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The ultimate Aggie baseball 25-man roster from the Johnson/Childress era

June 26, 2020
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To wrap up Diamond Talk for the 2020 season, we built the ultimate Texas A&M baseball rosters of players to don the Maroon & White in the last 35 years. Also included are notable Aggie baseball legends from before the 1980s.



Scott Clendenin’s 25-man roster

Position Players

Catcher: Kevin Gonzalez

  • .281 avg., 22 home runs, 131 RBI
  • Best Season: 2010, .318 avg., 9 home runs, 38 RBI

First Base: Luke Anders

  • .329 avg., 40 home runs, 157 RBI
  • Best Season: 2008, .349 avg., 16 home runs, 58 RBI

Second Base: Terry Taylor

  • .314 avg., 30 home runs, 183 RBI, 132 walks, 187 runs scored
  • Best Season: 1989, .335 avg., 17 home runs, 79 RBI

Shortstop: Chuck Knoblauch

  • .356 avg., 16 home runs, 147 RBI, 83 stolen bases
  • Best Season: 1989, .364 avg., 8 home runs, 64 RBI

Third Base: Scott Livingstone

  • .372 avg., 47 home runs, 225 RBI, 75 doubles, 217 runs scored
  • Best Season: 1987, .403 avg., 19 home runs, 76 RBI

Left Field: Jason Tyner

  • .387 avg., 0 home runs, 87 RBI, 118 stolen bases
  • Best Season: 1998, .385 avg., 0 home runs, 31 RBI, 39 stolen bases

Center Field: Tyler Naquin

  • .346 avg., 7 home runs, 112 RBI
  • Best Season: 2012, .381 avg., 3 home runs, 49 RBI, 21 stolen bases

Right Field: Daylan Holt

  • .323 avg., 56 home runs, 202 RBI, 55 doubles
  • Best Season: 1999, .341 avg., 34 home runs, 105 RBI

Designated Hitter: John Byington

  • .372 avg., 47 home runs, 225 RBI, 63 stolen bases
  • Best Season: 1989, .442 avg., 15 home runs, 89 RBI

Bench

Cliff Pennington - Utility

  • .346 avg., 14 home runs, 115 RBI, 53 stolen bases,10 triples
  • Best Season: 2005, .363 avg., 7 home runs, 39 RBI

Michael Barash - Catcher

  • .286 avg., 7 home runs, 61 RBI
  • Best Season: 2016, .324 avg., 5 home runs, 43 RBI

John Curl - First Base

  • .345 avg., 27 home runs, 123 RBI
  • Best Season: 1995, .415 avg., 18 home runs, 58 RBI

Scott Beerer - Utility

  • 2003: 6-1, 1.82 ERA, 58 K and 13 saves on the mound, with a .335 avg., 11 home runs and 57 RBI

Brodie Greene - Utility

  • .348 avg., 29 home runs, 125 RBI
  • Best Season: 2010, .395 avg., 14 home runs, 55 RBI

Pitching Staff

Jeff Granger

  • 31-9, 2.98 ERA, 401 strikeouts, 1 save
  • Best Season: 1993, 15-3, 2.62 ERA, 150 strikeouts

Casey Fossum

  • 27-14, 4.09 ERA, 404 strikeouts, 7 saves
  • Best Season: 1999, 12-7, 3.64 ERA, 162 strikeouts

Ryan Rupe

  • 30-9, 3.80 ERA, 281 strikeouts
  • Best Season: 1998, 11-4, 2.87 ERA, 125 strikeouts

Ronnie Allen

  • 23-8, 3.36 ERA, 114 strikeouts
  • Best Season: 1991, 8-3, 3.28 ERA, 73 strikeouts

Trey Moore

  • 19-7, 2.79 ERA, 190 strikeouts, 2 saves
  • Best Season: 1993, 12-0, 2.77 ERA, 91 strikeouts on the mound, while hitting .314 with 4 home runs and 24 RBI

Ross Stripling

  • 31-11, 3.13 ERA, 372 strikeouts
  • Best Season: 2011, 14-2, 2.29 ERA, 113 strikeouts

Michael Wacha

  • 27-7, 2.40 ERA, 336 strikeouts
  • Best Season: 2012, 9-1, 2.06 ERA, 116 strikeouts

Asa Lacy

  • 14-5, 2.07 ERA, 224 strikeouts
  • Best Season: 2019, 8-4, 2.13 ERA, 130 strikeouts

John Stilson

  • 14-3, 1.27 ERA, 206 strikeouts, 10 saves
  • Best Season: 2010, 9-1, 0.80 ERA, 114 strikeouts

Scott Centala

  • 16-5, 23 saves
  • Best Season: 1989, 5-1, 2.74 ERA, 73 strikeouts, 10 saves

Grayson Long

  • 19-5, 3.08 ERA,199 strikeouts
  • Best Season: 2015, 9-1, 2.82 ERA, 106 strikeouts

