Thursday, February 2, 2012

Round 35: Alex Kreis, RHP, Jamestown College (North Dakota)

(from the Dickinson Press)
Baseball-Reference                                                                                                                 FanGraphs
Jamestown Bio                                                                                                                                 MiLB

2011 stats
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2011 22 Auburn NYPL A- WSN 1 1 .500 5.97 18 0 6 0 0 2 28.2 35 19 19 1 19 0 23 1 0 1 137 1.884 11.0 0.3 6.0 7.2 1.21
1 Season 1 1 .500 5.97 18 0 6 0 0 2 28.2 35 19 19 1 19 0 23 1 0 1 137 1.884 11.0 0.3 6.0 7.2 1.21
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Generated 2/1/2012.

Sean's one sentence analysis: Alex Kreis had a stellar career for the Jametown Jimmies, an NAIA school from North Dakota, but failed to replicate his success in 2011 for Auburn (low A).

Thoughts from the community: "Kreis appears to be the prototypical SK/SL, big-frame pitcher that Rizzo likes. Poor traditional stats (5.96ERA, 1.884 WHIP), but strong GB and GO/AO rates (54% and 1.81). Scouts like raw stuff, but cite slow delivery as an impediment." - Luke Erickson, Nationals Prospects (@nats_prospects)


Prevoius analysis and notes:
Kreis is another small-college player who dominated the NAIA for the Jamestown (North Dakota) Jimmies.
From the Grand Forks Herald, 6/8/11: "Kreis, a right-handed pitcher, has named the Dakota Athletic Conference's pitcher of the year each of the past two seasons. He posted a 21-5 record in his four seasons pitching at Jamestown College, including 7-3 with a 2.85 ERA this spring. He was reported to have consistently been throwing in the 91-92 mile-per-hour range at a recent tryout with the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks."
From Tracy Erickson, SID of Jamestown College, 6/8/11: "Kreis was a high school product from Grand Forks, N.D. (Central HS) who went on to have a stellar career for the Jimmies from 2008-2011. In his four years at Jamestown College, Kreis started 30 games and compiled an overall record of 21-5, which included going a perfect 11-0 in his sophomore and junior seasons. He averaged a strikeout per inning during his career, throwing 209 innings while striking out 217 batters. He finished with a career ERA of 3.49. "

Kreis signed with the Nats on June 16, 2011.

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