2022 Baseball Eligibles (27)

Matt Thornton played almost all of his career in a set up role and was good enough at it that he would be named an All Star in 2010.  Throughout his tenure he predominantly relied on his fastball, a tool that made him effective in his role and he pitched more than 700 Games in the Majors.  He notably at one point was the all…
With incredible speed, Michael Bourn would lead the National League in Stolen Bases three seasons in a row (2009-2011) with a second place finish in 2012.  Bourn also used his fleet feet to excel in defence, as he was a two time Gold Glove winner and he would lead the NL in Defensive bWAR in 2010 and is a two time league leader in Total…
Omar Infante was known as a stellar hitter over his fifteen years in Baseball but he did collect over 1,400 Hits on the professional level, which included three straight 150 Hit campaigns (2010-2012).  Infante’s greatest contribution was his defensive versatility where he showed that he was adept at Second, Short and Third Base during his career, which was a major reason why he found work…
Prince Fielder reminded everyone of his dad Cecil, and how could he not?
This one should be interesting. In a different time, Ryan Howard would receive serious Baseball Hall of Fame consideration.  Howard was a fear power hitter who won the Rookie of the Year in 2005 and followed that up with a 58 Home Run and 149 RBI season (both league leading) not to mention a Slash Line of .312/.425/.659 that netted him the National League MVP. …
Ryan Vogelsong had a nondescript career for years in the Majors and in Japan but he would return to the United States in the 2011 season where he was a surprise All Star and an 11th place finisher in Cy Young voting.  The year following, he would have another decent season as a starter and assist the Giants win the World Series.
A three-time All Star (two with Tampa and one with Oakland) Scott Kazmir was a decent Strikeout Pitcher who would lead the American League in Ks in 2007.  While he was able to accomplish that feat in Tampa, his overall career would only see him win 108 Games.  That isn’t bad considering his overall workload, but it is not one that might see him garner…
This one should be a little interesting. There was a time when Tim Lincecum was considered the best Pitcher in the National League and rightfully so.  Dubbed “The Freak” due to his powerful arm despite having a slender frame, Linceum is one of the few hurlers to record back-to-back Cy Youngs (2008 & 2009) in a stretch where he would also lead the National League…