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17. Craig Counsell

17. Craig Counsell
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: August 21, 1970 in South Bend, IN USA
  • Weight: 180 lbs.
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Bats: L
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: September 17, 1995
  • Final Game: September 28, 2011
  • NLCS MVP - 2001
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Craig Counsell played four seasons for the Diamondbacks (2000-03) and while he was never really that close to being an All Star the Shortstop did show decent Batting Average on occasion (he batted .275 and .282 in the two seasons where he had over 100 Hits for Arizona) and he had good defensive prowess.  Essentially, Counsell was best served as a utility infielder throughout his career but D-Back fans will always remember his performance in the 2001 NLCS where he was named the MVP of the series.  He would later help Arizona win their first World Series.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Short Stop
  • Acquired: Signed as a Free Agent 3/20/00.
  • Departed: Traded to the Milwaukee Brewers with Chris Capuano, Chad Moeller, Lyle Overbay, Jorge De La Rosa and Junior Spivey for Shane Nance, Richie Sexson and a Player to be Named Later (Which would be Noochie Varner) 12/1/03.
  • Games Played: 664
  • Notable Statistics: 343 Runs Scored
    611 Hits
    106 Doubles
    16 Triples
    24 Home Runs
    193 RBI
    68 Stolen Bases
    .266/.348/.357 Slash Line
    12.7 bWAR
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    World Series Champion (2001)

    NLCS MVP (2001)
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