Record: 42-50 / 6th place / Victorian Baseball League
Essendon Knights

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Pitchers

Role Name Age T G GS W L SV BB K IP ERA FIP xFIP WAR
SP Nick Alford 33 L 17 17 4 8 0 38 61 96.2 6.610 4.724 4.404 0.46
SP Griff Bonfield 25 R 19 19 5 5 0 51 88 118.0 3.432 3.911 4.203 1.74
SP Stephen Burridge 34 R 19 19 7 9 0 57 55 114.1 4.172 4.610 4.897 0.70
SP Ian Crapper 25 L 19 19 5 8 0 59 62 102.2 4.120 4.286 4.777 1.03
SP Mel Tatchell 27 R 18 18 4 8 0 58 42 94.2 5.229 6.026 5.288 -0.93
SP Ben Walmsley 33 R 23 0 2 0 1 12 14 33.0 4.909 3.390 5.084 0.38
RP Darius Bowden 27 R 31 0 4 2 0 13 27 45.0 3.000 3.239 4.414 0.60
RP Chris Pearce 26 L 41 0 3 1 0 20 48 54.1 2.485 2.738 3.379 1.08
RP Shane Rafferty 28 R 23 0 0 2 0 20 13 27.1 4.939 5.243 5.617 -0.35
RP Bradford Seage 39 R 35 0 0 2 2 19 23 49.2 3.805 4.163 4.341 0.08
RP Efrain Thompson 28 R 32 0 3 1 5 20 31 30.1 5.341 4.319 3.741 -0.02
CL Keith Ballam 23 R 40 0 5 4 19 21 36 42.0 3.429 3.596 4.233 0.56

Batters

Pos Name Age B G PA H HR BB K SB AVG OBP OPS wOBA wRC+ WAR
C Steve Cakebread 27 R 81 320 60 8 35 43 0 0.213 0.297 0.644 0.285 69 0.62
C David Towes 25 L 33 76 11 0 5 21 0 0.157 0.213 0.428 0.196 5 -0.43
1B Barret Sulley 32 R 90 355 70 15 27 81 0 0.218 0.285 0.686 0.297 77 0.30
2B T.J. Abbott 32 R 66 137 37 1 20 19 0 0.319 0.419 0.859 0.380 136 1.38
2B Gabe Waldron 35 R 74 238 60 6 18 39 0 0.278 0.340 0.785 0.340 107 1.14
3B B.B. Blenkhorn 34 R 65 233 49 9 15 23 0 0.228 0.275 0.721 0.304 82 0.52
3B Josh Boulton 34 R 52 173 44 0 17 9 1 0.288 0.363 0.768 0.341 108 0.99
3B Derek Stay 35 R 68 121 24 1 15 36 0 0.226 0.322 0.643 0.290 72 -0.09
SS Ian McCormack 25 S 84 346 95 9 24 36 9 0.301 0.350 0.815 0.354 117 1.48
LF Sofronio Bertsimas 30 L 83 242 46 7 15 45 1 0.209 0.281 0.654 0.289 71 -0.19
CF Graig Andrews 28 R 92 406 119 12 16 47 4 0.308 0.335 0.816 0.351 115 1.20
CF John Dryden 27 S 86 173 44 2 9 18 1 0.273 0.312 0.684 0.300 79 0.25
RF Reegan Chatterton 26 R 92 406 107 18 35 63 11 0.309 0.402 0.939 0.405 153 4.74

Pitchers

Pos Name Age T Stf Mov Con Stm GB% FB Snk Cut Crv Sld Chg Spl Frk CCg Scr KCr Knu # P
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Batters

Pos Name Age B T Con Gap Pow Eye Ks C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF IFR IFA OFR OFA Spd
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Date Opp Score Record WP LP Save Attendance
Oct. 3, 1984 @SML 0 - 2 John Magor Stephen Burridge Glen Brennan 14,849
Oct. 4, 1984 @SML 8 - 5 Griff Bonfield Alan Gibson Keith Ballam 13,482
