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1997 Kane County Cougars

1997 > Class A > 1997 Midwest League (Central)
Overall: 70-68
Scored 667 runs, Allowed 620 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 74-64

Affiliation: Florida Marlins-NL
Manager: Lynn Jones
Represented: Geneva, IL
Ballpark: Philip B. Elfstrom Stadium (Geneva, IL)
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1996 / 1998

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1 Earl Agnoly 21 34 113 100 9 21 0 1 2 10 3 1 6 23 .210 .282 .290 .572 29 0 4 3 0 0
2 Jason Alaimo 21 36 99 90 7 22 5 0 2 10 1 2 5 25 .244 .293 .367 .660 33 0 2 0 2 1
3 Joe Aversa# 29 63 243 203 17 41 3 2 0 17 3 1 30 58 .202 .304 .236 .540 48 4 1 6 3 1
4 Jorge Bautista 20 20 76 67 9 10 3 0 0 7 2 2 5 18 .149 .213 .194 .407 13 2 1 1 2 0
5 Roosevelt Brown* 21 61 234 211 29 50 7 1 4 30 5 4 22 52 .237 .312 .336 .648 71 5 1 0 0 2
6 Chris Clark 23 21 55 47 7 8 3 0 0 2 2 1 6 12 .170 .291 .234 .525 11 0 2 0 0 0
7 Jason Garrett 24 128 528 476 72 131 28 3 5 68 3 2 35 101 .275 .326 .378 .704 180 11 5 3 9 2
8 Larry Glozier 23 55 182 159 21 28 5 0 0 16 2 2 16 29 .176 .275 .208 .482 33 8 6 0 1 1
9 Jon Heinrichs 22 60 258 235 35 63 12 2 1 36 8 5 19 34 .268 .322 .349 .671 82 7 0 3 1 1
10 Tyrone Horne* 26 133 576 468 89 143 24 2 21 91 18 7 104 88 .306 .434 .500 .934 234 13 3 0 1 18
11 Jay Jones* 22 64 222 210 20 62 6 0 4 31 0 2 8 29 .295 .330 .381 .711 80 7 3 1 0 1
12 Larry Kleinz 23 107 421 364 50 88 16 1 11 44 1 2 48 63 .242 .334 .382 .716 139 8 4 2 3 2
13 Alex Melconian 22 3 12 10 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 .100 .250 .100 .350 1 1 1 0 0 0
14 Scott Podsednik* 21 135 611 531 80 147 23 4 3 49 28 11 60 72 .277 .352 .352 .704 187 5 3 14 3 2
15 Julio Ramirez 19 99 434 376 70 96 18 7 14 53 41 6 37 122 .255 .329 .452 .781 170 1 5 14 2 1
16 Ismael Reynoso 19 34 102 91 4 12 0 0 0 10 1 2 8 21 .132 .210 .132 .342 12 5 1 2 0 0
17 Ryan Robertson* 24 116 471 376 64 107 22 1 11 71 0 3 85 69 .285 .414 .436 .850 164 9 3 0 7 4
18 Larry Rupcich* 22 33 135 111 13 24 1 0 0 8 2 0 17 21 .216 .331 .225 .556 25 4 2 5 0 0
19 Jeff Venghaus# 22 128 529 416 71 98 20 3 0 43 17 11 86 105 .236 .370 .298 .668 124 12 6 15 6 1
19 Players 22.7 138 5301 4541 667 1152 196 27 78 596 137 64 598 944 .254 .345 .360 .705 1636 102 53 69 40 37
Only players for whom we have stats are shown. See roster for more complete team list.

