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Baseball 2012 Post Mortem

January 9, 2013

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2012 was a banner year for the Oakland Athletics and my fantasy teams. My best picks were Adam Laroche, Anthony Rizzo, Ryan Ludwick, Bryan LaHair, Wade Miley. Plus pretty much my entire pitching staff in Phil is King.

Oakland Athletics

2012 AL West Standings

+--------------------+----+----+------+----+--------------+
|        Team        | W  | L  | Pct  | GB |   Payroll^   |
+--------------------+----+----+------+----+--------------+
| Oakland Athletics  | 94 | 68 | .580 | -- | 55.3M (29th) |
| Texas Rangers      | 93 | 69 | .574 | 1  | 120.5M (5th) |
| Los Angeles Angels | 89 | 73 | .549 | 5  | 154.4M (4th) |
| Seattle Mariners   | 75 | 87 | .463 | 19 | 81.9M (18th) |
+--------------------+----+----+------+----+--------------+

Notes:

Batters

+------------------+------+-----+------+-----+-----+-----+------+------+------+
|                  |  PA  |  R  |  H   | HR  | RBI | SB  |  BA  | OBP  | SLG  |
+------------------+------+-----+------+-----+-----+-----+------+------+------+
| Josh Reddick     |  673 |  85 |  148 |  32 |  85 |  11 | .242 | .305 | .463 |
| Yoenis Cespedes  |  540 |  70 |  142 |  23 |  82 |  16 | .292 | .356 | .505 |
| Jemile Weeks     |  511 |  54 |   98 |   2 |  20 |  16 | .221 | .305 | .304 |
| Coco Crisp       |  508 |  68 |  118 |  11 |  46 |  39 | .259 | .325 | .418 |
| Cliff Pennington |  462 |  50 |   90 |   6 |  28 |  15 | .215 | .278 | .311 |
| Seth Smith       |  441 |  55 |   92 |  14 |  52 |   2 | .240 | .333 | .420 |
| Jonny Gomes      |  333 |  46 |   73 |  18 |  47 |   3 | .262 | .377 | .491 |
| Brandon Inge     |  311 |  31 |   64 |  11 |  52 |   0 | .226 | .286 | .389 |
| Brandon Moss     |  296 |  48 |   77 |  21 |  52 |   1 | .291 | .358 | .596 |
| Josh Donaldson   |  294 |  34 |   66 |   9 |  33 |   4 | .241 | .289 | .398 |
| Kurt Suzuki      |  278 |  19 |   57 |   1 |  18 |   1 | .218 | .250 | .286 |
| Chris Carter     |  260 |  38 |   52 |  16 |  39 |   0 | .239 | .350 | .514 |
| Derek Norris     |  232 |  19 |   42 |   7 |  34 |   5 | .201 | .276 | .349 |
| Stephen Drew     |  172 |  21 |   38 |   5 |  16 |   1 | .250 | .326 | .382 |
| Kila Ka'aihue    |  139 |  13 |   30 |   4 |  14 |   1 | .234 | .295 | .398 |
| Daric Barton     |  136 |   8 |   23 |   1 |   6 |   1 | .204 | .338 | .292 |
| Collin Cowgill   |  116 |  10 |   28 |   1 |   9 |   3 | .269 | .336 | .317 |
| Adam Rosales     |  111 |  12 |   22 |   2 |   8 |   0 | .222 | .297 | .333 |
| Eric Sogard      |  108 |   8 |   17 |   2 |   7 |   2 | .167 | .206 | .275 |
| George Kottaras  |   93 |  10 |   18 |   6 |  19 |   0 | .212 | .280 | .471 |
| Brandon Hicks    |   70 |   8 |   11 |   3 |   7 |   1 | .172 | .243 | .391 |
| Team Totals      | 6183 | 713 | 1315 | 195 | 676 | 122 | .238 | .310 | .404 |
+------------------+------+-----+------+-----+-----+-----+------+------+------+

