Derek Byrd     
year
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
totals
ab
10
53
201
177
99
540
r
3
7
35
37
22
104
h
1
8
41
47
28
155
bi
0
4
31
47
15
97
2b
0
0
4
6
3
13
3b
0
0
0
0
0
0
hr
0
2
15
25
8
50
so
5
19
64
65
31
174
bb
3
5
25
17
13
63
ab/k
2.00
2.79
3.14
3.22
3.19
3.10
ob
.308
.224
.292
.330
.366
.312
slg
.100
.262
.448
.723
.556
.533
ba
.100
.151
.204
.266
.283
.231
rat
7.84
13.28
21.54
31.37
26.56
24.71
ab/hr
0.00
26.50
13.40
7.08
12.38
10.80
ab/bi
0.00
13.25
6.48
3.77
6.60
5.57

year
1998
1999
2000
2001
2002
totals
w
0
0
2
8
3
13
l
2
1
14
9
6
32
ip
4.0
13.0
44.0
43.0
24.0
128.0
h
14
19
81
81
44
239
r
14
9
67
63
33
186
so
0
12
44
34
11
101
bb
3
1
30
27
11
72
hr
5
4
31
37
16
93
bf
25
58
240
235
124
682
oavg
.636
.333
.386
.389
.389
.392
era
14.00
2.77
6.09
5.86
5.50
5.81
rat
-63.82
30.67
3.27
7.62
9.89
6.86
k/4
0.00
3.69
4.00
3.16
1.83
3.16
bb/4
3.00
0.31
2.73
2.51
1.83
2.25
hr/4
5.00
1.23
2.82
3.44
2.67
2.91

Notes:
Counting players with more career AB's than Matt Smith, only Clint Wattenberg and Derek Byrd never played in a playoff game, and Clint's absense was only due to his never being in Chico in September (he qualified in 2000 and 2001). This isn't due entirely to Derek's lack of ability; he was actually quite a threat at the plate in 2001 and 2002. But teams he played on rarely ever won, for whatever reason. His pitching was consistently terrible, and that may have been one reason, but Wiffolution had TWO similarly bad pitchers (Jeff Morrison and Dean Evans), and they made the playoffs every single year. Derek joined the league in 1998 but only played one day. He played a bit in 1999, and then showed up bigtime in 2000, leading the league in ABs and IP. He followed suit with an impressive season from the plate in 2001, did okay in 2002, and then retired due to time limitations. He has the lowest K/4 IP ratio of any player to play a full season (1.83 K/4 IP in 2002). He also introduced the league to The Byrd House, which became our 2nd field in 2000.