Friday, April 24, 2009

Braves Collection: Vinny Castilla

2003 Topps #601 I was awfully disappointed when the Rockies swiped Castilla from us in the expansion draft before the 1993 season. After some great years with the Rockies (and brief appearances with the Rays and the Astros which I didn't remember), he would return to Atlanta and force Chipper Jones into Left Field. Vinny was OK in Atlanta, but his best years were behind him. As for Chipper, his power numbers would fall while he was an outfielder and upon his return to third base, he would suffer a number of injuries. Are the injuries connected to his time in left field? How would I know?

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