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1. Jeff Bagwell – Jeffrey Robert Bagwell is an American former professional first baseman and coach who spent his entire 15-year Major League Baseball playing career with the Houston Astros. Originally a Boston Red Sox fourth-round selection from the University of Hartford as a third baseman in the 1989 amateur draft, he was then traded to the Astros in 1990. The National League Rookie of the Year in 1991, Bagwell then won the NL Most Valuable Player in 1994, was a four-time MLB All-Star, three-time Silver Slugger winner and they qualified for the playoffs six times, culminating in Bagwells lone World Series appearance in 2005. He was elected to the Texas Sports Hall of Fame in 2005, Bagwell was part of the trade that sent relief pitcher Larry Andersen to the Red Sox, now regarded as one of the most lopsided trades in sports history. Andersen pitched just 22 innings for Boston while Bagwell hit 449 home runs for the Astros and he excelled at every major aspect of the game, including hitting, on-base ability, running, defense, and throwing. One of the most consistent players of his generation, in each of his first 11 seasons and his 1994 season was perhaps his finest. In 1999, he finished second in the MVP voting, producing his second career 30–30 season. He is just one of 12 players in history to hit 400 home runs and record an on-base percentage of.400, overall, Bagwell batted over.300 six times, had a career OBP of.408 and a slugging percentage of.540. He is the only first baseman to achieve the 30–30 club more than once and his 79.6 career WAR per Baseball-Reference. com ranks sixth all-time among first basemen. Since his playing career ended, Bagwell has served in sporadic instructor assignments with the Astros, born in Boston, Massachusetts, as the only son of Janice and Robert Bagwell, Jeff Bagwell and his family moved to Killingworth, Connecticut, when he was one year old. Much of Bagwells family is from the Greater Boston area, including both his parents, and are fans of the Boston Red Sox. His favorite player, Carl Yastrzemski, was a left fielder for the Red Sox. Robert, from Watertown, pitched college baseball at Northwestern University, Janice, a police officer, grew up in Newton and played softball in local Boston leagues until her 20s. Bagwells parents divorced when he was 11, precocious and demonstrating much athletic ability early in life, he played a wide variety of sports as a youth. Recalled Janice, Jeff could throw a ball before he could walk, when he was six months old, we’d throw a ball to him and he would throw it back. Bagwell graduated from Xavier High School, a private all-male Catholic school located in Middletown, a versatile athlete, he excelled at soccer, setting the school goal-scoring mark, played shortstop, and lettered in basketball. In early 1989, Bagwell was honored by Xavier for his character and he also excelled in American Legion Baseball under coach Fred Tremalgia for Post 75 in Middletown and went on to be named the 2003 American Legion Baseball Graduate of the Year. Bagwell accepted the invitation and Denehy switched him to third base, over three seasons playing for Hartford, he batted.413 in 400 at bats, a school record, and, for a time, a New England collegiate record
2. Clint Barmes – Barmes attended Olney Central College and Indiana State University. While at Indiana State, Barmes was voted All-Region by the ABCA, Barmes teamed with Mitch Stetter to lead the Sycamores to the semi-finals of the Missouri Valley Conference Tournament. Barmes played one season at Indiana State in 2000 after transferring from Olney Central College, Indiana State went 31-28-1 on the diamond in 2000, reaching the semifinals of the MVC Tournament. Drafted by the Rockies in 2000 out of Indiana State University and he spent time in subsequent seasons for rehabilitation and demotions. From 2003 to 2004, Barmes posted a.292 batting average with two runs and 12 RBIs in 32 games played. In 2005 in 81 games Clint hit.289,10 home runs, on Opening Day at Coors Field, Barmes hit a game-winning, walk-off home run off Trevor Hoffman of the San Diego Padres, becoming the first Rockies rookie to hit such a home run. At the end of the month, MLB selected Barmes as the National League Rookie of the Month for April, Barmes, who was leading National League rookies in most offensive categories, underwent surgery on June 7. He was hitting around.400 and led the leagues in batting average for the first six weeks of the season. After a mild slump, he was still leading NL rookies in hitting, runs, hits, doubles, home runs and RBIs up until the time of his injury. His