Cubs 2012 Arizona Instructional League - Final Stats

Here are the final statistics from the Cubs 2012 AZ Instructional League (AZIL) season.

There is no official scorer at the games, so all stats are “unofficial.”

Stats from Instructs intra-squad games and “sim” game are not included.

19 AZIL games were originally scheduled, but four of the games were canceled to allow for additional “Camp Days,” and another game was canceled due to a mix-up in the schedule (the Cubs played an intra-squad game that day instead).

Just as a matter of context, the AZ Instructional League is approximately equivalent to half-way between Boise and Peoria (Kane County) -- so it is sort of “Boise-plus” or “Peoria/Kane-lite.”

FINAL RECORD: 8-6

POSITION PLAYERS:

NOTE: Position Players are sorted by Plate Appearances (PA)

* bats left
# bats both

“Slash line” = AVG/OBP/SLG

ALBERT ALMORA (CF) - Age 18, R/R, 2012 Draft (1st round)
200/306/233
11 GAMES (36 PA)
1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 7 RUNS, 4 BB, 4 K, 1 HBP, 1 SF, 2 SB (1 CS)
DEFENSE: 1 ERROR

JORGE SOLER (RF) - age 20, R/R, June 2012 International Free-Agent (Cuba)
286/444/679
12 GAMES (36 PA)
3 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 10 RUNS, 7 BB, 8 K, 1 HBP, 1 GIDP, 1 SB (0 CS)
DEFENSE: 1 OUTFIELD ASSIST

YASIEL BALAGUERT (LF-RF) - Age 19, R/R, December 2011 International Free-Agent (Cuba)
222/344/370
13 GAMES (32 PA)
2 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 5 RUNS, 5 BB, 6 K, 2 SB (0 CS), 1 PO
DEFENSE: 1 OUTFIELD ASSIST

# MARCO HERNANDEZ (SS) - Age 20, B/R, July 2009 International Free-Agent (Dominican Republic)
357/345/571
13 GAMES (29 PA)
2 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 7 RBI, 4 RUNS, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 SF, 1 GIDP, 4 SB (1 CS)
DEFENSE: 3 ERRORS

* DAN VOGELBACH (1B) - Age 19, L/R, 2011 Draft (2nd round)
250/276/500
11 GAMES (29 PA)
1 2B, 0 3B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 4 RUNS, 1 BB, 11 K, 1 SB (0 CS)

# JEIMER CANDELARIO (3B) - Age 18, B/R, September 2010 International Free-Agent(Dominican Republic)
227/393/364
11 GAMES (28 PA)
1 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 4 RUNS, 6 BB, 7 K
DEFENSE: 1 ERROR

* JACOB ROGERS (1B) - Age 23, L/R, 2012 Draft (40th round)
333/571/333
10 GAMES (28 PA)
0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 6 RUNS, 10 BB, 6 K
DEFENSE: 1 ERROR

GIOSKAR AMAYA (2B) - Age 19, R/R, July 2009 International Free-Agent (Venezuela)
261/370/304
9 GAMES (27 PA)
1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 3 RUNS, 4 BB, 3 K, 2 SB (2 CS)
DEFENSE: 2 ERRORS

STEPHEN BRUNO (2B) - Age 21, R/R, 2012 Draft (7th round)
261/269/348
10 GAMES (26 PA)
0 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 6 RBI, 0 RUNS, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP, 2 SF
DEFENSE: 1 ERROR

* SHAWON DUNSTON JR (CF-LF) - Age 19, L/R, 2011 Draft (11th round)
208/269/250
10 GAMES (26 PA)
1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 1 RUN, 1 BB, 6 K, 1 HBP, 2 SB (0 CS)
DEFENSE: 2 OUTFIELD ASSISTS

BEN CARHART (3B-1B) - Age 22, R/R, 2012 Draft (35th round)
261/280/391
11 GAMES (25 PA)
3 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 3 RUNS, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 SF, 1 SB (0 CS)
DEFENSE: 2 ERRORS (one E-3 & one E-5)

