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Team: Alpharetta Yellow Jackets [ID #235] Bookmark Alpharetta Yellow Jackets

Location: Alpharetta, GA (Southeast)

League: V.6 - East

Owner: loganmcguinn send message
          [since September 28th 2020 | last seen May 23rd 2022]

Manager: Jose Portillo

Ballpark: North Fulton County Stadium

Rank: #270 - Rating: 104.33

Fan Mood: 82.24

Prestige: 6

Color: Navy & Gold

Team Notes:

• Jan 13 2055: Tariq Bhatti was selected to the national team of Pakistan.
• Jan 13 2055: Darío Rincón was selected to the national team of Guatemala.
• Nov 02 2054: Bernardo Carrillo was named the Rookie of the Year.
• Aug 19 2054: Hans Hoffmann was released.
• Aug 19 2054: Pedro Dominquez was released.
• Jul 09 2054: Mathew Snider was released.
• Jul 09 2054: Jung Hoon Lim was released.
• May 25 2054: Hans Hoffmann was signed as a free agent.
• May 21 2054: Rubén Rodriguez was signed as a free agent.
• Mar 20 2054: Ángel Villarreal was signed as a free agent.

League Record:

Wins: 1     Losses: 2     Pct: .333     Last10: 1-2     Streak: L2

Ave: 3.3 - 3.7     RS: 10     RA: 11     DIFF: -1         Power Index: 98.8


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Press Releases:

Oct 22 2053: Playoffs in first year - by loganmcguinn on February 14th, 2022

The Yellow Jackets moved in the the V.5 league this year and are in the playoffs for the second year in a row. After starting out the season 25-35 and at the bottom of the division they came all the way back to win the east on the last day. With a record of 48 -32 with they kept up their winning ways after getting over .500 at the all star break.

Carmelo Madrid and Glenn Upton have been the constants on the offense and are solid candidates for all league. With the trio of Guy Devine, Felipe De La Rosa and Jeronimo Mendoza they have one of the strongest top end rotations in the league and were able to ride them to the top of the east. Devine has a strong case for Cy Young as well. The bullpen was fortified by Benito Silva who was tied for the league lead in saves and is another candidate for all league.

Manager Mudcat Portillo was excited to be back in the playoffs, " we were a young team last year that no one gave a chance and made it one game away from winning the league. Now after our original struggles this year we were again counted out. I think I would prefer just just always win than this rollercoaster ride. But I am glad we are here and look forward to competing for the league title."

Best of luck to Woodland and may the best team win!

Aug 02 2053: Yellow Jackets Catching Fire - by loganmcguinn on January 24th, 2022

For the first 60 games of the season the Yellow jackets were a bottom feeding team 10 games under .500 at 25-35. Since then they have gone 24-11 and won all series but one against the league leaders Woodland which they lost 3 games to 2 and lost one game in extra innings. It was kicked off with a 8 game winning streak at the end on June.

Pitching has been key as the trio of Guy Devine, Felipe De La Rosa and Jeronimo Mendoza have carried the team. Guy Devine is a front runner for the Cy Young this year with his play and Benito Silva has been the best reliever in the league being tied for first in saves and a microscopic 0.62 ERA.

The offense has been led by Glenn Upton who leads the league in batting average and RISP and top 4 in OPS, SLG, HR's and RBI's. Carmelo Madrid who leads the lead in walks is 4th in runs and 7th in OBP.

Coach Portillo is encouraged by the play but also said "the season is still early and we need to keep this energy up to throughout the year. The Raiders have also been playing great and it will be tough to catch up and pass them if we don't keep working."

Oct 22 2052: Playoff Time! - by loganmcguinn on November 29th, 2021

After 5 losing season, 3 of which were basement dwelling seasons the Yellow Jackets have finally made it to the playoffs! Its been a long time coming with the team being young and now very competitive for the past handful of years. The team ended the season 28-15 including a 11 game winning streak. Carmelo Madrid and Luis Abreu were solid offensive contributors all season long, Madrid had a breakout season which included his first trip to the all star game. Roberto Nunez has a strong case for rookie of the year as well.

Felipe De La Rosa was a cornerstone for the pitching staff all season long and is a strong candidate to win his second cy young award. Jeronimo Mendoza was another strong contributor to the rotation and will be back from his injury for this playoff run. Benito Silva after bouncing around from the majors and minors and the starting rotation to the bullpen the past few years to finally finding his role as closer and his first full time closer was tied for first in saves for the league and 3rd most in a single season for the team.

Manager Jose Portillo to be making his first playoff appearance but knows the battle is not won yet. Best of luck to the Dublin Leprechauns and perekoor1.

Sep 24 2052: 11 Game Winning Streak - by loganmcguinn on November 22nd, 2021

The Yellow Jackets just completed a 11 game winning streak! The team is really hot right now and moved all the way up to first place during this streak. They outscored their opponents 71-18 during this 11 game span. The pitching has been great not giving up more than 3 runs in any game as well as having 2 shutouts. The bad news is Jeronimo Mendoza will have knee surgery and will miss the entire rest of the regular season. He is 8-5 this season and leads the league in ERA at 2.54 and is ninth in the league in WHIP at 1.288. "He will be missed during the final stretch of games", Manager Portillo said "but we are confident in our guys who will step up in his place." The Yellow Jackets will call someone up from the minors and will also be starting Vicente Robles for Mendoza's next scheduled start.

May 25 2051: 2051 First Quarter - by loganmcguinn on August 5th, 2021

With a quarter of the season completed the Yellow Jackets after 3 years of completely rebuilding the team are starting to compete in the East. Lead by Jung Hoon Lim, Ji Hoon Uhm and Luis Abreu the team has a potent offense with the best batting average and on-base percentage and second best OPS. Quite the opposite from last years offensive struggles as many players entering their second full year have show great progress. "We have 5 players that are big time contributors to the team all 25 years old or younger and showing great development" said Manager Jose Portillo, "its very encouraging to see their hard work showing on the field".

The pitching staff has been holding their as well so far they are tied for the best ERA in the east and have the most strikeouts and have given up the fewest earned runs. Benito Silva and Brendan Pope have been great in the bullpen and the 1st round pick in the 2048 draft Guy Devine has been the best starting pitcher for the staff.

"Our biggest weakness right now is defense" Portillo said. Lim at catcher is still his gold glove self and hopefully his play can inspire the rest of the team. As it stands today the yellow jackets have the lowest fielding percentage in the east and it has certainly cost them a few games.

Owner and GM loganmcguinn is excited about the team going forward in the rest of this season and with the future of this team. "We have 5 or 6 guys in our farm system that should be ready in a year or two to help our team win. Its very promising to see".

The season is far from over but things are looking brighter for the organization as a whole.