Fandom

Baseball Wiki

Alan Embree

6,888pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

Alan Embree

A photo of Alan Embree.

Alan Duane Embree (born January 23, 1970, in The Dalles, Oregon) is a Major League Baseball relief pitcher for the Colorado Rockies. Previously, Embree played with the Cleveland Indians (19921996), Atlanta Braves (19971998), Arizona Diamondbacks (1998), San Francisco Giants (19992001), Chicago White Sox (2001), San Diego Padres (2002 & 2006), Boston Red Sox (2002–2005), New York Yankees (2005), and Oakland Athletics (2007-2008). He bats and throws left-handed and has been used as a left-handed specialist.

High school yearsEdit

Embree attended Prairie High School in Brush Prairie, Washington and was a letterman in football, basketball, baseball, and volleyball. In baseball, he won All-Conference honors.

Professional careerEdit

Embree relies primarily on two pitches: a 90 to 95 MPH four-seam fastball, and a sharp slider that is very effective when he can keep it down. He is particularly difficult for left-handed hitters, and he is not afraid to throw inside. An excellent fielder, he has a good move to first that keeps runners close.

From 1992 through 2004, Embree had posted a 28-28 record with a 4.38 ERA and seven saves in 568 games.[1]

He holds the longest streak since 1957 (and possibly the longest ever) for most consecutive outings without allowing an extra-base hit, which he set at 47 games. Dmitri Young broke the streak with a double on May 11, 1998.[citation needed]

In 2004, Embree recorded the final out against the New York Yankees in Game 7 of the 2004 ALCS. The Red Sox went on to win the World Series and Embree received his World Series Championship ring on Opening Day, 2005.

In 2005 with the Boston Red Sox, Embree's record was 1-4 with a 7.65 ERA in 43 outings.[1] As a result of these sub-par numbers, Embree was designated for assignment in mid-July. He was signed by the New York Yankees on July 30 to replace Buddy Groom who was designated for assignment.

On December 6, 2006 it was announced that Embree agreed to a two-year deal with the Oakland Athletics including an option for the 2009 season. Embree spent the bulk of his time serving as the team's closer while Huston Street was injured for a prolonged period.

On December 13, 2008 it was announced that Embree had agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million deal with the Colorado Rockies for the 2009 season.[2]

StatisticsEdit

YearAgTmLgWLGGSCGSHOSVIPHRERHRBBSOHBPWPBFPBKERAWHIPOBA
1992 22 CLE AL 0 2 4 4 0 0 0 18 19 14 14 3 8 12 1 1 81 1 7.00 1.500 .271
1995 25 CLE AL 3 2 23 0 0 0 1 24⅔ 23 16 14 2 16 23 0 1 111 0 5.11 1.581 .253
1996 26 CLE AL 1 1 24 0 0 0 0 31 30 26 22 10 21 33 0 3 141 0 6.39 1.645 .259
1997 27 ATL NL 3 1 66 0 0 0 0 46 36 13 13 1 20 45 2 3 190 1 2.54 1.217 .221
1998 28 ATL NL 1 0 20 0 0 0 0 18⅔ 23 14 9 2 10 19 0 0 87 0 4.34 1.768 .307
ARI NL 3 2 35 0 0 0 1 35 33 18 16 5 13 24 1 3 150 0 4.11 1.314 .248
1999 29 SFG NL 3 2 68 0 0 0 0 58⅔ 42 22 22 6 26 53 3 3 244 0 3.38 1.159 .200
2000 30 SFG NL 3 5 63 0 0 0 2 60 62 34 33 4 25 49 3 1 263 0 4.95 1.450 .274
2001 31 SFG NL 0 2 22 0 0 0 0 20 34 26 25 7 10 25 2 1 106 0 11.25 2.200 .374
CHW AL 1 2 39 0 0 0 0 34 31 21 19 7 7 34 1 2 139 0 5.03 1.118 .242
2002 32 SDP NL 3 4 36 0 0 0 0 28⅔ 23 7 4 2 9 38 0 1 118 0 1.26 1.116 .211
BOS AL 1 2 32 0 0 0 2 33⅓ 24 12 11 4 11 43 1 0 133 0 2.97 1.050 .203
2003 33 BOS AL 4 1 65 0 0 0 1 55 49 26 26 5 16 45 0 0 221 0 4.25 1.182 .241
2004 34 BOS AL 2 2 71 0 0 0 0 52⅓ 49 28 24 7 11 37 1 0 217 0 4.13 1.146 .244
2005 35 BOS AL 1 4 43 0 0 0 1 37⅔ 42 33 32 8 11 30 1 1 163 1 7.65 1.407 .284
NYY AL 1 1 24 0 0 0 0 14⅓ 20 14 12 2 3 8 1 0 68 1 7.53 1.605 .328
2006 36 SDP NL 4 3 73 0 0 0 0 52⅓ 50 21 19 4 15 53 0 0 221 0 3.27 1.242 .249
2007 37 OAK AL 1 2 68 0 0 0 17 68 67 30 30 5 19 51 0 0 284 0 3.97 1.265 .258
2008 38 OAK AL 2 5 70 0 0 0 0 61⅔ 59 36 34 8 30 57 2 2 270 0 4.96 1.443 .253
Totals: 37 43 846 4 0 0 25 749⅓ 716 411 379 92 281 679 19 22 3,207 4 4.55 1.331 .252
Template:SmallTemplate:SmallTemplate:SmallTemplate:SmallTemplate:Small

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki