Stat Rats #3 — Answers

Answers to #3:
How much did you remember from 2006?
For the Pirates’ minor league affiliates in 2006:
1. Which position player had the highest batting average (min 200 at bats)?
AAA – Indianapolis Indians — Carlos Maldonado�� .354
AA – Altoona Curve — Nyjer Morgan�� .306
A+ – Lynchburg Hillcats — Brent Lillibridge�� .313
A – Hickory Crawdads — Jason Delaney�� .300
A- Williamsport Crosscutters (last year’s affiliate) (at least 100 AB’s)– Angel Gonzalez��� .274
GCL Pirates (at least 60 AB’s) — Jared Keel��� .432
Bonus:� the pitchers with the highest batting average, for AAA and AA levels:
Indianapolis Indians — Terry Adams�� .500�� (in 2 AB’s)
Altoona Curve� –� Wardell Starling���.368�� (in 19 AB’s)
2. Which batter had the most triples?
Indianapolis Indians –�� Rich Thompson��� 6
Altoona Curve –� Vic Buttler�� 14��� (!!!)
Lynchburg Hillcats –� Michael Carlin�� 6
Hickory Crawdads –� Brent Lillibridge�� 5
Williamsport Crosscutters — Alexander Presley�� 8
GCL Pirates� –� Smelin Perez�� 3
3. Which player had the most stolen bases?
Indianapolis Indians� –� Rajai Davis��� 45
Altoona Curve� –� Nyjer Morgan and Vic Buttler��� 21 each
Lynchburg Hillcats� –� Pedro Powell��� 63
Hickory Crawdads� –� Brent Lillibridge�� 29
Williamsburg Crosscutters� –� Angel Gonzalez��� 15
GCL Pirates� –� Jose De Los Santos�� 18
How did you do?
This afternoon’s Pirates’ game was highlighted by a 3-run homerun by Brad Eldred.� Michael Ryan went 1 for 4, and Don Kelly went 1 for 3.� Eldred now leads the team in homers, with five.�
The Indy Indians won their first spring training game this afternoon, beating the Pawtucket Red Sox 4 – 3.� Brian Rogers pitched two innings, giving up one hit and striking out 3 to get the win.� Matt Peterson got the save, pitching to three batters in the ninth.� Three Indians batters had two hits apiece:� LF Nyjer Morgan, C David Parrish, and SS Luis Ordaz.� Morgan also had a stolen base.� Morgan, CF Rajai Davis, and DH Mike Edwards each had RBI singles in the fifth inning.
Go Tribe!

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Stat Rats #3

A little more trivia…..
For each of the Pirates’ minor league affiliates in 2006:
1. Which position player had the highest batting average (min. 200 at bats)?
2. Which batter had the most triples?
3. Which player had the most stolen bases?
Answers later today…..
Go Tribe!

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