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1997 Michigan Battle Cats

1997 > Class A > 1997 Midwest League (East)
Overall: 70-67
Scored 725 runs, Allowed 672 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 73-64

Affiliation: Boston Red Sox-AL
Manager: Billy Gardner
Represented: Battle Creek, MI
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1996 / 1998

Team Batting

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer
Rk Name 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 Alex Ahumada 18 3 12 12 1 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 .250 .250 .500 .750 6 0 0 0 0 0
2 John Barnes 21 130 566 490 80 149 19 5 6 73 19 5 65 42 .304 .387 .400 .787 196 7 5 0 6 3
3 Jim Chamblee 22 133 562 487 112 146 29 5 22 73 18 4 53 107 .300 .384 .515 .900 251 8 17 0 5 3
4 Jorge DeLeon 22 20 63 59 10 16 3 0 0 4 2 0 0 19 .271 .258 .322 .580 19 3 0 1 3 0
5 Javier Fuentes 22 30 90 77 10 13 1 1 0 8 1 1 7 18 .169 .273 .208 .481 16 2 4 2 0 0
6 Shea Hillenbrand 21 64 238 224 28 65 13 3 3 39 1 3 9 20 .290 .315 .415 .730 93 2 1 0 4 1
7 Corey Jenkins 20 111 468 426 68 102 17 4 18 62 5 5 28 129 .239 .301 .425 .726 181 9 11 0 3 1
8 Rontrez Johnson 20 118 494 411 87 99 10 6 5 40 29 12 65 96 .241 .355 .331 .685 136 2 9 6 3 0
9 Tim Kratochvil 23 44 142 129 11 34 4 1 0 19 0 0 9 35 .264 .317 .310 .627 40 4 2 0 2 0
10 Gary Locurto* 19 120 489 419 64 99 27 0 4 63 8 5 63 93 .236 .337 .329 .667 138 13 2 3 2 2
11 Steve Lomasney 19 102 371 324 50 89 27 3 12 51 3 4 32 98 .275 .353 .488 .841 158 8 9 3 3 0
12 Chris Madonna* 24 16 42 34 4 5 2 0 0 1 1 0 6 9 .147 .286 .206 .492 7 0 1 0 1 0
13 Jose Olmeda# 19 61 207 194 24 37 7 0 1 21 5 0 11 63 .191 .238 .242 .480 47 3 1 1 0 0
14 Asbel Ortiz# 21 43 148 143 19 40 8 1 3 6 1 0 3 32 .280 .299 .413 .712 59 2 1 1 0 0
15 Peter Prodanov 23 55 165 141 24 26 5 1 5 21 1 1 18 30 .184 .288 .340 .629 48 3 3 2 1 1
16 Orlando Sanchez 18 21 70 61 3 11 2 1 1 10 0 0 9 15 .180 .286 .295 .581 18 2 0 0 0 0
17 Dernell Stenson* 19 131 570 471 79 137 35 2 15 80 6 4 72 105 .291 .400 .469 .869 221 10 19 0 8 6
18 Wilton Veras 19 131 530 489 51 141 21 3 8 68 3 2 31 51 .288 .336 .393 .729 192 19 6 1 3 0
18 Players 20.2 137 5227 4591 725 1212 231 37 103 640 103 46 481 965 .264 .343 .398 .740 1826 97 91 20 44 17
* - bats left-handed, # - bats both, else - bats right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors
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 Name 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 Chuck Beale 23 2 7 .222 3.73 39 9 28 1 0 12 89.1 111 58 37 5 17 2 86 2 2 9 405 1.433 11.2 0.5 1.7 8.7 5.06
2 Rafael Betancourt 22 0 3 .000 1.95 27 0 22 0 0 11 32.1 26 9 7 2 2 0 52 0 1 3 125 0.866 7.2 0.6 0.6 14.5 26.00
3 Justin Duchscherer 19 1 1 .500 5.62 4 4 0 0 0 0 24.0 26 17 15 1 10 0 19 3 0 0 109 1.500 9.8 0.4 3.8 7.1 1.90
4 Chris Festa 24 4 5 .444 4.04 37 10 11 0 0 0 93.2 109 50 42 8 34 1 53 5 2 7 418 1.527 10.5 0.8 3.3 5.1 1.56
5 Josh Garrett 19 8 10 .444 4.80 22 22 0 2 0 0 138.2 164 94 74 13 35 0 64 13 3 23 619 1.435 10.6 0.8 2.3 4.2 1.83
6 Andy Hazlett* 21 1 0 1.000 5.25 2 2 0 0 0 0 12.0 15 7 7 2 1 0 12 0 0 0 50 1.333 11.2 1.5 0.8 9.0 12.00
7 Germaine Hunter 23 5 4 .556 3.64 52 0 21 0 0 1 71.2 65 40 29 8 42 4 68 2 6 10 322 1.493 8.2 1.0 5.3 8.5 1.62
8 Matt Kinney 20 8 5 .615 3.53 22 22 0 2 1 0 117.1 93 59 46 4 78 2 123 0 0 6 514 1.457 7.1 0.3 6.0 9.4 1.58
9 Scott Musgrave* 23 4 5 .444 5.61 15 11 2 0 0 0 78.2 96 59 49 11 17 2 51 5 1 3 357 1.436 11.0 1.3 1.9 5.8 3.00
10 Brian Partenheimer* 22 1 1 .500 6.65 17 0 4 0 0 0 21.2 32 16 16 1 9 3 16 3 0 4 104 1.892 13.3 0.4 3.7 6.6 1.78
11 Lyle Prempas* 22 2 1 .667 7.79 13 1 4 0 0 0 17.1 27 17 15 2 20 2 15 3 0 5 98 2.712 14.0 1.0 10.4 7.8 0.75
12 Chris Reitsma 19 4 1 .800 2.90 9 9 0 0 0 0 49.2 57 23 16 4 13 0 41 2 0 3 217 1.409 10.3 0.7 2.4 7.4 3.15
13 Curt Romboli* 24 5 2 .714 3.00 46 1 20 0 0 1 69.0 60 29 23 3 25 2 69 3 0 6 293 1.232 7.8 0.4 3.3 9.0 2.76
14 Brian Rose 24 4 1 .800 1.76 10 0 1 0 0 0 15.1 12 3 3 0 2 0 19 2 0 1 60 0.913 7.0 0.0 1.2 11.2 9.50
15 Jason Sekany 21 5 6 .455 4.08 16 16 0 3 0 0 106.0 92 55 48 5 41 1 103 4 0 14 448 1.255 7.8 0.4 3.5 8.7 2.51
16 Steve Smetana* 24 2 1 .667 2.35 18 0 6 0 0 2 30.2 23 16 8 1 12 0 29 1 0 2 132 1.141 6.8 0.3 3.5 8.5 2.42
17 Chris Thompson 24 0 1 .000 1.15 8 0 3 0 0 0 15.2 11 7 2 1 1 1 13 0 0 1 62 0.766 6.3 0.6 0.6 7.5 13.00
18 Robb Welch 21 13 10 .565 4.22 26 26 0 3 1 0 153.2 142 88 72 8 80 2 158 17 1 19 678 1.445 8.3 0.5 4.7 9.3 1.98
19 Larry Wimberly* 21 1 3 .250 6.89 13 4 4 0 0 1 31.1 34 25 24 4 9 0 27 2 0 3 138 1.372 9.8 1.1 2.6 7.8 3.00
19 Players 22.0 70 67 .511 4.11 137 137 126 11 5 28 1168.0 1195 672 533 83 448 22 1018 67 16 119 5149 1.407 9.2 0.6 3.5 7.8 2.27
* - throws left-handed, # - throws both, else - throws right, ? - unknown, for minors bold indicates they appeared in majors

