SIGNING BONUS: 2,500,000
The Pittsburgh Monogahelans(Kansas City Spittoons) picked Duane (The Dog) Thompson. In his 4 year Minor league career he was mainly a Closer. Thomson finished with a Minor league record of 5-11 , 73 saves out of 90 Opportunities with a WHIP of 1.23 and a ERA of 3.56. He also won a High-A Fireman of the Year.Then in season 7 he was picked up by Madison Tigers(Boston Knights) in the R-5 draft. A young Thompson was put to work as a M L closer for Madison.He was then traded to Fargo in season 10 then released to Free Agency.He was signed by Seattle for a 2 year 8.3 million contract and is the Supersonics Setup pitcher. So far he has a M L record of 7-27 ,51 saves out of 67,1.75 WHIP,6.70 ERA.
SIGNING BONUS: 2,200,000
The New Orleans Flashers made B.C (the Caveman)Palacios thier first round pick. This kids 4 year minor league career is uneventful except for the trades. He was first traded to San Francisco then he was traded to San Antonio(Tampa Bay). He was promoted to the Bigs at the end of season 6 and has turned into one of the Stars most reliable Long relief pitchers. His M L record is 32-19 , 13 saves out of 16 Ops , 1.27 WHIP and a 3.96 ERA. He also picked up some Bling with a World Series Ring.
SIGNING BONUS: 2,320,000
Bill (Paper Money) Green was selected by the Nashville Posse. He played 3 years in the Posse Farm system then was traded to the moose where he played a year. The the next season he was traded to the Norfolk Angry Powhattens(Indianapolis Injuns). Green played most of that year at AAA then was called up during roster expansions. His Minor record was .319, 92 Homers , 447 RBI's , 199 Doubles, 34 Triples and 78 Stolen bases. With numbers like that the Injuns were excited abot his future. In his 3+ M L years His average is a tad low but the other numbers are fine. So far his M L record is .263, 58 Homers, 261 Ribbies, 133 Doubles, 24 triples and 99 stolen bases. This Money is Burning!!
SIGNING BONUS: 2,220,000
Rob (Basement) Brown was selected by the Boston Machine(Indy Injuns). This poor kid has spent his entire career in the Minors. Except for a brief callup in Season 7,where he went 2-8 with a 8.51 ERA. I think his Injuries have kept him out of the Majors.And in the Basement
SIGNING BONUS: 2,130,000
Vince (Young) Christenson was picked by the St Louis Cardinals(San Juan Santurce Crabbers).This is another player who got lost in the Minors, Except for a brief callup in season 9.The Turkeys picked him off the wire this season and are giving him his Shot. lets hope it works out for this Youngster!!
SIGNING BONUS: 2,000,000
Jared(The Munster) Hermanson was picked by the San Antonio Stars(Tampa Bay Stars). This kid spent 1 1/2 years in the San Antonio Farm system then he was traded to the Burlington Moose. He spent a 2 more years in the minors and finished with a minor league record of .340, 130 Homers, 387 RBI's , 122 Doubles and 22 triples.Hermanson was called up late in season 6 and was traded in the offseason to Nashville. While he hasn't hit for average in the Majors he can hit the longball with ease. His M L record so far is .277 , 165 homers, 482 RBI's, 104 doubles ,24 triples,and 45 stolen bases. Theres a Munster in the House!!
SIGNING BONUS: 1,940,000
Mario(We have a Problem) Houston was picked by the Las Vegas Westward Hos(Las Vegas Rattlers).Houston was cruising along in his 3rd Minor league season. Then he suffered a major injury around the All-Star break. He came back the next year and had a good season at AAA. So the next year he was promoted to the Bigs and had a terrible start. He was so bad that he got traded to Toledo after only 95 games. Toledo put him back in AAA and brought Houston back up late last year .And again he hasn't impressed anyone. His M L record is .241, 36 Homers, 123 RBI's and 26 Doubles. Houston better figure out his Problem before he gets traded again.
