Thursday, February 7, 2008
#113 Kelly Gruber
Why this card is awesome: Because of the fact on the back reminding us that Gruber was one of the very best Rule V draft pickups of all time.
Cool stat: Although I said just above that he was a great pickup, he was pretty overrated too, thanks in part to one excellent season (1990) and a bunch of mediocre seasons. In fact, over 1987-1992 (the years during which he was a full-time player) he has the 4th-lowest batting average among 3B with at least 700 games played, lower than the likes of Brook Jacoby.