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Well, the 'Stros (or 'Nauts?) are the only team in the SLB that I've ever followed, and it's sure paid off!  Yee yee!  I've noticed that, usually, they either make it to the Galactic Series, or they have a miserable losing season.  Oh well, this was one of the good years, so YEE YEE!

 

GREATEST TEAM IN SLB HISTORY!!!

 

6 GALACTIC CHAMPIONSHIPS!!!

 

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

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17 hours ago, CheeseBurger22 said:

Are you going to post the All Solar game uniforms?

 

Probably not. I'm a huge believer in each player wearing their own team's jerseys with just an ASG patch on it somewhere. 

 

16 hours ago, Yee Yee Go 'Stros! said:

Well, the 'Stros (or 'Nauts?) are the only team in the SLB that I've ever followed, and it's sure paid off!  Yee yee!  I've noticed that, usually, they either make it to the Galactic Series, or they have a miserable losing season.  Oh well, this was one of the good years, so YEE YEE!

 

GREATEST TEAM IN SLB HISTORY!!!

 

6 GALACTIC CHAMPIONSHIPS!!!

 

YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

 

Yeah, it's pretty weird. I just looked at their history and the last time they finished 2nd place was way back in 2510. Every time they finish in first place, they won the Galactic Series that year. It's pretty interesting! Check out their historical stats below: 

 

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(Just ignore the 2524 season. I'm in preseason mode right now in OOTP and the year shows up there now)

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The Venus Sparrows unveiled their new uniform set yesterday, including a brand new color in their set. The flying V-Sparrow logo remained, with new word marks added to the set.

 

The Designer, quoted in a statement, said this about creating the new look for one of the Original Six teams: “Using just the sparrow from the primary logo, I found a font that fits the overall look for the team. This design represents the proud Aphrodite community with history and class.”

 

The Sparrows announcement included three uniform sets. The team also unveiled updated home whites, road grays, and a brand new light blue alternate jersey.

 

The home whites have an orange “SPARROWS” with light blue outline on the front, along with the jersey number. The team will wear light blue caps, undershirts, belt, and socks to complete the set.

 

The road grays will have a different look from the home set. Continuing their tradition as an orange team, the Sparrows will be wearing primarily orange on the road.

 

The blue alternate jersey is interchangeable, as they can be worn at home or on the road.

 

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“This is a new era for us,” team owner Manuell Che said. “We’re tired of coming up short in the past years, so we needed a change.”

 

The Sparrows will take to the field in their new threads April 6 on Isla Mendez against the Mendez Islanders.

 

P.S. Totally used this article on the Mothership as a template for this post

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By the way, do you plan to do divisions within the next few expansions? Just wondering as the league is growing very fast and has enough teams for it.

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21 hours ago, SpartanDesigns said:

The new jerseys look amazing. You were able to balance the colors without the new look making the team look like a brand new team. I love it.

 

Thanks!

 

21 hours ago, SpartanDesigns said:

By the way, do you plan to do divisions within the next few expansions? Just wondering as the league is growing very fast and has enough teams for it.

 

You know actually, this is something that I'm going back and forth on. It's like a 50-50 shot or something. It's something that us "league officials" would have to discuss! I'll throw out some options and get some opinions. 

 

EDIT: Forgot to add. The league format really depends on the scheduling options, playoff format, fairness, etc. 

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7 hours ago, RoughRiders99 said:

 

Thanks!

 

 

You know actually, this is something that I'm going back and forth on. It's like a 50-50 shot or something. It's something that us "league officials" would have to discuss! I'll throw out some options and get some opinions. 

 

EDIT: Forgot to add. The league format really depends on the scheduling options, playoff format, fairness, etc. 

Alright, it makes sense why you are thinking about it. Either way it works.

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2524 Preseason

 

Hall of Fame

 

One of the best players ever, right fielder Josh Macura, has received the ultimate honor for a baseball player -- being inducted into the Solar League Baseball Hall of Fame.

 

The induction ceremony, which was held today, included tributes from his former teammates. One of them recognized his unparalleled work ethic, another his "naturally pure" swing, and yet another, his love for the game.

 

Macura received numerous awards during his playing days, but he said nothing could compare to being enshrined into the Hall of Fame.

 

In a career spanning 1699 games, Macura batted .324 with 2,129 hits, 179 home runs, 1,010 RBIs and 1,181 runs scored.

