Stat Rats #3 — Answers

Answers to #3:
How much did you remember from 2006?
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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
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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)
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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
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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
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How did you do?
GAME NOTES:
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…..
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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?
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Answers later today…..
Go Tribe!

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