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2004 Scouting Report

Peoria Chiefs


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This page profiles the 2004 Peoria Chiefs, a Single-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals and a member of the Midwest League.


Except where otherwise specified, all statistics are through the end of the 2004 season. I did not write team commentaries this season.

MWL Fan's Guide

Season Summary


  • Second Half: 37-33, .529, 3rd place, 5.0 behind
  • First Half: 38-31, .551, 3rd place, 5.0 behind
  • Pitching: 75-64, 4.08, 36 saves, 6 complete games, 1058 strikeouts
  • Hitting: .277, 759 runs scored, 109 HR, 117 steals (65% success)
  • Defense: 177 errors (1.27 per game)
  • April: 11-9, .550
  • May: 18-12, .600
  • June: 13-13, .500
  • sorry; stopped following the season on July 4.
  • Position Players used: 26
  • Pitchers used: 29
  • Pitchers per game: 3.6

Leading Players


  • Best Player on the Team: Catcher Daric Barton

  • Best Starting Pitcher: Stuart Pomeranz (12-4, 3.55, 88 strikeouts)
  • Bullpen Stopper: Jason Burch (5-5, 21 saves, 3.61, 60 strikeouts)
  • Strikeout Pitchers: Jason Burch, Brandon DeJaynes, Eric Drown, Brantley Jordan, Chris Lambert, Michael Parisi, Scott Schweitzer, Peter Soteropoulos, Mark Worrell
  • Control Pitchers: Wayne Lundgren, James Mondesir, Stuart Pomeranz, Peter Soteropoulos, Mark Worrell

  • Best Hitter: Daric Barton (.313, 13 HR, 77 RBI)
  • Home Run Leader: Daric Barton, Terry Evans, & John Santor (13)
  • High Batting Average: Daric Barton (.313), Cody Haerther (.316), Calvin Hayes (.304), Brendan Ryan (.322)
  • High On Base Percentage: Daric Barton (.445), Matt Dryer (.401)
  • High Slugging Percentage: Daric Barton (.511), John-Paul Davis (.479), Matt Dryer (.460), John Santor (.488)
  • Notable Baserunners: Sal Frisella, Mike McCoy, Anthony Monegan, Matt Pagnozzi, Brendan Ryan
  • Notable Batting Eye: Daric Barton, Jarrett Hoffpauir

Pre-Season Profile

Manager

There is nothing unusual about Joe Cunningham's managerial tactics; in all respects, he's a very conventional minor league manager.


First Round Draft Selection

  • none

Team Age Information

  • Average Team Age: 22.6
  • Pitchers: 22.3
  • Hitters: 22.8
  • Oldest Player on the Team: Anthony Monegan (5/11/79)
  • Youngest Player on the Team: Kyle McClellan (6/12/84)

The average player in the Midwest League this season is about 21.9 years old. This information is based on opening day rosters as published on the team website and will not be updated.


Where they played last season

This summary is based on the team's opening day roster and will not be revised to reflect roster changes.

The 2004 Chiefs' position players are largely returning from last season's team; the pitchers, on the other hand, have been promoted from the lower reaches of the Cardinals system.

Team           League             W/L     Place    Hitters Pitchers
                                         (Teams)
Palm Beach     Florida State (A+) 54/84  12(12)      2       0
Peoria         Midwest (A)        65/73  11(14)      7       3
New Jersey     New York-Penn (A)  31/42  10(14)      2       9
Johnson City   Appalachian (R+)   27/36   7(10)      2       5

Many of the Peoria pitchers, and a few of the position players, played on more than one team in the St. Louis system last summer and are counted twice in this table. One of the new Chiefs was acquired from another organization, and three played in independent baseball leagues.



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