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1996 Michigan Battle Cats

1996 > Class A > 1996 Midwest League (East)
Overall: 60-78
Scored 638 runs, Allowed 675 runs. Pythagorean W-L: 65-73

Affiliation: Boston Red Sox-AL
Manager: Tom Barrett
Represented: Battle Creek, MI
Ballpark: n/a
Attendance: n/a
Other Years: 1995 / 1997

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 Rafael Betancourt 21 62 187 168 14 28 1 2 3 14 5 2 12 39 .167 .228 .250 .478 42 7 2 3 2 0
2 Richie Borrero 23 11 32 30 3 5 1 0 0 1 0 1 2 5 .167 .219 .200 .419 6 1 0 0 0 0
3 Jim Chamblee 21 100 334 303 31 66 15 2 1 39 2 2 16 75 .218 .270 .290 .560 88 1 7 4 4 0
4 Virgil Chevalier 22 126 523 483 61 120 31 3 8 62 11 4 33 69 .248 .295 .375 .670 181 11 1 1 5 1
5 Kevin Clark 23 126 521 474 53 131 32 3 10 56 4 5 30 94 .276 .333 .420 .753 199 11 12 1 4 2
6 Dwight Ferguson* 19 10 40 36 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 14 .111 .200 .111 .311 4 0 0 0 0 0
7 Keith Goodwin 21 66 274 238 40 65 18 0 1 28 11 6 25 52 .273 .343 .361 .705 86 0 2 6 3 0
8 Joe Hamilton* 21 108 437 389 54 102 20 2 13 58 3 5 45 117 .262 .341 .424 .765 165 10 2 0 1 1
9 Ruben Lebron# 20 38 117 107 17 19 5 0 0 6 3 0 7 18 .178 .241 .224 .466 24 3 2 1 0 0
10 Cole Liniak 19 121 517 437 65 115 26 2 3 46 7 6 59 59 .263 .358 .352 .710 154 12 10 3 8 1
11 Steven Morgan* 21 7 7 7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .143 .143 .143 .286 1 0 0 0 0 0
12 Nick Ortiz 22 73 269 242 37 73 14 4 2 25 1 1 20 44 .302 .366 .417 .783 101 4 5 1 1 1
13 Roy Padilla* 20 103 425 386 58 108 20 6 2 40 21 8 34 56 .280 .340 .378 .718 146 5 2 1 2 2
14 Peter Prodanov 22 44 167 147 21 34 7 1 3 14 2 1 18 23 .231 .311 .354 .665 52 3 0 0 2 1
15 John Raifstanger 23 111 416 345 55 100 17 1 5 41 5 4 62 48 .290 .398 .388 .786 134 3 1 6 2 1
16 Lance Rathmell 22 20 58 54 5 7 2 1 1 5 0 0 3 9 .130 .172 .259 .432 14 0 0 0 1 0
17 Willie Rivera 22 65 160 149 17 37 9 2 2 18 1 0 7 32 .248 .283 .376 .659 56 5 1 1 2 0
18 Curt Romboli* 23 41 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
19 Damian Sapp 20 90 380 335 55 108 21 4 18 52 3 2 38 88 .322 .395 .570 .965 191 5 4 0 3 1
20 Jeff Sauve 23 37 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
21 Tony Sheffield* 22 48 151 133 20 31 10 1 5 31 3 2 12 38 .233 .291 .436 .727 58 4 1 0 5 0
22 Greg Tippin* 23 93 257 229 29 62 12 1 7 31 1 0 16 62 .271 .323 .424 .746 97 2 4 3 5 0
22 Players 21.4 138 5274 4693 638 1216 261 35 84 567 83 50 443 945 .259 .327 .383 .711 1799 87 56 32 50 11
* - 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 Joe Barksdale 22 2 5 .286 5.32 8 8 0 0 0 0 44.0 42 30 26 3 33 0 16 7 0 9 210 1.705 8.6 0.6 6.8 3.3 0.48