 

He played 12 seasons with the Luna Apollos. In his final two seasons, he played with the Mendez Islanders and the Kennedy Rockets.

 

He retired in 2518. He was elected to the Hall on his 3rd try, with 66.1% of the vote.

 

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Good relievers can often go unappreciated and unnoticed. That was not the case today when Alex Pier was inducted into the Solar League Baseball Hall of Fame. He will go down in history as one of the more dominant relievers of his generation. Pier was 39 when he retired from baseball.

 

Speaking at his induction, one of his managers observed, "A guy who throws what he intends to throw, that's the definition of a good pitcher. That's why Alex was such a great pitcher."

 

In an illustrious career Pier nailed down SLB-record 386 saves, appeared in 863 games, fashioned a 62-68 won-loss record with a 3.07 ERA, and had 956 strikeouts in 919 innings.

 

He played for four teams; Ceres Belters (6 seasons), Venus Sparrows (4), Mercury Mets (5), and Mars Warriors (1). He racked up 161 saves and 6.8 WAR with Mercury, the most of his four teams.

 

He retired in 2519. He was elected to the Hall on his 1st try, with 73.7% of the vote.

 

Players require 66% of ballots cast to be elected to the Hall, may stay on the ballot for up to 10 years if they receive at least 5% of the votes. Players must be retired for 5 years before they are eligible for induction to the Hall of Fame.

 

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HOF Classes

 

2524 – RF Josh Macura (Luna), CL Alex Pier (Mercury)

2523 – LF Jim Jackson (Luna)

2522 – RF Miguel Medrano (Mars)

2521 – no players inducted

2520 – SS Zack Dobson (Earth)

2519 – C Dylan Nulph (Mars), SP Dylan Heuer (Earth)

2518 – CF Luke Tasler (Earth)

2517 – RF Xie-li Shui (Mercury), CL Jerrod Pickens (Mercury), 3B Jonny Furman (Earth)

 

Players are listed with their primary team

 

 

Preseason Predictions

 

Astro League

 

1.    Mercury Mets

2.    Venus Sparrows

3.    Earth Astronauts

4.    Mars Warriors

5.    Jupiter Kings

6.    Ceres Belters

7.    Luna Apollos

 

Cosmo League

 

1.    Ganymede Giants

2.    Venus Reign

3.    Titan Scorpions

4.    Mendez Islanders

5.    Kennedy Rockets

6.    Valles Mariners Canyons

7.    PUA Emperors

 

 

Top 10 Prospects

Overall ranking, Position, Name, Age, Team

 

1) SS Chance Larson, 22, Valles Marineris Canyons

2) 2B Adam Oechsner, 22, Venus Sparrows

3) CF Jorge Hoshino, 23, Valles Marineris Canyons

4) RHP Jose Stephens, 22, Kennedy Rockets

5) SS Joe Etter, 23, Jupiter Kings

6) 1B Tim Glisson, 23, Venus Sparrows

7) RF Mike McCormick, 23, Mars Warriors

8) LHP Jorge Bustillos, 20, Earth Astronauts

9) LF Josh Coddington, 24, Mars Warriors

10) RHP Raul Nuno, 22, PUA Emperors

 

Minor League System Rankings

1.    Valles Marineris Canyons

2.    Venus Sparrows

3.    Mars Warriors

4.    Jupiter Kings

5.    Earth Astronauts

6.    Ceres Belters

7.    Ganymede Giants

8.    Kennedy Rockets

9.    Luna Apollos

10. Venus Reign

11. Mendez Islanders

12. Titan Scorpions

13. PUA Emperors

14. Mercury Mets

 

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2524 Season

  

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Season Recap

 

The Earth Astronauts were led by the 1-2 punch of second baseman Rod Wiesman (8.8 WAR) and first baseman Ramon Poston (8.5), who both finished first and second in WAR. Poston won the batting title with an average of .373 and led the league with 225 hits and 108 walks. Wiesman finished in the top five in many categories…  The new-look Venus Sparrows used a balance team to finish second in the Astro League. None of their hitters had more than 79 RBIs, but they led the league with an average of .285 as a team. Their top player was shortstop Javy Yglesias, from Puerto Rico on Earth, who used solid offense and strong defense to put up a WAR of 4.1. They had a solid pitching rotation, with four pitchers all putting up at least 184.1 innings. Mike Schneider led the league with 215 innings… The Jupiter Kings made their 9th postseason in 10 seasons. Superstar shortstop Nate Reppert, using his speed, led the AL with 15 triples and 66 stolen bases, in which he did for the 4th straight season. John Berndt led the AL with an ERA of 3.28 and a WHIP of 1.12.

