Wednesday, September 19, 2012

2012 Year in Review: Bowling Green Hot Rods (Overall)

Over the next few weeks I will recap the 2012 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 Hot Rods won the second half title and made the Midwest League playoffs for the second straight year. Although they were eliminated in the first round, the Hot Rods finished strong with a franchise best overall record of 80-60. The Hot Rods also placed a franchise high eight players in the Midwest League All-Star team with Ryan Brett, Jake Floethe, Jeff Malm, Tyler Goeddel, Jake Partridge, Matt Rice, Felipe Rivero and Josh Sale making the trip to All-Star Game. But their success was overshadowed by having four players suspended for violating the MLB drug policy.

Final Standings: 
Midwest League Eastern Division (Overall) 
1. Lansing Lugnuts (82-55)
2. Bowling Green Hot Rods (80-60)
3. West Michigan White Caps (72-68)
4. Lake County Captains (71-68)
5. Fort Wayne Tin Caps (69-71)
6. Great Lakes Loons (67-73)
7. South Bend Silver Hawks (67-73)
8. Dayton Dragons (60-78)

Midwest League Eastern Division (First Half)
1. Lansing Lugnuts (47-22)
2. Bowling Green Hot Rods (38-32)
3. West Michigan White Caps (36-34)
4. South Bend Silver Hawks (35-35)
5. Great Lakes Loons (34-36)
6. Lake County Captains (31-38)
7. Fort Wayne Tin Caps (31-39)
8. Dayton Dragons (30-40)

Midwest League Eastern Division (Second Half) 
1. Bowling Green Hot Rods (42-28)
2. Lake County Captains (40-30)
3. Fort Wayne Tin Caps (38-32)
4. Lansing Lugnuts (35-33)
5. West Michigan White Caps (36-34)
6. Great Lakes Loons (33-37)
7. South Bend Silver Hawks (32-38)
8. Dayton Dragons (30-38)

Team Hitting Stats (league rank):
Average: .269 (1 of 16)
Slugging: .405 (1 of 16)
On Base Pct: .350 (1 of 16)
Hits: 1262 (2 of 16)
Doubles: 254 (tied 2 of 16)
Triples: 37 (tied 10 of 16)
Home Runs: 105 (3 of 16)
Runs Scored: 681 (3 of 16)
Stolen Bases: 188 (3 of 16)

Team Pitching Stats (league rank): 
ERA: 3.59 (4 of 16)
Runs Allowed: 602 (5 of 16)
Strikeouts: 1062 (5 of 16)
Walks: 449 (8 of 16)

10th best in Midwest League 233,208 total in 68 games for 3,430 average per game (76% capacity) Bowling Green Ballpark Total Seating: 4,500

2012 Bowling Green Hot Rods Roster

Andrew Bellatti
Sean Bierman
Ryan Carpenter
Charlie Cononie
Shay Crawford
Jake Floethe
Roberto Gomez
Austin Hubbard
Reinaldo Lopez
Parker Markel
Jason McEachern
Jacob Partridge
Felipe Rivero
Nick Sawyer
Trevor Shull
Stayton Thomas
Jason Wilson
Justin Woodall

Keith Castillo
Matt Rice
Alejandro Segovia
Alejandro Torres

William Argo
Ryan Brett
Tyler Goeddel
Jake Hager
Ben Kline
Jeff Malm
Juniel Querecuto
Cameron Seitzer

Joel Caminero
Kes Carter
Todd Glaesmann
Taylor Motter
Josh Sale
Drew Vettleson

Coaching Staff 
Manager: Brady Williams
Hitting Coach: Manny Castillo
Pitching Coach: Bill Moloney

General Manager: Ryan Gates