2003 Los Angeles Dodgers season

The 2003 season was a turbulent period as News Corporation (Fox) was seeking to sell the team. Nevertheless, the Dodgers fell just short of a Wild Card berth, winning 85 games, finishing second in the Western Division of the National League. The Dodgers pitching staff led baseball in earned run average, Éric Gagné became the first Dodger to earn the NL Cy Young Award since 1988 as he converted all 55 of his save opportunities. Shawn Green set a new L.A. Dodger single season record with 49 doubles and Paul Lo Duca had a 25-game hitting streak.

2003 Los Angeles Dodgers
Major League affiliations
Location
Results
Record85–77 (.525)
Divisional place2nd
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, Fernando Valenzuela
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Offseason

Regular season

Season standings

National League West

NL West W L Pct. GB Home Road
San Francisco Giants 100 61 0.621 57–24 43–37
Los Angeles Dodgers 85 77 0.525 15½ 46–35 39–42
Arizona Diamondbacks 84 78 0.519 16½ 45–36 39–42
Colorado Rockies 74 88 0.457 26½ 49–32 25–56
San Diego Padres 64 98 0.395 36½ 35–46 29–52

Record vs. opponents

2003 National League Records

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

Opening Day lineup

Opening Day Starters
Name Position
Dave Roberts Center fielder
Paul Lo Duca Catcher
Shawn Green Right fielder
Brian Jordan Left fielder
Fred McGriff First baseman
Adrián Beltré Third baseman
Jolbert Cabrera Second baseman
César Izturis Shortstop
Hideo Nomo Starting pitcher

Notable transactions

Roster

2003 Los Angeles Dodgers
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Starting Pitchers stats

Name G GS IP W/L ERA BB SO CG
Hideo Nomo 33 33 218.3 16-13 3.09 98 177 2
Kevin Brown 32 32 211.0 14-9 2.39 56 185 0
Odalis Pérez 30 30 185.3 12-12 4.52 46 141 0
Kazuhisa Ishii 27 27 147.0 9-7 3.86 101 140 0
Wilson Álvarez 21 12 95.0 6-2 2.37 23 82 1
Andy Ashby 21 12 73.0 3-10 5.18 17 41 0
Darren Dreifort 10 10 60.3 4-4 4.03 25 67 0
Edwin Jackson 4 3 22.0 2-1 2.45 11 19 0
Masao Kida 3 2 12.0 0-1 3.00 3 8 0

Relief Pitchers stats

Name G GS IP W/L ERA BB SO SV
Éric Gagné 77 0 82.3 2-3 1.20 20 137 55
Paul Quantrill 89 0 77.3 2-5 1.75 15 44 1
Tom Martin 80 0 51.0 1-2 3.53 24 51 0
Guillermo Mota 76 0 105.0 6-3 1.97 26 99 1
Paul Shuey 62 0 69.0 6-4 3.00 33 60 0
Steve Colyer 13 0 19.7 0-0 2.75 9 16 0
Troy Brohawn 12 0 11.7 2-0 3.86 4 13 0
Rodney Myers 4 0 9.0 0-0 6.00 4 5 0
Víctor Alvarez 5 0 5.7 0-1 12.71 6 3 0
Scott Mullen 1 0 3.0 0-0 9.00 5 1 0

Batting Stats

Name Pos G AB Avg. R H HR RBI SB
Paul Lo Duca C/1B 147 568 .273 64 155 7 52 0
David Ross C 40 124 .258 19 32 10 18 0
Todd Hundley C 21 33 .182 2 6 2 11 0
Koyie Hill C 3 3 .333 0 1 0 0 0
Fred McGriff 1B 86 297 .249 32 74 13 40 0
Alex Cora 2B/SS 148 477 .249 39 119 4 34 4
César Izturis SS 158 558 .251 47 140 1 40 10
Adrián Beltré 3B 158 559 .240 50 134 23 80 2
Ron Coomer 1B/3B 69 125 .240 11 30 4 15 0
Robin Ventura 1B/3B 49 109 .220 11 24 5 13 0
Joe Thurston 2B 12 10 .200 2 2 0 0 0
Shawn Green RF 160 611 .280 84 171 19 85 6
Dave Roberts CF 107 388 .250 56 97 2 16 40
Jeromy Burnitz LF 61 230 .204 25 47 13 4
Jolbert Cabrera OF/IF 128 347 .282 43 98 6 37 6
Brian Jordan LF/CF/RF 66 224 .299 28 67 6 28 1
Mike Kinkade LF/RF/1B/3B 88 162 .216 25 35 5 14 1
Daryle Ward LF/1B 52 109 .183 6 20 0 9 0
Rickey Henderson LF 30 72 .208 7 15 2 5 3
Wilkin Ruan CF 21 41 .220 2 9 0 2 1
Larry Barnes LF 30 38 .211 2 8 0 2 0
Jason Romano LF/RF/CF/2B 37 36 .083 3 3 0 0 2
Chad Hermansen LF 11 25 .160 2 4 0 2 0
Bubba Crosby LF 9 12 .083 0 1 0 1 0
Chin-Feng Chen OF 1 1 .000 0 0 0 0 0

2003 Awards

Farm system

Level Team League Manager
AAA Las Vegas 51s Pacific Coast League John Shoemaker
AA Jacksonville Suns Southern League Dino Ebel
High A Vero Beach Dodgers Florida State League Scott Little
A South Georgia Waves South Atlantic League Dann Bilardello
Rookie Ogden Raptors Pioneer League Travis Barbary
Rookie Gulf Coast Dodgers Gulf Coast League Luis Salazar
Rookie DSL Dodgers
DSL Dodgers 2
Dominican Summer League

Major League Baseball Draft

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Chad Billingsley

The Dodgers selected 50 players in this draft. Of those, 12 of them would eventually play Major League baseball.

