Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Greeneville Astros - Miguel Arrendell

Miguel Arrendell
How did he get here?: Signed contract prior to 2006 season
Stats: 6'0", 165 lbs, Bats: Right Throws: Right
Age as of April 1, 2010: 22

Season line: 46 games, 176 PAs. 32x136 - .235/.394/.368 - 9XBH-14RBI. 37K:35BB

vs. LHP (27ABs): .074/.278/.074, 14K:8BB, 0XBH-2RBI
vs. RHP (109ABs): .275/.424/.440, 23K:27BB, 9XBH-12RBI

Home (63ABs): .286/.452/.524, 19K:19BB, 8XBH-9RBI
Away (73ABs): .192/.341/.233, 18K:16BB, 1XBH-5RBI

Bases Empty (82ABs): .220/.366/.366, 22K:18BB, 6XBH-2RBI
Runners on (54ABs): .259/.432/.370, 15K:17BB, 3XBH-12RBI
w/RISP (35ABs): .343/.479/.514, 9K:10BB, 3XBH-12RBI

June (10ABs): .200/.333/.200, 4K:2BB, 0XBH-0RBI
July (52ABs): .288/.406/.442, 10K:11BB, 4XBH-9RBI
August (74ABs): .203/.394/.338, 23K:22BB, 5XBH-5RBI

K/PA rate: 21.0%
XBH/H rate: 28.1%
K:BB ratio: 1.06

Arrendell spent 16 of 41 starts at DH; 15 at 2B, 8 at SS, and 2 at 3B. While at 2B, Arrendell made three errors in 62 chances for a .952 fielding percentage, just a tick under his career .953 fielding pct at second base - his strongest position, defensively, and the one where his batting average can be excused.

This was Arrendell's fourth season in the Astros' organization, and his first in the States, having spent the previous three seasons in the Dominican Summer League. This includes 15 games as a rookie in 2006 in which he went 2x37 with a line of .054/.205/.054. But the ability to control the strike zone has been his strength throughout his four seasons. In 2008, Arrendell struck out 30 times, and walked 57. His high OBP can be attributed directly to the walk rate. Also down from 08 was his stolen bases. Arrendell stole 20 bases in the DSL, getting caught six times (76.9%). In 2009, that dropped to four stolen bases in eight attempts.