Thursday, May 26, 2016

McCabe Magazine Season 29 All-Pro Team

McCABE MAGAZINE ALL-PRO TEAM
AND SEASON 29 AWARD WINNERS


Los Angeles, CA (McC) – As the season comes to an end we here at McCabe Magazine have once again assembled its decoration panel of experts which included all 32 beat writers in each major league city, baseball front office personnel, several field managers, and members of Base American’s scouting department.

McCabe Magazines Season 29 Most Valuable Player 

Pascual Fuentes
Pascual Fuentes
Houston
Astros
Age: 26B/T: S/L
Born: Eureka, MT
Position(s): LF/1B/RF
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R

H

2B

HR

RBI

SB

AVG

OPS
106 192 34 37 103 16 0.356 1.050

McCabe Magazine Cy Young Award Winner

Al Garces
Al Garces
Oakland
Athletics
Age: 27B/T: L/L
Born: Los Llanos, DO
Position(s): P (SP1)
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G GS CG SHO W L WHIP ERA
35 35 5 2 22 4 1.15 2.24

McCabe Magazine’s Rookie of the Year

Andres Padilla
Andres Padilla
Arizona
Diamondbacks
Age: 22B/T: R/R
Born: Hatillo Palma, DO
Position(s): 3B/IF/OF/DH
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G R H 2B HR RBI AVG OPS
150 96 176 39 22 95 0.302 0.843



McCabe Magazine’s Fireman of the Year

Pedro Manuel
Pedro Manuel
San Diego
Padres
Age: 32B/T: R/R
Born: Los Teques, VE
Position(s): P (ClA)
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W
L SV SVO OAV OBP WHIP ERA
2
1 52 55 0.179 0.250 0.92 1.65

First Basemen

Jose Colon
Jose Colon
Los Angeles
Dodgers
Age: 33B/T: L/L
Born: Chiriqui, PA
Position(s): 1B/DH
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R H 2B HR RBI AVG OBP OPS
95 185 28 40 101 0.321 0.398 0.983

Second Basemen


Reagan Matheson
Reagan Matheson
Minnesota
Twins
Age: 22B/T: R/R
Born: Bloomfield, NM
Position(s): 2B
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R H 2B HR RBI SB AVG OPS
109 183 39 24 100 13 0.286 0.845

Third Basemen


Wilkin Lopez
Wilkin Lopez
Boston
Red Sox
Age: 25B/T: R/R
Born: River Fall, WI
Position(s): 3B/1B/2B/OF/DH
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R H 2B HR RBI AVG OBP SLG OPS
117 183 26 42 120 0.337 0.440 0.628 1.068


Short-Stop


Bartolo Hernandez
Bartolo Hernandez
Washington D.C.
Nationals
Age: 24B/T: L/R
Born: Bani, DO
Position(s): SS/IF/OF/DH
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R H 2B HR RBI AVG OBP SLG OPS
108 170 23 42 118 0.307 0.346 0.597 0.944

Outfield 


George Strong
George Strong
Rochester
Broncos
Age: 27B/T: R/R
Born: Upton, MA
Position(s): RF/1B/MIF/OF/DH
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R H 2B HR RBI AVG OBP SLG OPS
91 170 23 43 112 0.331 0.398 0.635 1.033

Outfield


Willie Fernandez
Willie Fernandez
Arizona
Diamondbacks
Age: 27B/T: R/R
Born: Windsor, CO
Position(s): RF/1B/LF/DH
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R H 2B HR RBI AVG OBP SLG OPS
106 192 34 37 103 0.356 0.417 0.633 1.050

Outfield


Pascual Fuentes
Pascual Fuentes
Houston
Astros
Age: 26B/T: S/L
Born: Eureka, MT
Position(s): LF/1B/RF
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Starting Pitcher


Al Garces
Al Garces
Oakland
Athletics
Age: 27B/T: L/L
Born: Los Llanos, DO
Position(s): P (SP1)
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Middle Relief 


Tom Pridie
Tom Pridie
San Diego
Padres
Age: 33B/T: R/R
Born: Scarsdale, NY
Position(s): P (P)
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G W L SV IP
OAV
OBP WHIP ERA
84 9 3 1 124.2 0.190 0.254 0.97 2.74

Closer


Pedro Manuel
Pedro Manuel
San Diego
Padres
Age: 32B/T: R/R
Born: Los Teques, VE
Position(s): P (ClA)
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STAT of the DAY

