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02-10-2013, 01:59 AM
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Since everyone keeps selecting the minority players I'm interested in it's looking more and more like I'm going to be fielding a klansman's proverbial dream team...
I'm the opposite. Got this whole multicultural thing going on.

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02-10-2013, 09:22 AM
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With the 136th overall pick in the 2013 HF Boards All-Time Draft the Montreal Expos are pleased to select, from Michigan State University in Lansing, Michigan, a native of Springfield, Illinois, SP Robin Evan Roberts.



Robin Roberts was one of the top pitchers of the 1950s and arguably the top right-handed starter for a six year period between 1950 and 1955. During those seasons he won twenty or more games every season and compiled a .639 winning percentage (138-78 record) with a 2.93 ERA for the youthful "Whiz Kids" Philadelphia Phillies teams. He was a key element of the 1950 squad that won the National League for the first time in thirty five years and finished second in MVP voting in 1952 when he won a career-high 28 games to pace the Major Leagues. That season he was also awarded the Major League Player of the Year Award.

The Springfield, Illinois native was primarily known for his pinpoint control and blazing fastball, which he used to maximum effectiveness in winning 286 career games for mostly losing ballclubs. A seven-time all-star, Roberts was the NL starter in the All-Star Game on five separate occasions. He led the league in wins above replacement in consecutive seasons from 1952-53 and led the league in wins above replacement by a pitcher six different times, including five seasons consecutively between 1950-54. Roberts' 45 career shutouts rank in the top thirty of all-time amongst starting pitchers and his 305 complete games rank him in the top forty in that category.

*286 career victories (28th all-time)
*305 career complete games (38th all-time)
*45 career shutouts (29th all-time)
*2,357 career strikeouts (42nd all-time)
*4,688.7 career innings pitched (21st all-time)
*2-time NL leader in strikeouts
*4-time NL leader in wins
*5-time NL leader in innings pitched
*6-time NL leader in games started
*5-time NL leader in complete games
*9 top ten finishes in ERA
*9 top ten finishes in strikeouts
*1952 Major League Player of the Year Award
*2-time TSN NL Pitcher of the Year Award (1952, 1955)
*2-time NL leader in wins above replacement
*6-time NL leader in wins above replacement (pitchers)
*80.1 career wins above replacement (52nd all-time - 25th amongst pitchers)


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02-10-2013, 09:41 AM
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With the 105th overall pick in the 2013 HF Boards All-Time Draft the Montreal Expos are pleased to select, from Michigan State University in Lansing Michigan, a native of Springfield, Illinois, SP Robin Evan Roberts.



Robin Roberts was one of the top pitchers of the 1950s and arguably the top right-handed starter for a six year period between 1950 and 1955. During those seasons he won twenty or more games every season and compiled a .639 winning percentage (138-78 record) with a 2.93 ERA for the youthful "Whiz Kids" Philadelphia Phillies teams. He was a key element of the 1950 squad that won the National League for the first time in thirty five years and finished second in MVP voting in 1952 when he won a career-high 28 games to pace the Major Leagues. That season he was also awarded the Major League Player of the Year Award.

The Illinois, Springfield native was primarily known for his pinpoint control and blazing fastball, which he used to maximum effectiveness in winning 286 career games for mostly losing ballclubs. A seven-time all-star, Roberts was the NL starter in the All-Star Game on five separate occasions. He led the league in wins above replacement in consecutive seasons from 1952-53 and led the league in wins above replacement by a pitcher six different times, including five seasons consecutively between 1950-54. Roberts' 45 career shutouts rank in the top thirty of all-time amongst starting pitchers and his 305 career games rank him in the top forty in that category.

*286 career victories (28th all-time)
*305 career complete games (38th all-time)
*45 career shutouts (29th all-time)
*2,357 career strikeouts (42nd all-time)
*4,688.7 career innings pitched (21st all-time)
*2-time NL leader in strikeouts
*4-time NL leader in wins
*5-time NL leader in innings pitched
*6-time NL leader in games started
*5-time NL leader in complete games
*9 top ten finishes in ERA
*9 top ten finishes in strikeouts
*1952 Major League Player of the Year Award
*2-time NL TSN Pitcher of the Year Award (1952, 1955)
*2-time NL leader in wins above replacement
*6-time NL leader in wins above replacement (pitchers)
*80.1 career wins above replacement (52nd all-time - 25th amongst pitchers)
Easily the best pitcher left on the board IMO, good pick.

