THE AMERICAN CIRCUITS
POSITIONAL STRENGTH OVERVIEW BY POSITIONS
03/10/1953
 
CATCHERS
Team Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Los Angeles Pobladores Royce Ingram 1st 11th(tied) 9th
Chicago Traders Billy Hall 2nd Steve Campbell 1st 1st
Boston Terriers Frankie Barton 3rd Darrell Clarkson 3rd(tied) 3rd
Chicago Hawks Jim Shepherd 4th 11th(tied) 12th
Seattle Emeralds Herb Gilbert 5th 11th(tied) 13th
Philadelphia Quakers Gary Harmon 6th 11th(tied) 14th
St. Louis Explorers Walter Marshall 7th Mike Goheen 3rd(tied) 4th
Detroit Wolverines Pat Clark 8th Chris Platt 3rd(tied) 5th
Cleveland Bobcats Maggie Everts 9th Jim Stover 2nd 2nd
Houston Drillers Luis Mata 10th 11th(tied) 15th
Toronto Hurons Eddie Lockhart 11th 11th(tied) 16th
San Francisco Seagulls Gary Cole 12th 11th(tied) 17th
Brooklyn Bluebirds Ralph Adams 13th Bingham Hill 3rd(tied) 6th
New York Empires A.J. King 14th Pete Trimboli 3rd(tied) 7th
Baltimore Lords Fritz Schneider 15th 11th(tied) 18th
Cincinnati Packers Dutch Sams 16th Dennis Dunlap 10th 11th
New York Knickerbockers Dan Linn 17th 11th(tied) 19th
Pittsburgh Industrials Charlie Price 18th Rich Cafarelli 3rd(tied) 8th
Montreal Habitants Tony Robinson 19th 11th(tied) 20th
Buffalo Beavers Joe Banner 20th Stan Chauvin 3rd(tied) 10th
FIRST BASEMEN
Team Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
San Francisco Seagulls Robert Bolen 1st Roy Dunphy 2nd(tied) 2nd
Pittsburgh Industrials Herman Carter 2nd 8th(tied) 7th
Seattle Emeralds Dave Bacon 3rd 8th(tied) 8th
Boston Terriers Joe Seidel 4th Bobby Campbell 1st 1st
Chicago Traders Melbourne Trench 5th 8th(tied) 9th
Chicago Hawks Matt Garrison 6th 8th(tied) 10th
Cincinnati Packers Winslow Beaver 7th 8th(tied) 12th
Cleveland Bobcats Goodman James 8th 8th(tied) 13th
Brooklyn Bluebirds Ron Boccia 9th Greg Henderson 2nd(tied) 3rd
Philadelphia Quakers Rip Gibbons 10th 8th(tied) 14th
Los Angeles Pobladores Tom McNeese 11th 8th(tied) 15th
Baltimore Lords Snipe West 12th 8th(tied) 16th
New York Empires Victor Morera 13th 8th(tied) 17th
New York Knickerbockers Heywood Post 14th Jerry Ayers 2nd(tied) 4th
St. Louis Explorers John Simpson 15th Phil Mellon 2nd(tied) 5th
Montreal Habitants Ray Eckhardt 16th Terrell Nixon 7th 11th
Houston Drillers Ben Lasker 17th 8th(tied) 18th
Buffalo Beavers Danny Swift 18th Rafael Vasquez 2nd(tied) 6th
Detroit Wolverines Jimmy Milo 19th 8th(tied) 19th
Toronto Hurons Tom Birch 20th 8th(tied) 20th
SECOND BASEMEN
Team Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Seattle Emeralds Harold Batkin 1st 4th(tied) 3rd
Buffalo Beavers John Warlick 2nd 4th(tied) 4th
Baltimore Lords Larry Graber 3rd 4th(tied) 5th
St. Louis Explorers Richard Willin 4th 4th(tied) 7th
Toronto Hurons Lance DeWald 5th 4th(tied) 8th
New York Knickerbockers Steve Hurst 6th 4th(tied) 9th
Philadelphia Quakers Toby Ramsey 7th 4th(tied) 10th
New York Empires Virgil Donovan 8th Jim Davis 2nd 2nd
Detroit Wolverines Richie Dingman 9th 4th(tied) 11th
Brooklyn Bluebirds Lanny Johnson 10th 4th(tied) 12th
Cleveland Bobcats Fritz Custer 11th Paul Weaver 3rd 6th
Los Angeles Pobladores Tom Smith 12th 4th(tied) 13th
Pittsburgh Industrials Frank Patterson 13th 4th(tied) 14th
