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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Down on the Farm: High A Report

Ft. Myers Miracle (9-9)
3rd Place -- Florida State League West

Miracle Season Stats

Starting Pitchers

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

Who's Hot: Kyle Waldrop had the best start of the week, going 7 innings and giving up just 1 run on 5 hits with 6 K's. Waldrop has been very solid all season, posting a 2.11 ERA and a 0.89 WHIP in 21.1 innings to go along with a great 21-3 K-BB ratio. Jay Rainville also had a solid start, going 5.1 innings and giving up just an unearned run on 6 hits and a walk with 6 K's. His season starts are also quite solid, with a 1.17 ERA in 15.1 innings and a WHIP of 1.37 (and a not as spectacular 9-4 K-BB ratio). Finally, Ryan Mullins went 7 innings in his start, allowing 2 runs (1 earned) on 4 hits and a walk while striking out 10, although he was the hard-luck loser in the game and is 0-2 on the season. His ERA sits at 3.26, but his 1.14 WHIP and 22-3 K-BB ratio in 19.1 innings are very solid.

Who's Not: Oswaldo Sosa made 2 starts this week, one of which was alright and one of which was quite bad. For the week, he went 7.2 innings and allowed 6 runs on 13 hits. His season ERA is at 6.60, and he has a 2.07 WHIP in 15 innings.

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

Who's Hot: Frank Mata went 3.2 innings this week and allowed just 1 hit while picking up a K, giving him a season ERA of 1.29 in 7 innings of work. Zach Ward, meanwhile, went 5.1 innings and allowed just 2 hits and a walk while striking out 7. That gives him a 2.53 ERA in 10.2 innings this season to go along with a 0.75 WHIP and a 10-3 K-BB ratio. Finally, in his one appearance this week, Yohan Pino went 1.2 innings with 2 K's to keep his ERA perfect at 0.00 to go along with a 0.71 WHIP and a 9-3 K-BB.

Who's Not: Angel Garcia picked up a loss and went 1.2 innings and gave up 2 runs on 2 hits with a walk and a strikeout in his lone appearance of the week. His season ERA sits at 2.57 in 7 innings, and he has a 1.00 WHIP and an 8-4 K-BB ratio. David Shinskie, meanwhile, went 3 innings and gave up 4 runs in 2 appearances on the week, to put his season ERA at 3.86 in 9.1 innings to go along with a WHIP of 1.50.

1.) Caleb Moore - C(7), DH(2) [C(2), DH(2)]
2.) Javier Sanchez - C(5), DH(2) [C(1), DH(1)]
3.) Jeff Christy - C(6), DH(1) [C(3)]

Who's Hot: Jeff Christy went 4-for-10 this week to raise his season batting average to .261, although he's still lacking an RBI and has made 2 errors in the field.

Who's Not: Caleb Moore really struggled this week, going just 2-for-15 to drop his season average to .214. Javi Sanchez, meanwhile, went 2-for-8 and is hitting .158 on the season. Like Christy, he's already made 2 errors on the season, but at least he has an RBI in the stat column.

1.) Steven Tolleson - SS(13), 2B(2), DH(2) [SS(6)]
2.) Juan Portes - 2B(15), RF(2) [2B(6)]
3.) Whitney Robbins - 1B(8), DH(5), 3B(2) [1B(3), DH(2)]
4.) Toby Gardenhire - 3B(11), SS(2) [3B(4)]
5.) Matthew Betsill - 1B(4), 3B(4), SS(2) [3B(2), 1B(1)]

Who's Hot: Whit Robbins went 6-for-24 this week to raise his batting average to a team-leading .327 to go along with 10 RBI's and an .884 OPS. On the downside, he has made 3 errors. Also having a decent week at the plate was Steven Tolleson, who went 6-for-24, dropping his average a little to .274 on the season. He too has made 3 errors on the season.

Who's Not: Toby Gardenhire had a pretty tough week, going 2-for-14, bringing his season batting average to .178 to go along with a .413 OPS and 3 errors. Juan Portes, meanwhile, went 4-for-22 to settle in at .219 for the season with a .541 OPS.

1.) Erik Lis - LF(10), 1B(5), DH(2) [LF(4), 1B(2)]
2.) Dwayne White - RF(11), LF(2), DH(2) [RF(3), LF(2), DH(1)]
3.) Eli Tintor - CF(11), RF(3) [RF(3), CF(1)]
4.) Edward Ovalle - CF(7), LF(6), RF(1), DH(1) [CF(6), LF(1)]

Who's Hot: Erik Lis continued his recovery from a slow start by going 7-for-21 while belting his 2nd homerun of the season and having a 4 RBI game. On the season, he's now hitting .293 with 2 homers and 13 RBI's and a .906 OPS and keeping his strikeout rate low at just 7. Edward Ovalle also had a solid week, going 6-for-20 to bring his season average to .250 with a .700 OPS, 9 RBI's, and a HR.

Who's Not: Only Eli Tintor comes close, with a 3-for-12 week, although he did hit his first homer of the year and picked up 4 RBI's in one game. Unfortunately, he's hitting just .163 on the season and has struck out 18 times in just 49 at-bats.

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