Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Spring Training Report

Season 22 Spring Training Wrap Up

Castus League Grapefruit League
Franchise Owner W L Franchise Owner W L
Los Angeles Dodgers Arte 13 5 Tampa Bay Rays rsskfs23 12 6
Houston Astros ajaxx88 13 5 Philadelphia Phillies egw18 12 6
Minnesota Twins optistrat 12 6 Arizona Diamondbacks yoker70 11 7
San Francisco Giants wylie715 12 6 Pittsburgh Pirates nbaker10 7 11
Anaheim Angels captain10a 11 7 Seattle Mariners toothdoc7 8 10
New York Yankees ARomano 11 7 Atlanta Braves bigsammich 10 8
Kansas City Royals TenaciousTYT 9 9 Richmond Virginians spintens 10 8
Texas Rangers goldenbaer88 9 9 Florida Marlins lido9613 8 10
St. Louis Cardinals 421werd 9 9 Detroit Tigers patrickkm 9 9
Toronto Blue Jays dimestoregin 8 10 San Diego Padres jgarron 8 10
Boston Red Sox pat007ohmss 8 10 Rochester Broncos coinguy 6 12
Washington D.C. Saffron 8 10 Colorado Rockies axtell 9 9
Milwaukee Brewers brentcnb 7 11 Cleveland Indians Fantasy Frea 8 10
Oakland Athletics jefepwnzer 7 11 Cincinnati Reds cpintens 8 10
Baltimore Orioles bourboncask 6 12 Chicago Cubs mitt0108 9 9
Chicago White Sox kgrffth 5 13 New York Mets basebalguru 5 13

Rookie Talent to keep an Eye On. 

Here is our group of rookies that made the big club's roster out of spring training. We feel this crop of young talent will have a significant impact in season 22. While doing our research we found a 33 year-old rookie, who has been a pro for 14 years finally getting his chance on the big stage. His name is Jose Gonzalez, (P) a long-reliever on the Cincinnati Reds major league pitching staff. During his 14 year pro career he has a total of 17 appearances in the big leagues, 27.1 IP, a 9.22 ERA in season 18 with the Toronto Blue Jays. His minor league stats; 441 appearances, 241 starts, 1597.2 IP, 1532 SO, 1.35 Whip, and a 4.12 ERA. We wish him good luck.

McCabe Magazine's Top 10 Rookies

Adam Bradford
Age: 22B/T: R/R
Born: Fairview, MT
Position(s): P (SP1)
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1. This former first round draft pick is our pick to win the American League season 22 Rookie of the Year award. Bradford as a rookie has been installed as the Angels ace of the staff has four major league pitches and should win a minimal of 16 games.

Raymond Wall
Washington D.C.
Age: 21B/T: L/R
Born: Sciota, IL
Position(s): 3B/1B/COF/DH
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2. Raymond Wall is our choice for ROY runner-up. Some say this 3 year pro was rushed along through the minor league system, and we feel they might be right after looking at his first 18 at bats (1-18). However, look for this rookie to heat up in the second half of the season and finish with 20 homers, and a 285 BA.

Kazuya Gong
San Diego
Age: 23B/T: L/L
Born: Otsuki, JP
Position(s): LF
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3. Kazuya Gong is a season 17 International Free Agent who signed for $14.7 M, and in our opinion was money well spent. Gong is listed as a rookie with 121 games played in season 21 with a 302 BA and an amazing 70 stolen bases and 5 caught stealing. He can play all 3 outfield positions as well, playing 46 games last year in LF, 10 in CF, and 57 in RF. He is McCabe Magazine's choice to win the National League ROY award.

Achilles O'Keefe
Tampa Bay
Age: 23B/T: R/R
Born: Los Angeles, CA
Position(s): P (SP4)
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4. Starting Tampa Bay pitcher Achilles O'Keefe is ranked fourth on our list. During spring training, O'Keefe appeared in 5 games (20.2 IP) going 2-0 with an 1.21 Whip and 0.87 ERA.

Brian White
Age: 21B/T: L/R
Born: HSenectady, NY
Position(s): CF
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5. Brian White (CF), Richmond Virginians is listed 5th on our list. A draft pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates in season 19 has been traded twice since that time. He played season 19 in the Pirates organization, seasons 20 and 21 with the San Francisco Giants. Season 21 AAA stats; 104 runs scored, 18 HR, 98 RBI, 284 BA, and 12-2 SB.

Julio Colome
Age: 21B/T: R/R
Born: Boca Chica, DO
Position(s): SS/IF/OF/DH
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6. Another 3 year pro getting a chance on the the big stage to show he belongs. A San Diego IFA signing in season 19 and traded during season 20 to the Rangers. He has gotten off to a blazing start with 11 hits in his first 21 at bats (524 BA) and a 1.259 OPS.