Pitchers

+------------------+-----+-----+--------+----+----+----+------+------+-------+
|                  |  G  | GS  |   IP   | W  | L  | SV | ERA  | WHIP | SO/BB |
+------------------+-----+-----+--------+----+----+----+------+------+-------+
| Tommy Milone     |  31 |  31 | 190.0  | 13 | 10 |  0 | 3.74 | 1.28 | 3.81  |
| Jarrod Parker    |  29 |  29 | 181.1  | 13 |  8 |  0 | 3.47 | 1.26 | 2.22  |
| Bartolo Colon    |  24 |  24 | 152.1  | 10 |  9 |  0 | 3.43 | 1.21 | 3.96  |
| Brandon McCarthy |  18 |  18 | 111.0  |  8 |  6 |  0 | 3.24 | 1.25 | 3.04  |
| Travis Blackley  |  24 |  15 | 102.2  |  6 |  4 |  0 | 3.86 | 1.18 | 2.30  |
| A.J. Griffin     |  15 |  15 | 82.1   |  7 |  1 |  0 | 3.06 | 1.13 | 3.37  |
| Grant Balfour    |  75 |   0 | 74.2   |  3 |  2 | 24 | 2.53 | 0.92 | 2.57  |
| Ryan Cook        |  71 |   0 | 73.1   |  6 |  2 | 14 | 2.09 | 0.94 | 2.96  |
| Tyson Ross       |  18 |  13 | 73.1   |  2 | 11 |  0 | 6.50 | 1.81 | 1.24  |
| Jerry Blevins    |  63 |   0 | 65.1   |  5 |  1 |  1 | 2.48 | 1.07 | 2.16  |
| Jordan Norberto  |  39 |   0 | 52.0   |  4 |  1 |  1 | 2.77 | 1.14 | 2.09  |
| Jim Miller       |  33 |   0 | 48.2   |  2 |  1 |  0 | 2.59 | 1.36 | 1.63  |
| Sean Doolittle   |  44 |   0 | 47.1   |  2 |  1 |  1 | 3.04 | 1.08 | 5.45  |
| Dan Straily      |   7 |   7 | 39.1   |  2 |  1 |  0 | 3.89 | 1.32 | 2.00  |
| Evan Scribner    |  30 |   0 | 35.1   |  2 |  0 |  1 | 2.55 | 1.19 | 2.50  |
| Brett Anderson   |   6 |   6 | 35.0   |  4 |  2 |  0 | 2.57 | 1.03 | 3.57  |
| Brian Fuentes    |  26 |   0 | 25.0   |  2 |  2 |  5 | 6.84 | 1.60 | 1.80  |
| Pedro Figueroa   |  19 |   0 | 21.2   |  0 |  0 |  0 | 3.32 | 1.43 | 0.93  |
| Graham Godfrey   |   5 |   4 | 21.0   |  0 |  4 |  0 | 6.43 | 1.71 | 1.00  |
| Pat Neshek       |  24 |   0 | 19.2   |  2 |  1 |  0 | 1.37 | 0.81 | 2.67  |
| Team Totals      | 162 | 162 | 1470.0 | 94 | 68 | 47 | 3.50 | 1.24 | 2.46  |
+------------------+-----+-----+--------+----+----+----+------+------+-------+

Writer's Block

Point Standings

+-------------------+-----+----+----+-----+----+-----+----+------+----+------+-------+
|       Name        | Avg | HR | R  | RBI | SB | ERA | K  |  S   | W  | WHIP | Total |
+-------------------+-----+----+----+-----+----+-----+----+------+----+------+-------+
| Hummel Dingers    |  11 | 12 | 11 |  12 |  3 |  10 | 10 | 10.5 |  8 |   11 | 98.5  |
| Don Wily Quixotes |   9 |  9 | 10 |   9 | 10 |  11 |  7 | 7    | 10 |    9 | 91    |
| Tokilla Mockers   |  10 | 11 | 12 |  10 | 11 |   7 | 11 | 2    | 11 |    6 | 91    |
+-------------------+-----+----+----+-----+----+-----+----+------+----+------+-------+