Chicago Traders Bob Miller 14th 4th(tied) 15th
Boston Terriers Leroy Klein 15th (tied) 4th(tied) 16th
Cincinnati Packers Orie Sanders 15th (tied) Roy Gabbart 1st 1st
Houston Drillers Larry Callahan 17th 4th(tied) 17th
San Francisco Seagulls Ray Jones 18th 4th(tied) 18th
Chicago Hawks Larry Farnham 19th 4th(tied) 19th
Montreal Habitants Terris Martin 20th 4th(tied) 20th
THIRD BASEMEN
Team Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Cleveland Bobcats Harry Osborn 1st 4th(tied) 3rd
Montreal Habitants Mitchell Decker 2nd 4th(tied) 4th
New York Empires Don Green 3rd 4th(tied) 5th
St. Louis Explorers Rod Seals 4th 4th(tied) 6th
Chicago Traders Billy West 5th 4th(tied) 7th
Toronto Hurons Charlie Steinberg 6th 4th(tied) 8th
Baltimore Lords Pete Jones 7th 4th(tied) 9th
Boston Terriers Roy McDonald 8th Galen Musgraves 1st(tied) 1st
New York Knickerbockers Victor Rojas 9th 4th(tied) 10th
Detroit Wolverines Ray Tomaszewski 10th 4th(tied) 12th
San Francisco Seagulls Roy Caputo 11th 4th(tied) 13th
Buffalo Beavers Alan Weston 12th Mike Reynolds 1st(tied) 2nd
Los Angeles Pobladores Marty Reynolds 13th 4th(tied) 14th
Brooklyn Bluebirds Jason Dooley 14th 4th(tied) 15th
Houston Drillers Steve Henderson 15th 4th(tied) 16th
Philadelphia Quakers Ken Gaudet 16th 4th(tied) 17th
Cincinnati Packers Allan Houston 17th 4th(tied) 18th
Chicago Hawks Jim Schaefer 18th 4th(tied) 19th
Pittsburgh Industrials Chuck Anderson 19th Larry Stanford 3rd 11th
Seattle Emeralds Tim Riley 20th 4th(tied) 20th
SHORTSTOPS
Team Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
New York Knickerbockers Bob Jones 1st 9th(tied) 6th
Baltimore Lords Butch Mills 2nd 9th(tied) 8th
Boston Terriers Tom Dillard 3rd Jim Hicks 3rd(tied) 3rd
New York Empires Jerry Durian 4th Ron Semmens 3rd(tied) 4th
San Francisco Seagulls Bill Rodriguez 5th 9th(tied) 11th
St. Louis Explorers Walt Ward 6th Artie Robley 2nd 1st
Seattle Emeralds Jacinto Abril 7th 9th(tied) 12th
Brooklyn Bluebirds McAllister Weeks 8th Frank Gentry 3rd(tied) 5th
Detroit Wolverines Lenny Volner 9th 9th(tied) 13th
Montreal Habitants Steve Peyton 10th 9th(tied) 14th
Chicago Traders Gene Lusk 11th Dale O'Malley 1st 2nd
Los Angeles Pobladores Mario Abreu 12th 9th(tied) 15th
Cleveland Bobcats Joaquin Benatar 13th Jerry Chauvin 8th 10th
Philadelphia Quakers Reid Wysocki 14th 9th(tied) 16th
Toronto Hurons Don Hatton 15th Daniel Alejandre 3rd(tied) 7th
Buffalo Beavers Cliff Weaver 16th 9th(tied) 17th
Houston Drillers Pete Hay 17th 9th(tied) 18th
Cincinnati Packers Gus Ennis 18th Burt Reid 3rd(tied) 9th
Pittsburgh Industrials Howard Aho 19th 9th(tied) 19th
Chicago Hawks Dave Damon 20th 9th(tied) 20th
LEFT FIELDERS
Team Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Montreal Habitants Pat Isom 1st 3rd(tied) 3rd
Chicago Hawks Jim Griffin 2nd 3rd(tied) 4th
Toronto Hurons John Young 3rd 3rd(tied) 5th
Brooklyn Bluebirds Jimmy Crawford 4th 3rd(tied) 6th
Baltimore Lords Charlie Ragan 5th 3rd(tied) 7th
Seattle Emeralds Tommy Blanks 6th 3rd(tied) 8th
San Francisco Seagulls Sam Troy 7th 3rd(tied) 9th
Detroit Wolverines Antonio Stickel 8th 3rd(tied) 10th
Cincinnati Packers Joe Rigoli 9th 3rd(tied) 11th
Boston Terriers Jim Spencer 10th 3rd(tied) 12th