Oct. 5, 1984 @SML 4 - 7 Shane Clues Ian Crapper Glen Brennan 14,988
Oct. 6, 1984 @MEL 0 - 4 Matthew Jarman Mel Tatchell Cedric Pascoe 14,969
Oct. 7, 1984 @MEL 3 - 13 Josef Sharman Nick Alford None 14,884
Oct. 8, 1984 @MEL 4 - 0 Stephen Burridge Frank Harrison Keith Ballam 14,944
Oct. 9, 1984 @GEE 3 - 4 * Ben Rossiter Keith Ballam None 15,896
Oct. 10, 1984 @GEE 11 - 4 Ian Crapper Louis Brothers None 15,915
Oct. 11, 1984 @GEE 6 - 8 Steve Michaels Chris Pearce Ben Rossiter 15,960
Oct. 13, 1984 @NML 2 - 3 Alec Wing Nick Alford Joe Tallis 14,854
Oct. 14, 1984 @NML 2 - 1 Stephen Burridge R.W. Comelay Keith Ballam 14,873
Oct. 15, 1984 @NML 13 - 0 Griff Bonfield Brian Grinter None 14,930
Oct. 17, 1984 CRL 3 - 6 Bradford Haley Ian Crapper Rafaello Nesta 14,863
Oct. 18, 1984 CRL 2 - 9 Geoff Bell Mel Tatchell None 11,629
Oct. 19, 1984 CRL 3 - 7 Jordy Gard Nick Alford None 13,900
Oct. 20, 1984 COL 6 - 8 * Bob Crowhurst Bradford Seage None 14,177
Oct. 21, 1984 COL 1 - 2 * Terry Foale Keith Ballam Bob Crowhurst 13,682
Oct. 22, 1984 COL 5 - 2 Darius Bowden Erik Smith Efrain Thompson 11,608
Oct. 23, 1984 @STK 5 - 8 Tony Hickton Mel Tatchell Greg Cunliffe 10,292
Oct. 24, 1984 @STK 5 - 6 Sam Heathershaw Bradford Seage Greg Cunliffe 13,016
Oct. 25, 1984 @STK 1 - 4 Dominic Goodwin Efrain Thompson Greg Cunliffe 13,611
Oct. 27, 1984 GEE 6 - 2 Darius Bowden Louis Brothers None 10,909
Oct. 28, 1984 GEE 2 - 6 Trent Nutter Ian Crapper None 12,916
Oct. 29, 1984 GEE 2 - 6 Jesus Diaz Mel Tatchell Ben Rossiter 10,029
Oct. 30, 1984 MEL 8 - 7 Keith Ballam Matt Bennett None 9,073
Oct. 31, 1984 MEL 4 - 7 Kasey Walker Stephen Burridge Cedric Pascoe 10,512
Nov. 1, 1984 MEL 1 - 6 * Matt Bennett Shane Rafferty None 11,293
Nov. 3, 1984 @NML 2 - 10 Paul Lindsay Ian Crapper None 14,832
Nov. 4, 1984 @NML 5 - 4 * Keith Ballam Bill Henrick None 14,897
Nov. 5, 1984 @NML 8 - 5 * Efrain Thompson Jason Coxon Keith Ballam 14,947
Nov. 6, 1984 @SML 11 - 3 Stephen Burridge Shane Clues Ben Walmsley 13,612
Nov. 7, 1984 @SML 1 - 5 Alan Gibson Griff Bonfield None 13,310
Nov. 8, 1984 @SML 11 - 4 Ben Walmsley Ben Boughton None 13,505
Nov. 10, 1984 @STK 5 - 0 Mel Tatchell Tony Hickton None 14,893
Nov. 11, 1984 @STK 5 - 4 Nick Alford Greg Pilling Keith Ballam 14,864
Nov. 12, 1984 @STK 3 - 6 Jason Hurst Stephen Burridge Greg Cunliffe 12,348
Nov. 14, 1984 COL 2 - 4 * Bob Crowhurst Keith Ballam None 12,095
Nov. 15, 1984 COL 3 - 5 * Terry Foale Darius Bowden None 12,902
Nov. 16, 1984 COL 8 - 5 Darius Bowden David Eayres Efrain Thompson 14,638
