Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 15th Anniversary Team, 1995-2009
Who was the best Timber Rattlers player at each position in the first fifteen seasons of the Timber Rattlers? Cast your vote on the Timber Rattlers homepage to help select their 15th Anniversary Team.
First Baseman candidates:
David Arias - 1996
The Stats: .322 average (156 hits in 485 at bats), .390 OBP, .901 OPS, 34 doubles, 2 triples, 18 home runs, 93 runs batted in, 3 stolen bases
The Facts: Signed by the Seattle Mariners as an amateur free agent in 1992 out of the Dominican Republic; Midwest League All Star and Home Run Derby Champion; Opening Day Age: 20
The Case: Youngest of the candidates had the highest batting average, most home runs, and was tops in RBI of the four.
Shawn McCorkle - 2000
The Stats: .289 average (125 hits in 432 at bats), .412 OBP, .905 OPS, 29 doubles, 4 triple, 17 home runs, 73 runs batted in, 4 stolen bases
The Facts: Seattle Mariners 7th round draft pick in 1998 out of Montclair State University; Midwest League All Star; Midwest League Post-Season All Star; Opening Day Age: 22
The Case: Best defensive first baseman of the group and had a great eye at the plate, leading to a candidate leading on base percentage and OPS.
Jon Nelson - 2003
The Stats: .264 average (142 hits in 537 at bats), .292 OBP, .724 OPS, 38 doubles, 2 triples, 16 home runs, 91 runs batted in, 13 stolen bases
The Facts: Seattle Mariners 26th round draft pick in 2001 out of Dixie College; Opening Day Age: 23
The Case: A combination of power and speed, with the most extra base hits and stolen bases among candidates.
Marshall Hubbard - 2005
The Stats: .297 average (116 hits in 391 at bats), .387 OBP, .883 OPS, 25 doubles, 1 triple, 17 home runs, 77 runs batted in, 4 stolen bases
The Facts: Seattle Mariners 8th round draft pick in 2004 out of University of North Carolina, Asheville; Opening Day Age: 23
The Case: Only Timber Rattlers player to have two five hit games in one season
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 15th Anniversary Team
Catcher - John Castellano - 2001 - 48% of the vote
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