THE AMERICAN CIRCUITS
POSITIONAL STRENGTH OVERVIEW BY TEAMS
09/01/1950
 
BALTIMORE LORDS 09/01/1950
Position Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Catchers Doc Kendrick 7th 9th 12th
First Basemen Snipe West 12th Brian Collins 3rd 2nd
Second Basemen Larry Graber 5th 13th 16th
Third Basemen Pete Jones 6th 12th 14th
Shortstops Butch Mills 3rd Gene Hoff 8th 6th
Left Fielders Ben Kelley 12th 4th 14th
Center Fielders Witness York 1st Alex Leonard 13th 1st
Right Fielders Joe Armstrong 6th 14th 16th
Starting Pitchers Nate Marshall 14th Bob Pavey 2nd 7th
Relievers Rex Rivera 15th Aaron Fire 1st 3rd
Closers Bobby Eller 11th Bob Pavey 1st 3rd
BOSTON TERRIERS 09/01/1950
Position Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Catchers George Barnes 17th 9th (tied) 19th
First Basemen Wilbur Moesch 18th 7th 18th
Second Basemen Leroy Klein 10th Mike Dahlberg 9th 12th
Third Basemen Ed Potthast 14th Galen Musgraves 2nd 5th
Shortstops Tom Dillard 1st 11th 9th
Left Fielders Jim Spencer 1st 4th (tied) 2nd
Center Fielders Harry Ivey 12th Tom Rodeheaver 4th 7th
Right Fielders Ed Baker 17th Antonio Trujillo 11th 12th
Starting Pitchers Ben McHargue 4th 4th 4th
Relievers Woody Cooksey 20th Brian Souza 6th 15th
Closers Harry Vickers 1st Brian Souza 6th 4th
BROOKLYN BLUEBIRDS 09/01/1950
Position Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Catchers Mike Green 8th 9th (tied) 13th
First Basemen Chuck Hays 17th 7th (tied) 17th
Second Basemen Bob Miller 8th Landis Harrington 6th 4th
Third Basemen Miguel Camacho 19th Buono Susanti 2nd (tied) 8th
Shortstops Bob McHale 20th Bob Kappen 8th (tied) 16th
Left Fielders Charlie Ragan 3rd 4th (tied) 4th
Center Fielders Dennis Black 14th Tuck Wilson 4th (tied) 8th
Right Fielders William Gilbert 13th 14th (tied) 19th
Starting Pitchers Lou Edwards 20th Jock Casey 2nd (tied) 20th
Relievers Carl Scribner 12th Matt Rutledge 7th 12th
Closers Gary Kirby 15th Matt Rutledge 7th 7th
BUFFALO BEAVERS 09/01/1950
Position Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Catchers Frankie Barton 2nd Larry Dunn 3rd 2nd
First Basemen Jesse Russell 6th 7th (tied) 12th
Second Basemen John Warlick 1st 13th (tied) 7th
Third Basemen Lance Wilder 18th 12th (tied) 19th
Shortstops Cliff Weaver 8th 11th (tied) 13th
Left Fielders Tommy Blanks 8th 4th (tied) 10th
Center Fielders Joe Chaffee 9th Keith Crago 4th (tied) 6th
Right Fielders Lynn Allen 9th 14th (tied) 17th
Starting Pitchers Aart MacDonald 6th 4th (tied) 6th
Relievers Dan Merrill 13th 10th 17th
Closers Carter Middleton 7th 10th 11th
CHICAGO TRADERS 09/01/1950
Position Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Catchers Billy Hall 1st Alan Slominski 4th 1st
First Basemen Melbourne Trench 7th 7th (tied) 13th
Second Basemen Red Miller 20th Dennis DiLillo 8th 15th
Third Basemen Billy West 5th Bobby Gonzalez 9th 7th
Shortstops Gene Lusk 9th Jim Welsch 1st 4th
Left Fielders Ken Warren 10th 4th (tied) 12th
Center Fielders Whitey Jackson 8th Jimmy Crawford 14th 14th
Right Fielders Lou Wilson 1st Steve Shelley 8th 1st
Starting Pitchers Joe Shannon 1st 4th (tied) 2nd
Relievers Ivan Schafer 1st 10th (tied) 2nd
Closers Joe O'Connell 14th 10th (tied) 17th
CHICAGO HAWKS 09/01/1950
