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    CAP Database FAQ
    JCMoney (jc@jcmoney.com)
    March 17, 2004
    Version 0.6
    
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    INTRODUCTION
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    Hello, and welcome to my CAP Database for MVP Baseball 2004. First, I would
    like to start off by saying that these may not be completely accurate, as most
    of these CAPs are for rookies and minor league prospects. As you may know from
    watching baseball, there are many "cant miss" prospects that miss, and many
    players who pop out of nowhere to become stars. Most of these players have not
    stepped up to bat or been atop the mound at a major league park so there
    rankings are based on what will probably happen. Also, there are a lot of
    players who need to made, so I am not going to rate each one as I do not know
    enough about them. I am only going to do the top prospects, so I am sorry if
    your neighbor who is in class AA isnt here. As usual, if you have any problems
    with my ratings, would like to contribute, or have a request, drop me a line.
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    UPDATES
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    Version .6 - More players added - Adam LaRoche, Shane Spencer, Jesse Craine,
    Prince Fielder, Cory Lidle, Jeremy Reed
    Version .5 - First update. First CAPs for Kevin Youkilis, Kaz Matsui, Kevin
    Millar, Larry Broadway, Joe Mauer, Scott Kazmir, and Zach Greinke
    
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    Contents
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    1. Pros
    2. Prospects
    3. Copyright
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    1. PROS
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    Boston Red Sox - Kevin Youkilis
    Edit: David Bernard, a 3B on the AA Team. He's 6'1 207. Good Enough.
    First Name: Kevin
    Last Name: Youkilis
    Birth Date: 15
    Birth Month: March
    Birth Year: 1979
    First Position: 3B
    Second Position: 1B
    Throws: RIGHT
    Bats: RIGHT
    Batter Ditty: Rock
    Jersey Number: 55
    Face: 5
    Hair Color: 5
    Hair Style: 8
    Facial Hair: 1
    Bat Color 4
    Fielding Glove: 5
    Elbow Gaurd: 2
    Shin Gaurd: None
    Wrist Band: None
    Socks: Low
    Catcher Mask: 1
    Batting Gloves: On
    Batting Stance: Classic 3 (im not really sure here)
    Contact vs RHP: 69
    Contact vs LHP: 60
    Power vs RHP: 48
    Power vs LHP: 43
    Bunting: 40
    Plate Discipline: 90
    Durability: 80
    Speed: 65
    Stealing Tendency: 40
    Baserunning Ability: 40
    Fielding: 50
    Range: 50
    Throwing Strength: 70
    Throwing Accuracy: 65
    Outlook: This guy is one hell of a prospect. He has a .501 OBP. Anyone who
    manages to get one base half the time he gets up to the plate automatically
    classifies himself as a possible star. He'll start the season behind Bill
    Mueler but may be able to grab a starting nod. He doesnt have a lot of power
    but managed to bat over .300 so he's not just good for his walks.
    
    Boston Red Sox - Kevin Millar
    Edit: Just create someone for him.
    First Name: Kevin
    Last Name: Millar
    Birth Date: 24
    Birth Month: September
    Birth Year: 1971
    First Position: 1B
    Second Position: UTIL
    Throws: RIGHT
    Bats: RIGHT
    Batter Ditty: Heavy Rock
    Jersey Number: 15
    Height: 6'0
    Face: 3
    Hair Color: 1
    Hair Style: 7
    Facial Hair: 6
    Bat Color: 2
    Fielding Glove: 3
    Elbow Gaurd: 1
    Shin Gaurd: 1
    Wrist Band: None
    Socks: High
    Catcher Mask: 1
    Batting Gloves: On
    Batting Stance: Vlad Guerrero
    Contact vs RHP: 75
    Contact vs LHP: 79
    Power vs RHP: 67
    Power vs LHP: 75
    Bunting: 40
    Plate Discipline: 60
    Durability: 70
    Speed: 50
    Stealing Tendency: 30
    Baserunning Ability: 65
    Fielding: 70
    Range: 65
    Throwing Strength: 70
    Throwing Accuracy: 70
    Outlook: Still a solid player, should start for the Sox this year and still
    play solid ball, hitting only slightly below 300 and a good amount of HRs.
    
