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All-Star Commish Spots

For those who care, here is who was picked. It's really hard to just pick 1, lots of players have had great starts to the year, I tried to pick people who didn't get a spot when someone who I feel is inferior did. So this excludes someone like Mookie Betts. Yes he's doing amazing, but the AL outfield is crazy stacked right now so his stats just weren't enough.

American League

Batter - SS Trevor Story, Angels. Trea Turner shouldn't be on the all-star team. He only beat Trevor in SB's and RBI. In addition to the offensive production, Trevor has far superior defense at the shortstop position with a D+/- of +31 while turner is at -7, the 3rd worse in the majors.
.329/.416/.550/.966 22 doubles 14 homers 42 RBI D+/- +31

Starter - Shane Bieber, Royals. Now the starters on the All-Star team are jacked for the most part. I feel he's above Kluber/Greinke for me. He's giving up less baserunners than them and surrendering far less hits. If he was on a better team to give him run support his Win-Loss would be far better and wouldn't hold him back from accolades like this.
5-8 3.09 ERA 1.05 Whip 7.2 h/9 2.2 bb/9 10.9 k/9 125.1 ip 14 QS

Reliever - Sergio Romo, Athletics. What a season and what a shame. Just because he's not getting 9th inning reps Romo isn't getting enough saves or wins to compete for an all star bid with the website's formula it uses. How is Shane Greene performing better than Romo? It's silly. You could double Romo's hits against and his h/9 would still be better than Greene's. Saves are dumb. Romo has been so accurate, look at this 0.73 Whip. And it's not like he only has 18 innings, he's pitched 48, more than several of the other RP all-stars. Having 0 saves as a reliever shouldn't punish him. Saves are not a telling stat, especially in a sim where the "pressure" isn't a factor. Romo comes in and doesn't let his team lose and that's what is important.
3-0 1.13 ERA 0.73 Whip 3.8 h/9 2.8 bb/9 12.2 k/9 48 ip

National League

Batter - OF Yordan Alvarez, Padres. I tried not to pick him, but even after a double digit game injury to start the year, he has been nothing but amazing. Sorting through the weak NL for someone else was honestly a struggle, we had some good defenders but they didn't have enough offense to qualify, or the people in front of them were just better. But Yordan should have a spot over Corey Dickerson for sure.
.316/.420/.594/1.014 25 Doubles 12 HR 36 RBI

Starter - Mike Soroka, Nationals and Sonny Gray, Giants. Honestly NL starting pitching is so good at the top end. They are studs and couldn't even make the team because there are so many other studs. Another reason I'm doing 2 SP's is because for relievers, there isn't a glaring problem like Shane Greene in the NL. I would have probably picked Anthony Bass but even though he's doing really good, if the walks were lower or the k's were higher I'd consider it, this just feels like an ERA that the FIP will not mirror and will eventually even out by the end of the season to a 2.50 or so.

Predictions for Year 1 (2020)

---------------Doubles (3) --- Home Runs (2) --- Steals (3) -- Bat Average (4 hits) -- QS (-3 hits) --- Strikeouts (6)