 

The Mendez Islanders picked up their first regular-season title since 2516 with franchise record 97 wins. Despite finishing fourth in starter ERA, the Islanders still led the league in overall ERA thanks to their strong bullpen. Bobby Fitzgerald picked up 23 saves before getting injured. Zack Mooney stepped in and racked up 18 saves while having a microscopic ERA of 1.79. Rich Boden (1.40 ERA, 38.2 innings) and Hector Badilla (1.82, 74.1) rounded out the bullpen. Outfielder Marcos Houston, one of the better younger players, hit 33 homers and led the league with .588 slugging and .994 OPS… The Venus Reign failed to defend their three consecutive regular-season title, but still finished strong enough to pick up 95 victories, one shy of their franchise record. Longtime ace Mario Reynoso led the league with 21 wins and had a career low 2.42 ERA and a career high of 5.8 WAR. Jonas Pahl led the league with 113 RBIs and 121 runs, while Lev Agayan picked up the batting with after hitting .337 on the season… The Ganymede Giants set a franchise high with 93 wins this season, good for third place in the Cosmo League. Amreet Suruchi continued his fantastic career by leading the league with 106 walks, 55 stolen bases, and .440 OBP, for a WAR of 7.1. He is the all-time leader in SLB history in stolen bases with 543… Ziven Prudnikov of the Valles Marineris Canyons had a historic season, as he became the first ever player to win Pitcher of the Year AND League MVP in the same season. He set several SLB season records, with 2.26 ERA, 251 innings pitched, and 7.3 ERA. He had 21 wins and 210 strikeouts for a good measure.

 

All-Solar Game

 

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It was the longest All-Solar Game in SLB history, as the star-studded game lasted 13 innings, with the Astro League coming out on top of the Cosmo League, 6-5. In the top of the ninth inning, Gerardo Hubbell (Venus S.) hit an RBI single to tie the game. In the top of the 13th inning, Sam Elliot (Ceres) hit a go-ahead RBI single. Short on arms, 42-year old reliever Keith Quigley (Mendez) pitched the final three innings to pick up the victory. Vinny Espinoza (Venus S.) was named the Game MVP after going 2 for 3 with a two-run homer.

 

Astro League Starting Lineup (in July 2524)

1.    2B Rob Wiesman, Earth

2.    SS Dante Nunez, Luna

3.    1B Ramon Poston, Earth

4.    LF Hiroshi Taniguchi, Jupiter

5.    3B Gerardo Hubbell, Venus S.

6.    RF Takatsugu Nakasone, Mars

7.    CF Emmanuel Yackel, Venus S.

8.    DH Vinny Espinoza, Venus S.

9.    C Jeremy Lewis, Mars

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SP. John Rice, Luna

 

Cosmo League Starters (in July 2523)

1.    RF Amreet Suruchi, Ganymede

2.    2B Kazuhiro Fujimoto, Ganymede

3.    3B Toshikazu Kudo, Valles Marineris

4.    DH Johnny Haist, Mendez

5.    1B Jonas Pahl, Venus R.

6.    C Jesus Trout, PUA

7.    LF Jason Shafer, Ganymede

8.    SS Ben Mapstone, Valles Marineris

9.    CF Yoshiomi Miyagi, Titan

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SP. Luke Herring, Mendez

 

Awards

 

Astro League

Reliever of the Year       RP Orlando Odio, Earth

Rookie of the Year         LF Josh Coddington, Mars

Manager of the Year      MG Ryan Woosley, Venus S.

Pitcher of the Year         SP Mike Schneider, Venus S.

Most Valuable Player    1B Ramon Poston, Earth

 

Cosmo League

Reliever of the Year       RP Ron King, Titan

Rookie of the Year         LF Kevin Mullarkey, Mendez

Manager of the Year      MG Seth Hall, Venus R. 

