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Posted: January 10, 2019, 6:18 PM Post
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This is scary good!

RHP
Cain CF
Yelich RF
Aguilar 1B
Shaw 3B
Grandal C
Braun LF
Spangenberg/Perez 2B
Arcia SS
Pitcher

LHP
Cain CF
Yelich RF
Braun LF
Aguilar 1B
Shaw 3B
Grandal/Pina C
Perez 2B
Arcia SS
Pitcher


Last edited by owbc on January 10, 2019, 6:21 PM, edited 1 time in total.
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Posted: January 10, 2019, 6:38 PM Post
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with 2018 splits

RHP
CF Cain (109 wRC+)
RF Yelich (168 wRC+)
1B Aguilar (130 wRC+)
3B Shaw (134 wRC+)
C Grandal (131 wRC+)
LF Braun (95 wRC+)
2B Spangenberg (101 wRC+)
SS Arcia ([censored])
Pitcher

LHP
CF Cain (166 wRC+)
RF Yelich (162 wRC+)
LF Braun (125 wRC+)
1B Aguilar (144 wRC+)
C Grandal (106 wRC+)
3B Shaw (66 wRC+)
2B Perez (104 wRC+)
SS Arcia ([censored])
Pitcher

Would be awesome if we could pick up a 2B/3B who crushes lefties. (FWIW, in his career Josh Harrison has a 107 wRC+ vs. LHP)


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Posted: January 10, 2019, 6:44 PM Post
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Christian Villanueva was released by the Padres but went to Japan. OPSed over 1.100 vs lefties in 120 ABs or so last year. Think he had an option too.


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Posted: January 10, 2019, 6:47 PM Post
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SRB said:
with 2018 splits

RHP
CF Cain (109 wRC+)
RF Yelich (168 wRC+)
1B Aguilar (130 wRC+)
3B Shaw (134 wRC+)
C Grandal (131 wRC+)
LF Braun (95 wRC+)
2B Spangenberg (101 wRC+)
SS Arcia ([censored])
Pitcher

LHP
CF Cain (166 wRC+)
RF Yelich (162 wRC+)
LF Braun (125 wRC+)
1B Aguilar (144 wRC+)
C Grandal (106 wRC+)
3B Shaw (66 wRC+)
2B Perez (104 wRC+)
SS Arcia ([censored])
Pitcher

Would be awesome if we could pick up a 2B/3B who crushes lefties. (FWIW, in his career Josh Harrison has a 107 wRC+ vs. LHP)

Thanks for putting that together!

Also, Ben Gamel had a 113 wRC+ versus RHP last year.


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Posted: January 10, 2019, 7:12 PM Post
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Eye Black said:
Also, Ben Gamel had a 113 wRC+ versus RHP last year.


Thames had a 110 wRC+ vs RHP too even after his horrible finish (139 wRC+ vs. RHP in 2017), though I can't see them fully platooning Braun. A couple extra weapons off the bench for Braun's (likely frequent) days off to rest.


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Posted: January 10, 2019, 8:48 PM Post
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I'll remind all that grandal is significantly better against rhp than lhp. I would never stack him and shaw against lhp. We have the bats that it isn't difficult to do


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Posted: January 11, 2019, 12:23 PM Post
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Against RHP:

CF Cain
RF Gamel
LF Yelich
3B Shaw
C Grandal
1B Aguilar
2B Spangenberg
SS Arcia
P

Against LHP

CF Cain
LF Braun
RF Yelich
1B Aguilar
C Grandal
2B Perez
3B Shaw
SS Arcia
P

I wonder if the Brewers will give Shaw a chance to play against lefties early in the year. If not, I feel that Moose is an option to return and play third with Shaw moving over to second against righties. If Moose signs somewhere else, they could bring in a right handed hitting third baseman to platoon with Shaw. Danny Valencia is a solid option to platoon with Shaw and should only cost a couple million. He is a fantastic hitter against lefties.


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Posted: January 11, 2019, 12:39 PM Post
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Cain
Yelich
Followed by some combination of Shaw/Braun/Grandal/Aguilar in the next 4 spots. Ideally alternating L/R somewhat.

That's about as specific as I care to be; batting order has little impact beyond the obvious stuff like hitting your best hitters nearer the top. Cain just just perfectly suited to lead off, and based on last year Yelich is our best and most well-rounded hitter so should stay exactly where he was for most of the year, in the #2 spot. With Yelich at #2, having Shaw at #4 obviously makes a lot of sense too.


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Posted: January 11, 2019, 1:41 PM Post
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I think Pina will get most of the starts vs LHP.

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Posted: January 11, 2019, 1:47 PM Post
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3and2Fastball said:
I think Pina will get most of the starts vs LHP.


Unfortunately, Pina is in the same boat as Grandal. He's much better career against RHP than LHP, about 100 OPS better. If I remember correctly, Arcia is a reverse splits guys as well. Having a 2b that can mash lefties is going to be pretty important.


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Posted: January 11, 2019, 4:20 PM Post
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CF Cain - 11.5% BB, 15.2% K
LF Braun - 7.6% BB, 19% K
RF Yelich - 10.4% BB, 20.7% K
1B Aguilar - 10.2% BB, 25.3% K
C Grandal - 13.9% BB, 23.9% K
3B Shaw - 13.3% BB, 18.4% K
SS Arcia - 4.1% BB, 23.8% K


2B Perez - 5.1% BB, 21.3% K
RF Gamel - 10.6% BB, 20.8% K
2B Spangenberg - 7.6% BB, 32.8% K
C Pina - 6.2% BB, 18.4% K

Seems like Stearns is intentionally getting rid of the high K guys like Broxton, Santana, Phillips, Villar, etc. I'll add that I'd bet good money on Arcia having a higher BB rate and lower K rate this year. Thames also fits the high k mold like the previously mentioned 3.


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Posted: January 11, 2019, 8:50 PM Post
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KeithStone53151 said:
CF Cain - 11.5% BB, 15.2% K
LF Braun - 7.6% BB, 19% K
RF Yelich - 10.4% BB, 20.7% K
1B Aguilar - 10.2% BB, 25.3% K
C Grandal - 13.9% BB, 23.9% K
3B Shaw - 13.3% BB, 18.4% K
SS Arcia - 4.1% BB, 23.8% K


2B Perez - 5.1% BB, 21.3% K
RF Gamel - 10.6% BB, 20.8% K
2B Spangenberg - 7.6% BB, 32.8% K
C Pina - 6.2% BB, 18.4% K

Seems like Stearns is intentionally getting rid of the high K guys like Broxton, Santana, Phillips, Villar, etc. I'll add that I'd bet good money on Arcia having a higher BB rate and lower K rate this year. Thames also fits the high k mold like the previously mentioned 3.


What were the k %s of the guys they got rid of


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Posted: January 11, 2019, 10:58 PM Post
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MVP2110 said:
KeithStone53151 said:

What were the k %s of the guys they got rid of

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Posted: January 11, 2019, 11:09 PM Post
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Without looking, id bet over 30% on all guys i mentioned. Villar might be 28, the other 3 might even be closer to 35. K rates were ugly


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