Friday, July 3, 2009

Charlotte Stone Crabs Week in Review: June 24-July 1

Charlotte Stone CrabsThe second half of the 2009 season started out rough for the Stone Crabs. The week started off with three straight losses and ended with two consecutive rain outs. The Stone Crabs are 1-4 in the second half and are in fifth place in the FSL South Division.

Hitting Leaders: Cody Cipriano continues to lead the team in hitting with a .313 batting average which is fourth best in the league. Cipriano is also the team leader in doubles with 15 and active leader in home runs with 5. Emeel Salem leads the team in triples with 5 and is tied for third in the league. Shawn O’Malley is third in the league with 29 steals.

Pitching Leaders: Stone Crabs pitchers continue to be in the top 10 of all pitching categories. Darin Downs is third in the league with a 2.23 ERA. Downs is also third in strikeouts with 75, David Newmann is seventh with 71 and Alex Cobb is eighth with 68. Jeremy Hall is tied for the league lead with 8 wins.

Team Stats: The team offense improved to eighth in the FSL with a batting average of .247. The Stone Crabs are second in the league in triples with 23 and stolen bases with 97. The team pitching dropped to 3.66 ERA on the season which is sixth in the league. They are second in the league in strikeouts with 569.

Transactions: None

Injuries: Stephen Vogt (shoulder)

The Week Ahead: 7/2/09: vs Brevard County Manatees. 7/3/09-7/4/09: at/vs Fort Myers Miracle. 7/5/09-7/7/09: vs Sarasota Reds. 7/8/09 at Jupiter Hammerheads.


  1. *Catcher Ian Paxton- batting .359 with Charlotte StoneCrabs.

  2. Paxton is doing real well, but does not have the plate appearances to make the leaderboard in the FSL right now. Same situation with the pitching, Matt Gorgen's 0.68 ERA is top of the league but because of the innings pitched requirements of the leaderboard, Downs leads in the ERA category.

    If you go off straight up batting average, Jason Bartlett leads the team in batting average with an average of .455 and Christian Lopez leads active players with .359.

    On the pitching side, the Stone Crabs have 4 pitchers with an ERA of 0.00 (Chad Bradford, Scott Kazmir, Joey Callender and Deivis Maveras) and Matt Gorgen is the active player with the lowest ERA.

    Hope that helps you understand where I came from with the leaders.

  3. I didn't count players such as Bartlett, Upton and Thomas as batting leaders because they no longer play for Charlotte. (I've often wished they'd put astericks next to non-current players-both hitting and pitching)That's why I was listing Paxton at the top- batting.359. I'm confused about Christian Lopez, though, leading active players with .359? I thought he was batting much lower than that. Love to see Matt Gorgen get on the leaderboard, too, but now I understand the reasons behind it. Anyway, Jim, thanks for taking the time to explain things to me.

  4. Your welcome. You are correct, it is Paxton and not Lopez. I was working on labeling pictures and was just working on a few of Lopez from a while back just before I replied back to you.