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2004 Scouting Report

Cedar Rapids Kernels


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This page profiles the 2004 Cedar Rapids Kernels, a Single-A affiliate of the Anaheim Angels 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: 33-37, .471, 7th place, 7.0 behind
  • First Half: 42-27, .609, 2nd place, 1.0 behind (Playoff Qualifier)
  • Pitching: 75-64, 3.87, 36 saves, 2 complete games, 1068 strikeouts
  • Hitting: .257, 650 runs, 117 home runs, 145 steals (66% success)
  • Defense: 176 errors (1.27 per game)
  • April: 12-9, .571
  • May: 17-12, .586
  • June: 17-9, .654
  • sorry; stopped following the season on July 4.
  • Position Players used: 18
  • Pitchers used: 16
  • Pitchers per game: 3.1

Leading Players


  • Best Player on the Team: Second Baseman Howie Kendrick

  • Best Starting Pitcher: Michel Simard (7-5, 3.51, 91 strikeouts)
  • Bullpen Stopper: Bob Zimmermann (4-6, 24 saves, 2.26, 82 strikeouts)
  • Strikeout Pitchers: David Austen, Scott Hindman
  • Control Pitchers: David Austin, Abel Moreno, Michel Simard, Bob Zimmerman

  • Best Hitter: Howie Kendrick (.367, 10 HR, 49 RBI; 15 steals)
  • Home Run Leader: Matt Brown (23)
  • High Batting Average: Howie Kendrick (.367), Balthazar Lopez (.314)
  • High On Base Percentage: none
  • High Slugging Percentage: Matt Brown (.455), Howie Kendrick (.578), Balthazar Lopez (.513)
  • Notable Baserunners: Blake Balcom, Quan Crosby, Howie Kendrick, Balthazar Lopez, Felix Nunez, Sean Rodriguez, Brandon Wood
  • Notable Batting Eye: none

  • No Longer with Team: Sean Rodriguez, Caleb Maher, Micah Posey, Michel Simard

Pre-Season Profile

Manager

Bobby Magallanes: Magallanes has been a fairly conventional MWL manager in his first two seasons; he leans slightly towards "little ball" strategies.


First Round Draft Selection

  • Brandon Wood (2003, 23rd player selected)

Team Age Information

  • Average Team Age: 21.4
  • Pitchers: 21.9
  • Hitters: 20.9
  • Oldest Player on the Team: Allen Buckley (9/18/79)
  • Youngest Player on the Team: Sean Rodriguez (4/26/85)

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 team--basically last year's Provo squad, with some strength added from Cedar and the AZL team--is loaded.

Team             League          W/L    Place    Hitters Pitchers
                                       (Teams)
Rancho Cucamonga California (A+) 74/66 T5(10)       1      1
Cedar Rapids     Midwest (A)     66/72  9(14)       5      4
Provo            Pioneer (R+)    54/22  1(8)        9      7
Angels           Arizona (R)     20/29  7(9)        2      3

There was some slight movement within this system last season; a few players are counted twice in this table and one played on three of these teams. One of the new Kernels has never played professionally.



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