Stock Watch: Week 3 (April Review)
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Dunedin Blue Jays
The D-Jays finished April with a 9-12 record and are 2nd last and 4.5GB in the Florida State League, North division. They have lost 6 of 10 and are on a 3 game losing skid.
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The D-Jays will continue the 4-game home/away series with Clearwater in May. They dropped the series open at home to Clearwater, 8-1. Then it is off to Tampa for a 3 game set.
As a Team
At the plate Dunedin has not hit the ball well and are at the, or near, the bottom in all offensive categories. As a team they are batting .235 (10th), 11 home runs (5th out of 12 teams), RBI (9th), and 165 hits (9th) with 38 extra base hits. On the bases they have 15 steals, but were caught 9 times. They are walking enough and are dead last with 53 and are middle of the pack with 154 strike outs.
On the Mound pitchers have yet to produce a shut out. They are last in ERA (4.57), hits allowed (213), runs allowed (109), and home runs allowed (18). On the plus side, they lead the league in strike outs and are 2nd in converted save opportunities.
BA- RF Derrick Loveless (.279)
HR- Matt Dean (3)
RBI- Roemon Fields and Dawel Lugo (10)
2B- Roemon Fields (5)
SB- Roemon Fields (9, tied for 1st in the league)
W- Tiago Da Silva and Wil Browning (2)
ERA(*)- Wil Browning (0.90)
SV- Wil Browning (6)
K- Tiago Da Silva (21)
Roemon Fields doesn’t have the high batting average you’d expect to see from a player being player of the month, but he impacts the game with more than his bat. Fields is hitting .257 with 8RBI, 2BB, 9K, and 5 stolen bases in his last 10 games. He has a .281 BABIP and his .114 ISO is decent for a leadoff hitters.
With the starters and hitters not showing much consistency the work Wil Browning has done to preserve the lead in the 9th inning has been priceless. He’s been perfect with runners on (100 LOB%) has converting 6-of-7 save opportunities. . Wil owns a 2.04 FIP and a 12.6 K/9. In his last 10 games, Browning has 14 strike outs and just one walk, while converting 6 saves.
Tiago Da Silva
Welcome INF Dickie Joe Thon, RHP Justin Shafer, Alonzo Gonzalez,
Keep an eye on Alberto Tirado, whose been a completely different pitcher since being moved to the bullpen last year in Vancouver. Jumping over Lansing and going straight to Dunedin caught many off guard, but he has done a good job as a member of the D-Jays bullpen. In 6 games Tirado has pitched 11.2 innings with 4BB and 15 strike outs. He owns a 1.29WHIP and 3.09ERA.