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Portrait of Phil Nevin

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
12 4703 .270 .343 .472 .278 20.4
Birth Date1-19-1971
Height6' 2"
Weight180 lbs
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1995 DET 24 29 110 96 9 21 3 1 2 32 11 27 3 0 0 12 0 0 .219 .318 .333 .238 2.7 -1.5 0.1
1995 HOU 24 18 69 60 4 7 1 0 0 8 7 13 1 0 1 1 1 0 .117 .221 .133 .146 -6.8 -0.5 -0.7
1996 DET 25 38 130 120 15 35 5 0 8 64 8 39 1 1 0 19 1 0 .292 .338 .533 .295 10.8 1.6 1.2
1997 DET 26 93 278 251 32 59 16 1 9 104 25 68 1 1 0 35 0 1 .235 .306 .414 .248 1.6 -1.7 -0.0
1998 ANA 27 75 261 237 27 54 8 1 8 88 17 67 5 2 0 27 0 0 .228 .291 .371 .233 2.6 0.7 0.3
1999 SDN 28 128 441 383 52 103 27 0 24 202 51 82 1 5 1 85 1 0 .269 .352 .527 .289 29.2 6.7 3.4
2000 SDN 29 143 605 538 87 163 34 1 31 292 59 121 4 4 0 107 2 0 .303 .374 .543 .300 50.0 -2.2 4.5
2001 SDN 30 149 624 546 97 167 31 0 41 321 71 147 4 3 0 126 4 4 .306 .388 .588 .328 61.0 1.4 6.1
2002 SDN 31 107 450 407 53 116 16 0 12 168 38 87 1 4 0 57 4 0 .285 .344 .413 .266 9.6 0.7 1.0
2003 SDN 32 59 248 226 30 63 8 0 13 110 21 44 0 1 0 46 2 0 .279 .339 .487 .282 9.6 0.3 1.0
2004 SDN 33 147 623 547 78 158 31 1 26 269 66 121 5 5 0 105 0 0 .289 .368 .492 .298 34.8 4.1 3.8
2005 SDN 34 73 306 281 31 72 11 1 9 112 19 67 1 5 0 47 1 0 .256 .301 .399 .253 -0.2 4.7 0.5
2005 TEX 34 29 108 99 15 18 5 0 3 32 8 30 1 0 0 8 2 0 .182 .250 .323 .184 -7.1 -0.0 -0.7
2006 CHN 35 67 197 179 26 49 4 0 12 89 17 52 0 1 0 33 0 0 .274 .335 .497 .286 7.2 -1.4 0.6
2006 MIN 35 16 54 42 2 8 1 0 1 12 10 15 0 1 1 4 0 0 .190 .340 .286 .240 -1.2 -0.3 -0.2
2006 TEX 35 46 199 176 26 38 8 0 9 73 21 39 2 0 0 31 0 0 .216 .307 .415 .227 -4.2 -0.1 -0.4
Career121747034188584113120962081976449101930333743185.270.343.472.278199.412.520.4

