2017 Futures Game Set Now Available

Scout the Futures Game prospects using APBA. This 2 team, 50 card set features the top prospects in the game according to Baseball America – #1 Yoan Moncada, #2 Vladimir Guerrero, Jr., #4 Amed Rosario, #5 Eloy Jimenez, #6 Rafael Devers, #7 Brendan Rodgers, #8 Victor Robles, #9 Nick Senzel, #10 Ronald Acuna, #11 Kyle Tucker, MVP #14 Brent Honeywell, #16 Lewis Brinson, #18 Francisco Mejia, #19 Nick Gordon, #20 Michael Kopech and many more in the Top 100.

Sets available: https://archrivalsbaseball.wordpress.com/available-sets/

2017 WORLD FUTURES GAME ROSTER

Pitchers (10)
Player  B/T HT WT DOB Team (Org)
Domingo Acevedo R/R 6-7 240 3/6/94 Double-A Trenton (Yankees)
Yadier Alvarez R/R 6-3 175 3/7/96 High Class A Rancho Cucamonga
Jaime Barria R/R 6-1 210 7/18/96 Double-A Mobile (Angels)
Luis Escobar R/R 6-1 155 5/30/96 Low Class A West Virginia (Pirates)
Tayron Guerrero R/R 6-8 210 1/9/91 Double-A Jacksonville (Marlins)
Jonathan Hernandez R/R 6-2 175 7/6/96 High Class A Down East (Rangers)
Jairo Labourt L/L 6-4 205 3/7/94 Double-A Erie (Tigers)
Cal Quantrill R/R 6-2 165 2/10/95 High Class A Lake Elsinore (Padres)
Mike Soroka R/R 6-5 225 8/4/97 Double-A Mississippi (Braves)
Thyago Vieira R/R 6-2 210 7/1/93 Double-A Arkansas (Mariners)
Catchers (2)
x-Victor Caratini S/R 6-1 215 8/17/93 Triple-A Iowa (Cubs)
Francisco Mejia S/R 5-10 180 10/27/95 Double-A Akron (Indians)
*Tomas Nido R/R 6-0 205 4/12/94 Double-A Binghamton (Mets)
Infielders (8)
Yordan Alvarez L/L 6-5 225 6/27/97 High Class A Buies Creek (Astros)
Rafael Devers R/R 6-0 195 10/24/96 Double-A Portland (Red Sox)
Mauricio Dubon R/R 6-0 160 7/19/94 Triple-A Colorado Springs (Brewers)
Lucius Fox S/R 6-1 175 7/2/97 Low Class A Bowling Green (Rays)
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. R/R 6-1 200 3/16/99 Low Class A Lansing (Blue Jays)
Yoan Moncada S/R 6-2 205 5/27/95 Triple-A Charlotte (White Sox)
Josh Naylor L/L 6-0 225 6/22/97 High Class A Lake Elsinore (Padres)
Amed Rosario R/R 6-2 190 11/20/95 Triple-A Las Vegas (Mets)
Outfielders (5)
Ronald Acuna R/R 6-0 180 12/18/97 Double-A Mississippi (Braves)
Estevan Florial L/R 6-1 185 11/25/97 Low Class A Charleston (Yankees)
Eloy Jimenez R/R 6-4 205 11/27/96 High Class A Myrtle Beach (Cubs)
Victor Robles R/R 6-0 185 5/19/97 High Class A Potomac (Nationals)
Alex Verdugo L/L 6-0 205 5/15/96 Triple-A Oklahoma City (Dodgers)
*Roster Replacement due to promotion; x-promoted, will not play

2017 U.S. FUTURES GAME ROSTER

Pitchers (10)
Player  B/T Ht Wt DOB Team (Org)
Beau Burrows R/R 6-2 200 9/18/96 Double-A Erie (Tigers)
Jon Duplantier L/R 6-4 225 7/11/94 High Class A Visalia (Diamondbacks)
Jack Flaherty R/R 6-4 205 10/15/95 Triple-A Memphis (Cardinals)
Foster Griffin R/L 6-3 200 7/27/95 Double-A Northwest Arkansas (Royals)
Jimmy Herget R/R 6-3 170 9/9/93 Triple-A Louisville (Reds)
Brent Honeywell R/R 6-2 180 3/31/95 Triple-A Durham (Rays)
Michael Kopech R/R 6-3 205 4/30/96 Double-A Birmingham (White Sox)
Triston McKenzie R/R 6-5 165 8/2/97 High Class A Lynchburg (Indians)
A.J. Puk L/L 6-7 220 4/25/95 Double-A Midland (Athletics)
Tanner Scott R/L 6-2 220 7/22/94 Double-A Bowie (Orioles)
Catchers (2)
Zack Collins L/R 6-3 220 2/6/95 High Class A Winston-Salem (White Sox)
Chance Sisco L/R 6-2 195 2/24/95 Triple-A Norfolk (Orioles)
Infielders (8)
Brian Anderson R/R 6-3 185 5/19/93 Double-A Jacksonville (Marlins)
Bo Bichette R/R 6-0 200 3/5/98 Low Class A Lansing (Blue Jays)
Nick Gordon L/R 6-0 160 10/24/95 Double-A Chattanooga (Twins)
Rhys Hoskins R/R 6-4 225 3/17/93 Triple-A Lehigh Valley (Phillies)
Scott Kingery R/R 5-10 180 4/29/94 Triple-A Lehigh Valley (Phillies)
Ryan McMahon L/R 6-2 185 10/14/94 Triple-A Albuquerque (Rockies)
Brendan Rodgers R/R 6-0 180 8/9/96 Double-A Hartford (Rockies)
Nick Senzel R/R 6-1 205 6/29/95 Double-A Pensacola (Reds)
Outfielders (5)
Lewis Brinson R/R 6-3 195 5/8/94 Triple-A Colorado Springs (Brewers)
Derek Fisher L/R 6-3 205 8/21/93 Triple-A Fresno (Astros)
Corey Ray L/L 5-11 185 9/22/94 High Class A Carolina (Brewers)
Bryan Reynolds S/R 6-3 205 1/27/95 High Class A San Jose (Giants)
Kyle Tucker L/R 6-4 190 1/17/97 Double-A Corpus Christi (Astros)

