PCL 2019  Santa Barbara Mooners

PCL 2019

2019 Instructions
We had the chance through lack of money and talent to rebuild this year. Our big acquisitions for the future were Juan Soto, Corey Seager, Alex Verdugo, and Kenley Jansen. We also picked up Josh Bell in the www along with DJ Lemahieu and Luis Castillo. Vets Rich Hill and JA Happ also joined the Mooners.

Path to the Playoffs (How to win with this team):
SBM is rebuilding. But I still believe they can win, and with some luck (ok a lot of luck), could reach the playoffs. So how do you win with these guys? It is all about pitching and close games. Kershaw, Hill, Happ, and Musgrove can all have good games. Crick and Diaz can close a game out. So be aggressive to get the lead after 6 innings and then let the bullpen bring ‘em home. You might have to take a few chances to get this done. I won’t argue aggressive managing in an attempt to get the lead. Double switching with the versatile Perez may be a key. You swap pitchers and I have a chance to score, make a move to pinch hit if you feel it will work.

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

Jay

8

Jay

 

 

3

Bell

8

Jay

4

Kendrick

3

Bell

3

Bell

 

 

7

Soto

3

Bell

7

Soto

7

Soto

7

Soto

 

 

9

Martinez

7

Soto

9

Martinez

9

Martinez

9

Martinez

 

 

5

Shaw

9

Martinez

5

Shaw

4

Lemaheiu

4

Lemaheiu

 

 

8

Dahl

5

Shaw

8

Dahl

6

Rojas

5

Perez

 

 

6

Rojas

6

Rojas

3

Adams

5

Shaw

6

Rojas

 

 

4

Lemaheiu

4

Lemaheiu

6

Rojas

2

Contreras

2

Contreras

 

 

2

Contreras

2

Contreras

2

Contreras

Vs all lefty
Except #2

At BAG, SCT,AUG,
CHI,

 

Vs. righty at ALL not mentioned in 5 and 6

Vs. righty at home and at AUG and VBS

At HAW, AZL, UTP, STL, CHI

Strategy vs lefty
We need to scratch out runs vs lefty because we just are not strong there. Once your lefty comes out, we might stand a chance.
Strategy vs righty
The plan is to get on base and bash the ball. Dahl should not face a lefty, I would prefer Jay or Margot vs the lefty.
Prior to the 5th
If your lefty comes out, bring Dahl in. Otherwise no changes until after the 5th.
After the 5th
If we are in the game, then you can look at 1B platoon for matchups (when in doubt, stay with Bell as he is balanced). Also in lineup 6 this is the time to think of switching out Kendrick.

1B Josh Bell plays in large parks and against lefties. Adams plays in small parks vs righties. Martinez can also play first, loosely speaking, just like Bell! So an opportunity for a double switch here.

2B DJ Lemaheiu plays most days. Kendrick starts a few, but has a 3 AB max. Bring in Lemaheiu after 3rd AB in lineup 6.

SS Rojas plays all day every day and rarely comes out

3B Shaw plays almost all the time. Exception is lineup #2.

C Contreras all day every day. Kratz if injured.

LF Soto all day every day and never comes out

CF David Dahl in small parks vs righty, John Jay at home and in large parks and lefties

RF Martinez both ways. Comes out late with a lead for Margot.

OF In general, we need to have either Dahl or Jay in to play CF. Otherwise we have to put a 5 out there or play Margot! Martinez and Soto pretty much don’t come out. If I have a lead in the 8th-9th, you can get Margot and Dahl in for defense, Margot in CF and Dahl in RF.

Platoon / Injury If Dahl gets hurt then Jay plays. If Lemaheiu gets hurt, put Kendrick in at 2B. If Rojas gets hurt then it is Perez at SS. Perez is valuable as he backs up pretty much everything, so double switch option.

Do not remove: Soto, Shaw, Lemaheiu, Rojas, or Contreras once in the game

Rarely remove: Martinez

Always remove: Dahl vs a lefty

What to do in the 7th
If I have a 2+ run lead in the top of the 7th, bring Margot in to CF, Dahl or Jay in RF if available.

Player Usage Limitations:
Dahl and Kendrick have limited AB’s. Dahl only plays in small parks vs righty on the road, so he is fine. Kendrick is a pinch hitter and backup.

Pitcher hitting / Pinch hitting

 


C

1B

2B

SS

3B

LF

CF

RF

Contreras

Adams

Lemahieu

Rojas

Shaw

Soto

Jay

Dahl

Kratz

Bell

Perez

Perez

Perez

Kendrick

Dahl

Martinez

 

Shaw

Kendrick

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intentional Walks

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

 

Pitching Rotation Road East LOOK HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Team

Game 1

Game 2

Game 3

 

at AZL

Castillo

Kershaw

Hill

 

at AUG

Castillo

Kershaw

Happ

 

at CHI

Hill

Kershaw

Musgrove

 

at STL

Happ

Kershaw

Musgrove

 

at UTP

Castillo

Kershaw

Musgrove

 

at VBS

Castillo

Kershaw

Happ

 

at LAN

Happ

Kershaw

Musgrove

 

Pitching rotation Road West LOOK HERE!!!!!!!!!!!


