Sunday, April 01, 2018

Fleetwood 2018 BRASSball Draft Diary

Perhaps the most important way to build a successful team – be it Major League Baseball or BRASSball – is through the draft. Sure, free agency can bring stars...but it can also easily lead to overspending and budget issues. And trades are great...but, of course, one must already have players worth trading FOR to swing a deal!

And finally, unlike Major League Baseball, the BRASSball draft also provides a key opportunity to fill those last remaining roster holes, often at a very affordable salary.

With this background in mind, I thought it might be interesting to prepare this "draft diary" to let you into Fleetwood's "2018 draft room" this past March.

PRE-DRAFT PREPERATION:
Heading into the draft, I carefully reviewed my roster for needs...i.e. does my team have enough innings to complete the season? Does my team have enough at-bats at each position? Where is my roster already deep, and where is it thin (thus requiring more attention during the draft)? Upon completing this review, I came up with the following draft strategy:
  • Relief innings: My pre-draft starting rotation looked pretty set, as I had six starting pitchers that provided a nice blend of inning quality (Rich Hill, Zack Greinke, Drew Pomeranz) and inning quantity (Zach Davies, Eduardo Rodriguez). But what my roster lacked was a deep and effective relief staff. Specially, I realized my team would need about 200 total relief innings to complete the season, and a few relievers who could be effective against either left-handed or right-handed pitching in the late innings. This would likely be highest priority throughout the draft, as I have another window to complete in 2018.
  • Backup shortstop: My lineup was pretty set at most positions following free agency. However, one clear hole was help for Carlos Correa at shortstop. Correa would only be able to provide about 475-500 plate appearances, and I knew I would need closer to 675-700 to complete the season. As such, I needed about 200 more plate appearances here. Given that my third basemen were less-than-stellar with the glove (i.e. all have 4 range ratings!), I decided it would also be a nice "bonus" if this player could also provide an improved late-inning glove at the hot corner. Since this pick would be a role player, it was not a TOP priority for the early rounds of the draft...but nevertheless it was a MUST given our league rules on playing time and thus something I would need to monitor closely during the draft before all available options ran out.
  • AM players: I entered the draft with only 5 out of a maximum of 8 "amateur" (i.e. non-MLB) players. These types of players are vital long-term assets, and thus I would need to carefully select three of these players during the draft. Over the years, the members of BRASSball have become increasingly savvy about scouting and drafting AM players. As such, I would need to keep a very close eye on which AMs were picked, and jump at the right AM opportunity at the right time.
  • "Best Player Available": It is an old adage that the best draft approach is typically to pick the "best player available" (a.k.a. "BPA") at each slot. However, that is easier in theory than in practice (especially in BRASSball) as a team must of course field a full roster while respecting each player's playing time limits.
Finally, with respect to my draft pick slots, I had already traded away my 4th round and 8th round picks without acquiring any others...so I would need to be cognizant of those 'gaps' in my draft grid.

ROUND-BY-ROUND SUMMARY:

Round 1 (24th overall): Given my first priority of compiling an upper-echelon bullpen, I was fully prepared (perhaps even expecting) to draft a top relief pitcher here. My research had shown the best relievers to likely be Blake Parker, Matt Albers and Brandon Morrow. Parker was particularly intriguing to me, as he would only require a cheap "Y2" contract to sign. However, to my surprise, a player dropped to me that I had not anticipated in the form of Yankees third base prospect Miguel Andujar (as he was a consensus "top 50" minor league prospect entering the draft). Despite realizing that it would not fortify my 2018 active roster, the choice seemed clear. My pick: Miguel Andujar, 3B, NYY (MO). Others considered: Blake Parker, Matt Albers, Brandon Morrow.

Round 2 (49th overall): After passing on a high-end reliever in Round 1, the top options quickly started coming off the board in Round 2...Farmington unsurprisingly picked Blake Parker just a few picks after my Andujar selection, and Springfield scooped up both Matt Albers and Brandon Morrow later in the same round. Another quality reliever also came off the board in Round 2 when Brew City selected Anthony Swarzak. By the time my pick rolled around, the top two relievers on my draft board were Dominic Leone and Tommy Kahnle. While I was captivated by Kahnle's long-term upside, Leone had the clearly better card for my 2018 team as he was a more balanced reliever against both righties and lefties. I also considered Tyler Mahle here (a quality young starting pitcher for the Reds), but I had already gone with the "BPA" approach in Round 1 and thus could not afford to let this next tier of relief pitchers pass me by. My pick: Dominic Leone, RHP, TOR (Y2). Others considered: Tommy Kahnle, Tyler Mahle.