Rookie of the Year candidacy, however, was ruined by his freak injury, however, Barmes still finished eighth in the National League Rookie of the Year voting for the season. Barmes entered the 2006 season with high expectations, many predicted a repeat of the beginning of the 05 season for Barmes in 06. Although Barmes set career highs in a number of offensive categories and he managed a subpar.220 batting average with only 7 home runs and a.264 on-base percentage. As Spring Training prior to the 2007 season began, Barmes was informed that recently drafted prospect Troy Tulowitzki would be competing with him for the role in 07. After a spring performance that mirrored his unimpressive 06 season, Barmes ultimately lost the Rockies starting shortstop role to Tulowitzki, subsequently, Barmes began the regular season with the Rockies Triple-A affiliate, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox. After an injury to starting second baseman Kazuo Matsui, Barmes was recalled to the Major League roster on April 15. After wearing jersey number 12 throughout his tenure in the Majors, not long after being recalled, Barmes was sent down to Triple-A on May 1. With Tulowitzki firmly entrenched in the position, Barmes entered Spring Training as one of four players aiming to start at second base for the Rockies. The job was won by Jayson Nix, who subsequently started the regular season very poorly
3. Roger Clemens – William Roger Clemens, nicknamed Rocket, is a retired American baseball pitcher who played 24 seasons in Major League Baseball for four teams. Clemens was one of the most dominant pitchers in major league history, tallying 354 wins, a 3.12 earned run average, and 4,672 strikeouts, the third-most all time. An 11-time All-Star and two-time World Series champion, he won seven Cy Young Awards during his career, Clemens was known for his fierce competitive nature and hard-throwing pitching style, which he used to intimidate batters. Clemens debuted in the leagues in 1984 with the Boston Red Sox. In 1986, he won the American League Cy Young Award, the AL Most Valuable Player Award, and the All-Star Game MVP Award, after the 1996 season, Clemens left Boston via free agency and joined the Toronto Blue Jays. In each of his two seasons with Toronto, Clemens won a Cy Young Award, as well as the triple crown by leading the league in wins, ERA. Prior to the 1999 season, Clemens was traded to the New York Yankees where he won his two World Series titles, in 2003, he reached his 300th win and 4, 000th strikeout in the same game. Clemens left for the Houston Astros in 2004, where he spent three seasons and won his seventh Cy Young Award and he rejoined the Yankees in 2007 for one last season before retiring. Clemens was alleged by the Mitchell Report to have used steroids during his late career. Clemens firmly denied these allegations under oath before the United States Congress, leading congressional leaders to refer his case to the Justice Department on suspicions of perjury. On August 19,2010, a grand jury at the U. S. District Court in Washington, D. C. indicted Clemens on six felony counts involving perjury, false statements. Clemens pleaded not guilty, but proceedings were complicated by prosecutorial misconduct, the verdict from his second trial came in June 2012. Clemens was found not guilty on all six counts of lying to Congress in 2008, Clemens was born in Dayton, Ohio, the fifth child of Bill and Bess Clemens. He is of German descent, his great-grandfather Joseph Clemens having immigrated in the 1880s, Clemens parents separated when he was an infant. His mother soon married Woody Booher, whom Clemens considers his father, Booher died when Clemens was nine years old, and Clemens has said that the only time he ever felt envious of other players was when he saw them in the clubhouse with their fathers. Clemens lived in Vandalia, Ohio, until 1977, and then spent most of his school years in Houston. At Spring Woods High School, Clemens played baseball for head coach Charles Maiorana. He was scouted by the Philadelphia Phillies and Minnesota Twins during his senior year and he began his college career pitching for San Jacinto College North in 1981, where he was 9–2
