2008 Akron Aeros Roster

Eastern League (EL) - Class: AA
Team Record: 80-62
Finished 2nd in the EL's Southern Division
Manager: Mike Sarbaugh (80-62)
Affiliation: Cleveland Indians
Location: Akron, Ohio
Ballpark: Canal Park
Attendance: 342,816, Avg. 5,117 in 67 home dates
2008 Akron Aeros Statistics

Playoffs - Akron Aeros 3 games, Bowie Baysox 1
Finals - Trenton Thunder d games, Akron Aeros 1

The Akron Aeros of the Eastern League ended the 2008 season with a record of 80 wins and 62 losses, finishing second in the league's Southern Division.

The Aeros scored 654 runs and surrendered 603 runs. Wes Hodges led Akron with 18 home runs and drove in 97 runs. Stephen Head and Wes Hodges topped all regular hitters with a .290 average, while J. D. Martin and Frank Herrmann paced the squad with 11 wins each, and Ryan Edell recorded a 3.81 ERA, tops among regularly-used pitchers.

Players from the 2008 Akron Aeros who spent time in Major League Baseball during their careers included Trevor Crowe, Chris Gimenez, Jose Constanza, Josh Barfield, Michael Aubrey, Joe Borowski, J. D. Martin, Victor Martinez, Scott Lewis, Neil Wagner, Wyatt Toregas, Jake Westbrook, Steven Wright, Jeff Stevens, Josh Rodriguez, Bronson Sardinha, Carlos Santana, Luis Perdomo, Tony Sipp, Roberto Hernandez, Frank Herrmann, Matt LaPorta, Jerad Head and David Huff.

Mike Sarbaugh served as manager.


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Player Bats Throws Birth Date Height Weight Hometown
Michael AubreyLLApril 15, 19826'0"190Shreveport, LA US
Josh BarfieldRRDecember 17, 19826'0"190Barquisimeto, Lara VE
Joe BorowskiRRMay 4, 19716'2"225Bayonne, NJ US
T. J. BurtonLRJuly 30, 19836'3"185Ottawa, ON CA
Bubbie BuzacheroRRJune 13, 19815'11"180Livingston, TN US
Armando CamacaroRRApril 6, 19795'11"220Caracas, Distrito Federal VE
Brandon ChavesSRAugust 5, 19796'3"181Hilo, HI US
Jose ConstanzaLLSeptember 1, 19835'9"185Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional DO
Trevor CroweSRNovember 17, 19835'10"190Portland, OR US
Chris De La CruzSRMay 3, 19826'0"175Monte Plata, DO
Kelvin De La CruzLLAugust 1, 19886'5"190La Vega, La Vega DO
James DetersRRJune 4, 19836'4"180Kalamazoo, MI US
Kevin DixonRRDecember 16, 19836'3"225St. Louis Park, MN US
Ryan EdellLLJuly 6, 19836'1"215Boston, MA US
Damaso EspinoRRMay 8, 19836'1"210Panama, Panama PA
Chris GimenezRRDecember 27, 19826'2"230Gilroy, CA US
Ryan GoleskiRRMarch 19, 19826'3"215Warren, MI US
Jerad HeadRRNovember 15, 19826'0"210Topeka, KS US
Stephen HeadLLJanuary 13, 19846'3"220Raymond, MS US
Roberto HernandezRRAugust 30, 19806'4"270Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional DO
Frank HerrmannLRMay 30, 19846'4"220Rutherford, NJ US
Wes HodgesRRSeptember 14, 19846'2"205Chattanooga, TN US
David HuffSLAugust 22, 19846'1"210Huntington Beach, CA US
Matt LaPortaRRJanuary 8, 19856'2"215Port Charlotte, FL US
Scott LewisSLSeptember 26, 19836'0"195West Covina, CA US
Chuck LofgrenLLJanuary 29, 19866'3"190Redwood City, CA US
J. D. MartinRRJanuary 2, 19836'4"220Ridgecrest, CA US
Victor MartinezSRDecember 23, 19786'2"235Ciudad Bolivar, Bolivar VE
Joanniel MonteroRRFebruary 2, 19866'5"200Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional DO
Randy NewsomRRMay 6, 19826'2"200Cincinnati, OH US
Shawn NottinghamLLJanuary 22, 19856'1"190Canton, OH US
Nathan PantherLLJuly 12, 19816'2"180Iowa City, IA US
Luis PerdomoRRApril 27, 19846'0"180San Cristobal, San Cristobal DO
Doug PickensRRJune 19, 19856'0"201Southfield, MI US
Brandon PinckneyRRApril 12, 19825'10"165Sacramento, CA US
Josh RodriguezRRDecember 18, 19846'0"192Houston, TX US
Scott RoehlRRAugust 19, 19816'1"195Kenosha, WI US
Carlos SantanaSRApril 8, 19865'11"210Santo Domingo, Distrito Nacional DO
Reid SantosLLAugust 24, 19826'1"170Wahiawa, HI US
Bronson SardinhaLRApril 6, 19836'1"220Honolulu, HI US
Tony SippLLJuly 12, 19836'0"190Pascagoula, MS US
Jeff StevensRRSeptember 5, 19836'2"205Berkeley, CA US
Erik StillerRRJuly 10, 19846'5"210Bryan, TX US
Wyatt ToregasRRDecember 2, 19825'11"210Fairfax, VA US
Sung-Wei TsengRRDecember 28, 19845'10"195Taitong City, TW
Neil WagnerRRJanuary 1, 19846'0"215Minneapolis, MN US
Jake WestbrookRRSeptember 29, 19776'3"210Athens, GA US
Matt WhitneyRRFebruary 13, 19846'3"215West Palm Beach, FL US
Steven WrightRRAugust 30, 19846'2"215Torrance, CA US

Average attendance is based upon the number of actual home dates where known (most leagues from 1992 and later). Where the number of home dates is not known, the average is calculated using half the team's total games.




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