Sunday, January 11, 2015

McCABE MAGAZINE SEASON 24 ALL-PRO TEAM and AWARDS

McCabe Magazine's All-Pro Team and Awards


Cincinnati, OH (McC.com) – It’s that time of year when we here at McCabe Magazine take a look at season 24 and select the players who are the best of the best at their respected positions. Here is the McCabe Magazine All-Pro squad and season awards.

McCabe Magazine MVP

For the second year in a row our staff here at McCabe Magazine have selected a Toronto Blue Jay as or major league Most Valuable Player, Alexei DaSilva (2B). This season 21 MVP led all major leaguers with 57 Home Runs with 132 RBIs, and a 312 BA. He also has a 1.013 OPS, selected as a season 24 Gold Glove and Silver Slugger award winner. Honorable Mention; Jeremy Creek (COL), Dicky Wilkerson (ROC) and rookie Darrel Davies (WAS)
   
McCabe Magazine CY Young

Vince Garcia (LAA) is our choice as the McCabe Magazine CY Young award winner. The Ace of the Anaheim Angels staff led the entire major league with 23 wins, 266 .1 innings pitched, and WHIP with a 0.98. The Angels won 111 games this year and Garcia was a big part of that with his 23-7 record and 2.40 ERA. Honorable Mention; Asdrubal Pelaez (SD), Shea Cross (LAA), Adam Bradford (LAA) last year’s winner, and Rob Hines (ATL).

Rookie of the Year

Darrel Davies (WAS) is our runaway Rookie of the Year. Davies 35 Home Runs, 121 RBI, 335 BA, 1.006 OPS, and only 56 strikeouts in 502 AB. Honorable Mention; Eduardo Camacho (SEA), Dorssys Johnson (PIT), and Louis James (COL).   

Fireman of the Year


Pedro Manuel (SD) is the McCabe Magazine Fireman of the Year. His 48 saves led the majors. Manuel stats 70 games, .193 OAV, WHIP 0.90, and 2.30 ERA. Honorable Mention; Tony Cordero (PIT), Sidney Flaherty (PHI), and Damian Sung (CH2).  


McCabe Magazine All-Pro Team

Catcher 

Hersh Mays
Colorado
Rockies
Age: 32B/T: L/R
Born: Lytle, TX
Position(s): C
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First-base

Jeremy Creek
Colorado
Rockies
Age: 28B/T: R/R
Born: Gunnison, CO
Position(s): 1B/LF/DH
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Second-Base

Alexei DaSilva
Toronto
Blue Jays
Age: 28B/T: S/R
Born: Juarez, MX
Position(s): 2B/3B/SS/OF
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Third-Base

Tomas Padilla
Toronto
Blue Jays
Age: 23B/T: L/R
Born: Fantino, DO
Position(s): 3B/MIF/OF
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Shortstop


Geraldo Belliard
Anaheim
Angels
Age: 25B/T: R/R
Born: Distrito Nacional, DO
Position(s): SS
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Outfield 

Chris Daly
Florida
Marlins
Age: 26B/T: R/R
Born: Eutaw, AL
Position(s): RF/1B/LF/DH
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Javier Pelaez
Cincinnati
Reds
Age: 32B/T: R/R
Born: San Isidro, DO
Position(s): CF/IF/OF/DH
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Storm Weaver
Rochester
Broncos
Age: 23B/T: S/R
Born: Madison, IN
Position(s): RF/1B/LF/DH
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Pitchers 

Starter

Vince Garcia
Anaheim
Angels
Age: 34B/T: R/R
Born: Lincoln, ME
Position(s): P (SP1)
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Middle Relief 

Lorenzo Vega
New York
Yankees
Age: 23B/T: R/R
Born: Fantino, DO
Position(s): P (SuA)
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Closer


Pedro Manuel
San Diego
Padres
Age: 27B/T: R/R
Born: Los Teques, VE
Position(s): P (ClA)
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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

SEASON 24 POWER RANKINGS

The McCabe Magazine Power Rankings


The power rankings are an average of the following team statistics; Winning Percentage, OPS, Runs Scored, ERA, WHIP, and Fielding Percentage. 

