Thursday, April 21, 2011

Stone Crabs Week in Review: April 14 to April 20

The Stone Crabs finished the week with a 2-5 record and have dropped to 6-8 overall on the season. They are currently in three way tie with Bradenton and Jupiter for third place in the South Division. Four of the Stone Crabs losses this week came at the hands of the league leading St. Lucie Mets who have only lost two games this season. Four of the losses were one run losses. Hak-Ju Lee made his debut with the Stone Crabs on Sunday and has been red hot, hitting in all four of his games. Greg Sexton has also been on fire, riding a seven game hitting streak at week’s end.

Hitting Leaders:
Average: Greg Sexton (.385, seventh in FSL)
Slugging: Greg Sexton (.538)
On Base Pct: Brett Nommensen (.467, fifth in FSL)
Hits: Greg Sexton (20, tied fifth in FSL)
Doubles: Tyler Bortnick (4)
Triples: Matt Hall, Hak-Ju Lee, Greg Sexton (1)
Home Runs: Hak-Ju Lee, Anthony Scelfo, Greg Sexton, Mike Sheridan (1)
RBI’s: Greg Sexton (13, tied fourth in FSL)
Stolen Bases: Brett Nommensen (5, tied second in FSL)

Pitching Leaders:
ERA: Chris Andujar(3.52)
Wins: Josh Satow (2, tied second in FSL)
Saves: Josh Satow and Scott Shuman (1)
Strikeouts: Alex Koronis (15, tied eighth in FSL)

Team Hitting Stats (league rank):
Average: .281 (tied 2 of 12)
Slugging: .366 (9 of 12)
On Base Pct: .357 (3 of 12)
Hits: 136 (3 of 12)
Doubles: 23 (tied 7 of 12)
Triples: 3 (tied 8 of 12)
Home Runs: 4 (12 of 12)
Runs Scored: 69 (3 of 12)
Stolen Bases: 14 (4 of 12)

Team Pitching Stats (rank):
ERA: 4.80 (10 of 12)
Runs Allowed: 73 (9 of 12)
Strikeouts: 115 (tied 1 of 12)
Walks: 61 (11 of 12)

Transactions: Gabe Cohen released from organization (4/16/11). Hak-Ju Lee activated from disabled list (4/17/11). Frank De Los Santos promoted to Montgomery (4/20/11).

Disabled List: Julio Cedeno, Kyle Lobstein, Ty Morrison, Albert Suarez and Kirby Yates.

The Week Ahead: 4/21/11-4/22/11: vs St. Lucie Mets (12-2). 4/23/11: at Fort Myers Miracle (8-6). 4/24/11: Day Off. 4/25/11-4/26/11: at Fort Myers Miracle (8-6). 4/27/11: Jupiter Hammerheads (6-8).


  1. is Mark Thomas going on the DL, his injure last night sounded bad.

  2. Local newspaper has him as day to day. Said he was treated with stitches for head laceration and released from the hospital.

  3. Why can't Sexton get a shot at Montgomery? He keeps taking a backseat to Matt Sweeney. Is it because Sweeney has more power? (even though Sweeney's average has a lot to be desired.) Sexton keeps smacking the ball for hits, but is trapped in Port Charlotte. Also, still trying to figure out why Frank De Los Santos got rewarded with the promotion to Mont. Baseball sure is strange!

  4. Sweeney only plays 1st now, so not blocking Sexton. Wrigley is back of the DL and playing 3B for Montgomery.

  5. Thank you for clarifying that. I still think of Wrigley as 1st base. So it's Sheridan who's kept back.

  6. I know what you mean. That's one of the reason I put together the new Depth Chart, helps us keep it all straight by seeing all of the players on one page.

  7. Doug - Check out the daily box scores for Montgomery. Wrigley has played 1B almost exclusively even though he is listed on the roster as a 3B. Mayora is playing 3B even though he is listed as a 2B. Throughout the organization, guys are playing "out of position". I also know that Wrigley played 1B exclusively throughout S/T. Bottom line, neither Wrigley nor Sweeney are blocking Sexton, IMO. BTW - why all the love for Sweeney. I checked his numbers since coming to the Rays organization - a .213 BA and 11 HRs in 348 ABs. I don't get it. Forget about what he did prior to his injury and focus on the recent - he doesn't merit all the attention, IMO.

  8. Wrigley had only played a couple of games last I looked and one was at 3B so I assumed they were just easing him back into game action. Thanks for pointing it out though, I'll keep an eye on him and Mayora and adjust the depth chart if Mayora keeps getting the majority of playing time even with Wrigley off the DL.

    Sexton really has never gotten much of a chance above high-A. Last year was it, and he didn't do well, but at his age time is really running out. Over 26 and still in A-ball tends to lead to being released if there is anyone else deserving of playing time, which luckily for him there really isn't (Price isn't really a 3B, he's just playing there for BG, should be at 2B).

    Sweeney was highly regarded in the Angels org before all the injuries and was a throw in for Kazmir. If he never amounts to anything we still made out great on that trade, got Rodriguez and Torres and got rid of Kaz's ERA and contract, win win win. If Sweeney was even halfway good the trade would rank with the first Kazmir trade. But it' not looking like that's going to happen. He's only 23 so he still has some time, but anyone can play 1B (almost anyway), so he has to hit, and hit for power. Not seeing any reason to believe he will at this point. Any Sweeney supporters out there?