The minor league regular season has come to a close.  This week we’ll check on how each team finished in their division races.  We’ll check in on the status of the three teams that qualified for the playoffs.  Then we’ll do some level setting by listing out the average ages and rate stats for hitters and pitchers at each of the minor league levels.

AAA Louisville Bats

The Bats ended their season at 64-80 and in 3rd of 4 in the International League West.

International League hitters average age this year was 26.7.  The league average slash line for hitters was .256/.323/.370/.693.

International League pitchers average age this year was 26.9.  The league average ERA/WHIP/OPS for pitchers was 3.62/1.322/.689.

AA Pensacola Blue Wahoos

The Blue Wahoos ended their season at 63-75 on the season and in 4th of 5 in the Southern League South.  They qualified for the playoffs by finishing in 1st place (38-32) in the second half and begin a best of five game series against the Biloxi Shuckers on Thursday, 09/10.

Southern League hitters average age this year was 24.0.  The league average slash line for hitters was .255/.334/.374/.708.

Southern League pitchers average age this year was 24.3.  The league average ERA/WHIP/OPS for pitchers was 3.81/1.359/.700.

High A Daytona Tortugas

The Tortugas ended their season at 77-58 on the season and in 2nd of 6 in the Florida State League North.  They finished 2nd to Clearwater in both the 1st and 2nd half and qualified for the playoffs by having the best overall record of the remaining teams in the division.  In the first round of the FSL playoffs they have defeated Clearwater two games to none in a three game series.  They will next face the Charlotte Stone Crabs in a best of five series for the FSL Championship that begins on Thursday, 09/10.

Florida State League hitters average age this year was 22.6.  The league average slash line for hitters was .248/.313/.337/.650.

Florida State League pitchers average age this year was 22.9.  The league average ERA/WHIP/OPS for pitchers was 3.22/1.254/.650.

Low A Dayton Dragons

The Dragons ended their season at 71-68 on the season and in 5th of 8 in the Midwest League Eastern.

Midwest League hitters average age this year was 21.4.  The league average slash line for hitters was .254/.322/.361/.682.

Midwest League pitchers average age this year was 21.9.  The league average ERA/WHIP/OPS for pitchers was 3.59/1.307/.682.

Rookie Billings Mustangs

The Mustangs ended their season at 37-38 on the season and in 2nd of 4 in the Pioneer League North.  They qualified for the playoffs by finishing in 1st place (20-18) in the second half.  They are up one game to zero in a best of three game series against the Missoula Osprey with a 5-2 win on Wednesday, 09/09.

Pioneer League hitters average age this year was 20.8.  The league average slash line for hitters was .278/.352/.422/.774.

Pioneer League pitchers average age this year was 21.3.  The league average ERA/WHIP/OPS for pitchers was 4.84/1.503/.774.

Rookie AZL Reds

The Reds ended their season at 27-29 on the season and in 3rd of 5 in the Arizona League Central.

Arizona League hitters average age this year was 19.8.  The league average slash line for hitters was .251/.324/.347/.671.

Arizona League pitchers average age this year was 20.3.  The league average ERA/WHIP/OPS for pitchers was 3.67/1.317/.671.