1994 Season – statistics

27 01 2012

All-Star Game: AL over NL, 8-7 (10) at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, PA     (Fred McGriff, MVP)

Home Run Derby: Ken Griffey Jr. 7     (AL over NL, 17-11)

World Series: Cancelled due to MLBPA strike

**********

MVP: AL – Frank Thomas, 1B, Chicago White Sox (.353/38/101, .487 OBP, .729 SLG, 106 R)

NL – Jeff Bagwell, 1B, Houston Astros (.368/39/116, .750 SLG, 104 R)

Cy Young: AL – David Cone, SP, Kansas City Royals (16-5/2.94/132)

NL – Greg Maddux, SP, Atlanta Braves (16-6/1.56/156, 202 IP, 10 CG, 3 SHO)

RoY: AL – Bob Hamelin, 1B, Kansas City Royals (.282/24/65, .599 SLG)

NL – Raul Mondesi, OF, Los Angeles Dodgers (.306/16/56)

**********

MLB Amateur Draft:

Paul Wilson, P, NYM (1st overall pick)

Nomar Garciaparra, SS, BOS (1st #12) – 1997 AL RoY, 6x All-Star, 2x Batting Champion, .313 career AVG

Paul Konerko, C, LAD (1st #13) – 5x All-Star, 396 career HR, 1,200+ career RBI, 1,000+ career R … and counting

Jason Varitek, C, SEA (1st #14) – 3x All-Star, Red Sox Captain

Aaron Boone, 3B, CIN (3rd #71) – Aaron (bleep)ing Boone!!!

Javier Vazquez, P, MON (5th #140) – 1x All-Star, 165 career W, 12 straight seasons with double-digit victories

Placido Polanco, INF, STL (19th #540) – 2x All-Star, 1,900+ career H

J.D. Drew, OF, SFG (20th #564 – did not sign) – 1x All-Star, many time disappointment

Michael Young, INF, BAL (25th #699 – did not sign) – 7x All-Star, 2005 AL Batting champ, 6 200-H seasons, 2,000+ career H, 1,000 career R … and counting

Eric Gagne, P, CHW (30th #845) – 3x All-Star, 2003 NL Cy Young, 2x 50-SV seasons

Hines Ward, OF, FLA (73rd #1646) – 4x NFL Pro Bowler, Super Bowl XL MVP, nearly 1,000 career receptions

**********

Hall of Fame: Steve Carlton, SP, Philadelphia Phillies, St. Louis Cardinals (1st ballot)

Leo Durocher, MG, Brooklyn Dodgers*, New York Giants, Chicago Cubs (VC)

Phil Rizzuto, SS, New York Yankees (VC)

* – I was shocked to learn Durocher is pictured with Brooklyn not the Giants on his plaque

**********

Batting Leaders:

Avg. (AL) Paul O’Neill NYY .359, (NL) Tony Gwynn SDP .394

HR (AL) Ken Griffey Jr. SEA 40, (NL) Matt Williams SFG 43

RBI (AL) Kirby Puckett MIN 112, (NL) Bagwell HOU 116

R (AL) Thomas CHW 106, (NL) Bagwell HOU 104

SB (AL) Kenny Lofton CLE 60, (NL) Craig Biggio HOU 39

H (AL) Lofton CLE 160, (NL) Gwynn SDP 165

Pitching Leaders:

W (AL) Jimmy Key NYY 17, (NL) Maddux ATL / K. Hill MON 16

ERA (AL) Steve Ontiveros OAK 2.65, (NL) Greg Maddux ATL 1.56

K (AL) Randy Johnson SEA 204, (NL) Andy Benes SDP 189

SV (AL) Lee Smith BAL 33, (NL) John Franco NYM 30

**********

Trends and Stats:

Remember – this was a shortened season with only ~115 games

11 players above .330 AVG, 5 above .350 AVG, 1 above .380 AVG

10 players above 30 HR, 2 above 40 HR

5 players above 100 RBI

2 player above 50 SB

0 players above 200 H

0 pitchers above 20 W

1 pitcher above 200 K

8 pitchers below 3.00 ERA, 1 below 2.50 ERA, 1 below 2.00 ERA

0 pitchers above 250 IP

0 pitchers above 40 SV

**********

Read below for my All-Star selections and the silver slugger winners for the year.

