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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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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