Sherry Ingram had a monster season for the top team in the NL, the Sacramento Savages. The 5-tool star showcased all of his skills this year by leading in runs scored (134), knocking in over 120 runs, while stealing 57 bases in a tough park for hitters. Ingram also provided gold glove-caliber defense at a prime position (22 plus plays). With all things considered, Ingram edges out Ueno as the NL MVP.
|Sherry Ingram- 2b - SAC||.293||25||121||.356||.861||134 runs 57 sb|
|Tony Ueno - 1B - FLA||.324||43||135||.449||1.057||122 bb|
|Welington Jams- 1b - MAD||.303||61||157||.394||.992||205 hits|
Rickey Rodgers is the leader of the offensive juggernaut otherwise known as the Augusta Blue Claws. Rodgers led the league in batting average and OPS while supplying monster HR totals (49) and eye-popping RBI (138) and Run (142) figures. He remains the standard of this world when it comes to hitters, and he should be making room for another trophy in his trophy room.
|Rickey Rodgers- LF - AUG||.346||49||138||.346||1.094||142 runs|
|Octavio Camacho - CF - KC||.333||52||129||.412||1.078||36 sb|
|Virgil Ramirez - LF - KC MAD||.319||24||88||.398||.917||223 hits|
NL Cy Young
Calvin Montgomery capped off a very good year in a season which netted no standout Cy Young candidates in the NL. Montgomery posted a solid ERA (3.42) and WHIP (1.19) in a hitter’s ballpark, while racking up a better than 3/1 strikeout-to-walk ratio. The capper in a VERY close race may be the fact that he ate 245.0 innings in his 33 starts.
|NL CY Young||W||L||ERA||WHIP||IP/G||K/9& BB/9|
|Calvin Montgomery- MIL||18||9||3.42||1.19||245.0/33||8.19 & 2.64|
|David Maduro - SAC||20||7||3.20||1.20||214.0/33||7.65 & 2.78|
|Eduardo Arias - TEX||15||6||2.77||1.16||198.1/31||6.77 & 3.09|
AL Cy Young
While the NL lacked in mind blowing pitching performances, the AL had a couple, led by Andres Gomez. Gomez posted a marvelous 2.43 ERA, a dominant 1.01 WHIP, and a ridiculous 4.5/1 strikeout-to-walk ratio. It appears that the changing of leagues had no bearing on Gomez’s continued success, as he keeps mowing down lineups, now with DHs, and racking up HOF worthy stats.
|AL CY Young||W||L||ERA||WHIP||IP/G||K/9& BB/9|
|Andres Gomez- TRE||19||5||2.43||1.01||204.0/30||9.18 & 2.05|
|Tony Martin- SEA||17||7||2.84||1.05||234.2/33||8.15 & 1.69|
|Vic Maradona - AUG||23||8||4.26||1.35||259.2/38||6.64 & 2.85|
A tight race between 3 future all stars with each of them possessing all around tools. Their numbers across the board are all quite similar what separates them is the fact that Magnuson did it with 100 less at bats!
|Todd Magnuson- 3b/RF - LV||.277||21||66||.344||.811||22 sb|
|Jalal Ramirez - LF - COL||.302||21||94||.364||1.057||27 sb|
|Keith Garcia- RF - MIL||.288||22||91||.354||.826||25 sb|
The big bat Teddy Crosby led this race mashing his way to a ridiculous 1.038 OPS with 42 bombs while driving in over 100 runs.
|Teddy Crosby- Dh - PHI||.311||42||110||.422||1.038||.616 slg %|
|Oswaldo Goya - DH -LAA||.287||42||92||.361||.930||.569 slg %|
|Jumbo Westmoreland - CF - SEA||.239||21||80||.313||.759||32 sb|