Rockies ---- Rafael Devers ---- Joey Gallo ---- Raul Mondesi ---- Luis Arraez ---- Justin Verlander ---- Gerrit Cole
Indians ..... Rafael Devers ... Cody Bellinger ...Raul Mondesi ...Christian Yelich .. Garrett Cole .... Gerrit Cole
Rangers --- Miguel Andujar - Engenio Suarez - Kolton Wong - Tommy LaStella -- Lucas Giolito -- Justin Verlander
Phillies --- Corey Dickerson - Christian Yelich - Fernando Tatis Jr - Howie Kendrick - Justin Verlander -Gerrit Cole
White Sox - Corey Dickerson - Cody Bellinger -- Trea Turner --- Luis Arraez ---- Gerrit Cole ---- Gerrit Cole
Twins ----- Luis Arraez ----- Cody Bellinger -- Raul Mondesi -- Luis Arraez --- Justin Verlander --- Gerrit Cole
Oakland -- Rafael Devers ... Cody Bellinger ...Raul Mondesi ...Christian Yelich .. Gerrit Cole .... Gerrit Cole
Astros ----- Xander Bogaerts...Pete Alonso...Fernando Tatis...Christian Yelich...Max Scherzer....Gerrit Cole
Dodgers-- Yordan Alvarez -- Cody Bellinger -- Fernando Tatis Jr. -- Christian Yelich -- Justin Verlander -- Gerrit Cole
Padres..... Yordan Alvarez .... Yordan Alvarez .... Trea Turner ... Luis Arraez ... Justin Verlander ... Gerrit Cole
Seattle ---- Jeff McNeil .... Cody Bellinger ... Jarred Dyson .... Yoan Moncada ... Max Scherzer ... Max Scherzer
NY Mets -- Yordan Alvarez -- Cody Bellinger -- Raul Mondesi -- Yordan Alvarez -- Justin Verlander -- Justin Verlander
Pirates -- Xander Bogaerts -- Yordan Alvarez -- Trea Turner -- Christian Yelich -- Justin Verlander -- Gerrit Cole
Marlins -- Nick Castellanos -- Adam Duvall --- Tommy Edman --- DJ LeMahieu --- Gerrit Cole --- Gerrit Cole
Toronto -- Rafael Devers --- Joey Gallo --- Raul Mondesi --- Tim Anderson --- Justin Verlander --- Gerrit Cole
Royals -- Nick Castellanos -- Mike Trout --- Trea Turner --- Christian Yelich --- Gerrit Cole --- Jacob deGrom
Orioles - Cameron Maybin - George Springer - Tim Locastro - George Springer - Justin Verlander - Justin Verlander
Cardinals -- Rafael Devers --- Pete Alonso --- Trea Turner --- Luis Arraez --- Max Scherzer --- Max Scherzer
Cubs --- Wilmer Flores ... George Springer ... Tommy Edman ... Nolan Arenado ... Max Scherzer ... Shane Bieber
Brewers -- Byron Buxton -- Yordan Alvarez -- Mallex Smith -- Howie Kendrick -- Shane Bieber -- Gerritt Cole
Red Sox -- Yordan Alvarez -- Mitch Garver -- Fernando Tatis jr -- freddie freeman -- Justin Verlander -- Gerrit Cole
Angels --- Ozzie Albies -- Cody Bellinger -- Raul Mondesi -- Trevor Storey -- Justin Verlander -- Gerrit Cole
Giants --- Rafael Devers -- Yordan Alvarez -- Raul Mondesi -- Luis Arraez -- Justin Verlander -- Chris Sale
Tigers --- Howie Kendrick --- Joey Gallo --- Raul Mondesi --- Howie Kendrick --- Clayton Kershaw --- Gerrit Cole
Nats --- Corey Dickerson -- Pete Alonso -- Tommy Edman -- Luis Arraez -- Justin Verlander -- Gerrit Cole
Braves --- Rafael Devers-- Cody Bellinger -- Raul Mondesi -- Howie Kendrick-- Justin Verlander -- Gerrit Cole


TOP PICKS
Doubles : R. Devers - 26.9% Y. Alvarez - 15.4%
Homers : C. Bellinger - 34.6% Y. Alvarez - 15.4%
Steals : R. Mondesi - 38.5% T. Turner - 19.2%
Average : L. Arraez - 26.9% C. Yelich - 23.1%
QS : J. Verlander - 53.8% G. Cole - 19.2%
SO's : G. Cole - 69.2% J. Verlander - 11.5%

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National League Predictions

MVP - Yordan Alvarez (San Diego) is a clear favorite. Not many have that combination of contact and power. Others that were considered: Austin Meadows (Phi) , Charlie Blackmon (COL) , and Xander Bogaerts (PIT)

Cy Young - Gerrit Cole (Colorado) he's just heads and shoulders above the other NL pitchers. If the Mets offense can give Paddack (NYM) some run support I think he has a great shot with a very good defense behind him. Most other NL top pitchers don't have that great of defenses behind them including Cole. Giolito (WSH) Gray (SFG) and Castillo (CIN) would be considered if they had more dWar behind them.

Post-Season Seeds
1. San Diego Padres
2. Pittsburgh Pirates
3. Washington Nationals
4. Colorado Rockies
5. San Francisco Giants
Honorable Mention - Miami Marlins and NY Mets (I almost picked them to win their division but I just don't think they have the offense yet)

Post-Season Matchups

Wild Card - San Francisco @ Colorado - Colorado Wins

LDS - Colorado @ San Diego - San Diego wins in 5
LDS - Washington @ Pittsburgh - Washington wins in 4

LCS - Washington @ San Diego - San Diego wins in 6
I feel like whoever wins the NL West goes to the World Series so if I predict the wrong NL West winner, here is my consolation.


American League Predictions

MVP - Cody Bellinger (Toronto) Nothing much to say, he's just so well rounded and in a good park for him. 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place I think will be George Springer (BAL), Nolan Arenado (CLE), and Mitch Garver (BOS)

Cy Young - Justin Verlander (Baltimore) With the pitcher's park and one of the highest caliber defenses in the majors I think this is what pushes him past Scherzer (TOR) and Kershaw (DET) in the AL. Only major flaw I see is how good the AL East is and with that DeGrom (OAK) could win it if his team can give him run support to get more W's. The A's also have an excellent defense and pitcher's park.

