Gaceta de la LNP lnpgaceta@allpro.social

Lastly—and so we can wrap up this tangent—let's look at the last unconventional team, the only one to pick a player that wasn't an SP or SS.

- 1/77: with the second-to-last pick of the first round, the #MarinerosBAR :marineros: take 27-year-old CF Rubén Mendoza. He'll retire in 1882 with:

- over a decade of 135 OPS+ hitting;
- three league-leading run campaigns;
- two league WAR titles;
- an absurd 80.8% stolen base rate, leading the league twice;
- a surprisingly decent fielding career.

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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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Noah S. McKinnon nsmckinnon@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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Gaceta de la LNP lnpgaceta@allpro.social

:lnp:—1884 daily summary (4/10, GOTD) #MarinerosBAR #ReyesJUA

We might just have to include a Game of the Day.

In this case, the performance dovetails nicely with the fact that a certain individual, who may or may not be in charge of this account, is a #ReyesJUA fan.

Your :lnp: Game of the Day for 4/10:

#MarinerosBAR vs. #ReyesJUA:
P M. Medina (JUA) shuts out BAR on 4 hits.

LF G. Márquez (JUA) hits solo inside-the-park home run (bot 4th).

CF J. Varela (JUA) hits a 392-ft., 2-R home run (bot 6th).

JUA wins, 8-0.

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Gaceta de la LNP lnpgaceta@allpro.social

:lnp:—1884 daily summary (4/10, GOTD) #MarinerosBAR #ReyesJUA

We might actually have to include a Game of the Day.

In this case, the performance dovetails nicely with the fact that a certain individual, who may or may not be in charge of this account, is a #ReyesJUA fan.

Your :lnp: Game of the Day for 4/10:

#MarinerosBAR vs. #ReyesJUA:
P M. Medina (JUA) shuts out BAR on 4 hits.

LF G. Márquez hits solo inside-the-park home run (bot 4th).

CF J. Varela (JUA) hits a 392-ft., 2-run home run (bot 6th).

JUA wins, 8-0.

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