2004 GCL Tigers Pitchers Review

When scouting a player, teams don't just take into account a player's raw stats, but also his peripheral stats, the stats behind the stats, so to speak. Take a look inside to see the breakdown of the 2004 GCL Tigers pitchers who had at least 30 innings of work, and their peripheral stats.

Randor Bierd - Right handed Reliever

Level

Team

ERA

IP

WHIP

K/9

HR/9

K:BB

AVG

SS-R

GCL Tigers

2.78

32.1

0.87

10.86

0.84

7.80

.197


Pitching mostly in relief for the GCL Tigers, Bierd had a very solid season overall. Not only was his ERA good, but his WHIP and strikeout rates were spectacular, and he kept his walks to an incredible minimum. Being more advanced, Bierd might struggle more once he faces more advanced hitters, but you certainly couldn't ask for much better numbers than what he put up.


Jesse Caraballo - Right handed Reliever

Level

Team

ERA

IP

WHIP

K/9

HR/9

K:BB

AVG

SS-R

GCL Tigers

4.18

32.1

1.39

6.68

1.67

1.33

.225


The 18-year old Caraballo is still very raw and developing, which is why he repeated the GCL in 2004 for his second go-around. Caraballo's ERA was mediocre, but his average against was very strong. Caraballo needs to improve his control (and in turn, his walks) so that he can raise his strikeout-to-walk ratio and lower his WHIP. When that happens, Caraballo will jump up rankings.


Rhinel Cruz - Right handed Reliever

Level

Team

ERA

IP

WHIP

K/9

HR/9

K:BB

AVG

SS-R

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4.78

32.0

1.75

7.31

0.84

1.37

.298


Yet another reliever, Cruz had his ups and downs in 2004. His ERA was mediocre, his WHIP wasn't great, and he was simply walking too many batters. A common struggle with youngsters, once Cruz can get his control in order, his walks and WHIP will fall, and hopefully in turn his average will as well. With most in the GCL, just needs time.


Lucas French - Left handed Starter

Level

Team

ERA

IP

WHIP

K/9

HR/9

K:BB

AVG

SS-R

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2.74

49.1

1.26

8.94

0.18

2.58

.234


In his first season, Luke put up a very good showing in the GCL Tigers' rotation. Not only was his ERA excellent (especially for a starter), but his WHIP, strikeouts, walks and average against were all very good. French probably over-matched the opposition a bit, but should find a stiffer challenge in '05 – that season will be more telling about his future.


Orlando Perdomo - Right handed Starter

Level

Team

ERA

IP

WHIP

K/9

HR/9

K:BB

AVG

SS-R

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7.18

36.1

1.90

8.92

0.25

1.63

.307


Perdomo spent a good portion of the season in the rotation, but Perdomo didn't quite show as well as many hoped. With the exception of keeping the home run numbers down, Perdomo didn't have good stats – with a poor WHIP, terrible ERA, and plenty of walks compared to his strikeouts. Needless to say, all that will have to be turned around.


Adriano Santos - Right handed Starter

Level

Team

ERA

IP

WHIP

K/9

HR/9

K:BB

AVG

SS-R

GCL Tigers

4.96

49.0

1.67

7.53

0.73

1.95

.304


Santos didn't exactly blow the competition away either, as his ERA was nothing to brag about, and the rest of his numbers weren't very impressive either. Santos' numbers weren't bad, they simply weren't good and will need to improve pretty much across the board if he hopes to keep his starting spot as he moves up in the organization.


Jay Sborz - Right handed Starter

Level

Team

ERA

IP

WHIP

K/9

HR/9

K:BB

AVG

SS-R

GCL Tigers

4.48

60.1

1.59

9.25

1.34

1.41

.230


Sborz was repeating the GCL, and unfortunately still didn't improve in the areas he needed to. Sborz has an incredible upside, unfortunately, he still has yet to get his mechanics down and his pitching under control. In turn, his walks were incredible high, and his ERA was still mediocre despite an excellent average against and strikeout numbers. Sborz will need to improve this if he hopes to fulfill the promise of a typical second round draft pick.


Dallas Trahern - Right handed Starter

Level

Team

ERA

IP

WHIP

K/9

HR/9

K:BB

AVG

SS-R

GCL Tigers

0.59

30.2

0.95

7.04

0.29

3.43

.198


Trahern was originally expecting to head to college, but a change in the staff made him re-think his decision and instead signed with Detroit. In turn, Trahern joined the GCL Tigers and promptly dominated, virtually shutting out the opposition. Trahern's 1-2 record was more a symbol of his lack of support as opposed to the way he pitched, as his strikeouts were good while at the same time he limited his walks, and especially kept the opposition's batting average down. Trahern will be one to watch in the coming years.

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