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The Last Hoorah: MLB 16's Fantasy Drafted Playoffs

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  • The Last Hoorah: MLB 16's Fantasy Drafted Playoffs

    I'm doing this just for fun before MLB 17 comes out. I seeded the teams based on longest playoff droughts in each league. I'll be playing as the Oakland A's on All Star hitting and pitching. Here are the playoff seeds.

    American League
    1. Seattle Mariners
    2. Chicago White Sox
    3. Minnesota Twins
    4. Tampa Bay Rays
    5. Oakland Athletics

    National League
    1. Miami Marlins
    2. San Diego Padres
    3. Colorado Rockies
    4. Arizona Diamondbacks
    5. Philadelphia Phillies

  • #2
    Here's the early draft results. Teams are listed in draft order. Let me know what you think and if you have any draft tips if I do this again.

    Tampa Bay Rays
    1. Clayton Kershaw
    2. Robinson Cano
    3. Wade Davis
    4. Felix Hernandez
    5. Starling Marte
    6. Troy Tulowitzki
    7. Michael Brantley
    8. Matt Harvey
    9. Dellin Betances
    10. Eric Hosmer

    Arizona Diamondbacks
    1. Mike Trout
    2. Kenley Jansen
    3. Jacob DeGrom
    4. Bryce Harper
    5. Brian Dozier
    6. Jordan Zimmermann
    7. Justin Verlander
    8. Chris Davis
    9. Hector Rondon
    10. Kyle Seager

    Oakland Athletics
    1. Jose Altuve
    2. Chris Sale
    3. Joey Votto
    4. Xander Bogaerts
    5. Andrew Miller
    6. Adrian Beltre
    7. Giancarlo Stanton
    8. Nelson Cruz
    9. Marco Estrada
    10. Rich Hill

    Philadelphia Phillies
    1. Kris Bryant
    2. Noah Syndergaard
    3. Craig Kimbrel
    4. David Price
    5. Yu Darvish
    6. Brandon Crawford
    7. Freddie Freeman
    8. Rougned Odor
    9. Carter Capps
    10. Hunter Pence

    Minnesota Twins
    1. Mookie Betts
    2. Miguel Cabrera
    3. Stephen Strasburgh
    4. Trea Turner
    5. Dustin Pedroia
    6. Kelvin Herrera
    7. Charlie Blackmon
    8. Justin Turner
    9. Jose Quintana
    10. Rick Porcello

    San Diego Padres
    1. Manny Machado
    2. Buster Posey
    3. Anthony Rizzo
    4. Zach Greinke
    5. Marcell Ozuna
    6. Andrew McCutchen
    7. Dallas Keuchel
    8. Dee Gordon
    9. Tony Watson
    10. Aaron Sanchez

    Seattle Mariners
    1. Josh Donaldson
    2. Francisco Lindor
    3. Johnny Cueto
    4. Daniel Murphy
    5. Carlos Gonzalez
    6. Masahiro Tanaka
    7. AJ Pollock
    8. Carlos Carrasco
    9. Jeurys Familia
    10. Matt Carpenter

    Miami Marlins
    1. Nolan Arenado
    2. Paul Goldschmidt
    3. Jon Lester
    4. Ryan Braun
    5. Mark Melancon
    6. Gerrit Cole
    7. Jason Kipnis
    8. Danny Salazar
    9. Lorenzo Cain
    10. Jean Segura

    Chicago White Sox
    1. Madison Bumgarner
    2. Zach Britton
    3. Jake Arrieta
    4. Corey Seager
    5. Cole Hamels
    6. Ian Kinsler
    7. Jonathan Lucroy
    8 Christian Yelich
    9. JD Martinez
    10. Mark Trumbo

    Colorado Rockies
    1. Max Scherzer
    2. Yoenis Cespedes
    3. Corey Kluber
    4. Aroldis Chapman
    5. Evan Longoria
    6. Carlos Correa
    7. Kyle Hendricks
    8. Wilson Ramos
    9. Justin Wilson
    10. Brandon Belt


    • #3
      NL Wild Card Game Preview

      Philadelphia Phillies
      CF Odubel Herrera
      2B Rougned Odor
      3B Kris Bryant
      1B Freddie Freeman
      RF David Peralta

