TigsStats: 2010 Erie SeaWolves Hitters

It's time for the 2010 TigsStats series to begin! How did players perform and how did their peripheral stats look? Next up, we dive into the Erie SeaWolves, who struggled to find a good collective group of above average hitters.

Cale Iorg - Age: 24

AB

AVG

BABIP

OBP

SLG

ISO

RC

BB/AB

K/AB

SB%

417

.211

.288

.249

.333

.122

35

.041

.321

.733


In a year where many were hoping for Iorg to show advancement in his offensive game, it didn't happen for him in Erie. Iorg's average remained low, he was unable to post a better walk rate, and despite playing his home games in a very power friendly park, his ISO wasn't great. While his defense is still outstanding, the only point of strength on offense is a solid stolen base percentage.


Andy Dirks - Age: 24

AB

AVG

BABIP

OBP

SLG

ISO

RC

BB/AB

K/AB

SB%

379

.280

.302

.344

.427

.148

56

.092

.153

.826


Andy Dirks had a very solid all around season for the SeaWolves as he led the club in runs created. He was just barely below the hoped for benchmarks for his walk rate as well as his isolated power, he didn't strikeout too much, and he swiped bases at an excellent clip. Dirks's season helped elevate his prospect status and will give him prime playing time in 2011.


Michael Bertram - Age: 26

AB

AVG

BABIP

OBP

SLG

ISO

RC

BB/AB

K/AB

SB%

353

.252

.321

.309

.399

.147

44

.071

.263

.800


Bertram's season in some sense was similar to Dirks's, only at 26 and a corner infielder, the same rate stats just aren't as impressive. Bertram remains a valuable commodity for the organization to fill a role and hold his own in that role though.


Deik Scram - Age: 26

AB

AVG

BABIP

OBP

SLG

ISO

RC

BB/AB

K/AB

SB%

260

.223

.298

.330

.396

.173

34

.138

.319

.765


Scram's prospect star really saw itself dull in 2010 after being a top 50 prospect in the organization consistently, he never was able to take the next step, and his numbers have in some sense regressed. His average dropped off without any substantial drop in his BAbip and his strikeouts continue to rise, up to once nearly every three times. His walk rate remains very good and his isolated power remains solid, but Scram's 2010 season left a lot to be desired.


Cesar Nicolas - Age: 28

AB

AVG

BABIP

OBP

SLG

ISO

RC

BB/AB

K/AB

SB%

242

.281

.319

.378

.446

.165

41

.136

.198

1.00


The minor league veteran, Cesar Nicolas provided a solid all-around bat for the ‘Wolves in 2010. He showed patience at the plate, hit for a good average and hit for power. Nicolas will return to the Tigers in 2010 to battle for a spot on a roster to provide depth.


Rawley Bishop - Age: 24

AB

AVG

BABIP

OBP

SLG

ISO

RC

BB/AB

K/AB

SB%

242

.252

.299

.336

.409

.157

33

.112

.264

1.00


Bishop rode an incredibly hot start in Lakeland to a promotion to Erie, where he saw his rate stats continue to be solid, but his average fell off substantially. In many ways, Bishop's numbers resembled Bertram's, and much like him, Bishop provides great organizational depth as a solid all-around presence at the plate.


Audy Ciriaco - Age: 22

AB

AVG

BABIP

OBP

SLG

ISO

RC

BB/AB

K/AB

SB%

238

.244

.266

.267

.424

.181

27

.034

.193

1.00


Many have projected Ciriaco to be a breakout player on multiple occasions over his career as a Tigers' minor leaguer, including in 2010, but again, it didn't materialize. Ciriaco was still plagued by the same problems, highlighted by a very poor walk rate that continues to drag down his OPS and make his strikeout rate that much greater comparatively. Ciriaco's power has come around as he's developed physically, but with the low walk rate, and a low batting average (his low BAbip has been consistent as well), it's becoming more and more difficult to see Ciriaco reach that ceiling.


