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02-10-2013, 09:13 PM
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Great job everyone banging out picks today.

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02-10-2013, 09:16 PM
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Trammell is an outstanding pick and it's a travesty that he is not in the Hall of Fame yet.

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02-10-2013, 09:39 PM
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Great job everyone banging out picks today.
Ahem. The bottom of the draft isn't the issue.

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02-10-2013, 09:46 PM
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Milwaukee Braves select Jim Bunning (R-KY)



-Elected to Fort Thomas KY City Council in 1977
-Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Kentucky's 4th district (1987-1999)
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During a 24-year career in Congress, the Southgate Republican built a similar reputation as one of the country’s staunchest and most uncompromising fiscal conservatives, and a bit of a wild card: No one knew when he’d throw a wild pitch or shake off his party’s leaders.

“He stood by his principles. Some might say to a fault – but he stood by his principles come hell or high water,” said Fort Mitchell attorney and author Rick Robinson, a former legislative aide to Bunning.

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02-10-2013, 09:52 PM
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I'm still laughing too hard at Gootie's post to make my selection. Give me a minute here, folks. Speaking of which though, would anyone be up for an all-time politician draft?

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02-10-2013, 10:10 PM
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I'm still laughing too hard at Gootie's post to make my selection. Give me a minute here, folks. Speaking of which though, would anyone be up for an all-time politician draft?
His post definitely wins the thread.

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02-10-2013, 10:14 PM
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With the 145th pick in the 2013 HF Boards All-Time Draft the Montreal Expos are pleased to select, from Martinsville High School in Martinsville, Virginia, 2B Louis Rodman Whitaker.



Whitaker formed the other component of one of baseball's all-time greatest fielding tandems with fellow perennially underrated teammate and Hall of Fame snub Alan Trammell. A five-time All-Star Game selection, Whitaker was one of the best all-around second basemen of all-time, compiling 2,369 career hits, nearly 1,500 runs scored, nearly 250 home runs, and a career adjusted OPS of 117. By comparison's sake Hall of Famer and contemporary second base star Ryne Sandberg posted a career adjusted OPS of 114 and hit only forty additional career home runs.

An effective disciplined force at the plate with a .363 career OBP and more walks than strikeouts, Whitaker won four Silver Slugger Awards and was a game-changing defensive player as well with three Gold Gloves and a career mark of 15.4 wins above replacement defensively. He ranks sixth all-time at the position in terms of total zone runs as a second baseman and possessed outstanding range in the field as his 5.39 range factor (18th all-time) attests. He led the league in range factor on three separate occasions, from the first time as a rookie in 1978 to his 1993 season fifteen years later when he was already 36 years old. Much like Trammell, the teammate to whom he shall always be linked, Whitaker is currently one of the most egregious Hall of Fame omissions and it was a travesty that he fell off the ballot on his first attempt back in 2001.

Perhaps the sponsor of his Baseball-Reference.com player page summarized it best when discussing his historical value and underrated-ness:

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Roberto Alomar: 2320 g at 2B, 116 OPS+, 63.5 WAR, 7 teams. Famous misdeed: Spat at umpire. Result: 2nd-ballot HOFer. Sweet Lou: 2308 g at 2B, 116 OPS+, 69.7 WAR, 1 team. Famous misdeed: Forgot uniform at 1985 ASG. Result: 2.9% of HOF vote. Go figure...
*2,369 career hits
*244 career home runs
*71.4 career wins above replacement (74th all-time - 6th for 2B)
*117 career adjusted OPS (higher than Alomar, Sandberg, and Biggio)
*1984 World Series champion
*2-time AL leader in 2B assists
*2-time AL leader in 2B zone runs
*3-time AL leader in 2B range factor
*3-time Gold Glove Award winner
*4-time Silver Slugger Award winner
*JAWS metric ranks him as the 11th greatest second baseman of all-time.

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02-10-2013, 10:21 PM
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With the 145th pick in the 2013 HF Boards All-Time Draft the Montreal Expos are pleased to select, from Martinsville High School in Martinsville, Virginia, 2B Louis Rodman Whitaker.



Whitaker formed the other component of one of baseball's all-time greatest fielding tandems with fellow perennially underrated teammate and Hall of Fame snub Alan Trammell. A five-time All-Star Game selection, Whitaker was one of the best all-around second basemen of all-time, compiling 2,369 career hits, nearly 1,500 runs scored, nearly 250 home runs, and a career adjusted OPS of 117. By comparison's sake Hall of Famer and contemporary second base star Ryne Sandberg posted a career adjusted OPS of 114 and hit only forty additional career home runs.

An effective disciplined force at the plate with a .363 career OBP and more walks than strikeouts, Whitaker won four Silver Slugger Awards and was a game-changing defensive player as well with three Gold Gloves and a career mark of 15.4 wins above replacement defensively. He ranks sixth all-time at the position in terms of total zone runs as a second baseman and possessed outstanding range in the field as his 5.39 range factor (18th all-time) attests. He led the league in range factor on three separate occasions, from the first time as a rookie in 1978 to his 1993 season fifteen years later when he was already 36 years old. Much like Trammell, the teammate to whom he shall always be linked, Whitaker is currently one of the most egregious Hall of Fame omissions and it was a travesty that he fell off the ballot on his first attempt back in 2001.

