Sunday, February 14, 2010

Rated Rookie: Rich Rowland

Set: 1993 Donruss
Card number: 77

Rich Rowland had a cup of coffee with the Tigers in 1990, but earned the coveted Rated Rookie logo for his 1993 card- after a 1992 season that consisted of 14 at-bats. His peak season was 1994, a year pretty much everyone else would like to forget. After being traded to the Red Sox, he played in 46 games, batting .229, with 9 homers and 20 RBI. The Sox finished 54-61.

Rowland played more in the minors, parts or entire seasons from 1988 to 1997, playing 19 games for the Giants' AAA Phoenix team before retiring in 1997.