Rick Stromer

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Richard Eugene Stromer

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Biographical Information[edit]

Third baseman Rick Stromer played in the California Angels system from 1981 to 1984 and the Oakland Athletics system from 1985 to 1986. He was taken by the Angels in the 11th round of the 1981 amateur draft.

Blessed with decent pop and an excellent eye at the plate, Stromer slashed .262/.395/.386 with 5 home runs and 47 walks in 61 games for the Salem Senators his first campaign. In 1982, he hit 12 home runs and had 85 walks (to 56 Ks) between two clubs, posting a .434 on-base percentage. He slashed .292/.431/.497 with 14 home runs and 71 walks (to 41 strikeouts) in 95 games in 1983 and in 1984, he hit 10 home runs and drew 98 walks (to 47 strikeouts) in 138 games for the Waterbury Angels. He tied Mickey Tettleton, Wally Joyner and Pat Adams for the Eastern League lead with 8 intentional walks. He moved to the Athletics system for 1985, walking 37 times in 63 games for a .422 OBP. He played 6 games in 1986 to wrap up his career.

Overall, Stromer hit .276/.411/.426 with 46 home runs, 250 RBI, 341 walks and 221 strikeouts in 6 seasons. He peaked at Double-A.

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