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MATT STURINO

Nickname:

Chicky

First Year:

2005

*PICTURE*

Jersey #:

2

Bats: 

Right

Position:

2B-RF

Throws:

Right

Years Active:

14

MLB Comparison:

Ben Zobrist

CAREER STATS

YEAR

GP

AB

R

H

RBI

AVG

OBP

SLG

OPS

2006

20

60

18

24

19

0.400

0.419

0.467

0.886

2007

36

109

34

50

31

0.459

0.550

0.532

1.083

2008

33

122

55

60

37

0.492

0.545

0.615

1.159

2009

29

86

24

44

19

0.512

0.598

0.640

1.237

2010

37

128

55

64

23

0.500

0.557

0.547

1.104

2011

23

66

19

22

8

0.333

0.403

0.333

0.736

2012

36

116

42

53

25

0.457

0.500

0.612

1.112

2013

23

70

13

28

17

0.400

0.400

0.471

0.871

2014

32

87

28

46

27

0.529

0.556

0.621

1.176

2015

28

85

23

39

14

0.459

0.483

0.553

1.036

2016

21

60

11

26

17

0.433

0.459

0.600

1.059

2017

26

82

27

39

17

0.476

0.517

0.512

1.029

2018

18

64

16

33

7

0.516

0.516

0.563

1.078

CAREER

362

1135

365

528

261

0.465

0.511

0.552

1.063

PLAYER NOTES

Sturino has had a career which most would describe as resembling a roller coaster ride.  The following are his batting average splits through his career:  (2006-2007 – 0.438avg) / (2008-2010 – 0.500avg) / (2011-2013 – 0.409avg) / (2014 – 0.529avg) / (2015-2016 – 0.448avg) / (2017-2018 – 0.493avg).   I feel his chart trajectory is on the up as his last 5 years he has posted a 0.484avg almost 20 points higher than his current career 0.465avg.  Always a very reliable hitter that can hit at the top or bottom of an order, don’t be surprised to see him beat his career batting average high this season.

AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS

Total Awards Won = 7 (10th) – Is a 2 Time Winner of the Comeback Player of the Year Award.  Is a 5 Time Member of the 40 Hit Club and one of only 4 players to join the 50 hit club.  His 46 singles in 2010 rank as the highest season total on the club (also holds the 2nd spot).  His 19 multi-hit games during the 2008 season has him tied for 6th all-time in that category. Has the 4th best hitting streak of all time hitting safely in 34 straight games.  Ranks 6th all-time with 71 straight games played.

 

 

 BRIAN FRASER

Nickname:

Laser

First Year:

2005

*PICTURE*

Jersey #:

3

Bats: 

Right

Position:

1B-2B

Throws:

Right

Years Active:

14

MLB Comparison:

Neil Walker

CAREER STATS

YEAR

GP

AB

R

H

RBI

AVG

OBP

SLG

OPS

2006

23

74

30

41

29

0.554

0.581

0.784

1.365

2007

31

96

32

49

37

0.510

0.573

0.646

1.219

2008

28

88

23

37

36

0.420

0.484

0.534

1.018

2009

29

80

17

35

28

0.438

0.477

0.475

0.952

2010

31

92

20

40

17

0.435

0.500

0.500

1.000

2011

28

78

16

31

26

0.397

0.463

0.526

0.989

2012

32

100

39

48

15

0.480

0.525

0.550

1.075

2013

26

77

24

41

25

0.532

0.548

0.701

1.249

2014

32

92

38

45

38

0.489

0.530

0.739

1.269

2015

32

95

35

45

19

0.474

0.543

0.547

1.090

2016

30

84

21

32

22

0.381

0.472

0.405

0.877

2017

23

61

18

30

15

0.492

0.552

0.607

1.159

2018

19

58

15

28

11

0.483

0.508

0.621

1.129

CAREER

364

1075

328

502

318

0.467

0.519

0.584

1.104

PLAYER NOTES

Fraser played AAA ball with me growing up and was always a pretty solid hitter so I’m not sure how it hasn’t translated to softball.  Greener pastures are on the horizon however, if you ignore his 2016 year he has posted a 0.491avg in 6 of his last 7 years.  The fact he hasn’t had a batting average over .500 in the last 5 seasons is alarming but with 4 of those years batting above .474 I feel 2019 will see him back over the .500 mark.  Games played have been down the last couple years after posting 3 straight years of 30+ games he has averaged only 21 in his last 2.  However he seems to make this work over his career; in years with 26 or less games played he boasts a 0.519avg.

AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS

Total Awards Won = 10 (8th) – Is a 4 Time Winner of the Here for Beer Award and holds 2 Gold Glove Infield Awards.  Fraser also won the Player of the Year Award last year despite being the only player on the team to not win an honorable mention.  Has a career high of 19 straight games with a hit.  Is one of only 3 active players to have never played 35 straight games to enter the Iron Man Club. 

 

 

DANNY TAORMINA

Nickname:

The Jet

First Year:

2007

*PICTURE*

Jersey #:

4

Bats: 

Right

Position:

RCF

Throws:

Right

Years Active:

12

MLB Comparison:

Billy Hamilton

CAREER STATS

YEAR

GP

AB

R

H

RBI

AVG

OBP

SLG

OPS

2006

0

0

0

0

0

#DIV/0!

#DIV/0!

#DIV/0!

#DIV/0!

2007

32

93

25

44

25

0.473

0.516

0.667

1.183

2008

33

108

30

52

26

0.481

0.523

0.602

1.125

2009

23

67

17

26

12

0.388

0.429

0.463

0.891

2010

34

106

26

47

20

0.443

0.518

0.491

1.009

2011

27

85

30

40

11

0.471

0.540

0.506

1.046

2012

34

88

32

39

26

0.443

0.516

0.591

1.107

2013

27

81

27

41

25

0.506

0.517

0.605

1.122

2014

38

100

27

44

21

0.440

0.477

0.520

0.997

2015

26

64

17

22

14

0.344

0.451

0.359

0.810

2016

35

101

31

51

20

0.505

0.607

0.525

1.132

2017

30

80

23

34

16

0.425

0.483

0.463

0.946

2018

26

78

10

32

7

0.410

0.453

0.410

0.864

CAREER

365

1051

295

472

223

0.449

0.507

0.524

1.031

PLAYER NOTES

Danny has also been on a roller coaster of a career. Starting out Danny looked to be a consistent middle/bottom of the order hitter who could sub in at lead off when needed evidenced by his 28R / 48H / 26RBI / 0.478avg / 0.520 OBP% / 0.632 SLG% split averaged over his first two years.  Since then his stats haven’t stayed consistent with 7 of the next 10 years batting under .450avg but also picking up 2 seasons of +.500avg ball.  My Dad has played his whole softball career hitting singles through or over the infield, I believe that Danny will figure out how to place the ball one day and with his speed a +.500avg shouldn’t be out of reach this year and going forward.

AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS

Total Awards Won = 15 (4th) – Is the only Goober to have won the Gold Glove Outfield every year (8 Years) since its induction.  Also has 2 Comeback Player of the Year Awards and was the very first winner of the Austin 3:16 Award.  Is one of only five players to record 5 hits in a game and one of only three to have done it multiple times. Has a career high 21 game hit streak and 52 games played streak ranking him 10th on the team in both categories.

