Thursday, July 30, 2009

Boise Shadow Wolves Press Conference S6 Wrap-up

It was another good year in Boise. We reached our goal of 75 wins, improving over last year and setting a new franchise record.

Ralph Wilkins settled down this year in the long relief roll and had a great season with a 9-4 record and team leading 1.24 WHIP, a 3.10 ERA, .242 OAV and 88 strike outs in 101 innings. Max Dalgado had another strong season in the set-up roll playing 91 innings over 77 games, with a 6-2 record, a 1.51 WHIP, a 3.96 ERA and 76 strike outs. Pete Rubel with his more reasonable contract and less pressure had a solid season as a starter for us this year. his 12-13 record wasn't as good as it could have been, but his 1.28 WHIP, 4.22 ERA, .259 OAV and 137 strikeouts shows that he was getting the job done, it's the offense that wasn't keeping up. York Watson made a good show as a starter after moving over from long relief early in the season with similar stats to rubel. Alex Cornejo was acceptable as the closer picking up 39 saves in 46 opportunities, but management expects him to work on his game in the off-season to bring his WHIP and ERA down a little.

On the batting side of things, rookie Alex Suh lead the team in batting average with .288, followed closely by sophmore catcher Hiram Spooneybarger with .285. Ryan Hamill lead the team in RBIs with 98, followed by Derrek Beddard with 91 and Spooneybarger again with 85. Beddard lead the team in HRs with 31, with Hamill and Spooneybarger close behind with 28 and 27 respectively. Master thief Abdullah Dillon greatly improved on his 40 stolen bases last year, to lead the team with 64 this year. Hal Ball came in second again, jumping from 39 to 55 SBs. Early season aquisition Hideo Nikano was a bust, and will be let go to free agency.

So after another year of improvement, Boise is on the verge of moving up in the division and is looking towards a playoff appearance in the near future. We still have a number of very talented bats looking to find room on the roster, as well as a large pool of starters that are almost ready to make the jump. The Shadow Wolves is a name that other teams will come to fear for years to come.

Wolf Industries and the Shadow Wolves Management Group thanks you for your time.

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