Team Pitching

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1 Hector Almonte 21 0 1 .000 3.86 8 1 3 0 0 1 14.0 11 6 6 1 6 0 10 1 0 2 59 1.214 7.1 0.6 3.9 6.4 1.67
2 Joe Aversa 29 0 0 0.00 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 9 1.500 9.0 0.0 4.5 0.0 0.00
3 Brent Billingsley* 22 14 7 .667 3.01 26 26 0 3 1 0 170.2 146 67 57 9 50 0 175 11 1 13 697 1.148 7.7 0.5 2.6 9.2 3.50
4 Aaron Cames 21 8 10 .444 3.91 26 26 0 3 3 0 149.2 143 67 65 11 43 0 157 15 6 10 627 1.243 8.6 0.7 2.6 9.4 3.65
5 Adam Danner 22 1 4 .200 4.12 10 0 2 0 0 0 19.2 26 12 9 2 8 4 16 0 2 2 92 1.729 11.9 0.9 3.7 7.3 2.00
6 Geoff Duncan 22 7 2 .778 4.07 44 2 13 0 0 1 86.1 85 46 39 7 30 5 96 5 0 4 375 1.332 8.9 0.7 3.1 10.0 3.20
7 Jeff Johannsen* 24 0 0 7.15 7 0 3 0 0 0 11.1 13 10 9 2 7 0 10 0 0 3 55 1.765 10.3 1.6 5.6 7.9 1.43
8 Gary Knotts 20 1 5 .167 13.05 7 7 0 0 0 0 20.0 33 34 29 2 17 0 19 3 1 8 113 2.500 14.8 0.9 7.6 8.6 1.12
9 Nelson Lara 18 1 2 .333 3.99 29 0 18 0 0 3 38.1 37 20 17 1 14 0 43 1 1 3 169 1.330 8.7 0.2 3.3 10.1 3.07
10 Brandon Leese 21 3 1 .750 3.83 7 6 0 0 0 0 42.1 27 18 18 0 18 0 32 3 1 3 171 1.063 5.7 0.0 3.8 6.8 1.78
11 Matt Levan* 22 2 3 .400 3.09 11 9 0 0 0 0 43.2 44 16 15 5 16 0 45 3 2 5 183 1.374 9.1 1.0 3.3 9.3 2.81
12 Tim McClaskey 21 2 1 .667 3.16 18 2 7 0 0 1 37.0 29 18 13 3 8 2 38 3 1 3 151 1.000 7.1 0.7 1.9 9.2 4.75
13 Alex Morris 20 4 0 1.000 5.34 19 0 5 0 0 0 32.0 39 24 19 3 19 2 22 1 1 6 149 1.812 11.0 0.8 5.3 6.2 1.16
14 Bobby Rector 22 1 0 1.000 0.86 3 3 0 1 1 0 21.0 11 2 2 1 4 0 24 0 0 0 76 0.714 4.7 0.4 1.7 10.3 6.00
15 Mark Richards 23 1 1 .500 2.38 18 0 5 0 0 1 34.0 34 13 9 3 7 3 27 1 0 1 142 1.206 9.0 0.8 1.9 7.1 3.86
16 Bobby Rodgers 22 8 10 .444 3.86 27 27 0 2 0 0 165.2 154 81 71 9 61 0 138 14 1 7 699 1.298 8.4 0.5 3.3 7.5 2.26
17 Larry Rupcich 22 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
18 Martin Sanchez 20 3 5 .375 4.50 51 0 44 0 0 22 54.0 40 31 27 2 32 2 57 5 0 11 237 1.333 6.7 0.3 5.3 9.5 1.78
19 Derek Santiago 21 1 6 .143 8.02 12 8 0 0 0 0 46.0 72 46 41 6 18 0 30 2 1 3 224 1.957 14.1 1.2 3.5 5.9 1.67
20 Dave Townsend 22 5 1 .833 2.40 12 11 0 1 0 0 63.2 54 20 17 4 16 0 51 8 1 5 260 1.099 7.6 0.6 2.3 7.2 3.19
21 Jon Widerski 20 2 4 .333 5.71 17 10 0 0 0 0 64.2 76 46 41 5 30 0 45 14 0 5 307 1.639 10.6 0.7 4.2 6.3 1.50
22 Travis Wyckoff* 23 4 2 .667 2.68 40 0 14 0 0 0 50.1 50 23 15 2 22 1 36 5 0 3 226 1.430 8.9 0.4 3.9 6.4 1.64
23 Kevin Zaleski 23 2 3 .400 5.47 21 0 13 0 0 0 24.2 37 20 15 4 12 4 19 1 0 1 124 1.986 13.5 1.5 4.4 6.9 1.58
23 Players 21.3 70 68 .507 4.03 138 138 128 10 10 29 1192.0 1164 620 534 82 439 23 1090 96 19 98 5148 1.345 8.8 0.6 3.3 8.2 2.48

