Wednesday, March 18, 2009
1989 Topps Major League Debut #5: Eric Anthony
PHOTO: This has got to be a spring training photo, just mainly by the fact that his cap appears to have #63 written under it. Anthony might want to think about closing the Velcro on his batting gloves before taking a hack.
STAT: Anthony had 78 career homers, including 4 games with 2 homers each. Interestingly, in 3 out of 4 of those games, both his homers were solo shots and he had no other RBIs in the game. His team lost 2 of those 4 games, too.
After some big homer years in the minors, Anthony was a fairly highly-regarded prospect, but I'm not sure why. His performance in the big leagues was pretty much in line with usual projections based on minor league performance. He was a pretty decent part-time player who put together some decent seasons.