Santos Rodriguez
Age: 23B/T: R/R
Born: Haverhill, MA
Position(s): P (SP3)
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7. Santos Rodriguez is a starting rookie pitcher for the Richmond Virginians that throws a major league 4-seam fastball, and cutter. His change-up is rated above average, and the curve is a work in progress. This former 1st round draft pick started 22 games in season 21 going 9-6 with a 2.95 ERA.

Ron Gutierrez
New York
Age: 21B/T: L/L
Born: Waynesville, NC
Position(s): 3B/1B/COF/DH
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8. The Yankees management doesn't see the same talent we see in Gutierrez. He has played in 2 games this season with 0 AB, 1 SB, and 1 CS. Minor league stats; 1392 AB, 345 Runs, 324 BA, and a 962 OPS.

Walter Papelbon
White Sox
Age: 22B/T: L/L
Born: Chester, NJ
Position(s): P (SP3)
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9. This big lefty is a 6'7" power forward pitching in the White Sox rotation was a 1st round selection in season 18. Papelbon is from Chester, New Jersey and had scholarship offers to play D1 basketball at St John, Rutgers, Cincinnati, and South Florida. He won his first start and should go 14-10 in his rookie season.

Terrence Patterson
Washington D.C.
Age: 23B/T: S/L
Born: Coleman, MI
Position(s): P (SuA)
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10. Patterson is a future closer with a wicket 4-seam fastball which the big boys are having trouble locating. He has appeared in 4 games this season with a 2.45 ERA.

Friday, April 18, 2014



Listed below you will find the McCabe Magazine Owner/Organization of the Year Winner and our Owner Power Rankings. The owner with the highest winning percentage at every level at the end of the regular season and bonus points for winning the division and for making the playoffs (wildcard). The Owner with the most points will receive the McCabe Magazine Owner of the Year Award. We here at McCabe Magazine feel that a good owner should maintain a solid farm system and a winning major league ball team. His big league club should be in position to win the division and one or more of the lower level squads should be in position to capture a minor league World Series title. The Owner of the Year should field competitive teams at every level.

Bonus Points and Winning Percentages 

The Power Rankings are a combine total of each teams (RL, Low A, High A, AA, AAA, ML) winning percentage. Each team will receive one point for each win and BONUS POINTS as followed: ML Division Winner 100 points, Wildcard 75, AAA Division Winner 50 points, AAA Wildcard 30, AA Division Winner 40, AA Wildcard 20, High A Division Winner 30, High A Wildcard 15, Low A Division Winner 20, Low A Wildcard 10. Rookie Division Winner 10, and Rookie Wildcard 5.

Note: Tiebreaker total wins.     


Season 21 Robert E. McCabe Owner of the Year is egw18 of the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies have a total of 530 organizational wins and 225 playoff bonus points.

 Philadelphia Phillies Organization
Organization  Owner Level Wins Bonus Points
Philadelphia Phillies egw18 ML 98 75
Philadelphia Phillies egw18 AAA 86 50
Philadelphia Phillies egw18 AA 97 40
Philadelphia Phillies egw18 High A 91 30
Philadelphia Phillies egw18 Low A 105 20
Philadelphia Phillies egw18 Rookie 53 10
Philadelphia Phillies egw19 530 225
Philadelphia Phillies egw20 Total 755

Top 10
Rank Organization  Owner Total Points
1 Philadelphia Phillies egw18 755
2 Anaheim Angels captain10a 693
3 Toronto Blue Jays dimestoregin 658
4 New York Yankees ARomano 647
5 Richmond Virginians sylemark 643
6 Kansas City Royals TenaciousTYT 642
7 Detroit Tigers patrickkm 627
8 Chicago Cubs mitt0110 620
9 Arizona Diamondbacks yoker72 594
10 St. Louis Cardinals 421werd 579
The next 5
Rank Organization  Owner Total Points
11 Milwaukee Brewers brentcnb 576
12 Washington D.C. Nationals Saffron 544
13 Colorado Rockies axtell 534
14 Chicago White Sox kgrffth 516
15 San Francisco Giants wylie717 513
The Rest
Rank Organization  Owner Total Points
16 Cleveland Indians Fantasy Frea 495
17 Baltimore Orioles bourboncask 485
18 New York Mets basebalguru 453
19 Oakland Athletics jefepwnzer 440
20 Florida Marlins lido9615 431
21 Pittsburgh Pirates nbaker12 424
22 San Diego Padres jgarron 423
23 Cincinnati Reds cpintens 418
24 Los Angeles Dodgers Arte 413
25 Tampa Bay Rays rsskfs25 411
26 Atlanta Braves bigsammich 387
27 Seattle Mariners toothdoc9 381
28 Minnesota Twins optistrat 350
29 Texas Rangers goldenbaer90 336
30 Rochester Broncos coinguy 229
31 Boston Red Sox pat007ohmss 224
32 Houston Astros ajaxx88 203