WILSON CONTRERAS (C) - Age 20, R/R, July 2009 International Free-agent (Venezuela)
200/455/200
10 GAMES (22 PA)
0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 3 RUNS, 5 BB, 5 K, 2 HBP, 0 SB (1 CS)
DEFENSE: 6-11 CS (55 %), 1 PB, 2 ERRORS

* TREVOR GRETZKY (LF) - Age 20, L/R, 2011 Draft (7th round)
167/286/167
11 GAMES (21 PA)
0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 3 RUNS, 3 BB, 6 K, 2 SB (0 CS), 1 PO

CHADD KRIST (C) - Age 22, R/R, 2012 Draft (9th round)
388/400/667
9 GAMES (20 PA)
2 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 4 RUNS, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 SF
DEFENSE: 2-6 CS (33%), 1 PB

DAVID BOTE (SS-2B-3B) - Age 19, R/R, 2012 Draft (18th round)
125/263/186
9 GAMES (19 PA)
1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 1 RUN, 1 BB, 5 K, 2 HBP, 1 SB (0 CS)
2 ERRORS (one E-4 & one E-6)

JESSE HODGES (3B) - Age 18, R/R, September 2012 Non-Drafted Free-Agent
235/316/529
9 GAMES (19 PA)
2 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 RUNS, 2 BB, 5 K, 1 GIDP
DEFENSE: 1 ERROR

* BIJAN RADEMACHER (RF-LF) - Age 21, L/L, 2012 Draft (13th round)
333/579/667
9 GAMES (19 PA)
2 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 5 RUNS, 6 BB, 4 K, 1 HBP, 0 SB (1 CS), 1 PO

TIM SAUNDERS (SS-2B-3B-LF-CF-RF) - Age 22, R/R, 2012 Draft (32nd round)
250/368/313
10 GAMES (19 PA)
2 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 1 RUN, 2 BB, 1 K, 1 HBP, 1 GIDP, 2 SB (0 CS), 2 PO

* RAFAEL LOPEZ (C) - Age 25, L/R, 2011 Draft (16th round)
231/375/308
7 GAMES (16 PA)
1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 2 RUNS, 4 BB, 3 K, 0 SB (1 CS)
DEFENSE: 2-2 CS (100%), 1 ERROR

* JUSTIN MARRA (C) - Age 19, L/R, 2011 Draft (15th round)
200/200/267
8 GAMES (15 PA)
1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 1 RUN, 0 BB, 5 K
DEFENSE: 1 PB

LANCE RYMEL (C) - Age 22, R/R, 2012 Draft (28th round)
333/429/333
8 GAMES (14 PA)
0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 K
DEFENSE: 2-7 CS (29 %), 1 PB, 1 ERROR

# ARISMENDY ALCANTARA (SS) - Age 20, B/R, November 2008 International Free-Agent (Dominican Republic)
091/231/273
4 GAMES (13 PA)
0 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 K, 1 GIDP
DEFENSE: 2 ERRORS
NOTE: Was at Instructs thru 9/30

CARLOS PENALVER (SS) - Age 18, R/R, July 2010 International Free-Agent (Venezuela)
167/286/167
4 GAMES (7 PA)
0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 RUNS, 1 BB, 2 K, 1 GIDP, 0 SB (1 CS)
DEFENSE: 1 ERROR
NOTE: Was at Instructs thru 9/30

TREY MARTIN (CF-LF) - Age 19, R/R, 2011 Draft (13th round)
250/400/250
2 GAMES (5 PA)
0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 RUNS, 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP, 1 SB (0 CS)
NOTE: Suffered season-ending injury (facial fracture) after he was hit by pitch in 2nd AIL game

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PITCHERS

NOTE: Pitchers are sorted by Innings Pitched (IP)