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
1993 TUC AAA 123 510 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .348 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 TUC AAA 118 505 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .316 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 DET MLB 29 110 .238 .258 .332 .408 .255 .284 103 -2.6 3.3 -0.9 -1.5 1.5 2.7 0.1 2.7 0.1
1995 HOU MLB 18 69 .146 .271 .334 .427 .261 .149 100 -8.8 2.1 0.3 -0.5 -1.3 -6.8 -0.7 -6.8 -0.7
1995 TOL AAA 7 24 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .353 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 TUC AAA 62 252 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .326 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 DET MLB 38 130 .295 .268 .335 .425 .259 .365 97 5.3 4.0 0.4 1.6 -0.0 10.8 1.2 10.8 1.2
1996 JAX AA 98 413 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .325 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 DET MLB 93 278 .248 .265 .333 .413 .258 .286 97 -3.8 7.6 -2.5 -1.7 -1.2 1.6 -0.0 1.6 -0.0
1997 LAK A+ 0 12 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .667 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 TOL AAA 0 21 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .222 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 ANA MLB 75 261 .233 .267 .333 .424 .262 .280 95 -7.8 7.1 4.4 0.7 -0.1 2.6 0.3 2.6 0.3
1999 SDN MLB 128 441 .289 .262 .335 .418 .255 .280 95 15.1 12.0 1.7 6.7 -3.0 29.2 3.4 29.2 3.4
1999 LVG AAA 0 10 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 SDN MLB 143 605 .300 .268 .340 .437 .260 .338 94 28.7 16.7 2.6 -2.2 -1.4 50.0 4.5 50.0 4.5
2001 SDN MLB 149 624 .328 .259 .326 .422 .256 .349 99 46.4 16.8 2.4 1.4 -3.6 61.0 6.1 61.0 6.1
2002 SDN MLB 107 450 .266 .256 .321 .404 .253 .333 100 2.7 11.4 -1.5 0.7 -2.4 9.6 1.0 9.6 1.0
2002 LEL A+ 2 8 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SDN MLB 59 248 .282 .253 .319 .397 .250 .294 95 5.9 6.5 -3.7 0.3 -2.7 9.6 1.0 9.6 1.0
2003 LEL A+ 5 20 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .308 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 POR AAA 6 19 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .118 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 SDN MLB 147 623 .298 .267 .332 .429 .262 .326 92 26.3 18.5 -11.8 4.1 -0.8 34.8 3.8 34.8 3.8
2005 SDN MLB 73 306 .253 .270 .334 .431 .264 .300 93 -2.2 8.8 -5.3 4.7 -1.5 -0.2 0.5 -0.2 0.5
2005 TEX MLB 29 108 .184 .258 .329 .404 .259 .227 110 -8.7 3.1 -1.9 -0.0 0.4 -7.1 -0.7 -7.1 -0.7
2005 POR AAA 2 7 .033 .241 .297 .360 .230 .200 74 -1.9 0.2 -0.1 -0.1 0.0 -1.8 -0.2 -1.8 -0.2
2006 CHN MLB 67 197 .286 .266 .325 .427 .258 .319 97 5.8 5.9 -2.9 -1.4 -1.6 7.2 0.6 7.2 0.6
2006 MIN MLB 16 54 .240 .275 .340 .439 .259 .259 106 -1.2 1.6 -1 -0.3 -0.6 -1.2 -0.2 -1.2 -0.2
2006 TEX MLB 46 199 .227 .275 .340 .433 .261 .227 108 -7.4 6.0 -3.8 -0.1 1.0 -4.2 -0.4 -4.2 -0.4

