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01-19-2013, 11:26 PM
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The Worcester Worcesters select.....



Sandy Koufax

will do a write up later.

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01-19-2013, 11:43 PM
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Grove and Mathewson are both ahead of Clemens for me. Grove is only guy I can see ahead of WJ.

Good picks.

Fully expected Gibson as well Pwn. Best catcher of all-time. Solid stuff.
Grove is easily at worst number 2 ever. He would have been my pick, but I snagged Wagner on positional value. I knew damn well there would be no chance for Grove to be around 20 picks later lol.

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Grove being picked made my decision even easier. Mathewson's a slam dunk at #11 in this draft.

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I am going to go with the best first baseman of all-time..

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Do we take injury prone players into account? Because maybe I shouldn't have picked Koufax.....

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Do we take injury prone players into account? Because maybe I shouldn't have picked Koufax.....
That's something that will be up to the individual voting at the end. Some will, some won't, I'm sure it will be a largely case by case basis.

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01-20-2013, 03:00 PM
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The St.Louis Cardinals are thrilled to select the greatest catcher of all-time, C - Josh Gibson.
Wait I thought I was the Cardinals?

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01-20-2013, 03:05 PM
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With the way this is shaping up, my team is going to be incredibly modern.

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01-20-2013, 03:26 PM
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The Worcester Worcesters select.....



Sandy Koufax

will do a write up later.
NOOooooo.. he was my Rocket!!!

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01-20-2013, 05:06 PM
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Wait I thought I was the Cardinals?
Ha, my bad. I've been the Cards the last 4 drafts, force of habit.

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01-20-2013, 06:24 PM
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I'll start the official clock for picks at 10am est on Monday.

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That's something that will be up to the individual voting at the end. Some will, some won't, I'm sure it will be a largely case by case basis.
Agreed. This makes this format so interesting. How do you feel about the steroid era? The Negro Leagues? War time? Perceived compilers? Short but dominant peaks? Injury plagued but dominant careers?

Everyone is different and has different opinions so talking about your team after the draft is completed and making points about why it is worthy of advancing is always a good read.

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01-20-2013, 09:13 PM
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Apologies for taking so long guys. I work for MLSE and so I've been busy with the Raptors and preparations for tomorrow night's Leafs home opener.

With the sixteenth overall pick in the 2013 HF Boards All-Time Draft the Montreal Expos are pleased to select, from Donora High School in Donora, Pennsylvania, Stanley Frank Musial.



Considered by many to be the greatest player in St. Louis Cardinals franchise history, and a notoriously underrated player for 22 productive seasons, Stan Musial was one of the most consistent offensive performers in the history of Major League Baseball. He was known for his unwavering year-by-year reliability, which he rode to seven National League batting titles and a lifetime .331 batting average. His 3,630 career hits rank fourth on the all-time list and, appropriately as ever for the reliable Musial, he compiled an equal number of hits at home as he did on the road (1,815 apiece). Six times he would lead the league in hits and six times he would eclipse 200 hits or greater in a season.

Musial was a two-time Major League Player of the Year in 1946 and 1951, and was one of the most popular players to have ever worn the red and white of the St. Louis Cardinals. Known as Stan The Man, Musial was a humble, industrious player who made those around him better, to quote the oft-used cliche (applicable in his case), and spurred St. Louis to four World Series appearances and three championships between 1942 and 1946. He missed the entirety of the 1945 season due to his military obligations during the Second World War, a civic duty that almost certainly cost him his opportunity at 500 home runs. Nonetheless, his 475 career total is impressive when one considers just how well-rounded and multi-versatile a hitter Musial was: he hit 177 triples during his career and an astonishing 725 doubles, ranking third on the all-time category for two-baggers.

Although Musial was a three-time MVP selection, tied with several other legendary greats for second-most all-time, there was an air of under-appreciation about his career from certain quarters in the media. Perhaps it was the fact that he did everything well, but never once led the league in home runs, only once finishing second. He certainly wasn't flashy, but his career has taken on a greater appreciation in contemporary times with the introductions of advanced statistical metrics. Musial is a Sabrematician's dream. He ranks ninth all-time in total wins above replacement amongst positional players, and twelfth overall if pitchers are included. JAWS statistical evaluation considers him the third-best right-fielder of all-time behind only Ruth and Aaron (although he spent the plurality of his career at first). Musial led the league in slugging six times, on-base percentage six times, and OPS (OBP + SLG) a remarkable seven times. He also appeared in a record twenty four Major League All-Star Games (including when the season held two events for a brief period) illustrating his appreciation from the fans.

Musial is by acclamation one of the most talented players to have ever played the game. Unfortunately, he passed away last night at the age of 92. He will ultimately be remembered for his unparalleled consistency, class, integrity, and disciplined approach to the art of hitting, and for the pride he took in honouring the history of the Cardinals organization.

Edit: I probably went overboard with the rationale for the pick but I love baseball history too much to keep it concise for my first pick. Plus Musial is one of my all-time personal favourite players so I had to do him justice in defending the selection.


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01-20-2013, 10:42 PM
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Apologies for taking so long guys. I work for MLSE and so I've been busy with the Raptors and preparations for tomorrow night's Leafs home opener.

With the sixteenth overall pick in the 2013 HF Boards All-Time Draft the Montreal Expos are pleased to select, from Donora High School in Donora, Pennsylvania, Stanley Frank Musial.



