Of his top 10, maybe one or two will be there in the second round. Since you guys have Brown, I’d complement him more with a possession type guy as opposed to Ruggs, Hamler, and Reager. I’m confident Jeudy and Lamb will be gone by 28. Jefferson is the only guy left that I’d take in the first if they go WR.
Mims or Pittman in the 2nd would be really solid. This is such a deep class for WR, they could get a contributor late.
Lot of those guys were before my time, so for me I’d have to say none other than Bundy. Heck, I remember the numbers almost verbatim: 71 IP, 158 K, 2 ER, 5 BB, consistent 92-97 with an occasional run-up to 100, and a 12-6 CB. Even the “experts” thought we nailed it.
It was almost like Christmas when he finally arrived. I really thought he’d be the anchor of this rotation for ~ a decade. What could have been had his body held up.
Still feels weird he's not on this team anymore.
This man racked up 60 home runs in two seasons with the O's from 2011-2012... Epic!
(He also went 3 for 25 with no extra base hits and 10 K's in our 2012 playoff run, but that's water under the bridge)
I feel like Matt Weiters' final few (pricey and injury-riddled) years in Baltimore hurt his legacy here. It definitely distracts from how well he did in his first few years:
2 Gold Gloves, 2 All Star Selections
Made about $1.7 Million over those 4 years
0 Gold Gloves, 2 All Star Selections (one in a season which he played only 26 games)
Made about $37.3 Million over those 4 years.
One of my favorite players of the Buck Era, and his career stats are nearly identical to C Davis. I'll never forget the game where his homerun reached the club level in LF.
Since the inception of pro baseball in the 1870s something like 15 billion people have been alive.
Let's say for the sake of argument that half of a percent of those people have played some form of organized baseball. That would be 75 million people.
In history maybe 200,000 or 250,000 people have appeared in a minor league game.
About 20,000 people have appeared in a major league game.
2,327 players have been a catcher for at least one game.
Of those 2,327 Matt Wieters is the 91st-best catcher of all time by JAWS.
So he's in the top 4% of all Major League catchers of all time, which puts him among the top 0.4% of professional catchers, which puts him in the top 0.0001% of everyone who's ever caught a game, and in the top 0.0000007% of all humans in catching ability.
You'd have to pick the best catcher out of every Japan-sized group of people to come upon someone who was as good a catcher as Matt Wieters.
Is that a tragedy? I guess it depends on your perspective.