Elias Player Rankings

Following the lead of Jim McLennan at AZ Snakepit, here are the Padres 2005-06 Elias player rankings:


  1. Brian Giles 83.333 A
  2. Mike Piazza 76.923 A
  3. Mike Cameron 71.333 A
  4. Todd Walker 70.996 A
  5. Dave Roberts 66.000 A
  6. Khalil Greene 62.434 B
  7. Josh Bard 54.762 B
  8. Ryan Klesko 53.778 B
  9. Josh Barfield 49.134 C
  10. Adrian Gonzalez 48.261 C
  11. Rob Bowen 35.897
  12. Russell Branyan 26.708
  13. Geoff Blum 22.360
  14. Terrmel Sledge 12.222


  1. Scott Linebrink 84.231 A
  2. Trevor Hoffman 83.298 A
  3. Jake Peavy 78.023 A
  4. Chris Young 75.490 A
  5. Woody Williams 68.137 A
  6. Rudy Seanez 63.319 A
  7. Clay Hensley 61.482 A
  8. Cla Meredith 61.436 A
  9. David Wells 60.458 B
  10. Chan Ho Park 57.680 B
  11. Alan Embree 53.950 B
  12. Doug Brocail 41.733
  13. Brian Sweeney 35.456
  14. Shawn Estes 29.330

These rankings are always so goofy — Brian Giles ahead of Carlos Beltran? Matt Diaz ahead of Adrian Gonzalez? Eh, whatever…

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24 Responses »

  1. Don’t forget Scott “Gopherball” Linebrink ahead of Trevor.

  2. Wow! – I don’t care how goofy they are, we potentially get extra draft picks for Piazza, Walker, Roberts, and Klesko and pitchers Williams, Seanez, Embree, and Chan Ho Park!

    Some of those guy obviously won’t be offered arbitration, but assuming most them go elsewhere, we should get compensation for Williams and Roberts at the minimum which would would give us four extra picks.

  3. I’m surprised you didn’t talk about the article on the front page of the UT today — Dusty Baker a possible managerial candidate? I think everyone’s first reaction is one of horror but maybe Dusty wouldn’t be a bad one year hire. If you look at the his team’s improvement in his first year it’s pretty amazing. In 1993 he took over the Giants and they had 30 more wins than the previous season (added Barry Bonds which helped but not that much). In 2003, the Cubs improved by 21 games with essentially the same team as the previous year (some minor changes). Pretty impressive. Personally, I doubt that he could end up here as he’s pretty much the same as Bochy — although instead of crappy corner players Dusty seems to prefer crappy no-hit middle infielders.

  4. Yuck. No Dusty in SD, please. He’ll be bringing Neifi Perez to play in front of Barfield.

    This is why Cameron’s option was picked up:
    Very interesting to see what a balance hitter he was last season.

  5. No touchy on Dusty!

    I’m sincerely hoping the quotes in the UT around bringing him into the process as a good comparison to the other candidates are valid. I would feel pretty disillusioned if our front office, which should be about as anti- a guy like Baker as there can be, hires him.

    Now, if you’re Baker, why do you let yourself be pulled in if there is no chance? Only reason I can think of is to increase leverage with another team, but that could backfire. Barring that, he must believe there is a chance, which is dismaying.

    Honestly thought I’d woken up on another planet when I read about that. Never in a million years did I see Dusty having even a remote shot at this job. Tim Sullivan’s article was a joke. Can that guy call himself a serious sportswriter and write that Dusty is a top-tier manager we’d be lucky to get? I say no.

  6. #1
    Remember, these numbers are based on 2-year stats, and Linebrink was clearly better than Hoffman (and every other reliever in baseball) in 2005, and it wasn’t even close. Same with Diaz-Gonzalez, Geoff. Adrian was not good at all in 2005 with Texas – negative value, in fact. I’ve never understood the 2-year thing either, but I guess it’s to minimize fluke seasons, like Phil Plantier in 93 or Todd Hundley or that year Brady Anderson hit 52 homers.