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
1993 TUC AAA 510 67 128 21 3 10 93 52 99 8 1 .286 .364 .413 .127 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1994 TUC AAA 505 67 117 20 1 12 79 55 101 3 2 .263 .345 .393 .130 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 TUC AAA 252 31 65 16 0 7 41 27 39 2 3 .291 .369 .457 .166 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 DET MLB 110 9 21 3 1 2 12 11 27 0 0 .219 .318 .333 .115 .238 2.7 -1.5 0.1
1995 HOU MLB 69 4 7 1 0 0 1 7 13 1 0 .117 .221 .133 .017 .146 -6.8 -0.5 -0.7
1995 TOL AAA 24 3 7 2 0 1 3 1 5 0 0 .304 .333 .522 .217 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 JAX AA 413 77 101 18 1 24 69 60 83 6 2 .294 .403 .561 .267 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 DET MLB 130 15 35 5 0 8 19 8 39 1 0 .292 .338 .533 .242 .295 10.8 1.6 1.2
1997 TOL AAA 21 1 3 0 0 1 3 2 9 0 0 .158 .238 .316 .158 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 DET MLB 278 32 59 16 1 9 35 25 68 0 1 .235 .306 .414 .179 .248 1.6 -1.7 -0.0
1997 LAK A+ 12 3 5 1 0 1 4 3 2 0 0 .556 .667 1.000 .444 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 ANA MLB 261 27 54 8 1 8 27 17 67 0 0 .228 .291 .371 .143 .233 2.6 0.7 0.3
1999 LVG AAA 10 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 .200 .200 .800 .600 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 SDN MLB 441 52 103 27 0 24 85 51 82 1 0 .269 .352 .527 .258 .289 29.2 6.7 3.4
2000 SDN MLB 605 87 163 34 1 31 107 59 121 2 0 .303 .374 .543 .240 .300 50.0 -2.2 4.5
2001 SDN MLB 624 97 167 31 0 41 126 71 147 4 4 .306 .388 .588 .282 .328 61.0 1.4 6.1
2002 LEL A+ 8 2 2 1 0 1 6 1 2 0 0 .333 .429 1.000 .667 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 SDN MLB 450 53 116 16 0 12 57 38 87 4 0 .285 .344 .413 .128 .266 9.6 0.7 1.0
2003 LEL A+ 20 1 4 1 0 0 5 2 2 0 0 .267 .353 .333 .067 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 POR AAA 19 0 2 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 .111 .158 .111 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SDN MLB 248 30 63 8 0 13 46 21 44 2 0 .279 .339 .487 .208 .282 9.6 0.3 1.0
2004 SDN MLB 623 78 158 31 1 26 105 66 121 0 0 .289 .368 .492 .203 .298 34.8 4.1 3.8
2005 POR AAA 7 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 .143 .143 .143 .000 .033 -1.8 -0.1 -0.2
2005 SDN MLB 306 31 72 11 1 9 47 19 67 1 0 .256 .301 .399 .142 .253 -0.2 4.7 0.5
2005 TEX MLB 108 15 18 5 0 3 8 8 30 2 0 .182 .250 .323 .141 .184 -7.1 -0.0 -0.7
2006 CHN MLB 197 26 49 4 0 12 33 17 52 0 0 .274 .335 .497 .223 .286 7.2 -1.4 0.6
2006 TEX MLB 199 26 38 8 0 9 31 21 39 0 0 .216 .307 .415 .199 .227 -4.2 -0.1 -0.4
2006 MIN MLB 54 2 8 1 0 1 4 10 15 0 0 .190 .340 .286 .095 .240 -1.2 -0.3 -0.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2006-09-20 2006-09-23 DTD 3 3 Left Wrist Contusion HBP - -
2005-06-21 2005-07-19 15-DL 28 23 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2005-06-08 2005-06-09 DTD 1 1 - General Medical Illness - -
2005-05-07 2005-05-08 DTD 1 1 - Low Back Spasms - -
2005-03-24 2005-03-26 Camp 2 0 Left Ankle Sprain - -
2004-09-24 2004-09-24 DTD 0 0 - General Medical Illness - -
2004-08-12 2004-08-12 DTD 0 0 - General Medical Illness - -
2004-07-05 2004-07-21 15-DL 16 12 Right Knee Surgery Cartilage Tear 2004-07-05
2004-06-30 2004-07-01 DTD 1 1 Right Knee Soreness - -
2004-04-07 2004-04-07 DTD 0 0 - Lower Leg Contusion Player Collision Calf - -
2004-03-08 2004-04-01 Camp 24 0 Left Shoulder Subluxation - -
2003-03-30 2003-07-23 60-DL 115 102 Left Shoulder Recovery From Previous Injury Surgery - Labrum and Capsule After Dislocation 2003-03-11
2003-03-08 2003-03-30 Camp 22 0 Left Shoulder Surgery Labrum and Capsule From Dislocation 2003-03-11 -
2002-05-30 2002-07-12 15-DL 43 35 Left Arm Fracture Humerus -
2002-05-12 2002-05-27 15-DL 15 14 Left Elbow Strain -
2001-09-29 2001-10-02 DTD 3 2 - Shoulder Contusion - -
2001-08-30 2001-08-31 DTD 1 1 - Low Back Spasms - -
2001-05-13 2001-05-15 DTD 2 1 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2001-05-06 2001-05-11 DTD 5 4 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2001-03-07 2001-03-08 Camp 1 0 - Lower Leg Contusion Calf - -
2001-02-27 2001-03-05 Camp 6 0 Left Thumb Laceration Opening a Jar - -
2000-09-24 2000-09-26 DTD 2 1 - Groin Strain - -
2000-09-07 2000-09-22 DTD 15 13 - Abdomen Strain - -
2000-03-09 2000-03-20 Camp 11 0 - Ankle Sprain - -
1999-04-01 1999-04-17 15-DL 16 10 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
1997-04-01 1997-04-16 15-DL 15 14 Right Wrist Sprain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2006 TEX $10,000,000
2005 SDN, TEX $9,000,000
2004 SDN $8,500,000
2003 SDN $5,000,000
2002 SDN $2,600,000
2001 SDN $1,625,000
2000 SDN $875,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$37,600,000
7 yrTotal$37,600,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
9 y 113 dBarry Axelrod4 yr/$34M (03-06) no trade 03-05

