1985 Topps #1 Draft Pick – Harold Baines
22 magnificent seasons, most of which were not held under the microscope of the big lights in a big city.
While Harold Baines played in some of the largest cities in the baseball world, he managed to escape national attention while still putting on consistent performances.
Baines’ numbers are extremely noteworthy, and his ability to deliver season after season is very evident by his impressive offensive stats.
Baines has a lifetime batting average of .289 alongside 2,866 hits. He also has scored 1,299 runs, hit 384 home runs, and drove in 1,628 runs. Baines was a 6-time All-Star and a 1-time Silver Slugger Award winner. Lastly he has one major case of ‘Hat-Head’!!!
Overall ranking – 8 out of 10. Points earned for being a 6-time All-star and Silver Slugger award winner. More points awarded for 2,500+ hits and 300+ home runs.