* throws left

JUAN CARLOS PANIAGUA - Age 22, R/R, June 2012 International Free-Agent (Dominican Republic)
6 GAMES (1 GS)
13.0 IP, 13 H, 7 R (5 ER), 5 BB, 12 K, 2 WP, 1 BALK, 1 GIDP
3.46 ERA - 1.38 WHIP - .295 OppBA - 196 pitches (63% strikes) - 12/8 GO/FO

JOSE ARIAS - Age 21, R/R, May 2010 International Free-Agent (Dominican Republic)
4 GAMES (1 GS)
10.2 IP, 5 H, 3 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 12 K, 1 HR
1.69 ERA - 0.56 WHIP - .132 OppBA - 162 pitches (73% strikes) - 12/9 GO/FO

* NATHAN DORRIS - Age 21, L/L, 2012 Draft (17th round)
5 GAMES
10.0 IP, 7 H, 2 R (2 ER), 3 BB, 9 K, 1 HBP
1.80 ERA - 1.00 WHIP - .200 OppBA - 167 pitches (63% strikes) - 11/8 GO/FO
NOTE: Also threw 2.0 IP (30 pitches) in a “sim” game

TREY LANG - Age 20, R/R, 2012 Draft (6th round)
5 GAMES (1 GS)
10.0 IP, 12 H, 11 R (10 ER), 8 BB, 8 K, 2 HBP, 1 GIDP
9.00 ERA - 2.00 WHIP - .316 OppBA - 192 pitches (54% strikes) - 13/6 GO/FO

CORBIN HOFFNER - Age 19, R/R, 2012 Draft (14th round)
5 GAMES
9.0 IP, 14 H, 8 R (7 ER), 6 BB, 4 K, 1 HBP, 1 HR, 3 WP, 1 GIDP
7.00 ERA - 2.22 WHIP - .400 OppBA - 161 pitches (59% strikes) - 9/8 GO/FO

PIERCE JOHNSON - Age 21, R/R, 2012 Draft (Supplemental 1st round)
3 GAMES (1 GS)
8.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R (1 ER), 6 BB, 8 K, 1 GIDP, 2 PO
1.20 ERA - 1.08 WHIP - .115 OppBA - 112 pitches (59% strikes) - 9/6 GO/FO
NOTE: Also threw 2.0 IP (30 pitches) in a “sim” game

STARLING PERALTA - Age 21, R/R, May 2008 International Free-Agent (Dominican Republic)
3 GAMES (2 GS)
8.1 IP, 5 H, 3 R (3 ER), 3 BB, 2 K, 1 GIDP
3.24 ERA - 0.96 WHIP - .179 OppBA - 122 pitches (61% strikes) - 6/15 GO/FO
DEFENSE: 2 ERRORS
NOTE: Also threw 2.0 IP (30 pitches) in a “sim” game & 3.0 IP (45 pitches) in an intra-squad game

DALLAS BEELER - Age 23, R/R, 2010 Draft (41st round)
3 GAMES (3 GS)
8.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R (0 ER), 5 BB, 10 K, 1 WP
0.00 ERA - 1.13 WHIP - .154 OppBA - 131 pitches (62% strikes) - 10/2 GO/FO

CARLOS MARTINEZ - Age 21, R/R, December 2011 International Free-Agent (Cuba)
5 GAMES
7.2 IP, 14 H, 10 R (9 ER), 3 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, 1 WP, 1 BALK, 2 GIDP
10.57 ERA - 2.22 WHIP - .400 OppBA - 132 pitches (60% strikes) - 11/6 GO/FO

RYAN McNEIL - Age 18, R/R, 2012 Draft (3rd round)
5 GAMES
6.2 IP, 9 H, 7 R (7 ER), 7 BB, 5 K, 4 HR
9.45 ERA - 2.40 WHIP - .321 OppBA - 163 pitches (54% strikes) - 7/7 GO/FO
DEFENSE: 1 ERROR

STEVE PERAKSLIS - Age 21, R/R, 2012 Draft (21st round)
4 GAMES
6.2 IP, 12 H, 12 R (9 ER), 5 BB, 6 K, 1 HR, 1 WP, 1 PO
12.15 ERA - 2.55 WHIP - .414 OppBA - 147 pitches (58% strikes) - 10/1 GO/FO
DEFENSE: 1 ERROR

