Tucson Padres Hitter/Pitcher April ’13
After finishing off the month of April one game below .500 with a record 11-12, the Tucson Padres are going to try and get on the upside of .500.
The team will need contributions from both the mound and at the plate.
For the month of April it was a hard choice in both categories, with a couple of possibilities standing out.
The T-Pads hitter for the month of April would be center fielder Daniel Robertson, who is in his second season with Tucson after having played for the San Antonio Missions, which is the Class AA affiliate of the San Diego Padres.
Robertson had the highest batting average for the month of April for the T-Pads hitting .362, he also managed an on base percentage of .456 while slugging .521. That is after playing 25 games in the month and getting 94 appearances at the plate.
For the month he recorded 34 hits with 23 being singles, eight being doubles, two being triples and one being a home run.
Robertson has crossed the plate 21 times this season, while collecting 10 RBIs and stealing eight bases.
He is on a good pace, seeing that it is still early in the season and last year he finished off with a batting average of .302, an OBP of .371 and with slugging at .388.
He only hit two home runs last season, so he is on pace to break that as he already has one homer this year.
His strikeout to walk ratio wasn’t quite as impressive as he struck out 14 times and was walked
Now hitting is not the only aspect of the game, there is the the players that are taking care of business at the mound.
The pitcher for the month of April is Thad Weber, Weber was effective in his three outings in April after throwing 17 innings in April.
It is Weber’s second stint with the T-Pads, after having a short stint with the Toledo Mud Hens, a Detroit Tigers affiliate.
Weber started three games in April and was able to convert all three starts into wins, as he led the T-Pads in wins for the month of April.
His ERA for the month was at 2.65. He gave up a total of 16 hits and five earned runs while keeping the opponents batting average at .246.
Weber didn’t give up a long ball in the month, while he managed to strikeout 13 batters and walked only two in his three appearances.
Both Robertson and Weber are hoping to keep the ball rolling into the month of May as well as the rest of the season.
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