Friday, February 7, 2020

Springfield Times Annual Mock Draft


Springfield (AP) – Let’s forgo the pleasantries (i.e. there have been a bunch of trades, we have a new owner, yada-yada-yada).  Print media in today’s day and age does not have the resources for flowery language and the Springield Times is no exception.  Without further adieu, the 2020 NASBL Mock Draft is below

1) Slatington Bulldogs (from ILL) – Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (3B)

Consider this:  Vlad Jr. came into MLB only 41 days after his 20th birthday, put up a .772 OPS in 514 plate appearances, and it was a slight disappointment.  I guess this is what happens when you hit .402 in AA as a 19-year-old and the consensus #1 prospect in baseball.  The Springfield Times speaks every year about how success in MLB at an extremely young age usually translates to sustained success.  Success at a young age/coupled with this type of prospect pedigree = CAN’T MISS.  Due to some potential concerns about Vladito’s defense, there are teams that may prefer Fernando Tatis Jr. here.  Adam Leickel paid a huge price to move up in this draft.  With Corey Seager, Gleyber Torres and Dansby Swanson on the Bulldogs roster already, Leickel clearly did so with Vlad Jr. in mind here.

2) Phoenix Pony Express – Fernando Tatis Jr. (SS)

Fernando Tatis Jr. came into MLB only 85 days after his 20th birthday and absolutely set the world on fire from day 1 – posting an absurd slash line of .317/.379/.590 in 372 plate appearances.  Tatis Jr. accumulated 4.2 Wins Above Replacement in his first 83 games in MLB as a 20-year-old due to his otherworldly hitting and crazy instincts on the basepaths.  Over a full season, that equates to around 8.4 WAR.  Only Cody Bellinger generated more than 8.4 WAR in MLB during 2019.  Again – Fernando Tatis Jr. is only 20 years old.  There are a few red flags with Tatis Jr. if you squint really, really hard.  Tatis Jr. committed 18 errors in 83 games at SS in MLB – an unsightly number which aligns with his minor league error rates.  In addition, he has been sidelined three times in the past two seasons with significant injuries.  The latest was a stress reaction in Tatis Jr.’s lower back that caused him to miss every game after August 13th in MLB’s season.  I can speak from experience that back injuries do not get better as you get older.  These are all quibbles though and Joe Howard can’t rush to the podium quick enough to hand Phoenix’s envelope with Tatis Jr.’s name on it to Commissioner Beard.

3) Illinois Chow Chows (from SBU) – Pete Alonso (1B)

The first two picks are off the board and neither of MLB’s Rookies of the Year have been taken.  That will change with this pick one way or another.  Brad Sherlag felt comfortable trading out of the 1st pick in this draft because Pete Alonso and Yordan Alvarez are still available here.  Alonso was MLB’s home run title winner and all-star game home run derby winner – slugging a record 53 home runs as a rookie.  With 693 plate appearances, the league had plenty of time to figure out any holes in the Polar Bear’s swing, but pitchers were unable to do so.  Uncharacteristically, Alonso does his damage equally against righties and lefties – posting an identical OPS of .941 against both.  The Chows used a high draft pick a few years back on Rhys Hoskins – so they could go with Yordan Alvarez with this pick.  However, Hoskins has never been able to consistently hit right-handed pitchers.  As such, it will be hard to pass on a guy who you can plug in at cleanup in every game for a player whose primary position starts with a “D”.

4) Pocono Chin Music (from DEU) – Victor Robles (CF)

If any other team than the Chin Music were selecting here, the Times would have written out Yordan Alvarez as the selection.  However, though “rated” in left field, Alvarez is essentially (and will always be) a DH.  The Chin Music already employ a guy who is uncarded defensively in Shohei Ohtani.  This makes it the only team that essentially can’t select Alvarez with this pick.  If the Chows choose Alvarez, then Alonso is clearly the pick here.  Otherwise, the Times predicts that Ken Anderson will pivot to someone who can play in the field as well.  Victor Robles does more than just play in the field, Robles plays in the field to a tune of a 1 in Centerfield with a -4 arm.  While the defense is ahead of the offense at this point, there is a reason that the Nationals won MLB’s World Series in 2019 while losing one of the premier outfielders in the game during the offseason.  Robles’ is transcendent in centerfield, is still only 22, and has the prospect pedigree for the bat to catch up.  It is not hard to forget that Robles was ahead of Juan Soto on everyone’s prospect lists as the top young Nationals outfielder.  Soto only got the nod to the majors in 2018 due to a Robles injury.  Even if the bat only gets to league average, Robles would still be in every team’s lineup.  The defense is that special.

5) Slatington Bulldogs (from LVI) – Yordan Alvarez (DH/LF)

Defense/Schmefense – Alvarez’ bat alone was worth 3.7 wins in only 87 games.  How is that you ask?  Alvarez slashed an insane .313/.412/.655 in route to winning the AL Rookie of the Year in MLB during 2019.  The only guys in MLB with a higher OPS in 2019 were a couple of former MVP’s in Christian Yelich and Mike Trout.  The only guys with a higher OBP in 2019 were Alex Bregman, Trout and Yelich.  Yordan ‘s career minor league slash line was .311/.395/.561.  Yordan hit 50 homers with a 1.194 OPS between AAA and the majors in 2019.  Yordan hit .412 with a .524 OBP and a .588 SLG during MLB’s World Series on the highest stage against a staff with Scherzer, Strasburg, Corbin, et all.   You get the point – Yordan Alvarez is a hitting machine and there is no way he gets past Adam Leickel here.

