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devinhester=R.O.Y 2006
07-10-2007, 08:29 AM
The West's 2nd seeded Lake Elsinore will be taking on the East's 3rd seeded Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in a best of five quarterfinal matchup. Both teams are pretty even so I say that this series is a toss up.

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Lake Elsinore Storm

Pitching Rotation

1. Nick Adenhart (R)
2. Scott Elbert (L)
3. Mike Pelfrey (R)
4. Jeff Niemann (R)
5. Eric Hurley (R)

This pitching staff has no real ace, but instead 5 very quality productive pitchers that are capable of being aces on any other team. You know what to expect every night when these guys take the mound

Bullpen

Relief: Jonathon Sanchez (L)
Closer - Chris Perez (R)

This bullpen has the capability of being dominant. Starting off with fire-ball throwing lefty Jonathon Sanchez and finishing off with the strike out machine Chris Perez.

Defensive Alignment

C - Hank Conger
1B - Craig Brazell
2B - Dustin Pedroia
SS - Brandon Wood
3B - Alex Gordon
LF - Chris Young
CF - Adam Jones
RF - Josh Hamilton

Bench
Kyle Blanks- (DH,1B)
Eric Patterson (IF)
Matt Antonelli (3B,2B,OF)
Terry Evans (OF)

Antonelli is a gamer who is cabale of playing any position on any given day. He will give you 110% effort every play while also putting up respectable batting avg. and power numbers. Any player on my bench could easily take over for someone on the starting roster if need be.

Batting Order

1. Adam Jones (CF)
2. Dustin Pedroia (2B)
3. Brandon Wood (SS)
4. Alex Gordon (3B)
5. Chris Young (LF)
6. Craig Brazell (1B)
7. Josh Hamilton (RF)
8. Kyle Blanks (DH)
9. Hank Conger (C)

First off is Adam Jones, that prototypical 5-tool prospect that every team dreams about. He is a capable 30-30 guy. Next up is Pedroia who has had a terrific year so far in his first year at Boston. At #3 is Brandon Wood who is widely known around the baseball world as one of the best young prospects and some people have gone as far as to compare the young SS to Cal Ripken Jr. Batting cleanup is Alex Gordan who is capable of being a 40+ home run guy and is already starting to turn it around after his sub-par start of the year for the Royals. Batting in the 5 hole is Chris Young, who is also another 5-tool prospect capable of being a 30-30 guy. At #6 is Craig Brazell who's name might not sound familiar to the common baseball fan, but this guy already has 29 home runs this year in the minor leagues. If he could even do half that at the major league level he's ok by me. Most baseball fans now know about Josh Hamilton who really struggled with a substance abuse problem, but has since turned it around and he can hit for average and power. At #8 is Kyle Blanks who is 6-6 285 pound and can hit for average and power also. The only real question mark on my team is Hank Conger is still very young and raw, but also can be a big time power threat and for a catcher that is rear.

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Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees

Batting Lineup
1. 2B Alberto Callapso
2. OF Hunter Pence
3. OF Colby Rasmus
4. 3B Andy Laroche
5. OF Dexter Fowler
6. DH Travis Snider
7. 1B Chris Parmelee
8. C Kurt Suzuki
9. SS Brent Lillibridge

This lineup is destined to score run after run with top stars like Pence, Rasmus, Laroche, and Fowler. At the top of the lineup, we have second basemen Alberto Callapso who will certainly not hit for power, but for contact. He is also a great defensive player who will make those double plays happen often. Hitting behind Callapso is the outfielder Hunter Pence. If you don't know him, you don't know baseball. He has been a rookie sensation this year for the Astros who is a five-tool player. Colby Rasmus is another five-tool player who will throw out those runners at home plate. Third basemen Andy Laroche is hitting cleanup for us because well...he's a power hitter. Just as you think you've heard it all you got yet another five-tool player in Dexter Fowler. Don't forget Travis Snider who has emerged as one of the elite prospects is hitting 6th because well...I got even better players in front of him believe it or not. Towards the end of my lineup, you have Chris Parmelee, Kurt Suzuki. Parmelee has got good power in him, Suzuki is above average for a catcher, and Lillibridge will be making good contact. Overall, my lineup features star players in their most productive position in the field and in the lineup.

Bench Players
SS Brendan Harris
3B Matt Dominguez
OF Trevor Crowe

With guys like Brendan Harris and Trevor Crowe backing up my starters, if one of them goes down, they will be right there to fill the need. Matt Dominguez was just drafted and will be mentored by our coaches to help him fulfull his potential.

Starting Rotation
1. Philip Hughes
2. Matt Garza
3. Adam Miller
4. Jacob McGee
5. Gio Gonzalez

This starting rotation is THE best in the bizz. Hughes, Garza, Miller, McGee, and Gonzalez? You're probably thinking, "Holy ****?!?" Hughes, Garza, and Miller could be aces of their respective squads. McGee and Gonzalez could qualify as #2 pitchers. However, we have Hughes as our ace, Garza as our #2, Miller being our third, McGee as our 4th, and Gonzalez as our 5th. Just sickening.

Bullpen Relief
SU Hideki Okajima
CL Troy Patton

Hideki Okajima has been lights out for the Red Sox. He's much older than other players, but he still qualifies as a rookie. Troy Patton is a starter converted to a closer, and I think the transition will be more than easy for him. He's got the right stuff to close out games in the clutch.

princefielder28
07-10-2007, 12:06 PM
I went with the Storm

ncst8fan83
07-10-2007, 03:20 PM
I'm gonna go with the Yanks just because the Storm have Hamilton hitting in the 7 spot. That's just crazy right there.