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Today's Matchups Around the Ranger's System

Today's (5/20) Match-Ups Around the Ranger's System

Round Rock: Martin Perez (3-3 5.27) vs. Fresno Grizzlies: Andrew Kown (3-1 2.61) @ 1:00 PM CT

Myrtle Beach: Kyle Hendricks (1-4 2.91) @ Wilmington Blue Rocks: Sugar Ray Marimon (3-0 2.65) @ 12:30 PM CT

Hickory : Santo Perez (2-2 6.19) @ Asheville Tourists: Daniel Winkler (4-2 6.06) @ 1:05 PM CT

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Texas League Best of the Best: Right Field

Team Rankings

1. San Antonio Missions

Statistics: .285/.375/.447/.822 46 Extra Base Hits 75 RBI 103 Runs 80 BB-92 K

The San Antonio Missions got superior production from another position, this time from right field. Sawyer Carroll led the Missions with 86 games played (348 plate appearances). Carroll hit .284 with an .862 OPS while playing right field including 33 extra base hits (13 homeruns). Daniel Robertson also saw playing time in right field with 57 games there (248 plate appearances). Robertson batted .285 with a .370 on base percentage (.758 OPS) in right field. Daniel walked more times (30) than he struck out (25) in right field. Jaff Decker, Anthony Contreras, Bobby Kielty, and Danny Payne combined for 10 games in right field.

2. Springfield Cardinals

Statistics: .288/.351/.445/.796 46 Extra Base Hits 74 RBI 86 Runs 45 BB-116 K

Springfield saw ten players get at least a game in right field for them throughout the season, although seven of the players had 5 or less games there. Alex Castellanos saw the most playing time in right for the Cardinals as he played 73 games (313 plate appearances) there. He batted .296 with an .865 OPS in right field including 32 extra base hits (13 homeruns). Castellanos was traded at the deadline to the Dodgers as part of the deal for Rafael Furcal. Chris Swauger played 41 games in right field and accumulated 159 plate appearances there. Swauger batted .327 with a .785 OPS in right field for the Cardinals. Alan Ahmady was the only other player with more than 10 games in right for Springfield as he had 14 games (54 plate appearances). Daryl Jones and Aaron Luna each saw 5 games in right, while Jermaine Curtis, Tyler Henley, James Rapoport, Allen Craig, and Steven Hill combined for 9 games.

3. Tulsa Drillers

Statistics: .287/.370/.436/.806 46 Extra Base Hits 52 RBI 78 Runs 62 BB-117 K

The player with the coolest (and longest) middle name in minor league baseball led the Tulsa Drillers in games played in right field. Bronson Kiheimahanaomauiakeo Sardinha (Yea, try saying that 5 times in a row) saw 72 games in right for the Drillers. He also batted .300 with a .395 on base percentage and .847 OPS overall in right. Sardinha had 22 extra base hits, but just 26 RBI in 291 plate appearances in right field. Brian Rike appeared in 39 games in right field with 147 plate appearances. He batted .295 with an .857 OPS in right field. Michael Mitchell appeared in 24 games there, while Mike Daniel had 10 games in right. Matt McBride, who was acquired in the deal that sent Ubaldo Jimenez to Cleveland, Mike Zuanich, and James Cesario combined for 7 games in right field for the Drillers.

4. Corpus Christi Hooks 

Statistics: .275/.325/.414/.739 49 Extra Base Hits 60 RBI 61 Runs 33 BB-122 K

The Corpus Christi Hooks led the Texas League in extra base hits from right field with 49. Jon Gaston led the Hooks with 73 games played (284 plate appearances), and had 22 extra base hits with 22 RBI. Gaston also stole 11 bases in 12 attempts. This coming despite a batting line of .240/.285/.360/.645. Jake Goebbert had 164 plate appearances in right field with a .300 batting average and .825 OPS. Andrew Simunic and Brandon Barnes also got over 10 games played in right with 15 and 11 respectively. Barnes had a .975 OPS with 10 RBI in 41 plate appearancs. Adam Bailey, former Frisco RoughRider Jose Vallejo, Wladimir Sutil, and James Van Ostrand combined for 12 games.

5. Northwest Arkansas Naturals

Statistics: .255/.334/.388/.722 42 Extra Base Hits 67 RBI 71 Runs 53 BB-102 K

Expectations were high entering the 2011 season for Northwest Arkansas's starting right fielder Wil Myers, who entered the season as a consensus top 10 prospect. However, a knee injury affected his season in Northwest Arkansas. Still, Myers, who spent the 2011 season as a 20 year old, batted .265/.361/.392/.753 in 75 games in right field. Nick squared (Nick Francis and Nick Van Stratten), appeared in 27 and 24 games in right field for the Naturals. Francis had a .655 OPS, while Van Stratten had a .711 OPS. Paulo Orlando and Anthony Seratelli, who both appeared in at least three positions for the Naturals, combined for 16 games in right field.

6. Frisco RoughRiders

Statistics: .261/.329/.389/.719 36 Extra Base Hits 62 RBI 75 Runs 39 BB-166 K

Frisco's right fielders struck out by far the most of any of the Texas League teams, but run production was still solid. Jonathan Greene, who saw the most time in right field, was the epitome of this. Greene appeared in 93 games in right for Frisco and struck out 119 times. Still, Greene led Texas League right fielders in homeruns with 14 and had 29 extra base hits. Greene batted .280 with a .785 OPS. Joey Butler and David Paisano each appeared in 13 games in right for Frisco. Engel Beltre, Mitch Hilligoss, Travis Adair, Davis Stoneburner, Leonys Martin, Nelson Cruz, and even pitcher Ben Snyder combined for 23 games in right for Frisco.

7. Midland Rockhounds

Statistics: .254/.319/.382/.701 41 Extra Base Hits 77 RBI 62 Runs 45 BB-92 K

The Rockhounds were by far the most stable team in right field in the Texas League as just three players saw time in right for Midland. Jeremy Barfield, son of Jesse Barfield and brother of Josh Barfield, was Midland's starting right fielder the whole year as he had 127 games played and 531 plate appearances in right field. Jeremy batted .255 with a .698 OPS in right, including 37 extra base hits and 11 homeruns. His extra base hit total was the most by a Texas League right fielder. Dallas native Matt Sulentic and Adam Heether appeared in a combined 17 games in right as well.

8. Arkansas Travelers

Statistics: .224/.288/.349/.637 38 Extra Base Hits 43 RBI 63 Runs 38 BB-126 K

Angel Castillo led the Arkansas Travelers in games played with 100 (372 plate appearances), but his .588 OPS (.216 AVG) probably also hurt them a lot. Blake Gailen also got 16 games in right, but had just a .501 OPS in his 64 plate appearances. Roberto Lopez appeared in 16 games as well with 60 plate appearances. He nearly had the eqaul of Castillo's and Gailen's OPS total as Lopez had a 1.045 OPS in right field (12 extra base hits). Chris Giovinazzo, David Harris, Rian Kiniry, and Marvin Lowrance combined for 6 games in right for the Travelers.

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