Around the Majors: Lofton to the Dodgers

1) According to the Arizona Republic, the Dodgers have agreed in principle to a deal with free agent CF Kenny Lofton.

YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   36   12  .352  .450  .801  .566   5.88  .296  12   46   30  140  Pirates/Cubs
2004   37    1  .346  .395  .741  .512   5.09  .275   3   18    7   83  Yankees      
2005   38   14  .392  .420  .811  .611   6.99  .335   2   36   22  110  Phillies     
CAR        220  .373  .425  .797  .584   6.24  .299 120  702  567 1838 
LG AVG       0  .341  .427  .768  .500   5.12  .270 215  938  133 
POS AVG     -4  .339  .420  .759  .494   5.11  .272 185  830  281 

2) Today’s birthdays–

CHIP AMBRES, AGE: 26
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2005   25   -5  .323  .379  .702  .392   3.79  .241   4    9    3   53  Royals       
CAR         -5  .323  .379  .702  .392   3.79  .241   4    9    3   53 
LG AVG       0  .331  .425  .756  .500   4.89  .268   5   20    2 
POS AVG     -1  .325  .407  .732  .475   4.61  .267   4   18    4 

RUSS BRANYAN, AGE: 30
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2003   27   -1  .322  .438  .759  .489   5.01  .216   9   26    0   74  Reds         
2004   28    3  .324  .525  .849  .557   6.10  .234  11   27    1   51  Brewers      
2005   29    9  .378  .490  .868  .623   6.66  .257  12   31    1   85  Brewers      
CAR         13  .327  .480  .807  .525   5.56  .232  93  238    7  536 
LG AVG       0  .339  .431  .770  .500   5.13  .269  48  200   26 
POS AVG      6  .341  .442  .783  .510   5.30  .268  54  216   18 

VINNIE CHULK, AGE: 27
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 24    0   5.06    3   0    5.1    2  3.38 15.19   0   0   0   0   0  Blue Jays    
2004 25    2   4.66   47   0   56     44  7.07 13.98   1   3   2   2   2  Blue Jays    
2005 26    5   3.88   62   0   72     39  4.88 11.88   0   1   0   1   0  Blue Jays    
CAREER     7   4.25  112   0  133.1   85  5.74 12.89   1   4   2   3   2 
LG AVG     0   4.48           133.1   93  6.28 12.86   8   7 

MIKE FETTERS, AGE: 41
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1992 27   12   1.87   50   0   62.2   43  6.18  9.91   5   1   2   5   1  Brewers      
1994 29   13   2.54   42   0   46     31  6.07 13.50   1   4  17   4   1  Brewers      
1996 31   12   3.38   61   0   61.1   53  7.78 13.50   3   3  32   4   2  Brewers      
CAREER    42   3.86  620   6  716.2  518  6.51 13.58  31  41 100  42  30 
LG AVG     0   4.43           716.2  493  6.19 13.07  40  40 

WALLY GILBERT, 1900-58
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1930   29  -27  .345  .379  .724  .372   4.68  .294   3   67    7  150  Dodgers      
1931   30  -22  .322  .333  .655  .359   3.75  .266   0   46    3  145  Dodgers      
1932   31  -34  .252  .274  .526  .196   2.22  .214   1   40    2  114  Reds         
CAR       -111  .322  .341  .663  .342   3.87  .269   7  214   21  591 
LG AVG       0  .356  .431  .787  .500   5.65  .297  42  336   32 
POS AVG    -48  .344  .398  .742  .438   4.95  .288  26  306   29 

AL KALINE, AGE: 71
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1955   20   62  .421  .546  .967  .754   8.72  .340  27  102    6  152  Tigers       
1956   21   49  .383  .530  .913  .702   7.87  .314  27  128    7  153  Tigers       
1959   24   42  .410  .530  .940  .694   8.31  .327  27   94   10  136  Tigers       
1961   26   48  .393  .515  .909  .712   7.74  .324  19   82   14  153  Tigers       
1966   31   48  .392  .534  .927  .750   7.80  .288  29   88    5  142  Tigers       
1967   32   54  .411  .541  .952  .791   8.11  .308  25   78    8  131  Tigers       
CAR        546  .376  .480  .855  .651   6.51  .297 399 1583  137 2834 
LG AVG       0  .330  .390  .720  .500   4.46  .258 249 1143  117 
POS AVG    134  .339  .417  .756  .540   4.95  .264 305 1258  145 

MARSHALL MCDOUGALL, AGE: 27
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
2005   26   -3  .167  .222  .389  .000   0.00  .167   0    0    0   18  Rangers      
CAR         -3  .167  .222  .389  .000   0.00  .167   0    0    0   18 
LG AVG       0  .331  .425  .756  .500   4.89  .268   1    3    0 
POS AVG      0  .330  .423  .753  .496   4.82  .266   1    3    0 

RAFAEL SORIANO, AGE: 26
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2003 23   17   1.53   40   0   53     68 11.55  7.64   3   0   1   3   0  Mariners     
2004 24   -3  13.50    6   0    3.1    3  8.10 32.40   0   3   0   0   3  Mariners     
2005 25    2   2.45    7   0    7.1    9 11.05  9.82   0   0   0   0   0  Mariners     
CAREER    14   3.24   63   8  111    112  9.08 10.22   3   6   2   4   5 
LG AVG     0   4.50           111     76  6.19 12.84   6   6 

TONY TAYLOR, AGE: 70
YEAR  AGE RCAA   OBA  SLG   OPS   OWP    RC/G  AVG   HR  RBI   SB   G   TEAM
1958   22  -26  .299  .314  .613  .308   3.26  .235   6   27   21  140  Cubs         
1966   30  -18  .294  .346  .640  .338   3.13  .242   5   40    8  125  Phillies     
1967   31  -20  .308  .312  .620  .324   2.93  .238   2   34   10  132  Phillies     
CAR       -136  .321  .352  .673  .428   3.86  .261  75  598  234 2195 
LG AVG       0  .327  .394  .722  .500   4.46  .262 193  906  105 
POS AVG   -145  .317  .355  .672  .424   3.83  .256 114  717  112 

MARK WOODYARD, AGE: 27
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
2005 26    2   1.50    3   0    6      3  4.50  6.00   0   0   0   0   0  Tigers       
CAREER     2   1.50    3   0    6      3  4.50  6.00   0   0   0   0   0 
LG AVG     0   4.36             6      4  6.16 12.63   0   0 

GEOFF ZAHN, AGE: 60
YEAR AGE RSAA  ERA     G  GS   IP    SO   SO/9 BR/9   W   L   SV  NW  NL  TEAM
1978 32   15   3.03   35  35  252.1  106  3.78 12.31  14  14   0  16  12  Twins        
1979 33   20   3.57   26  24  169     58  3.09 11.82  13   7   0  12   8  Twins        
1984 38   20   3.12   28  27  199.1   61  2.75 11.24  13  10   0  14   9  Angels       
CAREER    58   3.74  304 270 1849    705  3.43 12.28 111 109   1 118 102 
LG AVG     0   3.96          1849    987  4.80 12.49 103 103 

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