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2012 Instructions

We picked up a couple of those guys that have Augusta written all over them.  Yes they will sometimes get whipped by a righty killer, but many of these guys hit rightys better than lefties, so at least I will always have a card-on-card chance.

The franchise has rebounded over the last two years, with 48 wins and a tie for the top of the powerful Central division.  But St. Louis barely broke a sweat in a playoff sweep to end the Nationals season.  This team should contend for a wild card spot, although it doesn’t seem likely that they can put together enough to join the elite. But it’s okay, our golf course is better than yours.

 Active Roster


Pitchers:

Grad

$

L/R

Comments

Hitters:

Grad

$

L/R

Comments

Axford,John

2015*

24

R

 

Ackley,D*

2015*

10

L

 

Hanson,Tommy

2012*

34

R

 

Barajas,Rod

2012

4

R

 

Jurrjens,Jair

2015*

1

R

 

Bourn,Michael

2014*

8

L

 

Latos,Mat

2013*

6

R

 

Byrd,Marlon

2015*

1

R

 

Leake,Mike

2015*

2

R

 

Davis,Rajai

2013

4

R

 

Mujica,Edward

2012*

3

R

 

Guzman,Jesus

2014*

8

R

 

Perez,Chris

2013*

5

R

 

Heisey,Chris

2014*

10

R

 

Samardzija,Jeff

2015*

10

R

 

Jones,Adam

2013*

18

R

 

Sanches,Brian

2013*

10

R

 

Keppinger,Jeff

2013*

2

R

 

Veras,Jose

2014*

1

R

 

Konerko,Paul

2013*

4

R

 

Wells,Randy

2014*

6

R

 

Ramos,Wilson

2014*

10

R

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rodriguez,A

2012

26

R

 

Minors:

 

 

 

 

Tulowitzki,Troy

2013*

32

R

 

Hensley,C

M

1

 

 

Turner,Justin

2015*

4

R

 

Lindstrom,Matt

2015*

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morton,Charlie

M

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pagan,Angel

M

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volquez,Edinson

M

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          Starting Line-ups


Standard vs Left Lineup A

Lineup B

vs Right Screwball
at HOME
Lineup C

vs Righty Screwball Lineup D

Standard vs RHP
R ¨ < 9
at Lineup E

Standard vs RHP
R ¨ 9 or more
at Lineup F

5

Rodriguez, Alex

 

 

8

Bourn, Michael

8

Bourn, Michael

4

Ackley, Dustin

4

Ackley, Dustin

9

Davis, Rajai

 

 

3

Konerko, Paul

7

Byrd, Marlon

7

Byrd, Marlon

3

Konerko, Paul

3

Konerko, Paul

 

 

6

Tulowitzki, Troy

3

Konerko, Paul

3

Konerko, Paul

6

Tulowitzki, Troy

6

Tulowitzki,T roy

 

 

5

Rodriguez, Alex

6

Tulowitzki, Troy

6

Tulowitzki, Troy

5

Rodriguez, Alex

7

Guzman, Jose

 

 

7

Heisey, Chris

5

Rodriguez, Alex

5

Rodriguez, Alex

8

Bourn, Michael

2

Barajas, Rod

 

 

9

Jones, Adam

9

Jones, Adam

8

Bourn, Michael

7

Heisey, Chris

8

Bourn, Michael

 

 

4

Keppinger, Jeff

4

Keppinger, Jeff

9

Jones, Adam

9

Jones, Adam

4

Keppinger, Jeff

 

 

2

Ramos, Wilson

2

Ramos, Wilson

2

Ramos, Wilson

2

Ramos, Wilson

All Leftys

 

Morrow, Estrada, Beckett, Cain, Worley

Morrow, Estrada, Beckett, Cain, Worley

All other Rightys at LVB, SBM, AZL, PVA, PBC, STL, VBS

All other Rightys at BAG, SCT, LAN, CHI, AGN

Lineup Selection versus Rightys:

Platoon / Injury

C:      Barajas starts v LHP and Ramos plays against the RHP. Ramos generally finishes games he starts.

1B:    Konerko plays unless injured, Guzman is backup.

2B:    Keppinger v LHP and Ackley v RHP. 

SS:    Tulowitzki will start them all and only comes out due to injury.  Turner backs him up.

3B:    ARod will also start them all.  Injury backup is Turner.

