Just Regular Posted April 15, 2014 Share Posted April 15, 2014 This offseason Clay Davenport compiled historical EqA?s for the International League going back to Jackie Robinson?s debut year. EqA?s similar to wOBA ? a batting average like measure of overall offense. I poked through Rochester of the late 60?s and early 70?s on the position player side ? the talent there was amazing. EQA?s and league ranks with 300 AB minimums Rettenmund 1968 - .328 to lead league, runner up was .292 Crowley 1969 - .273 for only 5th in league http://claydavenport.com/stats/webpages/1970/1970pageINTyearALL.shtml Baylor 1970 - .305 to lead league, nipping teammate I?ve never heard of Roger Freed by .003. Red Wing newcomer Bobby Grich got 251 AB to miss qualifying, hitting merely .331. That fall, big club won 2nd World Series and these guys were stuck. I reckon both would be Top 50 prospects or higher, coming off age-21 seasons with that AAA performance. I imagine this like Gausman and Bundy being the AAA Cy Young and runner-up but not being able to get into next year?s rotation. Grich 1971 - .321 to lead league by a whopping 23 points over runner-up slacker Don Baylor who was only .298. Tightening their hold on the top of prospect lists I guess. Bumbry 1972 - .293 for 3rd, an old 25 that year, Bee was a Vietnam Vet. DeCinces 1973 - .289 for 3rd, can?t say I?ve heard of Doug?s teammate Royle Stillman who went .306 also in his age-22 year Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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