6) Outlaw Josey Wales – Austin Meadows (OF)

Ketel Marte is rated in the outfield but is better suited at second base for this season.  As such Outlaw probably needs to upgrade its outfield - which includes a plethora of defensively challenged corner outfielders/DH types (JD Martinez, Ryan Braun, Nick Castellanos, Corey Dickerson).   Meadows grades out as average according to HAL and will not likely win many gold gloves.  More importantly though, the ball doesn’t make a “clank” sound when it hits his glove in right field either.  This is a solid step ahead of all Mark Hildebrandt’s other corner outfielders and is good enough.  What Meadows can do is hit.  Meadows just missed the appearance cut-off for last year’s draft – which has allowed him to accrue a large sample size of 782 plate appearances at the MLB level with a slash line of .290/.354/.534.  Meadows was a consensus top 10 prospect in all of baseball – so the production is no fluke.

7) Dallas Ft. Worth Spurs – Mike Soroka (SP)

Although “One day for Greinke, four days for crying in your hanky” is a catchy meme, it probably won’t lead to another championship for Red Robbins.  At #7, Red gets his pick of available starting pitchers.  While the starting pitching is not incredibly deep in this draft, there is cream at the top.  It can be argued that Chris Paddack was more dominant, but there is no argument that no rookie pitcher was better than Mike Soroka in MLB during 2019.  Over 29 starts, Soroka amassed a 2.68 ERA – 3rd in the National League as a 21/22-year-old.  Soroka did not have the gaudy strikeout numbers that many prefer in today’s MLB, but Soroka has other skills that should translate to long term success.  Soroka led MLB’s National League in home run suppression with 0.721 homers allowed per 9 innings.  As a historically offensive league with tiny ballparks – this may be the most valuable skill a pitcher could have in NASBL.

8) Pocono Chin Music – Chris Paddack (SP)

Any time a MLB starting pitcher has a WHIP under 1.00 for an entire season, people should take notice.  When this is accomplished by a rookie over his first 26 starts, it should make people stand at attention.  Paddack was a strikeout machine in the minors (averaging a gaudy 11.7 K/9) while only allowing an ERA of 1.82 in starts across three seasons.  Paddack was so good in MLB’s Spring Training that he broke camp with the team and never looked back.  MLB’s Padres were very careful with Paddack’s pitch count in order to protect his arm.  However, when he was on the mound, he was a dominant force.  Paddack reminds the Times of another Chin Music starter – Noah Syndergaard.  If they ever combine their powers for good during a NASBL playoff run, Paddack and Thor could be leading the Chin Music to the promised land.
9) Mt. Pirongia Kiwis – Keston Hiura (2B)
Hiura’s availability at #9 is proof unto itself that this is an incredibly deep draft.  From his time at UC Irvine through the minors and into the major leagues, Hiura has hit at an elite level.  In 84 games in MLB, Hiura put up a slash line of .303/.368/.570 as a “middle infielder” and only got better as the season progressed.  Note that middle infielder is in quotes.  Any analysis of defense (rudimentary or otherwise) rates Hiura unfavorably.  Hiura somehow committed an unsightly 16 errors over less than a half season of work at 2B – with subpar range to boot!  The defense of Hiura is the only reason he is still available here for the Kiwis.  In the Times’ and (more importantly) Mike Dickson’s minds, the bat more than makes up for the defense.  Also, at 22 years old, Hiura can still improve defensively.  If that were to occur, it would make Hiura one of the elite middle infielders in all NASBL and an absolute steal at #9 in ANY draft.

10) Illinois Chow Chows (from SPR) – Bo Bichette (SS)

The first two picks in this draft were both sons of major leaguers.  This theme continues with the 10th pick in the 2020 NASBL Draft as the Chows select its shortstop of the future in Bo Bichette.  Everyone hits home runs in MLB today – and Bo Bichette is no exception with 11 long balls in 212 plate appearances.  What sets Bichette aside is his ability to hit the gaps as well.  Bichette had 18 doubles while compiling a .311/.358/.571 slash line in his first taste of MLB.  This type of offensive production from a 21-year-old shortstop is crazy.  Did I mention yet that this is an insanely deep draft?

11) Mt. Pirongia Kiwis (from SHA) – Eloy Jimenez (LF/RF)

The Times just mentioned that everyone hits homers in MLB today.  While this is true – not everyone has “light-tower power” and not everyone hits 31 in their first 122 games as a major leaguer.  There is a reason that Eloy Jimenez was a consensus top five prospect the past two years in MLB.  The ball just sounds different coming off Eloy’s bat.  There are some guys whose power would drop if Rawlings gets its act together regarding the allowable tolerance levels of elasticity in the baseballs utilized in MLB.  Eloy Jimenez is not one of them.  The fact that Eloy is a true “left fielder” on the defensive spectrum is the only reason that Mike Dickson gets the opportunity to take him here at #11.