    New York Mets - Kazuo Matsui
    Edit: Create it...
    First Name: Kazuo
    Last Name: Matsui
    Birth Date: 23
    Birth Month: October
    Birth Year: 1975
    First Position: SS
    Second Position: IF
    Throws: RIGHT
    Bats: SWITCH
    Batter Ditty: Whatever...Latin, Dance, Pop, it all works
    Jersey Number: 25
    Height: 5'10
    Body Type: Athletic
    Face: 3
    Hair Color: 5
    Hair Style: 7
    Facial Hair: 1
    Bat Color 2
    Fielding Glove: 2
    Elbow Gaurd: 2
    Shin Gaurd: 2
    Wrist Band: 3
    Socks: Low
    Catcher Mask: 1
    Batting Gloves: On
    Batting Stance: Matsui
    Contact vs RHP: 78
    Contact vs LHP: 83
    Power vs RHP: 63
    Power vs LHP: 68
    Bunting: 80
    Plate Discipline: 30
    Durability: 95
    Speed: 95
    Stealing Tendency: 80
    Baserunning Ability: 85
    Fielding: 90
    Range: 90
    Throwing Strength: 85
    Throwing Accuracy: 85
    Outlook: A 28 year old rookie. Not unusual anymore after Godzilla came to
    Manhatten last year. Just like Hideki, Kaz's HR total will drop, but he will
    still grab a lot of hits and steals. He has the qualities to become a Gold
    Glove SS. Matsui to Reyes will be a nice double play tandem.
    
    New York Mets - Shane Spencer
    Edit: Create Him (he's 5'11, around 210. If there is a minor leaguer like that
    then just edit him and move him up)
    First Name: Shane
    Last Name: Spencer
    Birth Date: 20
    Birth Month: February
    Birth Year: 1972
    First Position: RF
    Second Position: LF
    Throws: RIGHT
    Bats: RIGHT
    Batter Ditty: Rock
    Jersey Number: 47
    Height: 5'10
    Body Type: Athletic
    Face: 1
    Hair Color: 3
    Hair Style: 5
    Facial Hair: 1
    Bat Color: 3
    Fielding Glove: 2
    Elbow Gaurd: NONE
    Shin Gaurd: 1
    Wrist Band: 3
    Socks: Low
    Catcher Mask: 1
    Batting Gloves: On
    Batting Stance: Matsui
    Contact vs RHP: 65
    Contact vs LHP: 77
    Power vs RHP: 60
    Power vs LHP: 70
    Bunting: 50
    Plate Discipline: 40
    Durability: 70
    Speed: 65
    Stealing Tendency: 30
    Baserunning Ability: 50
    Fielding: 65
    Range: 65
    Throwing Strength: 65
    Throwing Accuracy: 75
    Outlook: A vet who will help out the Mets OF. Currently in legal trouble being
    accused of beating some man in Miami. He could start but probably will come off
    the bench. He has a nice bat against lefties, hitting a little over .300 for
    his career against southpaws.
    
    Minnesota Twins - Joe Mauer
    Edit: Create Him
    First Name: Joe
    Last Name: Mauer
    Birth Date: 18
    Birth Month: April
    Birth Year: 1983
    First Position: C
    Second Position: UTIL
    Throws: RIGHT
    Bats: LEFT
    Batter Ditty: Rock or Country
    Jersey Number: 7
    Height: 6'4
    Body Type: Athletic
    Face: 7
    Hair Color: 2
    Hair Style: 7
    Facial Hair: 1
    Bat Color: 1
    Fielding Glove: 2
    Elbow Gaurd: 1
    Shin Gaurd: 1
    Wrist Band: 3
    Socks: Low
    Catcher Mask: 1
    Batting Gloves: On
    Batting Stance: Garciapara?
    Contact vs RHP: 75
    Contact vs LHP: 72
    Power vs RHP: 62
    Power vs LHP: 60
    Bunting: 65
    Plate Discipline: 70
    Durability: 75
    Speed: 65
    Stealing Tendency: 55
    Baserunning Ability: 70
    Fielding: 90
    Range: 85
    Throwing Strength: 90
    Throwing Accuracy: 90
    Outlook: The #1 Prospect in the game is starting the season behind the plate
    for Minnesota. He can get on base but his power is still developing. He caught
    half of the runners who tried to steal on him last year in the minors, and his
    superb fielding skills should continue into the pro level.
    
