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2002 Los Angeles Dodgers season

 

2002 Los Angeles Dodgers season

2002 Los Angeles Dodgers
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Fox Entertainment Group
General manager(s) Dan Evans
Manager(s) Jim Tracy
Local television FSN West 2; KCOP (13)
Local radio

KFWB
Vin Scully, Ross Porter, Rick Monday

KWKW
Jaime Jarrín, Pepe Yñiguez
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The 2002 season saw Dan Evans take over as General Manager and in his first season the team won 92 games and was not eliminated from post season contention until the next-to-last day of the season, finishing third overall in the Western Division of the National League. Shawn Green hit 42 home runs to become the first L.A. Dodger to have back-to-back 40 or more homer seasons. He had four homers in one game on May 23 against the Milwaukee Brewers. He went 6 for 6 in that game and set a Major League mark for total bases with 19.[1] The number broke the previous record of 18 total bases set by Joe Adcock. Eric Gagné who had been a starter previously became the closer in 2002 and set a club mark with 52 saves. This is also their first season to be broadcast on KCOP (13).

Contents

  • Offseason 1
  • Regular season 2
    • Season standings 2.1
    • Opening Day lineup 2.2
    • Notable transactions 2.3
    • Roster 2.4
  • Starting Pitchers stats 3
  • Relief Pitchers stats 4
  • Batting Stats 5
  • 2002 Awards 6
  • Farm system 7
  • Major League Baseball Draft 8
  • References 9
  • External links 10

Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Arizona Diamondbacks 98 64 0.605 55–26 43–38
San Francisco Giants 95 66 0.590 50–31 45–35
Los Angeles Dodgers 92 70 0.568 6 46–35 46–35
Colorado Rockies 73 89 0.451 25 47–34 26–55
San Diego Padres 66 96 0.407 32 41–40 25–56


Opening Day lineup

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Dave Roberts Center fielder
César Izturis Shortstop
Paul LoDuca Catcher
Shawn Green Right fielder
Brian Jordan Left fielder
Adrián Beltré Third baseman
Eric Karros First baseman
Mark Grudzielanek Second baseman
Kevin Brown Starting pitcher

Notable transactions

Roster

Starting Pitchers stats

Name G GS IP W/L ERA BB SO CG
Hideo Nomo 34 34 220.3 16-6 3.39 101 193 0
Odalis Perez 32 32 222.3 15-10 3.00 38 155 4
Andy Ashby 30 30 181.7 9-13 3.91 65 107 0
Kazuhisa Ishii 28 28 154.0 14-10 4.27 106 143 0
Omar Daal 39 23 161.3 11-9 3.90 54 105 0
Kevin Brown 17 10 63.7 3-4 4.81 23 58 0

Relief Pitchers stats

Name G GS IP W/L ERA BB SO SV
Eric Gagné 77 0 82.3 4-1 1.97 16 114 52
Paul Quantrill 86 0 76.7 5-4 2.70 25 53 1
Giovanni Carrara 63 0 90.7 6-3 3.28 32 56 1
Jesse Orosco 56 0 27.0 1-2 3.00 12 22 1
Guillermo Mota 43 0 60.7 1-3 4.15 27 49 0
Terry Mulholland 21 0 32.0 0-0 7.31 7 17 0
Paul Shuey 28 0 30.7 5-2 4.40 21 24 1
Kevin Beirne 12 3 29.0 2-0 3.41 17 17 0
Víctor Alvarez 4 0 10.3 0-1 4.35 2 7 0
Jeff Williams 10 0 10.0 0-0 11.70 7 11 0
Robert Ellis 3 0 2.7 0-1 10.13 0 0 0
Dennis Springer 1 0 1.3 0-1 6.75 2 1 0
Bryan Corey 1 0 1.0 0-0 0.00 0 0 0