Round 3 (76th overall): Showing that others were operating off of similar draft lists as me, both Kahnle (Butte County) and Mahle (Springfield) were off the board before my 3rd round pick. I still felt my bullpen lacked top-end depth, so I was looking at the best available relief pitchers again here. In particular, I was looking at Danny Barnes (Blue Jays), Trevor Hildenberger (Twins) and Scott Alexander (Royals). Barnes in particular was tempting, as he would be dominating versus left-handed hitting. However, he seemed prone to giving up homers to right-handed hitters, and my ballpark would not help hide that weakness. Instead, for better or worse, I went with the player most likely to drive my uniform embroidery department to fits given his long last name. My pick: Trevor Hildenberger, RHP, MIN (Y1). Others considered: Danny Barnes, Scott Alexander.

Bonus Round (101st overall): My picks of Leone (71 innings) and Hildenberger (42 innings) filled much of my bullpen needs, but I still needed another 90-100 innings. As such, I decided to pick another young reliever here. I was also short on left-handed pitchers in my pen (with no "reverse lefties" at all), so that would be a nice benefit as well. I really liked the upside of Atlanta reliever A.J. Minter here, but he didn't have enough innings to immediately help my 2018 roster. My pick: Scott Alexander, LHP, KC (Y1). Others considered: A.J. Minter.

Round 5 (149th overall): I did not have a 4th round pick, so I had to wait a long time for this pick. In the meantime, a lot of quality players were picked...including a few of the last remaining players on my ever-shrinking list of backup shortstops (Giovanny Urshela, Ehire Adrianza, J.T. Riddle). Jace Peterson was a remaining option for that role. However, a couple of other players caught my eye in young Marlins reliever Drew Steckenrider and Cardinals-via-Japan starting pitcher Miles Mikolas. But a player I had considered two rounds earlier was still on the board, and that's where I went. My pick: A.J. Minter, LHP, ATL (MO). Others considered: Jace Peterson, Drew Steckenrider, Miles Mikolas.

Round 6 (173rd overall): At this point, I still had that gaping hole at backup shortstop, and options were running very, very low. As such, I decided I had waited as long as I could to fill this slot. Jace Peterson was still there, and he provided both the at-bats I needed (213 plate appearances) and also had a 3 range at third base (not dazzling, but better than all the 4 range players already on my roster!). My pick: Jace Peterson, IF, ATL (Y3; claim from Portland). Others considered: None.

Round 7 (197th overall): While I had not necessary planned on waiting so long for my first AM player, it just seemed like the better values through this point at each of my picks were carded players. That said, I knew I did not have my 8th round pick...so it would be a full two-round wait until I picked again in Round 9. To this point, I had done an admirable job filling my needs for relief pitching, backup shortstop and "BPA" players. As such, I considered a top college starter in Casey Mize, a hot-shot high school shortstop in Nander de Sedas, and the latest Cuban import in outfielder Julio Pablo Martinez. My pick: Casey Mize, RHP, Auburn (AM). Others considered: Nander de Sedas, Julio Pablo Martinez.

Round 9 (244th overall): Alas, both de Sedas (Parkland) and Martinez (Springfield) were picked before I could select again. And having filled my obvious roster holes, I decided to go back to the "best player available" plan here and wait on my last two AM slots. I was surprised that Miles Mikolas remained available (as I had been eyeing him for most of the draft), and Kyle Crick was yet another young relief pitcher that could contribute immediately. But in the end, I went with a "post-hype" closer prospect that entered 2017 with big potential before struggling during the regular season. Hopefully he finally finds major league success in 2018! My pick: Joe Jimenez, RHP, DET (MO). Others considered: Miles Mikolas, Kyle Crick.

Round 10 (266th overall): Despite having him on my relief pitcher list all through the draft, I had not really paid much attention to this next pick...probably due to his non-discript pedigree and his obvious 2017 "homeritis" issues. But upon seeing his 2017 strikeout numbers and reading up on him a bit more after my prior pick, I decided this next selection was a player I just HAD to have...and I must say, I was thrilled that nobody else scooped him up in this round before I did. An added benefit would be that he would provide yet another 57 innings, which would surely give me plenty to complete the 2018 BRASSball campaign. My pick: Kirby Yates, RHP, SD (Y1). Others considered: Kyle Crick, Wilmer Font.