Nov. 17, 1984 @CRL 4 - 6 Jordy Gard Nick Alford Rafaello Nesta 14,949
Nov. 18, 1984 @CRL 3 - 5 Dermott Borthwick Stephen Burridge Rafaello Nesta 14,917
Nov. 19, 1984 @CRL 4 - 10 Bob Muggleton Griff Bonfield None 14,869
Nov. 21, 1984 MEL 3 - 2 Ian Crapper Josef Sharman Keith Ballam 12,614
Nov. 22, 1984 MEL 2 - 4 Tapuitea Naniloa Darius Bowden Cedric Pascoe 10,387
Nov. 23, 1984 MEL 4 - 1 Nick Alford Yen-nien Shan Keith Ballam 14,051
Nov. 24, 1984 SML 0 - 3 Ben Boughton Stephen Burridge Ted Saunders 13,772
Nov. 25, 1984 SML 6 - 5 Keith Ballam Montana Amery None 14,750
Nov. 26, 1984 SML 5 - 11 John Magor Ian Crapper Barrie Craggs 13,130
Nov. 28, 1984 CRL 0 - 7 Geoff Bell Mel Tatchell None 12,581
Nov. 29, 1984 CRL 2 - 0 Nick Alford Jordy Gard Keith Ballam 12,608
Nov. 30, 1984 CRL 5 - 3 Stephen Burridge Dermott Borthwick Keith Ballam 14,593
Dec. 1, 1984 GEE 5 - 4 Griff Bonfield Louis Brothers Bradford Seage 14,853
Dec. 2, 1984 GEE 4 - 2 Ian Crapper Will Hickton Efrain Thompson 14,895
Dec. 3, 1984 GEE 2 - 7 Trent Nutter Mel Tatchell None 14,870
Dec. 5, 1984 @COL 0 - 8 Shaun Pearce Nick Alford None 14,857
Dec. 6, 1984 @COL 6 - 5 Stephen Burridge Tas Killick Keith Ballam 14,854
Dec. 7, 1984 @COL 1 - 4 Lionel Dyce Griff Bonfield Bob Crowhurst 14,834
Dec. 8, 1984 STK 5 - 1 * Keith Ballam Greg Cunliffe None 14,866
Dec. 9, 1984 STK 4 - 3 Mel Tatchell Tony Hickton Keith Ballam 14,755
Dec. 10, 1984 STK 4 - 6 Greg Pilling Nick Alford Greg Cunliffe 13,256
Dec. 11, 1984 NML 2 - 8 Morton Spear Stephen Burridge None 13,042
Dec. 12, 1984 NML 3 - 2 * Keith Ballam Joel O'Neill None 13,123
Dec. 13, 1984 NML 3 - 1 Ian Crapper R.W. Comelay Keith Ballam 13,584
Dec. 15, 1984 @MEL 3 - 12 Tapuitea Naniloa Mel Tatchell None 14,979
Dec. 16, 1984 @MEL 1 - 8 Yen-nien Shan Nick Alford None 14,897
Dec. 17, 1984 @MEL 5 - 4 Chris Pearce Jarrod Morrison Keith Ballam 14,964
Dec. 19, 1984 @CRL 1 - 4 Wes Stevens Griff Bonfield Rafaello Nesta 14,879
Dec. 20, 1984 @CRL 1 - 2 Bradford Haley Ian Crapper Rafaello Nesta 14,842
Dec. 21, 1984 @CRL 1 - 8 Geoff Bell Mel Tatchell None 14,824
Jan. 1, 1985 @SML 7 - 5 Stephen Burridge Shane Clues Keith Ballam 13,674
Jan. 2, 1985 @SML 8 - 5 Griff Bonfield John Magor Keith Ballam 12,827
Jan. 3, 1985 @SML 8 - 5 Efrain Thompson Ted Saunders Bradford Seage 12,613
Jan. 4, 1985 STK 6 - 4 Ben Walmsley Norm Vellenoweth Efrain Thompson 14,011
Jan. 5, 1985 STK 2 - 6 Tony Hickton Nick Alford None 14,965
Jan. 6, 1985 STK 2 - 6 Greg Pilling Stephen Burridge None 14,861
Jan. 8, 1985 @COL 8 - 3 Griff Bonfield Lionel Dyce None 14,934
