Monday, November 9, 2009

Greeneville Astros: Frank Almonte

We're going to approach the Greeneville Astros player-by-player breakdown a little bit differently, coming at it not by position, but by alphabetical order. It will cut down on me missing a player on accident.

Frank Almonte
How did he get here?: Signed contract prior to 2007 season
Stats: 6'2", 190 lbs, Bats: Right Throws: Right
Age as of April 1, 2010: 21

Season line: 38 games, 153 PAs. 34x138 - .246/.314/.428 - 14XBH-23RBI. 40K:11BB

vs. LHP (30ABs): .300/.364/.400, 9K:3BB, 1XBH-4RBI
vs. RHP (108ABs): .231/.300/.435, 31K:8BB, 13XBH-19RBI

Home (74ABs): .257/.333/.392, 20K:7BB, 8XBH-15RBI
Away (64ABs): .234/.290/.469, 20K:4BB, 6XBH-8RBI

Bases Empty (66ABs): .227/.329/.424, 21K:7BB, 7XBH-3RBI
Runners on (72ABs): .264/.299/.431, 19K:4BB, 7XBH-20RBI
w/RISP (49ABs): .204/.245/.347, 15K:3BB, 4XBH-16RBI

June (25ABs): .160/.222/.200, 9K:1BB, 1XBH-2RBI
July (91ABs): .253/.317/.484, 25K:7BB, 10XBH-16RBI
August (22ABs): .318/.400/.455, 6K:3BB, 3XBH-5RBI

K/PA rate: 26.1%
XBH/H rate: 41.2%
K:BB ratio: 3.64

Almonte spent all of his games in the outfield, including eight in which he was the DH, playing 21 games in LF and 11 in RF, committing one error in 43 chances.

This was Almonte's third season in the Astros' organization, and his second in Greeneville. Almonte didn't play past August 8 of this year - for reasons I'm still trying to find - but 2009 was similar to 2008 for him. In 2008, Almonte had a 6.7:1 K:BB ratio, striking out in 31.3% of his PAs. So in that regard, he has brought his K rate down, but his OPS dropped from .750 to .741 from 08 to 09, and those Ks are going to need to come down. He may have been finding his groove when his season was cut short, hitting .324/.395/.647 in the last ten games of his season.

Citizen Steve attends Greeneville games regularly, and I've asked him to respond to our review of their 2009 season. This comment is, appropriately, in the Comments section, but it's worth putting on the Main Page. Take it away, Citizen Steve:

Almonte collided with a pitcher on a squibber down the first base line on Aug. 9th. He tore something and was done for the year. Likely also for his career based on his age and the length of the rehab. Nice kid. It's a shame.