Wednesday, September 22, 2010

2010 Year in Review: Bowling Green Hot Rods (Overall)

Over the next few weeks I will recap the 2010 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 Bowling Green Hot Rods.

The Bowling Green Hot Rods struggled in their inaugural year in the Midwest League. They finished with an overall record below .500 at 61-78 which left them in sixth place in the division. The Hot Rods were in the bottom half of the league in most team stats with the lone bright spot being stolen bases which they led the league. Alex Colome, Chris Murrill and Wilking Rodriguez represented the Hot Rods in the Midwest League All-Star Game. The Rays organization also recognized Ty Morrison as the best baserunner in the organization while Tyler Bortnick was named the Hot Rods MVP.

Final Standings:
Midwest League Eastern Division (Overall)
1. Great Lakes Loon (90-49)
2. Lake County Captains (77-62)
3. Fort Wayne Tin Caps (77-63)
4. Lansing Lugnuts (70-69)
5. West Michigan White Caps (62-77)
6. Bowling Green Hot Rods (61-78)
7. South Bend Silver Hawks (59-78)
8. Dayton Dragons (53-85)

Midwest League Eastern Division (First Half)
1. Lake County Captains (44-25)
2. Great Lakes Loons (43-26)
3. Lansing Lugnuts (36-33)
4. Fort Wayne Tin Caps (36-34)
5. Bowling Green Hot Rods (31-38)
6. South Bend Silver Hawks (30-38)
7. Dayton Dragons (30-39)
8. West Michigan White Caps (26-43)

Midwest League Eastern Division (Second Half)
1. Great Lakes Loons (47-23)
2. Fort Wayne Tin Caps (41-29)
3. West Michigan White Caps (36-34)
4. Lansing Lugnuts (34-36)
5. Lake County Captains (33-37)
6. Bowling Green Hot Rods (30-40)
7. South Bend Silver Hawks (29-40)
8. Dayton Dragons (23-46)

Team Hitting Stats (league rank):
Average: .254 (tied 11 of 16)
Slugging: .361 (15 of 16)
On Base Pct: .334 (tied 8 of 16)
Hits: 1170 (11 of 16)
Doubles: 221 (14 of 16)
Triples: 33 (tied 14 of 16)
Home Runs: 68 (12 of 16)
Runs Scored: 607 (13 of 16)
Stolen Bases: 249 (1 of 16)

Team Pitching Stats (league rank):
ERA: 4.20 (11 of 16)
Runs Allowed: 692 (13 of 16)
Strikeouts: 1133 (5 of 16)
Walks: 512 (12 of 16)

9th best in Midwest League
235,412 total in 67 games for 3,513 average per game (78% capacity)
Bowling Green Ballpark Total Seating: 4,500

2010 Bowling Green Hot Rods Roster:
Alexander Colome*
Jairo De La Rosa
Aaron Dott
Shane Dyer
Tyree Hayes
Merrill Kelly
Alex Koronis
Kyle Lobstein*
Deivis Mavarez
Yorman Mayora
Jason McEachern*
Shane Minks
CJ Riefenhauser
Wilking Rodriguez*
Scott Shuman
Matthew Stabelfeld
Albert Suarez
Jake Sullivan
Kirby Yates

Mayobanex Acosta
Tomas Francisco
Mark Thomas
David Wendt

Tyler Bortnick*
Julio Cedeno
Bennett Davis
Robi Estrada
Diogenes Luis
Eli Sonoqui
Kyle Spraker
Ryan Wiegand

Dustin Biell
Gabe Cohen
Ty Morrison*
Chris Murrill
Brett Nommensen
Burt Reynolds
Cody Rogers*

Coaching Staff
Manager: Brady Williams
Hitting Coach: Manny Castillo
Pitching Coach: RC Lichtenstein

General Manager: Brad Taylor

*denotes 2010 Rays Prospects Top Prospect


  1. With 7 top prospects on the roster you would think the performance would have been better.

  2. A lot of future ML talent on the pitching staff. Unfortunately that doesn't always translate into victories at this level.

    Morrison is a gifted athlete.