Saturday, October 26, 2013

Player Profile: Robbie Beckett

I have four cards of Robbie Beckett. This one is from 1994 Classic.

Playing career: Robbie Beckett was the number one draft choice of the Padres in 1990. He had a live arm but terrible control. In 857 minor league innings he struck out 947 batters but walked 846. His record was 34-62 with a 6.13 ERA. He did pitch in seven major league games for the Rockies in 1996 and 1997, and went 0-0 with an 11.57 ERA. In seven innings he struck out eight but walked ten. A fuller account of his career can be found at Smed’s Baseball Card Blog.

My memories: Only know him from his card.

Where he is now: Anyone know where Robbie Beckett is now?

Google Autocomplete results: He is third when you type Robbie Bec, between Robbie Beck and Robbie Beck Memorial, both of which deal with a biker who died earlier this year. Another prominent Robbie Beckett is an Australian rugby player.

Coming up next: The next profile will be Gordon Beckham.

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