TROY, NY - Oakland A's 2011 13th-round pick Jacob Tanis spent a second year with the short-season…
2012 Year In Review: Vermont Lake Monsters
Team Overview After making the playoffs in their first season as an Oakland A's affiliate in 2011, the Vermont Lake Monsters struggled to a last-place finish in 2012. The Lake Monsters posted a 33-43 overall record and really struggled on the road, where they were an anemic 10-28. Not surprisingly given their record, the Lake Monsters finished in the bottom third of the league in team OPS with a 642 mark. They were second-to-last in homeruns with only 21 and posted a .324 OBP. The Lake Monsters finished in the middle of the pack in walks with 234 and in strike-outs with 569. They weren't efficient base-stealers either, swiping 45 in 76 chances. On the mound, the Lake Monsters fared better, however. Vermont was in the middle of the league with a team ERA of 3.65. Lake Monsters' pitchers led the league with 674 strike-outs in 660.2 innings pitched. They were in the upper-half of the league in walks, however, with 270. Homeruns hurt the Vermont staff, as they finished with 40 allowed...
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