Tuesday, October 20, 2009

GCL Astros - Euris Quezada

After a short break for the Red River Rivalry, we're back to taking a look back at the GCL Astros starting pitchers...

Euris Quezada
How did he get here?: Signed contract prior to 2009 season
Stats: 6'6", 210 lbs, Throws: Right
Age as of April 1, 2010: 20

On the season: 1-7, 6.91 ERA/1.51 WHIP, 27K:14BB, .231 against, 4HR

vs. LHB (14.1IP): 6.91 ERA/1.61 WHIP, 7K:7BB, .258 BAA, 1HR
vs. RHB (27.1IP): 6.91 ERA/1.46 WHIP, 20K:7BB, .280 BAA, 3HR

Home (17IP): 2.12 ERA/0.71 WHIP, 12K:5BB, .119 BAA, 0HR
Away (24.2IP): 10.22 ERA/2.07 WHIP, 15K:9BB, .347 BAA, 4HR

Bases Empty (19.1IP): 1.55 WHIP, 8K:9BB, .236 BAA, 1HR
Runners on (22.1IP): 1.48 WHIP, 19K:5BB, .308 BAA, 3HR
w/RISP (19.2IP): 1.07 WHIP, 4K:6BB, .247 BAA, 2HR

June (1 start, 4IP): 2.25 ERA/1.00 WHIP, 3K:2BB
July (5 starts, 20IP): 7.65 ERA/1.35 WHIP, 11K:6BB
August (6 starts, 17.2IP): 7.13 ERA/1.81 WHIP, 13K:6BB

K/9 Rate: 5.8
BB/9 Rate: 3.0
Groundout/Flyout Rate: 2.72
K:BB Ratio: 1.93

The Home/Away splits are off the charts - with Quezada giving up seven hits in 17IP at home, and 42 hits in 24.2IP on the road, but it's the jump in July and August that are alarming. We're looking at very small sample sizes, so if it's unfair to make any judgments after one short season for hitters, it's certainly unfair to judge a pitcher after 12 starts. However, from July to August, Quezada's BAA jumped from .256 to .306, and that WHIP jumped almost half a baserunner an inning.