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    Re: '76 Season discussion

    I may have scored pretty well with my 1st round pick (#14) Dan Ganz, I can honstly say Ive never been one to check my pre draft scouting to my post but have been curious reading other's posts. My main reason for drafting him was a real good SY/CO of 98/89 (max numbers) the same numbers I see pre/post. but I was convinced I had a solid bullpen piece but with his control and the EN difference pre/post showed 48 Max but now that he's on my roster he a 48 EN with a max potential of 63 so Its a good possibility he sneaks in as a starter for me. sure not going to go 32+ starts but I can see 30 and around 200 IPs.
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    Re: '76 Season discussion

    Awesome EN jump. I always hear of these things, never lucky enough to find one.

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    Re: '76 Season discussion

    Season now 3/4 over. We’re 91-29, on pace for more than 120 wins (team record is 117; 116 during my tenure).

    Chandler sitting on 129 runs. 29 more needed over last 40 games to tie the 90-year record. Think this is finally the year he gets it! Also flirting with being the 5th guy to have 1.200 OPS in a season (currently exactly on the mark). Pushing strong for xRAA record as well two seasons after he set the single-season LWTS record. Following every boxscore closely!
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    Re: '76 Season discussion

    this team is the antithesis of making any sense and the reason why the game makes me shake my head all the time when I check in. Philly had a nice stable of young arms last season and the team couldnt hit for $hit. With that output it was clear that with a team built backward (offense 1st) my window would slowly close. Out goes 2 starters, yes the first was the one to draw all the attention. T. Gunter, the 22YO high FI/CO guy that drew a nice haul but CSFBL drafts suck so maybe not. Anyway the other was Will Crawford but that deal has been fine for the team while disastrous for Wheat state. Crawford has been a 3ERA his whole career for us but a completely different pitcher for the wildcats. In return for Crawford we received this seasons 1st rounder from WS while also getting Ethan Johnson who was only being used as a LR for the cats. The two are close in age and have a very similar build except that Johnson is a lefty. Johnson is 21-14 since coming over in 40 starts with 27 QS, 26 CG, & 6 SHO with an ERA just over 3.

    But lets get to the stuff that this post is about. 1st off I have to say that my allocation are unchanged from one season to the other 10's all the way across.

    C- Steven Hester has been a solid .800 OPS bat with good gap power. Through June of '75 he was hitting below .250. he sat most of July before being added back and finishing strong hitting .303 in a career low 99 games. This season he also started slow but not nearly like '75. Through 105 games he's hitting .290

    1B Thomas Scott has been expected to carry this team from an early age. For his power potential (maxed 97 PO) he's been disappointing hitting about 35 per going into the '75 season. He's also a high BA guy (85) but going into '75 he'd hit around .265. He started the season hot but slid midseason before recovering to be an outside MVP candidate with career highs in HRs (40)RBI (112) & OPS .948. '76 has been a much more consistent season where he's at 31 HRs, 98 RBI, & .904 OPS in 116 games.

    2B saw 5 players take the field, mostly it was Gil Fernandez because of another drop off, in '74 Scott Burdick was given a chance to play more than he ever had in his first 6 seasons. He made the most of it posting a .348 BA in 81 games. Well in '75 he was back to a dismal sub .200 BA. And you guessed it after sitting until early June this season he's been a regular and hitting around .300 again.

    SS- Nealy Dodson has always been a defensive SS and that hasnt changed from season to season. He's the steady 9 hole hitter with everyone else hitting so well.

    3B has one of our bright stars of now and the future, Zeth Ross is all his numbers show 72/97/98/60. Hes hitting above .300 w/ OBP .375 or better and an OPS in the mid .800s . The only thing with him is the constant juggling with his low EN but this season he sees more DH starts to maximize his bat.

    LH has juggled between James Oswalt & Lowell Thurber. Oswalt had been the RF in the past and still plays there at times but the crazy offense is glaring in the OF position. Oswalt has been a steady middle of the order hitter for the team. Never an avg. guy but you could always count on his for 35-40 HRs. He had 20 HRs through July and was hitting .220 and really was hurting the team. This season he has 27 HRs and a .277 BA through the same time. Thurber has only been able to make the team when Wayne Washington was traded early in the season. He was a mid 2nd rounder drafted in '66 for his defense. He played in 90+ games for that reason in '75 and was what the team expected, a .615 OPS hitter. This season he's hitting .270 in 67 games, just because.

