36. Steve Finley
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: March 12, 1965 in Union City, TN USA
  • Weight: 175 lbs.
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: L
  • Debut: April 03, 1989
  • Final Game: June 03, 2007
  • Gold Glove - 1995
  • Gold Glove - 1996
  • Gold Glove - 1999
  • Gold Glove - 2000
  • Gold Glove - 2004
  • MVP - 1996
  • MVP - 2004
 
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Steve Finley played for eight Major League Teams, the third being San Diego.  While it can be stated that Finley proved his worth as a potential All-Star as an Astro, it was with the Padres where he proved it.

Finley was traded from Houston along with Ken Caminiti and many others going into 1995; he batted over .290 in his first two years, showed increased power numbers, belting 30 Home Runs in 1996, and was tenth in MVP voting.  Finley made the All-Star Game for the first time in 1997, and though his 1998 numbers were weaker, Finley showed his merit.  He left as a Free Agent for Arizona in 1999.

His inconsistent defense hinders Finley's rank, and while he won two Gold Gloves as a Padre, the advanced metrics did not warrant it.  Nevertheless, as a Padre, Finley had 662 Hits, 82 Home Runs, and batted .276.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Outfield
  • Acquired: Traded from the Houston Astros with Ken Caminiti, Andujar Cedeno, Roberto Petagine, Brian Williams, and a Player to be Named Later (which would be Sean Fesh) for Derek Bell, Doug Brocail, Ricky Gutierrez, Pedro Martinez, Phil Plantier, and Craig Shipley 12/28/94.
  • Departed: Signed as a Free Agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks 12/18/98.
  • Games Played: 602
  • Notable Statistics:

    423 Runs Scored
    662 Hits
    134 Doubles
    28 Triples                       
    82 Home Runs
    298 RBI
    85 Stolen Bases
    .276/.334/.458 Slash Line
    8.7 bWAR                       

    16 Playoff Games
    5 Runs Scored
    10 Hits
    3 Doubles
    0 Triples                        
    0 Home Runs
    4 RBI
    3 Stolen Bases
    .183/.286/.236 Slash Line

  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    All-Star (1997)
    Silver Slugger (1995 & 1996)

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