Jan. 9, 1985 @COL 7 - 2 Ian Crapper Erik Smith None 14,936
Jan. 10, 1985 @COL 8 - 3 Mel Tatchell Tas Killick None 14,828
Jan. 11, 1985 @GEE 5 - 4 Nick Alford Will Hickton Keith Ballam 15,866
Jan. 12, 1985 @GEE 3 - 1 Stephen Burridge Brian Cotgrove Keith Ballam 15,817
Jan. 13, 1985 @GEE 3 - 4 Ben Rossiter Shane Rafferty None 14,167
Jan. 15, 1985 NML 0 - 6 Chris Seibold Ian Crapper None 13,595
Jan. 16, 1985 NML 9 - 4 Chris Pearce R.W. Comelay None 14,095
Jan. 17, 1985 NML 3 - 2 Efrain Thompson Bill Henrick Keith Ballam 13,388
Jan. 18, 1985 @MEL 2 - 5 Tapuitea Naniloa Stephen Burridge Cedric Pascoe 14,947
Jan. 19, 1985 @MEL 3 - 5 Yen-nien Shan Griff Bonfield None 14,928
Jan. 20, 1985 @MEL 1 - 6 Matthew Jarman Ian Crapper None 14,864
Jan. 22, 1985 @CRL 12 - 6 Mel Tatchell Geoff Bell None 14,919
Jan. 23, 1985 @CRL 6 - 5 Chris Pearce Jordy Gard Keith Ballam 14,922
Jan. 24, 1985 @CRL 1 - 2 Bob Muggleton Stephen Burridge Rafaello Nesta 14,937
Jan. 25, 1985 @COL 6 - 4 Darius Bowden Bob Crowhurst Efrain Thompson 14,838
Jan. 26, 1985 @COL 3 - 4 Terry Foale Keith Ballam None 14,850
Jan. 27, 1985 @COL
Jan. 29, 1985 SML
Jan. 30, 1985 SML
Jan. 31, 1985 SML
Feb. 2, 1985 @STK
Feb. 3, 1985 @STK
Feb. 4, 1985 @STK
Feb. 5, 1985 @GEE
Feb. 6, 1985 @GEE
Feb. 7, 1985 @GEE
Feb. 9, 1985 NML
Feb. 10, 1985 NML
Feb. 11, 1985 NML
Feb. 12, 1985 MEL
Feb. 13, 1985 MEL
Feb. 14, 1985 MEL
Feb. 16, 1985 GEE
Feb. 17, 1985 GEE
Feb. 18, 1985 GEE
Feb. 19, 1985 STK
Feb. 20, 1985 STK
Feb. 21, 1985 STK
Feb. 22, 1985 @NML
Feb. 23, 1985 @NML
Feb. 24, 1985 @NML
Feb. 26, 1985 COL
Feb. 27, 1985 COL
Feb. 28, 1985 COL
March 2, 1985 SML
March 3, 1985 SML
March 4, 1985 SML
March 5, 1985 CRL
March 6, 1985 CRL
March 7, 1985 CRL
Essendon
42-50 / 6th / VBL
Date Opp Score
Jan 17 NML 3 - 2
Jan 18 @MEL 2 - 5
Jan 19 @MEL 3 - 5
Jan 20 @MEL 1 - 6
Jan 21 Off Day
Jan 22 @CRL 12 - 6
Jan 23 @CRL 6 - 5
Jan 24 @CRL 1 - 2
Jan 25 @COL 6 - 4
Jan 26 @COL 3 - 4
Jan 27 @COL
Jan 28 Off Day
Jan 29 SML
Jan 30 SML
Jan 31 SML
Feb 1 Off Day
Feb 2 @STK
Feb 3 @STK
Feb 4 @STK
Feb 5 @GEE
Complete Schedule
Footscray
38-28 / 3rd / SBL
Date Opp Score
Jan 17 FTZ 5 - 3
Jan 18 Off Day
Jan 19 Off Day
Jan 20 FTZ 10 - 5
Jan 21 FTZ 4 - 2
Jan 22 Off Day
Jan 23 CBG 3 - 10
Jan 24 @WIL 2 - 3
Jan 25 Off Day
Jan 26 Off Day
Jan 27 @WIL
Jan 28 @WIL
Jan 29 Off Day
Jan 30 @SAN
Jan 31 @SAN
Feb 1 Off Day
Feb 2 Off Day
Feb 3 @SAN
Feb 4 HAW
Feb 5 Off Day
Complete Schedule
West Adelaide
40-26 / 2nd / ADL
Date Opp Score
Jan 17 STA 6 - 12
Jan 18 Off Day
Jan 19 Off Day
Jan 20 STA 1 - 6
Jan 21 STA 6 - 4
