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Preview 1993 : Angel Profiles

April 04, 1993

PLAYER: Pedro Astacio PITCHER Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 6-2 Wt: 190 Birthday: 11/28/69 ML Service: 0.052 1992: Recalled three times from Triple-A Albuquerque. Threw a three-hit complete game shutout in his major league debut in 2-0 victory over Phillies July 3. His 10 strikeouts are a Dodger rookie record in a debut. Finished with four shutouts. With the Dodgers:

W-L ERA G CG SV INN H ER BB S0 5-5 1.98 11 4 0 82.0 80 18 20 43

MISCELLANY: Gave up only one home run in 1992. Did not yield more than three earned runs in any start and didn't allow an earned run in five starts. Dodgers were 6-5 in his starts.

PLAYER: Brett Butler 22 OUTFIELD Bats: L Throws: L Ht: 5-10 Wt: 160 Birthday: 6/15/57 ML Service: 11.009 1992: Led the Dodgers with a .309 average, eighth-best in the National League. Also led the Dodgers with 41 stolen bases and 157 games played. Recorded 171 hits, tenth best in the league. His .413 on-base percentage was the sixth best in Dodger history. With the Dodgers:

AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB .309 157 553 86 171 14 11 3 39 41

MISCELLANY: Raises ostriches on a farm in Oklahoma in his spare time. Set the National League record in 1991 for consecutive games without an error in a season by an outfielder with 161.

PLAYER: Tom Candiotti 49 PITCHER Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 6-2 Wt: 215 Birthday: 8/31/57 ML Service: 7.138 1992: Led the Dodgers with six complete games. Pitched 203 2/3 innings, the seventh consecutive season he recorded more than 200 innings. Was tenth in the National League with 152 strikeouts. League's pitcher of the week April 13-19. With the Dodgers:

W-L ERA G CG SV INN H ER BB S0 11-15 3.00 32 6 0 203.2 177 68 63 152

MISCELLANY: First National League pitcher to use the knuckleball since Phil Niekro in 1987. Began throwing the knuckleball as primary pitch in 1986 while with Cleveland. Married in offseason.

PLAYER: Dera Clark 54 PITCHER Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 6-1 Wt: 205 Birthday: 4/14/65 ML Service: 0.000 1992: Had a 5.72 ERA overall in 67 2/3 innings and 14 starts with three minor league clubs: Gulf Coast Royals (rookie), Baseball City (Class A) and Omaha (triple A). Struck out 52 and walked just 21. Was 2-0 with 1.69 ERA in three starts at Baseball City. With Omaha:

W-L ERA G CG SV INN H ER BB S0 1-6 7.95 9 0 0 43.0 57 38 16 32

MISCELLANY: Obtained from Kansas City in Rule 5 draft. In six years in minors, had 416 strikeouts and just 216 walks. Was 3-1 with 1.13 ERA in 18 games in Arizona Fall League.

PLAYER: Eric Davis 33 OUTFIELD Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 6-3 Wt: 185 Birthday: 5/29/62 ML Service: 8.033 1992: Played just 76 games in his first season with the Dodgers because of various injuries. Underwent surgery on his wrist and shoulder Sept. 17 and is expected to be at full strength this season. Hit four home runs in April, when he played in 19 games. With the Dodgers:

AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB .228 76 267 21 61 8 1 5 32 19

MISCELLANY: Started in center field in the 1989 All-Star Game. Hit .286 in the 1990 World Series with the Reds and became the 22nd player in Series history to hit a home run in his first at-bat.

PLAYER: Tom Goodwin 47 OUTFIELD Bats: L Throws: R Ht: 6-1 Wt: 170 Birthday: 7/27/68 ML Service: 0.129 1992: Was recalled three times from triple-A Albuquerque during the season. Played all three outfield positions for the Dodgers and did not commit an error in 43 chances. Hit .301 in 82 games at Albuquerque and was selected to the triple-A All-Star team. With the Dodgers:

AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB .233 57 73 15 17 1 1 0 3 7

MISCELLANY: Led all NCAA Division I players in stolen bases in 1988 and 1989 while at Fresno State. A member of the 1988 U.S. Olympic team and two-time college All-America pick.

PLAYER: Jim Gott 35 PITCHER Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 6-4 Wt: 229 Birthday: 8/3/59 ML Service: 11.000 1992: Appeared in a team-high 68 games and recorded a career-best 2.45 ERA. His 88 innings pitched were a career-high. Limited right-handed hitters to a team low .192 batting average. Was seventh best in the league with runners in scoring position. With the Dodgers:

W-L ERA G CG SV INN H ER BB S0 3-3 2.45 68 0 6 88.0 72 24 41 75

MISCELLANY: Is a double black belt in the Hapkido form of karate. Has 334 career relief appearances. Has not committed an error in 221 games, dating back to July 17, 1987.

PLAYER: Kevin Gross 46 PITCHER Bats: R Throws: R Ht: 6-5 Wt: 227 Birthday: 6/8/61 ML Service: 9.100 1992: Pitched the only no-hitter in the major leagues Aug. 17 at home against the Giants. Led the Dodgers with 158 strikeouts, the ninth-highest total in the National League. Had season-high scoreless streak with 13 consecutive innings May 9-18. With the Dodgers:

W-L ERA G CG SV INN H ER BB S0 8-13 3.17 34 4 0 204.2 182 72 77 158

MISCELLANY: Broke up a Nolan Ryan no-hitter in 1985 with a sixth-inning double while with Philadelphia. Named to the 1988 All-Star team and pitched one shutout inning.

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