Friday, February 1, 2008

Where Are They Now?

An analysis of the drafts for the Austin Chin Music franchise from season 1 through 7 (first 5 rounds):

SEASON 1 (by a previous owner):
1st Rd. (3 overall) SP Elvis Nicholson - Traded in season 5 to Cleveland in deal for ace Rafael Osuna. Now starting in the bigs.
1st - Supp (47) OF Rock Pride - Traded in season 4 to Scranton in deal for OF Vic Hafner. Now starting in the bigs.
2nd (56) SP Alfredo Nieves - Traded to Louisville in season 2 in a deal for a setup man in my championship season. Now toiling in the bigs for Atlanta.
2nd (66) RP Blade Cambridge - Traded to Minnesota in season 6 in a deal for AA OF Freddie Barclay. Now pitching in AAA for Louisville.
3rd (88) SS Willie Vernon - Traded to Pittsburgh in season 4 in a package for RF Achilles Snow. Now on the DL at AA for New York.
4th (120) P David Espada - Never signed. Out of organized baseball.
5th (152) 1B/DH Clayton Shelley - Traded to Boise in season 4 in a package for closer Jumbo Santiago. Now in AAA at Trenton.

SEASON 2 (my first HBD season).
1st (7) 3B Ron Turner - Traded to Scottsdale in season 7 for 1B - Fritz Gaillard and SS - Torey Benavente. Turner was an all-star in season 6.
2nd (55) 2B Vin Ramirez - Didn't sign. Signed as a free agent in season 3 by San Diego. Now at AAA for Colorado.
3rd (87) SS Tuck McClain - Traded in season 5 to Boston in a deal for AAA CF Edwards Van Hatten. Now starting at SS for Memphis.
4th (119) OF Cesar Chavez - Fourth outfielder at Austin's AAA affiliate.
5th (151) P Bret Hines - Long-reliever at Austin's AA affiliate.

SEASON 3
1st (forfeited for signing FA)
2nd (77)
C Calvin Chase - Traded to Cleveland in season 5 in a deal for ace Rafael Osuna. Now a part-time starter for Tampa Bay.
3rd (109) SP Felipe Barajas - Starting at Austin's AA affiliate.
4th (141) C/DH Chris Hoffman - DH'ing at Austin's AAA affiliate.
5th (173) SP Paul Aldridge - Starting at Austin's HiA affiliate.

SEASON 4
1st (22)
RF Jose Ramirez - Raking in RF at Austin's AAA affiliate. On the doorstep to stardom.
1st supp. (43)
SP David Manzanillo - Blowing them away at Austin's AA affiliate. 44-7 in the minors.
2nd (79) P Ernie Easley - Setting up at Austin's AA affiliate. Fringe major-league potential.
3rd (111) LF Wilt Fonville - Part-time starter at Austin's AA affiliate. May have a career as a LH PH.
4th (143) P Ross Patterson - Never signed. Out of organized baseball.
5th (175) SP Yogi Miller - Toiling at Austin's LoA affiliate.

SEASON 5
1st (11)
SP Daniel McKay - Blowing them away (12-0, 2.44) at Austin's HiA affiliate.
1st supp. (37) SP Freddie Alexander - Traded to Atlanta in season 7 in a package for AA CF Alex Sweeney.
1st supp.(48) P Dallas Lee - Starting at Austin's HiA affiliate.
2nd (62) SP Nigel Mahaffey - Traded to Atlanta in season 7 in a package for AA CF Alex Sweeney.
2nd supp. (65) P Dweezil Helton - Coming out of the bully at Austin's HiA affiliate. ML-potential.
3rd (94) SP Ismael Sanchez - Starting at killing it at Austin's HiA affiliate (ML potential).
4th (126) SP Hal Hawkins - Starting and doing well at Austin's AA affiliate.
5th (158) P - Lloyd Kelley - Never signed; shootin' hoops somewhere.

SEASON 6
1st (20)
SP Ernest Holdridge - Traded in season 7 to Scottsdale (along with Ron Turner) for 1B Fritz Gaillard and SS Torey Benavente.
2nd (65) 2B Benny Baerga - Starting at Austin's LoA affiliate. Future MLer.
3rd (97) RP Hipolito Reyes - Closing at Austin's LoA affiliate. Future ML closer.
4th (129) SS Albert Lopez - Starting SS at Austin's LoA affiliate. Potential utility infielder in the bigs.
5th (161) 2B George Allensworth - Never signed. Starting point guard in an Italian basketball league.

SEASON 7
1st (30)
2B Wes Thompson - Starting LF at Austin's RL affiliate. Will rake in the bigs someday.
1st supp. (36) RP Charlie Hiller - Closing for Austin's RL affiliate. If he can control the ball, will be a shutdown closer in the bigs.
2nd (72) SP Tom Barber - Starting for Austin's RL affiliate. Potential back-end of the rotation ML starter.
3rd (104) P - Hensley Bird - Asking for ridiculous money. Will never play for the Chin Music.
4th (136) 1B Trever Gutierrez - Starting at 1B for Austin's RL affiliate. Potential ML DH.
5th (168) P Alex Gonzalez - Starting at Austin's RL affiliate. Destined to be a AAA middle reliever.

2 comments:

kjmulli said...

rock pride leading off for those coal miners...not great OBP but .314 career ML hitter...that deal worked out well for me

kjmulli said...

by the way, love this concept and im gonna steal it and do it for my team as well as the other teams in the league