Los Angeles Pobladores Bran Maverly 11th 3rd(tied) 13th
Buffalo Beavers Zip Cooper 12th 3rd(tied) 14th
Chicago Traders Ken Warren 13th 3rd(tied) 15th
Cleveland Bobcats Jim Johnson 14th Tony Galaz 1st(tied) 1st
St. Louis Explorers Bob Novak 15th Rick Griggers 1st(tied) 2nd
New York Empires Robin Fry 16th 3rd(tied) 16th
Houston Drillers Joe Campbell 17th 3rd(tied) 17th
Philadelphia Quakers Dewey Evans 18th 3rd(tied) 18th
Pittsburgh Industrials Hillyer Bryan 19th 3rd(tied) 19th
New York Knickerbockers 20th 3rd(tied) 20th
CENTER FIELDERS
Team Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Baltimore Lords Witness York 1st 9th(tied) 6th
Detroit Wolverines Rodney Holt 2nd 9th(tied) 9th
San Francisco Seagulls Archie Moon 3rd 9th(tied) 11th
New York Knickerbockers Chuck Divine 4th Jim Fulkerson 2nd 1st
Houston Drillers Rusty Long 5th 9th(tied) 12th
Brooklyn Bluebirds Dennis Black 6th Ron Nichols 4th(tied) 4th
Montreal Habitants Holden Chase 7th Bill Crisp 3rd 2nd
Buffalo Beavers George Rowland 8th 9th(tied) 13th
Boston Terriers George Smith 9th Bob Cooling 4th(tied) 5th
Chicago Hawks Javier Jaramillo 10th 9th(tied) 14th
St. Louis Explorers Hal Monroe 11th Jim Quick 4th(tied) 7th
Pittsburgh Industrials Curt Holland 12th Jimmy MacBeth 4th(tied) 8th
New York Empires Frank Silver 13th 9th(tied) 15th
Seattle Emeralds Woody Hardin 14th 9th(tied) 16th
Los Angeles Pobladores Juan Duran 15th 9th(tied) 17th
Chicago Traders Bert Watt 16th 9th(tied) 18th
Toronto Hurons Larry Drake 17th Tony Murgas 4th(tied) 10th
Cincinnati Packers Hershell Smith 18th 9th(tied) 19th
Philadelphia Quakers Will Troy 19th 9th(tied) 20th
Cleveland Bobcats Tom Rodeheaver 20th Grammercy Locke 1st 3rd
RIGHT FIELDERS
Team Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Chicago Traders Lou Wilson 1st Steve Shelley 1st(tied) 1st
Baltimore Lords Joe Armstrong 2nd 9th(tied) 9th
Pittsburgh Industrials Rick Fleming 3rd Ray Tucker 1st(tied) 2nd
New York Knickerbockers Jake Smith 4th Dave Peter 1st(tied) 3rd
Cincinnati Packers Bert Carter 5th 9th(tied) 10th
Buffalo Beavers Willie Wall 6th Chuck Wheeless 8th 8th
Cleveland Bobcats Craig Neugebauer 7th Tommy McCullough 1st(tied) 4th
Detroit Wolverines John Horvath 8th 9th(tied) 11th
Toronto Hurons Ollie Capell 9th 9th(tied) 12th
Los Angeles Pobladores Don Harman 10th 9th(tied) 13th
San Francisco Seagulls Dave McLaughlin 11th Bob Fesmire 1st(tied) 5th
New York Empires Fred Johnson 12th Bob Keithline 1st(tied) 6th
Chicago Hawks Riley Titus 13th (tied) 9th(tied) 14th(tied)
St. Louis Explorers Bob Kuder 13th (tied) 9th(tied) 14th(tied)
Brooklyn Bluebirds Tuck Wilson 15th 9th(tied) 16th
Boston Terriers Antonio Trujillo 16th John St. John 1st(tied) 7th
Houston Drillers Keith Owens 17th 9th(tied) 17th
Montreal Habitants George Harmuth 18th 9th(tied) 18th
Seattle Emeralds Lynn Allen 19th 9th(tied) 19th
Philadelphia Quakers Danny Barragan 20th 9th(tied) 20th
STARTING PITCHERS
Team Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Chicago Traders Joe Shannon 1st 6th(tied) 5th
New York Empires Tom Green 2nd Rick Nennig 2nd(tied) 1st
Toronto Hurons Sam Partridge 3rd 6th(tied) 6th
Seattle Emeralds Hank Tobey 4th 6th(tied) 7th