    CF has been a position of challenge for a few reasons, I spent a lot on Sean Rue , he's the OBP guy we all want in the #1 spot. First he's problematic with a low EN so between him and Ross i'm always juggling the lineup at the top of the order. I liked this guy the season before Cadinalfan brought him up and tried to snag him for the same type of deal back then as a young 20 something YO. I really dont like guys who hit .230 but have a .400 OBP but ive learned to live with the unrealistic reality in CSFBL (not sure MLB has those types of LOH). He has less pop then I was expecting and for strtches during the season his OBP wasnt close to .400 so I'd stick him at #9 hoping for that lineup turn with some runs scored. '76 hasnt been much different than seasons prior with the exception of him consistently being around .400 and as high as .425 at times.

    RF is another crazy spot, I dont usually like liabilities in the field but Kory Davis has really made it difficult for me. Sure he has 90 BA but with weak DI/CO i'd expect him to perform like last season .269/.303/.691. In '76 through 87 games in a platoon he's got a slash of .327/.357/.852. He's played himself into a starting role regardless of the lesser defense. But its great that when Thurber goes in for he or Oswalt there hasnt been a huge dropoff in offense.

    DH Al Pena has been the team's 2B prior to the '75 season but slipping RA has seen him filling in at 2B & 3B when he's not DHing. He's been a solid .800 OPS guy but it looked like the bat was also going, .776 in '74 & .735 in '75 and like everyone else is playing back to his usual level of .800.

    There have been many more intriguing moments from bench players
    At one point Samuel Hodge was the teams leadoff guy. As i said before I like .300 BA guys but he's always topped off at .350 OBP and his 60+DI/50+CN build has always made him unpredictable not to mention that he's always been a DH. In '75 he lost his job and only played 59 games when hitting .267. He was traded to the division leader and is playing like his .300/.350 self. I recieved #25 this season, did I mention the drafts suck in CSFBL?

    Scott Freeman should probably be listed above but he's a LHH defensive 2B that hasnt hurt the team when he's in there against righties, .726 OPS.

    B/U C Rob Martin has had moments early in the season where he's hit we'll, he has 6 bombs in 36 games hitting mostly against Lefties.

    But its 37YO B/U CF Joe Applegate that makes no sense whatsoever. The career .637 OPS hitter has a .843 OPS this season (29 games) when Rue has needed much needed rest.

    thanks for reading if you made it all the way, its taken parts of all day to get it done. So yeah I could have bought pieces back but its really too late now in my opinion even though it looks like the playoffs are a real possibility. Look for some other hot players on the market next season, so I can get more picks for these crappy drafts.
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    Re: '76 Season discussion

    These drafts have been terrible lately . 90 percent anyway. It has been scary drafting 12-18 lately...


    Great write up thou.

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    Chattanooga Took at #3 Overall SS Terry Evans at #3 Overall: While Chattanooga has Burgoff at SS in the Majors our scouts felt he was the best available on the board. Chattanooga was hoping to find a ACE quality SP at 3, but another flat draft class. Evans appears to have plus Contact, Above average DI, BA, SLG Good to Plus Range Glove and Arm.
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    Re: '76 Season discussion

    9/20/2076

    James Chandler hits a solo HR to lead off the 9th in a game against long-time rival Nashville. This gave Chandler his 159th run of the season, establishing a new league record. Previous record of 158 was established 90 years ago in 1986 by Thomas Francis, and later tied by the great Sjolfson in 2012. Those guys are also #2 and #1, respectively, in career runs scored. Chandler now has 5 of the top 11 single-season Runs marks of all-time as he marches his way up the leaderboards.
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    Re: '76 Season discussion

    Philly is in the playoffs, lets see what we can do against the division winner and 100 win Santiago. Jdub has gotten the best of me a lot lately an upset would be nice but unlikely. Sam Hodge has been a nice find for him at the top of his lineup. Randy Fisk was drafted 1/1 a spot that cost me a lot to trade up to. Lets see what he can do in the playoffs. I just wish his control was better he'd be the type of guy everyone would want in a 7 game series.
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    Let's see if David (Antarctica) can slay Goliath (Tulsa) for a 2nd straight season.
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    Re: '76 Season discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Vulpecula View Post
    Let's see if David (Antarctica) can slay Goliath (Tulsa) for a 2nd straight season.
    Don’t do it, Vulp!
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    -35 years: 27 winning, 24 P, 14 D, 11 C, 8 CWS
    -Current Prestige Ranking: #6/24 (based on prior 4 seasons)
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