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02-10-2013, 09:47 AM
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Easily the best pitcher left on the board IMO, good pick.
I was hoping to get him in my lineup as a number 3, but couldn't really make it work, especially considering I doubt he would have been my next pick.

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02-10-2013, 10:51 AM
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Milwaukee Braves select LF Tim Raines

- 2nd best leadoff hitter of all time according to Bill James
- .294/.385/.425 slash
- OPS+ of 123
- Led NL in SB from 1981-1984
- 7 All-Star selection
- 3 World Series champion
- Silver Slugger Award winner
- 1986 NL batting title
- 1987 MLB All-Star Game MVP


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02-10-2013, 11:13 AM
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Wanted Thomas or Robins here. After that it was a coo.flip between Raines and the other speedy LF'r Lou Brock

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02-10-2013, 03:05 PM
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Milwaukee Braves select LF Tim Raines



- 2nd best leadoff hitter of all time according to Bill James
- .294/.385/.425 slash
- OPS+ of 123
- Led NL in SB from 1981-1984
- 7 All-Star selection
- 3 World Series champion
- Silver Slugger Award winner
- 1986 NL batting title
- 1987 MLB All-Star Game MVP
way to steal my lead off batter

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02-10-2013, 03:39 PM
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way to steal my lead off batter

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With Mantle as my CF and basically all my corner positions/middle order spots picked I had to take Raines. Might have taken Roberts if JCY hadn't taken him one spot before me. He's done that a few times already.

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02-10-2013, 04:49 PM
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With the 139th pick in the draft, the Houston Astros are proud to select LHP Hal Newhouser.



207-150
3.06 ERA
1,796 Ks
33 Shutouts
7x All Star
2x MVP
World Series Champion

You don't hear Newhouser's name in baseball lore anymore. Alot of Tigers fans don't even know who he is; but he was perhaps the most dominant player (and the undisputed top pitcher) of the World War II era. With a lively mid 90's fastball and a great changeup and curveball, Newhouser made opposing teams look absoutely foolish, and put up perhaps the greatest two year stretch of any pitcher in history in 1944-45. He will anchor the middle of the Astros' rotation.

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02-10-2013, 04:51 PM
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With the 139th pick in the draft, the Houston Astros are proud to select LHP Hal Newhouser.



207-150
3.06 ERA
1,796 Ks
33 Shutouts
7x All Star
2x MVP
World Series Champion

You don't hear Newhouser's name in baseball lore anymore. Alot of Tigers fans don't even know who he is; but he was perhaps the most dominant player (and the undisputed top pitcher) of the World War II era. With a lively mid 90's fastball and a great changeup and curveball, Newhouser made opposing teams look absoutely foolish, and put up perhaps the greatest two year stretch of any pitcher in history in 1944-45. He will anchor the middle of the Astros' rotation.
Prepare to be heavily criticized for picking a WW2 era pitcher.

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02-10-2013, 04:57 PM
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Prepare to be heavily criticized for picking a WW2 era pitcher.
Don't really care to be honest with you. There are alot of WWII era hitters (such as Ted Williams and Hank Greenberg) who are given tons of respect, and the fact is that Newhouser was right there competing for MVPs with those guys.

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02-10-2013, 05:15 PM
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Ah damn it. I wanted Newhouser

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02-10-2013, 05:16 PM
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Don't really care to be honest with you. There are alot of WWII era hitters (such as Ted Williams and Hank Greenberg) who are given tons of respect, and the fact is that Newhouser was right there competing for MVPs with those guys.
Fish means that Williams among others, were serving in the war when Newhouser was winning MVP awards. I think he's an excellent #3 starter in any event.

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Don't really care to be honest with you. There are alot of WWII era hitters (such as Ted Williams and Hank Greenberg) who are given tons of respect, and the fact is that Newhouser was right there competing for MVPs with those guys.
The criticism is he wasn't pitching against those guys because they went to war. I like Newhouser, and took him once, and was crucified.

