One of the five picks who never played a single game in Kansas City uniform, future Hall of Famer Hoyt Wilhelm, was traded before the 1969 season for two players, Ed Kirkpatrick and Dennis Paepke, who saw action in 693 games for Kansas City. There were some misses by Tallis: Marty Pattin, Mike Marshall and Lou Piniella were all grabbed by Seattle.
This week, I'm going to offer my analysis of several American League rookie pitchers. Next week, I intend to round up both National and American League remaining rookie hitters and pitchers about whom readers have requested comments. That will be my last article in this particular rookie series.
Using every bit of the track Sunday to hold off the winningest driver this season, Logano took the checkered flag on a cold, blustery Sunday to secure a spot in the championship round of the playoffs. Harvick was followed across by Alex Bowman and Brad Keselowski as postseason contenders swept the top four spots in the opener of the round of eight. It's on your mind every lap.