April Recap : Inland Empire 66ers

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

Inland Empire 66ers, California LEAGUE CLASS-A ADVANCED

RECORD : 11-10 (T-2nd in South Division / T-3rd in California League)
R/G : 3.95 (6/10)
R : 83 (6/10)
2B : 22 (T-9/10)
3B : 6 (T-6/10)
HR : 8 (10/10)
RBI : 77 (7/10)
SB : 15 (5/10)
BA : .228 (9/10)
OBP : .288 (10/10)
SLG : .314 (10/10)
OPS : .602 (10/10)
TB : 212 (10/10)
RA/G : 4.48 (6/10)
ERA : 3.67 (6/10)
SV : 4 (8/10)
SO : 187 (3/10)
BB : 65 (4/10)
WHIP : 1.332 (6/10)
H/9 : 8.8 (6/10)
HR/9 : 0.2 (1/10)
BB/9 : 3.2 (7/10)
K/9 : 9.1 (3/10)
K/BB : 2.88 (3/10)
FLD% : .964 (T-7/10)


OVERVIEW :

Denny Hocking and his group have found ways to consistently stay competitive in the California League despite no real standouts shining in the month of April. This was helped by a 7-3 start. The team is still looking for an offensive groove to support it's solid outings from starters and even stronger bullpen, which has allowed just 27 runs in 82.1 innings pitched.


PLAYER OF THE MONTH : Angel Rosa, Utility

It's odd to have a player come off the bench with consistency and be the player of the month, but you can't ignore what Angel Rosa did in the month of April. The 66ers are 9-6 when Rosa is in the lineup, but were 6-1 in his first seven games, all but one where he came off the bench. He finished the month batting .327/.351/.423, all of which were top two in on the team. Rosa has reached in all but one of his 15 games and has hit safely in 12.


PITCHER OF THE MONTH : Geoff Broussard, Right-Handed Reliever

Broussard is the only pitcher for the 66ers thus far to not allow a run yet. He picked up a save in April and has struck out 13 of the 31 batters he's faced. In his eight innings pitched, he's allowed six base runners, four on hits and two on free passes. Bats are hitting a mere .148 against him. Broussard was signed in the off-season after an odd release from Philadelphia and a dominant year in Indy Ball.



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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