Monday, November 30, 2009

Tri-City ValleyCats: Pedro Gonzalez

Pedro Gonzalez
How did he get here?: Signed contract prior to 2005 season
Stats: 5'11", 182 lbs, Bats/Throws: L/R
Age as of April 1, 2010: 23

Instead of his 2009 splits, we have the splits from his one Winter League game, so let's take a look at his major stats from his five years in the Astros' organization:

2005 (VSL)101.287/.339/.32710:63-15
2006 (VSL)159.327/.405/.36513:236-27
2007 (APP)111.216/.281/.27918:107-6
2008 (APP/NYP)102.265/.318/.28422:82-9
2009 (NYP/SAL)126.167/.234/.19025:112-14

2009 Season Total
K:BB Ratio: 2.27
K/PA %: 17.7%
XBH/H %: 9.5%

In 44 games at catcher, Gonzalez committed six errors with two passed balls in 315 chances for a .981 Fld%.

This is just brutal. Two extra-base hits in 126ABs, and a steady slide since the 2006 season (albeit with a slight rebound in 2008, in 102ABs). And while Gonzalez started the season in Lexington, he was sent down to Tri-City on June 13, where he finished the season 16x82 for a .195/.241/.220 line.