Forecasting Fisher Cats 2015 Outfielders
Mandatory Credit: SportsLogo.net (http://news.sportslogos.net/2015/02/26/u-s-historical-figures-on-sports-logos/new-hampshire-fisher-cats-uncle-sam-logo/)
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 outfield saw super prospect Dalton Pompey impress in 30 games, British Columbia native Michael Crouse, minor league veterans Cory Aldridge, Kenny Wilson, and Melky Mesa. The Fisher Cats outfield also consisted of aspiring minor leaguers Matt Newman and Brad Glenn, as well as utility minor leaguer Jon Berti. Minus Dalton Pompey, this group minor leaguers didn’t show much; unfortunately, it doesn’t get much better in 2015.
The 2014 group didn’t show much power, with 9 guys hitting a total of 34 home runs and only 80 doubles. They didn’t show much plate discipline, striking out too much and not walking enough. Wilson, Pompey, Crouse, and Berti showed average to above average speed with decent stolen base totals.
Gone from the 2014 group:
- Michael Crouse- Free Agent
- Kenny Wilson- Non-Roster Invitee to the Miami Marlins camp
- Cory Aldridge- currently on the reserve list
Let’s get to it.