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devinhester=R.O.Y 2006
07-01-2007, 01:12 PM
The Beloit Snappers and Toledo Mud Hens will be facing off in a best of five series, please vote for which team that you feel would prevail in the five game series. Please feel free to leave comments on the teams or comments to why you voted a certain way.

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Beloit Snappers

Beloit Snappers Team Report

Pitching Rotation

#1 - 18. Daisuke Matsuzaka (R)
#2 - 47. Jo-Jo Reyes (L)
#3 - 33. Michael Bowden (R)
#4 - 29. Kasey Kiker (L)
#5 - 15. Rick Porcello (R)

The pitching rotation is headed by 26 year old rookie phenom Daisuke Matsuzaka. Matsuzaka will be the ace of a young rotation which also consists of Baseball America Top 100 prospect righty Mike Bowden, who will be the 3rd starter.Two young lefties will take the 2nd and 4th spots in the rotation. 22 year old Jo-Jo Reyes, who has been very hot to start the year, will be the #2 guy, while 19 year old Kasey Kiker will be the 4th starter. The staff will be anchored by Rick Porcello, who was the consensus top pitching prospect going into this years draft but fell due to signability concers. Porcello will be in the 5th spot so he can get a feel to professional hitters while he still learns the nuiances of the pro game.

Bullpen

Relief - 22. Brandon Hynick (R)
Closer - 35. Brandon Morrow (R)

The bullpen will consist of Hynick, who is a starter but will be converted to releiver. Hynick is also a good backup plan if any of the current starters go down with injury. Brandon Morrow will be the teams closer. Morrow is already in the bullpen in Seattle and will be groomed to be the closer for the team. Morrow has the potential to be a dominant closer given time.

Defensive Alignment

C - 10. Jarrod Saltalamacchia
1B - 25. Jeff Larish
2B - 12. Adrian Cardenas
SS - 11. Mike Moustakas
3B - 27. Josh Fields
LF - 24. Chris Marrero
CF - 20. Felix Pie
RF - 21. Tyler Colvin

The defensive is led by catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia, Josh Fields, and Felix Pie. They are the core of our defense and all of them have had some major league experience. The middle infield and corner outfield is very young with Moustakas, Cardenas, Marrero, and Colvin. But the defense is built on speed and should be able to track down many balls. The only drawback to having such young kids is a few mental mistakes and errors.

Bench

9. Beau Mills (DH/1B/3B)
8. Bryan Anderson (C)
17. Josh Flores (OF)
7. Jake Fox (C/1B/OF)

Batting Order

1 - Adrian Cardenas (2B)
2 - Felix Pie (CF)
3 - Josh Fields (3B)
4 - Jeff Larish (1B)
5 - Beau Mills (DH)
6 - Jarrod Saltalamacchia (C)
7 - Chris Marrero (LF)
8 - Tyler Colvin (RF)
9 - Mike Moustakas (SS)

Cardenas will be the leadoff hitter. He has a good on base percentage and good speed, two qualities I would want my lead off hitter to have. Cardenas also has some pop in his bat and can hit the longball. Pie will be in the 2 hole. Pie can get on base and also has good speed. Pie is not a big home run threat, but he can drive in runs. Fields will hit 3rd. Fields hits below .300, but he is going to be a guy that puts up power numbers for our team. He also can steal a base ever now and then. Larish will hit clean-up. Larish is a .230 or so hitter, but he has put up big power numbers. Larish has great abilty to hit home runs, and will drive in many RBI's with the ability of the guys ahead of him to get on. Mills will hit 5th. Hitting Mills in the 5th slot will be nice protection for Larish. People will be forced to throw to Larish knowing that a great hitter is waiting on deck. Mills has the ability to put up huge home run and RBI totals. Saltalamacchia will hit 6th. Jarrod will be looked at to drive in the power hitters. Saltalamacchia is not a runner, but will be a very average hitter for the team. Marrero will hit 7th. Marrero is another power hitter for the team, but since his is still relatively young I want to keep him lower in the order so he will see more fastballs from pitchers. The more fastballs Marrero sees the more HR's and RBI's he will have. Colvin will hit 8th. Colvin is an average hitter with great speed, can be a guy who turns some doubles into triples. Also has some pop in his bat and a home run will happen every now and then. Moustakas will hit 9th. Mike is the only high school hitter on the roster. I am keeping him in the 9 hole to give him the opportunity to see fastballs and learn the nuiances of hitting in the big leagues. The team has a good amount of power hitters in Larish, Saltalamacchia, Mills, and Fields. We also have great speed with Pie, Colvin, and Cardenas. The team will definetly be able to get on base for the big boppers that are coming up in the heart of the order.

The bench has Bryan Anderson who will be the backup catcher for Saltalamacchia. Anderson is an average power hitter, who can drive in runs. Jake Fox is the guy who can pretty much play anywhere. Fox is a power hitter who will be a key hitter off the bench in clutch situations. Josh Flores is going to be more of a pitch runner. Flores has above average speed and can just flat out steal bases.

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Toledo Mud Hens

My draft.

1.Delmon Young,LF
2.Yovani Gallardo. SP
3.Jay Bruce, CF
4.Clay Buchholz, SP
5.Joey Votto,1B
6.Max Scherzer, SP
7.Ian Stewart,2B
8.Jeff Clement, C
9.Kevin Slowey, SP
10.Preston Mattingly, SP
11.Nicholas Noonan, 2B
12.Ian Kennedy, SP
13.Franklin Gutierrez, RF
14.Tony Gwynn Jr. - UTL
15.Brent Cleveln, OF
16.Eddie Kunz, CL
17.Mike Fontenot, UTL
18.Brian Barton, DH
19.Steve Register, RP

Starting Rotation

1. Yovani Gallardo
2. Clay Buchholz
3. Max Scherzer
4. Kevin Slowey
5. Ian Kennedy

Bullpen
Eddie Kunz, Cl
Steve Register

Batting Order

1. Jay Bruce
2. Ian Stewart
3. Joey Votto
4. Delmon Young
5. Jeff Clement
6. Franklin Gutierrez
7. Preston Mattingly
8. Nicholas Noonan
9. Brian Barton

Bench
Brent Clevlen
Tony Gwynn Jr.
Mike Fontenot

The Toledo Mudhens are a team full of immense potential.
The starting pitching is the strong spot of the team with five potential aces in
Gallardo, Buchholz, Scherzer, Slowey, and Kennedy. Gallardo is already in the big leagues
helping the Brewers maintain first place.

The batting order has stars up and down it. Delmon Young bats clean up with Jay Bruce leading off.
Cincinnati prize prospect Votto bats third. The bench has speedy Tony Gwynn Jr.to cause problems on the base
path. Clevlen is a strong defensive replacement and has a rocket for an arm.

princefielder28
07-01-2007, 03:08 PM
Toldeo wins due to pitching

Hines
07-01-2007, 03:16 PM
Toldeo wins due to pitching

i bet you chose them cuz of gallado (sp)

Xiomera
07-02-2007, 11:10 AM
Toledo wins.

P-L
07-02-2007, 11:17 AM
Toldeo. Better pitching and better hitting.

Giantsfan1080
07-02-2007, 11:20 AM
Toledo by far on this one.

KCJ58
07-02-2007, 04:10 PM
had to go with the Mudhens