Sunday, September 19, 2010

Greeneville Astros: Ricardo Heredia

Ricardo Heredia
How did he get here?: Signed as free agent, July 2006
Stats: 6'2" 170 lbs, Bats: Right Throws: Right
Hometown/Birthplace: La Romana, Dominican Republic
Age as of April 1, 2011: 22
Position: LF/RF
2010 Men of the Match: 0

2010 Overview




PAAvg/OBP/SLGK:BBXBH-RBIK/PA%XBH/H%
103.155/.178/.18621:22-820.4%13.3%


Career (2007-09)






YearTeamPAAvg/OBP/SLGK:BBXBH-RBIK/PA%XBH/H%
2007DSL48.122/.250/.14612:41-125%20%
2008DSL166.258/.301/.33538:68-1822.9%20%
2009DSL130.248/.346/.33614:106-1310.8%21.4%


What happened?

Oh my. This was pretty much a disaster. In three DSL seasons, Heredia hit .236/.311/.311 (344 PAs). He skipped the GCL and went straight to Greeneville, where he posted a .364 OPS - 318 points below his 2009 OPS.

In 38 games in the field, Heredia played 21 games in LF and 17 in RF, and didn't commit an error at either position.

What went right?

Pretty much nothing. In only one of his splits did Heredia post an OPS over .500 (four games in June).

But I guess if we're going to pick something, how about July? Heredia got eleven hits in 18 games, with 5RBI.

What went wrong?

Everything else. Against LHP, Heredia's OPS was .316. Against RHP, it was .388. Heredia only drew two walks - both against LHP - all season. And he hit .071/.071/.071 in 15 August games.

If I was a little nervous for Ricardo Garcia, I'm downright terrified for Heredia.

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