12) Illinois Chow Chows (from ECN) – Brandon Woodruff (SP)

While there is little doubt that the Chows have greatly accelerated its rebuild in this draft, Brad Sherlag has little in the way of young starting pitching.  While I am sure that Joey Lucchesi is a fine person and a reasonably good major league pitcher, nothing about Joey Lucchesi says “Staff Ace”.  The Chows need to address its pitching needs at some point and have no 2nd round pick.  With Paddack and Soroka off the board, the Chows get a great consolation prize in Brandon Woodruff.  Any pitcher that hit a postseason home run against Clayton Kershaw is a gamer.  Woodruff is also the guy chosen to start the National League wild card game for MLB’s Brewers- and shut down the eventual champs.  GAMER.  Woodruff is not just a gamer – he has great stuff.  Woodruff has a 10.6 K/9IP in the regular season and a 12.7 K/9IP across two postseasons.  Woodruff was a MLB all-star in 2019 before an oblique injury limited him to only 4 second half starts.  Without the oblique issue, there is no way he is still here at #12.

13) Grundy County Grizzlies – John Means (SP)

Clearly, the Grizz’ offense is championship caliber.  Clearly, the Grizz’ pitching staff is not championship caliber.  The Grizz need a pitcher.  It is this type of deductive reasoning that keeps people coming back for the annual Springfield Times Mock Draft!  John Means was pretty much unheralded coming into his rookie season in MLB at the age of 26.  That didn’t stop Means from putting together a season in which he pitched to a 3.60 ERA across 31 games (27 starts), was a MLB all-star, and was runner up in the American League Rookie of the Year balloting.  Even more impressive than all of those, Means went a Steve Carlton-esque 12-11 for a Baltimore Orioles team that went 54-108 on the MLB season.  Ace of the Orioles staff is not a high bar to clear, but anyone sleeping on a rookie that somehow won double digit games for the Orioles and compiled 4.6 WAR could be missing out on a star pitcher.

14) Lake Champlain Cannibals – Tommy Edman (2B/3B/OF)

It is no coincidence that the St. Louis Cardinals run to the 2019 MLB playoffs pretty much coincided with the promotion of Tommy Edman to the majors.  Edman was worth a robust 3.8 WAR across his 349 plate appearances.  He hits well, he fields multiple positions well, he runs well.  Edman will be in the middle of everything for the Cannibals as they win another 112 games or so during the regular season (much to the chagrin of the Springfield Isotopes who once again look third best in a division of juggernauts).

15) Pocono Chin Music (from VFS) – Bryan Reynolds (OF)

Reynolds is a young, switch hitting who slashed .314/.377/.503 across 134 games and 546 plate appearances.  A former 2nd rounder out of Vanderbilt, Reynolds never really landed on the prospect radar.  That is surprising, considering that Reynolds always showed on base skills coupled with good speed throughout college and the minors.  MLB’s Pirates brought him up and plugged him in the 2 hole late in April, and Reynolds never looked back – finishing 7th in MLB’s National League in hitting and 4th in rookie of the year balloting.

16) Phoenix Pony Express – (from GRK) – Luis Arraez (2B/3B/SS/LF)

In a day and age when striking out 150 times is the norm from an everyday player, Luis Arraez struck out only 29 times on his way to slashing .334/.399/.439 in 366 plate appearances as a 22-year-old rookie in MLB.  There were only two players in ALL OF MLB who had more walks than strikeouts in 2019.  One was Alex Bregman.  Luis Arraez was the other one.  If he would have had qualified, Arraez would have finished second in all of baseball in batting average.  This is no fluke - Arraez was a career .331 hitter in the minors with a .385 OBP as well.  Arraez also plays all over the field.  Unfortunately, this appears to be more of an attempt to hide Arraez defensively than anything else.  With a better glove, Arraez wouldn’t be here at #16.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Nola's march toward the Cy unimpeded by feckless Sioux batters

BOXSCORE: 2019 Georgia Roadkill At 2019 Vermont Fighting Sioux      7/31/2019
 
  Roadkill           AB  R  H RBI AVG     Fighting Sioux     AB  R  H RBI AVG
  C.Blackmon RF       5  0  1  0 .234     A.Gordon LF         3  0  1  0 .229  
  J.Baez 2B           5  0  1  0 .262     C.Taylor 2B         4  0  1  0 .237  
  P.Goldschmidt 1B    5  2  3  0 .338     R.Grossman DH       3  0  0  0 .235  
  D.Murphy DH         5  1  3  0 .321     K.Morales 1B        4  0  0  0 .240  
  A.Rendon 3B         4  1  3  1 .282     E.Escobar 3B        3  0  0  0 .271  
  A.Pollock CF        4  0  1  1 .203     C.Correa SS         3  0  0  0 .245  
  M.Conforto LF       4  0  1  1 .260     A.Engel CF          3  0  0  0 .243  
  W.Contreras C       3  0  1  0 .266     J.Marisnick RF      3  0  0  0 .140  
  D.Swanson SS        4  0  1  0 .171     F.Cervelli C        3  0  0  0 .234  
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      39  4 15  3                 Totals      29  0  2  0
 
 
Roadkill........ 2 0 0  0 2 0  0 0 0  -  4 15  0
Fighting Sioux.. 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  0  2  0
 
Roadkill (50-34)         IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA
A.Nola WIN(11-1)          8       2   0   0   1   9   0   0.91
E.Diaz                    1       0   0   0   1   3   0   4.46
Totals                    9       2   0   0   2  12   0
 
