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Big Daddy Baseball League

www.bigdaddybaseball.com

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2001, 2002, 2003, 2006, 2013 Hrbek Division Champions

 

OWNER
Name: DJ Shepard
Home Town: Akron, OH
Age: 48
Birthday: September 8th
Family: Divorced, with one daughter, Chelsea
Occupation: Pepsi Driver
Hobbies: Reading, finding and listening to "obscure" music, golf, moving Mike Ries' stuff from place to place, cursing out AOL
Favorite team: Cleveland Indians
Brush with fame: "Got to meet and talk with Ray Alder (Fates Warning singer) out in the crowd during the opening band's set.  Both pitched to and caught Kenny Robinson, who pitched in 29 games with the Blue Jays and Royals from '95-'97 in summer ball.  Pitched against both Frank Stams (former NFL player) and Jerome Lane (former NBA player) in high school and summer leagues.  Was shopping at Quonset Hut (a local music store) when Brad Daugherty (former NBA player) came in. Talk about a huge person, he even made me feel small! Saw Jerry Springer in a bar in the Flats, though I was paying more attention to the two, young, knockout blondes with him."
Team Quote: "One of these days I'm gonna put a team around Pedro, then look out!"
League Quote: "It was an incredibly lucky day when I first stumbled across the DMB web site and in turn the listing for the BDBL less than a month after its inception...at least, lucky for me.  The league may feel otherwise."
Quote I always hear from people: "When are you going to get a haircut?"
Fantasy baseball experience: Sporting News and ESPN leagues.  League champion 1996 and 1998.
BDBL member since: 11/26/98

 

HISTORY
Year Owner Team Name Record
1999 DJ Shepard Akron R˙che (OL) 82-78 (3rd)
2000   (EL) 65-95 (3rd)
2001     107-53 (1st)
2002     81-79 (1st)
2003     108-52 (1st)
2004     96-64 (2nd)
2005     88-72 (3rd)
2006     97-63 (1st)
2007     86-74 (2nd)
2008     79-81 (2nd)
2009     77-83 (4th)
2010     76-84 (4th)
2011     81-79 (2nd)
2012     96-64 (2nd)
2013     91-69 (1st)
2014     68-92 (3rd)
2015     77-83 (4th)
2016     70-90 (3rd)

 

2001 Hrbek Division Champions
2001

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2002

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2003

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2013

 

COACHING STAFF
Pitching Coach: Allen Levrault
Hitting Coach: Mike Kinkade
First Base Coach: Scott Sheldon
Third Base Coach: John Vander Wal
Bench Coach: Denny Hocking
Bullpen Coach: Tom Pagnozzi

 

FARM SYSTEM
Year Rank #1 Pick #1 Prospect
1999   Jeff Weaver  
2000 9 Ben Broussard Chin-Feng Chen (14)
2001 2 Mark Prior Bobby Bradley (11)
2002 13 Nic Jackson Carlos Hernandez (20)
2003 15 Felix Pie Travis Hafner (23)
2004 21 Cory Stewart Manny Parra (59)
2005 18 Cory Dunlap Jason Kubel (37)
2006 12 Jeff Bianchi Stephen Drew (6)
2007 23 Jonathan Meloan Jonathan Meloan (99)
2008 8 Cole Rohrbough Johnny Cueto (26)
2009 12 Tyler Matsek Tommy Hanson (5)
2010 5 Travis Harrison Dustin Ackley (12)
2011 7 Jason Esposito Domonic Brown (4)
2012 11 Eddie Rosario Trevor Bauer (11)
2013 14 Nick Tropeano Trevor Bauer (14)
2014 11 Lewis Thorpe Marcus Stroman (44)
2015 16 Brett Phillips Jake Thompson (43)
2016 4 Josh Hader Orlando Arcia (7)
2017 1 Ramon Laureano Dansby Swanson (2)