Round 11 (283rd overall): I was not thrilled to have not filled my AM slots earlier, but there were still some intriguing prospects on my list. The main problem with waiting this long to select an AM is the extreme risk, as the remaining players I liked were so very young...and thus so very far from big league relevance. With this next AM pick, I selected the player who I thought had the most offensive upside among the remaining AM players. My pick: Jhailyn Ortiz, OF, PHI (AM).

Round 12 (297th overall): With one more AM slot to fill, I decided to go with the highest-ranked AM player left on my draft list. It did not hurt that he was also perhaps the highest-upside AM pitcher remaining either.  My pick: Freicer Perez, RHP, NYY (AM). 


Round 13 (309th overall) and Round 14 (320th overall): I had hoped someone might take on one of these two high-salaried players, but no such luck this year. As such, back on my roster they go! Frankly, both have been on my team roster for awhile -- especially Cabrera -- so I am happy they are both returning for another season. My picks: Garrett Richards, RHP, LAA and Miguel Cabrera, 1B, DET.

Overall, I think my draft went well and I had a lot of fun doing it...which is the entire point of Strat-O-Matic anyway, right? I look forward to revisiting this "draft diary" in 3-5 years to assess how it all worked out!

Best of luck to each of you in 2018. May all your prospects pan out.  :-)

Friday, March 30, 2018

World Series - Fleetwood vs. Santa Barbara

Series Preview:
The 2017 BRASSball World Series pits the NL champion Fleetwood Walkers (108 wins, 54 losses) against the AL champion Santa Barbara Outlaws (also 108 wins, 54 losses). Fleetwood earned its World Series berth by defeating the Springfield Isotopes (117 wins, 45 losses) in 6 games in the NLCS, while Santa Barbara eeked out a 7-game victory in the ALCS against the Plaza Lions (102 wins, 60 losses).

For Fleetwood, this World Series appearance represented the first in its franchise history. Prior to 2017, the Walkers had previously reached the playoffs 13 times (including the last 11 straight) and the NLCS seven times. However, in each of those seasons, Fleetwood had always come up just a bit short of making the championship series...often in heartbreaking fashion.
Santa Barbara, however, was no stranger to the World Series. Prior to 2017, the Outlaws had reached the BRASSball championship series four times (2011, 2012, 2013, 2015), and earned the championship trophy twice (2013, 2015). This 2017 appearance would make it Santa Barbara's fifth World Series in the past seven years...quite a feat indeed!

During the 2017 regular season, Santa Barbara dominated Fleetwood by winning 6 of 7 head-to-head games. However, three of those wins were by just one run, giving Fleetwood some hope.

Fleetwood’s offense scored the most runs in BRASSball in 2017 (964; 5.95 per game), while Santa Barbara was third (888; 5.48 per game). With respect to runs allowed, Fleetwood was second in BRASSball (597; 3.69 per game) while Santa Barbara was third (601; 3.71 per game).

Game 1: Fleetwood at Springfield
Rich Hill (9-2, 3.29 ERA) vs. Justin Verlander (19-8, 3.08 ERA)

Jason Castro hits three-run homer in 4th inning.
With the scored tied 2-2 through 3 innings, Fleetwood catcher Jason Castro hit a Justin Verlander fastball for a three-run home run in the 4th. Santa Barbara then clawed back with solo homers from Elvis Andrus in the 5th and David Dahl in the 7th.

Down by one in the bottom of the 9th, the Outlaws collected back-to-back two-out singles to put the tying run in scoring position. Fleetwood lefty reliever Jake Diekman then faced Santa Barbara's Sandy Leon, striking him out to end the rally and the game.

Final score: Fleetwood 5, Santa Barbara 4.
W: Otero. L: Verlander. SV: Diekman.
HR: Kinsler, Castro, Andrus, Dahl.
Fleetwood leads series 1-0.

Game 2: Fleetwood at Springfield
Drew Pomeranz (15-5, 3.34 ERA) vs. Chris Sale (16-11, 3.77 ERA)

Both pitching staffs were dominant early in this game, with the first run not coming until the 5th inning. It was then that Santa Barbara drew first blood with a Jose Altuve leadoff double and (shortly thereafter) an RBI groundout by Sandy Leon.

Nate Jones secures the save.
Fleetwood's big bats woke up in the 6th inning, though, with Mike Trout and Miguel Cabrera hitting back-to-back home runs to give the Walkers a 3-1 lead. Fleetwood's bullpen held serve from there, highlighted by a two-inning save by Nate Jones.

Final score: Fleetwood 3, Santa Barbara 1.
W: Otero. L: Sale. SV: Jones.
HR: Trout, M. Cabrera.
Fleetwood leads series 2-0.

Game 3: Springfield at Fleetwood
Kyle Hendricks (8-10, 3.95 ERA) vs. Zack Greinke (12-5, 3.14 ERA)

The World Series headed to Fleetwood for the first time ever, and Fleetwood's star outfielder Mike Trout gave the hometown crowd what they were long waiting for with a solo home run in the 4th.

The score would remain 1-0 until the 7th, when Fleetwood plated two insurance runs with two-out RBI doubles from both Kevin Keirmaier and Ian Kinsler.

Dan Otero fires 3 2/3 scoreless innings.
Following 3 2/3 scoreless innings from Fleetwood's Dan Otero, closer Nate Jones came in with one out in the 8th inning. He slammed the door shut from there without allowing a base runner, putting Fleetwood just one win away from the championship.

Final score: Santa Barbara 0, Fleetwood 3.
W: Otero. L: Hendricks. SV: Jones.
HR: Trout.
Fleetwood leads series 3-0.

Game 4: Springfield at Fleetwood
Justin Verlander (19-8, 3.08 ERA) vs. Zach Davies (16-6, 4.53 ERA)

With their backs against the wall, the Santa Barbara Outlaws came out swinging early in Game Four by plating two runs in the 2nd inning. The damage could have been more, though, if not for a brilliant throw from Mike Trout, cutting down Sandy Leon at home plate to end the rally.

There would be no further scoring until the 7th inning. It was then that Fleetwood outfielder Mookie Betts hit a two-run double to tie the game 2-2, sending the hometown fans into a frenzy.

Asdrubal Cabrera hits three-run homer in 8th.
That frenzy would be short lived. Facing Fleetwood's red-hot reliever Nate Jones, former Walker Asdrubal Cabrera hit a two-out, three-run home run. The home run gave Santa Barbara a 5-2 lead, and sent the stadium into a hushed silence entering the bottom of the 8th.

Fleetwood went down meekly in the 8th, but showed signs of life in the 9th when its first two batters reached base on a walk and a single. Suddenly, the tying run was at the plate with nobody out.

Santa Barbara called on Joe Blanton to put out the fire. He retired Ian Kinsler easily for the first out, but Francisco Cervelli then lined a pitch into the right-center field gap, plating two runs and putting the tying run at second base. After recording a second out, he would next face Mike Trout.

Trout hit the ball hard, but right at Santa Barbara left fielder Ryan Braun. Braun seemed to the lose the ball briefly in the stadium lights, though, and dropped it. He recovered quickly to hold Cervelli at third and Trout at first, but the miscue gave Fleetwood another life.

Miguel Cabrera was up next, but Santa Barbara wanted no part of him at this crucial juncture. The Outlaws put him at first via an intentional walk. This decision kept the game out of Cabrera's dangerous hands, but pushed Trout into scoring position at second base as the winning run.

Mike Trout slides home safely in the 9th.
Tommy La Stella was up next. After a ball and then a strike from Blanton, the left-handed hitting La Stella lined a base hit to left field. Ryan Braun tried to atone for his error earlier in the inning with a strong throw home, but Mike Trout beat the throw with a feet-first slide. Fleetwood had earned a dramatic, come-from-behind, walk-off win to secure its first ever BRASSball championship.

Final score: Santa Barbara 5, Fleetwood 6.
W: Jones L: Blanton. SV: None.
HR: A. Cabrera.
Fleetwood wins series 4-0.

Series MVP: Dan Otero (3-0 record, 11.0 innings, 0.82 ERA).


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BOXSCORE: 2017 Fleetwood Walkers At 2017 Santa Barbara Outlaws      11/1/2017

