Tommy Everidge

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Tommy Everidge
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Lancaster Barnstormers – No. 44
First baseman
Born: (1983-04-20) April 20, 1983 (age 31)
Santa Rosa, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 28, 2009 for the Oakland Athletics
Career statistics
(through 2009 Season)
Batting average .224
Home runs 2
Runs batted in 7
Teams

Thomas James "Tommy" Everidge (born April 20, 1983 in Santa Rosa, California) is a former Major League Baseball first baseman who is currently the hitting coach for the minor league Vermont Lake Monsters.

Amateur career[edit]

Everidge attended Sonoma Valley High School in Sonoma, California. He attended Sonoma State University.[1] His freshman year, Everidge batted .340 with 55 hits, seven doubles, two triples, five home runs, and 40 RBIs in 56 games, 47 starts.[2] Everidge batted .353 his sophomore season, with 22 doubles, one triple, eight home runs, and 44 RBIs in 57 games, all starts.[3] His junior and final season, Everidge batted .357 with 14 doubles, three triples, 19 home runs and 69 RBIs in 65 games, 64 starts.[4] Everidge was selected by the Oakland Athletics in the 10th round (307th overall) of the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft.[5] He joined Brandon Burgess, Daniel Barone, and Darren Sack as the other Sonoma State University alumni in the 2004 draft.[5]

Professional career[edit]

Oakland Athletics[edit]

2004–2008 seasons[edit]

Everidge began his professional career in 2004 he was assigned to the Short-Season Vancouver Canadians of the Northwest League. He was selected to the Northwest League All-Star Team that seasons as a member of the Western Division team.[6] He hit .275 with 13 doubles, one triple, six home runs and 52 RBIs in 74 games. With the Class-A Kane County Cougars of the Midwest League in 2005 Everidge hit .279 with 26 doubles, three triples, 14 home runs, 66 RBIs and one stolen base in 114 games. At the end of the season he was named the Kane County Cougars Most Valuable Player.[7] In 2006 and 2007, Everidge played for the Class-A Advanced Stockton Ports. Towards the end of 2007, he was promoted to the Double-A Midland RockHounds, but during the Triple-A playoffs, he was called up to play for the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats. In 2008, he was sent back down to Midland, but promoted late in the season to play in Sacramento.

2009 season[edit]

Everidge was called up by the Athletics on July 28, 2009.[8] After a hot start by Everidge, the A's manager Bob Geren said that Everidge would be a starting player.[9] Everidge hit his first career home run on August 9, 2009.[10] After his good start, Everidge started to see his stats decline.[11] After first baseman Daric Barton was activated from the disabled list, Everidge lost much of his playing time to Barton.[12] With Double-A Midland in 2009 he hit .306 with 18 doubles, eight home runs and 53 RBIs in 55 games and with Triple-A Sacramento he hit .368 with 15 doubles, one triple, 12 home runs and 41 RBIs in 52 games. With the Major League club he hit .224 with six doubles, two home runs and seven RBIs in 24 games. On January 8, 2010, Everidge was designated for assignment by the Oakland Athletics.[13]

Seattle Mariners[edit]

Everidge was claimed off waivers by the Seattle Mariners on January 15, 2010.[14] On January 29, 2010, Everidge was designated for assignment by the Seattle Mariners to make room on the roster for Eric Byrnes.[15] On February 3, Everidge was outrighted to the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers.[16]

Houston Astros[edit]

On June 22, 2010, he was traded to the Houston Astros for future considerations. He reported to Triple-A Round Rock. He was released on July 29 to make room for Brett Wallace.[17]

Second-Stint with Oakland[edit]

On August 31, Everidge signed a minor-league contract with Oakland and was assigned to Triple-A Sacramento.

He became a minor league free agent after the 2010 season & is currently signed for the 2011 season with the Lancaster Barnstormers of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, which is an independent league.

Lancaster Barnstormers and Atlantic League[edit]

On October 10, 2011 Tommy Everidge was named Atlantic League Player of the Year. He started all 125 games for the Barnstormers and finished the season with league-leading marks of 41 doubles and 28 home runs. He also topped the Atlantic League with 160 hits, 285 total bases and was second in runs scored and RBI, losing out of a share in the latter with Bridgeport getting a play-in game. His .319 average was sixth best in the league.

Has retired from playing professional baseball & has been named hitting coach of Vermont(NYP) of Oakland A's minor league team.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Seawolves in the Pros". Sonoma State University. onomaseawolves.com. Retrieved February 3, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Statistics Summary for 2002". Sonoma State University. onomaseawolves.com. Retrieved February 3, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Statistics Summary for 2003". Sonoma State University. onomaseawolves.com. Retrieved February 3, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Statistics Summary for 2004". Sonoma State University. onomaseawolves.com. Retrieved February 3, 2010. 
  5. ^ a b Matt Schwab (June 25, 2004). "Sonoma State treasure trove of talent for big league baseball draft". The San Francisco Chronicle (sfgate.com). Retrieved February 5, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Everidge selected to minor league all-star team". The Press Democrat (nl.newsbank.com). July 28, 2004. Retrieved February 5, 2010. 
  7. ^ "Cougars 15th Annual Winter Banquet Raises $20,000". OurSports Central. oursportscentral.com. February 4, 2006. Retrieved 2010-01-16. 
  8. ^ Slusser, Susan (July 29, 2009). "A's win in extra innings in Everidge debut". The San Francisco Chronicle (sfgate.com). Retrieved 2010-01-16. 
  9. ^ Adam Loberstein (August 3, 2009). "A's Everidge has Geren's attention". Major League Baseball. seattle.mariners.mlb.com. Retrieved 2010-01-16. 
  10. ^ Rustin Dodd (August 9, 2009). "Everidge adds first homer to fast start". Major League Baseball. seattle.mariners.mlb.com. Retrieved 2010-01-16. 
  11. ^ Mychael Urban (August 18, 2009). "Everidge eyes improved swing". Major League Baseball. seattle.mariners.mlb.com. Retrieved 2010-01-16. 
  12. ^ Susan Slusser (August 28, 2009). "Everidge now a pine- time player". The San Francisco Chronicle (sfgate.com). Retrieved 2010-01-16. 
  13. ^ Winston, Lisa (January 8, 2010). "A's designate Everidge for assignment". mlb.com. Retrieved 9 January 2010. 
  14. ^ "Mariners claim 1B Everidge off waivers". Associated Press (sportsillustrated.cnn.com). January 15, 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-15. [dead link]
  15. ^ Jim Street (January 29, 2010). "Byrnes, Mariners agree to one-year deal". Major League Baseball. seattle.mariners.mlb.com. Retrieved January 29, 2010. 
  16. ^ "Mariners agree to terms with Kotchman; outright Everidge to Tacoma". Major League Baseball. seattle.mariners.mlb.com. February 3, 2010. Retrieved February 3, 2010. 
  17. ^ http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20100729&content_id=12789164&vkey=news_t102&fext=.jsp&sid=t102

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