Plenty of power is expected as Cesar Cedeno carries the top seed against Hall-of-Famer Willie McCovey and HOF cert Ichiro Suzuki. Also in the mix are reigning MVP Freddie Freeman, Mookie Wilson, underrated Darrell Evans, Jason Giambi, and the king of the Three True Outcomes, Adam Dunn. It will take a top four finish to guarantee a berth in Round 5.
Played as: Cesar Cedeno
Full Name: Cesar Eugenio Cedeno
Played as: Ichiro Suzuki
Full Name: Ichiro Suzuki
Nicknames: Wizard, Ichi, Hercules
Played as: Willie McCovey
Full Name: Willie Lee McCovey
Nicknames: Stretch, Mac, Big Mac
Played as: Freddie Freeman
Full Name: Frederick Charles Freeman
Nicknames: Frito, Fab 5 Freddie, Fredward, Phillip (Player’s Weekend: His brother’s name)
Played as: Mookie Wilson
Full Name: William Hayward Wilson
Nicknames: The Mookster, (Mookie was bestowed on him by his grandparents)
Played as: Darrell Evans
Full Name: Darrell Wayne Evans
Nicknames: Howdy Doody, Clank
Played as: Jason Giambi
Full Name: Jason Gilbert Giambi
Nicknames: Giambino, Big Bear, Gumby
Played as: Adam Dunn
Full Name: Adam Troy Dunn
Nicknames: Big Donkey, Big Country
The lesson from this season? A one-dimensional offensive threat is going to have a hard time in the tournament. Ichiro led all teams in batting average but finished seventh, just one game ahead of hard-hitting Adam Dunn, who found himself on the interstate. Jason Giambi took the pennant with Willie McCovey in close pursuit. Cedeno and Freeman rounded out the top four to secure slots in Round 5.
- Willie McCovey3 led with 42 HRs. Jason Giambi added 41 of his own to go along with his 99 RBIs.
- Cole Hamels4 made 61 appearances for the Suzuki team.
- Willie McCovey6 had a 3-Home Run game.
4/ 8 Pedro Martinez6 of Mookie Wilson vs. Adam Dunn.
9/ 6 Pedro Martinez5 of Justin Giambi vs. Adam Dunn.