Sunday, April 13, 2014

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

2014 Stars of Spring Training

OFFENSE:
(Minimum of 50 plate appearances)
AVG - .500 - Michael Brantley/CLE
OBP - .552 - Michael Brantle/CLE
SLG - .836 - Brad Miller/SEA
OPS - 1.314 - Brad Miller/SEA
R - 17 - Brad Miller/SEA, Austin Jackson/DET & Logan Schafer/MIL
DBL - 11 - Melky Cabrera/TOR
TRPL - 5 - Dee Gordon/LAD & JB Shuck/LAA
HR - 6 - Jose Bautista/TOR, Chris Heisey/CIN, Luis Valbuena/CHC & Mike Trout/LAA
RBI - 18 - Mike Moustakas/KCR
SB - 10 - Jarrod Dyson/KCR & Billy Burns/OAK

PITCHING:
(Minimum of 12 innings)
W - 5 - Jesse Chavez/OAK
ERA - 0.00 - Justin Verlander/DET, Justin Collmenter/ARI & Aaron Sanchez/TOR
WHIP - 0.55 - Justin Collmenter/ARI
IP - 28.2 - CJ Wilson/LAA
SV - 4 - Jean Machi/SFG
K - 35 - CJ Wilson/LAA

Sunday, March 09, 2014

Early Spring Check-In

With teams only having played about 10 games (give or take a few), it's too early to panic or celebrate. Or is it? 

High/Low

AVG:
Kansas City Royals - .320
Philadelphia Phillies - .203

OPS:
Kansas City Royals - .857
Philadelphia Phillies - .620

Runs:
Seattle Mariners - 92
New York Mets & Boston Red Sox - 33

Doubles:
Arizona Diamondbacks - 31
Boston Red Sox & Philadelphia Phillies - 11

Triples:
Cincinnati Reds - 6
Philadelphia Phillies - 0

Homeruns:
Seattle Mariners - 14
Detroit Tigers - 2

Base on Balls:
Milwaukee Brewers - 49
Chicago White Sox and St. Louis Cardinals - 17

Strikeouts:
Chicago White Sox - 52
Arizona Diamondbacks - 106

Stolen Bases:
Milwaukee Brewers & Seattle Mariners - 16
Minnesota Twins & San Francisco Giants - 1

Wins:
Seattle Mariners - 9
Atlanta Braves, St. Louis Cardinals, Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies and the Texas Rangers - 2

ERA:
Cleveland Indians - 2.77
Chicago White Sox - 6.10

WHIP:
Cleveland Indians - 1.05
Boston Red Sox - 1.64

Strikeouts:
Cincinnati Reds - 97
San Francisco Giants - 53

Walks:
New York Yankees - 20
Atlanta Braves - 55

Errors:
Tampa Bay Rays - 3
Colorado Rockies - 20

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Spring Training is Here!!!

Eff snow, eff sleet, eff freezing rain, eff wind chill, eff low temperatures, eff winter!  Baseball is awesome and is a warm weather sport...it's time for Spring Training 2014.



Saturday, February 01, 2014

2014 Free Agent Squad

Every year when the calendar flips to February, More Hardball scours the free agent bin to create a 25-man roster. 2014's edition has a strong pitching staff, but little on offense. Still think they wouldn't be the worst team in baseball though...


Catcher:
Kelly Shoppach 36 G, .193/.627, 0.0 WAR

First Base:
Kendrys Morales 156 G,.277/.785, 64 R, 34 DBL, 23 HR, 80 RBI, 2.7 WAR

Second Base:
Justin Turner 86 G, .280/.704, 0.9 WAR

Short Stop:
Stephen Drew 124 G, .253/.777, 57 R, 29 DBL, 8 TRPL, 13 HR, 67 RBI, 3.1 WAR

Third Base:
Placido Polanco 118 G, .260/.617, 0.0 WAR

Outfield:
Nelson Cruz 109 G, .266/.833, 49 R, 18 DBL, 27 HR, 76 RBI, 2.0 WAR
Andres Torres 103 G, .250/.644, 17 DBL, -0.1 WAR
Rick Ankiel 45 G, .188/.657, 7 HR, -0.5 WAR

Designated Hitter:
Jeff Baker 74 G, .279/.905, 11 HR, 0.7 WAR

Bench
Alexi Casilla/UTL 62 G, .214/.563, 9 SB, 0.5 WAR
Sam Fuld/OF 119 G, .199/.537, -0.6 WAR
Koyie Hill/C 18 G, .155/.373, -0.5 WAR
Juan Pierre 113 G, .247/.589, 23 SB, -0.1 WAR

Lineup:
1. Stephen Drew/SS
2. Justin Turner/2B
3. Kendry Morales/1B
4. Nelson Cruz/RF
5. Jeff Baker/DH
6. Andres Torres/CF
7. Placido Polanco/3B
8. Rick Ankiel/LF
9. Kelly Shoppach/C

Rotation:
AJ Burnett 10-11, 30 GS, 191 IP, 209 K, 3.30/1.22, 1.7 WAR
Ervin Santana 9-10, 32 GS, 211 IP, 161 K, 3.24/1.14, 2.9 WAR
Bronson Arroyo 14-12, 32 GS, 202 IP, 124 K, 3.79/1.15, 2.5 WAR
Ubaldo Jimenez 13-9, 32 GS, 182.2 IP, 194 K, 3.30/1.33, 2.7 WAR
Paul Maholm 10-11, 26 GS, 153 IP, 105 K, 4.41/1.41, -0.1 WAR

Bullpen:
Fernando Rodney 68 G, 66.2 IP, 82 K, 37 SV, 3.38/1.34, 0.5 WAR
Kevin Gregg 62 G, 62 IP, 56 K, 33 SV, 3.48/1.37, 0.5 WAR
Luis Ayala 39 G, 33 IP, 22 K, 10 HLD, 3.27/1.55, 0.3 WAR
Pat Neshek 45 G, 40.1 IP, 29 K, 3.35/1.36,0.4 WAR
Oliver Perez 61 G, 53 IP, 74 K, 8 HLD, 3.74/1.43, 0.6 WAR
Mike Gonzalez 75 G, 50 IP, 60 K, 11 HLD, 4.68/1.66, -0.4 WAR
Jerome Williams 9-10, 37 G, 25 GS, 169.1 IP, 107 K, 4.57/1.39, 0.4 WAR