Friday, September 10, 2010

Team Captains: Bobby Valentin

Bobby Valentin has been to the World Series in St. Louis two times and won it once.  It is something he would like to change.  As one of the longest standing members of the team he is the clubhouse leader and field general.  His place atop th lineup has been secure since the day he arrived in St. Louis 8 seasons ago, after his rookie season in Detroit.  In 8 seasons he has 1569 hits, good for 4th all time in Armstrong history behind only Marvin Aurilia, Frank Dong and Rogers Weston.  All three of whom will be hall of famers one day.

With 1223 hits to go until he reaches 3000 he has an outside chance at this milestone.  Valentin's power has always been middle of the road so he should still have 5 seasons of prime production before he fades to a bench utility player. 

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