The Cincinnati Reds are pleased to select one of their own, and a pitcher who could pitch both left-handed and right-handed:
Tony Mullane -- Starting Pitcher
Originally Posted by BasbeallLibrary.com
Mullane was a multi-talented marvel, baseball's first ambidextrous pitcher. He played without a glove, facing the batter with both hands on the ball before throwing it with either one. He twice led his league in shutouts, once in strikeouts, and once in winning percentage while regularly pitching over 400 innings. When he wasn't pitching, Mullane played every position except catcher, and switch-hit his way to a .243 batting average in 2,720 at-bats.
He managed the National League's Cincinnati Reds to the 1975 and 1976 championships, then added a third title in 1984 with the Detroit Tigers of the American League. He was the first manager to win the World Series in both leagues. His 2,194 career wins are the sixth most for a manager in Major League history. He was named American League Manager of the Year in 1984 and 1987. Anderson was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2000.
3× World Series champion (1975, 1976, 1984)
2× AL Manager of the Year (1984, 1987)
102 homeruns, 425 doubles, 164 triples
5 seasons of over 200 hits (including longtime record 257 in 1920)
2 time batting champion (.407 in 1920, .420 in 1922)
Inducted to Hall of Fame in 1939
A backup first basemen may not be my team's greatest need, but Gorgeous George is clearly the BPA at this point in my opinion. One of the greatest hitters of all-time, and a very good defensive player as well. Plus, he could run (leading the league in steals 4 times during his career.) Great value at this stage in the draft.
Marshall's 1974 season is one of the most impressive campaigns by a relief pitcher ever - 15-12, 2.42 ERA, 106 GP, 21 saves in 208.1 innings pitched (as well as 9 tremendous innings in the 1974 World Series). Marshall was equally effective on both lefties and righties - .243 and .255 opposing averages, respectively. And as a reliever who routinely pitched multiple innings in his appearances (1,386.2 IP in 723 career games), Marshall is the perfect set-up man to have.
The Cleveland Indians select with their skipped pick
1984 Cy Young winner 1984 AL MVP 119 ERA+ 1.32 Career playoff ERA 1984 World Series winner
In addition to be being the 1984 MVP Hernandez was also a 3 time all star and it was his dominance that allowed the Tigers to win the '84 series as he was their rick in the bullpen that allowed them to finish games with ease.
Last edited by Fish on The Sand: 03-02-2013 at 03:42 PM.