Friday, November 13, 2009

Greeneville Astros: Nathan Metroka

Nathan Metroka
How did he get here?: Drafted, 47th Round (2008)
Stats: 6'2", 220 lbs, Bats: Right Throws: Right
Age as of April 1, 2010: 23

Season line: 64 games, 233 PAs. 45x212 - .212/.280/.264 - 11XBH-17RBI. 65K:18BB

Note: Metroka spent the first three weeks of the season in Lexington. And spent the rest of the season in Greeneville. Again, the Lexington splits aren't included in the following.

vs. LHP (34ABs): .147/.275/.147, 16K:6BB, 0XBH-2RBI
vs. RHP (138ABs): .246/.297/.319, 36K:8BB, 10XBH-13RBI

Home (87ABs): .264/.304/.345, 27K:5BB, 7XBH-10RBI
Away (85ABs): .188/.281/.224, 25K:9BB, 3XBH-5RBI

Bases Empty (51ABs): .196/.255/.431, 13K:4BB, 6XBH-2RBI
Runners on (67ABs): .090/.116/.164, 19K:1BB, 3XBH-5RBI
w/RISP (43ABs): .070/.070/.116, 11K:0BB, 2XBH-3RBI

June (31ABs): .290/.389/.387, 12K:5BB, 3XBH-4RBI
July (72ABs): .194/.237/.222, 23K:4BB, 2XBH-5RBI
August (65ABs): .246/.319/.323, 17K:5BB, 5XBH-6RBI
September (4ABs): .000/.000/.000, 0K:0BB, 0XBH-0RBI

K/PA rate: 37.8%
XBH/H rate: 25.6%
K:BB ratio: 3.61

Metroka didn't commit any errors at Lexington, but committed four - all in his 41 games in RF (with 10 in LF and 2 in CF).

It's hard to know what to think about Metroka. He opened a can last year in Greeneville, hitting .327/.387/.531 in Greeneville last year, but hitting .150/.227/.175 in Lexington early this season got him a return visit to Greeneville, where his OPS dropped off 374 points. His K:BB ratio jumped from 3.36 to 3.61 from 2008 to 2009, as well. I'm not sure where he'll start in 2010 - maybe Tri-City?

Citizen Steve, what say you on Nathan Metroka?
Repeated after struggling at Lexington - can't hit a curve ball.

To the batting cages!