Guess That 1994 Baseball Player! #32

A couple of you came through with Jeff Blauser yesterday. One of my earliest baseball memories is watching him attempt to call time out while the pitcher was in his windup, being denied by the ump, and then turning around to hit a homerun. Ah, memories.

Position: Catcher     Team: Oakland Athletics

Height: 6’1″             Weight: 195 lbs.

Bats: right               Throws: right

Will……………….hit for average

Can’t……………..steal bases

Expect…………..good defense

Don’t Expect……many walks

Until his right wrist was broken by a Scott Erickson pitch August 15, ______ was putting together another fine season. The veteran All-Star combines offense and defense as well as any catcher in the AL. He consistently produces a high batting average, makes decent contact, and has line-drive power. While ______ is not a home run hitter, he seems to get a handful of taters each season…Always aggressive at the plate, he walked just 25 times last year and compiled a .333 on-base percentage…______ throws very well, usually limiting the running game by throwing out over 40 percent of opposing baserunners. Las year he slumped slightly in this area, but he should regain his touch in 1994. He is a fine catcher in the other aspects of defense.

I’m not gonna lie—I haven’t heard the word “taters” in a while. That alone made this entry worth it.

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