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USAF1 All-Time Mock Draft Selection Thread!

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  • USAF1 All-Time Mock Draft Selection Thread!

    Ok here is the selection order!

    Washizzle OTC 10 AM EST *clock on
    *just to note ive decided to run the clock during the weekends (still 10 AM/10PM )


    Lou Gehrig
    Jimmie Foxx
    Mark McGwire
    Albert Pujols
    Hank Greenberg
    Harmon Killebrew
    Willie McCovey
    Frank Thomas
    Rod Carew
    Jeff Bagwell

    Rogers Hornsby
    Eddie Collins
    Nap Lajoie
    Joe Morgan
    Jackie Robinson
    Charlie Gehringer
    Bobby Grich
    Ryne Sandberg

    Mike Schmidt
    George Brett
    Eddie Matthews
    Ron Santo
    Wade Boggs
    Chipper Jones
    Brooks Robinson
    Paul Molitor

    Honus Wagner
    Alex Rodriguez
    Arky Vaughn
    Ozzie Smith
    Ernie Banks
    Cal Ripken Jr
    Robin Yount
    Barry Larkin

    Babe Ruth
    Willie Mays
    Hank Aaron
    Ty Cobb
    Ted Williams
    Barry Bonds
    Mickey Mantle
    Tris Speaker
    Stan Musial
    Joe Jackson
    Joe DiMaggio
    Duke Snider
    Ken Griffey Jr
    Rickey Henderson
    Frank Robinson
    Mel Ott
    Manny Ramirez
    Al Kaline
    Willie Stargell
    Roberto Clemente
    Vladimir Guerrero
    Jim Edmonds
    Reggie Jackson

    Mike Piazza
    Johnny Bench
    Ivan Rodriquez
    Yogi Berra
    Mickey Cochrane
    Bill Dickey
    Joe Mauer
    Johnny Mize
    Carlton Fisk

    Walter Johnson
    Lefty Grove
    Roger Clemens
    Greg Maddux
    Christy Mattewson
    Sandy Koufax
    Grover Alexander
    Pedro Martinez
    Bob Gibson
    Cy Young
    Ed Walsh
    Kid Nichols
    John Clarkson
    Randy Johnson
    Tom Seaver
    Mordecai Brown
    Bob Feller
    Nolan Ryan
    Tim Keefe
    Warren Spahn
    Dazzy Vance
    Rube Waddell
    Steve Carlton
    Whitey Ford
    Juan Marichal
    Jim Palmer
    Catfish Hunter
    Johan Santana
    John Smoltz
    Don Drysdale
    Robin Roberts
    Hal Newhouser
    Kevin Brown
    Bret Saberhagen
    Tom Glavine
    Dizzy Dean
    Eddie Plank

    Mariano Rivera
    Billy Wagner
    Trevor Hoffman
    Bruce Sutter
    Hoyt Wilhelm
    Goose Gossage
    Troy Percival
    Tom Henke
    Dennis Eckersley
    Rollie Fingers
    Rob Nenn
    Dan Quisenberry
    John Hiller
    John Franco
    John Wetteland
    Lee Smith
    Roberto Hernandez
    Sparky Lyle
    Randy Myers
    Kent Tekulve
    Jason Isringhausen
    BJ Ryan
    Francisco Rodriguez
    Dick Allen
    Tug McGraw
    Joe Nathan

    Rd 1.

    1.Wade8813-Babe Ruth
    2.USAF1-Walter Johnson
    3.Minstrel-Willie Mays
    4.Westlake-Honus Wagner
    5.Washizzle Express-Hank Aaron
    6.Windy City Fan-Ty Cobb
    7.Disgruntaled M's Fan-Ted Williams
    8.Sockeye-Lefty Grove

    Rd 2.

    1.Sockeye-Roger Clemens
    2.Disgruntaled M's Fan-Rogers Hornsby
    3.Windy City Fan-Eddie Collins
    4.Washizzle Express-Barry Bonds
    5.Westlake-Lou Gehrig
    6.Minstrel-Greg Maddux
    7.USAF1-Christy Mattewson
    8.Wade8813-Grover Alexander

    Rd 3

    1.Wade8813-Nap Lajoie
    2.USAF1-Sandy Koufax
    3.Minstrel-Pedro Martinez
    4.Westlake-Mickey Mantle
    5.Washizzle Express-Bob Gibson
    6.Windy City Fan-Cy Young
    7.Disgruntaled M's Fan-Ed Walsh
    8.Sockeye-Kid Nichols

