Monday, April 24, 2017

Quad Cities River Bandits: Early Season Results

We are now 17 games in to the Quad Cities River Bandits season. Let's see where things stand!

The Banditos are currently 9-8 and in a 3-way tie for second place (along with Cedar Rapids-MIN and Wisconsin-MIL), two games behind the Kane County Cougars, an Arizona Diamondbacks affiliate. Only four games separate the first place team and the last place team in the eight-team division. Thanks to a recent offensive onslaught, the Quad Cities crew are sporting a +22 run differential.

Here's how Quad Cities ranks in the 16-team Low A Midwest League in select categories:

OFFENSE
4th in Batting Average: .250
3rd in On-Base Percentage: .322
1st in Slugging Percentage: .448
1st in On-Base Plus Slugging: .770
T4th in Doubles: 28
T5th in Triples: 6
1st in Home Runs: 24
5th in Walks: 56
13th in Strikeouts: 139
5th in Stolen Bases: 17

PITCHING
5th in ERA: 3.00
2nd in WHIP: 1.080
T3rd in Home Runs Allowed: 20
T13th in Walks: 46
T8th in Strikeouts: 153
16th in Hit Batters: 2

As you can see, the River Bandits have had a good balance of offense and pitching. Let's look at the individual contributions that have led to their early success.

Alex De Goti - July 2016
Photo by Jayne Hansen

TOP 20 LEAGUE OFFENSIVE LEADERS (in select categories)

IF Alex De Goti
.322 BA (18th)
.437 OBP (9th)
.945 OPS (14th)
11 R (T11th)
12 BB (T2nd)

C Jake Rogers
.521 SLG (20th)

OF Ronnie Dawson
10 R (T13th)
4SB (T11th)

1B Spencer Johnson
.571 SLG (T10th)
12 RBI (T6th)

OF Stephen Wrenn
9 BB (T12th)
5SB (T4th)

OF Daz Cameron
9 RBI (T17th)
5 SB (T4th)

Also, there are five players on the team that are tied for 10th in the league with three home runs each: Marcos Almonte, Rodrigo Ayarza, Daz Cameron, Spencer Johnson, and Stephen Wrenn.

Ryan Hartman - July 2016
Photo by Jayne Hansen

TOP 20 LEAGUE PITCHING LEADERS (in select categories)

RHP Carson LaRue
1.20 ERA (6th)
0.87 WHIP (11th)

LHP Ryan Hartman
1.29 ERA (7th)
0.79 WHIP (7th)

LHP Brett Adcock
1.32 ERA (9th)
0.95 WHIP (16th)
22 SO (T4th)

RHP Hector Perez
20 SO (T11th)

Tomorrow (I hope): Buies Creek

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