    Atlanta Braves - Adam LaRoche
    Edit: Create (Height 6-3)
    First Name: Adam
    Last Name: LaRoche
    Birth Date: 6
    Birth Month: November
    Birth Year: 1979
    First Position: 1B
    Second Position: UTIL
    Throws: LEFT
    Bats: LEFT
    Batter Ditty: Heavy Rock
    Jersey Number: 19
    Body Type: Skinny
    Face: 7
    Hair Color: 5
    Hair Style: 5
    Facial Hair: 1
    Bat Color 1
    Fielding Glove: 2
    Elbow Gaurd: None
    Shin Gaurd: None
    Wrist Band: None
    Socks: Low
    Catcher Mask: 1
    Batting Gloves: On
    Batting Stance: Burnitz?
    Contact vs RHP: 77
    Contact vs LHP: 65
    Power vs RHP: 73
    Power vs LHP: 60
    Bunting: 50
    Plate Discipline: 70
    Durability: 75
    Speed: 68
    Stealing Tendency: 30
    Baserunning Ability: 60
    Fielding: 80
    Range: 75
    Throwing Strength: 80
    Throwing Accuracy: 75
    Outlook: Looks to be the frontrunner for the Braves starting job this season.
    Last season in the minors he had a breakout season, proving that he had the
    power to hit more than 13 (he blasted 20) and he improved him patience at the
    plate. He knows his time has come and is fully prepared to take over the bag.
    
    Cincinati Reds - Cory Lidle
    Edit: Create (6'0)
    First Name: Cory
    Last Name: Lidle
    Birth Date: 22
    Birth Month: March
    Birth Year: 1972
    First Position: SP
    Second Position: NONE
    Throws: RIGHT
    Bats: RIGHT
    Batter Ditty: Rock
    Jersey Number: 15
    Body Type: Skinny
    Face: 5
    Hair Color: 4
    Hair Style: 3
    Facial Hair: 6
    Bat Color 1
    Fielding Glove: 2
    Elbow Gaurd: None
    Shin Gaurd: None
    Wrist Band: None
    Socks: Low
    Catcher Mask: 1
    Batting Gloves: On
    Batting Stance: Crouched
    Contact vs RHP: 22
    Contact vs LHP: 26
    Power vs RHP: 25
    Power vs LHP: 34
    Bunting: 40
    Plate Discipline: 40
    Durability: 80
    Speed: 50
    Stealing Tendency: 30
    Baserunning Ability: 30
    Fielding: 70
    Range: 65
    Throwing Strength: 65
    Throwing Accuracy: 70
    Delivery: Style 3
    Stamina: 79
    Pickoff: 60
    Pitch 1: Fastball
    Control: 75
    Velocity: 92
    Pitch 2: Splitter
    Movement: 80
    Control: 79
    Velocity: 81
    Pitch 3: Changeup
    Movement: 55
    Control: 70
    Velocity: 75
    Pitch 4: Curveball
    Movement: 76
    Control: 65
    Velocity: 79
    Outlook: He's a veteren pitcher, could be an asset to any team. He's not gonna
    improve much anymore but he could be a good addition to your rotation.
    
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    2. PROSPECTS
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    Montreal Expos (AA Team) - Larry Broadway
    Edit: Matt Drumright, a 1B. He's 6'4 just like Broadway
    First Name: Larry
    Last Name: Broadway
    Birth Date: 17
    Birth Month: December
    Birth Year: 1980
    First Position: 1B
    Second Position: UTIL
    Throws: LEFT
    Bats: LEFT
    Batter Ditty: Rock
    Jersey Number: 8
    Face: 4
    Hair Color: 1
    Hair Style: 3
    Facial Hair: 1
    Bat Color 1
    Fielding Glove: 2
    Elbow Gaurd: None
    Shin Gaurd: None
    Wrist Band: None
    Socks: High
    Catcher Mask: 1
    Batting Gloves: On
    Batting Stance: Alou
    Contact vs RHP: 48
    Contact vs LHP: 53
    Power vs RHP: 48
    Power vs LHP: 54
    Bunting: 40
    Plate Discipline: 30
    Durability: 75
    Speed: 47
    Stealing Tendency: 30
    Baserunning Ability: 55
    Fielding: 65
    Range: 75
    Throwing Strength: 75
    Throwing Accuracy: 65
    Outlook: Larry should break into the MLB in one or two years, its just unknown
    at what position. Nick Johnson is 1B, and that is Larry's primary position. He
    is too slow to take on the OF, but has good range as he pitched in high school.
    He has good power but is inconsistant at the plate.
    