4. Evan Gattis – James Evan Gattis is an American professional baseball designated hitter and catcher for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball. He made his MLB debut with the Atlanta Braves on April 3,2013, Gattis has also earned the nickname of El Oso Blanco or The White Bear, due to his raw power capabilities when playing for the Mexican league. While with Atlanta, he played catcher and occasionally left field, Gattis was a premier amateur baseball player in the Dallas–Fort Worth area through high school. However, anxiety and substance abuse led him to abandon his scholarship to Texas A&M University, after wandering around the Western United States for four years, he returned to baseball, and was drafted by the Braves in 2010. After playing in minor league baseball for the Braves, Gattis made the teams Opening Day roster in 2013, receiving playing time with Brian McCann on the disabled list, Gattis won the National League Rookie of the Month Award for both April and May 2013. He became the Braves primary catcher in 2014, but was traded to the Astros before the 2015 season, Gattis grew up in Forney, Texas, and began playing baseball at the age of six. His parents divorced when he was eight years old, and at the age of 12, busy playing baseball, Gattis never processed his parents divorce. Gattis played for the Dallas Tigers, one of the amateur teams in the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex. Clayton Kershaw, Corey Kluber and Yovani Gallardo were some of his teammates and he played on traveling All-Star teams with Austin Jackson and in the Junior Olympic Games with Billy Butler, Homer Bailey, and Justin Upton. He attended high schools in the Dallas area, including R. L. Turner High School, Forney High School, and Bishop Lynch High School, in order to play for specific coaches. Projected as a draft pick in the first eight rounds of the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft, Gattis instead intimated that he intended to attend college. While Rice University offered him a scholarship to play first base, he accepted an offer from Texas A&M University, however, the divorce of his parents and anxiety derived from the fear of failing at college baseball led Gattis to abuse alcohol and marijuana. He went undrafted in the 2004 draft, instead of going to college, Gattis mother took him to a drug rehabilitation facility, where he had a 30-day inpatient stay. He then went to Prescott, Arizona, where he had three months of outpatient therapy while living in a halfway house, Gattis enrolled at Seminole State College, a junior college in Seminole, Oklahoma, after receiving a recruitment phone call from the teams coach. Gattis redshirted as a freshman and played for half a season in 2006 and he injured his knee at Seminole State, became burned out on baseball, and quit. Gattis first job after quitting baseball was as a valet in Dallas. He then visited his sister in Boulder, Colorado, and decided to reside there and he sold his truck and worked in a pizza parlor and as a ski-lift operator at the Eldora Mountain Resort. He was released into the care of his father, after living in Colorado for seven months, Gattis then moved to Dallas with his brother, where they worked as janitors for Datamatics Global Services
5. Alex Bregman – Alexander David Bregman is an American professional baseball infielder for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball. In high school, in 2010 as a sophomore at the age of 16, in 2011 as a junior he batted.678, while setting a New Mexico season record with 19 home runs. Towards the end of his year, he was selected by the Houston Astros with the second pick in the first round of the 2015 MLB draft. He was named a 2016 AA mid-season All Star, and the Astros called him up to the leagues in July 2016. Bregman is Jewish, and was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico and he was a member of Albuquerques Congregation Albert growing up, and lived in Northeast Heights Albuquerque. His father Sam Bregman and his mother Jackie Bregman are both lawyers, and he has two siblings, Jessica and Anthony. His father was also an owner, starting in 2006. His grandfather Stan Bregman was the son of Russian Jewish immigrants and his grandfather saw all of his games in high school. His great-grandfather Samuel Bo Bregman immigrated from Russia to Washington, D. C. around 1900 and he promoted boxing cards that featured, among others, Joe Louis, Billy Conn, and Bob Foster. Bregman began playing tee-ball at age 4, in his first game, he turned an unassisted triple play by catching a line drive, tagging a runner, and then stepped on second base. He was a batboy for the University of New Mexico baseball team and his best friend is Blake Swihart, who plays for the Boston Red Sox, with whom he grew up playing travel ball. That year, at the age of 16 he became the first high school player to win the USA Baseball Richard W. Dick Case Player of the Year Award. In 2011, he batted.678 as a junior in high school, Bregman was named first team All-State, and received All-Metro honors and All-District honors. In the fall of that year he led the 18-and-under U. S. National Team to a medal at the International Baseball Federation World Championships. Bregman was originally projected to be a draft pick out of high school. The injury made him miss most of his senior season and he elected not to sign with the Red Sox. Instead, he chose to attend LSU, at LSU, Bregman majored in sports administration. He also played shortstop for the LSU Tigers baseball team in the Southeastern Conference and he wore number 30 as a freshman, reflecting the 30 teams that had passed on him in the first round of the 2012 draft
