Tuesday, September 22, 2009

2009 Year In Review: Hudson Valley Renegades (Overall)

Hudson Valley RenegadesOver 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 Hudson Valley Renegades.

The Hudson Valley Renegades finished the 2009 season one game above .500 with a 38-37 record on the year. Despite an average season on the field, the Renegades still drove fans to the ballpark leading to the Renegades setting the attendance record for Dutchess Stadium with 165,601 fans entering the park, beating the record set in 2006. The Renegades sent three players to the 2009 NYP All-Star Game in State College as Mark Thomas, Tyler Bortnick and Alexander Colome represented the American League club.

Final Standings:
New York-Penn League McNamara Division
1. Staten Island Yankees (47-29)
2. Brooklyn Cyclones (45-30)
3. Hudson Valley Renegades (38-37)
4. Aberdeen Ironbirds (30-44)

Team Hitting Stats (league rank):
Average: .250 (4 of 14)
Slugging: .341 (9 of 14)
On Base Pct: .314 (8 of 14)
Hits: 608 (8 of 14)
Doubles: 100 (13 of 14)
Triples: 27 (5 of 14)
Home Runs: 22 (13 of 14)
Runs Scored: 283 (12 of 14)
Stolen Bases: 134 (1 of 14)

Team Pitching Stats (league rank):
ERA: 3.49 (8 of 14)
Runs Allowed: 305 (6 of 14)
Strikeouts: 534 (10 of 14)
Walks: 236 (7 of 14)

5th best in New York-Penn League
161,332 total in 35 games for 4,609 average per game (103% capacity)
Dutchess Stadium Total Seating: 4,494

2009 Hudson Valley Renegades Roster:
Jordi Amargos
Daniel April
Kyle Ayers
Angel Chapa
Kevin Chavez
Jeff Cinadr
Alexander Colome
Richard De Los Santos
Aaron Dott
Bladimir Florentino
Devin Fuller
Glenn Gibson
James Hill
Kyle Lobstein*
Jason McEachern
Zach Quate
Doug Salinas
Juan Santana
Albert Suarez*

Mayobanex Acosta
Mark Thomas

Tyler Bortnick
Bennett Davis
David Genao
Diogenes Luis
Elias Otero*
Burt Reynolds
Eli Sonoqui

Dustin Biell
David Cohen
DJ Jones
Chris Murrill
Brett Nommensen

Coaching Staff
Manager: Brady Williams
Hitting Coach: Manny Castillo
Pitching Coach: Rafael Montalvo
Coach: Mike Johns

*denotes 2009 Rays Prospects Top Prospect


  1. Do you know what kind of defensive catcher Thomas is supposed to be? I saw him the other day in the instructional league game at Tropicana Field, and he looked completely unable to block pitches. He also made some rather poor throws to 2B. I wonder if that is the norm or he just had a bad day-or perhaps I was missing something.

  2. The only reports I've seen are from a few years ago, and they said that he had a cannon for an arm but his actual skills needed refinement.

  3. I have not seen Thomas play in person however here is his 2009 stats behind the plate. Thomas was 43% with throwing out the base stealer, allowed 9 passed balls and commited 5 errors. This put him in the top third of the catcher in the New York-Penn League and ranks average in the Rays organization. In comparison to Dioner Navarro, Navi has a 24% thrown out rate so far this season for the Rays.

    Without being there at the Trop and never seeing him play in person, I can't say if its the norm or not. However Thomas has shown an improvement in his stats from last year, slightly raising his caught stealing rate while lowering his passed balls.