2015 Season In Review: New Britain Rock Cats
By Bobby DeMuro
All of the Colorado Rockies’ minor league affiliates have wrapped up their seasons. Today, let’s review 2015 for the AA affiliate New Britain Rock Cats.
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The 2015 New Britain Rock Cats finished just a shade under .500 (69-71), and despite a really hot start to the season, limped along to the finish line ending up 10.5 games out of first place in their Eastern League division, and 7.5 games out of the playoffs.
On the morning of May 15, 2015, the Rock Cats were an astonishing 26-7 — and riding a 13-game winning streak — only to see some of their strong pitching staff promoted to AAA and the Major Leagues. (Yohan Flande was promoted to the Colorado Rockies that month, while Justin Miller was sent to Albuquerque, and would later crack the big leagues, himself.)
Left to develop players with a slightly less stacked roster, they won just five of their next 20 games and fell back down to earth. Obviously, they missed the playoffs by a decent chunk of games, though there are plenty of reasons to be excited about who played in AA this year.
Oh, yeah, by the way: the Rock Cats are no more, now, and the Rockies’ new AA franchise will be the Hartford Yard Goats beginning in April 2016. So that’ll be fun.
Let’s go over some of the guys the Rock Cats had on the team this year, as we review their season in the Eastern League…
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