Hawaii Ali’iAlii

2016 Season Instructions

 

Perhaps too much pre-auction dollars confused the Hawaii GM – and apparently he remained in that confused state as he spent most of it on Zack Greinke right off the bat. After that the Alii got back on the original plan of trying to gather young talent than can help position themselves for a competitive team in 2016 and hopefully a stronger run in 2017. A lot of long term investments in this group so hopefully…

This is a versatile team that should adapt to the style needed for the situations presented in the game. They have some power, some speed, and some small-ball capabilities. I have to give the “Home Manager” some leeway as the situation will dictate how to proceed. Problem will be “one too many” platoons. Sorry about that.

I think the key will be using the bullpen effectively. The starters, outside of Greinke, really do not need to go deeper than 6 or 7 innings, and definitely out of the game after that in all save situations. The back end of the bullpen should be used extensively in innings 8 and 9. The other three relievers are generally shorter term or situational guys (even mop-up) if the starter gets ripped – which should not happen too often.

2016 Active Roster

Hitters

$

Grad

Position

 

Pirchers

$

Grad

Position

Molina, Y

12

2018

Catcher

 

Greinke, Z

49

2018

#1 Starter

Saltalamacchia, J

1

2018

Catcher v. LHP

 

Leake, M

4

2018

#2 Starter

Lind, A

4

2019

1B

 

Iglesias, J

16

2019

#3 Starter

Trumbo, M

1

2018

1B v. LHP / OF

 

Lester, J

16

2018

#4 Starter

Gyorko, J

3

2017

Reserve infielder

 

Hahn, J

10

2018

#5 Starter

Wong, K

2

2018

2B

 

 

 

 

 

Kang, J

12

2019

3B

 

Ramos, A

8

2016

Closer

Suarez, E

4

2019

Reserve 3B / SS

 

Gregerson, L

9

2018

Set-up

Tulowitzki, T

14

2017

SS

 

Smith, W

3

2019

Set-up

Parra, G

8

2019

CF

 

Vizcaino, A

7

2019

Specialist

Ozuna, M

18

2018

CF v. LHP

 

Street, H

1

2016

Set-up v. RHH

Polanco, G

10

2018

RF

 

Nuno, V

1

2018

Set-up v. LHH

Coghlan, C

2

2019

LF / Reserve

 

 

 

 

and mop-up

Soler, J

11

2019

Platoon OF

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minors at Hanalei Cove


Duvall, A

1

M

Reds’ outfielder

 

Corbin, P

2

M

Arizona SP

Mesoraco, D

3

M

Reds’ catcher

 

Kelly, J

1

2017

Red Sox pitcher

 

 

 

 

 

Kennedy, I

2

M

Royals SP

 

Starting Line-ups

Lineup 1 v. Left

 

 

Lineup 4 – v. R

Lineup 5 – v. R

8

Ozuna

 

 

 

 

9

Polanco*

9

Polanco*

7

Soler

 

 

 

 

2

Wong*

6

Tulowitzki

6

Tulowitzki

 

 

 

 

5

Kang

5

Kang

3

Trumbo

 

 

 

 

3

Lind*

3

Lind*

5

Suarez

 

 

 

 

2

Molina

2

Molina

2

Salty+

 

 

 

 

7

Coghlan*

7

Soler

4

Gyrko

 

 

 

 

8

Parra*

8

Parra*

9

Parra*

 

 

 

 

6

Tulowitzki

4

Gyrko

Versus:  All Left-handed starting pitchers

 

 

Versus: Right-handed pitchers not listed in Lineup 5

Versus:  Richards, Peavy, Cole, Fiers, Bettis, Strasburg, Fister, Cueto, Wacha.

 

Notes on line-ups:

Positions / Platoons / Early Exits

We have way too many platoons so I apologize – it will be some work for you. You are certainly not locked in to using one for the other when switching out. Look at the next few batters and you may find that pinch-hitting using a different position player gives you more options. Move the lineup around.

 

C

1B

2B

SS

3B

LF

CF

RF

Molina

Lind

Wong

Tulowitzki

Kang

Parra

Ozuna

Polanco

Saltalamacchia

Trumbo

Gyrko

Suarez

Suarez

Soler

Parra

Parra

 

Gyrko

Coghlan

Gyrko

Coghlan

Coghlan

Polanco

Soler

 

Coghlan

 

(Kang)

 

Trumbo

 

Trumbo

Managing the Alii

Pitcher hitting / Pinch hitting / Pinch running

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PITCHING

Pitching Rotation   LOOK HERE!!!!

 

HOME GAMES YOU PLAY

 

 

Road Games – I Play

 

Opp.

