2018 Southern California Trojans

 
PCL Championships: 1995, 1998, 2002, 2009, 2013, 2014
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2018 Team Instructions: Bash Brothers!

The 2017 Trojans had a disappointing season finishing last in the west.  However, we built a power foundation from which to assemble a contending team this season.  The strength of this team is in their HR-hitting offense and we will need to score lots of runs to win.  The goal is to score a TD every game and make the extra point.  7 runs should be enough to win most games!

Retired Numbers:


No.

Name

42

Jackie Robinson.

31

Mike Piazza – the 1996 PCL MVP!

30

Ken Griffey, Jr. – the 1998 PCL MVP!

Pitchers: Starters


Name

Age

Salary

Grad

IP

Notes

Carlos Martinez

25

$7

2018*

205*

 

Jon Gray

25

$1

2020

110

 

Gerrit Cole

27

$14

2018

203*

 

Ivan Nova

30

$13

2019

187

 

Tyler Chatwood

28

$4

2021

148

 

Pitchers: Relievers

Name

Age

Salary

Grad

IP

Notes

Pedro Strop

32

$19

2018

60

R(2)

Brad Hand*

27

$8

2018

79

R(2)

Sean Doolittle*

31

$15

2020

51

R(2)

Greg Holland

32

$5

2020

57

R(2)

John Brebbia

28

$6

2018

52

R(1)

Jason Motte

35

$4

2018

41

R(1)

Batters: Catchers

Name

Age

Salary

Grad

AB

Notes

Kyle Schwarber*

25

$6

2019

422

 

Austin Barnes

28

$4

2021

218

 

Batters: Infielders

Name

Age

Salary

Grad

AB

Notes

Jose Martinez

29

$13

2018

272

 

Josh Bell+

25

$4

2021

549

 

Ozzie Albies+

21

$6

2021

217

 

Javier Baez

24

$1

2020

469

 

Paul DeJong

24

$14

2021

417

 

Anthony Rendon

28

$24

2021

508

 

Batters: Outfielders

Name

Age

Salary

Grad

AB

Notes

Jessie Winker*

24

$4

2021

121

 

Khris Davis

29

$6

2021

566

 

Giancarlo Stanton

27

$28

2020

597

 

Josh Reddick*

30

$6

2020

477

 

Justin Upton

29

$4

2020

557

 

Minors

Name

Age

Salary

Grad

Mike Foltynewicz

26

$8

2020

Trevor Story

25

$13

2020

Zach Wheeler

28

$1

M

Tyler Glasnow

24

$1

M

Polanco, Greg*

26

$1

M

Starting Line-ups

 

STD vs. L

L vs. L

STD vs. R

L vs. R

R vs. R

1.

Rendon, 3b

Rendon, 3b

Rendon, 3b

Rendon, 3b

Rendon, 3b

2.

Martinez, 1b

Reddick*, cf

Stanton, cf

Reddick*, cf

Barnes, c

3.

Stanton, rf

Martinez, 1b

Reddick*, 1b

Stanton, rf

Stanton, cf

4.

Upton, lf

Stanton, rf

Davis, lf

Schwarber*, c

Upton, rf

5.

Almora, cf

Upton, lf

Upton, rf

Davis/Upton, lf

Martinez, 1b

6.

DeJong, ss

DeJong, ss

Barnes/ Schwarber*, c

Bell+, 1b

Davis, lf

7.

Barnes, c

Barnes, c

DeJong, ss

DeJong, ss

DeJong, ss

8.

