I'm still waiting for my copy of BP2005, even though ThrowsLikeAGirl got her a few days ago. What the heck? I want to read insults about Viz and Ausmus, too. From what I've read BP is also including Most Comparable Players on their Player Cards. Inspired by a recent post by Aaron Gleeman, here is our starting lineup and rotation, based on Most Comparable Players that you might have heard of at that age:
C Bob Boone (Ausmus)
1B Frank Thomas (Bagwell)
2B Chris Burke (not enough playing time for a comp.)
SS Ray Boone (Everett)
3B Matt LeCroy (Ensberg)
RF Tim Salmon / Magglio Ordonez (Berkman)
CF Jason Lane (see Burke note)
LF Lou Whitaker (Biggio)
SP Mike Mussina (Roy Oswalt)
SP Tom Seaver (Roger Clemens)
SP Jack McDowell (Andy Pettitte)
SP Cliff Politte (Brandon Backe)
SP Elmer Dessens (Pete Munro)
CL Todd Jones (Brad Lidge) note: Mariano Rivera is also n that list, so don't freak out yet.
CI Chris Singleton (Mike Lamb)
MI Rey Sanchez (Jose Vizcaino)
OF Jerry Hairston (Orlando Palmeiro) note: Jerry Hairston's Jr.'s dad
So, we've got the Boone brothers, 2 Hall of Famers in Frank Thomas and Lou Whitaker, an excellent RF in Salmon or Ordonez, and a big front 3 in Mussina, Seaver, and Jack McDowell.
Pretty much what you'd expect, I guess, and it's too bad Bagwell / Biggio / Clemens are so old.