THE AMERICAN CIRCUITS
POSITIONAL STRENGTH OVERVIEW BY POSITIONS
08/28/1950
 
CATCHERS
Team Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Chicago Traders Billy Hall 1st Alan Slominski 4th 1st
Buffalo Beavers Frankie Barton 2nd Larry Dunn 3rd 2nd
New York Empires A.J. King 3rd Ernie Rampart 6th(tied) 6th
Philadelphia Quakers Gary Harmon 4th 9th(tied) 8th
Los Angeles Pobladores Royce Ingram 5th 9th(tied) 10th
Pittsburgh Industrials Sam Coffey 6th 9th(tied) 11th
Baltimore Lords Doc Kendrick 7th 9th(tied) 12th
Brooklyn Bluebirds Mike Green 8th 9th(tied) 13th
Chicago Hawks Jim Shepherd 9th Joe Benjamin 5th 4th
St. Louis Explorers Walter Marshall 10th Norm Carlson 1st 3rd
New York Knickerbockers Mickey Shultz 11th 9th(tied) 14th
Seattle Emeralds Herb Gilbert 12th 9th(tied) 15th
Toronto Hurons Warren Peters 13th 9th(tied) 16th
Detroit Wolverines Pat Clark 14th Chris Holmes 6th(tied) 7th
Cincinnati Packers John Atkinson 15th 9th(tied) 17th
San Francisco Seagulls Earl Scott 16th 9th(tied) 18th
Boston Terriers George Barnes 17th 9th(tied) 19th
Houston Drillers Dale McDonald 18th Mike Meersman 2nd 5th
Montreal Habitants Tony Robinson 19th 9th(tied) 20th
Cleveland Bobcats Lyle Fry 20th Bill LaFleur 6th(tied) 9th
FIRST BASEMEN
Team Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
San Francisco Seagulls Robert Bolen 1st 7th(tied) 4th
Philadelphia Quakers Fred Crumley 2nd 7th(tied) 5th
Pittsburgh Industrials Herman Carter 3rd 7th(tied) 8th
Seattle Emeralds Dave Bacon 4th 7th(tied) 9th
Cincinnati Packers Joe Seidel 5th 7th(tied) 11th
Buffalo Beavers Jesse Russell 6th 7th(tied) 12th
Chicago Traders Melbourne Trench 7th 7th(tied) 13th
St. Louis Explorers John Simpson 8th Phil Mellon 5th(tied) 7th
Los Angeles Pobladores Tom McNeese 9th 7th(tied) 14th
Baltimore Lords Snipe West 10th Brian Collins 3rd 2nd
Cleveland Bobcats Goodman James 11th 7th(tied) 15th
New York Knickerbockers Corky Leonard 12th Danny Allen 5th(tied) 10th
Detroit Wolverines John Dennett 13th 7th(tied) 16th
Houston Drillers Ben Lasker 14th Jeremy Mews 1st 1st
Toronto Hurons Tom Birch 15th George Cowan 4th 6th
Brooklyn Bluebirds Chuck Hays 16th 7th(tied) 17th
Chicago Hawks Van Davidson 17th Bill Hite 2nd 3rd
Boston Terriers Wilbur Moesch 18th 7th(tied) 18th
New York Empires Victor Morera 19th 7th(tied) 19th
Montreal Habitants Earl Ferguson 20th 7th(tied) 20th
SECOND BASEMEN
Team Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Buffalo Beavers John Warlick 1st 13th(tied) 7th
Toronto Hurons Lance DeWald 2nd 13th(tied) 9th
St. Louis Explorers Richard Willin 3rd Larry Ishler 1st(tied) 1st
Baltimore Lords Larry Graber 4th 13th(tied) 15th
Cincinnati Packers Winslow Beaver 5th 13th(tied) 16th
Philadelphia Quakers Hugh Cane 6th 13th(tied) 17th
Brooklyn Bluebirds Bob Miller 7th Landis Harrington 6th 5th
Boston Terriers Leroy Klein 8th Mike Dahlberg 9th(tied) 10th
Detroit Wolverines Richie Dingman 9th Wally Gorlach 9th(tied) 11th
San Francisco Seagulls Ray Jones 10th Ernie Oliver 9th(tied) 12th
New York Knickerbockers Joe Costello 11th (tied) Bill Bearden 1st(tied) 2nd
Pittsburgh Industrials Frank Patterson 11th (tied) John Atwood 9th(tied) 13th
Houston Drillers Pete Hay 13th Terry Steuart 1st(tied) 3rd
Seattle Emeralds Lee Haynes 14th Harold Batkin 1st(tied) 4th