Alden Carrithers - Age: 25

AB

AVG

BABIP

OBP

SLG

ISO

RC

BB/AB

K/AB

SB%

206

.267

.307

.381

.316

.049

25

.165

.141

.636


Much like Bishop, Carrithers rode a hot start to a promotion up to Erie. Carrithers held his own at the plate and continued to show outstanding patience which allowed him to get on base at nearly a 40% rate, while also walking more than he struck out. However, his incredibly low power rate has remained for two straight years, and without even gap power, will remain a concern.


Wilkin Ramirez - Age: 24

AB

AVG

BABIP

OBP

SLG

ISO

RC

BB/AB

K/AB

SB%

206

.248

.316

.319

.553

.306

36

.107

.379

.455


While Ramirez was a long time top prospect in the organization for many years, 2010 became the last for Wilkin. An impressive physical specimen, Ramirez hit for a ton of power and even posted a strong walk rate, but with a plethora of outfielders and a lack of success in Triple-A, the Tigers elected to remove him from the 40 man roster and ship him off to Atlanta.


Josh Burrus - Age: 26

AB

AVG

BABIP

OBP

SLG

ISO

RC

BB/AB

K/AB

SB%

197

.208

.254

.296

.360

.152

21

.102

.289

.615


Burrus was brought to spring training in 2010 to provide depth for the organization, and suddenly string of injuries opened up a job for Burrus, which he held onto in Erie all year. While his average was very low, his BAbip clearly drove it down, and his power and walk rate were both respectable. The Tigers did not however bring him back, and he ended up signing with the St. Paul Saints.


Justin Henry - Age: 25

AB

AVG

BABIP

OBP

SLG

ISO

RC

BB/AB

K/AB

SB%

197

.259

.314

.369

.355

.096

26

.178

.193

.643


Henry got pushed up to Double-A in 2010 where he likely produced below average but was able to hold his own despite a challenge after a subpar 2009 season. Like Carrithers, Henry had a decent average with a good walk rate, but hit for minimal power. He'll return to the team in 2011 where he might be in position where he'll need to battle for a spot.


Andrew Bouchie - Age: 24

AB

AVG

BABIP

OBP

SLG

ISO

RC

BB/AB

K/AB

SB%

196

.209

.222

.248

.367

.158

18

.051

.199

.00


Bouchie was brought in for depth at the catcher position and provided just that – depth at the catcher position. Bouchie hit for a low average but had some pop in his bat, and was brought back in 2011 to play a similar role for the organization.


Bryan Pounds - Age: 24

AB

AVG

BABIP

OBP

SLG

ISO

RC

BB/AB

K/AB

SB%

185

.281

.359

.356

.438

.157

29

.108

.281

.333


Pounds was yet another player that posted just good enough lines in his peripheral stats. His average was solid, his walk rate was solid and his isolated power was solid. He did strike out a lot and he struggled trying to swipe bases, but everywhere else Pounds held his own as he tries to hold a spot within the third base rankings in the org.


Shawn Roof - Age: 25

AB

AVG

BABIP

OBP

SLG

ISO

RC

BB/AB

K/AB

SB%

185

.222

.293

.280

.281

.059

15

.054

.243

.700


The team's utility infielder for a good part of the year, Roof struggled in most facets at the plate, but remains a versatile defender, where most of his value remains. At the plate, his average was low, his walk rate was below average and he hit for minimal power.


Kody Kaiser - Age: 25

AB

AVG

BABIP

OBP

SLG

ISO

RC

BB/AB

K/AB

SB%

179

.246

.328

.303

.374

.128

20

.089

.313

.636


The versatile Kaiser showed slightly below average numbers in many categories, with a walk rate and isolated power under the thresholds. At 25, Kaiser is reaching the end of the prospect state, but can still be a valuable contributor to the organization given his strong work ethic and ability to move around defensively.



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