Total Standings

+-------------------+------+-----+-----+-----+-----+------+------+----+-----+-------+
|       Name        | Avg  | HR  |  R  | RBI | SB  | ERA  |  K   | S  |  W  | WHIP  |
+-------------------+------+-----+-----+-----+-----+------+------+----+-----+-------+
| Hummel Dingers    | .275 | 255 | 917 | 908 | 105 | 3.61 | 1319 | 81 |  96 | 1.208 |
| Don Wily Quixotes | .266 | 206 | 910 | 830 | 152 | 3.56 | 1282 | 68 |  99 | 1.239 |
| Tokilla Mockers   | .267 | 216 | 938 | 835 | 161 | 3.77 | 1341 |  8 | 104 | 1.276 |
+-------------------+------+-----+-----+-----+-----+------+------+----+-----+-------+

Batters

+-----------------------+------+------+-----+-----+-----+-----+------+
|         Name          |  AB  |  H   | HR  | RBI | SB  |  R  | AVG  |
+-----------------------+------+------+-----+-----+-----+-----+------+
| Adam Laroche, Was     |  571 |  155 |  33 | 100 |   1 |  76 | .271 |
| Corey Hart, Mil       |  562 |  152 |  30 |  83 |   5 |  91 | .270 |
| Bryce Harper, Was     |  527 |  142 |  22 |  58 |  18 |  98 | .269 |
| Carlos Gonzalez, Col  |  518 |  157 |  22 |  85 |  20 |  89 | .303 |
| Yadier Molina, StL    |  505 |  159 |  22 |  76 |  12 |  65 | .315 |
| Miguel Montero, Ari   |  486 |  139 |  15 |  88 |   0 |  65 | .286 |
| Neil Walker, Pit      |  472 |  132 |  14 |  69 |   7 |  62 | .280 |
| Jordan Pacheco, Col   |  437 |  137 |   4 |  49 |   7 |  47 | .314 |
| Mark Ellis, LAD       |  411 |  105 |   7 |  31 |   5 |  61 | .255 |
| Ryan Ludwick, Cin     |  411 |  112 |  25 |  77 |   0 |  51 | .273 |
| Anthony Rizzo, ChC    |  337 |   96 |  15 |  48 |   3 |  44 | .285 |
| Daniel Descalso, StL* |  265 |   60 |   3 |  16 |   4 |  30 | .226 |
| Bryan LaHair, ChC*    |  255 |   72 |  14 |  31 |   2 |  34 | .282 |
| Jimmy Rollins, Phi    |  243 |   59 |  14 |  33 |  14 |  45 | .243 |
| Rick Ankiel, Was      |  152 |   34 |   4 |  13 |   1 |  14 | .224 |
| Starlin Castro, ChC*  |  122 |   38 |   2 |  13 |   4 |  12 | .311 |
| Nate Schierholtz, SF  |  103 |   26 |   3 |  11 |   2 |   8 | .252 |
| Batting Totals        | 6651 | 1830 | 255 | 908 | 105 | 917 | .275 |
+-----------------------+------+------+-----+-----+-----+-----+------+

Pitchers

+------------------------+---------+----+----+------+-------+------+
|          Name          |   IP    | S  | W  |  K   | WHIP  | ERA  |
+------------------------+---------+----+----+------+-------+------+
| Clayton Kershaw, LAD   | 227.7   |  0 | 14 |  229 | 1.023 | 2.53 |
| Yovani Gallardo, Mil   | 204.0   |  0 | 16 |  204 | 1.304 | 3.66 |
| Jon Niese, NYM         | 190.3   |  0 | 13 |  155 | 1.172 | 3.40 |
| Mike Leake, Cin        | 179.0   |  0 |  8 |  116 | 1.352 | 4.58 |
| Wade Miley, Ari*       | 151.0   |  0 | 13 |  113 | 1.119 | 2.98 |
| Erik Bedard, Pit*      | 84.7    |  0 |  5 |   74 | 1.535 | 5.95 |
| Jason Motte, StL       | 72.0    | 42 |  4 |   86 | 0.917 | 2.75 |
| Rex Brothers, Col      | 64.7    |  0 |  8 |   79 | 1.515 | 4.04 |
| Kenley Jansen, LAD     | 63.7    | 25 |  5 |   98 | 0.864 | 2.40 |
| Antonio Bastardo, Phi  | 48.0    |  1 |  2 |   72 | 1.271 | 4.50 |
| Kameron Loe, Mil       | 44.0    |  1 |  5 |   34 | 1.250 | 4.09 |
| Jonathan Papelbon, Phi | 22.0    | 12 |  2 |   35 | 0.909 | 1.64 |
| Brad Ziegler, Ari      | 13.7    |  0 |  1 |    6 | 0.951 | 2.63 |
| Pitching Totals        | 1,387.0 | 81 | 96 | 1319 | 1.208 | 3.61 |
+------------------------+---------+----+----+------+-------+------+

