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2004 Scouting Report

Fort Wayne Wizards


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This page profiles the 2004 Fort Wayne Wizards, a Single-A affiliate of the San Diego Padres 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: 39-31, .557, 2nd place tie, 1.0 ahead
  • First Half: 33-37, .471, 4th place, 9.0 behind
  • Pitching: 72-36, 3.78, 40 saves, 1 complete game, 1185 strikeouts
  • Hitting: .246, 619 runs scored, 90 HR, 80 steals (64% success)
  • Defense: 199 errors (1.42 per game)
  • April: 9-12, .429
  • May: 13-17, .433
  • June: 16-10, .615
  • sorry; stopped following the season on July 4.
  • Position Players used: 28
  • Pitchers used: 27
  • Pitchers per game: 3.6

Leading Players


  • Best Player on the Team: Starting Pitcher Travis Chick

  • Best Starting Pitcher: Dirk Hayhurst (9-4, 2.66, 106 strikeouts)
  • Bullpen Stopper: Leo Rosales (6-1, 26 saves, 1.40, 66 strikeouts)
  • Strikeout Pitchers: Paul Abraham, Chuck Bechtel, Eddie Bodine, Travis Chick, Greg Conden, Clark Girardeau, Ryan Klatt, Howie Pence, Sean Thompson
  • Control Pitchers: Paul Abraham, Travis Chick, Dirk Hayhurst, Ryan Klatt, Leo Rosales, Vern Sterry, Jared Wells

  • Best Hitter: George Kottaras (.310, 7 HR, 46 RBI)
  • Home Run Leader: Jordan Pickens (17)
  • High Batting Average: George Kottaras (.310)
  • High On Base Percentage: George Kottaras (.415)
  • High Slugging Percentage: George Kottaras (.461)
  • Notable Baserunners: Skip Adams, Brian Burgamy, Drew Macias, Peeter Ramos, Brian Wahlbrink
  • Notable Batting Eye: George Kottaras

Pre-Season Profile

Manager

Randy Ready


First Round Draft Selection

  • none

Team Age Information

  • Average Team Age: 22.4
  • Pitchers: 22.7
  • Hitters: 22.2
  • Oldest Player on the Team: Sazi Guthrie (age 25)
  • Youngest Player on the Team: Juan Ciriaco (8/25/83)

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 Wizards mostly played at Eugene last summer, with a slight contribution from Idaho Falls.

Team          League             W/L    Place    Hitters Pitchers
                                       (Teams)
Lake Elsinore California (A+)   75/65   4(10)       0      0
Fort Wayne    Midwest (A)       71/66   5(14)       2      2
Eugene        Northwest (A-)    39/37   4(8)        9      8
Idaho Falls   Pioneer (R+)      24/52   8*8)        5      2

There was only slight movement within this organization; three players are counted twice in this table. One of the Wizards played in an independent league last season, another was acquired from another organization, and two did not play professionally in 2003.



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