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More on MiLB Average Ages

I swear, I'll stop with the "Death by Powerpoint" some day, but ...one last series of chart to compare and contrast our farm system under Dave Littlefield and Neal Huntington.  As before, I'm not looking at the Cam Bonifay years because I'm not the team historian; I think these have value in helping us evaluate whether the current regime deserves our support.  First, though, here's our recent ownership/GM/Scouting Director history. 

Principal Owner

Years

GM

Hired

Fired/Resigned

Best Record/Finish

Scouting Director

Years

Kevin McClatchey

1996 – 2007

Larry Doughty

 

(F) 6 Jan 92

98-64 (1st)

Jack Zduriencik

1991 – 1993

 

 

Ted Simmons

5 Feb 92

(R) 19 Jun 93

96-66 (1st)

 

 

 

 

Cam Bonifay

19 Jun 93

(F) 11 June 01

79-83 (2nd)

Paul Tinnell

1994 – 1996

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leland Maddox

1997 – 1998

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mickey White

1999 – 2001

 

 

Dave Littlefield

13 Jul 01

(F) 7 Sep 07

75-87 (4th)

Ed Creech

2002 – 2007

Bob Nutting

2007 –

Neal Huntington

25 Sep 07

 

72-90 (4th)

Greg Smith

2008 –

For the charts below, I used this coding scheme:

Pirates affiliate is within +/- 4 months of league average age

Pirates affiliate is 4-8 months younger than league average age

Pirates affiliate is > 8 months younger than league average age

Pirates affiliate is 4-8 months older than league average age

Pirates affiliate is > 8 months older than league average age

Here is the average ages of the Pirates' MiLB affilliates under Dave Littlefield.  Since he was hired in the middle of the 2001 season, he had more opportunity to influence the Pirates system than Huntingtong did in his first year.  And Littlefield did not get fired until the end of the 2007 season, so he owns that year.   

 

2001

Affiliate

Pitchers

Batters

 

 

League

Pirates

League

Pirates

Rookie

Bradenton

19.5

19.4

19.3

19.2

A-ss

Williamsport

21.2

21.1

21.0

20.7

A

Hickory

21.4

21.0

21.4

20.5

A+

Lynchburg

22.6

22.6

22.4

22.1

AA

Altoona

24.2

24.7

24.3

24.2

AAA

Nashville

26.9

27.8

27.1

26.5

 

2002

Affiliate

Pitchers

Batters

 

 

League

Pirates

League

Pirates

Rookie

Bradenton

19.7

19.1

19.6

20.0

A-ss

Williamsport

21.4

21.4

21.3

21.1

A

Hickory

21.4

21.9

21.6

21.8

A+

Lynchburg

22.7

22.1

22.7

22.6

AA

Altoona

24.5

24.9

24.4

25.2

AAA

Nashville

26.9

27.8

27.0

28.9

 

2003

Affiliate

Pitchers

Batters

 

 

League

Pirates

League

Pirates

Rookie

Bradenton

19.9

20.2

19.6

20.2

A-ss

Williamsport

21.4

21.1

21.3

21.7

A

Hickory

21.7

21.9

21.8

22.3

A+

Lynchburg

22.8

23.4

22.6

22.6

AA

Altoona

24.2

23.7

24.5

25.0

AAA

Nashville

27.1

26.9

27.2

27.6

 

2004

Affiliate

Pitchers

Batters

 

 

League

Pirates

League

Pirates

Rookie

Bradenton

20.1

19.7

19.8

19.3

A-ss

Williamsport

21.4

21.2

21.4

21.1

A

Hickory

21.6

21.5

21.7

22.9

A+

Lynchburg

23.0

23.0

23.2

23.6

AA

Altoona

24.3

24.4

24.5

24.7

AAA

Nashville

27.2

27.3

27.2

27.8

 

2005

Affiliate

Pitchers

Batters

 

 

League

Pirates

League

Pirates

Rookie

Bradenton

20.3

21.1

19.8

19.8

A-ss

Williamsport

21.3

21.3

21.3

21.5

A

Hickory

21.8

21.9

21.9

22.4

A+

Lynchburg

22.8

23.4

23.3

24.5

AA

Altoona

24.7

25.2

24.5

25.3

AAA

Indianapolis

26.7

26.8

27.3

26.6

 

 

2006

Affiliate

Pitchers

Batters

 

 

League

Pirates

League

Pirates

Rookie

Bradenton

20.3

20.7

19.9

20.8

A-ss

Williamsport

21.5

21.2

21.3

20.9

A

Hickory

21.8

21.8

21.8

22.0

A+

Lynchburg

23.0

23.7

23.4

23.7

AA

Altoona

24.7

26.2

25.0

25.8

AAA

Indianapolis

27.0

28.5

27.2

27.6

 

2007

Affiliate

Pitchers

Batters

 

 

League

Pirates

League

Pirates

Rookie

Bradenton

20.2

21.0

19.8

21.0

A-ss

State College

21.6

21.7

21.4

21.5

A

Hickory

22.0

22.0

21.8

22.5

A+

Lynchburg

22.9

23.1

23.1

23.2

AA

Altoona

24.8

25.5

25.1

25.6

AAA

Indianapolis

26.7

27.7

27.4

28.3


In comparison, here are the average ages under Neal Huntington so far: 

 

2008

Affiliate

Pitchers

Batters

 

 

League

Pirates

League

Pirates

Rookie

Bradenton

20.2

21.4

19.8

20.0

A-ss

State College

21.4

21.7

21.3

20.9

A

Hickory

21.9

22.3

21.6

22.4

A+

Lynchburg

22.8

23.1

22.9

22.9

AA

Altoona

24.6

25.2

24.5

24.8

AAA

Indianapolis

27.0

26.7

27.2

26.5

 

2009

Affiliate

Pitchers

Batters

 

 

League

Pirates

League

Pirates

Rookie

Bradenton

20.3

20.6

19.6

20.0

A-ss

State College

21.5

21.9

21.1

21.6

A

West Virginia

21.6

22.3

21.6

21.6

A+

Lynchburg

22.9

22.8

22.8

23.3

AA

Altoona

24.1

24.7

24.4

24.3

AAA

Indianapolis

26.9

27.2

27.1

26.5

 

2010

Affiliate

Pitchers

Batters

 

 

League

Pirates

League

Pirates

Rookie

Bradenton

20.4

19.9

19.6

19.6

A-ss

State College

21.3

19.9

21.1

21.4

A

West Virginia

21.9

22.5

21.6

21.6

A+

Bradenton

22.9

23.4

22.8

22.8

AA

Altoona

24.2

23.6

24.3

24.2

AAA

Indianapolis

26.5

27.6

26.9

26.8

 

2011

Affiliate

Pitchers

Batters

 

 

League

Pirates

League

Pirates

Rookie

GCL Pirates

20.4

19.5

19.9

19.4

A-ss

State College

21.4

20.4

21.1

21.2

A

West Virginia

21.9

20.9

21.4

22.1

A+

Bradenton

22.9

23.5

22.7

22.2

AA

Altoona

24.6

24.4

24.2

23.8

AAA

Indianapolis

26.6

26.3

26.7

25.4

 

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of the managing editor (Charlie) or SB Nation. FanPosts are written by Bucs Dugout readers.

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