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Fish means that Williams among others, were serving in the war when Newhouser was winning MVP awards. I think he's an excellent #3 starter in any event.
I agree, especially as a lefty.

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What the hell is he wearing under his jersey?

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What the hell is he wearing under his jersey?
Possibly a trash bag. The prevailing thought back in the day was the more you sweat the better.

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Fish means that Williams among others, were serving in the war when Newhouser was winning MVP awards. I think he's an excellent #3 starter in any event.
I know that's the perception of Newhouser, but it seems people forget that Newhouser still finished 2nd in MVP voting behind Williams in 1946, and 9th in MVP voting in 1948. He was still an amazing pitcher even after all the greats came back from the war.

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With the 140th overall pick the St. Louis Cardinals select: OF Norman "Turkey" Stearnes


-Negro league great.
-According to Wikipedia hit .344 with 176 HR. But that HR total could be higher.
-Ranked as the 25th best player of All-Time by Bill James.

Depending on how the rest of the draft goes I might end up playing Pete Rose at 1B. I like the OF depth left better than the 1B depth.

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With the 141st overall pick the St. Louis Cardinals select: P Old Hoss Radbourn.


-309 Wins
-2.68 ERA
-1830 K
-70 WAR
-Hilarious parody twitter account based on him.

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We're on an 8 hour clock now. Just a heads up. Front page will be updated with the draft clock as often as I can.

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Hoss' Twitter feed alone makes that an awesome selection.

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With the 140th overall pick the St. Louis Cardinals select: OF Norman "Turkey" Stearnes


-Negro league great.
-According to Wikipedia hit .344 with 176 HR. But that HR total could be higher.
-Ranked as the 25th best player of All-Time by Bill James.

Depending on how the rest of the draft goes I might end up playing Pete Rose at 1B. I like the OF depth left better than the 1B depth.
Great pick.

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With the 142nd pick in the draft, the Houston Astros are VERY proud to select SS Alan Trammell.



Stats

.285 BA
185 HR
236 Stolen Bases
2,365 Hits
67.1 WAR (91st all time)
6x All Star
4x Gold Glove
3x Silver Slugger
World Series MVP
3 Top Ten MVP Finishes
Ranked #9 Shortstop by Bill James


Alan Trammell is in my opinion, the most underrated shortstop the game has ever seen. One half of the greatest double play combination in baseball history, Trammell gave the Tigers 19 years of high quality play at the shortstop position. His 1987 season in which he finished 2nd in MVP voting behind George Bell was one of the greatest seasons put up by a shortstop in MLB history.

1987 Season
.343 BA
.402 OBP
28 HR
21 SB
105 RBI
.953 OPS

Although he has HoF worthy credentials, Trammell still has only managed to garner a little over 33% of HoF votes this year. Playing third fiddle behind the Iron Man Cal Ripken Jr, and the Wizard Ozzie Smith plays a big role as to why he is not yet in, but I contend that the 80's were blessed with 3 HOF worthy shortstops.

I would go as far as to argue that Trammell was perhaps the best all-around shortstop of that era (though I recognize that I am a minority in this case). He wasn't the best offensive shortstop (Ripken) nor the greatest defensive shortstop of the time (Smith) but he was VERY GOOD at both.

In his limited time (3 series) of Post Season batting, Trammell put up legendary numbers.

.333 BA
3 HR
17 Hits
11 RBI
.404 OBP
.992 OPS

In the 1984 World Series, he put up one of the greatest WS performances of all time:

.450 BA
9 Hits
2 HR
6 RBI
1 SB
.500 OBP
1.300 OPS

As a shortstop, he repeatedly finished in the top 4 in fielding % from 1980-90 (with the exception of 86 and 87. He also ranked ahead of Cal Ripken in range factor for many of these years.

Overall, Trammell is one of the greatest shortstops the game has ever seen, fringe top 10, and definitely in the top 15. He provided the Tigers great leadership, and some of the greatest shortstop play in MLB history. It is a joke that he is not in the HoF yet.

With all of this said, perhaps Trammell's greatest achievement is his cameo in Magnum PI.



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02-10-2013, 08:00 PM
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The Cougars are pleased to add a second lefty to the rotation, the aptly named Vernon "Lefty" Gomez

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