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D.J. Floyd proved quite a player in high school; Saw four pro seasons, made single-A

D.J. Floyd 1990 Erie Sailors card

D.J. Floyd served as a catcher and as a pitcher in high school. As a catcher his senior year, he threw out 9 of 11 base runners, The Chino Champion wrote.

"He was quite a player," his high school coach Bob Sheehan told The Champion. "He did the job for us."

Floyd's coach spoke on the occasion of Floyd's selection in the draft. Floyd soon turned pro. He saw four seasons. He topped out at single-A.

Floyd's career began in 1987, taken by the Dodgers in the 14th round of the draft out of Chino High School in California.

Floyd signed within a week of his selection, The Champion wrote.

"I knew they saw me play," Floyd told The Champion of his selection by the Dodgers, "but I really thought I'd be chosen by the Cubs."

Floyd started with the Dodgers in the rookie Gulf Coast League and at rookie Great Falls. He hit .182 over 16 games.

He returned to the Gulf Coast League and played at single-A Vero Beach. He saw 28 games and hit .158.

Floyd played 1989 back at Great Falls. He hit a bases-loaded single in an August game. He saw 20 games in all and hit .182.

For 1990, he moved to co-op Erie. He saw 65 games that year and hit .249. That season marked his last as a pro.

D.J. Floyd 1990 Erie Sailors card

1990 Minor League Tally 
Players/Coaches Featured:4,228
Made the Majors:1,385-32.8%
Never Made Majors:2,843-67.2%-X
5+ Seasons in the Majors:562
10+ Seasons in the Minors:345

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