2004 Oneonta Position Player Review

Colvin had a mediocre year in Oneonta

When scouting a player, teams don't just take into account a player's raw stats, but also his peripheral stats, the stats behind the stats, so to speak. Take a look inside to see the breakdown of the 2004 Oneonta Tigers position players who had at least 100 at bats, and their peripheral stats.

Francisco Castro - Second Base

Level

Team

AVG.

OBP%

SLG%

BB/PA

K:BB

AB

A

Lakeland

.221

.280

.260

.075

3.05

231


On the front, Castro didn't appear to have a very strong year, with little offensive production and a poor batting average. Unfortunately, even when you look deeper, it doesn't get much better. Castro occasionally took a walk, but not very often, and even further, struck out plenty. Castro is solid defensively and can swipe a base, but isn't too good at much else.


Brooks Colvin - Shortstop

Level

Team

AVG.

OBP%

SLG%

BB/PA

K:BB

AB

A

Lakeland

.260

.327

.302

.080

2.52

235


Another up the middle player, Colvin didn't have much more success than Castro did. While he made a bit more contact, his walk rate was similarly unspectacular, and he hit for virtually no power. Much like Castro, outside of decent defense and a little speed on the basepaths, Colvin will have to show some real improvement at the plate to display a real future.


Brent Dlugach - Shortstop

Level

Team

AVG.

OBP%

SLG%

BB/PA

K:BB

AB

A

Lakeland

.213

.256

.290

.040

7.38

183


Despite having the most promise of the group of up the middle players, Dlugach struggled the most adjusting to big league ball. The 6' 5" shortstop didn't take many walks at all, and struck out far too much. Dlugach was a productive college player (though he was never a real patient hitter), leading many to hope that with time he'll be able to adjust and show his potential as a recent 6th round pick out of Memphis.


Bo Flowers - Outfielder

Level

Team

AVG.

OBP%

SLG%

BB/PA

K:BB

AB

A

Lakeland

.280

.341

.407

.070

3.42

246


Flowers, now 21, had a solid season for the O-Tigers, finally starting to hit for some of the power expected of him. He was also rewarded with a late call-up to West Michigan. Flowers, arguably the best athlete in the entire system, can swipe a base, but still needs to work on walking more to improve his on base percentage. Flowers will probably continue with his high strikeouts, but this can be acceptable if he can bring up his walks and continue with his high average and hitting for more power as his body continues to develop.


Justin Justice - Outfielder

Level

Team

AVG.

OBP%

SLG%

BB/PA

K:BB

AB

A

Lakeland

.216

.262

.359

.043

9.00

259


Another young Outfielder, Justice showed plenty of signs of youth for the O-Tigers in 2004. Justice is another athlete that can swing the bat hard, but all too often missed (striking out over 100 times in just a short season is a jaw-dropping stat) the ball entirely. Justice displayed power, especially to the gaps, but he'll need to learn to become a more complete hitter and be much more patient and selective at the plate before he truly begins to develop. Luckily at just 19, he still has time.


Juan Llamas - Third Base

Level

Team

AVG.

OBP%

SLG%

BB/PA

K:BB

AB

A

Lakeland

.303

.343

.475

.052

1.69

284


Llamas led the way offensively for Oneonta, unfortunately at 24 years of age, he's not quite a prospect. Llamas proved he could tee off on the less experience New York-Penn League pitching, but wasn't exactly a model of efficiency. Llamas' ability to hit the opposition likely led him to rarely being patient, as he walked just 16 times (but also struck out just 27). Llamas hit with power, but again was at a distinct advantage being so far ahead of the competition experience-wise.


Rafael Mendez - First Base/Third Base

Level

Team

AVG.

OBP%

SLG%

BB/PA

K:BB

AB

A

Lakeland

.220

.281

.321

.065

4.89

246


Mendez, a young first base prospect, displayed occasional power in 2004, but also displayed that he has a long ways to go in his development. He's still developing physically, but will have to work on his patience (like so many other of his teammates) before he can really start advancing. He'll also benefit from being given a chance to get back to third base, a position he's more likely to succeed at – because it's unlikely he'll become a 30-home run threat down the road.


Dusty Ryan - Catcher

Level

Team

AVG.

OBP%

SLG%

BB/PA

K:BB

AB

A

Lakeland

.274

.369

.433

.127

2.17

157


Possibly the lone true bright spot of the squad, the Tigers found a young, impressive catcher on the club. After signing as a draft-and-follow, Ryan immediately emerged on the scene and impressed, especially with his bat. Not only did he show excellent patience for such a young player, he also put the ball in play and hit for plenty of power. Ryan won't turn 21 until September, leaving him well ahead of the curve as he'll battle for the everyday catching job at West Michigan.


Robbie Tulk - Outfielder

Level

Team

AVG.

OBP%

SLG%

BB/PA

K:BB

AB

A

Lakeland

.220

.299

.347

.088

3.20

150


If Tulk had one strength, it was that he was willing to take a walk and work to get on base. Unfortunately, when he got the bat off his shoulder, he wasn't able to do much with it. He hit for some power, but not a ton, and still struck out quite a bit. Tulk will have to show that he can develop his skills at the next level to prove he has a real future with the organization.

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