Fighting Sioux (48-33)   IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA
T.Williams LOSS(6-5)      9      15   4   4   1   5   0   3.69
Totals                    9      15   4   4   1   5   0
 
ATTENDANCE- 26,417 DATE- Friday, July 31st 2019 TIME- Day 
T- 2:58
LEFT ON BASE- Roadkill: 9  Fighting Sioux: 4
DOUBLE PLAYS- Roadkill: 0  Fighting Sioux: 2
DOUBLES- J.Baez(23rd), A.Rendon(17th), A.Pollock(9th), M.Conforto(15th),
         W.Contreras(10th)
RBIs- A.Rendon(31st), A.Pollock(19th), M.Conforto(46th)
STOLEN BASES- A.Gordon(4th)
WALKS- W.Contreras, A.Gordon, R.Grossman
STRIKE OUTS- C.Blackmon, J.Baez-2, M.Conforto, W.Contreras, C.Taylor-3,
             R.Grossman-2, K.Morales-2, E.Escobar-2, J.Marisnick, F.Cervelli-2
GIDP- D.Murphy
PASSED BALLS- F.Cervelli
2-out RBI- A.Rendon, A.Pollock, M.Conforto
RLISP 2-out- M.Conforto-4, J.Baez, D.Swanson, K.Morales
TEAM RISP- Roadkill: 3 for 11  Fighting Sioux: 0 for 3
 
Aaron Nola had an impressive outing as the Georgia Roadkill defeated the
Vermont Fighting Sioux by the score of 4 to 0 at Fighting Sioux Field.
 
The game started off with Georgia taking the lead in the first with 2 runs on
4 hits.  After two outs Paul Goldschmidt got things going when he laced a
base-hit.  Daniel Murphy stepped up next and he laced a base-knock.  Anthony
Rendon then laced a single scoring a one-base hit run.  A.J. Pollock followed
next and he doubled scoring the final run of the inning.  That early scoring
held up.  Georgia finished with 15 hits while Vermont ended up with 2.  
 
The win was credited to Nola(11-1) who went 8 innings allowing no runs. The
losing pitcher was Trevor Williams(6-5).  He surrendered 15 hits and 1 walk
in 9 innings.  
 

Georgia fends off multiple Vermont rallies for 5-3 win in 13; VFS uses 24 players in kitchen sink approach

BOXSCORE: 2019 Georgia Roadkill At 2019 Vermont Fighting Sioux      7/30/2019
 
  Roadkill           AB  R  H RBI AVG     Fighting Sioux     AB  R  H RBI AVG
  C.Blackmon RF       6  0  2  0 .235     C.Pinder 2B,1B      6  0  2  0 .288  
  J.Baez 2B           6  1  3  1 .263     M.Kepler CF,RF      5  1  1  0 .225  
  P.Goldschmidt 1B    5  1  1  2 .334     R.Grossman DH       5  0  1  0 .239  
  D.Murphy DH         6  0  1  0 .316     R.Zimmerman 1B      3  0  0  0 .272  
  A.Rendon 3B         5  1  3  0 .275   E-K.Morales PH        1  0  1  0 .245  
  A.Pollock CF        6  0  0  0 .202   F-A.Engel PR,CF       0  1  0  0 .247  
  M.Conforto LF       6  1  1  2 .261   K-R.Grichuk PH,LF     2  0  1  1 .145  
  W.Contreras C       3  0  0  0 .265     C.Taylor RF,2B      5  0  0  0 .237  
H-Y.Alonso PH         1  0  1  0 .250     A.Cabrera 3B        6  0  1  0 .167  
I-P.Ervin PR          0  1  0  0 .217     W.Adames SS         2  1  0  0 .198  
J-J.Hicks C           2  0  1  0 .178   G-E.Escobar PH,SS     3  0  2  1 .274  
  D.Swanson SS        5  0  1  0 .169     A.Gordon LF         2  0  0  0 .227  
                                        A-C.Correa PH         0  0  0  0 .249  
                                        B-J.Choi PH           0  0  0  0 .263  
                                        D-J.Marisnick LF,CF   2  0  0  0 .144  
                                          E.Diaz C            2  0  1  0 .233  
                                        C-F.Cervelli PH,C     2  0  0  0 .238  
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      51  5 14  5                 Totals      46  3 10  2
 
A-Pinch Hit For Gordon In 8th Inning
B-Pinch Hit For Correa In 8th Inning
C-Pinch Hit For Diaz In 8th Inning
D-Subbed Defensively (LF) For Choi In 9th Inning
E-Pinch Hit For Zimmerman In 9th Inning
F-Pinch Ran For Morales In 9th Inning
G-Pinch Hit For Adames In 9th Inning
H-Pinch Hit For Contreras In 10th Inning
I-Pinch Ran For Alonso In 10th Inning
J-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Ervin In 10th Inning
K-Pinch Hit For Engel In 10th Inning
 
Roadkill........ 0 0 0  0 0 2  0 0 0  1 0 0  2 -  5 14  1
Fighting Sioux.. 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 1 1  1 0 0  0 -  3 10  0
 
