Friday, November 27, 2009

Tri-City ValleyCats: Jorge De Leon

Jorge De Leon
How did he get here?: Signed contract prior to 2006 season
Stats: 6'0", 168 lbs, Bats/Throws: R/R
Age as of April 1, 2010: 22

Splits (with Tri-City)

vs LHP22.318/.375/.5003:24-2
vs RHP44.205/.255/.29510:22-5
Bases Empty41.244/.262/.3668:14-0
Runners On25.240/.345/.3605:32-7

Season Total
K:BB Ratio: 7.29
K/PA %: 25.2%
XBH/H %: 30.7%

De Leon played each of his 64 games in the field at SS. At Lexington, he committed 18 errors in 181 chances for a .901 Fld%, and at Tri-City he committed nine errors in 93 chances for a .903 Fld%. All told, that's a .901 Fld% for the season.

De Leon started the season at Lexington, but was sent to eastern New York on July 11, and it wasn't hard to see why. Errors abounded, and in 43 games, he hit .187/.219/.244 for the Legends, with 38 strikeouts and three walks. 2009 was De Leon's fourth season in the Astros organization, spending his first two in the Dominican Summer League, while spending 2008 in Greeneville. He hasn't shown much stick, hitting a career high .235 in 2008, and has never had an OBP over .298. And the strikeouts have basically always been there, as well, with a career K:BB ratio just over 4.00.