Monday, June 21, 2010

All-Star Break update: Lancaster JetHawks

So it's All-Star Break time for the California League's Lancaster JetHawks. I think we can speak freely and just go ahead and admit that this has been a pretty horrible season for the JetHawks. They finished the first half of the season 23-47, 23 games behind CAL South 1st Half winner Lake Elsinore. Their OPS is 7th in the 10-team league at .734, and while their .405 SLG is 7th, the .328 OBP is 9th. The main issue - as it traditionally is in Coors Light - is the pitching. The staff's cumulative 5.10 ERA is worst in the League, as is the 1.53 WHIP. They have the fewest strikeouts (456) and have given up the 2nd-highest number of homers (64) and hits (713). Despite this, the JetHawks are averaging 2,313 fans/game, 6th in the California League. And despite this, there have been some bright spots in the offense and pitching staff - with some guys making a real push to be considered for a call-up to Corpus.

Lancaster - hitters





NameABsAvg/SLG/OBPK:BBXBH-RBISB/Err
Cruz51.451/.491/.8248:311-173/0
Cartwright258.302/.365/.52353:2334-3214/16
Barnes250.280/.336/.53662:1732-331/5


Typically, we wouldn't consider Lee Cruz as having played enough for a listing here, and 51ABs isn't significant enough to get our undergarments all twisted up about. But still, to go from an independent league to a 1.314 OPS (as a 27-year old, I get it) is at least worth recognizing.

Lancaster - pitchers






NameIPERA/WHIPK:BBHR All
Keuchel843.75/1.3341:267
Berner36.12.72/0.9941:52
Wabick24.13.70/1.1112:41
Modica23.23.42/1.2713:83


Keuchel is listed first, because he's the only JetHawk to start more than 10 games and have an ERA under 4.00 (Greenwalt has a 4.71 ERA/1.51 WHIP). David Berner is worth remarking on because of his low ERA/WHIP, but also thanks to his 8.2 K:BB ratio. It's also worth noting that Kyle Godfrey is the only JetHawk pitcher to not allow a homerun this season.

1 comment:

William said...

Interesting developments going on between Lancaster and Round Rock. According to the MiLB transactions page, three Jethawks have been assigned to Round Rock, skipping Corpus entirely--OF Lee Cruz, SS Brandon Wikoff, and C John Curtis.

http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?t=l_trn&lid=110&sid=l110