Friday, December 21, 2012

DODGERS SIGN DALLAS MCPHERSON SIGNED TO A MINOR LEAGUE CONTRACT

Photo Credit Evan Chavez
Dallas McPherson was signed to a Minor League contract today by the Dodgers.  Many of us remember McPherson when he played for the Isotopes in 2008.  Back then the Isotopes were affiliated with the Florida Marlins.

While with the Isotopes in 2008 he set the record for frachise single season homers with 42.  That season he hit .275 with with 98 RBI.  He also has the franchise single season record for walks with 76, but he also had 168 strikeouts that same season.

I read an article on MLB.com from December of 2008 that said McPherson went down to Albuquerque and wasted no time hitting balls out. He had 10 homers in April and 32 in the first half of the season, reaching the All-Star break with a .674 slugging percentage. He slowed down in the second half, with only 10 long balls, but it was enough to lead all of the Minor Leagues and earn a big league callup in September.


The same article went on to say that McPherson hit all 42 homers against right-handed pitching.    That same season he hit back-to-back four times that season, with Jason Wood, Tagg Boxied twice, and Michael Ryan. 
In the 2008 season the Isotopes team hit 197 homers.

I did some digging to see how many of his 42 homers where at Isotopes Park but couldn't find anything at the moment. 

Since his 2008 record setting season, McPherson has 22 homers as season high.
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