Team Fielding--By Pos

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer

C

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
Ryan Robertson 98 793 90 8 5 .991 9.01 9 82 51 38%
Jason Alaimo 33 185 20 1 5 .995 6.21 5 35 9 20%
Jay Jones 23 142 10 1 1 .993 6.61 3 14 6 30%

1B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jason Garrett 123 1084 76 9 90 .992 9.43
Jay Jones 10 74 4 0 6 1.000 7.80
Earl Agnoly 9 64 4 0 5 1.000 7.56

2B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jeff Venghaus 125 234 313 24 77 .958 4.38
Larry Glozier 12 17 30 1 4 .979 3.92
Larry Rupcich 6 7 12 0 0 1.000 3.17
Joe Aversa 1 0 1 0 1 1.000 1.00

3B

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Larry Kleinz 106 52 217 27 16 .909 2.54
Jorge Bautista 20 12 28 8 2 .833 2.00
Larry Rupcich 12 5 24 4 4 .879 2.42
Larry Glozier 3 0 7 1 1 .875 2.33

SS

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Joe Aversa 62 83 175 9 39 .966 4.16
Larry Glozier 41 54 93 10 21 .936 3.59
Ismael Reynoso 34 33 79 9 11 .926 3.29
Larry Rupcich 16 19 46 4 7 .942 4.06

LF

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Scott Podsednik 70 0.00
Jon Heinrichs 60 0.00
Chris Clark 6 0.00
Earl Agnoly 4 0.00
Alex Melconian 2 0.00
Jeff Venghaus 1 0.00

CF

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Julio Ramirez 99 0.00
Scott Podsednik 40 0.00
Chris Clark 2 0.00

RF

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Roosevelt Brown 59 0.00
Tyrone Horne 34 0.00
Scott Podsednik 25 0.00
Earl Agnoly 16 0.00
Chris Clark 12 0.00
Jeff Venghaus 4 0.00
Alex Melconian 1 0.00

OF

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Scott Podsednik 133 202 10 5 1 .977 1.59
Julio Ramirez 99 179 8 4 2 .979 1.89
Jon Heinrichs 60 81 4 0 0 1.000 1.42
Roosevelt Brown 59 75 5 6 1 .930 1.36
Tyrone Horne 34 50 2 1 0 .981 1.53
Earl Agnoly 20 26 0 2 0 .929 1.30
Chris Clark 19 23 0 2 0 .920 1.21
Jeff Venghaus 5 9 0 0 0 1.000 1.80
Alex Melconian 3 7 0 0 0 1.000 2.33

