2017 Baseball Eligibles (19)

Aaron Rowand was a member of two World Series Championship Teams (Chicago White Sox in 2005 & San Francisco in 2010) and had 1,196 Hits throughout his career. Rowand won the National League Gold Glove in 2007 and his career bWAR was 20.8 The Bullet Points: Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Portland, OR) Eligible In: The 2017 Vote Position: Outfield Played For: Chicago White Sox Philadelphia…
Arthur Rhodes played for nine different teams in his Major League Baseball career and he was primarily used in Middle Relief. Rhodes made his first and only All Star Team in 2010, and the year after, which would be his last in Baseball, he was part of the St. Louis Cardinals World Series Championship Team. Over his career, Rhodes compiled a 87 and 70 record…
Carlos Guillen had some good seasons with the Detroit Tigers where he made three All Star Games and had three consecutive seasons where he batted over .300. He was also a versatile player to have as he was able to play multiple positions in the infield. In his career he had 1,331 Hits and a bWAR of 27.7 The Bullet Points: Country of Origin: Maracay,…
The Cuban born, Danny Baez had a respectable career in the Majors where he was chosen for the All Star Game in 2005. Baez recorded 114 Saves and a bWAR of 5.8. The Bullet Points: Country of Origin: Pinar Del Rio, Cuba Eligible In: The 2017 Vote Position: Pitcher Played For: Cleveland Indians Tampa Bay Devil Rays Los Angeles Dodgers Atlanta Braves Baltimore Orioles Philadelphia…
Derrek Lee almost hit the 2,000 Hit mark and in won the National League Batting Title in 2005 as a member of the Chicago Cubs, which was the year he was the second runner up for the MVP. Lee made two All Star Games and earned three Gold Gloves and landed a Silver Slugger Award. He had a decent career, but one that may not…
Edgar Renteria was a deceptively good hitter and had 2,327 Hits over his sixteen year career. The Shortstop had speed (294 Steals), average power (three Silver Slugger Awards) and was an above average fielder with two Gold Gloves. Renteria made five All Star Games, but most importantly won two World Series with an MVP of the Fall Classic in 2010. The Bullet Points: Country of…
Freddy Sanchez had a very good 2006 season for the Pittsburgh Pirates where he won the National League Batting Title and also led the league in Doubles. He was a three time All Star, though he barely made it to the 1,000 Hit mark in his career and his bWAR was only 15.8. The Bullet Points: Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Hollywood, CA) Eligible In: The…
One of the most revered players on the collegiate level, J.D. Drew did not have the same success in the Majors, but was an All Star once, where he was the MVP of the game. Drew would help the Red Sox win the 2007 World Series and had 242 Home Runs in his 14 year career and a 44.9 bWAR. The Bullet Points: Country of…
Jason Varitek was a clubhouse leader for the Boston Red Sox for years and he helped them break the curse by winning the World Series in 2004 and again in 2007. Varitek had 1,307 Hits with 193 Home Runs earning a Gold Glove and a Silver Slugger Award in 2005. The Bullet Points: Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Rochester, MI) Eligible In: The 2017 Vote Position:…

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Javier Vazquez was a very good fastball pitcher who nine times cracked the top ten in Strikeouts and eclipsed the 2,500 mark in his career in that category. Vazquez was not always considered an ace of a staff, but he did record 165 wins and a very respectable career bWAR of 43.3.
Jorge Posada continued the New York Yankees tradition of good hitting Catchers. The five time All Star earned five Silver Sluggers awards, and he spent his entire career as a New York Yankee. Posada slugged 275 Home Runs and a 42.7 bWAR though most importantly he aided the Bronx Bombers to five World Series Titles. Posada should be recognized by Yankees fans, and maybe even…
Julio Lugo had a decent journeyman career as a Shortstop in Major League Baseball, reaching the pinnacle as a member of the Boston Red Sox 2007 Championship Team. Lugo had 1,279 Hits over his twelve year Major League Baseball Career. The Bullet Points: Country of Origin: Barahona, Dominican Republic Eligible In: The 2017 Vote Position: Shortstop/Second Base Played For: Houston Astros Tampa Bay Devil Rays…
Magglio Ordonez proved to be a very good hitter over his fifteen year career, with 2,156 Hits, a .308 career Batting Average, a Batting Title in 2007 and had good power numbers with three Silver Slugger Awards and a career Slugging Average over .500. In 2007, Ordonez was the runner-up for the American League MVP Award and he went to six All Star games. He…
Melvin Mora was known for his versatility as he was played numerous games in the Majors at Second Base, Shortstop, Third Base and Outfield and was good at all of them. Mora was a decent hitter, winning an On Base Percentage Title in 2004 and belting 171 Home Runs. Had Melvin Mora had more seasons like his brilliant 2004 campaign, he might have received a…
Mike Cameron was a decent power hitter who belted 278 Home Runs and swiped 297 bases making him one of the rare players to achieve over 250/250 mark. Cameron made the All Star team in 2001 and won three Gold Gloves, though was one of the biggest Strikeout artists of his generation as he was consistently among the top ten in that category. The Bullet…
Orlando Cabrera quietly amassed over 2,000 Hits and was a part of the 2004 Boston Red Sox World Series Team. Cabrera was regarded as a good defensive Shortstop winning two Gold Gloves and four times leading his League in Putouts by a Shortstop and three teams in Assists by a Shortstop. His overall bWAR was only 21.4, which is not really a Hall of Fame…
Pat Burrell obtained two World Series Rings in his career, one in Philadelphia and one in San Francisco, and though he never was chosen for an All Star Game, he did finish 7th in National League MVP voting in 2005. Burrell put up decent power numbers with 292 Home Runs, and he had a career bWAR of 18.8 which was lowered due to his below…
Ryan Franklin lasted twelve seasons in the Majors where he had healthy stints as a Starter, a Middle Reliever and a Closer. He made the 2009 National League All Star Team and he would retire with a 62 and 76 record with 84 Saves and a bWAR of 11.6. The Bullet Points: Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Fort Smith, AR) Eligible In: The 2017 Vote Position:…
Tim Wakefield did not become an All Star until age 42, but the durable knuckleball pitcher was a dependable Starting Pitcher for years. Wakefield was never considered among the top players, but he was able to compile 200 Wins and 2,156 Strikeouts, which are career numbers that have to be respected; though not necessarily enshrined. The Bullet Points: Country of Origin: U.S.A. (Melbourne, FL) Eligible…