The first round pick was right handed pitcher Chad Billingsley from Defiance High School in Defiance, Ohio. He was a 2009 All-Star and pitched eight seasons with the Dodgers with an 81-61 record and 3.65 ERA in 219 games (190 starts) before missing most of 2013 and all of 2014 with serious arm injuries.

The sixth round pick, outfielder Matt Kemp from Midwest City High School would lead the National League in Home Runs and RBIs in 2011 as well as finishing second in the MVP vote that year.

The draft class also included catcher A. J. Ellis (18th round), who would become the Dodgers starting catcher in 2012.

References

  1. ^ https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/c/coomero01.shtml?redir
  2. ^ 2003 Los Angeles Dodgers Picks in the MLB June Amateur Draft

External links

2003 Draft Picks
Round Name Position School Signed Career span Highest level
1 Chad Billingsley RHP Defiance High School Yes 2003–2015 MLB
2 Chuck Tiffany LHP Charter Oak High School Yes 2003–2011 AA
3 Cory VanAllen LHP Clements High School No
Nationals-2006
2006–2015 AAA
4 Xavier Paul OF Slidell High School Yes 2003–2018 MLB
5 Jordan Pratt RHP Central High School Yes 2003–2010 AAA
6 Matt Kemp OF Midwest City High School Yes 2003–present MLB
7 Wesley Wright LHP Goshen High School Yes 2003–2017 MLB
8 Lucas May 3B Parkway West High School Yes 2003–2014 MLB
9 Brett Dowdy 2B University of Florida No
Orioles-2004
2003–2012 AAA
10 Phil Sobkow RHP University of Central Missouri Yes 2003–2009 A
11 Anthony Harper C Oak Creek High School Yes 2004–2007 A+
12 Cody White LHP Pleasant Grove High School Yes 2004–2012 AAA
13 Derik Olvey RHP Pelham High School No
14 David Pfeiffer LHP Lincoln Park Academy Yes 2004–2011 AAA
15 Russ Mitchell SS Cartersville High School Yes 2003–2013 MLB
16 James Peterson 1B Indian Hills Community College Yes 2004–2007 A
17 Steven Sapp OF West High School Yes 2003–2005 A
18 A. J. Ellis C Austin Peay State University Yes 2003–2018 MLB
19 Matt Antonelli SS St. John's Preparatory School No
Padres-2006
2006–2013 MLB
20 Chad Barben 3B Taylorsville High School No
21 Travis Denker 2B Brea Olinda High School Yes 2003–2017 MLB
22 Douglas Frame LHP Tomball High School No
23 Taylor Slimak C California Lutheran University Yes 2003 Rookie
24 Ben Snyder LHP Bellevue High School No
Giants-2006
2006–2012 AAA
25 Kevin Skogley LHP Hermiston Senior High School No
White Sox
2007–2009 A
26 Thomas Piazza C Palm Beach Atlantic University Yes 2003–2005 Rookie
27 Jesús Castillo RHP Tucson High School Yes 2004–present AAA
28 Adam Moore C Northeast Texas Community College No
Mariners-2006
2006–present MLB
29 Adam Parliament OF Penticton Secondary School No
Braves-2005
2005–2007 A+
30 Mark Melancon RHP Golden High School No
Yankees-2006
2006–present MLB
31 Garrett Kohler RHP Cimarron-Memorial High School No
32 Kyle Reichert RHP Porterville College No
33 Ryan Zaft RHP Yuba Community College No
34 James Lawler 1B A&M Consolidated High School No
35 Antonio Anderson OF Greene County High School No
36 Andrew Jeffcoat LHP James W. Martin High School No
37 Mike Ludwig 1B St. Olaf College Yes 2003–2004 Rookie
38 Justin Ferreira OF Stoneman–Douglas High School No
39 Andy LaRoche SS Grayson County College Yes 2003–2016 MLB
40 D. J. Lewis 1B San Fernando High School No
Cubs-2005
2005–2007 A
41 Matthew Votaw 3B Brea Olinda High School No
42 Cory Vanderhook C Golden West College No
Cubs-2006
2006–2007 Rookie
43 Clayton Van Hook SS Brenham High School No
44 Travis Check C Logan High School No 2007 Ind
45 Cass Rhynes C Bluefield High School No
46 Steven Paddock OF Milford High School No
47 Matthew Chase RHP Florin High School No
48 Kyle Rapp OF Milford High School No
49 Clarence Farmer OF University of Arizona No
50 Curtis Hudson C Yuba Community College No

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