Thoughts From the Homer Yetis Clubhouse

Posted by Drew / on 08/08/2009 / 0 Comments

Taking a closer look at the numbers, I've found a number of interesting things going on in the Yeti's clubhouse. There are some nice surprises, as well as some disappointments, but overall I like that the game is providing this type of variation and realism.

I think this is one of the benefits of the new scouting system, where things don't always go according to raw ratings.

Here are a few of the interesting things I've found so far in 1979:

I just discovered that my stud 1B John Torres has been waiting to be taken off the DL since early April. Ugh. What I wouldn't give for an in-game email when players are ready to come off the DL. Didn't OOTP used to do that?


The biggest surprise of 1979 for Homer is Kent Blake, the 28 yr old starter in his second year in bigs. He was drafted by Medicine Hat in 1973 and got off to a slow start in single-A with an era nearing 5.

Blake showed he had real promise by posting mid 1 era in AA and AAA in 76 and 77.

Drafted by the rebuilding Yetis in the Rule 5 Draft in 1977, Blake earned a spot in starting rotation.

In his first ML season, he put up a modest 4.80 ERA in 99 IP.

This season so far, he's started 8 games, earned 7 wins, limited opposing batters to a .204 average, and posted a 2.89 ERA.


24 year old SP Marcus Crouch is proving that his 1978 numbers weren't a fluke. He's posting a 2.58 ERA, but his record is only 2-3 thanks to some run support issues.


Slugger Ronny Stowe is producing power numbers and living up to his contract.


Veteran Ernest 'Fat' Alberty is lagging a bit in power and average, but his OBP is holding steady. Will the Yetis be able to re-sign him in hopes of having him retire a Yeti?


Rookie Stan Brown had a rough April, but is lighting up opposing pitchers in May. Will he continue this pace, or cool off and be sent back down to AAA to develop more?


Jorge Sanchez continues to struggle at the major league level. Will he reach his potential? At age 23, are the Yeti's expecting too much, too soon?


I didn't expect Yeti pitching to be 3rd in the WL, but good thing it is since the offense is near the back of the bus in nearly every category.

 

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