Post-Season Seeds
1. LA Angels
2. Toronto Blue Jays
3. Cleveland Indians
4. Boston Red Sox
5. Baltimore Orioles
Honorable Mentions - Detroit Tigers and Texas Rangers (I think they'll do better than they did in ST)

Post-Season Matchups

Wild Card - Baltimore @ Boston - Boston Wins

LDS - Boston @ LAA - LAA wins in 5
LDS - Cleveland @ Toronto - Toronto wins in 4

LCS - Toronto @ LAA - LAA wins in 6


So then World Series would be LAA vs SDP. San Diego wins in 7.

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Milwaukee - OF Corey Ray and SP Ethan Small
Atlanta - SP Kyle Mueller SS Braden Shewmake
Seattle - 1B Evan White and SP George Kirby
Houston - SP Forrest Whittley and SP Jose Urquidy
Cleveland - C Bo Naylor and SP Triston McKenzie
Colorado - 2B Brendan Rodgers and SP Ryan Rolison ---- both the rookie ball
Texas - 1B Andretty Cordero and SP Austin Bibens-Dirkx
Royals - SP Brady Singer and C M.J. Melendez
Orioles - SP Grayson Rodriguez and SP DL Hall
Phillies - SP Spencer Howard and SP Erik Miller
Detroit - SP Casey Mize and 3B/INF Isaac Paredes
White Sox - OF Luis Robert and C Zack Collins
Minnesota - OF/1B Alex Kiriloff and SS/OF Royce Lewis
Washington - SP Jackson Rutledge and SS Carter Kieboom
NY Mets - SS Ronny Mauricio and SP Matthew Allan
Red Sox - 1b/3b Tristan Casas and SP Bryan Mata
Miami - SP Sixto Sanchez and SS Jose Devers
San Fran - C Joey Bart and SP Seth Corry
Yankees - SP TJ Sikkema and SP Deivi garcia
Dodgers - C Keibert Ruiz and 2B Gavin Lux
Pirates - SP Mitch Keller and SP Quinn Priester
Reds - SP Hunter Greene and C Tyler Stephenson
Toronto - SP Nate Pearson and SP Simeon Woods Richardson
Arizona - OF/1B Seth Beer and SP Blake Walston
San Diego - SP Reggie Lawson and SS Gabriel Arias
Cardinals - SS Mateo Gil and SP Matthew Liberatore
Angels - SP Patrick Sandoval and SP Chris Rodriguez
Tampa Bay - SP Brendan McKay and 2B Vidal Brujan
Oakland - SP Jesus Luzardo and C Sean Murphy --- both to rookie ball
Cubs - SP Brailyn Marquez and SP Justin Steele

Position Requests

Toronto - OF Josh Reddick to 1B
Yankees - 3B Manny Machado to SS
Phillies - OF Kyle the Pig to C
White Sox - 2B Addison Russell to SS
Marlins - OF Harold Castro to 2B
Dodgers - 1B Daniel Murphy to 2B
Cubs - Vince Baker C to 1B

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6/24/2020AL Pitcher Recognition (Relievers)Bravosmike01
White Sox-------------W L ERA Whip H/9 K/9
Dellin Betances-------5 0 1.83 0.89 4.6 13.6

Accolades: Wins (tied for 3rd), ERA (5th), Whip (5th), H/9 (4th), K/9 (4th)

Indians----------------W L ERA Whip H/9 K/9
Brandon Workman---1 1 1.30 1.01 4.5 12.2

Accolades: ERA (4th), H/9 (3rd), Saves (5th)

Tigers-----------------W L ERA Whip H/9 K/9
Ranger Suarez--------1 1 2.10 0.95 7.2 8.1

Accolades: ERA (9th), Whip (8th)

Angels----------------W L ERA Whip H/9 K/9
Austin Adams--------6 0 2.47 0.86 5.7 13.0

Accolades: Wins (tied for 2nd), Whip (3rd), H/9 (tied for 9th), K/9 (5th)

A's---------------------W L ERA Whip H/9 K/9
Sergio Romo---------3 0 1.13 0.73 3.8 12.2

Accolades: ERA (2nd), Whip (1st), H/9 (1st), K/9 (9th)
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That helps, thanks. So it seems on average to be a slight difference between S and C, but that can add up over time. Thanks
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