Dodger Minor League Prospects

Eleventh in a series as we count down toward the top prospects in the Dodger organization

Position- Shortstop
Residence- Chesterfield, Mo.
DOB- Oct. 24, 1984
Height- 6-0
04 Club- Ogden (Pioneer )

The kind of player that managers and coaches love because he plays hard all the time and does it with ability. The Midwest High School Player of the Year, he played over the summer on a travel team that included Scott Elbert and Blake DeWitt, the Dodgers' top two draft choices in 2004 who were to become his teammates again in the minors.

Drafted in the eighth round of 2003, he went on to hit .252-0-10 in the Gulf Coast League. He showed vast improvement both in the field and at the plate in 2004 at Ogden, smoothing out the rough spots at short while recording a .286-5-30 mark before going out with a broken hand.

He's a slashing, line drive hitter, has quickness and good hands. Put that with his work ethic and you have one to watch.