Leroy Wiffle Association

Kermit's 2019 Player Rankings Part 2

December 23, 2018

 

 

Welcome to part 2 as we start diving into the players included in this year's Hall of Fame Bracket.  We will go over seeds #49-64 in this article as we inch closer to the bracket to find out who will become this year's inductee.

 

Let's Begin!

 

#65 (20.72) Lucas Oletti

2017: NA
2016: NA

2015: NA

2014: NA

 

 

 

General Stats: 4 Games Played (4-0), 20.72 Ranking (65th), 4.54 Qualify (73rd), 36.90 Salary (29th), 55.46 Batting (5th), 18.33 Pitching (92nd)

 

Batting Stats: 0.586 Average, 1.345 Slugging, 6 Homers, 12 RBI’s, 14 Runs, 6 K’s, 29 At Bats.

Pitching Stats: 0.625 Average, 25.50 ERA, 4 IP, 1-0 Record, 0 Saves, 0 Blown Saves, 5 K’s, 32 At Bats

 

Awards: None

 

Notes: A stud batter, top 5 in the history of the league to be exact.  It will be interesting to see if an owner risks a high draft pick on an inconsistent attendee. 

 

Bracket Info:  Lucas will be the #64 seed going into the bracket.  This will be his first year in the bracket.

 

 

#64 (21.32) Bryan Vanderlee

2017: NA

2016: NA

2015: NA

2014: NA

 

 

 

General Stats: 2 Games Played (1-1), 21.32 Ranking (64th), 2.04 Qualify (89th), 40.61 Salary (21st), 37.76 Batting (30th), 43.45 Pitching (18th)

 

Batting Stats: 0.333 Average, 0.833 Slugging, 2 Homers, 5 RBI’s, 2 Runs, 4 K’s, 12 At Bats

Pitching Stats: 0.000 Average, 0.00 ERA, 2 IP, 0-0 Record, 0 Saves, 0 Blown Saves, 3 K’s, 6 At Bats.

 

Awards: None

 

Notes: Bryan played a couple games for the Badgers this past year.  He also participated in the Indiana Wiffle Classic helping them win it all. 

 

Bracket Info:  Bryan will be the #63 seed in the bracket.  This will be his first year in the bracket.

 

#63 (22.71) Zach Huisman

2017: #40 (22.94)

2016: NA

2015: NA

2014: NA

 

 

 

General Stats: 10 Games Played (3-7), 22.71 Ranking (63rd), 13.85 Qualify (56th), 31.57 Salary (43rd), 28.54 Batting (61st), 34.60 Pitching (26th).

 

Batting Stats: 0.329 Average, 0.643 Slugging, 6 Homers, 12 RBI’s, 17 Runs, 21 k’s, 70 at bats.

Pitching Stats: 0.377 Average, 4.88 ERA, 16 IP, 1-1 Record, 2 Saves, 0 Blown Saves, 29 k’s, 77 at bats.

 

Awards: None

 

Notes:  Zach first and last played in 2017.  He plays baseball for Trinity Christian College currently.

 

Bracket Info:  Zach will be the #62 seed in the bracket this year.  He was the #40 seed last year losing to Alan Myszkowski in the first round.

 

#62 (22.84) Robert Warren

2017: #65 (8.97)

2016: NA

2015: NA

2014: NA

 

 

 

General Stats – 25 Games Played (9-16), 22.84 Ranking (62nd), 25.77 Qualify (46th), 19.92 Salary (91st), 18.73 Batting (92nd), 21.11 Pitching (84th)

 

Batting Stats – 0.306 Average, 0.395 Slugging, 4 Homers, 10 RBI’s, 27 Runs, 57 k’s, 147 at bats

Pitching Stats – 0.509 Average, 13.22 ERA, 26 1/3 IP, 1-3 Record, 0 Saves, 1 Blown Save, 32 k’s, 159 at bats.

 

Awards: Experience – 1 (2018)

 

Notes:  Rob got a full season under his belt and made some big progress.  He was scuffled around from team to team this past year including a stint with the 2nd place finishing Squint Sluggers.  He helped out umping in the playoffs as well. 

 

Hall of Fame Tournament History: Rob will be the #61 seed in this year’s bracket.  Robert just missed the bracket last year as the first man out.