Baez, 2b

Baez, 2b

Albies+, 2b

Albies+, 2b

Baez, 2b

9.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEST

 

 

 

 

SCT

 

 

 

 

 

BAG

Bum

 

Wainwright

Lamet, Leake, Despainge

 

LVB

Happ

 

Teheran, Williams

Roark

Delgado

SBM

Garcia

Kershaw, Ray

 

Darvish

Straily

 

CENTRAL

 

 

 

 

AGN

 

 

Hendricks, McCarthy, Maeda, Samardzija (ND scum), Lynn, Chacin

Cole

 

AZL

Paxton, Suter

Montgomery

Castillo, Lugo

Stratton

 

LAN

Hamels, Matz

 

Strasburg, Anderson, DeGrom, Gsellman

Koehler

 

HAW

Corbin

Hill

Greinke, Urena, Senzatela

 

 

 

EAST

 

 

 

 

STL

 

 

 

 

 

CHI

Gonzalez

 

Hellickson, Nelson, Bridwell

Arrieta

 

PBC

Wood

 

Godley, Davies, Nola, Kuhl

 

Weaver

VBS

Quintana, Lester, Banda

 

 

Scherzer, Ramirez

 

Total

13

4

25

11

3

Notes: Upton starts in lf at SB, AZ, and VBS.  Davis everywhere else.  Barnes starts at c in STD vs. R at AGN and PBC.

Special Lineup Notes

 

Batting Notes By Position

Catcher

Schwarber is the starter in many lineups, but Barnes is the main catcher.  Barnes should replace Schwarber if: (1) we have a lead after the 6th inning, or (2) Schwarber is facing a lefty pitcher.  Barnes then takes over and plays the rest of the game.

1b:

Martinez is the main starter, but Reddick and Bell start in some lineups. 

2b:

Albies and Baez share the position. Baez for late inning D and blowouts.

SS:

DeJong does not come out.

3b:

Rendon does not come out.

OF:

LF: Follow the starting line-up directions, but Upton replaces Davis vs. lefty pitchers and stays in the game.

CF: Mostly Reddick, but Almora starts in some lefty lineups and Stanton will rotate over here against some righty pitchers.

RF: Mostly Stanton.  Stanton never comes out.

 

 

Batting Instructions

Player Usage: Blowouts

These guys should come out in blowouts: Barnes, Martinez, and Albies.  Everybody else is ok to stay in.

PH vs. L

Lefty: Reddick
Righties: Martinez, Upton, Almora, Bell, Baez, Albies, Barnes

PH vs. R

Lefties:Winker, Albies, Bell
Righties: Davis, Upton, Martinez

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Additional Comments

This team generally swings from the heals, but are worth looking at for an occasional SB. Albies (B), Upton (B), and Baez (B) are sneaky fast.

Hit and Run

None.

MISCELLANEOUS


Pitcher hitting / Pinch hitting

Pitchers sacrifice, even with two strikes.

Base running

Run all the A’s with aggressiveness (65% or better).

Score at 60%, or 50% with two outs.

Send trailers to second aggressively, to third conservatively

Send low percentage trailer when a runner is also coming home and the chances of him scoring are marginal without help (between 50-70%) and the game beyond the 5th inning and it’s close (between ahead by 5 runs and down 2 runs).  If the chances of him scoring are greater than 70% then don’t create an additional out by sending a low percentage trailer.  The only exception is if the pitcher is coming up and you are not going to PH for him.  In that case, try to create a run prior to his at-bat by sending the trailer!

Throwing

Outfield throws/cutoffs: Generally be conservative early in the game and more aggressive late in the game.

Always get the sure out on Defense Option plays, unless (1) the chances of the leading runner being safe are less than 35%, or (b) its past the 7th inning and it allows the leading or winning run to score.

C

1B

2B

SS

3B

LF

CF

RF

Barnes

Martinez

Baez

Baez

Rendon

Reddick

Almora

Stanton

Schwarber

Reddick

Albies

DeJong

Baez

Upton

Reddick

Reddick

 

Bell

DeJong

 

Barnes

Davis

 

 

 

 

Barnes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intentional Walks

Use this aggressively, epically late in tight games with runner on base.  Don’t let your best hitter beat us!  

Gordon:  don’t allow JD Martinez (AGN) or Hoskins (LVB) to bat in a late inning game with a chance to beat me.  Please give him the IBB.  Thanks!

Pitching Rotation

 

Road Games

 

 

Home Games

 

Opp.

