Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Tri-City ValleyCats: Brenden Stines

Brendan Stines
How did he get here?: Drafted, 33rd Round (2009)
Stats: 6'2", 190 lbs, Throws: Right (of course)
Age as of April 1, 2010: 23


vs LHB168.44/1.316:7.250
vs RHB22.12.42/1.7917:10.306
Bases Empty15x/1.9312:9.294
Runners On23.1x/1.3711:8.279

Season Total
K/9 Rate: 5.4
BB/9 Rate: 4.0
Groundout/Flyout Rate: 2.42
K:BB Ratio: 1.35

Okay, so there's quite a bit to see from Stines' first year in professional baseball. If he wasn't getting hammered by batters (June, July), he was busy putting them on base for free (August). Over two appearances in August (23 & 27), Stines walked eight batters in five innings. Now, he could very well have just been tired, but the BAA should come down some next year if he can keep up the 2.42 GO/AO rate he posted. But those walks need to come down. Stines also gave up two homers, both of them to LHBs, but look at the RHB splits: 40 base-runners, and 10 of them scored (6ER). That means either someone else came in and cleaned it up, or he got it together (and the RISP splits seem to indicate that could very well be the case). Let's see what he can do without playing a collegiate season first.