Friday, January 1, 2010

Lexington Legends: Ricardo Bonfante

Ricardo Bonfante
How did he get here?: Signed contract prior to 2006 season
Stats: 5'9", 145 lbs, Bats/Throws: R/R
Age as of April 1, 2010: 21





No splits. Since Minor League Baseball only keeps the splits of your most recent team, and Bonfante was sent to the GCL Astros on July 15, with whom he only played two games, the splits are pretty worthless. On to the career season totals.

Slash Lines and Whatnot







YearTeamABsBA/OBP/SLGK:BBXBH-RBI
2006VSL268.291/.368/.34719:3013-41
2007VSL226.314/.378/.38512:2114-23
2008GRN147.261/.295/.33314:68-12
2009LEX/GCL72.167/.282/.20810:102-7


Season Totals







YearK:BB RatioK/PA %K:BBXBH/H %
20060.636.1%19:3016.7%
20070.574.8%12:2119.7%
20082.339.5%14:622.2%
20091.0011.4%10:1016.7%


Bonfante has spent his entire career in the Organization as a shortstop, posting a career .940 Fld%. In 2009 he made seven errors in 110 chances for a .936 Fld%, down from .951 in Greeneville in 2008. Bonfante also was a basestealer in Venezuela, stealing 48 bases in 58 tries (82.8%) in two seasons, but has stolen 16 bases in the two seasons since.

The decline in his numbers align with his arrival to the US. He did spend part of 2009 on the DL, so that had something to do with his playing time and subsequent demotion to the GCL, but he didn't play after July 17. In 24 games at Lexington (69 ABs), Bonfante hit .145/.241/.188 with two extra-base hits. Still, the guy just doesn't strike out, but could someone get him a glass of milk to bulk him up a little?

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