All-Time Fantasy Teams: Baltimore Orioles

Posted: February 3, 2011 in All-Time Fantasy Teams

All-Time Fantasy Teams: Baltimore Orioles

 C

Gus Triandos (1958)

Catcher is definitely becoming the toughest spot to fill as we compile these lists. The Baltimore Orioles were no exception, as although Triandos power was legit, his low-average leaves a lot to be desired.

.245 BA/ 59 R/ 30 HR/ 79 RBI/ 1 SB/ .456 SLG

1B

George Sisler (1920)

Sisler’s 1920 season was truly fantastic, and one that often gets lost in the shuffle when talking about epic offensive performances from that decade. Give me an average over .400 and 137 runs, coupled with a tone of steals any time.

.417 BA/ 137 R/ 19 HR/ 122 RBI/ 42 SB/ .632

2B

Brian Roberts (2007)

Robert’s injuries are now starting to pile up on him and he may be only a shell of his former self. His former self was pretty darn good, though- especially in 2007. 100-plus runs and fifty swipes make for a very productive two-bagger.

.290 BA/ 103 R/ 12 HR/ 57 RBI/ 50 SB/ .432 SLG

3B

Brooks Robinson (1964)

The heart and soul of the mid-Atlantic, Robinson is perhaps better known for his vacuum-like defensive skills. Offensively Brooks was no slouch, as evidenced by his ’64 season where he put up career bests in RBI and home runs.

.317 BA/ 82 R/ 28 HR/ 118 RBI/ 1 SB/ .521 SLG

SS

Cal Ripken, Jr. (1991)

The Iron-Man certainly stamped his mark on the game of baseball and will be forever remembered as not just a baseball player, but as a piece of true Americana. Hard-working, consistent, and strong-willed only begin to scratch the surface of adjectives that could be used to describe the Bird’s longtime shortstop. His 1991 MVP was well-deserved, as he was a Gold Glover and Silver Slugger, as well due to his amazing overall effort.

 .323 BA/ 99 R/ 34 HR/ 114 RBI/ 6 SB/ .566 SLG

 OF

Brady Anderson (1996)

Anderson’s career-year has always raised more than a few eyebrows, as he blew away his previous career highs, and never again reached the heights of the success he found in the middle of the Steroid-era. Steroids or not, the guy flat-out mashed all year long.

 .297 BA/ 117 R/ 50 HR/ 110 RBI/ 21 SB/ .637 SLG

Ken Singleton (1979)

Singleton never fully reached the promise that he displayed at times early in his career while playing for Montreal, but he was able to put together a couple of great seasons for the O’s during the latter stages of his 14-year career. ’79 was by far his best, as his 35 home runs and 111 RBI paced the squad.

 .295 BA/ 93 R/ 35 HR/ 111 RBI/ 3 SB/ .533 SLG

 Frank Robinson (1969)

Often regarded as one of the game’s all-time greats by his peers, Robinson’s season in ’69 showcased his versatility and consistency. Frank the Tank was able to hit for average, hit for power, and even snag a couple bags on occasion.

 .308 BA/ 111 R/ 32 HR/ 100 RBI/ 9 SB/ .540 SLG

 UTIL:

Eddie Murray (1985)

An All-Star year for ‘Steady Eddie’,  in ’85 he was a consistent performer throughout the summer. When a player hits over 500 career home runs, smacks over 3,000 hits, and drives in over 1,900 runs its often hard to pick one specific stand-out year. The same can be said for Murray whose consistency may be his greatest trait.

 .297 BA/ 111 R/ 31 HR/ 124 RBI/ 5 SB/ .523 SLG

 Starting Pitcher

Jim Palmer (1975)

The Hall of Famer’s eight 20-win seasons may never be replicated by a pitcher, not to mention his two separate stretches of four straight twenty win campaigns (1970-1973, 1975-1978). The 1975 season was truly prolific however, and his total domination of the American League that summer led to one of his three Cy Young Awards. The numbers below are not typos- he was that good.

 323.0 IP/ 23 W/ 25 CG/ 193 K/ 2.09 ERA/ 1.03 WHIP

Relief Pitcher

Gregg Olson (1990)

The 1990 season was one in which Olson peaked in his production. He compiled almost a strikeout per inning, on his way to 37 saves; a career high.

 74.1 IP/ 37 SV/ 74 K/ 2.42 ERA/ 1.18 WHIP

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