OF:    Bourn never comes out. Jones and Davis are fools platoon (because they are both right handed) and cover RF.  Byrd/Heisey/Guzman are another fools platoon in LF, because they are all right handed.  The Byrd/Heisey part is easy (see lineup selection above), and Guzman starts versus the Leftys. The two that don’t start are legit PH prospects, and Byrd probably finishes the game on defense

 

Player Usage Limitations: 

Pitcher hitting / Pinch hitting

Intentional Walks

 

Pitching Rotation

 

Road Games

 

 

Home Games

 

Opp.

Game #1

Game #2

Game #3

 

 

Game #1

Game #2

Game #3

 

BAG

Jurrjens

Latos

Leake

 

 

Jurrjens

Hanson

Leake

 

LVB

Jurrjens

Latos

Leake

 

 

Jurrjens

Hanson

Leake

 

SBM

Jurrjens

Latos

Leake

 

 

Latos

Hanson

Wells

 

SCT

Jurrjens

Latos

Leake

 

 

Jurrjens

Hanson

Leake

 

AZL

Jurrjens

Latos

Hanson

 

 

Leake

Hanson

Wells

 

AGN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PVA

Jurrjens

Latos

Wells

 

 

Leake

Hanson

Wells

 

LAN

Jurrjens

Latos

Hanson

 

 

Latos

Hanson

Leake

 

CHI

Jurrjens

Latos

Leake

 

 

Leake

Hanson

Wells

 

PBC

Jurrjens

Latos

Wells

 

 

Leake

Hanson

Wells

 

STL

Jurrjens

Latos

Leake

 

 

Leake

Hanson

Wells

 

VBS

Jurrjens

Latos

Hanson

 

 

Latos

Hanson

Leake

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Divisional Games – ROAD GAMES

 

Divisional Games – HOME GMES

Opp.

Game #1

Game #2

Game #3

Game #4

 

Game #1

Game #2

Game #3

Game #4

AZL

Jurrjens

Latos

Hanson

Leake

 

Jurrjens

Hanson

Latos

Wells

PVA

Jurrjens

Latos

Hanson

Leake

 

Jurrjens

Hanson

Latos

Wells

LAN

Jurrjens

Latos

Hanson

Leake

 

Jurrjens

Hanson

Latos

Leake

Hanson
(long and hard)

Mostly pitches at home, should usually pitch the sixth and hopefully the seventh on the road.  We have a pen though so if you have the big PH situation you can hit for him. 

Latos
(long and hard)

Same as Hanson, but mostly at your ballpark. Should usually pitch the sixth and hopefully the seventh.  In your ballpark, if L¨ are high, he can come out in the 5th or 6th in a big AB versus lefty beef.  He may get some complete games if we are up by 3 or more.

Jurrjens
(Long and hard)

He leads off every road series, so the pen is fresh and the ace is up next.  That said, it is another good card so unless you beat him up on your cards, he will usually pitch the 6th and more.  Same as the others, he can come out for a PH if the situation dictates, but he will usually pitch 6.

Leake
(long and hard)

Usually pitches the last game.  If the pen is fresh, you can treat him like a “some patience” guy, if we are tired, same instructions as the above 3 guys.  A few extra diamonds or this would be another #2 type card. 

Wells
(some patience)

Only pitches twice on the road, where we expect to face a lot of leftys. Gives up HRs and diamonds to rightys, so we go to the pen if he has men on and a chance to lose the game early.  I can’t imagine him going more than 5 unless my pen is spent or he allowing no baserunners.

Specific innings limitations:

None

Additional comments: 

All these guys come out when in dots if it is still a game.  I am trying to get the starters through at least 5 when not in dots, often through 6 or 7.  STARTERS CAN CLEAN UP THEIR OWN MESS.  If were blown out, let them go for a while to save the pen, if it is still a game, yank them.

BULLPEN  It is a deep pen, but closer by committee and circumstance (a lot of “almost” closer cards)

Axford

74 IP

Best all around Closer. Destroys leftys, solid vs rightys.  Can pitch the 8th too for a two inning save if needed and lots of L and S hitters.

Samardzija

88 IP

Closer v Righty. Walks a lot of leftys, so he only sees a lefty to get to a string of rightys (or a monster right).   

Mujica

76 IP

Closer versus balanced lineups.  I will often go with the two above bouncing back and forth, but this guy can go if you are alternating L and R.

Perez

60 IP

When R¨ are low, another Closer  Realistically he will be a solid set up guy when R diamonds are low.

Veras

71 IP

Setup versus the leftys when L¨ are low (a screw-baller and a good one) except for the gopher balls

Sanches

62 IP

Mop-up.  

Additional comments:

 

Six relievers gives you options.  Based on their limitations, in most ballparks there is one of these guys to avoid, but still plenty of choices.

2016 PCL 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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