Santa Barbara Mooners

PCL 2016

 

Welcome to Mooner Baseball!  This team is centered around its starting pitching: Kershaw, deGrom, Iwakuma, Garcia and Peavy.  They also have Carson Smith with 70 monster innings, Jonathan Papelbon (63 innings), and Joakim Soria(68 innings)  in the pen to close things out!  As they go, so will go the Mooners.  This team has lots of lefty hitting with high on base, but very little power. We came close last year losing to Jim and Chicago (Wainwright), and if we make the playoffs, anything can happen! Have fun!
Strategy for Home Play

At home, HR’s are 1. That’s it, except for the over the wall leap chance. So not a lot of HR’s here. Singles are 1-9 for the lefty, and 1-3 for the righty, so the park favors hitting lefty slightly, but not for power. At home against the righty we look to get the early lead by running Blackmon and Span(he only starts at home vs righty and will get injured), making use of the hit and run with Span. We are looking to score four runs and rely on our pitching to win the game. Against the lefty Maybin leads off and can run with Blackmon, who can hit and run as well. Same idea here. The Mooners led the league last year in OBP, and have a shot to do so again this year. Lots of base runners mean we are pests.

                                                                  2016 Active Roster
Pitchers:


Name

L/R

MLT

Grad

Comments

Clayton Kershaw

L

LAN

2019+

$36 #1 another great season

Jacob deGrom

R

NYN

2016

$32 #2 starter and is excellent

Hisashi Iwakuma

R

SEA

2016*

$3 #3 130 innings, so 7 INNINGS MAX (18 starts)

Jaime Garcia

R

STL

2017

$28 #4 130 innings so 7 INNINGS MAX (18 starts)

Jake Peavy

R

SFN

2019*

$1 14 starts 111 innings so 8 INNINGS MAX

Carson Smith

R

SEA

2016

$26 70 amazing closer innings, is his own setup and closer

Jonathan Papelbon

R

WAS

2017

$14 www pickup mid-relief (road), can setup at home

Sean Gilmartin

L

NYN

2016

$4 lefty good both ways, but cools the righty

Joakim Soria

R

PIT

2019+

$7 tough against the righty

Carlos Villanueva

R

STL

2019+

$1 long relief and righty cools lefty

Josh Collmenter

R

ARZ

2019+

$1 long relief and if I get into a starter innings issue

Hitters:


Name

L/R

MLT

Grad

Comments

Travis d’Arnaud

R

NYN

2018*

$2 starts vs lefty on Road

Nick Hundley

R

COL

2017

$16 Starting Catcher vs righty and some lefty

Freddie Freeman

L

ATL

2018*

$25 1B Franchise player

Mike Napoli

R

TEX

2017

$4 1B against some road lefty

Howie Kendrick

R

LAA

2017*

$16 2B all day every day

Didi Gregorus

L

ARZ

2018*

$5 starting SS

Brad Miller

L

SEA

2019*

$2 backs up everything

Martin Prado

R

ATL

2016*

$3 3B

Denard Span

L

WAS

2017*

$7 CF vs righty at home

Shin-Soo Choo

L

CIN

2016

$10 RF

Charlie Blackmon

L

COL

2017*

$2 LF/CF

Cameron Maybin

R

ATL

2019+

$1 CF vs lefty

Andre Ethier

L

LAD

2019+

$2 LF vs righty road

Jimmy Rollins

S

LAD

2019+

$1 backup SS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minors:


Jumbo Diaz

R

CIN

2019*

$1

Chris Taylor

R

SEA

2018*

$1

Jon Jay

L

STL

2018*

$1

Brooks Brown

R

COL

2018*

$1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Injury Backup

Span

Maybin or Ethier

Kendrick

Move Prado to 2B, Miller to 3B

Gregorius

Rollins, not Miller

 

Starting Line-ups

Lineup 1, vs. L

Lineup 2, vs. L

Lineup 3 vs. R

Lineup 4, vs. R

Lineup 5, vs. R

Lineup 6, vs. R

8

Maybin

8

Maybin

7

Blackmon

8

Blackmon

 

 

 

 

