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Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Down on the Farm: High A Report

Ft. Myers Miracle (5-6)
T-3rd -- Florida State League East Division

Miracle Season Stats

Starting Pitchers

1.) Kyle Waldrop - 3 starts [2 starts]
2.) Ryan Mullins - 2 starts, 1 RA [2 starts]
3.) Jay Rainville - 2 starts, 1 RA [1 start]
4.) Alexander Smit - 2 starts [1 start]
5.) Oswaldo Sosa - 2 starts [1 start]

Who's Hot: Jay Rainville picked up his first Miracle win going 6 shutout innings and giving up just 3 hits while striking out 3 batters. His season ERA is now just 1.80 through 10 innings, although his 3-3 K-BB ratio isn't exactly going to blow anyone away. His WHIP of 1.40 is also a little high. Kyle Waldrop, meanwhile, had a mixed week -- he gave up 4 runs in 4 innings during his first start, but picked up the win while going 5.1 shutout innings and allowing just 4 hits in his second start. His ERA for the season is a solid 2.51, and his WHIP of 0.98 is also very solid. Even more encouraging, he has a 15-3 K-BB ratio, which is very solid by any measure.

Who's Not: Oswaldo Sosa had the worst week, going just 3 innings and allowing 5 runs on 9 hits and a walk in his only start of the week. On the season, he has a 6.14 ERA and a very poor 2.18 WHIP. Alexander Smit has been even worse on the season, posting a 6.75 ERA on the season, although his start wasn't as bad this week as Sosa's (3 runs in 5 innings). Ryan Mullins, meanwhile, had one good and one poor start, which has averaged out to an adequate if unspectacular 4.38 ERA and 1.38 WHIP. On the positive side, he has a 12-3 K-BB ratio.

Relief Pitchers
1.) Yohan Pino - 4 RA [2 RA]
2.) Angel Garcia - 4 RA [2 RA]
3.) David Shinskie - 3 RA [1 RA]
4.) Eduardo Morlan - 3 RA [2 RA]
5.) Joshua Hill - 3 RA [2 RA]
6.) Zach Ward - 3 RA [2 RA]
7.) Kyle Aselton - 3 RA [1 RA]
8.) Frank Mata - 3 RA [2 RA]

Who's Hot: Eduardo Morlan has been very impressive in his relief role this season, this week picking up both a win and a save in 4.1 innings during his two appearances while striking out 2 and not allowing a hit. On the season, he's allowed just 1 hit and no walks in 6.1 innings -- his season ERA is 0.00 and his WHIP is 0.16. Yohan Pino also had a solid week, pitching 3 scoreless innings and allowing just 2 hits and 2 walks while striking out 5. On the season, Pino also has a 0.00 ERA and a respectable 0.94 WHIP. Angel Garcia (4.2 innings, 1 hit, 2 walks, 4 K's and a save) and David Shinskie (2.2 innings, 3 hits and a win) also both have 0.00 ERA's on the season.

Who's Not: Josh Hill's week was made for this segment -- he gave up 6 runs on 8 hits and a walk in just 3 innings of work. On the season, he has a 12.71 ERA and a 2.47 WHIP. Kyle Aselton also struggled this week, giving up 3 runs on 4 hits and a walk over 1.1 innings of work, putting his ERA for the season at 6.75 and his WHIP at 2.00. Zach Ward, meanwhile, after picking up a save with a perfect inning of work, had a rough outing his second time out when he gave up 2 runs on 2 hits in 2 innings of work.

1.) Caleb Moore - C(5) [C(3)]
2.) Javier Sanchez - C(4), DH(1) [C(2), DH(1)]
3.) Jeff Christy - C(3), DH(1) [C(2), DH(1)]

Who's Hot: The closest thing to "hot" among this group is Caleb Moore, who went 2-for-9 this week but who is still hitting .308 on the season while playing errorless baseball.

Who's Not: Well, that would be the other two. Jeff Christy actually was better this week than Moore, going 2-for-8, but he's hitting just .154 on the season and I just couldn't put him in the "hot" category. Javi Sanchez, meanwhile, was 1-for-6 this week and is hitting just .091 this season with 2 errors already.

1.) Steven Tolleson - SS(7), 2B(2), DH(2) [SS(7)]
2.) Juan Portes - 2B(9), RF(2) [2B(7)]
3.) Whitney Robbins - 1B(5), DH(3), 3B(2) [DH(3), 3B(2), 1B(1)]
4.) Toby Gardenhire - 3B(7), SS(2) [SS(5)]
5.) Matthew Betsill - 1B(3), 3B(2), SS(2) [1B(3)]

Who's Hot: Whit Robbins went 7-for-19 this week, including a 2-run, 4-RBI affair on Friday the 13th. He's hitting .303 with 9 RBI's on the young season, and the only real negative is that he's already made 3 errors with fairly limited time in the field. Juan Portes (6-26) and Steven Tolleson (7-28) were lukewarm.

Who's Not: After starting out the season on a hot streak, Toby Gardenhire started to struggle again this week, going 1-for-16. He's now hitting just .194 on the season, and has already made 3 errors. Matthew Betsill also struggled this week, going 0-for-9 to drop his batting average to .087; he, too, has already made 3 errors on this young season.

1.) Erik Lis - LF(6), 1B(3), DH(2) [LF(3), 1B(3), DH(1)]
2.) Dwayne White - RF(8), DH(1) [RF(6), DH(1)]
3.) Eli Tintor - CF(10) [CF(6)]
4.) Edward Ovalle - LF(5), CF(1), RF(1), DH(1) [LF(4), CF(1), RF(1)]

Who's Hot: Erik Lis went 9-for-23 this week, which included his first HR of the year and which largely reversed his rough start to this year -- he's now hitting .270 on the season with 7 RBI's. Dwayne White, meanwhile, went 11-for-30 this week, and like Lis this largely erased an early season mini-slump, as he's now hitting .289. Unfortunately, he has already made 2 errors. Edward Ovalle, meanwhile, went 6-for-21 on the week to raise his batting average to a rather paltry .214.

Who's Not: Eli Tintor had a rough week, going just 2-for-24 on the week to lower his season batting average to a rather putrid .135. Gotta pick it up, Eli!

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