P

G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Martin Sanchez 51 5 9 2 0 .875 0.27
Geoff Duncan 44 7 14 3 0 .875 0.48
Travis Wyckoff 40 5 11 1 0 .941 0.40
Nelson Lara 29 1 5 0 0 1.000 0.21
Bobby Rodgers 27 12 31 3 3 .935 1.59
Brent Billingsley 26 3 22 1 1 .962 0.96
Aaron Cames 26 6 25 3 0 .912 1.19
Kevin Zaleski 21 1 3 1 0 .800 0.19
Alex Morris 19 5 14 2 1 .905 1.00
Tim McClaskey 18 0 7 0 0 1.000 0.39
Mark Richards 18 4 8 1 0 .923 0.67
Jon Widerski 17 6 13 3 0 .864 1.12
Derek Santiago 12 3 12 1 2 .938 1.25
Dave Townsend 12 3 11 0 3 1.000 1.17
Matt Levan 11 2 6 0 0 1.000 0.73
Adam Danner 10 1 2 0 1 1.000 0.30
Hector Almonte 8 0 2 0 0 1.000 0.25
Jeff Johannsen 7 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.29
Gary Knotts 7 0 4 2 0 .667 0.57
Brandon Leese 7 1 3 0 0 1.000 0.57
Bobby Rector 3 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.33
Joe Aversa 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
Larry Rupcich 1 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Earl Agnoly 21 R R 6' 0.0" 210 Nov 18, 1975 Colon, Colon, PA
Jason Alaimo 21 R R 5' 8.0" 200 Jul 31, 1975 Hempstead, NY, US
Hector Almonte 21 R R 6' 2.0" 190 Oct 17, 1975 Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, DO
Joe Aversa 29 S R 5' 10.0" 155 May 20, 1968 Fullerton, CA, US
Jorge Bautista 20 R R 5' 9.0" 185 Jul 12, 1976 San Cristobal, San Cristobal, DO
Brent Billingsley 22 L L 6' 2.0" 200 Apr 19, 1975 Downey, CA, US
Roosevelt Brown 21 L R 5' 11.0" 195 Aug 3, 1975 Vicksburg, MS, US
Aaron Cames 21 R R 6' 1.0" 192 Nov 21, 1975 Hayward, CA, US
Chris Clark 23 R R 6' 3.0" 195 Nov 7, 1973 Fayetteville, AR, US
Adam Danner 22 R R 6' 3.0" 210 Aug 1, 1974 Brunswick, GA, US
Geoff Duncan 22 R R 6' 2.0" 185 Apr 1, 1975 New Kensington, PA, US
Jason Garrett 24 R R 6' 2.0" 190 Jun 10, 1973 Chicago, IL, US
Larry Glozier 23 R R 5' 10.0" 180 Sep 2, 1973 Chicago, IL, US
Jon Heinrichs 22 R R 6' 0.0" 195 Nov 18, 1974 San Diego, CA, US
Tyrone Horne 26 L R 5' 10.0" 185 Nov 2, 1970 Troy, NC, US
Jeff Johannsen 24 L L 6' 3.0" 200 Jun 10, 1973 Rapid City, SD, US
Jay Jones 22 L R 6' 0.0" 195 Oct 24, 1974 Birmingham, AL, US
Larry Kleinz 23 R R 6' 1.0" 205 Mar 3, 1974 Bristol, PA, US
Gary Knotts 20 R R 6' 4.0" 235 Feb 12, 1977 Decatur, AL, US
Nelson Lara 18 R R 6' 4.0" 185 Jul 11, 1978 Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, DO
Brandon Leese 21 R R 6' 4.0" 205 Oct 8, 1975 Lincolnshire, IL, US
Matt Levan 22 L L 6' 3.0" 200 Jun 24, 1975 West Chester, PA, US
Tim McClaskey 21 S R 6' 1.0" 175 Jan 11, 1976 Port Smith, OH, US
Alex Melconian 22 R R 5' 10.0" 190 Mar 18, 1975 Bryn Mawr, PA, US
Alex Morris 20 L R 6' 4.0" 220 Dec 31, 1976 Manchester, Manchester, GB
Scott Podsednik 21 L L 6' 0.0" 185 Mar 18, 1976 West, TX, US
Julio Ramirez 19 R R 5' 11.0" 195 Aug 10, 1977 San Juan de la Maguana, San Juan, DO
Bobby Rector 22 R R 6' 1.0" 170 Sep 24, 1974 San Diego, CA, US
Ismael Reynoso 19 R R 5' 10.0" 190 Jun 17, 1978 Santa Cruz, DO
Mark Richards 23 R R 6' 6.0" 220 Jun 19, 1974 Sterling Heights, MI, US
Ryan Robertson 24 L R 6' 4.0" 210 Sep 30, 1972 Corpus Christi, TX, US
Bobby Rodgers 22 R R 6' 3.0" 220 Jul 22, 1974 St. Louis, MO, US
Larry Rupcich 22 L R 6' 0.0" 185 Jan 2, 1975 Fresno, CA, US
Martin Sanchez 20 R R 6' 2.0" 220 Jan 19, 1977 Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, DO
Derek Santiago 21 R R 6' 1.0" 170 Oct 10, 1975 Sacramento, CA, US
Dave Townsend 22 R R 6' 2.0" 225 Aug 2, 1974 Canton, MS, US
Jeff Venghaus 22 S R 6' 0.0" 185 Sep 17, 1974 Houston, TX, US
Jon Widerski 20 R R 6' 4.0" 190 May 17, 1977 St. Paul, MN, US
Travis Wyckoff 23 S L 6' 0.0" 180 Sep 30, 1973 Denver, CO, US
Kevin Zaleski 23 R R 6' 2.0" 215 Aug 18, 1973 Glendale Heights, IL, US

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