Photos Courtesy of Joan Veenstra (Robinson) and David April (Delgado)
Outfielder Kyle Robinson of the Windy City ThunderBolts and Casey Delgado of the Traverse City Beach Bums have been selected as the Frontier League Player of the Week and Pitcher of the week respectively, as chosen by Pointstreak, the official statistical provider of the Frontier League and the Independent Professional Baseball Federation.
Robinson, a University of Arkansas product in his fourth professional season, went 13 for 21 this week, hitting two home runs and driving in 7. He held a slugging percentage of 1.048 and with 3 walks and a hit by pitch he had a .654 on base percentage. The Boynton Beach, Florida native is in his second season in the Frontier League after spending two years in the Chicago White Sox organization. After making his Frontier League debut last season with the Joliet Slammers Robinson was signed last July by the ThunderBolts.
Delgado, an Austin Peay State University alum, is in his second professional season and second in the Frontier League. In two starts this week Delgado pitched 13 innings without allowing an earned run while notching 12 strikeouts. In those 13 innings Delgado allowed just 3 hits, 1 walk and 1 hit batsman. In the Beach Bums’ game on Sunday Delgado pitched 7 innings of 1 hit baseball on his way to his fifth win in seven starts this season. With 46 batters faced Delgado allowed just a .109 on base percentage against and a .070 batting average against. Delgado pitched for the Frontier Greys last season before being acquired this offseason by the Beach Bums.
Pointstreak provides the league with its statistical software and in game scoring applications. They aim to deliver “fast scores and cool stats to players, parents, fans, scouts and media.” For more information on Pointstreak products visit them at www.poinstreaksolutions.com or www.pointstreak.com.
The Frontier League is entering its 22nd season in 2014 and features 14 teams stretching from Pennsylvania to Missouri and from Kentucky to northern Michigan. The Frontier League annually advances the most players to MLB organizations of any of the independent leagues, and 25 former Frontier League players have played in the Major Leagues.