Pitcher of the Year         SP Ziven Prudnikov, Valles Marineris

Most Valuable Player    SP Ziven Prudnikov, Valles Marineris

 

RoughRiders99's Notes/Disclaimers:

What do you guys think of the season recaps? Are they too long? Too short? Any general feedbacks or ideas for the season recaps? I don't want to sound like I'm lazy or anything like that, but these days it's becoming a little tedious to do these sort of reports. That's why I only do the postseason teams instead of all 14 teams. I still enjoy doing these, but just sorta looking for a more effective way of doing these things. 

Let me know what you think.

 

Thanks!

 

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2524 Postseason

 

Wild Card Games

 

The Venus Sparrows in their new look defeated the postseason mainstay Jupiter Kings, 5-2, in the AWCG. Sparrows starter Edwin Curiel pitched seven innings and allowed two runs on six hits while striking out five. Bryce Heuer, the son of Hall-of-Famer Dylan Heuer, pitched two scoreless innings to pick up the save.

 

The Venus Reign used their postseason experience from the past three years to defeat the Ganymede Giants, 5-2, in the CWCG. Postseason hero Tom Short took the mound for the Reign and pitched seven innings of two-run ball. The 1-2-3 hitters for the Reign combined for five RBIs, including a homer from Jonas Pahl.

 

League Championship Series

 

Feeling like they had something to prove in their new treads, the Venus Sparrows were on a mission. And they accomplished it, as they swept the defending SLB champions Earth Astronauts in four games. The Sparrows outscored the Astronauts 33-12. Despite hitting just .267 in the series, Gerardo Hubbell picked up 10 RBIs on three homers. He had two homers and five RBIs in Game 2. Centerfielder Scott McKinney picked up the series MVP with just three hits… all homers.

 

The Venus Reign had to fight for their regency in the CLCS, as they took the Mendez Islanders all the way to Game 7 after being down three games to none to clinch a spot in the Galactic Series. In Game 4, the Reign were just one out away from extending the series where the Islanders scored a run in the top of the ninth inning to tie the game. The teams essentially played another full nine-inning game, until in the bottom of the 18th inning, when Jerry Wolff hit a walk-off sacrifice fly to starve off elimination. The Reign then won three consecutive games to return to the Galactic Series for the fourth time in as many seasons.  

 

Galactic Series

 

It’s the Sister Series, Part II. The Sparrows and the Venus Reign faced each other in 2522, where the Reign defeated the Sparrows in six games. The Sparrows, in their brand new colors, were hungry for their first-ever SLB title, while the Reign hoped for their third title in four seasons.

 

The Reign started out fast by winning the first two games with a 2-0 shutout in Game 1, and a 5-2 victory in Game 2.

 

However, in Game 3 was when the tables started to turn around for the Sparrows in in the Sky Cities. Casey Patyon hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the seventh inning to secure Game 3. In Game 4, Gerardo Hubbell hit a walk-off homer in the bottom of the 10th inning to tie the game. In Game 5, Bobby Schnabel hit a walk-off homer (that’s two consecutive walk-off homers for the Sparrows!) to take the series lead.

 

After moving the series back to the surface in Aphrodite, Scott McKinney, who was a defensive replacement in the fourth inning, hit a key two-run homer to give the Sparrows enough cushion to work with. Starter Joe Patterson pitched seven innings and allowed no earned runs on just three hits. Because of key matchups, the Sparrows were forced to use their closer Bryce Heuer in the eighth inning, who pitched a scoreless inning. Frank Swartzentruber, who has just two saves the whole season, pitched a perfect frame on just seven pitches to clinch the first ever Galactic Series title for the Venus Sparrows.

 

The series MVP went to Schnabel, who collected four RBIs on eight hits while batting .364/.444/.727. Also, for the entirety of the postseason, all four of McKinney’s hits were homers. The 24-year old rookie reserve outfielder came up huge in key moments for the Sparrows. Edwin Curiel set an SLB record for most innings pitched in the postseason with 31 innings with an ERA of 2.32.

 

With the Sparrows’ victory, all six of the Original Six teams each now have a title.