7

Blackmon

7

Blackmon

8

Span

5

Prado

 

 

 

 

4

Kendrick

2

D’Arnaud

9

Choo

9

Choo

 

 

 

 

3

Napoli

3

Napoli

3

Freeman

3

Freeman

 

 

 

 

5

Prado

4

Kendrick

2

Hundley

2

Hundley

 

 

 

 

2

Hundley

5

Prado

4

Kendrick

7

Ethier

 

 

 

 

9

Choo

9

Choo

5

Prado

4

Kendrick

 

 

 

 

6

Gregorius

6

Gregorius

6

Gregorius

6

Gregorius

 

 

 

 

Use vs.
HOME

Use vs:
ROAD

Use vs
HOME

Use vs:
ROAD

Use vs.

Use vs:

Platoon / Injury

Span/Maybin platoon in CF and Napoli/Freeman at 1B at home.

Do not remove: Blackmon, Freeman, Choo, Gregorius, Kendrick, or Hundley once they are in.

Rarely remove: Prado. In the 8th or 9th if I am behind, you can consider pinch hitting if a righty is in, is staying in, and there is a better option.

Always remove: Span in blowout and for defense late, replacing with Maybin.
If a lefty starter comes out before the 5th for a righty, replace Napoli with Freeman.
If a righty starter comes out before the 5th for a lefty, Maybin hits for Span, but no other changes until late (8th inning or later)

What to do in the 7th, because Bob asked! J
If I have a 2+ run lead in the top of the 7th, bring Maybin in to play CF. If Iwakuma, Garcia, or Peavy is still pitching, go batter by batter at this point. If someone gets on, use compare and see if the bullpen is better. See bullpen instructions for more.

Player Usage Limitations: 
none

 

Pitcher hitting / Pinch hitting

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C

1B

2B

SS

3B

LF

CF

RF

Hundley

Freeman

Kendrick

Gregorius

Prado

Blackmon

Maybin

Choo

D’Arnaud

Napoli

Miller

Rollins

Miller

Ethier

Span

Ethier

 

 

 

Miller

 

 

Blackmon

Blackmon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intentional Walks

Not a fan of this. Only for the monsters like Harper.

Pitching Rotation

 

Road Games

 

 

Home Games

 

Opp.

Game #1

Game #2

Game #3

 

 

Game #1

Game #2

Game #3

 

BAG*

Garcia

deGrom

Kershaw

 

 

Garcia

deGrom

Iwakuma

 

LVB

Peavy

Kershaw

Garcia

 

 

Peavy

deGrom

Iwakuma

 

SBM

none

none

none

 

 

none

none

none

 

SCT

Garcia

deGrom

Kershaw

 

 

Peavy

deGrom

Iwakuma

 

ARZ*

Garcia

deGrom

Kershaw

 

 

Peavy

Kershaw

Iwakuma

 

AUG

Peavy

Kershaw

Garcia

 

 

Peavy

deGrom

Iwakuma

 

HAW

Peavy

deGrom

Kershaw

 

 

Peavy

deGrom

Iwakuma

 

LAN

Garcia

Kershaw

Peavy

 

 

Peavy

deGrom

Iwakuma

 

CHI*

Garcia

deGrom

Kershaw

 

 

Garcia

Kershaw

Iwakuma

 

PBC*

Garcia

deGrom

Kershaw

 

 

Peavy

Kershaw

Iwakuma

 

STL

Garcia

Kershaw

Peavy

 

 

Peavy

deGrom

Iwakuma

 

VBS

Kershaw

Garcia

Iwakuma

 

 

Peavy

deGrom

Iwakuma

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Divisional Games – ROAD GAMES

 

Divisional Games – HOME GAMES

Opp.

