Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Greeneville Astros: Ben Orloff

Rough year for draftee Ben Orloff, who started the year in Tri-City, and on August 12 was sent to Greeneville.

Ben Orloff
How did he get here?: Drafted in 9th round (2009)
Stats: 5'11", 170 lbs, Bats: Right Throws: Right
Age as of April 1, 2010: 22

Season line:
Tri-City: 28 games, 70 PAs, 9x60 - .150/.235/.167, 9K:5BB, 1XBH-8RBI
Greeneville: 11 games, 45 PAs, 7x37 - .189/.273/.243, 2K:3BB, 2XBH-5RBI

Splits (for Greeneville only. Which is real helpful.):
vs. LHP (8ABs): .222/.222/.250, 0K:0BB, 0XBH-3RBI
vs. RHP (29ABs): .172/.286/.241, 2K:3BB, 2XBH-2RBI

Home (22ABs): .182/.296/.273, 1K:2BB, 2XBH-3RBI
Away (15ABs): .200/.235/.200, 1K:1BB, 0XBH-2RBI

Bases Empty (24ABs): .208/.321/.292, 2K:2BB, 2XBH-0RBI
Runners on (13ABs): .154/.188/.154, 0K:1BB, 0XBH-5RBI
w/RISP (8ABs): .250/.200/.250, 0K:0BB, 0XBH-5RBI

August (37ABs): .189/.273/.243, 2K:3BB, 2XBH-5RBI

Season Total
K/PA rate: 11.3%
XBH/H rate: 18.8%
K:BB ratio: 1.38

Orloff spent 22 of his 26 games in the field at 2B, where he posted a .959 Fld% (3 errors in 74 chances).

I'm guessing this wasn't the start that Orloff had in mind. That said, he doesn't strikeout much, so the contact ought to improve as he adjusts to pro-ball. He didn't strikeout at UC-Irvine either (67Ks in 877ABs - or 7.6%, because the math is free), and he didn't hit below .324 in his sophomore through senior seasons. So don't fret over the .446 OPS. Unless it happens again, and then we can fret.