ODDS to Win the WORLD SERIES

Las Vegas Hilton Resort and Casino 

TEAM OWNER WIN LOST ODDS
Washington D.C. Nationals Saffron 98 55 1-1
Houston Astros runnrun 92 61 2-1
Anaheim Angels captain10a 85 68 2-1
Texas Rangers goldenbaer88 88 65 3-1
Detroit Tigers patrickkm 84 69 3-1
San Diego Padres jgarron 98 55 3-1
Toronto Blue Jays dimestoregin 81 72 6-1
Rochester Broncos ajaxx88 77 76 7-1
Pittsburgh Pirates sportbanker 91 62 9-1
St. Louis Cardinals slurie2001 79 74 10-1
Cincinnati Reds cpintens 80 73 15-1
Minnesota Twins optistrat 87 66 15-1
Cleveland Indians Fantasy Frea 82 71 25-1
Richmond Virginians spintens 79 74 60-1
Oakland Athletics troutis 79 74 100-1

Saturday, May 21, 2016

McCabe Magazine Amateur Draft Review

Season 29 Amateur Draft 
Winners and Losers 

Atlanta, GA (McC) – This year the McCabe Magazine staff will be evaluating all 32 players selected in this years first round of the amateur draft.

This year we are proud to announce that Hall of Famer Tony Cortes has joined our scouting department to help us scout the incoming talent. Tony played 18 years in the major leagues with St. Louis, Kansas City, and the New York Mets. We are honored the 8 time MVP has chosen to provide his expertise to McCabe Magazine. We found the 3 time World Series champion riding a tractor on his farm in his hometown of Barahona, in the Dominican Republic. He has made approximately $195.7 million during his playing career and works 10 hour days on his 150 acre marijuana plantation. Tony explains “it’s only a matter of time before the legalization of marijuana; the health benefits strongly outweigh any outdated complaints and issues.” Although he never smoked the illegal plant as a big leaguer, in retirement he’s found that it helps with the daily aches and pains he received as a result of a 20 year pro career.

The only drawback he says “sometimes I forget, I mean I forget a lot, I’m getting very forgetful, simple things like, where did I parked the tractor, which way to the bathroom, where did I leave that bag of Doritos?” We will agree with him on that one, he asked me my name several times during the interview, and why was I there. He also wanted to provide our readers with his website for investment opportunities but, he forgot the address. However, when it comes to baseball this former 13 time all-star knows his baseball. And we are glad to have him, especially the stoners that work in the IT department.


That said the McCabe Magazine scouting department and panel of experts have put together a scouting report for the 32 amateurs in this year’s major league draft. We will also rate these players in terms of will they make it to the major leagues, will they be a star, or will they be a life time minor-leaguer. 

Season 29 Amateur Draft     

Pick
Fran
Player
Pos
Age
Back-
Cur



ground
Level
1
NY1
SS
21
COL
RL
Can’t miss major leaguer, contact hitter should hit 290, above average power, blazing speed some scouts got him 4.2 and 4.3 in the 40. Can play every position except SS.

Matty Phillips
Matty Phillips
New York
Yankees
Age: 21B/T: L/R
Born: Newtown, PA
Position(s): 3B
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Pick
Fran
Player
Pos
Age
Back-
Cur
ground
Level

2
KC
P
21
COL
---
Turner is a 21 year-old college Junior from Pittsburgh (Jr. College) who has yet to sign. He and his consultant/agent Rex Brantley is requesting a signing bonus of $9,380,000 which is $6 more than Matty Phillips, the first overall selection. We wish you luck with that one. Kansas City has had 3 top 5 selections in season 28 and 29 that have not signed. Someone in the front office needs to check players sign ability before making these selections. 


Pick
Fran
Player
Pos
Age
Back-
Cur
ground
Level

3
CLE
P
20
JC
RL
We didn’t have Chambers going in the first 15 picks solely because he is projected as a setup/closer. However, we do think he’ll be one of the best out of the bullpen. His best pitches are the Changeup and Curve which already is major league quality. There are major leaguers with less stuff than this kid. Should be on a fast track to the majors.    

Ron Chambers
Ron Chambers
Cleveland
Indians
Age: 20B/T: R/R
Born: Belle, MO
Position(s): P (ClA)
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Pick
Fran
Player
Pos
Age
Back-
Cur
ground
Level

4
KC
CF
21
COL
---
Marshall is another amateur getting bad advice from his agent Jim Porzio. Marshall and his camp are asking for a $9,286,550 signing bonus and have yet to sign. Another bad selection by the Royals.