TOP 10
Rank LR Team Owner W L
1 1 Anaheim Angels captain10a 107 50
2 3 Chicago Cubs carseneau 94 63
3 2 Toronto Blue Jays dimestoregin 88 69
4 6 Baltimore Orioles bourboncask 84 73
5 8
Detroit Tigers
patrickkm 94 63
6 12 Kansas City Royals TenaciousTYT 82 75
7 4 San Diego Padres jgarron 90 67
8 NA New York Yankees ARomano 82 75
9 NA Los Angeles Dodgers Arte 86 71
10 13 Atlanta Braves bigsammich 88 69
Next 5 
Rank LR Team Owner W L
11 NA Chicago White Sox kgrffth 83 74
12 17 Cincinnati Reds cpintens 79 78
13 15 Florida Marlins lido9613 82 75
14 5 Washington D.C. Nationals Saffron 76 81
15 11 Boston Red Sox pat007ohmss 82 75
Best of the Rest 
Rank LR Team Owner W L
16 16 Colorado Rockies axtell 84 73
17 20 Texas Rangers goldenbaer88 80 77
18 NA Pittsburgh Pirates nbaker10 87 70
19 NA Minnesota Twins optistrat 78 79
20 14 Tampa Bay Rays rsskfs23 78 79




McCabe Magazines Top 14 Free Agents for Season 25

TOP 10 FREE AGENTS

1. Chris Daly

Chris Daly
Florida
Marlins
Age: 26B/T: R/R
Born: Eutaw, AL
Position(s): RF/1B/LF/DH
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2. Tomas Padilla

Tomas Padilla
Toronto
Blue Jays
Age: 23B/T: L/R
Born: Fantino, DO
Position(s): 3B/MIF/OF
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3. Geraldo Belliard

Geraldo Belliard
Anaheim
Angels
Age: 25B/T: R/R
Born: Distrito Nacional, DO
Position(s): SS
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4. Bob Rivers

Bob Rivers
Tampa Bay
Rays
Age: 27B/T: L/L
Born: Alexandria, LA
Position(s): 2B/1B/OF
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5. Wily Correa

Wily Correa
Toronto
Blue Jays
Age: 25B/T: S/R
Born: Laguna De Perlas, NI
Position(s): RF/LF
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6. Jonathan Haren

Jonathan Haren
Texas
Rangers
Age: 22B/T: R/R
Born: Youngstown, OH
Position(s): P (SP1)
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7. Chris Breen

Chris Breen
San Diego
Padres
Age: 33B/T: R/R
Born: Langley, SC
Position(s): P (SP1)
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8. Harry Diaz

Harry Diaz
Toronto
Blue Jays
Age: 33
B/T: S/R
Born: Laguna Verde, DO
Position(s): P (ClA)


9. Clarence Carver

Clarence Carver
Colorado
Rockies
Age: 30B/T: R/R
Born: Kirtland, OH
Position(s): LF/1B/RF/DH
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10. 

Eddie Barber
San Diego
Padres
Age: 35B/T: R/R
Born: Corning, CA
Position(s): P (P)
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The Best of the Rest

11.

Clay Porter
Colorado
Rockies
Age: 29B/T: R/R
Born: Peculiar, MO
Position(s): P (SP4)
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12.

Damian Sung
Chicago
White Sox
Age: 27B/T: R/R
Born: Kobe, JP
Position(s): P (ClA)
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13.

Kila Throneberry
Cleveland
Indians
Age: 22B/T: R/R
Born: Paintsville, KY
Position(s): SS/IF/OF/DH
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14.

Saul Jimenez
Baltimore
Orioles
Age: 30B/T: S/L
Born: Houston, TX
Position(s): 1B/DH
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

SEASON 24 POWER RANKINGS

The McCabe Magazine Power Rankings

The power rankings are an average of the following team statistics; Wins, OPS, Runs Scored, ERA, WHIP, and Fielding Percentage. 