    Kansas City Royals (AA Team) - Zach Greinke
    Edit: Jesus Ludwick, RP
    First Name: Zack
    Last Name: Greinke
    Birth Date: 21
    Birth Month: October
    Birth Year: 1983
    First Position: SP
    Second Position: NONE
    Throws: RIGHT
    Bats: RIGHT
    Batter Ditty: Rock
    Jersey Number: 24
    Face: 2
    Hair Color: 3
    Hair Style: 2
    Facial Hair: 1
    Bat Color 1
    Fielding Glove: 3
    Elbow Gaurd: None
    Shin Gaurd: None
    Wrist Band: None
    Socks: Regular
    Catcher Mask: 1
    Batting Gloves: On
    Batting Stance: Closed
    Contact vs RHP: 32
    Contact vs LHP: 29
    Power vs RHP: 26
    Power vs LHP: 24
    Bunting: 50
    Plate Discipline: 60
    Durability: 70
    Speed: 75
    Stealing Tendency: 50
    Baserunning Ability: 55
    Fielding: 75
    Range: 65
    Throwing Strength: 65
    Throwing Accuracy: 70
    Pitcher Delivery: Moyer
    Stamina: 53
    Pickoff: 55
    Fastball Control: 39
    Fastball Velocity: 93
    Pitch 2: Changeup
    Movement: 70
    Control: 30
    Velocity: 71
    Pitch 3: Curveball
    Movement: 80
    Control: 25
    Velocity 79
    Outlook: Greinke is a great athlete all together. He was a position player
    before he moved to the mound. He has a great fastball clocking in the low to
    mid 90s and his curveball and changeup are above average. He still needs to
    develop his control and stamina but could see time in the pros late this year
    or next.
    
    New York Mets (Team AA) - Scott Kazmir
    Edit: Er...someone. He needs to be a pitcher who is about 6'0
    First Name: Scott
    Last Name: Kazmir
    Birth Date: 24
    Birth Month: January
    Birth Year: 1984
    First Position: SP
    Second Position: NONE
    Throws: LEFT
    Bats: LEFT
    Batter Ditty: Rock
    Jersey Number: 1 (alternate is 78)
    Face: 2
    Hair Color: 2
    Hair Style: 4
    Facial Hair: 1
    Bat Color: 1
    Fielding Glove: 3
    Elbow Gaurd: None
    Shin Gaurd: None
    Wrist Band: None
    Socks: Low
    Catcher Mask: 1
    Batting Gloves: On
    Batting Stance: Upright
    Contact vs RHP: 18
    Contact vs LHP: 20
    Power vs RHP: 10
    Power vs LHP: 14
    Bunting: 65
    Plate Discipline: 70
    Durability: 65
    Speed: 50
    Stealing Tendency: 10
    Baserunning Ability: 50
    Fielding: 70
    Range: 55
    Throwing Strength: 70
    Throwing Accuracy: 70
    Pitcher Delivery: Ohka
    Stamina: 55
    Pickoff: 60
    Fastball Control: 44
    Fastball Velocity: 96
    Pitch 2: Slider
    Movement: 65
    Control: 55
    Velocity: 84
    Pitch 3: Changeup
    Movement: 70
    Control: 60
    Velocity 80
    Outlook: The Mets are looking to make Kazmir their ace for the future when they
    declined all trade rumors saying that he would be the corner stone of their
    pen. He has been compared to Josh Beckett, as he has a fastball in the mid to
    high 90s. He is pretty consistent, and his only question mark is with his
    stamina. The Mets are trying not to over work him by keeping him playing
    minimal time. Some scouts believe if he cannot improve he could retreat to a
    closer or relief man.
    