Position Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Catchers Jim Shepherd 9th Joe Benjamin 5th 4th
First Basemen Van Davidson 16th Bill Hite 2nd 3rd
Second Basemen Al Cobley 2nd 13th (tied) 9th
Third Basemen Cecil Hall 20th 12th (tied) 20th
Shortstops Earl Rhodes 19th 11th (tied) 20th
Left Fielders Jim Griffin 4th 4th (tied) 6th
Center Fielders Jefferson Salmon 20th 16th 20th
Right Fielders Riley Titus 10th 14th (tied) 18th
Starting Pitchers Bernie Zamora 16th 4th (tied) 16th
Relievers Rick Siesel 6th 10th (tied) 9th
Closers Frank Sawyer 13th 10th (tied) 16th
CINCINNATI PACKERS 09/01/1950
Position Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Catchers John Atkinson 15th 9th (tied) 17th
First Basemen Joe Seidel 5th 7th (tied) 11th
Second Basemen Winslow Beaver 6th 13th (tied) 17th
Third Basemen Roy McDonald 4th Allan Houston 2nd (tied) 2nd
Shortstops Gus Ennis 10th 11th (tied) 14th
Left Fielders Joe Rigoli 7th 4th (tied) 9th
Center Fielders Larry Gouge 11th Jeff Martin 11th 11th
Right Fielders Bert Carter 2nd Barry Sheridan 10th 4th
Starting Pitchers Harry Miller 5th 4th (tied) 5th
Relievers Harry Haltiwanger 3rd 10th (tied) 4th
Closers Harry Haltiwanger 4th 10th (tied) 10th
CLEVELAND BOBCATS 09/01/1950
Position Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Catchers Lyle Fry 20th Bill LaFleur 6th 8th
First Basemen Goodman James 10th 7th (tied) 15th
Second Basemen Ken Barnes 19th 13th (tied) 20th
Third Basemen Mark Nadeau 17th Larry Redman 8th 10th
Shortstops Jim Hammerton 17th 11th (tied) 19th
Left Fielders Jim Tucker 15th Tony Galaz 1st 5th
Center Fielders George Rowland 6th Craig Neugebauer 2nd 3rd
Right Fielders Jim Johnson 11th Tommy McCullough 4th 7th
Starting Pitchers Chuck Hathaway 18th 4th (tied) 18th
Relievers John Chase 5th 10th (tied) 8th
Closers Bill Goguen 3rd 10th (tied) 9th
DETROIT WOLVERINES 09/01/1950
Position Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Catchers Pat Clark 13th Chris Holmes 6th (tied) 7th
First Basemen John Dennett 13th 7th (tied) 16th
Second Basemen Richie Dingman 9th Wally Gorlach 9th (tied) 11th
Third Basemen Ray Tomaszewski 8th 12th (tied) 15th
Shortstops Walt McGuire 14th Lenny Volner 1st (tied) 7th
Left Fielders Alfred Gardner 19th 4th (tied) 19th
Center Fielders Rodney Holt 10th Antonio Stickel 3rd 5th
Right Fielders Tim Heider 14th John Horvath 1st 5th
Starting Pitchers Clay Gillespie 3rd Gene Wingate 1st 1st
Relievers Tim Norris 11th 10th (tied) 14th
Closers Otis Singleton 8th 10th (tied) 12th
HOUSTON DRILLERS 09/01/1950
Position Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Catchers Dale McDonald 18th Mike Meersman 2nd 5th
First Basemen Ben Lasker 14th Jeremy Mews 1st 1st
Second Basemen Pete Hay 13th Terry Steuart 1st 2nd
Third Basemen Nolan Lewis 13th Steve Giacalone 7th 6th
Shortstops Chris Rhoades 15th 11th (tied) 18th
Left Fielders Joe Campbell 6th 4th (tied) 8th
Center Fielders Jim Riley 18th Keith Owens 4th (tied) 10th
Right Fielders Miguel Lua 15th 14th (tied) 20th
Starting Pitchers Bill Burris 17th 4th (tied) 17th
Relievers Bob Goldstein 7th 10th (tied) 11th
Closers Jim Mendelsohn 10th 10th (tied) 15th
LOS ANGELES POBLADORES 09/01/1950
Position Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Catchers Royce Ingram 5th 9th (tied) 10th
