2015 Season In Review: Modesto Nuts
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All of the Colorado Rockies’ minor league affiliates have wrapped up their seasons. Today, let’s review 2015 for the A-Advanced affiliate Modesto Nuts.
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The Modesto Nuts missed the California League playoffs despite a relatively strong start to 2015, fading at the end of the year and ending up in the middle of the pack in the league’s overall and second-half standings at 67-73, including a 2-8 mark in their final 10 to end the year.
Certainly, that’s a disappointment for a group of players who made up the 2014 South Atlantic League Champions when most of them played together for the Asheville Tourists a year ago.
However, this is affiliated minor league baseball, so while winning is nice, prospect development is the top priority, and in Modesto this year prospect development was a resounding success, both with pitchers and hitters.
The Nuts were equally mediocre at home (34-36) and on the road (33-37), and in the first half (33-37) and the second half (34-36). They hit .262 as a team, and tossed up a 3.75 ERA — both numbers were middle of the pack in the California League, as well.
[ Related: Modesto’s 2015 top prospect is outfielder Raimel Tapia ]
And while they stood out at points during the season and appeared to be making a move on their division, they ended up far off the pace and sent home at the end of the regular season in early September.
Let’s dive in to what the club did specifically this season…
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