Saturday, September 18, 2010

GCL Astros: Jose Perdomo

Jose Perdomo
How did he get here?: Signed prior to 2009 season
Stats: 6'0", 180 lbs, Throws: Right
Age as of April 1, 2011: 19

2010 Overview




IPERA/WHIPK:BBBAAK/9BB/9
59.11.67/0.9869:20.17210.53.0


Career (2009)




YearIPERA/WHIPK:BBHR/9K/9BB/9
2009473.64/1.0434:180.06.53.4


What happened?

This was something of a breakout performance for Perdomo, who responded with a brilliant 2010. He led the team in IP, Wins, WHIP, and Strikeouts, culminating in the highest of honors: Astros County's GCL Pitcher of the Year. (Also, he was a GCL Postseason All-Star.)

His 69 strikeouts were the second-highest in the entire GCL (a 4.0 K/9 increase over 2009), and the 5th-lowest WHIP of any pitcher throwing more than 40IP.

What went right?

Obviously the strikeouts went right. He struck out 1.19 righty batters/inning and 1.07 lefty batters/inning this season. Perdomo also posted a 1.19 ERA/0.95 WHIP against RHB.

Limiting hits. Perdomo only allowed batters to hit .172 all season long, and was consistent throughout the season (.125 in one June game, .173 in July, and .178 in August).

Pitching on the road. Perdomo did well in five home starts, but blew it up in six road starts, posting a 0.55 ERA/0.82 WHIP on the road.

What went wrong?

Uh. Nothing really went wrong, I guess. Eleven of his 20 walks came with runners on base. That's all I can really find.

Perdomo will probably head to Greeneville, given how young he is, but he is a front-runner for Astros County's Eddie's Farm Pitcher of the Year, as unwieldy as the title of that award may be.

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