Pick
Fran
Player
Pos
Age
Back-
Cur
ground
Level
5
SEA
P
18
HS
---
Another wasted pick, Oliveros is a 18 year-old high schooler that has his heart set on attending Penn State University in Happy Valley, Pennsylvania.  


Pick
Fran
Player
Pos
Age
Back-
Cur
ground
Level
6
PHI
LF
20
JC
LoA
Willie Payne is the best pro prospect on our board. List as a Leftfielder he should end up at firstbase. He’s by far the best hitter in the draft, should hit for average, power and on-base percentage, with 4.4 speed. Our projections as an All-Star, MVP candidate with these eye popping numbers 45 HR, 129 RBI, 332 BA 40 SB and a 1.120 OPS. What a steal at number 6.

Willie Payne
Willie Payne
Philadelphia
Phillies
Age: 20B/T: R/R
Born: Hatch, NM
Position(s): RF
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Pick
Fran
Player
Pos
Age
Back-
Cur
ground
Level
7
BOS
P
18
HS
RL
This projected starter has 5 pitches with the curveball being his go-to pitch. Dougherty is a location and placement type hurler, his top 4 pitches are all off speed with his fastball hitting the gun in the low 80s. We think his velocity will improve slightly, but not much more. Should hold down the 3rd slot in the rotation.  

Dan Dougherty
Dan Dougherty
Boston
Red Sox
Age: 18B/T: R/R
Born: Bradley, IL
Position(s): P (SP5)
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8
BAL
Marvin Hartley
CF
20
JC
HiA
Another excellent selection. Hartley won the Julian Alvarez Junior College of the Year Award which is named after Hall of Famer Julian Alvarez who played at Carl Albert State College in Poteau, Oklahoma. Hartley batted .389 with 32 Home Runs, and 128 RBIs his final season at UA. We look for him to hit for average with a lot of pop in the bat, and should win a number of Gold Gloves. The only question is durability.

Marvin Hartley
Marvin Hartley
Baltimore
Orioles
Age: 20B/T: S/L
Born: Panama, OK
Position(s): CF
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9
MIL
Will Swindell
P
18
HS
RL
This is the best projected starting pitcher in the draft. We had him going in the top 3 picks and wonder how and why he fell to the 9th pick. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that brentcnb President/Owner knocked down several staffers getting to the phone to make the selection. Swindell has 4 pitches with the sinker and change-up being the best. Can get righties and lefties out, should go deep into games, with very good control. Projected major league All-Star.

Will Swindell
Will Swindell
Milwaukee
Brewers
Age: 18B/T: S/R
Born: Lincoln, NH
Position(s): P (SP2)
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10
OAK
RF
22
COL
RL
Jennings is the only college senior selected in the top 10 of the amateur draft, and we are wondering why. McCabe draft experts had Jennings projected to go as a mid to late compensation pick. He has tons of power however, we don’t think he’ll be able to hit major league pitching. If he makes the majors we feel he’ll hit an average of about 20 Home Runs and a very low average, 220 – 230.  

Nick Jennings
Nick Jennings
Oakland
Athletics
Age: 22B/T: R/R
Born: Douglas, GA
Position(s): 3B/1B/COF
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11
SF
SS
22
COL
HiA
We project Spencer to make the majors as a 3rd baseman and has major defense coming out of college. Some think he is major league ready but our team of experts feels his bat will be best served with a minima of about 3 years in the minors.

12
NY2
P
18
HS
LoA
Carson will be a 4th or 5th starter in the Big leagues. Will have trouble getting lefties out, big drop off between 3rd and 4th pitches, very durable and ought to log 200 + innings yearly.

13
ARI
P
22
COL
RL
Projected setup/Closer, has excellent control of pitches, will dominate lefties. He throws a Screwball and a 4-Seam Fastball that are the best we’ve seen coming out college.

14
CH1
SS
21
COL
RL
The finest defensive player on our board can play every Big league position, with a major league arm, and should be a Gold Glove candidate every year. Hitting will be an issue, has major league power however, will have a high number strikeouts with very little walks. 

15
TB
P
18
HS
RL
We’re not sure if McConnell will ever make it to the Majors, however if he does it will be as a 5th starter, innings eater, or long-reliever.

