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2007 Scouting Report

Swing of the Quad Cities


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This page profiles the 2007 Swing of the Quad Cities, a Single-A affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals and a member of the Midwest League.


Profile


Unless otherwise indicated, all statistics are through the end of the 2007 season.

MWL Fan's Guide

Season Summary


  • Second Half: 40-30, .517 (1st place tie, --- ahead/behind; Playoff Qualifier)
  • First Half: 38-31, .551 (3rd place tie, 5.5 behind)
  • Pitching: 78-61, 3.32, 45 saves, 38 holds, no complete games, 1086 strikeouts
  • Hitting: .256, 625 runs, 94 HR, 95 steals (64% success)
  • Defense: 146 errors (1.05 errors per game)
  • April: 12-12 (.500)
  • May: 17-12 (.586)
  • June: 14-11 (.560)
  • July: 17-9 (.654)
  • August: 18-13 (.581)
  • September: 0-4 (.000)
  • Playoff Round One: 0-2 (.000)
  • Position Players used: 25
  • Pitchers used: 22
    • Includes two position players used as mopup pitchers.
  • Pitchers per game: 3.41

Leading Players


  • Best Player on the Team: Closer Ken Maiques or First Baseman Brandon Buckman

  • Best Starting Pitcher: Brandon Dickson (3.50, 11-7, 84 strikeouts) or Tyler Herron (3.74, 10-7, 130 strikouts)
  • Bullpen Stopper: Ken Maiques (1.53, 1-5, 31 saves, no holds, 57 strikeouts)
  • Strikeout Pitchers: Eddie Degerman, Elvis Hernandez, Blake King, Ken Maiques, Clayton Mortenson, PJ Walters
  • Control Pitchers: Eddie Degerman, Tyler Herron, Clayton Mortenson, Kyle Mura, PJ Walters

  • Best Hitter: Brandon Buckman (.341, 14 HR, 52 RBI)
  • Home Run Leader: Brandon Buckman (14)
  • High Batting Average: Brandon Buckman, (.341), Steve Hill (.303)
  • High On Base Percentage: none
  • High Slugging Percentage: Brandon Buckman (.590), Steve Hill (.487), Jared Schweitzer (.450)
  • Notable Baserunner: Arnoldi Cruz, Daryl Jones, Jose Ramirez, James Rapoport
  • Notable Batting Eye: Jaime Landin

Pre-Season Profile

Manager

Keith Mitchell didn't display any unusual tendencies in his first managerial season.


First Round Draft Selections

  • Tyler Herron (2005 sandwich pick)

Team Age Information

  • Average Team Age: 21.9
  • Pitchers: 21.7
  • Hitters: 22.1
  • Oldest Player on the Team: Chris Grossman (born 2/3/1981)
  • Youngest Player on the Team: Shaun Garceau (born 8/28/1987)

The average player in the Midwest League this season is 22.0 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 pitching staff for the new Swing squad is basically last summer's State College staff, while the position players were at both State College and Johnson City.

Team            League             W/L     Place    Hitters Pitchers
                                          (Teams)
Palm Beach      Florida State (A+) 75/60   2(12)       0       0
Quad Cities     Midwest (A)        76/61   3(14)       1       1
State College   New York-Penn (A-) 39/36   8(14)       5       8
Johnson City    Appalachian (R+)   34/34   7(10)       6       4

Most of these players spent the entire 2006 season with one team, though a handful were moved and are counted twice on this table. Two players spent last summer on the disabled list, a third was acquired from another organzation, and a fourth played in an independent league during 2006.



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