Scott Clendenin’s starting lineup

1. Jason Tyner — Left Field
2. Terry Taylor — Second Base
3. Chuck Knoblauch — Shortstop
4. Scott Livingstone — Third Base
5. John Byington — Designated Hitter
6. Daylan Holt — Right Field
7. Luke Anders — First Base
8. Kevin Gonzalez — Catcher
9. Tyler Naquin — Center Field



Gabe Bock’s 25-man roster

Position Players

Catcher: Kevin Gonzalez

  • Hit .281 with 22 homers … a .318, 9-HR season in 2010 … great receiver, thrower and leader

First Base: Luke Anders

  • 6th in HRs (40); 7th in RBI (157); 11th in total bases

Second Base: Terry Taylor

  • Top 10 in HRs; 4th in RBI (183); 2nd in walks (132); 7th in runs (202)
  • 17 homers as a sophomore and as a junior

Shortstop: Chuck Knoblauch

  • 8th in RBI (147); 5th in BA (356); 3rd in hits (261); 2nd in runs (206); 7th in doubles (52); 11th in total bases (381)

Third Base: Scott Livingstone

  • 2nd in HRs (50); 1st in RBI (228); 2nd in hits (301); 1st in runs (217); 1st in doubles (75); 7th in walks (117); 1st in total bases (543)

Left Field: Jason Tyner

  • 2nd in BA (.387); 1st in hits (.307); 3rd in runs (202); 1st in stolen bases (118)
  • Only player in school history to steal more than 30 bases in a single season … did it 3 times (41 in ’96; 38 in ’97; 39 in ’98)
  • Only player with multiple 100-hit seasons … did it 3 times (100 in ’96; 100 in ’97; 107 in ’98)
  • Hit .407 as a freshman in ’96

Center Field: Tyler Naquin

  • 13th in hits (238); 13th in batting average (.346); 5th in triples (13)
  • 2nd-longest hitting streak in school history (27 games)

Right Field: Daylan Holt

  • 1st in HRs (56); 3rd in RBI (202); 7th in hits (249); 2nd in total bases (486)
  • School-record 34 HRs and 105 RBI in ’99

Designated Hitter: John Byington

  • 3rd in HRs (47); 2nd in RBI (225); 3rd in BA (.372); 4th in hits (260); 4th in runs (198); 3rd in doubles (63); 3rd in total bases (480)
  • Hit .442 in ’89 (2nd all-time)

Bench

Eric Albright - Catcher

  • 3th in single-season home runs (15 in ’89); 7th in single-season RBI (72 in ’89)

Trey Moore - INF/LHP

  • 5th in pitching wins (12)
  • Also played on the infield for a team that reached the CWS in ’93

Brodie Greene - INF/OF

  • 6th in hits (252); 11th in batting average (.348); 9th in runs (176); 7th in triples (12); 9th in home runs (29); 8th in total bases (402); 11th in SB (48)

Kyle Colligan - OF

  • 10th in hits (241); 6th in runs (189); 11th in doubles (43); 5th in home runs (42); 10th in RBI (144); 4th in total bases (428)

Cliff Pennington - SS

  • 8th in hits (246); 13th in batting average (.346); 10th in triples (10); 7th in SB (53)

Braden Shewmake - SS

  • Two-time first-team All-SEC; Hit at least .313 in all three seasons at A&M
  • First round pick of the Atlanta Braves

Pitching Staff

Friday - Jeff Granger (LHP)

  • 3rd in wins (31); 2nd in strikeouts (401); 6th in complete games (17)
  • 120+ strikeouts in all 3 seasons (121 in ’91; 130 in ’92; 150 in ’93)

Saturday - Casey Fossum (LHP)

  • 6th in wins (27); 1st in strikeouts (404); 8th in complete games (15)
  • School-record 162 strikeouts in ’99

Sunday - Michael Wacha (RHP)

  • 6th in wins (27); 4th in strikeouts (336); 9th in ERA (2.45)

Tuesday - Ross Stripling (RHP)

  • 3rd in wins (31); 3rd in strikeouts (336)

Closer - Scott Centala (RHP)

  • 1st in saves (23)
  • 10+ saves in ’88 and ’89 … only A&M pitcher with more than 17 career saves

Rest of the Bullpen

Ryan Rupe (RHP)

  • 5th in wins (30); 5th in strikeouts (281); 11th in complete games (13)

Ronnie Allen (RHP)

  • 12th in wins (23); 3rd in complete games (20)

John Stilson (RHP)

  • 1st in ERA (1.27)
  • Went 9-1 with a 0.80 ERA, 10 saves and 114 strikeouts as a closer in 2010 (best season ever for a reliever in school history)

Barret Loux (RHP)

  • 14th in wins (20); 6th in strikeouts (279)
  • Drafted 6th overall in 2010

Asa Lacy (LHP)

