April Recap : Burlington Bees

Overview of April for the Angels Class-A affiliate, Burlington Bees, including Pitcher and Player of the Month.

Burlington Bees, MIDWEST LEAGUE CLASS-A

RECORD : 13-8 (2nd in Western Division / 3rd in Midwest League)
R/G : 4.20 (4/16)
R : 84 (4/16)
2B : 30 (9/16)
3B : 2 (T-14/16)
HR : 7 (T-6/16)
RBI : 74 (4/16)
SB : 8 (15/16)
BA : .237 (11/16)
OBP : .333 (3/16)
SLG : .320 (12/16)
OPS : .654 (7/16)
TB : 211 (10/16)
RA/G : 3.38 (7/16)
ERA : 2.79 (8/16)
SV : 5 (T-9/16)
SO : 198 (3/16)
BB : 56 (5/16)
WHIP : 1.146 (4/16)
H/9 : 7.7 (T-5/16)
HR/9 : 0.2 (T-3/16)
BB/9 : 2.6 (T-4/16)
K/9 : 9.2 (T-3/16)
K/BB : 3.54 (4/16)
FLD% : .976 (4/16)


OVERVIEW :

The cardiac kids of the Los Angeles Angels farm system. Right now, they're averaging one walk-off a week, and have been involved in 11 one-run games, seven of which they've won. There's no set hero to this team, other than a solid group of young talent on the mound, mixed with a speedy and smart offense. Chad Tracy is making his managerial debut in Class-A, and has set his group up for success early in the season.


PLAYER OF THE MONTH : Jake Yacinich, Shortstop

Many may be shocked to not see a certain name listed here, but you'll understand when we name him the player of the month later this week. As for Yacinich, he's been stellar, playing in front of his home crowd. An Iowa native has taken the Midwest League by storm, batting .338/.324/.662 over April, and has reached in 15 of his 17 games thus far. Despite the power numbers not being there, Yacinich had been able to find some nice grooves, and tied for fourth in RBI with seven, while batting leadoff.


PITCHER OF THE MONTH : Sean Newcomb, Left-Handed Starter

Newcomb, who is one of the highest ranked prospects in the Angels system, has shown his true stuff after a rough professional debut in Class-A last season. In four starts, Newcomb has stayed consistent, allowing one run in each on a combined 11 hits and 10 hits in 20 innings of work, while striking out 28. He currently holds a 1.80 ERA, and was the Opening Day starter for the Bees where he struck out nine and allowed just two walks and two hits, one of those hits being a triple helped by the wind, which was the reason for the only run he gave up.



Taylor Blake Ward is a Senior Publisher for Scout.com, and can be found on Twitter, @TaylorBlakeWard, as well as InsideTheHalos.com, @AngelsOnScout.



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