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 December 10th 2017]

Manager: Esteban De La Rosa

Ballpark: Kennesaw Athletic Park

Rank: #564 - Rating: 55.24

Fan Mood: 101.93

Prestige: 5

Color: Orange

Team Notes:

• Aug 31 2034: Johnnie Patten was signed as a free agent.
• Aug 31 2034: Harvey Stepp was signed as a free agent.
• Aug 31 2034: Jack Mayhew was signed as a free agent.
• Aug 31 2034: Robert Burkett was signed as a free agent.
• Aug 19 2034: Neil Greer was inducted into the team Hall of Fame.
• Aug 19 2034: Mel Allison was inducted into the team Hall of Fame.
• Aug 19 2034: Francisco Acosta was inducted into the team Hall of Fame.
• Aug 19 2034: Esteban De La Rosa was hired as the new manager.
• Aug 19 2034: Ed Hobbs was fired as manager.
• Aug 19 2034: Wally Barlow was signed as a free agent.


League Record:

Wins: 68 Losses: 66 Pct: .507 Last10: 2-8 Streak: L4

Ave: 5.1 - 5.2 RS: 685 RA: 700 DIFF: -15

Cup:

Group 104 [0 | Eliminated]

Press Releases:

Aug 20 2034: Shocking news! - by Dinoman360 on December 1st, 2017

Early today, manager Earl Hobbs announced he is stepping down as manager of the Raptors effective immediately. In a short press conference he stated it was for health reasons, and the club would be better off without him.

In the wake of the announcement, Kennesaw has hired Esteban De La Rosa as the interim manager and will most likely take the job full time. De La Rosa is well known for his ability to bring along young pitchers, which the club needs during the rebuilding process. Only time will tell if it will work out.


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