Tater Talk: 2040.27 – Boise Announces '40 Team Awards

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Tater Talk: 2040.27 – Boise Announces '40 Team Awards

Post by jleddy » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:10 pm

Image While the 2040 season was less than memorable for players and fans alike, there were notable performances from Boise down through the minor league levels. As of print, superstar Dennis French was leading in voting by the narrowest of margins for the Johnson League Sawyer Silk Award. French, who may or may not have won the Frick League Silk Award in 2039, played even better in 2040, leading all of baseball in WAR and leading the league in hits and doubles and claiming the batting title with a .369 average. French was named to the All-Star team for a fourth straight season and won his third-straight Charles Puckett Award as the best CF in his league. It was only a formality that French was named the Most Valuable Potato of 2040 as the Spuds top player, his fourth straight such honor.

With Boise's pitching struggling all year and finishing near the league's bottom of every category, finding a standout wasn't easy. Off-season acquisition Celio Marin improved on his down 2039, but his 10-17 record and sub-par ERA wasn't enough to garner any awards. Third-year swingman Dave Walsh was relatively solid all year, finishing the season with a 4-4 record with 10 saves and a 2.95 ERA. Walsh's WHIP of 0.95 lead the team and had an impressive K to BB ratio over 4.0. Because of his stability in a tumultuous pitching staff, Walsh was rewarded as Boise's Pitcher of the Year for 2040.

All is not grim for the Spud faithful. The team's two best prospects heading into the year, Félix Román and Motonobu Yamashita, both made the starting lineup out of spring and performed with glowing reviews and equal performance. Boise's front office will expect the same from Ricardo Ruíz, the toolsy 22-year-old left fielder. After a strong Winter League performance in 2039, Ruíz was promoted to Triple-A and spent the entire year in Salt Lake City as the team's clean-up hitter, resulting in a slash line of .327/.364/.587. Additionally, the Venezuelan prospect chipped in with 17 stolen bases and excellent defense. Many are excited to see how soon Ruīz will get the call up to Boise, joining French and Román as one of the more formidable outfields in the entire league. For his efforts, Ruíz is the organization's Minor League Player of the Year for 2040.

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BOISE SPUDS TEAM ALMANAC
YEARMOST VALUABLE POTATOSTATS
2035Ken Gerhart III.259/.326/.522, 41 HR, 2.2 WAR
2036Yunosuke Terada.274/.378/.646, 31 HR, 3.2 WAR
2037Dennis French.293/.333/.477, 16 HR, 16 SB, 2.7 WAR
2038Dennis French.369/.410/.598, 22 HR, 23 SB, 6.4 WAR
2039Dennis French.352/.397/.596, 33 HR, 49 SB, 8.1 WAR
2040Dennis French.369/.410/.648, 33 HR, 35 SB, 8.3 WAR
YEARPITCHER OF THE YEARSTATS
2035Caleb Benavides7-9, 3.34 ERA, 28 SV, 2.0 WAR
2036Maxence Mace14-13, 3.95 ERA, 4.7 WAR
2037Maxim Makin11-8, 4.06 ERA, 2.2 WAR
2038Dave Walsh12-4, 2.67 ERA, 17 SV, 2.8 WAR
2039Pancho German17-8, 3.97 ERA, 4.8 WAR
2040Dave Walsh4-4, 2.95 ERA, 10 SV, 1.8 WAR
YEARMiL PLAYER OF THE YEARSTATS
2035Yunosuke Terada (AAA).306/.414/.663, 46 HR, 91 BB, 7.1 WAR
2036Pedro Diaz (AA).277/.381/.603, 43 HR, 113 RBI, 5.4 WAR
2037Matabei Kokawa (S-A).285/.401/.623, 19 HR, 3.1 WAR
2038Jim Des Jardien (AA).267/.386/.529, 40 HR, 104 BB, 4.8 WAR
2039Felix Roman (AA).300/.366/.646, 43 HR, 91 RBI, 7.3 WAR
2040Ricardo Ruiz (AAA).327/.364/.587, 27 HR, 97 RBI, 4.6 WAR
YEARLEAGUE AWARDS
2035- - -
2036- - -
2037Claudio Perez (Frick Zimmer Diamond Glove, C)
2038Pancho German (Frick Zimmer Diamond Glove, P), Yunosuke Terada (Frick Zimmer Diamond Glove, 1B), Yunosuke Terada (Frick Comeback Player), Yunosuke Terada (Frick Puckett Golden Bat, 1B), Joaquin Torres (Frick Zimmer Diamond Glove, SS), Dennis French (Frick Puckett Golden Bat, CF)
2039Dennis French (Frick Sawyer Silk MVP*), Dennis French (Frick Puckett Golden Bat, CF)
2040Dennis French (Johnson Sawyer Silk MVP), Dennis French (Johnson Puckett Golden Bat, CF), Felix Roman (Johnson Zimmer Diamond Glove, RF)
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Re: ater Talk: 2040.27 – Boise Announces '40 Team Awards

Post by CTBrewCrew » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:33 pm

Why the 2 for milb and P of the year in 2040?
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Re: ater Talk: 2040.27 – Boise Announces '40 Team Awards

Post by jleddy » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:43 pm

CTBrewCrew wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:33 pm
Why the 2 for milb and P of the year in 2040?
Regularly scheduled Sunday night bourbon-induced typos...fixed now. Thanks!
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