Single-A Tampa Position Prospect Review

The 2003 Tampa Yankees had a decent year at the plate, posting a team batting avg. .257. There were some standout performances, but most will remain in Tampa trying to improve on 2003 stats. Here is a look at how the peripherals look for the major contributors, with a minimum of 100 AB's and did not amass a minimum of 100 at-bats at a higher level in 2003.

Hunter Bledsoe - 1B

Bledsoe had a good 2003 season with Tampa, hitting an impressive .311. He is a contact hitter who is hard to strike out, and will take the walk. Some scouts have compared him to a right-handed Nick Johnson, and his K/BB ratio supports those claims. With a high OBP, and SLG, Bledsoe might find himself at AA Trenton in 2004.

Level

Team

AVG.

OBP%

SLG%

BB/PA

XBH

AB

A

Tampa

.311

.390

.336

0.11

24.6

222



Andy Brown - OF

Brown put up decent power numbers in 2003, second on Tampa with 7 homeruns. He added a lot of extra base hits, including 17 doubles in only 285 AB's. In 2004 he needs to cut down on the strikeouts, as he lead the team with 89. Brown should play at AA Trenton in the upcoming 2004 season.

Level

Team

AVG.

OBP%

SLG%

BB/PA

XBH

AB

A

Tampa

.239

.307

.393

0.09

39.7

285



Elvis Corporan - OF

This switch-hitting third baseman is a work in progress, but will continue to be a strong prospect in the Yankee organization. With Aaron Boone signed for only one year, and Drew Henson's future cloudy, Corporan has a very important 2004 season a head of him. He had a good season with extra base hits, but struck out way too much, leading Tampa with 91 K's.

Level

Team

AVG.

OBP%

SLG%

BB/PA

XBH

AB

A

Tampa

.246

.331

.332

0.13

22.7

410



Shelley Duncan - OF

Duncan showed a lot of power in the 2003 season for Tampa, leading the team in homeruns with 8, and adding 17 doubles. Like most power hitters he struck out over 80 times, and will need to lower that in 2004 season. His peripherals break down like this:

Level

Team

AVG.

OBP%

SLG%

BB/PA

XBH

AB

A

Tampa

.264

.336

.406

0.10

33.3

330



Alejandro Fernandez - C

Fernandez had a good season at A Tampa, which earned him a short trip to AA Trenton in 2003. His value in the organization rose greatly when the Yankees lost catching prospect Michel Hernandez to the Boston Red Sox. He should start the 2004 season at AA Trenton, but here are his peripherals for his 2003 season at A Tampa. He hit a pedestrian .242 in 157 AB's, but struck out way too much. His defense will bring him through the organization, while his hitting is a work in progress.

Level

Team

AVG.

OBP%

SLG%

BB/PA

XBH

AB

A

Tampa

.242

.270

.306

0.01

21.0

157



Maleke Fowler - OF

In a limited number of AB's for Tampa in the 2003 season, Fowler put up decent numbers. In 158 AB's he hit a respectable .270, while adding 12 extra base hits in only 158 AB's. He did not post a good K/BB ration, which he will need to improve in the 2004 season.

Level

Team

AVG.

OBP%

SLG%

BB/PA

XBH

AB

A

Tampa

.272

.373

.380

0.15

27.9

158



Jared Koutnik - SS

Cursed like every shortstop in the Yankee organization, Koutnik plays the position occupied by Yankee captain Derek Jeter. In 2003 he posted solid numbers, but might have to change position if he plans on every playing for the Yankees. His peripherals are solid, and depending on the Yankees plans with Drew Henson, Koutnik could find himself moving over to third base in 2004.

Level

Team

AVG.

OBP%

SLG%

BB/PA

XBH

AB

A

Tampa

.270

.330

.369

0.06

25.0

282



Jeff Segar - 1B

Segar had over 400 AB's for Tampa last season, but did not put up the numbers the Yankees were looking for. His AVG was low .223, but showed some speed on the bases, while, keeping his strikeout totals low.

Level

Team

AVG.

OBP%

SLG%

BB/PA

XBH

AB

A

Tampa

.223

.280

.345

0.07

4.00

403



Ferdin Tejeda - SS

Tejeda is a high Yankee prospect that put up a solid 2003 season. Unfortunately for Tejeda he is a shortstop, and might have to move positions if he wants to see Yankee Stadium. He might find himself at AA Trenton in the 2004 season, but needs to show more patience at the plate walking just 6 times in 217 AB's.

Level

Team

AVG.

OBP%

SLG%

BB/PA

XBH

AB

A

Tampa

.295

.320

.382

0.02

21.8

217



Tommy Winrow - OF

Winrow had a solid 2003 season, tying for team lead in hits with 101. He stole 11 bases and was only caught 3 times. Despite a .248 AVG he accumulated a lot of extra base hits, and should be a solid OF in the upcoming 2004 season. Here is how his peripherals breakdown:

Level

Team

AVG.

OBP%

SLG%

BB/PA

XBH

AB

A

Tampa

.248

.299

.348

0.07

30.6

407



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