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2004 Scouting Report

Kane County Cougars


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This page profiles the 2004 Kane County Cougars, a Single-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics 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: 40-30, .571, 1st place, 1.0 ahead
  • First Half: 43-26, .623, 1st place, 1.0 ahead (Playoff Qualifier)
  • Pitching: 83-56, 3.79, 38 saves, 4 complete games, 1180 strikeouts
  • Hitting: .257, 730 runs scored, 110 HR, 84 steals (68% success)
  • Defense: 163 errors (1.17 per game)
  • April: 12-9, .571
  • May: 17-12, .586
  • June: 19-7, .731
  • sorry; stopped following the season on July 4.
  • Position Players used: 16
  • Pitchers used: 19
  • Pitchers per game:3.4

Leading Players


  • Best Player on the Team: Starting Pitcher Brad Knox or Starting Pitcher Steven Bondurant

  • Best Starting Pitcher: Brad Knox (14-5, 2.59, 173 strikeouts) or Steven Bondurant (14-5, 2.08, 132 strikeouts)
  • Bullpen Stopper: Jairo Garcia (1-0, 0.30, 16 saves, 59 strikeouts)
  • Strikeout Pitchers: Steve Bondurant, Dallas Braden, Jose Corchado, Justin Crowder, Jairo Garcia, Brad Knox, Mike McGirr
  • Control Pitchers: Steve Bondurant, Dallas Braden, Justin Crowder, Chris Dunwell, Dan Fyvie, Jairo Garcia, Brad Knox, Trent Peterson

  • Best Hitter: Vasili Spanos (.311, 12 HR, 80 RBI)
  • Home Run Leader: Brian Snyder & Luke Appert (13)
  • High Batting Average: Brian Snyder (.311), Vasili Spanos (.311)
  • High On Base Percentage: Trevor Brown (.412), Brian Snyder (.421), Vasili Spanos (.419)
  • High Slugging Percentage: Brian Snyder (.484), Vasili Spanos (.505)
  • Notable Baserunners: Luke Appert, Dustin Majewski, Luis Perez, Nick Rogers, Chris Tritle
  • Notable Batting Eye: Luke Appert

Pre-Season Profile

Manager

Dave Joppie


First Round Draft Selection

  • Brian Snyder (2003, 26th player selected)

Team Age Information

  • Average Team Age: 22.6
  • Pitchers: 22.5
  • Hitters: 22.7
  • Oldest Player on the Team: Drew Friedberg (3/3/79)
  • Youngest Player on the Team: Jose Corchado (4/5/84)

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.

This year's Kane County team is pretty much last season's Vancouver Mounties, with a few holdover players.

Team           League             W/L    Place    Hitters Pitchers
                                        (Teams)
Modesto        California (A+)    74/66 T5(10)       1      1
Kane County    Midwest (A)        80/59  1(14)       3      4
Vancouver      Northwest (A-)     35/41  5(8)        8      6
Athletics      Arizona (R)        15/33  8(9)        1      1

Only a few of these players appeared on two teams last season. One of the new Cougars played in an independent league in 2003; another spent last summer on the disabled list.



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