Saturday, February 20, 2010

Lexington Legends: Brian Wabick

Brian Wabick
How did he get here?: Drafted, 34th Round (2007)
Stats: 6'0", 180 lbs, Throws: Right
Age as of April 1, 2010: 22




2009 Overview




IPERA/WHIPK:BBBAAK/9BB/9
903.96/1.2566:21.2666.92.2


Career (2007-09)




IPERA/WHIPK:BBHR/9K/9BB/9
167.14.03/1.30133:440.67.22.4


What happened?

Wabick has seen a fairly normal progression through the minors, starting in Greeneville in 2007, Greeneville/Tri-City in 2008, and throwing 86.1IP in 2009 for Lexington. He saw a little stiffer competition in the SAL, posting a career-high in BB/9, a career low in K/9 (though throwing 23K:1BB in 21IP for Tri-City is pretty hard to beat). He finished 12 games for Lexington, spending his professional career mostly in relief (two starts in 79 total appearances).

What went right?

His season after the All-Star Break. Pre-ASG Wabick threw a 5.25 ERA/1.33 WHIP, with 36K:8BB and a .276 BAA. Post-ASG, Wabick went 3.04/1.19 with 30K:13BB, and .258 BAA.

What went wrong?

Control. Wabick followed up a 1.4 BB/9 in 2008 with 2.2 BB/9 in 2009. Add to that three HBPs and 12 WPs, and you've got some excitement in there. I'm not terribly concerned, as his H/9 dropped a tick (9.2 to 9.1). His K/9 dropped by 2K/9, but in his first season of more than 50IP, I'll take it.

2 comments:

OremLK said...

Hnuh. An interesting prospect I didn't know anything about; probably because I don't pay much attention to relievers. When 2.2 BB/9 is "going wrong" you know you've got a guy with good control on your hands.

I'd like to note that Wabick's FIP last year was 3.11, and that it was 2.40 in 2008. That is, needless to say, good.

I'll definitely be keeping an eye on him this season. Wonder if he has a chance at Corpus Christi?

The Constable. said...

+1!