Monday, February 15, 2010

Lexington Legends: Brad Dydalewicz

Brad Dydalewicz
How did he get here?: Drafted, 8th Round (2008)
Stats: 6'1", 180 lbs, Throws: Left
Age as of April 1, 2010: 20

Dydalewicz (whose name I have now CTRL-Cd, because CTRL-Ving is way easier than spelling it out), with the departure of Robert Bono, was tied for the team lead with Seaton and Greenwalt for wins, going 8-5 for Lexington in 2009.

2009 Overview


Career (2008-09)


Since Dydalewicz only threw 10IP (making his professional debut on August 4, 2008), there's not a lot to compare from 2008 to 2009. Still, the Astros saw enough to push Dydalewicz over Tri-City, going from Greeneville to Lexington.

What happened?

It was a tale of two halves for Dydalewicz - pre-All-Star Game, and post-ASG. Pre-ASG? 4-1, 2.59 ERA/1.14 WHIP, .199 BAA. Post-ASG: 4-4, 4.74 ERA/1.42 WHIP, .234 BAA. And specifically, it was April and May where Dydalewicz was the most dominant, going 3-0, with two earned runs in his first 28.1IP.

What went right?

Batting Average Against. With a .221 BAA and low-ish strikeout rate, Dydalewicz pitched somewhat to contact, but with a 1.72 groundout-flyout ratio, was able to keep the ball on the ground. Allowing six home runs all year, five of those were solo shots.

What went wrong?

Walks. Among Legends pitchers with 20+ starts, Dydalewicz handily held the team lead in walks with 51. Next highest was Ross Seaton, with 12 fewer walks in 26.2 more IP. So if Dydalewicz can lower those walks, and keep that BAA down, he should be able to take that Next Level jump.