2005 GCL Tigers Pitchers Review

The '05 GCL Tigers Pitchers

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 2005 GCL Tigers pitchers who had at least 25 innings of work, and their peripheral stats.

Jesse Caraballo - Right handed Pitcher

Level

Team

ERA

IP

WHIP

K/9

HR/9

K:BB

AVG

R

GCL Tigers

5.23

43.0

1.44

5.44

1.47

2.00

.288


Caraballo split his time between the rotation and the bullpen for the GCL Tigers in 2005, and as a repeater of the league, actually saw his numbers dip across the board. He was able to improve on his strikeout to walk ratio, but it's still not a great number, and his average against, WHIP and ERA all increased. At 19 years old, he still has some time to improve, but a high average against along with continuing to give up a home runs at an alarmingly high rate doesn't bode well for his future.


Rhiner Cruz - Right handed Reliever

Level

Team

ERA

IP

WHIP

K/9

HR/9

K:BB

AVG

R

GCL Tigers

4.50

28.0

1.68

7.39

1.61

1.92

.299


Rhiner Cruz, who just turned 20 years old, had an inconsistent season out of the ‘pen for the GCL Tigers. Cruz managed a pair of saves for the club, but didn't do anything particularly well. His strikeout numbers are solid, but with a very high WHIP and average against, that loses some importance. The fact that he can't strikeout more than double the number he has walked also brings his control into question. Yet another pitcher with promise but will have to start showing some development.


Ramon Garcia - Left handed Starter

Level

Team

ERA

IP

WHIP

K/9

HR/9

K:BB

AVG

R

GCL Tigers

3.65

56.2

1.18

3.97

0.64

1.79

.248


The soft tossing lefty proved to be effective for the GCL Tigers despite dominant numbers. Garcia posted a strong ERA mainly with the help of keeping the opposition of the basepaths, limiting them to a 1.18 and a .248 average against. Garcia though doesn't have the makeup that will enable him to get outs on his own (see his rather low strikeout rates), meaning he'll be the type of pitcher that will have to continue to rely on the defense behind him for him to continue his '05 success.


Luis Gil - Right handed Starter

Level

Team

ERA

IP

WHIP

K/9

HR/9

K:BB

AVG

R

GCL Tigers

3.04

53.1

1.01

7.93

0.17

3.92

.214


TigsTown's GCL Tigers Pitcher of the Year, Gil proved why with his above statistics. He didn't lead the team in wins like Ramon Garcia did, but Gil proved that he's an extremely capable pitcher in every facet. Not only did he post an impressive ability of avoiding the longball, but he avoided baserunners as well, with just over one man reaching base per inning. His control is very possibly his most promising statistic, striking out nearly four batters for each one he walked. The only concern? Gil is a repeater of the league, and at 21 years of age, is a bit old for the league.


Orlando Perdomo - Right handed Pitcher

Level

Team

ERA

IP

WHIP

K/9

HR/9

K:BB

AVG

R

GCL Tigers

2.65

37.1

1.18

9.40

0.00

2.05

.185


Another repeater of the GCL, Perdomo actually saw significant improvements in his '05 numbers from his performance in 2004. Perdomo significantly lowered his WHIP (down to 1.18 from 1.90), while keep impressive strikeout numbers. Perdomo was actually moved out of the rotation and did some of both for the GCL Tigers, but what was most important for Perdomo that he saw improvement across the board.


Matt Rusch - Right handed Starter

Level

Team

ERA

IP

WHIP

K/9

HR/9

K:BB

AVG

R

GCL Tigers

3.06

35.1

1.05

4.08

0.51

8.00

.252


Matt Rusch was moved into the GCL Tigers rotation where he flourished, posting a solid ERA with impeccable control. Rusch isn't a strikeout pitcher, but by keeping his walks to a minimum (just two all year long), he was able to post solid numbers. But again, the age issue comes up again; Rusch turned 22 before even starting the season.


Adriano Santos - Right handed Reliever

Level

Team

ERA

IP

WHIP

K/9

HR/9

K:BB

AVG

R

GCL Tigers

4.13

28.1

1.62

9.53

0.32

2.00

.279


One of the team's two closers on the year, Santos was solid yet unspectacular for the GCL Tigers in '05. His strikeout numbers were strong and his walk rate was acceptable, unfortunately, he still allowed baserunners at a far too high of a clip, something that likely led to his higher-than-expected ERA. Of course, his low home run number indicates most of the hits weren't hard hit balls, and with a bit of luck he can see his average against and WHIP dip in the future.


Miguel Trejo - Right handed Reliever

Level

Team

ERA

IP

WHIP

K/9

HR/9

K:BB

AVG

R

GCL Tigers

2.08

26.0

1.15

8.30

0.35

2.40

.217


Trejo was a very reliable weapon out of the bullpen, with an ERA just over 2, and his stats show why. With the ability to strikeout the opposition when necessary all the while limiting the hits and keeping them off the basepaths, Trejo became a very reliable option to hold games in the middle and late innings. At 20 years old, Trejo isn't yet too old for the GCL, but will need to start progressing for those numbers to truly carry any weight.


Brendan Wise - Right handed Starter

Level

Team

ERA

IP

WHIP

K/9

HR/9

K:BB

AVG

R

GCL Tigers

4.87

57.1

1.20

5.49

0.94

2.69

.268


As a first year pitcher, it's expected that the youngster at just 19 years of age will have his ups-and-downs. But the results from that first year are certainly encouraging. Despite an ERA near 5, Wise's numbers were very respectable across the board, including an excellent strikeout-to-walk ratio, displaying very impressive control, a rarity for someone with his experience, or lack thereof. With his first year numbers, Wise will certainly be one to watch as his career progresses.


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