Roadkill (49-34)         IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA
M.Gonzales                5 1/3   3   0   0   1   3   0   4.03
A.Garrett HOLD(5th)       1 2/3   0   1   0   1   1   0   5.56
P.Strop HOLD(6th)         1       2   1   1   1   1   0   2.57
E.Diaz BS(5th)            2       2   1   1   1   4   0   4.58
A.Conley                  1 1/3   2   0   0   1   0   0   2.45
J.Kelly WIN(2-1)          1 2/3   1   0   0   1   1   0   2.78
Totals                   13      10   3   2   6  10   0
 
Fighting Sioux (48-32)   IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA
J.Flaherty                7       5   2   2   1   7   1   2.17
E.Pagan                   1 1/3   1   0   0   0   0   0   1.89
W.Smith                   1       1   0   0   0   2   0   2.66
K.Yates                   0 1/3   3   1   1   0   0   0   1.69
R.Moronta                 0       0   0   0   1   0   0   2.25
A.Chafin LOSS(1-1)        3       2   1   1   1   5   0   2.53
M.Harvey                  0 1/3   2   1   1   0   1   1   4.43
Totals                   13      14   5   5   3  15   2
 
ATTENDANCE- 40,856 DATE- Thursday, July 30th 2019 TIME- Night 
T- 4:06
LEFT ON BASE- Roadkill:10  Fighting Sioux:11
DOUBLE PLAYS- Roadkill: 2  Fighting Sioux: 2
ERRORS- D.Swanson
DOUBLES- A.Rendon(16th), C.Pinder(7th), A.Cabrera(3rd), E.Escobar(26th),
         E.Diaz(5th)
TRIPLES- R.Grichuk(1st)
HOME RUNS- P.Goldschmidt(29th), M.Conforto(16th)
RBIs- J.Baez(34th), P.Goldschmidt-2(67th), M.Conforto-2(45th), R.Grichuk(12th),
      E.Escobar(28th)
STOLEN BASES- M.Kepler(1st), A.Engel(16th)
WALKS- P.Goldschmidt, A.Rendon, D.Swanson, R.Grossman, C.Taylor, W.Adames,
       J.Choi, J.Marisnick, F.Cervelli
HIT BY PITCH- M.Kepler
STRIKE OUTS- C.Blackmon-2, J.Baez, P.Goldschmidt, D.Murphy-2, A.Rendon-2,
             A.Pollock-3, M.Conforto-2, J.Hicks, D.Swanson, C.Pinder-2,
             M.Kepler, R.Grossman, C.Taylor-2, A.Cabrera-2, W.Adames,
             F.Cervelli
GIDP- C.Blackmon, D.Murphy, J.Marisnick
2-out RBI- P.Goldschmidt-2, E.Escobar, J.Baez, R.Grichuk, M.Conforto-2
RLISP 2-out- M.Kepler, W.Contreras, R.Grossman-2, F.Cervelli, D.Murphy-2,
             C.Taylor, R.Grichuk, J.Marisnick
TEAM RISP- Roadkill: 2 for 7  Fighting Sioux: 3 for 17
WEB GEMS- Bot 3rd: Michael Conforto robbed Max Kepler of an extra base hit.
          Top 9th: Ryan Zimmerman robbed Paul Goldschmidt of a base hit.
          Bot 12th: John Hicks blocked the plate, saving a run!
 
In a close game it was the Georgia Roadkill 5, the Vermont Fighting Sioux 3 in
13 innings at Fighting Sioux Field.
 
The game was deadlocked at 2 after nine full innings.  Georgia won the hard
fought contest in the 13th inning.  After an out was recorded, Anthony Rendon
started the rally when he doubled.  A.J. Pollock was next to the plate, but
was promptly struck out.  Michael Conforto then cracked a two-run shot.  The
teams had been locked in a scoreless duel until the 6th inning.  
 
Joe Kelly(2-1) got the win allowing no runs in 1 and 2/3 innings. Andrew
Chafin(1-1) took the loss in relief.  He surrendered 2 hits and 1 walk in 3
innings.  
 

Defensive replacement Jake Marisnick's HR in 9th wins it for Vermont; Corbin fans 15 in 8

BOXSCORE: 2019 Dallas Ft Worth Spurs At 2019 Vermont Fighting Sioux 7/29/2019
 
  Spurs              AB  R  H RBI AVG     Fighting Sioux     AB  R  H RBI AVG
  N.Goodrum 2B        5  0  1  0 .276     A.Gordon LF         4  0  1  1 .229  
  A.McCutchen DH      4  0  1  0 .222     W.Adames SS         4  0  1  0 .202  
  B.Harper LF         4  0  0  0 .230   D-A.Engel CF          0  0  0  0 .247  
  J.Camargo 3B        4  1  2  0 .304     J.Choi DH           3  0  0  0 .263  
  D.Valencia 1B       4  1  1  2 .147   B-R.Zimmerman PH,DH   0  0  0  0 .279  
  B.Anderson RF       4  0  1  0 .305     K.Morales 1B        4  0  0  0 .241  
  A.Hicks CF          4  1  3  1 .197     E.Escobar 3B        4  0  0  0 .269  
  Y.Gomes C           4  0  0  0 .258     M.Kepler CF         3  0  1  0 .225  
  B.Crawford SS       4  0  1  0 .238   C-C.Correa PH,SS      1  0  0  0 .249  
                                          A.Cabrera 2B        3  0  0  0 .167  
                                        A-C.Pinder 2B         1  0  0  0 .286  
                                          R.Grichuk RF        3  2  2  2 .134  
                                        E-J.Marisnick RF      1  1  1  1 .147  
                                          F.Cervelli C        2  1  1  0 .241  
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      37  3 10  3                 Totals      33  4  7  4
 