      LF Steve Pearce
      SS Brandon Crawford
      C Salvador Perez
      P Noah Syndergaard

      Arizona Diamondbacks
      3B Kyle Seager
      2B Brian Dozier
      CF Mike Trout
      RF Bryce Harper
      1B Adrian Gonzalez
      C Gary Sanchez
      LF Kris Davis
      SS Andrelton Simmons
      P Jacob deGrom


      • #4
        Crawford's ninth inning RBI send Philly to NLDS

        Philly's hot start
        Philly got out to an early lead with a pair of solo home runs. The first came from right fielder David Peralta with one out in the second inning and the second came center fielder Odubel Herrera with two outs in the fifth to make the score 2-0.

        Meanwhile, Philadelphia starter Noah Syndergaard was cruising on the mound. He
        retired the first 13 batters he faced before walking Adrian Gonzalez with one out in the fifth. That walk opened the door for the Diamondbacks. Gary Sanchez singled to right and Kris Davis worked a full count walk to load the bases. Andrelton Simmons flew out to right. Nick Markakis hit what should have been an inning ending ground out to short but Brandon Crawford took his sweet time getting the ball to second and Davis beat it allowing a run to score. Syndergaard would get the next batter to pop out, holding onto the 2-1 lead.

        Syndergaard vs. deGrom
        Syndergaard clearly came out on top in the starting pitching matchup. He pitched 6 innings and allowed 1 run on 2 hits and 2 walks with 8 strikeouts.
        Degrom gave up 2 runs in 5 innings on 6 hits and a walk while striking out just two batters. He worked out of multiple situations with runners in scoring position.

        Arizona's Bullpen
        Sean Doolittle pitched 3 innings in relief for the Diamondbacks. He struck out 5 batters and didn't allow a run to keep his team in the game.

        The Comeback
        In the bottom of the eighth inning the Diamondbacks tied up the game with Brett Cecil on the mound. Kyle Seager drew a one-out walk, Brian Dozier singled to left, and Mike Trout singled to right to score the tying run. Bryce Harder and Adrian Gonzalez would both strike out to end the rally.

        Trout, Harper and Gonzalez couldn't pull it out for the Arizona fans going a combined 2-for-11 with 7 strikeouts.

        Philly owns the ninth
        In a 2-2 game David Peralta led the inning off with a single against Sergio Romo. Then with one out, Brandon Crawford doubled into the right field gap and Peralta scored. Jake Lamb drove Crawford home with two outs to make the score 4-2.

        Craig Kimbrel closed the game for Philly.


        • #5
          AL Wild Card Preview

          Oakland Athletics
          2B Jose Altuve
          SS Xander Bogaerts
          DH Nelson Cruz
          RF Giancarlo Stanton
          1B Joey Votto
          CF George Springer
          LF Colby Rasmus
          C Francisco Cervelli
          P Chris Sale

          Tampa Bay Rays
          LF Michael Brantly
          CF Starling Marte
          DH Robinson Cano
          SS Troy Tulowitzki
          1B Eric Hosmer
          3B Anthony Rendon
          RF Jay Bruce
          C Devin Mesoraco
          2B Joe Panik
          P Clayton Kershaw


          • #6
            Oakland wins 2-1 affair

            A loose first inning
            The A's had a nice patient first inning against Clayton Kershaw making him throw over 20 pitches. Xander Bogaerts singled and Giancarlo Stanton walked to provide a scoring opportunity put Joey Votto popped out.

            In the bottom of the inning Eric Hosmer hits a two out single up the middle to give the Rays a 1-0 lead.

            When Oakland struck back
            Francisco Cervelli doubled down the right field line in the fifth to tie the game and put two runners in scoring position for Jose Altuve with one out. Altuve was intentionaly walked with one pitch to load the bases. Xander Boegarts hit a sac fly to center field to give the A's the 2-1 lead.

            No Sale today
            Chris Sale gave up two singles to start the sixth inning. He got a double play but it put the tying run on third base. Fortunately, center fielder George Springer ran down Anthony Rendon's shot in the right field gap to end the inning.

            Oakland's reserves
            The A's went to Andrew Miller in the 8th. He retired Michael Brantley, Starling Marte, and Robinson Cano on 5 pitches.

