Friday, August 19, 2011

My Hero

@farmstros beat me to the punch on this, but I've got a little different take. Here are the Astros minor league system save leaders for the entire season through 8/18.

18 - Kirk Clark (LAN)
13 - Jorge De Leon (LEX)
8 - Ryan Cole (TCV)
7 - Blake Ford (GCL)

Keep in mind that Cole and Ford are playing short season ball and have had far fewer opportunities.

Since milb.com doesn't post save opportunities or blown saves as a stat, I had to go into individual boxscores to determine the save rate. I think these are all correct but I won't guarantee it.

80% - Ryan Cole (TCV)
78.3% - Kirk Clark (LAN)
76.5% - Jorge De Leon (LEX)
70% - Blake Ford (GCL)

1 comment:

  1. Ryan's got a chance to do very well. He throws a ton of strikes, and induces a lot of ground balls.

    He depends on a two-seamer with a lot of movement to offset his four-seamer, and if it doesn't have any bite, it just hangs over the middle of the plate.

    He throws both fastballs around 91-93, so when the two-seamer is flat, it's very hitable.

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