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Sophomores- The NL East_0

Indlægaf jackky » 10. aug 2017, 10:51

Over the final week, weve been surfing at sophomore players within the Major Leagues. Todays post looks in the National League East division, which was fairly barren when it comes to rookies in 2008 although the Braves organization had its great amount of newbies.
In recent years days, we've checked out the: AL Central, AL West, AL East and NL Central.
New York Mets
Perhaps buoyed by the ma s of ever-present media, fielder Daniel Murphy entered 2009 with quite a bit of hype after just 188 at-bats throughout the 08 season. This past year, he hit .313/.397/.473 with rates of 12.1 BB% and 21.4 K%. Murphy hit just two homers (.160 ISO) and did not succe sfully steal a base in 2 attempts. Probably the biggest negative using the left-handed hitter is his lack of position. Originally an infielder, Murphys penchant for errors resulted in moving towards the outfield, where he spent all 2008 while in the Majors. This year, hes split his time between left field and first base. His 2009 type of .250/.324/.362 is below average for both positions, as is his ISO Nike Essrntialist at .112.
Atlanta Braves
Martin Prado bounced between the Majors and triple-A during both 2006 and 2007 seasons. He spent the majority of the 2008 season with Atlanta coupled with an above-average offensive season for a utility player by hitting .320/.377/.461 with 18 doubles and three steals in 228 at-bats. His rates were also pretty good at 8.4 BB% and 12.7 K%. This season, the infielder is hitting .277/.344/.445 with 11 doubles and no steals in 119 at-bats. Both his plate rates have improved by a percent or two. The downside, much like with Murphy above, is the fact that Prado has been used mostly in a position that traditionally produces power (third base and first base). If he spent more time at second base or shortstop he would have greater value to the Braves, a suming he is able to play a minimum of average defense at those positions.
Desperate for some outfield Nike Air Max 2015 a sist in 2008, the Braves organization ran via a number of outfielders with fourth outfielder labels hovering them over and never among the three players has done much to dispute that impending title. Josh Anderson, Gregor Blanco and Brandon Jones have all seen their playing time using the Braves decrease, even though the club still needs outfield depth. In fact, Anderson was traded out of the organization to Detroit captured. Blanco showed the ability to jump on base last season but he made it happen with very little power. The 25-year-old outfielder hit .251/.366/.309 with 19 extra base hits and 13 steals in 430 at-bats. This season, hes spent the majority of the year in triple-A. Jones hit .267/.312/.397 with one homer and a single steal in 116 at-bats. His rates of 5.7 BB% and 24.1 K% suggested more work must be done. Like Blanco, Jones has spent the majority of 2009 in triple-A.
Stolen in the Nike Tanjun Women Tigers inside a trade after the 2007 season, right-hander Jair Jurrjens is a very good pitcher for that Braves. Jurrjens posted a 3.68 ERA (3.59 FIP) in 2008 with 188 hits allowed in 188.1 innings of labor. He also had a walk rate of three.35 BB/9 along with a strikeout rate of 6.64 K/9. His ground-ball rate was 51.2%. This year, Jurrjens has allowed 81 hits in 87.1 innings of labor, along with an ERA of two.89 (3.52 FIP). His minute rates are much the same, although his ground-ball percentage has dropped to simply 39.5%.
Reliever Manny Acosta allowed 48 hits in 53.0 IP but posted disappointing rates of 4.42 BB/9 and 5.26 K/9. Hes pitching in only nine MLB games in 2009 with eight hits allowed in 11.2 innings. Hes also shown similar rates, that is disappointing considering his fastball averages out at 93 mph.
Florida Marlins
Nike Free 3.0 V2 Emilio Bonifacio were built with a very nice first month from the 2009 season, but that has been sandwiched by about six months worth of below-average play. According to his offensive skill set, the 24-year-old infielder is best suited to play second base, but hes spent a lot of the 2009 season at third base, when they have hit .241/.288/.292, which is well-below-average for a third base (as well as for any second baseman). Hes also stolen just 12 bases in 17 attempts and has a walk rate of 6.5 BB%. This past year, Bonifacio hit .243/.296/.337 with seven steals in 11 attempts. Sadly, hes not really a stellar opponent.
John Baker, 28, toiled in the minors for seven seasons before earning his shot in 2008 and that he hit .299/.392/.447 with five homers in 197 at-bats. The catcher also showed OK patience while at bat with a walk rate of 13.2 BB%. This season, Baker has struggled hitting for average with a type of .245/.335/.411 and six homers in 163 at-bats. His ground-ball rate is probably just a little high at 56.3% for a plodding catcher.
The ground-ball pitcher that's Chris Volstad were built with a very nice debut season in 2008. The right-hander quieted the critics who said he was not ready by posting a 2.88 ERA (3.82 FIP) with 76 hits in 84.1 innings of work. He posted a walk rate of three.84 BB/9 along with a strikeout rate of 5.55 K/9 but allowed just three homers (0.32 HR/9). Its the mi sing quality sinker that has hurt Volstad in '09. Hes quit 88 hits in 89.1 innings, including 14 long balls (1.41 HR/9).
Washington Nationals
Southpaw John Lannan, 24, doesnt get a large amount of love even though he keeps putting up the outcomes Nike Free 5.0 and for a bad team. He'd a 3.91 ERA (4.79 FIP) while allowing 172 hits in 182 innings in 2008. The left-hander also had rates of three.56 BB/9 and 5.79, so he puts the ball in play a lot. In 2009, Lannan includes a 3.38 ERA (5.09 FIP) with 82 hits allowed in 85.1 innings. His walk rates are very similar, however the strikeout has dropped to 4.43 BB/9.
Collin Nike Arrowz Women Balester, 23, needs to be pretty disappointed. The right-hander made 15 starts in 2008 and allowed 92 hits in 80 innings of labor. He also posted rates of three.15 BB/9 and 5.63 K/9. Like Lannan, Balester also struggled with home runs and that he allowed 12 homers (1.35 HR/9). This year, hes made all 14 of his starts in triple-A, where he has a 4.00 ERA.
Steven Shell and Charlie Manning both pitched a great slice of innings for the club in 2008, but neither player has seen much MLB playing amount of time in 2008. The greater of these two pitchers, Shell is really a former Angels prospect, posted a couple.16 ERA in exactly 50 innings. Also, he were built with a 7.38 K/9 rate. In '09, though, the right-hander fell apart. He appeared in four games for that Nationals before getting to the Seattle organization, where he has a 7.90 ERA in 12 games. Manning appeared in 57 games in 2008 with an ERA of 5.17. He's yet to help out the Majors in 09.
Philadelphia Phillies
The Philadelphia Phillies organization didn't distribute significant playing time for you to any rookies in 2008.
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