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Ken Huckaby Bio
Kenneth Paul Huckaby
1/27/1971 in San Leandro, CA
1991, Los Angeles Dodgers, Round: 22, Overall Pick: 585
San Joaquin Delta CC
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Kenneth Paul Huckaby
KENNETH PAUL (KEN) HUCKABY...makes his off-season home in Chandler, AZ with wife Leslie...graduated from Manteca (CA) High School in 1989...attended San Joaquin Delta Junior College in Stockton, CA...during the 2000 season at Triple-A Tucson, hosted a pre-game radio show "Behind the Backstop".
Made 27 starts and appeared in 35 games overall for the Blue Jays, throwing out 8 of 20 potential base stealers (40 percent)...had just one passed ball in 243.0 innings...batted .207 with 4 doubles and 6 RBI...started the year at Triple-A Syracuse, where he made 9 starts behind the plate prior to having his contract purchased April 26...was designated for assignment August 26, and outrighted to Syracuse August 30...made 6 starts for the SkyChiefs before having his contract purchased again September 6...appeared once for the Blue Jays down the stretch, going 1-for-3 with an RBI double September 19 vs. Seattle...overall at Syracuse, hit .268 with a double, a homer and 3 RBI in 15 games.
Appeared in a combined 24 games with the Rangers and Orioles, batting .140 with 3 doubles...started the year with Texas' Triple-A Oklahoma club, hitting .241 with 2 homers and 10 RBI in 25 games before his contract was purchased May 21...made 8 starts behind the plate and was designated for assignment July 2...was claimed off waivers by the Orioles July 6, and appeared in 8 games (4 starts) before getting designated for assignment again August 10...elected free agency August 16 and re-signed with Texas the next day...reported to Oklahoma and batted .350 with 5 doubles, 10 RBI and 10 runs scored in 10 games prior to having his contract purchased September 1...appeared in 8 games the rest of the way, including starts in each of the Rangers' final 4 games of the year.
Made Toronto's Opening Day roster, but spent the majority of the year with Triple-A Syracuse, hitting .292 with 14 doubles, 3 homers and 25 RBI in 75 games with the SkyChiefs...was the starting catcher for Roy Halladay on Opening Day vs. the Yankees...with one out in the top of the 3rd inning and Derek Jeter on first, Jason Giambi hit a slow roller to Halladay, who threw to first for the out...with no one covering third, Jeter tried advancing to third...Huckaby hustled to cover the bag, colliding with and tagging out the Yankees shortstop, who dislocated his left shoulder and was placed on the 15-day D.L...made 2 more starts before being designated for assignment April 12 and accepting that assignment 6 days later...batted .226 in 20 games, and had his contract purchased again June 2...stroked an RBI double as a pinch hitter June 5 at St. Louis, and was a defensive replacement the next night at Cincinnati...was outrighted to Syracuse June 12, and in 55 contests the rest of the season, hit .312 (64-for-205) with 3 homers and 20 RBI...batted .338 (23-for-68) in 20 July games, including a season-best 11-game hitting streak July 6-22, when he hit at a .442 clip (19-for-43)...overall, played 46 International League games at catcher, 23 at first base, 2 at third base and 5 as the designated hitter.
Appeared in a career-high 88 games (77 starts) with the Blue Jays over 2 stints, batting .245 with 3 home runs and 22 RBI...opened the year at Triple-A Syracuse, and hit .272 in 21 games prior to having his contract purchased May 8...made 5 starts and one appearance as a defensive replacement, and was designated for assignment May 21...accepted his assignment to Syracuse May 27, and went 3-for-4 with 2 doubles, 3 RBI and 2 runs scored that night vs. Columbus...made 6 starts before having his contract purchased for a 2nd time June 4...stayed with the big league club through the end of the season, and batted .247 in 82 games...had a career-high 4 hits in his 3rd start back June 7 vs. Colorado...the Blue Jays were 52-36 in games in which he appeared.
In his 3rd and final year in the Diamondbacks chain, hit .346 in 30 games at Double-A El Paso and .290 in 78 contests at Triple-A Tucson before making his major league debut October 6 at Milwaukee...came on to catch in the 6th inning, and later struck out against Mike DeJean in the 8th in his first plate appearance...with El Paso, hit .339 (19-for-56) with runners on base...played 12 games at catcher, 16 at first base and one as the designated hitter...with Tucson, batted .365 (27-for-74) against lefthanders and .261 (49-for-188) against righthanders...hit .324 (22-for-68) with 29 RBI with runners in scoring position...appeared 36 times at catcher, 28 at first base, one at second base and 11 at third base.
Threw out 31 of 66 (47 percent) of potential base stealers at Triple-A Tucson, the 2nd-best percentage in the Pacific Coast League...hit .276 with 11 doubles, 4 homers and 33 RBI in 76 games...played 61 games behind the plate, 5 at third base and as the designated hitter...also made one appearance each at first base, left field and right field...had a season-best 15-game hitting streak June 8-30, batting .426 (23-for-54) to raise his average to a season-high .324...batted .340 (18-for-53) against lefties and .258 (49-for-190) against righthanders...hit .331 (44-for-133) with runners on base...was 3-for-4 as a pinch hitter.
Signed as a minor league free agent with the Diamondbacks in January and reported to Triple-A Tucson, where he had a professional-best 107 hits in 107 games...appeared in 101 games as catcher...hit .301 with a 20 doubles, 42 RBI and 44 runs scored...posted 28 multi-hit games, including 11 over his last 29 contests...batted .321 (36-for-112) against southpaws and .292 (71-for-243) vs. righthanders...hit .341 (28-for-82) when leading off an inning.
Signed a minor league deal with the Mariners, and began the season on the disabled list after having off-season surgery on his right shoulder...returned May 3 and reported to Triple-A Tacoma, where he hit .224 in 16 games...was released June 13 and signed a minor league deal with the Yankees June 28...batted .208 over 36 contests with Triple-A Columbus.
In his 7th and final season in the Dodgers chain, his 3rd at Triple-A Albuquerque, batted .199 in 69 games...played 63 games at catcher...on June 23, was designated for assignment, which he accepted before reporting back to Albuquerque 4 days later.
Played 94 games behind the plate and appeared in 103 games overall, batting .276 with 16 doubles and 41 RBI...had a streak of 42 errorless games April 13-June 4...was recalled to Los Angeles September 1, but did not appear in a game.
In his first season at the Triple-A level, was named the best defensive catcher in the Pacific Coast League by
...batted .324 with 40 RBI in 89 games...his average never dipped below .300 the entire season.
Started the year at Double-A San Antonio, and hit .268 over 11 games before going on the disabled May 4 with a sore right elbow...was reinstated May 13 and reported to Single-A Bakersfield, where he hit .300 with 30 RI in 77 games.
Was a Florida State League All-Star at Single-A Vero Beach, batting .267 with 4 homers and 41 RBI in 79 games...was named as the best defensive catcher in the FSL by
Tools of the Trade...was called up to San Antonio July 23 for his for first taste of Double-A ball...batted .220 over 28 contests.
Spent the entire year at Single-A Vero Beach, and was limited to 73 games because a right shoulder injury...hit .241 with 21 RBI...was placed on the disabled list May 26 with inflammation in his right shoulder...returned from the D.L. June 5, and was back on the D.L. July 2 with a sore right shoulder...returned July 21.
Was a Pioneer League All-Star at rookie-level Great Falls, batting .258 with 16 doubles, 3 homers and 37 RBI in 57 after being selected by the Dodgers in the 22nd round of the First-Year Player Draft.
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