  Walkers            AB  R  H RBI AVG     Outlaws            AB  R  H RBI AVG
  M.Betts RF          4  0  0  0 .293     E.Andrus SS         3  1  1  1 .280  
G-F.Cervelli PH,C     1  0  0  0 .250   C-A.Cabrera PH,SS     2  0  0  0 .293  
  M.Trout LF,RF       2  0  1  0 .250     I.Suzuki CF         3  2  2  0 .667  
  M.Cabrera 1B        4  0  0  0 .200   D-D.Dahl PH,CF        2  1  2  1 .273  
  D.Wright DH         3  0  0  0 .182     J.Altuve 2B         4  0  2  0 .290  
E-C.Young PH,DH       0  0  0  0 .286     S.Leon C            4  0  1  1 .346  
H-T.La Stella PH,DH   1  0  0  0 .273     R.Braun LF          3  0  0  0 .229  
  J.Turner 3B         2  1  1  0 .308     C.Beltran DH        4  0  1  1 .515  
  K.Kiermaier CF      4  1  1  0 .209     A.Eaton RF          4  0  1  0 .246  
  C.Correa SS         3  1  0  0 .086     B.Posey 1B          2  0  0  0 .375  
  I.Kinsler 2B        4  1  1  2 .256   A-R.Healy PH          1  0  0  0 .471  
  J.Castro C          4  1  2  3 .444   B-A.Gonzalez 1B       1  0  0  0 .265  
F-M.Gonzalez PR       0  0  0  0 .200     N.Arenado 3B        4  0  1  0 .228  
I-T.Pham LF           0  0  0  0 .000                                          
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      32  5  6  5                 Totals      37  4 11  4

A-Pinch Hit For Posey In 6th Inning
B-Subbed Defensively (1B) For Healy In 7th Inning
C-Pinch Hit For Andrus In 7th Inning
D-Pinch Hit For Suzuki In 7th Inning
E-Pinch Hit For Wright In 8th Inning
F-Pinch Ran For Castro In 9th Inning
G-Pinch Hit For Betts In 9th Inning
H-Pinch Hit For Young In 9th Inning
I-Subbed Defensively (LF) For Gonzalez In 9th Inning

Walkers......... 0 2 0  3 0 0  0 0 0  -  5  6  0
Outlaws......... 1 0 1  1 0 0  1 0 0  -  4 11  0

Walkers (9-2)            IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  SCORESHEET
R.Hill                    2 1/3   5   2   2   2   4   0   2.77  A1 B5
D.Otero WIN(5-1)          3 2/3   3   1   1   0   1   1   1.03  B6 C9
N.Jones HOLD(1st)         2 2/3   1   1   1   1   4   1   0.59  D1 E1
F.Rodriguez               0       1   0   0   0   0   0   0.00  E2 E2
J.Diekman SAVE(1st)       0 1/3   1   0   0   0   1   0   1.69  E3
Totals                    9      11   4   4   3  10   2

Outlaws (8-6)            IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  SCORESHEET
J.Verlander LOSS(2-2)     7       5   5   5   4  10   2   6.33  A1 D3
S.Solis                   0 1/3   0   0   0   1   0   0   8.31  D4 D5
A.Reed                    1       1   0   0   0   0   0   0.00  D6 D9
R.Buchter                 0 1/3   0   0   0   2   0   0   0.00  E1 E3
J.Blanton                 0 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0.00  E4
Totals                    9       6   5   5   7  10   2

ATTENDANCE- 48,293 DATE- Wednesday, November 1st 2017 TIME- Night WEATHER- Average
T- 2:40
LEFT ON BASE- Walkers: 8  Outlaws: 9
DOUBLE PLAYS- Walkers: 1  Outlaws: 0
DOUBLES- J.Turner(4th), J.Castro(1st)
HOME RUNS- I.Kinsler(3rd), J.Castro(4th), E.Andrus(2nd), D.Dahl(1st)
RBIs- I.Kinsler-2(9th), J.Castro-3(7th), E.Andrus(5th), D.Dahl(3rd),
      S.Leon(3rd), C.Beltran(8th)
SACRIFICE HITS- J.Turner
WALKS- M.Trout-3, M.Cabrera, C.Young, J.Turner, C.Correa, J.Altuve, S.Leon,
       R.Braun
STRIKE OUTS- M.Betts, M.Trout, M.Cabrera-2, K.Kiermaier-2, C.Correa, I.Kinsler,
             J.Castro-2, A.Cabrera-2, S.Leon-3, R.Braun, C.Beltran-2, A.Eaton,
             B.Posey
GIDP- N.Arenado
WILD PITCHES- J.Verlander-2
2-out RBI- I.Kinsler-2, J.Castro-3
RLISP 2-out- D.Wright-2, C.Beltran, B.Posey-2, K.Kiermaier, C.Correa,
             T.La Stella-2, S.Leon
TEAM RISP- Walkers: 2 for 14  Outlaws: 2 for 8

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 BOXSCORE: 2017 Fleetwood Walkers At 2017 Santa Barbara Outlaws      11/2/2017

  Walkers            AB  R  H RBI AVG     Outlaws            AB  R  H RBI AVG
  F.Cervelli C        3  0  0  0 .211     I.Suzuki CF         3  0  0  0 .333  
B-J.Turner PH,3B      1  0  1  0 .325   A-D.Dahl CF           1  0  0  0 .261  
  M.Trout LF          4  1  1  2 .250     A.Eaton RF          4  0  0  0 .230  
  M.Cabrera 1B        3  1  2  1 .229     J.Altuve 2B         4  1  1  0 .288  
D-J.Castro C          0  0  0  0 .444     S.Leon C            2  0  0  1 .321  
  C.Young DH          3  0  1  0 .300   F-R.Healy PH          1  0  0  0 .444  
C-T.La Stella PH,DH   1  0  0  0 .250     R.Braun LF          4  0  0  0 .212  
  M.Betts RF          4  0  0  0 .267     C.Beltran DH        3  0  0  0 .472  
  K.Kiermaier CF      4  0  0  0 .191     A.Cabrera SS        3  0  0  0 .273  
  M.Gonzalez 3B,1B    4  0  0  0 .158     B.Posey 1B          2  0  2  0 .412  
  I.Kinsler 2B        2  1  0  0 .244   E-A.Gonzalez PH,1B    1  0  0  0 .260  
  C.Correa SS         2  0  1  0 .108     N.Arenado 3B        3  0  0  0 .217  
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      31  3  6  3                 Totals      31  1  3  1

A-Subbed Defensively (CF) For Suzuki In 6th Inning
B-Pinch Hit For Cervelli In 8th Inning
C-Pinch Hit For Young In 8th Inning
D-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Cabrera In 8th Inning
E-Pinch Hit For Posey In 8th Inning
F-Pinch Hit For Leon In 9th Inning

Walkers......... 0 0 0  0 0 3  0 0 0  -  3  6  1
Outlaws......... 0 0 0  1 0 0  0 0 0  -  1  3  0

Walkers (10-2)           IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  SCORESHEET
D.Pomeranz                2 1/3   1   0   0   1   2   0   0.64  A1 A9
D.Otero WIN(6-1)          3 2/3   2   1   0   0   2   0   0.90  B1 C4
F.Rodriguez HOLD(1st)     1       0   0   0   0   0   0   0.00  C5 C7
N.Jones SAVE(3rd)         2       0   0   0   0   1   0   0.52  C8
Totals                    9       3   1   0   1   5   0

Outlaws (8-7)            IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  SCORESHEET
C.Sale LOSS(3-2)          7       5   3   3   1   5   2   4.46  A1 C9
J.Blanton                 0       1   0   0   0   0   0   0.00  D1 D1
B.Brach                   0 2/3   0   0   0   1   0   0   0.00  D2 D3
R.Buchter                 1 1/3   0   0   0   0   2   0   0.00  D4
Totals                    9       6   3   3   2   7   2

ATTENDANCE- 49,846 DATE- Thursday, November 2nd 2017 TIME- Day WEATHER- Average
T- 2:25
LEFT ON BASE- Walkers: 4  Outlaws: 4
DOUBLE PLAYS- Walkers: 0  Outlaws: 1
ERRORS- N.Jones
DOUBLES- J.Altuve(8th)
HOME RUNS- M.Trout(1st), M.Cabrera(1st)
RBIs- M.Trout-2(6th), M.Cabrera(6th), S.Leon(4th)
SACRIFICE HITS- C.Correa
WALKS- M.Cabrera, I.Kinsler, S.Leon
STRIKE OUTS- M.Trout-2, C.Young, M.Betts, K.Kiermaier-2, M.Gonzalez, D.Dahl,
             S.Leon, R.Braun, C.Beltran, N.Arenado
GIDP- M.Trout
WILD PITCHES- D.Otero
2-out RBI- M.Trout-2, M.Cabrera
RLISP 2-out- A.Eaton, T.La Stella
TEAM RISP- Walkers: 1 for 4  Outlaws: 0 for 2
WEB GEMS- Bot 8th: Kevin Kiermaier robbed Nolan Arenado of an extra base hit.

