Kennesaw Raptors






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Team: Kennesaw Raptors [ID #415] Bookmark Kennesaw Raptors

Location: Kennesaw, GA (Southeast)

League: VI.1 - East

Owner: Dinoman360 send message
          [since February 09th 2017 | last seen October 22nd 2017]

Manager: Ed Hobbs

Ballpark: Kennesaw Athletic Park

Rank: #451 - Rating: 70.50

Fan Mood: 108.80

Prestige: 5

Color: Orange

Team Notes:

• Mar 18 2034: Darius Watson was signed as a free agent.
• Mar 17 2034: Junichi Chikafuji was signed as a free agent.
• Jan 15 2034: Kelvin Clay was released.
• Jan 15 2034: Leonardo Vallejo was released.
• Jan 15 2034: Brendan Duncan was selected to the national team of United States.
• Jan 15 2034: Baptiste Morel was selected to the national team of France.
• Jan 15 2034: Jonas Daems was selected to the national team of Belgium.
• Oct 24 2033: Nathan Lee was released.
• Sep 04 2033: Alvaro Leon was released.
• Sep 04 2033: Khalil Campbell was released.


League Record:

Wins: 0 Losses: 0 Pct: .000 Last10: 0-0 Streak: -

Ave: 0.0 - 0.0 RS: 0 RA: 0 DIFF: 0

Cup:

Group 104 [0 | Still Alive]

Press Releases:

Sep 08 2033: Raptors struggle at the bank! - by Dinoman360 on September 21st, 2017

It's not only dinosaurs that have gone extinct in Kennesaw. The Raptors are facing an extinction of dallors. While being 20 games out of 1st, they are still in a tight battle for 2nd. "It's been a good year on the field," said Raptor's star Summers. "However, management looks things a little different. I'm kinda surprised and happy I haven't been released yet. I feel like I still have some good years left in me, and I'd love to finish my career here one day. With the financial situation being what it is, coupled with my age and salary, I doubt I'll be with the club next year. I hope I'm wrong." With the club releasing 4 star players in 1 day and early call ups from the minors, all the vets seem to feel the same way. Nobody's job seems safe, who knows how this is going to workout


Sep 08 2033: Raptors struggle at the bank! - by Dinoman360 on September 21st, 2017

It's not only dinosaurs that have gone extinct in Kennesaw. The Raptors are facing an extinction of dallors. While being 20 games out of 1st, they are still in a tight battle for 2nd. "It's been a good year on the field," said Raptor's star Summers. "However, management looks things a little different. I'm kinda surprised and happy I haven't been released yet. I feel like I still have some good years left in me, and I'd love to finish my career here one day. With the financial situation being what it is, coupled with my age and salary, I doubt I'll be with the club next year. I hope I'm wrong." With the club releasing 4 star players in 1 day and early call ups from the minors, all the vets seem to feel the same way. Nobody's job seems safe, who knows how this is going to workout


Jul 16 2031: All-Stars - by Dinoman360 on April 6th, 2017

Congrats to P-Vallejo, C-Duncan & CF-Summers for making the All-Star team this season. Great job winning to ensure home field advantage when we make the World Series.


Jun 27 2024: The Hornets Are Preparing For Sandy - by Float2Kegs on October 3rd, 2015

HOOVER, AL -

In one week's BB time, the Sandy Scorpions will face the Hoover Hornets for the first time in 2024 on July 4th. These two squads are clearly the most dominant VI.1 teams thus far, though Hoover has not locked down the East Division the way Sandy has dominated the West. Hoover is holding on to a 6 game lead over Joplin while Sandy is leading with a commanding 15 game lead over Compton.

The way these two teams have been winning has been quite different as well, though they are strikingly similar.

Offensively, Hoover leads the league in team batting average (the only team batting over .300 thus far), homeruns (the only team with over 100), runs, doubles, hits, and slugging. Sandy ranks in at 3rd in batting average, 4th in homeruns, 2nd in runs, 2nd in doubles, 3rd in hits, and 2nd in slugging. However, the two teams are tied for 2nd in triples and 1st in OBP. Several of the statistics that Hoover leads over Sandy are very close; Hoover has only 3 more runs than Sandy and 3 more doubles.