Team Fielding--By Pos

Bold indicates they played in the majors or are a HOFer

C

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
Steve Lomasney 94 623 83 12 3 .983 7.51 12 111 32 22%
Tim Kratochvil 40 279 25 3 3 .990 7.60 3 31 16 34%
Peter Prodanov 12 67 12 0 0 1.000 6.58 2 5 5 50%
Chris Madonna 9 34 7 1 0 .976 4.56 2 5 4 44%

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Gary Locurto 112 909 63 19 83 .981 8.68
Shea Hillenbrand 16 133 6 3 10 .979 8.69
Peter Prodanov 13 89 7 3 10 .970 7.38
Chris Madonna 2 12 0 0 3 1.000 6.00
Javier Fuentes 1 6 1 1 0 .875 7.00

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jim Chamblee 104 194 278 20 63 .959 4.54
Asbel Ortiz 30 43 77 7 17 .945 4.00
Peter Prodanov 4 3 8 0 0 1.000 2.75
Orlando Sanchez 4 5 5 1 2 .909 2.50
Javier Fuentes 3 4 9 1 2 .929 4.33
Alex Ahumada 1 2 4 1 0 .857 6.00
Jorge DeLeon 1 0 0 0 0 0.00

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Wilton Veras 130 99 220 19 29 .944 2.45
Shea Hillenbrand 8 4 10 5 0 .737 1.75
Peter Prodanov 4 3 3 2 0 .750 1.50
Javier Fuentes 1 0 3 0 0 1.000 3.00
Asbel Ortiz 1 0 0 0 0 0.00

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jose Olmeda 59 80 135 31 21 .874 3.64
Jim Chamblee 27 29 69 7 10 .933 3.63
Javier Fuentes 25 31 57 6 12 .936 3.52
Jorge DeLeon 18 17 38 8 6 .873 3.06
Orlando Sanchez 16 26 57 7 17 .922 5.19
Asbel Ortiz 8 12 18 5 6 .857 3.75
Alex Ahumada 2 2 4 0 1 1.000 3.00

LF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Corey Jenkins 71 0.00
Dernell Stenson 67 0.00
Tim Kratochvil 1 0.00
Asbel Ortiz 1 0.00
Peter Prodanov 1 0.00

CF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Rontrez Johnson 109 0.00
John Barnes 32 0.00
Peter Prodanov 2 0.00

RF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
John Barnes 85 0.00
Dernell Stenson 44 0.00
Peter Prodanov 15 0.00
Corey Jenkins 1 0.00

