throughout 2010 Playoffs)

2010 World Series Champion

Golden Spikes Award Winner (2006, Collegiate Baseball’s Top Player)  

Fun Facts

1st player to win Cy Young Award twice in 1st 2 full seasons in Majors.

1 of just 4 pitchers to win NL Cy Young Award in back-to-back seasons.

Was given the nickname “The Franchise” by former Giants reliever Steve Kline.

Lincecum has a French Bulldog named Cy.

He once performed “My Prerogative” by Bobby Brown for a local Washington radio station when he was in college.

Lincecum’s Career Stats

YR TM G W L ERA SO BB IP WHIP
2007 SFG 24 7 5 4.00 150 65 146.1 1.278
2008 SFG 34 18 5 2.62 265 84 227.0 1.172
2009 SFG 32 15 7 2.48 261 68 225.1 1.047
2010 SFG 33 16 10 3.43 231 76 212.1 1.272
2011 SFG 33 13 14 2.74 220 86 217.0 1.207
Career SFG 156 69 41 2.98 1,127 379 1,028.0 1.188

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