Sunday, February 26, 2017
2017-02-20 All-Stars born after the 01-Feb-1992 announcement ending the Cold War.
Q. Whose snare of Troy Tulowitzki's line drive became a viral video sensation?
Hint: He was an All-Star in his first and last major league seasons.
Hint: Tommy John surgery interrupted the seasons in-between.
Hint: The Marlins have pledged to leave his locker un-touched.
- Missed parts of 2014 & 2015 to TJ surgery/recovery
- Marlins’ locker room
FCR - Jared Ravich, Durham, Oregon
Q. Who, at the start of the 2016 season, was rated the #1 prospect by mlb.com?
Hint: MLB must have been right: the Dodgers handed him the starting SS job and he won the Rookie of the Year Award unanimously.
Hint: He finished 3rd in MVP voting, his brother finished 12th.
A. COREY SEAGER
- Corey finished 3rd in NL MVP race, Kyle finished 12th in AL MVP voting.
FCR - David McMurray, Prairie Village, Kansas
Incorrect answers: Clayton Kershaw
Q. Who is the only Expos/Nationals player to win the Hank Aaron Award?
Hint: That same year he was a unanimous MVP winner.
Hint: He performed a rarity by hitting 42 home runs with fewer than 100 RBI that season.
A. BRYCE HARPER
- 42 HR, 99 RBI
FCR - David Skelton, Woodway, TX
Incorrect answers: Vladimir Guerrero, Andre Dawson
Q. Who became just the second Mets pitcher (after Walt Terrell in 1983) to hit two home runs in a game?
Hint: His nickname appropriately defines his strength.
Hint: He was the Blue Jays’ 3rd first-round pick in 2010.
- Nicknamed “Thor”
- Compensation pick for TOR failure to sign James Paxton; selected after Deck McGuire & Aaron Sanchez.
FCR - Daniel Wilson, St. Paul
Incorrect answers: Jacob Degrom, Steven Matz
Q. What pitcher, in just his sixth career start, earned the 3,000th win in Blue Jays history?
Hint: He was the Blue Jays’ compensation for losing Marco Scutaro to free agency.
Hint: A starter in the minors, he started his major league career with two perfect innings of relief.
Hint: He led the AL in winning percentage in 2016.
- TOR 3K 08-May-2015
- .882 % (15-2) in 2016
FCR - Isaac Buttke, Wausau, Wisconsin
Incorrect answers: Marco Estrada, R.A. Dickey, J.A. Happ
Q. Who is the youngest player to hit 50 doubles in a season?
Hint: He was the second position player (third overall) chosen in the 2010 draft.
Hint: He hit home runs in the first, second and third innings of a game.
Hint: He once “accidentally” flung his bat toward third base.
- hit 50th 2B at 21 y 69 d on 14-Sep-2013
- 3 HR 07-Aug-2016
- “Accident” 08-Jun-2014
FCR - Jake Hopper, Houston
Incorrect answers: Bryce Harper
Q. Which Red Sox outfielder bowled in the 2015 World Series of Bowling?
Hint: In 2016 he hit three home runs in the last game in May, then followed it up with two home runs in the first game in June.
Hint: He suffered a concussion when he fell over the wall while trying to rob Jose Abreu of a home run
Hint: He played only one game in his first pro season, batting .500.
A. MOOKIE BETTS
- HR concussion 28-Jul-2015
- 2-4 in 1 game for 2011 GCL Red Sox 26-Aug-2011
FCR - Rich Klein, Plano, Texas
Q. After Jeremy Bonderman in 2001, who was the next high school player chosen by the A’s in the first round of the draft?
Hint: He was named after a Bruce Willis character.
Hint: His name also matches the address of his team’s home field.
- Named after David Addison, Willis’ character in the TV show Moonlighting
FCR - Jason Hammon, Arlington, Texas
Incorrect answers: Dallas Braden
Q. After Derek Jeter in 2006-09, who was the next American League shortstop to win consecutive Silver Slugger Awards?
Hint: He was a member of the Gold Medal-winning 2011 WBC Dutch National Team.
Hint: He was the youngest player in the 2013 Red Sox spring training camp.
Hint: His twin brother was a Red Sox minor leaguer.
Hint: You know he’s a Double Unique.
- 2015-16 SS
- Twin brother Jair Bogaerts
FCR - Bill Carle, Lee’s Summit, Missouri
Incorrect answers: Alexi Ramirez, Troy Tulowitzki, Didi Gregorious
Q. Who was the only position player named to the World team for the 2012, 2013 and 2014 All-Star Futures Game?
Hint: He won the home run derby at the 2010 Aflac All-American Game.
Hint: He was the eighth overall pick the next year.
Hint: After Omar Vizquel in 2001, he was the next Indians shortstop to win a Gold Glove Award.
- 2016 GG
FCR - Vince Granieri, Cincinnati, Ohio
Incorrect answers: Jason Kipnis
Q. Who was the first post-WWII Pacific Coast League player to have a 30/30 season?
Hint: He was named the PCL Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year that season.
Hint: He lost the finals of his first MLB home run derby by one long ball.
Hint: He and his father played for the same team.
Hint: He would be a Double-Unique had his father not played in the majors.
A. JOC PEDERSON
- 33 HR, 30 SB for 2014 Albuquerque Isotopes
- Lost 2015 HR derby to Todd Frazier 15-14
- Only 2 Pedersons in MLB history
FCR - Isaac Buttke, Wausau, Wisconsin
Incorrect answers: Adam Duvall, Prince Fielder, Barry Bonds, Ken Griffey, Jr., Tito Francona, Sean Burroughs
WEEKLY THEME – All-Stars born after the 01‑Feb‑1992 announced end of the Cold War.
Player DOB ASG
First Correct Respondent to Identify Theme – (Never happened.)
Incorrect theme guesses:
Tuesday - Players who won rookie of the year and finished 3rd in another major award in their rookie season.
- Players who were selected as All-Stars in their rookie seasons (or ROY season).
- ROY winners on the 2016 NL AS team
Wed - 2016 all-stars that were under 25 years of age
Thursday- 2016 All-Stars under the age of 25
- Players under 24 with the highest WAR in 2016
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