Looking back at the Tampa Yankees’ 2011 season

Pitching told a different story for the Yankees, who had some really strong performers and some who struggled mightily..  The Tampa pitchers combined 3.98 was actually the third highest in the FSL.  They were the only team to not record a complete game, while their other pitching stats were fairly mediocre compared to the rest of the league.

Curtain Calls:
Walter Ibarra (2B): Ibarra spent the whole season in Tampa and hit .297/.333/.421/.754.  He stole ten bases, had six homers, three triples and 24 doubles.

Robert Lyerly (3B): Lyerly was a big bat for the Yankees before being called up to Trenton.  He hit .315/.363/.462/.825 over 64 games

Jose Quintana (P): Quintana made twelve starts and appeared in 30 games for Tampa this season, going 10-2 with a 2.91 ERA.  He had 88 strikeouts and just 28 walks.

Zoilo Almonte: Almonte also had a strong season with Tampa and was rewarded with a promotion to Trenton later in the year.  He hit .293/.368/.514/.882 over 708 games in the FSL.  Almonte led the team with twelve homers and had 14 stolen bases.

Players to Watch:
Abraham Almonte (CF): Abe’s 34 game hit streak may have been helped by his speed, which he showed off by picking up a team high 30 stolen bases.  He put together a .268/.333/.382/.715 slashline for the season.

Josh Romanski (P): Romanski put together a nice season in both Tampa and Trenton.  He went 7-5 in seventeen starts in the the FSL, where he had a 3.16 ERA.  He struck out 69 hitters and walked only 15.

Brett Marshall (P): Marshall went 9-7 with a 3.78 ERA over 27 games and 26 starts.  He gave up six homers and led the team with 114 Ks, allowing 48 bases on balls.