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
John Barnes 113 213 8 6 1 .974 1.96
Rontrez Johnson 109 237 6 7 0 .972 2.23
Dernell Stenson 108 145 11 14 0 .918 1.44
Corey Jenkins 72 104 7 7 2 .941 1.54
Peter Prodanov 18 30 0 0 0 1.000 1.67
Tim Kratochvil 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
Asbel Ortiz 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Germaine Hunter 52 8 13 0 1 1.000 0.40
Curt Romboli 46 4 13 0 0 1.000 0.37
Chuck Beale 39 2 15 1 1 .944 0.44
Chris Festa 37 8 16 3 2 .889 0.65
Rafael Betancourt 27 1 5 0 0 1.000 0.22
Robb Welch 26 6 9 5 1 .750 0.58
Josh Garrett 22 8 25 5 4 .868 1.50
Matt Kinney 22 5 13 0 0 1.000 0.82
Steve Smetana 18 4 3 2 0 .778 0.39
Brian Partenheimer 17 1 1 0 0 1.000 0.12
Jason Sekany 16 12 15 0 0 1.000 1.69
Scott Musgrave 15 2 11 1 0 .929 0.87
Lyle Prempas 13 0 3 2 1 .600 0.23
Larry Wimberly 13 3 4 0 0 1.000 0.54
Brian Rose 10 2 2 0 0 1.000 0.40
Chris Reitsma 9 2 3 2 0 .714 0.56
Chris Thompson 8 0 4 0 0 1.000 0.50
Justin Duchscherer 4 0 3 1 0 .750 0.75
Andy Hazlett 2 0 0 0 0 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Alex Ahumada 18 R R 6' 1.0" 195 Jan 20, 1979 Culiacan, Sinaloa, MX
John Barnes 21 R R 6' 2.0" 205 Apr 24, 1976 San Diego, CA, US
Chuck Beale 23 R R 6' 0.0" 210 Mar 19, 1974 Macon, GA, US
Rafael Betancourt 22 R R 6' 2.0" 220 Apr 29, 1975 Cumana, Sucre, VE
Jim Chamblee 22 R R 6' 4.0" 170 May 6, 1975 Denton, TX, US
Jorge DeLeon 22 R R 6' 2.0" 170 Sep 26, 1974 Ponce, PR
Justin Duchscherer 19 R R 6' 3.0" 165 Nov 19, 1977 Aberdeen, SD, US
Chris Festa 24 R R 6' 2.0" 190 Sep 7, 1972 Arlington, MA, US
Javier Fuentes 22 R R 6' 1.0" 182 Sep 27, 1974 Austin, TX, US
Josh Garrett 19 R R 6' 4.0" 205 Jan 12, 1978 Owensboro, KY, US
Andy Hazlett 21 L L 6' 3.0" 187 Aug 27, 1975 Arcadia, CA, US
Shea Hillenbrand 21 R R 6' 1.0" 200 Jul 27, 1975 Mesa, AZ, US
Germaine Hunter 23 R R 5' 11.0" 175 Jan 9, 1974 Paducah, KY, US
Corey Jenkins 20 R R 6' 2.0" 200 Aug 25, 1976 Columbia, SC, US
Rontrez Johnson 20 R R 5' 10.0" 160 Dec 8, 1976 Marshall, TX, US
Matt Kinney 20 R R 6' 5.0" 220 Dec 16, 1976 Bangor, ME, US
Tim Kratochvil 23 R R 6' 2.0" 220 Apr 2, 1974 Litchfield, IL, US
Gary Locurto 19 L R 6' 1.0" 200 May 25, 1978 Los Angeles, CA, US
Steve Lomasney 19 R R 6' 0.0" 185 Aug 29, 1977 Melrose, MA, US
Chris Madonna 24 L R 5' 11.0" 190 Mar 13, 1973 Smithtown, NY, US
Scott Musgrave 23 L L 5' 10.0" 190 Apr 24, 1974 Raleigh, NC, US
Jose Olmeda 19 S R 6' 1.0" 165 Jul 7, 1977 Fajardo, PR
Asbel Ortiz 21 S R 6' 0.0" 180 Jun 20, 1976 Aibonito, PR
Brian Partenheimer 22 R L 6' 5.0" 230 Apr 13, 1975 Huntingburg, IN, US
Lyle Prempas 22 L L 6' 7.0" 205 Dec 3, 1974 Melrose Park, IL, US
Peter Prodanov 23 R R 6' 1.0" 200 Sep 4, 1973 New Brunswick, NJ, US
Chris Reitsma 19 R R 6' 5.0" 215 Dec 31, 1977 Minneapolis, MN, US
Curt Romboli 24 L L 6' 0.0" 190 Feb 7, 1973 Boston, MA, US
Brian Rose 24 R R 6' 1.0" 190 Oct 7, 1972 Malone, NY, US
Orlando Sanchez 18 R R 6' 0.0" 160 Jul 19, 1978 Novolato, MX
Jason Sekany 21 R R 6' 4.0" 214 Jul 20, 1975 Walnut Creek, CA, US
Steve Smetana 24 L L 6' 0.0" 205 Apr 14, 1973 Chardon, OH, US
Dernell Stenson 19 L L 6' 1.0" 230 Jun 17, 1978 La Grange, GA, US
Chris Thompson 24 R R 6' 2.0" 202 Sep 29, 1972 Elyria, OH, US
Wilton Veras 19 R R 6' 2.0" 186 Jan 19, 1978 Monte Cristi, Monte Cristi, DO
Robb Welch 21 R R 6' 4.0" 201 Dec 30, 1975 Burley, ID, US
Larry Wimberly 21 L L 6' 0.0" 190 Aug 22, 1975 Winter Garden, FL, US

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