Nominator(s): Courcelles 08:30, 12 February 2011 (UTC)
I am nominating this for featured list because I haven't done one of these in many months. Forgive my rust... only five of these lists left to write in this series. Courcelles 08:30, 12 February 2011 (UTC)
Support with one small comment. Why is the sentence phrased "Larkin was awarded the Roberto Clemente Award in 1993, the Lou Gehrig Memorial Award in 1994, and the National League MVP honor in 1995."? You go award...award...honor, even though the MVP is called the MVP award. I would say either leave it just National League MVP (period) or National League MVP award. Staxringoldtalkcontribs 17:00, 20 February 2011 (UTC)
This got changed in another rewrite, though using "award" three times in a sentence sounded bad when I was writing it, so that's how it happened. Courcelles 21:04, 20 February 2011 (UTC)
"and won again the next year" no need for this easter egg link. And actually, the prose would improve with "and won again in 1977 with".
"No Reds' first-round pick has ever won the Rookie of the Year Award, nor been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame." I know this is a little odd (and bound to cause discussion) but noting a couple awards that weren't won... what's the relevance? I would guess that some/most first-round picks win ROTY and many go on to be in the BHOF, but this isn't clear to a non-expert.
Removed the ROTY stuff, and changed the BHOF to a discussion of Larkin's vote, as he's the only one that could get in any time in the foreseeable future.
Spell out MVP for (once again) us non-experts.
"the Reds 2001 choice" shouldn't this be "the Reds' 2001 choice"?
"which they used to select Mark" -> "in which they selected..."
No, as they had two picks in 2002, and the current language specifies it was with the 40th compensation pick (that is already under discussion) they selected this player.
" player may have gone on" very enigmatic. "may have"? or just did?
Actually, most of them will have played the position listed, but slightly rewritten.
School (Location)-> School (location).
Oooo, the Pick column sorting is unhappy in Safari. Just sends me straight to top of the whole page...
Something is funky with the site today, nothing looks like it should (I'm currently seeing "edit" links on the left side of headers. I'm getting the same thing, and there's nothing in the code that would be causing it. Same thing is happening in Firefox on List of Pittsburgh Pirates first-round draft picks which I know for certain didn't have this problem a few days ago. Might be a consequence of all the editing on MediaWiki:Common.css lately.
Whatever was causing this appears to have worked itself out, at least in Firefox. Courcelles 09:09, 24 February 2011 (UTC)