|Minor League Totals||826||2907||413||846||125||38||52||383||110||24||308||574||.291||.414|
Doug Clark has always had the ability to hit for average. He has a career .291 mark, his most recent effort being a .292 average in AA Norwich this season. He also has decent speed, stealing 110 bases over his minor league career. He didnt steal many bases at all in 2002 or 2003, garnering only 16 swiped bags through both of those seasons. But he sped up in 2004, stealing 33 bases in only 41 attempts. Clark also hits quite a few triples. He hit 13 in 2004, up from merely four in 2003.
The only real weakness in Clarks game is his lack of power. He never really developed an ability to hit the longball during his career in the minors. While he has reached double-digit HR numbers twice in his career, both of those instances have been merely 10 home runs. He has a career total of 52 home runs in 2907 at-bats, not a very impressive number.
Clark also lacks enough patience to get away with his lack of power. He consistently strikes out about one time in every five at-bats, which is acceptable for a slugger but not for a light hitter such as Clark.
The question is is it too late? Clark is a solid hitter but the Giants have plenty of outfielders to spare and at the age of 28 Clark is hardly considered a prospect anymore. If he has a really good season in the minor leagues next year he might get a sniff sometime, but otherwise, dont expect the Giants to call him up to the majors at all.