Tragedy is way too strong. I mean, he was hyped on the cover of SI as the Swith-Hitting Jesus. Before he even played an inning of pro ball. He had/has another fine career. And when it was close and late, and Matt was coming to bat, you felt good! ROCKET arm and the fastest footwork I've ever seen.
The OT's are all over the place recently. If Becton goes earlier than 12 or 15 I'm seeing Austin Jackson 6'5" and 322 and Andrew Thomas 6'5" and 315 going in the mid 15-20 picks. Much easier to trade up to. 15-20.
Austin Jackson and some Michael Pittman
McDonalds's ERA going into the last game of the season was 3.09. That would have been good enough to finish 4th in the AL in 1993. Johnny Oates gave Ben a chance to rest, but he wanted to start and move his ERA ranking up to 2nd or 3rd. Instead he finished out of the top 10 in ERA leaders after giving up 8 earned runs in 1 & 2/3 innings pitched.
Kevin Appier who led the AL with an 2.56 ERA and in pitching WAR with 9.3, would have easily won the Cy Young in today's world of advanced analytics. McDowell only put up a 4.4 WAR in comparison. Appier got penalized for only winning 18 games in 1993.
Hammonds was supposed to hit .300 with 20+ home run power and steal some bases. Never got to that level, but he was decent when healthy and that was the major issue for his entire career.
Hammonds only played more than 120 games in a season three times with a high of 128 games played in 2002.