Details
  • acquired in trade from CHC 8/06 (CHC pd MIN undiscl cash)
  • acquired in trade from TX 5/06 (TX pays $9M of Nevin`s $10M 06 sal)
  • acquired in trade from SD 7/05 (TX pd SD c$2M of CHPark`s $15M 06 sal)
  • $2M bonus (paid 1/15/07), 03:$5M, 04:$8M, 05:$9M, 06:$10M
  • full no-trade clause 03-04, limited no-trade protection 05 (may block 8 clubs)
  • 01:$1.5M, 02:$2.65M (op vested with 502 01 plate appearances) rejected 4 year/$32M offer 9/01

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
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Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Upside By Year

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Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2007 It`s been a strange career for Nevin. Picked first overall in the 1992 draft by the Astros, Nevin began his career in Triple-A, was a bit overmatched, and just never did much to excite anyone. He went to the Tigers and Angels in minor deals, was even converted to catcher for a while, but didn`t come around until he landed in San Diego, where, for whatever reason, everything worked out and at the age of 28 he was suddenly a very good player. It didn`t last very long. In 2006 he played the role of power-hitting journeyman bench player. After slugging 22 home runs in 397 at-bats, someone somewhere will be interested in obtaining similar services this year.
2006 Now that the balance sheet is settled, it looks like the Rangers saved about $5 million by sending Chan Ho Park out west, a value almost covered by the $6 million they sent San Diego for taking him. So what did they pay $1 million for? A player who`s almost better designated for assignment than designated hitting. Even if Nevin rebounds to his 2002-04 rates (.286/.354/.464), it`s difficult to see him squeezing himself into the crowded first base, DH, and bad outfielder picture. If Adrian Gonzalez is traded and Dellucci crashes and burns, he could yet land himself a platoon DH job, but that`s a whole lot less than what people thought he was a year ago.
2005 A nice bounceback season, as Nevin stayed healthy enough to rack up some solid numbers. Still, he's a perpetual health risk who drifts further and further from the .306/.395/.588 career year he had in 2000 as he gets into his mid-30s. It's worth asking whether any first baseman over 30 is worth signing to a long-term contract of three years or more, ever. For every Jim Thome success story (so far—call me in 2007), you'll find a Jason Giambi or Mo Vaughn horror show, massive men with big swings and old player skills who age poorly and cripple a team's payroll for years. Even with players like Nevin, you get a hitter who remains productive, though nowhere near as good as he was when he posted the career year that earned him huge cash. Meanwhile younger, cheaper options get left untapped. It'll be interesting to see if teams make the right moves when the league's David Ortizes come due, or if they're doomed to repeat the money-wasting habits of the past.
2003 Nevin is going to be moving to left field to accommodate Burroughs’s development. The Padres have the potential to be a very good team right away, but they need Nevin to stay healthy and productive. We don’t know how well he’s likely to play in left field, but if he’s able to take the field, he’ll likely hit enough and field enough to push the Pads toward a division title. They’re going to need a lot of breaks, and a return to 2000–2001 form by Nevin would be a big one to start with.
2002 Even though Nevin was the subject of many a trade rumor in 2001, the uncertainty didn't keep him from having a monster season. He's moving to first base in 2002 and should handle the position fine. At third base, his arm is strong but scattershot; his glove is otherwise unfairly maligned. Nevin never gets cheated, which keeps his walk rate lower than Klesko's despite the respect the league affords him. He signed a $34-million contract extension through 2006—a bargain for a hitter of Nevin’s caliber.
2001 Phil Nevin was the second-best third baseman in the league last season, behind only Chipper Jones, and it wasn’t a fluke. He’s become an outstanding solution to the hole at third base and, unlike Klesko, his contract is very advantageous to the team. Even though the Brewers trade flopped, there's no guarantee he'll start 2001 with the Padres.
2000 He took a circuitous route, but nevertheless provided an able replacement for the departed Ken Caminiti, which is exactly what the Astros drafted him to be in 1993. Nevin’s got a great swing, and now that he’s finally getting to play at his natural position shows a good glove as well. His ability to play catcher makes him very valuable to a creative manager. Signed through 2002 with an option, he’ll play third base for the Padres in 2000.
1999 As mid-career transitions go, this one looks pretty good. Give credit to Nevin for his willingness to go behind the plate in an effort to have a career, and to the Tigers, for trying something different. Nevin was pressed into a near-everyday role in July, and wore down badly after a good first half. If kept within his limits, he'll be an exellent role player for years to come, and could have a few seasons like 1996.
1998 Former idiotic #1 draft pick by the Astros, who really didn’t think he was that great, but thought he was signable. That’s something like signing Eric Roberts or Pauly Shore to anchor your film—they’ll work cheaper than say, Kevin Spacey or Robert DeNiro. Of course, with Shore and Roberts, you have the synergy of having them make your other actors look better. As an outfielder, he’s a good platoon mate. Traded to California, where he should get some platoon at-bats.
1997 Nevin has resuscitated his career much the way Clark has. Like Clark, Nevin was a top draft pick, 1st in the nation in 1992, who looked like a waste of a roster spot for several years. Adding to his uninspired play was his juvenile tirade after being sent down to AAA by the Astros last year (he was hitting a robust .117 at the time). His stock had dropped like a junk bond when the Tigers acquired him last August.

