HAWAII  ALI’I  

 

 

“Kulia i ka nu’u”

 

2019 Instruction                                                                                             2018 PCL Champions                                                                        

Boy, last year was a lot of fun! Everything just fell into pace at the Annual Auction. This March turned out a bit differently so we have some work to do against a very competitive Western Division. Every day lineups are pretty balanced and our pitching has some depth so we should be able to compete for a play-off spot. Let me know if you have any questions and have fun!

 

2019 Active Roster – See PCL Roster File

 

Starting Line-ups


Lineup 1 v. Left

Lineup 2 v. Left

 

Lineup 3 STD v. R

Lineup 4 – R bat L

Lineup 5 – R bat R

 

8

Maybin

4

Gordon

 

 

4

Gordon

4

Gordon

8

Maybin

9

Schebler

9

Schebler

 

 

9

Harper

9

Harper

9

Harper

5

Suarez

5

Suarez

 

 

8

Hernandez

8

Hernandez

4

Hernandez

4

Hernandez

7

Blackmon

 

 

7

Blackmon

7

Blackmon

7

Blackmon

7

Blackmon

8

Hernandez

 

 

5

Suarez

5

Sandoval

5

Suarez

3

Desmond

6

Crawford

 

 

3

Hosmer

3

Hosmer

3

Hosmer

6

Crawford

3

Desmond

 

 

2

Alfaro

2

Alfaro

2

Alfaro

2

Plawecki/Alfaro

2

Alfaro

 

 

6

Crawford

6

Crawford

6

Crawford

 

All Lefty Pitchers (not listed in Lineup 2).

 

Lester, Hill, Kershaw, Straham, Ryu, Wood, Quintana, Elias and Hamels.

 

 

Standard lineup against all Righties (not listed in Lineups 4 or 5, and including Senzatela).

 

 

Chacin, Mikolas, Nova, Degrom, Archer, Teheran, Arrieta, Eflin, Ross, Castillo, Musgrove, Taillon, Syndergaard, Eovaldi, Porcello. 

 

Lugo, Stripling, Richards, Anderson, Verlander, Greinke, Flaherty, Foltyneiwicz, Glasnow, Wacha, McCullers, Barria.

 

 

**   Notes on Line-ups

Line-up 1 vs. LHP – Plawecki plays in parks where HR’s for righties is 8 or less. Alfaro everywhere else.

Positions / Injuries / Platoon

 

         Best Defense, at top, in bold:


C

1B

2B

SS

3B

LF

CF

RF

Alfaro

Hosmer

Gordon

Crawford

Suarez

Hernandez

Maybin

Harper

Plawecki

Desmond

Hernandez

Gordon

Sandoval

Blackmon

Hernandez

Schebler

 

Sandoval

 

Hernandez

 

 

Desmond

 

 

 

Pitching Rotation
                                LOOK HERE!!!

 

ROAD GAMES

 

 

Home Games

 

Opp.

Game #1

Game #2

Game #3

 

 

Game #1

Game #2

Game #3

 

AZL

Sanchez

Cole

Corbin

 

 

Sanchez

Cole

Corbin

 

AUG

Velasquez

Cole

Urena

 

 

Velasquez

Sanchez

Urena

 

CHI

Urena

Cole

Corbin

 

 

Urena

Sanchez

Corbin

 

LAN

Sanchez

Cole

Corbin

 

 

Urena

Sanchez

Corbin

 

STL

Sanchez

Cole

Urena

 

 

Velasquez

Sanchez

Corbin

 

UTP

Urena

Cole

Corbin

 

 

Urena

Sanchez

Corbin

 

VBS

Sanchez

Cole

Urena

 

 

Velasquez

Sanchez

Urena

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIVISIONAL  ROAD GAMES

 

Divisional Home Games

Opp.

Game #1

Game #2

Game #3

Game #4

 

Game #1

Game #2

Game #3

Game #4

BAG

Velasquez

Cole

Urena

Corbin

 

Velasquez

Cole

Sanchez

Urena

CDS

Sanchez

Cole

Urena

Corbin

 

Urena

Cole

Sanchez

Corbin

LVB

Sanchez

Cole

Urena

Corbin

 

Urena

Cole

Sanchez

Corbin

PBC

Velasquez

Cole

Urena

Corbin

 

Velasquez

Cole

Sanchez

Corbin

SBM

Sanchez

Cole

Urena

Corbin

 

Urena

Cole

Sanchez

Corbin

SCT

Velasquez

Cole

Urena

Corbin

 

Velasquez

Cole

Sanchez

Corbin

Starting Pitcher Discussion:
We try to use our best “match-up” pitchers on the road – but it doesn’t always work. In any case if we have a chance for any win on the road – grab it. No starter has to get us into the 7th – even Cole. With Cole being the #2 it should allow you to be aggressive with the pen in Game 1, and hopefully in Games 3 and 4 as well. No one takes one for the team – hit the pen as we need to keep in touch if opponents hitting starts torching us. I will be more critical of staying with the starter too long than hitting the pen too early. See individual instructions, below.

