Sunday, July 27, 2008

NL South Preview

Atlanta Southern Boys (NL)
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Season 4 record: 84-78 1st place

Star Watch: Wolf Koloff, Rich Pittinger, Steve Bergen

Rookie Watch: Pedro Reyes, Derek Siebert

Offense: 4

Defense: 3

Pitching: 4

Coaching: 5

Analysis: This is essentially the exact same team that went to the World Series last year. With the improvement of rivals, is it enough?

Draft Attention: BPA

Star Watch: Cliff Millwood, Mark Trammell, Chad Buchanan, Brandon Thompson

Rookie Watch: Peter Roth

Offense: 5

Defense: 4

Pitching: 3

Coaching: 4

Analysis: This is a young team with stars, but also some gaping holes. Do they have enough this year?

Draft Attention: 1B, SS, 3B, RP

Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City Cowpunchers (NL)
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Season 4 record: 83 - 79 2nd place

Star Watch: Vladimir Moya

Rookie Watch: Not much.

Offense: 4

Defense: 4

Pitching: 4

Coaching: 4

Analysis: Oklahoma is a very solid, well-balanced team and just missed the playoffs last year, but should make a push this year.

Draft Attention: 2B, LF, Pitching

Season 4 record: 73-89 3rd place

Star Watch: Kiki Lee

Rookie Watch: Matt Graves

Offense: 3

Defense: 3

Pitching: 2

Coaching: 3

Analysis: This team has an outstanding bullpen, but how often will the starters leave with a lead?

Draft Attention: SP