Thursday, April 23, 2015

Get To Know Your Reds: Part 26 - Donnie Sadler

According to Baseball Reference there have been 1,891 different players who got into a major league game as a Cincinnati Red/Red Stocking/Redleg as of the end of the 2014 season. So I threw them all into a randomizer and off we go.

Get To Know... Donnie Sadler

Born: June 17, 1975, Clifton, Texas
Drafted: 1994 by the Red Sox
Debut: 1998 with the Red Sox
Reds Debut: 2001, acquired via trade

Reds Stats: 1 seasons at 2B/SS/OF, 39 games, 95 PA, 1 HR, 3 RBI, .202/.280/.274
Final Major League Season: 2007 with the Diamondbacks

His 8 season career saw time with the Red Sox, Reds, Royals, Rangers, and Diamondbacks, as well as a minor league stint with the White Sox and a spring training contract with the Brewers.
Has a cousing, Ray Sadler, who played for the Pirates.

Midwest League All-Star.
Current hitting coach for the Phillies.

Number of cards: 134
Number of cards as a Red: 7 (all 2001 Topps variants)
Number of cards in my collection:  1 (14%)

Go Reds.


  1. I remember Donnie Sadler well from his time with Boston. He was supposed to be the second baseman of the future with the ability to hit for a high average, steal bases, and the occasional home run. Unfortunately he never panned out and after three seasons of waiting, Boston sent him to the Reds for Chris Stynes.

    1. Yeah, then he didn't even finish that season for us. We sent him to the Royals in June.