Bloody hell. If I didn't get Alomar I was planning to select Larkin and they go with consecutive picks... With the one hundred and fifth overall pick in the 2013 HF Boards All-time Draft the Montreal Expos are pleased to select, from Sunny Hills High School, a native of Fullerton California, C Gary Carter.
Carter is ranked as the second greatest catcher of all-time by JAWS and wins above replacement and his 324 home runs rank him in the top three for career homers at the position. A ten time All-Star, Carter won three Gold Gloves and five Silver Sluggers. An accomplished defensive player, he ranked first all-time in putouts by a back-stop at the time of his retirement and was a key element of the Mets 1986 World Series champions.
The Pittsburgh Crawfords are pleased to select their closer, RP - Rollie Fingers. IMO he is the 2nd best closer ever, I'm sure if you ask 5 different folks in this draft we will get 5 different answers as to who ranks directly behind Rivera. I weight closers, much moreso than any other position, on postseason success. I feel Fingers best combines the regular season accolades with the tremendous postseason success of the non-Mariano closers.
- BBHOF (1992)
- 3 Time World Series Champion
- MVP Award winner (1981) with 2 Top 5 finishes
- 3 Times Led League in Saves, with 11 Top 5 finishes
- Cy Young Award Winner (1981) with 2 Top 5 finishes
- 4 Times Rolaids Relief Award Winner
- 2.35 Career Postseason ERA in 30 appearances
His "best" years were indeed with the Jays, but I wouldn't call it a foul or anything to depict him wearing another jersey. He is a Hall of Famer, after all, and good enough to get drafted here, so really, can you go wrong?
Lead NL in strikeouts 7 straight seasons 1924 MVP Inducted into HOF in 1955
His 1924 season in kind of ridiculous in its dominance. Pedro Martinez's 99 and 00 seasons are noted for his dominance, but in 1924 Vance accounted for 1/13 strikeouts in the entire NL. Vance's career totals are quite impressive. 197-140 record, 3.24 ERA, 6.2 K/9, 125 ERA+. All of this despite only having thrown 33 IP in his 20s. The man pitched all but a token part of his career in his 30s and 40s and still dominated.