Dodger Prospect #35 - Bridger Hunt

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Position- Outfield
Residence- Oviedo, Fla.
DOB- July 24, 1985
Ht- 6-0
B/T- R/R
How Obtained- Drafted in ninth round 2006
06 Clubs- Gulf Coast Dodgers. Columbus (South Atlantic)

Hunt played college ball at Central Missouri State where he was first a middle infielder, then a third baseman. The Dodgers immediately made him into a center fielder. After just two games in the Gulf Coast League he was whisked up to Columbus where he got into 67 games, playing very well.

It's his bat that he was drafted for and he produced a .314 mark with a line drive stroke, quite an accomplishment for a rookie in a league loaded with good pitchers. He has gap power, only hitting one home run although he did rack up 12 doubles.

He also took advantage of his considerable swiftness. stealing 12 bases. He's a leadoff type but has the body to produce more power. He seems to have excellent pitch recognition.

He should play at the new California League outpost called Inland Empire in 2007.

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