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Thursday, June 07, 2007

Down on the Farm: High A Report

Ft. Myers Miracle (25-33)
5th Place -- Florida State League West Division

Miracle Season Stats

Starting Pitchers

1.) Oswaldo Sosa - 12 starts [1 start]
2.) Jay Rainville - 11 starts, 1 RA [1 start]
3.) Zach Ward - 6 starts, 8 RA [2 starts]
4.) Yohan Pino - 4 starts, 9 RA [1 start]
5.) Joshua Hill - 2 starts, 13 RA [1 start]

Who's Hot: He took a loss, but Zach Ward had a great week, going 13 innings and giving up just 3 runs on 13 hits and 3 walks while striking out 14 batters. Ward's 2-7 record looks pretty bad, but his 2.56 ERA and 1.10 WHIP (along with his 44-12 K-BB ratio) in 52.2 innings just go to show that a guy's record really does pretty much mean nothing. Joshua Hill also had a nice outing when he returned to the rotation, going 5 innings and giving up 9 hits while striking out 4. He's put up a nice season as well, putting up a 2.97 ERA in 30.1 innings. A bit odd is his 1.55 WHIP, which is higher than you would expect with an ERA as low as his.

Who's Not: Nobody was that bad this week. Slightly less good were Yohan Pino (5 innings, 2 runs on 6 hits and 1 walk with 2 K's) and Oswaldo Sosa (5.1 innings, 2 runs on 8 hits and 1 walk with 5 K's) -- but those are really pretty solid numbers. When that's the worst of the bunch, you know the pitching is doing its job.

Relief Pitchers
1.) Eduardo Morlan - 19 RA [2 RA]
2.) Angel Garcia - 17 RA [2 RA]
3.) David Shinskie - 17 RA [3 RA]
4.) Kyle Aselton - 16 RA [2 RA]
5.) Alexander Smit - 3 RA, 6 starts [1 RA]
6.) Armando Gabino - 5 RA [2 RA]

Who's Hot: Four of the six guys in the bullpen had great weeks, allowing no runs. Kyle Aselton (2.2 innings, 1 hit, 4 walks, 3 K's), Armando Gabino (1.1 innings, 1 hit), Angel Garcia (3 innings, 1 hit, 4 K's), and Alexander Smit (2 innings, 2 hits, 2 K's) all get gold stars for the week. Gabino has still not allowed a run since being called up, now over 6.1 innings, and he has a 0.32 WHIP.

Who's Not: David Shinskie was the only guy who struggled this week, going 5.2 innings and giving up 5 runs on 9 hits and 2 walks with 5 K's. Shinskie's ERA has now crept up to 4.11 on the season, with a still respectable 1.30 WHIP and a ho-hum 15-10 K-BB ratio in 30.2 innings.

1.) Caleb Moore - C(28), DH(5) [C(5)]
2.) Javier Sanchez - DH(12), C(9) [DH(2)]

Who's Hot: Caleb Moore had a solid week, going 7-for-20 as the primary catcher once Jeff Christy was promoted (probably for just a very short time) to New Britain. That brings his season average to .239 on the season, with a .590 OPS. On the downside, he made 2 errors in one game, which is never a good thing for a catcher -- well, for anyone, really.

Who's Not: Javi Sanchez wasn't really a "catcher" this week, with his only 2 appearances coming as the DH. In those two games, he went 1-for-6 and now has a batting average of just .172 on the year.

1.) Steven Tolleson - SS(22), 2B(21), DH(9) [2B(3), DH(2), SS(1)]
2.) Juan Portes - 3B(26), 2B(25), RF(3) [3B(6)]
3.) Whitney Robbins - 1B(35), DH(10), 3B(6) [1B(4), DH(1)]
4.) Toby Gardenhire - 3B(19), 2B(12), SS(5), DH(1) [2B(3)]
5.) Matthew Betsill - 1B(14), 3B(7), SS(6), DH(2) [2B(2)]
6.) Luis Ugueto - SS(25) [SS(5)]

Who's Hot: It wasn't a particularly good week for the infielders, with Juan Portes leading the pack with a 6-for-22 performance to raise his average to .248 with a .637 OPS. After that . . . not so hot.

Who's Not: Toby Gardenhire (0-for-14; .190 on the season) and Matthew Betsill (0-for-7; .152 on the season). What else can you say?

1.) Edward Ovalle - CF(37), LF(10), RF(4), DH(1) [CF(5)]
2.) Erik Lis - LF(36), 1B(9), DH(6) [LF(6)]
3.) Dwayne White - RF(27), LF(15), DH(8) [RF(5)]
4.) Eli Tintor - RF(24), LF(22) [CF(1), RF(1)]

Who's Hot: Dwayne White went 6-for-17 to increase his batting average to .259 on the season with a .647 OPS. I remark on it every week, but remarkably enough, that is good enough for second on the team. And, no surprise here, but Erik Lis also had a good week, going 7-for-24 to raise his average to a team-leading .275 with an OPS of .762.

Who's Not: Eli Tintor went 0-for-7 and is hitting .184 on the season. Edward Ovalle, meanwhile, went 4-for-20, and is hitting just .190.

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