2004: Adam Everett
September 6, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; Houston Astros bench coach Adam Everett (36) before the game against the Oakland Athletics at O.co Coliseum. The Athletics defeated the Astros 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
Craig Reynolds made the 1978 and 1979 All-Star game. I was not born for the 78 season, but I was for the 1979 season.
I went against the grain with Adam Everett, I chose his second-best season in terms of WAR. In 2004 Everett had a 3.2 WAR and in 2006 he had 3.5 WAR. Keep in mind that most of Everett WAR value comes from his defense, but he showed a little all-around game in 2004 and 2006.
Everett in 2004 had 0.977 Fld %/ 10 errors and in 2006 he had 0.990 Fld %/ 7 errors. This was my reasoning for choosing 2004: to focus more on his hitting. After all, chicks dig the offense.
His stats (from Baseball Reference):
- .273 BA/.317 OBP/.385 SLG/.703 OPS
- 105 hits
- 15 doubles
- 2 triples
- 8 HRs
- 31 RBI
- 17 walks
- 13 stolen bases
- 3.2 WAR
The main stat that stood out to me was his batting in 2004, because Everett was a career 0.240 hitter. He did hit 11 home runs in 2005, but went back to his career batting average. Here is hoping a lot of fantasy baseball players didn’t bank on Everett after his three-year good stretch.
Adam Everett debuted with the Astros on August 30, 2001, and his career ended ten years later in 2011 with the Cleveland Indians. After baseball, Everett continued to work with the Astros as an instructor, and was named Astros bench coach on September 1st 2014.
Did You Know: Adam Everett finished second in All-Star voting in 2004, who got voted in?
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