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    Default Official 2049 Hall of Fame Discussion: Alex Castillo

    Álex Castillo

    .292/.343/.545, 353 HR, 1020 RBI

    Castillo spent his entire career with Richmond, and hit from his first day in FOBL, peaking in 2041 with 52 home runs. His career came to a fairly abrupt end, but his rate stats are excellent, especially for a third baseman and Castillo put 8 solid seasons of hitting on the board before retiring.


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    By my unofficial tally:

    1st Team All-FOBL: 2040
    2nd Team All-FOBL: 2039, 2041, 2044
    3rd Team All-FOBL: 2042


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    Hmmmm... tough one.

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    This is going to get interesting as we move into the era where the game killed half the players over 30 (aka "now").


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    Third favorite Confed of all time, behind only Stefan Miller and Ryan Mansour. Damn shame that the game killed him so quickly after 2045. I guess it goes without saying that I'm voting for him.
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    Short career player at a crowded position without significant counting numbers. Very good while good, though.


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    Yes, I'm biased, but part of the reason his career was so short was that the FAC was killing damn near everyone in their mid-30's during that stretch.
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    Bump for Castillo's second ballot.


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    Nothing I can add that I haven't said before. I'm voting for him, but I understand I'll be in the minority. It's not his fault the FAC started killing everyone at age 33.
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    Castillo's an interesting case. I personally am a "peak" voter; I'd vote for the short-career guy who showed signs of excellence over the guy who put up 15 seasons of solidly above average. Castillo was legitimately excellent for a period. Do I wish he had about 3 more seasons of average ball? Yeah, but he still brought it when he played.

    As pointed out earlier in the thread, not every great player is going to have a long career now. Castillo's productive prime was short even by new standards, but we'll do well to keep those new standards in mind going forward.


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    Yeah, I don't think we can judge players now quite the same as in the first half of FOBL. Still not an easy case though.


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    Bump for Castillo's third ballot


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    Wow, what the hell happened to Castillo. Seven great years - legitimately outstanding for a pretty long sustained stretch, I think. Especially for a RHB.

    The lack of gaudy career counting stats leaves a bad aftertaste, but I'm actually going to vote yes on him.

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    He got FACed, Morg. No injury - just fell off the cliff.
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    Bump for Castillo's fourth ballot.


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    Again, I'll be voting for him. It's not his fault the FAC started sending everyone off a cliff so much earlier than it did in FAC 3.0,FAC 4.0, & FAC 5.0.
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