Checkout my final 2007 Draft Review.
Please, someone stop the misery. Can we just go ahead and end the season after this weekend?
Some season recaps over at Baseball America and quite a few Cardinals’ received recognition. Joe Mather and Colby Rasmus ranked 1-2 in extra base hit rate. Cody Haerther ranked seventh, Tyler Greene, eleventh, Mark Shorey, thirteenth, and Jarrett Hoffpauir, 18th.
The next offensive category was speed score. Tyler Greene ranked fifth, Casey Rowlett was sixth, and Colby was 15th.
Colby was rated as the Number 1 Power/Speed Prospect in the Texas League. He was considered to have the second best season of any player in the Texas League while Joe Mather’s season ranked third.
In the pitching categories, Jaime Garcia ranked eighth in strikeout percentage. P.J. Walters ranked 15 in the same category while Mitch Boggs came in 20th.
Jaime Garcia rated second in the Texas League in Groundball to Flyball ratio. Eric Haberer ranked fourth, Cory Rauschenberger 12th, P.J. Walters 16th, Mitch Boggs 17th, and Adam Daniels 18th.
Baseball America had its first League Review and up first was the Gulf Coast League. The Cardinals’ Luis de la Cruz rated sixth on the list. De la Cruz is an 18-year old catcher out of the DR. Cruz finished with a line of .281/.337/.385 in his first season in the States. Outfielder D’Marcus Ingram and Pitcher Deryk Hooker ranked 16 and 17 on the list respectively. De la Cruz ranked ahead of the top prep catcher in this past year’s draft, Devin Mesoraco, and another first round pick, Kevin Ahrens.
I got an email today from Kary Booher of the Springfield News-Leader. He says he is going to keep posting through the winter and he is going to be doing some Q and A’s about some of the Minor Leaguers. I will keep you updated.
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