Wednesday, October 21, 2009

GCL Astros - Andrea Lucati

Andrea Lucati is a product of the European Baseball Academy, and just finished up his second season in the Astros organization (getting 7IP of work in Greeneville in 2008).

Andrea Lucati
How did he get here?: Signed prior to 2008 season
Stats: 6'3", 247 lbs, Throws: Right
Age as of April 1, 2010: 20

On the season: 13 games (5 starts) 1-2, 4.86 ERA/1.92 WHIP, 31K:23BB, .295 against, 3HR


As reliever: 8 games, 1-1, 3.98 ERA/1.67 WHIP, 16K:11BB, .284 BAA, 2HR
As starter: 5 games, 0-1, 6.23 ERA/2.31 WHIP, 15K:12BB, .310 BAA, 1HR

vs. LHB (6IP): 6.00 ERA/3.33 WHIP, 7K:11BB, .321 BAA, 0HR
vs. RHB (27.1IP): 4.61 ERA/1.65 WHIP, 24K:12BB, .288 BAA, 3HR

Home (22.1IP): 2.42 ERA/1.61 WHIP, 23K:16BB, .233 BAA, 1HR
Away (11IP): 9.82 ERA/2.55 WHIP, 8K:7BB, .396 BAA, 2HR

Bases Empty (9.1IP): 3.11 WHIP, 8K:13BB, .348 BAA, 2HR
Runners on (24IP): 1.46 WHIP, 23K:10BB, .269 BAA, 1HR
w/RISP (17.2IP): 1.25 WHIP, 16K:7BB, .224 BAA, 1HR

June (2 games, 5.1IP): 3.38 ERA/1.13 WHIP, 3K:1BB
July (5 games, 13.1IP): 5.40 ERA/2.33 WHIP, 11K:12BB
August (6 games, 14.2IP): 4.91 ERA/1.77 WHIP, 15K:7BB

K/9 Rate: 8.4
BB/9 Rate: 6.2
Groundout/Flyout Rate: 1.34
K:BB Ratio: 1.35

There are some good things to take away from Lucati's 2009 season. The first thing you might notice is how terrible July was, with a WHIP over 2.00 and more walks than strikeouts. Hitters tagged him for a BAA of .339 in July. But in August, his GB:FB ratio jumped from 1.00 in July to 2.38 in August, and his BAA was .262. We can also look at how effective he was in pressure situations. He had a K:BB ratio over 2.00 with both runners on and in scoring position. He's all over the place (7 HBP, 7 WP), but showed signs of improvement.