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I was thinking about some of the players that played in the mid to late 70's. I remember Ron Leflore real well. What round would he be selected? Looks like he was an OF that could put up Jose Reyes type numbers.

YearTeam Lg Age Org. Level Pos G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO HBP IBB SH SF DP AVG OBP SLG OPS

1976DetroitMLB 28 Det MLB of 135 544 93 172 23 8 4 39 58 20 51 111 2 2 5 1 12 .316 .376 .410 786

1977DetroitMLB 29 Det MLB of 154 652 100 212 30 10 16 57 39 19 37 121 4 1 1 4 11 .325 .363 .475 838

1978DetroitMLB 30 Det MLB of 155 666 126 198 30 3 12 62 68 16 65 104 4 7 1 5 11 .297 .361 .405 766

1979DetroitMLB31 Det MLB of 148 600 110 180 22 10 9 57 78 14 52 95 0 2 0 2 16 .300 .355 .415 770

1980MontrealMLB 32Mtl MLB of139 521 95 134 21 11 4 39 97 19 62 99 1 1 2 1 4 .257 .337 .363 700

Look at the sb #'s -- 58, 39, 68, 78 and 97. Not bad with the avg either.

Any others come to mind that would be potential 1st rounders that are not household names?

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Interesting topic.

One guy that immediately comes to mind is J.R. Richard. Struck out 313 batters in 292 innings with a sub-3 era in 1979, then started 1980 10-4 with an era under 2 then had a stroke and never pitched in the majors again.

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Interesting topic.

One guy that immediately comes to mind is J.R. Richard. Struck out 313 batters in 292 innings with a sub-3 era in 1979, then started 1980 10-4 with an era under 2 then had a stroke and never pitched in the majors again.

I remember JR real well. He use to kill the Dodgers. I recall reading a newspaper article about him that indicated that he was homeless and that he was living under a freeway overpass. I believe he got his life back in order. JR would have been a potential first rounder as well.

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How about Ron Guidry in 1978? Although, he had a pretty good career and was a household name (at least in NY).

25-3, 1.74 era, 248k's in just over 273.2 innings and an incredible .95 whip. Can you argue with a #1 selelection?

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Gary Carter, Ted Simmons and Carlton Fisk would have bee the elite catchers, with Thurnman Munson right behind.

Joe Morgan, with his 100 runs, 20+ homers, 50-60 steals, and .290 average would have been a top 5 pick....maybe top 3?

Don Sutton would have been one of the safest SP's you could ever draft...he won at least 12 games every year that decade, only had two years with an ERA above 3.23, and began the decade with 200 so's every year until settling into the 150+ range.

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