Perhaps the sponsor of his Baseball-Reference.com player page summarized it best when discussing his historical value and underrated-ness:



*2,369 career hits
*244 career home runs
*71.4 career wins above replacement (74th all-time - 6th for 2B)
*117 career adjusted OPS (higher than Alomar, Sandberg, and Biggio)
*1984 World Series champion
*2-time AL leader in 2B assists
*2-time AL leader in 2B zone runs
*3-time AL leader in 2B range factor
*3-time Gold Glove Award winner
*4-time Silver Slugger Award winner
*JAWS metric ranks him as the 11th greatest second baseman of all-time.
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****.
I toyed with the idea of drafting both of them as well, thought it'd be fun.

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02-10-2013, 10:55 PM
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I toyed with the idea of drafting both of them as well, thought it'd be fun.
I thought for sure Lou would drop to me again. ****. Thought picking him at 142 would be too high. Damnit. A Robinson-Trammell-Whitaker-Foxx infield would be unstoppable.

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02-10-2013, 11:08 PM
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I thought for sure Lou would drop to me again. ****. Thought picking him at 142 would be too high. Damnit. A Robinson-Trammell-Whitaker-Foxx infield would be unstoppable.
Defensively that group would be ridiculous and with Foxx's power and Whitaker's plate discipline that would certainly be one of the most balanced groups imaginable in our pool of available talent.

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02-10-2013, 11:16 PM
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The twelve team draft was totally insane. I had Bonds - Duke Snider - Gwynn - Santo - Wagner - Lajoie - Frank Thomas - Campanella and my team was considered middle of the pack.

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02-10-2013, 11:30 PM
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Thank God for 20 teams. Everyone having insane lineups like that seems rather pointless and devoid of thought to me =P

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The Worcester Worcesters select.....


Jim Edmonds

Batting average .284
Home runs 393
Runs batted in 1,199


4 All-Star (1995, 2000, 2003, 2005)
World Series champion (2006)
8 Gold Glove Award winner (1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)
Silver Slugger Award winner (2004)

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02-11-2013, 03:41 AM
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Is chaosrevolver dead?

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I seriously thought Edmonds would drop further.

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02-11-2013, 04:00 AM
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The St. Louis Browns are pleased select former Cardinals great, Dizzy Dean.

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02-11-2013, 05:50 AM
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Is chaosrevolver dead?
Being gone a day and a half would hardly be worth considering "dead"..

I'm a University student in the middle of exams so safe to say my weekends are a little hectic.

Anyways..with my two picks, I'll select:

LF - Joe Medwick



* 10x All-Star
* 7x Top-5 in Batting Average
* 3x Top-5 in Homeruns
* 8x Top-5 in RBI's


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"(Medwick) was the meanest, roughest guy you could imagine. He just stood up there and whaled everything within reach. Doubles, triples, home runs - he sprayed 'em all over every park."
I will also select one of the most interesting players of all-time. Some call him a mystery but there is enough evidence out there to show he was not far off Satchel Paige (some have him better):

SP - Hilton Smith



* Hilton went 6-1 against white big league all-star teams.
* 161-32, 0.889 WHIP


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Hilton's curveball has often been called the best in Negro League history. A tall and slender 6'2", 180 pounds, the force of his hard rising fastball was often unexpected. A sinker, slider, straight change, and screwball were great complements to such a solid foundation. His electric stuff was made even more so by the fact that he could keep pinpoint control on all six pitches from a multitude of arm angles.

In October of 1941, Hilton had a great game but no support against the Bob Feller All-Stars. Satchel threw the first four innings, giving up four runs. Hilton entered the game and threw five one-hit innings. He even hit a double with none out and his team down one, and failed to be knocked in. Even with his efforts, the Monarchs lost, 4-3. After the game in which Hilton, Feller, Paige, and major leaguer XXX XXXXXXXXX had pitched Bob Burnes of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat wrote, "Smith showed the best speed and the sharpest curve of the quartet."
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"You better get your runs early" against Paige " 'cause you ain't gonna get any runs after Smith came in."
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"Hilton, in my estimation, had the most ability of any pitcher of my time."

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02-11-2013, 05:52 AM
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1. Arky Vaughan
2. Oscar Charleston
3. Lou Gehrig
4. Mike Schmidt
5. Joe Medwick

1. Mordecai Brown
2. Phil Niekro
3. Hilton Smith

Very satisfied so far. Can't wait to do the biographies for these men.

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Brooklyn is pleased to select one of the greatest 3B's of the pre-WWII era, Harold Joseph "Pie" Traynor.


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Milwaukee Braves select Jim Bunning (R-KY)



-Elected to Fort Thomas KY City Council in 1977
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-United States Senator from Kentucky (1999-2011)
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-Sponsor of Bunning-Bereuter-Blumenauer Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004
This post wins the thread.

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I'm quite happy with my roster thus far... solid O and solid D.

Batting Order thus far:


1st
2nd: Sandberg
3rd: Griffey Jr.
4th: Aaron
5th: Santo
6th: Vizquel

SP: Nolan Ryan
SP: Mike Mussina

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My team is full of 1-2 hitters. No clue what the hell I'm gonna do.

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My team is full of 1-2 hitters. No clue what the hell I'm gonna do.
pull off a trade i may be interested in a #1 lol

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I seriously thought Edmonds would drop further.
I was planning to take him with my next pick if he was still on the board.

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