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2016 Instructions –

Last year’s Central Division Title (and three straight trips to the playoffs) seems a distant memory.  All of the players that could have been bargains on this team had poor years, and no help from last year’s minor leaguers either, so, with little money to spend this squad will feature below average pitching.  When we get to bat right handed, we’re okay, but when we have to hit lefty our defense goes to hell too.  But it’s okay, because … our golf course is better than yours.


Active Roster

Pitchers:

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Hitters:

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Bettis, Chad

2019^

1

 

Blanco, Andres

2018^

6

 

Fiers,Mike

2017

12

 

Byrd,Marlon

2016

8

 

Grilli, Jason

2018^

2

 

Carpenter,Matt

2018^

22

 

Hawkins,Latroy

2016

1

 

Jones,Adam

2017*

24

 

Hendricks, Kyle

2018^

18

 

Lemahieu,DJ

2016*

5

 

Jepsen,Kevin

2018*

1

 

McCutchen,Andrew

2017*

44

 

Motte,Jason

2016

1

 

Morrison,Logan

2017

1

 

Quackenbush,Kevin

2018*

12

 

Norris, Derek

2019^

6

 

Samardzija, Jeff

2019^

11

 

Pagan,Angel

2016*

1

 

Shields, James

2017

16

 

Peralta,Jhonny

2018*

6

 

Verrett, Logan

2019^

8

 

Phillips,Brandon

2016*

6

 

Minors:

 

 

 

Ramos,Wilson

2017*

1

 

Chacin,Jhoulys

2017*

1

 

Segura,Jean

2017*

7

 

Den Dekker, Matt

M

1

 

Turner,Justin

2019^

14

 

Ramirez,Neil-IR

2018*

12

 

 

 

 

 

Smith, Joe

M

2

 

 

 

 

 

Weber, Ryan

M

1

 

 

 

 

 

Starting Line-ups

Lineup A
vs Left ~ bat right

Lineup B
Standard vs Left

Lineup D
vs Right ~ bat right

Lineup E at AGN
Std vs RHP

Lineup F at AGN
vR~bat L Extreme

Lineup G Road
vR, bat L

4

Lemahieu

4

Lemahieu

 

 

4

Lemahieu

6

Peralta

4

Lemahieu

7

Pagan

7

Pagan

 

 

6

Peralta

4

Blanco

6

Peralta

8

McCutchen

8

McCutchen

 

 

9

McCutchen

9

McCutchen

9

McCutchen

5

Blanco

3

Carpenter

 

 

3

Carpenter

5

Carpenter

5/3

Carpenter

3

Turner

5

Blanco

 

 

5

Turner

3

Morrison

3/5

Morrisn/Turnr

2

Norris

2

Norris

 

 

8

Jones

8

Jones

8

Jones

9

Byrd

9

Byrd

 

 

2

Norris

2

Norris

2

Norris

6

Segura

6

Segura

 

 

7

Byrd

7

Pagan

7

Pagan/Byrd

Wood, Alex
Nuno, Vidal

All Other Leftys

 

 

 

Not this year…

All other Rightys

 

Hahn, Jesse
Teheran, Julio
Nelson, Jimmy
Fernandez, Jose
Ross, Joe

 

 

Miller, Shelby
Samardzija, Jeff
Heston, Chris
Cashner, Andrew
Eovaldi, Nathan
DeGrom, Jacob
Nola, Aaron
Hendricks, Kyle
Iglesias, Raisel
Blanton, Joe
Eickhoff, Jerad
Shields, James

In Lineup G (GW manages), Compare twice, if Morrison, switch Carpenter and McCutchen
Platoon / Injury

C:Norris is the everyday guy Ramos will fill in for injuries.

1B: Carpenter is the main guy, and starts against all Rightys.  Turner will play 1B against Leftys.  Morrison is the best defensively and can be a defensive sub for either Turner or Carpenter late.

2B: Lemahieu gets all the starts and Phillips is the injury replacement despite being almost the same guy.  Phillips will get clutch PH duty and can stay after a double switch if that is advantageous.

SS: Peralta will start against the Righty, Segura against the Lefty in a classic platoon.  Segura is better defensively so can stay when the starter changes if we are ahead.  Segura also is a defensive sub late.

3B: Turner against the Righty and Blanco against the Lefty.  Note that Turner starts all games, at 3B vs the Righty and at 1B vs the Lefty.

OF McCutchen starts every game and plays all the time, in RF v Righty and in CF v Lefty.   Byrd also starts every game, LF vs Righty and RF vs Lefty. Jones is in CF versus the Righty and comes into the game in CF when your Lefty starter leaves the game.ver comes out.  Pagan is in LF vs Lefty starters and comes out for Jones when the first righty comes in.

 

Player Usage Limitations: 

Pitcher hitting / Pinch hitting –

Intentional Walks

 

Specific Instruction for the Bottom of the 7th Inning.


AGN2

Warren Spahn
Last Lefty to Start a Game
for the Augusta Nationals

Pitching Rotation

 

Games I Manage (Away)

 

 

 

Games at Augusta

 

Opp.

