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2004 Scouting Report

Burlington Bees


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This page profiles the 2004 Burlington Bees, a Single-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals and a member of the Midwest League.


Except where otherwise specified, all statistics are through the end of the 2004 season. I did not write team commentaries this season.

MWL Fan's Guide

Season Summary


  • Second Half: 34-36, .486, 6th place tie, 6.0 behind.
  • First Half: 22-48, .314, 8th place, 21.5 behind.
  • Pitching: 56-84, 4.47, 31 saves, 5 complete games, 1016 strikeouts
  • Hitting: .234, 553 runs, 55 HR, 138 steals (66% success)
  • Defense: 160 errors (1.14 per game)
  • April: 8-12, .400
  • May: 8-23, .258
  • June: 10-16, .385
  • sorry; stopped following the season on July 4.
  • Position Players used: 23
  • Pitchers used: 22
  • Pitchers per game: 2.5

Leading Players


  • Best Player on the Team: Third Baseman Mitch Maier

  • Best Starting Pitcher: Dusty Hughes (4-2, 1.56, 36 strikeouts)
  • Bullpen Stopper: no bullpen stopper
  • Strikeout Pitchers: Steve Bray, Ambiorix Burgos, Gabe DeHoyos
  • Control Pitchers: Steve Bray, Chris Coughlin, Brad Stiles

  • Best Hitter: Mitch Maier (.300, 4 HR, 36 RBI)
  • Home Run Leader: Kila Kaaihue (15)
  • High Batting Average: Mitch Maier (.300)
  • High On Base Percentage: none
  • High Slugging Percentage: none
  • Notable Baserunners: Jeff Barry, Luis Gonzalez, Chris Lubanski, Mitch Maier, Brian McFall, Walter Sevilla
  • Notable Batting Eye: Brett Groves

  • No Longer with Team: Dusty Hughes

Pre-Season Profile

Manager

Jim Gabella: Gabella's had two manager careers, and his methods have changed a bit over the years. He likes his players to run, and is fairly likely to call for a bunt.


First Round Draft Selections

  • Chris Lubanski (2003, 5th player selected)
  • Mitch Maier (2003, 30th player selected)

Team Age Information

  • Average Team Age: 21.6
  • Pitchers: 21.8
  • Hitters: 21.3
  • Oldest Player on the Team: Jon Metzger (10/27/78)
  • Youngest Player on the Team: Christopher Lubanski (3/24/85)

The average player in the Midwest League this season is about 21.9 years old. This information is based on opening day rosters as published on the team website and will not be updated.


Where they played last season

This summary is based on the team's opening day roster and will not be revised to reflect roster changes.

This season's Bees are drawn about equally from the three lowest clubs in the Royals system.

Team           League             W/L     Place    Hitters Pitchers
                                         (Teams)
Wilmington     Carolina (A+)      80/60   1(8)       1      0
Burlington     Midwest (A)        64/74  14(16)      3      4
Royals I       Arizona (R)        31/18   2(9)       4      5
Royals II      Arizona (R)        32/22   4(9)       6      5

There was little movement within the Royals system last season; only a few players are counted twice in this table. One of the new Bees was in another system last summer.



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