Lansing Lugnuts Monthly Report: August 2014

By Ryan Mueller
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Lansing Lugnuts: Class-A

The Lansing Lugnuts went 12-19. They were outscored 133 to 125, while only hitting 14 home runs. As a team they hit .254/.310/.354 with 262 hits and 54 extra base hits. They had 443 LOB.

On the mound, the Lugnuts allowed 8.6 H/9 on 256 hits, 8.4 K/9 on 250 strike outs, and a good 2.9 BB/9.  The Lugnuts finished August with a 3.77ERA and a 1.284 WHIP. In the field they committed 35 errors and had a fielding percentage of 0.969.

Longest Win Streak: The Lugnuts had two 3-game win streaks. The second win streak occurred against Dayton between August 27 and 29, resulting in a three game sweep.

Longest Losing Streak: They had four 3-game losing streaks, resulting in one sweep at the hands of South Bend. The Lugnuts worse stretch of games came when they went 3-7 in the first 2 weeks of the month.

Starting Pitchers

RHP Jeremy Gabryszwski (21)- Jeremy finished the season off in Lansing after getting 2 starts at the beginning of August in Dunedin. For August, opponents hit .321/.361/.500 with 3 home runs (all with Dunedin). He went 0-4 with a 4.35ERA in August.

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RHP Chase De Jong (20)- Chase finally got his first win and only win of 2014 in his final game of the season. He was shut down after the start with fatigue, so no surgery for this promising arm.

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RHP Brad Allen (25)- Allen finished strong with a a personal four game win streak. He held opponents to a .224/.285/.333 over 34 innings.

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LHP Brent Powers (25)

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RHP Starlyn Suriel (20)- Suriel held opponents to a .207/.276/.373 slash and a .207 BABIP. He served up 6 long bombs, but limited extra base hits to 3. It looks like Suriel is a fly ball pitcher with a o.59 GO/AO ratio, which explains the high number of home runs allowed.

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Bullpen

LHP Scott Silverstein (24)- The Lugnuts setup man had a decent August holding batters to .289/.372/.395.

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RHP Brady Dragmire (21)- Dragmire continued a trend of good month/bad month with a solid August. Dragmire took over the closer role and converted 5 saves while limiting batters to a .133/.133/.267 slash.

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RHP Roberto Espinosa (22)

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LHP Alonzo Gonzalez (22)- Gonzalez pitched his most innings in August. He allowed 4 doubles, a triple, and 3HR, despitea 1.41 GO/AO ratio.

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RHP Jimmy Cordero (22)- Cordero has been the Lugnuts middle inning guy and August was no different.

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LHP Francisco Gracesqui (22)- Francisco gave up too many hits in August, but was able to evade the big inning. Opponents hit .300/.379/.420 with just one , double, on triple and one HR. Look at those strike out numbers.

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RHP Joe Lovecchio (24)

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LHP Matt Dermody (24)- Dermody made 5 relief appearances and 2 starts in his last two games of the year. He got hit pretty good in his last start…2.0IP, 5H, 5R, 2BB, 2K and a loss.

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Catchers

Chris Schaeffer (26)

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Daniel Klein (24)

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Infielders

Rowdy Tellez (19)- The big first baseman started August with Bluefield (14G) and finished the month with the Lugnuts (11G). He hit .308/.413/.385 with a home run and 5RBI. He demonstrated impressive plate discipline with 7BB and 10K, not bad for a 19 yr old kid.

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Matt Dean (21)- August was the promising young prospects most trying month. Dean continued to struggle with walks and strike outs. After hitting 5 HR in July, Dean only managed 1 in August.

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Justin Atkinson (21)- The young infielder played 1st, 3rd, and even a little 2nd in August. Despite being moved around the diamond, Atkinson only committed one error. His flexibility and reliable defense is a testament to his skill.

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Dawel Lugo (19)- Lugo had another month where he struck out too much and didn’t walk enough. August was by far his most unproductive month, which doesn’t bode well for 2015.

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Dickie Joe Thon (22)- Thon lost about two weeks at the beginning of August, but finished the month playing just about everyday at second base. Thon struggles with the same strike out and walk issues that Lugo struggles with.

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Jason Leblebijian (23)- Jason had his best month in the final month. He played 2nd, SS, 3rd, and even pitched.

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Outfielders

Derrick Loveless (21)- Loveless continued the trend of one good month an done bad month, but this time his bad month wasn’t so bad. He drove in more RBI and stole more bases in August than in any other month.

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Ian Parmley (24)- August was Parmley’s best month. He showed great plate discipline and good base stealing.

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David Harris (23)- Harris split time between 2nd base (7) and outfield (15). Harris had highs in RBI, doubles, triples, and stolen bases. He also struck out too much and didn’t walk enough.

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Chaz Frank (23)- If you have read any of my MiLB Recaps you would know that I really like Frank. August saw Frank miss time and struggle when he did play. He didn’t get on base like he did in other months, but I think with more consistent playing time Frank could blossom into a solid 4th outfielder.

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D.J. Davis (20)- The very talented Davis has been very frustrating to watch this year. Some games his skill would out shine every other player on the field, other games he seemed disinterested. August saw Davis set highs in stolen bases, and batting average, but he continues to strike out too much, doesn’t walk enough, commits too many errors, and he isn’t very good at stealing bases. He is an all world talent and will figure it out, and maybe he started to in August.

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