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.
Left Fielder candidates:
Luis Tinoco - 1997
The Stats: .313 average (135 hits in 431 at bats), .406 OBP, .898 OPS, 31 doubles, 5 triples, 12 home runs, 71 runs batted in, 4 stolen bases
The Facts: Signed by the Seattle Mariners as an undrafted free agent out of Venezuela in 1992; Opening Day Age: 21
The Case: Highest average, on base percentage, and OPS among the choices. The youngest of the group by two years, Tinoco also had the most outfield assists with 14.
Mike Marchiano - 1998
The Stats: .288 average (128 hits in 444 at bats), .361 OBP, .823 OPS, 29 doubles, 3 triples, 14 home runs, 74 runs batted in, 13 stolen bases
The Facts: Seattle Mariners 20th round draft pick in 1997 out of Fordham University; Opening Day Age: 23
The Case: Sure-handed outfielder (he committed only two errors the entire season) has solid numbers in all categories.
Juan Silvestre - 1999
The Stats: .288 average (154 hits in 534 at bats), .348 OBP, .833 OPS, 34 doubles, 4 triples, 21 home runs, 107 runs batted in, 5 stolen bases
The Facts: Signed by the Seattle Mariners as an undrafted free agent out of the Dominican Republic in 1994; Opening Day Age: 23
The Case: Home runs, total bases (259) and RBI are team records.
Jaime Bubela - 2001
The Stats: .304 average (161 hits in 530 at bats), .357 OBP, .791 OPS, 27 doubles, 12 triples, 6 home runs, 68 runs batted in, 34 stolen bases
The Facts: Seattle Mariners 7th round draft pick in 2000 out of Baylor University; Opening Day Age: 23
The Case: Second most hits, triples, and runs (96) in team history and is in the top ten for total bases (230), batting average, and stolen bases.
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 15th Anniversary Team
Catcher - John Castellano - 2001 - 48% of the vote
First Base - David Arias - 1996 - 80%
Second Base - Pedro Liriano - 2001 - 41%
Third Base - Bo Robinson - 1999 - 71%
Shortstop - Adam Jones - 2004 - 44%
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