2015 TinCaps season recap

 

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News release from the TinCaps:

2015 TinCaps Season ReCap
A Look Back at One of the Most Successful Seasons in Fort Wayne History

(September 23, 2015) — The 2015 Midwest League season came to a close on Monday night, as the West Michigan Whitecaps (Detroit Tigers) defeated the Cedar Rapids Kernels (Minnesota Twins) in Game 5 of the best-of-five MWL Championship Series. Although the TinCaps were eliminated by the Whitecaps in the Eastern Division Semifinals, it was still one of the most successful seasons in Fort Wayne franchise history in a number of ways.

2015 Organizational Honors

  • Team President Mike Nutter named Midwest League Executive of the Year
  • TinCaps Grounds Crew named Midwest League Grounds Crew of the Year
  • Team nominated by the Midwest League as a finalist for Minor League Baseball’s John Henry Moss Community Service Award
  • “SNL Night” nominated as a finalist for Best Theme Night in Minor League Baseball
  • Parkview Field ranked a Top 5 ballpark in Minor League Baseball by Baseball America

 

2015 in the Seats at Parkview Field

  • Franchise record for average attendance (5,971)
  • Averaged the third most fans per game among 100 Single-A/Rookie League clubs, while outdrawing 11 of 30 Triple-A teams and 26 of 30 Double-A teams
  • Franchise record for single game attendance (9,193 fans on the Fourth of July)
  • 402,889 fans overall, marking the sixth time in seven seasons that Parkview Field has drawn 400,000-plus fans

 

2015 on the Field – Team Accomplishments

  • Made the Midwest League Playoffs for a seventh consecutive season — longest active playoff streak among Minor League Baseball’s 160 teams
  • 77-61 record (.558 winning percentage) — third best overall record in franchise history
  • 45-25 record in second half — tied for second most wins in a half in franchise history
  • 13 more wins in the second half than the first half — greatest increase in wins from first half to second in franchise history, eclipsing previous mark of nine
  • Second half Eastern Division division title — fifth division title in franchise history and first since 2009
  • 46 home wins — tied for the third most in Minor League Baseball this year
  • Franchise record for most consecutive home wins (17 from July 17-Aug. 27)
  • Franchise record for most walk-off wins (11)
  • Tied franchise record for longest overall winning streak (10 from Aug. 8-19)
  • Tied franchise record for most hits in an inning (9 in the third inning in Game 2 of a doubleheader vs. Clinton on June 14)

 

2015 on the Field — Honors

  • Left fielder Nick Torres — Midwest League Mid-Season and Post-Season All-Star
  • Left-handed starting pitcher Thomas Dorminy — Midwest League Mid-Season All-Star
  • Shortstop Ruddy Giron — Midwest League Player of the Week (May 18-24)
  • Right fielder Franmil Reyes — Midwest League Player of the Week (Aug. 31-Sept. 7)
  • Center fielder Michael Gettys — Midwest League’s Best Defensive Outfielder (Baseball America)
  • Left-handed relief pitcher Taylor Cox — First active player to receive the Minor League Baseball Stars of Tomorrow Scholarship

 

2015 on the Field – Individual Accomplishments

The following finished in the Top 5 in the Midwest League in these respective categories…

  • First baseman Trae Santos
    • Home Runs (14) — Tied 4th
    • Doubles (33) — 3rd
    • Slugging Percentage (.455) — 4th
    • Extra-Base Hits (51) — 3rd
  • Outfielder Edwin Moreno
    • Triples (8) – Tied 3rd (Tied for 5th most in franchise history)
  • Right-handed relief pitcher Colby Blueberg
    • Saves (21) — 3rd
    • Fewest Baserunners/9 IP Ratio (7.36) — 1st
    • Lowest Batting Average Against – Among Relievers (.163) — 1st
  • Left-handed relief pitcher Kyle McGrath
    • Holds (11) — Tied 3rd
    • Lowest BB-IBB/9 IP Ratio (0.92) — 2nd
    • Fewest Baserunners/9 IP Ratio (8.65) — 2nd
    • Franchise record for consecutive innings without allowing an earned run (40.0)
  • Right-handed relief pitcher Yimmi Brasoban
    • Lowest Batting Average Against – Among Relievers (.184) — 4th
    • Fewest Baserunners/9 IP Ratio (8.95) — 5th
  • Left-handed relief pitcher Thomas Dorminy
    • Lowest Batting Average Against – Among Starters (.238) — 3rd
  • Right-handed relief pitcher Ernesto Montas
    • Wins (12) — Tied 3rd
    • Lowest BB-IBB/9 IP Ratio (1.58) — 5th
  • Catcher Jose Ruiz
    • Runners Caught Stealing (58) — 1st
  • Center fielder Michael Gettys
    • Outfield Assists (21) — Tied 1st

 

The 2016 Midwest League season begins on Thursday, April 7, while Opening Day at Parkview Field for the TinCaps is set for Saturday, April 9 at 6:05 p.m. against the Lake County Captains (Cleveland Indians).

 

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