2005 GCL Tigers Position Player 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 2005 GCL Tigers position players who had at least 100 at bats, and their peripheral stats.

Stat Glossary:
AB: number of at bats
AVG: batting average
OPS: on base percentage plus slugging percentage
ISO: pure power measurement, (2B+3B+HR*3)/AB - more indicative of pure power than slugging
SLG+: player's slugging percentage divided by league average, accounts for pitcher/hitter leagues (100 is average)
BB/PA: percentage of plate appearances per walk
K:BB: number of strikeouts for each walk

Pedruin Bautista - Infielder

Level

Team

AB

AVG.

OPS

ISO

SLG+

BB/PA

K:BB

R

GCL Tigers

122

.230

.594

.098

94.5

.023

10.0


Looking at those statistics, it's a rather big surprise Bautista got as many at bats as he did, considering he was competing with Agustin Guzman for playing time. Not only was Bautista's OPS absurdly low, but he wasn't patient at the plate, and hit for minimal power, though he was semi close to the league average, about the only good sign for the second baseman. Bautista will have to see improvements across the board if he hopes to continue to move up the ladder.


Vince Berry - Outfielder

Level

Team

AB

AVG.

OPS

ISO

SLG+

BB/PA

K:BB

R

GCL Tigers

101

.248

.580

.040

81.6

.009

20.0


The lack of depth in the system becomes apparent when the numbers of Vince Berry are viewed. Berry carried a mediocre average but did little else to help himself out, with virtually no power, while taking just one walk in his 101 at bats, hence the pathetically low walk rates. Berry was never expected to hit for much power, but to continue to receive playing time, he'll have to see some type of improvement in plate patience to get on base at a better clip.


Manuel Brea - Outfielder

Level

Team

AB

AVG.

OPS

ISO

SLG+

BB/PA

K:BB

R

GCL Tigers

104

.173

.437

.029

60.7

.055

6.50


Things don't really improve at all with Brea, whose numbers on the front were awful, and didn't get any better in his peripherals. Brea did take a few walks but certainly not enough to make up for his complete lack of power, as his ISO was virtually non existent and his slugging was well, well below the league average. Needless to say, those numbers aren't acceptable at any age or level.


Audy Ciriaco - Shortstop

Level

Team

AB

AVG.

OPS

ISO

SLG+

BB/PA

K:BB

R

GCL Tigers

152

.250

.720

.145

116

.061

4.60


Ciriaco was one of the few bright spots among the offensive players for the GCL Tigers. His average wasn't great and neither was his OPS, but his power numbers were very impressive, with plenty of power for a shortstop, coming in well above the league average, and at a non-power position at that. His patience could still use some improvement, but at his young age, it's to be expected that he'll struggle some in that facet in his first season of competitive play.


Jason De La Cruz - Outfielder

Level

Team

AB

AVG.

OPS

ISO

SLG+

BB/PA

K:BB

R

GCL Tigers

110

.173

.487

.073

67.3

.058

5.71


Yet another performance that doesn't excite anyone, De La Cruz couldn't make consistent contact, and even when he did, he hit with absolutely no power. For someone that doesn't have great speed on the basepaths or a great walk rate, De La Cruz has very little going for him currently.


Santo de Leon - First Baseman

Level

Team

AB

AVG.

OPS

ISO

SLG+

BB/PA

K:BB

R

GCL Tigers

117

.239

.658

.162

113

.008

22.0


De Leon was able to put together very respectable power numbers, including an ISO of .162, certainly respectable. However, De Leon struggled to make consistent contact, and because of his low average, his slugging wasn't as high as one might expect. De Leon also didn't display any patience whatsoever, with just one walk for a pathetic walk rate. Improved patience will be a key for him if he wants to put his raw power to good use.


Miguel Linares - Infielder

Level

Team

AB

AVG.

OPS

ISO

SLG+

BB/PA

K:BB

R

GCL Tigers

136

.279

.731

.125

113

.048

4.86


The infielder had a respectable season for the GCL Tigers, shifting around the infield to help provide assistance and relief wherever it was needed. Linares made good contact and hit for some power, though not to the point that would make one standup and take notice. Plus, turning 22 in December, a .125 ISO isn't very impressive. Linares took a few walks, though certainly not enough. Linares is a decent fill in player, but no one that is a long term option.


Louis Ott - Infielder

Level

Team

AB

AVG.

OPS

ISO

SLG+

BB/PA

K:BB

R

GCL Tigers

108

.231

.607

.037

78.9

.090

2.45


The infielder Ott didn't dominate offensively, struggling to get hits and hitting for very little power. The one plus Ott did have in his game was his patience, as he walked a good amount for his strikeouts and walked at a decent clip in general, walking once for every 11 plate appearances. That and a decent glove could keep Ott around long term in some utility fashion, even though his power potential and production is minimal.


Angel Reyes - First Baseman

Level

Team

AB

AVG.

OPS

ISO

SLG+

BB/PA

K:BB

R

GCL Tigers

151

.225

.752

.231

126

.084

3.43


Reyes had one of the more interesting seasons for the GCL Tigers, absolutely crushing the ball as the best power hitter on the team. Unfortunately, Reyes still struggled making consistent contact, with a low batting average and a strikeout once for about every three at bats. Reyes did still show some patience though, but at 21 and turning 22 in January, Reyes will need to step up quickly to show the power wasn't just picking on young, inexperienced pitchers.


Wilkin Rodriguez - Outfielder

Level

Team

AB

AVG.

OPS

ISO

SLG+

BB/PA

K:BB

R

GCL Tigers

164

.311

.762

.079

107

.076

1.79


Rodriguez's numbers must all be taken with a grain of salt, as Rodriguez turned 23 years of age at the close of the season, largely marginalizing any production he had. Rodriguez showed a good ability of avoiding strikeouts and putting the ball in play and his average reflected that. Unfortunately, most of his above average slugging percentage was the result of his high average, leaving very little from power as his ISO suggests. He walked a fair amount, but at his age, he's taking advantage of kids significantly younger.


Daniel Sandoval - Catcher

Level

Team

AB

AVG.

OPS

ISO

SLG+

BB/PA

K:BB

R

GCL Tigers

105

.314

.818

.152

128

.045

3.20


One of the bright spots of the year, Sandoval posted very solid yet unspectacular numbers across the board. He obviously made good contact, but he hit with some power and showed a bit of patience. Most importantly, at just 20 years of age, he did everything at an age acceptable for the league. His patience at the plate could use some improvement, but again a typical result for someone in his first season of pro play. A key for Sandoval will be to continue to show the average wasn't a fluke while developing that power stroke.


Casper Wells - Outfielder

Level

Team

AB

AVG.

OPS

ISO

SLG+

BB/PA

K:BB

R

GCL Tigers

141

.220

.802

.206

127

.108

3.28


The Tigers got another very impressive season, despite the fact that Wells still struggles mightily to make contact. With just a .220 average and 59 strikeouts, Wells couldn't consistently hit the ball. But when he did, he did something with it, posting very good power numbers (with a slugging percentage well above expected for the league) and an ISO excellent for an outfielder with some speed. With an excellent walk rate, Wells just now has to work on improving his ability to make contact.



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