Monday, January 11, 2010

Tommy Everidge and Jason Stokes

Tommy Everidge was designated for assignment by the Oakland A's this week to make some room on the roster. Everidge made his major league debut this July, after spending five years in the Oakland system. He was originally selected by Oakland in the 10th round of the 2004 draft out of Sonoma State Univeristy.

He was always able to hit in the minors, in his first year in pro ball he played in Vancouver and hit .275. In 2008 he played for Midland and hit .279 with 22 homers and 115 runs batted in.

His year in Kane County was 2005 when he hit .279 with 14 homers and 66 runs batted in.
He would hit for the cycle on June 25th at Clinton. In that game he had 3 runs batted in and 2 runs. Tommy also would make two errors in the game.

In 2009 he would play in 24 games for the A's and hit .224 in 85 at bats. Tommy hits six doubles and two homers. In the minors last year he played for both Midland and Sacramento. He hit a combined .335 in 107 games with 144 hits and 33 doubles. He also hit 20 homers and drove in 94 runs. He walked 51 times and struck out 68.

That is compared to his 2008 season in which he walked 55 times and struck out a career high 133 times for Midland.

Jason Stokes has been injured for the majority of his career. He signed with the Detroit Tigers. He was a second round pick of the Florida Marlins in 2000. Jason broke the record in Texas for home runs in a season with 23 for a high schooler/

In 2002 he played for the Cougars, setting a then all time home run record. Most of the year he battled a sore left wrist, eventually being placed on the disabled list for the rest of the season on August 21st. In that year he hit .341 in 97 games with 27 homers and 75 runs batted in.

The next year he played for Jupiter of the Florida State League and in 121 games he hit .258 with 17 homers. 2004 He was in Carolina of the Southern League and hit .272 in 106 games with 23 homers.

After that injuries really took their took on him, as his back and legs took a beating. He would leave the Marlins system after the 06 season in Albuquerque and go to Oakland. There he played in 18 games with Sacramento before being shut down.

Jason did not play in 2008 or 2009. In his career he has 459 games and a .275 average with 92 homers.

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