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ryan perry and stats vs. tools

The selection of Orlean’s Ryan Perry to the all-star game brings to light an interesting issue — the dichotomy between stats and tools. Perry’s stats aren’t great. His ERA out of the bullpen is 4.41. He has a 1-2 record. But he’s in the all-star game, probably because he throws […]

by × July 23, 2007 × 2 comments

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all-stars: west division

A player-by-player look at the 2007 Cape Cod Baseball League all-star game, which will be held Saturday, July 28 at 6 p.m. in Wareham. All stats mentioned below are as of July 21. WEST STARTERS C – Josh Phegley – Wareham Freshman Indiana 5’11” 195 .293, 0 HR, 6 RBI, […]

by × July 22, 2007 × 0 comments

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all-stars: east division

A player-by-player look at the 2007 Cape Cod Baseball League all-star game, which will be held Saturday, July 28 at 6 p.m. in Wareham. EAST STARTERS C – Jason Castro – Y-D Sophomore Stanford 6’3″ 215 .333, 2HR, 13 RBI, .901 OPS Castro has played at least six games at […]

by × July 21, 2007 × 0 comments

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stats by position: third base

Stats are as of July 20. Games played at the position are in parentheses. PLAYER CAPE TEAM COLLEGE AVG HR RBI XBH OPS Conor Gillaspie (20) Falmouth Wichita St. .356 5 17 15 1.165 Kevin Hoef (20) Bourne Iowa .350 0 5 3 .882 J.T. Wise (9) Harwich LSU .300 […]

by × July 21, 2007 × 0 comments

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stats by position: second base

Stats are as of July 20. Games played at the position are in parentheses. PLAYER CAPE TEAM COLLEGE AVG HR RBI XBH OPS Kyle Seager (15) Chatham North Carolina .308 0 6 5 .842 Tony Delmonico (14) Cotuit Florida St. .301 3 11 8 .863 David Adams (13) Falmouth Virginia […]

by × July 21, 2007 × 0 comments

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freshman watch: pitchers

Here’s a look at the top freshman pitchers on the Cape. Those with a ‘*’ by their names have been primarily starters. A ‘+’ indicates they’ve pitched fewer than 10 innings. **Update: added Kyle Gibson to the list. Gibson is one of the best pitchers in the league, let alone […]

by × July 17, 2007 × 2 comments

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freshman watch: hitters

I always like to keep an eye on players who come to the Cape after their freshman seasons. I do this because, in a league dominated by sophomores, any freshmen who earn invites are typically the cream of the crop. Invites go out before their freshmen seasons begin, so they’re […]

by × July 16, 2007 × 0 comments

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a pitcher’s paradise

The Cape League has been and probably always will be a pitchers’ league. The wooden bats make things signficantly tougher for the hitters and, in turn, significantly easier for the pitchers. That’s reflected pretty clearly in the numbers. Below are the leaders in ERA and the numbers they put up […]

by × July 16, 2007 × 0 comments

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Falmouth can pitch a little As I was poring over stats to come up with those extra leaderboards, I realized something: Falmouth has some ridiculous starting pitching. The five starters at the moment are Aaron Crow (Missouri), Christian Friedrich (Eastern Kentucky), Kyle Gibson (Missouri), Shooter Hunt (Tulane) and Aaron Shafer […]

by × July 15, 2007 × 0 comments

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extra stats: K/9

A final pitching category to look at: strikeouts per nine innings. This will be similar to the strikeout leaderboard, but with innings pitched factored in, it’s a little different. I think K/9 is a more telling stat. This group is starting pitchers only. PLAYER TEAM K/9 Shooter Hunt Falmouth 13.95 […]

by × July 15, 2007 × 0 comments