Phil is King

Standings

Batting Points

+----------------------+-----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-------+
|         Name         |  R  | HR | RBI | SB  | AVG | OPS | TOTAL |
+----------------------+-----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-------+
| Teach Me How2 Bernie | 13  | 13 |  13 | 5   |   8 |  12 | 137   |
| cain is able         | 11  | 12 |  12 | 6.5 |  10 |  11 | 124.5 |
| Crazyumbrellas       | 9.5 | 10 |  10 | 10  |   4 |   5 | 111.5 |
+----------------------+-----+----+-----+-----+-----+-----+-------+

Batting Totals

+----------------------+------+-----+------+-----+------+------+
|         Name         |  R   | HR  | RBI  | SB  | AVG  | OPS  |
+----------------------+------+-----+------+-----+------+------+
| Teach Me How2 Bernie | 1116 | 298 | 1148 | 151 | .273 | .804 |
| cain is able         | 1070 | 292 | 1086 | 153 | .278 | .797 |
| Crazyumbrellas       | 1031 | 281 | 1029 | 164 | .261 | .769 |
+----------------------+------+-----+------+-----+------+------+

Pitching Points

+----------------------+----+----+----+-----+------+------+-------+
|         Name         | W  | SV | K  | ERA | WHIP | K/BB | TOTAL |
+----------------------+----+----+----+-----+------+------+-------+
| Teach Me How2 Bernie | 13 | 11 | 10 |  13 |   13 |   13 | 137   |
| cain is able         |  9 | 12 | 12 |   8 |   11 |   10 | 124.5 |
| Crazyumbrellas       | 12 |  9 | 13 |   9 |    9 |   11 | 111.5 |
+----------------------+----+----+----+-----+------+------+-------+

Pitching Totals

+----------------------+-----+-----+------+-------+-------+------+--------+
|         Name         |  W  | SV  |  K   |  ERA  | WHIP  | K/BB |   IP   |
+----------------------+-----+-----+------+-------+-------+------+--------+
| Teach Me How2 Bernie | 116 | 122 | 1429 | 3.33  | 1.17  | 3.27 | 1530.1 |
| cain is able         |  92 | 139 | 1487 | 3.79* | 1.23* | 3.05 | 1562.0 |
| Crazyumbrellas       |  97 | 100 | 1495 | 3.63  | 1.23* | 3.11 | 1548.1 |
+----------------------+-----+-----+------+-------+-------+------+--------+

