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2004 Scouting Report

Swing of the Quad Cities


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This page profiles the 2004 Swing of the Quad Cities, a Single-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins 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: 35-35, .500, 4th place, 5.0 behind
  • First Half: 33-33, .500, 6th place, 8.5 behind
  • Pitching: 68-68, 3.44, 39 saves, 1 complete game, 1123 strikeouts
  • Hitting: .238, 564 runs scored, 55 HR, 118 steals (67% success)
  • Defense: 184 errors (1.35 per game)
  • April: 10-10, .500
  • May: 13-14, .481
  • June: 13-13, .500
  • sorry; stopped following the season on July 4.
  • Position Players used:18
  • Pitchers used:21
  • Pitchers per game: 3.4

Leading Players


  • Best Player on the Team: Relief Pitcher Julio DePaula

  • Best Starting Pitcher: Errol Simonitsch (6-2, 2.56, 107 strikeouts)
  • Bullpen Stopper: Julio DePaula (3.05, 12-7, 9 saves, 88 strikeouts)
  • Strikeout Pitchers: Adam Harben, Glen Perkins, Jay Sawatski, Scott Tyler
  • Control Pitchers: Tristan Crawford, Glen Perkins

  • Best Hitter: Scott Whitrock (.254, 13 HR, 61 RBI)
  • Home Run Leader: Scott Whitrock (13)
  • High Batting Average: none
  • High On Base Percentage: none
  • High Slugging Percentage: none
  • Notable Baserunners: Paul Rutgers, Denard Span, JR Taylor, Scott Whitrock, Ryan Spataro, Mark Zamojc
  • Notable Batting Eye: none

  • No Longer with Team: Benny Pattee, Ryan Spataro, Levale Speigner

Pre-Season Profile

Manager

Kevin Boles is a super-aggressive manager whose teams usually run wild on the basepaths. He's always been more willing to let his pitchers complete games than most of his contemporaries.


First Round Draft Selections

  • Ben Pattee (2003, 21st player selected)
  • Denard Span (2002, 20th player selected)

Team Age Information

  • Average Team Age: 21.5
  • Pitchers: 22.0
  • Hitters: 20.9
  • Oldest Player on the Team: Billy Mauer (5/6/80)
  • Youngest Player on the Team: Matt Moses (2/20/85)

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.

The initial Swing roster is mainly players promoted from Elizabethton, with a significant QC holdover crew to fill the holes.

Team            League             W/L     Place    Hitters Pitchers
                                          (Teams)
Fort Myers      Florida State (A+) 73/63   5(12)       1      0
Quad City       Midwest (A)        59/78  14(14)       4      6
Elizabethton    Appalachian (R+)   42/24   2(10)       8      7
Twins           Gulf Coast (R)     28/31   7(14)       3      2

A handful of these players played for two teams last summer and are counted twice in this table. One Swing player was acquired from another organization.



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