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    Lemmy
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  • Lemmy
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    I think you have to stick with guys you've seen and the farther back you go, the harder it is to compare, but:
    C. Carlton Fisk, Benito Santiago
    1B. Don Mattingly, Derek Lee
    2B. Roberto Alomar, Dustin Pedroia
    SS. Tony Fernandez, Alan Trammell
    3B. Scott Rolen, Robin Ventura
    CF. Jim Edmonds, Fred Lynn
    RF. Jesse Barfield, Dave Parker
    LF. Darin Erstad, Ricky Henderson
    P. Greg Maddux, Mark Buehrle

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  • Dude Paskert
    The Grand Poobah of Sweat

  • Dude Paskert
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    Originally posted by Herr28 View Post
    I'll amend my list to those I have seen personally:
    ...
    LF - (I really can't think of anyone that I saw live that was great here. There probably were fine LFers on visiting teams that I am just forgetting right now.)
    ...
    You must have never seen Inky in Arlington?
    Bobby V used to play that clod in CF, for chrissakes...

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  • Herr28
    A Midsummer Knight

  • Herr28
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    Originally posted by PVNICK View Post
    That I have seen and that jump out at me:
    C-Carlton Fisk Red Sox version
    1B-Keith Hernandez
    2B-Edgardo Alfonzo
    SS-Rey Ordonez
    3B-Graig Nettles
    LF-Kevin McReynolds
    CF-Juan Lagares
    RF-Dwight Evans
    P-Ron Guidry

    as you can see there is a slight bias
    Exactly. I have seen a couple games at random parks when I was in a far away city on business or TDY in the Army, but almost all of the games I have seen have come at 3 places nearby: Busch Stadium when I was a kid, the Metrodome when living in by downtown Minneapolis, and now the Rangers either in Arlington or in AAA Round Rock.

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  • PVNICK
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  • PVNICK
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    That I have seen and that jump out at me:
    C-Carlton Fisk Red Sox version
    1B-Keith Hernandez
    2B-Edgardo Alfonzo
    SS-Rey Ordonez
    3B-Graig Nettles
    LF-Kevin McReynolds
    CF-Juan Lagares
    RF-Dwight Evans
    P-Ron Guidry

    as you can see there is a slight bias

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  • Herr28
    A Midsummer Knight

  • Herr28
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    I'll amend my list to those I have seen personally:

    C - Yadier Molina, Tom Pagnozzi, Tony Pena
    1B - Keith Hernandez, Doug Mientkiewicz, Albert Pujols
    2B - Tom Herr, Ryne Sandberg, Jose Oquendo
    SS - Ozzie Smith
    3B - Scott Rolen, Adrian Beltre
    LF - (I really can't think of anyone that I saw live that was great here. There probably were fine LFers on visiting teams that I am just forgetting right now.)
    CF - Jim Edmonds, Torii Hunter
    RF - Larry Walker, Dwight Evans, Jesse Barfield, Ichiro Suzuki
    P - Mark Langston

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  • Dude Paskert
    The Grand Poobah of Sweat

  • Dude Paskert
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    Just guys I've seen...

    C - Bench
    1B - Keith Hernandez
    2B - Sandberg
    3B - Buddy Bell
    SS - Ozzie Smith
    LF - Willie Wilson
    CF - Andruw Jones
    RF - Jesse Barfield
    P - Greg Maddux

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  • JR Hart
    2010, 2012, 2014

  • JR Hart
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    C Pudge Rodriquez
    1B JT Snow
    2B Frank White
    SS Ozzie Smith
    LF Yaz
    CF Willie Mays
    RF Ichiro
    P Jim Kaat

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  • blade1969
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  • blade1969
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    C - Ivan Rodriguez
    1B - Keith Hernandez
    2B - Joe Gordon
    3B - Brooks Robinson
    SS - Mark Belnager
    LF - Roberto Clemente
    CF - Andruw Jones
    RF - Carl Yastrzemski

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  • bluesky5
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  • bluesky5
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    Since lots of others are only doing players they saw then I will too:

    C - Yadier Molina, Pudge Rodriguez
    1B - Doug Mientkiewicz, Joey Votto
    2B - Roberto Alomar, Chase Utley
    SS - Omar Vizquel, Nomar Garciaparra
    3B - Scott Rolen, Adrian Beltre
    LF - Starling Marte, Eric Byrnes
    CF - Andruw Jones, Ken Griffey Jr.
    RF - Ichiro Suzuki, Jason Heyward
    SP - Greg Maddux, Mark Buehrle
    bluesky5
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    Last edited by bluesky5; 11-17-2015, 09:31 PM.

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  • baseball junkie
    mostly hydrogen + oxygen

  • baseball junkie
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    My contribution to the madness. I'm only picking player I actually watched play.

