Dodger Prospect #38 Kyle Orr

LAdugout.com is taking a look at the top prospects in the Dodger system. Here's another as we count down to the very best.

Name- KYLE ORR
Position -First Base
Residence- Victoria, B.C.
DOB- Sept. 29, 1988
Ht- 6-5
Wt- 205
B/T- L/R
How Obtained- Drafted in fourth round 2006
06 Club- Canadian Jr. Nationals


Orr has yet to have an at-bat as a professional but he's on this list because it's all about potential and he has quite a bit of an upside in his ability to drive the ball into the next area code. He's a big, very strong kid with a swing that lifts the ball.

Of course with his size, that swing tends to get long with resultant holes so he got to work on that in the Arizona Instructional League. Pitch recognition is also something he has to acquire.

He wasn't signed until September because there wasn't a visa available for him last summer and he wanted to play for the Canadian Junior Nationals in the World Cup in Cuba in September.

There, pitchers pretty well had him under control. He's very athletic and has played the outfield and pitched but the Dodgers like his chances at first base. He also has the reputation as a hard worker. He turned down a scholarship to the University of Kentucky to sign for well above slot money.

The first Canadian taken in last June's draft, he'll probably start in the Gulf Coast League in 2007 but if he shows enough in extended spring he could possibly make Ogden.

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