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2007 Scouting Report

Fort Wayne Wizards


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This page profiles the 2007 Fort Wayne Wizards, a Single-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres and a member of the Midwest League.


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

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Season Summary


  • Second Half: 24-46, .343 (7th place, 21.0 behind)
  • First Half: 31-38, .449 (6th place, 12.5 behind)
  • Pitching: 55-84, 4.45, 29 saves, 38 holds, 2 complete games, 876 strikeouts
  • Hitting: .252, 557 runs, 83 HR, 79 steals (60% success)
  • Defense: 161 errors (1.16 errors per game)
  • April: 10-10 (.500)
  • May: 13-18 (.419)
  • June: 15-12 (.556)
  • July: 7-19 (.269)
  • August: 7-24 (.223)
  • September: 3-1 (.750)
  • Position Players used: 25
  • Pitchers used: 31
    • Includes two position players used as mopup pitchers.
  • Pitchers per game: 3.60

Leading Players


  • Best Player on the Team: Starting Pitcher Nathan Culp

  • Best Starting Pitcher: Nate Culp (3.16, 8-3, 54 strikeouts)
  • Bullpen Stopper: R.J. Rodriguez (4.11, 3-2, 18 saves, no holds, 45 strikeouts) or Rolando Valdez (4.11, 2-7, 9 saves, 15 holds, 53 strikeouts)
  • Strikeout Pitchers: Ernesto Frieri, Allen Harrington, Cory Luebke, Drew Miller
  • Control Pitchers: Nate Culp, Brandon Gomes, Allen Harrington, Orlando Lara, Cory Luebke, Drew Miller, RJ Rodriguez

  • Best Hitter: Justin Baum (.286, 2 HR, 5 RBI) or Sam Carter (.267, 12 HR, 43 RBI)
  • Home Run Leader: Jeremy Hunt (13)
  • High Batting Average: none
  • High On Base Percentage: Robert Perry (.409)
  • High Slugging Percentage: Justin Baum (.471)
  • Notable Baserunners: Kyler Burke, Javis Diaz, Michael Epping
  • Notable Batting Eye: Jodam Rivera, Jon Schemmel

Pre-Season Profile

Manager

Doug Dascenzo displayed no unusual management tendencies last summer.


First Round Draft Selections

  • Kyler Burke (2006 sandwich pick)

Team Age Information

  • Average Team Age: 22.0
  • Pitchers: 22.2
  • Hitters: 22.2
  • Oldest Player on the Team: Grant Varnell (born 9/27/1982)
  • Youngest Player on the Team: Kyler Burke (born 4/20/1988)

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 2007 Wizards come from throughout the Padres system, partly because they moved the players so much last summer. Regardless where they played, the teams won; this group has a chance to be a strong team.

Team          League             W/L    Place    Hitters Pitchers
                                       (Teams)
Lake Elsinore California (A+)   74/65   3(10)       3     2
Fort Wayne    Midwest (A)       71/66   8(14)       6     4
Eugene        Northwest (A-)    43/33   3(8)        8    10
Padres        Arizona (R)       36/19   1(9)        9     2

This has a high-movement farm system for the past several summers: Virtually everyone on the Fort Wayne roster played for at least two teams last summer and are counted more than once in this table. (Jodam Rivera, who played at five levels, is likely hoping things settle down a bit.) Two players had brief Triple-A appearances, and another played four games at the Double-A level. One did not play professionally last season.




The Midwest League plays Single-A, professional baseball in America's agricultural and industrial heartland. 16 teams play a 140 game schedule which begins in early April and ends Labor Day weekend.

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