Sunday, October 11, 2009

GCL Astros - DH Telvin Nash

Before we take a look at the outfielders and pitchers of the GCL Astros and move on to Greeneville, we'll stop to take a closer look at 3rd round pick Telvin Nash.

Telvin Nash
How did he get here?: Drafted, 3rd Round (2009)
Stats: 6'1", 230 lbs, Bats: Right; Throws: Right
Age as of April 1, 2010: 19

Season line: 40 games, 157 PAs. 31x142 - .218/.280/.324 - 12XBH-20RBI. 45K:12BB

Splits:
vs. LHP (46ABs): .217/.315/.326, 19K:6BB, 4XBH-6RBI
vs. RHP (96ABs): .219/.262/.323, 26K:6BB, 8XBH-14RBI

Home (79ABs): .228/.287/.342, 20K:6BB, 7XBH-11RBI
Away (63ABs): .206/.271/.302, 25K:6BB, 5XBH-9RBI

Runners on (83ABs): .229/.298/.301, 23K:8BB, 6XBH-19RBI
w/RISP (55ABs): .218/.297/.291, 16K:7BB, 4XBH-18RBI

June (16ABs): .250/.294/.313, 4K:1BB, 1XBH-1RBI
July (68ABs): .176/.247/.279, 20K:6BB, 6XBH-8RBI
August (58ABs): .259/.317/.379, 21K:5BB, 5XBH-11RBI

K/PA rate: 28.7%
XBH/H rate: 38.7%
K:BB ratio: 3.75

Nash spent 20 of his 40 games at DH, and it's easy to see why. In 19 games in LF, Nash made six errors in 34 chances. It's far too early to make any judgments about his defensive ability - he was, after all, the third round pick - but let's hope the off-season workouts include shagging flies.

It took Nash until August to apparently figure it out. While his average was pretty low, I can't imagine this is terribly uncommon for players who move from high school to the minors. His OPS jumped 171 points from July to August as he got 15 of his 31 hits in his final 58 ABs of the season.

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