These are the 2016 MLB Team Labels. They include the team logo, record, final standing, Playoff Result, Manager(s), Ballpark, Capacity, Weather Ratings, Ballpark Effect Ratings, Fence Height, and any other secondary or commemorative logo. The set also includes a label for the MLB Mixed Group, which includes players who were issued multiple-cards in the set. Please see the first blog post for general instructions on printing/application of the labels. These labels may be revised in the future to add uniforms.
This season IS currently available for purchase from Strat-O-Matic: 2016 Baseball Cards and Additional Players
- Cubs WIN! Top Tribe in ultimate underdog World Series
- Feel the Power: Near-record HRs vs. record-setting strikeout pitchers
- Fond Farewells: Big Papi, Teixeira, A-Rod, Prince Fielder, Jose Fernandez
Cue the scriptwriters: 108 years since their last World Series win, the 103-win Cubs put together the best regular season in baseball. But – heartbreak? – they are down three games to one in the World Series to Cleveland, the American League team that has gone longest without a championship. No! With their Stengel-esque manager, this ultra-talented, but very young team rallies to win Game 7 in extra innings!
If the 2016 Major League season had nothing more to offer, it would be must-have for any simulation gamer. But incredible individual performances include the 1.021 OPS from 40-year-old David Ortiz in his final season and the unexpected, tragic final season of Miami pitcher Jose Fernandez (16-8, 2.86, 12.5 K/9). MVPs Mike Trout and Kris Bryant, great-field/big-hit seasons by Nolan Arenado and Mookie Betts headline the season with the second most home runs in history. The Orioles alone, with HR champ Mark Trumbo, hit 253.
The Orioles also had one of the must-see cards of the season, closer Zach Britton (0.54 ERA, 47-for-47 saves). He and Dodger closer Kenley Jansen (47 saves, .150 BA against, 13.6 K/9) helped make this the Year of the Reliever, when WHIPS below 1.00 and K/9 rates above 12 were common – a year when power pitching and big swingers made this the highest strikeout season ever.
Check out the big seasons from Cy Young pitchers Max Scherzer and Rick Porcello, contenders Justin Verlander, Chris Sale, J.A. Happ, Kyle Hendricks, Johnny Cueto and more, as well as flamethrowers Dellin Betances (15.5 K/9!), Aroldis Chapman, Mark Melancon. Batting champs Jose Altuve and D.J. Lemahieu can handle them. So can sluggers Miguel Cabrera, Daniel Murphy, Brian Dozier, Corey Seager, Nelson Cruz, Robinson Cano, Joey Votto, Freddie Freeman and many more.
The Additional Players include the popular “total cards” that show the combined statistics for players traded between leagues in mid-season. In 2016 that includes Aroldis Chapman, Jonathan Lucroy, Rich Hill and Josh Reddick. Other Additional Players include men with limited time, but may have had the at-bats or starting pitching assignments you want for a detailed season replay. The Additional Players include 99 “bonus” players – individual pitcher’s batting cards and players such as San Diego outfielder Hunter Renfroe, who hit .371 with a 1.189 OPS, but in only 35 AB.
Powered by official averages and stats with exclusive Strat-O ratings;
Enhanced by 1200 additional hours of box-score analysis and in-depth research
27 cards per team, plus 27-card mixed player group and 288 additional players
Two-sided cards for basic, advanced and super-advanced play