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02-09-2013, 10:58 AM
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Originally Posted by KH1 View Post
The Newark Eagles select 1B Jeff Bagwell

A career .297/.408/.540 hitter with 449 home runs, 488 doubles, and 1529 RBI, Bagwell would be a shoo-in for the Hall of Fame if voters got their awful act together. Bagwell won the 1991 ROY, the 1994 MVP, and made 4 all-star games. He was also reliable defensively, picking up a gold glove award in '94 (although that tells you far less than just watching him navigate the astroturf did.)

Bagwell's career WAR of 76.7 ranks 38th all-time among hitters. And, for the Bill James fans out there, he ranks Bagwell as the 4th best first baseman of all-time.

Very happy with this pick.
I'm also pretty sure he's the only 1B to ever have a 30/30 season and he had 2 of them.

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