Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Tri-City ValleyCats: Dallas Keuchel

Dallas Keuchel
How did he get here?: Drafted, 7th Round (2009)
Stats: 6'3", 200 lbs, Throws: Left
Age as of April 1, 2010: 22


as Reliever4.27.71/2.141:1.409
as Starter522.25/0.9843:8.221
vs LHB16.22.70/0.8419:3.183
vs RHB402.70/1.1825:6.261
Bases Empty32x/0.9728:2.221
Runners On24.2x/1.2216:7.267

Season Total
K/9 Rate: 7.0
BB/9 Rate: 1.4
Groundout/Flyout Rate: 1.60
K:BB Ratio: 4.89

Keuchel is probably the pitcher from this year's draft class I'm most excited about. If you take out his appearance in relief on July 26 at Oneonta, he wouldn't have allowed more than 3ER in an outing all season (and we're only talking about 10 starts, but still...). He made NYPL hitters look silly pretty much all year long, and threw scoreless outings in four of his ten starts.

1 comment:

OremLK said...

I agree with your optimism. He sounds like a steal where we got him in the draft; good scouting reports, and nothing but positive in his first pro ball effort. I wonder if he'll split time at Lexington and Lancaster next year? Or maybe even Lexington and Corpus?

All of that said, let's not forget that he's playing at low A after pitching in college for a couple years... he probably has more experience than a lot of the batters he faced. Also, small sample size, and all that.

Nevertheless, a performance like this can't be thought of as anything but positive.