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BOXSCORE: 2017 Santa Barbara Outlaws At 2017 Fleetwood Walkers      11/4/2017

  Outlaws            AB  R  H RBI AVG     Walkers            AB  R  H RBI AVG
  J.Altuve 2B         4  0  1  0 .286     M.Betts RF          4  0  0  0 .245  
  A.Eaton RF          3  0  1  0 .234     M.Trout LF          4  1  1  1 .250  
  R.Braun LF          4  0  1  0 .214     M.Cabrera 1B        3  0  0  0 .216  
  N.Arenado 3B        3  0  0  0 .206     T.La Stella DH      3  0  0  0 .200  
  R.Healy DH          3  0  0  0 .381     J.Turner 3B         2  1  0  0 .310  
  J.Reddick CF        1  0  0  0 .273     K.Kiermaier CF      3  1  1  1 .200  
A-I.Suzuki PH,CF      1  0  0  0 .286     C.Correa SS         2  0  1  0 .128  
B-D.Dahl PH,CF        1  0  0  0 .250     I.Kinsler 2B        3  0  1  1 .250  
  B.Posey C           3  0  0  0 .378     J.Castro C          2  0  0  0 .400  
  A.Gonzalez 1B       3  0  0  0 .245   C-F.Cervelli PH,C     1  0  0  0 .200  
  E.Andrus SS         2  0  0  0 .259                                          
D-A.Cabrera PH,SS     1  0  0  0 .267                                          
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      29  0  3  0                 Totals      27  3  4  3

A-Pinch Hit For Reddick In 4th Inning
B-Pinch Hit For Suzuki In 7th Inning
C-Pinch Hit For Castro In 7th Inning
D-Pinch Hit For Andrus In 8th Inning

Outlaws......... 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  0  3  0
Walkers......... 0 0 0  1 0 0  2 0    -  3  4  2

Outlaws (8-8)            IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  SCORESHEET
K.Hendricks LOSS(0-3)     6 2/3   3   3   3   3   4   1   6.35  A1 C7
A.Reed                    0 2/3   1   0   0   0   1   0   0.00  C8 D1
B.Brach                   0 2/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0.00  D2
Totals                    8       4   3   3   3   5   1

Walkers (11-2)           IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  SCORESHEET
Z.Greinke                 1 2/3   1   0   0   0   0   0   2.79  A1 A7
J.Diekman                 2       1   0   0   0   2   0   1.23  A8 B5
D.Otero WIN(7-1)          3 2/3   1   0   0   0   3   0   0.80  B6 C7
N.Jones SAVE(4th)         1 2/3   0   0   0   0   3   0   0.47  C8
Totals                    9       3   0   0   0   8   0

ATTENDANCE- 47,439 DATE- Saturday, November 4th 2017 TIME- Night WEATHER- Average
T- 2:42
LEFT ON BASE- Outlaws: 3  Walkers: 3
DOUBLE PLAYS- Outlaws: 0  Walkers: 2
ERRORS- I.Kinsler, J.Castro
DOUBLES- K.Kiermaier(1st), I.Kinsler(1st)
TRIPLES- R.Braun(2nd)
HOME RUNS- M.Trout(2nd)
RBIs- M.Trout(7th), K.Kiermaier(6th), I.Kinsler(10th)
CAUGHT STEALING- C.Correa
WALKS- M.Cabrera, J.Turner, C.Correa
STRIKE OUTS- A.Eaton, R.Braun, R.Healy-2, I.Suzuki, D.Dahl, A.Gonzalez-2,
             M.Betts, M.Cabrera, J.Castro-2, F.Cervelli
GIDP- R.Braun-2
CATCHERS INTERFERENCE- A.Eaton
2-out RBI- K.Kiermaier, I.Kinsler
RLISP 2-out- N.Arenado, A.Gonzalez, F.Cervelli-2
TEAM RISP- Outlaws: 0 for 4  Walkers: 1 for 2

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BOXSCORE: 2017 Santa Barbara Outlaws At 2017 Fleetwood Walkers      11/5/2017

