Scott Adam Rice graduated from Royal (CA) High School. His senior year in high school was his first full season as a pitcher...Went 6-2 striking out 80 in 61.0 innings. Was an All-Marmonte League selection. Was the Orioles' supplemental selection (sandwich pick between the first and second round) in the 1999 First-Year Player Draft (44th overall)...The pick was acquired as compensation from Texas for the free agent signing of first baseman Rafael Palmeiro.
Underwent surgery to repair bilateral sports hernias on September 10 in Philadelphia…The operation was performed by Dr. Bill Meyers...His final appearance of the year was September 3 at Atlanta. At the time of his last outing, he was leading the majors with 73 appearances...Ended the year tied for 12th in the National League in games pitched. Made his 69th appearance on August 29 vs. Philadelphia to establish a single-season rookie franchise record…Bobby Parnell held the old mark with 68 appearances in 2009. At age 31 and 192 days, he became the second-oldest U.S.-born player and eighth-oldest player to make his major league debut with the Mets...Shawn Gilbert was 32 and 82 days in 1997. Made his major league debut on April 1 vs. San Diego with a scoreless inning in an 11-2 win...He had spent 14 years in the minors without an appearance in the big leagues. Posted a 2.20 ERA (four earned runs/16.1 innings) after the All- Star break. Led the team with 17 holds...Had nine holds after the break. Stranded 40 of 47 inherited runners (85.1 percent), the fourthbest rate among NL relievers (minimum 40 inherited runners). Posted a 2.08 ERA (four earned runs/17.1 innings) from July 8 through his last appearance on September 3. Tossed 11.2 scoreless innings from July 8-August 14...Allowed four hits, issued two walks and had eight strikeouts during that span. From June 18-August 14, recorded a 0.55 ERA (one earned run/16.1 innings). Surrendered one home run all year, June 9 to Miami's Derek Dietrich...His 0.18 home runs per nine innings was the sixth-best mark among major league relievers. Faced 213 batters and yielded nine extra-base hits (eight doubles and one home run). Made his 30th appearance on May 29, 58 days after his major league debut on April 1...Only six pitchers in major league history reached 30 games in fewer days. Earned his first major league win on April 7 vs. Miami with a scoreless inning...His four wins were the second-most among Mets relievers...Bobby Parnell had five victories. Led the team with 17 holds...Finished tied for 17th in the NL in holds. Lefties hit .174 (21-121) against him with one home run and 35 strikeouts while righthanders batted .362 (21-58). Opponents hit .212 (7-33) with runners in scoring position and two outs. Had three months when he recorded an ERA under 2.00 (April-1.88, July-1.35 and August-1.64).
Spent the entire year with Albuquerque (AAA) of the Pacific Coast League...Made 54 relief appearances...Collected four saves in the first nine games of the year...Converted nine of 12 saves opportunities on the season...Lefthanded batters hit .193 (16-83) for the year...In 10 June games, he was 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA (9.1 innings)...Allowed three hits, walked two and recorded eight strikeouts...Went a season-high 3.0 innings to pick up a victory at Reno on August 12...Also pitched 2.1 innings at Omaha on July 2, and 2.0 innings on four other occasions...Struck out a season-high four batters on May 19 in 2.0 innings and July 2 in 2.1 innings at Omaha.
Went 4-4 with a 1.95 ERA in 34 games for Double-A Chattanooga, finishing s ... even games with one save
... Held left-handed hitters to a .173 batting average
... In 30 games after the All-Star Break, was 3-3 with a 2.00 ERA, striking out 38 batters in 45.0 innings pitched
... Went 4.0 IP of relief on July 9 to pick up a win against Tennessee allowing no runs, one hit, one walk and striking out
... Collected only save of the season on July 21 in a 4-3 win over Huntsville going 2/3 of an inning and retiring the only
two batters he faced.
