Monday, September 20, 2010

Greeneville Astros: Emilio King

Emilio King
How did he get here?: Signed as free agent prior to 2006 season
Stats: 6'1" 180 lbs, Bats: Right Throws: Right
Hometown/Birthplace: Samana, Dominican Republic
Age as of April 1, 2011: 21
Position: RF
2010 Men of the Match: 1

2010 Overview


Career (2007-09)


What happened?

King brokeout in the GCL in 2009, with a .783 OPS - 217 points higher than his 2008 season. When we discussed King last year, we noted his dropoff in production from July to August. There was no such dropoff this year, as there wasn't much to dropoff from. King just flatout struggled, and though he did lead the team with 13 doubles, he also led the team in strikeouts.

In the field, King was a force in RF. In 57 games, King got himself 14 outfield assists in RF, and also played eight games in CF, and two games in LF.

What went right?

Home games. King hit .238/.310/.356 in 32 games at home, for a .666 OPS.

June. By month, King's best split was the nine games in June, when he hit .257/.297/.343.

Defense. 14 outfield assists is nothing to sneeze at.

What went wrong?

Those strikeouts. King's Ks took almost a 10% jump from the GCL to Greeneville, and that includes 45K against RHP in 133 ABs (33.8%).

Scoring position. King only got nine hits in 56 ABs w/RISP (.161/.262/.196).

Away games. While King's home splits were worth mentioning above, they're just about erased on the road. In 31 away games, King hit .183/.261/.240, with 37K:9BB (35.6% K/AB).

King's defense was definitely his strong suit, but I'm not sure that he hits well enough - or with some power when he does - to do more than repeat Greeneville next season, if he gets that chance.