School: Louisiana State University
Cardinal: Selected in the seventh round of the June, 2005 First-Year Player Draft. Received a $15,000 signing bonus.
|Quad Cities (Low-A)||.344||250||86||14||53||54||4||23||25||.398||.564|
JS (21): "Stavinoha was the only Cardinals 2005 draftee to be sent directly to Quad Cities, and he didn't disappoint, batting .344/.398/.564 with 14 home runs and 53 RBI in 65 games. At 23, he was old for the Midwest League, but I think he is a good enough hitter to work his way up pretty fast."
LM (17): "This is pretty much the level at which I ranked Stavinoha. He was the only member of the 2005 draft class to go directly to class A and had an excellent professional debut season, going .344/.398/.564.962 in 250 at bats. The knock on Stavinoha was that, at 23 in May, he was old for the league. Well, Baseball America selected a player five weeks younger than Stavinoha as the #14 prospect in the short-season A New York-Penn League. The same publication named a player ten and one-half months younger than Stavinoha as the #14 prospect in the rookie league Appalachian League. I would think the same leniency should apply to Stavinoha as well. Stavinoha will move well up on next year's list if he can come anywhere near this season's numbers at higher levels."
RM (20): "Stavinoha is a good hitter with a combination of some power and good strike zone judgment. He became one of the most feared hitters in the Midwest League, by batting .344-14-53. He has a good enough arm to play in right field but there is some concern about his speed and range. Baseball HQ has Stavinoha ranked as high as #11 among Cardinal prospects. Early on he is being described as a clutch hitter who has the knack for driving in runs due to good situational hitting. Cardinal fans in Springfield will get a chance to see him next season, at some point."
BW (16): "Stavinoha is considered to be an advanced hitter for his experience level. He stepped off the LSU campus right into the Quad Cities in 2005 (nice unis, eh?) and put up numbers very comparable to that from his final college season. At 23, he'll need to continue to impress and it looks like he could."
STAFF COMMENTS KEY: Staff Member (Individual Ranking); JS = Jason Scott; LM = Leonda Markee; BW = Brian Walton; RM = Ray Mileur; NR = Not Rated
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