A-Subbed Defensively (2B) For Cabrera In 7th Inning
B-Pinch Hit For Choi In 8th Inning
C-Pinch Hit For Kepler In 8th Inning
D-Subbed Defensively (CF) For Adames In 9th Inning
E-Subbed Defensively (RF) For Grichuk In 9th Inning
 
Spurs........... 0 2 0  0 0 0  0 0 1  -  3 10  2
Fighting Sioux.. 0 0 1  0 2 0  0 0 1  -  4  7  1
 
Spurs (27-31)            IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA
Z.Eflin                   4 1/3   5   3   3   1   8   2   5.31
B.Hardy LOSS(2-2)         3 2/3   2   1   1   1   4   1   4.88
Totals                    8       7   4   4   2  12   3
 
Fighting Sioux (48-31)   IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA
P.Corbin                  8       9   3   3   0  15   2   2.52
K.Yates WIN(6-2)          1       1   0   0   0   1   0   1.46
Totals                    9      10   3   3   0  16   2
 
ATTENDANCE- 27,154 DATE- Wednesday, July 29th 2019 TIME- Day 
T- 2:24
LEFT ON BASE- Spurs: 7  Fighting Sioux: 7
DOUBLE PLAYS- Spurs: 0  Fighting Sioux: 0
ERRORS- J.Camargo, B.Hardy, W.Adames
DOUBLES- A.McCutchen(6th), A.Gordon(8th), F.Cervelli(4th)
HOME RUNS- D.Valencia(3rd), A.Hicks(8th), R.Grichuk-2(5th), J.Marisnick(3rd)
RBIs- D.Valencia-2(10th), A.Hicks(29th), A.Gordon(12th), R.Grichuk-2(11th),
      J.Marisnick(9th)
CAUGHT STEALING- B.Crawford
WALKS- R.Zimmerman, F.Cervelli
STRIKE OUTS- N.Goodrum-2, A.McCutchen, B.Harper-4, D.Valencia, B.Anderson-3,
             Y.Gomes-2, B.Crawford-3, A.Gordon-2, W.Adames-2, J.Choi, K.Morales,
             E.Escobar, M.Kepler, C.Correa, A.Cabrera-2, F.Cervelli
RLISP 2-out- N.Goodrum, B.Anderson, D.Valencia, J.Choi, B.Harper, C.Pinder-2
TEAM RISP- Spurs: 0 for 8  Fighting Sioux: 1 for 7
 
Patrick Corbin reeled off a total of 15 strikeouts and Randal Grichuk knocked
2 homeruns at Fighting Sioux Field as the Vermont Fighting Sioux won in their
last at-bat beating the Dallas Ft Worth Spurs by the count of 4 to 3.
 
The game was decided in the 9th inning.  Jake Marisnick delivered a solo blast
resulting in an exciting win for Vermont and a wild post-game celebration by
the home town fans.  Dallas Ft Worth had 10 hits in the game while Vermont
had 7, but Vermont had the more timely hits.  
 
Kirby Yates(6-2) picked up the victory, allowing no runs in 1 inning. Blaine
Hardy(2-2) was the loser in relief.  He surrendered 1 run and 2 hits in 3 and
2/3 innings.

Spurs and Keuchel make quick work of Sioux

BOXSCORE: 2019 Dallas Ft Worth Spurs At 2019 Vermont Fighting Sioux 7/28/2019
 
  Spurs              AB  R  H RBI AVG     Fighting Sioux     AB  R  H RBI AVG
  J.Camargo 3B        3  2  1  0 .288     C.Pinder 2B         4  0  1  0 .288  
  A.McCutchen DH      3  1  2  0 .221     M.Kepler CF         4  0  0  0 .223  
  B.Harper LF         4  0  2  2 .235     R.Grossman DH       3  0  1  0 .240  
  B.Anderson RF       5  0  1  1 .306   A-E.Escobar PH        0  0  0  0 .274  
  A.Rizzo 1B          5  0  2  0 .275     R.Zimmerman 1B      3  1  0  0 .279  
  A.Hicks CF          4  0  0  0 .186     C.Taylor RF         4  0  0  0 .242  
  Y.Gomes C           4  1  1  0 .270     A.Cabrera 3B        3  0  1  1 .172  
  J.Wendle 2B         4  1  1  2 .287     W.Adames SS         2  0  0  0 .200  
  B.Crawford SS       4  0  1  0 .238     A.Gordon LF         3  0  0  0 .229  
                                          E.Diaz C            3  1  2  1 .228  
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      36  5 11  5                 Totals      29  2  5  2
 
A-Pinch Hit For Grossman In 9th Inning
 
Spurs........... 0 0 1  2 0 2  0 0 0  -  5 11  0
Fighting Sioux.. 0 0 0  1 1 0  0 0 0  -  2  5  0
 
