Friday, February 26, 2010

Lancaster JetHawks: Craig Corrado

Craig Corrado
How did he get here?: Drafted, 14th Round (2007)
Stats: 6'2", 285 lbs, Bats/Throws: Right/Right
Age as of April 1, 2010: 25

2009 Overview


Career (2007-09)


What happened?

Despite playing in the oft-mentioned hitter's park in Lancaster, Corrado posted career lows in batting average and OBP, and his SLG dropped from .349 at Lexington to .326 in Lancaster. He also didn't run as much as he did in 2008, after stealing 43 bases (with only 5CS), Corrado stole 14 bases, and was caught 10 times.

Corrado spent 85 of his 91 games in the field at 2B, committing 10 errors in 361 chances for a nice little .972 Fld%.

What went right?

The second-half of the season. Prior to the All-Star Break, Corrado was hitting .200/.243/.286, but came back to hit .299/.312/.371 over the course of the second half. Corrado also is a pretty slick-fielding second baseman, improving his Fld% from .947 at 2B in Lexington to .972 at Lancaster.

What went wrong?

The lack of walks. Corrado walked once for every 29.6 plate appearances, and for a guy who is apparently as speedy as he seemed in 2008, he should be getting on base more than that.