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2006 Scouting Report

Cedar Rapids Kernels

Major Change

2006 Teams
Cedar Rapids
Fort Wayne
Kane County
Quad Cities
South Bend
Southwest Michigan
West Michigan

This page profiles the 2006 Cedar Rapids Kernels, a Single-A affiliate of the Anaheim Angels and a member of the Midwest League.


Unless otherwise indicated, all statistics on this page are through September 4, 2006.

MWL Fan's Guide

Season Summary

  • Second Half: 34-35, .493 (4th place, 8.0 behind)
  • First Half: 31-39, .443 (6th place, 10.5 behind)
  • Pitching: 65-74, 3.57, 32 saves, 8 complete games, 942 strikeouts
  • Hitting: .245, 592 runs scored, 78 HR, 201 steals (63% success)
  • Defense: 129 errors (0.93 per game)
  • April: 12-12 (.500)
  • May: 13-16 (.448)
  • June: 10-16 (.385)
  • July: 14-14 (.500)
  • August-September: 16-16 (.500)
  • Position Players used: 18
  • Pitchers used: 22
  • Pitchers per game: 3.1

Leading Players

  • Best Player on the Team: Starting Pitcher Nick Adenhart

  • Best Starting Pitcher: Nick Adenhart (1.95, 10-2, 99 strikeouts)
  • Bullpen Stopper: Richard Aldridge (2.37, 203, 24 saves, 2 holds, 81 strikeouts)
  • Strikeout Pitcher: Richard Aldridge
  • Control Pitchers: Nick Adenhart, Richard Aldridge, Amalio Diaz, Stephen Marek, Tim Mattison, Thomas Mendoza, Robert Mosebach

  • Best Hitter: Hainley Statia (.297, 1 HR, 38 RBI; 23 steals)
  • Home Run Leader: Jordan Renz (24)
  • High Batting Average: Patrick Reilly (.315)
  • High On Base Percentage: none
  • High Slugging Percentage: Patrick Reilly (.506), Anderson Rosario (.455)
  • Notable Baserunners: Marco Albano, Brad Coon, Dallas Morris, Patrick Reilly, Anderson Rosario, Stantrel Smith, Hainley Statia, Flint Wipke
  • Notable Batting Eye: none

Mid-July Profile

Cedar Rapids' team's been hurt by callups for their two strongest pitchers. Before the roster changes, the team featured excellent pitching, and an adequate but unexceptional offense. Although they're not especially error-prone, they've permitted lots of unearned runs, which has hurt the team's won/lost record.

SS Henry Statia's the best hitter remaining on the team; no power, but good skills and good speed. OF Jordan Renz has come to earth; he's a good power source, but otherwise his numbers are weak. There's some speed in this lineup: Brad Coon's the MWL's best thief, and Statia, C Flint Wipke, and 3B Dallas Morris are quick (and reckless).

The pitching's still strong. With Steve Marek and Nick Adenhart gone to tougher competition, the rotation's now fronted by Thomas Mendoza, who is a fine pitcher. Robert Mosebach's also done well in the rotation. Closer Richard Aldridge is putting up a strong season; no one else in the bullpen's yet shown that he can be depended upon, though Robert Romero looks promising.

May Profile

The Kernels have scored 221 runs while permitting 213; they've probably lost a few games they should have won. The pitching staff features two of the league's strongest starters, and the hitters also feature a pair of excellent performances. There's little depth, though.

Outfielders Jordan Renz and Pat Reilly are having very strong seasons; Renz is posting MVP-caliber numbers, though Reilly's the better talent. Third baseman Travis Schlichting is also performing well.

Nick Adenhart just might be the MWL's best pitcher, so far; Stephen Marek's been nearly as good. Closer Richard Aldridge's stats are a mystery; he's got 10 saves, but isn't pitching well. Daniel Hawkins and Robert Romero show promise from the 'pen.

April Profile

The Kernels were pretty much a league-average team in April, which is reflected in their 12/12 won/lost record. As a team, there's nothing really remarkable to note; they're a bit weak in the power department, but generally unexceptional. This team could suddenly get hot, but more likely they're destined to play .500 ball all summer.

The starting rotation is solid, though none seem overpowering. Nominal closer Richard Aldridge hasn't done well, though setup men Brok Butcher and Tim Didjurgis have been throwing really well.

Outfielder Patrick Reilly's begun putting together a really fine season. OF Brad Coon has a leadoff hitter's skills, except he doesn't get enough hits. Catcher Flint Wipke has generally solid numbers and has shown some power; if he puts the pieces together I suspect he could be the key to the CR season.

Pre-Season Profile


Bobby Magallanes has been a fairly conventional MWL manager in his first two seasons; he leans slightly towards "little ball" strategies.

First Round Draft Selection

  • None.

Team Age Information

  • Average Team Age: 21.6
  • Pitchers: 21.3
  • Hitters: 21.9
  • Oldest Player on the Team: Ryan Leahy (born 7/18/1981)
  • Youngest Player on the Team: Tommy Mendoza (born 8/18/1987)

The average player in the Midwest League this season is 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 is basically last year's Orem Owlz team, reinforced slightly by Cedar Rapids holdovers.

Team             League           W/L    Place    Hitters Pitchers
Rancho Cucamonga California (A+) 62/77   8(10)       2      2
Cedar Rapids     Midwest (A)     65/75 11T(14)       3      1
Orem             Pioneer (R+)    38/38  4T(8)        7      9
Angels           Arizona (R)     25/31   7(9)        2      6

Most of these players got moved during the season last summer, and are counted twice in this table. Two had brief appearances in Triple-A, and two had similarly brief tenures in Double-A. One of these players was in another organization last year.

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Cedar Rapids

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