Monday, July 30, 2007

Minor League update

Minor league stats mean nothing to me, unless they are (1) in reference to a Yankee prospect and (2) overwhelmingly positive. In that vein, here are the stats for two of our top pitching prospects as they've risen through the ranks this season:

Ian Kennedy
AAA: 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 6 IP, 2 H, 6 K, 2 BB, 0.67 WHIP
AA: 5-1, 2.59 ERA, 48 IP, 27 H, 57 K, 17 BB, 0.90 WHIP
A: 6-1, 1.29 ERA, 63 IP, 39 H, 72 K, 22 BB, 0.97 WHIP

Joba Chamberlain
AAA: 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 5 IP, 4 H, 10 K, 1 BB, 1.00 WHIP
AA: 4-2, 3.43 ERA, 39 IP, 32 H, 64 K, 15 BB, 1.19 WHIP
A: 4-0, 2.03 ERA, 40 IP, 25 H, 51 K, 11 BB, 0.90 WHIP

Wang, Hughes, Kennedy, Chamberlain, & Karstens sounds like a pretty good rotation to me -- with Sanchez (obtained for Sheff) being groomed as a successor to Mo and other quality arms (Betances, Clippard, Ohlendorf, Ramirez) to provide some depth. I just hope that Cashman is around to see the end results of his long term focus.


Michael in New York said...

I think if just one of Hughes Kennedy and Chamberlain turns out to be a major league ace, I'll be happy. Two out of three would be manna from heaven. Probably crazy to think about all three succeeding at a major league level in New York no less.

Personally, I'm always annoyed the minor league profiles don't mention whether they're married or single, but maybe that's just me.

Jewcie G. said...

You looking to score yourself a prospect Mike? Susan Sarandon in Bull Durham?

priv8pete said...

Nah, Michael wants to settle down with a grizzled, career minor leaguer like Crash Davis.

But back on topic, I of course have a soft spot in my heart for the minors. So many good memories working at Dutchess Stadium... Anyway, with pitching the most indicative numbers for major league success is the K/BB ratio and in that regard both Kenneday and Joba look solid with 3.29 and 4.63 ratios, respectively.

Michael in New York said...

Pete, if we don't go this year, we should have another Renegades trip next season.

priv8pete said...

Agreed. In fact, I'm going to see when they're playing in Batavia and then try to make a trip up since I'm about an hour away and my roommate from my internship with the Gades is the GM for the Muckdogs.

priv8pete said...

Here's the link to my boy, D-Sharp: