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10/20/2012 11:04 AM
Been a while since i visited the boards with any frequency.  I have two teams on auto pilot that i pay attention to but not in great detail.  Just cant give them up.

I have however picked up a new team in a league i used to be in and was fortunate to get my old team back.  I have picked to play in San Antonio because of its unique ballpark.  -4-4-4 0 -2

I want to try and build the perfect to team for that particular ball park.  I know this will take time but ...

Looking any advice I get and maybe start some dialog going ...   gonna try and post moves I make and decisions i made so I can get a feel for if I am doing it the best way.  

What your ideal lineup in this ball park be?
What would you do with your pitching staff?
What categories would you look for in your pitchers? Lineup? Defense?

Thanks
Marc
10/20/2012 11:05 AM
what I have to work with
Name (bats) Age Pos % $
Darren Marte (R) 31 C 100 64 76 67 68 67 49 82 0 1 22 67 59 57 $0
Wilfredo Ramirez (S) 33 C 100 70 80 73 76 78 43 71 18 2 19 62 61 58 $3.2M
Carmen Carlson (L) 26 1B 100 84 84 80 68 70 74 92 41 43 38 42 41 2 $0
Rodrigo Rondon (R) 27 2B 100 85 81 62 51 69 48 59 49 73 72 80 69 5 $343K
Alan Peterson (R) 30 3B 100 74 95 58 67 55 51 37 78 70 73 77 72 6 $0
J.C. Hiljus (R) 26 3B 100 88 62 57 68 67 55 64 61 63 63 74 62 5 $343K
Juan Pascual (R) 25 3B 100 96 98 35 98 48 43 49 56 62 60 74 59 0 $343K
Evan Priest (R) 26 SS 100 82 64 75 34 55 45 41 51 77 72 84 77 21 $343K
Michael Koh (S) 29 SS 100 73 69 58 76 80 74 68 68 72 78 84 83 13 $6.5M
Sherman Fields (L) 33 SS 100 72 76 44 34 50 58 16 46 86 93 79 93 7 $2.6M
Lonny Cruz (R) 33 LF 100 79 90 68 67 70 67 79 57 60 66 50 57 28 $7.0M
Jimmy Tracy (S) 23 RF 100 82 68 63 61 65 80 71 85 82 63 63 76 9 $343K
Taylor Rivera (L) 25 RF 100 81 92 47 78 53 72 65 83 70 44 75 61 5 $0
10/20/2012 11:05 AM
Name (throws) Age Pos % $
Jackie Cowgill (L) 24 SP1 100 32 66 82 89 69 60 41 60 85 73 61 54 0 $378K
Jose Pizzaro (R) 34 SP2 100 33 96 66 89 42 60 42 83 89 79 71 42 0 $5.0M
Brad Polcovich (L) 25 SP3 100 31 82 82 80 78 65 87 93 79 73 52 54 0 $378K
Zoltan Turner (R) 37 SP4 100 17 91 66 88 77 80 28 72 75 63 73 65 47 $5.8M
Vin Burnett (R) 23 SP5 100 29 81 73 82 45 63 43 56 71 71 55 55 0 $343K
Coco Dean (R) 30 LRB 100 25 64 69 90 56 79 44 63 76 68 46 30 0 $4.8M
Welington Palacios (L) 29 SuA 100 26 76 67 87 63 59 42 48 79 60 40 55 0 $0
Paul Kim (L) 26 ClA 100 79 96 57 83 77 66 35 76 86 79 0 0 0 $0
Bonk Millwood (R) 33 ClB 100 40 73 26 78 60 65 79 44 74 56 32 0 0 $0
Diego Bennett (L) 30 Mop 100 19 81 80 92 48 46 33 41 91 71 45 47 38 $0

10/20/2012 11:07 AM
for scouting I am leaning towards putting all money in College and 0 in HS.  IN my other teams I do it just the opposite.  Is this a mistake   any ideas?
10/20/2012 6:40 PM
Normally, I wouldn't presume to give my opinions, but since I've got a team playing in San Antonio that's in first by 10 games, I'll take a shot...  Priority on offense is getting as many free bases as possible, so batting eye, base running and bunting become more important.  HR to LF is the only thing not negatively impacted by the park, so any slow guys should have good power to left (need to know batting hand and push pull tendency). Defensively,, avoid free bases (wow this is profound). For catchers, throwing arm and accuracy are much more important than pitch calling here - the park will limit baserunners on it's own, so you want to keep them where they're at.  It's very important that defenders, especially up the middle meet at least minimum ratings for position, There is no safe place to hide a fielder with a supbar rating here, unless maybe a rock with a rocket in RF. For pitching, you can accept somewhat lower splits than normal (though Diego Bennet should not be in the majors, anywhere), but you need high control (again, no free baserunners) As for the scouting question,  go opposite of whatever most others in the league do.
10/20/2012 6:56 PM
+1

10/20/2012 6:59 PM
My theory is a bit more simple: Hitters park, their hitters have the same advantages as your hitters do. Pitchers park, their pitchers have the same advantages as your pitchers do. And vice-versa on disadvantages. 

At least that's my theory. Might be completely wrong but oh well..
10/21/2012 1:56 AM
thanks for input.   

question
Should i have a pitching staff that is almost all right handed?  force as many lefties into the lineup as possible?


10/21/2012 3:19 AM
Half your games will be road games.
10/21/2012 7:32 AM
True only half your games are home games. The other half are played in 15 different parks. Some of those parks will also be pitchers parks (if not as extreme). So if you maximize for your home park, you give yourself a slight  edge in 81+ games, depending on how many people chose similar parks in your world. As for the pitching question, don't bother. Lefties are not neccesarrily going to hit to right field - push/pull is also a factor. Just put your best possible pitchers out there and don't worry about throwing hand.


10/21/2012 2:42 PM
Lol auto pilot
10/24/2012 8:23 PM
havent signed any FA yet but after two trades picking up Mota and Belle I am really liking this team

ML Hitters : Current Ratings
Name (bats) Age Pos % $
Darren Marte (R) 31 C 100 64 76 67 68 67 49 82 0 1 22 67 59 57 $360K
Vernon Jacquez (R) 26 C 100 36 78 75 90 61 53 82 51 13 40 62 72 79 $327K
Wilfredo Ramirez (S) 33 C 100 70 80 73 76 78 43 71 18 2 19 62 61 58 $3.2M
Carmen Carlson (L) 26 1B 100 84 84 80 68 70 74 92 41 43 38 42 41 2 $5.6M
Evan Belle (R) 31 2B 100 81 82 74 58 59 70 76 81 75 73 57 59 11 $7.3M
Rodrigo Rondon (R) 27 2B 100 85 81 62 51 69 48 59 49 73 72 80 69 5 $343K
J.C. Hiljus (R) 26 3B 100 88 62 57 68 67 55 64 61 63 63 74 62 5 $343K
Michael Koh (S) 29 SS 100 73 69 58 76 80 74 68 68 72 78 84 83 13 $6.5M
Sherman Fields (L) 33 SS 100 72 76 44 34 50 58 16 46 86 93 79 93 7 $2.6M
Lonny Cruz (R) 33 LF 100 79 90 68 67 70 67 79 57 60 66 50 57 28 $7.0M
Patrick Booker (L) 26 CF 100 90 78 53 75 51 48 65 72 80 79 59 57 8 $1.3M
Jimmy Tracy (S) 23 RF 100 82 68 63 61 65 80 71 85 82 63 63 76 9 $343K
 
 
ML Pitchers : Current Ratings
Name (throws) Age Pos % $
Zoltan Turner (R) 37 SP1 100 17 91 66 88 77 80 28 72 75 63 73 65 47 $5.8M
Brad Polcovich (L) 25 SP2 100 31 82 82 80 78 65 87 93 79 73 52 54 0 $378K
Jackie Cowgill (L) 24 SP3 100 32 66 82 89 69 60 41 60 85 73 61 54 0 $378K
Don Howard (L) 31 SP4 100 16 74 86 89 74 58 37 86 93 75 60 40 31 $5.2M
Coco Dean (R) 30 SP5 100 25 64 69 90 56 79 44 63 76 68 46 30 0 $4.8M
Jose Pizzaro (R) 34 LRA 100 33 96 66 89 42 60 42 83 89 79 71 42 0 $5.0M
Vin Burnett (R) 23 LRA 100 29 81 73 82 45 63 43 56 71 71 55 55 0 $343K
Harry Mota (R) 28 SuA 100 70 99 30 83 82 95 82 45 82 73 0 0 0 $5.0M
Felipe Gonzalez (R) 25 SuA 100 53 61 19 84 49 62 91 40 79 72 42 0 0 $327K
Bonk Millwood (R) 33 SuB 100 40 73 26 78 60 65 79 44 74 56 32 0 0 $1.8M
Paul Kim (L) 26 ClA 100 79 96 57 83 77 66 35 76 86 79 0 0 0 $8.0M
12/6/2012 10:50 AM
not going so well
12/7/2012 11:39 AM
Be on the lookout for right-handed pull hitters with high end power
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