Well guys its friday, and I will be out. If you could kindly wait until saturday afternoon for me to make my pick that would be great. If you feels it hinders the flow of the draft that's fine too. Just don't expect a selection from me until saturday afternoon.
Please forward a list over to me, I don't have a pick for awhile, make sure there are enough players on it and I will take the next available off your list. Thanks.
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.
.320 career batting average
-Only player in MLB history to have consecutive seasons of 100+ extra base hits
-Only player in MLB history to hit 35+ doubles for ten years in a row
-13th all time in slugging percentage (.571)
-10th all time in on base plus slugging percentage (.993)
Are you sure your Helton numbers are correct? I see him listed on Baseball-Reference as having a .964 career OPS.
Among active players with at least 4,000 at bats, Helton is currently: third in batting average (.323) to Albert Pujols (.333), and Ichiro Suzuki (.333), first (10th all-time) in on-base percentage (.428), fourth (13th all-time) in slugging percentage [(.571), behind Pujols (.628), Manny Ramírez (.594), and Alex Rodriguez (.576)] and third (10th all-time) in on-base plus slugging [(0.9933), behind Pujols (1.0571) and Ramírez (1.0035)].
Originally Posted by UL Washington
Just don't let him drive the team bus.
Was gonna include the condition that he's forbidden from any champagne should Brooklyn win this thing, but figured that would be mean
Well since that same source is saying ManRam is active, I assume it hasn't been updated for a while. Helton at one point probably did have a .9933 OPS, but not no more. Probably becasue he hasn't been good over the last 5 years or so.
As famed sportswriter Dan Daniel once said, "Bill Dickey isn't just a catcher, he's a ballclub." A key performer for the Yankees on eight American League pennant-winners and seven World Series champions, the expert handler of pitchers with the deadly accurate throwing arm was also a clutch hitter, batting over .300 in 10 of his first 11 full seasons. Known for his durability, he set an American League record by catching 100 or more games 13 years in a row. He finished his 17-year career with a .313 batting average.
Over 200 career home runs, 1200 RBIs, and a 127 OPS+ at the position while accumulating three consecutive top-five MVP voting finishes (including a runner-up to an out of his mind Jimmie Foxx in 1938). An accomplished defensive catcher as well.
Ranked 8th all-time at his position according to the JAWS metric system too. That's very good value for a position with minimal depth at this point in the draft.