Posted: 12/1/2012 8:46 AM
Posted: 12/1/2012 8:47 AM
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The Indians claimed switch-hitting first baseman Mike McDade on waivers from Toronto. They put the 6-1, 250-pound McDade on the 40-man roster by designating lefty Chris Seddon for assignment.
McDade, 23, played at Class AA New Hampshire and Class AAA Las Vegas last season. He hit a combined .285 (128-for-449) with 19 doubles, one triple, 17 homers and 67 RBI in 118 games.
He spent a month with Las Vegas, hitting .338 (27-for-71) with three doubles, two homers and 18 RBI in 18 games. The Pacific Coast League has always treated hitters well.
Overall, McDade hit .298 (97-for-326) against right-handers.
McDade, a Las Vegas native, was the Blue Jays' sixth round pick in the 2007 draft. In 2011, he hit 37 doubles in the Eastern League for New Hampshire.
In six minor league seasons, McDade is hitting .265 (626-for-2,364) with 132 doubles, four triples, 76 homers and 325 RBI. He has 595 strikeouts compared to 183 walks. McDade's career on base percentage is .323 with a .420 slugging percentagePer Hoynes
Posted: 12/1/2012 9:32 AM
Posted: 12/1/2012 9:33 AM
Posted: 12/1/2012 9:53 AM
Posted: 12/1/2012 11:53 AM
Posted: 12/1/2012 3:07 PM
buddy34 wrote: maybe the indians will find a 1B out of the 5-6 potentials they have stacked up like CDs.
Posted: 12/1/2012 3:42 PM
Posted: 12/1/2012 4:02 PM
buddy34 wrote: big papi had a .916 OPS in the minors. mcdade's is .744. both in over 2,000 MILB plate appearances.
Posted: 12/1/2012 10:49 PM
Posted: 12/1/2012 10:53 PM
breadman20 wrote: Give him uniform double zero in honor of Paul Dade.Bread
Posted: 12/2/2012 12:49 AM
WhoAzcue wrote: breadman20 wrote: Give him uniform double zero in honor of Paul Dade.Bread Bread, from what we're told, he could fit a third zero back there as well.