The Ironbirds (28-48) had a tough 2012 season. There is simply no other way of putting it. Coming into the year, it was known that they had a very raw team. The Ironbirds’ hitters were primarily older players just drafted in 2012 (21.7 Average Batting Age). The pitchers on the other hand, were one of the younger groups in the NYPL (21.0 Average Pitching Age).
It showed this season, as the pitching was very inconsistent and took their road bumps along the way. The hitters also went on cold-streaks and games without scoring runs. Overall it was a frustrating season for this short-season club, but there were plenty of good things that happened as well.
Below are some observations and thoughts on the year, as I was able to see many of these players multiple times in my trips to Ripken Stadium. I could not fit everyone on here, but I would welcome any discussion on the players not listed on the forums.
Feel free to discuss these players or ask any questions on others.