Monday, June 01, 2009

All-MLB Teenage Team

Teenager- a person in their teens, between the ages of 13-19; an adolescent. I don't know about you, but when I was a teenager I was still a young punk kid, not ready for full time employment nor the limelight of a stage like Major League Baseball. Through baseball's years there have been many teenagers to grace the diamond with their bodies and brains still in developmental stages to take on men sometimes double their age, and with success I should note. Here at More Hardball we're big fans of theme teams. Thanks to my new subscription at Baseball-Reference, I was able to compile a 25 man roster of the best teenagers. You will see I covered every position and stocked the bench with versatility and the pitching staff with plenty of quality arms.

Starting 9:
1B/Phil Cavaretta (1934-1936/Cubs)- .276/.714, 145 r, 46 dbl, 14 trpl, 18 hr, 144 rbi, 13 sb.
2B/Bill Mazeroski (1956/Pirates)- .243/.611, 30 r, 8 dbl, 3 hr, 14 rbi.
3B/Buddy Lewis (1935-1936/Senators)- .283/.723, 100 r, 21 dbl, 13 trpl, 6 hr, 69 rbi, 6 sb.
SS/Robin Yount (1974-1975/Brewers)- .261/.654, 115 r, 42 dbl, 7 trpl, 11 hr, 78 rbi, 19 sb.
C/Del Crandall (1949/Braves)- .263/.660, 21 r, 10 dbl, 4 hr, 34 rbi.
LF/Mel Ott (1926-1928/Giants)- .318/.861, 99 r, 35 dbl, 7 trpl, 19 hr, 100 rbi, 6 sb.
CF/Ken Griffey Jr. (1989/Mariners)- .264/.749, 61 r, 23 dbl, 16 hr, 61 rbi, 16 sb.
RF/Mickey Mantle (1951/Yankees)- .267/.792, 61 r, 11 dbl, 13 hr, 65 rbi, 8 sb.
DH/Tony Conigliaro (1964/Red Sox)- .290/.884, 69 r, 21 dbl, 24 hr, 52 rbi.

Bench:
C/Ivan Rodriguez (1991/Rangers)- .264/.630, 24 r, 16 dbl, 3 hr, 27 rbi.
INF/Freddie Lindstrom (1924-1925/Giants)- .280/.737, 62 r, 18 dbl, 13 trpl, 4 hr, 37 rbi, 8 sb.
OF/Cesar Cedeno (1970/Astros)- .310/.791, 46 r, 21 dbl, 4 trpl, 7 hr, 42 rbi, 17 sb.
UTL/Jimmie Fox (1925-1927/Athletics)- .339/.911, 33 r, 9 dbl, 6 trpl, 3 hr, 25 rbi, 3 sb.


Rotation:
1. Bob Feller (1936-1938/Indians)- 31-21, 488.1 ip, 466 k, 3.78 ERA, 1.57 WHIP, 3 sv.
2. Dwight Gooden (1984/Mets)- 17-9, 218 ip, 276 k, 2.60 ERA, 1.07 WHIP.
3. Gary Nolan (1967/Reds)- 14-8, 226.2 ip, 206 k, 2.58 ERA, 1.13 WHIP.
4. Wally Bunker (1963-1964/Orioles)- 19-6, 218 ip, 97 k, 2.89 ERA, 1.10 WHIP.
5. Larry Dierker (1964-1966/Astros)- 17-17, 342.2 ip, 222 k, 3.28 ERA, 1.18 WHIP.

Bullpen:
Closer/Billy McCool (1964/Reds)- 6-5, 89.1 ip, 87 k, 2.42 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, 7 sv.
Setup/Don Gullett (1970/Reds)- 5-2, 77.2 ip, 76 k, 2.43 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 6 sv.
Setup/Jack Bentleyy (1913-1914/Senators)- 6-7, 136.1 ip, 60 k, 2.18 ERA, 1.28 WHIP, 6 sv.
Bob Miller (1953-1955/Tigers)- 4-4, 131.1 ip, 47 k, 3.43 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 1 sv.
Harry Harper (1913-1914/Senators)- 2-1, 69.2 ip, 59 k, 3.49 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 2 sv.
Long Relief/Mike McCormick (1956-1958/Giants)- 14-10, 2.59.2 ip, 136 k, 4.58 ERA, 1.49 WHIP, 1 sv.
Swingman/Pete Schneider (1914-1915/Reds)- 19-32, 420 ip, 170 k, 2.59 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 3 sv.

7 Hall-of-Famers (Mazeroski, Yount, Ott, Mantle, Fox, Lindstrom, and Feller) and 2 future inductees (Griffey and Pudge).


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3 comments:

GM-Carson said...

In today's game on minor league development at headcases, seeing teenagers being summoned to the big league level is probably a thing of the past. Unless some kid from Latin America signs at the age of 16 and rockets through the system.

tamtam said...

there are obviously more teenage players that have played than you have listed. wasnt miguel tejada signed when he was, like, 16?

GM-Carson said...

I took the best of the best, a only 25-man roster. There have been many players that have debuted when they were teenagers, but not many did much during those years.