    CA Gary Carter (Honorable Mention, Tony Pena and Ivan Rodriguez and all three Molina Brothers!)
    1B Keith Hernandez
    2B Roberto Alomar (Honorable Mention, Willie Randolph)
    3B Mike Schmidt (Honorable Mention, Adrian Beltre and Scott Rolen)
    SS Ozzie Smith (Honorable Mention, Cal Ripken Jr. and Omar Vizquel)
    LF Willie Wilson (Don't suppose I can claim Doug Glanville or Lance Johnson here?)
    CF Andruw Jones (Honorable Mention, Devon White and Kenny Lofton)
    RF Andre Dawson (Honorable Mention, Ichiro Suzuki and Jason Heyward)
    P Greg Maddux (Honorable Mention, Jim Abbott)

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  • westfield
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  • westfield
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    Rodriguez/Bench
    1B - Hernandez/Pujols
    2B - Maz/Alomar
    SS - Belanger/Ozzie Smith
    3B- Brooks/Nettles
    LF - YAZ/Warren Cromartie
    CF -Jones/Mays
    RF - Clemente/Harry Hopper
    P-Gibson/Katt

    A couple of guys who wont make the cut but really impressed me with their fielding skills - Johnny Callison(RF)- wheels, very strong arm and really knew how to position self for best results possible. Gets lost among RF in NL among Aaron, Robinson and Clemente. Ken Berry(CF) - really good "get back" and covered a lot of ground for the White Sox. Willie Davis (CF) - one of the fastest players ever. His rep got unfairly damaged by a terrible single game WS performance. Clete Boyer(3B)Right there with Nettles as best fielding Yankee 3B - quick hands, arm -really good at playing bunts.
    westfield
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    Last edited by westfield; 04-26-2014, 09:49 AM.

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  • Brettxe
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  • Brettxe
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    C- Pudge Rodriguez
    1B- Hal Chase
    2b- Gil McDougal
    SS- Ozzie Smith
    3b- Jackie Robinson
    lf- Barry Bonds
    Cf- Jimmy McAleer
    rf- Vlad Guerrero
    Dh- Rafael Palmeiro (best fielding DH of all time)
    P- Martin Dihigo

    I was trying to be unconventional with a few of these picks. And an infield comprised of 4 Jackies or 4 McDougals would be amazing.

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  • Yankillaz
    I smell Sex and Candy

  • Yankillaz
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    Originally posted by Herr28 View Post
    I loved his stance while catching, and copied it back then while in Little League!
    Me too!!! Of course, when I used to play behind the plate. He was a maestro.

    Regarding Fernandez, he had some glove maneurs. Check the video that is from 1990.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PiZKJAdFi2s

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  • Herr28
    A Midsummer Knight

  • Herr28
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    Originally posted by Yankillaz View Post
    I'm going to do this list by eyewitness, since I think defense is something that you have to see:

    C: Tony Peña. Best defensive catcher I've seen. Here in DR there are baseball schools that follow his game.
    1B: Don Mattingly. Smooth.
    2B: Roberto Alomar. Seemed so effortless
    3B: Ken Caminiti. Adrian Beltré is very close, but young Caminiti was a sight.
    SS: Tony Fernandez. I missed Ozzie at his 1978-1989 apex. I started watching late in 1989 and on. Tony is unparalleled. Although I'm giddy with Simmons.
    LF: Barry Bonds. He was that good.
    CF: Devon White. Pardon me Lofton, Edmonds and Jones.
    RF: Larry Walker. Easily.

    SP: Greg Maddux. The GGs were with merit.
    I love a lot of your picks! Tony Pena was one of my favorite catchers of the 1980s, and I was really thrilled when we got him before the 1987 season. Of course, that trade was a bad one overall for the Cardinals (gave up Mike Dunne, Mike LaValliere, and Nady van Slyke for Tony). I loved his stance while catching, and copied it back then while in Little League!

    Alomar and Caminiti were both fine fielders, I never saw much of Tony Fernandez (even though he was already a star during my height of baseball watching) but I always heard he was very good. Devo was amazing in center field, at least during games I watched. He also took over for another great center fielder on that Angels team, Gary Pettis.

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  • Yankillaz
    I smell Sex and Candy

  • Yankillaz
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    I'm going to do this list by eyewitness, since I think defense is something that you have to see:

    C: Tony Peña. Best defensive catcher I've seen. Here in DR there are baseball schools that follow his game.
    1B: Don Mattingly. Smooth.
    2B: Roberto Alomar. Seemed so effortless
    3B: Ken Caminiti. Adrian Beltré is very close, but young Caminiti was a sight.
    SS: Tony Fernandez. I missed Ozzie at his 1978-1989 apex. I started watching late in 1989 and on. Tony is unparalleled. Although I'm giddy with Simmons.
    LF: Barry Bonds. He was that good.
    CF: Devon White. Pardon me Lofton, Edmonds and Jones.
    RF: Larry Walker. Easily.

    SP: Greg Maddux. The GGs were with merit.

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