Game #1

Game #2

Game #3

Game #4

 

Game #1

Game #2

Game #3

Game #4

SCT

Garcia

deGrom

Kershaw

Iwakuma

 

Garcia

deGrom

Kershaw

Iwakuma

LVB

Garcia

deGrom

Kershaw

Iwakuma

 

Garcia

deGrom

Kershaw

Iwakuma

BAG*

Garcia

deGrom

Kershaw

Iwakuma

 

Garcia

deGrom

Kershaw

Iwakuma

Kershaw 20, deGrom 20, Iwakuma 18 , Garcia 18 , Peavy 14

Starter#1 Kershaw
(long and hard)

He is a stud, and should be ridden until dots.  If he gives up 5 runs, then you can yank him.  If we are behind, then you can pinch hit for him from the 7th inning on. If we are leading, then you can “think” about lifting him in the 8th for Smith.  He should get SEVERAL complete games.  Remove in the 9th if Smith shows better under compare and the game is within 2 runs. 

Starter#2 deGrom
(long and hard)

He is a stud. See Kershaw.

Starter#3 Iwakuma
(long and hard)

Iwakuma is solid, and should be able to go 6-7 innings.  He kills the righty this year, but does have some long ball issues. Pull him in dots. At the 7th inning, use compare to see what to do. 18 starts with 130 innings so 7 INNINGS MAX!!

Starter#4 Garcia
(use less patience)

Great card, but he is a lefty. 130 innings with 18 starts, so 7 INNINGS MAX!!! He should get to the 6th most times. When the top of the 7th comes, if a runner gets on, then use compare to choose whether to go to the pen. Pull in a blowout for either Villanueva or Collmenter depending on how many righty/lefty you have.

Starter#5 Peavy
(typical 5th starter)

14 starts with 111 innings. He can average almost 8 innings, but he is not that good. He pitches game 1 at home every series, so he has a full pen. Kershaw or deGrom follows him in game two, so they shouldn’t need a lot of pen. Ride him if he is hot, pull him after 4 runs if he is cold. Think about Gilmartin, Villanueva, or Collmenter if an early pull. If he gets to the 7th, if a runner gets on, use compare and pull if the pen is better. Perfect scenario: he pitches 6 innings and is pinch hit for. Then the pen takes over.

Specific innings limitations:

Iwakuma and Garcia 7 INNINGS MAX.

Additional comments: 

I should get several complete games from Kershaw and deGrom. The bullpen should be loaded for everyone else. If any of my pitchers is throwing a no hitter, they should be allowed to stay in and attempt to complete it. After giving up a hit, they can be pulled based on my instructions.

BULLPEN

R’y closer:

Smith has 70 amazing innings. He can come in the 8th and be his own setup man if need be. Please consider this.I would like most or all of these 70 innings used.

L’y closer:

none

R’y setup:

Papelbon 63 innings and Soria 68 innings. Paps is great AT HOME and in LARGE PARKS. He would be great for several righty’s in a row. Look to use these two in the 7th and 8th innings. Villanueva actually has less OB vs lefty than Paps or Smith, so he could come in to face 2 of 3 lefty’s if his compare is better than Gilmartin, or if the pinch hitter you bring in for Gilmartin makes things worse. In other words, it is ok to use Villanueva in the 7th and part of the 8th.

L’y setup:

Gilmartin 57 innings. Pretty solid both ways, but should not be in the game for a vulnerable PH situation. He would be good in the 6th-7th to start an inning, or to cool things off against a string of leftys in and early pull for the starter. Especially good against the righty who is WORSE against lefty.

Situational:

 

    -R’y gets R’y:

Smith, Papelbon, Soria

    -R’y gets L’y:

Smith, Villanueva 61 innings cools lefty (16.4 OB)

    -L’y gets L’y:

Gilmartin

    -L’y gets R’y:

Gilmartin cools the righty pretty good (13.3 OB)

Longman/mopup:

Collmenter 121 innings and Villanueva

Additional comments:

The starters are the strength. If I have the lead after 7 innings, then the bullpen should be able to close it. Kershaw and deGrom will get some complete games. Try to look at the next 3-5 hitters when choosing a reliever. 2 of 3 or 3 of 5 is the rule. In an ideal world, Kershaw and deGrom go 7-8 innings (sometimes 9). Iwakuma goes 6-7 innings, as does Garcia (ok, maybe Garcia is somewhere between 5-7). Peavy….well, if he can go 5-6 that would be great.

SB1

 

 

 

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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