Comments on: 2010 Major League Baseball Amateur Draft Preview http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6420 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: DoubleDiamond http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/6420/comment-page-1#comment-22075 Sat, 29 May 2010 19:19:40 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=6420#comment-22075 Hey, look who the second best 73rd overall is - Floyd Rayford! I was hoping to find an entry here today where I could mention what may be what he is most remembered for.

On Saturday, May 29 in a year divisible by 2 but not by 4, Rayford started and played the whole game at 3rd base for Baltimore in the 2nd game of a doubleheader between the host Orioles and the visiting Toronto Blue Jays. He went 0 for 4 with a strikeout, sending his average down to .125. He probably did not figure in the scoring of any of the 10 runs that his team pushed across the plate that day. That was not enough, as the Blue Jays scored 11.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/BAL/BAL198205292.shtml

No doubt this was a major reason why, the next day, a different guy was playing 3rd, the same guy who had played 3rd in the first game of that Saturday, May 29 doubleheader. (The other guy went 0 for 2 with a walk, batting 8th, in the May 30 game. He only had 3 plate appearances because Jim Gott pitched a one-hitter with a few batters reaching other ways, and the 5th spot made the final out in the 9th. After those two official at-bats, his average was .235. He was a rookie, and I guess he was not a likely AL Rookie-of-the-Year candidate with an average like that.)

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