First Basemen Tom McNeese 9th 7th (tied) 14th
Second Basemen Tom Smith 18th 13th (tied) 19th
Third Basemen Marty Reynolds 15th Barry Johnson 9th (tied) 12th
Shortstops Mario Abreu 12th Claude McKinney 1st (tied) 5th
Left Fielders Bran Maverly 20th 4th (tied) 20th
Center Fielders Jackie Knight 19th Juan Duran 4th (tied) 12th
Right Fielders Buddy Murphy 20th Hamilton Craft 11th (tied) 14th
Starting Pitchers Percell Russell 15th 4th (tied) 15th
Relievers Geoff Brand 4th 10th (tied) 6th
Closers Geoff Brand 2nd 10th (tied) 8th
MONTREAL HABITANTS 09/01/1950
Position Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Catchers Tony Robinson 19th 9th (tied) 20th
First Basemen Earl Ferguson 20th 7th (tied) 20th
Second Basemen Terris Martin 16th Joe Nelson 7th 8th
Third Basemen Mitchell Decker 1st Gene Coberly 6th 1st
Shortstops Steve Peyton 13th 11th (tied) 17th
Left Fielders Pat Isom 2nd Ramon Jimenez 1st (tied) 1st
Center Fielders Holden Chase 4th Edwin Cardenas 1st 2nd
Right Fielders Willie Terry 3rd 14th (tied) 13th
Starting Pitchers Bruce Catto 10th 4th (tied) 11th
Relievers Dick Reilly 16th 10th (tied) 19th
Closers Dick Cunniff 16th 10th (tied) 18th
NEW YORK KNICKERBOCKERS 09/01/1950
Position Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Catchers Mickey Shultz 10th 9th (tied) 14th
First Basemen Corky Leonard 11th Danny Allen 5th 10th
Second Basemen Dave Currier 15th Bill Bearden 5th 5th
Third Basemen Chuck Divine 9th 12th (tied) 16th
Shortstops Bob Jones 2nd Randy Adams 1st (tied) 1st
Left Fielders Ralph Pratt 13th Biff Baldwin 1st (tied) 3rd
Center Fielders Joe Costello 5th Luis Benitez 4th (tied) 4th
Right Fielders Jake Smith 4th Dave Peter 6th 2nd
Starting Pitchers Al Bossman 19th 4th (tied) 19th
Relievers Harry Miller 9th Noble Wynne 9th 13th
Closers Horace Payne 12th Noble Wynne 9th 13th
NEW YORK EMPIRES 09/01/1950
Position Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Catchers A.J. King 3rd Ernie Rampart 6th (tied) 6th
First Basemen Victor Morera 19th 7th (tied) 19th
Second Basemen Virgil Donovan 17th Bill Huizenga 1st (tied) 6th
Third Basemen Don Green 3rd 12th (tied) 11th
Shortstops Jerry Durian 6th Danny King 7th 3rd
Left Fielders Grover Kenny 18th 4th (tied) 18th
Center Fielders Harry Sova 16th Gary Pilkington 12th 13th
Right Fielders Robin Fry 18th Terry Murphy 9th 10th
Starting Pitchers Tom Green 9th 4th (tied) 10th
Relievers Norman Candler 19th 10th (tied) 20th
Closers Norman Candler 19th 10th (tied) 20th
PHILADELPHIA QUAKERS 09/01/1950
Position Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Catchers Gary Harmon 4th 9th (tied) 9th
First Basemen Fred Crumley 1st 7th (tied) 4th
Second Basemen Hugh Cane 7th 13th (tied) 18th
Third Basemen Alan Weston 7th Ricardo Arenas 1st 3rd
Shortstops Billy Garrett 4th Alex Duran 6th 2nd
Left Fielders Dewey Evans 17th 4th (tied) 17th
Center Fielders Lee Underwood 15th Toby Ramsey 14th (tied) 15th
Right Fielders Danny Barragan 19th Fred Johnson 5th 9th
Starting Pitchers Chuck Munson 12th 4th (tied) 13th
Relievers Hank Vinal 14th 10th (tied) 18th
Closers Fred Phelps 18th 10th (tied) 19th
PITTSBURGH INDUSTRIALS 09/01/1950
Position Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Catchers Sam Coffey 5th (tied) 9th (tied) 10th (tied)
