Cardinals Instructional League Leaders

Final team leaders in major pitching and hitting categories from the Cardinals Fall Instructional League.

One year after the Cardinals' Instructional League program was canceled entirely due to hurricane damage to the Roger Dean Stadium complex in Jupiter, FL, weather again disrupted the organization's plans last week.

However, this time, the inconvenience was only a few days in duration. Due to the threat posed by Hurricane Wilma, the team evacuated all personnel on Friday, October 21. Fortunately, the season had been scheduled to end on Saturday, anyway.

Here is the link to an earlier story about the Instructs.

While the focus in Instructs is clearly on learning, it is only natural to use statistics as one such measure of progress. Listed here are the leaders in major pitching and hitting categories from among the 36 participants. Remember that the sample sizes are small.

Pitchers

Category

Pitcher

Stat

Notes

ERA

Jaime Garcia

0.00

8 innings pitched

Innings

Mark Michael

16

 

Walks

Mark McCormick

11

15 innings pitched

Strikeouts

Mark McCormick

22

 

Strikeouts per

nine innings

Jaime Garcia

16.9

15K in 8 IP

Strikeout to

walk ratio

Jaime Garcia

Cory Meacham

15/2

6/0

 

Hitters

Category

Hitter

Stat

Notes

Batting average

Gabe Johnson*

Dan Nelson

.455

.333

*Only 11 AB before going to AFL

At-bats

Randy Roth

43

 

Runs

Sean Danielson

15

 

Hits

Dan Nelson

14

 

Doubles

Casey Rowlett

5

 

Triples

Dan Nelson

Charles Carter

2

2

 

Home runs

8 players

1

 

RBI

Casey Rowlett

10

 

Walks

Sean Danielson

14

 

Stolen bases

Sean Danielson

9

 

For full details, Total Access Pass subscribers can view complete pitching statistics here. And hitting stats here.

Finally, several members of our Message Board community have filed first-hand reports following their attendance at camp. Make sure you check them out here.

Brian Walton can be reached via email at brwalton@earthlink.net.

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