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Big Daddy Baseball League

www.bigdaddybaseball.com

O F F I C I A L   S I T E   O F   T H E   B I G   D A D D Y   B A S E B A L L   L E A G U E

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2012, 2016 Eck League Champions
2000, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2016
Person Division Champions
2008, 2010 EL Wild Card Winners

 

OWNER

 

Name: Bobby Sylvester, Jr.
Home Town: Highland, IL
Age: 28
Occupation: Instructional Technologist
Hobbies: Theology, politics, drivethelane.com, Front Office Football, softball, disc golf
Favorite team: St. Louis Cardinals
Fantasy baseball experience: Rotisseries since age 7, and Diamond Mind since age 10.
Brush with fame: "Jake Odorizzi was a good friend of mine in high school. Led Jacob Turner in FCA camp, where I defeated Mike Matheny in the paper football championship, and had Jason Simontacchi whoop me in basketball. Took pitching lessons from Scott Terry. Played catch with Ricky Horton. Curt Ford told me, 'I know you will be on SportsCenter someday.' Played against Scott Van Slyke, Josh Thole, and Ian Krol."
Quote: "Did we in our own strength confide our striving would be losing, were not the right man on our side, the man of God's own choosing. Dost ask who that may be? Christ Jesus, it is he." - Martin Luther
BDBL member since: 6/15/99

 

 

HISTORY
Year Owner Team Name Record
1999 Chris Kaufman / Bobby Sylvester North Mankato Mudhens (OL) 62-98 (4th)
2000 Bobby Sylvester Kentucky Fox 87-73 (1st)
2001     74-86 (2nd)
2002     81-79 (3rd)
2003   Wapakoneta Hippos 90-70 (1st)
2004     67-93 (3rd)
2005     87-73 (1st)
2006     80-80 (3rd)
2007     86-74 (3rd)
2008   St. Louis Apostles 98-62 (2nd)
2009     103-57 (1st)
2010     98-62 (2nd)
2011     83-77 (1st)
2012     97-63 (1st)
2013     79-81 (2nd)
2014     68-92 (3rd)
2015     64-96 (3rd)
2016     82-78 (1st)

 


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2016

2000 Person Division Champions
2000

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2003

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2005

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2011


2012


2016

 

COACHING STAFF
Pitching Coach: Chris Carpenter
Hitting Coach: Frank Catalanotto
First Base Coach: Shawn Green
Third Base Coach: "Super" Joe McEwin
Bench Coach: Sean Casey
Bullpen Catcher: Ricky Horton
Fitness Trainer: Shigetoshi Hasegawa
Broadcast team: Ray King and Chris Duncan
Manager: Mike Matheny
GM: Jay Bell

 

FARM SYSTEM
Year Rank #1 Pick #1 Prospect
1999   Matt Riley  
2000 19 Andy Pratt Matt Riley (12)
2001 12 Albert Pujols Bud Smith (24)
2002 17 Marcus Thames Joe Mauer (34)
2003 23 James Loney James Loney (56)
2004 10 Ubaldo Jimenez James Loney (39)
2005 19 Hernan Irabarren Erick Aybar (59)
2006 9 Colby Rasmus Joel Zumaya (26)
2007 11 Matt Sulentic Andrew Miller (17)
2008 5 Desmond Jennings Joba Chamberlain (4)
2009 8 Jaff Decker Derek Holland (27)
2010 24 Mike Minor Wilmer Flores (90)
2011 1 Nick Williams Mike Minor (31)
2012 10 Kevin Gausmann Miguel Sano (15)
2013 3 Joc Pedersen Oscar Tavares (3)
2014 1 Max Pentecost Oscar Tavares (3)
2015 1 Jorge Mateo Lucas Giolito (6)
2016 1 Brent Honeywell Lucas Giolito (3)
2017 3 Luis Robert Alex Reyes (3)