But sometime during the offseason, the light bulb went on. Nevin, who always had a reputation of being a hard-nosed, hard-headed player, was the consummate company man when the Tigers asked him to 1) learn how to catch and 2) go down to AA to work on it. To the surprise of just about everyone, Nevin had easily his best season, showing more power and walking more than he had since college. His torrid hitting continued when the Tigers brought him up, even as the Tigers shuttled him around three different positions.

He’s still a very intense, if more mature, player, and if the Tigers send him down again there’s no telling how he’ll react. But if they give him a starting job at any position in April, I’d bet on him keeping it into the next century.
1996  Here's one of the more interesting moves being contemplated this off-season. Nevin, who hasn't been good at anything anywhere, may be tried at catcher by the Tigers. Usually, moves like this are DOA, but this one makes sense: 1) Nevin isn't going to beat Fryman out at third; 2) he's no better than their fourth outfielder, maybe worse; 3) the Tigers need a real catcher; 4) they aren't going anywhere this year, so if it fails, what have they lost? Nevin's not a real good player anyway, but at catcher, he may have some value. Anywhere else, forget it.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-08-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Phil Nevin's breakout in 1999 was a shocker of Bautistan proportions, although possibly helped along by 4-ringed compounds. The Pads' biggest need over the next 6 weeks is _____________.
(Geoff Young's Biggest Fan from San Diego)
Resting Latos up before the playoffs. Jed Hoyer and company are intent on doing so, but it's the need. With the lead they have, they can afford to be skipping starts and giving him extra off days. With Chris Young throwing simulated games, there's an outside chance he can take some innings in September, and Corey Luebke might take some too once rosters expand. I'm curious to see how they handle the workload for Latos if they do end up in October. (Marc Normandin)
2010-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)FYI, next couple of HOF classes are thin. Best candidates for 2011 are Bagwell, Raffy Palmeiro (zero shot), Kevin Brown, Al Leiter and Larry Walker. Best candidates for 2012 are Bernie Williams, Tim Salmon and....I dunno, Carl Everett? Rick Helling?
(El Angelo from elangelo@gmail.com)
The 2012 class is thinner than prison gruel. Honestly there aren't five guys among this lot who would get more than a single paragraph out of me in the JAWS series:

Edgardo Alfonzo, Pedro Astacio, David Bell, Jeromy Burnitz, Vinny Castilla, Scott Erickson, Carl Everett, Jeff Fassero, Alex S. Gonzalez, Danny Graves, Rick Helling, Dustin Hermanson, Jose Hernandez, Brian Jordan, Matt Lawton, Javy Lopez, Bill Mueller, Terry Mulholland, Jeff Nelson, Phil Nevin, Brad Radke, Joe Randa, Tim Salmon, Ruben Sierra, Jose Vizcaino, Bernie Williams, Eric Young (Jay Jaffe)
2008-01-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Okay Will, last year you said, on numerous occasions, and in spite of his struggles in '06, that Josh Beckett would be competing for the Cy Young in '07. He very nearly won it. Who's your man in '08?
(Ed from Chicago)
Not quite Phil Nevin, but I'll take it. Beckett was an easy one because he had a good-to-dominant team that was going to allow him to put up big win totals. Same with Sabathia. Give me Beckett or Schilling in the AL with a side order of Verlander. The NL is a lot tougher since there's no dominant teams and the easy picks -- Zambrano, Hamels, Sheets - have big questions. I'll take Dan Haren. (Will Carroll)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-07-13 16:30:00All-Star GameChristina and Steve, have you ever looked at the Padres career home run leaders? I believe Tony Gwynn is in the top five. I has a sad.

At least if Adrian sticks around he'll end up #1 eventually. And old friends like Ryan Klesko and Phil Nevin are also amongst the leaders. (Marc Normandin)