Team

Game 1

Game 2

Game 3

Game 4

at BAG

Castillo

Kershaw

Musgrove

Happ

at CDS

Castillo

Kershaw

Musgrove

Happ

at HAW

Hill

Kershaw

Musgrove

Happ

at LVB

Castillo

Kershaw

Musgrove

Happ

at PBC

Castillo

Kershaw

Musgrove

Happ

at SCT

Happ

Kershaw

Musgrove

Hill

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pitching Rotation Home East


Team

Game 1

Game 2

Game 3

 

AZL

Happ

Kershaw

Hill

 

AUG

Happ

Hill

Musgrove

 

CHI

Happ

Hill

Musgrove

 

STL

Hill

Happ

Musgrove

 

UTP

Hill

Happ

Musgrove

 

VBS

Happ

Castillo

Hill

 

LAN

Castillo

Hill

Musgrove

 

Pitching rotation Home West


Team

Game 1

Game 2

Game 3

Game 4

BAG

Hill

Kershaw

Castillo

Happ

CDS

Castillo

Kershaw

Musgrove

Hill

HAW

Hill

Kershaw

Musgrove

Happ

LVB

Hill

Kershaw

Musgrove

Happ

PBC

Hill

Kershaw

Musgrove

Happ

SCT

Castillo

Kershaw

Musgrove

Hill

 

 

 

 

 

Kershaw 20, Happ 20, Hill 17, Musgrove 20, Castillo 13

  

Starter#1 Kershaw
(long and hard)

Should pitch 7 innings or more. He can be pulled when in dots or if he gives up 4 runs (although he should always go 5).In the 8th or 9th, if he is cruising then he can complete games, but Diaz and Crick are both better. He will be tired starting the 9th, so batter by batter if he is staying in for the 9th. One guy gets on, yank him unless 5+ run lead (wishful thinking).

Starter#2 Happ
(use patience)

Use patience until the 5th. If he goes into dots, yank him. If he gives up 4 runs yank him. If I have a lead after 6 innings, you should bring in Crick and Diaz to finish. He only goes 7 or more if we have a 4+ run lead or are down 4+ and he is taking one for the team. He is a 6 inning starter so he will be tired starting the 9th regardless of how he is pitching.

Starter#3 Hill
(use patience)

See Happ

Starter#4 Musgrove
(use patience)

See Happ. He only has 115 innings, so give him a 6 inning max and I will monitor at home. Get him out of blowouts early and replace with either Suero, Jansen, Peralta, or Bradford depending on the park and your lineup.

Starter#5 Castillo
(use patience)

See Happ. He is a 5 inning starter, so he will hit dots after 7 innings….not that he will ever make it that far!! jk

Specific innings limitations:

 

Additional comments: 

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. Kershaw is my big gun. The rest of the starters should mostly go 5-7 innings. If we are blown out, then let them eat one for the team. If we are in the lead, go to the pen.

BULLPEN

R’y closer:

Diaz. 73 innings so he can go both the 8th and 9th innings. Use and abuse him. Crick closes if Diaz is tired. Jansen can also close if they are both tired at VBS, AZL, STL, and HAW.

L’y closer:

none

R’y setup:

Crick. 60 innings. Use and abuse anytime from the 6th-8th

L’y setup:

none

6-8TH INNINGs

Crick. Jansen at VBS, AZL, STL, Haw if Crick is not available. Jansen gives up the HR, so is NOT useful in small parks except as a long man or extra innings.

6th inning

Peralta vs rightys anytime. He is awesome vs righty, crappy vs. lefty. 2 of 3 rule. Suero is pretty balanced, so he would be good in innings 4-6.

Situational:

 

-R’y gets R’y:

Peralta is awesome here. Use him for 2 of 3 or 3 of 5 rightys. He is great to bring in after Happ or Hill exit if you are righty dominant. Of course, if you plan a wholesale swap to leftys then don’t go there. I would prefer Suero early in that case.

-R’y gets L’y:

Crick or Jansen

-L’y gets L’y:

none

-L’y gets R’y:

none

Longman/mopup:

Bradford,Suero, Jansen, Peralta

Additional comments:

When Musgrove, Happ, Hill, or Castillo comes out, either Jansen, Peralta or Suero comes in before the 6th. In the 6th, use whoever is best.

 

 

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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