All-time team

THWG

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Since we have similar threads in the football and basketball forums, I thought I would create a thread for the baseball team. I want to know who your all-time players are for Tech at each position. Give me 3 starters for the weekend rotation and a closer. I also want to add the caveat that it has to be a player that you have seen in person so this limits me to about the 2002 team to present because I was too young to remember teams before that.

Rotation: Deck McGuire, Buck Farmer, and Connor Thomas

Closer: Matthew Gorst

1B: Tony Plagman, 2B: Thomas Smith, SS: Connor Justus, 3B: Matt Skole, LF: Steven Blackwood, CF: Kyle Wren, RF: Daniel Palka, C: Matt Wieters, DH: Tristin English

CF and SS were the two hardest positions for me because we have had so many great players at those spots. I was torn between Wren, Payne, and Rowland in CF. Then at SS, I was thinking about Fischer, Dietrich, Waddell, and Justus.
 

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Good thread @THWG ... & your "conditions" made it more fun. Limited me to late 1980s & 2011+
I never saw Tech in person after getting out until 2011.

SP: Doug Creek
SP: Buck Farmer
SP: Connor Thomas
Closer: Jim Poole

C: Joey Bart
1B: Tristin English
2B: Ty Griffin
SS: Luke Waddell
3B: Frank Bolick
OF: Riccardo Ingram
OF: Darren Bragg
OF: Daniel Palka
DH: Jake Davies
 

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SP- Kevin Brown, Al Gogolin, Deck McGuire.
Closer- Jim Poole.

C- Jason Veritek.
DH- Joey Bart.
1B- Micah Owings.
2B- Ty Griffin.
SS- Nomar Garciaparra.
3B- Mark Teixeira.
LF- Jay Payton.
CF- Mark Fisher.
RF- JJ Thomas.

Best Athlete- Riccardo Ingram.
Versatile- Dereck Dietrich.
Power- Matt Murton. Daniel Palka.
Crafty Lefties- Doug Creek. Corey Vance.
Unheralded- Darren Bragg. Brad Rigby.
Surprising MLB superstars- Charlie Blackmon. Buck Farmer(best is forthcoming).
 

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I watched Randy Carroll play 2B as a youth. There are too many, to list them all.
Looking back at some of the other selections, it feels negligent not to mention them.
The sleeper players like: Bolick, Blackwood, English, Plagman, Rowland, James Smith, Davies, Connor Thomas, Thomas Smith, Skole, Gorst, Waddell, Justuce.

Who are the guys that went pro. w/out playing at GT?
A few that “strike” me first are Adam Wainwright and Jake Skole.
Help me out. Who was the pitcher that gave us 1m. $, even though he went to Tampa Bay? as a top pick? Was it Matt White? A 3B who signed with the Mets? Wasn’t he out of a Va. H.S.?
Gosh, I feel old thinking about the Jim Luck era!
 

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I watched Randy Carroll play 2B as a youth. There are too many, to list them all.
Looking back at some of the other selections, it feels negligent not to mention them.
The sleeper players like: Bolick, Blackwood, English, Plagman, Rowland, James Smith, Davies, Connor Thomas, Thomas Smith, Skole, Gorst, Waddell, Justuce.

Who are the guys that went pro. w/out playing at GT?
A few that “strike” me first are Adam Wainwright and Jake Skole.
Help me out. Who was the pitcher that gave us 1m. $, even though he went to Tampa Bay? as a top pick? Was it Matt White? A 3B who signed with the Mets? Wasn’t he out of a Va. H.S.?
Gosh, I feel old thinking about the Jim Luck era!
David Wright was supposed to come to Tech
 

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Pitchers with strong arms playing QB in H.S., & G.T., who counted against Football(schollie-wise)and I don’t remember them playing College Baseball: Goose Godsey(1B, also), Jim Gallagher, Kris Wilson.
 

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Kris Wilson did actually pitch a few seasons. My bad!
More left out:
Eric Patterson, Mark Pisciotta, Dave Elder, Scot Jordan, Kevin Cameron, Tyler Greene, Blake Wood, Branden Cumpton, Mike Nickeas, Jed Bradley, Jason Perry, Luke Bard, Frank Esche.
 

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Matt Gonzalez is probably one of the most underrated players in Tech history. That dude could literally do everything on the baseball field and was just a solid all around player.
 

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David Wright was supposed to come to Tech
Thank you! That’s the guy that escaped my mind.
I will never forget David Wright. Was signed to take over 3B from Tex, after Tex was drafted #5 overall, while I was a grad student at Tech. My Mets drafted Wright in the supplemental part of the first round, which was bittersweet as I wanted to see him come to Tech. However, he ended up as the best 3B to play for the Mets in their history. Was on a Hall of Fame path until back injuries limited his career. He was a great ballplayer, but an even better person based on what he has done to give back to society. Exactly the type of player Tech Baseball should be recruiting.
 

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I will never forget David Wright. Was signed to take over 3B from Tex, after Tex was drafted #5 overall, while I was a grad student at Tech. My Mets drafted Wright in the supplemental part of the first round, which was bittersweet as I wanted to see him come to Tech. However, he ended up as the best 3B to play for the Mets in their history. Was on a Hall of Fame path until back injuries limited his career. He was a great ballplayer, but an even better person based on what he has done to give back to society. Exactly the type of player Tech Baseball should be recruiting.
I always liked David Wright, even as a Braves fan. He was just one of those guys that loved playing baseball and played it the right way (no pun intended).
 

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I watched Randy Carroll play 2B as a youth. There are too many, to list them all.
Looking back at some of the other selections, it feels negligent not to mention them.
The sleeper players like: Bolick, Blackwood, English, Plagman, Rowland, James Smith, Davies, Connor Thomas, Thomas Smith, Skole, Gorst, Waddell, Justuce.

Who are the guys that went pro. w/out playing at GT?
A few that “strike” me first are Adam Wainwright and Jake Skole.
Help me out. Who was the pitcher that gave us 1m. $, even though he went to Tampa Bay? as a top pick? Was it Matt White? A 3B who signed with the Mets? Wasn’t he out of a Va. H.S.?
Gosh, I feel old thinking about the Jim Luck era!
I believe Bruce Chen was also someone who attended Tech and played in the majors without playing baseball for Tech.
 
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