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Fort Wayne Wizards


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This page profiles the 2000 Fort Wayne Wizards, a Single-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres and a member of the Midwest League.


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

  • Fort Wayne, Indiana.
  • Affiliated with the San Diego Padres.
  • Manager: Craig Colbert.
  • Coaches: Brian Giles, Tom Tornincasa, Darren Balsley (pitching).

Season Summary

  • Second Half: 36-34, .514, 4th place, 12.0 behind
  • First Half: 36-31, .537, 2nd place, 6.5 behind
  • Pitching: 72-65, 3.58, 49 saves, 1140 strikeouts
  • Hitting: .249, 598 runs, 72 home runs, 112 steals (68% success)
  • Errors: 150 (1.09 per game)
  • April: 9-11 (.450)
  • May: 18-12 (.600)
  • June: 15-11 (.577)
  • July: 10-19 (.345)
  • August: 18-10 (.643)
  • September: 2-2 (.500)
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Pre-Season Profile

Manager

This is Craig Colbert's first season as a professional manager.


First Round Draft Selections

  • Vince Faison (1999; 20th selection)
  • Gerik Baxter (1999; 28th selection)
  • Omar Ortiz (1999; 29th selection)
  • Casey Burns (1999; 41st selection)

Team Age Information

  • Average Team Age: 21.7
  • Pitchers: 21.6
  • Hitters: 21.7
  • Oldest Player on the Team: Johnny Hunter (born 6/14/75)
  • Youngest Player on the Team: Jacob Peavy (born 6/31/81)

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.

The 2000 Wizards are based on last summer's very fine Idaho Falls team.

Team             League           W/L    Place    Hitters Pitchers
                                        (Teams)
Rancho Cucamonga California (A+)  76/64   3(10)      0       0
Fort Wayne       Midwest (A)      61/79  13(14)      5       3
Idaho Falls      Pioneer (R+)     48/27   1(8)       9       8
Padres           Arizona (R)      31/24   3(8)       3       4

The Padres did not move these players much last summer, so only a handful are counted twice in this table. Two of 2000's Wizards appeared in independent leagues last summer, while one did not play professionally. None of the Wizards played above Class A in 1999.



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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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