Monday, March 22, 2010

Hall of Fame Update

One of the most celebrated starting pitchers in Addicted history. Winning the Cy Young 3 straight years and 4 times in a 5 year span. He was perhaps the most dominate pitcher ever. Suffered an accident before season 1 started that saw him with 2 broken ribs, a dislocated shoulder and a severe concussion. Was forced by the financially strapped Mexico City franchise to pitch through it. Had perhaps the worst season ever. After that was traded to Salem straight up for Fritz Starr. Quickly turned things around and won the Cy Young in seasons 3, 4, 5 and 7 with Salem and then Boise. Also won 9 playoff games with them as they won 2 World Series while he played for them. After winning the CY Young in season 7 he left for Free Agency and wound up in Las Vegas and had a strong season going 13-8 with a 2.62 ERA. There was then a ownership change and the team was moved to Oklahoma and he was forced to the bullpen as management felt he was too old to start any more. A year later the team moved to San Diego were he loved to play but just didn’t have the goods anymore. No works as a color commentator for the San Diego Spanish broadcaster covering the Smokes games. He goes into the hall wearing their hat.

Stats 151 wins, 82 losses. 2140 Innings, 1495 K’s, 1.33 WHIP, 4.19 ERA
Projected Stats 220 wins, 105 losses, 3020 Innings, 2150 K’s, 1.29 WHIP, 3.88 ERA

Has the 4th best single season ERA with a 2.11
2nd most wins 23 and the top two best winning percentage seasons .958 and .917

With Boise he is on the leaderboard in both career and single season records.

CG 2nd 28
ERA 1st 2.95
Innings 3rd 1418
SHO 2nd 9
QS 2nd 144
K’s 2nd 1046
Wins 2nd 161

Single Season
ERA 1-3-5 2.11, 2,59, 2.85
QS 1-2 27, 26, 26
K’s 1-3-4 236, 188, 181
Wins 2-3-4 23-22-22

A hard throwing horse of a pitcher. Was one of the richest closers in the history of the game and deserved every penny. On his back Burlington made the playoffs 5 years in a row between seasons 1 and 5. He could be counted on for 80 appearances and well over 100 innings often getting much consideration for the CY Young. Eventually he lost his closer job to Bonk Root but was still and effective pitcher before leaving as a Free agent for Vancouver. He pitched well there for one season before moving onto the Toros with hopes of becoming a Pitching coach. He spent a season in AAA but realized that he missed his ranch in Arizona and has set up a Baseball Camp there for young boys and girls. The camp has already had success with its most recent crop of graduates including Deivi Martinez getting drafted in the first round this season.

Stats: 724 Games, 83 Wins-80 Losses, 302 Saves, 1245 IP, 940 K’s 1.19 Whip, 3.30 ERA
Estimated Career Stats: 965 Games, 115 Wins, 110 Losses, 435 Saves, 1700 IP, 1260 K’s
Awards: 1 x CY Young, 6 x All-Stars, 2 x Fireman
Burlington Single Season Records
Games (2nd) 89
ERA (2nd) 2.79
Losses (1st) 19
Saves (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th) 47-46-44-43
K’s (3rd) 152
WHIP (5th) 1.11

Burlington Career Total Records
Games (1st) 693
ERA (1st) 3.25
Losses (2nd) 76
IP (2nd) 1194
Saves (1st) 300
K’s (2nd) 907
WHIP (2nd) 1.18
Wins (2nd) 83

He is also 2nd on the Addicted Users all-time save list with 302, 3rd in ERA with a 3.02.

As a young man he looked as though he was destined to work in a car battery recycling plant. When the plant closed and his town was left poor and polluted he was forced at the age of 17 to move to Santo Domingo, there he was seen by a scout from the Toronto Toros as he played a game of pick up ball. He signed a minor league contract and at the age of 19 won the High A player of the year when he crushed 54 homeruns in 130 games while batting .377. It took him a few years to get all his skills up to pace for the major league level but at the age of 23 he burst onto the scene and proved to be a winner every year he played. In Addicted Users seasons 1-7 his team averaged over 100 wins and made the playoffs every year. He won two world series over that span batting over .400 with 9 homers, 30 rbi and 7 steals during the playoffs those seasons. After hitting 45 homers in season 5 his skills seemed to drop off the table and he only hit 12 in season 6. He was released at the end of that season but quickly signed with arch rival Minnesota. He batted a solid .305 with 16 homers and helped the Twinkies to a 103 win season. In season 8 he spent the year in the minors as a special assistant and coach. He hung it up for good in season 9 moved back to the Dominican and has set up a wildlife centre close to his home town of Haina.