Montreal Habitants Terris Martin 15th Joe Nelson 7th 8th
New York Empires Virgil Donovan 16th Bill Huizenga 1st(tied) 6th
Cleveland Bobcats Ken Barnes 17th 13th(tied) 18th
Los Angeles Pobladores Tom Smith 18th 13th(tied) 19th
Chicago Hawks Darrell France 19th 13th(tied) 20th
Chicago Traders Red Miller 20th Dennis DiLillo 8th 14th
THIRD BASEMEN
Team Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Montreal Habitants Mitchell Decker 1st Gene Coberly 2nd(tied) 1st
Pittsburgh Industrials Harry Osborn 2nd 13th(tied) 9th
Cincinnati Packers Roy McDonald 3rd Allan Houston 2nd(tied) 2nd
New York Empires Don Green 4th 13th(tied) 13th
Chicago Traders Billy West 5th Bobby Gonzalez 9th(tied) 7th
Baltimore Lords Pete Jones 6th 13th(tied) 14th
Philadelphia Quakers Alan Weston 7th Ricardo Arenas 1st 3rd
Detroit Wolverines Ray Tomaszewski 8th 13th(tied) 15th
San Francisco Seagulls Roy Caputo 9th 13th(tied) 16th
St. Louis Explorers Rod Seals 10th 13th(tied) 17th
New York Knickerbockers Chuck Divine 11th (tied) 13th(tied) 19th
Toronto Hurons Charlie Steinberg 11th (tied) Joshua Merriman 2nd(tied) 4th
Houston Drillers Nolan Lewis 13th Steve Giacalone 7th 6th
Boston Terriers Ed Potthast 14th Galen Musgraves 2nd(tied) 5th
Los Angeles Pobladores Marty Reynolds 15th Barry Johnson 9th(tied) 11th
Seattle Emeralds Ellis Sullivan 16th John Palm 9th(tied) 12th
Cleveland Bobcats Mark Nadeau 17th Larry Redman 8th 10th
Chicago Hawks Mark Jeglinski 18th Danny Koenig 9th(tied) 18th
Brooklyn Bluebirds Jason Dooley 19th Buono Susanti 2nd(tied) 8th
Buffalo Beavers Lance Wilder 20th 13th(tied) 20th
SHORTSTOPS
Team Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Boston Terriers Tom Dillard 1st 11th(tied) 9th
Baltimore Lords Butch Mills 2nd (tied) Gene Hoff 8th(tied) 6th
New York Knickerbockers Bob Jones 2nd (tied) Randy Adams 1st(tied) 1st
Philadelphia Quakers Billy Garrett 4th Alex Duran 6th 2nd
Seattle Emeralds Jacinto Abril 5th 11th(tied) 10th
New York Empires Jerry Durian 6th Danny King 7th 3rd
St. Louis Explorers Walt Ward 7th 11th(tied) 11th
Buffalo Beavers Cliff Weaver 8th 11th(tied) 12th
Chicago Traders Gene Lusk 9th Jim Welsch 1st(tied) 4th
Cincinnati Packers Gus Ennis 10th 11th(tied) 13th
Toronto Hurons Don Hatton 11th 11th(tied) 14th
Los Angeles Pobladores Mario Abreu 12th Claude McKinney 1st(tied) 5th
Montreal Habitants Steve Peyton 13th 11th(tied) 15th
Detroit Wolverines Walt McGuire 14th Lenny Volner 1st(tied) 7th
Houston Drillers Chris Rhoades 15th 11th(tied) 17th
San Francisco Seagulls Jim Rock 16th Danny James 1st(tied) 8th
Cleveland Bobcats Jim Hammerton 17th 11th(tied) 18th
Chicago Hawks Earl Rhodes 18th 11th(tied) 19th
Brooklyn Bluebirds Bob McHale 19th Bob Kappen 8th(tied) 16th
Pittsburgh Industrials 20th Ron Borosky 8th(tied) 20th
LEFT FIELDERS
Team Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Boston Terriers Jim Spencer 1st 3rd(tied) 2nd
Montreal Habitants Pat Isom 2nd Ramon Jimenez 1st(tied) 1st
Brooklyn Bluebirds Charlie Ragan 3rd 3rd(tied) 3rd
San Francisco Seagulls Archie Moon 4th 3rd(tied) 5th
Chicago Hawks Jim Griffin 5th 3rd(tied) 6th
Houston Drillers Joe Campbell 6th 3rd(tied) 7th
Cincinnati Packers Joe Rigoli 7th 3rd(tied) 8th
Buffalo Beavers Tommy Blanks 8th 3rd(tied) 9th
Toronto Hurons John Young 9th 3rd(tied) 10th
