|Batter||Kleininger Teran||C.J. Beatty||Edgar Lara||Hector Alvarez||Travis Tartamella||Romulo Ruiz||Joey Hage||Matt Rigoli|
Fielders – Bottom Half
Matt Rigoli Rank
The Rankings Explained – Bottom Half
Kleininger Teran: Teran, who was signed in March 2006 out
The real concern with Teran was his defense. He posted an 82.4 FLD% in 17 chances at 3B with the GCL. Teran also played 1B (8 G), LF (4 G), DH (3 G), and RF (1 G) with the GCL this year. Teran committed only one error in 77 chances (.987 fielding percentage) at 1B in the GCL.
Teran played a steady 3B with an average to below average arm and range. Teran posted a 91.3 FLD% (69 chances) at 3B. Teran (.245/.348/.316) demonstrated good swing discipline with little power or speed. He recorded the lowest strikeout rate (0.10 SO/PA). Teran was the only player on the team to have more walks than strikeouts. He was also the only one who had no HRs in more than 100 PAs. He can hit line drives to all fields.
#10 C.J. Beatty: Injuries one, C.J. zero. Unfortunately, Beatty lost most of the season to injuries. Beatty (.175, 2 HR) bruised his elbow just a few games into the year. Beatty was restricted to DH after that. He appeared at the plate for just 57 ABs and then injured his right hand/wrist on a strikeout in his first AB on August 4. The injury required surgery. Beatty missed over 70% of the season due to injuries. The outfielder looks to have excellent bat speed, good power, and good leg speed. It is really too early to tell if the 26th round pick in the 2009 First-Year Player Draft can hit for power or average. Beatty, now 21 years old and swinging a bat again, needs to stay healthy and put up a 200+ AB season next year.
Edgar Lara: The clock is ticking loudly on RF Edgar
Lara after two complete seasons in
#12 Hector Alvarez: The former switch hitter was converted solely to a right-handed hitter this year. A soon-to-be 23-year-old Dominican, Alvarez showed a lot of inconsistency as a utility infielder. Alvarez, who played 24 G at SS, 12 G at 3B, and 5 G at 2B, recorded the worst combined FLD% on the team (89.8%) while committing 8 E-F. Alvarez and Travis Tartamella each recorded their only home runs of the year in the same game. Alvarez (.228/.328/.317) was 0-for-15 (.000) with six strikeouts to end the season. His batting splits were not very good either with his best performance reserved for "bases empty" and the worst for "runners on". His 2-O EFF was .000 in ten opportunities and his strikeout rate (0.29 SO/PA) was the third worst on the team.
Travis Tartamella: The third string catcher at
Romulo Ruiz: Ruiz, an infielder from
Joey Hage: Hage posted a .311/.360/.422 line in 16
games (.941 fielding percentage in 17 chances) with the GCL this year. He was sick in the off season and during
extended spring training. Hage lost
a lot of weight while he was sick but returned to the
who is still just 20 years old, will begin a 60-game schedule with the Miami
Diamantes on October 30 in the Florida Winter Baseball League. Hage will join two of his 2008 Johnson
City Cardinal teammates in
Matt Rigoli: Rigoli (.179 in 56 AB), who also played
Batter and Fielder Team Statistics and Summary
As a group, the 16 batters averaged 21.1 years old, 64 SB%, .251 BA, .323 OBP, .402 SLG, .725 OPS, 0.24 SO/PA, and 40 PA/HR. The 16 fielders combined for a 95.7 FLD%. The batters in the top four were pretty easy to ascertain. The relative ranking of the top four and the rankings of the other 12 batters were not nearly as straightforward.
Batters (Top Ten) League Leaders
Edgar Lara: 1st in G (64), 7th in 2B (16), 5th in HR (9), 10th in BB (26).
Ross Smith: 8th in G (61).
Audry Perez: 5th in HR (9).
(.338/.425/.541/.966 in 74 AB), an outfielder, had a wrist injury that forced
him to miss 14 games (just over 20% of the season) in early July. Swinson cooled-off after his promotion
(.365/.406/.574/.980 in 115 AB), a first baseman, missed one game in mid-July
due to chest pains suffered during warm-ups prior to the game. A precautionary hospital visit
presumably addressed all the medical concerns since he was back in the starting
lineup the next night.
Glossary (Statistical Acronyms Defined)
2-O EFF is two out RBI efficiency. This can be an indication of how well a batter hits in "clutch" (high pressure) situations. If a batter has a 2-O EFF that is equal to or greater than BA, you will think of them as coming through with "big" (important) hits or as being a "clutch" batter. If a batter has a 2-O EFF well below their BA, then you will think of them as being a poor batter in critical situations. The Cardinals' 16 batters averaged .234. 2-O EFF = (2-O RBI)/[(2-O RBI) + (RLISP w/2-O)].
