Friday, October 9, 2009

GCL Astros - Brandon Wilkerson

Next up is Arlington, Texas' own Brandon Wilkerson, who spent the majority of his time at third base for the GCL Astros...

Brandon Wilkerson
How did he get here?: Signed to a minor league contract, May 2009
Stats: 6'2", 170 lbs, Bats: Right; Throws: Right
Age as of April 1, 2010: 21

Season line: 41 games, 128 PAs. 19x111 - .171/.268/.243 - 8XBH-6RBI. 27K:11BB

Splits:
vs. LHP (36ABs): .194/.237/.306, 5K:2BB, 4XBH-3RBI
vs. RHP (75ABs): .160/.281/.213, 22K:9BB, 4XBH-3RBI

Home (56ABs): .161/.213/.196, 14K:3BB, 2XBH-6RBI
Away (55ABs): .182/.318/.291, 13K:8BB, 6XBH-0RBI

Runners on (44ABs): .114/.167/.136, 13K:3BB, 1XBH-6RBI
w/RISP (25ABs): .120/.207/.160, 7K:3BB, 1XBH-6RBI

June (9ABs): .000/.000/.000, 5K:0BB, 0XBH-0RBI
July (37ABs): .162/.279/.216, 8K:5BB, 2XBH-2RBI
August (65ABs): .200/.293/.292, 14K:6BB, 6XBH-4RBI

K/PA rate: 21%
XBH/H rate: 42.1%
K:BB ratio: 2.45

Wilkerson played 37 games at third and just three at shortstop. Regardless, in 124 total chances, he made 15 errors for a total FP of .879. Third base was a little more kind to him, as he made 13 errors in 113 chances for an .885 fielding percentage.

Wilkerson played independent ball, so this was his first season in an affiliated minor league. While his numbers weren't staggering, he did improve from July to August, but his defense...needs a little work.

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