            In the ninth the A's put Adam Jones in right field, David Wright at first base, and Koji Uehara in to get Troy Tulowitzki out. After getting a fly out to center field the A's brought in Roberto Osuna to finish things off. Osuna got Hosmer to pop out and he struck out Anthony Rendon to give the A's the 2-1 win.


            • #7
              ALDS Game 1

              Minnesota Twins
              SS Trea Turner
              CF Charlie Blackmon
              1B Miguel Cabrera
              RF Mookie Betts
              3B Miguel Sano
              DH Wil Myers
              2B Dustin Pedroia
              C Derek Norris
              LF Brett Garner
              P Stephen Strasburg

              Chicago White Sox
              CF Christian Yelich
              LF Jackie Bradley Jr
              SS Corey Seager
              1B Mark Trumbo
              RF JD Martinez
              C Jonathan Lucroy
              DH Trevor Story
              2B Ian Kinsler
              3B Todd Frazier
              P Madison Bumgarner


              • #8
                Bumgarner leaves hurt, Chisox walk off in 10th

                A call on the pen
                Madison Bumgarner was only able to pitch 1.1 innings before having to leave due to injury. Here's a look at the pitching box score:

                M. Bumgarner 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
                J. Smith 1 IP, 1 H, 1 R, 2 BB
                N. Vincent 2 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K
                F. Salas 1.2 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 1 K
                A. Vizcaino 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 K
                A. Barrett 1 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
                J. Diekman 0.1 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 0 K
                Z. Britton 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K

                The long ball
                Brett Gardener hit a home run off Smith to start the third inning and Miguel Sano homered off Vincent in the fourth to give the Twins a 2-0 lead.

                A series of close calls
                The Twins loaded the bases against Vincent with 2 outs, but Vincent was able to strike out Blackmon to keep the game 2-0.

                Minnesota second baseman Dustin Pedroia fielded a routine ground ball and threw it into the dugout putting Mark Trumbo on second to start the bottom of the fourth. JD Martinez doubled into the gap, making the score 2-1 and putting the tying run in scoring position. Jonathan Lucroy struck out. Trevor Story singled to right, putting runners on the corners. Ian Kinsler struckout. Todd Frazier flew out to center, keeping the score 2-1.

                Chicago shortstop Corey Seager hit a 2 out double in the fifth. Strasburgh pitched around Mark Trumbo, walking him, and pitched to JD Martinez who was 2-2 with a double. Martinez flew out to left field.

                Gardner's big night
                Brett Gardner doubled into the left field gap with two outs in the sixth, scoring Dustin Pedroia from first and giving the Twins a 3-1 lead.

                Chicago ties it up
                Todd Frazier led off the bottom of the seventh with a home run to inch the White Sox closer to 3-2. Strasburgh was pulled after walking Christian Yelich for Casey Fien. Yelich stole second putting the tying run in scoring position with nobody out. Fien struck out Bradley, walked Corey Seager, and walked Mark Trumbo to load the bases. Trevor Rosenthal came in and gave up a fielders choice RBI to first base to JD Martinez. He intenionally waklked Jonathan Lucroy, and struck out Trevor Story to end the inning.

                The walk off
                Jonathan Lucroy hit a flyball to right to start the bottom of the tenth. Mookie Betts played it off his dome, allowing Lucroy to go to second, and he would have to be removed from the game. Trevor Story singled to right, allowing the game winning run to score.


                • #9
                  NLDS Game 1

                  Colorado Rockies
                  2B DJ LeMahieu
                  SS Carlos Correa
                  LF Yoenis Cespedes
                  3B Evan Longoria
                  1B Brandon Belt
                  C Wilson Ramos
                  RF Stephen Piscotty
                  CF Kevin Kiermaier
                  P Max Scherzer

                  San Diego Padres
                  CF Ender Inciarte
                  LF Marcell Ozuna
                  1B Anthony Rizzo
                  3B Manny Machado
                  C Buster Posey
                  RF Andrew McCutchen
                  2B Ben Zobrist
                  SS Jose Inglesias
                  P Zach Greinke


                  • #10
                    Rockies take game one

                    Scherzer struggles in the first

                    The Padres struck first. Manny Machado doubled off the third base bag, scoring Ender Inciarte. Buster Posey followed that with a 2-RBI double to make the score 3-0.