Read more at http://www.baseballamerica.com/minors/futures-game-rosters-u-s/#PqDdUy2vPt3D5hhJ.99

2017 Futures Game set coming soon

It’s has been a very busy last 8 months at my real job so not much has gotten done on this site. I will begin work on the 2017 Futures Game set soon. It is always an interesting time to see the Top Prospects get voted to the All-Star Games and this Futures Game I hope to see Brendan Rodgers, Ronald Acuna, Scott Kingery, Rys Hoskins, Austin Hays, Nick Gordon, Eloy Jimenez (again) and maybe even Vladimir Guerrero, Jr.

Work also continues on the 2016 Florida State League filled with many top prospects and also reworking some of my sets to the more conventional “APBA-like” layout of red and black. Check out the sets available here: https://archrivalsbaseball.wordpress.com/available-sets/

NEW SET! – 2014 Carolina League

With a 5-1 win over Myrtle Beach, the Potomac Nationals won the Carolina League title, capping a banner year for the Nationals’ minor league affiliate. It is Potomac’s fifth title in team history, third in seven years, and first since 2010. Potomac was the Northern division first-half winner and overall division champion.

Powered by strong pitching and hitting, Potomac went 4-1 in the playoffs, and didn’t lose at home in Woodbridge. Potomac swept Lynchburg in the first round. They fell to Myrtle Beach, 2-0, in the opening game of the Mills Cup. Myrtle Beach finished the regular season with the best overall record and had home-field advantage for the championship series. But Potomac then won three straight, outscoring Myrtle Beach 20-8 in the final three games.

The Carolina League featured top prospects like 3B Joey Gallo, SS Raul Mondesi, Jr., 2B Jose Peraza, SS Tim Anderson, OF Nick Williams, C Jorge Alfaro, CF Bubba Starling, SS Erik Gonzalez, SP Chi Chi Gonzalez, SP Lucas Sims, SP Sean Manaea, SP Tyler Danish & many more.

2014 Sample Card – 14CAR_Sample_Gallo

2014 Cal League Rosters/Lineups – 14CAR_Rosters-Lineups

NEW! 1968 International League Set

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The 1968 international League set is an 8-team, 277 card, APBA-compatible set in color pdf format that features many 60’s, 70s & 80s stars like Amos Otis, Richie Hebner, Al Oliver, Manny Sanguillen, Freddie Patek, Dave Campbell, Brant Alyea, IL MVP and batting champ Merv Rettenmund, Mike Fiore, Terry Crowley, Mike Hegan, Joe Lahoud, Mike Marshall, Jim Rooker, Dick Drago, Gary Gentry, Tug McGraw, Jim McAndrew, Steve Renko, Tom House, Dock Ellis and many more. Included with the set is a roster/lineup card for each team and Master Game numbers are on each players’ card.

The 1968 International League season was the 83rd in the league’s history, and ended with the Jacksonville Suns winning their first and only Governors’ Cup. The league’s best regular season record belonged to the Toledo Mud Hens at 83-64 just 1/2 game better than the Columbus Jets. The Jacksonville Suns, the New York Mets affiliate, were led by their strong pitching staff of Gary Gentry (12-8, 2.91 ERA), Tug McGraw (9-9, 3.42 ERA), Jim McAndrew (8-3, 2.54 ERA), Bill Connors (8-5, 2.97 ERA), Danny Frisella (4-2, 2.72 ERA) and Steve Renko (4-1, 3.00) and hitters like Amos Otis and Duffy Dyer. Toledo had a strong team led by the power of 2B Dave “Soup” Campbell and 1B prospect Don Pepper with another strong pitching staff made up of Mike Marshall  (15-9, 2.94 ERA), Jim Rooker (14-8, 2.61 ERA), Dick Drago (15-8, 3.36 ERA), Dick Radatz. The best hitting team in the league was the Columbus Jets with Pirates prospects Richie Hebner, Al Oliver, Manny Sanguillen, Freddie Patek but their pitching was middle of the road led by Dave Roberts (18-5, 3.17 ERA).

For a list of my available Minor League sets and how to orderhttps://archrivalsbaseball.wordpress.com/available-sets/

Take a look who’s in these set with the 1968 International League Roster/Lineup sheet: 68IL_LineupsRosters

2014 Season Pitching Predictions

The final stats are in and I have looked over League Averages. The ERA in the AL (3.82) is a it’s lowest since 1981 and walks per 9 at their lowest since 1918!!! (thanks Phil Hughes). The ERA in the NL (3.66) is at it’s lowest since 1992 and walks per 9 at their lowest since 1968.

Control Ratings done … ZZs in NL – None (Seth Maness closest to ZZ), AL has Chad Qualls, Phil Hughes, Joakim Soria, Joe Thatcher and Dan Otero (maybe Michael Pineda)

Z cutoffs: NL Z cutoff .0592 AdjBB/AdjTBF – Joaquin Benoit in, Alfredo Simon misses out. AL cutoff .0586 AdjBB/AdjTBF – Brian Matusz in Scott Feldman and Jose Quintana just miss out.

These are initial calculations so I may adjust them.