2 Craig Bush 22 1 1 .500 3.38 4 0 0 0 0 0 8.0 11 3 3 0 2 0 7 0 0 1 36 1.625 12.4 0.0 2.2 7.9 3.50
3 Kevan Cannon* 21 2 6 .250 2.59 37 0 17 0 0 5 73.0 70 24 21 0 21 4 72 4 1 5 308 1.247 8.6 0.0 2.6 8.9 3.43
4 Jim Chamblee 21 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
5 Kevin Clark 23 0 0 9.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 5 2.000 9.0 0.0 9.0 9.0 1.00
6 Paxton Crawford 18 6 11 .353 3.58 22 22 0 1 0 0 128.1 120 62 51 5 42 1 105 8 1 8 548 1.262 8.4 0.4 2.9 7.4 2.50
7 Jim Farrell 22 6 1 .857 2.45 7 7 0 2 0 0 44.0 39 15 12 2 17 1 32 1 0 1 185 1.273 8.0 0.4 3.5 6.5 1.88
8 Scott Jones 23 0 3 .000 5.44 48 0 42 0 0 18 44.2 32 33 27 3 45 2 41 5 1 14 219 1.724 6.4 0.6 9.1 8.3 0.91
9 Denis McLaughlin 23 2 4 .333 6.25 39 0 22 0 0 0 59.0 59 47 41 6 43 5 45 3 2 9 280 1.729 9.0 0.9 6.6 6.9 1.05
10 Steven Morgan* 21 0 1 .000 5.87 5 1 0 0 0 0 15.1 16 13 10 1 12 0 3 2 1 0 72 1.826 9.4 0.6 7.0 1.8 0.25
11 Andy Noffke 23 5 3 .625 4.86 28 7 6 0 0 3 74.0 74 51 40 2 57 1 34 7 4 7 347 1.770 9.0 0.2 6.9 4.1 0.60
12 Juan Pena 19 12 10 .545 2.97 26 26 0 4 0 0 187.2 149 70 62 16 34 2 156 10 2 10 743 0.975 7.1 0.8 1.6 7.5 4.59
13 Lance Rathmell 22 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 1 4 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 7 2.000 9.0 9.0 9.0 9.0 1.00
14 Willie Rivera 22 1 4 .200 4.86 16 5 3 0 0 0 46.1 42 27 25 4 36 0 28 2 1 7 213 1.683 8.2 0.8 7.0 5.4 0.78
15 Curt Romboli* 23 3 5 .375 4.22 41 2 11 0 0 0 79.0 78 43 37 4 45 3 75 2 2 12 351 1.557 8.9 0.5 5.1 8.5 1.67
16 Jeff Sauve 23 0 3 .000 4.09 36 0 17 0 0 0 61.2 51 34 28 4 26 4 55 2 0 3 258 1.249 7.4 0.6 3.8 8.0 2.12
17 Mike Spinelli* 19 3 4 .429 5.25 11 11 0 0 0 0 60.0 58 43 35 1 39 1 41 4 0 9 275 1.617 8.7 0.2 5.8 6.2 1.05
18 Mike Symmonds* 23 0 0 11.88 5 0 3 0 0 0 8.1 12 11 11 1 10 0 4 1 0 3 46 2.640 13.0 1.1 10.8 4.3 0.40
19 Darrell Tillmon* 23 4 3 .571 5.21 7 7 0 0 0 0 38.0 38 25 22 4 17 1 27 2 0 2 170 1.447 9.0 0.9 4.0 6.4 1.59
20 Greg Tippin* 23 0 0 0.00 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1.000 9.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
21 Larry Wimberly* 20 3 4 .429 2.85 14 14 0 2 1 0 66.1 58 27 21 5 24 1 41 4 2 1 272 1.236 7.9 0.7 3.3 5.6 1.71
22 Jay Yennaco 20 10 10 .500 4.61 28 28 0 4 1 0 169.2 195 112 87 13 68 0 117 6 1 20 763 1.550 10.3 0.7 3.6 6.2 1.72
22 Players 21.3 60 78 .435 4.16 138 138 125 13 4 26 1211.0 1147 675 560 75 573 26 901 71 18 121 5315 1.420 8.5 0.6 4.3 6.7 1.57
* - 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
Virgil Chevalier 76 431 57 14 5 .972 6.42 11 81 29 26%
Damian Sapp 55 388 40 7 7 .984 7.78 16 51 15 23%
Richie Borrero 11 66 3 2 0 .972 6.27 1 8 1 11%
Kevin Clark 8 43 5 3 0 .941 6.00 2 11 4 27%
Peter Prodanov 3 5 0 0 0 1.000 1.67 0 0 0

1B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Kevin Clark 72 623 36 11 53 .984 9.15
Greg Tippin 39 262 14 1 17 .996 7.08
Virgil Chevalier 23 177 14 3 18 .985 8.30
Damian Sapp 9 71 3 1 3 .987 8.22
John Raifstanger 8 72 4 0 5 1.000 9.50
Lance Rathmell 7 50 7 1 6 .983 8.14
Peter Prodanov 2 10 0 3 1 .769 5.00

2B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
John Raifstanger 54 104 123 8 25 .966 4.20
Nick Ortiz 43 87 144 7 21 .971 5.37
Ruben Lebron 33 66 96 9 24 .947 4.91
Rafael Betancourt 14 26 24 1 7 .980 3.57
Peter Prodanov 5 4 7 1 1 .917 2.20
Lance Rathmell 4 6 9 1 0 .938 3.75
Cole Liniak 1 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.00

3B

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Cole Liniak 116 78 248 11 13 .967 2.81
Peter Prodanov 13 10 26 2 3 .947 2.77
Kevin Clark 7 2 2 1 0 .800 0.57
Rafael Betancourt 6 2 6 1 1 .889 1.33
Nick Ortiz 5 2 11 1 1 .929 2.60
John Raifstanger 5 1 0 0 0 1.000 0.20
Lance Rathmell 5 3 5 1 2 .889 1.60
Jim Chamblee 1 1 3 0 1 1.000 4.00

SS

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Jim Chamblee 92 112 257 25 41 .937 4.01
Rafael Betancourt 46 56 95 11 14 .932 3.28
Nick Ortiz 21 30 55 9 10 .904 4.05
Cole Liniak 1 0 0 1 0 .000 0.00
Peter Prodanov 1 0 0 0 0 0.00

LF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Joe Hamilton 99 0.00
John Raifstanger 20 0.00
Greg Tippin 12 0.00
Virgil Chevalier 8 0.00
Jim Chamblee 7 0.00
Keith Goodwin 7 0.00
Peter Prodanov 6 0.00

CF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Roy Padilla 98 0.00
Keith Goodwin 26 0.00
Tony Sheffield 16 0.00
Dwight Ferguson 10 0.00
Joe Hamilton 2 0.00
John Raifstanger 2 0.00

RF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Willie Rivera 41 0.00
Keith Goodwin 35 0.00
Tony Sheffield 35 0.00
John Raifstanger 20 0.00
Peter Prodanov 19 0.00
Greg Tippin 11 0.00
Joe Hamilton 6 0.00
Steven Morgan 2 0.00

OF

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Joe Hamilton 102 134 15 4 2 .974 1.46
Roy Padilla 98 225 5 8 1 .966 2.35
Keith Goodwin 62 106 9 7 0 .943 1.85
Tony Sheffield 48 78 10 4 3 .957 1.83
Willie Rivera 41 64 4 5 0 .932 1.66
John Raifstanger 38 47 2 1 0 .980 1.29
Peter Prodanov 24 28 4 3 1 .914 1.33
Greg Tippin 22 54 2 2 1 .966 2.55
Dwight Ferguson 10 18 0 3 0 .857 1.80
Virgil Chevalier 8 5 0 1 0 .833 0.63
Jim Chamblee 7 10 3 2 1 .867 1.86
Steven Morgan 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.00

P

Name G CG PO A E DP Fld% RF/G lgCS% PO
Scott Jones 48 5 2 0 0 1.000 0.15
Curt Romboli 41 8 14 0 2 1.000 0.54
Denis McLaughlin 39 2 8 2 0 .833 0.26
Kevan Cannon 37 8 18 1 2 .963 0.70
Jeff Sauve 36 4 8 0 0 1.000 0.33
Andy Noffke 28 6 12 4 1 .818 0.64
Jay Yennaco 28 7 26 4 2 .892 1.18
Juan Pena 26 9 16 2 0 .926 0.96
Paxton Crawford 22 8 15 2 1 .920 1.05
Willie Rivera 16 0 3 0 0 1.000 0.19
Larry Wimberly 14 2 12 2 1 .875 1.00
Mike Spinelli 11 2 10 3 0 .800 1.09
Joe Barksdale 8 6 2 0 0 1.000 1.00
Jim Farrell 7 3 7 1 1 .909 1.43
Darrell Tillmon 7 1 7 0 0 1.000 1.14
Steven Morgan 5 0 2 0 0 1.000 0.40
Mike Symmonds 5 2 0 0 0 1.000 0.40
Craig Bush 4 0 1 0 0 1.000 0.25
Jim Chamblee 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
Kevin Clark 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
Lance Rathmell 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
Greg Tippin 1 0 0 0 0 0.00

