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1980 Rookie Draft

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  • 1980 Rookie Draft

    --Draft commences at 12:01AM, Tuesday February 14th. Clock runs 24 hours for the first round and 12 hours for subsequent rounds.

    1st Round
    1) Gold Sox: Leon Durham
    2) Legends: Fernando Valenzuala
    3) Boys: Harold Baines
    4) Badgers: Dave Smith
    5) Blues: Lloyd Moseby
    6) Iron: Tim Wallach
    7) Angels: Doug Corbett
    8) Hard Cider: Tony Pena
    9) Beavers: Lee Smith
    10) Gamblers: Steve Howe
    11) Skipjacks: Gary Lucas
    12) Badgers from Thunder: Dave Stapleton
    13) Jaxx: Joe Price
    14) Corsairs: Rich Gedman
    15) Knights: Mike Boddicker
    16) Angels from Dust Bunnies: Bob Ojeda

    2nd Round
    17) Gold Sox: Charlie Lea
    18) Badgers: Mike Sciosia
    19) Boys (formerly Spikes): Luis Leal
    20) Hard Cider: Hubie Brooks
    21) Iron: Mookie Wilson
    22) Angels: Pascual Perez
    23) Blues: Vern Law
    24) Knights from Legends from Beavers: Bruce Berenyi
    25) Knights from Legends: Joe Lefebvre
    26) Gamblers: Joe Charbeauno
    27) Hard Cider from Skipjacks: Rod Scurry
    28) Jaxx from Thunder: John Butcher
    29) Jaxx: Mike Armstrong
    30) Gamblers from Corsairs: Ed Lynch
    31) Knights: Luis Salazar
    32) Badgers from Dust Bunnies: Rapheal Rameriz

    3rd Round
    33) Gold Sox Mike Davis
    34) Corsairs from Badgers: Fred Breining
    35) Boys (formerly Spikes): Eddie Milner
    36) Knights from Hard Cider: Albert Williams
    37) Gold Sox from Iron: Tim Lollar
    38) Angels: Bruce Hurst
    39) Blues: Ken Phelps
    40) Beavers: Glen Hoffman
    41) Legends: Ozzie Virgil
    42) Gamblers: Andy Rincon
    43) Skipjacks: Wally Backman
    44) Angels from Thunder: Jay Howell
    45) Badgers from Jaxx; Ernie Camacho
    46) Corsairs; Luis Aponte
    47) Knights; John Martin
    48) Hard Cider from Dust Bunnies: Reid Nichols

    4th Round
    49) Gold Sox: Jack Perconte
    50) Dust Bunnies from Badgers: Jerry Udjur
    51) Skipjacks from Boys (formerly Spikes): Marty Bystrom
    52) Hard Cider: Rich Bordi
    53) Iron: Floyd Rayford
    54) Dust Bunnies from Angels: Luis Aguayo
    55) Dust Bunnies from Blues: Randy Martz
    56) Beavers: George Vukovich
    57) Blues from Legends: Ken Schrom
    58) Gamblers: Mark Brouhard
    59) Skipjacks: Mark Davis
    60) Thunder: Jerry Dybzinki
    61) Jaxx: Jeff Jones
    62) Gold Sox from Corsairs: Dave Beard
    63) Iron from Knights:Bob Dernier
    64 Gamblers from Dust Bunnies: Terry Harper

    Supplemental Round
    65) Dust Bunnies from Hard Cider:
    Last edited by leecemark; 02-23-2012, 09:15 PM.

  • #2
    The Dust Bunnies may be willing to trade their #1 pick (#7 overall) in this year's draft. Such a deal would leave the DB with no picks until the 4th Round. Our most likely need would be either current value for 1980 or pick(s) in 1982. Would be willing to pick up salary if necessary. Any idea considered.

    Illegitimi Non Carborundum


    • #3
      The Gold Sox select Leon Durham.


      • #4
        --I never would have guessed that Leon Durham would be the best player to debut in any season, but I also had him graded as the best position player in this one.


        • #5
          has there been a change to the way ops+ is being calculated. baseball reference numbers for ops+ are different now than they were before
          Baseball statistics are like a girl in a bikini. They show a lot, but not everything. ~Toby Harrah


          • #6
            Appears to just be a bug. The numbers are the same if you go to the batting page as opposed to the general player page.

            Originally posted by leecemark View Post
            --I never would have guessed that Leon Durham would be the best player to debut in any season, but I also had him graded as the best position player in this one.
            I had him and a pitcher graded about the same, and this draft is much, much weaker for position players than pitchers, so Durham was a pretty easy call at #1. If the other guy doesn't go at #2 I'll be pretty shocked.


            • #7
              Yep I had Durham as my top position player as well which surprised me.


              • #8
                Lew already said he would be taking "the other guy" at #2. Although that may have been over at the 1901 thread.
                There are 10 kinds of people. Those who get binary and those who don't.


                • #9
                  Nope, it was in this thread. I too had Durham as the top pick in this draft, and by a pretty decent margin over any other position player. So, I guess I'll go with my second pick. Young kid from the Mexican League, doesn't really look like a baseball player, kid's name is Venezuela - huh? Oh, wait (confers with aide). Sorry, that's a country. The kid we're drafting is


                  FERNANDO VALENZUELA
                  You see, you spend a good deal of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time. J. Bouton


                  • #10
                    I didn't think it would happen but I was hoping that Valenzuela might fall another spot. I'll take Harold Baines with the 3rd pick.
                    CKL - Maloy Boys
                    P2PKL - Detroit Tigers


                    • #11
                      No surprises for me through the top 3


                      • #12
                        I had Durham and Valenzuela rated A, and Baines A-. This is exactly the order I would have taken them. Now things get interesting.


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by jaybird_1981 View Post
                          No surprises for me through the top 3
                          I would have actually considered drafting someone other than Baines if there would have been someone lower on the list that filled a need on my roster. I am content with the OF'ers I have on my roster through 1982 and could have passed on Baines. Unfortunately the drop in talent at my positions of need was too much to let him slide.
                          CKL - Maloy Boys
                          P2PKL - Detroit Tigers


                          • #14
                            Badgers will continue to build pitching staff through draft and select P - Dave Smith
                            There are 10 kinds of people. Those who get binary and those who don't.


                            • #15
                              Just a reminder - Stone is gone but Tidrow, Bahnsen and Heaverlo are still available
                              There are 10 kinds of people. Those who get binary and those who don't.