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Postby d18Mike » Tue Apr 12, 2005 11:30 am

Read this in a couple fantasy columns and found it interesting ... with the exception of 3B and RP, "arguably" (key word there) the top Fantasy player at every position was born South of the US border.

C: Martinez/Rodriquez
1B: Pujols
2B: Soriano
3B: A case can be made for Beltre, I guess.
SS: Tejada
OF: Vlad
SP: Santana

I just thought it was an interesting perspective. And its great for the game. The more growth outside the US and the bigger the player pool the better.

2005 Percentage of Latin American-born players on MLB 40-man rosters.

1. Dodgers 37.5%
1. Nationals 37.5%
3. Orioles 34.2%
4. Phillies 32.5%
5. Braves 32.4%
6. Angels 30.0%
6. Reds 30.0%
8. Rangers 28.9%
9. Yankees 28.2%
10. D'backs 27.5%
10. Mets 27.5%
10. White Sox 27.5%
27. Brewers 15.4%
30. Blue Jays 15.0%
30. Rockies 15.0%
30. Padres 15.0%
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Postby slomo007 » Tue Apr 12, 2005 11:32 am

Francisco Rodriguez will likely take over the top RP spot as well.
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Postby Carnac » Tue Apr 12, 2005 11:38 am

In Latin America it's either Baseball or Soccer. Here we have other sports that draw top talent.
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Postby bluefire7 » Tue Apr 12, 2005 12:09 pm

basketball and (american) football in the US for sure.

think they should change the name of the "world" series? ;-)

btw, when are we gunna see the mlb players in the olympics? i think that would be awesome to watch..
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Postby The Jury » Tue Apr 12, 2005 12:15 pm

Carnac wrote:In Latin America it's either Baseball or Soccer. Here we have other sports that draw top talent.


No need for excuses :-D It's just an observation, and an interesting one at that.
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Postby josebach » Tue Apr 12, 2005 12:22 pm

The Jury wrote:
Carnac wrote:In Latin America it's either Baseball or Soccer. Here we have other sports that draw top talent.


No need for excuses :-D It's just an observation, and an interesting one at that.



He wasn't making excuses, he was making an observation also. Another observation to be made is that in Latin American countries, they play baseball all year round. In the United States it is very seasonal.
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Re: Latin American Born Player Dominance

Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Tue Apr 12, 2005 12:22 pm

d18Mike wrote:Read this in a couple fantasy columns and found it interesting ... with the exception of 3B and RP, "arguably" (key word there) the top Fantasy player at every position was born South of the US border.

C: Martinez/Rodriquez
1B: Pujols
2B: Soriano
3B: A case can be made for Beltre, I guess.
SS: Tejada
OF: Vlad
SP: Santana


Considering he was the #1 3B last yr, I really dont think you need to dig too deep to make the case.

Im just glad that we opened up a brand new complex in the DR. Hopefully the Tigers can use that in tapping into this talent pool more than they have in the past. Another solid move by DD there. ;-D
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Postby josebach » Tue Apr 12, 2005 12:33 pm

bluefire7 wrote:btw, when are we gunna see the mlb players in the olympics? i think that would be awesome to watch..


As soon as they move Baseball from the Summer Olympics to the Winter Olympics. I really don't think team owners are going to pay players millions of dollars so that they can play for another team.

Hmmmm. They might need to switch to a colored ball if they do that. :-)
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