Traded pitchers had good ERAs, losing records

January 15, 1993|By Jim Henneman

Who were those guys?

Allen Plaster and Bobby Chouinard didn't exactly make names for themselves in the Orioles' farm system, and now they're gone to the Oakland Athletics for Harold Baines.

The A's apparently decided to go for future rather thaimmediate help when they accepted right-handers Chouinard and Plaster for the veteran left-handed slugger.

Both had losing records but impressive numbers while pitchinin Single-A last year. Both were repeat performers at that classification, with 85-mph fastballs.

The Orioles considered Chouinard, 20, the better prospect. Hwas 10-14 with Kane County last year, but led the Midwest League with a 2.08 ERA. Plaster was 9-12 with a 2.87 ERA for Frederick.

Chouinard has played for three years and was passed over in thRule V draft. Plaster, who will be 23 in August, has two years of professional experience.

A's general manager Sandy Alderson said: "Our reports are high on both pitchers. We expect them to add substantially to the quality and depth of our minor-league system."

Chouinard, Plaster stats

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BOBBY CHOUINARD

Year, Team.. .. .. ..W-L.. .. .. ..ERA

Bluefield.. .. .2-5.. .. .. .3.70

1991 Kane Co... .. ..2-4.. .. .. .4.64

Bluefield.. .. .. ...5-1.. .. .. .3.48

1992 Kane Co... .. 10-14.. .. .. .2.08

Totals.. .. .. ...19-214.. .. .. .2.81

ALLEN PLASTER

Year, Team.. .. .. ..W-L.. .. .. ..ERA

Bluefield.. .. .4-1.. .. .. .2.44

Frederick.. .. .. ...2-0.. .. ...11.00

1992 Frederick.. ...9-12.. .. .. .2.87

Totals.. .. .. .. .15-13.. .. .. .3.11

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