Batters

+----------------------+-----------+------+-----+------+-----+------+-------+
|         Name         |   H/AB    |  R   | HR  | RBI  | SB  | AVG  |  OPS  |
+----------------------+-----------+------+-----+------+-----+------+-------+
| Prince Fielder, Det  | 182/579   |   83 |  30 |  108 |   1 | .314 | .942  |
| Chase Headley, SD    | 172/601   |   95 |  31 |  113 |  17 | .286 | .876  |
| Ian Kinsler, Tex     | 168/655   |  105 |  19 |   72 |  21 | .256 | .749  |
| Marco Scutaro, SF    | 183/600   |   81 |   7 |   69 |   8 | .305 | .750  |
| Nick Swisher, NYY    | 143/530   |   75 |  24 |   93 |   2 | .270 | .833  |
| Josh Reddick, Oak    | 138/571   |   82 |  31 |   84 |  10 | .242 | .777  |
| Josh Willingham, Min | 134/514   |   84 |  34 |  109 |   3 | .261 | .888  |
| Ángel Pagán, SF      | 154/535   |   78 |   7 |   47 |  25 | .288 | .771  |
| Miguel Montero, Ari  | 137/471   |   63 |  15 |   88 |   0 | .291 | .846  |
| Neil Walker, Pit     | 132/465   |   62 |  14 |   69 |   7 | .284 | .778  |
| Coco Crisp, Oak      | 103/404   |   58 |  10 |   41 |  33 | .255 | .736  |
| Will Venable, SD     | 75/294    |   39 |   6 |   36 |  10 | .255 | .739  |
| Evan Longoria, TB    | 77/261    |   39 |  17 |   54 |   2 | .295 | .916  |
| Ryan Ludwick, Cin    | 69/224    |   33 |  14 |   44 |   0 | .308 | .929  |
| Jose Tabata, Pit     | 40/189    |   24 |   3 |    4 |   6 | .212 | .596  |
| Chris Carter, Oak    | 43/168    |   29 |  13 |   31 |   0 | .256 | .910  |
| Ty Wigginton, Phi    | 35/160    |   17 |   5 |   15 |   0 | .219 | .606  |
| Jonathan Lucroy, Mil | 52/151    |   23 |  10 |   37 |   2 | .344 | 1.021 |
| Gaby Sánchez, Pit    | 18/89     |    3 |   1 |    9 |   0 | .202 | .560  |
| Mark Ellis, LAD      | 24/91     |    9 |   1 |    6 |   0 | .264 | .646  |
| Daniel Descalso, StL | 10/50     |    6 |   0 |    3 |   0 | .200 | .542  |
| Stephen Drew, Oak    | 12/56     |   11 |   2 |    7 |   0 | .214 | .671  |
| Batting Totals       | 2130/7803 | 1116 | 298 | 1148 | 151 | .273 | .804  |
+----------------------+-----------+------+-----+------+-----+------+-------+

Pitchers

+------------------------+--------+-----+-----+------+------+------+-------+
|          Name          |   IP   |  W  | SV  |  K   | ERA  | WHIP | K/BB  |
+------------------------+--------+-----+-----+------+------+------+-------+
| Yovani Gallardo, Mil   | 204.0  |  16 |   0 |  204 | 3.66 | 1.30 | 2.52  |
| Jordan Zimmermann, Was | 195.2  |  12 |   0 |  153 | 2.94 | 1.17 | 3.56  |
| Gio González, Was      | 193.1  |  20 |   0 |  203 | 2.89 | 1.12 | 2.74  |
| Jered Weaver, LAA      | 188.2  |  20 |   0 |  142 | 2.81 | 1.02 | 3.16  |
| Wade Miley, Ari        | 135.0  |  10 |   0 |  108 | 3.60 | 1.18 | 5.14  |
| Chris Capuano, LAD     | 123.0  |   6 |   0 |  110 | 4.46 | 1.28 | 3.14  |
| Jonathon Niese, NYM    | 122.0  |   9 |   0 |   88 | 3.25 | 1.11 | 4.00  |
| Jason Motte, StL       | 72.0   |   4 |  42 |   86 | 2.75 | 0.92 | 5.06  |
| Kenley Jansen, LAD     | 65.0   |   5 |  25 |   99 | 2.35 | 0.85 | 4.50  |
| Rafael Betancourt, Col | 57.2   |   1 |  31 |   57 | 2.81 | 1.13 | 4.75  |
| Sean Marshall, Cin     | 44.2   |   4 |   9 |   53 | 2.82 | 1.23 | 4.82  |
| Mike Adams, Tex        | 31.2   |   1 |   1 |   27 | 3.13 | 1.36 | 3.00  |
| Ryan Cook, Oak         | 28.0   |   4 |  12 |   30 | 4.82 | 1.36 | 2.31  |
| Rex Brothers, Col      | 21.2   |   2 |   0 |   25 | 5.40 | 2.17 | 1.39  |
| Dale Thayer, SD        | 8.2    |   0 |   2 |    9 | 6.23 | 1.27 | 4.50  |
| Jake McGee, TB         | 8.1    |   0 |   0 |   10 | 2.16 | 0.60 | 10.00 |
| Sean Doolittle, Oak    | 7.0    |   0 |   0 |   10 | 9.00 | 2.00 | 3.33  |
| Pitching Totals        | 1530.1 | 116 | 122 | 1429 | 3.33 | 1.17 | 3.27  |
+------------------------+--------+-----+-----+------+------+------+-------+

* played on my team for partial season

^ opening day payroll figures as reported by USA Today

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