February 24, 2010

Baseball Prospectus

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Three weeks remain until the team's home opener, and the MIT baseball team is gearing up for another exciting season. With the graduation of NEWMAC Player of the Year Thomas Phillips, fans may be wondering what to expect of the 2009 NEWMAC Championship Tournament finalists. From the desk of Head Coach Andy Barlow, here is a look at the 2010 Engineers.

2009 Record: 25-14 (7-5 NEWMAC)
   
Starters lost/returning: 5/4
   
Key Losses: Thomas Phillips (.430, 12 HR, 50 RBI)
 (2009 stats) David Nole (.306, 34 RBI)
  Steven Nunez (.310, 22 RBI, 2 pitching wins)
  Creed Mangrum (.393, 26 runs scored, 2 wins, 2 saves)
   
Top Returnees: Dan Hyatt (.356, 27 RBI)
 (2009 stats) Stewart Park (.314, 14 SB)
  Bryan Macomber (.333, 21 RBI)
  Brian Doyle (.319, 31 runs scored, 13 SB)
  Ryne Barry (2-1, 3 saves, 4.50 ERA)
  Chris Vaughan (4-4, 4.29 ERA)
  Torre Swanson (5-1, 3.02 ERA)
   
Top Newcomers: Henry Zhu (P, Overland Park, KS)
  Aric Dama (P/OF, Winfield, IL)
  Ricardo Perez (1B, Vienna, VA)
  James McKinney (OF, Wakefield, RI)
   
Key Matchups: Mar. 21 - (No. 3) Eastern Connecticut
 (ABCA Ranking) Mar. 24 - (No. 12) Southern Maine
  Mar. 27 - Wheaton College
  May 6 - (No. 26) St. Joseph's College (Maine)