Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Vipers-Seals Redux

The Calgary Vipers must be getting a little tired of playing Victoria. After the two teams played six games against one another in as many days (June 12th-17th), the Seals came home to face the Edmonton Capitals this past weekend. The Vipers on the other hand, have had five days off since losing 6-5 to the Seals last Wednesday in Calgary. The two teams are set to start another three-game series in the Snake Pit this evening, which means that Calgary will be playing nine consecutive games against Victoria. There appears to be no love loss between these two clubs, so the rivalry will only continue to build.

A quick look at the individual statistics for the Seals shows that Wilver Perez is quietly putting together an outstanding season. The Dominican Republic native is in his first season of independent baseball after spending three years in the Kansas City Royals organization. I don't think it's a stretch to suggest that Perez, along with Isaac Hess, are early leaders for team MVP consideration.

Here are the team batting leaders for the Seals:
  • Batting Average: Wilver Perez - .352
  • On Base Percentage: Sergio Pedroza and Wilver Perez - .421
  • Slugging Percentage: Carlos Duncan .571
  • Home Runs: Carlos Duncan and Jamar Hill - 4
  • RBIs: Wilver Perez and Jamar Hill - 16
  • Stolen Bases: Wilver Perez - 7
  • Runs Scored: Wilver Perez - 20
The team pitching leaders are:
  • ERA: Isaac Hess - 2.39
  • Opposition Batting Average: Javier Garcia - .114
  • Wins: Isaac Hess - 3
  • Strikeouts: Austin Bibens-Dirkx - 44 *
  • Saves: Javier Garcia - 6
* = league leader