The Los Angeles Dodgers Roster Tree: How All Of The Hitters Were Acquired
How All Of The Dodgers Hitters Were Acquired:
By Chuck Booth (Lead Baseball Analyst/Website Owner): Follow @chuckbooth3024
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At the MLB Reports, we intend to show you the Roster Tree for the Los Angeles Dodgers – and how they assembled their current roster for hitting and Pitching. It will work in a six degrees of separation like format.
Once we figure out the origin of how many trades going back in time it takes to see where the tree started, it will be time to dissect how the team fared on the deals.
If a player has never left the organization at all, the tree will be easy – as it will just be the year they were drafted or signed.
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Ellis Career: .256/.349/.727 in 1019 Career AB. Good Draft. Is under Team Control until the 2016 season ends.
Adrian Gonzalez (31) 1B: August 25, 2012: Traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers with players to be named later, James Loney and Allen Webster from the Boston Red Sox for Josh Beckett, Carl Crawford, Adrian Gonzalez, Nick Punto and cash.
Rubby De La Rosa (24) SP: Signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 2007.
Nick Punto (35) 2B/3B/SS: .258/.335/.660 in 329 AB for the LAD so far.
Adrian Gonzalez LAD Career: GP – 193 .294/.342/.800 – with 25 HRs and 122 RBI in 728 AB. “Gonzo is signed until 2018 – at about $21 MIL more per year.
Carl Crawford (32) LF: LAD Career: GP – 116 – .283/.329/.736 – with 62 Runs and 15 SB in 462 AB.
Josh Beckett (33) SP: LAD Career: GP – 15, 2 – 8, with a 4.07 ERA. Is on the 60 DAY DL with right shoulder and stiff neck.
The Dodgers owe him $15.75 MIL for 2014.
You can read our Boston report of this trade here. I am calling this great trade for both clubs.
Mark Ellis (36) 2B: November 15, 2011: Signed as a Free Agent with the Los Angeles Dodgers. 3 YRs/$13.5 MIL Potential.
LAD Career: .264/.326/.685 slash line with solid defense in 848 AB. Good Value. Has a $5.75 MIL Option for 2014.
McCough had a great year in the Minors for Jacksonville (AAA affiliate of the Marlins), and should be elevated to the big clubs soon.
Randy Choate (37) RP: October 29, 2012: Granted Free Agency. Choate appeared in 36 Games (4.05 ERA in 13.1 IP as a LHP specialist), in 2013 for the Dodgers (and led the NL in total APP last season.)
Juan Uribe (33) 2B/3B/SS: November 30, 2010: Signed as a Free Agent with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Uribe signed a 3 YR/$21 MIL deal for 2011 – 2013. He Slashed .237/.295./.654 in three injury riddled campaigned. 2013 has saved it from a total bust, as he had a .769 OPS – with 12 HRs and 50 RBI – solidifying the hot corner for the team.
Uribe also hit a massively clutch HR in Game #4 for Los Angels, clinching their 1st RD series. The Veteran has made his hits count in the playoffs for the Giants, White Sox and Dodgers, hitting 5 HRs and 22 RBI in just 134 AB in the playoffs.
Ethier’s LA Career: .288/.362/.832 – with 141 HRs and 587 RBI.
Bradley as an A’s player: .279/.371//.818 – with 16 HRs and 59 RBI In 41 – before being traded to the Padres.
Antonio Perez had a cup of coffee with the A’s.
Winner of this trade was the Dodgers!
Luke Allen (33) PH/LF: Signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 1996.
All of these guys never played significantly for any of the clubs. Perez just happened to be traded in the A’s deal for Ethier.
Milton Bradley (35) OF/DH: April 3, 2004: Traded by the Cleveland Indians to the Los Angeles Dodgers for a player to be named later and Franklin Gutierrez. The Los Angeles Dodgers sent Andrew Brown (May 19, 2004) to the Cleveland Indians to complete the trade.
Franklin Gutierrez (30) CF: Signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 2000.
This deal ends up being Franklin Gutierrez and Milton Bradley for Andre Ethier in essence. Win Los Angeles.
Brutal Trade for the Dodgers, letting go of Sheffield for a brutal few months of Jordan. There were just fortunate to acquire Ethier back later in the chain.
Gary Sheffield (29) SS/3B/OF: May 14, 1998: Traded by the Florida Marlins with Manuel Barrios, Bobby Bonilla, Jim Eisenreich and Charles Johnson to the Los Angeles Dodgers for Mike Piazza and Todd Zeile.
While Preston Wilson struggled in Miami, he was used as a trade chip to acquire Juan Pierre (who helped them win a World Series in 2003).
Piazza was awesome in New York (.296/.371/.915) with 220 HRs and 655 RBI in 3478 AB – spanning 8 years with the New York Mets.
But to analyze the trade we are talking about, it was Sheffield in LA (He had 3 straight 30+ HR years, including a career high 43 in 2000. Sheffield slugged .998 in his 3 years in LAD.
The Dodgers were lucky to use a piece in the Atlanta trade coming back for Sheffield to acquire Ethier (via Milton Bradley).
Charles Johnson has 12 HRs and an OPS of .638 for the club, before being traded by the Dodgers.
The Dodgers beat the Marlins straight up in assets being traded – as Piazza ended up only netting the club Juan Pierre for a few years.