 

#61 (23.44) Andrew Felde

2017: NA

2016: NA

2015: NA

2014: NA

 

 

 

General Stats: 14 Games Played (6-8), 23.44 Ranking (61st), 15.80 Qualify (55th), 31.08 Salary (47th), 33.91 Batting (40th), 28.24 Pitching (54th)

 

Batting Stats – 0.407 Average, 0.779 Slugging, 10 Homers, 17 RBI’s, 25 Runs, 23 K’s, 86 At Bats.

Pitching Stats – 0.424 Average, 9.18 ERA, 17 IP, 3-2 Record, 1 Save, 0 Blown Saves, 25 K’s, 85 At Bats

 

Awards: Experience – 1 (2018)

 

Notes:  Felde just qualified for a year of service in 2018 with 14 games played.  He was a sub for many teams throughout the year showing success from both the plate and mound.  A late first round, early second round pick in the making could be a big factor for a team in 2019 if an owner can get him to be dedicated. 

 

Hall of Fame Tourney History: He will be the #60 seed in the bracket.  This was Andrew’s first year in the league.

 

#60 (23.69) Chris Bartley

2017: NA

2016: NA

2015: NA

2014: NA

 

General Stats – 5 Games Played (3-2), 23.69 Ranking (60th), 6.28 Qualify (68th), 41.09 Salary (20th), 44.38 Batting (14th), 37.80 Pitching (24th)

 

Batting Stats – 0.364 Average, 1.061 Slugging, 7 Homers, 12 RBI’s, 12 Runs, 14 K’s, 33 At Bats.

Pitching Stats – 0.276 Average, 2.57 ERA, 7 IP, 2-0 Record, 1 Save, 0 Blown Saves, 12 K’s, 29 At Bats.

 

Awards: None

 

Notes: Chris played a few games this past year to get ready for Nationals.  He was a great two way player we hope makes an effort to come more often in 2019. 

 

Bracket Info:  Chris will be a #59 seed in the bracket, this was his first year in the league.

 

#59 (23.87) Bo Hofstra

2017: #38 (24.08)

2016: #27 (22.97)

2015: #25 (23.71)

2014: NA

 

 

 

General Stats – 6 Games Played (4-2), 23.87 Ranking (59th), 8.14 Qualify (64th), 39.60 Salary (22nd), 52.11 Batting (7th), 27.10 Pitching (60th)

 

Batting Stats – 0.438 Average, 1.354 Slugging, 14 Homers, 19 RBI’s, 17 Runs, 16 k’s, 48 at bats.

Pitching Stats – 0.442 Average, 6.75 ERA, 8 IP, 0-0 Record, 0 Saves, 0 Blown Saves, 7 k’s, 43 at bats.

 

Awards: None

 

Notes: Bo played 2 games in 2015 and was a beast from the plate.  He returned in 2018 for a couple games with the Badgers and got destroyed.  He started his career for the Purdue Boilermakers this past off season and looks to make a name for himself going into year 2.

 

Bracket Info:  Bo will be a #58 seed in the bracket.  Last year he was a #38 seed losing in the first round to Nick Fiene.

 

#58 (24.50) Kyle Zuidema

2017: NA

2016: NA

2015: NA

2014: NA

 

 

 

General Stats – 24 Games Played (12-12), 24.50 Ranking (58th), 24.37 Qualify (50th), 24.62 Salary (78th), 29.07 Batting (60th), 20.17 Pitching (87th)

 

Batting Stats – 0.314 Average, 0.708 Slugging, 16 Homers, 28 RBI’s, 29 Runs, 55 K’s, 137 At Bats.

Pitching Stats – 0.525 Average, 13.50 ERA, 25 1/3 IP, 2-6 Record, 0 Saves, 1 Blown Save, 24 K’s, 160 At Bats.

 

Awards: Experience – 1 (2018)

 

Notes:  Kyle Zuidema is the younger brother of the bat throwing Nathan who has been in and out of the league for years.  Kyle showed a greater interest playing 24 games this year more than his brother has combined through 5 years.  He struggled from the mound and plate at times, but improved greatly throughout the year. 

 

Bracket Info: Kyle will be a #57 seed going into this year’s bracket, this is his first year in the league.

