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Help - 2005 MVP Baseball hidden players and edits

2005 MVP Baseball is a great baseball video game (I have it on Gamecube but I think it came out on PS2 and XBOX).  To make a complete A's roster last season I found (i.e. other people told me) some of the players who are in the game under different names (because of contract issues or something).  Unfortunately the 2009 A's roster is quite different than last year.  Does anyone know if Ziegler, Devine, Suzuki, Cunningham, Buck, or Blevins are hidden somewhere?

 

Below is a list of players found already, including some of the attributes that need to be changed.  If anyone has more info it would be great to know, that way I don't have to buy another baseball video game (MLB 2K8 was alright).

 

 

Top 100 Prospects:

 

56. Pat Lidge, RP Oakland A's ( Huston Street )

64. Ben Brinkman, CF Oakland A's (Javier Herrera)

84. Chris Rae, RF Chicago White Sox (Ryan Sweeney)

96. Andy McDonald, C Oakland A's (Daric Barton)

Players not on the original A's roster but in the game under their correct name:

Joe Blanton (SP-MLB)

Jack Cust (1B-AAA)

Lenny DiNardo (SP-AAA)

Mark Ellis (2B-MLB)

Rich Harden (SP-MLB)

Dan Johnson (1B-MLB) [Added in Online Download]

Lou Merloni (2B-AAA) [Change from Paul Cruz]

 

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Joe Blanton

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

Birthday: December 11, 1980

First Position: SP

Second Position: None

Throws: Right

Bats: Right

Career Potential: ****

Batter Music: Country

Age: 26 (from 24)

Years Pro: 1

Postseason Experience: None

Current Team: Athletics (3)

 

APPEARANCE                    EQUIPMENT

Jersey Number: 55 (from 64)   Bat Color: 7

Height: 6’3”                  Fielding Glove: 2

Weight: 225                   Elbow Guard: None

Body Type: Heavy              Shin Guard: None

Face: 1                       Wristband: None

Hair Color: 5                 Socks: Regular

Hair Style: 4                 Catcher Mask: 1

Facial Hair: 1                Batting Gloves: On

 

BATTER/FIELDER RATINGS

Batting Stance: High

Offensive Value 100

RHP-Contact 27

LHP-Contact 27

RHP-Power 20

LHP-Power 24

Bunting 70

Discipline 50

Durability 65

Speed 44

Stealing 0

Baserunning 30

Fielding 65

Range 50

Strength 65

Accuracy 65

 

BATTER TENDENCIES

[FASTBALL]              [CURVEBALL]             [SLIDER]

Take LHP 75             Take LHP 65             Take LHP 55

Take RHP 75             Take RHP 65             Take RHP 55

Miss LHP 55             Miss LHP 65             Miss LHP 80

Miss RHP 55             Miss RHP 65             Miss RHP 80

Chase LHP 75            Chase LHP 65            Chase LHP 0

Chase RHP 75            Chase RHP 65            Chase RHP 55

 

HOT/COLD ZONES VS LHP         HOT/COLD ZONES VS RHP

TL: Cold                      TL: Cold

T:  Neutral                   T:  Neutral

TR: Cold                      TR: Neutral

L:  Neutral                   L:  Neutral

C:  Hot                       C:  Neutral

R:  Neutral                   R:  Neutral

BL: Cold                      BL: Cold

B:  Neutral                   B:  Neutral

BR: Cold                      BR: Cold

 

PITCHER RATINGS

Pitcher Delivery: Style 6

Pitching Value 892 (up from 826)

Stamina 70

Pickoff 40

 

PITCH #1 [4-Seam Fastball]

Overall 88 (down from 91)

Control 77

Velocity 92 (down from 95)

 

PITCH #2 [Changeup]                 PITCH #3 [Curveball]

Overall 64 (up from 60)             Overall 79 (up from 74)

Movement 30 (up from 20)            Movement 75 (up from 60)

Trajectory 12-to-6                  Trajectory 11-to-5

Control 61 (up from 56)             Control 60 (down from 67)

Velocity 74                         Velocity 73

 

PITCH #4 [Slider]                   PITCH #5 [2-Seam FB] (from None)

Overall 80                          Overall 77 (from N/A)

Movement 70 (down from 75)          Movement 60 (from N/A)

Trajectory 10-to-4                  Trajectory 2-to-8 (from N/A)

Control 70 (up from 63)             Control 75 (from N/A)

Velocity 83                         Velocity 90 (from N/A)

 

 

Daric Barton (Top 100, Change from Andy McDonald)

 

First Position: 1B (from C)

Second Position: C (from 3B)

Career Potential: **** (from ***)

Age:

Jersey Number: (from 94)

 

BATTER/FIELDER RATINGS

Batting Stance: Upright

Offensive Value 133 (up from 100)

RHP-Contact 56 (up from 46)

LHP-Contact 51 (up from 41)