Detroit Wolverines Clay Gillespie 5th 6th(tied) 8th
Boston Terriers Ben McHargue 6th Bill Marcero 2nd(tied) 3rd
Baltimore Lords Joe Sherman 7th Carlo Woods 2nd(tied) 4th
St. Louis Explorers Swanee Law 8th 6th(tied) 9th
Montreal Habitants Bruce Catto 9th 6th(tied) 10th
Los Angeles Pobladores Percell Russell 10th 6th(tied) 11th
Cleveland Bobcats Chuck Hathaway 11th 6th(tied) 12th
Buffalo Beavers Tony Williams 12th 6th(tied) 13th
San Francisco Seagulls Ray Hayes 13th 6th(tied) 15th
Houston Drillers Bill Burris 14th 6th(tied) 16th
Cincinnati Packers Harry Miller 15th 6th(tied) 17th
Pittsburgh Industrials David Acosta 16th Steve Porter 1st 2nd
Philadelphia Quakers Jimmy Smith 17th 6th(tied) 18th
Brooklyn Bluebirds Mickey Halifax 18th 6th(tied) 19th
New York Knickerbockers Rick Sumner 19th Ellis Pompey 2nd(tied) 14th
Chicago Hawks Jose Saucedo 20th 6th(tied) 20th
RELIEVERS
Team Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Pittsburgh Industrials Drew McDermott 1st 6th(tied) 1st
Seattle Emeralds Charlie Tovar 2nd 6th(tied) 3rd
Chicago Traders Doc Winkelman 3rd 6th(tied) 4th
Chicago Hawks Rick Siesel 4th 6th(tied) 7th
Cincinnati Packers Davey Rose 5th Irwin Frongillo 4th(tied) 6th
New York Knickerbockers Terry Campbell 6th Jesse Burnside 1st(tied) 2nd
Baltimore Lords Bob Lawson 7th John Feeney 1st(tied) 5th
St. Louis Explorers Leon Johnson 8th 6th(tied) 9th
Brooklyn Bluebirds Bill Allen 9th 6th(tied) 10th
Philadelphia Quakers Tony Gregory 10th 6th(tied) 12th
Los Angeles Pobladores Geoff Brand 11th 6th(tied) 13th
Montreal Habitants Dave Miller 12th Ted O'Harrow 1st(tied) 8th
Houston Drillers Bob Goldstein 13th 6th(tied) 14th
Buffalo Beavers Frank Sawyer 14th Joe Hollister 4th(tied) 11th
Boston Terriers Brian Souza 15th 6th(tied) 15th
New York Empires Lew Johnson 16th 6th(tied) 16th
Detroit Wolverines Art Drew 17th 6th(tied) 17th
Cleveland Bobcats Doc Decker 18th 6th(tied) 18th
Toronto Hurons Angel Vega 19th 6th(tied) 19th
San Francisco Seagulls Jake Lyon 20th 6th(tied) 20th
CLOSERS
Team Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Boston Terriers Harry Vickers 1st 6th(tied) 5th
Chicago Traders Milo Crowell 2nd 6th(tied) 6th
Houston Drillers Jim Mendelsohn 3rd 6th(tied) 7th
Chicago Hawks Rick Siesel 4th 6th(tied) 8th
Pittsburgh Industrials Drew McDermott 5th 6th(tied) 9th
St. Louis Explorers Ray McGuire 6th 6th(tied) 10th
New York Knickerbockers Marcos Lopez 7th Jesse Burnside 2nd(tied) 1st
Seattle Emeralds Charlie Tovar 8th 6th(tied) 12th
Buffalo Beavers Carter Middleton 9th Joe Hollister 4th(tied) 4th
San Francisco Seagulls Woody Jordan 10th 6th(tied) 13th
Brooklyn Bluebirds Gary Kirby 11th 6th(tied) 14th
Toronto Hurons Charlie Kern 12th 6th(tied) 15th
Detroit Wolverines Otis Singleton 13th 6th(tied) 16th
Philadelphia Quakers John Gaylord 14th 6th(tied) 17th
Baltimore Lords Chris Chapman 15th John Feeney 1st 2nd
Montreal Habitants Dick Reilly 16th Ted O'Harrow 2nd(tied) 3rd
Los Angeles Pobladores Mike Lowe 17th 6th(tied) 18th
Cleveland Bobcats Bill Goguen 18th 6th(tied) 19th
Cincinnati Packers Danny Fry 19th Irwin Frongillo 4th(tied) 11th
New York Empires Dick Cunniff 20th 6th(tied) 20th
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