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Kansas Sports Journal
« on: September 16, 2014, 08:34:40 AM »
2059 Season Outlook
Kansas City, KS (AP) - March 3rd, 2059

It has been a tough and challenging time for the Kansas Storm ever since their last playoff appearance in 2053 and then beginning the now ongoing rebuild of the entire franchise.

Kansas has only averaged 64.4 wins from 2054 through 2058 and that number will likely be around where the Storm will finish for the 2059 campaign. Kansas is getting closer to becoming respectable and competitive again in the GEL but is still likely a year or two away from being a series threat.

The front office has turned the former worst minor league system into the NPBL's best minor league system entering the 2059 season. Kansas currently has the league's 5 of the top 23 prospects: #5 SP Arrington (1-2 pick in recent draft), #9 2B Victor Hill, #13 RP Joe Hamilton, #18 SP Lloyd Ware, #23 SP Thurman Mitchell. Beyond those 5 prospects, the Kansas system has becomed restocked with plenty of minor leaguers with great potential for the future.

2059 Projected Starters, Bench, Pitching Staff
Projected Rotation
1. RHP Doug Berry
2. RHP Carlos Torres
3. RHP Clifford Stewart
4. RHP Kirk Hurst
5. LHP Adam Campbell

SP invited to ST: RHP Robinson Canales (starting ST as #6 SP), RHP Thurman Mitchell, RHP Lloyd Ware
*most likely these 3 will begin 2059 in AAA*

Projected Bullpen
Closer: RHP Ernesto Quintanilla
Setup: RHP Hyung-chor Yi
Setup: RHP Bill O'Higgins
Middle Relief: LHP Ignacio Mendez
Middle Relief: RHP Shawn Henson

Battle for final 1 or 2 RP spots...
RP invited to ST: RHP Scott Adams, LHP Juan Diaz, RHP Jesus Gonzales, RHP Peter Gregg, RHP Nathan Lavery, LHP Luis Orendain, RHP Jesus Ruiz, RHP Todd Williams, RHP Murray Hill, RHP Joe Hamilton, RHP Ivan Soto
*Kansas will go with 6 or 7 RPs so 1 or 2 of the above guys will break with the ML team while the rest will start 2059 in AAA or AA*

Projected Starters
CA - R Luis Morales vs RHP | R Reynaldo Sanchez vs LHP
1B - R Jose Hernandez
2B - R Artie Cooper
3B - R Jose Rodriguez
SS - L Enrique Prieto vs RHP | R Thomas Mejia
LF - L Yoshihito Iida vs RHP | S Jim Stevenson
CF - R Alberto Ramos
RF - R Freddy Sanchez

Battle for final 2 or 3 bench spots...
Hitters Invited to ST:
CA - Ricardo Avila (will need to outplay Morales or Sanchez in ST)
1B - Pat Ramsey (front-runner for a bench spot, plays 1B/2B/RF)
1B - Derek McBee (front-runner for a bench spot, plays 1B and likely primary 1B backup)
2B - Victor Hill (invited for experience, plays 2B, will start in AAA)
3B - Weldon Phillips (club hopes for a good ST as they like his defense, plays 3B/1B, will start at AAA if not on ML bench)
SS - Miguel Angel Canales (unlikely to make ML bench, 10 rating at 2B/3B/SS and 7 rating at CF, will likely start in AAA)
SS - Jesus Gonzales (front-runner for a bench spot, 8-10 rating at 2B/3B/SS, 9 speed/stealing)
OF - Kenneth Pierson, Alan Smith, Juan Castillo, Dylan Noble, Tex Francis (all are in need of a great ST to break camp with ML, most likely will start in AAA)
*Kansas likely go with Ramsey, McBee, and Gonzales for the final bench spots, platoons currently with C, SS, and LF*

Future Outlook of 3+ Potential Stars Talent
Starters under 26:
RHP Arrington (proj ratings: 8/7/8, projected to start in RL)
RHP Mitchell (7/8/7, projected to start in AAA)
RHP Ware (7/7/8, projected to start in AAA)
RHP Hurst (7/8/6) - currently in ML (current ratings 7/8/4 as 25 y/o)
LHP Hartfield, Jr (6/7/8, projected to start in RL)
LHP O'Beirne (6/7/8, projected to start in A)
LHP German Lucero (5/7/8, projected to start in RL)

Relievers under 26:
RHP Joe Hamilton (proj ratings: 10/7/6, projected to start in AA or AAA)

Infielders under 26:
CF Tex Francis (proj ratings: 6/6/8/4/7, projected to start in AAA)
2B Victor Hill (8/9/3/7/6, projected to start in AAA)
CA Frenando Bautista (6/6/8/7/5, projected to start in AA)
RF Freddy Sanchez - currently in ML as 2 year starter (current ratings 5/8/4/5/5 as 25 y/o)
3B Jose Rodriguez - currently in ML as 4 year starter (current ratings 6/5/7/4/6 as 25 y/o)
RF Kenneth Pierson (5/6/5/5/5, projected to start in AAA)
2B Artie Cooper - currently in ML as 2 year starter (current ratings 8/7/1/7/6 as 24 y/o)
1B Jose Hernandez - currently in ML about to make debut (current ratings 5/7/9/4/4 as 21 y/o)
« Last Edit: September 16, 2014, 08:52:35 AM by mstreeter06 »
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Re: Kansas Sports Journal
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2014, 06:05:01 PM »
Opening Day 2059 Roster Announced
Kansas City, KS (AP) - April 7, 2059

Here's how the Kansas Storm Opening Day 25-man roster will look...

Pitching Staff
Rotation
1. RHP Doug Berry
2. RHP Carlos Torres
3. RHP Kirk Hurst
4. RHP Clifford Stewart
5. LHP Adam Campbell

Bullpen
MR1 LHP Ignacio Mendez
MR2 RHP Shawn Henson
MR3 RHP Scott Adams
MR4 LHP Luis Orendain
SU1 RHP Bill O'Higgins
SU2 RHP Hyung-chor Yi
CL RHP Ernesto Quintanilla

Lineup
1. CF Alberto Ramos
2. LF Jim Stevenson S
3. 3B Jose Rodriguez
4. 1B Jose Hernandez
5. RF Freddy Sanchez
6. 2B Enrique Prieto L
7. CA Reynaldo Sanchez
8. SS Jesus Gonzalez S vs RHP | Tommy Mejia R vs LHP (batting 6th, Prieto 8th vLHP)

Bench
CA Ricardo Avila
1B Derek McBee
2B/SS/3B/CF Miguel Angel Canales
LF/RF Alan Smith

Injuries
LF Yoshihito Iida - out for the year
2B Artie Cooper - out for 4 weeks
1B Pat Ramsey - out for 1 week
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