Saturday, September 25, 2010

2010 Year in Review: Durham Bulls (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 Durham Bulls.

The Durham Bulls set the franchise record for AAA wins by winning 88 games this season and finishing the season with a commanding 16 game lead in the division. The Bulls clinched the division for fourth consecutive season. The Bulls defeated the Louisville Bats to advance to the Governors Cup Finals where they fell to the Columbus Clippers. The 2010 Bulls were led by the International League’s Most Valuable Player (Dan Johnson), Most Valuable Pitcher (Jeremy Hellickson) and Manager of the Year (Charlie Montoya). They also had three players on the midseason all-star team (Joe Dillon, Dan Johnson and Elliot Johnson) as well as three on the post season all-star team (Jeremy Hellickson, Dan Johnson and Elliot Johnson). The accolades continued for the Bulls when the Rays released their minor league awards. Dan Johnson was named the Minor League Player of the Year, Jeremy Hellickson was the Minor League Pitcher of the Year, Elliot Johnson was the Bulls MVP and Desmond Jennings was the organizations Best Defensive Player.

Final Standings:
International League South Division
1. Durham Bulls (88-55)
2. Gwinnett Braves (72-71)
3. Charlotte Knights (67-77)
3. Norfolk Tides (67-77)

Team Hitting Stats (league rank):
Average: .277 (2 of 14)
Slugging: .431 (4 of 14)
On Base Pct: .353 (2 of 14)
Hits: 1363 (2 of 14)
Doubles: 288 (5 of 14)
Triples: 22 (11 of 14)
Home Runs: 142 (4 of 14)
Runs Scored: 757 (1 of 14)
Stolen Bases: 150 (2 of 14)

Team Pitching Stats (league rank):
ERA: 3.56 (1 of 14)
Runs Allowed: 562 (1 of 14)
Strikeouts: 1051 (tied 3 of 14)
Walks: 445 (tied 6 of 14)

8th best in International League
500,073 total in 71 games for 7,043 average per game (70% capacity)
Durham Bulls Athletic Park Total Seating: 10,000

2010 Durham Bulls Roster:
Winston Abreu
Brian Baker
Joe Bateman
Jeff Bennett
Joaquin Benoit
Alex Cobb*
Jason Cromer
Richard De Los Santos
Darin Downs
Mike Ekstrom
Justin Garcia
Jeremy Hellickson*
Carlos Hernandez
Bobby Livingston
Jake McGee*
Ramon Ortiz
Heath Phillips
Paul Phillips
Aneury Rodriguez*
Heath Rollins
Brian Shouse
RJ Swindle
Dale Thayer
Virgil Vasquez

Craig Albernaz
Nevin Ashley
Alvin Colina
Kyle Holloway
John Jaso*
Jose Lobaton
Dioner Navarro
Kelly Shoppach

Jason Bartlett
Hank Blalock
Angel Chavez
Joe Dillon
JJ Furmaniak
Dan Johnson
Elliot Johnson
Omar Luna
Chris Richard
Ryan Shealy

Leslie Anderson
Rocco Baldelli
Rashad Eldridge
Desmond Jennings*
Matt Joyce
Fernando Perez
Justin Ruggiano
Emeel Salem

Coaching Staff
Manager: Charlie Montoyo
Hitting Coach: Dave Myers
Pitching Coach: Xavier Hernandez

General Manager: Mike Birling

*denotes 2010 Rays Prospects Top Prospect

1 comment:

  1. Another great season for the Bulls. I predict a 2010 Bull will win AL ROY in 2011.

    BTW I think it'll be Leslie Anderson and not Jennings or Hellickson. Anderson makes solid contact as often as any Bull in recent memory.