 

 

Game-by-Game Results

 

G1 – Reign 2, Sparrows 0

G2 – Reign 5, Sparrows 2

G3 – Sparrows 4, Reign 2

G4 – Sparrows 7, Reign 6

G5 – Sparrows 3, Reign 2

G6 – Sparrows 4, Reign 2

 

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Past Galactic Series

 

2523 – Earth over Venus R., 4-2

2522 – Venus R. over Venus S., 4-2

2521 – Venus R. over Ceres, 4-3

2520 – Ganymede over Mercury, 4-3

2519 – Earth over Jupiter, 4-2

2518 – Mercury over Venus R., 4-1

2517 – Jupiter over Venus S., 4-3

2516 – Mars over Mendez, 4-2

2515 – Ceres over Jupiter, 4-3

2514 – Luna over Mendez, 4-3

2513 – Mercury over Mendez, 4-3

2512 – Mendez over Luna, 4-1

2511 – Ceres over Luna, 4-3

2510 – Luna over Earth, 4-3

2509 – Luna over Mars, 4-1

2508 – Mars over Luna, 4-2

2507 – Luna over Mars, 4-3

2506 – Mars over Earth, 4-2

2505 – Mars over Earth, 4-1

2504 – Mars over Mercury, 4-1

2503 – Earth over Mercury, 4-1

2502 – Earth over Mercury, 4-0

2501 – Earth over Mercury, 4-2

2500 – Earth over Mercury, 4-2

 

RoughRiders99's Notes/Disclaimers: 

 

FINALLY! I guess the new uniforms were just the Sparrows needed for that title! And what a series! Two straight walk-off homers. The Sparrows were hungry. 

 

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I think the idea of just covering the playoff teams and any good stories of teams getting close to the playoffs is a better idea.

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Venus just did the same thing the Broncos did in the 90s. New uniforms, championship. 

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2525 Preseason

 

Hall of Fame

 

Skip Flanagan (98.9 percent of ballots, 1st year, highest of all-time)

Team: Earth Astronauts

Defining stats: As of January 3, 2525, Flanagan is the all-time leader in career runs scored with 1,967. He has the third-most hits of all time with 3,312. He also is the all-time career leader as a first baseman in at least 15 categories, including but not limited to: hits, home runs (457), RBIs (1,786), walks (1,828), and WAR (84.1).

RR99’s real-life MLB comparison: Joey Votto/Jeff Bagwell

 

Matt Bradbury (73.2 percent of ballots, 1st year)

Team: Venus Sparrows, Mendez Islanders, Earth Astronauts, Ganymede Giants

Defining stats: Despite having 1,748 strikeouts, most in SLB history, Bradbury still leads all of catchers in career games (2,183), hits (2,411), home runs (369), RBIs (1,314), and WAR (41.8).

RR99’s real-life MLB comparison: Jorge Posada 

 

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How did I pick the real-life MLB comparison?

I used fangraphs.com and filtered the stats

to find the closest real-life historic player

based on their primary position, WAR, and batting line (AVG/OBP/SLG).

It is far from perfect, but it’s something to help.

 

HOF Classes

2525 – 1B Skip Flanagan (Earth), C Matt Bradbury (Venus S.)

2524 – RF Josh Macura (Luna), CL Alex Pier (Mercury)

2523 – LF Jim Jackson (Luna)

2522 – RF Miguel Medrano (Mars)

2521 – no players inducted

2520 – SS Zack Dobson (Earth)

2519 – C Dylan Nulph (Mars), SP Dylan Heuer (Earth)

2518 – CF Luke Tasler (Earth)

2517 – RF Xie-li Shui (Mercury), CL Jerrod Pickens (Mercury), 3B Jonny Furman (Earth)

Players are listed with their primary team

 

Major off-season signings

Above $75 million total

 

·      RF Amreet Suruchi signs with the Ganymede Giants for a 7-year, $255 million contract.

·      SP Pat Barnes signs with the Jupiter Kings for a 6-year, $154 million contract.

·      RF Dan Jelinek signs with the Mars Warriors for a 6-year, $84.6 million contract.

·      RF Takatsugu Nakasone signs with the Earth Astronauts for a  7-year, $200.8 million contract.