 

 

BRYAN PLOEN

Nickname:

Coach

First Year:

2005

*PICTURE*

Jersey #:

7

Bats: 

Right

Position:

RF-LF

Throws:

Right

Years Active:

14

MLB Comparison:

Jon Jay

CAREER STATS

YEAR

GP

AB

R

H

RBI

AVG

OBP

SLG

OPS

2006

28

90

24

39

26

0.433

0.456

0.522

0.978

2007

36

109

29

54

37

0.495

0.606

0.633

1.239

2008

33

102

26

44

33

0.431

0.500

0.510

1.010

2009

29

88

20

33

13

0.375

0.484

0.409

0.893

2010

35

122

60

64

32

0.525

0.589

0.672

1.261

2011

25

82

26

36

22

0.439

0.488

0.488

0.976

2012

28

73

18

34

18

0.466

0.468

0.548

1.016

2013

21

60

14

27

11

0.450

0.500

0.517

1.017

2014

28

73

17

27

8

0.370

0.436

0.438

0.874

2015

30

75

16

29

18

0.387

0.444

0.480

0.924

2016

30

79

19

32

20

0.405

0.442

0.506

0.948

2017

21

50

7

16

9

0.320

0.373

0.340

0.713

2018

20

57

8

22

10

0.386

0.373

0.474

0.847

CAREER

364

1060

284

457

257

0.431

0.486

0.518

1.004

PLAYER NOTES

Coach Ploen as he likes to be called started this franchise back in 2005 with a rag tag group of friends fresh out of high school.  Never did he expect that 15 years later he would still be wearing the same pair of draw string pants.  Early in his career Ploen was looking like a very up and down type player and not much has changed in recent years.  From 2006-2009 he had a 0.437avg.  From 2010-2013 he had a respectable 0.478avg. But from 2014-2018 he has had a dismal 0.377avg.  His OBP% has also dropped under 0.400 in back to back years after having a career OBP% of almost 0.500 at the time.  Let’s hope this Comeback Player of the Year is ready for a real comeback.

AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS

Total Awards Won = 2 (14th) – It took Ploen 7 years to win his first award and in ceremonious fashion it just so happened to be the fan favorite Austin 3:16 Award in 2017.  Ploen would follow it up in 2018 winning the Comeback Player of the Year Award but his 0.386avg stands as the lowest batting average for a Comeback Player of the Year winner.  Ploen is a two time member of the 40 Hit Club and his 45 Runs in 2010 rank as the 7th highest total ever for a Goober in a season.  His 37 singles in 2007 and 2010 rank tied for 3rd all time.

 

 

TONY FIMOGNARI

Nickname:

Tone

First Year:

2005

*PICTURE*

Jersey #:

8

Bats: 

Right

Position:

C

Throws:

Right

Years Active:

14

MLB Comparison:

Josh Thole

CAREER STATS

YEAR

GP

AB

R

H

RBI

AVG

OBP

SLG

OPS

2006

20

56

12

19

8

0.339

0.375

0.339

0.714

2007

28

72

13

14

9

0.194

0.297

0.194

0.492

2008

22

62

12

12

5

0.194

0.333

0.210

0.543

2009

27

72

12

14

6

0.194

0.253

0.194

0.448

2010

30

81

20

27

11

0.333

0.383

0.346

0.728

2011

20

43

7

12

9

0.279

0.422

0.279

0.701

2012

25

58

13

16

5

0.276

0.350

0.293

0.643

2013

29

77

22

31

13

0.403

0.481

0.403

0.883

2014

31

77

12

24

10

0.312

0.413

0.325

0.737

2015

14

31

3

6

2

0.194

0.273

0.194

0.466

2016

20

44

7

13

6

0.295

0.326

0.295

0.622

2017

18

39

11

9

2

0.231

0.349

0.231

0.580

2018

21

58

11

17

7

0.293

0.350

0.293

0.643

CAREER

305

770

155

214

93

0.278

0.358

0.283

0.641

PLAYER NOTES

Tony has been a key player on this team since day 1.  He may not make a big impact with his bat or glove but his attitude on and off the field shows us all this is just a game and we should enjoy it for the fun that it is.  Tony’s first year wasn’t the greatest rookie season but it still stands as his 2nd best year to date batting 0.339avg.  He would show some life again in 2013 putting up personal highs in many categories.  Unfortunately the 5 years after this his batting average has struggled to get over the 0.300 mark.  Teams have figured out how to play him so I think it’s time to go back to the drawing board as those 2013 numbers would be great to have every year.

AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS

Total Awards Won = 9 (9th) – Has won the Grab Your Glove Award a record 5 times and is one of only four other Goobers to have won an award each year.  Holds records for most strikeouts in a season with 10 and most strikeouts in a game with 2.  Tony is also one of three players who have yet to enter the Iron Man Club.   Tony’s all-time high is 9 straight games with a hit.  During that streak he was able to have a very impressive batting average of 0.667 which stands as the 4th best batting average during a player’s best hitting streak.

 

 

ROB RYAN

Nickname:

Rube

First Year:

2005

*PICTURE*

Jersey #:

9

Bats: 

Right

Position:

C-RF

Throws:

Right

Years Active:

14

MLB Comparison:

Christian Vazquez

CAREER STATS

YEAR

GP

AB

R

H

RBI

AVG

OBP

SLG

OPS

2006

28

81

19

34

25

0.420

0.477

0.457

0.934

2007

20

55

8

20

17

0.364

0.473

0.364

0.836

2008

33

105

35

53

14

0.505

0.598

0.552

1.151

2009

31

92

16

40

17

0.435

0.515

0.478

0.994

2010

32

92

17

32

19

0.348

0.400

0.359

0.759

2011

26

67

14

25

15

0.373

0.408

0.388

0.797

2012

31

76

13

20

13

0.263

0.321

0.289

0.610

2013

24

57

21

30

13

0.526

0.541

0.544

1.085

2014

40

94

24

37

20

0.394

0.480

0.521

1.001

2015

26

68

11

24

7

0.353

0.403

0.368

0.770

2016

26

58

15

24

7

0.414

0.508

0.466

0.973

2017

28

67

18

29

10

0.433

0.458

0.522

0.981

2018

21

66

6

21

8

0.318

0.333

0.348

0.682

CAREER

366

978

217

389

185

0.398

0.459

0.440

0.899

PLAYER NOTES

Rob Ryan or Raw Bryan however you slice it this guy is a wildcard every year.   Having hit above 0.500avg twice in his career, he has the tools to be a good hitter.  Rob leads the team with 6 seasons in the 0.300avg range and also a forgettable season in 2012 where he his 0.263.  Rob’s 2016/2017 looked to be the years he was finally breaking out and starting to become a reliable hitter.  Unfortunately he dropped way down in 2018 batting 80 points below his career average.  The newest Dad on the team is looking to put some of that strength into his swing this upcoming season and hopefully build off his end of year stats in which he was batting 0.476 in his final 6 games.

AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS

Total Awards Won = 10 (7th) – A two time winner of the Most Improved Award and just last year took home the Here for Beer and Austin 3:16 Awards in epic fashion.  Other than the 2011 inaugural Awards season Rob has taken home hardware every year.  Rob’s 35 singles in 2008 stand as the 9th highest season total for a Goober.   His high of 19 straight games with a hit has him tied for 11th and his 65 straight games played have him ranked 7th on the club.

 

 

KEVIN ROBBIE

Nickname:

Krob

First Year:

2005

*PICTURE*

Jersey #:

11

Bats: 

Right

Position:

LF

Throws:

Right

Years Active:

14

MLB Comparison:

