Fall Baseball Mid-Term Report

There is serious competition this fall at Doug Kingsmore Stadium as there are a number of players battling for playing time next spring. With 11 infielders, don't be surprised to see several players at a variety of positions.

Herman Demmink, Taylor Harbin, Stan Widmann and Daniel Pritchard could all see time at second, third, or shortstop. Andy D'Alessio, Bryan Yates, John Ingram, and Drew Martin could all play the corner infield spots. Outside of the catchers, all of whom are right-handed, the Tigers could have all right-handed and all left-handed lineups, although the chances of that happening are obviously slim.

John Ingram has made some nice plays in the outfield, in addition to the time he's seen as a corner infielder and catcher.

Harbin continues to see a little time at catcher, a position he has never really played before. Jesse Ferguson has shown good speed in the outfield and has made several nice plays. He also has a nice left-handed stroke as a hitter.

Over the course of the last several days, Harbin, Pritchard, and Demmink have continued to make acrobatic plays in the infield.

During a situational scrimmage last week with runners on first and second, D'Alessio caught the ball, stepped on first and ran over and stepped on second for an unassisted triple play. There have also been numerous stolen bases during the scrimmages. Statistics through five scrimmages are included below.

A note on the statistics, I keep them myself, so they are "my calls" and may differ from what the official stats would be. There are six players that are hitting over .400 in the five scrimmages. There doesn't appear to be a great deal of power, as there have only been two home runs hit, but there are a number of hitters that put the ball in play and get on base. This will likely be a station-to-station type team and not one that waits for the three run homer, which is the style of baseball coach Leggett likes to play.

A couple of injury notes: Jorge Andrade broke a finger on his right hand and Sean Clark had shoulder surgery, which is the reason he hasn't pitched this fall. Josh Cribb and Robert Rohrbaugh have not pitched and Stephen Clyne and P J Zocchi continue to rehab from "Tommy John surgery" and have not pitched, but should be ready by the time the season starts in February.

Hitting Stats (sorted by batting average)
David Williams 9/14, .643, 1 RBI
Daniel Pritchard 10/16, .625, 3 2B, 1 3B, 7 RBI
Stan Widmann 7/13, .538, 2 2B, 2 RBI
Herman Demmink 6/12, .500, 1 2B, 1 3B, 4 RBI
Doug Hogan 6/13, .462, 1 2B, 1 HR, 2 RBI
Andy D'Alessio 5/11, .455, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 5 BB
John Ingram 5/13, .385, 3 RBI
Jesse Ferguson 4/11, .364, 1 RBI, 4 BB
Jorge Andrade 2/6, .333
Bryan Yates 3/9, .333
Tanner Leggett 3/10, .300
Kris Harvey 3/11, .273
Taylor Harbin 4/15, .267, 3 2B, 3 RBI
Ben Hall 2/8, .250, 2 RBI
Adrian Casanova 2/9, .222
Drew Martin 2/9, .222, 1 2B, 1 RBI
Travis Storrer 1/12, .083
Brad Chalk 1/15, .067

Pitching Stats (minimum 5 innings pitched)
Stephen Faris 8 IP, 11 hits, 2 runs, 2.25 ERA, 6 K
Kris Harvey 8 IP, 7 hits, 3 runs, 3.86 ERA, 2 K
Alex Martin 7 IP, 8 hits, 6 runs, 7.71 ERA, 4 K
Chris Fidrych 7 IP, 8 hits, 6 runs, 7.71 ERA, 4 K
Aaron Eubanks 7 IP, 8 hits, 4 runs, 5.14 ERA, 3 K
Daniel Moskos 6 IP, 10 hits, 7 runs, 10.50 ERA, 7 K
Jeff Hahn 6 IP, 6 hits, 4 runs, 6.00 ERA, 4 K
David Kopp 5 IP, 7 hits, 2 runs, 3.60 ERA, 4 K
Notes: All runs are assumed to be earned. Chris Howard, William Bond, and Drew Fiorenza have not pitched enough innings to qualify.

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