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Geronimo Gil

Rookie Catcher of the Year (Baseball Digest) 2002

Full Name: Geronimo Gil
Bats: Right Throws: Right
Height: 6-2 Weight: 195 lbs.
Born: Aug 7, 1975 in Oaxaca, Mexico
College: None
Major League Debut: September 8, 2001
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CAREER BATTING STATISTICS
  BATTING
Year Team Avg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K OBP SLG OPS
2001 BAL .293 17 58 3 17 2 0 0 6 5 7 .369 .328 .697
2002 BAL .232 125 422 33 98 19 0 12 45 21 88 .270 .363 .632
2003 BAL .237 54 169 22 40 4 0 3 16 12 34 .299 .314 .613
2004 BAL .281 12 32 1 9 2 0 0 4 3 5 .343 .344 .687
  AVG G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K OBP SLG OPS
Totals .241 208 681 59 164 27 0 15 71 41 134 .289 .347 .636


  BATTING BASERUNNING MISC
Year Team HBP GDP TB IBB SH SF SB CS SB% AB/HR AB/K
2001 BAL 2 1 19 0 1 0 0 0 .000 0.0 8.3
2002 BAL 1 17 153 1 5 1 2 2 .500 35.2 4.8
2003 BAL 3 2 53 0 2 0 0 0 .000 56.3 5.0
2004 BAL 0 0 11 1 0 0 0 0 .000 0.0 6.4
  HBP GDP TB IBB SH SF SB CS SB% AB/HR AB/K
Totals 6 20 236 2 8 1 2 2 .500 45.4 5.1



CAREER FIELDING STATISTICS
Year Team POS G Ch PO A E DP FPCT RF ZR
2001 BAL C 17 1 121 10 2 1 .985 7.860 1.000
2002 BAL C 125 13 740 60 4 14 .995 6.740 .923
2003 BAL C 53 13 326 34 6 3 .984 7.440 .923
2004 BAL C 11 0 64 4 0 1 1.000 7.850 .000
  G Ch PO A E DP FPCT RF ZR
Totals 206 27 1251 108 12 19 .991 7.060 .926



Biography
Say what you want about Orioles VP Syd Thrift, but the man can certainly find young talent. He obtained Geronimo from the Los Angeles Dodgers on July 31, 2001, along with pitcher Kris Foster, in exchange for reliever Mike Trombley. Geronimo had been with the Dodgers' Triple-A affiliate in Las Vegas where he hit .295, with nine homers and 40 RBI. He was assigned to Rochester (AAA) following the deal and batted .268 in 23 games with the Red Wings before getting called up by Baltimore on Sept. 7. Geronimo made his major-league debut the next night and started 17 of the Orioles' remaining 22 games. He batted .320 over the final 13 and finished with an overall mark of .293.

The Mexican-born Geronimo was originally signed by the Dodgers as an undrafted free agent in 1996. He spent most of 2000 with San Antonio (AA) and was named the Texas League's best defensive catcher. Geronimo earned a late-season promotion to Albuquerque (AAA) and was impressive there as well, hitting .380, with two homers and 22 RBI, in just 15 games.


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