James Vassar     
year
1999
2000
2001
2002
totals
ab
115
81
189
127
517
r
25
17
41
29
112
h
36
26
54
40
157
bi
31
17
38
30
116
2b
1
3
7
1
12
3b
0
1
0
0
1
hr
18
8
28
20
74
so
44
21
66
36
169
bb
4
6
16
10
39
ab/k
2.61
3.86
2.82
3.53
3.06
ob
.336
.368
.341
.365
.353
slg
.791
.679
.799
.795
.760
ba
.313
.321
.278
.315
.304
rat
34.23
31.47
32.10
34.46
32.68
ab/hr
6.39
10.13
6.75
6.35
6.99
ab/bi
3.71
4.76
4.97
4.23
4.46

year
1999
2000
2001
2002
totals
w
4
3
2
2
11
l
0
2
4
1
7
ip
30.0
19.0
47.0
30.0
137.0
h
22
14
44
26
107
r
14
10
32
9
66
so
60
30
75
44
211
bb
10
7
15
5
37
hr
9
5
23
7
45
bf
121
79
202
117
524
oavg
.198
.194
.224
.232
.220
era
1.87
2.11
2.86
1.20
1.93
rat
50.85
44.87
35.13
51.63
45.62
k/4
8.00
6.32
6.38
5.87
6.16
bb/4
1.33
1.47
1.28
0.67
1.08
hr/4
1.20
1.05
1.96
0.93
1.31

Notes:
James' story is a tragic one. Never before had such a talented athlete been so miserable to play with or against (especially against). Sometimes it seemed the guy was put on this planet to be a better athlete than you. Sadly, though he was overflowing with ability, he lacked for sportsmanship, temper and graciousness. Moved from Chico after the 2002 season otherwise he may have become only the 3rd player to crack 100 HRs. Other than his annoyingly quick temper and inability to be a good loser, James will be known for his blazing foot speed, underrated pitching accuracy, fudamentally-ugly-yet-very-potent swing, and his devastating curveball.

Five Lowest RBI/HR ratios, career (post 1998, >10 career RBIs)
5. Seth Yoder, 1.68 (40 HR, 67 RBI)
4. Dave Cain, 1.60 (42 HR, 67 RBI)
3. Bill Rozak, 1.59 (29 HR, 46 RBI)
2. James Vassar, 1.57 (74 HR, 116 RBI)
1. Matt Plummer, 1.52 (21 HR, 32 RBI)

--1999 Rookie of the Year