Game #1

Game #2

Game #3

 

 

Game #1

Game #2

Game #3

 

WEST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BAG

Gray

Martinez

Cole

 

 

Chatwood

Cole

Nova

 

LVB

Gray

Martinez

Cole

 

 

Chatwood

Cole

Nova

 

SBM

Gray

Martinez

Cole

 

 

Chatwood

Mattinez

Nova

 

SCT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CENTRAL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AZL

Gray

Martinez

Cole

 

 

Chatwood

Cole

Nova

 

AGN

Gray

Martinez

Cole

 

 

Chatwood

Gray

Nova

 

HAW

Gray

Martinez

Cole

 

 

Chatwood

Cole

Nova

 

LAN

Gray

Martinez

Cole

 

 

Chatwood

Martinez

Nova

 

EAST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHI

Gray

Martinez

Cole

 

 

Chatwood

Martinez

Nova

 

PBC

Gray

Martinez

Cole

 

 

Chatwood

Matrinez

Nova

 

STL

Chatwood

Gray

Nova

 

 

Chatwood

Gray

Nova

 

VBS

Gray

Martinez

Cole

 

 

Chatwood

Gray

Nova

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

BAG

Chatwood

Martinez

Cole

Gray

 

Chatwood

Martinez

Cole

Nova

LVB

Chatwood

Martinez

Cole

Gray

 

Chatwood

Martinez

Cole

Nova

SBM

Nova

Martinez

Cole

Gray

 

Chatwood

Martinez

Cole

Nova

Notes: Martinez =20; Cole =20; Gray =17; Nova = 16; Chatwood = 17.

Starter

Comments

Martinez and Cole

These are my best starters and they generally pitch 7 innings or until dots.  They can try to complete the game if I have a lead of 2 runs or more after the 7th, but apply a quick hook from the 7th inning forward.

Gray

Gray only has 110 IP over 17 starts. That’s 6 innings per start.  He generally pitches 5-6 innings or until dots. Bat for him in the 5th through 7th inning and consider bringing in Brebbia if you have a predominately right-handed lineup.

Nova and Chatwood

These guys are trouble and they will only pitch the first game of 3 road series. Please remove them as soon as is PCL legal (PH after 3, in dots, or after 4 runs).  This is where you bring in Hand or Holland for a couple of innings.

BULLPEN:

Type

Pitcher

Closer:

Strop R(2) plus 60 innings.  He can pitch the 8th and 9th.  Motte R(1) at 41 innings is the alternative closer if Strop is not available.  Mott is also another guy you can use as a “stopper” to get out of trouble at any point in a game.

Setup:

Doolittle* R(2) with 51 innings.

Situational:

 

    -R’y gets R’y:

Brebbia R(1)

    -R’y gets L’y:

Holland R(2)

    -L’y gets L’y:

Hand* R(2)

    -L’y gets R’y:

Hand* R(2)

Longman/mop-up:

 

Additional comments:

We have all righty starters.  The plan is to use a lefty in the middle of the game and then a righty to close.  Hand and Doolittle are the lefties and they are very good.  They are much better than the starters.

Hand* (79 innings) is typically the first reliever in the game.  If he comes in early then he can bat once.  Please abuse him.  Doolittle plays this role if Hand is not available.

Holland (vs. L) and Brebbia (v. R) are also middle men and come in after Hand or Doolittle.  Pitch Holland against mostly lefty batters (65% or better) and Brebbia against mostly right (65% or better).   Motte is the alternative if your lineup is even.

Final comments: Have a good season!

 

 

2017 PCL Awards:

2017 Champs:Chicago Black Sox

2017 MVP Voting:

MVP: Mike Trout, BAG

Cy Young: Tie. Noah Syndergaard, AZL and Kyle Hendricks, AGN

2017 ALL STARS:

C: Yadier Molina, HAW

1b: Miguel Cabrera, STL

2b: Robinson Cano, LVB

SS: Cory Seager, LAN

3b: Nolan Arenado, LAN

OF: Mike Trout, BAG

OF: Trea Turner, CHI

OF: Ryan Braun, AGN

Manager: Bob

GM: Jim

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