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2017 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.

Starting Line-ups


Lineup A
vs Left ~ bat right

Lineup B
Standard vs Left

Lineup C
vs Right ~ bat right

Lineup D
Vs R, bat R

Lineup E at AGN
Std vs Right

Lineup F
vR, bat L

 

 

4

Segura

 

 

 

 

6

Segura

6

Segura

 

 

9

Fowler

 

 

 

 

9

Fowler

9

Fowler

 

 

7

Braun

 

 

 

 

5

Turner

5

Turner

 

 

5

Carpenter

 

 

 

 

3

Carpenter

3

Carpenter

 

 

2

Ramos

 

 

 

 

7

Braun

7

Braun

 

 

3

Morrison

 

 

 

 

4

Phillips

4

Phillips

 

 

8

Martin

 

 

 

 

2

Ramos

2

Ramos

 

 

6

Peralta

 

 

 

 

8

Jones

8

Martin/Jones

All Other Leftys

 

 

 

Not this year…

 

All Other Rightys

 

 

Eovaldi,Nathan
Fernandez, Jose
Teheran,Julio
Samardzija, Jeff
Nova,I
Eickhoff, Jerad
Scherzer, Max
Martinez,Carlos
Phelps,D
Ross, Joe
Bradley,Archie
Cole,Gerrit
Nicasio, Juan
Iglesias, Raisel
Desclafani,Anthony

In Lineup F against the righty killers, Compare Martin and Jones in CF batting 8th.  Similar D so pick the best O.

Platoon / Injury

Positions:

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

1B: Carpenter is the main guy, and starts against all Rightys.  Morrison will play 1B against Leftys in a moron’s platoon.  Either can finish the game they start, but Carpenter stays in once he gets in.

2B: Phillips goes against the rightys and Segura against the leftys.  But Segura never comes out (moves to SS against rightys).

SS: Segura will start against the Righty, Peralta against the Lefty.  The true defensive play is to put Segura at 2b and bring in Blanco at SS.  This gives up a lot offensively, so only for the 9th.

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

OF: Braun starts every game in LF and plays all the time.  Fowler starts every game in RF.   Jones is in CF versus the Righty and comes into the game in CF when your Lefty starter leaves the game.  Martin is in CF vs Lefty starters and comes out for Jones when the first righty comes in to pitch for you.

 

Player Usage Limitations: 

Pitcher hitting / Pinch hitting –

 

 

Intentional Walks


 

Pitching Rotation

 

Away Games – Look here

 

 

 

Games at Augusta

 

Opp.

Game #1

Game #2

Game #3

 

 

Opp.

Game #1

Game #2

Game #3

 

 

BAG

Rea

Hendricks

Samardzija

 

 

BAG

Maeda

Samardzija

Rea

 

 

LVB

Chacin

Hendricks

Samardzija

 

 

LVB

Maeda

Samardzija

Chacin

 

 

SBM

Rea

Hendricks

Samardzija

 

 

SBM

Maeda

Samardzija

Rea

 

 

SCT

Rea

Hendricks

Chacin

 

 

SCT

Maeda

Samardzija

Chacin

 

 

AZL

Rea

Hendricks

Maeda

 

 

AZL

Maeda

Samardzija

Hendricks

 

 

AGN

 

 

 

 

 

AGN

 

 

 

 

 

HAW

Rea

Hendricks

Maeda

 

 

HAW

Maeda

Samardzija

Hendricks

 

 

LAN

Rea

Hendricks

Maeda

 

 

LAN

Maeda

Samardzija

Hendricks

 

 

CHI

Rea

Hendricks

Chacin

 

 

CHI

Maeda

Samardzija

Chacin

 

 

PBC

Rea

Hendricks

Chacin

 

 

PBC

Maeda

Samardzija

Chacin

 

 

STL

Rea

Hendricks

Chacin

 

 

STL

Maeda

Samardzija

Chacin

 

 

VBS

Rea

Hendricks

Chacin

 

 

VBS

Maeda

Samardzija

Chacin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Maeda

Hendricks

Samardzija

Rea

 

AZL

Maeda

Hendricks

Samardzija

Rea

 

PVA

Maeda

Hendricks

Samardzija

Rea

 

PVA

Maeda

Hendricks

Samardzija

Rea

 

LAN

Maeda

Hendricks

Samardzija

Rea

 

LAN

Maeda

Hendricks

Samardzija

Rea

 

 

Starter Comments:

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.

Hendricks

Only out before the sixth if he is in dots. Solid Ace can get complete games. Can hit for him in the 6th or later if he is behind by 4 runs, or behind 2 or 3 with ducks on the pond.  Can pull him in bottom of 7th or later if he is in trouble and behind.

Maeda

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

Samardzija

Same as Maeda

Rea

Good card v leftys and okay against rightys.  INNINGS LIMIT, never more than 6 IP.  Needs to average 5.7.  I will limit him to 5 at home as necessary if he gets six in all away starts, but he won’t.  Hit for him if he bats after pitching 5.  Same guidance as the above guys regarding dots and when to hit for him.

Chacin

Fifth starter, try to get him 6 IP but the pen is better so no reason for him to be pitching in the 8th. without the BB problem to rightys this would be a solid card.  He is in the pen as a mop up guy when he does not start in the series.

Innings limitations:

Rea NEVER pitches in the 7th (even with a perfect game).  If he comes to bat after pitching 5 (or 6), hit for him.

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

Ottavino

27 IP

Closer vs Righty. Only pitches in the 9th with a save on the line.  Must have 2 of 3 rightys to get the nod.  27 IP means we need to maximize this card and get 15+ saves with it.

Kelley

58

Alternate closer v Right.  Lefty diamonds are an issue in parks with more than 7 LH diamonds, but he crushes rightys.  Pleanty of innings for the role.  He is the late set up guy and can finish if there is not a string of leftys.  

Clippard

63

Righty Screwballer and Closer v Leftys.  OK, the card isn’t good enough to close v leftys, but he is the best we have.  It will work in Augusta but we will see on the road.  Solid set up both ways.

Barraclough

73

Set-up - Balanced.  Lots of innings, and we are going to have to ride him hard as our set up guy.  Too many walks, but that is the only way you get on.  Hopefully he doesn’t walk two before you roll the big column on your card.

Quackenbush

60

Set up and Long Relief.  BB’s to the lefty and HRs to the righty ruin an otherwise strong card.  Middle relief is the role this year.

Grilli

59

Set up and long relief.  See Quackenbush.  Same issues.  Few hits but they are all extra bases, and too many walks.  These guys eat innings mid game.

 

 

 

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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