Saturday, November 7, 2009

GCL Astros - Philip Rorabaugh

Continuing the review of the GCL Astros is...

Philip Rorabaugh
How did he get here?: Undrafted free agent, 2009 (North Florida)
Stats: 6'0", 185 lbs, Throws: Right
Age as of April 1, 2010: 23

Season line: 1-1, 34.2IP, 3.89 ERA/1.62 WHIP, 26K:7BB, .318 BAA, 1HR


vs. LHB (12IP): 5.25 ERA/1.42 WHIP, 6K:0BB, .333 BAA
vs. RHB (22.2IP): 3.18 ERA/1.72 WHIP, 20K:7BB, .311 BAA

Home (23.1IP): 1.93 ERA/1.33 WHIP, 18K:2BB, .290 BAA
Away (11.1IP): 7.94 ERA/2.21 WHIP, 8K:5BB, .370 BAA

Bases Empty (12.1IP): 2.19 WHIP, 9K:5BB, .355 BAA
Runners on (22.1IP): 1.30 WHIP, 17K:2BB, .293 BAA
w/RISP (15.1IP): 0.98 WHIP, 12K:0BB, .250 BAA

July (7 games, 18.1IP): 6.38 ERA/1.91 WHIP, 13K:5BB, .345 BAA
August (8 games, 16.1IP): 1.10 ERA/1.29 WHIP, 13K:2BB, .284 BAA

K/9 Rate: 6.8
BB/9 Rate: 1.8
Groundout/Flyout Rate: 1.35
K:BB Ratio: 3.71

Rorabaugh came on from North Florida as an undrafted free agent in July, and it was a tale of two months for Rorabaugh. July took some settling in, posting that 6.38 ERA. He doesn't walk many batters - obviously - notably not walking any LHBs in his fifteen games. Where he gets in trouble is with hits, and not walks, so that's a pretty good sign as he'll pitch to contact, and it looks as though the balls were just finding holes. A bend-but-not-break pitcers, he had a WHIP under 1.00 with RISP, and didn't issue any walks in that situation. Once those hits come down, it looks like he has the command to advance.