Game #1

Game #2

Game #3

 

 

Game #1

Game #2

Game #3

 

BAG

Greinke

Iglesias

Lester

 

 

Hahn

Lester

Leake

 

LVB

Greinke

Lester

Leake

 

 

Hahn

Lester

Leake

 

SBM

Greinke

Lester

Leake

 

 

Greinke

Lester

Iglesias

 

SCT

Greinke

Iglesias

Lester

 

 

Hahn

Leake

Iglesias

 

AZL

Greinke

Lester

Leake

 

 

Greinke

Lester

Leake

 

AUG

Greinke

Iglesias

Hahn

 

 

Hahn

Leake

Lester

 

LAN

Greinke

Iglesias

Hahn

 

 

Hahn

Leake

Lester

 

PVA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHI

Greinke

Iglesias

Lester

 

 

Hahn

Leake

Lester

 

PBC

Greinke

Lester

Leake

 

 

Hahn

Lester

Leake

 

STL

Greinke

Iglesias

Lester

 

 

Greinke

Iglesias

Leake

 

VBS

Greinke

Lester

Iglesias

 

 

Hahn

Leake

Lester

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Divisional Games – HOME GAMES

 

Divisional Games – Road Games

Opp.

Game #1

Game #2

Game #3

Game #4

 

Game #1

Game #2

Game #3

Game #4

AZL

Leake

Lester

Greinke

Iglesias

 

Hahn

Lester

Greinke

Leake

AUG

Hahn

Leake

Greinke

Iglesias

 

Hahn

Leake

Greinke

Iglesias

LAN

Hahn

Leake

Greinke

Iglesias

 

Hahn

Leake

Greinke

Iglesias

Starts:  Greinke - 20; Leake - 20; Lester - 20; Iglesias - 15; Hahn - 15

Managing the Starters
Greinke (223 IP) is the #1 and we will exercise lots of patience with him. He can go deep into games. I think Greinke should complete half of what he starts with that card. Let him go a while if tired early (dots), but a closer eye if runners start getting on. As a “7”hitter you do not PH for him.

Leake (192 IP) is the #2 and also has a lot of innings to use but not going to hold my breath. Going 6 to 7 innings is a good outing. He can start the 8th with a lead of 4 runs or more, but quick hook if a runner or two gets on and never faces the tying run in the 8th or 9th.

Lester (205 IP) is the #3 and a lefty which in this League… A pretty solid card and can keep the ball in the park but as a lefty, well, we know what happens so work him similar to Leake. His “+9” hold rating is troublesome but we hope he gets his work in. A “some patience” guy similar to Leake.

Both Hahn (97 IP) and Iglesias (95 IP) are 15 game starters that will be limited to 6 to 7 innings per start. 7 innings is the “max” and I will balance with the home series. Really tough on righties we will/should do our best to turn you around when we need to pull them. They never take an “At Bat” in the bottom of the 6th or 7th. Nuno or Vizcaino are good guys to come in to spell either one of them earlier.

Managing the Bullpen
Hawaii 5-0. If we have a lead late in the game we want to see our bullpen in the game unless Greinke is cruising. He can complete most all games if not tired with a lead. When it is not Greinke, the last three innings are typically Smith or Gregerson in the 7th, the other in the 8th, and Ramos to close in the 9th.

A.J. Ramos (70 IP) is the “Closer” and should be in the game in the 9th for all save situations, unless Greinke is going for the complete game. Comes in at any point in the 8th or starts the 9th with a lead.

Luke Gregerson (61 IP) is the principal set-up guy. Depending on your line-up he and Will Smith alternate as the 7th inning / 8th inning guy when the game is close or bridging to a save situation.

Will Smith (63 IP) is the lefty counter to Gregerson. Tough on righties he can pitch anywhere in the 6th through 8th or be an alternate closer if Ramos is spent. Do not be afraid to use him even though he is a lefty.

Vizcaino (34 IP) is the short term solution to a rally with limited innings. Tougher on lefties, but can face righties as well. Should limit his work to “key situations” and then get him out of there.

Huston Street (62 IP) is tough both ways except for that “floater” he occasionally throws to lefties. We are in a large park so he can pitch in long relief as long as it is not against a strictly lefty lineup. If our starters go deep in the game he becomes the righty specialist. Does not face a powerful lefty late with the game on the line.

Vidal Nuno (89 IP) is pretty much the lefty specialist, or “mop up” in blow out situations. Does not face a powerful righty late with the game on the line. We are in a large park so he can pitch in long relief.

There are enough innings here and using 4 relievers in a game is probably more the norm than the exception – we can go a batter or two at a time. Our starters should go deep enough to where you can mix and match short work relievers.

Have fun and let me know if any questions!

Aloha!

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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