Palm Beach is 11-13 in the second half and sits in 3rd place in the FSL South division after going 29-41 in the first half.
The Florida State League is a pitcher’s league, so some of the struggles of the hitters can be contributed somewhat to the park factors and the pitchers dominance in this league. The Palm Beach pitcher’s problems…not so much.
Adron Chambers was the FSL player of the week on the week ending June 22nd. He’s getting on base at a .380 clip this year and has 17 steals. He doesn’t have a lot of power, but has speed to spare with 11 triples as well. He’s 5th in the FSL in OBP.
The Cardinals are 3rd to last in AVG in the FSL, but their team OBP is middle of the pack.
Long Road Home
Palm Beach has the most innings pitched in the FSL, for what that is worth.
Palm Beach is dead last in ERA in the FSL. And the Cardinals pitchers have granted a league leading 366 walks in their league leading 823 innings.
Charles Cutler finally earned a promotion to Palm Beach with his stellar play at Quad Cities. He’s slashing .314/.351/.457 in 35 ABs so far.
The Light Shines In the Darkness and…
Richard Castillo is having a good season for the Cardinals this year. Not great, but good. He leads the team in innings and has a 3.88 ERA. His ERA is good for 20th in the FSL. He’s struck out 73 in 102 innings.
Dr. Jekkyl, Mr. Watch Out!
Blake King has struck out 72 guys in 53 innings, but has also walked 44. Sometimes he is very good. Sometimes, he is very bad. He has proven that he can miss bats though.
Curt Smith is showing some signs of life in Palm Beach, he’s slashing .304/.331/.435 and hitting 8 HRs, but he’s not walking. He was up to AA briefly, but now he is back.
Nargles Didn’t Take His Bat
Aaron Luna leads the team is OPS with a .851 clip and is second on the team with 7 HRs, which should soon earn him a promotion out of Palm Beach now that Dan Descalso has moved up to Memphis.
*All stats from July 21st and milb.com