Dodger Prospect #41- OF Anthony Raglani

While Bill Shelley is on medical leave, we continue taking a look at his top Dodger prospects list as we count down to the very best. Today- Prospect #41, OF Anthony Raglani.

In the 1940s and 1950s, George "Shotgun" Shuba ran into a perception problem with the Brooklyn Dodgers. After he hit .380 at Triple-A, the Dodger front office denied him a raise because he didn't hit with power. The next season, with a good home run total, they again turned him down because his average had fallen off.

While outfielder Anthony Raglani's fluctuating season totals haven't cost him financially, he has recorded the same up-and-down statistical records as Shuba.

After signing in the fifth round of the 2004 draft, he hit .300 in the Gulf Coast League. Moving to Vero Beach in 2005, his average slipped a bit but he clouted 19 home runs and knocked in 77.

He moved up to Jacksonville, struggled a bit and was returned to Vero Beach where hit .317.

In 2007 he again challenged the Southern League pitchers and this time he slammed 21 home runs and knocked in 68 runs but his average slid to .248 and he led the team with 139 strikeouts.

His power potential drew long looks in a system that is lacking a bit in power hitters but the batting average disappointed, although he had a .369 on-base percentage.

He will, in all probability, open the season with the Suns again and hopefully will balance his offensive talents between power and average.
Anthony Raglani   bl   tl   6-2   215
 b-April 6, 1983
Obtained-Selected in fifth round of June 2004 draft
year    team     ave    obp    gm    ab    r    h   2b  3b  hr  bi
2004   GCL      .300   .364     5    20    6    1    0  0   1    1
2005   VBeach   .289   .383   124   419   82  121   20  5  19   77
2006   Jackson  .244   .339   105   336   49   82   25  0   9   40
       VBeach   .317   .419    17    63   10   20    4  1   1    7
2007   LVegas   .248   .369   136   456   76  113   24  5  21   68











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