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"The Choice in a Box" SS
Bats
R
Height
6-0
Throws
R
Weight
185
Born
January 02, 1970
2001
.263, 9 hr's, 60 rbi's

10 - Royce Clayton

Career Highlights

  • Career high 14 home runs in 1999 and 2000.
  • Career high 70 rbi's in 1993.
  • Career high 6 triples in 1994.
  • Career high 33 steals in 1996.
  • Career high 155 hits in 1993.

 

 

2001 Review

Just the mention of the name Royce Clayton sparks a heated debate. The Sox traded for him with idea of turning around and trading him again. Only half of that equation came true. Clayton became the starting short stop and Jose Valentin moved to center. Clayton came under fire immediately as his hitting was god awful early in the season. Hitting .125 in April and .104 in May didn't make him any friends with Sox fans. As the Sox playoff hopes faded Clayton's bat heated up.  Royce hit .263 in June and hit his first 3 home runs of the season. In July, Clayton hit 2 more home runs and hit .342. Royce had his best hitting month in September when he hit .392 with 19 rbi's. 

Clayton played good defense in 2001. Here more so then his offense is where the debate comes in. He didn't commit many errors (7), but he didn't get to as many balls as Valentin would have. 

 

 

G

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

SO

SB

OBP

SLG

AVG

2001

135 433 62 114 21 4 9 60 33 72 10 .315 .393 .263

Car

1347 4809 608 1242 225 43 79 499 366 888 182 .312 .372 .258


  
For 2002, the WSI Wiz predicts...
The Wiz predicts Royce Clayton will be the everyday shortstop for Jerry Manuel.  A fast start by Royce will allow the Sox manager to move Royce to the #2 slot after an untimely injury to a secondbasemen of some repute.  Royce cools off in the second-half and complains publicly about management and the lousy deli cuts in the post-game clubhouse buffet.  Speculation is rampant as the season ends that Clayton won't be around come next season.  Like I said, the Wiz knows, baby!

 

G

AB

AVG

HR

RBI

R

148

522

.253

4

48

51


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