 

Preseason Predictions

As of Opening Day

 

Astro League

1.    Mars Warriors

2.    Earth Astronauts

3.    Mercury Mets

4.    Venus Sparrows

5.    Jupiter Kings

6.    Luna Apollos

7.    Ceres Belters

 

Cosmo League

1.    Venus Reign

2.    Ganymede Giants

3.    Mendez Islanders

4.    Titan Scorpions

5.    Kenney Rockets

6.    Valles Marineris Canyons

7.    PUA Emperors

 

Top 10 Hitters

Position, Name, Team, Total WAR of last 2 seasons

 

·      RF Amreet Suruchi, Giants, 15.0

·      1B Ramon Poston, Astronauts, 14.4

·      2B Rod Wiesman, Astronauts, 13.6

·      SS Ben Mapstone, Canyons, 12.8

·      RF Takatsugu Nakasone, Astronauts, 12.2

·      3B Basava Umakanta, Reign, 10.7

·      SS Dante Nunez, Apollos, 10.3

·      CF Jerry Wolff, Reign, 10.3

·      CF Mitch Harner, Rockets, 10.2

·      SS Nate Reppert, Kings, 10.0

 

Top 10 Pitchers

Position, Name, Team, Total WAR of last 2 seasons

 

·      SP Ziven Prudnikov, Canyons, 12.2

·      SP Mario Main, Rockets, 10.6

·      SP Mario Reynoso, Reign, 10.3

·      SP Elvis Covell, Giants, 9.8

·      SP Mike Schneider, Reign, 8.4

·      SP Pat Barnes, Kings, 8.4

·      SP John Rice, Apollos, 7.9

·      SP Danny Lozano, Warriors, 7.6

·      SP Edgar Burke, Islanders, 7.4

·      SP Marty Thomas, Warriors, 7.2

 

WAR reference chart by Fangraphs hidden below.  

Spoiler

 

WAR Chart (for 2 seasons, divide by 1 for a single season)

Scrub: 0-2 WAR

Role Player: 2-4 WAR

Solid Starter: 4-6 WAR

Good Player: 6-8 WAR (Chris Archer, Jon Lester)

All-Star: 8-10 WAR (Anthony Rizzo, Robinson Cano, Buster Posey, Justin Verlander)

Superstar: 10-12 WAR (Joey Votto, Nolan Arenado, Freddie Freeman, Max Scherzer)

MVP: 12+ WAR (Mike Trout, Kris Bryant, Jose Altuve, Chris Sale, Corey Kluber)

 

MLB players examples using real-life WAR from 2016-2017 seasons

 

 

 

 

Top 10 Prospects

Overall ranking, Position, Name, Age, Team

 

1) SS Chance Larson, 23, Canyons

2) CF Bobby Keenan, 21, Emperors

3) LHP Jorge Bustillos, 21, Astronauts

4) RF Sal Rios, 23, Reign

5) RHP Roy Rucker, 23, Belters

6) RF Bill Gibson, 22, Apollos

7) CF Cesar Beltre, 24, Astronauts

8) SS Juan Perez, 22, Kings

9) RHP Jack Robertson, 22, Warriors

10) LF Ivan Cuellar, 22, Belters

 

Minor League System Rankings

1.    Ceres Belters

2.    Ganymede Giants

3.    Venus Reign

4.    Mars Warriors

5.    Valles Marineris Canyons

6.    Jupiter Kings

7.    Earth Astronauts

8.    Luna Apollos

9.    PUA Emperors

10. Venus Sparrows

11. Titan Scorpions

12. Kennedy Rockets

13. Mendez Islanders

14. Mercury Mets

 

RoughRiders99's Notes/Disclaimers:

 

I'm trying something new, and I think I'm liking where I'm going with this. I like how I set up the HOF information, instead of just copying/pasting the generated OOTP story for the inductees. And I figured out a way to see who the best players have been over the last two years using WAR, which I think would show who the true "stars" are instead of just putting fluke-y players up there. I also included a chart that Fangraphs to give you a better understanding of what type a player is when they earn X WAR, and some comparable real-life MLB players. I've always imagined that these would be the players represented in a Sunday Night Football style intro video, very much like this. See the 10 players in the banners? That's what I'm talking about. I hope you like the new stuff! Let me know what you think. 

Thanks! 

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2525 Season

 

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25th Anniversary

 

Below is the 25th Anniversary patch that all 14 teams will wear on their jerseys for the duration of the season.