First Basemen Herman Carter 3rd 7th (tied) 8th
Second Basemen Frank Patterson 12th John Atwood 9th (tied) 14th
Third Basemen Harry Osborn 2nd 12th (tied) 9th
Shortstops Howard Aho 16th Ron Borosky 8th (tied) 10th
Left Fielders Gus Snyder 16th 4th (tied) 16th
Center Fielders Curt Holland 3rd 16th (tied) 17th
Right Fielders Henry Bryant 12th Rick Fleming 1st (tied) 3rd
Starting Pitchers David Acosta 13th 4th (tied) 14th
Relievers Drew McDermott 2nd Buddy Stack 5th 1st
Closers Hal Myler 9th Buddy Stack 5th 5th
SAN FRANCISCO SEAGULLS 09/01/1950
Position Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Catchers Earl Scott 16th 9th (tied) 18th
First Basemen Robert Bolen 1st (tied) 7th (tied) 4th (tied)
Second Basemen Ray Jones 11th Ernie Oliver 9th (tied) 13th
Third Basemen Roy Caputo 10th 12th (tied) 17th
Shortstops Jim Rock 18th Danny James 1st (tied) 8th
Left Fielders Archie Moon 5th 4th (tied) 7th
Center Fielders John Brown 17th Ken Mims 4th (tied) 9th
Right Fielders Sam Troy 7th Dave McLaughlin 11th (tied) 11th
Starting Pitchers Ray Hayes 8th 4th (tied) 9th
Relievers Herb Marquardt 18th Marvin Cooper 2nd 10th
Closers Herb Marquardt 20th Marvin Cooper 2nd 6th
SEATTLE EMERALDS 09/01/1950
Position Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Catchers Herb Gilbert 12th 9th (tied) 15th
First Basemen Dave Bacon 4th 7th (tied) 9th
Second Basemen Lee Haynes 14th Harold Batkin 1st (tied) 3rd
Third Basemen Ellis Sullivan 16th John Palm 9th (tied) 13th
Shortstops Jacinto Abril 5th 11th (tied) 11th
Left Fielders Woody Hardin 14th 4th (tied) 15th
Center Fielders Jose Juarez 13th 16th (tied) 19th
Right Fielders Virgil Watson 16th Wayne Cortez 7th 8th
Starting Pitchers Hank Tobey 7th 4th (tied) 8th
Relievers Dan Mills 17th Tim Almond 8th 16th
Closers Dan Mills 17th Tim Almond 8th 14th
ST. LOUIS EXPLORERS 09/01/1950
Position Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Catchers Walter Marshall 11th Norm Carlson 1st 3rd
First Basemen John Simpson 8th Phil Mellon 5th (tied) 7th
Second Basemen Richard Willin 4th Larry Ishler 1st (tied) 1st
Third Basemen Rod Seals 11th 12th (tied) 18th
Shortstops Walt Ward 7th 11th (tied) 12th
Left Fielders Bob Kuder 11th 4th (tied) 13th
Center Fielders Hal Monroe 2nd 16th (tied) 16th
Right Fielders Sammy Lynch 8th John Houdeshell 3rd 6th
Starting Pitchers Swanee Law 11th 4th (tied) 12th
Relievers Leon Johnson 8th Tom Porter 2nd (tied) 5th
Closers Ray McGuire 6th Tom Porter 2nd (tied) 2nd
TORONTO HURONS 09/01/1950
Position Top player Team ranking Top prospect Organizational ranking Overall ranking
Catchers Warren Peters 14th 9th (tied) 16th
First Basemen Tom Birch 15th George Cowan 4th 6th
Second Basemen Lance DeWald 3rd 13th (tied) 10th
Third Basemen Charlie Steinberg 12th Joshua Merriman 2nd (tied) 4th
Shortstops Don Hatton 11th 11th (tied) 15th
Left Fielders John Young 9th 4th (tied) 11th
Center Fielders Larry Drake 7th 16th (tied) 18th
Right Fielders Ollie Capell 5th 14th (tied) 15th
Starting Pitchers Sam Partridge 2nd 4th (tied) 3rd
Relievers Charlie Kern 10th Dick Hitesman 2nd (tied) 7th
Closers Charlie Kern 5th Dick Hitesman 2nd (tied) 1st
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