Gerrit Cole
 (use patience – 200 IP)

Cole can try to pitch when tired early in the 4-game series, but really batter-by-batter once we hit “dots”. He will generally pitch into the 7th inning if he has given up 4 runs or less. If we are down by more than 2 runs after the 6th you will probably need to pinch-hit but try to get him into the 7th if you can. He is the “horse” of the rotation.

Anibal Sanchez
 (some patience – 137 IP)

His road starts are where he has Cole right behind him so no need to be too patient. He can go 7 or 8 innings if cruising, but really we look to get him out any time after the 5th or 6th as the pen is way better and will always be fully available. Tired or not he comes out after giving up 4-5 runs. Auto pull if tired.

Patrick Corbin
 (some patience – 200 IP)

Need to be a little patient with him if we have used up the bullpen (the lefty pitches “last” in all road series) but other than that he can be pulled any time after giving up 4 runs before the 7th. Pitching 6 to 7 innings is a good outing and only longer if effective and a big lead.

Jose Urena
 (a little patience – 174 IP)

Solid starter with an HR problem versus the lefty hitter. I am hoping he gets us 6 innings or so and like Corbin, can be pulled any time he gives up 4 runs before the 7th. No inning limitations but you can go to the pen aggressively and as needed if it is well-rested. You do not need “dots” (tired) to pull and an auto pull if so.

Vince Velasquez
 (no patience – 147 IP)

Only four road starts and he leads off in those road series. Hopefully effective for 5 to 6 innings but after that the best match-up dictates. He is a quick hook and do not need “dots” (tired) to pull. Heavy lefty lineups are dangerous to him.

Specific innings limitations:

No one. See Starter Instruction, above.

Bullpen Discussion:
As a group they are better than the starters so always keep that in mind. As the above, I will be more critical staying too long with the starters than if you select to hit the pen too early. Kale, Smith, Vizcaino and Davis should be able to handle innings 7 through 9 in close games. Brebbia, Davis and Iglesias are tasked with keeping it close in the middle innings. Probably similar to your team instructions, using 4 relievers in a game will not be unusual here. Always look for the best match-ups from the 7th inning on. The roles listed are the preferred guideline, but overall it is a group effort where some of the roles are interchangeable depending upon your lineups and bench players.

BULLPEN

Keone Kale
(52 IP)
Closer

Keone Kale is the predominant guy though there are others that can fill the role. He can come in to the 8th or 9th in save situations. Prefer he face mostly the righties but can see a lefty or two. If 3 out of 4 in the 9th are lefty hitters then use Smith or Davis (below). If unavailable against the righty, use Vizcaino (also below).

Will Smith
(53 IP)
Setup and Alt Closer

Will Smith has the “monster card” in the pen and can be used in a variety of situations, but only in innings 7 through 9. He is a one-inning guy that can be used against lefties or righties. Basically a rally-stopper late in the game and alternate closer.

Arodys Vizcaino
(38 IP)
Late Relief or Mid-inning Stopper

Arodys Vizcaino is really tough on righties but gives up some on-base v. LHH. He is an alternate closer against heavy RHH guys late, but principally a “stopper” anytime in innings 6-8 against predominant RHH lineups. Can face a lefty or two if necessary. Only pitches 2 innings per series as a guideline.

Wade Davis
(65 IP)
Middle Relief and Alternate Closer

Wade Davis is tougher against the lefty hitters. Comes in anytime from the 6th inning on to stop a rally against the lefty hitters or longer stretches as needed. He is also a “closer” against the predominant lefty lineup. He is kind of a “use and abuse” guy against the lefties.

Raisel Iglesias
(72 IP)
Middle Relief

Raisel Iglesias has a great card but just a few too many HR’s to be used late in the game. He can be an early and mid-game “stopper” against either the righty or lefty lineups. He is the “first in” candidate in early exists by the starter and can go 2-3 innings. Not afraid to let him close in emergencies either.

John Brebbia
(51 IP)
Mid/Early

John Brebbia faces predominant righty lineups early in the game while it is still a game and early (innings 3 thru 6). Facing lefties in large parks okay, small parks not so much. Like Iglesias can go an inning plus. Like Iglesias a “first in” guy but only against the heavy righty lineups.

Michael Lorenzen
(78 IP)
Early/Mop-up and PINCH HITTER

Michael Lorenzen, like Brebbia, faces the predominant righty lineup but only when we are trailing. He is a Pinch Hitter first, pitcher second. A #8 hitter you do not pinch-hit for him. Optimum usage has him come into a game where he would be scheduled to bat at the next half, or pinch-hit where he can lead off the next inning against a right hand hitter or two that will not be pinch hit for. If we are getting crushed, he mops it up.

 

Na Hale O’Ka Liona

 

 

2018 PCL Awards:

2018 Champs: Hawaii Alii

2018 MVP Voting:

MVP: Giancarlo Stanton, SCT

Cy Young: Zach Greinke, HAW

2018 ALL STARS:

C: Buster Posey, STL

1b: Anthony Rizzo, LAN

2b: Daniel Murphy, AZL

SS: Zach Cozart, LVB

3b: Kris Bryant, CHI

OF: Giancarlo Stanton, SCT

OF: Charlie Blackmon, HAW

OF: JD. Martinez, AGN

Manager: Jim

GM: Jim

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