2002 Los Angeles Dodgers season

The 2002 season saw Dan Evans take over as General Manager and in his first season the team won 92 games and was not eliminated from post season contention until the next-to-last day of the season, finishing third overall in the Western Division of the National League. Shawn Green hit 42 home runs to become the first L.A. Dodger to have back-to-back 40 or more homer seasons. He had four homers in one game on May 23 against the Milwaukee Brewers. He went 6 for 6 in that game and set a Major League mark for total bases with 19.[1] The number broke the previous record of 18 total bases set by Joe Adcock. Éric Gagné who had been a starter previously became the closer in 2002 and set a club mark with 52 saves. This is also their first season to be broadcast on KCOP (13).

2002 Los Angeles Dodgers
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record92–70 (.568)
Divisional place3rd
Other information
Owner(s)Fox Entertainment Group
General manager(s)Dan Evans
Manager(s)Jim Tracy
Local televisionFox Sports Net West 2; KCOP (13)
Local radioKFWB
Vin Scully, Ross Porter, Rick Monday
KWKW
Jaime Jarrín, Pepe Yñiguez
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Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League West

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
Arizona Diamondbacks 98 64 0.605 55–26 43–38
San Francisco Giants 95 66 0.590 50–31 45–35
Los Angeles Dodgers 92 70 0.568 6 46–35 46–35
Colorado Rockies 73 89 0.451 25 47–34 26–55
San Diego Padres 66 96 0.407 32 41–40 25–56

Record vs. opponents

2002 National League Records

Source: [1]
Team ARI ATL CHC CIN COL FLA HOU LAD MIL MON NYM PHI PIT SD SF STL AL
Arizona 3–3 4–2 6–0 14–5 5–1 3–3 9–10 4–2 4–2 5–2 4–3 4–2 12–7 8–11 2–4 11–7
Atlanta 3–3 4–2 4–2 4–3 11–8 3–3 2–4 5–1 13–6 12–7 11–7 3–3 3–3 3–3 5–1 15–3
Chicago 2–4 2–4 5–12 4–2 4–2 8–11 2–4 7–10 3–3 1–5 2–4 10–9 2–4 3–3 6–12 6–6
Cincinnati 0–6 2–4 12–5 3–3 5–1 6–11 4–2 13–6 1–5 2–4 2–4 11–7 5–1 2–4 8–11 2–10
Colorado 5–14 3–4 2–4 3–3 5–2 3–3 7–12 3–3 4–2 3–3 3–3 4–2 11–8 8–12 2–4 7–11
Florida 1–5 8–11 2–4 1–5 2–5 3–3 3–3 4–2 10–9 8–11 10–9 4–2 5–1 4–3 4–2 10–8
Houston 3–3 3–3 11–8 11–6 3–3 3–3 3–3 10–8 3–3 4–2 3–3 11–6 4–2 1–5 6–13 5–7
Los Angeles 10–9 4–2 4–2 2–4 12–7 3–3 3–3 5–1 5–2 4–2 4–3 4–2 10–9 8–11 2–4 12–6
Milwaukee 2–4 1–5 10–7 6–13 3–3 2–4 8–10 1–5 2–4 1–5 1–5 4–15 5–1 1–5 7–10 2–10
Montreal 2–4 6–13 3–3 5–1 2–4 9–10 3–3 2–5 4–2 11–8 11–8 3–3 3–4 4–2 3–3 12–6
New York 2–5 7–12 5–1 4–2 3–3 11–8 2–4 2–4 5–1 8–11 9–10 1–4 3–4 0–6 3–3 10–8
Philadelphia 3–4 7–11 4–2 4–2 3–3 9–10 3–3 3–4 5–1 8–11 10–9 2–4 2–4 3–3 4–2 10–8
Pittsburgh 2–4 3–3 9–10 7–11 2–4 2–4 6–11 2–4 15–4 3–3 4–1 4–2 2–4 2–4 6–11 3–9
San Diego 7–12 3–3 4–2 1–5 8–11 1–5 2–4 9–10 1–5 4–3 4–3 4–2 4–2 5–14 1–5 8–10
San Francisco 11–8 3–3 3–3 4–2 11–8 3–4 5–1 11–8 5–1 2–4 6–0 3–3 4–2 14–5 2–4 8–10
St. Louis 4–2 1–5 12–6 11–8 4–2 2–4 13–6 4–2 10–7 3–3 3–3 2–4 11–6 5–1 4–2 8–4

Opening Day lineup

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Dave Roberts Center fielder
César Izturis Shortstop
Paul Lo Duca Catcher
Shawn Green Right fielder
Brian Jordan Left fielder
Adrián Beltré Third baseman
Eric Karros First baseman
Mark Grudzielanek Second baseman
Kevin Brown Starting pitcher