PAUL BLACKBURN - Age 18, R/R, 2012 Draft (Supplemental 1st Round)
3 GAMES (1 GS)
6.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 1 PO
0.00 ERA - 0.50 WHIP - .105 OppBA - 79 pitches (66% strikes) - 6/6 GO/FO
NOTE: Also threw 2.0 IP (38 pitches) in an intra-squad game

AUSTIN REED - Age 20, R/R, 2010 Draft (12th round)
2 GAMES
4.1 IP, 3 H, 1 R (1 ER), 2 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 1 GIDP
2.08 ERA - 1.15 WHIP - .214 OppBA - 68 pitches (56% strikes) - 6/3 GO/FO

DILLON MAPLES - Age 20, R/R, 2011 Draft (14th round)
3 GAMES (3 GS)
4.0 IP, 1 H, 4 R (4 ER), 10 BB, 7 K, 2 WP
9.00 ERA - 2.75 WHIP - .078 OppBA - 116 pitches (47% strikes) - 4/2 GO/FO
NOTE: Also threw 3.0 IP (45 pitches) in a “sim” game

BEN WELLS - Age 20, R/R, 2010 Draft (7th round)
2 GAMES (1 GS)
4.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 5 K
0.00 ERA - 0.75 WHIP - .143 OppBA - 50 pitches (74% strikes) - 6/1 GO/FO
NOTE: Also threw 2.0 IP (30 pitches) in two “sim” games (1.0 IP & 15 pitches in each game), and 1.0 IP (38 pitches) in an intra-squad game

DUANE UNDERWOOD - Age 18, R/R, 2012 Draft (2nd round)
2 GAMES
3.2 IP, 3 H, 3 R (3 ER), 3 BB, 5 K, 1 HR
7.36 ERA - 1.64 WHIP - .214 OppBA - 64 pitches (61% strikes) - 5/1 GO/FO
NOTE: Also threw 3.0 IP (45 pitches) in a “sim” game & 3.0 IP (46 pitches) in an intra-squad game

* ANTHONY PRIETO - Age 18, L/L, 2012 Draft (5th round)
1 GAME
2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 0 K, 1 WP
4.50 ERA - 1.50 WHIP - .250 OppBA - 35 pitches (51% strikes), 3/3 GO/FO
NOTE: Was shut-down with sore arm after one outing

CHAD MARTIN - Age 22, R/R, 2012 Draft (10th round)
1 GAME
1.0 IP, 5 H, 5 R (5 ER), 1 BB, 1 K, 1 HR, 1 WP
45.00 ERA - 6.00 WHIP - .626 OppBA - 33 pitches (52% strikes) - 2/0 GO/FO
NOTE: Also threw 2.0 IP (30 pitches) in “sim” game

* GERARDO CONCEPCION - Age 20, L/L, March 2012 International Free-agent (Cuba)
ILLNESS REHAB - No AZIL appearances
NOTE: Threw 3.0 IP (45 pitches) in three “sim” games (1.0 IP & 15 pitches in each game)

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  • If it was 2006 Hendry would be there w a Bible and a contract
    https://mobile.twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/77...

    jacos 1 hour 56 min ago view
  • he subscribes to my twitter, he's beyond TCR. #yolo #swag

    crunch 2 hours 34 min ago view
  • Whoops. Maddon must have been reading TCR (for his daily crunch) and got confused.

    CTSteve 2 hours 36 min ago view
  • kuhl is a righty, not a lefty.

    i think maddon might think kuhl is a lefty, too. i wonder what the reasoning is for baez leading off vs a rightie.

    crunch 3 hours 17 min ago view
  • "trout's one of the best, and at this point should probably win over donaldson (and should have more MVPs in the past, too), but the defensive aspect of valuing WAR still needs more tweaking...imo."

    that's from my 1st post. there's no suck involved in that. maybe with a few less posts about bullshit that point would have jumped out more.

    crunch 4 hours 4 min ago view
  • crunch - you do know that, taking defense out of the equation, Trout has led the AL in wRC+ each of those years, right?

