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Friday, February 4, 2011

Season 9 Draft Review - Picks 6-10

Results from previous poll -
Herzog - 9
Page - 2
Bell - 1
Elster - 1

6. Sergio Dupler, 2B, St. Louis Cardinals

Owner - drafted by buckeye2280, in his first of 5 seasons in the league

Overall Rating - Season 10 - 76, Best - 86, Current - 82

Transactions - Traded to Montreal in Season 11 in a classic 3 for 1 poo-poo platter. Signed a contract extension in Season 14.

Production - Dupler has 364 homers, 1003 runs, and 1045 rbi's. He has batted .285, slugged .562, an has a career OPS of .941. He has a fielding percentage of .984 at 2B with 12 more negative plays than positive ones. He has a fielding percentage of .985 in LF, with 40 more plus plays than negative ones.

Awards - 4 time all-star, 5 time Silver Slugger, one Gold Glove, one MVP, and one WS ring.

DL - 4 trips, two 60-days in Seasons 13 and 14, and two 15-days in 11 and 16.

Contract - he will have made almost $50 million at the end of this season.

Summary - He has been a mainstay for one of the best teams in the league. He is also the poster child for why Montreal has had such success, and how they have acheived it. (note: meaning that they pursue top talent in the draft through trade)

7. Victor Merrick, SP, Los Angeles

Owner - tytabs began his rebuilding project (nl dynasty?) with this pick

Overall Rating - Season 10 - 57, Best - 78, Current - 78

Transactions - Signed a contract extension in Season 19

Production - He has gone 89-38 in 6 ML Seasons. He has an ERA of 3.21 and a WHIP of 1.15. He has struck out 803 in 1100 innings.

Awards - He won the ROY and has appeared in one all-star game. He also has a no-hitter an a Silver Slugger award.

DL - Two 60-day trips have kept him from reaching his potential, one in Season 10 and one in Season 13.

Contract - He has made $10 million by the end on this season and is locked in until season 23.

Summary - Hampered by injuries and still only 28, Merrick might have his best years ahead of him. Signed for very little long-term.

8. Wendell Reed , 2B, Philadelphia Bacharach Giants

Owner - volzok, in his only season in 1530

Overall Rating - Season 10 - 59, Best - 86, Current 86

Transactions - Traded in Season 10 to Boston for Gerald Gload. Waived three times and revoked. Contract extension in Season 18.

Production - reed has 128 homers, 490 runs, and 450 RBI's in 6 ML Seasons. He has a .283 average, .507 slugging %, and a .870 OPS. He has a .983 % at 2B, .971 in CF, and .945 at SS. St 2B, he has 17 more positive plays than negative ones.

Awards - He was the Season 14 AL ROY, is a 1-time all-star, 1-time SS, and has hit for the cycle.

DL - 3 7-day stints in the minors and 1 15-day one in the majors.

Contract - $15 million through the end of this season and is signed through Season 22.

Summary - A very good all around player at a skill position. Like Merrick, best days are ahead.

9. Louis Spence, LF, Cleveland

Owner - davidlove, in his first year of winning the division

Overall Rating - Season 10 - 72, Best - 87, Current - 86

Transactions - Contract extensions in Season 16 and Season 18.

Production - He has 175 homers, 209 RBI's, and 237 runs. He has batted .316, slugged .532, and has an OPS of .958. He has also stolen 254 bases. In the field, he is .990 in left with 9 more plus plays than negative ones.

Awards - A 6-time all-star, with three Silver Sluggers.

DL - Only one, a 7-day trip i nSeason 11.

Contract - Almost $30 million earned by the end of this season and signed thru Season 21.

Summary - Another very good player, young, and decorated. Could win an MVP or two. HOF an outside possibility.

10. Terry Buford, 2B, Pittsburgh

Owner - bboyd200088 in his eighth season in the league.

Overall - Season 10 - 65, Best - 78, Current - 77

Transactions - Traded in Season 12 to Montreal for Rondell May and Osvaldo Roque. Contract extension in Season 18.

Production - He has 94 homers, 739 runs, and 400 RBI's in his seven ML seasons. He has a .317 average, .491 slugging percentage, and an .871 OPS. He is a .978 fielder at 2B, with 22 more negative plays than positive ones. He also has 255 stolen bases.

Awards - A two-time all-star with two rings. Also has two SS at 2B and has hit for the cycle twice.

DL - A 7-day in season 10 and a 15-day in season 17.

Contract - $14 million by the end of the season and signed through season 21.

Summary - Another very good bat at a skill position, although not a very good fielder.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Weekly Rankings - Week 2

1. Houston Hangovers (34-10) Prev #3 - The Hangovers didn't think much of the blog indicating that they might be overrranked, going a league's best 16-3 on the week. They own the best record, best exp win percentage, and best run differential in the league. They are first in Batting, second in Pitching, and first in Fielding. In all the weeks that I have done the rankings, this is the closest that anyone has ever come to being first in every measurable category. Run differential +124

2. Boston Tea Partiers (30-14) Prev #5 - Boston went an AL best 14-5 on the week, although all 5 losses are in the last 9 games. They own the AL's best run differential, exp win percentage, and record. Another first - they are 5th in all three categories. Run differential +91

3. Los Angeles Hollywoods (32-10) Prev #1 - The former #1 team came back to earth with an average 10-9 week, being swept in 3 games vs Houston by 1 run each time. They are 8th in Batting, 1st in Pitching, and below average in the field. Run differential +103

4. Philadelphia Bacharach Giants (29-15) Prev #2 - The Giants also came back to earth with a very suspect 9-10 week. They were swept by Jacksonville but did take 2 of 3 from Montreal. A mid-week trade should ensure that they stay on the list for the entire season. They are 11th at the plate, 3rd on the mound, and 9th in the field. Run differential +63

5. Rochester Red Wings (28-16) Prev #7 - The Wings have staying power! They were 13-6on the week, including sweeps of Dover and Hartford. They are 6th in Batting, 7th in Pitching, and 8th in Fielding. Run Differential +63

6. Montreal Garde Imperial (25-19) Prev NR - Welcome back to the Top 10 (something we won't hear for the rest of the season)! Our favorite Canadians were 13-6 on the week, including a sweep of Baltimore. They are 7th in Pitching, 6th in Batting, and below average in Fielding. Run differential +74

7. Buffalo Bisons (27-17) Prev NR - Welcome back Buffalo (again, something we won't hear again)! the Bisons were 12-7 on the week and have won 9 of their last 11 games. They are being carried by their 4th ranked Pitching staff and have the 13th ranked Batting unit. Run differential +63

8. Mexico City Luchadors (24-20) Prev NR - Welcome back neilg! Under new (old?) ownership, the Mexicans were 12-7 for the week, with 6-1 series rout of Kansas City. They are 4th in Batting, 8th in Pitching, and average in Fielding. Run Differential +65

9. Cincinnati Redlegs (24-20) Prev #6 - The 2-time defending World Champions continue their sluggish start (hangover?) going 9-10 on the week. They lost series to Boston, Scottsdale, and Oklahoma City. They own the 2nd best batting and 6th best fielding units, but are struggling from the mound. Run differential +58

10. Chicago Black Sox (24-20) Prev #10 - The Sox have fallen 3 games back of NL East leading Buffalo, going 9-10 on the week. They have lost 9 of their last 13 games and will need to improve in order to stay on the list. They are the 9th best Batting team and 3rd best Fielding team, but will need to improve average pitching. Run differential +28

Dropped
Hartford
Honolulu
New Orleans