My NL All-Stars: C – Mike Piazza, LAD (.319/24/92)

1B – Bagwell, HOU (.368/39/116, .750 SLG, 104 R)

2B – Biggio, HOU (.318/6/56, 44 2B, 39 SB)

3B – Williams, SFG (.267/43/96)

SS – Wil Cordero, MON (.294/15/63)

OF – Barry Bonds, SFG (.312/37/81)

OF – Gwynn, SDP (.394/12/64, .454 OBP, 165 H)

OF – Moises Alou, MON (.339/22/78)

SP – Maddux, ATL (16-6/1.56/156, 202 IP, 10 CG, 3 SHO)

SP – Brett Saberhagen, NYM (14-4/2.74/143)

SP – Danny Jackson, PHI (14-6/3.26/129)

RP – John Wetteland, MTL (4-6/2.83/68, 25 SV)

Behind Bonds, there were a number of outfielders who could have snagged the 2nd and 3rd outfield spots.  Alou’s two fellow outfielders Larry Walker and Marquis Grissom would actually be the prime 2 candidates to knock him or Gwynn out of those slots.  Kevin Mitchell and David Justice were very good as well.  Third base was also a tough spot – I thought initially Williams would be an easy choice, but Bobby Bonilla, Tim Wallach and Ken Caminiti were all nearly as good.  Williams only hit .267, but none of the other guys were above .290, so his 43 homers gives him the edge.

My AL All-Stars: C – Ivan Rodriguez, TEX (.298/16/57)

1B – Thomas, CHW (.353/38/101, .487 OBP, .729 SLG, 106 R)

2B – Chuck Knoblauch, MIN (.312/5/51, 45 2B)

3B – Wade Boggs, NYY (.342/11/55)

SS – Cal Ripken Jr., BAL (.315/13/75)

OF – Griffey Jr., SEA (.323/40/90, .674 SLG)

OF – Lofton, CLE (.349/12/57, 60 SB, 160 H)

OF – Albert Belle, CLE (.357/36/101)

DH – Paul Molitor, TOR (.341/14/75)

SP – Cone, KCR (16-5/2.94/132)

SP – Mike Mussina, BAL (16-5/3.06/99)

SP – Johnson, SEA (13-8/3.19/204)

RP – Mark Eichhorn, BAL (6-5/2.15/35)

Paul O’Neill is a notable omission above, but it was either him or Belle, and Belle hit only 2 points lower than the batting champion and had better power numbers.  Pudge had similar numbers to Mike Stanley at catcher, but Pudge was one of the best defensive catchers of all time – and in his prime.

The starting pitching was tough, again.  Cone and Mussina differentiated themselves, but Johnson, 17-game winner Key and even Roger Clemens had really good seasons.  Ultimately, I took the Big Unit over Key.  I also went with a non-closer for the relief spot, but Eichhorn pitched 71 innings in the shortened season – which was probably very helpful in keeping Baltimore competitive in the AL East.

**********

NL Silver Slugger: C – Piazza, 1B – Bagwell, 2B – Biggio, 3B – Williams, SS – Cordero, OF – Bonds, Gwynn, Alou, P – Mark Portugal SFG (.354/0/8)

I matched the silver sluggers completely here – for the first time.  That’s surprising considering how close the outfield slots were.

AL Silver Sluggers: C – Rodriguez, 1B – Thomas, 2B – Carlos Baerga (.333/19/80), 3B – Boggs, SS – Ripken, OF – Griffey, Belle, Puckett MIN (.317/20/112), DH – Julio Franco CHW (.319/20/98)

Puckett’s not a bad choice – I’d have him right there with O’Neill as 4th or 5th.  Lofton was probably the best outfielder out there.  Baerga also isn’t a bad choice – I just am overwhelmed by Knoblauch’s 45 doubles.


Actions

Information

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s




%d bloggers like this: