Monday, February 15, 2010

Lexington Legends: Kyle Godfrey

Kyle Godfrey
How did he get here?: Drafted, 13th Round (2008)
Stats: 6'4", 200 lbs, Throws: Right
Age as of April 1, 2010: 24

RHP Kyle Godfrey overcame a fairly miserable 2008 campaign in Tri-City by dominating at Lexington in 2009.

2009 Overview - includes three games with Tri-City


Career (2008-09)


What happened?

The question is which Kyle Godfrey is the Real Kyle Godfrey. If you look at 2008, he had a rough time of it. 6.90 ERA/1.80 WHIP. 1.68 K:BB ratio. Over 10 hits per nine innings. Almost six walks per nine. And compare that to 2009? Complete turn-around. If you factor out Godfrey's three miserable appearances in Tri-City in '09, he posted a 1.88 ERA/1.02 WHIP. 33K:8BB. His BAA dropped from .278 in 2008, to .218 in 2009. So we'll see what happens in 2010, but I like 2009 Kyle Godfrey way more than 2008 Kyle Godfrey.

What went right?

Groundballs. His groundout-flyout ratio was 3.21:1 in Lexington, and a 4.25:1 ratio in seven games in July (2.73 in August).

What went wrong?

Not a lot, but if we have to pick something, it would be RISP. In 8IP with RISP, his GO:FO ratio dropped to 1.80, and he allowed 5ER, with a .231 BAA. Still, a 5.643 ERA with RISP is not much to get concerned about.