Thursday, September 23, 2010

2010 Year in Review: Charlotte Stone Crabs (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 Charlotte Stone Crabs.

The Charlotte Stone Crabs followed up on their inaugural season success with an even better season, setting the franchise record in wins (80) and finishing with the best overall record in the Florida State League with a 80-59 season. They made the playoffs for the second straight year, clinching early on in the first half. The Stone Crabs defeated Bradenton in the first round and advanced to face Tampa in the second round. Despite falling to the Yankees in game four of the best of five series, the Stone Crabs set many milestones along the way. Matt Moore led the minors in strikeouts with 208 and became the first FSL pitcher to surpass the 200 K mark since 1971 while falling just six strikeout short of the minor league record of 214. The Stone Crabs sent a league high nine players to the All-Star Game; Chris Andujar, Nick Barnese, Marquis Fleming, Zach Quate, Josh Satow, Neil Schenk, Isaias Velasquez, Stephen Vogt, Henry Wrigley and the entire Stone Crabs field staff. Following the season Joe Cruz, Moore, Jim Morrison, Quate and Vogt were named to the post season all-star team while Morrison was named the Manager of the Year in the FSL. The Rays then awarded Quate the award for Best Reliever and named Moore the Stone Crabs MVP.

Final Standings:
Florida State League South Division (Overall)
1. Charlotte Stone Crabs (80-59)
2. Bradenton Marauders (76-62)
3. Palm Beach Cardinals (75-65)
4. Fort Myers Miracle (64-74)
5. St. Lucie Mets (62-76)
6. Jupiter Hammerheads (46-92)

Florida State League South Division (First Half)
1. Charlotte Stone Crabs (43-26)
2. Bradenton Marauders (39-31)
2. Palm Beach Cardinals (39-31)
4. St. Lucie Mets (33-35)
5. Fort Myers Miracle (28-42)
6. Jupiter Hammerheads (22-46)

Florida State League South Division (Second Half)
1. Bradenton Marauders (37-31)
2. Fort Myers Miracle (36-32)
3. Charlotte Stone Crabs (37-33)
4. Palm Beach Cardinals (36-34)
5. St. Lucie Mets (29-41)
6. Jupiter Hammerheads (24-46)

Team Hitting Stats (league rank):
Average: .259 (7 of 12)
Slugging: .366 (8 of 12)
On Base Pct: .332 (tied 3 of 12)
Hits: 1191 (7 of 12)
Doubles: 235 (tied 6 of 12)
Triples: 36 (tied 3 of 12)
Home Runs: 62 (9 of 12)
Runs Scored: 558 (9 of 12)
Stolen Bases: 117 (8 of 12)

Team Pitching Stats (league rank):
ERA: 3.06 (1 of 12)
Runs Allowed: 495 (1 of 12)
Strikeouts: 1189 (1 of 12)
Walks: 389 (tied 5 of 12)

Best in Florida State League
171,450 total in 64 games for 2,678 average per game (53% capacity)
Charlotte Sports Park Total Seating: 5,028

2010 Charlotte Stone Crabs Roster:
Chris Andujar
Grant Balfour
Nick Barnese*
Matt Bush
Kevin Chavez
Alex Colome*
Joe Cruz*
Dane De La Rosa
Frank De Los Santos
Shane Dyer
Sergio Espinosa
Marquis Fleming
Justin Garcia
Jeremy Hellickson*
Michael Jarman
Deivis Mavarez
Matt Moore*
Rayner Oliveros
Zach Quate
Tommy Rafferty
Josh Satow
Neil Schenk
Brian Shouse
Scott Shuman
Andy Sonnanstine
Jake Thompson
Kirby Yates

Jake Jefferies*
Matt Spring
Mark Thomas
Stephen Vogt

Tim Beckham*
Tyler Bortnick*
Matt Fields
Matt Hall
Omar Luna
Shawn O’Malley*
Carlos Pena
Anthony Scelfo
Greg Sexton
Michael Sheridan
Matt Sweeney*
Shawn Williams

Leslie Anderson
Rocco Baldelli
Reid Fronk
Brad Hawpe
Matt Joyce
Kyeong Kang*
Gabe Kapler
Chris Murrill
Ryan Royster
Isaias Velasquez
Henry Wrigley

Coaching Staff
Manager: Jim Morrison
Hitting Coach: Joe Szekely
Pitching Coach: Neil Allen

General Manager: Joe Hart

*denotes 2010 Rays Prospects Top Prospect


  1. Doug it's a good thing nobody took you up on who would have the higher OPS, Beckham (.705) or Kang (.643). You would have owed somebody a lot of hats.

  2. Good point Tom, I'd forgotten. Maybe I should have used Vogt instead of Kang to get more bets. :)

    Early on it looked good for Kang, but Beckham had a nice 2nd half and Kang missed a lot of time (Beckham ended up with 230-some more plate appearances) and really struggled from June on.

  3. Like a lot of the position guys at Charlotte this year, Kang got caught in a numbers game. Rehab assignments, new signings - Charlotte was a combination MASH unit and Port of Entry. This was not a good place to be if you wanted ABs, and will continue to be so as long as the big club is just up the road.