Considered by many to be the greatest player in St. Louis Cardinals franchise history, and a notoriously underrated player for 22 productive seasons, Stan Musial was one of the most consistent offensive performers in the history of Major League Baseball. He was known for his unwavering year-by-year reliability, which he rode to seven National League batting titles and a lifetime .331 batting average. His 3,630 career hits rank fourth on the all-time list and, appropriately as ever for the reliable Musial, he compiled an equal number of hits at home as he did on the road (1,815 apiece). Six times he would lead the league in hits and six times he would eclipse 200 hits or greater in a season.

Musial was a two-time Major League Player of the Year in 1946 and 1951, and was one of the most popular players to have ever worn the red and white of the St. Louis Cardinals. Known as Stan The Man, Musial was a humble, industrious player who made those around him better, to quote the oft-used cliche (applicable in his case), and spurred St. Louis to four World Series appearances and three championships between 1942 and 1946. He missed the entirety of the 1945 season due to his military obligations during the Second World War, a civic duty that almost certainly cost him his opportunity at 500 home runs. Nonetheless, his 475 career total is impressive when one considers just how well-rounded and multi-versatile a hitter Musial was: he hit 177 triples during his career and an astonishing 725 doubles, ranking third on the all-time category for two-baggers.

Although Musial was a three-time MVP selection, tied with several other legendary greats for second-most all-time, there was an air of under-appreciation about his career from certain quarters in the media. Perhaps it was the fact that he did everything well, but never once led the league in home runs, only once finishing second. He certainly wasn't flashy, but his career has taken on a greater appreciation in contemporary times with the introductions of advanced statistical metrics. Musial is a Sabrematician's dream. He ranks ninth all-time in total wins above replacement amongst positional players, and twelfth overall if pitchers are included. JAWS statistical evaluation considers him the third-best right-fielder of all-time behind only Ruth and Aaron (although he spent the plurality of his career at first). Musial led the league in slugging six times, on-base percentage six times, and OPS (OBP + SLG) a remarkable seven times. He also appeared in a record twenty four Major League All-Star Games (including when the season held two events for a brief period) illustrating his appreciation from the fans.

Musial is by acclamation one of the most talented players to have ever played the game. Unfortunately, he passed away last night at the age of 92. He will ultimately be remembered for his unparalleled consistency, class, integrity, and disciplined approach to the art of hitting, and for the pride he took in honouring the history of the Cardinals organization.

Edit: I probably went overboard with the rationale for the pick but I love baseball history too much to keep it concise for my first pick. Plus Musial is one of my all-time personal favourite players so I had to do him justice in defending the selection.
Great pick, RIP Stan The Man

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With the 17th pick, the Milwaukee Braves select

Mickey Mantle



* 20 All-Star selection (1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1959, 1960, 1960, 1961, 1961, 1962, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1967, 1968)
* 7 World Series champion (1951, 1952, 1953, 1956, 1958, 1961, 1962)
* 3 AL MVP (1956, 1957, 1962)
* Gold Glove Award winner (1962)
* 1965 Hutch Award
* New York Yankees #7 retired
* Major League Baseball All-Century Team

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The Cougars are thrilled to take a player we are shocked is available, Joltin' Joe DiMaggio.

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The 2 Yankee great CF's back to back!


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With the 19th pick in the draft, the Houston Astros are proud to select Roberto Clemente.



Position: Right field

.317 Batting Average
240 Homeruns
3,000 hits
1,305 RBIs
83.6 WAR
15x All Star
12x Gold Glove award
4x Batting Champion
2x World Series Champ
1x World Series MVP
1x MVP

One of the best players to ever step on the grass, and maybe more importantly, one of the most respected as well.

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With the 20th pick in the 2013 All-Time Draft the St. Louis Cardinals are proud to select:

Cy Young


-511 Wins
-2.63 ERA
-7356 IP
-2803 K
-160.8 bWar
-Award named after him.

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With the 21st pick in the 2013 All-Time Draft the St. Louis Cardinals are proud to select:

OF Tris Speaker


-.345/.428/.500/.928
-117 HR
-1529 RBI
-436 SB
-792 2B
-222 3B
-157 OPS+
-127.7 bWAR
-MVP in 1912


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With the 21st pick in the 2013 All-Time Draft the St. Louis Cardinals are proud to select:

OF Tris Speaker


-.345/.428/.500/.928
-436 HR
-1529 RBI
-117 SB
-792 2B
-222 3B
-157 OPS+
-127.7 bWAR
-MVP in 1912
Nice. He's a player I always wanted to pick but it never really fell into a spot for me. He was a fascinating read, arguably the greatest defensive CF ever by accounts.

I think you reversed his HR and SB totals though

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With the 22nd pick in the draft the Houston Astros select Jimmie Foxx

.325 BA
534 HR
2,646 Hits
1,922 RBIs
92.9 WAR
9x All Star
3x MVP
2x World Series Champion
Triple Crown Winner

The man has the second most MVPs in MLB history. Anchors every lineup you could possibly conjure.

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Anchors every lineup you could possibly conjure.
Agreed and 1B is a fairly shallow position for being so high profile and double X is easily the 2nd best one ever after Gehrig.

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With the 21st pick in the 2013 All-Time Draft the St. Louis Cardinals are proud to select:

OF Tris Speaker


-.345/.428/.500/.928
-436 HR
-1529 RBI
-117 SB
-792 2B
-222 3B
-157 OPS+
-127.7 bWAR
-MVP in 1912
Beauty selection. I actually agonized over whether to select The Grey Eagle before pulling the trigger on the Musial selection.

Notoriously underrated player in his own right, arguably Cleveland's greatest positional player, and Boston's second-greatest outfielder after Teddy Ballgame. The all-time leader in doubles with 792 and just on the cusp of being top five in triples as well.

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should have known that both koufax and clemente wouldn't last

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