Stats in Frisco – Starting Pitching


The Frisco RoughRiders are now in the second month of the season. The first month had it ups and downs, it roster changes, and its fun and games. If you have not made it out to Dr. Pepper Ballpark, you should go. There are not many more beautiful and fun minor league parks, especially at the AA level. 

Let’s take a look at how individual players have done through the first month or so. 

Starting Pitching:

Connor Sadzeck – After a bad first game for Frisco, Sadzeck has been nothing short of brilliant. He almost had a no hitter, and after not retiring a batter in his first outing, he now is 2-1 with a 3.81 ERA. 

Collin Wiles – Wiles leads the pack with a 3-0 Record and a 2.63 ERA through 6 starts. He has 33 strikeouts to only 4 walks, by far the best on the staff so far. He is progressing wonderfully, and he may not last all season at the AA level if he continues to develop at the pace he is. 

Yohander Mendez – Mendez is 1-2 with a 3.72 ERA in six starts. He has struck out 32 while walking 16. He is a highly touted prospect that a lot of Rangers fans have heard of. 

Reed Garrett – Garett is 1-4 with an 8.42 ERA, not exactly the start to the season he wanted. Garrett has been done in by home runs, giving up 4 in six starts. He has also allowed 24 earned runs in those four starts. He has also had two bad relief appearences. 

Tomorrow we will look at the bullpen, and then we will round it out with some offensive and defensive stats. 

Player Profiles: Connor Sadzeck

ConnorSadzeck1280_uzrhl1xq_3g5j6qsxAs we get ready to kick off the 2017 minor league season, I thought I would take some time to profile some of the rising stars in the Rangers organization, focusing on Frisco. I thought that there was no better place to start that the six foot seven inch, 240 pound right hander Connor Sadzeck.

Sadzeck was with Frisco for the entire 2016 season, posting a 10-8 record with an ERA of 4.16. He struck out 133  while walking just 52. Connor gets the nod Thursday night as the opening day starter. According to Baseball Prospectus, Connor is

“quick off the mound with good rhythm…deep arm action; above average arm speed to a three-quarter slot; late drop with moderate drive…moderate effort delivery.”

He features a fastball (91-96), a curveball (74-77), and a change up (87-88). He has a dominating presence on the mound, being 6′ 7″. Sadzeck could get a call-up at some point in 2017, but as a bullpen candidate. For now, he will be the ace of the Rough Riders Staff. Tonight should be a whole lot of fun, and with the Rangers having the night off, you should treat yourself to the second opening day of the week. Tonight at 7:05 on FSSW Plus.