Thursday, July 19, 2012

AL West Preview

The Oakland Renegades, 83-79 last season, continue to make good strides under btone11's guidance. With only 1 FA signing, Brian Iwazaki, the Renegades will continue to build within and build a strong foundation for their future. They are led by RF Gus Martin and SS Willie Valdez on offense. The pitching staff is led by SPs Oswaldo CruzVirgil Barnes, and Jose Alarcon.

Prediction: 3rd 77-85

The Boise Browncoats went 72-90 last season and have added CF Yorvit Montanez, and Ps Delino Morales and Darren Trujillo was brought back to the Browncoats after a short hiatus. Boise is led by declining yet still productive CF Alfonso Tejera and RF Tom Riggs on offense with SP Domingo Santos anchoring the pitching staff. 

Prediction: 4th 61-101

The Colorado Springs Sky Sox are the defending division champion as well as the World Series Champions. They have made a few low-key signings to help them make another run at defending their championship. Ps David Clark and David Borges along with LF Brian Nation and C Donald Lee. They will help compliment an offense that consists of 1B Pepe Nunez, RF Trent Crane, and C Gary Bolling. The pitching staff is led by SPs Phil CorinoRaymond Morton, and J.R. Schmidt.

Prediction: 1st 99-63

The San Francisco Boondoggles went 83-79 last season and will look to continue to improve on that this season. They have added C Andres Cedeno, CF D'Angelo Escobar and Ps A.J. FreemanYank Watkins, and Jiggs Karsay to help out a pitching staff that features SPs Al Clapp and Deivi Martinez. They are supported by RF Rob Willis and LF Vin Escobar.

Prediction: 2nd 85-77

Top Pitcher will be Phil Corino
Top Hitter will be Trent Crane

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