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Billy Martin 3


Billy Martin III, AIM MM, designed for use in AL/NL modern draft leagues. Modeled from the Billy Ball era in Oakland and from his mutiple stops at the Bronx Zoo. If you  want to add a little excitement to your APBA league THIS is the guy for yo

1) Billy Martin III sets aside a 4 or 5 man rotation and does NOT use starters in relief roles unless he has no other options. Billy is prone to stick with his “stud” starters deep into games. He’ll label such as any 12+ rated starter with over 210 innings pitched. He will have a quicker hook when starters are of a lesser grade.

Note: Martin III ranks starters from 1-5 based on games started. If the fifth pitcher had no starts, Martin III will go with a 4-man rotation. Otherwise, the top five pitchers ranked by starts (most to least) will be the rotation.

2) Billy III is very aggressive with the running game and against catchers with average or below average arms (+1 and lower). Displays a strong use of the double steal and will also utilize the hit and run extensively, even when behind if good speed is on the base paths. Billy II is not afraid to try to steal home or use the suicide squeeze to steal a run. This is something he favors to pull the trigger on when facing a dominant starter or supercloser in a close contest, however, he’ll occasionally use such tactics early and against lesser quality arms as he loves surprising the opposition.

3) Martin III selects closers by grades and not save totals. A “normal” closer must have an adjusted grade (grade plus control ratings) of 12+. A “supercloser” must have an adjusted grade of 18+. Martin will, obviously, more aggressively use the superclosers than the “normal” closers. Teams with multiple closers will see the closer with highest adjusted grade being selected as the primary closer and the other closers likely used as setup relievers. However, Martin III will have a quick hook with one “struggling” closer in favor of the secondary (or tertiary, et cetera) closers.

4) Martin III hates to see relievers hit. You’ll see a very aggressive use of double switches and “realignment” of the batting order to attempt to prevent a relief pitcher from batting. Generally, unless the reliever is a “supercloser” or the game is lopsided or a team’s bullpen is thin due to overwork, you’ll likely never see a relief pitcher with a bat in his hands.

5) Martin III will rest star players in lopsided games. He’ll also quickly pull starting pitchers when games are safely in hand, even his “stud” starters.

6) Martin III “rates” two of the outfield positions, RF and CF. For a player to be considered a viable option as a CF, he must be rated as an outfielder and either have a defensive rating greater than one and speed greater than 15. Right fielders must be rated as outfielders     and have arm rating greater than 29 and speed greater than 10.In situations where injury or ejection occurs and no rested CF or RF is available, these ratings essentially “go out the window” and any rated outfielder may be used. Generally, however, in the latter situations, Billy III will still try to place speedier players in CF and betters arms in RF.

7) BM3 doesn’t pinch hit for star players in non blowout games. He labels such as any player reaching one of the following numbers: .300 Ave, 30 HR’s 100 Runs scored or 95 RBI’s.

8) Martin III uses defensive replacements with regularity. Always looks to upgrade at SS defensively. He is also wary of letting ANY 1 rated OF play late in a game with a narrow lead.