Thursday, December 13, 2012

Strange But True


I read a tweet yesterday morning informing us that three pitchers recently traded within a 48 hour period (Trevor Bauer, James Shields, and Mike Montgomery) all came from the same high school in Newhall, CA. Sounds like something from the X-Files or Twilight Zone.

Given my interest in weird and unusual things, I knew I just had to create a post which passed on this great bit of news.

2010 Topps Pro Debut #319 Mike Montgomery

Given Tampa's history of developing great pitchers, it will be interesting if they can turn around the career of the once bright star of the Royals farm system. Time shall tell...




2012 Bowman Platinum #BPP4 Trevor Bauer

It's really hard to believe that the D'Backs traded away the highly touted Bauer. That being said, his failure to make adjustments last season caused concern for many scouts. The numbers at the major league level weren't impressive-but he was only a year removed from being drafted third overall out of UCLA. 




2012 Topps '87 Mini #TM41 James Shields

Is he an ace? Yet another hotly debated topic. He will be expected to lead the Royals into the postseason for the first time since 1985. If not, Dayton Moore's days in KC will be over.




So it got me thinking- what other major league players has Hart High School produced? Thanks to Baseball Reference, it was just a click away...

1988 Topps #349 Bob Walk


1992 Topps #275 Todd Zeile


2009 Heritage #448 Kevin Millar


1995 Stadium Club #492 Andrew Lorraine





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