 

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Taken from this logo

 

Season Recap

 

For the Earth Astronauts, Ramon Poston became the first Triple-Crown winner by leading the league in average (.417), homers (41), and RBIs (134) since Bubba Forrest did so for Mars in 2513. Poston became the 4th player ever to hit above .400 in a single season. Earth also had the 5th player in second baseman Rod Wiesman, who batted .408 on the season. Filled with a star-studded lineup, Earth led SLB in batting average and OBP as a team. 37-year old closer Ryan DeMaggio had a career year racking up 42 saves in 95.1 innings and 1.51 ERA, good for 2.6 WAR. Earth’s 97 wins were the most since they won 102 in 2502… The Mars Warriors won 95 games and returned to the postseason for the first time since 2521. The Warriors had two starters log over 200 innings in Juan Joo (225.2 IP) and Marty Thomas (202.2). Zach Quitter, a former no. 1 prospect, batted .347 on the season and lead the league with 48 doubles… The Mercury Mets’ Alex Mondragon was the best non-Earth player, as he racked up a WAR of 6.9 to lead the Mets to a postseason berth. Mondragon had a slash line of .359/.414/.645 and had 39 homers and 109 RBIs.

 

With a deep lineup, the Ganymede Giants finished first in the Cosmo League. They had three players with 4+ WAR and two additional players with 3+ WAR. Jason Shafer, Aroghetto Ghiberti, and Kazuhiro Fujimoto all finished 1-2-3 in the Cosmo League MVP voting. Ghiberti also picked up the Rookie of the Year honors… The Titan Scorpions had a dominant closer in Ron King, who picked up 31 saves with an ERA of 1.95, good for a WAR of 2.8. Yoshiomi Miyagi, who had some down years in the last two years by his standards, rebounded to lead the Cosmo League with 6.6 WAR… The Kennedy Rockets squeaked into the postseason with a losing record, thanks to the weaker teams in the league. They rode the arms of their top two starters, Mario Main and James Downey. They finished 2nd and 5th in WAR with 5.4 and 4.1 respectively.

 

 

 

All-Solar Game

 

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There’s nothing better than hitting a pinch-hit, walk-of double in the bottom of the ninth inning during the All-Solar Game, and that happened for Earth Astronauts outfielder Daniel Mashburn, who… mashed a double down the line to… burn the Cosmo League for an Astro League 4-3 victory. (I apologize for the terrible puns). Yoshiomi Miyagi of the Scorpions picked up the Game MVP in a losing effort by going 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run. 

 

Astro League Starting Lineup (in July 2525)

1.    SS Dante Nunez, Luna

2.    RF Armando Grba, Luna

3.    1B Ramon Poston, Earth

4.    LF Alex Mondragon, Mercury

5.    C Keith Miller, Luna

6.    DH Jacob Havens, Mercury

7.    2B Brendan DeGrassi, Ceres

8.    3B Dorian Hall, Mars

9.    CF Greg Philippon, Luna

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SP. Nick Businelle, Mercury

 

Cosmo League Starters (in July 2525)

1.    SS Lev Agayan, Venus R.

2.    2B Kazuhiro Fujimoto, Ganymede

3.    LF Jason Schafer, Ganymede

4.    1B Phil Price, Ganymede

5.    DH Tomoya Oka, Ganymede

6.    RF Alex Keck, Titan

7.    3B Artuo Alvarez, Mendez

8.    1B Jorge Rodriguez, Ganymede

9.    C Victor Cortez, Titan

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SP. Mario Reynoso, Venus R.

 

Awards

 

Astro League

Reliever of the Year       RP Ryan DeMaggio, Earth

Rookie of the Year         LF Kazuhisa Okumura, Venus S.

Manager of the Year      MG Austin Oakes, Earth

Pitcher of the Year         SP Juan Joo, Mars

Most Valuable Player    1B Ramon Poston, Earth

 

Cosmo League

Reliever of the Year       RP Ron King, Titan

Rookie of the Year         LF Aroghetto Ghiberti, Ganymede

Manager of the Year      MG Seth Hall, Venus R.

Pitcher of the Year         SP Mario Reynoso, Venus R.

Most Valuable Player    LF Jason Shafer, Ganymede

 

RoughRiders99's Notes/Disclaimers

 

I'm going to let this post sit for a while! Maybe we'll get some discussions about who you guys think will win the Galactic Series and whatnot!

 

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And the reign of the (Venus) Reign comes to an end. Someone else from the Cosmo League will be playing in the Galactic Series.

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2525 Postseason

 

Wild Card Games

 

The Mars Warriors defeated the Mercury Mets in a 12-0 rout in the AWCG. Mars’ Marty Thomas pitched a complete-game shutout, striking out four batters while allowing only four hits. Greg LaGrotteria, Zach Quitter, and Israel Lewis, combined for nine RBIs, paced the Warriors offensively. Quitter and Lewis each also had a homer. The Warriors won their first postseason since 2516. They were swept out of the postseason in 2521.

