How did he get here?: Drafted, 12th Round (2007)
Stats: 6'1", 240 lbs, Bats/Throws: R/R
Age as of April 1, 2010: 25
Splits (with Lexington, following the season totals)!
|Year||K:BB Ratio||K/PA %||K:BB||XBH/H %|
Pellegrini spent 87 games at 1B for Lexington, posting a .995 Fld%, mixing in 10 games in the outfield, and nine games at DH.
Holy Hannah. After 30 games in Lancaster to open the season, Pellegrini was sent back to Lexington, where he had hit .226/.331/.503 in 2008. So to say that Pellegrini had a breakout season at Lexington is a bit of an understatement. However, to see that 55.7% of his hits in 2008 were for extra-bases, you may have been able to see it coming. But the splits in Lexington are amazing. The season was propelled by an unreal June, in which he he posted an OPS of 1.311. It dropped off substantially in July, but his OPS stayed above .880 in every other month.
If you look at his home runs in 2009, 20 of them were against RHPs (7 against LHPs); 14 at home, 13 on the road. 17 with the bases empty, 10 with runners on, and 9 with RISP. But you can see the kind of hitter he was, and how pitchers nibbled at him, with 23K:26BB with RISP. Just an impressive season at Lexington. I know what you (and others) are thinking: The guy was 24, he should be dominating in A-ball. So let's get him to Lancaster (where he just might hit 132 home runs), or even Corpus, and see what he's made of.