By the way, is anyone (besides me) old enough to remember the show The Superstars? They’d have athletes from different sports engaging in 10 events including one where they had to scale a wall using a rope and then run an obstacle course. The baseball players usually fared very poorly. It ran 29 years and only once did a baseball player win (Kelly Gruber, 1991).
Gruber also long-jumped; played guard, forward and center in basketball, and quarterback and defensive back in football. He was offered a football scholarship at University of Texas but reluctantly opted for baseball.
Like his teammate )Tyler Glasnow, )Blake Snell )led the Major Leagues in Wild Pitches ...... but also like his (seemingly) wild-throwing teammate, he rarely hits a batter with a pitch. In his 5 Major League seasons between 2016 and 2020, Snell has only 2 Hit Batsmen in 556 Innings Pitched. )
Tony Gonsolin )has excellent raw numbers from the 2020 regular season. He had a 2.31 ERA and an 0.836 WHIP over 46.67 innings Pitched. And that's only a slight improvement from the 2019 regular season, when he tallied a 2.93 ERA and a 1.025 WHIP over 40 innings Pitched ....... he seems to be consistently excellent.
(WORLD SERIES) )))))) [GAME TWO]
TAMPA BAY DEVIL R AYS
Austin Meadows - DH
Brandon Lowe - 2B
Randy Arozarena - LF
崔志萬 - 1B
Manuel Margot Gomez - RF
Joseph Patrick "J.P." Wendle - 3B
Willy Rafael Luna Adames - SS
Kevin James "K.J." Kiermaier - CF
Michael Zunino - C
Blake Ashton Snell - LHP )) (4-2, 3.24 ERA) ) *
* )) Led the Major Leagues in Wild Pitches (7)
LOS ANGELES DODGERS
Markus Lynn Betts - RF
Corey Seager - SS
Justin Turner - 3B
Maxwell Muncy - 1B
William Smith - C
Cody James "C.J." Bellinger - CF
Allen Lorenz "A.J." Pollock - DH
Enrique Javier "E.J." Hernandez - 2B
Christopher Armand Taylor, Jr. - LF
Anthony D. Gonsolin - RHP )) (2-2, 2.31 ERA)
I think generally people tend to overestimate the number of players that a good farm system typically produces over a given period of time. Let’s define a 50 as a guy who produces 10 WAR in the 6+ years he’s under team control. In 2013, 200+ players debuted, but only 33 met that standard. So basically, an average of one per team per year.
As a kid of the 1970's, my hatred of the Yankees is well ingrained by now. I happily vote WS where the Skanks lost pretty high. Not higher than those our Orioles won, perhaps, but no Yankee win would occur before either of those two criteria are met. And then there is every other team in the league to consider ahead of any NY win. I don't think a Yankee win would even occur in my list...
Sadly, it looks like Scott Van Pelt only had one measly vote.