 

#57 (24.61) David Buczek

2017: NA

2016: NA

2015: NA

2014: NA

 

 

 

General Stats: 15 Games Played (5-10), 24.61 Ranking (57th), 16.08 Qualify (54th), 33.13 Salary (36th), 35.16 Batting (37th), 31.10 Pitching (44th).

 

Batting Stats – 0.404 Average, 0.865 Slugging, 12 Homers, 23 RBI’s, 20 Runs, 28 K’s, 89 At Bats

Pitching Stats – 0.351 Average, 4.24 ERA, 17 IP, 1-1 Record, 0 Saves, 0 Blown Saves, 23 K’s, 74 At Bats.

 

Awards: Experience – 1 (2018)

 

Notes: Dave seemed to make headlines all year.  One of the most ruthless trash talkers in the game he goes all out each game.  After an unfortunate outbreak mid-season he returned to the diamond with a new outlook. 

 

Bracket Info:  Dave will be a #56 seed in the bracket, it is his first year in league.

 

#56 (24.66) Kyle Gagliardi

2017: NA

2016: NA

2015: NA

2014: NA

 

 

 

General Stats: 15 Games Played (5-10), 24.66 Ranking (56th), 17.56 Qualify (53rd), 31.76 Salary (42nd), 36.12 Batting (35th), 27.39 Pitching (58th).

 

Batting Stats – 0.453 Average, 0.821 Slugging, 11 Homers, 26 RBI’s, 23 Runs, 20 K’s, 95 At Bats.

Pitching Stats – 0.418 Average, 7.89 ERA, 19 IP, 1-2 Record, 0 Saves, 1 Blown Save, 29 K’s, 98 At Bats.

 

Awards: Experience – 1 (2018)

 

Notes: One of the most passionate players it was great to see Kyle join the league.  He looks to be a huge influence for not only our league but Indiana Wiffle in the future. 

 

Bracket Info:  Kyle will be the #55 seed in the bracket this year, its his first year in the league.

 

#55 (25.20) Luke Prince

2017: #40 (21.72)

2016: NA
2015: NA

2014: NA

 

 

 

General Stats: 19 Games Played (9-10), 25.20 Ranking (55th), 21.72 Qualify (52nd), 28.68 Salary (56th), 29.90 Batting (53rd), 27.45 Pitching (57th).

 

Batting Stats: 0.275 Average, 0.650 Slugging, 14 Homers, 28 RBI’s, 25 Runs, 38 k’s, 120 at bats.

Pitching Stats: 0.400 Average, 8.09 ERA, 23 IP, 1-3 Record, 1 Save, 0 Blown Saves, 27 k’s, 115 at bats.

 

Awards:  None

 

Notes:  Luke helped the Badgers make the Championship in his first season in 2017.  He made some appearances in 2018 for the Sluggers as well. 

 

Bracket Info:  Luke will be the #54 seed in this year’s bracket.  He was the #41 seed last season losing to Greg Gierling in the first round. 

 

#54 (25.31) Austin Williams

2017: NA

2016: NA

2015: NA

2014: NA

 

 

 

General Stats – 8 Games Played (6-2), 25.31 Ranking (54th), 9.33 Qualify (60th), 41.28 Salary (18th), 49.24 Batting (9th), 33.31 Pitching (32nd)

 

Batting Stats – 0.529 Average, 1.118 Slugging, 9 Homers, 22 RBI’s, 17 Runs, 7 K’s, 51 At Bats.

Pitching Stats – 0.412 Average, 7.80 ERA, 10 IP, 1-0 Record, 2 Saves, 0 Blown Saves, 20 K’s, 51 At Bats.

 

Awards: None

 

Notes: Austin is a big time ORWBL name and played most games barefoot.  He has a killer bat and showed promising starts from the mound in short stints with the Dusters.  We hope to see more of Austin in 2019 and could be an early first round pick if he shows desire. 

 

Hall of Fame Tourney History:  He will be the #53 seed in this year’s bracket, This was Austin’s first year in the league.

 

#53 (25.65) Geoffrey Kozlowski

2017: NA

2016: NA

2015: NA

2014: NA

 

 

 

General Stats: 10 Games Played (5-5), 25.65 Ranking (53rd), 13.02 Qualify (58th), 38.28 Salary (25th), 44.30 Batting (15th), 32.27 Pitching (39th).