Notable transactions

Roster

2002 Los Angeles Dodgers

Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders Manager

Coaches

Starting Pitchers stats

Name G GS IP W/L ERA BB SO CG
Hideo Nomo 34 34 220.3 16-6 3.39 101 193 0
Odalis Pérez 32 32 222.3 15-10 3.00 38 155 4
Andy Ashby 30 30 181.7 9-13 3.91 65 107 0
Kazuhisa Ishii 28 28 154.0 14-10 4.27 106 143 0
Omar Daal 39 23 161.3 11-9 3.90 54 105 0
Kevin Brown 17 10 63.7 3-4 4.81 23 58 0

Relief Pitchers stats

Name G GS IP W/L ERA BB SO SV
Éric Gagné 77 0 82.3 4-1 1.97 16 114 52
Paul Quantrill 86 0 76.7 5-4 2.70 25 53 1
Giovanni Carrara 63 0 90.7 6-3 3.28 32 56 1
Jesse Orosco 56 0 27.0 1-2 3.00 12 22 1
Guillermo Mota 43 0 60.7 1-3 4.15 27 49 0
Terry Mulholland 21 0 32.0 0-0 7.31 7 17 0
Paul Shuey 28 0 30.7 5-2 4.40 21 24 1
Kevin Beirne 12 3 29.0 2-0 3.41 17 17 0
Víctor Alvarez 4 0 10.3 0-1 4.35 2 7 0
Jeff Williams 10 0 10.0 0-0 11.70 7 11 0
Robert Ellis 3 0 2.7 0-1 10.13 0 0 0
Dennis Springer 1 0 1.3 0-1 6.75 2 1 0
Bryan Corey 1 0 1.0 0-0 0.00 0 0 0

Batting Stats

Name Pos G AB Avg. R H HR RBI SB
Paul Lo Duca C/1B 149 580 .281 74 163 10 64 3
Chad Kreuter C 41 95 .263 8 25 2 12 1
David Ross C 8 10 .200 2 2 1 2 0
Eric Karros 1B 142 524 .271 52 142 13 73 4
Mark Grudzielanek 2B 150 536 .271 56 145 9 50 4
César Izturis SS 135 439 .232 43 102 1 31 7
Adrián Beltré 3B 159 587 .257 70 151 21 75 7
Alex Cora 2B/SS 115 258 .291 37 75 5 28 7
Dave Hansen 1B/3B 96 120 .292 15 35 2 17 1
Tyler Houston 1B/3B 35 65 .200 9 13 0 8 0
Jeff Reboulet 2B/SS 38 48 .208 3 10 0 2 0
Joe Thurston 2B 8 13 .462 1 6 0 1 0
Shawn Green RF 158 582 .285 110 166 42 114 8
Dave Roberts CF/LF 127 422 .277 63 117 3 34 48
Brian Jordan LF/RF 128 471 .285 65 134 18 80 2
Marquis Grissom CF/LF/RF 111 343 .277 57 95 17 60 5
Hiram Bocachica LF/CF/RF 49 65 .215 12 14 4 9 1
Mike Kinkade LF/1B 37 50 .380 7 19 2 11 1
Jolbert Cabrera OF/IF 10 12 .333 3 4 0 1 0
Wilkin Ruan CF 12 11 .273 2 3 0 23 0
Luke Allen RF 6 7 .143 2 1 0 0 0
Chin-Feng Chen LF 3 5 .000 1 0 0 0 0

2002 Awards

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Las Vegas 51s Pacific Coast League Brad Mills
AA Jacksonville Suns Southern League Dino Ebel
High A Vero Beach Dodgers Florida State League Juan Bustabad
A South Georgia Waves South Atlantic League Scott Little
Rookie Great Falls Dodgers Pioneer League Dann Bilardello
Rookie Gulf Coast Dodgers Gulf Coast League Luis Salazar
Rookie DSL Dodgers
DSL Dodgers 2
Dominican Summer League
Rookie San Joaquin Dodgers Venezuelan Summer League

Teams in BOLD won League Championships

Major League Baseball Draft

James Loney (2011)
James Loney

The Dodgers selected 52 players in this draft. Of those, nine of them would eventually play Major League baseball. They gained a supplemental first round pick and an extra second round pick as compensation for losing pitcher Chan Ho Park to the Texas Rangers as a free agent.

With their first round pick, the Dodgers selected first baseman James Loney from Lawrence E Elkins High School in Missouri City, Texas. Loney would make it to the Majors in 2006 and was the Dodgers primary starting first baseman until he was traded in 2012. He hit 71 home runs and drove in 451 RBI in his seven seasons with the Dodgers, while hitting .284. The supplemental first round pick was left handed pitcher Greg Miller from Esperanza High School in Anaheim, California. Miller was a highly touted prospect and the 2003 Dodgers minor league pitcher of the year after he went 11-4 with a 2.49 ERA in 21 starts for the Vero Beach Dodgers. However, he missed the entire 2004 season with an arm injury and was never able to regain his touch. In eight minor league seasons (the last in the independent American Association) he was 24-15 with a 3.89 ERA in 221 games (53 starts).[3]

This was a fairly successful draft, after several sub-par drafts that proceeded it. Also drafted this season were relief pitcher Jonathan Broxton (second round), starting pitchers James McDonald (11th round, drafted as a first baseman) and Eric Stults (15th round) and catcher Russell Martin (17th round, drafted as a second baseman).