Chicago Traders Ken Warren 10th 3rd(tied) 11th
Baltimore Lords Ben Kelley 11th 3rd(tied) 12th
St. Louis Explorers Bob Kuder 12th 3rd(tied) 13th
Seattle Emeralds Woody Hardin 13th 3rd(tied) 14th
New York Knickerbockers Ralph Pratt 14th 3rd(tied) 15th
Cleveland Bobcats Jim Tucker 15th Tony Galaz 1st(tied) 4th
Pittsburgh Industrials Gus Snyder 16th 3rd(tied) 16th
New York Empires Grover Kenny 17th 3rd(tied) 17th
Philadelphia Quakers Dewey Evans 18th 3rd(tied) 18th
Detroit Wolverines Alfred Gardner 19th 3rd(tied) 19th
Los Angeles Pobladores Bran Maverly 20th 3rd(tied) 20th
CENTER FIELDERS
Team Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Baltimore Lords Witness York 1st Alex Leonard 13th 1st
St. Louis Explorers Hal Monroe 2nd 16th(tied) 16th
Chicago Hawks Javier Jaramillo 3rd 16th(tied) 17th
Pittsburgh Industrials Curt Holland 4th 16th(tied) 18th
Montreal Habitants Holden Chase 5th Edwin Cardenas 2nd 2nd
Cleveland Bobcats George Rowland 6th Craig Neugebauer 3rd 3rd
Toronto Hurons Larry Drake 7th 16th(tied) 19th
Chicago Traders Whitey Jackson 8th Jimmy Crawford 14th(tied) 14th
Boston Terriers Harry Ivey 9th Tom Rodeheaver 5th(tied) 5th
Buffalo Beavers Joe Chaffee 10th Keith Crago 5th(tied) 7th
Cincinnati Packers Larry Gouge 11th (tied) Jeff Martin 11th 11th
Detroit Wolverines Rodney Holt 11th (tied) Antonio Stickel 4th 4th
Seattle Emeralds Jose Juarez 13th 16th(tied) 20th
New York Knickerbockers Biff Baldwin 14th Biff Baldwin 1st 6th
Brooklyn Bluebirds Dennis Black 15th Tuck Wilson 5th(tied) 8th
Philadelphia Quakers Lee Underwood 16th Toby Ramsey 14th(tied) 15th
New York Empires Harry Sova 17th Gary Pilkington 12th 13th
San Francisco Seagulls John Brown 18th Ken Mims 10th 9th
Houston Drillers Jim Riley 19th Keith Owens 5th(tied) 10th
Los Angeles Pobladores Jackie Knight 20th Juan Duran 5th(tied) 12th
RIGHT FIELDERS
Team Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Chicago Traders Lou Wilson 1st Steve Shelley 8th 1st
Cincinnati Packers Bert Carter 2nd Barry Sheridan 10th 4th
Montreal Habitants Willie Terry 3rd 14th(tied) 14th
New York Knickerbockers Jake Smith 4th Dave Peter 6th 2nd
Baltimore Lords Joe Armstrong 5th 14th(tied) 15th
Toronto Hurons Ollie Capell 6th 14th(tied) 16th
St. Louis Explorers Sammy Lynch 7th John Houdeshell 3rd 5th
Los Angeles Pobladores Don Harman 8th Hamilton Craft 11th(tied) 11th
Buffalo Beavers Lynn Allen 9th 14th(tied) 17th
San Francisco Seagulls Sam Troy 10th Dave McLaughlin 11th(tied) 12th
Chicago Hawks Riley Titus 11th 14th(tied) 18th
Cleveland Bobcats Jim Johnson 12th Tommy McCullough 4th 7th
Pittsburgh Industrials Henry Bryant 13th Rick Fleming 1st(tied) 3rd
Brooklyn Bluebirds William Gilbert 14th 14th(tied) 19th
Detroit Wolverines Tim Heider 15th John Horvath 1st(tied) 6th
Houston Drillers Miguel Lua 16th 14th(tied) 20th
Seattle Emeralds Virgil Watson 17th Wayne Cortez 7th 8th
Boston Terriers Ed Baker 18th Antonio Trujillo 11th(tied) 13th
New York Empires Robin Fry 19th Terry Murphy 9th 10th
Philadelphia Quakers Danny Barragan 20th Fred Johnson 5th 9th
STARTING PITCHERS
Team Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Chicago Traders Joe Shannon 1st 4th(tied) 2nd
Toronto Hurons Sam Partridge 2nd 4th(tied) 3rd
Detroit Wolverines Clay Gillespie 3rd Gene Wingate 1st 1st