Team Roster

Bold indicates they played in the majors
Name Age B T Ht Wt DoB Birthplace
Joe Barksdale 22 R R 6' 3.0" 200 Sep 6, 1973 Augusta, GA, US
Rafael Betancourt 21 R R 6' 2.0" 220 Apr 29, 1975 Cumana, Sucre, VE
Richie Borrero 23 R R 6' 1.0" 195 Jan 5, 1973 Mayaguez, PR
Craig Bush 22 R R 6' 2.0" 190 Aug 13, 1973 Bowling Green, KY, US
Kevan Cannon 21 L L 6' 1.0" 222 Aug 24, 1974 Columbus, OH, US
Jim Chamblee 21 R R 6' 4.0" 170 May 6, 1975 Denton, TX, US
Virgil Chevalier 22 R R 6' 2.0" 220 Oct 31, 1973 Keshena, WI, US
Kevin Clark 23 R R 6' 1.0" 200 Apr 30, 1973 Henderson, NV, US
Paxton Crawford 18 R R 6' 3.0" 205 Aug 4, 1977 Little Rock, AR, US
Jim Farrell 22 R R 6' 1.0" 180 Nov 1, 1973 Akron, OH, US
Dwight Ferguson 19 L L 6' 1.0" 170 Dec 9, 1976 Miami, FL, US
Keith Goodwin 21 R R 6' 2.0" 182 Feb 5, 1975 Sulphur, LA, US
Joe Hamilton 21 L R 6' 0.0" 195 Jul 12, 1974 Attleboro, MA, US
Scott Jones 23 R R 6' 0.0" 200 Mar 1, 1973 New Orleans, LA, US
Ruben Lebron 20 S R 5' 10.0" 140 Aug 10, 1975 San Pedro de Macoris, San Pedro de Macoris, DO
Cole Liniak 19 R R 6' 1.0" 181 Aug 23, 1976 Encinitas, CA, US
Denis McLaughlin 23 R R 6' 5.0" 215 Nov 19, 1972 Queens, NY, US
Steven Morgan 21 L L 5' 10.0" 190 Nov 23, 1974 Fort Lauderdale, FL, US
Andy Noffke 23 R R 6' 6.0" 235 Jun 19, 1973 Xenia, OH, US
Nick Ortiz 22 R R 6' 0.0" 180 Jul 9, 1973 Cidra, PR
Roy Padilla 20 L L 6' 5.0" 220 Aug 4, 1975 Panama, Panama, PA
Juan Pena 19 R R 6' 5.0" 210 Jun 27, 1977 Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional, DO
Peter Prodanov 22 R R 6' 1.0" 200 Sep 4, 1973 New Brunswick, NJ, US
John Raifstanger 23 R R 6' 0.0" 190 Jun 2, 1973 Great Barrington, MA, US
Lance Rathmell 22 R R 6' 1.0" 185 Aug 1, 1973
Willie Rivera 22 R R 6' 2.0" 200 May 12, 1974 Catano, PR
Curt Romboli 23 L L 6' 0.0" 190 Feb 7, 1973 Boston, MA, US
Damian Sapp 20 R R 6' 3.0" 240 May 20, 1976 Murray, UT, US
Jeff Sauve 23 R R 6' 1.0" 200 Jun 27, 1973 Camp Hill, PA, US
Tony Sheffield 22 L L 6' 1.0" 195 Feb 17, 1974 Tullahoma, TN, US
Mike Spinelli 19 L L 6' 3.0" 205 Oct 5, 1976 Malden, MA, US
Mike Symmonds 23 L L 5' 9.0" 180 Mar 13, 1973 Honolulu, HI, US
Darrell Tillmon 23 L L 6' 2.0" 170 Mar 30, 1973 Monroe, NC, US
Greg Tippin 23 L L 6' 0.0" 190 Mar 4, 1973 Anaheim, CA, US
Larry Wimberly 20 L L 6' 0.0" 190 Aug 22, 1975 Winter Garden, FL, US
Jay Yennaco 20 R R 6' 1.0" 220 Nov 17, 1975 Lawrence, MA, US

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