6. David Carpenter (baseball, born 1985) – Darrell David Carpenter is an American professional baseball pitcher in the Tampa Bay Rays organization. He has played in Major League Baseball for the Houston Astros, Toronto Blue Jays, Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees, while at West Virginia University, Carpenter was a catcher. In 2004, he batted.235 in 81 at-bats, in 2005 he batted.282 in 110 at-bats, the St. Louis Cardinals selected Carpenter in the 12th round of the 2006 MLB Draft. Carpenter played for the State College Spikes in 2006, hitting.189 in 37 games, in 2007, he hit.220 for the GCL Cardinals and Batavia Muckdogs. He both caught and pitched in 2008 – he caught for the Quad Cities River Bandits and Palm Beach Cardinals and he pitched for the GCL Cardinals and Johnson City Cardinals. For the 2009 season, he converted to pitching full-time and went 5–3 with a 4.28 ERA in 52 relief appearances for the River Bandits, in 2010, he began the season with the Palm Beach Cardinals. On August 19,2010, he was traded to the Houston Astros for Pedro Feliz and he finished the season with the Lancaster Jethawks and went a combined 6–4 with a 2.51 ERA in 55 games, finishing 49 and saving 20. Carpenter split the 2011 season between the major and minor leagues, at the minor league level, he went 0–1 with 14 saves and a 1.91 ERA in 33 games for the Corpus Christi Hooks and Oklahoma City RedHawks, while striking out 38 batters in 33 innings. He made his league debut with the Astros on June 30 of that year. In 27.2 innings, he had 29 strikeouts, Carpenter was assigned to the Las Vegas 51s. Carpenter was called up to the Jays on August 10 after Brett Lawrie was placed on the disabled list. On the same day, Carpenter appeared in a game, becoming the 32nd pitcher used by the Jays in the 2012 season, Carpenter was recalled to the Blue Jays active roster on September 7 after the Las Vegas 51s season ended. A player cannot in actuality be traded directly for a manager – he must be traded for another player – so this is why the Blue Jays sent Carpenter to Boston, on November 20, Carpenter was designated for assignment with four others. The Atlanta Braves claimed Carpenter on waivers on November 30,2012 and he was optioned to the Triple-A Gwinnett Braves on March 26. He was recalled on April 20, then optioned back to Gwinnett on April 22 and he was recalled again on April 30. Carpenter ended up making his Braves debut on May 10, giving up 2 runs in 2.1 innings against the Giants. Carpenter spent the rest of the year in the Braves bullpen, Carpenter began 2014 with Atlanta as their setup man. On June 17, Carpenter was fined an amount for throwing at Corey Dickerson on June 12
7. Brooks Conrad – Brooks Litchfield Conrad is an American professional baseball second baseman and third baseman in the Kansas City Royals organization. He has played in Major League Baseball for the Oakland Athletics, Atlanta Braves, Milwaukee Brewers, Tampa Bay Rays, Conrad has also played in Nippon Professional Baseball for the Hanshin Tigers. Conrad is a graduate of Monte Vista High School and he was a member of the Arizona State Sun Devils baseball team from 1999-2001. Conrad was drafted by the Houston Astros in the round of the 2001 Draft. He played with the Astros AAA team the Round Rock Express, Conrad played in the Houston Astros organization from 2001-2007 before becoming a minor league free agent after the 2007 season. Conrad signed with the Oakland Athletics organization prior to the 2008 season and he was called up to play with the As against the Tampa Bay Rays on July 21,2008. On August 12, Conrad was designated for assignment, Conrad became a free agent at the end of the season and signed a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training with the Atlanta Braves in November 2008. On July 3,2009, Conrad hit his first major league home run - a 3-run shot as a pinch-hitter in the Braves 9-8 win over the Washington Nationals after being called up from AAA Gwinnett. On July 7,2009, Conrad hit his first career Major League triple off