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Savannah Farm Future Report – April

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Leading Indicators

  • John Lannan SP - 5G(4GS) 22.1IP 1-0 1.61ERA 0.99WHIP 7.7K/9IP 2.8BB/9IP 0HRA: The 2005 11th round draft pick out of Siena definitely pitched better than his 1-0 record. In 22.1 IP, Lannan allowed only 15 hits and 7 walks while striking out 19. The 21-year old LHP has positioned himself for a quick promotion should a starting pitcher need arise in Potomac.
  • Mike Daniel OF - 271/363/443 in 70AB: Daniel, a 2005 7th round draft pick out of North Carolina, has provided both power and speed to the Sand Gnats lineup. Batting up and down the lineup (3G leading off; 10G batting 3rd or 5th; 7G batting 6th or 7th), the 21-year old Daniel has shown extra-base power (7/19 hits for extra bases) while stealing four bases. Additionally he has provided solid defense out of the corner OF (primarily RF) with 3 assists and no errors in 19G in the field.
  • Brian Peacock CA/DH - 302/345/566 in 53AB: The 21-year-old draft-and-follow from the 2004 draft has shown a solid bat so far in Savannah. Nine of his sixteen hits have been for extra bases. His strike zone judgment is still a work in progress with 18 strikeouts compared to only 3 walks. Peacock has spent nine games behind the plate allowing 15/21 stolen bases with no errors or passed balls (better than his platoon mate below).
  • Leonard Davis 3B - 277/333/426 in 47AB: The 2004 8th round draft pick picked up where he left off in Vermont in 2005. The 22-year old Davis has provided a steady bat and glove for the Sand Gnats at 3B in 2006. He has compiled 5XBH and 3SB in 14G missing a week with an injury.
  • Josh Perrault RP – 9G 13IP 0-0 2SV 1.38ERA 0.77WHIP 6.2K/9IP 0.7BB/9IP 0HRA: The 2005 AAA Rule V draft pick from the Arizona Diamondbacks has provided a reliable arm out the Savannah bullpen in 2006. The 23-year old Perrault has finished 7 games for the Sand Gnats with 2 saves. He has allowed only 3 baserunners in his 13IP.

Lagging Indicators

  • John-Michael Howell 1B - 192/247/269 in 78AB: The 2005 9th round draft pick had a tough April. The 23-year old Howell batted under the Mendoza line compounded by 22 strikeouts in 78AB. He compiled only 4XBH typically batting in the heart of the order.
  • Erick San Pedro CA – 161/235/258 in 31AB: San Pedro’s struggles at the plate in limited playing time are only part of the story. In ten starts this season, San Pedro has had an alarming 8 passed balls and allowed 13/17 stolen bases. For a player known to be one of the strongest defensive catchers in the organization, this is certainly an area of concern.
  • Francisco Guzman OF - 146/255/220 in 41AB: The 22-year old Guzman was yet another of the Sand Gnats bats that struggled in April (only three regulars had BA over 270). In 13 games, Guzman had only 1XBH out of only six total hits for the month.

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