Gaceta de la LNP lnpgaceta@allpro.social

So who were these four teams bucking the trend? Let's look at the three shortstops:

- 1/9: the #PetrolerosPEÑ :petroleros: take 26-year-old shortstop Jorge Peña, impressed by his plate discipline. More on him later.

- 1/47: the #PicudosCEI :picudos: take 25-year-old shortstop Josué Salgado, a good hitter and excellent fielder.

- 1/71: the #IngenierosRIN :ingenieros: (you knew they'd be here) take 33-year-old shortstop Omar Contreras. He loses the starting job by 1875 and retires by 1879.

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Gaceta de la LNP lnpgaceta@allpro.social

Instead, the Petroleros used their first-round pick—ninth overall—to take Peña, the #4 prospect in the entire league, and stick him at shortstop.

(The other three teams if you're wondering: the #PicudosCEI :picudos: at #47, the #IngenierosRIN :ingenieros: at #71, and the #MarinerosBAR :marineros:, who didn't pick a shortstop, at #77.)

With their next pick, the Petroleros did, in fact, take a pitcher, but in the third round, they went for LF Guillermo Gómez, then the #75 prospect in the league.

LNP slide about Guillermo Gómez.
Born: 01/19/1845; Hometown: Fajardo, PR; Bats: Left; Throws: Right. Corner outfielder/first baseman.
1871-1884: 5207 AB, 1635 H, 250 2B, 192 3B, 22 HR, 690 RBI, 1023 R, 207 BB, 139 K, 457 stolen bases against 308 caught, .314 average, .352 on-base percentage, .448 slugging percentage, 156 OPS+, 139 wRC+, 24.6 WAR

Petroleros, 1871-present
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Instead, the Petroleros used their first-round pick—ninth overall—to take Peña, the #4 prospect in the entire league, and stick him at shortstop.

(The other three teams if you're wondering: the #PicudosCEI :picudos: at #47, the #IngenierosRIN :ingenieros: at #71, and the #MarinerosBAR :marineros:, who didn't pick a shortstop, at #77.)

With their next pick, the Petroleros did, in fact, take a pitcher, but in the third round, they went for LF Guillermo Gómez, then the #75 prospect in the league.

LNP slide about Guillermo Gómez.
Born: 01/19/1845; Hometown: Fajardo, PR; Bats: Left; Throws: Right. Corner outfielder/first baseman.
1871-1884: 5207 AB, 1635 H, 250 2B, 192 3B, 22 HR, 690 RBI, 1023 R, 207 BB, 139 K, 457 stolen bases against 308 caught, .314 average, .352 on-base percentage, .448 slugging percentage, 156 OPS+, 139 wRC+, 24.6 WAR

Petroleros, 1871-present
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Gaceta de la LNP lnpgaceta@allpro.social

:lnp:—1884 daily summary (4/24) #IngenierosRIN #SantosADJ #TaínosGUR #VaquerosBAY

#SantosADJ vs. #TaínosGUR: P L. López (GUR): 12 H, 5 R/5 ER, 1 BB, 2 K. C C. Rayo (GUR): 4-4, 2B, 3B, BB, 5 R, 4 RBI. 2B C. Aparicio (GUR) hits 378-ft., 2-run HR (bot 7th). PH/RF I. Guerrero (GUR) scores ITP 1-run HR (bot 8th). ADJ wins, 17-5.

#IngenierosRIN vs. #VaquerosBAY: P R. Moreno (RIN): 5 H, 2 R/1 ER, 4 BB, 5 K. 3B F. Valle (RIN): 2-4, BB, 3B, 2 R, 2 RBI. SS J. Muñoz (RIN) scores ITP solo HR (top 4th). RIN wins, 8-2.

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:lnp:—1884 daily summary (4/23 GOTD) #CapitanesMAY #IngenierosRIN

I know you all love hearing about the Ingenieros, so here's a fact for you:

From 1873 to 1883, they won a total of 5 games against their perennial division winner, the Capitanes de Mayagüez.

They lost 42.

Between 1876 and 1880, they went 0-18.

Anyway, coincidentally, your :lnp: Game of the Day for 4/23:

#CapitanesMAY vs. #IngenierosRIN:

P V. Zamora (RIN): 5 H, 1 R/0 ER, 0 BB, 2 K.

3B F. Valle (RIN) scores ITP solo HR (bot 6th).

RIN wins, 3-1.

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