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August GM Challenge Team

Posted on: August 4, 2009 9:24 pm
Edited on: August 9, 2009 9:35 pm

Starting Line-Up

  • Catcher - Jason Kendall
  • 1st Baseman - Travis Ishikawa
  • 2nd Baseman - Felipe Lopez
  • Shortstop - J.J. Hardy
  • 3rd Baseman - Miguel Cabrera
  • Left Field - Ryan J. Braun
  • Center Field - B.J. Upton
  • Right Field - Cameron Maybin


  • Center Fielder/Right Fielder - Jody Gerut
  • 2nd Baseman/Center Fielder - Hernan Iribarren
  • Left Fielder/Right Fielder - Frank Catalanatto
  • 3rd Baseman/Shortstop/2nd Baseman - Craig Counsell
  • Catcher/1st Baseman - Mike Rivera

Starting Rotation

  • Yovani Gallardo
  • Trevor Cahill
  • Manny Parra
  • Jeremy Hellickson


  • Trevor Hoffman (Closer)
  • Todd Coffey
  • Mark DeFelice
  • Tim Dilliard
  • R.J. Swindle
  • Claudio Vargas
  • Mitch Stetter

Top 10 Prospects

1) Cameron Maybin, OF, Grade A-: He’s got some flaws, but overall I buy into the notion that he will refine his tools into skills. Just don’t expect him to win batting titles.
2) Trevor Cahill, RHP, Grade B+: Borderline A-. I like him an awful lot. Just needs to cut down on the walks a bit. Rate him just a tad higher than Anderson due to a better ceiling.
3) Mat Gamel, 3B, Grade B+: Bat is very impressive, not sure about where he fits on the roster due to defensive limitations.
4) Jeremy Hellickson, RHP, Grade B+: Excellent combination of command with solid stuff.
5) Adrian Cardenas, 2B, Grade B: I think he’s a second baseman. Equivalent to a college junior entering 2009.
6) Brett Lawrie, C, Grade B: One of my favorite players from the 2008 draft. I totally buy into the bat. Only questions about position keep him from B+.
7) Jeremy Jeffress, RHP, Grade B: Huge upside with 100 MPH fastball, putting things together gradually, still learning to pitch.
8) Jon Lucroy, C, Grade B: Strong bat, underrated defense pushes him ahead of Salome in my opinion.
9) Angel Salome, C, Grade B: He can mash, but defense continues to draw mixed reviews, and if he can’t catch where does he play?
10) Lorenzo Cain, OF, Grade B-: Tools guy continues to improve his skills.

Trades Completed

  • Brewers acquire Scott Kazmir, B.J. Upton, and Jeremy Hellickson from the Rays for Prince Fielder and Carlos Villanueva
  • Brewers acquire Trevor Cahill and Adrian Cardenas from the Athletics for Braden Looper, Alcides Escobar, and Jake Odorizzi
  • Brewers acquire Travis Ishikawa from the Giants for Bill Hall
  • Brewers acquire Hunter Pence from the Astros for Mike Cameron and Taylor Green
  • Brewers acquire Cameron Maybin from the Marlins for Hunter Pence, Caleb Gindl, and Cody Scarpetta
  • Brewers acquire Miguel Cabrera from the White Sox for Scott Kazmir, Chris Smith, and Casey McGehee

Category: Fantasy Baseball

Since: May 3, 2009
Posted on: August 5, 2009 10:12 am

August GM Challenge Team

thats an ok team

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