Here's a look at my team halfway through the season. Obviously the team is developing young players while it struggles at the major league level(OBVIOUSLY!).
I'm going to start with the controversial Julio Cedeno trade. It's been said he's the "greatest player this league has ever seen." This is true! I will miss him greatly.
Here's what I got for him:
Who is hitting .333 avg/.440 on base/.643 slugging (21 homers,16 doubles,62 Rbi)
I'd say a got a pretty good power hitting catcher in return.
Hitting .366/.428/.529 (30 doubles, 66 runs)
Another good hitting middle infielder
RELIEF PITCHER (HIGH-A/AA)
High-A: 31 innings, 21 hits, ZERO homers, 7 walks, 30K's.
AA: 5 innings, 5 hits, zero homers, zero walks, 7K's.
STARTING PITCHER (AAA)
Season 9 AAA: 94 inn, 104 hits, 9 homers (1.32 whip, 2.87 era)
Season10 AAA: 114 inn, 136 hits, 7 homers (1.54 whip, 3.87 era)
This is the weakest link. He pitched well in '09 but has taken a step
back this season. However, the stats are off a bit due to a couple of
bad outings (I'm talking some REALLY BAD outings!)
All in all it's turned out well. Could have done better but I certainly didn't
WHAT'S DOWN IN AA? (Note: I've moved all my developing players up a level)
20 homers, 75 Rbi in High A
Struggling in first 10 games in AA
High-A:.376/.465/.579 (18 doubles)
AA: 10 games, .317/.378/.512
HIGH-A LEVEL IS LOADED WITH TALENT!
LOW A: .333/.411/.591 (24 doubles, 14 homers, 67 rbi, 53 runs)
HIGHA: 10 games. .278/.325/.444
LOW A: .283/.378/.565 (27 doubles, 46 rbi, 43 runs)
HIGHA: Just called up.
LOW A: .308/.362/.581 (14 doubles, 16 homers, 48 rbi, 45 runs)
HIGHA: 10 games struggling
THE ENTIRE LOW-A STARTING STAFF MOVED TO HIGH A
LOW A: 96 inn, 87 hits, 3 homers, 82K
LOW A: 54 inn, 58 hits, 4 homers, 57 K's)
LOW A: 89 inn, 85 hits, 4 homers, 79 K's
LOW A: 93 innings, 90 hits, 3 homers, 70 K's
HIGHA: Struggling after 2 starts
LOW A: 78 inn, 65 hits, 3 homers, 75 K's
THERE IS NOBODY LEFT IN LOW-A WORTH TALKING ABOUT!
#1 draft pick overall
.414/.514/.862 (2 doubles, 3 homers, 8 rbi, 10 runs)
Took a while to sign so this is only in 11 games.
SOME INTERESTING PICKUPS:
OF (Off waivers)
'09: Full season .281/.350 (70 sb's, 99 runs)
'10: basically the same so far but playing less in a platoon
He's not even fully developed yet so I'm looking forward to his future.
1B/DH (Minor leauge FA signing)
AAA: .358/.426/.702 (23 homers, 22 doubles, 60 rbi, 51 runs)
I'm VERY happy watching my players develop and hope to be competitive
in a couple of seasons.