Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tri-City ValleyCats: Kirk Clark

As there's not a whole lot going on at the moment, let's pick up where we left off on these player profiles.

Kirk Clark
How did he get here?: Undrafted free agent, signed August 2009
Stats: 6'2", 202 lbs, Throws: Right
Age as of April 1, 2010: 21


vs LHB9.11.93/1.0715:2.242
vs RHB9.21.86/0.729:1.188
Bases Empty10.2x/0.9417:1.220
Runners On8.1x/0.847:2.208

Season Total
K/9 Rate: 11.4
BB/9 Rate: 1.4
Groundout/Flyout Rate: 1.21
K:BB Ratio: 8.00

The Astros signed Kirk Clark back in August out of the Alaskan Baseball League and a college career with Creighton. There's a lot to be excited about from 19 innings here - 14 hits/3 walks in 65 ABs (.262 OBPA). Clark did give up two homers, certainly not alarming - and the lines with runners on/RISP are certainly encouraging, as well. We're talking about a full month of numbers here, and that's it, but still, it's a good signing - so far.