Friday, September 25, 2009

2009 Year in Review: Montgomery Biscuits (Overall)

Montgomery BiscuitsOver 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 Montgomery Biscuits.

The Montgomery Biscuits struggled during the 2009 season despite having the Rays Minor League Player of the Year and the Rays Minor League Pitcher of the Year on the roster. The Biscuits finished 65-74 on the season, last place in the Southern League. Four Montgomery players were selected for the All-Star team; Jeremy Hellickson, Eddie Morlan, Rhyne Hughes and Desmond Jennings. Several members of the Biscuits were also award winners in the Rays organization; Desmond Jennings (Minor League Player of the Year and Biscuits MVP), Jeremy Hellickson (Minor League Pitcher of the Year), Nevin Ashley (Defensive Player of the Year) and Matt Gorgen (Relief Pitcher of the Year).

Final Standings:
Southern League South Division (Overall)
1. Birmingham Barons (92-47)
2. Jacksonville Suns (82-58)
3. Mobile Bay Bears (66-74)
4. Mississippi Braves (65-73)
5. Montgomery Biscuits (65-74)

Southern League South Division (First Half)
1. Birmingham Barons (48-21)
2. Mobile Bay Bears (37-33)
3. Jacksonville Suns (35-35)
4. Montgomery Biscuits (33-37)
5. Mississippi Braves (31-39)

Southern League South Division (Second Half)
1. Jacksonville Suns (47-23)
2. Birmingham Barons (44-26)
3. Mississippi Braves (34-34)
4. Montgomery Biscuits (32-37)
5. Mobile Bay Bears (29-41)

Team Hitting Stats (league rank):
Average: .238 (10 of 10)
Slugging: .356 (9 of 10)
On Base Pct: .317 (10 of 10)
Hits: 1080 (10 of 10)
Doubles: 209 (9 of 10)
Triples: 40 (2 of 10)
Home Runs: 82 (7 of 10)
Runs Scored: 565 (9 of 10)
Stolen Bases: 130 (3 of 10)

Team Pitching Stats (league rank):
ERA: 4.25 (9 of 10)
Runs Allowed: 627 (7 of 10)
Strikeouts: 894 (9 of 10)
Walks: 442 (3 of 10)

3rd best in Southern League
266,818 total in 66 games for 4,042 average per game (90% capacity)
Riverwalk Stadium Total Seating: 4,500

2009 Montgomery Biscuits Roster :
Brian Baker
Chad Bradford
Angel Castro
Jason Cromer
Darin Downs
Neal Frontz
Matt Gorgen
Jeremy Hellickson*
Jason Isringhausen
Brandon Mann
Chris Mason
Calvin Medlock
Jose Angel Mejias
Eduardo Morlan
Ryan Morse
Rayner Oliveros
Paul Phillips
Ryan Reid*
Aneury Rodriguez
Heath Rollins*
Alexander Torres
Mike Wlodarczyk

Craig Albernaz
Nevin Ashley
Jose Lobaton
Ian Paxton
Shawn Riggans
Matt Spring

Drew Anderson
Jason Bowers
Chip Cannon
Brandon Chavez
Cody Cipriano
Fernando Cortez
Matt Fields
Matt Hall
Rhyne Hughes
Chris Nowak
Cesar Suarez

Pat Burrell
Rashad Eldridge
Joe Gaetti
JT Hall
Desmond Jennings*
John Matulia
Jason Perry
Pedro Powell
Cody Strait

Coaching Staff
Manager: Billy Gardner
Hitting Coach: Ozzie Timmons
Pitching Coach: Neil Allen

*denotes 2009 Rays Prospects Top Prospect

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