Batting Stats

Name Pos G AB Avg. R H HR RBI SB
Paul LoDuca C/1B 149 580 .281 74 163 10 64 3
Chad Kreuter C 41 95 .263 8 25 2 12 1
David Ross C 8 10 .200 2 2 1 2 0
Eric Karros 1B 142 524 .271 52 142 13 73 4
Mark Grudzielanek 2B 150 536 .271 56 145 9 50 4
César Izturis SS 135 439 .232 43 102 1 31 7
Adrián Beltré 3B 159 587 .257 70 151 21 75 7
Alex Cora 2B/SS 115 258 .291 37 75 5 28 7
Dave Hansen 1B/3B 96 120 .292 15 35 2 17 1
Tyler Houston 1B/3B 35 65 .200 9 13 0 8 0
Jeff Reboulet 2B/SS 38 48 .208 3 10 0 2 0
Joe Thurston 2B 8 13 .462 1 6 0 1 0
Shawn Green RF 158 582 .285 110 166 42 114 8
Dave Roberts CF/LF 127 422 .277 63 117 3 34 48
Brian Jordan LF/RF 128 471 .285 65 134 18 80 2
Marquis Grissom CF/LF/RF 111 343 .277 57 95 17 60 5
Hiram Bocachica LF/CF/RF 49 65 .215 12 14 4 9 1
Mike Kinkade LF/1B 37 50 .380 7 19 2 11 1
Jolbert Cabrera OF/IF 10 12 .333 3 4 0 1 0
Wilkin Ruan CF 12 11 .273 2 3 0 23 0
Luke Allen RF 6 7 .143 2 1 0 0 0
Chin-Feng Chen LF 3 5 .000 1 0 0 0 0

2002 Awards

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Las Vegas 51s Pacific Coast League Brad Mills
AA Jacksonville Suns Southern League Dino Ebel
High A Vero Beach Dodgers Florida State League Juan Bustabad
A South Georgia Waves South Atlantic League Scott Little
Rookie Great Falls Dodgers Pioneer League Dann Bilardello
Rookie Gulf Coast Dodgers Gulf Coast League Luis Salazar
Rookie DSL Dodgers
DSL Dodgers 2
Dominican Summer League
Rookie San Joaquin Dodgers Venezuelan Summer League

Teams in BOLD won League Championships

Major League Baseball Draft

The Dodgers selected 52 players in this draft. Of those, nine of them would eventually play Major League baseball. They gained a supplemental first round pick and an extra second round pick as compensation for losing pitcher Chan Ho Park to the Texas Rangers as a free agent.

With their first round pick, the Dodgers selected first baseman James Loney from Lawrence E Elkins High School in Missouri City, Texas. Loney would make it to the Majors in 2006 and was the Dodgers primary starting first baseman until he was traded in 2012. He hit 71 home runs and drove in 451 RBI in his seven seasons with the Dodgers, while hitting .284. The supplemental first round pick was left handed pitcher Greg Miller from Esperanza High School in Anaheim, California. Miller was a highly touted prospect and the 2003 Dodgers minor league pitcher of the year after he went 11-4 with a 2.49 ERA in 21 starts for the Vero Beach Dodgers. However, he missed the entire 2004 season with an arm injury and was never able to regain his touch. In eight minor league seasons (the last in the independent American Association) he was 24-15 with a 3.89 ERA in 221 games (53 starts).[3]

This was a fairly successful draft, after several sub-par drafts that proceeded it. Also drafted this season were relief pitcher Jonathan Broxton (second round), starting pitchers James McDonald (11th round, drafted as a first baseman) and Eric Stults (15th round) and catcher Russell Martin (17th round, drafted as a second baseman).

References

  1. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.258, David Nemec and Scott latow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  2. ^ http://www.baseball-reference.com/c/crabtti01.shtml
  3. ^ Gurnick, Ken (April 6, 2009). "Dodgers give up on left-hander Miller". mlb.com. Retrieved November 18, 2014. 
  4. ^ 2002 Los Angeles Dodgers Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

External links

  • 2002 Los Angeles Dodgers uniform
  • Los Angeles Dodgers official web site
  • Baseball-Reference season page
  • Baseball Almanac season page
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