2-O RBI is a two-out run batted in (RBI). The more the better. This can be an indication of how well a batter hits in "clutch" (high pressure) situations.
2B is a double (batter) or second base (fielding).
3B is a triple (batter) or third base (fielding).
is an assist. A fielder is credited
with an assist if they throw successfully to a base to record a
AB is an at bat.
Age is the number of years old the batter currently is (October 2009).
BA is batting average. The higher the better. A BA of .300 or above is very good. The Cardinals' 16 batters averaged .251. BA = H/AB.
BB is a walk. The fewer the better.
CS is the number of times a base runner was caught stealing. The fewer the better for a base runner. The more the better for a catcher (fielding statistic).
CS% is a calculation of the percent of base runners caught stealing by a catcher. The higher the better. The Cardinals' three catchers averaged 20%. The league average was 32%. CS% = 100*CS/(SB + CS).
DH is a designated batter. All teams in the Appy League use a DH so that the pitcher's can concentrate solely on pitching.
is a double play. For a fielder, it
is the number of times they recorded either an A or a
E is an error. There are four types of Es: fielding, throwing, missed catch, and pick-off.
E-F is a fielding error.
E-MC is a missed catch error.
E-PO is a pick-off error.
E-T is a throwing error.
is fielding percentage. The higher
the better. Each POS has a
different value that is considered to be very good. POS 1B and C typically have the highest
since they record most of their POs by catching a thrown ball in the air. The Cardinals' 16 fielders averaged
95.7%. FLD% = 100*(PO +
G is the number of games a batter had at least one plate appearance (batter) or the number of games a fielder played defense for at least one inning (fielding).
GDP is grounded into a double play. The fewer the better. Slower runners who tend to hit more ground balls will have more GDPs.
H is a hit. There are four types of Hs: single, double (2B), triple (3B), home run (HR).
HBP is hit by pitch. Typically, a batter that crowds the plate (sets their stance close to home plate) will have several HBPs.
HR is a home run. The more the better.
IBB is intentional walks. They are not very common in the Appy League.
OA is an outfield assist. Several OAs can be an indication of a "good arm" on an outfielder.
OBP is on-base percentage. This is a measure of how well a batter gets on base. The higher the better. An OBP of 0.400 or better is very good. A lead-off batter should always have a high OBP. The Cardinals' 16 batters averaged .323. OBP = (H + BB + HBP)/(AB + H + BB + HBP).
OPS is on-base plus slugging percentage. An OPS of 0.950 or better is very good. The Cardinal's 16 batters averaged .725. OPS = OBP + SLG.
PA/HR is plate appearances per home run. The lower the better. High is not necessarily bad. High PA/HR should be coupled with high OBP or some other good average. The Cardinal's 16 batters averaged 40.
PB is a passed ball. This is a fielding statistic specific for a catcher. The fewer the better. The official scorer gives a C a PB when a runner advances one or more bases due to not catching or stopping a pitch that the official scorer thought should have been caught or stopped with an "ordinary effort".
POS is position played in the field: pitcher (P), catcher (C), first base (1B), second base (2B), shortstop (SS), third base (3B), left field (LF), center field (CF), right field (RF). If more than one POS is listed for a fielder, the first one listed was the primary (most frequently played) position. Only positions that were played 15% or more of the time are listed. C and SS are considered advanced and difficult to play positions. 1B is arguably the easiest position to play.
R is a run scored.
RBI is a run batted in. The more the better.
RISP is runner in scoring position (second or third base).
RLISP w/2-O is a runner left in scoring position with two outs. See RISP and 2-O RBI. The fewer the better.
SB is a stolen base. The more the better for a base runner. The fewer the better for a catcher (fielding statistic).
SB% is a calculation of the percent of time that a base runner was successful at stealing a base. The higher the better. The Cardinals' 16 base runners averaged 64%. The league average was 68%. SB% = 100*SB/(SB + CS).
SF is a sacrifice fly. Batters capable of hitting fly balls with a runner on third and less than two outs will have more SFs. It can be a measure of good bat control.
SH is a sacrifice hit (bunt). Depending on the score, batters with good bat control, good hand-eye coordination, and good speed will often be asked to "sacrifice" their AB in order to exchange an out for advancing a runner one base.
SLG is slugging percentage. The higher the better. The more extra base hits (2B, 3B, and HR), the higher the SLG. A SLG of .550 or better is very good. The Cardinals' 16 batters averaged .402. SLG = TB/AB.
SO is a strikeout. The fewer the better.
SO/PA is strikeouts per plate appearance. The lower the better. A value of 0.25 or greater, when coupled with below average SLG, is a concern. A value of 0.15 or below, when coupled with above average SLG is very good. The Cardinals' 16 batters averaged 0.24.
TB is total bases. TB = singles + (2 * doubles) + (3 * triples) + (4 * HR).
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