    And, if you want to complain about position adjustment (which would be serious #crunchsplaining), he's been in the top 3 in the AL in WC (not park/league/position adjusted). And the only players ahead of him (if there were any players ahead of him) in any of those years have been DHs or 1B that play lousy defense.

    But sure - Trout sucks (or at least isn't as good as WAR says). Because it factors in defense and position.

    big_lowitzki 5 hours 9 min ago view
  • early tim tebow stuff rolling in...

    ran a 6.7 60yd (above average)...shagging flies in RF and showed off a rather impressive arm a few times, but average-at best on most of his throws...hit a few over the fence (both fields), fouled or weak contact a few...he's got a touch of power

    it'll be interesting to see who bites on this project, if anyone. he probably projected himself out of RF and into LF/1st because of his arm, but unless he can make that power work on a steady basis it'll be hard for him to play himself up anyone's system.

    crunch 5 hours 54 min ago view
  • LHP Clayton Richard (released by the Cubs earlier this month) is pitching very well as a starting pitcher for the San Diego Padres and could be a good candidate to get traded to a contender looking for a veteran SP before tomorrow night's post-season roster eligibility deadline.

    Because they released him, the Cubs are paying most of Richard's 2016 salary (the Cubs are on the hooks for $2M, minus the pro-rated portion of the MLB minimum salary that is paid by the Padres).

    Arizona Phil 7 hours 41 min ago view
  • it is honestly awesome (for real) that anyone would even have a strong opinion on AZL playoffs. i guess if you invest enough time watching it, you want to see a fair/just playoff structure.

    plus, the kids deserve it.

    crunch 7 hours 42 min ago view
  • The AZL team with the best record over the course of the full 2016 AZL season and the only AZL team to play .600 ball (the AZL Dodgers) did not qualify for the AZL playoffs, and the AZL East Division team with the best record over the course of the full season (the AZL Athletics) did not qualify for the AZL playoffs, either. 

    That's because of the ridiculous "split season" schedule most of the minor leagues now play, a stupid system that rewards mediocrity at the expense of the worthy. 

    Arizona Phil 7 hours 49 min ago view
  • Despite good movement on his fastball, I think location kept him from getting Ks. Left some pitches up and away that got hammered up and away. Then of course Travis Wood gave up the 2-run double in the 7th, but both runs counted against Arrieta.

    Charlie 8 hours 25 min ago view
  • "i'm gonna make you my main squeeze one day, bro. save the date."

    This level of discourse is #charming.

    #baseballtalk

    Tito 8 hours 26 min ago view
  • I would be having this discussion with anyone who (a) blathered on ad nauseum about the topic. (See, "Olt, Mike, not given an opportunity") or (b) responded directly to what I posted (which you did).

    Have a nice day.

    #baseballtalk

    Tito 8 hours 28 min ago view
  • what would you do without me? aside from having your posting content here cut by 75%+?

    i'm gonna make you my main squeeze one day, bro. save the date.

    crunch 8 hours 32 min ago view
  • In this instance, yes, I care more about the result of this big thing that isn't really a big thing.

    #crunchsplaining

    #willlistentojeffsullivanmorethanyou

    #blessyourheart

    #hitler

    #tcrmartyr

    #billyhamiltonwar

    #baseballtalk

    Tito 8 hours 32 min ago view
  • Two things:

    Fangraphs WAR #s include baserunning and Hamilton is elite at that. He leads in SBs with the 54 and and has an 87% rate which is really good. I'm sure once he gets on base he's able to take the extra base quite often too. Both those things will up his overall WAR value.

    The differences between BR and FG WAR is pretty well documented online and thus If there are discrepancies it's fairly easy to figure out why. It's fairly well accepted that BR WAR is fine as a snapshot but FG is better at predicting future value.

    johann 8 hours 36 min ago view