    Minnesotta Twins (AAA Team) - Jesse Crain
    Edit: Terry Coleman, SP. Just change his position and it works out fine.
    First Name: Jesse
    Last Name: Crain
    Birth Date: 5
    Birth Month: July
    Birth Year: 1981
    First Position: SP
    Second Position: NONE
    Throws: Right
    Bats: Right
    Batter Ditty: Rock
    Jersey Number: 27
    Face: 4
    Hair Color: 6
    Hair Style: 5
    Facial Hair: 7
    Bat Color: 1
    Fielding Glove: 3
    Elbow Gaurd: None
    Shin Gaurd: None
    Wrist Band: None
    Socks: High
    Catcher Mask: 1
    Batting Gloves: On
    Batting Stance: Crouched
    Contact vs RHP: 30
    Contact vs LHP: 15
    Power vs RHP: 20
    Power vs LHP: 14
    Bunting: 65
    Plate Discipline: 60
    Durability: 70
    Speed: 70
    Stealing Tendency: 40
    Baserunning Ability: 50
    Fielding: 75
    Range: 60
    Throwing Strength: 65
    Throwing Accuracy: 40
    Pitcher Delivery: Style 8?
    Stamina: 42
    Pickoff: 65
    Fastball Control: 50
    Fastball Velocity: 93
    Pitch 2: Slider
    Movement: 75
    Control: 53
    Velocity: 84
    Pitch 3: Changeup
    Movement: 65
    Control: 65
    Velocity 72
    Pitch 4: Knucklecurve
    Movement: 55
    Control: 53
    Velocity: 68
    Outlook: Crain is a great overall athelte. He was drafted by the twins to be a
    RP/SS, but the Twins moved him to the mound indefinatly. He has been lighting
    in up minor league ball. His fastball can reach 95 and he has good control on
    it too. His slider is hard and has good movement. He can consistantly throw
    both for strikes. He also has his changeup and knucklecurve but they are subpar
    and wont be used as a closer. With only Joe Nathan in front of him there is a
    good chance he will see his way into the majors this year as the Twins' closer.
    
    Milwaukee Brewers (Team AAA) - Prince Fielder
    EDIT: Create Him. He's pretty heavy (250 at 6'0) and its hard to find someone
    that fits his height and weight.
    First Name: Prince
    Last Name: Fielder
    Birth Date: 9
    Birth Month: May
    Birth Year: 1984
    First Position: 1B
    Second Position: UTIL
    Throws: RIGHT
    Bats: LEFT
    Batter Ditty: Hip Hop
    Jersey Number: 28
    Face: 14
    Hair Color: 1
    Hair Style: 3
    Facial Hair: 1
    Upper Body: 5 Bars
    Lower Body: 9 Bars
    Biceps: 5 Bars
    Thighs: 6 Bars
    Bat Color 4
    Fielding Glove: 2
    Elbow Gaurd: None
    Shin Gaurd: None
    Wrist Band: None
    Socks: Low
    Catcher Mask: 1
    Batting Gloves: On
    Batting Stance: Crouched
    Contact vs RHP: 74
    Contact vs LHP: 63
    Power vs RHP: 73
    Power vs LHP: 65
    Bunting: 20
    Plate Discipline: 75
    Durability: 65
    Speed: 40
    Stealing Tendency: 20
    Baserunning Ability: 30
    Fielding: 65
    Range: 60
    Throwing Strength: 55
    Throwing Accuracy: 40
    Outlook: Prince Fielder's power bat and plate discipline are in his genes. He
    is the son of Cecil Fielder. But he actually is a little faster than his
    father, and may be able to play some corner outfield if he loses his weight. He
    really needs to watch his weight, as he is at time high into the 250s. He may
    make his way upto the Brewers this season if he can stay in shape.
    
    Chicago White Sox (Team AAA) - Jeremy Reed
    Edit: Matt Jones, CF. Fits him nicely.
    First Name: Jeremy
    Last Name: Reed
    Birth Date: 5
    Birth Month: June
    Birth Year: 1981
    First Position: CF (could go either way, plays both in the minors)
    Second Position: RF
    Throws: LEFT
    Bats: LEFT
    Batter Ditty: Rock
    Jersey Number: 8
    Face: 4
    Hair Color: 7
    Hair Style: 3
    Facial Hair: 1
    Bat Color: 1
    Fielding Glove: 2
    Elbow Gaurd: NONE
    Shin Gaurd: NONE
    Wrist Band: NONE
    Socks: Low
    Catcher Mask: 1
    Batting Gloves: On
    Batting Stance: Upright
    Contact vs RHP: 72
    Contact vs LHP: 60
    Power vs RHP: 50
    Power vs LHP: 46
    Bunting: 65
    Plate Discipline: 80
    Durability: 75
    Speed: 82
    Stealing Tendency: 85
    Baserunning Ability: 75
    Fielding: 70
    Range: 65
    Throwing Strength: 65
    Throwing Accuracy: 75
    Outlook: He could be the CF of the future for Chicago. He has only slightly
    above average speed but is very aggressive on the bases. Hits good against
    righties but is weak against lefties (.352 v .256 in the minors). He doesnt
    have much power so dont expect a lot of HRs but he has the speed off the hit to
    hit a lot of doubles.
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    3. COPYRIGHT
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    Copyright 2004 Justin Charles
    Do Not Use without permission
    
    Special Thanks to ESPN for scouting reports and EA for leaving out people for
    me to create.
    

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