…Answering the age-old question, “Who are these guys?”
I recently scanned through my 1993 Marlins and Rockies, and thought these rookie cards would be an interesting “Are We Not Stars?” sidetrip. For reasons that will become apparent, I’m going to triple-up on these cards.
Drafted by the Marlins in the 12th round of the 1992 draft. Pitched 7 games and 28 innings in the Gulf Coast League in 1992. That’s the entirety of his professional career, all before this card even came out. Ouch. It makes one wonder what happened. Injury? Realized he was overmatched? Gunned down by a mysterious woman?
Drafted in the 28th round of the 1992 draft. Pitched 5 seasons, mainly as a reliever, in the Marlins and Expos systems. He made it to AA, playing with the Portland Sea Dogs and Harrisburg Senators.
Drafted out of Notre Dame in the 6th round of the 1992 draft. Pitched for 5 seasons, including one in an independent league. Peaked at AA with the Sea Dogs.
Drafted in the 17th round of the 1992 draft. Played 5 years, primarily at third base, and peaked in High-A. If nothing else, this is a card that Gavin over at Baseball Card Breakdown might want to get for his Gavin collection (if he doesn’t have it already…)
Drafted by the Marlins in the 29th round of the 1992 draft. Pitched for four seasons, reaching AA with the Sea Dogs and the Orlando Cubs.
Fourth round draft pick of the Marlins in 1992. Played four seasons, reached the Hi-A Brevard County Manatees.
Closest To Being A Star
Whenever I do an “Are We Not Stars?” post, I always select one player as the best of the bunch, but what do I do with six players who never made it past AA? Baseball can be a cruel game, let’s hope we have better luck with the Rockies…