16
RIC
SS
18
HS
LoA
Murray is another player we think will be able to play any big league position. We project him as a 3rd basemen or 2nd base starter and should hit for average.

17
DET
SS
20
JC
RL
If Wulf makes the big club it will be for his defense. Has an excellent glove and arm with above average range. He’s a contact hitter with absolutely no power, and I mean none! 

18
COL
CF
18
HS
RL
Clemens and his agent Scott Campbell held out for a signing bonus of $8,225,550, which made him the highest paid player in this year’s amateur draft which is $4,315,550 over the second highest paid player Bo Forster (signed $3,910,000) a 2nd round selection of the Toronto Blue Jays. With all that cash maybe he can get that front tooth replaced.

19
PIT
SS
22
COL
LoA
Another defensive specialist that won’t make the majors if he had to depend on his bat. Should get to the big club solely on his glove work as a defensive replacement. AA talent.

20
LA
P
19
JC
RL
This is the worst 1st round selection we’ve seen in quite some time. Grant is a short reliever that will have trouble getting rookie ball hitters out. The 6’7” is a high school three sport star who average 19 points, 10 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks as New England all-state Player of the Year. He might be best served to accept an offer he received from the Boston Celtics to play in their summer league and D-League team.

21
FLA
RF
19
JC
LoA
We don’t see Hundley getting pass AAA. He’ll have a difficult time hitting minor league pitching and be relegated to a pinch runner role in the high minors.  

22
PIT
P
21
COL
LoA
Bauer left Pepperdine University after his Junior year in which he helped Pepperdine reach the College World Series for the 3rd time in his 3 years where they lost to the eventual nation champions, Texas Longhorns, Oregon State Beavers, and The Ohio State University. Pro prospect projections; average 17-10, with a 3.28 ERA.

23
RIC
SS
19
JC
RL
Watson was a one and done at Union County College in Cranford, NJ. He has 4.2 speed and should make the big leagues as a utility infield and outfielder. Will have major problems hitting right-handers in the Big leagues.

24
LAA
C
18
HS
RL
The first catcher taken and the best catcher taken in the draft. He will be excellent at handling major league pitchers. Our only concern with him is his ability to hit righters; we have him rated at .190 vs RH and 330 vs LH.

25
STL
P
18
HS
RL
Will make the majors as a setup/closer. He has closer stuff with a nasty 4-Seam Fastball and velocity 95 – 98. This high schooler had college offers from; Oklahoma, Kentucky, Michigan, and Kansas State.

26
HOU
C
22
COL
LoA
The second best catcher on our board is a much better hitter than Rusney Rosado, but doesn’t possess the defensive skills as our number one catcher. Hitting projections; .315 BA, 45 HR, 125 RBI, and 1.200 OPS.

27
CH2
SS
18
HS
RL
Rusin can also play every position on the field and should hit .280 – 290 in the majors. He was another player dropping from his preseason rankings as the result of several off the field incidents one of which involved the theft of Playboy magazines from the local Seven/Eleven.  

28
TB
2B
22
COL
---
The 28th player selected in this year’s draft has yet to sign with Tampa Bay. We are still trying to figure out why the Rays have taken this position. Johnson and his representative Nick Brown are only requesting a signing bonus of $2,440,500 which is only $900,000 more than the player selected ahead of Johnson. A person close to the situation told Deadspin.com that owner rsskfs23 got into a shoving match with Johnson’s agent over the bonus demands.

29
MIN
P
20
JC
RL
Patrick will not make it pass the AAA level in the Twins organization. He has no velocity on his best pitch the 4-Seam Fastball which will get him through an AAA lineup one time, two times is a stretch.  
30
CIN
P
18
HS
RL
This 18 year-old will make the big leagues as a 5th starter in the rotation and long-reliever. Scouts clocked his fastball at 95- 100 with above average control. The next 3 pitches in his arsenal are the Slider, Curve, and Change-up and will all work off the Fastball. If he’s getting the 4-Seamer of the plate he’ll be tough to beat.

31
LAA
LF
18
HS
RL
Hernandez is a contact hitting Leftfielder with no pop in the bat and blazing speed. He is the fastest player selected in the first round and should make a major league roster as the 3rd or 4th outfielder.

32
WAS
CF
22
COL
RL
Lambo is a AAA player that will never hit professional pitching. Can hit 425 foot Home Runs if he can find the ball and make contact. Has an excellent glove and with good range. However, the lack of hitting will keep this young outfielder in the minors throughout his career.