Sunday, October 11, 2009

GCL Astros - Left Fielders

We'll start with the two players who spent the most time in Left Field for the GCL Astros.

Garen Wright
How did he get here?: Drafted, 29th Round (2009)
Stats: 6'3", 230 lbs, Bats: Right; Throws: Right
Age as of April 1, 2010: 19

Season line: 34 games, 126 PAs. 20x108 - .185/.290/.222 - 3XBH-7RBI. 35K:15BB

Splits:
vs. LHP (28ABs): .143/.273/.179, 9K:5BB, 1XBH-3RBI
vs. RHP (80ABs): .200/.297/.238, 26K:10BB, 2XBH-4RBI

Home (50ABs): .280/.368/.300, 16K:6BB, 1XBH-5RBI
Away (58ABs): .103/.224/.155, 19K:9BB, 2XBH-2RBI

Runners on (48ABs): .167/.322/.208, 19K:11BB, 1XBH-7RBI
w/RISP (30ABs): .133/.257/.200, 11K:5BB, 1XBH-7RBI

June (11ABs): .273/.333/.273, 3K:1BB, 0XBH-0RBI
July (49ABs): .204/.316/.265, 12K:7BB, 2XBH-3RBI
August (48ABs): .146/.255/.267, 20K:7BB, 1XBH-4RBI

K/PA rate: 27.7%
XBH/H rate: 15%
K:BB ratio: 2.33

Wright played in 21 of his 34 games in left field (with nine games in right field), and committed two errors in 40 chances in the field

Nestor Santana
How did he get here?: Signed to a minor league contract prior to 2008 season
Stats: 6'0", 190 lbs, Bats: Right; Throws: Right
Age as of April 1, 2010: 19

Season line: 35 games, 119PAs. 29x101 - .287/.381/.337 - 5XBH-9RBI. 27K:13BB

Splits:
vs. LHP (19ABs): .474/.583/.579, 5K:5BB, 2XBH-2RBI
vs. RHP (82ABs): .244/.330/.280, 22K:8BB, 3XBH-7RBI

Home (45ABs): .333/.426/.356, 12K:6BB, 1XBH-4RBI
Away (56ABs): .250/.344/.321, 15K:7BB, 4XBH-5RBI

Runners on (45ABs): .267/.370/.289, 14K:7BB, 1XBH-9RBI
w/RISP (31ABs): .290/.343/.323, 12K:3BB, 1XBH-9RBI

June (9ABs): .222/.364/.333, 2K:2BB, 1XBH-0RBI
July (44ABs): .295/.396/.318, 12K:6BB, 1XBH-4RBI
August (48ABs): .292/.370/.354, 13K:5BB, 3XBH-5RBI

K/PA rate: 22.7%
XBH/H rate: 17.2%
K:BB ratio: 2.08

Wright was a better defensive left fielder, but Santana had the better bat. Santana did spend last year in the VSL, mostly at right field, so this is a bit of a switch for him.

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