Spurs (27-30)            IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA
D.Keuchel WIN(5-4)        7       4   2   2   2   7   1   4.26
J.Hughes SAVE(10th)       2       1   0   0   1   0   0   3.42
Totals                    9       5   2   2   3   7   1
 
Fighting Sioux (47-31)   IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA
C.Morton LOSS(9-3)        9      11   5   5   3   8   1   3.33
Totals                    9      11   5   5   3   8   1
 
ATTENDANCE- 40,734 DATE- Tuesday, July 28th 2019 TIME- Night 
T- 2:41
LEFT ON BASE- Spurs: 9  Fighting Sioux: 3
DOUBLE PLAYS- Spurs: 3  Fighting Sioux: 1
DOUBLES- B.Harper-2(13th), Y.Gomes(6th), R.Grossman(9th)
HOME RUNS- J.Wendle(2nd), E.Diaz(3rd)
RBIs- B.Harper-2(33rd), B.Anderson(30th), J.Wendle-2(20th), A.Cabrera(12th),
      E.Diaz(12th)
WALKS- J.Camargo, A.McCutchen-2, E.Escobar, R.Zimmerman, W.Adames
HIT BY PITCH- J.Camargo, B.Harper
STRIKE OUTS- B.Harper, B.Anderson-2, A.Hicks, Y.Gomes, J.Wendle, B.Crawford-2,
             M.Kepler, R.Zimmerman-2, W.Adames-2, A.Gordon-2
GIDP- J.Camargo, C.Pinder, M.Kepler, R.Zimmerman
2-out RBI- B.Anderson, A.Cabrera
RLISP 2-out- B.Anderson-3, R.Zimmerman, J.Wendle, A.Rizzo
TEAM RISP- Spurs: 3 for 8  Fighting Sioux: 1 for 2
 
Bryce Harper hit 2 doubles and had 2 RBI as the Dallas Ft Worth Spurs beat the
Vermont Fighting Sioux by a score of 5 to 2.
 
Dallas Keuchel(5-4) gave a fine effort for Dallas Ft Worth.  He allowed 4 hits
and 2 walks in 7 innings.  Dallas Ft Worth out-hit Vermont for the game, 11
hits to 5.  
 
Keuchel got relief help from Jared Hughes who gained credit for his 10th save.
Charlie Morton(9-3) was hit with the loss.  He allowed 11 hits and 3 walks
in 9 innings.

Dallas received the gift of Cahill, beats Vermont 6-2

BOXSCORE: 2019 Dallas Ft Worth Spurs At 2019 Vermont Fighting Sioux 7/27/2019
 
  Spurs              AB  R  H RBI AVG     Fighting Sioux     AB  R  H RBI AVG
  J.Camargo 3B        4  2  1  3 .286     A.Gordon LF         4  0  0  0 .232  
  A.McCutchen DH      4  1  0  0 .209     W.Adames SS         4  0  1  0 .204  
  B.Harper LF         5  0  2  0 .230     J.Choi DH           4  0  0  0 .272  
  B.Anderson RF       4  1  2  2 .308     K.Morales 1B        4  0  1  0 .246  
A-J.Heyward RF        1  0  0  0 .250     E.Escobar 3B        4  2  2  0 .274  
  A.Rizzo 1B          4  0  0  0 .271     M.Kepler CF         4  0  2  1 .229  
  A.Hicks CF          4  0  1  1 .189     A.Cabrera 2B        4  0  0  1 .167  
  Y.Gomes C           4  0  1  0 .271     R.Grichuk RF        4  0  0  0 .109  
  J.Wendle 2B         4  1  3  0 .287     F.Cervelli C        2  0  1  0 .238  
  B.Crawford SS       2  1  0  0 .237                                          
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      36  6 10  6                 Totals      34  2  7  2
 
A-Subbed Defensively (RF) For Anderson In 8th Inning
 
Spurs........... 3 1 0  0 0 0  0 0 2  -  6 10  0
Fighting Sioux.. 0 1 0  1 0 0  0 0 0  -  2  7  0
 
Spurs (26-30)            IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA
J.Chacin WIN(7-3)         7       6   2   2   1   5   0   4.01
J.Hughes SAVE(9th)        2       1   0   0   0   2   0   3.70
Totals                    9       7   2   2   1   7   0
 
Fighting Sioux (47-30)   IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA
T.Cahill LOSS(3-10)       5 2/3   8   4   4   3   5   0   6.04
R.Moronta                 2 1/3   1   0   0   0   2   0   2.25
M.Harvey                  1       1   2   2   1   2   1   4.24
Totals                    9      10   6   6   4   9   1
 
ATTENDANCE- 40,431 DATE- Monday, July 27th 2019 TIME- Night 
T- 2:45
LEFT ON BASE- Spurs: 7  Fighting Sioux: 6
DOUBLE PLAYS- Spurs: 0  Fighting Sioux: 1
DOUBLES- B.Anderson(14th), A.Hicks(7th), E.Escobar(25th)
HOME RUNS- J.Camargo(3rd)
RBIs- J.Camargo-3(9th), B.Anderson-2(29th), A.Hicks(28th), M.Kepler(22nd),
      A.Cabrera(11th)
WALKS- J.Camargo, A.McCutchen, B.Crawford-2, F.Cervelli
STRIKE OUTS- J.Camargo, A.McCutchen-3, B.Harper-2, B.Anderson, J.Heyward,
             Y.Gomes, W.Adames-2, J.Choi, K.Morales-2, R.Grichuk-2
WILD PITCHES- T.Cahill
2-out RBI- A.Hicks
RLISP 2-out- Y.Gomes, R.Grichuk, K.Morales, A.Gordon, J.Camargo-2
TEAM RISP- Spurs: 2 for 7  Fighting Sioux: 1 for 6
 
Right fielder Brian Anderson had 2 base hits and 2 RBI as the Dallas Ft Worth
Spurs outscored the Vermont Fighting Sioux 6 to 2.
 