Stats: 809 runs, 1154 hits, 225 doubles, 63 triples, 275 homers, 852 RBI, 113 steals, .307 AVG
Estimated Career Stats: 1360 runs, 2030 hits, 375 doubles, 100 triples, 500 homers, 1475 RBI, 200 steals, .310 AVG

Awards: 4 X Silver Slugger (1-3,5), 2 X All-Star (2,5)

Toronto Single Season Records
Runs: (5th) 163
Triples: (4th) 20
HR: (1st) 67
RBI: (1st) 196
OPS: (2nd) 1.194

His 196 RBI also ranks 5th all-time in addicted users
Also holds the Toro record for 7+ plays in RF in one season and has the highest fielding % at .993

Ranks in the top three for Toronto in the following stats: AVG (.307) Hits (998) Runs (717) RBI (780) HR (259)

By no means the biggest 1st baseman of all time at just 5'11 and under 200lbs. He was one of the most feared hitters in baseball and the effects he had on the game can still be felt today. Spent 13 years in the major leagues but only 8 of those seasons are on the books. Was traded before Addicted Users 1st season started by MGreenwell in Salem to the Toronto Toros in a 3 for 1 deal that other then West the main player was Ricky Lawton who some day may find himself in the Hall as well. With West on the team the Toros won 215 games over the next two seasons and went as far as the League Championships both times. West hilighted season two by winning his 1st MVP award.

After season 2 with a contract that was about to expire and the Toros worried about losing him to free agency he was traded again. This time to the Durham Pilots (now Toledo). Toronto packaged West with another player, Juan Bravo, for three up and comers, Jon Stern, D'Angelo Figureoa, and Tomas Gandarilla. Carl didn't fail the fans in Durham, the Pilots won a team record 115 games, an incredible 42 games more then the season before and 22 more then they would next year without West. He got his team all the way to the World Series this time, but lost to his old team Toronto. Carl batted .373 in both the regular season and playoffs to win his 2nd straight MVP award.

In season 4 he at the age of 33 he signed a massive 5 year deal worth more then 50 million dollars with El Paso. The team struggled and never won more then 80 games and finished last all but one season that he was with them. He did bat close to .300 with the team and twice hit over 37 homers and 118 rbi. After season 8 with his bat speed slowing he hung up his cleats at the age 39.

Stats: 752 runs, 1197 hits, 206 doubles, 292 homers, 900 rbi, .319 avg
Estimated Career Stats: 1250 runs, 2100 hits, 355 doubles, 517 homers, 1575 rbi, .325 avg.

Awards: 4 x All-Star (1-4), 3 X Silver Slugger 1st Base(1-3), 2 X MVP (2,3)

Toronto Single Season Assist Record 1st baseman (169)
2nd,5th Single Bat Avg (.347,.333)
T-1st Single HomeRun (67)
2nd,3rd Single OBP (.436,.431)
2nd Single Runs (167)
T-1st Single RBI (196)

1st Single Bat Avg (.373) also 3rd best in ML History
3rd Single Hits (200)
5th Single Doubles (47)
1st Single Homers (51)
1st Single OBP (.465)
3rd Single Runs (136)
1st Single RBI (147)
1st Single OBPS (1.227) 2nd best ML History

El Paso
2nd Single Bat Avg (.330)
5th Single Homeruns (40)
3rd Single OBP (.402)
5th Single RBI (119)

Also has the 5th highest Career OBPS at this time in ML history at 1.025

Had incredible playoff stats as well batting .383 in 133 at bats with 22 homers and 47 rbi and posting an outstanding 1.407 OBPS.

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