RHP-Power 52 (up from 42)

LHP-Power 40 (up from 30)

Bunting 50

Discipline 80 (up from 70)

Durability 50 (up from 40)

Speed 45

Stealing 20

Baserunning 55

Fielding 70

Range 65

Strength 60

Accuracy 65

 

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Lenny DiNardo

 

First Position: SP (from RP)

Career Potential: **

Age: 27 (from 25)

Jersey Number: 55

 

PITCHER RATINGS

Pitcher Delivery: Style 1

Pitching Value

Stamina 57 (up from 47)

Pickoff 65

 

PITCH #1 [4-Seam Fastball]

Overall 83

Control 64

Velocity 91

 

PITCH #2 [Changeup]

Overall 63

Movement 10

Trajectory 12-to-6

Control 70

Velocity 78

 

PITCH #3 [Curveball]

Overall 66

Movement 40

Trajectory 1-to-7

Control 62

Velocity 76

 

PITCH #4 [Slider]

Overall 64

Movement 20

Trajectory 2-to-8

Control 68

Velocity 79

 

PITCH #5 [None]

Overall N/A

Movement N/A

Trajectory N/A

Control N/A

Velocity N/A

 

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Mark Ellis

 

First Position: 2B

Second Position: IF
Career Potential: *** (from **)

Age: 33 (from 31)
Jersey Number: 14

 

BATTER/FIELDER RATINGS

Batting Stance: Bent

Offensive Value 430 (up from 232)

RHP-Contact 60 (up from 55)

LHP-Contact 65 (up from 50)

RHP-Power 63 (up from 43)

LHP-Power 58 (up from 48)

Bunting 70

Discipline 75 (down from 80)

Durability 60 (up from 50)

Speed 78 (up from 73)

Stealing 60 (up from 50)

Baserunning 75

Fielding 90 (up from 65)

Range 90 (up from 80)

Strength 65 (down from 75)

Accuracy 90 (up from 70)

 

 

Mark Ellis Oakland A's

Birthday: 6/6/77

1st Position: 2B

2nd Position: IF

Throws: Right

Bats:

 Right

Career Potential: 2

Batter Ditty Type: Country

 

Jersey #: 14

Height: 5' 11"

Weight: 180

Body Type: Athletic

Face: 4

Hair Color: 6

Hair Style: 7

Facial Hair: 1

Bat Color: 6

Fielding Glove: 1

Elbow Guard: None

Shin Guard: None

Wristband: None

Socks: Low

Catcher Mask: 1

Batting Gloves: On

Batting Stance: Bent

 

Contact vs RHP: 68

Contact vs LHP: 60

Power vs RHP: 52

Power vs LHP: 52

Bunting: 80

Plate Discipline: 70

Durability: 60

Speed: 61

Stealing Aggression: 50

Baserunning Ability: 70

Fielding: 75

Range: 80

Throwing Strength: 70

Throwing Accuracy: 70

 

FASTBALL

 Tendencies

Take vs LHP: 75

Take vs RHP: 80

Miss vs LHP (strike): 30

Miss vs RHP (strike): 30

Chase vs LHP (ball): 50

Chase vs RHP (ball): 40

CURVEBALL Tendencies

Take vs LHP: 70

Take vs RHP: 75

Miss vs LHP (strike): 65

Miss vs RHP (strike): 80

Chase vs LHP (ball): 75

Chase vs RHP (ball): 65

SLIDER Tendencies

Take vs LHP: 75

Take vs RHP: 80

Miss vs LHP (strike): 70

Miss vs RHP (strike): 85

Chase vs LHP (ball): 0

Chase vs RHP (ball): 60

 

HOT/COLD Zones vs LHP

Top left: Cold

Top: Cold

Top right: Hot

Left: Cold

Center: Hot

Right: Cold

Bottom left: Cold

Bottom: -

Bottom right: Cold

 

HOT/COLD Zones vs RHP

Top left: Cold

Top: -

Top right: -

Left: -

Center: -

Right: -

Bottom left: Cold

Bottom: -

Bottom right: -

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Rich Harden

 

First Position: SP

Career Potential: ****

Age: 25 (from 23)

Jersey Number: 40

 

PITCHER RATINGS

Pitcher Delivery: Style 2

Pitching Value 1321 (up from 1288)

Stamina 87

Pickoff 55

PITCH #1 [4-Seam Fastball]

Overall 95

Control 87

Velocity 96

 

PITCH #2 [Changeup]                 PITCH #3 [Slider]

Overall 82 (up from 80)             Overall 82 (up from 76)

Movement 65 (up from 60)            Movement 70 (up from 60)

Trajectory 12-to-5                  Trajectory 10-to-4

Control 84                          Control 76 (up from 71)

Velocity 83                         Velocity 85

 

PITCH #4 [Splitter]                 PITCH #5 [2-Seam Fastball]

