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Timber Rattlers 15th Anniversary Team Candidates: Third Basemen

November 25, 2009
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers 15th Anniversary Team

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.

Third Baseman candidates:

Luis Figueroa - 1997

The Stats: .286 average (138 hits in 482 at bats), .339 OBP, .708 OPS, 27 doubles, 2 triples, 3 home runs, 60 runs batted in, 3 stolen bases

The Facts: Signed by the Seattle Mariners as an amateur free agent in 1995 out of Puerto Rico; Midwest League All Star; Opening Day Age: 20

The Case:   Youngest player of the group is second in average.

 

Bo Robinson - 1999

The Stats: .329 average (164 hits in 499 at bats), .446 OBP, .965 OPS, 50 doubles, 3 triples, 13 home runs, 102 runs batted in, 4 stolen bases

The Facts: Seattle Mariners 28th round draft pick in 1998 out of the University of North Carolina - Charlotte; Opening Day Age: 23

The Case:  Tops all candidates in average, OBP, OPS, doubles, and RBI.  Holds team records for walks, doubles, total bases, runs, and hits.

 

Justin Leone - 2000

The Stats: .267 average (100 hits in 374 at bats), .407 OBP, .920 OPS, 32 doubles, 3 triples, 18 home runs, 63 runs batted in, 9 stolen bases

The Facts: Seattle Mariners 13th round draft pick in 1999 out of St. Martin's University;  Opening Day Age: 23

The Case:  Leads the group in home runs and is second in OBP, OPS, doubles, and stolen bases.

 

Yung Chi Chen - 2005

The Stats: .274 average (102 hits in 372 at bats), .348 OBP, .802 OPS, 18 doubles, 5 triple, 13 home runs, 65 runs batted in, 19 stolen bases

The Facts: Signed by the Seattle Mariners as an amateur free agent in 2004 out of Taiwan; Midwest League All Star; Opening Day Age: 21

The Case:  The surest handed defender of the group, Chen has the most stolen bases, but also had pop in his bat with 13 homers.

 

 

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

Shortstop

Left Field

Center Field

Right Field

Right-Handed Starter

Left-Handed Starter

Middle Reliever

Closer