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02-04-2013, 12:11 PM
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The Chicago White sox are pleased to select arguably the best offensive catcher of all time.... Mike Piazza

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7 time finisher in the top 10 of the MVP race
career .992 ops

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02-04-2013, 12:19 PM
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career .992 ops
I don't have his stats in front of me, but there's no way that's correct.

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02-04-2013, 12:24 PM
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I don't have his stats in front of me, but there's no way that's correct.
Career slash:
.308/.377/.545
.377 + .545 = .922

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02-04-2013, 12:37 PM
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Yes. That makes more sense. .922 is still very impressive especially for a catcher.


But .992 is in the stratosphere or the all time elite.

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02-04-2013, 01:14 PM
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The Chicago White sox are pleased to select arguably the best offensive catcher of all time.... Mike Piazza

1993 roy
10 time silver slugger
427 career home runs
7 time finisher in the top 10 of the MVP race
career .992 ops
I was strongly considering Piazza with my last pick...but he was just so horrendous defensively.

It'll be interesting how defense ends up factoring into peoples' voting decisions.

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02-04-2013, 01:28 PM
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Yeah, I was considering taking him over Campy but then you have to take into account this is a 20 team league where Henderson, Cobb, Collins, Wagner, etc are all "active" at the same time. So there's going to be a lot of attempted steals. He would be a good fit for a team with 3 lefty starters. Regardless, you can't argue with the offense.


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02-04-2013, 01:31 PM
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2 posts today with undrafted players names in them but I'm not a mod (anymore) so I can't edit them.

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02-04-2013, 04:22 PM
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113 - New York Yankees select - OF/1B Willie 'Pops' Stargell

7 x All Star
2 x World Series Champion
1979 MVP
4 x top-3 MVP finishes
475 Career HRs


IMO Stargell was a slightly better player than McCovey who went some 20 picks ago.

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The only player in the history to win MVP, NLCS MVP and World Series MVP in the same season

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02-05-2013, 07:01 AM
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Sorry for the delay, everyone.

The Newark Eagles select SP Gaylord Perry



Perry finished his career with a 314-265 record, a 3.11 ERA, and 3,534 strikeouts. Perry made 5 all-star games, won 2 Cy Young awards, pitched a no-hitter, and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1991.

His career WAR of 84.5 ranks 15th of all-time among pitchers. As with my previous pick, there are a lot of guys that I want still on the board -- but Perry represents too much value to pass on.


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02-05-2013, 11:49 AM
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Perry is a nice pick. 300 game winner even though he pitched a lot of his career for pretty useless teams.

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Perry is a nice pick. 300 game winner even though he pitched a lot of his career for pretty useless teams.
His 1983 season likely prompted this great Mariners slogan:


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02-05-2013, 12:36 PM
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Yes, I believe that is for sale on the Marstebre site.

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02-05-2013, 12:55 PM
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Sorry for the delay, everyone.

The Newark Eagles select SP Gaylord Perry



Perry finished his career with a 314-265 record, a 3.11 ERA, and 3,534 strikeouts. Perry made 5 all-star games, won 2 Cy Young awards, pitched a no-hitter, and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1991.

His career WAR of 84.5 ranks 15th of all-time among pitchers. As with my previous pick, there are a lot of guys that I want still on the board -- but Perry represents too much value to pass on.
He was my runner up pick to Vance. I ultimately decided to take Vance's peak dominance over Perry's career value. It was a really hard decision that took me a while to make. That's a good pick.

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02-05-2013, 01:08 PM
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Yes. That makes more sense. .922 is still very impressive especially for a catcher.


But .992 is in the stratosphere or the all time elite.
Typo my apologies

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02-05-2013, 01:15 PM
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I was just about to pick Perry. Give me a few minutes.

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02-05-2013, 01:27 PM
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The St. Louis Browns are pleased to select RP/SP Dennis Eckersley

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02-05-2013, 01:28 PM
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The St. Louis Browns are pleased to select RP/SP Dennis Eckersley
This is an interesting pick. I assume you plan on using him as a reliever?

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Yes. By my money, he's the 2nd best closer of all time. One year he had more saves than baserunners allowed

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Yes. By my money, he's the 2nd best closer of all time. One year he had more saves than baserunners allowed
I agree with you. Only Rivera was a better closer.

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02-05-2013, 01:35 PM
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Eck also led the league in ERA+ one year as a starter, won twenty games for Boston in 1978, and started the All-Star Game in 1982.

A very interesting career trajectory to say the least. He was the fore-runner to Smoltz before there was a Smoltz-esque quality career split between the rotation and closing duties.

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02-05-2013, 01:40 PM
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Of course, as a diehard Jays fan my favourite Eckersley memory shall always remain:


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Eck also led the league in ERA+ one year as a starter, won twenty games for Boston in 1978, and started the All-Star Game in 1982.

A very interesting career trajectory to say the least. He was the fore-runner to Smoltz before there was a Smoltz-esque quality career split between the rotation and closing duties.
Yeah I could definitely start him if I wanted, but I see more value as a closer.

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I agree with you. Only Rivera was a better closer.
I agree with that statement as well...but I still think it's way too early to take a closer. No matter how great Rivera or Eckersley are, they're still only getting 6 outs maximum.

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I agree with that statement as well...but I still think it's way too early to take a closer. No matter how great Rivera or Eckersley are, they're still only getting 6 outs maximum.
Especially since most of the starters, even at this point in the draft, are more than capable of finishing what they started fairly consistently.

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Especially since most of the starters, even at this point in the draft, are more than capable of finishing what they started fairly consistently.
Depends on the era you're drafting from

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