Tom Brennan - KINGSPORT METS TEAM STATS
Last week, I highlighted Brooklyn Cyclone's team stats, which were pretty darned solid, I have to say, so solid, so solid.
Today, Kingsport's Mets, one of ten teams in the Appalachian League, get their periodic check up.
The results are in (stats through Monday), and the doc likes most of what he sees:
31 games in, Kingsport is only 16-15, but sports a +44 run differential, so the record is clearly a bit deceiving.
Kingsport leads the Appalachian League with a whopping 216 runs, or 7 runs per game!
The team is 2nd in hitting at .281 (Elizabethton's Twins are killing at .308). K'port's .375 OBP is also 2nd to Elizabethton's .389. Seven current or already-promoted K Mets have hit .315 for Kingsport.
Kingsport had led earlier in the season, but scorching Anthony Dirocie was promoted to Brooklyn 11 games back, making the Mets' squad's hitting a tad less ferocious.
Slugging %? 3rd at .427 (guess which team is first at .458? Starts with an "E".)
HRS? 31 in 31 games puts them 2nd (Johnson City has 40).
Steals? 31 of 44, a 4th place slot (Bluefield has 43).
Kingsport's 4.58 is 4th best out of 10 teams - sounds a little like the PCL, don't it?
Its high 1.53 WHIP is, you guessed it, 4th best.
It sits at 7th in Ks at 263, which is still 8.6 Ks per contest (contrast with leader Pulaski's 10 Ks per 9 innings).
Walks? 3rd worst at 152, which comes out to 4.93 walks per 9 innings.
I'll save the rookie league individual standouts' update for later this week, but my GCL team stats update is coming tomorrow!