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Midwest League 2000

Dayton Dragons


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This page profiles the 2000 Dayton Dragons, a Single-A affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds and a member of the Midwest League.


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

  • Dayton, Ohio.
  • Affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds.
  • Manager: Freddie Benavides.
  • Coaches: Don Alexander (pitching), Brian Conley.

Season Summary

  • Second Half: 39-31, .557, 3rd place, 9.0 behind
  • First Half: 31-36, .463, 5th place, 11.5 behind
  • Pitching: 70-67, 4.46, 31 saves, 983 strikeouts
  • Hitting: .263, 730 runs, 114 HR, 115 steals (68% success)
  • Errors: 174 (1.27 per game)
  • April: 13-7 (.650)
  • May: 12-17 (.413)
  • June: 12-15 (.444)
  • July: 19-10 (.655)
  • August: 12-16 (.429)
  • September: 2-2 (.500)
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Pre-Season Profile

Manager

Fred Benavides managed the Clinton nine last summer; this is his second season as a professional manager. Last summer's calls were fairly conventional.


First Round Draft Selections

  • Austin Kearns (1998; 7th selection)
  • Ty Howington (1999; 14th selection)

Team Age Information

  • Average Team Age: 22.3
  • Pitchers: 22.1
  • Hitters: 22.5
  • Oldest Player on the Team: Jim Manias (born 10/21/74)
  • Youngest Player on the Team: Ranier Olmedo (born 5/31/81)

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.

These new Dragons mainly played in the Midwest League last summer, albeit in other cities. They might be a very good team.

Team        League             W/L   Place    Hitters Pitchers
                                    (Teams)
Rockford    Midwest (A)        76/63  4(14)      6       5
Clinton     Midwest (A)        68/69  8(14)      5       7
Billings    Pioneer (R+)       42/33  4(8)       3       0
Reds        Gulf Coast (R)     23/37 14(14)      3       3

There was considerable player movement in the Cincinnati system last season; those players who were moved are counted twice (or thrice) in this table. Two players spent last summer in other organizations; one did not play professionally. Two of these players logged stints at the Double-A level.



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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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