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.

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