Corey Dickerson

CAREER STATS

YEAR

GP

AB

R

H

RBI

AVG

OBP

SLG

OPS

2006

23

72

20

30

18

0.417

0.493

0.583

1.077

2007

32

95

40

50

31

0.526

0.643

0.621

1.264

2008

31

110

57

59

39

0.536

0.619

0.782

1.401

2009

27

87

36

48

24

0.552

0.574

0.713

1.287

2010

35

114

25

51

42

0.447

0.542

0.605

1.148

2011

28

81

20

33

19

0.407

0.466

0.543

1.009

2012

32

89

25

38

31

0.427

0.479

0.573

1.052

2013

33

105

27

50

30

0.476

0.481

0.657

1.138

2014

40

121

44

66

32

0.545

0.579

0.719

1.298

2015

33

97

27

43

31

0.443

0.495

0.577

1.072

2016

35

100

23

41

27

0.410

0.440

0.480

0.920

2017

28

83

17

45

43

0.542

0.611

0.663

1.274

2018

28

99

27

54

37

0.545

0.610

0.707

1.317

CAREER

405

1253

388

608

404

0.485

0.543

0.637

1.180

PLAYER NOTES

Kevin has been hitting great over the past two years but it really shouldn’t come as a surprise to most.  Back in 2007 something clicked at the plate and he went from batting 0.417 in 2006 to 0.538 from 2007-2009 (3rd best average on the team during that span).  Kevin would then drop back hitting just 0.442 from 2010-2013.  A nice bounce back year in 2014 saw Kevin put up his 2nd best batting year in his career (He would tie that mark again in 2018).  However he would once again fall back in 2015-2016 batting only 0.426.  Kevin looks like he is back to his old self in 2017-2018 batting 0.544, once again finding himself as one of the team’s hottest hitters going into 2019.

AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS

Total Awards Won = 15 (5th) – A three time Iron Man winner and back to back “No Way That’s An Error” Awards,  Kevin Robbie went on a tear last year picking up 6 trophies including his first MVP, Bronze Slugger and Gold Glove Outfield. The most improved award win was almost a no doubter for him to grab.  Kevin didn’t break any personal highs last year but it was one of his best years for AVG/OBP/SLG/OPS in almost 10 years.  Over the last two years Kevin is ranked 2nd on the Goobers in Hits (99) and RBI (80).

 

 

 


 

BOBBY CHAPMAN

Nickname:

Chappy

First Year:

2005

*PICTURE*

Jersey #:

13

Bats: 

Left

Position:

2B-Util

Throws:

Right

Years Active:

14

MLB Comparison:

Hanley Ramirez

CAREER STATS

YEAR

GP

AB

R

H

RBI

AVG

OBP

SLG

OPS

2006

28

85

52

53

52

0.624

0.677

1.235

1.913

2007

36

103

56

70

65

0.680

0.754

1.282

2.036

2008

35

118

63

83

75

0.703

0.773

1.314

2.087

2009

31

98

56

68

57

0.694

0.750

1.296

2.046

2010

37

115

68

87

82

0.757

0.776

1.348

2.124

2011

30

95

42

50

40

0.526

0.608

0.937

1.545

2012

35

105

56

66

60

0.629

0.694

1.276

1.971

2013

31

99

52

62

61

0.626

0.664

1.242

1.906

2014

34

91

53

66

69

0.725

0.738

1.396

2.133

2015

32

77

44

49

54

0.636

0.713

1.221

1.934

2016

37

90

56

61

65

0.678

0.773

1.400

2.173

2017

34

98

50

65

55

0.663

0.678

1.061

1.739

2018

10

32

13

20

19

0.625

0.658

1.219

1.877

CAREER

410

1206

661

800

754

0.663

0.718

1.252

1.970

PLAYER NOTES

Bobby was one of the last members to join the Goobers back in 2005 (if not the last).  One of the few Goobers at the time to have had any prior softball experience, Bobby took it upon himself to try and give this club the best experience a rec softball team could have.  Starting out having to enter each game into the website after calculating the stats in the scorebook.  Battling with the elements of a soaked scorebook or pages going missing the early years were a grind.  Now in 2019, the team is entering its 15th season together and Bobby couldn’t be happier to see that there are still 10 of the original 15 Goobers playing today.  Here’s to another 15 in the making! 

AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS

Total Awards Won = 22 (3rd) – Is tied with Joey Pileggi winning 4 Gold Glove Infield Awards.  Leads the Goobers in career batting average but has only taken home 1 Silver Slugger Award (2014) and 3 Bronze Slugger Awards (2012/2015/2016).  Last year was the first time he did not take home an award.  Has many accolades in the Records Hall, some of which may be very difficult to beat including 71 hits in a season in 2010, a 68 game hit streak and 230 games played streak.

 

 

ADAM SAWOSZCZUK

Nickname:

Swazzo

First Year:

2014

*PICTURE*

Jersey #:

19

Bats: 

Right

Position:

LCF

Throws:

Right

Years Active:

5

MLB Comparison:

Adam Jones

CAREER STATS

YEAR

GP

AB

R

H

RBI

AVG

OBP

SLG

OPS

2006

0

0

0

0

0

#DIV/0!

#DIV/0!

#DIV/0!

#DIV/0!

2007

0

0

0

0

0

#DIV/0!

#DIV/0!

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2014

40

118

48

71

48

0.602

0.628

0.907

1.535

2015

34

98

34

50

45

0.510

0.558

0.898

1.456

2016

37

105

34

55

47

0.524

0.564

0.762

1.326

2017

34

104

41

57

56

0.548

0.571

0.933

1.504

2018

15

47

12

21

8

0.447

0.460

0.532

0.992

CAREER

160

472

169

254

204

0.538

0.569

0.841

1.411

PLAYER NOTES

Adam burst onto the scene in 2014 putting up very solid first year numbers.  Placing him amongst the best in terms of Rookie years: Batting Avg – 0.602 (3rd), On Base % - 0.628 (3rd), Slugging % - 0.907 (4th).   Since then however Adam has not been able to get back to his youthful swing of 2014 batting just 0.528 over his past 4 years.  It seemed Adam took all of 2018 off even though he still played 15 games.  Having averaged almost 1.4 RBI per game leading up to 2018 he managed to just get over the 0.5 RBI per game mark last year. Also a career low 0.312avg with RISP which ranked 16th out of 17 (including ringers).  “I think a Dingo ate your hitting streak.”

AWARDS / ACHIEVEMENTS

Total Awards Won = 7 (11th) – Won 4 straight Iron Man Awards right out of the gate for the Goobers before his vacation shortened season last year put an end to his games played streak of 156 games. Also won two Gold Glove Outfield Awards back to back in 2016 and 2017.  Adam’s 8 Home Runs in 2017 tied Ryan McNeil and Bobby Chapman for the highest single season Home Run total and the first to hit that many since 2012.  His hitting streak of 41 straight games stands as the 2nd longest ever for a Goober.

 

 

STEVE ROCHA

Nickname:

Ro-Hey

First Year:

2005

*PICTURE*

Jersey #:

21

Bats: 

Right

Position:

P-3B

Throws:

Right

Years Active:

14

MLB Comparison:

Evan Longoria

CAREER STATS

YEAR

GP

AB

R

H

RBI

AVG

OBP

SLG

OPS

2006

28

93

34

44

29

0.473

0.521

0.613

1.134

2007

36

110

28

45

22

0.409

0.473

0.464

0.937

2008

35

111

37

60

41

0.541

0.625

0.631

1.256

2009

29

89

17

37

32

0.416

0.478

0.629

1.107

2010

34

97

14

31

15

0.320

0.353

0.361

0.714

2011

28

83

20

32

23

0.386

0.430

0.410

0.840

2012

34

88

19

37

31

0.420

0.480

0.568

1.048

2013

31

91

35

50

28

0.549

0.592

0.670

1.262

2014

34

92

32

50

32

0.543

0.592

0.674

1.266

2015

31

85

21

38

18

0.447

0.483

0.506

0.989

2016

24

64

15

30

19

0.469

0.521

0.500

1.021

2017

19