Jan 22 Off Day
Jan 23 ADL 0 - 1
Jan 24 @GLE 7 - 6
Jan 25 Off Day
Jan 26 Off Day
Jan 27 @GLE
Jan 28 @GLE
Jan 29 Off Day
Jan 30 @PTA
Jan 31 @PTA
Feb 1 Off Day
Feb 2 Off Day
Feb 3 @PTA
Feb 4 WLK
Feb 5 Off Day
Complete Schedule
Essendon (VBL)
Pos Name Injury Days Left DL Status
3B B.B. Blenkhorn back spasms Day-to-day, 10 days Not on DL
P Fred Budden sprained acromioclavicular joint Healthy Eligible to return (60-day DL)
Footscray (SBL)
Pos Name Injury Days Left DL Status
No injuries
West Adelaide (ADL)
Pos Name Injury Days Left DL Status
C Jon Justice broken kneecap 14 days Eligible to return

Major League DL Season Summary - Days and $
Pos Name Salary DL Days $ on DL
3B Josh Boulton $16.5k 40 $4.2k
P Fred Budden $28k 84 $15.1k
Total on DL 124 days $19.3k
Legend: (a) = auto-renew at league minimum, T = Team Option, P = Player Option, V = Vesting Option, Arb = Likely arb-eligible
* = players in minors on league minimum deals are only paid 16.5% of their salary while in the minors
Salary in this color represents an extension year
Note: This table is a best-guess, and likely won't match OOTP exactly for auto-renew and arb eligibility.
StatsPlus is ignoring Super Two rules, and also assuming all players on 40-man are in the majors all season.
Pos Player Age 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990
P Bradford Seage 39 $16.5k
3B Josh Boulton 34 $16.5k
P Stephen Burridge 34 $16.5k
2B T.J. Abbott 32 $16.5k
3B B.B. Blenkhorn 34 $137k
3B Derek Stay 35 $92k
2B Shane Holland 33 $16.5k * Arb Arb Arb
P Ben Walmsley 33 $16.5k
1B Barret Sulley 32 $41.3k
CF Graig Andrews 28 $31k Arb
2B Gabe Waldron 35 $45k $45k
P Nick Alford 33 $35k $35k
P Efrain Thompson 28 $16.5k Arb Arb Arb
P Shane Rafferty 28 $16.5k $16.5k (a) $16.5k (a) Arb Arb Arb
P Fred Budden 28 $28k Arb Arb
LF Sofronio Bertsimas 30 $35k
SS Ian McCormack 25 $16.5k Arb Arb Arb
P Griff Bonfield 25 $16.5k $28k $28k $28k $28k $28k
P William Champion 30 $41.3k Arb Arb
RF Reegan Chatterton 26 $28k $66.4k $66.4k $66.4k $66.4k $66.4k
P Darius Bowden 27 $16.5k $16.5k (a) $16.5k (a) Arb Arb Arb
CF John Dryden 27 $16.5k $16.5k (a) Arb Arb Arb
P Mel Tatchell 27 $16.5k $16.5k (a) $16.5k (a) Arb Arb Arb
P Keith Ballam 23 $16.5k $16.5k (a) $16.5k (a) $16.5k (a) Arb Arb Arb
C Steve Cakebread 27 $16.5k Arb Arb
P Ian Crapper 25 $16.5k $16.5k (a) $16.5k (a) $16.5k (a) Arb Arb Arb
P Chris Pearce 26 $16.5k $16.5k (a) $16.5k (a) Arb Arb Arb
C David Towes 25 $16.5k $16.5k (a) $16.5k (a) $16.5k (a) Arb Arb Arb
Total $810k $174k $94.4k $94.4k $94.4k $94.4k $0.0