The TOP 10 Nov. 27

27 11 2009

1. San Antonio

2. Boise

3. Scottsdale

4. Kansas City

5. Montreal

6. Los Angeles

7. Mexico City

8. New York Danzas

9. Texas

10.Montgomery





The Draft recap (the top 10)

25 11 2009

1. Sam Swindell, Pitcher-Minnesota

Minnesota is excited about this pick.  Swindell is a future all-star with cy young type control and splits.  He also sports 3 pitches.  His weakness is his stamina but coupled with a strong bullpen he should be a 20 game winner for years to come.  (Brandon Webb)

2. Kyle Leary, pitcher-Sioux Falls

Leary is a great pick with high control and high splits.  Critics say he went to high due to his only having one pitch and the fact that he comes to Sioux Falls with big health concerns.  But Leary should prove the critics wrong with a very good career. (Ben Sheets)

 

3. Randy Pote, pitcher-Memphis

Some are calling this a reach for Memphis because Pote of his average splits.  He does sport three pitches though and he had a really good pro day just before the draft.  He also has very good control of those three pitches as well. (Tom Glavine)

 

4. Harry Lewis,pitcher-Florida

Very nice pick at #4 for Florida.  Lewis has high control and is awesome vs lefties.  Florida is lucky to get him here. (CC Sabathia)

 

5. Robin Leonard,first base-Pawtuckett

The first position player taken.  He is a below average defender but his bat will keep him in the lineup.  Monster contact and power numbers to go along with a great eye at the plate will make Leonard the talk of the league one day. (Mark Mcgwire)

 

6. Matty Duran,pitcher-Tuscon

Duran will pitch a lot of innings but he will also have his share of walks.  His splits are definitely top 10 worthy and when he is on he will be dominant.  His lack of control is a concern. (Cole Hamels)

 

7. Bill Fornataro,right field-Milwaukee

Fornataro is a beast of a hitter.  He is disciplined at the plate, makes good contact and has much power.  Great value here at #7. (Bobby Abreu)

 

8. Jaime Green,catcher-Fargo

Green is an unbelievable hitting catcher who has yet to sign a contract.  Fargo has made numerous attempts at negotiations but have yet to land this future star.  Some say Green could have been a top 5 pick.  (Thurmon Munson)

 

9. Don Russ,pitcher-Vancouver

Russ is not only the descendant of the owner of a trading card company he is also a future fireman of the year.  His control and splits are off the charts.  His only weakness might be if hitters work the count on him, he appears to tire easily. (Eric Gagne)

 

10. Al Adams,centerfield-Buffalo

Adams can hit for power as well as average.  He has good discipline at the plate.  He should hold it down in CF for Buffalo for many years to come.  Expect Torri Hunter type numers from this star. (Torri Hunter)





Power Rankings Nov 6

6 11 2009

previous rank in ()

1.  Los Angeles(1)

2.  Kansas City(5)

3.  San Antonio(6)

4.  Boise(3)

5.  Sandiego(NR)

6.  Scottsdale(4)

7.  Mexico City(NR)

8.  NY Danzas(7)

9.  Montreal(2)

10.Salem(10)

11.Memphis(8)

12.Texas(NR)

13.Fargo(9)

14.Detroit(NR)

15.Montgomery(NR)

16.Sanfrancisco(NR)

17.Pittsburgh(NR)

18.Tuscon(NR)

19.Norfolk(NR)





Nicky Harper No-Hits the Tsunamicanes

3 11 2009

Nicky Harper has been around a while.  The 37 year old pitcher for the New York Bowie Mafia took to the bump yesterday and looked like a spry fox.  He worked ahead of the hitters all day.  The Florida manager said after the game that home plate umpire, dewey cheatum, was giving much love to the vet today and he was obviously, unhittable.  It took 110 pitches and some controversy, but Harper is among the elite now.  Harper got a scare when NY brought in Yamid Velasquez for defense in the 8th and he misplayed a sharply hit ground ball that some argue should have been an infield single.  It was ruled an error and the no-no continued.  Victor Woodard chased a nasty breaking pitch to strike out for the first out of the 9th.  Demaro Tejada was called out on strikes for out number two.  He commenced to tell Cheatum what he thought about the call and Dewey was gonna let him stay in the game until Tejada promptly told him he was #1.  Needles to say, Tejada was ejected and the crowd rose to their feet as Wilson Ryan came to the plate.  Ryan worked the count to 2-1 and then Harper threw a high fastball that Ryan chased and popped up to the 1B side.  Sandy Cooper patted his glove to his thigh and made the catch for the final out!  Congratulations to the old man, he will undoubtedly be put of for trade in the next few days.





Hall of Fame nominees

3 11 2009

Here is a list of nominees eligible for the Hall of Fame.  I propose we choose 2 to 3 per year by vote.  I propose you are eligible upon retirement.  If you would like to add to this list of nominees, let me know.  I probably overlooked someone.

 

1B-Richard Yoshii, Pittsburgh

1411 runs, 2354 hits, 438 hr, 819 rbi, .337 avg,

MVP(2), Allstar(5), silverslugger(5), gold glove(1)

 

2B-Jose Maduro, Texas

1467 runs, 2093 hits, 186 hr, 819 rbi, 596 sb, .278avg

allstar(2), gold glove(1)

 

P-Bill Hernandez,Sacremento

140 wins, 2.96 era, 1.12 whip, 1512 k’s,

gold gloves(3), cy young(1), Allstar(5)

 

P-Seth Campbell, roc

284 saves, 390 k’s, 4.09 era, 1.26 whip

allstar(3), fireman(1)

 

P-Odalis Torcato, phi

282 saves, 480 k’s, 3.78 era, 1.31 whip

all-star(6)

 

1b-Chip Bergeron,dov

434hr, 1158 rbi, .306 avg, 1773 hits

gold glove(1), allstar(5), MVP(1), silver slugger(3)

 

cf-Wendall Lampkin, sd

341 hr, 1001rbi, 129 sb

goldglove(2), allstar(3), silverslugger(1)

 

lf-Will Ramirez, sf

1092 runs, 1705 hits, 515sb, .294avg

silver(2), allstar(2)

 

cf-Geoffrey Parker,sal

1782hits, 185hr, 509sb

ROY, silver(4), allstar(1)





Champions

3 11 2009

Season 13: Scottsdale, Fregoe

12: Detroit, robusk

11: Montreal, gin-ceasar

10: Montreal, gin-ceasar

9: Montreal, gin-ceasar

8: Montreal, gin-ceasar

7: Montreal, gin-ceasar

6: Sacramento, ka49s

5: Montreal, gin-ceasar

4: Montreal, gin-ceasar

3: Scranton, AlCheez

2: Charleston, urdanick

1: Tuscon, cyoung187