Monthly Archives: September 2009
Some more Zim cards…
Haven’t featured any Cliff Floyd cards in awhile. Here’s a sampling…
So, I was wondering…just how good of a prospect was Shane Andrews? Not that great, honestly. If you look at the average of his years leading up to his ML debut, he had a .239/.360/.426 line. I’m a bit surprised, honestly. I thought the slugging would be higher and the obp way lower. Now, about his strikeout totals, which I remember being the big rap on him….well, on the surface, a legit concern, but when you dig deeper, he averaged about 138 whiffs per season in an average of 514 PAs, or about one K every .27 PAs. I don’t know about you, but with that OBP, that’s an acceptable risk.
So…Shane Andrews…a proto Jack Cust? It would seem that way. Too bad his major league career didn’t quite work out that way.
Man, this guy was EVERYWHERE in sets in 2004. It seems to have been based on the strength of a .324/.386/.412 first part of 2003 with High-A Brevard County. But was it meant to be? The guy was a sixth-round pick, after all.
Advanced to AA in 2004, at the age of 25, he went .270/.357/.381 and earned a promotion to the majors.
In 14 PAs with Montreal, he had no hits and four strikeouts. He returned to AA in 1995 and hit 273/376/355 between AA and AAA. But no callup.
He never came back to the majors, and seems to be out of baseball now, but there is an interesting twist to this: he seems to have pitched in a few games in 2007 and 2008. He was decent in 2007, but blew it in 2008. Now, it was probably just blowout games, but a tantalizing thought: what if he’d pulled a reverse Ankiel?
I loved this set when it was issued; it’s a shame there aren’t more Expos in the set.