of Chicago Cubs pitcher Carlos Zambrano, on September 1,2009, Conrad was called back up to the Atlanta Braves. In 2010, Conrad frequently picked up clutch hits at the end of games, on May 20,2010, Conrad came to the plate with one out, the bases loaded in the bottom of the 9th, with the Braves trailing 9-6. He hit a walk off grand slam against Cincinnati Reds pitcher, Francisco Cordero, on June 12,2010, he dropped down an eventual game winning suicide squeeze bunt to score Gregor Blanco in the 9th inning against the Minnesota Twins. On July 24,2010, Conrad hit his second grand slam of the year. The Braves went on to win, 10-5, nicholas James Baker caught the home run ball over the rail of the second deck in his hat. On August 13,2010, Brooks hit his final game-winning home run of the season and this one came in the bottom of the 7th, against Hiroki Kuroda of the Los Angeles Dodgers. In game three of the 2010 NLDS, Brooks Conrad made three errors in a loss to the San Francisco Giants, who would go on to win the World Series. His second error, in the inning, let in a Giants run. His third error was far more important, after Eric Hinske hit a two-run, eighth inning pinch-hit home run to put the Braves ahead by one run, Conrad let a ball go between his legs in the top of the ninth. This error allowed the run to score
8. Carlos Correa – Carlos Javier Correa Jr. is a Puerto Rican professional baseball shortstop for the Houston Astros of Major League Baseball. Correa made his MLB debut in 2015, and won the American League Rookie of the Year Award, Correa was drafted first overall by the Astros in the 2012 Major League Baseball Draft. An honor roll graduate of the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy and High School, Correa was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, to Carlos, Sr. and Sandybel Oppenheimer. The family had a low income but built a house in Barrio Velázquez. Correa was assigned to play first base due to his hitting ability, in 1998, Hurricane Georges caused heavy damage to the familys house. This forced his father to take odd jobs, but he continued training Correa Jr. on a daily basis. Three years after the hurricane, he was performing solidly in Santa Isabels Playita Cortada American Baseball Congress affiliate, when the team was eliminated, the leagues champion, Rio Grande, recruited Correa to play in the championship series held in Atlanta. However, this move was difficult for the due to the distance between Santa Isabel and the municipality of Rio Grande. His mother worked as well, but when this was not enough, the citizens of Santa Isabel began helping them organize charity games and his original team donated their sales income to help pay for the travel. Correa was Rio Grandes pitcher and was named the tournaments Most Valuable Player after striking out eight batters in a team comeback, by the time that he was 11 years old, the family was traveling to the municipality of Caguas to have him practice with higher-level teams. Correa was also a student and received a scholarship to attend Raham Baptist Academy. Three years later, the family moved from Barrio Velázquez due to recurrent floods, joined by his brother, Jean Carlos, in baseball practices, the family once again was forced to work more odd jobs. Soon after, the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy and High School brought Correa in as a scholarship student and his discipline and talent prompted his coaches to work extra hours to improve his bat and they helped by offering transportation when the familys car was totaled in an accident. In 2010, Correa participated in the Perfect Game BCS Finals, after attending one of these Perfect Game events, Correa made adjustments to his batting swing with his hitting coach, José Rivera. The following year he appeared at the 2011 PG BCS Under-18 Finals and he closed the year with an appearance in the PG WBAA World Championships. Correa opened 2012 by being selected the MVP in the Víctor Pellot Excellence Tournament, at the 2012 PG World Showcase, he established a PG record with a 97-miles per hour throw across the infield. After graduating from the PRBAHS with a 4.00 average as the valedictorian and scoring 1560 on the SAT. Besides competing for the PRBAHS, Correa was also a member of Team Mizuno and his stock rose during the month before the draft, with outstanding performances in team workouts, including one that reportedly left the Houston Astros scouts blown away
