4. 3B Aurelio Rodriguez, 1967-85
6,611 AB, 124 HR, .237 AVG, .275 OBP, .351 SLG, adjusted OPS of 76
The original A-Rod was known for his glove (of course). Unfortunately, that came with years like 1974, when he hit .222 with five home runs and just 26 walks in 159 games. He did have five seasons of double-digit homers, so he can hit cleanup on our team.
5. LF Jim Wohlford, 1972-86
3,049 AB, 21 HR, .260 AVG, .313 OBP, .343 SLG, adjusted OPS of 84
How does a corner outfielder stick around for 15 seasons and never hit more than two home runs in a season until his 13th big-league year (when he had five)? He must have been a heck of a guy in the clubhouse, so Wohlford is also our team captain.
6. RF Mike Hershberger, 1961-71
3,572 AB, 26 HR, .252 AVG, .316 OBP, .328 SLG, adjusted OPS of 85
Ah, yes, right field is supposed to be a power position. Well, Hershberger did hit five bombs in a season twice. By the way, according to Baseball-reference.com, the most similar player to Mike Hershberger is Jim Wohlford!
7. SS Bobby Wine, 1960-72
3,172 AB, 30 HR, .215 AVG, .264 OBP, .286 SLG, adjusted OPS of 55
No wonder pitchers like Drysdale, Koufax, Seaver, Carlton and Gibson were able to put up such great numbers in the '60s and '70s -- every team had a guy like Bobby Wine, Hal Lanier, Gene Michael, Dal Maxvill, Don Kessinger or Sandy Alomar who couldn't hit a lick guys with low average, no power and no ability to draw walks. It was like a league full of Willie Bloomquists.
8. C Mike Ryan, 1964-74
1,920 AB, 28 HR, .193 AVG, .252 OBP, .280 SLG, adjusted OPS of 51
Sort of the Mike Matheny of his day, apparently.
9. P Dean Chance, 1961-71
662 AB, 0 HR, .066 AVG, .113 OBP, .069 SLG, adjusted OPS of -46
Chance could pitch -- he won the 1964 AL Cy Young Award -- but he sure couldn't hit. Pitcher Bob Buhl is famous for his 0-for-70 season in 1962, but Chance gets the nod for career ineptitude. He had just two extra-base hits (both doubles) and went 5-for-168 over a two-year stretch. Most impressively, however, he struck out an amazing 420 times in his 662 at-bats.
Don't like this lineup? Don't worry, we have stalwarts like Rafael Belliard, Doug Flynn and Darren Lewis we can bring off the bench.