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2004 Scouting Report

Lansing Lugnuts


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This page profiles the 2004 Lansing Lugnuts, a Single-A affiliate of the Chicago Cubs 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: 39-31, .557, 2nd place tie, 1.0 behind
  • First Half: 38-32, .543, 2nd place, 4.0 behind (Playoff Qualifier)
  • Pitching: 77-63, 3.40, 38 saves, 2 complete games, 1109 strikeouts
  • Hitting: .264, 706 runs scored, 144 HR, 120 steals (71% success)
  • Defense: 132 errors (0.94 per game)
  • April: 11-10, .524
  • May: 19-11, .633
  • June: 11-15, .423
  • sorry; stopped following the season on July 4.
  • Position Players used: 19
  • Pitchers used: 23
  • Pitchers per game: 3.3

Leading Players


  • Best Player on the Team: First Baseman Brian Dopirak

  • Best Starting Pitcher: Carlos Marmol (3.20, 14-8, 154 strikeouts) or Sean Marshall (1.11, 2-0, 51 strikeouts) or Robert Ransom (2.47, 5-2, 37 strikeouts)
  • Bullpen Stopper: Adalberto Mendez (4.62, 5-7, 20 saves, 55 strikeouts)
  • Strikeout Pitchers: Ryan Dempster (sure), Sam Fischer, Sean Marshall, Wes O'Brien, Clay Rapada, Randy Wells
  • Control Pitchers: Bear Bay, Ryan Dempster, YHorkin Ferreras, Kris Gross, Sean Marshall, Juan Mateo, Wes O'Brien, Robert Ransom, Clay Rapada, Randy Wells

  • Best Hitter: Brian Dopirak (.307, 39 HR, 120 RBI)
  • Home Run Leader: Brian Dopirak (39)
  • High Batting Average: Brian Dopirak (.307), Alberto Garcia (.304)
  • High On Base Percentage: none
  • High Slugging Percentage: Kevin Collins (.615), Brian Dopirak (.593), Jake Fox (.470), Alberto Garcia (.467), tony McQuade (.453)
  • Notable Baserunners: Kevin Collins, Anthony Granato, Chris Walker
  • Notable Batting Eye: no one

Pre-Season Profile

Manager

Julio Garcia's a fairly conventional manager. Although his runners aren't asked to run wild on the basepaths, their success rate has been unusually poor.


First Round Draft Selection

  • none

Team Age Information

  • Average Team Age: 21.3
  • Pitchers: 21.3
  • Hitters: 21.2
  • Oldest Player on the Team: Jermaine Van Buren (7/2/80)
  • Youngest Player on the Team: Alfredo Francisco (8/27/84)

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 season's Lugnuts played throughout the lower reaches of the Cubbie farm system last season, though this team most closely resembles the Boise squad.

Team         League             W/L    Place    Hitters Pitchers
                                      (Teams)
Daytona      Florida State (A+) 66/71  9(12)       0      0
Lansing      Midwest (A)        69/66 T6(14)       5      4
Boise        Northwest (A-)     27/49  8(8)        8      6
Cubs         Arizona (R)        25/24 T5(9)        4      5

One of the new Luggies had one at bat at the Triple-A level last season; another spent the season on an independent team.



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