                    A Colorado avalanche
                    Kevin Kiermaier drove in a run in the top of the second inning with a ground out to second base to make the score 3-1, and in the top of the third inning Yoenis Cespedes tied the game with a two-run home run. Stephen Piscotty gave the Rockies the lead with a two-out RBI single to center field. Kiermaier drove in his second run of the game with a double to make the Rockies lead 5-3.

                    They'll take it
                    Manny Machado grounded into a double play in the bottom of the third, but it scored a run, making the Padres deficit 5-4.

                    Going Longo
                    After getting three full innings of scoreless baseball, Evan Longoria hit a solo home run off of Will Smith to make the Rockies lead 6-4 in the seventh.


                    • #11
                      NLDS Game 1

                      Philadelphia Phillies
                      RF Hunter Pence
                      2B Rougned Odor
                      3B Kris Bryant
                      1B Freddie Freeman
                      LF Steve Pearce
                      SS Brandon Crawford
                      C Salvador Perez
                      CF Alex Gordon
                      P David Price

                      Miami Marlins
                      SS Jean Segura
                      LF Ryan Braun
                      1B Paul Goldschmidt
                      3B Nolan Arenado
                      RF Jose Bautista
                      CF Lorenzo Cain
                      2B Jonathan Villar
                      C Matt Wieters
                      P Jon Lester


                      • #12
                        Arenado, Marlins win Home Run Der....Game 1

                        Kris Bryant goes long in first
                        Kris Bryant hit a two-out solo home run in the first to give the Phils a 1-0 lead.

                        Nolan Arenado ties it up
                        Nolan Arenado hit a leadoff solo home run in the second to tie the game 1-1.

                        Freddie Freeman takes back the lead
                        Freddie Freeman hit a two-out solo home run in the sixth to give the Phillies a 2-1 lead.

                        It's a pitchers duel
                        Despite the trio of solo home runs, both pitchers were great. Through six innings their lines were
                        David Price: 6 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 5 K
                        Jon Lester: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 BB, 7 K

                        Paul Goldschmidt and Arenado go back-to-back
                        Paul Goldschmidt hit a lead off solo home run in the seventh off David Price to tie the game 2-2, and Arenado gave the Marlins a 3-2 lead with his second home run of the day.

                        Miami's bullpen does its job
                        Yimi Garcia: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 2 K
                        Carson Smith: 0.2 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 1 K
                        Pedro Strop: 0.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K
                        Mark Melancon: 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K


                        • #13
                          ALDS Game 2

                          Minnesota Twins (0-1)
                          SS Trea Turner
                          CF Charlie Blackmon
                          RF Mookie Betts
                          1B Miguel Cabrera
                          3B Justin Turner
                          DH Miguel Sano
                          LF Gregory Polanco
                          C Evan Gattis
                          2B Dustin Pedroia

                          P Jose Quintana

                          Chicago White Sox (1-0)
                          CF Jackie Bradley Jr
                          2B Ian Kinsler
                          SS Corey Seager
                          1B Mark Trumbo
                          RF JD Martinez
                          C Jonathan Lucroy
                          3B Todd Frazier
                          DH Logan Forsythe
                          LF Melvin Upton Jr
                          P Jake Arrieta


                          • #14
                            White Sox in control

                            White Sox strike first
                            Keeping with the day's theme of solo home runs, JD Martinez led off the bottom of the second with a home run to give the Sox a 1-0 lead.

                            Lucroy and Frazier's turn
                            Jonathan Lucroy and Todd Frazier led off the bottom of the fifth with back-to-back home runs to make the Sox' lead 3-0.

                            Arrieta's day
                            9 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 8 K, 130 pitches


                            • #15
                              NLDS Game 2

                              Colorado Rockies (1-0)
                              2B DJ LeMahieu
                              SS Carlos Correa
                              LF Yoenis Cespedes
                              3B Evan Longoria
                              1B Brandon Belt
                              C Wilson Ramos
                              RF Stephen Piscotty
                              CF Kevin Kiermaier
                              P Corey Kluber

                              San Diego Padres (0-1)
                              CF Edner Inciarte

                              LF Marcell Ozuna
                              1B Anthony Rizzo
                              3B Manny Machado
                              C Buster Posey
                              RF Andrew McCutchen
                              2B Ben Zobrist
                              SS Jose Igesias
                              P Dallas Keuchel