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One Hit Wonders

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by bobrek, Apr 1, 2020.

  1. bobrek

    bobrek Not a liberal, regardless of my posts
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    I think they recognized how lucky he was to go 15-9 that season. :)
     
  2. kaleidosky

    kaleidosky Your Tweety Bird dance just cost us a run

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    Was JD any better while with us? That's my guess based on those stats..
     
  3. SuraGotMadHops

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    Who was it that Melusky squabbed with? It was either Matt Mieske or Mike Maddux I can't remember.
     
  4. Nook

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    There are a couple that come to mind Dickie Thon, Gerald Young, John Hudek
     
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    The great Matt Mieske.
     
  6. msn

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    Thon was *not* a one-hit wonder. Thon showed promise, then broke out, then got beaned. I was at that game. It sucked.
     
  7. Nick

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    Still considered a "hit". Still considered to be a viable enough starting pitcher in that he was starting crucial games in the last week of the regular season, with a playoff spot on the line.

    And quinticential to 1 hit wonders... he was never heard of again (until he died tragically).

    Should not count guys like Hidalgo... who had multiple productive seasons, and was a highly touted prospect. Jason Lane (spoiler alert...) was not really in the same category. He also had expectations, but he was a really advanced age by the time he was finally promoted. His rookie year was likely his ceiling as an MLB player regardless, and had he been called up at an appropriate time, he'd likely have had at least one more productive year.
     
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    kaleidosky Your Tweety Bird dance just cost us a run

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    ooh how about Eric Anthony? Hit the upper tank HR and never heard from again, more or less..
     
  9. Nook

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    Is Mark Frydrich is a one hit wonder, then so is Thon. It depends on how you define one hit wonder.
     
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    Nope. He was a one "meh" wonder
     
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  11. Joe Joe

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    As much a hit as Jason Lane.
     
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    I have a Round Rock Express program signed by both Ensberg and Bregman.
     
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    Best 6 hours of my college career was being at that game.
     
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    Those are good ones. Gerald Young is the first guy that came to mind. So disappointing.

    I don't know the stats but Eric Anthony, Jamie Mouton, and Daryle Ward were all big disappointments for me. Scott Elarton too.
     
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    Has to be pitcher. Maybe devo lol
     
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    Poops did not want to promote him during his actual physical prime since he was afraid of him failing in the bigs... his AAA numbers are incredible.

    (Really hoping Kyle Tucker doesn't face the same fate)
     
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    He also had Hidalgo/Berkman blocking him in the OF. In hindsight, they should have traded him when he had stock as a prospect... but the Hun loved him.
     
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    There's an obvious explanation, but Carlos Hernandez.
     
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    That sucked. It sucked so much.
     
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