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Coco came back the very next day


As we wait for word on if closer Francisco Cordero will return to Cincinnati Reds, I thought I would share some information about what he did in 2011 for the Reds. A lot of people say that he is starting to decline but I think he still has a few more good years left in the tank. Everyone thinks the Reds are the top guys right now and that he should sign the one year deal (not sure if there is an option on this contract offer) that would bring him back. I think the Sean Marshall and Mat Latos trades might have a big impact on if he re-signs with the Reds.

Out of his 37 saves in 2011 he only gave up one home run, which was against Colorado Rockies on Thursday, August 11, 2011, at Great American Ball Park. Seth Smith hit it off of Cordero in the 9th inning with 0 on and 0 out to deep RF.

Another thing about his 37 saves that caught my interest was that he only came into one game where he had inherited runners. (2) That game was on Sunday, May 15, 2011, at Great American Ball Park against St. Louis Cardinals. The two inherited runners both came in to score that game.


Francisco Cordero 2011

Pitches:
4-seam Fastball
Slider
Change-up
Curveball
Fastball


Francisco Cordero threw his 4-seam fastball 394 times in 2011. (36.5%) The velocity got up to 93 MPH and 61.4% were strikes. 38.8% were swung on (5.1% whiff) 18% foul and 15.7% in play.

He also threw his 86.1 MPH slider just as much. (382 times, 35.4%) 62.3% were strikes, 47.1% swung on with 14.7% whiffs. 11.5% fouled off while 20.9% were in play.

239 times Cordero threw his 86.4 MPH change-up. (22.2%) 58.6% were strikes with 46.4% were swung on. (13.4% whiff) 10.9% foul and 22.2% in play.

He threw his curveball 53 times (4.9%) which was clocked at 78.7 MPH. 73.6% strike, 9.4% whiff, 15.1% foul and 18.9% in play.

He also threw a 93.1 MPH fastball which saw the strike zone 40% of the time with 20.% swung on and 20% in play.

Cordero’s at-bat results were great in 2011. 25.18% groundout, 16.06% flyout, 15.33% strikeout, 11.68% single, 8.03% walk and 2.19% home run.


You can find all of this information at Pitch f/x. Where you can even check out the break down for every game he pitched in 2011.



Who hit off of Francisco Cordero in 2011

                                                   
                      AB  H    BA   OBP   SLG   OPS
Neil Walker            2  2 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000
Nyjer Morgan           3  2  .667  .667 1.333 2.000
Mark Kotsay            4  2  .500  .500  .500 1.000
Yuniesky Betancourt    5  2  .400  .400  .400  .800
Casey McGehee          2  2 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
James Loney            4  1  .250  .250  .250  .500
Jeff Baker             2  1  .500  .500 1.000 1.500
Carlos Pena            4  1  .250  .250 1.000 1.250
Willie Harris          2  1  .500  .500 1.000 1.500
Jon Jay                2  1  .500  .500 2.000 2.500
Blake DeWitt           4  1  .250  .250  .250  .500
Carlos Gomez           3  1  .333  .333  .333  .667
Ross Gload             1  1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Wilson Valdez          1  1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Matthew Joyce          1  1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Gerardo Parra          2  1  .500  .500  .500 1.000
Shelley Duncan         1  1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Josh Wilson            1  1 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000
Eliezer Alfonzo        1  1 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000
Jordan Schafer         1  1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
David Freese           2  1  .500  .500  .500 1.000
Darwin Barney          3  1  .333  .333  .333  .667
Tony Campana           2  1  .500  .500  .500 1.000
Ryan Doumit            1  1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Alfonso Soriano        3  1  .333  .333  .667 1.000
Orlando Hudson         1  1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Pablo Sandoval         1  1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Alex Gonzalez          1  1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Matt Holliday          4  1  .250  .250 1.000 1.250
Nick Punto             2  1  .500  .500 1.000 1.500
Ian Desmond            1  1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Danny Espinosa         1  1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Logan Schafer          1  1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Kosuke Fukudome        2  1  .500  .667  .500 1.167
Stephen Drew           2  1  .500  .500 2.000 2.500
Aubrey Huff            2  1  .500  .500  .500 1.000
Yadier Molina          4  1  .250  .250  .250  .500
Osvaldo Martinez       1  1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Clint Barmes           2  1  .500  .500 1.000 1.500
Orlando Cabrera        1  1 1.000 1.000 1.000 2.000
Greg Dobbs             2  1  .500  .500 1.000 1.500
Seth Smith             1  1 1.000 1.000 4.000 5.000
Ryan Howard            1  1 1.000 1.000 4.000 5.000
Gaby Sanchez           2  1  .500  .500  .500 1.000

Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
Generated 1/4/2012.


Why the Reds should not trade Ryan Hanigan


Ryan Hanigan had a 1.09 BB/K putting him 6th out of all 2011 hitters who saw more than 150 PA (304 PA) he had 35 walks and 32 strike outs. The other 5 ahead of him are Ian Kinsler, Miguel Cabrera, Alberto Callaspo, Nick Punto and Jose Bautista.

In his career (287 games) he has 116 walks with 95 strike outs in 949 PA. Now that he will not be sharing time with Ramon Hernandez he should get a lot more plate appearances and these numbers should get even better. He has a .371 career OBP already and I feel he would make a great number two hitter in the batting order with Brandon Phillips being number one then Joey Votto playing his usual third in the order. This would then open up the 8 spot for strike out king, Drew Stubbs who would be good if he could get on base and then have the pitcher bunt him over to second or even third if he already stole a base before the bunt. He would bat 7th if Paul Janish is the SS.

Bill James is predicting Ryan Hanigan will play in 108 games in 2012 with 404 PA, 47 BB and 40 SO. I predict he would do a lot better if Dusty Baker did put him in the number two spot after Brandon Phillips. Of course he does not have great speed but he would get on base and that is what they need for Joey Votto to get more RBIs and getting Brandon Phillips to second or third should be the main goal for 2012. In 2011 Hanigan only grounded into 3 double plays which would also help out when getting guys on base for Joey Votto.

My Batting Order
Cincinnati Reds

1 Brandon Phillips (2B)
2 Ryan Hanigan (C)
3 Joey Votto (1B)
4 Scott Rolen (3B)
5 Jay Bruce (RF)
6 Zack Cozart (SS)
7 Yonder Alonso (LF)
8 Drew Stubbs (CF)
9 Pitcher