Jhoulys Chacin(7-3) delivered a fine performance for Dallas Ft Worth.  He
surrendered 6 hits and 1 walk in 7 innings.  Dallas Ft Worth had 10 hits
overall, while Vermont had 7.  
 
Chacin was helped out by Jared Hughes who recorded his 9th save.  Trevor
Cahill(3-10) was tagged with the loss.  He was touched for 8 hits and 3 walks
in 5 and 2/3 innings.  
 

Max Kepler hits a HR, robs a HR in support of Trevor Williams as Vermont downs Lake Champlain 7-2

BOXSCORE: 2019 Lake Champlain Cannibals At 2019 Vermont Fighting Si 7/26/2019
 
  Cannibals          AB  R  H RBI AVG     Fighting Sioux     AB  R  H RBI AVG
  C.Yelich RF         4  0  0  0 .337     C.Pinder 2B         4  0  1  1 .289  
  S.Choo DH           4  0  0  0 .223     M.Kepler CF         4  1  1  1 .222  
  F.Freeman 1B        4  0  2  0 .300     R.Grossman DH       4  0  0  0 .238  
  M.Betts CF          4  1  2  1 .355     R.Zimmerman 1B      4  2  2  1 .287  
  J.Lowrie 2B         4  1  1  1 .242     C.Taylor RF         3  1  1  1 .245  
  Y.Grandal C         4  0  1  0 .172     A.Cabrera 3B        4  1  1  0 .174  
  T.Story SS          3  0  0  0 .268     W.Adames SS         4  1  1  1 .202  
  J.Pederson LF       3  0  0  0 .248     A.Gordon LF         3  0  2  1 .236  
  J.Turner 3B         3  0  1  0 .254     E.Diaz C            3  1  1  1 .214  
                     -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals      33  2  7  2                 Totals      33  7 10  7
 
 
Cannibals....... 0 1 0  0 0 0  0 0 1  -  2  7  0
Fighting Sioux.. 0 3 1  0 1 0  1 1    -  7 10  0
 
Cannibals (42-24)        IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA
R.Hill LOSS(5-2)          6 1/3   9   6   6   0   7   1   2.60
R.Yarbrough               1 2/3   1   1   1   0   3   1   6.16
Totals                    8      10   7   7   0  10   2
 
Fighting Sioux (47-29)   IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA
T.Williams WIN(6-4)       7       4   1   1   2   4   1   3.66
W.Smith                   0 2/3   1   0   0   0   1   0   2.78
E.Pagan                   0 1/3   0   0   0   0   1   0   1.97
M.Harvey                  1       2   1   1   0   0   1   3.89
Totals                    9       7   2   2   2   6   2
 
ATTENDANCE- 45,289 DATE- Sunday, July 26th 2019 TIME- Night 
T- 3:06
LEFT ON BASE- Cannibals: 6  Fighting Sioux: 3
DOUBLE PLAYS- Cannibals: 0  Fighting Sioux: 1
DOUBLES- J.Turner(14th), C.Pinder(6th), R.Zimmerman(5th), C.Taylor(11th)
TRIPLES- M.Betts(4th)
HOME RUNS- M.Betts(15th), J.Lowrie(4th), M.Kepler(8th), R.Zimmerman(5th)
RBIs- M.Betts(59th), J.Lowrie(32nd), C.Pinder(11th), M.Kepler(21st),
      R.Zimmerman(15th), C.Taylor(30th), W.Adames(11th), A.Gordon(11th),
      E.Diaz(11th)
WALKS- T.Story, J.Pederson
HIT BY PITCH- C.Taylor
STRIKE OUTS- C.Yelich-2, M.Betts-2, T.Story, J.Turner, C.Pinder-2, M.Kepler-2,
             R.Grossman, C.Taylor, A.Cabrera, W.Adames-2, A.Gordon
GIDP- T.Story
WILD PITCHES- R.Hill
2-out RBI- C.Taylor
RLISP 2-out- J.Turner, A.Cabrera, J.Lowrie, R.Grossman, M.Betts
TEAM RISP- Cannibals: 1 for 6  Fighting Sioux: 4 for 8
WEB GEMS- Top 6th: Max Kepler robbed Freddie Freeman of a Homerun!
 
First baseman Ryan Zimmerman lofted one into the 'cheap seats' as the Vermont
Fighting Sioux outscored the Lake Champlain Cannibals 7 to 2.
 
In the 2nd inning Vermont scored 3 runs when they had 3 base hits.  That early
scoring was all that Trevor Williams(6-4) needed.  Vermont out-hit Lake
Champlain for the game, 10 hits to 7.  
 
Rich Hill(5-2) was the loser.  He gave up 9 hits and no walks in 6 and 1/3
innings.