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2007 Scouting Report

Great Lakes Loons


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This page profiles the 2007 Great Lakes (Midland, Michigan) Loons, a Single-A affiliate of the Los Angeles Dodgers and a member of the Midwest League.


Profile


Unless otherwise indicated, all statistics are through the end of the 2007 season.

MWL Fan's Guide

Season Summary


  • Second Half: 23-46, .333 (6th place, 21.5 behind)
  • First Half: 34-36, .486 (4th place tie, 10.0 behind)
  • Pitching: 57-81, 4.53, 35 saves, 14 holds, 1 complete game, 1051 strikeouts
  • Hitting: .261, 582 runs, 94 HR, 104 steals (61% success)
  • Defense: 205 errors (1.49 errors per game)
  • April: 11-12 (.478)
  • May: 11-20 (.355)
  • June: 13-12 (.520)
  • July: 10-16 (.385)
  • August: 11-19 (.367)
  • September: 1-3 (.250)
  • Position Players used: 22
  • Pitchers used: 27
    • Includes two position players used as mopup pitchers.
  • Pitchers per game: 3.07

Leading Players


  • Best Player on the Team: Starting Pitcher Clayton Kershaw

  • Best Starting Pitcher: Clayton Kershaw (2.77, 7-5, 134 strikeouts)
  • Bullpen Stopper: Miguel Ramirez (1.57, 2-1, 15 saves, no holds, 56 strikeouts)
  • Strikeout Pitchers: James Adkins, Clayton Kershaw, Chris Malone, Miguel Ramirez, Garrett White
  • Control Pitchers: James Adkins, Francisco Felix, Jesus Rodriguez, Garrett White

  • Best Hitter: Eduardo Perez (.312, 14 HR, 80 RBI) or Thomas Giles (.320, 6 HR, 18 RBI)
  • Home Run Leader: Josh Bell (15)
  • High Batting Average: Thomas Giles (.320), Brian Mathews (.319), Eduardo Perez (.312)
  • High On Base Percentage: none
  • High Slugging Percentage: Josh Bell (.470), Matt Berezay (.471), Thomas Giles (.576), Eduardo Perez (.460)
  • Notable Baserunners: Josh Bell, Elian Herrera, Francisco Lizzaraga, Brian Mathews, Preston Mattingly, Trayvon Robinson
  • Notable Batting Eye: none

Pre-Season Profile

Manager

Lance Parrish's 2006 Pioneer League team was fairly aggressive on the basepaths.


First Round Draft Selections

  • Clayton Kershaw (2006; seventh player selected)

Team Age Information

  • Average Team Age: 21.6
  • Pitchers: 21.9
  • Hitters: 21.3
  • Oldest Player on the Team: Parker Brooks (born 8/18/1981)
  • Youngest Player on the Team: Clayton Kershaw (born 3/19/1988)

The average player in the Midwest League this season is 22.0 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.

Midland's first team is basically last summer's Ogden Raptors, with some holdover from the 2006 Columbus Catfish. Many of these players toiled on two Dodger farms sometime during the 2006 season.

Team               League              W/L    Place   Hitters Pitchers
                                             (Teams)
Vero Beach         Florida State (A+) 51/80   12(12)      3      1
Columbus           South Atlantic (A) 72/68    7(16)      3      5
Ogden              Northwest (R+)     37/39    5(8)       7     10
Dodgers            Gulf Coast (R)     32/22    4(13)      5      3

Many of the Loons appeared on two teams last summer and are counted twice on this table. One of these players made a brief appearance at the Double-A level in 2006.


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The Midwest League plays Single-A, professional baseball in America's agricultural and industrial heartland. 16 teams play a 140 game schedule which begins in early April and ends Labor Day weekend.

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