9. Jarred Cosart – Jarred Lynn Cosart is an American professional baseball pitcher for the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball. He has also played in MLB for the Houston Astros and Miami Marlins, Cosart attended Clear Creek High School in League City, Texas. He signed a letter of intent with the University of Missouri, Cosart was drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 38th round of the 2008 Major League Baseball Draft, and signed with the Phillies. MLB. com rated Cosart the Phillies third best prospect going into 2011 and he represented the Phillies in the All-Star Futures Game in 2010 and 2011. At the 2011 trade deadline, Cosart was traded to the Houston Astros with Jonathan Singleton, Domingo Santana, Cosart started the 2013 season with the Triple-A Oklahoma City RedHawks. He was called up by the Astros on July 12,2013, during his debut, he took a no-hitter through 6.1 innings until a single by Ben Zobrist. Cosart pitched 8+ innings with 2 strikeouts,2 hits allowed, on July 31,2014, the Astros traded Cosart, Enrique Hernández, and Austin Wates to the Miami Marlins for Jake Marisnick, Colin Moran, Francis Martes, and a compensatory draft pick. Cosart started the season in the Marlins rotation and was 1-3 with a 4.08 ERA, on May 19,2015, Cosart was placed on the disabled list with a case of vertigo. After a month on the disabled list, Cosart was activated, Cosart returned to the rotation on July 4 but was sent down a day after by Miami to AAA. On July 29,2016, the Marlins traded Cosart, Josh Naylor, Carter Capps, and Luis Castillo to the San Diego Padres for Andrew Cashner, Colin Rea, Tayron Guerrero, Cosart is the grandson of former Chicago Cubs pitcher Ed Donnelly. His younger brother, Jake Cosart, is a pitcher in the Boston Red Sox minor league system, career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or Baseball-Reference
10. Darin Erstad – Darin Charles Erstad is an American former professional baseball player and the current head coach of the University of Nebraska Cornhuskers baseball team. Prior to 2007, he had played with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim franchise before signing with the Chicago White Sox in 2007 and he was a two-time MLB All-Star and a three-time Gold Glove Award winner. Erstad graduated in 1992 from Jamestown High School in Jamestown, North Dakota and he was a kicker and punter on the school football team, logging a school-record 50-yard field goal. Erstad also played hockey and participated in track and field, Erstad played American Legion baseball and hit.492 with 18 home runs and 86 RBI for Jamestown in 1992. He was also 10-2 with a 2.18 ERA as a pitcher, Erstad attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, playing baseball there for three years and held the school record for career hits with 261. In his final year there, Erstad hit.410 with 19 home runs and 79 RBIs, Darin started his junior campaign on a tear and never stopped hitting. He was at his best against the top team, Oklahoma. In five games with the first-place Sooners, he batted.429, Oklahoma lefty Mark Redman — with whom Darin would share conference Player of the Year honors — was among his biggest victims. The Huskers finished 35-23, and Darin led the Big Eight with a.410 average and he was the only batter in the conference to surpass 100 hits, and also led all players with seven triples. Named a First Team All-American by Collegiate Baseball, Darin set career highs with 19 homers and 76 RBIs. Erstad was also the punter on the Cornhuskers football team and was part of their 1994 National Championship squad, averaging 42.6 yards per punt. In his 14-season career, Erstad compiled a.282 batting average with 124 home runs and 699 RBIs in 1654 games and he was selected to the American League All-Star team twice and had eight game-ending, or walk-off, RBI in his career. The then-titled California Angels chose Erstad as the first pick overall in the 1995 Major League Baseball draft from the University of Nebraska and he made his major league debut the next year, batting.284 over 57 games. He played his first full season in 1997, batting.299 with 16 home runs and 99 runs scored, posting similarly solid statistics the next year, Erstad made his first of two All-Star appearances before having a disappointing season in 1999. Erstad had a season in 2000, when he finished eighth in the American League in MVP voting. That year, he led the American League in hits, singles and at-bats, he was second in total bases, on June 10,2000, Erstad hit a double in the Angels 10-3 win over Arizona. With a major league-leading 100 hits in 61 games, he became the fastest to reach the 100-hit mark since Hall of Famer Heinie Manush did it in 60 games for the 1934 Washington Senators. With three hits on Aug.29,2000, he reached 200 hits faster than any player in 65 years