  • 6th in ERA (2.07); 16th in strikeouts (224)
  • Highest drafted Aggie ever (4th to Royals)
     

Gabe Bock’s starting lineup

1. Jason Tyner — Left Field
2. Chuck Knoblauch — Shortstop
3. Scott Livingstone — Third Base
4. Daylan Holt — Right Field
5. John Byington — Designated Hitter
6. Luke Anders — First Base
7. Terry Taylor — Second Base
8. Kevin Gonzalez — Catcher
9. Tyler Naquin — Center Field



Notable pre-Mark Johnson era Aggie baseball legends

Pitchers
Pat Hubert
Doug Rau
Hoot Gibson
Mark Thurmond
Mark Ross
Steve Hillhouse
Clint Thomas
Chuck McGuire
Rick Leuken

Position Players
Billy Hancock - Catcher
Billy Hodge - Catcher
Joe Staples - Catcher
Kyle Hawthorne - Infielder
Robert Bonner - Infielder
Tex Thorton - Infielder 
Guy Wallace - Infielder
Jim Hacker - Infielder
Davey Johnson - Infielder
Gary Harrington - Infielder
Mike McClure - Infielder
Wally Moon - Outfielder
Bob Long - Outfielder
RJ Englert - Outfielder
Dave Elmendorf - Outfielder
Beau Bell - Utility

Discussion from...

The ultimate Aggie baseball 25-man roster from the Johnson/Childress era

8,458 Views | 8 Replies | Last: 2 mo ago by alamoaggie64
Mooreags
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Trey Moore.......... RHP?

Just messing with you...it is such an incredible honor to be mentioned alongside those players. Sooooo many great players have dawned the maroon and white during those years. The list of guys not included is just as impressive as the ones that made the cut.

Trey Moore
Whoever said winning isn't everything, never won anything.
clendenin
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We also honored Beau Bell '31 as well a couple weeks ago...

From Texas A&M Athletic Hall of Fame

CLASS 1931
INDUCTION 1971
SPORT(S) Baseball
Said to be first All-American from A&M for any sport, Bell earned All-American accolades as a centerfielder in 1931. An All-SWC player in 1931, Bell was a member of the 1931 SWC championship team. Starting with the St. Louis Browns in 1931, Bell played eight years in the major leagues with a lifetime batting average of .297. He later coached A&M baseball from 1951 to 1958, taking the Aggies to baseball titles in 1951 and 1955 and on to a College World Series appearance in 1955
Aggie12B
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Mooreags said:

Trey Moore.......... RHP?

Just messing with you...it is such an incredible honor to be mentioned alongside those players. Sooooo many great players have dawned the maroon and white during those years. The list of guys not included is just as impressive as the ones that made the cut.

Trey Moore
Hey T'Mo,
do you remember playing whiffleball in Elsie Duncan Olsen Grove during the '93 regionals? My account of it is in the link below.
https://texags.com/forums/8/topics/3093247/replies/55962350
Lance Uppercut
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I know longevity plays into these discussions, but Kalich and Hoffman both put up some gaudy bullpen numbers.

The only thing leaving Hoffman off a mention if I were making a list would be that he was only here for a year, but his impact on that team was fairly significant.

14 saves (I think he only failed to convert one opportunity, but I could be corrected here)
33 appearances
55.0 IP
53 Ks in those 55 innings
31 of those Ks against SEC or postseason opponents
Only gave up one long ball
Crazy muttering on the mound

Beerer's 2003 season and .89 WHIP, and the fact that he played in the field as well make him a great choice for any list, but Hoffman did have a season for the books.
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Lance Uppercut said:

I know longevity plays into these discussions, but Kalich and Hoffman both put up some gaudy bullpen numbers.

The only thing leaving Hoffman off a mention if I were making a list would be that he was only here for a year, but his impact on that team was fairly significant.

14 saves (I think he only failed to convert one opportunity, but I could be corrected here)
33 appearances
55.0 IP
53 Ks in those 55 innings
31 of those Ks against SEC or postseason opponents
Only gave up one long ball
Crazy muttering on the mound

Beerer's 2003 season and .89 WHIP, and the fact that he played in the field as well make him a great choice for any list, but Hoffman did have a season for the books.
Great debate.

Beerer was two-way and why i think he is the best one year player I have seen.

Beerer had two more wins and one less save (19 wins responsible for as opposed to 18), better WHIP and K/9IP while Hoffman had better ERA and gave up three less HRs. Beerer also allowed only 5 extra base hits (1 2Bs and 4 HRs).

Two great years for sure!
MMantle
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Jose Duran was also a very good one-year player.

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LOYAL AG
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Craig Kuzmic was a really good one year guy that carrier a pretty so-so 1998 offense.
alamoaggie64
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Stripling as a Tuesday guy--that is one fantastic pitching staff!
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