Boston Terriers Ben McHargue 4th 4th(tied) 4th
Cincinnati Packers Harry Miller 5th 4th(tied) 5th
Buffalo Beavers Aart MacDonald 6th 4th(tied) 7th
Seattle Emeralds Hank Tobey 7th 4th(tied) 8th
San Francisco Seagulls Ray Hayes 8th 4th(tied) 9th
Montreal Habitants Bruce Catto 9th 4th(tied) 10th
New York Empires Tom Green 10th 4th(tied) 11th
St. Louis Explorers Swanee Law 11th 4th(tied) 12th
Philadelphia Quakers Chuck Munson 12th 4th(tied) 13th
Baltimore Lords Nate Marshall 13th Bob Pavey 2nd(tied) 6th
Pittsburgh Industrials David Acosta 14th 4th(tied) 14th
Los Angeles Pobladores Percell Russell 15th 4th(tied) 15th
Chicago Hawks Bernie Zamora 16th 4th(tied) 16th
Houston Drillers Bill Burris 17th 4th(tied) 17th
Cleveland Bobcats Chuck Hathaway 18th 4th(tied) 18th
New York Knickerbockers Al Bossman 19th 4th(tied) 19th
Brooklyn Bluebirds Lou Edwards 20th Jock Casey 2nd(tied) 20th
RELIEVERS
Team Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Chicago Traders Ivan Schafer 1st 10th(tied) 1st
Cincinnati Packers Harry Haltiwanger 2nd (tied) 10th(tied) 4th
Pittsburgh Industrials Charlie Hall 2nd (tied) Buddy Stack 5th 2nd
Los Angeles Pobladores Geoff Brand 4th 10th(tied) 7th
Cleveland Bobcats John Chase 5th 10th(tied) 8th
Chicago Hawks Rick Siesel 6th 10th(tied) 9th
Houston Drillers Bob Goldstein 7th 10th(tied) 10th
St. Louis Explorers Leon Johnson 8th Tom Porter 2nd(tied) 5th
New York Knickerbockers Harry Miller 9th Noble Wynne 9th 13th
Toronto Hurons Charlie Kern 10th Dick Hitesman 2nd(tied) 6th
Detroit Wolverines Tim Norris 11th 10th(tied) 15th
Brooklyn Bluebirds Carl Scribner 12th Matt Rutledge 7th 11th
Buffalo Beavers Dan Merrill 13th 10th(tied) 16th
Philadelphia Quakers Hank Vinal 14th 10th(tied) 18th
Baltimore Lords Rex Rivera 15th Aaron Fire 1st 3rd
Montreal Habitants Dick Reilly 16th 10th(tied) 19th
Seattle Emeralds Dan Mills 17th Tim Almond 8th 17th
New York Empires Norman Candler 18th 10th(tied) 20th
Boston Terriers Woody Cooksey 19th Brian Souza 6th 14th
San Francisco Seagulls John Lawson 20th Marvin Cooper 2nd(tied) 12th
CLOSERS
Team Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Boston Terriers Harry Vickers 1st Brian Souza 6th 4th
Los Angeles Pobladores Geoff Brand 2nd 10th(tied) 8th
Cleveland Bobcats Bill Goguen 3rd 10th(tied) 9th
Cincinnati Packers Harry Haltiwanger 4th 10th(tied) 10th
Toronto Hurons Charlie Kern 5th Dick Hitesman 2nd(tied) 1st
St. Louis Explorers Ray McGuire 6th Tom Porter 2nd(tied) 2nd
Pittsburgh Industrials Drew McDermott 7th Buddy Stack 5th 5th
Buffalo Beavers Carter Middleton 8th 10th(tied) 11th
Detroit Wolverines Otis Singleton 9th 10th(tied) 12th
Houston Drillers Jim Mendelsohn 10th 10th(tied) 15th
Baltimore Lords Bobby Eller 11th Bob Pavey 1st 3rd
New York Knickerbockers Horace Payne 12th Noble Wynne 9th 13th
Chicago Hawks Frank Sawyer 13th 10th(tied) 16th
Chicago Traders Joe O'Connell 14th 10th(tied) 17th
Brooklyn Bluebirds Gary Kirby 15th Matt Rutledge 7th 7th
Montreal Habitants Dick Cunniff 16th 10th(tied) 18th
Seattle Emeralds Dan Mills 17th Tim Almond 8th 14th
Philadelphia Quakers Fred Phelps 18th 10th(tied) 19th
New York Empires Norman Candler 19th 10th(tied) 20th
San Francisco Seagulls John Lawson 20th Marvin Cooper 2nd(tied) 6th
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