Monday, November 2, 2009

GCL Astros - Mark Jones

Mark Jones got four starts for the GCL Astros this season and appeared in nine games as a reliever - a role in which he thrived, at least this season. Let's take us a look:

Mark Jones
How did he get here?: Drafted 22nd round, 2009 draft
Stats: 6'7", 205 lbs, Throws: Right
Age as of April 1, 2010: 19

Cumulative line: 1-2, 21.2IP, 4.57 ERA/1.85 WHIP, 13K:13BB, .314 BAA, 0HR

Splits:

as Starter (6.1IP), 11.37 ERA/2.53 WHIP, 6K:4BB, .375 BAA
as Reliever (15.1IP), 1.76 ERA/1.57 WHIP, 7K:9BB, .278 BAA

vs. LHB (6.2IP): 2.70 ERA/1.05 WHIP, 4K:4BB, .143 BAA
vs. RHB (15IP): 5.40 ERA/2.20 WHIP, 9K:9BB, .369 BAA

Home (14IP): 2.57 ERA/1.71 WHIP, 8K:7BB, .315 BAA
Away (7.2IP): 8.22 ERA/2.09 WHIP, 5K:6BB, .313 BAA

Bases Empty (9IP): 2.22 WHIP, 7K:10BB, .256 BAA
Runners on (12.2IP): 1.58 WHIP, 6K:3BB, .362 BAA
w/RISP (6.1IP): 2.05 WHIP, 3K:2BB, .407 BAA

June (1 start, 0.2IP): 0.00 ERA/1.50 WHIP, 1K:1BB
July (6 games, 3 starts, 9.2IP): 9.31 ERA/2.59 WHIP, 7K:6BB
August (6 games): 0.79 ERA/1.24 WHIP, 5K:6BB

K/9 Rate: 5.4
BB/9 Rate: 5.4
Groundout/Flyout Rate: 1.55
K:BB Ratio: 1.00

Jones had a rough July, so when you have one bad month and only pitch in 22+ innings, it's going to skew the numbers, and it won't be pretty. And Jones' July wasn't pretty. What is encouraging is the low ERA/WHIP once he settled into that reliever role in August. The walks will need to come down, but his groundout ratio is encouraging, and he didn't give up a homer all season long.

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