References

  1. ^ Great Baseball Feats, Facts and Figures, 2008 Edition, p.258, David Nemec and Scott latow, A Signet Book, Penguin Group, New York, ISBN 978-0-451-22363-0
  2. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/c/crabtti01.shtml
  3. ^ Gurnick, Ken (April 6, 2009). "Dodgers give up on left-hander Miller". mlb.com. Retrieved November 18, 2014.
  4. ^ 2002 Los Angeles Dodgers Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

External links

2002 Draft Picks
Round Name Position School Signed Career span Highest level
1 James Loney 1B Lawrence E Elkins High School Yes 2002–2019 MLB
1s Greg Miller LHP Esperanza High School Yes 2002–2013 AAA
2 Zach Hammes RHP Iowa City High School Yes 2002–2013 AAA
2 Jonathan Broxton RHP Burke County High School Yes 2002–2017 MLB
3 Mike Nixon C Sunnyslope High School Yes 2002–2005 AAA
4 Delwyn Young 2B Santa Barbara City College Yes 2002–2016 MLB
5 Mike Megrew LHP Chariho High School Yes 2002–2008 AAA
6 Marshal Looney LHP La Pine High School Yes 2002–2005 A
7 David Bagley 3B University of California, San Diego Yes 2002–2004 A+
8 Jamaal Hamilton LHP Monterey High School Yes 2002–2005 AA
9 Denver Kitch SS University of Oklahoma No
Orioles-2004
2004–2007 A
10 Ryan Williams RHP Old Dominion University Yes 2002–2003 A+
11 James McDonald 1B Polytechnic High School Yes 2002–2013 MLB
12 Ryan Owen C Wichita State University Yes 2002–2005 A
13 Julio LaSalle RHP Palm Beach Atlantic University Yes 2002–2004 A
14 Karl Mejholm RHP Dover Bay High School No
15 Eric Stults LHP Bethel College Yes 2002–2015 MLB
16 Sambu Ndungidi OF St. Georges High School Yes 2003–2008 Rookie
17 Russell Martin 2B Chipola College Yes 2002–present MLB
18 Curtis Hudson C Yuba City High School No
19 Mike White LHP St. Petersburg College Yes 2002–2005 A-
20 Andrew Walker RHP Cowley County Community College No
21 Brian Tracy RHP Claremont High School No
22 Brett Wayne SS St. Mary's College of California Yes 2002–2007 AA
23 Joshua Bartusick 1B Fountain Valley High School No
24 D. J. Jackson OF Jesuit High School Yes 2003–2006 AAA
25 Alvin Hayes RHP Alabama Southern Community College Yes 2003–2006 A-
26 Jarod Plummer RHP South Garland High School Yes 2002–2010 AAA
27 Mike Potoczny RHP North Marion High School Yes 2002–2003 Rookie
28 Robert Ray RHP Lufkin High School No
Blue Jays-2005
2005–2012 MLB
29 Don Laurin SS East Oklahoma State College Yes 2003–2006 A+
30 Edward Roberts RHP Key West High School No
31 Ross Hawley RHP Kansas State University Yes 2002–2003 A
32 Richie Robnett OF Santa Barbara City College No
Athletics-2004
2004–2010 AAA
33 Eduardo Baez RHP Poly High School No
34 Doug Mathis RHP Show Low High School No
Rangers-2005
2005–2014 MLB
35 Matt Long RHP Granville High School No
White Sox-2006
2006–2011 AAA
36 Bryan Goelz OF New York City College of Technology Yes 2002–2012 A+
37 Jonathan Riggleman 3B Hillsborough Community College No
38 Daiel Forrer LHP Jefferson Davis High School No
Pirates-2007
2007 A-
39 Luke Hochevar RHP Fowler High School No
Royals-2006
2006–2016 MLB
40 Eric Wolfe 1B York Mills High School No
41 Ryan Lennerton P East Oklahoma State College No
42 Nathan Warrick OF Belton High School No
Astros-2005
2005–2007 A
43 David Parker RHP Oklahoma City University Yes 2002–2005 Rookie
44 James Bailie C Kodiak High School No
45 Justin Estrada SS Jesuit High School No
46 Mickey Jordan OF Armstrong Atlantic State University Yes 2002 Rookie
47 Chad Bailey LHP North Idaho College Yes 2003–2006 A+
48 Andre Trahan OF Yuba Community College No
49 Jeffrey Cristy C Lincoln Southeast High School No
50 Jason Farrand C Conway High School No

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