Saturday, October 10, 2009

Award Races

As we close in on the end of the season, I will be updating the blog on the performances of the candidates for the major awards.

AL Fireman of the Year

The Contenders:

Yamil Alvarez
Burlington
Huskies
Age: 29B/T: R/R
Born: Villa Clara, CU
Position(s): P (SuA)
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Why he should win:
Saves - 31 (T-1)
BAA - .222 (3)
WHIP - 1.09 (T-2)
ERA - 2.65 (2)

Luis Gonzales
Florida
Shark Waves
Age: 32B/T: R/R
Born: San Francisco De Macoris, DO
Position(s): P (ClA)
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Why he should win:

Saves - 30 (3)
Save % - 96.8% (1)
BAA - .210 (2)
WHIP - 1.08 (1)
ERA - 2.13 (1)

Jeremi Welsh
Tampa Bay
Tankers
Age: 26B/T: L/L
Born: St Charles, MO
Position(s): P (ClA)
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Why he should win:

Saves - 28 (4)
Strikeouts - 61 (1)
BAA - .248 (T-5)
WHIP - 1.28 (6)
ERA - 3.23 (3)

The lowdown: Gonzales seems to be the obvious pick. When he comes in, the game is over. Alvarez has good numbers, but he has blown four saves, three more than Gonzales. Welsh is going to need both of those guys to collapse to have a shot.

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