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One Giants Fan's WS Team Analysis




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Lineups are close, Giants have much better fielding and Pen. The Tigers have Verlander and hot starting pitching. If the Giants can make the Tigers SPs throw a lot of pitches they can take advantage of their pen.

Tigers porous D might be the difference or the SPs might be able to overcome it. Giants will need to keep Fielder and Cabrera from going off on them. Of course, it’s usually someone you don’t expect that gets the key hits in a series so....

Gonna be another close series.

Lineups

Jackson/Pagan

300 .377 .479

.288 .338 .440

Pagan’s only advantage is in SBs. Advantage to Tigers

Berry-Infate/Scutaro

Scutaro was 7th in the league in hitting and is on fire. Advantage Giants

Cabrera/Sandoval

Cabrera won the triple Crown. Big Advantage Detroit

Fielder/Posy

NL MVP versus a guy with 38 HR and 120 RBI. Fielder isn’t as good v LHP but, still pretty good. Even

Young/Pence

.267 .296 .411

.253 .319 .425

During the regular season the numbers are remarkably similar, but the playoffs are a different story. Outside of Pence’s "triple double" he’s been ineffective. Advantage Tigers

Peralta/Belt

.239 .305 .384

.275 .360 .421

Not sure why this guy hits sixth. Belt, but Belt has the advantage over Peralta. Advantage Giants

Garcia-Avila/Blanco

Blanco is better than Avila (.243 .352 .384 ) due to his speed. Garcia is probably a bit better. Even

Avila-Infante/Crawford

Avila is bad v LHP. They’d be better at the plate to start Laird. Infante about the same v RHP as Crawford. Might be a slight advantage to SF when Avila plays so slight advantage to SF.

I’m guessing the Giants will DH Huff so advantage wherever that takes place in the lineup to Tigers.

Lineups come out pretty even.

Fielding

c- Posey and Avila are similar

1b- Belt is much better than Fielder

2b- Infante might have a bit more range, very slight advantage Tigers

ss- Crawford is MUCH better than peralta

3b- As big as Panda is, he’s still got more range than Cabrera

LF- Blanco is a CFer. Young is average. Big advantage in SF, even or slight SF advantage on road

CF – Jackson is very good. Slight advantage to Tigers

RF – Pence knows RF in SF better than the Tigers. Slight advantage to SF

SPs

Verlander/Zito

Uh, unless Zito can spin another game 5, HUGE advantage to Detroit

Fister/Bumgarner

Fister threw great at the end of the year. Bumgarner hasn’t. IF he’s really found what he was doing wrong, this *might* be even, but not sure you can count on that. Advantage Tigers (with an asterisk for Mad Bum’s pen work)

Sanchez/Vogelsong

Over the course of the year Vogey was better than Sanchez, but Sanchez OWNS the Giants. Still, I’ll give Vogey a slight advantage due to the way he’s pitched in the playoffs.

Scherzer/Cain

Cain needs to be sharp like he can be. His numbers are better so you have to give the advantage to the Giants.

Advantage to Tigers due to the Verlander factor. IF, however, they can beat him, that changes the dynamics of the series.

Pen

Giants have more depth and balance. Advantage SF

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