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    Bob Watson - Almost 7000 PAs - .295/.364/.447 - 129 OPS+
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    George Hendrick

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    Gary Matthews
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    Sal Bando-

    OPS over .800 five times....never realized he was that good until looking him up.
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    How about our very own Dmitri Young?
    I definitely considered including Da Meat Hook. He was an interesting mix of hitting .300 while also having power to all fields. Still I feel like there should have been a bit moer of either category, ya know?

    Roy Sievers, Dick Allen, Sal Bando, and Mike Greenwell are all guys who caught my eye, but I didn't feel I could accurately assess their level of forgotten-ness. I know my dad has told me about how good Roy Sievers, Dick Allen, and Mike Greenwell were, so I guess that disqualifed them in my book.

    Eric Chavez is interesting too because he came to my mind but I looked at his career line and said "pass", but now that I look closer, his line for 00-05 was damn good.

    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    Our very own Kal Daniels was pretty good for a short while.

    Career OPS at .861.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dom Heffner View Post
    Our very own Kal Daniels was pretty good for a short while.

    Career OPS at .861.
    Just keep a glove off of his hand!

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    Keith Hernandez. Cocky as one can be, but that guy could hit like few others.

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    Lonnie Smith - 6000 PAs - .288/.371/.420 - 118 OPS+ (and 370 SBs)
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    Mike Greenwell. Career line of .303/.368/.463 and an OPS+ of 121 but out of MLB by age 33. His biggest crime is that he played LF for the Red Sox and had the misfortune of not being Ted Williams, Yaz, or Jim Rice.

    How about our very own Dmitri Young?
    Such a sweet Left Handed Swing. Similarities to Bruce and Winker.

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    Keith Hernandez. Cocky as one can be, but that guy could hit like few others.
    And field like even fewer...

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    Fred Lynn had a career slash line of .283/.360/.484, but he could have had better numbers if he had been more careful in the field. Like Eric Davis, he played center field with great daring. He dove for balls and ran into walls. He just about destroyed his body.

    His line after his first seven years with Boston was .308/.383/.520. His numbers went downhill after that. By the time he was 29 years-old, he was not the same player.
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    Gus Bell
    Wally Post
    Smoky Burgess

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    Re: Underrated or Forgotten Hitters

    Vada Pinson
    Bill Buckner
    Ron Cey
    Steve Garvey
    Cito Gaston
    Nate Colbert
    Rico Carty
    Matty Alou
    Felipe Alou
    Jesus Alou
    Moises Alou (eww)
    Ken Henderson
    George Scott (RIP)
    Lee May
    "All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH

    Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS

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    Larry Hisle
    Rusty Staub
    Warren Cromartie
    Alex Johnson
    Andre Thornton
    Bobby Bonds
    Bobby Murcer
    Rennie Stennett
    Don Baylor
    Garrett Anderson
    Donn Clendenon
    Tommie Agee
    Cleon Jones
    "All I can tell them is pick a good one and sock it." --BABE RUTH

    Having better players makes "the right time" or "the big hit" happen a lot more often. PLUS PLUS

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    Re: Underrated or Forgotten Hitters

    Brett Butler
    Willie McGee
    Dave Henderson
    Carney Lansford
    Fred McGriff
    Will Clark
    Dale Murphy
    Edgar Martinez
    Harold Baines
    Terry Pendleton
    Jeff Blauser
    Mark Lemke
    Mark Grace
    Shawn Green
    John Olerud
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