TOP 10
Rank Team Owner Win Lost
1 Anaheim Angels captain10a 40 9
2 Toronto Blue Jays dimestoregin 32 17
3 Chicago Cubs carseneau 32 17
4 San Diego Padres jgarron 30 19
5 Washington D.C. Nationals Saffron 29 20
6 Baltimore Orioles bourboncask 32 17
7 Minnesota Twins optistrat 29 20
8 Detroit Tigers patrickkm 30 19
9 San Francisco Giants wylie715 24 25
10 Oakland Athletics jefepwnzer 29 20
The next 5 
Rank Team Owner Win Lost
11 Boston Red Sox pat007ohmss 25 24
12 Kansas City Royals TenaciousTYT 24 25
13 Atlanta Braves bigsammich 28 21
14 Tampa Bay Rays rsskfs23 26 23
15 Florida Marlins lido9613 26 23
The Best of the Rest
Rank Team Owner Win Lost
16 Colorado Rockies axtell 27 22
17 Cincinnati Reds cpintens 23 26
18 Milwaukee Brewers brentcnb 24 25
19 Rochester Broncos coinguy 27 22
20 Texas Rangers goldenbaer88 24 25


Stat of the Day

Listed below you will find the McCabe Magazines Top 5 Rookies in the Major Leagues

Darrel Davies
Washington D.C.
Nationals
Age: 22B/T: L/L
Born: Kaneohe, HI
Position(s): 1B/DH
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Rank Player HR RBI SB AVG OPS
1 Darrel Davies (WAS) 13 51 2 0.332 0.966
2 Vince Valiquette (COL) 10 27 3 0.271 0.905
3 Louis James (COL) 7 27 6 0.341 0.894
4 Don Sugawara (CLE) 7 33 1 0.290 0.816
5 Francicso James (SF) 5 30 3 0.291 0.806


McCabe Magazines Top 5 Major League Rookie Pitchers 

 
Placido Perez
Toronto
Blue Jays
Age: 23B/T: L/L
Born: Edo Lara, DO
Position(s): P (SuA)
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Rank Player G W L SV IP WHIP ERA
1 Placido Perez (TOR) 23 3 1 6 22.2 0.88 1.59
2 Trevor Loney (TEX) 16 1 1 0 11.1 0.88 1.59
3 Orber Brock (SEA) 11 0 2 2 11.1 0.97 2.38
4 Archie French (ATL) 9 1 1 1 14 1.21 1.93
5 Alex Henriquez (MIN) 11 0 0 1 12.1 1.22 2.19
5T Stryker Turner (CIN) 13 0 1 1 21.2 1.29 2.91

Saturday, November 8, 2014

McCABE MAGAZINE'S SEASON 24 PREDICTIONS

DODGERS WIN THE WORLD SERIES

The Chicago Cubs fall to the Los Angeles Dodgers 4 games to 2 



Cincinnati, OH (McC.com) - It’s that time of year when the most comprehensive baseball preview magazine is release. The Baseball Writers of America, McCabe Magazine, all 32 beat writers in each major league city, along with some input from several front office personnel has help us each year with the preview issue. As in years past, we are the most accurate preview magazine on your newsstand and on the web. That’s not just us making that claim, last year for the 10th year in a roll we here at McCabe Magazine have received a Pulitzer for outstanding sports writing and for the 13th year the Scripts Howard Editors Award. We are recognized as the best professional baseball magazine on the planet.   
     
In season 23 preview issue we correctly predicted all 4 division winners in the America League and 5 of 6 playoff teams. In the National League we got 3 of the 4 division winners and 4 of the 6 playoff teams. When we do our highly scientific analysis of the clubs, we look at the starting lineups, bench, rotations, the bullpen, potential injuries, minor leaguers ready for call up, and most importantly the general manager and manager. This is not an easy process, once the season ends and the World Series champion is crowned the all-knowing, all-seeing machine known as the McCabe Magazine crane up the computers, and compiled the data for the next season. This year we feel the strongest major league teams from top to bottom is the Anaheim Angels, followed by the Los Angeles Dodgers, another AL West club, Chicago Cubs, Toronto Blue Jays, and the San Diego Padres.  

