Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Casali takes final-month BCS/RPI

Andrew Toles
Curt Casali
Catcher Curt Casali's response to a promotion from high-Class A Charlotte to the Double-A Biscuits led him to the final-month BCS/RPI title.
Casali totaled 26 points in the Biscuit Crumbs Standings/Rays Player Indicator standings, three points ahead of Bowling Green outfielder Andrew Toles. Montgomery right-hander Victor Mateo was third with 21 points.

In the "Little BCS" for short-season teams, Princeton outfielder Yoel Araujo and designated hitter Hunter Lockwood tied with nine points.
Victor Mateo

Casali hit .379 with 28 RBIs in 29 games from Aug. 1 through the end of the season. He had five home runs, 12 doubles and 22 runs scored.

Toles had a .339 average, 21 runs scored and 14 steals in 26 final-month games and won the Midwest League's batting championship.

Mateo was 3-0 with an 0.86 ERA in six late-season starts, including his no-hitter Aug. 24. He gave up just 21 hits in 41 2/3 innings.

Yoel Araujo
Araujo had a .299 average, five home runs and 17 RBIs over the final month. Lockwood was a .278 hitter with seven homers and 24 RBIs.

26 points: Curt Casali
23: Andrew Toles
21: Victor Mateo
18: J.D. Martin, Enny Romero
17: Dylan Floro
14: Kevin Kiermaier

13: Matt Buschmann
9: Yoel Araujo, Hunter Lockwood
8: Spencer Edwards, Chris Kirsch
7: Jake Faria, Aaron Griffin, James Harris, D.J. Slaton

APRIL: Tommy Coyle, 24 points
MAY: Matt Buschmann, 20 points
JUNE: J.D. Martin, 18 points
JULY: Dylan Floro, 21 points 

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