Forecasting the Fisher Cats 2015 Infielders

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The Manchester based Double-A team last finished above .500 in 2011, and only three times since the Blue Jays took over the team in 2004. In 2015, the New Hampshire (NH) Fisher Cats finished 22.0 games behind Portland Sea Dogs and tied for second last in the Eastern League with Reading Fightin Phils with a 66-76 record.

Last year’s infield consisted of Jon Berti, Andy Burns, Kevin Nolan, Mike McDade, K.C. Hobson and reserves Jorge Flores and Andy Fermin. Jon Berti won the R. Webster Howard Award for a second year. The group only managed to hit 44 home runs with Andy Burns leading the group with 15.

In the field they committed 81 errors, turned 282 double plays, and an average fielding percentage of .965. Mike McDade was part of 65 double plays and will be the only one from this group not coming back in 2015.

None of these Fisher Cats were drafted higher than the 6th round, with Andy Fermin being selected in the 32nd round of the 2010 draft. Expectations for this group was not high, with the exceptions of Andy Burns, this year’s edition isn’t much different

Let’s get to it.