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Top Ten Sluggers in the Last Fifty Years That You Have To Watch


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Poll: Sluggers (9 member(s) have cast votes)

who's your favorite ?

  1. Mickey Mantle (2 votes [22.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.22%

  2. Frank Howard (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Albert Pujols (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  4. Mark Mcquire (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  5. Barry Bonds (2 votes [22.22%])

    Percentage of vote: 22.22%

  6. Dave Kingman (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  7. Darryl Strawberry (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  8. Dick Allen (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  9. Reggie Jackson (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  10. Willie Mays (5 votes [55.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 55.56%

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10. Mays
9. Reggie
8. Allen
7. Strawberry
6. Kingman
5. Ba. Bonds
4. McQuire
3. Pujols
2. Frank Howard
1. Mantle

Nice little list they have. In the last fifty years, sluggers that you just have to watch when they are up to bat. No going to the icebox for a cold one. No.

An interesting note on Kingman. When he signed a contract with the Cubs, management included a bonus in his contract, if he broke the team RBI record ! :lol: LOL

comments on the list ? Perhaps you'd put them in a different order.

Edited by senior octobre, 25 May 2010 - 09:27 AM.

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- I can't bring myself to watch a Yankee with that kind of anticipation, so that knocks off almost half the list.
- I got to the point where I couldn't seriously watch the steroid babies: Bonds and McGuire. (Though I admit to watching McGuire is this manner during the now infamous HR chase)
- I never found Kingman or Howard all that interesting.
- Mays was a beaten down shell of a man by the time I saw him play.
- I barely remember Dick Allen.

Of the list provided, I'd have to go with either Mays (in his prime) or Pujols.

But where's Hank Aaron?
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I was going to ask "Griffey not among the contestants?!? On a Mariner site?"

Then, I noticed that this was the MLBN list -- really concentrating more on single-shot length than overall slugging. Of course, for overall length, I'd think Dunn would be more appropriate than Pujols. Pujols is perhaps the greatest hitter of our generation - but I don't think he really belongs in the "masher" category any more than say ... Aaron.
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Age 25 - RH - (2B/UT) - (as of 8/19/2014)
Stefen Romero - mnrs - 1547-PA; 85-2B; 60-HR; 271-RBI; 36-SB; 21-CS; 96-BB; 250-K; .311/.361/.523 -- .884
MAJORS - 180-PA; 6-2B; 2-3B; 3-HR; 11-RBI; 0-SB; 3-CS; 4-BB; 46-K; .196/.236/.310 -- .545

Age 23 - LH - (LF) - (as of 8/19/2014)
Dario Pizzano - 2014 - 451-PA; 30-2B; 11-HR; 71-RBI; 1-SB; 1-CS; 64-BB; 49-K; .245/.357/.445 -- .802 (A+/AA)
Dario Pizzano - mnrs - 1232-PA; 88-2B; 23-HR; 170-RBI; 12-SB; 5-CS; 155-BB; 134-K; .296/.389/.469 -- .858

Age 23 - RH - (CF) - (as of 8/19/2014)
Jabari Henry - 2014 - 473-PA; 24-2B; 28-HR; 92-RBI; 6-SB; 8-CS; 63-BB; 99-K; .294/.400/.585 -- .986 (A+)
Jabari Henry - mnrs - 1156-PA; 62-2B; 47-HR; 191-RBI; 20-SB; 17-CS; 155-BB; 219-K; .276/.381/.508 -- .888

Age 24 - RH - (OF) - (as of 8/19/2014)
Jabari Blash - 2014 - 299-PA; 14-2B; 0-3B; 17-HR; 57-RBI; 6-SB; 2-CS; 39-BB; 81-K; .228/.351/.492 -- .843 (AA/AAA)
Jabari Blash - mnrs - 1740-PA; 80-2B; 13-3B; 76-HR; 257-RBI; 50-SB; 24-CS; 238-BB; 480-K; .254/.371/.484 -- .855

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If it's all about length, then put the Toy Cannon on the list. He'd belong there just as much as Allen.

But if the question is "Is there a player who, in his prime, would cause you to drop everything just to watch him take an at bat?" - Gotta say that my preferences will lean towards the guys who were not only sluggers, but great all around hitters.
Pujols, Howard, Mantle, Mays, Griffey, Aaron: these guys were great all around hitters.
Reggie, Strawberry, McGuire, Allen: these guys were all one dimensional sluggers for the most part.
Bonds? Lord knows what he would have been without the chemical assistance.
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*new* Alex Jackson - Welcome aboard, AJaxx!

2014 Hitting .289/.333/.500/.833 in Peoria.

 

Forrest Snow - Working as a swingman and spot-starter for Tacoma.
2014 AAA/AA: 2-3, 2.35 ERA, 46 K, 12 BB, 1.065 WHIP - more to come!
2013 AAA/AA: 5-5, 2.96 ERA, 84 K, 28 BB, 1.085 WHIP

2012 AAA/AA: 5-9, 6.35 ERA, 99K, 67 BB, 1.674 WHIP


Gone But Not Forgotten (former adopt-a-players):
Eric Thames - Hitting .336/.423/.645/1.068 in Korea (304 plate appearances).
Matt Mangini - Out of baseball. Assistant coach for a high school.
Mike Morse - Hitting .273/.325/.472/.796 for the Giants. (sure would look good as our DH about now)
Jamal Strong - Let go after 2005. Played in the Yankees, Cubs and Braves systems. Now a regional scout for the Cards.


Updated: 06/27/2014


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If it's all about length, then put the Toy Cannon on the list. He'd belong there just as much as Allen.

Do you think Jimmy Wynn is a HOF'er ? I don't see why not.His average not all that but the stadiums he played in and the era he played in has to figure into his power numbers. Also his SB's and OBP in an era when this was not valued. Said to have hit the longest home run at Crosley Field, although I've never found how far. Ruth played there at the very end of his career and only for a few games or otherwise he'd probably have the longest there. Suprising Ruth never played there barnstorming or pre season exhibitition games or mid season exhibition games. Still, Wynn hit one over the scoreboard in Crosley Field. Definitely a Ruthian Blast.
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I voted for Willie Mays. I will admit though, before the scandal happened, there was no one like Barry Bonds that got everyone's attention. The results show that most of the respondents were Yankee fans. So that alone makes it a pretty stupid poll.
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My 2014 AAP's:
James Jones, Rainiers outfielder extraordinaire.

Ji-Man Choi, Rainiers slugging first baseman.

Carson Smith, Rainiers bullpen.

Logan Kensing, Rainiers bullpen.

Jesus Montero, trimmed down and ready to go.

Sorry, Ji-Man, but really? Maybe when you get off the restricted list, Montero will have been promoted. 

Carson is doing a fine job, but Logan has been dominant and deserves recognition.





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