Defensively, it is a similar story. Sandy is leading the league with a commanding .311 team ERA. They also lead in fewest homeruns allowed, fewest hits allowed, fewest runs allowed, batting average against, and have allowed the second fewest errors in VI.1 play. Hoover is 2nd in team ERA, 3rd in fewest homeruns allowed, 2nd in fewest hits allowed, 2nd in fewest runs allowed, 2nd in BAA, but ranks in at only 5th in fewest errors allowed.



Hoover has several stand out players who have practically carried the team while Sandy seems to have a more balanced depth. Hoover has four players in the top 10 in batting average, including Jason Harrison who leads the league batting .380. Harrison also leads the league with 22 homeruns, 76 RBI, and .712 slugging. The top three players in run are also from Hoover : Harrison (63), Cruz Cuevas (63), and D'Angleo Watts (61). Five Hornets grace the top ten in OBP and four in slugging percentage.

Sandy, on the other hand, currently has the leading pitcher in wins (Leo Barr, 11), saves (Rodney Guiliani, 21), and has two pitchers with 7 game MVP awards to date (Leo Barr and Terry Murray).

While Hoover has 6 players with over 10 homeruns, 7 players batting over .300, 4 players with .400+ OBP, and 3 with .600+ slugging; Sandy sports no players with more than 10 homers, 8 players batting over .300, 6 with .400+ OBP, and 3 with .600+ slugging. However, among the pitchers who have pitched 15 innings or more, Sandy has 8 with an ERA of 3.00 or less and 9 with a BAA of less than .240; Hoover has only 3 pitchers with a sub 3.00 ERA and only 7 with a BAA less than .240.


So, it should be an amazing 5 game series. Both squads are clearly dominating VI.1; though Hoover is driven more by huge (and opportunitive) offensive plays while Sandy sports an amazingly consistent pitching staff.


The Hornets have announced that for the 4th of July celebration at 23,000 capacity Hoover Park, there will be a post game fireworks show. The Hornets will also, for one game only, wear red, white, and blue uniforms that will be auctioned off to benefit local charities. The Sandy Scorpions' biggest fan, Dennis Rodman, has been invited by the Hoover front office to sing the national anthem before the game, under the conidition that he colors his hair red, white, and blue, and are awaiting a response from Scorpions management and Rodman's agent.


TALE OF THE TAPE

.......Hoover (46-19)
Run Differential = +191
Batting Average = .308
OBP = .378
SLG = .535
Runs (HR) = 455 (108)
Hits (2b, 3b) = 732 (178, 18)
Total Bases = 1,270

ERA = 3.58
BAA (Hits) = .230 (507)
K's = 353
BB's = 199
HR Allowed = 57


.......Sandy (51-14)
Run Differential = +226
Batting Average = .295
OBP = .378
SLG = .484
Runs (HR) = 452 (76)
Hits (2b, 3b) = 683 (175, 18)
Total Bases = 1,122

ERA = 3.11
BAA (Hits) = .227 (497)
K's = 353
BB's = 179
HR Allowed = 50


Aug 21 2023: Hoover Releases Starting Pitcher; Makes Waivers Claims - by Float2Kegs on August 1st, 2015

Hoover, AL - In an attempt to stabilize finances, Hoover has released starting pitcher Kenji Hara.

The two-time Cy Young winner and four-time All-Star Kenji Hara, in his 15th season, was having the worst season of his career, despite playing in 6th level league. With an 8-9 record, pitching a 5.29 ERA, Hara was released after allowing back-to-back-to-back homeruns against Compton. Hara was released due to salary concerns, earning 3.8 million, as well as his poor performance.

Hara was at the top of the rotation and was expected to have a much stronger season but never met these expectations, despite a strong start.

Hoover has not announced who they have picked waivers options on. This leaves them with an even smaller rotation temporarily, as reliever Santiago Tapia replaces him.

It is rumored that more changes will be made soon, but slowly, in preparation for next season as it has become clear that Cleveland will take the Eastern Division. According to owner Alex Anderson, "We want to finish strong this season and finish with a winning record and our fans deserve that after last year. But, right now, we're thinking about next season too. Hara just wasn't in that picture and we need to conserve money if we want to perform next season."