Off season Trivia

I was mulling through some statistics from over the years and I wanted to find Shorebirds players that combined home runs, RBIs and stolen bases.  After looking through some numbers, I narrowed my search to…10+ home runs, 60+ RBIs and 20+ stolen bases.

How many players in Shorebirds franchise history have recorded 10+ home runs, 60+ RBIs and 20+ stolen bases?????

Answer: 4, Orlando Cabrera (1996) – 14 HR, 65 RBI, 51 SB, Jose Fernandez (1996) – 12 HR, 70 RBI, 23 SB, Miguel Abreu (2007) – 13 HR, 60 RBI, 22 SB & Tyler Henson (2008) – 11 HR, 62 RBI, 20 SB

Here is a list of a few other players that combined power and speed, just not to the degree as the four above.

  • Tripper Johnson (2002) – 11 HR, 71 RBI, 19 SB
  • Nick Markakis (2004) – 11 HR, 64 RBI, 12 SB
  • Joe Nowicki (2008) – 19 HR, 78 RBI, 14 SB
  • Eddy Garabito (1998) – 9 HR, 66 RBI, 25 SB
  • Jayson Werth (1998) – 8 HR, 53 RBI, 21 SB
  • Keith Reed (2000) – 11 HR, 59 RBI, 20 SB

I think it is pretty safe to say that no Shorebirds player has combined power and speed like Orlando Cabrera.  To give you some perspective as to how impressive his season was, digest this. Only two A-ball players (combines High-A and Low-A) in 2011 had 60+ RBIs and 50+ SBs – Gary Brown (San Jose Giants) – 80 RBIs/53 SB & Rymer Liriano (Lake Elsinore) 68 RBIs/66 SB.

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