30 Players in 30 Days: Pete Orr


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Pete Orr

Utility infielder Pete Orr has been a valuable asset for every team he’s played for. He is a versatile defensive player and can play almost every position: third base, shortstop, second base, and all three outfield spots. He played for Team Canada in the World Baseball Classic twice and participated in the 2004 Olympics. Orr was brought up to the Majors in 2009 when Nyjer Morgan was hurt on August 28 and came off the bench to give the Nationals a boost to close out the season.

Originally drafted by the Texas Rangers in 1998, Orr was signed as a free agent by the Braves in 1999. He made his Major League debut in 2005 and batted .300 in 112 games coming off the bench. While he has never been an everyday player, this multi-talented ballplayer has shown that he can contribute at any time.

“I love to be here. I want to be part of this team,” Orr said. “All I can do is play and be myself. I get in trouble when I do things that are not really me. If I stay within myself, I’ll be here. I love to be here.”

While nothing is set in stone, Orr will most likely get another shot at the Big League club out of Spring Training in 2010.

Pete Orr Final Major League Stats

G

AB

R

H

TB

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

IBB

SO

SB

CS

AVG

OBP

SLG

OPS

27

75

10

19

26

2

1

1

10

3

0

15

2

1

.253

.272

.347

.618

 

Pete Orr Final Minor League Stats

G

AB

R

H

TB

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

IBB

SO

SB

CS

AVG

OBP

SLG

OPS

120

412

50

101

151

13

5

9

50

27

3

77

18

8

.245

.305

.367

.671

 

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