Re: Question about off season trading
I just pulled this from Doug's board, I hope youre not mad Doug. This is just his take on the Carolina team and if 1 or 2 of these guys come through in 1 year from now isnt that what Im talking about? Not to mention Wood, Leake, Boxberger, LeCure, Jukich, Ramirez, Del Rosario, Viola, Watson, Tabor, Thompson are all guys who in a year will get a chance to make or see action in the bigs like Fisher, Roenicke, Herrera did this year. As far as core offense, I think you need 3 or 4 guys who you can count on for 100 RBIs, right now we have 2 (Votto, Phillips), 3 if Bruce can reach his potential, Gomes and Rolen IMO are solid guys who are good fits, I just think 1 more guy is needed like Votto, just my 2 cents worth. So Im basically talking 2011, I think 2010 is gonna be a lot like 2009.
Individual Pitching Prospects
Joseph Krebs was not with Carolina long, but the reliever posted a 0.40 ERA over his 22.1 innings with a 0.99 WHIP.
Logan Ondrusek spent about half of his season in Carolina dominating out of the bullpen. The big righty posted a 1.65 ERA and a 1.01 WHIP over 32.2 innings.
Derrik Lutz last pitched at the end of May but up to the injury he had a 1.99 ERA and a 1.24 WHIP over 22.2 innings.
Philippe Valiquette spent 3 months in Carolina’s bullpen and had a 2.76 ERA over 32.2 innings.
James Avery went down with an injury in June and didn’t return. However the 25 year old posted a 2.89 ERA in 56 innings pitched prior to that.
Matt Klinker posted a 2.95 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP over his 36.2 innings in Carolina with a 9% walk rate and a 27.6% strikeout rate.
Alexander Smit threw 71 innings with the Mudcats in both a starting and relieving role. The lefty had a 3.04 ERA, 13.9% walk rate and a 24.2% strikeout rate.
Lee Tabor posted a 3.13 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP over 31.2 innings in various roles from the Mudcats bullpen and rotation.
Tom Cochran gave the Mudcats 87.2 innings of 3.18 ERA baseball with a 9.1% walk rate and an 18.7% strikeout rate.
Jordan Smith posted a 3.44 ERA over 73.1 innings in a season where he last pitched in July. Smith had a 6.8% walk rate and a 12.6% strikeout rate.
Justin Mallett had a 3.68 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP along with a 5.7% walk rate and a 17.2% strikeout rate.
Ruben Medina threw 70.2 innings with a 3.95 ERA.