Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Minor Moves: Colina, Eldridge

Alvin ColinaFrom Matt Eddy: The Rays have signed C Alvin Colina and re-signed OF Rashad Eldridge.

You know Rashad. Colina has been with the Rockies, Reds and Braves, and had 5 MLB AB's for Colorado in 2006. Here are the 28 year-old Venezuelan's minor league numbers:
Year   Age   Lev Aff   AB   R   H  2B 3B HR RBI SB CS  BB  SO   BA  OBP  SLG  OPS
2000 18 Rook COL 122 25 43 7 1 4 28 2 3 9 26 .352 .417 .525 .942
2001 19 A_ss COL 164 12 35 10 0 5 17 0 2 12 50 .213 .283 .366 .649
2002 20 A COL 212 22 50 8 0 7 36 1 0 20 57 .236 .312 .373 .685
2003 21 A COL 256 26 68 20 1 4 23 5 4 20 53 .266 .329 .398 .727
2004 22 A_adv COL 337 44 85 23 0 11 47 0 1 24 81 .252 .313 .418 .731
2005 23 A_adv COL 34 2 9 3 0 0 3 0 1 3 14 .265 .324 .353 .677
2005 23 AA COL 207 23 53 5 0 9 35 0 2 20 42 .256 .330 .411 .741
2006 24 AA COL 323 45 82 14 1 12 46 3 2 23 77 .254 .314 .415 .728
2007 25 AAA COL 272 22 53 19 0 5 35 0 0 17 69 .195 .243 .320 .563
2008 26 AAA CIN 227 25 58 8 2 8 54 2 1 17 68 .256 .315 .414 .729
2009 27 AAA ATL 225 31 59 12 0 8 42 1 1 25 55 .262 .344 .422 .766
10 Seasons 2379 277 595 129 5 73 366 14 17 190 592 .250 .315 .401 .716
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table Generated 1/20/2010.

I'm assuming he's a Durham Bull.

7 comments:

  1. Barnese and Bailey CircusJanuary 20, 2010 at 9:08 PM

    I was thinking Jaso/ Lobaton in Durham. Thoughts?

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  2. I'm guessing Lobaton or Colina does the Durham-Hudson Valley shuffle, on and off the roster like last year. Or somebody gets cut. Sounds like a depth move for ST.

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  3. Barnese and Bailey CircusJanuary 21, 2010 at 10:04 PM

    Is that move available before short season starts?

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  4. That move is not necessary until the start of the MiLB season. You can have as many guys as you want in camp.

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  5. That move is available between the start of full season and short season leagues.

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  6. Just to clarify, I was referring to Alex Jamieson last season. You need a ton of catchers in spring training. Once the season starts Durham will still need an extra guy for non-game catching. What they did with Jamieson was "assign" him to Hudson Valley, but he never actually left Durham. If they needed him for a game or so, he was "assigned" back to Durham, and then back to HV. I lost count of how many times Jamieson went back and forth. IIRC he spent more time on HV's roster, but never appeared for them. The reason to use HV and not Montgomery is full-season teams rosters are smaller, so HV being a short-season team has the room to play with.

    Could also be a gentleman's agreement, help out in ST, if you don't make Durham's roster, released to find a better gig. Only they would know about that.

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  7. Here's hoping Colina is more of a Michel Hernandez than a Jamieson. Three seasons in AAA says something for him. I don't see him on the HV shuttle, but could happen since the Rays seem to be overloaded with second string catchers.

    By the way -- trivia alert -- it seems that when a players is in "Hudson Valley" he wears a warm-up jacket over his uniform. When he comes back, he takes it off.

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