Combined to go 2-1 with a career-best 2.86 ERA (22 ER/69.1 IP) in a career-high 58 relief appearances between Double-A
Tulsa and Triple-A Colorado Springs in Colorado's system ... enjoyed his first Triple-A action since the 2006 campaign...Named to the Double-A Texas League All-Star Team...Posted a 0.96 ERA (5 ER/46.2 IP) with a 2-0 mark and four saves in 35
games for Tulsa ... held the opponent scoreless in his final nine outings
(12.1 IP) before his July 1 promotion to Triple-A...Held the opponent scoreless in 30 of his 35 appearances for the Drillers...Owned a 1-0 mark with four saves and a 0.54 ERA (2 ER/33.1 IP) in 26
May and June outings...While with Tulsa, left-handed batters hit .145 (9-for-62) off him, while
right-handed hitters owned a .144 batting average (14-for-97)...Batters hit .114 (8-for-70) with runners on and .032 (1-for-31) with runners
on with two outs at the Double-A level ... opponent posted a .111
batting average (5-for-45) with runners in scoring position and a .043
clip (1-for-23) with RISP and two outs...Was 0-1 with three saves and a 6.75 ERA (17 ER/22.2 IP) in 23 games
with Colorado Springs.
In his bid to return from elbow surgery, Scott began the season with the Independent League Newark Bears ... signed with
San Diego, May 20, and compiled a 1-4 mark with a 7.36 ERA (24 ER/29.1 IP) in 25 relief appearances for Double-A San Antonio...Held the opponent scoreless in eight of nine appearances, June 15-July 9, including six-straight, June 23-July 9 (8.0 IP)...Tossed 2.0 or more frames six times for San Antonio, including a season-high 2.2 innings, July 27.
Began the year with Long Island in the Independent League, but had just seven appearances under his belt before he was on the
shelf mid-May with left elbow issues ... underwent flexor tendon surgery on his left elbow, July 8.
In his lone season in Texas' organization, an injured left elbow limited him to just eight relief appearances between Single-A
Clinton, Double-A Frisco and the Rookie League Rangers ... was on the disabled list, May 8 through the end of the season.
Reached the Triple-A level for the first time in his career, going 3-4 with one save and a 3.86 ERA (28 ER/65.1 IP) in 52
appearances for Ottawa...Ranked in the top-10 in the International League in appearances...Held opposing batters to a .262 batting average (65-for-248), including a .193 mark (16-for-83) by left-handed batters and a .297 clip (49-for-165) by
righthanders...Allowed only three runs over his final 13 appearances (1.80 ERA).
Went 4-1 with a 3.27 ERA (27 ER/74.1 IP) in 57 appearances for Double-A Bowie ... led the club and was tied for second in the
Eastern League with 57 appearances...Matched his then career-high in games pitched set in 2003 between Delmarva and Frederick...Did not allow a run in his first 11 outings, spanning 12.1 innings, through May 3...Appeared in 32 games through July 1, pitching to a 1.69 ERA (8 ER/42.2 IP).
This Eastern League All-Star spent the season at Double-A Bowie, posting a 6-5 ledger with one save and a 3.66 ERA (39 ER/96.0
IP) in 41 games (10 starts) ... was 5-2 with a 3.49 ERA (19 ER/49.0 IP) in his 10 starts.
In his first season being used exclusively in relief, Scott split the year between Single-A Delmarva and Single-A Frederick ... went
5-4 with five saves and a 1.83 ERA (16 ER/78.2 IP)...Opened the season at Delmarva and held the opponent scoreless with
just four knocks in his first 8 outings (14.1 IP)...Named to the South Atlantic League All-Star team and ranked second
among league relievers with 6.99 runners/9.0 IP and third with a .130
opponent's average...Allowed one run over his final 11 appearances (16.0 IP) with the
Shorebirds before being transferred to Frederick on June 30...After allowing runs in three of his first five games with the Keys, posted
eight-consecutive scoreless outings (8.2 IP), July 19-Aug. 5.
Combined to go 1-13 with a 4.86 (52 ER/96.1 IP) at Single-A Delmarva (A) and Single-A Aberdeen (A)...Began the season at Delmarva and lost all six decisions with the Shorebirds...Started three of his last five games before being transferred to Aberdeen for the start of the NY-Penn short season schedule in mid-June ... started 10 of
his 11 games with the Ironbirds.
Led Rookie-League Bluefield with 12 starts and 63.1 innings ... allowed three earned runs or less in nine of his 12 starts ... went
2-0 with a 2.55 ERA (7 ER/24.2 IP) in a span of four starts, July 16-August 6.
Led the Gulf Coast Orioles in starts (13) and innings pitched (57.1) ... went 1-1 with a 3.75 ERA (10 ER/24.0 IP) in his final five
Spent first professional season at Gulf Coast, seeing action in nine games (six starts), going 1-4 with a 10.38 (20 ER/17.1 IP)
with 14 strikeouts and 20 walks.