If you look at how the LA club did in having Sheffield for 3 years, compared to 8 for the Mets having Piazza, the Dodgers should have kept him.
Todd Zeile (31) C/1B/3B: December 8, 1996: Signed as a Free Agent with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Zeile had an .801 OPS for the Marlins for half of a season before being traded to the Rangers for two Minor Leaguers.
Jim Eisenrich (39) OF/1B: October 27, 1998: Granted Free Agency. Eisenrcih hit .197 in 127 AB with LA before retiring.
Charles Johnson was traded by the Mets right away from Armando Benitez.
Cedeno (24) The Mets received a long stint from the OF. Had a 3 Slash Line of .279/.344/.720 in 1448 AB. Cedeno also hit .355 in 31 Post Season AB for new York.
Roger Cedeno OF: March 3, 1991: Signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an amateur free agent.
Todd Hundley (31) C: October 27, 2000: Granted Free Agency. Hundley hit 48 HRs and added 125 RBI in this 2 year stretch for the Dodgers in 1998 and 1999. He did this in just 675 AB.
I call this trade a draw. Hundley provided a good Catcher for 2 years, filling the void vacated by Piazza, and Benitez (asset for Johnson) and Cedeno were key players on a Mets World Series Appearance in 2000.
Mel Rojas had a 12.60 ERA for the squad in 5 IP. Bonilla did not have a triumphant return to the Big Apple, with a .160/.277/.579 – with 4 HRs and 18 RBI. This trade was a loser for both clubs too.
Dave Mlicki had a 5.46 ERA in 67 Game Starts for the Tigers. Rojas was blown out of Detroit – with a 22.74 ERA in 6.1 IP. Robinson Checo had a 10.74 ERA in 15.2 IP for LAD. This trade is a tie for ineptness all around.
Mlicki was 7 – 4, with a 4.10 ERA in 20 Game Starts for the Dodgers.
Greg McMichael had a 4.40 ERA in 12 Games for the Dodgers – and then a 4.06ERA in his return to the Mets for the 2nd half. In 1999, he had an ERA of 4.82
Brian Bohanon (32) RP: October 27, 1998: Granted Free Agency – after sporting a sparkling 2.40 ERA in 14 Game Starts
Winner of that trade was Los Angeles. (Bohanon for McMichael)
Hideo Nomo (30) SP: February 8, 1995: Signed as a Free Agent with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Nomo was released by the Mets after a 4.82 ERA in 16 Game Starts.
Brad Clontz (27) TP: April 9, 1998: Signed as a Free Agent with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Clonts only threw a few innings for the Mets.
Winner of the Mlicki and McMichael for Nomo and Clontz was the Dodgers based on Mlicki’s good year for the team.
Brian Jordan (36) OF: October 28, 2003: Granted Free Agency.
Dessens had a 3.74 ERA in 8 Game Starts and relief work for the Dodgers (108 IP).
Odalis Perez authored a 10 – 15 record, and a 5.59 ERA for KC. The other two guys never made the majors. Winner was slightly LA.
Brady Clark (34) June 20, 2007: Released by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Clark hit for a .601 OPS in just 58 AB for the Dodgers before he was released.
Elmer Dessens had a 6.60 ERA in 12 Games for the Brewers.
Snore for this trade breakdown.
Yasiel Puig (22) RF: Signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 2012. (See Picture above)
Jerry Hairston (37) 2B/OF/3B: December 5, 2011: Signed as a Free Agent with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Tim Federowicz (26): July 31, 2011: Traded as part of a 3-team trade by the Boston Red Sox with Juan Rodriguez (minors) and Stephen Fife to the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Los Angeles Dodgers sent Trayvon Robinson to the Seattle Mariners. The Boston Red Sox sent Chih-Hsien Chiang (minors) to the Seattle Mariners. The Seattle Mariners sent Erik Bedard and Josh Fields to the Boston Red Sox.
Stephen Fife (27) SP: In 17 Games Pitches in (15 GS) – Fife has an ERA of 3.49 in 85 IP.
Juan Rodriguez (24) RP: Was promoted to the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes in 2012 – after a solid year with Great Lakes. He has battled injury and conduct detrimental to the team suspensions.
Erik Bedard (34) SP: Had a 4.03 ERA in 8 GS for the Red Sox – before hitting FA.
Josh Fields (27) RP: Was snapped up in the Rule 5 draft by the Houston Astros – from the Boston Red Sox.
Nodoby has really won this trade, although Stephen Fife looks like he might be a good thrower.
The son of former Major Leaguer Andy Van Slyke, racked up an .807 OPS – based on 9 HRs and 17 RBI, in his time with the big club in 2013.
Yet the 3rd guy on the team that has a former Major League for a dad in Tom Gordon, Dee has scored 81 Runs in 624 Career AB – with 37 Stolen Bases. He is good to have on a team that has an oft injured Hanley Ramirez.
Justin Sellers (27) SS/3B/2B: April 2, 2009: Purchased by the Los Angeles Dodgers from the Chicago Cubs. Started the year with the Dodgers, but hit just .188 in 69 AB. He fared better in the PCL – with a .755 OPS over 89 Games.
Elian Herrera (28) LF/3B/2B: Signed by the Los Angeles Dodgers as an amateur free agent in 2003.
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