38. Grady Sizemore
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: August 2, 1982 in Seattle, WA USA
  • Weight: 205 lbs.
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Debut: July 21, 2004
  • Final Game: October 03, 2015
  • Gold Glove - 2007
  • Gold Glove - 2008
  • Silver Slugger - 2008
 
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A throw-in as part of a 2002 trade with Montreal that sent also sent Cliff Lee to the Indians when he was still in the Minors, Grady Sizemore would be the Indians' best position player for a brief spell in the late 2000s.

Sizemore made it to Majors in 2004 but was a full-time Indian the following year when he had 22 Home Runs with a .289 Batting Average. The Outfielder would then go to the All-Star Game the next three seasons, finishing in the top twelve in MVP voting in those years.  Sizemore belted at least 24 Home Runs in all of those years, and in 2006, he was the American League leader in Runs (134) and Doubles (53).  

Back issues would begin to mount, and Sizemore struggled, missing many games from 2009 to 2011.  He was out of Baseball for two years recovering from surgeries, but when he returned, it was with Boston, though his comeback was a brief two-year one, where he bounced to two other teams (Philadelphia and Tampa Bay) before retiring in 2015.

Overall, Sizemore had 948 Hits with 139 Home Runs with Cleveland.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Outfield
  • Acquired: Traded from the Montreal Expos with Cliff Lee, Brandon Phillips, and Lee Stevens for Bartolo Colon and Tim Drew 6/27/02.
  • Departed: Signed as a Free Agent by the Boston Red Sox 1/22/14.
  • Games Played: 892
  • Notable Statistics:

    601 Runs Scored
    948 Hits
    216 Doubles
    43 Triples
    139 Home Runs
    458 RBI
    124 Stolen Bases
    .269/.357/.473 Slash Line
    27.7 bWAR                     

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (2006, 2007 & 2008)
    Silver Slugger (2008)
    Gold Glove (2007 & 2008)
    Highest bWAR for Position Players (2006)
    Most Plate Appearances (2007)
    Most Runs Scored (2006)
    Most Doubles (2006)
    Highest Power-Speed # (2008)
    Most Putouts by a Centerfielder (2008)

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