Monday, January 3, 2011

2016 Milwaukee Brewers and Seattle Pilots All-Time All-Stars

NOTE: Although this team IS officially the All-Time Milwaukee Brewers and Seattle Pilots, as of [John Jaha, (now Prince Fielder,) Rickie Weeks & Jeff Cirillo], there are no longer any players left on the roster who were part of the original expansion team. (The '69 Seattle Pilots.) I had planned to include a card here of the (hypothetical) LAST player who played for the Pilots to be eliminated, but I can't do that definitively, because it depends on whether you put Don Money at 2B or 3B. (Long story.) So instead, here are the LAST TWO guys to be cut from the All-Time Roster, the LAST of the Pilots:



  1. from Hockeydad55:

    Milwaukee: Agree about calling them AL at this point. The omissions from my list were all the borderline ones so I'm ok with it, though I would've thought that Charlie Moore's longevity might have gotten him a spot at catcher. btw, no WAR for Plesac or Scott, and you're wrong about no Pilots because Timmy Harper was a Pilot.

  2. Thanks for pointing out Pleasac and Scott. (And Harper!) That's fixed now.

    Moore can be considered both at Catcher and in the Outfield. At Catcher, his 7.6 WAR puts him in 4th, so just missing the team. (He would theoretically have been on the team, until 1998 when Nilsson passed him.) He was farther back from making it in the Outfield, behind: Corey Hart, 10.2; Dave May, 9.7; Scott Podsednik, 8.7; John Jaha, 8.7; and Mike Hegan, 8.2.

    He's certainly got longevity over all of those guys, but in eight of his fourteen years, he was a part-timer, playing 96 Games or less, and earned less that 1.0 WAR in nine of them. What's more, his percentages of .262/.319/.355 are all mediocre - little power, few walks and a low average; the doom of all players, sabermetrically.

    I was rooting for Ted Simmons, myself. But at 5.5, he was behind both Moore and Ellie Rodriguez (6.8). And with Milwukee, Simmons certainly did NOT have longevity on his side! LOL. (Simmons in Milwaukee kind of reminds me of Gary Carter in New York. Two good seasons and then basically just medicrity, on a good day.)

  3. In Milwaukee, Pattin finished with a 14-12 record and a 3.39 ERA in 1970, and was named an All-Star in 1971, when he finished with a 14-14 record and a 3.12 ERA.