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May 26, 2008

Best Unproven Team

Filed under: Uncategorized — hoyler @ 7:43 pm

What’s the best 25-man roster you can build of current major leaguers using the following criteria:

5 STARTING PITCHERS

-Has made at least 8 major league starts

-Never won more than 8 games in a season prior to 2008

-Has pitched less than 150 major league innings prior to 2008

7 RELIEF PITCHERS

-Has made at least 5 major league appearances

-Never recorded more than 15 holds or 10 saves in a season prior to 2008

-Has pitched less than 100 major league innings prior to 2008

13 POSITION PLAYERS (Must field an American League roster w/4 reserves)

-Has made at least 75 major league plate appearances

-Never recorded more than 10 home runs or 50 hits in a season prior to 2008

-Has made less than 300 major league plate appearances prior to 2008

Your team should be built for success this season and beyond, but I’d like to avoid loading up on the Clayton Kershaws and Max Scherzers of the world (the phenoms) while at the same time keeping the Ryan Brauns and Josh Hamiltons of the world (young superstars) off the team.

Think you can beat this team below? Let’s see it.

STARTING ROTATION

No. 1 starter: Edinson Volquez, Cincinnati Reds

No. 2 starter: Tim Lincecum, San Francisco Giants

No. 3 starter: Clay Buchholz, Boston Red Sox

No. 4 starter: Jair Jurrjens, Atlanta Braves

No. 5 starter: Phil Hughes, New York Yankees

Just missed: Jon Lester, Andy Sonnanstine, Ubaldo Jimenez, Jonathan Sanchez

BULLPEN

Closer: Joba Chamberlin, New York Yankees

Others: Ryan Rowland-Smith, Seattle Mariners

Santiago Casilla, Oakland A’s

Rafael Perez, Cleveland Indians

Kyle McClellan, St. Louis Cardinals

Ramon Ramirez, Kansas City Royals

Jorge Campillo, Atlanta Braves

LINEUP

Catcher: Geovany Soto, Chicago Cubs

First Baseman: Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds

Second Baseman: Asdurbal Cabrera, Cleveland Indians

Shortstop: Erick Aybar, Los Angeles Angels

Third Baseman: Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay Rays

Left Fielder: Fred Lewis, San Francisco Giants

Center Fielder: Lastings Milledge, Washington Nationals

Right Fielder: Kosuke Fukudome, Chicago Cubs

Designated Hitter: James Loney, Los Angeles Dodgers

Bench:
David Murphy, Texas Rangers

Alberto Callaspo, Kansas City Royals

Chris Iannetta, Colorado Rockies

Blake Dewitt, Los Angeles Dodgers

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