John Edward Roskos...he and his wife Lisa spend their off seasons in Rio Rancho, NM...graduated from Cibola (NM) High, where he combined to bat .600, while not striking out, his final 2 seasons...earned Gatorade Player of the Year honors...was a member of the 1992 Junior Olympic team...enjoys golfing and drag racing.2000 SUMMARY: Played the majority of the season at Triple-A Las Vegas but enjoyed 3 stints with the Padres...was initially promoted April 11 and again recalled May 5 and June 30...appeared in 14 games for the Padres, batting .037 (1-for-27) with one double and one RBI...at Las Vegas ranked among Padres minor league leaders in batting (.318) and homers (18) and played in the Triple-A All-Star Game.
FREQUENT FLIER: Went 1-for-15 with the Padres between April 11-14 and 0-for-12 May 5-14...was recalled for his final stint June 30, but did not see any action before being optioned back to Las Vegas July 2...hitless in his first 12 at-bats, he picked up his lone hit with a one-out double off Gene Stechschulte April 20 at St. Louis...was held hitless in his final 14 at-bats with San Diego...was 0-for-6 with a walk and an RBI as a pinch hitter...drove in his lone run April 14 vs. Houston with a groundout.
2000 AT LAS VEGAS: Batted .318 (120-for-377) with 75 runs scored, 29 doubles, 18 homers and 74 RBI in 99 games for Las Vegas...for his efforts, was named to the Pacific Coast League mid-season All-Star Team and went 0-for-2 at the July 12 game against International League All-Stars in Rochester, NY...among Padres organizational leaders, ranked 2nd in batting average and tied for 2nd in home runs...led the Stars in homers while ranking 2nd in RBI and total bases (203), and 3rd in hits and runs scored...batted over .300 in each moth of the season except for August (.238)...posted a .352 batting average (69-for-196) in 52 games at Cashman Field...started the season strong, hitting a 3-run homer to highlight an 8-run 6th inning as the Stars beat Calgary, 15-7, to complete a doubleheader sweep April 8...went 6-for-9 with a pair of homers and 6 RBI in the twinbill...batted .476 (10-for-21) and drove in runs in 6 consecutive games (8 RBI) May 2-19...batted .444 (12-for-27) with 6 RBI during a season-high 8-game hitting streak June 26-July 6...scored a season-best 4 runs in a 16-14 win at Fresno July 6...hit .417 (10-for-24) with 5 homers and 12 RBI over a 7-game span July 22-August 7...sparked the streak by homering twice and driving in 5 runs July 22 vs. Tacoma.
SPRING SENSATION: A non-roster invitee to Spring Training, Roskos batted .458 (22-for-48) with 4 homers and 8 RBI in 21 Cactus League contests...earned 7 walks and struck out only 6 times...reached base safely via a hit or walk in 17 of his 21 games.1999SUMMARY: Played in the big leagues for the 2nd time in as many seasons, batting .167 in 13 games for Florida...earned the promotion by hitting .320 with 24 home runs and 90 RBI for Triple-A Calgary...set career highs in batting average, RBI, doubles (44), runs (85), and games played (134) with the Cannons...the 24 long balls matched his career high set in 1997.
WITH FLORIDA: Had his contract purchased by the Marlins on September 7, and went 2-for-12 (.167) in 13 games...hit .182 (2-for-11) as a pinch hitter...both his hits were doubles...collected his first big league RBI September 12 at Cincinnati with a 6th-inning double off Ron Villone.
WITH CALGARY: Posted a batting average of .300 or better during 5 of the season's 6 months, with the exception being June, when he hit .280...played first base (31 games), third base (2), outfield (85), catcher (7) and designated hitter (12) for the Cannons...tallied 4 hits, including 2 homers, and 5 RBI April 16 vs. New Orleans...went 4-for-4 May 3 vs. Las Vegas...had his best hitting month in May (.356), and produced his top power numbers in July with 7 homers and 21 RBI...went 3-for-3 with 2 home runs and 3 RBI July 21 vs. Calgary...his 10-game hitting streak July 23-August 2 featured 6 multi-hit efforts...went 23-for-59 (.390) while hitting safely in a season-high 15 straight, August 15-27...batted .335 on the road, .306 at Calgary's Burns Stadium...hit .321 vs. righthanders and .317 vs. lefties.1998Made his major league debut with the Marlins after opening the season with Triple-A Charlotte...had his contract purchased by Florida on April 20 and debuted that night in Arizona...got his first major league hit off Joel Adamson as a pinch hitter for Eric Ludwick April 26 vs. Arizona...playing for Triple-A Charlotte, reached double digits in homers for the 4th time in 5 seasons with 10 long balls...was hitting .279 at the time of his first big league recall...returned to Charlotte on May 14...hit .311 (61-for-196) in July and August...hit in 9 straight August 23-September 2, batting .441 with 4 home runs and 12 RBI...hit 2 homers and drove in 5 runs, August 28 vs. Norfolk.