Next up is Astros County's adopted player, and loyal columnist, Aaron Bray. Read all your Aaron Bray content here.
How did he get here?: Drafted, 27th Round (2009 draft)
Stats: 6'0", 180 lbs, Bats: Left Throws: Right
Age as of April 1, 2010: 22
Season line: 48 games, 189 PAs. 44x158 - .278/.388/.323 - 6XBH-20RBI. 35K:28BB
vs. LHP (34ABs): .176/.282/.235, 8K:5BB, 2XBH-1RBI
vs. RHP (124ABs): .306/.416/.347, 27K:23BB, 4XBH-19RBI
Home (79ABs): .291/.364/.329, 15K:8BB, 3XBH-10RBI
Away (79ABs): .266/.410/.316, 20K:20BB, 3XBH-10RBI
Bases Empty (81ABs): .284/.420/.309, 19K:19BB, 2XBH-0RBI
Runners on (77ABs): .273/.352/.338, 16K:9BB, 4XBH-20RBI
w/RISP (50ABs): .300/.379/.320, 9K:7BB, 1XBH-17RBI
June (10ABs): .200/.333/.200, 4K:2BB, 0XBH-0RBI
July (52ABs): .288/.406/.442, 10K:11BB, 4XBH-9RBI
August (80ABs): .300/.398/.363, 16K:13BB, 4XBH-9RBI
September (3ABs): .667/.750/.667, 0K:0BB, 0XBH-1RBI
K/PA rate: 18.5%
XBH/H rate: 13.6%
K:BB ratio: 1.25
Thirty-two of Bray's 35 starts in the field were at first base, where he posted a .972 fielding percentage, participating in 19 double plays among 1B, 2B, and 3B. Ten games were spent at DH.
Bray finished the season strong, hitting .405/.488/514 over his last ten games and, unlike many of his rookie counterparts, got better as the season went on, posting season higs in runs, hits, extra-base hits, RBI, BA, OBP, and SLG in August. Left-handed pitching gave him some trouble, but he hit .306/.416/.347 against righties. The K:BB ratio is encouraging, as well.
Citizen Steve, what say you on Aaron Bray?
Team player. Did whatever was asked. Old for the League, and it will be interesting to see what he does in Lexington next year. Needs more pop.