Playoff Teams and Division Winners

In the American League the division winners will be the Angeles, Blue Jays, New York Yankees, and the Texas Rangers. In the National League we like the Cubs, Padres, Florida Marlins, and the New York Mets. Our Wildcard winners will be the Dodgers, Chicago White Sox, Atlanta Braves, and the Detroit Tigers. Los Angeles will triumph over Anaheim to win the AL pennant and the Cubs will finish off the Mets to take the NL flag.

Season 24 Predictions

ML AL North  ML NL North 
Team Owner W L Team Owner W L
Toronto Blue Jays dimestoregin 101 61 Chicago Cubs carseneau 95 67
Chicago White Sox kgrffth 90 72 Detroit Tigers patrickkm 91 71
Milwaukee Brewers brentcnb * 88 74 Cincinnati Reds cpintens 86 76
Minnesota Twins optistrat 80 83 Cleveland Indians Fantasy Frea 75 87
ML AL East  ML NL East 
Team Owner W L Team Owner W L
New York Yankees ARomano * 91 71 New York Mets basebalguru 85 77
Baltimore Orioles bourboncask 88 74 Philadelphia Phillies egw18 84 78
Washington D.C. Nationals Saffron 82 80 Pittsburgh Pirates nbaker10 71 91
Boston Red Sox pat007ohmss * 81 81 Rochester Broncos coinguy 68 94
ML AL South  ML NL South 
Team Owner W L Team Owner W L
Texas Rangers goldenbaer88 83 79 Florida Marlins lido9613 90 72
Kansas City Royals TenaciousTYT 80 82 Atlanta Braves bigsammich 89 73
Houston Astros ajaxx88 70 92 Richmond Virginians spintens 81 81
St. Louis Cardinals slurie2001 67 95 Tampa Bay Rays rsskfs23 79 83
ML AL West ML NL West 
Team Owner W L Team Owner W L
Anaheim Angeles captain10a 102 60 San Diego Padres jgarron 93 69
Los Angeles Dodgers Arte 93 69 Colorado Rockies axtell 86 76
San Francisco Giants wylie715 82 80 Arizona Diamondbacks yoker70 * 80 82
Oakland Athletics jefepwnzer 74 88 Seattle Mariners toothdoc7 75 87
    

Season 24 Award Winners 

American League Most Valuable Player

Jose Colon
Los Angeles
Dodgers
Age: 28B/T: L/L
Born: Chiriqui, PA
Position(s): 1B/DH
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National League Most Valuable Player

Calvin Pote
Chicago
Cubs
Age: 26B/T: S/R
Born: Santee, CA
Position(s): LF/1B/DH
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American Cy Young Award Winner

Mariano Elcano
Oakland
Athletics
Age: 23B/T: L/L
Born: Havana, CU
Position(s): P (T4B)
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National League Cy Young Winner

Lou Richard
Atlanta
Braves
Age: 30B/T: R/R
Born: Altamont, KS
Position(s): P (T2B)
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American League Fireman of the Year

Harry Diaz
Toronto
Blue Jays
Age: 33B/T: S/R
Born: Laguna Verde, DO
Position(s): P (ClA)
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National League Fireman of the Year

Pedro Manuel
San Diego
Padres
Age: 27B/T: R/R
Born: Los Teques, VE
Position(s): P (ClA)
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American League Rookie of the Year

Didi Alvarez
Chicago
White Sox
Age: 25B/T: R/R
Born: Changuinola, PA
Position(s): CF/CIF/2B/OF/DH
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National League Rookie of the Year

Don Sugawara
Cleveland
Indians
Age: 22B/T: R/R
Born: Kwangsan-Ku Songjungdong, KR
Position(s): SS/IF/OF/DH
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