Thursday, September 05, 2013

Coyle crowned 2013 BCS/RPI champion

Tommy Coyle
Bowling Green's Tommy Coyle staggered to the finish line, but he had just enough to take the BCS/RPI championship by a nose.

Coyle, who mustered just four points in the final-month's daily rankings, nudged out hard-charging Dylan Floro and Andrew Toles.

Coyle finished the season with 67 points -- a mere two ahead of Floro and three in front of Toles. It's the closest finish in BCS/RPI history.

Coyle had a .278 average, 58 RBIs and 79 runs scored in 126 games. He had a .399 on-base percentage and was second on the team with 40 steals.

Dylan Floro
Floro started the year with Bowling Green and moved up to high-Class A Charlotte in August. He finished a combined 11-2 with a Rays-organization best 1.77 ERA. Floro scored 17 final-month points.

Toles, who was Coyle's teammate all season, won the Midwest League's batting championship with a .326 average in 121 games. He also scored 79 times and had 62 steals. Toles had 23 points in the final month.

If you're curious, 110 different players received at least one vote in the daily full-season rankings and 60 achieved a first-place nod.

(Still to come, the "Little BCS" final standings.)

Andrew Toles
67 points: Tommy Coyle
65: Dylan Floro
64: Andrew Toles
61: J.D. Martin
59: Merrill Kelly
51: Matt Buschmann
49: Vince Belnome
43: Kevin Kiermaier, Jake Odorizzi
41: Sean Bierman, Marty Gantt, Victor Mateo
40: Curt Casali
39: Enny Romero

36: Mikie Mahtook
35: Jake Thompson

J.D. Martin

8 days: Dylan Floro
7: J.D. Martin
5: Sean Bierman, Matt Buschmann, Merrill Kelly, Jake Odorizzi
4: Jeff Ames, Vince Belnome, Curt Casali, Tommy Coyle, Reinaldo Lopez, Victor Mateo, Enny Romero

3: Jason Bourgeois, Michael Colla, Roberto Gomez, Jeff Malm, Wil Myers

21 days: Tommy Coyle
19: Andrew Toles
17: Dylan Floro, Merrill Kelly, Kevin Kiermaier
16: Vince Belnome
15: J.D. Martin

14: Matt Buschmann, Marty Gantt, Joey Rickard
13: Mikie Mahtook
12: Ryan Brett, Cole Figueroa, Brandon Guyer, Enny Romero, Jake Thompson
11: Sean Bierman, Curt Casali, Taylor Guerrieri, Victor Mateo, Jake Odorizzi
10: Jeff Ames, Willie Argo, Tim Beckham, Tyler Goeddel, Jesse Hahn, Felipe Rivero, Cameron Seitzer

2011: Tyler Bortnick, 75 points
2012: Drew Vettleson, 82 points 

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