    Rd 4

    1.Sockeye-John Clarkson
    2.Disgruntaled M's Fan-Randy Johnson
    3.Windy City Fan-Tris Speaker
    4.Washizzle Express-Alex Rodriquez
    5.Westlake-Stan Musial
    6.Minstrel-Tom Seaver
    7.USAF1-Jimmie Foxx
    8.Wade8813-Mordecai Brown

    Rd 5

    1.Wade8813-Mike Schmidt
    2.USAF1-Joe Jackson
    3.Minstrel-Joe Morgan
    4.Westlake-Joe DiMaggio
    5.Washizzle Express-Nolan Ryan
    6.Windy City Fan-Bob Feller
    7.Disgruntaled M's Fan-Duke Snider
    8.Sockeye-Tim Keefe

    Rd 6

    1.Sockeye-Mariano Rivera
    2.Disgruntaled M's Fan-Mike Piazza
    3.Windy City Fan-Carl Hubbell
    4.Washizzle Express-Ivan Rodriguez
    5.Westlake-Johnny Bench
    6.Minstrel-Arky Vaughn
    7.USAF1-Ken Griffey Jr
    8.Wade8813-Mark McGwire

    Rd 7

    1.Wade8813-Frank Robinson
    2.USAF1-Rickey Henderson
    3.Minstrel-Albert Pujols
    4.Westlake-Warren Spahn
    5.Washizzle Express-Hank Greenburg
    6.Windy City Fan-Dazzy Vance
    7.Disgruntaled M's Fan-Rube Waddell
    8.Sockeye-Billy Wagner

    Rd 8

    1.Sockeye-Trevor Hoffman
    2.Disgruntaled M's Fan-Mel Ott
    3.Windy City Fan-Yogi Berra
    4.Washizzle Express-Bruce Sutter
    5.Westlake-George Brett
    6.Minstrel-Mickey Cochrane
    7.USAF1-Steve Carlton
    8.Wade8813-Bill Dickey

    Rd 9

    1.Wade8813-Whitey Ford
    2.USAF1-Hoyt Wilhelm
    3.Minstrel-Eddie Matthews
    4.Westlake-Juan Marichal
    5.Washizzle Express-Harmon Killebrew
    6.Windy City Fan-Goose Gossage
    7.Disgruntaled M's Fan-Jim Palmer
    8.Sockeye-Tom Henke

    Rd 10

    1.Sockeye-Troy Percival
    2.Disgruntaled M's Fan-Willie McCovey
    3.Windy City Fan-Dennis Eckersley
    4.Washizzle Express-Catfish Hunter
    5.Westlake-Addie Joss
    6.Minstrel-Johan Santana
    7.USAF1-Rollie Fingers
    8.Wade8813-Rob Nenn

    Rd 11

    1.Wade8813-John Smoltz
    2.USAF1-Jackie Robinson
    3.Minstrel-Dan Quisenberry
    4.Westlake-Charlie Gehringer
    5.Washizzle Express-Bobby Grich
    6.Windy City Fan-John Hiller
    7.Disgruntled Ms Fan-John Franco
    8.Sockeye-Frank Thomas

    Rd 12

    1.Sockeye-Manny Ramirez
    2.Disgruntaled M's Fan-Don Drysdale
    3.Windy City Fan-Robin Roberts
    4.Washizzle Express-Ron Santo
    5.Westlake-Hal Newhouser
    6.Minstrel-Kevin Brown
    7.USAF1-Ozzie Smith
    8.Wade8813-Davie Steib

    Rd 13

    1.Wade8813-Ernie Banks
    2.USAF1-Wade Boggs
    3.Minstrel-John Wetteland
    4.Westlake-Lee Smith
    5.Washizzle Express-Roberto Hernanzdez
    6.Windy City Fan-Al Kaline
    7.Disgruntled Ms Fan-Chipper Jones
    8.Sockeye-Willie Stargell

    Rd 14

    1.Sockeye-Rod Carew
    2.Disgruntaled M's Fan-Cal Ripken Jr
    3.Windy City Fan-Jeff Bagwell
    4.Washizzle Express-Bret Saberhagen
    5.Westlake-Sparky Lyle
    6.Minstrel-Roberto Clemente
    7.USAF1-Vladimir Guerrero
    8.Wade8813-Jim Edmonds

