Thursday, September 24, 2009

2009 Year In Review: Charlotte Stone Crabs (Overall)

Charlotte Stone CrabsOver the next few weeks I will recap the 2009 season of each affiliate. This week will focus on the overall season, next week will cover the hitting leaders and the final week will be pitching leaders. Like the week in reviews earlier in the season, each day will bring attention to a different affiliate as we work our way through the franchise. Today we take a look at the overall team stats of the Charlotte Stone Crabs.

The Charlotte Stone Crabs set the bar high for their inaugural season in 2009 by winning the division and leading the league in attendance. The Stone Crabs were 70-67 on the season, earning them a wild card berth into the FSL Playoffs in which they defeated Fort Myers in the divisional series and fell to the Yankees in game five of the championship series. Five Stone Crabs were nominated to the league all-star team; Darin Downs, Matt Gorgen, Cody Cipriano, Greg Sexton and Nevin Ashley. Four members of the team were also awarded team awards by the Rays organization; Darin Down as team MVP, Shawn O’Malley as best baserunner, Nevin Ashley as Best Defensive Player and Matt Gorgen as best Relief Pitcher.

Final Standings:
Florida State League South Division (Overall)
1. Fort Myers Miracle (80-58)
2. Charlotte Stone Crabs (70-67)
3. St. Lucie Mets (66-68)
4. Jupiter Hammerheads (67-70)
5. Palm Beach Cardinals (61-77)
6. Sarasota Reds (55-82)

Florida State League South Division (First Half)
1. Fort Myers Miracle (43-26)
2. Charlotte Stone Crabs (37-31)
3. Jupiter Hammerheads (34-33)
4. St. Lucie Mets (34-34)
5. Palm Beach Cardinals (29-41)
6. Sarasota Reds (28-40)

Florida State League South Division (Second Half)
1. Fort Myers Miracle (37-32)
2. St. Lucie Mets (32-34)
3. Charlotte Stone Crabs (33-36)
4. Jupiter Hammerheads (33-37)
5. Palm Beach Cardinals (32-36)
6. Sarasota Reds (27-42)

Team Hitting Stats (league rank):
Average: .242 (11 of 12)
Slugging: .339 (10 of 12)
On Base Pct: .315 (tied 8 of 12)
Hits: 1062 (10 of 12)
Doubles: 197 (8 of 12)
Triples: 35 (5 of 12)
Home Runs: 53 (11 of 12)
Runs Scored: 526 (10 of 12)
Stolen Bases: 146 (3 of 12)

Team Pitching Stats (league rank):
ERA: 3.65 (8 of 12)
Runs Allowed: 552 (7 of 12)
Strikeouts: 1004 (2 of 12)
Walks: 353 (3 of 12)

Best in Florida State League
171,314 total in 60 games for 2,855 average per game (57% capacity)
Charlotte Sports Park Total Seating: 5,028

2009 Charlotte Stone Crabs Roster:
Kevin Boggan
Chad Bradford
Joey Callender
Angel Castro
Alex Cobb*
Jesse Darcy
Richard De Los Santos
Darin Downs
Marquis Fleming
Brian Flores
Justin Garcia
Matt Gorgen
Jeremy Hall
Austin Hinkle
Craig James
Scott Kazmir
Deivis Mavares
Jake McGee*
Jose Angel Mejias
Ryan Morse
David Newmann
Rayner Oliveros
Paul Phillips
Tommy Rafferty
Josh Satow
Brian Shouse
Mitch Talbot*

Nevin Ashley
Christian Lopez
Mike McCormick
Ian Paxton
Shawn Riggans
Mark Thomas
Stephen Vogt

Drew Anderson
Jason Bartlett
Cody Cipriano
Matt Fields
Matt Hall
Diogenes Luis
Omar Luna
Shawn O’Malley
Greg Sexton
Matt Sweeney
Shawn Williams
Henry Wrigley

Pat Burrell
Reid Fronk*
John Matulia
Fernando Perez*
Pedro Powell
Ryan Royster*
Emeel Salem
BJ Upton

Coaching Staff
Manager: Jim Morrison
Hitting Coach: Joe Szekely
Pitching Coach: Bill Moloney

*denotes 2009 Rays Prospects Top Prospect


  1. Mr. Donten, you left Matthew Hall off the list of infielders.

  2. I am sorry. Had it on my list but misssed it as I typed it up early this morning. Rough night sleeping. I updated it.

  3. I believe you will see an adjustment to the team's W/L record because MiLB is off by one - should be 71-66.