 

The Kennedy Rockets had to hang on for dear life, as they held off a 3-run comeback from the Titan Scorpions in the bottom of the ninth inning to win the CWCG by the score of 4-3. Kennedy’s Mario Main was cruising until a shutout until he coughed up a two-run homer. Closer Oscar Inniss came in and immediately surrendered a run, but managed to close it out for a one-out save. Doug Tinsley who went 3 for 4 with two RBIs and two doubles paced the Rockets’ offense.

 

 

League Championship Series

 

Excited from their first postseason victory in nearly a decade, the Mars Warriors fell back to Earth (not literally), as they got swept by the Earth Astronauts in four games. The only one-run game was Game 2, where Earth won the game, 5-5. The Astronauts mounted a 5-run inning in the seventh inning to come from behind for the win. The Astronauts’ Jose Hernandez picked up six RBIs with two homers on 10 hits in 16 at-bats to earn the series MVP honors.

 

This probably was one of the more exciting one-sided series in SLB history, as the Kennedy Rockets defeated the Ganymede Giants in five games. All games were a one-run game, except Game 1. Ganymede won on a walk-off in the 12th inning in Game 2, and Kennedy had their walk-off victory in Game 4. In Game 5, James Downey and Oscar Inniss combined for a 1-0 shutout victory. The Rockets are believed to be the first ever team to participate in the Galactic Series with a losing record.

 

 

Galactic Series

 

When a 97-win team is facing a 75-win team in the Galactic Series, it is an easy guess who would take the Galactic Series. And to nobody’s surprise, the Earth Astronauts won their second title in three years by defeating the Kennedy Rockets four games to two. Despite the two wins from the Rockets, the series was pretty lopsided in the Astronauts’ favor, as they outscored the former 41-28. Dharmendra Pallavi, who was placed into a starting outfield job due to injuries, picked up the series MVP with 10 hits, six RBIs, and a homer while batting .400. It is Earth’s seventh Galactic Series title in franchise history.

 

Game-by-Game Results

 

G1 – Rockets 3, Astronauts 1

G2 – Astronauts 9, Rockets 5

G3 – Rockets 7, Astronauts 3

G4 – Astronauts 12, Rockets 6

G5 – Astronauts 12, Rockets 6

G6 – Astronauts 4, Rockets 1

 

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Past Galactic Series

 

2524 – Venus S. over Venus R., 4-2

2523 – Earth over Venus R., 4-2

2522 – Venus R. over Venus S., 4-2

2521 – Venus R. over Ceres, 4-3

2520 – Ganymede over Mercury, 4-3

2519 – Earth over Jupiter, 4-2

2518 – Mercury over Venus R., 4-1

2517 – Jupiter over Venus S., 4-3

2516 – Mars over Mendez, 4-2

2515 – Ceres over Jupiter, 4-3

2514 – Luna over Mendez, 4-3

2513 – Mercury over Mendez, 4-3

2512 – Mendez over Luna, 4-1

2511 – Ceres over Luna, 4-3

2510 – Luna over Earth, 4-3

2509 – Luna over Mars, 4-1

2508 – Mars over Luna, 4-2

2507 – Luna over Mars, 4-3

2506 – Mars over Earth, 4-2

2505 – Mars over Earth, 4-1

2504 – Mars over Mercury, 4-1

2503 – Earth over Mercury, 4-1

2502 – Earth over Mercury, 4-0

2501 – Earth over Mercury, 4-2

2500 – Earth over Mercury, 4-2

 

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2 hours ago, RoughRiders99 said:

 

 

League Championship Series

 

Excited from their first postseason victory in nearly a decade, the Mars Warriors fell back to Earth (not literally), as they got swept by the Earth Astronauts in four games. The only one-run game was Game 2, where Earth won the game, 5-5. The Astronauts mounted a 5-run inning in the seventh inning to come from behind for the win. The Astronauts’ Jose Hernandez picked up six RBIs with two homers on 10 hits in 16 at-bats to earn the series MVP honors.

 

 

 

Earth was so good, they won a tie ball game in the League Championship Series. :lol:

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1 hour ago, Dan O'Mac said:

 

Earth was so good, they won a tie ball game in the League Championship Series. :lol:

 

GGWP. Thanks for the catch haha. The score actually was 6-5. 

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