 

Batting Stats: 0.485 Average, 1.061 Slugging, 12 Homers, 21 RBI’s, 19 Runs, 12 K’s, 66 At Bats

Pitching Stats: 0.297 Average, 4.80 ERA, 15 IP, 1-2 Record, 1 Save, 0 Blown Saves, 20 K’s, 64 At Bats.

 

Awards: None

 

Notes: Geoffrey was just short of getting a year of experience as he joined the Truckers late in 2018.  He was a force helping them win the Death Bracket as he looks to be one of the best two way players in the league in the coming years. 

 

Hall of Fame Tourney History: He will be the #52 seed in this year’s bracket, This was Geoffrey’s first year in the league.

 

#52 (25.71) Cameron Varlan

2017: NA

2016: NA

2015: NA

2014: NA

 

 

 

General Stats: 22 Games Played (7-15), 25.71 Ranking (52nd), 24.47 Qualify (49th), 26.95 Salary (65th), 33.01 Batting (43rd), 20.89 Pitching (85th).

 

Batting Stats – 0.399 Average, 0.870 Slugging, 16 Homers, 29 RBI’s, 30 Runs, 39 K’s, 138 At Bats.

Pitching Stats – 0.406 Average, 10.42 ERA, 25 1/3 IP, 1-6 Record, 0 Saves, 0 Blown Saves, 17 K’s, 128 At Bats.

 

Awards: Experience – 1 (2018)

 

Notes: Cameron look the league by storm in 2018, bringing numerous people each week so we had full teams.  Rumor has it he may not be able to make 2019 and it could be a huge blow to lose a dedicated player like Cam.

 

Bracket Info:  He will be the #51 seed in the bracket, it’s his first year.

 

#51 (26.81) Nathan Zuidema

2017: #35 (27.17)

2016: #28 (22.41)

2015: #29 (18.23)

2014: #33 (10.80)

 

 

 

General Stats – 23 Games Played (6-14-3), 26.81 Ranking (51st), 30.38 Qualify (38th), 23.25 Salary (81st), 29.16 Batting (58th), 17.34 Pitching (96th)

 

Batting Stats – 0.347 average, 0.683 Slugging, 15 Homers, 36 RBI’s, 36 Runs, 59 k’s, 167 at bats.

Pitching Stats – 0.532 Average, 14.85 ERA, 32 1/3 IP, 2-7 Record, 0 Saves, 1 Blown Save, 21 k’s, 205 at bats.

 

Awards:  Champion – 2015. 

 

Notes:  Most known for his controversial saying and bat throws, Nathan is all in for having fun and talking trash.  He has played a few games here and there all four years, but his inability to commit to a full season has led him to be unable to stay on a team throughout the years.  His name will forever be implanted on the trophy in 2015 with Fantastic Four.

 

Bracket Info:  He will be the #50 seed in this year’s bracket.  He was the #35 seed in last year’s bracket losing to Shane Anderson in the first round.

 

#50 (26.85) Mitchell Gerlach

2017: NA

2016: NA

2015: NA

2014: NA

 

 

 

General Stats: 19 Games Played (8-11), 26.85 Ranking (50th), 22.36 Qualify (51st), 31.33 Salary (46th), 33.31 Batting (42nd), 29.36 Pitching (49th).

 

Batting Stats – 0.443 Average, 0.795 Slugging, 12 Homers, 25 RBI’s, 29 Runs, 23 K’s, 122 At Bats.

Pitching Stats – 0.395 Average, 7.25 ERA, 24 IP, 2-4 Record, 1 Save, 0 Blown Saves, 32 K’s, 119 At Bats.

 

Awards: Experience – 1 (2018)

 

Notes: Mitchell had to watch his brother storm to the Championship and win it all this past year.  He was a part of the Noble Narwhals for much of the year and had a solid rookie season.  He looks to be a first round pick in next year’s draft.

 

Bracket Info:  Mitch will be the #49 seed in this year’s bracket, its his first year in the league.

 

 

Be sure to keep an eye out for Part 3 as we view the 33-48 seeds in the bracket!

 

 

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