Saturday, March 20, 2010

A lot riding on Clemens at 1B

Zach Levine - the hardest working man for the Chronicle - has a profile on Koby Clemens, who has officially moved to first base.

“It's definitely going to be a big year for me to see how I do at that level where a lot of big-time prospect players are. If I have a good year, anything can happen. But I'm not going to put any more pressure than I need to.”

Let's take a look at minor-league first basemen from 2009:

Round Rock
Mark Saccomanno (110 games): 137x493, .278/.329/.436, 87K:34BB, 43XBH-67RBI

Corpus Christi
Mark Ori (97 games): 111x423, .262/.334/.336, 88K:41BB, 29XBH-45RBI
Jimmy Van Ostrand (48 games): 104x367, .283/.364/.469, 67K:43BB, 35XBH-71RBI

Koby Clemens: 146x423, .345/.419/.636, 109K:51BB, 73XBH-121RBI


OremLK said...

It's a little deceptive for Levine to list our numbers of position player prospects that way. First baseman are usually converted from another position, because it's considered the easiest defensive position in baseball. Only sometimes does a player start at 1B all through his minor league career.

Jon Gaston, for instance, could be another first base candidate.

The Constable. said...

That's not on Levine, that's on me. I'm the one who chose those stats, based on the players who had the most time at 1B at those levels. It's not a comprehensive list, by any means.

OremLK said...

I was actually referring to this section in Levine's post:

Relief pitcher 9
Starting pitcher 8
Left field 4
Center field 3
Catcher 2
Third base 2
Shortstop 2
First base 0
Second base 0
Right field 0