    Rd 15

    1.Wade8813-Randy Myers
    2.USAF1-Joe Mauer
    3.Minstrel-Reggie Jackson
    4.Westlake-Kent Tekulve
    5.Washizzle Express-Tom Glavine
    6.Windy City Fan-Brooks Robinson
    7.Disgruntled MF-Dizzy Dean
    8.Sockeye-Paul Molitor

    Rd 16

    1.Sockeye-Robin Yount
    2.Disgruntled MF-Johnny Mize
    3.Windy City Fan-Ron Perranoski
    4.Washizzle Express-Jason Isringhausen
    5.Westlake-Eddie Plank
    6.Minstrel-BJ Ryan
    7.USAF1-Francisco Rodriguez
    8.Wade8813-Dick Allen

    Rd 17

    1.Wade8813-Rod Beck
    2.USAF1-Tug McGraw
    3.Minstrel-Joe Nathan
    4.Westlake-Dick Radatz
    5.Washizzle Express-Ryne Sandberg
    6.Windy City Fan-Barry Larkin
    7.Disgruntled MF-Keith Foulke
    8.Sockeye-Andre Dawson

    Rd 18

    1.Sockeye-Carlton Fisk
    2.Disgruntled-Bob Wickman
    3.Windy City Fan-skipped
    4.Washizzle Express-OTC
    Last edited by USAF1; 04-27-2007, 09:53 AM.

  • #2
    I'm going to confound everyone and pick Babe Ruth


    • #3
      The Pirates are proud to select the greatest pitcher of all-time:

      Walter Johnson

      Mintsrel is OTC!

      Remember the clock doesnt offically start until tomorrow at 10 AM EST but teams can stick make selections.


      • #4
        The Minstrels select:

        The Say Hey Kid -- Willie Mays
        "In the end it all comes down to talent. You can talk all you want about intangibles, I just don't know what that means. Talent makes winners, not intangibles. Can nice guys win? Sure, nice guys can win - if they're nice guys with a lot of talent. Nice guys with a little talent finish fourth and nice guys with no talent finish last." --Sandy Koufax


        • #5
          Ok, Westlake is OTC.

          You may pick before 10 AM EST (7 WCT) but if not the clock starts then and you'll have 4 hours.


          • #6
            Honus Wagner
            Originally posted by Domenic
            The Yankees should see if Yogi Berra can still get behind the plate - he has ten World Series rings... he must be worth forty or fifty million a season.


            • #7
              I will select Hank Aaron.
              I don't have the voice to be an announcer, the writing skills to be a writer, or the connections to be an agent. Guess I'll just have to give up that dream of being involved in baseball. Or buy a team. Yea, that should work.


              • #8
                I select Ty Cobb!
                "I will calmly wait for my induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame."
                - Sammy Sosa

                "Get a comfy chair, Sammy, cause its gonna be a long wait."
                - Craig Ashley (AKA Windy City Fan)


                • #9
                  I pick Teddy Ballgame
                  Here's to baseball... The best sport made.

                  "There are two theories on hitting a knuckleball. Unfortunately, neither of them works." ― Charlie Lau


                  • #10
                    Ok, Sockeye is OTC w/ 2 picks at 4:49 PM EST. You have until 8:49 EST to make both selections....


                    • #11
                      Sockeye selects.......Lefty Grove & Roger Clemens
                      My dream ballpark dimensions
                      LF: 388 Feet...Height 37 Feet...LCF: 455 Feet...CF: 542 Feet...Height 35 Feet
                      RCF: 471 Feet...RF: 400 Feet...Height 60 Feet
                      Location....San Diego


                      • #12
                        I pick The greatest Second baseman ever; The Rajah.
                        Here's to baseball... The best sport made.

                        "There are two theories on hitting a knuckleball. Unfortunately, neither of them works." ― Charlie Lau


                        • #13
                          Windy City Fan is OTC!


                          • #14
                            I select the greatest second baseman ever, Eddie Collins!
                            "I will calmly wait for my induction to the Baseball Hall of Fame."
                            - Sammy Sosa

                            "Get a comfy chair, Sammy, cause its gonna be a long wait."
                            - Craig Ashley (AKA Windy City Fan)


                            • #15
                              I shall select Barry Bonds, the greatest hitter that may or may not have used steroids, as opposed to the greatest hitters who never used steroids, of which would probably not include Bonds, seeing as he might have used steroids.
                              I don't have the voice to be an announcer, the writing skills to be a writer, or the connections to be an agent. Guess I'll just have to give up that dream of being involved in baseball. Or buy a team. Yea, that should work.