Season review

September 21, 2000

Final rundown on top four teams in the system:

Rochester

Class: Triple-A

League: International

Season record: 65-79

Finish: Fifth in IL East

Attendance: 459,594

Top hitter: Jose Herrera, .295, league-leading 163 hits

Top power hitter: Karim Garcia, 28 HR, 92 RBIs (with Toledo and Red Wings)

Top starter: Rick Krivda, 11-9, 3.12 ERA

Top reliever: Ryan Kohlmeier, 1-4, 2.51 ERA, 10 saves

Postseason All-Stars: None

Top prospects remaining: P Josh Towers, IF Jesse Garcia, 3B Ryan Minor, 1B Calvin Pickering, IF Ivanon Coffie

Bowie

Class: Double-A

League: Eastern

Record: 65-77

Finish: Fifth in EL South

Top hitter: Rick Short, .331

Top power hitter: David Gilbralter, 19 HR, 87 RBIs

Top starter: Sean Douglass, 9-8, 4.03 ERA

Top reliever: Jimmy Hamilton, 5-4, 3.75 ERA, 4 saves

Postseason All-Stars: IF Rick Short, C-3B Mike Kincade

Top prospects remaining: OF Larry Bigbie, SS Ed Rogers, Douglass, P Juan Guzman, P Aaron Rakers, P Matt Riley, OF Darnell McDonald, C Jayson Werth

Frederick

Class: Single-A

League: Carolina

Record: 66-73

Finish: Won first half in North Division; Lost to Lynchburg, 2 games to 0, in division series.

Attendance: 308,316

Top hitter: Richard Paz, .306

Top power hitter: Franky Figueroa, 17 HR, 87 RBIs

Top starter: Jay Spurgeon, 8-2, 4.12 ERA

Top reliever: Aaron Rakers, 1-1, 1.55 ERA, 8 saves

Postseason All-Stars: None

Top prospects: P John Stephens, Figueroa, OF Tim Raines, OF Keith Reed, SS Brian Roberts, P Mike Paradis

Delmarva

Class: Single-A

League: South Atlantic

Record: 79-63

Finish: Won wild-card spot in playoffs; Beat Piedmont, 2 games to 1, in North Division series; Beat Columbus, 3 games to 0, in championship series.

Attendance: 264,726 (8 rainouts)

Top hitter: Willie Harris, .279, 112 RS

Top power hitter: Napolean Calzado, 7 HR, 87 RBIs

Top starter: Erik Bedard, 10-4, 3.50 ERA

Top reliever: Travis Fleming, 8-2, 3.57 ERA, 14 saves

Postseason All-Stars: Calzado

Top prospects remaining: 2B-OF Harris, 3B Calzado, P Richard Stahl, P Bedard, OF Wesley Rachels, P Randy Perez, P Fleming, P Sonny Garcia

Note: To qualify in top categories, player must have been on team's roster for a minimum of 70 games.

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