Saturday, February 16, 2013

2013 Free Agent Squad



Spring Training is in full swing. Pitchers and catchers reported to Florida or Arizona earlier this week, and now the position players have filtered in to begin full squad workouts.  However, there are still plenty of "MLB" players at home just waiting to be invited to camp.  The team below is a 25-man roster composed of players that are free agents and appeared in at least 1 MLB game last season.

Catcher:
Matt Treanor - 36 G, .175/.563, 11 R, 6 XBH, 10 RBI, -0.4 WAR.

Infielders:
Carlos Lee/1B - 147 G, .264/.697, 53 R, 27 DBL, 9 HR, 77 RBI, -0.4 WAR.

Adam Kennedy/UTL - 86 G, .262/.702, 22 R, 11 XBH, 16 RBI, 0.2 WAR.

Ryan Theriot/UTL - 104 G, .270/.637, 45 R, 16 DBL, 28 RBI, 13 SB, -0.4 WAR.

Scott Rolen/3B - 92 G, .245/.716, 26 R, 17 DBL, 8 HR, 39 RBI, 0.3 WAR.

Orlando Hudson/UTL - 86 G, .204/.572, 21 R, 14 XBH, 28 RBI, 6 SB, -0.1 WAR.

Aubrey Huff/1B/OF - 52 G, .192/.608, 7 R, 5 XBH, 7 RBI, 0.2 WAR.

Adrian Cardenas/2B/OF - 45 G, .183/.552, 5 R, 6 DBL, 2 RBI, -0.3 WAR.

Munenori Kawasaki/UTL - 61 G, .192/.459, 13 R, 7 RBI, -0.4 WAR.

Outfielders:
Johnny Damon - 64 G, .222/.610, 25 R, 12 XBH, 19 RBI, 4 SB, 0.1 WAR.

Scott Podsednik - 63 G, .302/.674, 19 R, 8 XBH, 12 RBI, 8 SB, 0.3 WAR.

Bobby Abreu - 100 G, .242/.693, 29 R, 15 XBH, 24 RBI, 6 SB, -0.4 WAR.

Lineup:
1. Scott Podsednik/CF
2. Adam Kennedy/2B
3. Bobby Abreu/RF
4. Carlos Lee/DH
5. Scott Rolen/3B
6. Johnny Damon/LF
7. Ryan Theriot/SS
8. Aubrey Huff/1B
9. Matt Treanor/C

Rotation:
Kyle Lohse - 33 GS, 211 IP, 16 W, 143 K, 2.28/1.09, 3.9 WAR.

Carlos Zambrano - 35 G, 20 GS, 132.1 IP, 7 W, 95 K, 4.49/1.50, 0.2 WAR.

Chris Young - 20 GS, 115 IP, 4 W, 80 K, 4.15/1.35, 0.7 WAR.

Carl Pavano - 11 GS, 63 IP, 2 W, 33 K, 6.00/1.40, -0.8 WAR.

Roy Oswalt - 17 G, 9 GS, 59 IP, 4 W, 59 K, 5.80/1.53, -0.3 WAR.

Bullpen:
Jose Valverde - 71 G, 69 IP, 3 W, 35 SV, 48 K, 3.78/1.25, 0.5 WAR.

Juan Cruz - 43 G, 35.2 IP, 1 W, 3 SV, 33 K, 2.78/1.63, 0.6 WAR.

Francisco Rodriguez - 78 G, 72 IP, 2 W, 3 SV, 72 K, 4.38/1.33, -0.2 WAR.

Todd Coffey - 23 G, 19.1 IP, 1 W, 18 K, 4.66/1.35, -0.1 WAR.

Guillermo Mota - 26 G, 20.2 IP, 24 K, 5.23/1.55, -0.4 WAR.

Justin Hampson - 13 G, 10 IP, 4 K, 1.80/1.10, 0.1 WAR.

Derek Lowe - 38 G, 21 GS, 142.2 IP, 9 W, 55 K, 5.11/1.62, -0.4 WAR.

Livan Hernandez - 44 G, 67.1 IP, 4 W, 1 SV, 48 K, 6.42/1.49, -1.5 WAR.

Offense Notes:
I'm making Aubrey Huff my backup/emergency catcher, he's big enough to block pitches...really, all options suck.  Not even one of the available players under the stipulations of appearing in the Major Leagues last year has even caught an inning in the minors.

Pitching Notes:
I went with 13 pitchers because I was unable to carry a true backup catcher, cutting down 1 position player. Kyle Lohse is the staff ace.  Valverde will serve as the closer, with Cruz and K-Rod handling setup duties.  Hampson is the LOOGY.  Derek Lowe will serve as the swingman. 

Reserves:
Jamie Moyer, JC Romero, Kip Wells, Brian Wilson, Dustin Moseley, Randy Wolf, Willie Harris, Carl Pavano, Chien-Ming Wang, Brad Penny, Francisco Cordero, Jose Contreras, Matt Maloney, Mike MacDougal, Ryota Igarashi, Roman Colon, Enerio Del Rosario, Vinnie Chulk, Jason Repko, Jack Egbert, Josh Bell, Brett Carroll, and Jason Bartlett.

*Free agent information gathered with the use of both MLBTradeRumors.com and BaseballAmerica.com

1 comment:

ballauthor said...

Would love to see the Braves sign Scott Rolen to play third base, Scott Podsednik to be a pinch-runner and fourth outfielder, and Kyle Lohse as insurance for the rotation (and to keep him away from the Gnats). DO THE CHOP!