  Outlaws            AB  R  H RBI AVG     Walkers            AB  R  H RBI AVG
  J.Altuve 2B         5  1  3  1 .307     M.Betts RF          5  0  1  2 .241  
  A.Eaton RF          3  0  2  0 .254     M.Trout LF          5  1  1  0 .246  
  R.Braun LF          4  1  0  0 .200     M.Cabrera 1B        4  0  2  0 .236  
  N.Arenado 3B        3  1  1  0 .212     T.Pham DH           2  0  0  0 .000  
F-R.Healy PH,3B       1  0  0  0 .364   A-D.Wright PH,DH      1  0  0  0 .167  
  C.Beltran DH        3  0  0  0 .436   H-T.La Stella PH,DH   2  0  1  2 .235  
B-I.Suzuki PR,DH      0  0  0  0 .286     J.Turner 3B         3  0  0  0 .289  
G-A.Cabrera PH,DH     1  1  1  3 .283     K.Kiermaier CF      2  2  0  0 .192  
  J.Reddick CF        3  1  1  0 .277     C.Correa SS         2  0  0  0 .122  
C-D.Dahl CF           1  0  1  0 .280   D-C.Young PH          1  0  0  0 .273  
  S.Leon C            4  0  0  0 .281   E-M.Gonzalez SS       1  1  1  0 .200  
I-B.Posey C           0  0  0  0 .378     I.Kinsler 2B        3  1  0  0 .235  
  A.Gonzalez 1B       4  0  0  0 .228     F.Cervelli C        4  1  2  2 .250  
  E.Andrus SS         3  0  0  0 .233                                          
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      35  5  9  4                 Totals      35  6  8  6

A-Pinch Hit For Pham In 6th Inning
B-Pinch Ran For Beltran In 7th Inning
C-Subbed Defensively (CF) For Reddick In 7th Inning
D-Pinch Hit For Correa In 7th Inning
E-Subbed Defensively (SS) For Young In 8th Inning
F-Pinch Hit For Arenado In 8th Inning
G-Pinch Hit For Suzuki In 8th Inning
H-Pinch Hit For Wright In 8th Inning
I-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Leon In 9th Inning

Outlaws......... 0 2 0  0 0 0  0 3 0  -  5  9  1
Walkers......... 0 0 0  0 0 0  2 0 4  -  6  8  3

Outlaws (8-9)            IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  SCORESHEET
J.Verlander               5 1/3   4   0   0   1   6   0   5.29  A1 C3
A.Reed HOLD(1st)          0 2/3   0   0   0   0   1   0   0.00  C4 C5
R.Buchter BS(1st)         0 2/3   1   2   2   2   1   0   2.08  C6 D1
B.Brach                   1 1/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0.00  D2 D5
T.Thornburg               0       1   2   2   1   0   0  12.46  D6 D7
J.Blanton L(0-1) BS(1st)  0 2/3   2   2   0   1   0   0   0.00  D8
Totals                    8 2/3   8   6   4   5   8   0

Walkers (12-2)           IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  SCORESHEET
Z.Davies                  1 2/3   3   2   0   0   0   0   0.00  A1 A8
B.Ellington               0 1/3   1   0   0   1   0   0   0.00  A9 B1
F.Rodriguez               0 2/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   0.00  B2 B3
D.Coulombe                3 1/3   1   0   0   0   2   0   0.82  B4 C4
M.Andriese                1       0   0   0   0   1   0   6.00  C5 C9
J.Diekman                 0 1/3   1   2   2   1   0   0   3.52  D1 D3
N.Jones WIN(1-0)          1 2/3   3   1   1   1   1   1   0.87  D4
Totals                    9       9   5   3   3   4   1

ATTENDANCE- 46,183 DATE- Sunday, November 5th 2017 TIME- Day WEATHER- Average
T- 3:02
LEFT ON BASE- Outlaws: 7  Walkers: 7
DOUBLE PLAYS- Outlaws: 0  Walkers: 3
ERRORS- R.Braun, M.Betts, M.Cabrera-2
DOUBLES- J.Altuve(9th), M.Betts(2nd), M.Cabrera(2nd), F.Cervelli(1st)
HOME RUNS- A.Cabrera(4th)
RBIs- J.Altuve(13th), A.Cabrera-3(10th), M.Betts-2(8th), T.La Stella-2(6th),
      F.Cervelli-2(3rd)
STOLEN BASES- M.Gonzalez(1st)
WALKS- A.Eaton, R.Braun, E.Andrus, M.Cabrera, J.Turner, K.Kiermaier-2,
       I.Kinsler
HIT BY PITCH- A.Eaton
STRIKE OUTS- N.Arenado, J.Reddick, S.Leon, A.Gonzalez, T.Pham, J.Turner,
             K.Kiermaier, C.Correa-2, I.Kinsler, F.Cervelli-2
GIDP- R.Braun-3
WILD PITCHES- M.Andriese
2-out RBI- J.Altuve, M.Betts-2, A.Cabrera-3, T.La Stella-2
RLISP 2-out- K.Kiermaier, J.Turner, E.Andrus-2, M.Trout, R.Braun
TEAM RISP- Outlaws: 2 for 9  Walkers: 3 for 12