The Legends season has wrapped up for 2009. The team had a defensive lean as evidenced by five of the six players to mention are pitchers:
Jay Austin, 19, OF. After hitting under .200 in a 2008 short season, Austin's bat came around a bit. He batted .267 with 22 doubles and 23 stolen bases.
Robert Bono, 18, RHP. Bono made 25 starts, and pitched 143 1/3 innings. His ERA was 3.20 and his WHIP was 1.23.
Jordan Lyles, 18, RHP. With Bud Norris in the major leagues, Lyles is likely the top pitching prospect in the system now. He made 26 starts this season, pitched 144 2/3 innnings and struck out 167. His ERA was 3.24 and his WHIP was 1.19.
Matt Nevarez, 22, RHP. Nevarez was impressive for Lexington after being acquired in the Pudge Rodriguez trade. Eight games, 8 1/3 innings, one win, four saves, 13 strikeouts and an 0.00 ERA. Over-all between Hickory and Lexington he had 13 saves and 63 Ks with a 2.28 ERA in 43 1/3 IP. Nevarez is Rule 5 Draft eligible this Winter, so it will be interesting to see if the Astros see fit to protect him on the 40-man roster.
Ross Seaton, 19, RHP. Seaton made 24 starts and threw the team's only complete game shutout. He pitched 136 2/3 innings with and ERA of 3.29 and a WHIP of 1.29
Henry Villar, 22, RHP. Villar made 43 appearances this season(40 out of the bullpen). In 90 IP, he struck out 109 while allowing only 18 walks. His ERA was 2.60 and his WHIP was 1.09.