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Midwest League 2001

Average Team Ages

This page compares the ages of the players assigned the teams of the Midwest League on opening day of the 2001 season.


Year after year, the Angels' affiliate in our league is significantly older than average and the Twins farmhands are significantly younger. This is a pattern. It's significant. And it's continued again this season. The continuing pattern tells something about the way the systems develop players.


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                               Pitchers    Hitters     Team

League Average                   21.7       21.5       21.6

Western Division
Beloit Snappers           MIL    21.8 (6)   21.5 (7T)  21.6 (8T)
Burlington Bees           KC     21.6 (7T)  21.0 (10T) 21.3 (10)
Cedar Rapids Kernels      ANA    22.0 (3T)  22.3 (2)   22.2 (2)
Clinton LumberKings       MON    21.4 (12T) 20.4 (14)  20.8 (13T)
Kane County Cougars       FLA    21.6 (7T)  21.5 (75)  21.6 (8T)
Peoria Chiefs             STL    21.5 (9T)  22.0 (3T)  21.8 (4T)
Quad City River Bandits   MIN    21.5 (9T)  20.9 (12)  21.2 (11T)
Wisconsin Timber Rattlers SEA    22.4 (1)   21.5 (7T)  22.0 (3)

Eastern Division
Dayton Dragons            CIN    21.5 (9T)  22.0 (3T)  21.8 (4T)
Fort Wayne Wizards        SD     22.0 (3T)  21.7 (5T)  21.8 (4T)
Lansing Lugnuts           CHI-N  21.4 (12T) 21.0 (10T) 21.2 (11T)
Michigan Battle Cats      HOU    22.2 (2)   22.4 (1)   22.3 (1)
South Bend Silver Hawks   ARI    20.8 (14)  20.7 (13)  20.8 (13T)
West Michigan Whitecaps   DET    21.9 (5)   21.7 (5T)  21.8 (4T)

  • Oldest Player in the League: Marc Suarez (DAY/CIN) January 18, 1976
  • Youngest Player in the League: Miguel Cabrera (KNC/FLA) April 18, 1983

Two of the MWL's big league affiliates--the Angels (Cedar Rapids) and the Brewers (Beloit)--began major rebuilds of their systems last summer. The Snappers show some change by this measure; the Kernels don't.


Ages are in "years", which are calculated as of July 1, 2001. Rankings show the oldest teams as (1) and the youngest as (14) [or (13T)].


This data is derived from each team's opening day roster, April 5, 2001. Ages for players were determined from easily-available sources, and averaged.



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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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