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Midwest League 2000

Michigan Battle Cats

Midwest League Playoff Champions


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This page profiles the 2000 Michigan Battle Cats, a Single-A affiliate of the Houston Astros and a member of the Midwest League.


Except where otherwise specified, all statistics on this page are through the end of the season.

  • Battle Creek, Michigan.
  • Affiliated with the Houston Astros.
  • Manager: Al Pedrique.
  • Coaches: Charley Taylor (pitching), Greg Langbehn (pitching), Jayhawk Owens.

Season Summary

  • Second Half: 48-22, .686, 1st place, 4.0 ahead
  • First Half: 34-34, .500, 4th place, 9.0 behind
  • Pitching: 82-56, 3.76, 41 saves, 880 strikeouts
  • Hitting: .269, 747 runs, 80 HR, 189 steals (71% success)
  • Errors: 164 (1.19 per game)
  • April: 6-11 (.353)
  • May: 16-14 (.533)
  • June: 20-10 (.667)
  • July: 14-14 (.500)
  • August: 23-6 (.793)
  • September: 3-1 (.750)
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Pre-Season Profile

Manager

Al Pedrique returns to the Battle Cats for another summer. Before his MWL season, he managed three short-season teams. By any standard, Al's a conservative manager.


First Round Draft Selection

  • Mike Nannini (1998; 37th selection)

Team Age Information

  • Average Team Age: 21.3
  • Pitchers: 21.1
  • Hitters: 21.4
  • Oldest Player on the Team: Don Thomas (born 12/20/75)
  • Youngest Player on the Team: Travis Anderson (6/7/81)

The average player in the Midwest League is 21.6 years old. Average ages were calculated from the opening day roster; age as of July 1, 2000.

This website has more information about team ages.


Where they played last season

This is a brief portrait of how the team was put together. These summaries are based on the team's opening day roster and will not be revised to reflect roster changes.

The Battle Cats are built around last summer's Auburn Doubledays, though last year's Cats and the Martinsville team contributed significantly.

Team           League             W/L    Place   Hitters Pitchers
                                        (Teams)
Kissimmee      Florida State (A+) 71/66   6(14)      0       2
Michigan       Midwest (A)        76/62   3(14)      5       3
Auburn         New York-Penn (A-) 39/37   8(14)      6       6
Martinsville   Appalachian (R+)   41/29   1(14)      5       3

A few of these players appeared for two teams last summer and are counted twice in this table. None of the new Cats has played above Class A.



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The Midwest League plays Single-A, professional baseball in America's agricultural and industrial heartland. 16 teams play a 140 game schedule which begins in early April and ends Labor Day weekend.

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