Game #1

Game #2

Game #3

 

 

Opp.

Game #1

Game #2

Game #3

 

 

BAG

Fiers

Shields

Bettis

 

 

BAG

Shields

Hendricks

Samardzija

 

 

LVB

Fiers

Shields

Bettis

 

 

LVB

Shields

Hendricks

Samardzija

 

 

SBM

Fiers

Shields

Bettis

 

 

SBM

Shields

Hendricks

Samardzija

 

 

SCT

Fiers

Samardzija

Bettis

 

 

SCT

Shields

Hendricks

Samardzija

 

 

AZL

Fiers

Samardzija

Hendricks

 

 

AZL

Shields

Hendricks

Samardzija

 

 

AGN

 

 

 

 

 

AGN

 

 

 

 

 

PVA

Fiers

Samardzija

Bettis

 

 

PVA

Shields

Hendricks

Samardzija

 

 

LAN

Fiers

Samardzija

Bettis

 

 

LAN

Shields

Hendricks

Samardzija

 

 

CHI

Fiers

Samardzija

Bettis

 

 

CHI

Shields

Hendricks

Samardzija

 

 

PBC

Fiers

Samardzija

Bettis

 

 

PBC

Shields

Hendricks

Fiers

 

 

STL

Fiers

Hendricks

Bettis

 

 

STL

Shields

Hendricks

Fiers

 

 

VBS

Fiers

Hendricks

Bettis

 

 

VBS

Shields

Hendricks

Fiers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Divisional Games – ROAD GAMES

 

 

Divisional Games – HOME GAMES

 

Opp.

Game #1

Game #2

Game #3

Game #4

 

Opp.

Game #1

Game #2

Game #3

Game #4

 

AZL

Shields

Fiers

Hendricks

Samardzija

 

AZL

Shields

Fiers

Hendricks

Samardzija

 

PVA

Shields

Fiers

Hendricks

Samardzija

 

PVA

Shields

Fiers

Hendricks

Samardzija

 

LAN

Shields

Fiers

Hendricks

Samardzija

 

LAN

Shields

Fiers

Hendricks

Samardzija

 

 

Starter Comments:

Welcome to Augusta.  My starters all tempt you to put all your left handed bats in the lineup, and you should.  But you are going to hate all the diamond flyouts, both on my card and yours.  Notice how the wind blows in from right field, just across Ray’s creek from Amen Corner.  We usually see one or two diamond homers PER YEAR from leftys, so don’t get mad when McCutchen catches your diamond fly ball, because he will.
These guys come out when in dots if it is still a game.  I am trying to get the starters through at least 6 when not in dots. If were blown out, let them go for a while to save the pen, if it is still a game, yank them.

Samardzija

Only out before the sixth if he is in dots. Prefer to hit for him in bottom of 6th or 7th. Can hit for him in the 5th if he is behind by 4 runs, or behind 2 or 3 with ducks on the pond.  Can pull him in top of 6th or 7th if he is in trouble. Only pitches 8th or 9th if rolling.

Shields

Same as Samardzija

Hendricks

Same as Samardzija

Fiers

Only pitches at AGN 6 times, you will enjoy it. Still a good card but if your righty hitters kill rightys, he will struggle.  Same guidance as the above guys regarding dots and when to hit for him.

Bettis

Fifth starter, always pitches on the Road where I manage him. You never use him.

Innings limitations:

None

BULLPEN  Roles will be complex, lots of situational skills will make it all a committee

Jepsen

70 IP

Closer. Great vs R and good enough vs L to be the closer.  The balance makes him the guy to end the game but others can get one out or a string of guys earlier.  Can get a 4-6 out save.

Quackenbush

58

Setup v Right and alternate Closer.  A few more homers than Jepson, otherwise the same card.  Will often be the guy to stop a rally vs R at any point.  

Verrett

48

Righty Screwballer and Closer v Leftys.  A great card vs Left, but 4.3 homers will cause 2 blown saves.  The 7 diamonds won’t hurt him at Augusta, where you manage him, so use him to Close or be a Stopper versus Leftys.  Can face a righty or two in a string of leftys.

Grilli

34

Solid Balanced Setup.  Only 34 innings so he should go 1 or 2 innings per series.

Hawkins

39

Long Relief.  Can pitch the 3rd – 5th innings, hopefully only every third series or so..

Motte

48

Solid vs Right, okay at AGN vs Left.  Should see his action in the 5th – 7th, especially when there is a string of rightys coming up.

 

 

2016 Awards:

2016 PCL Champion:

Santa Barbara Mooners

 

 

2016 MVP Voting:

MVP: B. Harper, LVB

Cy Young: J. Arriera, STL

2016 ALL STARS:

C: B. Posey, PBC

1b: J. Votto, AZL

2b: D. Gordon, STL

SS: Tie: B. Crawford, PBC; J. Peralta, AGN

3b: J. Kang, HAW

OF: B. Harper, LVB

OF: M. Trout, SCT

OF: R. Grichuk, SCT

Manager: Eric

GM: Mike

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