SIGNING BONUS: 1,750,000
Albert (Stuck In) Parker was selected by the then San Antonio Stars(Tampa Bay Stars). He spent his rookie season with S.A. And won a Gold Glove. Then was traded the next year to the Moose where he was a liitle moose for 3 years.He built a Minor league record of .327, 125 Homers,603 RBI's, 248 doubles and 32. Parker then was called up late in Season7 .Then back to AAA next year only to be called back up again during Expansions. And after a ugly scene late in Season 9, Parker was traded to the Howlers. Where he has gone from the Bigs ,Back to AAA, to the Bigs,back to AAA,then back to the Bigs.Perhaps some day he'll shift gears and floor it!!
SIGNING BONUS: 1,750,000
The Then Chicago Mob Bosses (Boston Knights) picked Eddie (Black or) Whitehill. He spent three years in the farm system ,surviving several ownership changes. He was called up briefly in season 6 then spent the next year at AAA.After a minor league record of .327, 82 Homers,409 Ribbies, 188 doubles and 25 triples. He was called up for good in Season 8. Whitehill was traded to the Justice the next year and has become a solid CF'er for the Justice. Right or wrong ,Good or Bad its all Black and White when you play for the Justice.
SIGNING BONUS: 1,660,000
Dorian(The Stache) Charleston was picked by the Milwaukee Sturgeons. So far he has been a Bust ,but Pat007ohmss keeps him on the AAA farm team .Because and I quote "He suuuuuure has Perty Lips".He has never played an inning in the Bigs. So he refuses to shave his mustache until he gets called up. His minor league record is 54-107, 1.83 WHIP and an ERA of 6.59. With numbers like that Charleston stache gets Longer and longer and longer...........
NOT SIGNED: Vernon Clayton
SIGNING BONUS: 1,470,000
The then MONTREAL SLAGATHORS(Portland Pandemonium) selected J T (The JET) Ramsey. He spent his two first seasons at the Rookie level and was bumped up to AAA for the next two. Then Pbsilver bought the team and called Ramsey up to the Bigs.For the next two years everyone was Smiling and happy. Then at the start of season 10 ,He got demoted back to AAA. Only to be called back up during roster expansion. Now he's back at AAA waiting for another call up. And he should ,seeing how his minor league Record is .305 BA, 32 Homers,332 RBI's with 259 Stolen Bases. This cat is fast .SUPER FAST!
SIGNING BONUS: 4,988,000 Spring Training Invite
Fausto(Fat Wallet) Castro was picked by the Cincinnati Padawans(Howlers).Castro held out for Top five money and got it. He spent 4 years in the Howlers farm system where he was a solid closer. He finished with a Minor league record of 2-7,72 saves, 1.10 WHIP and an ERA of 2.85. Then he was called up early in season 7 and went to work mostly as a set-up guy. Castro hasn't had great career at the Bigs but he hasn't been terrible either . Perhaps when he signs a big Contract he'll shape up.
SIGNING BONUS: 1,290,000
The Austin Annihilaters (Jackson Justice) picked Philip(Righties Suck) Alexander . This Kid was never expected to do much especially against Right handed hitting. So he spent 4 years in the Justice Minor leagues,with a record of 17-17 .48 saves ,1.55 WHIP and an ERA of 5.33. Then in Season 7 he was picked up by Portland in the R-5 draft and was put to work in the Majors. In that year he went 1-7 , 1.60 WHIP and and ERA of 5.93. So the next year it was back to the minors were he's spent most of his time since.
SIGNING BONUS: 1,390,000
Victor( Green) Olivares was picked by the Charleston Tabaky Farmers. This kid spent 3 years working on the Tabaky Farm where he hit .304 , 66 homers and knocked in 295 Ribbies. He was called up around draft time and has started at 3rd base ever since.Oliveres hasn't hit a high average in the Bigs but he is very durable and can hit some homers . Next year will be his last year of arbitration then the Tabaky farmers will have to shell out some Green!!
SIGNING BONUS: 3,400,000
Kennie(Buckport) Riley was selected by the Kansas City Amnesiacs(Toledo Christian Beavers). He spent 3 uneventful years in the K C minors then was traded to Cincinnati in his 4th season. He spent his entire carrer at the minor leagues until late last year . The howlers gave him a few at bats then traded him in the offseason to the Injuns. I hope his ML career is better than his minor league record 75-63, 1.51 WHIP and a 4.59 ERA.