Canterbury Baseball Club
by Sean Callahan 01 March 2005
With the Senior champion decided, they're playing for individual glory next weekend. You can check out the individual leaders on the division leader page. Some of the interesting ones:
- Yoshi Fuchigami needs nine plate appearances to qualify for the batting title. If he gets them (and doesn't go 0-9), he'll probably win the batting title. He's currently .092 points ahead of Yota Iwase. Otherwise it will be a four-way race between Iwase (.517), Andrew Peasey (.500), David Roche (.489) and Scott Woyak (.483)
- Roche (.956) and Woyak (.931) will battle it out for the slugging percentage champion. They'll also battle it out for on base percentage, with Woyak hanging on by only .005.
- Roche, Fuchigami and Chad Denny will see if they can catch or pass Josh Batchelor for the home run championship. Batchelor has four, while the others have three a piece.
- Peasey would seem to be a lock for the "Ichiro" award, as he leads Iwase and Sean Callahan by four hits.
- Josh Batchelor would seem a lock with 17 extra base hits, 5 up on Roche.
- Woyak (17) will have to be a wild man on the basepaths to catch Callahan's (28) stolen base mark, but never count him out. Having half as many plate appearances as Callahan hasn't helped. Inagawa (22) and Iwase (20) also have a shot.
- Five Cardinals will vie for the the Reggie Jackson award: Shen (20 strikeouts), Josh Batchelor (18), Kris Batchelor (17), Sam Ballinger (17) and David Ballinger (16).
- Josh Batchelor (7-2, 6.46) would appear to have a lock on the Cy Young, leading in both wins and ERA. Iwase (5-5, 8.10) could challenge, based on his 60 innings pitched, 81 strikeouts and nine complete games. Might Scott pitch him both games to get him to seven wins? Even if Iwase threw 14 shutout innings, Batchelor would still take the ERA crown (assuming Josh doesn't pitch)
- Batchelor also takes the title for hit batsmen (8), as Callahan will avoid the mound on the final weekend and finish one behind at 7.
- Ashley Denton gets the Greg Maddux award, with 1.69 strikeouts per walk and a league low of 5.84 walks per nine innings.
FieldingWe probably don't really want to look at fielding, but....
- Jun Tomonaga leads Sam Ballinger by .011 in overall fielding percentage.
- Josh Batchelor and Tak Inagawa would appear to have the putout and assists title, each with a lead of ten or more.
- Pitcher - Sam Ballinger
- Catcher - Scott Woyak
- First Base - David Roche
- Second Base - Sean Callahan
- Third Base - David Roche
- Short Stop - Tak Inagawa
- Left Field - David Ballinger
- Center Field - Yoshi Fuchigami
- Right Field - Sam Shen