Overall 86 (up from 84)             Overall 79 (up from 76)

Movement 75 (up from 70)            Movement 60 (up from 55)

Trajectory 12-to-6                  Trajectory 2-to-8

Control 84                          Control 82 (up from 79)

Velocity 84                         Velocity 90

 

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Javier Herrera (Top 100, Change from Ben Brinkman)

 

First Position: CF

Second Position: OF

Career Potential: ****

Age: 21 (from 19)
Jersey Number: 17

 

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Dan Johnson (Added in Online Download)

 

First Position: 1B

Second Position: None
Career Potential: ***

Age: 27 (from 25)
Jersey Number: 29 (from 11)

 

BATTER/FIELDER RATINGS

Batting Stance: High

Offensive Value

RHP-Contact 62 (down from 77)

LHP-Contact 61 (down from 66)

RHP-Power 70 (down from 75)

LHP-Power 54 (down from 64)

Bunting 40

Discipline 80

Durability 70

Speed 51 (up from 48)

Stealing 10 (down from 20)

Baserunning 40

Fielding 60 (down from 65)

Range 60 (down from 65)

Strength 70

Accuracy 70

 

Rob Bowen

 

First Position: C

Second Position: None (from 1B)
Career Potential: ** (from *)

Age: 26 (from 24)

Jersey Number: 14 (from 44)

 

BATTER/FIELDER RATINGS

Batting Stance: Generic

Offensive Value 199 (up from 100)

RHP-Contact 65 (up from 40)

LHP-Contact 45 (up from 42)

RHP-Power 58 (up from 40)

LHP-Power 52 (up from 42)

Bunting 55

Discipline 55 (up from 30)

Durability 80

Speed 47

Stealing 0 (down from 30)

Baserunning 40

Fielding 70 (up from 50)

Range 60 (up from 40)

Strength 75 (up from 65)

Accuracy 75 (up from 55)

 

EMIL BROWN (Added in Online Download)

 

First Position: LF (from RF)

Second Position: OF

Career Potential: *** (from *)

Age: 32 (from 30)

Jersey Number: 35

 

BATTER/FIELDER RATINGS

Batting Stance: Generic

Offensive Value

RHP-Contact 67 (up from 47)

LHP-Contact 65 (up from 55)

RHP-Power 58 (up from 53)

LHP-Power 70 (up from 65)

Bunting 55

Discipline 65 (up from 55)

Durability 65

Speed 71

Stealing 65

Baserunning 70

Fielding 80

Range 80

Strength 75

Accuracy 75

 

RYAN SWEENEY (Top 100, Change from Chris Rae)

 

First Position: RF

Second Position: 1B

Career Potential: ***

BATTER/FIELDER RATINGS

Batting Stance: High

Offensive Value 133

RHP-Contact 49

LHP-Contact 39

RHP-Power 46

LHP-Power 46

Bunting 80

Discipline 65

Durability 80

Speed 59

Stealing 40

Baserunning 55

Fielding 55

Range 55

Strength 75

Accuracy 60

 

 Getting a compete A's Roster is hard but not impossible, the real problem is getting the rest of the teams correct as well.  For those with a lot of extra time here are some notable hidden players for other teams.

 

Non-Oak Players with changed names

 

BARRY BONDS

Edit LF Jon Dowd, MLB SF

#25, 12-1-1-1

 

BRENDAN DONNELLY

Edit RP Scott Barcik, MLB ANA

#53, 5-6-6-1

 

90. Blair Pioveson, 3B Kansas City Royals (Mark Teahen)

 

89. Mike Alvarez, RF Baltimore Orioles (Nick Markakis)

 

88. Sam Gent, SS Milwaukee Brewers (JJ Hardy)

 

82. Jim Ennis, LF Arizona Diamondbacks (Conor Jackson)

 

80. Darren Roberts, C Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Jeff Mathis)

 

81. Jon Bukvich, 1B Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Kenny Morales)

 

72. Miguel Alicea, CF Chicago White Sox (Brian Anderson)

 

57. Russell Cho, SP New York Yankees (Phil Hughes)

 

49. Kristopher Morales, RF Tampa Bay Devil Rays (Delmon Young)

 

48. Terry Coleman, SP Minnesota Twins (Francisco Liriano)

 

46. Kenny Barrera, SP Cleveland Indians (Fausto Carmona)

 

37. Joel Doonan, CF Atlanta Braves (Jeff Francouer)

 

35. Randy Santiago, SP San Francisco Giants (Matt Cain)

 

32. Johnny Snare, SP Detroit Tigers (Justin Verlander)

 

30. Billy Bath, SP Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (Ervin Santana)

 

25. Darryl Buhler, SP Seattle Mariners (Felix Hernandez)

 

18. Wayne Collier, 1B Milwaukee Brewers (Prince Fielder)

 

8. Ole Uttuslien, SP Philadelphia Phillies (Cole Hamels)

 

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